Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ten Favourite Layouts

I'm applying to the DT position at Imaginarium Designs. I'm really glad they are looking for people to design for them because I'm a big chipboard fanatic!! I love using it on my layouts and distressing it in many ways. I think I use chipboard on 80% of my layouts. We were asked to post 10 of our most favourite layouts using chipboard. I recently won a some Imaginarium Design chipboard but I'm still waiting for it. However I'm posting my ten favourite layouts with other chipboard manufacturers with the hope that Imaginarium Design sees the potential in my designs and techniques.
Here are my top 10 although it was really hard to choose I chose 8 of the Shabby Chic ones because I do believe its one of my favourite ways to design and the last 2 are more grungy and distressed to show the other side of me that sometimes peeks out of my soul!!
I really believe that in order to get the full effect of these layouts and in order to see the details, you have to visit my posts to see close-up pictures.

Here I used a chipboard frame and a flourish. I painted the chipboard white and then inked it lightly with pink to give it a soft effect to match my layout. This layout won first place at Once Upon a Sketch this past October.

On this layout I also painted the clock chipboard white but inked it in black.
On this layout I used clear crackle paint on the white frames and glossy accents on the music notes. This layout won the challenge at Scrap That and Get Picky.

On this layout I used green chalk ink on the chipboard and then added small jewels on it. This layout won the challenge at Bo Bunny.

On this chipboard frame I used silver ink to distress over the white painted background

As you can see my favourite chipboard technique is painting and inking and I continue to do that in the next three layouts. This layout was featured at Lets Get Shabby.

This layout won the challenge at Scrap for Help

This layout won the challenge at Kaisercraft

This layout is more grungy and distressed. I used gesso on the paper and the chipboard flourish and letters.
I included this layout because although its less embellished than my other ones, it shows one of my favourite chipboard techniques. I added clear crackle paint on the big key and then inked it in dark brown. The key holder and hinges are painted with bronze crackled paint which gives it an amazing effect.

Please with me luck and I hope I make it, for all of you who are applying, good luck to you too!!
Thanks for visiting my blog


Lizzyc said...

Hi Keren, well these are all so beautiful, and you have used the chipboard very well.... i think you would be a wonderful ambassador for Imaginarium chipboard... you have won so many challenges this year with your gorgeous layouts... so hopefully they will like what they see... i certainly think you are very creative... so all the best with your application...xx

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Keren! These are all beautiful layouts!!! One can tell you like chipboard! I applied too! I wish both of us good luck!!!!!!

Di Garling said...

Good luck Keren. Cheers Di xx