Friday, April 21, 2017

Curious Creatures 
By Sue Smyth 

Hi Bloggers
As you may know I love bugs and butterflies, so this month
I have combined both to create some rather Curious Creatures,
which one is your favourite 

I found some deep sided frames at Target and 
though they were just perfect for a project I had in mind

Recently I had bought a butterfly and scorpion that 
had been framed and I thought what if I mix
it up a bit and make my own hybrid bug.

This little fellow is a mix of frog and butterfly, I call butterfly frog.
I have used 2 sizes of ID chipboard butterfly 
and tucked some wings under neath 
The frog is painted black with 
matt black spray paint first then when 
dry paint with black gesso.
Rub over 2 contrasting colours of Inka gold 
or metallic paint.

This is the dragon fly and scorpion I call it dragon scorpion.
Here I have snipped the wings of ID dragonfly and embossed
with a metallic blue, then I have added 
wings underneath.
The plastic scorpion is painted the same as above.

I wanted to matt them on white 
to resemble the examples and what you would see in a 

For some bling the 2mm gemstones are just perfect.
Adhere them with a little extra glue for a good bond.

The last one I created is a combination of rhinoceros beetle 
and butterfly, I might call this one rhino fly

He is decorated the same way as the above, I have 
used some of the ID chevrons too here on the back and
also above on the scorpion.
Just little details that add to the decoration

The Frames I sprayed black, and then 
rubbed over gold paint and 
some of Prima's waxes for the insect like iridescence.

Happy Crafting  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sandi's Share for April.

Hi everyone hope you have had a great Easter and had a chance to create and relax. I'm looking forward to sharing with you a few projects that I've been doing with ID chipboard this month.


First up is the layout I made for my daughter, I'm inspired by how she always strives for the best and how she's working so hard to reach her dreams.

This one used a simple design to allow the pieces of chipboard to make a photo stand out from the background. The black pieces were coloured with black gesso and the blue pieces by using a combo of Flat Pabio 'Merci Beaucorp Mist', "'Danny Zukos Denim' and Magicals 'Tibetan Poppy Teal' from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Loolabelles Frame 8 IDDOO53

Remember forever IDW0007
Loolabelles Freaky IDDOO50

My next layout is of my handsome grandson when we hung out in our playground. Such a character, he always makes us laugh and feel good.


'Stars' and 'My Little Man' chippie was sprayed with Magicals ' Tibetan Poppy Teal' Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink over the raw chipboard. The 'Hexagon grid' was glued onto the pages and then the page was sprayed and splattered with several different LSG ink sprays and 'White Linen' Dylusions spray. When dry I rubbed some Ranger Distress Oxide over the chipboard piece.

21 stars in a board IDS0076
Honeycombe 6x6 IDS0054
My little man IDP0003


My last share is a page I did of my god-daughters beautiful little girl picking strawberrries on an outing with her family. 

On this layout I coated the 'arrow' with white gesso spray and the  frame was sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray over it making some areas darker than others. The 'Magical Moment' chipboard phrase was painted with acyrlic paint with a smear of glossy accent wiped over it to give it a slight sheen but not a glossy look.

Loolabelles Love Arrows IDDL0023
Magical Moments IDP00214

Jackie Frame IDFR0033

Loolobelle's callout IDD0046


Hope I have inspired you to try some of our amazing chipboard and given you some ideas on how to add it to your own projects. Until next time. Have fun scrapping!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scrapbooking and Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Imaginarium Designs lovelies!!

It's Karyn here and today I'm sharing a Scrapbook layout  and 3 cards made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

My first project is a scrapbook layout "First Glimpse".
I started by painting my background using Prima Watercolor Confections (white, grey, black and gold). This is my favourite colour combination at the moment :) I first added each colour using a painting with plastic technique, then I added splatters of each colour.
I also painted my chipboard with the same paints.
I clustered the title and leaves at the bottom left corner of my photo. The placement of leaves across the page mimic'd the trees and leaves framing the sunrise.
I layered some coordinating papers and a gold doilie under my photograph.
A cluster of tags, chipboard leaves and a metal charm was added to the top of the page. 
A selection of chipboard leaves of different sizes was used. See how the gold paint sparkles!

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

First Glimpse (large) : code IDP0208
Leaves and circles : Code IDFL0008
Sheet of 7 leaves : code IDFL0018
Nats Hand Drawn leaves : Code IDD0044
Next I have 3 cards.

I made this first card for Jessica's 9th birthday. I've used papers from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection - aren't they so pretty!! I've used my watercolour pan paints to paint the chipboard using mainly pinks to coordinate with the papers and I created am ombre effect on the sentiment and frame.

The next card was made for my dear sister-in-law Carol's birthday - I love the happy yellow colour teamed with the fresh green. Again I painted my chipboard with watercolour pan paints then added a layer of glossy accents to make it shine! The papers are from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.
This last card was made for a friends 50th birthday. Being a male card I used brown coloured pan paints, a KaiserCraft paper pad, and I distressed the edges of the paper.  
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

50th (small) : code IDN0062
Happy Birthday: Code IDP0079
 9th (small) : code IDN0047
Happy birthday to you : Code IDP0127
Wendy frame : code IDT0037
Nats Hand Drawn leaves : Code IDD0044

9 cogs on board : Code IDT0004

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx