Imaginarium Designs: 'Anything Goes' Creation

Hi my creatives!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've created for the 
Anything Goes 
theme over at 

I wanted to showcase how verstaile this awesome chipboard is...
Sooooooo, I created an artwork for my lil boy's bedroom wall.
Here it is.....

"Dream Big" Mixed Media Canvas Art

Isn't this just so colourful, playful and fun??!!
I love a good bit of mixed media - and this was pure painty collage fun!
Gesso, inks, gelatos, mod podge - you name it - I used (& loved) it!
Let's take a closer look.....

How cool are those chippies?
So much Imaginarium Designs yumminess here....
Balloons on a board - inked
4 Balloons on a board (small) - inked
Clouds x 2 - gesso & collaged
Banner - inked 
Dream BIG - inked & lightly distressed.

I hope mister 2.5yrs likes it too!

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Thanks for visiting,
Hope I've inspired you! 
For more inspirational ideas, please visit Imaginarium Designs here.

'til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Couture Creations: Valentine's Inspiration

Welcome back Creators!

 Today I am sharing this delightful lil loved up card 
just in time for your special someone on Valentine's Day!

I know, so pretty, huh?!!
Couture Creations really do have beautiful covered!
& as always,
this is so easy to recreate that you'll have no excuses not to make one!

So here's how......

You'll need these awesome Couture Creations products:

& my new favourite product, 

And you'll also need this super pretty chippie from our friends at Imaginarium Designs:

Start by preparing your dies - heart in white cardstock & vintage border in soft pink.

Create a card base (12" x 6") in soft pink, score and fold in half.
Create a background base in kraft cardstock (5 3/4" x 5 3/4")
& then a final background using Vintage Rose Garden paper ( 5 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Attach to card base as shown below, and then set card aside.

Using the fabulous new 2 way Glue Pen, 
(My absolute favourite adhesive! It sticks all those lil fiddly embellishments & dies perfectly!)
attach elasticated ribbon to the edges of the heart die, as featured below. 

Ink up that sweet little chipboard, 
and then attach heart and chipboard - using the 2 Way Glue Pen.

Embellish the card with vintage border and blooms......

For finishing touches, add a few pearls.....

(so pretty!)
add your sentinment.

A really beautiful card for your someone special in a matter of minutes!

I hope you liked this lil Valentine o'mine!

Amanda xo

Kaisercraft Blue Bay Creations

Hi Happy Arty Days Followers,

Welcome back for more Kaisercraft goodness with the stunning new
Blue Bay Collection.
This collection is just divine!!!
I am totally loving it,
and here's a taste of why........

"Smiles Begin With You" Layout

Beautiful inside and out, indeed!
How amazing is this paper?!!! Love that shabby peeled paint look!
It is just the most perfect background paper for this stunning white on white page!
Just so elegant! 
Let's take a closer look......

Gorgeous Collectables, and perfect with Coconut Paper Blooms!
Those cute lil bees are Wooden Flourishes that I've inked with a Kaisercraft Ink Pad in white.
So awesome! I looooove this page!

And now for something totally different, but still really cool....

"I Love This Crazy Boy" Layout

How fantastic is that corrugated 12 x 12 board?!!!
Love how rustic this page looks - especially as the page before was so clean and elegant!
Yep, Blue Bay is versatile! It's both pretty and masculine all in one!

Here's another take on this collection.....

"Love" Card

A really sweet card, that features one of the new decorative dies available from Kaisercraft.

And here's a totally different look again.....

"Little Things" Card

How cute is that Wooden Flourish, Bird on a Branch? 
& did I mention that this collection is super versatile?!!!
Oh, I am soooooo loving it!
Here's one last creation from me, a stunning lil frame number....

Isn't this just divine?!!
So clean, simple & oh-so-pretty!

Yes, Blue Bay, you are my favourite collection at the moment!!!
Expect loads more from me using this stunning new range!

Thankyou for visiting,
I hope my creations have inspired you to get creating too!
For even more ideas, be sure to visit the Kaisecraft blog

'til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Art Journaling

Hi my creatives!
Thanks for stopping by to have a peak
 at what I've been up to this past few days....

New Year = New Art Journal & Intentions

This year I am really focusing my creative energy on 'TRUST'.
Trusting myself, trusting others, trusting the process & simply being present!
I am letting go of fear & embracing every moment!

I started this week off by sharing some art journaling tips & techniques 
with my 8yr old daughter and 9 yr old neice...
& OMGoodness! Did they embrace it! 

Here's a peak at what they created......

Love the colours and stamping on this creation! 
Super pretty!!!

More gorgeous colours and loving the old school spirograph!
So fantastic!!!

Cool doodle art here... So awesome, huh?!!!
 I think they might just be naturals! 

This was so much fun, it got me inspired to do some journaling of my own....
This year my journal is an all black pager just for something a lil different.
You might remember the cover from a post last year - well now I am finally putting it to use!

Journal Cover

Opening page.....

Remember - Somedays you just have to create your own Sunshine
A perfect reminder for me to remain focused on trusting myself and not looking to others.
No paint - only a posca pen and doodle art for this one!

Yep, clean, simple & with intention! Love it!

But of course, it was a lil light on colour for me...
So here's my next page
- Believe you can and you are halfway there - 
- I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday -

Yep, lots of arty goodness going on here! 
The stencil template, super cool stamps
 & acrylic paints are Kaisercraft.

Here's a closer peak..... 

How awesome is that gold paint??!

And there you have it!
A few of my art journal creations from this week.

I hope they have inspired you to grab a page and get painty!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
'til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Kaisercraft Back To School Creations

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans,

Welcome back for more Kaisercraft inspiration with their new collection,
Back To School
This is a super bold and vibrant collection that celebrates all things education, learning & of course, highlights those school achievements! 

Here's just a few of my creations using this super fun collection........

"Back To School" Layout

Super vibrant, and just perfect for those school photos!!!
And those Collectables are just too cute rulers, pencils, music notes... Love it!

"Our Lil' Artist" Layout

A really different take on the 'school' feel.... loving that pencils paper!!!

"Discover" Travel/Bon Voyage Card

Nothing like a lil geography inspo to celebrate holidaying!
So vibrant and fun!

And here's another card, this time celebrating an achievement....

"Proud Moment" Achievement Card

Such bold and gender neutral colours allow this collection to remain totally cool and extremely versatile!
Love it!

Hope you like my creations today!
For more fabulous ideas, please visit the Kaisercraft blog 
to see what my fellow DT members have created! 

Thankyou for stopping by,

'til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Kaisercraft XO Collection Creations

Hi everyone!

Welcome back for some serious New Year inspiration 
with the latest new release collection from 

Introducing 'XO' 
& it's just in time for Valentine's Day!

Here are a few of my creations.....

XO "Love Album" 
- featured in Workshop Magazine: January Edition -

Love Album

You can download the instructions on how to create this album at the Kaisercraft Project Page here.

Here are a few extra peaks inside this wedding album...
( & yes, that's me in the white dress!) 
Photography courtesy of Elska Studios

Such a beautiful album that is so easy to create with XO!

Pocket pages allow you to tell a story..... 

So sweet! Love this album of mine! 
Hope you liked the little peak at my wedding some years ago....
(Happy Memories!!!)

Ok, enough of the soppy wedding memoirs! 
Here's a layout or two for more inspiration........

"I Love You" Layout

Isn't he just divine?!!
Only 14 days old here - how time flies!
Isn't this paper just perfect for newborn layouts too? 
All those soft blues & pinks! Too Perfect!!!
Let's take a closer look........

As always, I am looooooooving the Collectables that compliment this paper - 
they really are a match made in heaven!
Lots of Wooden Flourishes & Paper Blooms complete this layout too!

"Sweet (sibling) Love" Layout

Here's another newborn layout,
 but this time, highlighting sibling love....
Just divine! This one melts my heart!
And how good are those Capture Cards?!!! 
(Not just for pocket pages - they're super versatile!)

"Love" Layout

Ok, so one more wedding photo - lol! I couldn't help myself!
I kept this page really simple & sweet.....

And yes, A true love story never ends"

"Be Mine" Valentine's Tag

A sweet lil token made from my left over Collectables - 
yes, my left overs, they're that awesome!

"You & Me" Wall Plaque

Another beautiful use of the pocket page Capture Cards...
Here's a closer peak......

Such a lovely Valentine's gift.....
(yes, I know, more wedding photos!
Well, it was one of the greatest days of my life!)

& my final creation for you today, is a Valentines Card.....

Forever - I think that says it all......

I hope these creations have given you a great taste of this fabulous new collection, XO.
For more inspirational ideas, please visit the Kaisercraft blog
 to see what my fellow DT members have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by, 
(& for all your kind comments too)

'til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Paper Wings Productions Link Up Party

Hi my stamping lovelies!
To welcome in the New Year I am joining the party over at 
Paper Wings Productions are hosting a fabulous link up party - so get your stamps inky!
This is going to be so much fun!
& in their usual generous style,
 The Aviary have a $25 gift certificate to randomly giveaway for their online store
- so link up to win it - 

Here's my creation.........

"You Make Me Smile" layout 

Isn't this just divine?!!
Love these gorgeous children! They truly are my favorites!

So much inky goodness going on here too!
Let's take a closer peak,,,,,

Really cool, huh?!!

I started this layout with the fabulous Kaisercraft Close Up Collection paper, 'Lens'. 
This paper is a perfect base for a mixed media layout!
The stamps are all Paper Wings Productions;

 you can visit their online store here!

& those really cute chippies are from Imaginarium Designs,

So much fun to get inky & celebrate the New Year!
I hope you'll join us at the Link Up Party - to get started click here

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope you feel inspired to get creating!

'til next time,
Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Imaginarium Designs January Creations

Hi my gorgeous creative friends!
A very Happy New Year to you all!

Welcome to my first official Imaginarium Designs DT creations post!
I am so excited!!!

I love, love, LOVE this chipboard 
& have been having a blast playing with my new stash over the Summer break!
Here are a few of my creations.......

"B is for Brother" layout

Isn't this the sweetest layout?!!!
I LOVE this photo so very much - it just captures my daughter's sheer adoration of her lil brother!
Because this page is all about these two, I really wanted to achieve a pretty page that had a good balance of both girl and boy elements.
So there's of course apricots/pinks, bright blues, olive greens and a splash of black to add a classic touch and balance all those girly embellishments.

Let's take a closer look.......

To enhance my chipboard phrase, 'B is for brother & best friend' I applied two coats of black gesso. This gave it a fantastic matte finish - which is just perfect for balancing all those other playful colours and blooms.
I used the same finish on the bicycle chippie too!

To keep with the playfulness, I inked my doilies in Island Blue and Avocado inks, and embellished with sentiments.

And how cute are those lil rustic frames?!!
These frames are just divine!!!
Let's take a closer peak at one....

This embellishment is just too cute!!! 
By combining my colour palette and layering the chipboard, it brings my whole page together!

To create that rustic looking frame;
Apply a light coat of white gesso. 
With a super fine brush, add strokes of navy paint and blend into gesso.
Once dry, edge & stamp with Kaisercraft Ink Pad: Vintage.

Imaginarium Designs  Products Used:

Next up, a really sweet and simple girly page........

"Beautiful Smile" layout

Very simple - but oh-so-sweet! 
She really does have a 'Beautiful Smile'
Let's take a closer peak......

Such elegant and precisely cut butterflies!
As this is such a clean and 'pure' page,
 I've inked my chipboard with soft, matte finish inks only.
So pretty!

Chipboard Featured:

My final creation I am sharing with you today is gorgeously girly Off-The-Page number,

"Live, Love, Laugh" Wall Plaque

Such a pretty gift!
& how stunning are the chippies in this creation?!!!
Let's look closer.....

I adore (& collect) all things Paris - 
so naturally the Eiffel Tower is a must have chipboard for me!
It is so intricate! Just Divine!!!
As I had already opened my Circular Doilies & Oval Frames chippies for my first layout, I decided to incorporate them into this pretty wall hanging too.

Loving those doilies!!! I think they're one of my new favourites!
For my title phrase, 'Live Love Laugh' 
I have used a matte black paint to ensure a bold finish.
 A really stunning result!

Imaginarium Designs Products Used:

So much Imaginarium Designs goodness going on here!
Thanks for visiting, 
I hope my creations have inspired you!

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo