Friday, February 12, 2016

February Imaginarium Designs Inspiration

In case you didn't see it I had some creations up on the Imaginarium blog earlier this week. I've copied the post here for you. 


Hello and welcome to the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard blog.
Leonie here today sharing my chipboard creations for February.   This month I decided to go with a bit of a gold theme, all the chipboard I've used has been coloured gold in various ways.   Gold still seems to be very popular which is fine by me because I love the way it looks on my scrapbook pages. 

This first page features my parents in their younger days out on a date, with it almost being Valentines day I thought it an appropriate photo to scrap.  I've added lots of Imaginarium Chipboards and teamed it up with the Hello Love paper collection from crate paper.

I used gold Stampendous embossing powder to emboss the chipboard frame and large heart on this page.   The script words I painted gold and then added gold glitter.  I just love how the gold chipboard all stands out against the pink, red and turquoise of the patterened papers.

All the chipboard I used on this page are linked below to the Seriously Scrapbooking shop.  Home of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.

My Second page today, as I mentioned has gold chipboard pieces as well. 
I painted all the chipboard on this page with gold acrylic paint. 

Thanks for stopping by the Imaginarium Designs blog.
Don't forget to leave a comment to go in the draw for a prize pack our chipboard.

Cheers and Happy Crafting 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Kaisercraft projects.

 Sharing my February Kaisercraft blog post here on my own post.

Hello Kaisercraft fans Leonie here today welcoming you to Kaisercrafts’ February collections.  Yes I know I can hardly believe it either, February already!  Schools back today for my kids and I’m very sad to think our summer holidays are officially over.  At least I can console myself with the release today of two lovely Kaisercraft collections – Old Mac and Coastal Escape.
First up for me today is the Coastal Escape collection and this page I created.
Ocean by Leonie Neal-Dawson
I’ve used two of Kaisercrafts’ new Designer Templates that have also been released in February.  The Uppercase Alpha template you can see below which I used to create my title for the page and I also used the Fishing Net Template on the background paper for some added texture.

These are the two Designer templates I used for this layout.  The fishing net is perfect for this range of papers and adds some great texture to the page and I just know those large Alphas are going to be well used!

Kasiercraft Products: Coastal Escape Collection P2052|P2057|P2058|PP991|CT850 Collectables DD745 Fishing Net Decorative Die|IT907 Designer Template Uppercase Alpha|IT902 Designer Template Fishing Net|KM116 Kaisermist|FL574 Flourish pack Sea Life|Other Products: Distress Ink|Texture Paste|Twine

I also created this page with the Coastal Escape collection.  How gorgeous is that ‘Shoreline’ base paper?  I used some papers from the coastal Escape paper pad to layer under my photo along with some Kaisercraft Paper Doilies.
That Moment When by Leonie Neal-Dawson
I embellished the page with die cuts from the collectables pack and a few of the super cute wooden pieces from the Sea Life Flourish Pack
Kasiercraft Products: Coastal Escape Collection P2054|P2057| PP991|CT850 Colectables|FL574 Flourish Pack Sea Life|AS253 Alpha stickers
I scrapped a photo of my Nephew on his horse using the appropriate Old Mac papers and collectables.  I also used the Gum Nuts Decorative die to create a tree branch beside my photo.  The greens in the Old Mac paper pad were a perfect match to use with the decorative die.
Joel & Lola

Kasiercraft Products: Old Mac Collection P2051|P2050|PP990|CT849|AS253 Alpha Stickers|DD359 Gum Nuts Decorative Die
Thanks for joining me on the Kaisercraft blog today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my introduction to the February collections.  Make sure you check back reguarly for more awesome inspiration with these collections from the rest of the Design Team.
Happy Crafting, Leonie Neal-Dawson

Monday, February 8, 2016

January Kaisercraft Projects.

Hi, read-on to see the projects I created for Kaisercraft in January. 

Hello and welcome to the Kaisercraft blog.  Leonie Neal-Dawson here with you today and by the time this post goes live I’ll be somewhere in central Victoria camping with my family.  Fun! It’s Australia Day today so may I wish a Happy Day to those that observe it, and hope you are finding a way to relax and enjoy the day with family and friends.  I have loads to share with you today including an off the page item, several scrapbook pages and a process video sharing some different techniques with our fabulous Kaisermists. 1933697_10153123433820356_8585590522897008_o
First up is this ‘#Me’ collection and an album I created.  My daughter had her 11th birthday a week ago and I made this album as a gift for her.  I thought she could use it as a diary/journal, or a place to keep her favourite quotes ( I know she likes to collect those), perhaps to draw or doodle in-  well for anything she wants really, the possibilities are limitless.

