Friday, February 10, 2012

Imaginarium Designs Cards

I am so late getting this post up. Sometimes I don't keep it together very well! First I forgot that February 10th in Australia is like 19 hours earlier than in southern California! Then we got some sad news late yesterday afternoon that a friend had passed away, and the funeral was this morning! I remembered about my post on the way to church! Then, somehow Blogger ate the whole thing and I had to start over!!! But, it is still February 10th here....

Here is my very first post as part of the new 2012 Imaginarium Designs Team!

I love their chipboard shapes. The chipboard is like nothing you can find in the states. It takes ink and paint and other wet stuff so well.

I stamped the image and colored the lady with Copics and cut her into an oval shape with Spellbinders oval die templates. To create the frame, I sprayed  the Imaginarium Designs Mirrored Bracket on Oval Frame with Wineberry Smooch Spritz. Once the frame was dry, I sprayed it again with just a bit of Vanilla Shimmer mist to give it a spotted and aged look. Once the frame was all dry, I added the image.

I sprayed the feather with Splash and Green Olive Smooch Spritz. The combination of colors created this teal, two-tone look! I misted it at the end with Vanilla Shimmer.

I was a little worried because all the ladies on this team are AMAZINGLY creative and talented! My style is to use a boatload of printed to do that and have the chipboard shapes stand out?! It seems easier with page layouts, but I wanted to do cards. I think it went ok, but, boy, I have to stay on my toes! {giggle}

Here is card #2. When I started this card I remembered some paint I had purchased...must be 10 or 12 years ago! I knew I still had it and wondered if it was still paint, or a jar of rock...

The Lumiere paint was still paint! That's some good stuff! I painted the butterfly with Jacquard: Lumiere Olive Green metallic paint. I painted the birdcage with bronze metallic paint, then dry brushed it with the olive green. It has a great patina!

I sprayed the steampunk clock and the clock face with Smooch Spritz.

It is hard to see all the shimmer in the photos, but his card really has a lot of shimmer and depth.

It is one of those cards that needs a special envelope in order to mail it!

I hope you enjoyed my first post with Imaginarium Designs! I'll be back next month with more pretties!

Don't forget our Competition!

We have THREE great prize packs to give away in February!

1st prize is AU$50 worth of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
2nd and 3rd prize is AU$25 worth of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

So what do you have to do to win?????

*** Head over to our NING site and become a member
*** Put our ID NING Badge on your blog

Then, leave a comment on the Imaginarium Designs Blog,  on THIS post, letting us know that you did one or more of the items above, with a link to your blog.

The more things from the list above that you can do, the more chances you have to win!

Share the love - tell your friends!

We love to giveaway ID Chipboard!

Leaving comment here on Scraps of Live does not count, but I do love your comments!!!!

Supplies for Flapper Card:
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Mirrored Bracket on Oval Frame, Feather
Bazzill Basics: Raven Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Authentique: Freebird: Poised and Warmth, Comfort and Familiar Designer Paper
Copic: Various Markers
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic; Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer, Splash, Wineberry, Green Olive
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Craft supply: Lace, glue
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System, Classic Ovals Large and Small
Recollections: Pearls
Hero Arts: Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner

Supplies for Butterfly Card:
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Large Birdcage, Small Butterfly, Small Clock Face, Mini Steampunk Clock
Bazzill Basics: Raven Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Graphic 45: Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Exquisite Motif
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace; Smooch Spritz Splash, Black Velvet, Vanilla Shimmer, Gold Glow
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paint Olive Green, Bronze
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers, moonstone brad
Prima: Crystals
Craft supply: Lace, glue
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System, Nested Lacey Pennants
Recollections: Pearls
Hero Arts: Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Scotch 3M: Tape runner


  1. Glo, your cards are fabulous. Love the chipboard.

  2. Can we talk about that feather - WOW!!! GORGEOUS!

  3. Great post
    Amazing cards

  4. You did great! Love both of the cards! I need to try some of that Smooch Spritz...great first post!

  5. Love the flapper card, Gloria! Very chic! All those layers and textures on the cards are over the top cool!!

  6. Gorgeous cards Gloria! No need to be nervous...I just ran across my Lumiere paints last week too...cannot believe they are still liquid after all these years! Good luck in the new year! (btw - I tried to make a Gloria style card - yes, you are now one of those famous designers with a style all your own - I am taking a new class from May Flaum and used your style for my first class).