Thursday, December 20, 2012

Timeless Mini Album and Shabby Chic Thank You Card

Please Note:  This post is graphic intensive!

I created this album back in June for Imaginarium Designs but it was accepted for publication.  Instructions to make this album are in the last issue of Scrapbooking Creations.

The 'Timeless Memories' Mini Album, consists of a range of chipboard pieces, that compliments the album to perfection. I have photographs of my family when they first settled in Australia, I believe this book would be perfect for keeping such special memories and 'my thoughts' within...

The cover hosts two clocks (Clock Face 4.5" IDS0005 and Clock Face without Centre or Hands IDS0017) - each of the clocks has been painted using a variety of mediums, including Creative Inspirations Paints, Glimmer Mist, and Distress Inks. The chipboard elements are of the highest quality, as no matter what I threw on them and how wet they become, there was no warping - most impressive.
 I used various flowers, charms, trinkets, paper, buttons, lace, twine and ribbon to enhance one side of the album.  Does it look a little grungy than my normal work?  LOL  Guess what, I like it!
 Moment in Time (IDP0037) - above and below were coloured using Black Soot distress ink, and then a light application of a gold Shiva Stick.  Have you ever played with these amazing oil paints?  If not, I am 100% sure if you did, you would have a new addiction.  They look amazing on the chipboard!  Click on the below photograph for close up detail.
  For as long as I can remember, I have collected buttons and it was wonderful to be able to use some of my vintage and beyond stash, in something that will hopefully last a lifetime - and probably beyond.
 Steam Punk appeal to you?  I adore this gorgeous Steam Punk Clock (IDS0030), which I jazzed up with Creative Inspirations Paint (Onyx) using some of the cogs from the 9 Cogs on Board (IDT0019) - including using an eyelet to attach and become part of the tag.
 ...and this ever so exquisite frame (Photo Frame 1 - IDFR0002), that I tried to replicate an older wood appearance using various mediums.  I pondered over using the frame for a photograph, but instead opted for tags which can hold either journaling, or photographs. Plus, there is lots of space throughout the album for photographs elsewhere.

...and the final page hosts a family saying that I just love, highlighted by using Small Clock Face (IDS0036) - I simply cut the chipboard clock into pieces - painted it with Creative Inspirations Paint (Onyx) - tucked it neatly under the journal piece, and added some gorgeous button charms from Scrap Matrix, a normal metal button and a pile of beads. Quite effective really!

Moment in Time (IDP0037)
9 Cogs on Board (IDT0019)
Clock Face 4.5" (IDS0005
Small Clock Face (IDS0036)
Clock Face without Centre or Hands IDS0017
(Photo Frame 1 - IDFR0002)
Steam Punk Clock (IDS0030)
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard:  Clock Face 4.5" IDS0005,
Paper: Bo Bunny 'Time-Piece Collection' and Elements
Misc: Chipboard Book by Vivienne, Beads, Various Ribbon, Twine, Book Paper, Guipure Lace, Metal Buttons, Eyelets, Brad, Shiva Stick in Gold,
Distress Ink: Walnut and Black Soot
Helmar Adhesives
Glimmer Mist: Suede, Tattered Leather, Gold, Black Magic and Mustard Seed
Creative Inspirations Paint: Gold, Onyx, and Coal
Flowers: Green Tara and I am Roses
Charms: Scrap Matrix

 Shabby Chic, Thank You Card

...and then I created a 'Thank You' card, in a shabby chic type theme.  I had not used an ultra thick embossing powder previously on chipboard, so tried it out on the Imaginarium Designs  Anna Frame and Bird Frame.  The bottom photograph gives a more close up of the texture. The embossing powder left a very different surface with pits and crevices, and ultra shiny.  I liked it.
I kept the Thank You plain, and painted with Adirondack 'Shell Pink' paint, using the dauber to pounce for add texture.  
The texture can be seen on the Bird in the above photograph.
Love this texture!
Flowers and Birds (IDS0026)

Anna Frame (IDFR0013)
Bird Frame (IDS0009)
Thank You (IDW0015)
Imaginarium Designs: Thank You IDW0015, Bird Frame (IDS0009), Anna Frame (IDFR0013), Flowers and Birds (IDS0026)
Sweet Nothings, Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad
White, Bazzill Textured Cardstock I am Roses: Flowers, Ferns, Leaves, Stamens
White Guipure Lace, Feathers, Velvet and Silk Ribbon, Miniature Diamante
Thick Embossing Powder (sorry no brand on bottle)
Shell Pink, and Snow Cap: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber
Key Charm: The Scrapbook Store
Crystal: Ranger Stickles
Heat Tool
I hope you have enjoyed my projects and found them inspiring...
All Imaginarium Designs chipboard can be purchased through Seriously Scrapbooking (International too) - they are more than happy to do postage quotes, so don't hesitate to contact them.  The Imaginarium Designs Blog is a wealth of inspiration and also you may win a pack of chipboard by simply leaving a comment, so do call on over for some serious viewing of amazing creations - and don't forget the Imaginarium Designs Ning Site too.....

