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 

Monday, 27 February 2017

White with One challenge - Blue Jeans

Hello,
time is short this month but couldn't miss the 
White with One challenge
...I have The Resin Rainbow 'resins' to use!!

Bundle of Joy

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How lovely and swirly is the Imaginarium Designs chipboard title!!

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The mystery pack of resins included the cute camera and a bunch of cute little critters which I added here and there. I also incorporated the chevron felt piece, made into a banner and the little flag at the top - Janet always includes some coordinating embellishments to add in the pack as a bonus!!

Photo is our Niece's son Mason - she is due to have another baby any day now!!
Alison xx

Sunday, 26 February 2017

More than Words - February challenge

Hello and 
Goodbye to February!!
Started the month in Asia with our family of 5, to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary,
Had a Craft Alive event in Toowoomba,
Hosted the lovely Di Garlings Qld tour of stores and then she taught at my Workshop Wonders event
I've taken 2 days of Heartfelt Creations classes with Emma Lou at Arnolds
so, 
I've only had a small window of time here and there to do some challenges this month
I did choose the 



Together & Beautiful layout

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I started with a sheet of 49 & Market patterned paper, it is quite thick and doesn't buckle as much with wet mediums. I doodled a border with an Aquarelle pencil before tracing over with a wet brush.
I've pencilled some thoughts and sentences with the word 
TOGETHER
all over the background, and then added some random stamping with a Paper Roses stamp 'Music notes'.
I misted some 'cherry' spray from Marker Maniacs through a small brick stencil and 'stamped' the excess too!!
I did have an extra large Ampersand in my stash, unknown brand, which I roughly covered in texture paste and then sprinkled a couple of colours of Beck Beattie's 'Color Crush' powders (a bit of pink and brown) and then misted so they mixed together and let everything dry!!
Misted the wood veneer 'beautiful' with the Marker Maniacs mist - lovely colour and shimmer!!
Clustered some 49 & Market flowers, Prima leaves, a D-lish doiley and some stamens from Scrapping with Style, my local shop.

Photo is our daughter who, although a bit quiet, has it all together
Alison xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Imaginarium Designs - Group Post, Febuary 2017

Hello, over on the 
Imaginarium Designs
blog you'll find a group post with Sue, Belinda, Miriam,
...and ME!!

We are creating projects with a theme of

LOVE..

I chose this cute photo of our niece Natalie
along with some Cocoa Vanilla Studios papers, and embellishments
And, of course, 



A bunch of little hearts,





LOVE THIS title is a great title for a bunch of different photos,

 





Did you do something special on Valentines Day... and take a photo to scrap? This page is super cute for babies of little girls... perhaps even a romantic photo?
Alison x

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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!!
...so 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