Monday, May 20, 2013

Whimsical Tag, and Travel Mini Album - Imaginarium Designs

Hi Everyone,
For Imaginarium Designs this month I have created two projects - the first a whimsical tag which could be used for many occasions, including a wedding.  Plenty of space on the back of the tag for special quotes or writing of any kind.

The chipboard elements were coloured using several aqua hues and gold, pounced lightly over the chipboard and then sealed using a spray sealer.  This colour theme was used on each chipboard piece.
 The image is one I purchased many years ago on a vintage image CD, it is so adorable.
The Monarch Butterfly was cut into two after colouring, and placed on the image where I removed the original wings from. 
Guipure laces, beaded trim, and fancy braid lay beneath the title - and the below photograph shows the close up detail of the painted wings...
The Embellishment 4 was used in a double layer, to the top of the tag, just to add a little different dimension, as seen in the below image.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used In My Whimsical Tag:
Wishing You Happy Days IDS0070

Monarch Butterfly IDS0059

Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Kaisercraft - 365 Days - Organise
Prima Marketing - Tag Pad
Misc: Fussy Cut Image, Guipure Lace, Beaded Trim, Fancy Braid
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray - Sea Grass Green
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Juniper, Pool, and Gold
450 Adhesive

...and my 2nd project is a 'Travel' Mini Album.  I created this mini album using the Mini Book 6 Sheets.  It won't be too long and it should be full of memories as John, Jesse and myself are soon taking a nice long, extended holiday.

The album measures approx 5.5" square, and consists of 6 pages. I have given each page (on both sides) a pocket which holds a further larger tag for photographs and journaling.
Being an avid collector of bits and pieces, I had a nice stash of charms to add to the handle!  Tiny brads where attached to the leather look straps which also comes in the album kit.
I kept the title and chipboard elements within the mini plain and simply coloured using distress stain.  Various corner chipboard elements, were used throughout as photo-holders (or for more tags), and are only half adhered to the page so elements and photographs can be slipped beneath.
I did not include every page, as they all tend to look the same, but here I added a few to show as examples.  Perhaps when I'm ready to place in the photographs, I'll add a few more chipboard elements :-)

Imaginarium Designs chipboard used in my Travel Mini
Mini Book 6 Sheets IDBK0002
Compass With Travel Words in Board IDW0019
James Corner IDC0010
Edward Relief Small 4 per board IDT0032
Tulip Flourish IDFL0008
Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)
Prima Marketing - Botanical Paper Collection
Vintage Photo - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, and Distress Stain
Cream - Seam Binding, and Tulle 
Misc: Charms, and Brass Lamp
Gold Brads, Album Rings
Kaisercraft - Check In - Clear Stamps
Paper Chic - Stamps
Scotch ATG and Tape
450 Adhesive

Do not forget to leave a comment on the Imaginarium Designs Blog, to be in the chance to win a chipboard pack....
Till Next Month


Sandra said...

Sandie these are stunning, I just love the work on the chipboard for the tag and the colours blend together so well. Oh! and that fussy cutting is divine.
The travel bag looks amazing and what a great idea to have the pockets to include notes/reminders of the journey.

sandi said...

Wow! What fabulous, gorgeous creations! <3 them!

Adriana B said...

fabulous work, Sandie all gorgeous :)

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love, love, love that gorgeous tag Sandie. Soooo beautiful. Love how you coloured your chippies and the picture is sooo cute. And your travel album is also totally stunning. Bet you can't wait to fill it with photos. Catch up soon. ox Marg

Helen Tilbury said...

Incredible projects! Love the tag especially! And all the little charms on the album strap!! That little book is too beautiful too - so happy to hear that you are getting some time off with your family to do some travelling this year...

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning creations Sandie. I LOVE that tag, the image is adorable and the colours you have added to the chipboard pieced look amazing.
Your mini album is wonderful too. A gorgeous design and beautifully detailed.
Sue xx

Lizzyc said...

Wow Sandie that tag is amazing, love the fussy cutting and the wings are divine! and the travel album is fabulous.. love the vintagey feel to the paper..

Gitte said...

Beautiful Projects.

Naomi Edwards said...

Gorgeous creations my beautiful friend, I love the attention and colors you gave to the chipboard pieces on the tag, your tag rocks big time!!!
And your Mini Album is out of this world!! The charms are fantastic and unique and I love the ribbons along the bottom, such an incredible shape to an album and I am sure you will have it filled in no time.. gorgeous work as always Sandie.... miss you too!! I am not using Yahoo email any more which is why I didn't receive your messages, I am using about that! Big Hugs and lots of love

Chantelle said...

oh my - such detailed work Sandie - truly amazing :)

Lean de Ruiter said...

Wauw beautiful work love what you did the chippies.

Astrid Maclean said...

Both are stunning but the tag really had me drooling, so whimsical and beautiful, LOVE it!!

Lisa S. said...

Wow Sandie, I love both projects. :) Awesome design on each and love the pretty colors on the tag.

Keren Tamir said...

oh wow!! I just love this tag and mini album so much!!

yyam said...

Oh my. Sandie, that tag is just pure eye candy. I love the image and the wings you have added. You have showcased the chipboard pieces beautifully!
And love the hanging charms on your delightful travel album. Another gorgeous piece of work Sandie!

Happy week ahead!

Jan Rankine said...

I really love your work Sandie - these are just beautiful.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Sandie these are stunning , always inspiring work from you love t all xoxoxo I am loking for your bloglovin ??cant find it ?

Heather Jacob said...

found it Sandie .. did not see the bloglovin at first , following you now ... big hugz and thanks for sharing your stunning work xoox

Jennifer Waugh said...

Stunning projects Sandie, I am in love with that little tag, it is gorgeous!!! Beautiful work!!!!

Linda R said...

Such amazing work my friend. I always enjoy my visit here.


Lizzy Hill said...

You, Sandie are simply a genius....these are both just gorgeous & SOOO inspiring. Those blue gold tones on the top chippy are delish & the bottom is fab...loving your charms, too:):):)

Christina C. said...

Sandie, your phenomenal projects always blow me away.....I am in complete and utter awe!!!!! I really truly love your work....absolutely outstanding!!!!!
Such a pleasure visiting your amazing blog!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Leanne said...


Lynette said...

Stunning projects...I can just imagine the delight of the person that will one day receive that beautiful tag. Your mini album is the vintagy feel to it.

Denise van Deventer said...

Super projects Sandie...absolutely love that gorgeous and whisical! Love it to bits! ;-)

reneabouquets said...

Wow Sandie that fairy tag is so super gorgeous and stole my heart immediately! I just love coming into your blog and being inspired :)