#Me Album by Leonie Neal-Dawson
I used the plain Journal pages that come in the Kaisercraft Journal Planner. They are the same size as the ‘ME’ album cover with holes punched already so no trimming or hole punching involved!
Because this was a gift to my daughter as a Journal/diary I kept most of the pages blank and just decorated the first 10 or so pages with quotes, stamps and stickers from the #Me paper collection.  The intention being that she would follow on from where I had left off with her own additions to the Journal in whatever form she desired.  Happily, since I gave her the Journal she has been cutting and pasting and adding some drawings of her own, so I think this present was a success!
Happy Birthday Maggie!
Kaisercraft Products: SB2396 Me Album Cover|#Me Collection P2034|P2039|P2036|CT848 Collectables|SS305 Sticker Sheet|CS248 Clear Stamp|IP724 Ink|SA053 Journal Planner
My next page features the #Me collection and especially the sticker sheet from that collection.  I teamed it up with some of Kaisercrafts paper doilies and created a page celebrating my goals – setting and achieving them.  The #Me collection is perfect for this type of page with its strong focus on life affirming quotes and achieving  your goals or telling your story.

My goals by Leonie Neal-Dawson
I added some texture to the background with the Kaisercraft ‘Stars’ Template and texture paste.  Then some splashes of colour with Kaisermists.
Kaisercraft Products: #Me Collection SS305 Sticker Sheet|CD101 Coconut Cardstock|KM117 Kaisermist Apple|KM118 Kaisermist Olive|KM104 Kaisermist Lime|PT228|PT229 Glitter Tape|T616 Stars Template|ST908 Epoxy Stickers|EM405 Paper Doilies|F652|F649 Mini Paper Blooms. Other products: Texture Paste
Well it is called the #Me collection and here is another page about me.  Some selfies I took recently.  I think after this I will have fulfilled my quota of pages and photos of myself for a little while!
My Story by Leonie Neal-Dawson
Don’t the glitter tapes look so pretty with these colours.  Adds just a perfect touch of shimmer and shine.
Kaiser craft Products: #Me Collection P2040|PP989|CT848 Collectables|EM405 Paper Doilies|PT226|PT229|PT228 Glitter Tapes|F649 Mini Paper Blooms

The true love collection is so pretty with some lovely florals.  My attention was caught by this script paper in black and white.  I really like these type of black and white patterned papers.  There’s lots of room to add your own mark on them in the form of any colour you wish really.  I chose some of our pink Kaisermists and created an ombre style background.
Love by Leonie Neal-Dawson

Kaisercraft Products: True Love Collection P2030|PP988|CT847 Collectables|SS304 Sticker Sheet|EM405 Paper Doilies|KM110|KM115 Kaisermists|IP719 Ink. Other Products: Lead Pencil
You can watch a process video to see how I put together the background on the Love page.  These also a short clip on the video showing how I painted the background on the ‘Live Laugh Love’ page below.  Watch and enjoy.

Another black and white patterned paper that grabbed my attention was this one called Achievement from the #Me collection.  I just adore all those fun hand drawn doodles and had to add lots of different colours to it.  I chose black and white papers from the #Me collection to layer under my photo which had a fair bit of colour on it like the background I had created.  The black and white layering and embellishing helped separate the photo from the colourful background so that it wasn’t ‘lost’ on the the page.   You can see how I painted the background with Kaisermists in the video above.
Live Laugh Love by Leonie Neal-Dawson
Kaisercraft Products: #Me Collection P2038|PP989|CT848 Collectables|SS305 Sticker Sheet|DD130 Decorative Die words|DD902 Die and Stamp Set|EF232 Embossing Folder|IP719 Ink Black| KM104|KM105|KM103|KM106|KM110 Kaisermists|CD173 Cardstock Neptune|CD102 Cardstock Licorice|CD137 Cardstock Watermelon 

Thanks so much for stopping by the Kaisercraft blog today.  I hope you’ve been inspired you to do something a little different today with our Kaisermists.  Do you have any other fun techniques or ways to use spray inks on your pages?   If you do get creative with some Kaisermists why not share it with us on our Facebook page.
Happy Crafting, Leonie Neal-Dawson.