Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vintage Family LO, and a card For Mum - Imaginarium Designs

For Imaginarium Designs this month, I have created a couple of projects using the chipboard in various ways.  The above layout is an early photograph of my Great, Great Grandparents and their children with machinery they owned which had something to do with pumping out clay.  I am not totally sure yet, the how, what and where - but how interesting.  My Great-Grandmother (Janet) is to the far left - I actually got to spend quite a bit of time with her growing up .  Certainly an amazing woman.
The below Embellishment 4, was painted first and then I applied (rather fiddly, but nice results) Liquitex Glass Beads to the chipboard.  After allowing to dry, I highlighted in a watered down, gold acrylic paint.  The glass beads, gave the Embellishment 4 a gorgeous texture. 

A combination of  Capital Letters, and Lower Case Letters were used for the title.  Stippling the gold paint onto the chipboard created a metal appearance, then I used a 'crackle' stamp and ink to age the alpha's.

The Embellishment 1 was painted in gold acrylic paint, stippled to give the metal appearance - and then added to add to the floral arrangement.  I used magic mount (black) to adhere into place, as this allowed me to create height with the chipboard elements.  Lots of layers of paper lace doilies, inked with Distress Inks, and layered.
The 8" Circle Border was painted in Sandal, and gave the chipboard a little 'beating' to add some dents and marks - again, to age the chipboard elements.

Lots of pretty flowers, teamed together with gauze beneath, along with some leaves I have had in my stash since 'forever', to complete!
Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Embellishment 1 (IDF0003)
Circle Border 8" IDB0008
Capital Letters (IDAUC0001A)
Lower Case Letters' (IDALC0001)

Glitz - Pretty In Pink Paper Collection - Polka, Music and Ledger
Paper Lace Doilies
Prima Marketing Flowers - Engraver
 Kaisercraft - Pearl Bead Strip - Brown
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp - Crackle
Liquitex Glass Beads
Colorbox - Stamp Pad - Brown
Ranger - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber - Gold, Espresso and Sandal
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Taupe
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine Punch
Misc: Lace, Vintage Buttons, Crochet Thread, Gauze, Cardboard, Leaves, Computer Generated Journaling
..and for my 2nd project, I created a card for my Mum - it is her birthday at the end of the month.  I used the Bird Cage as a main focal point, adding in a little Prima Sparrow. 

All chipboard elements were given a 'splosh' of pink and white acrylic paint, then splattered with Glimmer Mist and left to dry completely.  When dry, I embossed each piece giving a beautiful glossy appearance, yet still allowing to 'see' the texture of the paint beneath.  I so LOVE Imaginarium Designs chipboard, as I have never had any warping - no matter what I do to the chipboard elements. 
Below, a close up of the butterfly - which shows the texture of the mediums I used.
...and below, the word Mum carefully coloured so the dark edges still show.  Using light colours on a light background can make the elements disappear, so thus my reasoning for leaving dark edges.
...I've included the below image to show the colour achieved, and texture on the elements, as being pale in colour, and reflective it is difficult to capture detail, unless 'close'.
Bird Cage (IDS0009)
4 Small Butterflies (IDT0014)
Mother X 2 (IDW0027)
Imaginarium Designs
Bird Cage (IDS0009)
 4 Small Butterflies (IDT0014)
 Mother X 2 (IDW0027)
AC Cardstock
Prima Marketing - Shabby Chic Treasures - Fly Away
Cheery Lynn Designs - Oval and Oval Scalloped Stacker Series
Seam Binding - Pink
Mini Diamonte
Green Tara - Roses and Rose Buds
I am Roses - Flowers, Leaves, Stamens
Ranger - Stickles - Diamond
Magic Mount
Guipure Lace
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber - Shell Pink, Snow Cap
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Pink Bubblegum
VersaMark Dazzle - Frost
Suze Weinberg - Ultra Thick Embossing Powder - Clear
Heat Tool
Thanks for visiting, and do pop on over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog for further inspiration from the other Design Team Members, and to keep up-to-date with all that is happening. Also, leaving a comment on the Blog, your name goes into an entry to win an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack!
To see more of my creations, please visit my blog 'HERE'
Have a great day


TheGirlWhohadAScrappingAddiction said...

You do vintage so perfectly Sandie, love all the different effects you created on the vintage layout wow! And the card is just beautiful!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Stunning creations Sandie
I love the layout, that is such a fantastic photograph and the colours and details look amazing
Your card for you mum is just breath taking. I adore every single attention to detail and the delicate colours are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Donna said...

What a wonderful vintage layout Sandie, amazing what you do to the elements to really age them and make them stand out, such gorgeous colors too. I hope I can pick a few of these tips up....truly gorgeous.

And what a stunning card you have made for you mum, you've created a beautiful floral arrangement using the roses and other flowers from I Am Roses.......your mum will love the card.

Donna xx

Keren Tamir said...

Stunning work Sandie!!

Cindy Gay said...

Wow what a picture!

Tracie Dean said...

The card is just amazing!! I love the bird and the cage!!

Happy Crafting

Leanne said...

wow! simply amazing! And what a truly fascinating photo! Love both the LO and card..x

Lizzyc said...

HI... OH I LOVE the layout, how precious is that photo.. and love all the altered chipboard pieces.. you have done amazing things to them.. and your card is soo pretty...

Naomi Edwards said...

Sandie!!! Your vintage layout is exquiste and your card for your mom is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would love to have half of your talent girl, you amaze me... beautfiul inking and embellies on your layout and I am so in love with the colors of your card along with the array of flowers and that birdcage!!! The lace at the bottom of the easel card is so dainty and beautfiul.. you are always an inspiration.. Big hugs

yyam said...

Oh wow. Love your layout! Beautiful textures on the chipboard pieces. Lovely composition!:)

sandi said...

Wow Sandie your creations are awesome! What an amazing lo and pretty card. So much to look at in that stunning lo!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Amzing page and work with the chippies.

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic work Sandie! Beautiful layout & the card is so WOW!!! Your mum will absolutely adore it I'm sure!!

Linda R said...

What an amazing page. I just love that old photo. So cool how you incorporated in to your page. I bet your Great Grand mother is looking down smiling about that. And your card is just a pretty as can be. Love it.


Vicky Alberto said...

sooooo amazing WOW!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such gorgeous projects. You totally rocked the chipboard here with your creative textures and colors - so perfectly paired with your fabulous projects! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Joey said...

WOWSERS!! That layout is absolutely stunning! I love your attention to detail Sandie. And that pic is just priceless xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a great vintage page and your chippie work is just super! I love that stunning! Love the card for your Mom too, she is going to love it! ;-)

Lynette said...

Such gorgeous texture and so much depth...beautiful work.