Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scrapbooking Memories Aussie Blog Hop with Imaginarium :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Haaaaaaappy Australia Day! I do hope you are having a wonderful Day!

Are you enjoying the Scrapbooking Memories blog hop so far?? :) :) :)

I am currently on a plane jetting my way back to Australia, but I wasn't letting that stop me from having a little creative fun, and I cant pass up the opportunity to share with you my love of Imaginarium Designs.

Today I thought I would share with you something slightly different :)! As most of you are probably aware I love to use a combination of wet mixed mediums to create my own layout backgrounds.

In the beginning [early 2010] I was experimenting, trying to find what worked best as a background for multiple applications of wet mediums; as card stock wasn't 'cutting the mustard' sts :) Im not a fan of the bumpy buckled look.  So I progressed onto a thicker card, I started using the backs of paper pads and the extra lining card that came in patterned paper packs to protect them.

Here is an example of a layout that I created using this card, but as you can see it still looks warped; and that was after only light coats of gesso and mist.

I still wasn't happy with this warping of my backgrounds. So when I joined the amazing Imaginarium Designs team I asked Jane [the amazing owner/designer of Imaginarium Designs] if it were possible to purchase the chipboard sheets that she was cutting the chipboard from, as this seemed sturdier than what I was using. I originally started with a thinner ply 1.2ml, but when I started to get more 'in to' using wet mediums to create my own backgrounds I soon progressed to the 1.7ml grey board [as I call it lol] :)

What I can do to this grey board and still have it thin enough to fit into an album sleeve, with minimal warping, is just amazing. Ill upload some examples of what I mean.

This has applications of; spray gesso and Tattered Angels mist with an extra spray of water 

With this grey board i first squirted on some watered down gesso, and when that was dry I absolutely drenced the whole of the background with Tattered Angels chalkboard mist.

When I was preparing this layout background I applied 3 layers of paint and gesso, and as you can see its not warping :)

Here is a pic of a layout being created by one of the awesome ladies who attended workshop that I did last year, it gives you an idea how well this Imaginarium Designs Grey Board background withstands moisture.

When creating this layout background it had 2 applications each of; misted water, Tattered Angels chalkboard mist, and gesso! ......are you getting the idea as to why I think the Imaginarium Designs grey board backgrounds are so fabulous??!!! :)

It doesn't even buckle under pressure when handled by awesome Tim Holtz for an autograph, unlike some ladies I saw go weak at the knee's LOL :)

So that is enough babbling from me LOL :) Imaginarium Designs chipboard not only caters to the scrapper and card maker, but also to the arty types, and the OTP creatives!!

So I will leave you with a couple of my fave layouts, using the Imaginarium Designs grey board backgrounds, where I have used multiple applications of mediums to create my own backgrounds.

Well that is it for me, I do so hope you are inspired by and enjoying the Scrapbooking Memories Blog Hop.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping,

Louise :) xox

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter CHA 2013 Tattered Angels project :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I would like to share with you a canvas that I created with for the Tattered Angels CHA booth. I was so very honoured to be asked to contribute, as it is my last project as an official member of the Tattered Angels Design Team, my term finished at the end of the year. Most of the team will be remaining until the next call, however I have elected to not continue until that time :)

Our brief for the booth projects was to create a useful purpose item for our studio/craft rooms, using a 12 x 12 Canvas Corp canvas. as you can see I have used the canvas to create a wall clock. I have used a play on words when creating it; 'Time Fly's when you are having Fun'.

Materials used; 12 x 12 canvas - Canvas Corp, mist - Tattered Angels, template - The Crafters Workshop, chipboard numbers - Imaginarium Designs, impasto, spray gesso, clock components, metallic spray paint.

When I get home from holidays I will be doing a step out for this canvas for The Crafters Workshop blog so I will keep you posted when that happens :) :) :)

Cheers and I do hope you are either keeping warm, or keeping cool!

Lou xox

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Prima January BAP :) :) :)

Hello Hello

Before I went on holidays I got a moment to have some personal scrapping time, so I created a layout of my BFF using the Prima BAP sketch :)

Materials used; 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, flowers, alphas, bling - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, cotton thread, staples, spray gesso.

Louise :) xox

A blog catch up :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Well yes it has been some time since I last posted, I am currently on holidays and I must confess I am having a marvellous time :)

I would like to share with you a few creative things that have happened whilst I have been absent and one a little prior to that, [Ill do that in a separate post], I got a little caught with my day job and simply ran out of hours in the day sts.

To start with I would like to share with you some of my creative fun with The Color Room :)

Color Palette #142 :)

Materials used; 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, gelatos - Faber Castell, leaves, embellishments - Prima, indian ink, cotton thread, staples, spray gesso.

Materials used; 12 x 12 grey board - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Tattered Angels, paint - Hero Arts, alphas, bling, bird - Prima, feathers, indian ink, impasto, signo gel pen, spray gesso.

I always print out the Color palette, which allows me to play around with color matching.

For this Palette I selected the following to match the fabulous colors of palette #141.

Color 1. – Ostrich Feathers

Color 2. – Hero Arts Water Color Wheel paint a mixture of [grey and blue]

Color 3. – Ostrich Feathers

Color 4. – Tattered Angels Ruby Slipper Chalkboard Glimmer mist.

Cheers for now, Happy Scrapping :)

Louise :) xox