I will be back in January, along with the new Design Team!!
Happy creating...


Christina C. said...

WOW....girl, I'm speechless! Your work is FANTABULOUS!!!!! You are so talented and so very creative! So much inspiration to be found here.
You put so much work into your projects....all labors of love!
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

AMAZING work Sandie! Just stunning details and the work you have put into these definitely shows! Well done!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! A wonderful way to end the year with 2 stunning projects.
Your mini album is absolutely amazing. The design is fabulous and your detailing is so beautiful. It certainly would be ideal for those special photos that you mentioned.
I love your card too. Once again your attention to detail amazes me, the colours, textures and details are gorgeous.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a Happy New Year.

Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Wowwwwww Sandie, terrific album, fantastic top page, wowww:))
And the easel card is Wonderful and so romantic, love the pastel colors used:)
Big hug,

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning album Sandie, love evry single page, just gorgeous! Love the shabby chic card too, it's lovely!!

Leanne said...

OMGosh! Your attention to detail leaves me stunned!! Seriously gorgeous creations..x

Margyz Paper Games said...

Oh Sandie, your mini album is positively AMAZING! So gorgeous,you can see the love you put into this project. Your talent shining through again. The card is beautiful too, so romantic. Love it, love it, love it.
Wishing you and your family love and joy this Christmas and a safe and happy new year. oxox Marg

Gloria Stengel said...

That round jaw is dragging on the floor! Girl....wowza!

Lizzyc said...

HI..This looks stunningly beautiful, the front cover is exquisite.. so much texture and detail.. beautiful creation, no wonder it was snapped up for publication.. it looks amazing!

Jan Rankine said...

Absolutely stunning work Sandie

Linda R said...

Amazing is the first word that popped into my head. These really are Beautiful. And yes they really do inspire me..


Keren Tamir said...

Wow wow wow these are fabulous !! The album is so fantastic and I looooooooove the card!!!

juscrap said...

Stunning work Sandie! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! hugs

Chantelle said...

your work is so detailed Sandie - amazing and lovely to look at!! Look forward to more of your creativity in the new year - happy Christmas xx

glorygirl said...

What a GREAT mini-book! Love the elegant colors you used!

Romy said...

Oh wow! I love graphic intensive posts like this :) Such a stunning mini album!

carlies said...

This is so stunning album love every details
en card is awesome !!!

hugs carla

Juliana said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandy!!! I really love that clock mini album and congrats on having it published!!!

Adriana B said...

gorgeous work her sandie
love the album so pretty and so much details to look at
wishing you and your family a merry christmas :)

Kim Price said...

OMG Sandie what you can do with chipboard is nothing short of amazing. This is a stunning piece of work and I'm totally blown away. The cover piece you have created is up there amongst some of the best I have ever seen.

Simply breathtaking xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Such beautiful projects Sandie! I love the album and also that stunning card! Really gorgeous work!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, this is so amazing!! Love all the fab details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Heather Jacob said...

OMG Sandie .... sigh drool ... these are so amazing and exquisite xoxoxo

Naomi Edwards said...

Sandie, it really doesn't get any better than this , your album is beautifully crafted and I love the grunge look on the second page!! The cover is beyound imaginitive and I love that you can get chipboard pieces that don't warp!!! Thanks for listing everything you used and congrats on getting the album published, so well deserved..I depend on you for inspiration! This is my first time back to visit in over 3 weeks and I am happy to say that besides a sore back I am doing super fine and had the most wonderful Christmas!!!! How was yours?? I could write a book about what I see here, you really know how to express beauty and before I forget I am totally in love with your Shabby Chic card and for the life of me can't determine how you did it... gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Hugs

Ani said...

Oh, wow! Sandie, this is amazing! I love your work!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a Play of Art,,,, love your steampunk style, wow,wow,woww. Happy New Year Sandie.

Lisa S. said...

I am in love with the first project Sandie and the detail you put into it. The card is equally gorgeous and you have such a way with paper and embellies. Great photos too!

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

Hello Sandie,
Thankfully I finally found your blog. This Timeless mini album is just beautiful. I love old clocks and the papers you have used. Thanks so much for sharing.

michelle hodges said...

Gorgeous projects Sandie!
Thank you for sharing on our Creative Inspirations paints blog under share your projects on our blog.
I spotted this the other day so I shared it on our Facebook as CIP Fan using the products!
Once in awhile we like to share the CIP fans projects on our facebook.
Have a wonderful weekend!

joyce said...

Oh I love, love that mini album! Great use of that fab paper collection.