Friday, August 1, 2014

Couture Creations | Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 5 of the
We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs, sharing inspiring projects created with both our product collections. What could be more perfect than Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week the Couture Creations Blog is featuring our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will feature their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
There will be links to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs on the Couture Creations Imaginarium Designs Blogs, please show all the designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
Play along and go into the draw to win one of the two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness that will be randomly drawn at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of  the lucky winners!
All the details on how you can play along are on the Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs Blogs
Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! What are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our  Couture Creations Design Team Blogs

Here is my layout and tutorial
As soon as I received this Star Goods Train Chipboard in my Imaginarium Designs pack of chipboard goodness, I knew I had the perfect photos of my son (who is now 19) when he was young playing with his wooden Thomas train set, but do you think I could find them, not in the time frame I had so I messaged my Niece and asked her to send some photos of her son Blake that I could use. When I find the photos of my son I will scrap another page to go with this one.

ok onto my tutorial

Start off by painting the Imaginarium Designs Childhood Memories and Star Goods Train Chipboard with blue acrylic paint and set aside to dry

 Next using Gold Glitter Paste and Moulin Rouge Lace Die add some texture to the top left and bottom right of your base card. Set aside to dry and make sure you wash off all excess glitter paste from your die.

Once Star Goods Train Chipboard is dry emboss the bottom sections of the carriages using 4 Leaf Clover Embossing Folder 

here is a look at the chipboard painted and embossed

lightly sand the train to revel some of the chipboard core

to make the chipboard a bit grungy spray with Walnut Ink and while still wet rough the edges of the chipboard. The Walnut ink also helps tone down the blueness of the paint. Set aside to dry

Next cut 12 x 1.5cm  strips and 2 x 1cm  strips of patterned paper using different but coordinating papers, I have used Simple Stories papers from Homespun, A Charmed Life and DIY Boutique as I feel these papers are just perfect for my photos.

Select 4 x 1.5cm strips and emboss them using 4 Leaf Clover, Small Dots Lg Barb Wire and Zig Zag Chevrons,  and emboss the 2 x 1cm strips using the Christmas Quilt Embossing Folders. Using the folder centre slot to run your strips through the folders.

When using the embossed strips on your page you can change it up and use the debossed side if you like, as I have done with the small dots.

 Cut your 1.5cm strips down half to 28cm and half 26cm 
Apply 6mm double sided tape to the backs of all your strips

Die cut 1 x Chandeliers Lace Border.
TIP; Remember you don't need a extended cutting plate to die cut these dies just carefully run through one section and then the extra bit

Distress the edges of all papers and the base card and then using a sponge dauber ink all the edges with a brown dye ink

Including the Lace Border. Spray the base card stock lightly with Walnut Ink, this will soak in and dry quickly.

Now you can layer everything onto your page. 

 Spray the Imaginarium Designs Embellishment 8 Small Chipboard with watered down Walnut Ink giving them just a touch of colour

Use the off cut pieces of 1.5cm strips to create little pennant clusters

Add some glittered chipboard stars for some sparkle

The 1cm strips along the top and bottom of the page are embossed using the Christmas Quilt embossing Folder.

Don't forget to visit all of today's Designers,
just click on their names for a link to their personal blogs for their tutorials

and don't forget to share the love

 Happy Creating 

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