Sunday, 12 February 2017

It's marvellous Monday, with Alison Bevis

Welcome to a new day and a new week,
There is a LOVE theme happening on the blog this month...
it's Valentine's Day this week!! you'll see some extra Hearts and Love on my projects today.

"Amazing Day"

Last year we drove to Newcastle to watch our fabulous friends get married, it was an Amazing Day!! Our daughter, Emily took this family (minus Tim) selfie on our way into the ceremony.
I chose a sheet of blue cardstock as a base to match Katelyn's dress - the rest of the photo is fairly neutral - then proceeded to stamp and dribble crackle paint along an upward line. Adding some chipboard stars, rhinestones, stickers and flowers in white, silver, blue and black to keep it simple.

I love how the crackle paint looks on the chipboard!!
It's easy to add some hidden journalling behind the photo - it's so important to write the story that can be seen in the photo!!

"Love that you're so cheeky"

I came across this photo of my husband and his sister... as you do... 
created a background on some patterned paper, a bit grungy but a few flowers too..

Chipboard coloured with a shimmery mist,

Title pieces inked with brown and black.

"Love you Mum" Tag

It is fast approaching my Mum's birthday - and really Mother's Day is just around the corner too!!
To create a tag to add to a gift bag, I added some of the mixed media supplies from the previous layout to the front of the tag, before adding a simple floral cluster, before adhering that great chipboard title on top!
A giant pearl brad at the top and a piece of dangling trim adhered along the bottom finishes the tag off, ready for the gift bag - you could also add the tag to a layout or card front?

My Mum prefers more neutral tones so I think she will like this one!

"So Love this"

Family photo shoot - 3 and a half?
Added all of the chipboard piece inked black as a contrast to all the pretty 'pastelly' patterned papers (Say that fast 3 times? lol)

A little bit of fussy cutting, beautiful flowers and some fabulous chipboard is my perfect combination!!

"25th Wedding Anniversary" card

We recently returned from a little adventure around the Gulf of Thailand with our 3 children to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and yes, I carried this card in our luggage to give to Anthony on the 1st of February - it was a little 'shabby' by then, but he could still read my words on the inside!!

The chipboard hearts were painted with glaze - the background with a coat of crackle paint (it is seriously my 'new' favourite thing lately!!)

The frame also was gifted a coat of crackle and when it finally dried (it takes too long for my patience?) I randomly rubbed a little black ink.
The numbers are such a good size for cards - think personalised birthdays, retirements or most other celebrations requiring a date! I already have a Christmas card in my head..

"Happy Birthday" card 

Started by stamping onto some watercolour paper I tore off the spiral (it's like bonus edging?) Sprinkled some 'paint powder' onto the background and also the 3 'flowers' before covering them in a seed & micro bead mixture, flakes and 'prills'.

While the Flowers were still wet I shaped them to look more 'flowery' and let them dry naturally to retain the shape.

"Happy Birthday" Card

If you know me, you'll know I love Christmas!! Love all the bells and whistles, but particularly the packaging part - always like our gifts to be presented so they are 'cute' - but also when we receive gifts how I can reuse and alter them to recycle. This year we received a gift card in this fancy pull out holder, so I've adhered some patterned paper under an Imaginarium Designs backing card (I really love adding these as layers to my projects!)

Chipboard had a treatment of 'Concrete Paint' and a little spray gesso.
Made some little flags to put the mini cogs onto.

When the card is opened out, you can see a place to add a gift card and then write your sentiment on the other side - done!!

I have created the projects above with all of these designs below -

Have you been to visit the Imaginarium Designs website lately?
You'll be amazed at how many different Titles and the variety of chipboard designs you will find!!

Thank you for visiting the Imaginarium Designs blog today,
Alison x

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

White with One - January challenge

January brings a renewed enthusiasm for everything!!
...and so I'm continuing my enthusiasm for the

I've subscribed to The Resin Rainbow so I'm looking forward to a colour coordinated pack arriving each month - super easy to have matching embellishments... hooray!

and Princess Pink too...

So off I went to pick out some pink things...

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Just because it's a school photo, doesn't mean it can't be a PINK page!!
If you follow my blog you'll know I have too many school photos to catch up with - by the way, neither of our daughters is much of a PINK fan, so this is a little fun for me!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx

Kraft Plus - January challenge - On your bike!!

2017... here we go,

The Kraft challenge for January is 


and this is the Inspiration board

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So I picked a sheet of Kraft and off I went to find my Imaginarium Designs BIKE,

Have a Bike...

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Do you procrastinate about all of the school photos?
I know there is years to catch up on, for me... minus this one - hooray!!

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Such a cute bike from Imaginarium Designs...

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A Black and White chevron from Charms Creations -
Cog with rust paint from Imaginarium Designs...

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and finished with a little brown butterfly from Kelly-ann Oosterbeek...

Did you have a go of the Kraft Plus challenge this month?
Thanks for visiting, Alison x

More than Words - January 2017

Hello again and I'm looking forward to the new year!!

has a great inspiration picture and lovely colours,
so I had a go...

always a good reason to Celebrate,
and we always need a little Bling!!

So I thought I'd do a journal page... grabbed my Kaisercraft Kraft journal, and tore & adhered a sheet of watercolour paper, scribbled CELEBRATE all over the page, some big, some small, then started adding some colour!

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I had a LOVEART piece of Imaginarium Chipboard which I used as a stencil all the way down the left hand side of the page.

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Added some BLING ie seed and micro beads and sequins and then adhered the chipboard and included the ART... that's what I'm celebrating!!
Thanks for visiting,
Alison xx

Happy Little Stampers - January challenge

Hello 2017
A new Day,
A new month,
A new Year
sounds like a great time to participate in,
A new challenge!!
Well it is a NEW one for me?


They have a few different challenges each month to participate in - 
I've chosen the 
with a twist for January.

This is the link
Happy Little Stampers

and, here is the card I created for the challenge..

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I was experimenting with Beck Beattie's COLOR CRUSH (yes, spelt correctly) POWDERS - I so love the colours, just beautiful -
I dipped a piece of watercolour paper in and let it dry naturally - before inking the edge, twisting a piece of twine around the bottom - stamped a bee and adhered the zipper pull for a body, sponged through the spotty stencil - inked a sentiment in black and it's ready to go!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Friday the 13th... a lucky day with Alison Bevis

My first blog post for 
Imaginarium Designs
and I've enjoyed gathering some lovely chipboard designs 
and creating some projects..

I love to give handmade cards, 
so naturally I enjoy putting them together too!!

'You are Lovely' card

I had some pretty papers leftover from a couple of projects so decided to make a set of 3 cards to add to my stash so they are ready to go if I need one quickly!

The Oval Swirly Frame has simply been inked - the Leafy Flouirsh has been covered with a coat of Crackle Paint, when it had dried and crackled a little adhesive was added randomly and sprinkled with some 'Prills' and micro beads. 

 Oval Swirly Edge

'Blessed' card

I've cut a patterned paper to cover the card front, a paper doiley and a little fussy cutting, adding a couple of flowers finishes the card. 

Another 'Leafy Flourish' with a coat of Crackle Paint and while it was drying I sprinkled over some glass micro beads - they add a soft texture that is interesting.

'Melody of my Soul' card

I like to line the envelopes with a little scrap of patterned paper, it's a nice touch?

The 3rd Leafy Flourish was first inked with a Copper ink, then a little Liquid Pearls randomly added before a little spritz of shimmer and left to dry, before adhering for the little bird to sit on.

The three cards make a lovely set or each as a nice Thank you, Birthday, or just Hello card for someone.

I also looked at these 'Thistles'


and imagined our niece sitting in a field of wildflowers

'Precious Grin'

I started by stamping some twigs and leaves towards the bottom of the white cardstock, added some misting - and the title

The Thistles were misted then a pinch of 'Flower Soft'

You know those flowers with long wires? They are easy to twist into a leaf shape - have you done this before?

How beautiful are the Dragonflies wings!! I've swiped some ink across and the body has a coat of glossy accents - simple!

And some of you might be getting children ready to start back at school, or maybe they already are  or perhaps you are like me and have 30 years, over 3 children to catch up on!! 
However I still procrastinate as this is our niece! 

'School photo' layout Tutorial

I used the width of my ruler to make a border on a piece of A4 gloss card

I then used the chipboard 'scraps' to make a border - 

I sprayed the frame with gesso - 

Then misted with a few different Green and Yellow
shades to give a little colour - 

When it had dried a rubbed the surface over with a Green ink pad - 

Then added a bunch of colour co-ordinated embellishments to fill in the gaps - 

Little brads, seed beads, tags and a title of SMILE..

It's quite a long post so, 
you get a gold star for making to the end - Thank you!!
Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration,
Alison xx

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