Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Love Birds Tag - Brother and Sister Layout - Imaginarium Designs

Hi Everyone, Its lovely to be back creating for Imaginarium Designs for 2013. 
Firstly, I created an old world tag, showcasing the Bird Cage, which hosts two of the cutest birds from the Glitz - Pretty In Pink Paper Layer.  I added a small portion of the Edwards Relief Border (left over from another project) to the lower edge of the Bird Cage.  Both chipboard elements were given the distress look by applying several layers of paint, and then a light application of crackle medium.  I really adore the appearance of the tiny cracks. 
When applying crackle medium to chipboard elements, care needs to be taken that the medium is not too thick - when thick, it will easily chip off in areas, which does appeal visually, but not what I was seeking in this project.
I love silk, so had to add some pretty silk flowers into the arrangement.
The Butterfly and  Small Clock were painted with Gold, Adirondack acrylic paint dauber.  Dabbing the actual paint onto the chipboard pieces, gives a nice texture, almost resembling a metal surface.   
4 Small Butterflies (IDY0014)
Bird Cage( IIDS0009)
Small Clock Face (IDS0036)
Edwards Relief Border (IDB0010)
Prima Marketing - Fairy Belle Paper Collection
Tim Holtz - Printed Tissue Paper
Glitz - Pretty In Pink Paper Layers
Guipure Lace
Decorative Pearl Strip
Silk Flowers
Blue, Seam Binding
Diamonte Pieces
Cheery Lynn Design Dies
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink
Rock Candy, Ranger Crackle Medium
Snow Cap, Pitch Black, and Gold Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers

 ...and for my second project, I created a monochromatic layout, with a splash of red.  The Anna Frame, was mounted on top of the Swirly Frame, after paints and mediums were applied. Every chipboard elements on this layout was painted in either, black or white, or both black and white.  Painting in two colours can give the chipboard a lot more character when crackle medium is applied - it leaves elements of both colours showing. 
 The photograph is of my brother and myself, some years ago now :-)  It is my brother (Paul's) birthday today - he would have been 43.  Sadly he passed away in a car accident at the age of 20.  This is a special memory, I hold dear for many reasons...
 Glass seed beads were added to the large Butterfly, and several beads threaded onto wire for the antenna.  Of course the butterflies all come with their own antenna, though I managed to rip one off  when plucking from the chipboard surround.  I like the beaded antenna though! 
 A close up of all those glorious cracks!!
 ...and a touch of colour in 'red' using various flower, and die-cut elements.  I even ratted through my stash and found some old rub-ons and managed to apply them without any drama.  I normally mess rub-ons up in a huge manner, so nice to have success here!! 
I carefully separated the title Brother and Sister, using sharp scissors painting them in contrasting colours and spreading throughout layout.
Swirly Frame (IDF0003)
Anna Frame (IDF0013)
Butterfly Large (IDS0002)
Brother and Sister (IDP00049)
Imaginarium Designs - Brother and Sister (IDP00049), Butterfly Large (IDS0002), Anna Frame (IDF0013), Swirly Frame (IDF0003).
American Crafts - Black and White Cardstock
Meg's Garden - Paper Doily
Green Tara Roses, and Rose Buds
I am Roses, Large Daisy
Crafters Workshop Template. Small Bricks
Texture Paste
Black Acrylic Paint
Rock Candy, Ranger Crackle Medium
Black Soot, Ranger Distress Ink
Snow Cap, and Pitch Black Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers
White, Signo Uniball Gel Pen
Candy Apple, and Black Magic My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Memory Box Co. Madera Corner Die
Wire, Glass Seed Beads
Magic Mount
Various Left Over White Rub-Ons

That is it for me for this month for Imaginarium Designs. Don't forget that further inspiration by others, as well as the Design Team, can be found on the Imaginarium Designs Ning Site too!

 Also, don't forget to leave a comment on my post over at the Imaginarium Designs Blog, to be in the monthly draw to win a package of Imaginarium Designs chipboard.


Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness! I ADORE these Sandie.
Your tag design is truly stunning, I love every single detail and you explain so clearly how you achieved all the special effects.
I was deeply saddened to read about your brother. Your layout is so special, such a precious photo and the splash of red looks stunning.
Honestly, these are such inspiring creations, thank you for sharing.
Hugs sue

TheGirlWhohadAScrappingAddiction said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! Love love the beautiful crackle on both your creations, the layout is just so inspiring, love the red splashes and all the beads on the butterfly! Big hugs my dear Sandrine

Sandra said...

Sandie that tag is gorgeous and I really love your very special layout. The chipboard products are fabulous and I love all the close-ups, thanks for sharing.

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Sandi! Wow, these are GORGEOUS projects!! I love all the beautiful little details you tuck into each project. Hugz :D

Margyz Paper Games said...

Totally stunning projects Sandie. Love the tag with the gorgeous little birds and the crackle on the cage, and the butterfly is awesome. I will definitely have to get that gold paint, it's just what I'm looking for. Your layout is stunning. That beautiful photo is obviously very special to you and you certainly did it justice with your layout. The crackle is fabulous and the seed beads on the butterfly just magic. Really inspiring projects. ox Marg

Adriana B said...

beautiful projects, my favourite is the tag :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Just saw these over at Imaginarium....boy! You REALLY ROCKED these - the details & the way you've treated the chippy is sensational....that's v sad re: your brother. I guess it's a long time ago, but they stay close to your heart...that never changes. It's a lovely thing to do, this LO:):):)

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Sandy these are fabulous! So very creative! Judy x

yyam said...

Oh wow. You certainly have a way with chipboard Sandie. I love the incredible textures with the crackle effect and yummy layering! :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Incredible work Sandie - I love your attention to fine detail and the love you pour into each piece really shows. I see they even named a piece of chippie in your honour hehehe...

Lizzyc said...

HI.. Love the tag, but totally adore the layout.. love the pop of red.. love the crackle effect on the chipboard.. IM certainly make gorgeous chipboard pieces!

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh my freakin heavens!!! There are no words for this!!! Ok I will try...STUNNING, SPECTACULAR, the best I have ever seen in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sheesh just when you think you have seen it all you manage to bring out beauty I never knew existed. I want to comment on every element..The touches of red in the layout is brill!!! I have to get the gold dauber for sure... I love your double bow on the tag.. I always have problems with Bows and I love love love the colors. Sorry about the babbling!!! lol hugs

Naomi Edwards said...

Through all my excitement over your projects I forgot to mention that memories are a gift and you get to not only share your memories with your children, you create such a beautiful visual for them... it is so sad about your brother, it must have been devasting.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fantastic work! I love the tag! The pop of red on your layout is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

ellyscard creatief said...

Fantastic creations.
Gr Elly

Lean de Ruiter said...

Beautiful tag and page i love what you did with the chippies.

juscrap said...

Gorgeous work Sandie! I love all details. xoxo

Carole said...

Love the tag Sandie and how it all came together. Fabulous!

Linda R said...

i just love popping in here my friend. Your work is amazing. I just love both these projects. Such wonderful detailed work. I just love it.


Sonia said...

Fabulous work Sandie,love the cute photo on the layout and wonderful details^_^
Big hug,

Keren Tamir said...

Oh gosh Sandie these are phenomenal. Amazing texture and layers. Simply stunning!!

Christina C. said...

Your outstanding work always takes my breath away. Oh my goodness, Sandie, that tag is super, love, it!!!!
Your scrapbook page featuring you and your brother is truly special...such beautiful work and so many lovely details.
I've been offline for a while and I'm trying to catch up......!
Have a lovely day!

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the crackle and texture on your chippies and the bead center of your butterfly is amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

sandi said...

Wow Sandie! These are great. Love the way you've used the chippee! That tag is absolutely stunning!