Saturday, March 23, 2013

Imaginarium Designs... Gardens and Grunge

Hello lovely crafters, it's Miranda here today to share some projects with you! I can't tell you how amazing it is to be on this team, to work with such amazing chippies! The possibilities are endless! Not to mention my fellow dt members are SO INSPIRING as well! I'm blessed! My first piece was a labor of love! I had a vision of a "garden" and just built off of that. Lots of fussy cutting, lots of folding papers Lol, lots of glueing! Hope you all like it :)

My Secret Garden

So yep , i did a lot of cutting and folding to make the rossettes! so much fun though!
I saw this idea on Pinterest of gardening vases stacked up together, so i had to try it!!! I really like the effect!   For both the Frame Piece and the Edward Relief Circle I simply painted it with 2 coats of gesso and inked the edges a bit.

For the Flourish Shape in the middle of the vase i painted it with pink paint, then used pearl dots to accent it.

I used the gorgeous Spade Picket Fence and wrapped it all the way around. I first painted it with gesso, then stamped it with a flourish stamp and frayed burlap distress ink. After that I sprayed it with a few Shimmerz mists in pink tones. For the Vine Flourish going up the post sign i just inked it with frayed burlap and covered with gesso, then added some pearl dots to the ends of it.

And now  I have a layout to share. Layouts have always been my weakness, I'm much more of an altered art type of gal. But I have been really enjoying making layouts lately. I had to capture this day at the beach with our doggy "Jolene" I used the Basecoat range and really went to town with the mediums. Lots of stamping, spraying, stenciling, smearing etc Lol.

For the Corner Piece and the Fern Piece to the left i gessoed them sparingly, just dabbing my sponge onto them. Then I  added some glue in a few places and adhered some mircobeads. I love this effect. The gorgeous Heart PIece (Lou's chippies rock) was colored with worn jeans Prima chalk edger.

The GORGEOUS Monarch Butterfly (did i mention gorgeous???) I treated with a 3 tone effect, the top is a blue (prima worn jean chalk edger), the middle part is a smokey color (frayed burlap distress ink), and the bottom is white from gesso.

Now i LOVED working with these cool Branch And Leaves Spray.  i used the large one and the small one. I took turns dabbing them with gesso, gold rub and buff, and worn jean chalk edger. I did this over and over until i really built up the color and depth on the pieces. The photo doesn't do justice to how pretty they look.

I always like to print my pictures out on transparency. I just love the effect of paper showing through.
You can really see the micro beads on this chippie.


  1. WOW ! I wonder how long it took you to put together the first project.; Incredible! Amazing details. And the layout.. stunning :))) Have a good week sweet. xoxo

  2. Miranda, you are absolutely astonishing!! Both projects are over the top gorgeous!

  3. Wow Miranda,I just love looking at all you create,and you so inspire me,you are just one ofthe best!

  4. Can I just tell you how amazing the pinwheel creation is... is that G45? I hardly use it- well never, but HOLY COW! I LOOOOOOOVVVVE what you have done with it!

    They NEED you girl! You rock G45!!!

  5. This is such a stunning layout Miranda.. I love love love the transparent photos.. such a wonderful look... good luck again with the G45 DT.... I am very confident that they will snap you up, your work is brilliant x