Sunday, 11 December 2011

Imaginarium Design Team Call {My Top 10 Favourite Chipboard Layouts}

I'm shooting this post up just after midnight as I don't 
want to miss the cut off date for The Imaginarium Designs
DesignTeam Call which is the 12th of December, 
Australian time {that's quite some hours ahead of South Africa}
so here are my 10 favourite chipboard projects,
all using Imaginarium Designs products.

I've seen MANY applications ALL OVER the internet so I'll 
try not to waffle too much here as I'm sure Jane & Natalie 
will have their work cut out for them just getting to so many posts.  

If you look down my sidebar you'll see I have a permanent
link to the Imaginarium Designs blog & also to the  
Seriously Scrapbooking store, which is the exclusive stockist of 
ImaginariumDesigns, where they ship worldwide at actual postage costs.

As part of the Once Upon a Sketch Design Team we are 
blessed to receive FREE CHIPBOARD as one of our perks,
thanks to being sponsored by Imaginarium Designs on an 
ongoing basis.  

Yup, I get a goodie bag every so often, loaded
to the hilt  with the wonderful stuff, and now I get the chance
to load quite a few of them into one post - I had fun reminiscing!

1.  {above} Chipboard alphas - dry brushed horizontally 
across for a clean, fresh look.

2.  Chipboard alphas. leaves and frame - painted in 
two different colours & glossy accented for shine

3.  Alphas & a flourish painted in a subtle two-tone mauve & 
pale gold, glossy accented with a teeny bling addition to the flourish.

4.  Chipboard border painted then attached using bronze 
brads to reinforce the vintagey "for all time" theme.

5.  Chipboard Frame & flourish - the frame is painted then 
glittered for a subtle shimmer .  The flourish is gessoed 
then lightly inked with brown.

6.  Chipboard Frames & butterflies - gessoed, glittered & 
randomly dipped (see butterflies for full 2 tone effect).

7.  Chipboard Swirls (altered by cutting) then stickled
{see the dark bluey purple on either side of the photo}.

8.  Chipboard alphas & cogs - First I used the cogs
as a mask & misted over them then I painted them 
black, stippled them with gold then varnished over
them.  I did the same to the alphas.  

When I posted this layout some people actually thought 
the cogs were metal! {due to  the high sheen from the varnish}.

9.  Chipboard Butterfly - painted & blinged but before I 
adhered it I really got some mileage out of it by 
using it as a mask in 3 different places on my layout.

10.  I saved my favourite until last!  
Chipboard alphas, flourishes AND birdcage!!
The alphas were sponged with black, stamped with white then
swipedover with a red inkpad to tone them down a notch.

I used the same technique on the flourishes but swiped over 
with a yellow inkpad.  I used an all-over background design
 stamp to create that jungle-print design.  Lastly I embellished
the flourish with teeny yellow roses.

For the birdcage I first gessoed it then painted in 
2 different shades, tissued some of the paint off to 
blend & create the texture then sealed with matt 
varnish for a soft sheen.  I threaded a ribbon through
the loop at the top & placed a rub-on (still on it's
backing card) behind the cage with the image of a bird.


Phew!  Gotta love chipboard for it's versatility yes?!?

So there we have it!!  I hope you enjoyed taking
a peek at my favourite chipboard projects all together
& hopefully I've inspired you to try out some new
techniques using this versatile product.

Remember to go here to check out the exact
chipboard I have used plus plenty more!
I've linked you DIRECTLY to the correct section
of the store.  Happy shopping & see you Monday :)


Rachael Funnell said...

W W WOWZERS!!! Helen..
I personally think they would be CRAZY not to have you as Part of there DT....
I do remember Seeing all of these FAN FAB U LAS layouts.... WELL I would be honest!!
All! but 1 layout...
The Always Believe is the 1 I haven't seen before!!! & I love what you have done with the frame.....
GOOD LUCK Girlfriend!!

Jasmine S said...

Good Luck Helen. You have shown us 10 fabulous pages here. Just gorgeous and you have used the chippy so well. I hope I see your name in lights.

Mitralee said...

Ditto for me on what Rachael said! I was like hey.....that one is new! It was o nice to stroll down memory lane with your pages!

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen ... these are all so awesome ... so versatile and different .... when they are all together they look so amazing I love them all .. mmmmm my fave would be the one with "delightful" as the title .. such an super duper collection of perfection ... fingers crossed for you .... with big hugz x

yyam said...

Wow! Thanks for the visual feast Helen! You do amazing things with chipboard and would be an awesome member of theeir design team. :)

tania said...

all of them are beautiful!! Holding the thumbs on this side;)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow Helen!!! You have a really amazing line up of layouts here and you incorporate the chipboard SO well!!! Love them all! Especially "You are Gold"! :D

Good luck!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

I have been waiting this amazing post, Helen! Hehe!! ;) I totally agree with what Rachael said, you have a really HIGH chance to be in their team, Helen!! I wish you the best of luck, and you know your work is always wonderful :)

And I so love that frame chipboard you colored with red, it's stunning!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!!!! Good luck girl!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana said...

All fab LOs. Some of them I recall seeing before but some not, unless my memory fails me (quite likely). I love love love your misting and masked butterflies. It's beautiful. I need to try that one of these days.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful collection of layouts here Helen!! I really hope you get on the team! You are such an inspiration! Good Luck! :))xx

Lynnda said...

Big WOWZERS!!! Helen!!!! You are amazing...
I personally think they would be a lost not to have you as Part of DT....
I do remember Seeing all of these beautiful and amazing layouts of yours... Totally adore them all!!!GOOD LUCK Girlfriend!!......hugs..xoxo

Carin McDonough said...

Wow, so many totally gorgeous layouts!! Good luck for the design team, you have to be in with a really good chance with all those beautiful layouts! I looove chipboard! :)

Vicky Varvadouka said...

GORGEOUSSSSSS!!!!!! I love everything I see here! Good luck Helen!!!!

Denise Price said...

It's awesome to see all these gorgeous layouts together in one post. I liked how you noted the techniques you used on the chipboard in each LO. Lots of very creative ideas there!!! Good luck with the DT call.

Blossom inch said...

those LOs are gorgeous and you really create an amazing works. Love all of them and good luck!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous pages Helen!!! I think you have a great chance with these beautiful work with their products! I wish you the best...Good luck my friend!!! Hugs!!!

Unknown said...

wowzers so much stunning design what products !!and good luck hon!!!

Hugs carla

Kerryn said...

Some fabulous work there Helen. Good luck!!!