Sunday, April 27, 2014

you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, & smarter than you think. ~ Imaginarium Designs

Today I am sharing the first of two projects created this month for Imaginarium Designs. I created this mixed media layout featuring a sweet photo of my son based on the April mood board at Scrap Around the World! I had lots of fun creating this one - hope you like it!
Here is the SATW mood board that inspired the layout: 
I used the teal/aqua/white colour palette, as well as the nested circles and butterflies as design elements for my layout. To create the nested circles on my page, I freehand drew circles on the base page and then went over the circles with hot glue. I used a light coat of gesso and then three colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists (Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Edelweiss Moss Green) to create an "ombre" effect to the circles (the centre is really dark - though it ended up covered by my paper layers). I then misted everything with some watered down gesso to soften the colours. I also added some "cracks" to the page with Distress Ink in Black Soot and a Prima 12 x 12 Stencil. I also splattered the page with some Dylusions in Black Marble and some of the Lumiere paint that I used on the Hot Air Balloon chipboards.

Here are some close-ups!

For the Imaginarium Chipboards on this layout, I have used the following:
  • Hot Air Balloons - painted with Lumiere Light Body Metallic Acrylic in Halo Blue Gold
  • Spade Top Picket Fence - painted with white gesso and then Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy and then spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist in Tawny Turquoise
  • Butterfly Border - cut into individual pieces - painted with Viva Decor Maya Gold paint in Turquoise and then rubbed with Inka Gold Rubs in Cobalt Blue and Hematite. Next, I stamped the butterflies with a Prima Stamp and Black Ink and finally added some Ranger Stickles in Patina

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
Butterfly Border

Spade Top Picket Fence

Hot Air Balloons on Board
Other Products Used
Patterned Paper - American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Plus One Collection and Studio Calico Lemon Lush Collection (Scraps of Darknesse March 2014 Kit); Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts - Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Edelweiss Moss GreenLindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist - Tawny Turquoise; Vica Colour- Inka Gold - Cobalt Blue and Hematite, Maya Gold - Turquoise; Lumiere Light Body Metallic Acrylic - Halo Blue Gold; Dylusions - Black Marble; White Gesso; Hot Glue; Cheesecloth; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Heavy Gel Medium; 3D Foam Adhesive.
Thanks so much for visiting my Blog today! Don't forget to leave a comment on my post  on the Imaginarium Desings Blog for a chance to win some fabulous Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!


Riikka Kovasin said...

What a lovely layout! Love those circles! Thank you so much for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!

Ania Komenda - Moriony said...

The circles behind the photo are stunning. Great job with this LO. Thanks for playing at SATW

Zanka said...

What a variation in chipboard usage, so inspiring! Thank you for playing along with our SATW moodboard!

Tusia Lech said...

I love fancy atmosphere you have created! Gorgeous layout! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW.