Saturday, August 19, 2017

16th Birthday Card - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing a Card I made for Rachael's 16th birthday this week. I've used lots of bright Dina Wakley paints and some gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
My card base is black 6"x6" and I've cut some heavyweight Canson white cardstock 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" that I use to create my painted background. I've used Dina Wakley paints (Tangerine, turquoise, lime, sky, blackberry violet, magenta) to paint the background. I like to use a silicone brush for my painting - I love the effect and it is so much easier to clean between colours!! 
I then used 2 KaiserCraft mini designer templates (dots and dashes, and bubbly) and black marble and calypso teal Dylusions paint to add another layer of painty interest. 
Once this was all dry I added some Bo Bunny gold glitter paste in places, and I used my white Posca paint pen to draw some dash patterns and then to add some splatters (yes, you can use your paint pen to do this!!!).

I used a black and white paint pen to colour the chipboard, and a Fude ball pen to draw a boarder around the edge. You can see in the photo above I initially painted the chipboard word Happy with a black paint pen - but then changed my mind and covered it with the white paint pen - how good is that coverage!  

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Nats hearts : code IDD0043
16th small : code IDN0054
You make me happy: Code IDW0097

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

July Planning - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have more "July Planning" to share with you, made using the fabulous MAMBI Happy Planner, Classic, The Best is Yet to Come and Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

I start by collecting the supplies I intend to use (best to limit what you have on your desk to reduce decision making time lol). I organise and resize my photos in MS Word then print out on an A4 sheet of paper using an EPSON XP-600 and Ilford photo paper. Each photo used on the weekly spread is 3.7cm wide x 6cm tall, and in the monthly spread 3.7cm wide x 3.2cm tall. 
I've recently purchased a planner punch (I must say I love it!!) so I decided to use it to make some inserts for my planner. I'v used the Fancy Pants Joy Parade "Brag cards" as inserts, they are like PL cards and perfect to embellish and add to your planner.  
I decided to add a card for each week. They do however make your planner more bulky so I might need to consider some expander rings now.
Here is the updated 2 page calendar for the month. Its great to see a collage of photos from the month. 

Here is my completed weekly spread for 3-9 July. I've also included some movie tickets as well as other items from the Joy Parade collection (6x6 paper pad, Brag cards, Ephemera and puffy stickers.
A close up of the brag card inserted into my planner.
Here is my completed weekly spread for 10-16 July. I really love this form of memory keeping and will do it in place of Project Life for a while.
Another close-up - love my 2 gorgeous girls :)
Here is my completed weekly spread for 17-23 July. 
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

MAMBI Happy Planner, Classic, The Best is Yet to Come  
Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection (12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pad, brag cards, epherema, puffy stickers) 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx


Friday, August 11, 2017

Believe In Yourself - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard. The theme for the DT this month is "Me" where we have to include a selfie and journalling about ourselves!! What a great idea!! Crafters often use photos of other family members but we need to remember to scrap ourselves every now and then (although I must admit the journalling part was hard). 

I created this page - inspired by techniques I learnt at an amazing class by the lovely and talented Lisa Oxley :) 
I created my background using the fun Dina Wakley paints and Dylusions paints (purple). I used a pallate knife to paint the colours onto my page - I love this effect and I love that it is easy to clean (no washing paint brushes!!). When the paint was dry I added some fun stamps (Paper Artsy and Carabelle Studio) with black Archival ink. 
Whenever I'm creating with paint I always have a spare sheet of cardstock that I use up any leftover paint. Then I also stamp on this and cut up to use on my project as well.
I painted most of my chipboard with black gesso (Liquitex is my favourite). But as I was putting my page together I needed some extra chipboard so I used my paint pens to colour them - this was a fabulous way to colour chipboard and there was NO MESS!! I used a black paint pen on an extra flower and then I used a white paint pen to write over a black gesso'd word - the coverage was amazing!! Now I need more colours lol!
Here are some close-ups of the finished page. I matted my photo on some book paper (actually an old dictionary!!).
I added some strips of book paper and mesh on my page as well as a fussy cut stamped image. 
There are lots of fabulous words and phrases available at Imaginarium Designs Chipboard - perfect for page titles!!
I added a coloured paper doilie under my photo and more fussy cut stamped images.
I added some hand drawn lines around the outside of the page using a Fude Ball journalling pen - I love how it finishes and frames the page.
A little cluster at the bottom of the page with the "Happy" definition cut out of the old dictionary :)

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Believe in Yourself : code IDP0183
Edward Relief Corner: Code IDC0008

Nats Bubbles Large: Code IDD0039

Cool Super Brave : code IDW0077
Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042
Love grow hello : code IDW0083
# words : code IDW0094
Loolabelles chevrons #2: Code IDDL0022

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx