Friday, 17 March 2017

Imaginarium Designs - Chipboard Techniques!!

Over on the Imaginarium Designs blog
 this month you'll find some great technique
by some of the fabulous Design Team

Embossing is a lovely way to add a subtle texture to your project - Step 1, Lightly mist both sides of a piece of Watercolour paper or other 'thick' cardstock - Step 2, add your chipboard to the plate, the paper, then a crease mat and/or score mat (work out which pressure works best with your machine?) - Step 3, the result is an embossed design - remember when working with words to lay them under the paper as you want to see them - Step 4, optional, you can run an ink pad over the image and then it's ready to create with - you could add almost anything that fits through your machine and if you don't have a machine you can put pressure with a rolling pin, this is particularly effective if you want to add Embossing to a 12x12 page - enjoy!!

Don't miss the other fabulous techniques over on the blog

Alison x


Monday, 13 March 2017

More chipboard, more flowers and more of ME, Alison Bevis

Welcome to Monday!!
That means a NEW week with some New inspirations from the
Imaginarium Designs team

Keep an eye out for more FUN CHIPBOARD TECHNIQUES blog posts this month too - so many great ideas to colour chipboard.

I was thinking what I'd like to do for March,
and decided that I had to have something floral on each layout, I know you think - That's easy!!
...and yes, it's always easy to add a few blooms here and there,
so this is what I did...

"A True Love Story Never Ends" layout



A couple of sheets of 'Feature Art' Wedding Collection patterned paper, a bit of lace from 'The Vintage Chicks Club', a bunch of blooms from 'Scrapping with Style at TJ's' and a beautiful Title..


Title painted with 'Prima' paint which changes colour depending on how you tilt the page - it's very shimmery - before the paint had a chance to dry I spritzed the chipboard with a 'Marker Maniacs' Mica Spray - I love the way the mist dried into droplets.


A NEW Flourish - snipped into two to extend your chipboard piece - Coloured with a 'Marker Maniacs' Mica Mist in green - This chipboard is so fine I curled it up and around to sit in the flowers.


You can almost see how shimmery the chipboard becomes when it dried!!

and more florals...
"Beautiful Girl" layout


This layout has only 2 sheets of 'Lemoncraft' patterned paper - a little fussy cutting and then the remainder for some torn layers. A title created with 2 pieces inked in the same shade of purple 'Oxide ink', along with a few of "Nat's Hearts".


The frame inked in a coordinating Blue 'Oxide ink' to frame this lovely photo of Father and Daughter.


The Flourish has been inked and misted with a couple of shades of green.


and another one of "Nat's Hearts" gessoed, inked and misted in Green.

and more floral 'Bo Bunny' patterned papers in the
"Magical Moments" layout


All of the patterned paper is from 2 sheets, cut to make the most of the pattern. It was quite busy so I dipped my finger in the Gesso and swiped it around the middle section - I also gave the page a border by dragging my Gessoed finger along the edge. I'll add some journalling to the tag under the photo.


The title has a coat of gesso then randomly pressed onto the ink pad for a speckled finish.


Loolabelle's Star Bursts were also gessoed, inked and then lightly misted - while the mist was still wet I covered them with 'glossy accents' - and look at how they dried with a variegated orange look - I thought it was a little cool?


The Frame was inked, a little dribble of crackle paint, then covered with 'glossy accents' before sprinkling tiny glass micro beads all over the rectangular frame - I hope you get a chance to try this, it creates an almost luminous finish to the chipboard... which was perfect for my sunset photo!!

There is so many NEW designs of chipboard - 
You will find an assortment of TITLES on the Imaginarium Designs website - HERE

   

I have included new flourishes - there is similar ones - HERE

  

Nat's Hearts, Hand Drawn Leaves and Loolabelle's Star Bursts are in the Designer section - HERE 


There is a huge variety of Frames - HERE - I loved the 'Photo Frame 1'

Did you notice that all of my photos have people who LOVE each other?
Yes my husband Anthony and I on our Wedding day and more recently on our 25th Wedding Anniversary - the other photo is of our Great niece and her Dad!!

Thank you for visiting today,
keep an eye on the blog, Facebook page and Instagram for more inspiration,
Alison xx


Sunday, 12 March 2017

MORE chipboard, MORE flowers and more about Me!!

Welcome to Monday!!
That means a NEW week with some New inspirations from the
Imaginarium Designs team

Keep an eye out for more FUN CHIPBOARD TECHNIQUES blog posts this month too - so many great ideas to colour chipboard.

I was thinking what I'd like to do for March,
and decided that I had to have something floral on each layout, I know you think - That's easy!!
...and yes, it's always easy to add a few blooms here and there,
so this is what I did...

"A True Love Story Never Ends" layout


A couple of sheets of patterned paper, a bit of lace, a bunch of blooms and a beautiful Title..
I've picked the beautiful Feature Art - Wedding collection - Precious Moment and Together Forever papers.


Title painted with Prima paint which changes colour depending on how you tilt the page - it's very shimmery - before the paint had a chance to dry I spritzed the chipboard with Marker Maniacs Mica Spray - I love the way the mist dried into droplets. 


A NEW Flourish - snipped into two to extend your chipboard piece - Coloured with a Mica Mist in green - This chipboard is so fine I curled it up and around to sit in the flowers. That cute little butterfly is one from Kelly-ann's collection.



Can you see the stamping - it's a Paper Rose 'Music Notes' stamp from Shelley's Land
You can almost see how shimmery the chipboard becomes when it dried!!

and more florals...
"Beautiful Girl" layout


This layout has only 2 sheets of patterned paper - a little fussy cutting and then the remainder for some torn layers. A title created with 2 pieces inked in the same shade of purple, along with a few of "Nat's Hearts".
Papers are from the Lemoncraft 'Just Love Me' collection.


The frame inked in a coordinating Blue to frame this lovely photo of Father and Daughter.


The Flourish has been inked and misted with a couple of shades of green.
Another Paper Rose stamp 'Postmarks' and 'Music Notes' too - they stamp perfectly - I bought mine from Shelley's Land.


and another one of "Nat's Hearts" gessoed, inked and misted in Green - all inks are the new Oxides!!

and more floral patterned papers from Bo Bunny 'Bella Rosa' - Back to Basics and Delicate in the...
"Magical Moments" layout


All of the patterned paper is from 2 sheets, cut to make the most of the pattern. It was quite busy so I dipped my finger in the Gesso and swiped it around the middle section - I also gave the page a border by dragging my Gessoed finger along the edge. I'll add some journalling to the tag under the photo.


The title has a coat of gesso then randomly pressed onto the ink pad for a speckled finish.


Loolabelle's Star Bursts were also gessoed, inked and then lightly misted - while the mist was still wet I covered them with 'glossy accents' - and look at how they dried with a variegated orange look - I thought it was a little cool?


The Frame was inked, a little dribble of crackle paint, then covered with 'glossy accents' before sprinkling tiny glass micro beads all over the rectangular frame - I hope you get a chance to try this, it creates an almost luminous finish to the chipboard... which was perfect for my sunset photo!!

There is so many NEW designs of chipboard - 
You will find an assortment of TITLES on the Imaginarium Designs website - HERE

   

I have included new flourishes - there is similar ones - HERE

  

Nat's Hearts, Hand Drawn Leaves and Loolabelle's Star Bursts are in the Designer section - HERE 


There is a huge variety of Frames - HERE - I loved the 'Photo Frame 1'

Did you notice that all of my photos have people who LOVE each other?
Yes my husband Anthony and I on our Wedding day and more recently on our 25th Wedding Anniversary - the other photo is of our Great niece and her Dad!!

Thank you for visiting today,
keep an eye on the blog, Facebook page and Instagram for more inspiration,
Alison xx