Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Cards - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing some Christmas cards made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
Christmas cards for me are always made in bulk. I dont mean that I make exactly the same card multiple times, but I use similar techniques and templates. I also generally keep Christmas cards on the simpler side so I thought I'd play with my Tim Holtz distress oxides to make lots of fun backgrounds. I tried a variety of colours for the backgrounds - partly because i wanted to see what I liked and also to just have fun!! I worked on each card front individually (size 9.5cm x 13.7cm). I stamped the ink pads onto my craft mat, sprayed with water then "stamped/smooshed" my cardstock into it. The smooshing is done multiple times making sure you let it dry properly between layers.  
This was the variety of backgrounds I made.
For each background I made a coloured cardstock card base then added the chipboard embellishments. For this first card I embossed one of the layers of chipboard for the bauble as well as the Happy Christmas. The other chipboard layers were painted with watercolour pan paints for contrast. 
Look at the lovely shimmer of the Just Blue Colour Blast embossing powder I used! 
The next card has a similar design but I used a Ranger Turquoise antiquities embossing powder  
I love the variation in texture and colour for this embossing powder. 
For this card I used "Apple of my eye" Colour Blast embossing powder on "Happy Christmas" chipboard and the baubles were painted with watercolour pan paints then added some glitter glue highlights. 
For this card I used "Just Blue" Colour Blast embossing powder on the "Happy Christmas" chipboard.  
For this next card I used a silver embossing powder on the "Merry Christmas" chipboard.  
 
More embossing, painting and glitter as well as bakers twine for the bauble strings! 
These large decorative Christmas trees are perfect for a card front. I initially painted them in a variety of colours with my watercolour pan paints but wasnt happy with the result - plain gold paint was far better, with a few red rhinestones. 
 

Hopefully this has inspired you to get out your Christmasy chipboard stash and make some cards :)
 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Christmas Tree: Code IDS0060



Merry Christmas : Code IDP0072
 
Happy Christmas : Code IDP0073
 
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

White-on-White - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of fun products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

For this project I've kept with a white-on-white theme. I just love these type of pages - but they are a bit hard to photograph.
I started my background by applying a glass beads glitter gel through a stencil in places (under the photo and in the bottom right corner).
Once this was dry I added a number of layers of white cardstock under my photo (torn edge, straight edge, punched edge) as well as a photo overlay.
I then added lots of the Heidi Swapp Color Magic paper goods ephemera as embellishments. Usually you would colour these with sprays but I left them all white.

I used some of the acetate alphas for my title and attached using a tiny attacher.
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

white cardstock
KaiserCraft Floral Lace stencil
Faber Castell glass beads glitter gel 
Heidi Swapp ghost alphabet (acetate) 
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Goods ephemera
Teresa Collins Something Wonderful photo overlays
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beer O'Clock - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.I decided on a masculine layout with minimal patterned paper.
I started by gathering the supplies I wanted to use - including my latest favourite stencil and a selection of chipboard clock faces to go with my masculine layout.
I used a silver texture paste (Heidi Swapp) through the stencil (TCW tile mania), then sprayed with white Kaiser mist.   
I then used some gorgeous Stampendous Aged Silver embossing enamel on my chipboard. 
Then I put my layout together. I scrummaged through my rather large stash and selected a heap of items I havent used for ages (if at all lol) - so I did a bit of stash busting and was quite impressed with the result.

I added a Hambley Screen Prints overlay under my photo along with some Paper House Black ColorWays papers, a kraft tag, muslin, paper flowers, and some Tim Holtz Alpha tiles for the title.


Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Clock face 3inch: Code IDS0006
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hello Me - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of fun products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

I've been inspired by the talented Peg Hewitt to create with a black background. I'm a "white background" type of gal so this darker colour certainly challenged me.
I've also played along with both the November moodboard challenge for Scrapping Clearly 
And the November sketch challenge for Scrapping Clearly! 
I started by gathering some basic supplies to use - black cardstock, KaiserCraft Mandala stencil, texture paste and red paint.
I created my own coloured texture paste by mixing red acrylic paint with the texture paste. 
I then applied it through the stencil then left to air dry. 
Next I did some stash busting where i found some glitter stickers, photo overlays, acetate alphas, and Color Magic ephemera.
I kept my embellishment minimal so as to make the Mandala a feature of the page. 

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

black cardstock
KaiserCraft Mandala stencil
Liquitex modeling paste 
Dina Wakley Ruby acrylic paint (ruby)   
Heidi Swapp ghost alphabet (acetate)
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Goods ephemera
Heidi Swapp Mixed Company silver glitter word stickers
Teresa Collins Something Wonderful photo overlays

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn