Thursday, June 27, 2013

Perfect 10 ~~~Imaginarium Designs~~~

Hi There! Today I'm sharing the first of three projects I created this month for Imaginarium Designs (ID). Be sure to check my blog in a few days for details/close-ups of my other June projects for ID. First up is a layout, which I have called "Perfect 10". I've been meaning to scrap a picture of my son's precious little baby feet for years (he is nearly 3) - and finally got it done with this layout! Is there anything cuter than tiny baby toes?!?!?! I used the gorgeous 13 Arts "Frosted Life" collection for this layout -  I've been hoarding it and decided to finally use it. I love the combination of the soft tones of this collection with the black & white picture. This layout was also created for the June Round Robin at Scraps of Darkness (stop by the forum and join in on the fun - you don't have to be a kit subscriber to play along in their challenges).
I started out the layout by using a Crafter's Workshop 12 x 12 Template (Cubist) with some gesso in the centre of the base page. Then I did lots of layering of different "Frosted Life" papers. In addition to the ID Chipboards, I've used some bits of cheesecloth and some flowers from my stash as embellishments. I dabbed the flowers/leaves with gesso to mute the colours to blend with the overall muted tones of the layout.
I used half of the ID Criss-Cross Frame and did some trimming of the ID Cross-Hatch Heart and ID Lou's Heart Shapes to frame the picture and embellish the layout. I was so happy with how the chipboard pieces on this layout turned out - an experiment gone right (trust me I've had a lot go wrong....). First, I painted the chipboard with black acrylic paint, then I splattered them with watered down gesso, and, finally, I rubbed them with three different colours of gelatos to get the multi-toned effect.Here are some more close-ups of the ID chipboard pieces!

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Criss Cross Frame - IDDL0008

Cross Hatch with Centre Heart - IDDL0009
 

Lou's Heart Shapes - IDDL0015
 

Main Letter Set - Upper Case - Small - IDA0006

Numbers - IDN0001

Other Materials Used:  Patterned Paper - 13 Arts "Frosted Life" Collection - Found Sky, Cold Wall, Found in the Sky; Gelatos - Buttercream, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; Folk Art Acrylic Paint - Black; Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Template - Cubist; Flowers - Prima(?); Cheesecloth; Aleene's Tacky Glue; 3D Foam Adhesive

That is it for me today - I hope you liked my layout. Also, don't forget to stop by and leave a comment on my post on the Imaginarium Designs Blog for a chance to win some fantastic Imaginarium Designs Chipboard! Thanks for visiting my blog today - I appreciate your visits and comments so much!

1 comment:

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a gorgeous page! Yes, I love tiny toes .. so cute! Fab job using the ID! They are lucky to have you!