Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So Long 2014....

Here's my post from the Sassy Scrapper Blog today.


Hello Sassy Scrappers, Leonie here today at the end of another year.

I hope it's been a super creative fulfilling year for you.
I'm not big on the resolutions or word of the year things.
However it is a good opportunity to reflect for just a little while 
on the year that was and perhaps on one part of our life we may like to 
work on in the future.  
Perhaps by documenting it in same small way like this I 
have at least acknowledged something that I would like to make happen
in the coming year. 

I've used the Websters pages - All That Glitters range which has some perfect new year sentiments
if you're looking to document any sort of net year parties or resolutions.

How about you?  Any burning ambitions or resolutions for the new year?
Here's to a Happy Creative 2015 to all our Sassy Scrappers.

Leonie Neal-Dawson.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas....

Hi just sharing my post from the Sassy Scrapper blog.


I hope everybody is prepared for however they Celebrate
the season.
From me, I'd like to wish that you all have a joyous and peaceful Christmas.
Christmas Eve is upon us now and so today I have my 
Family's Christmas Photo taken on Christmas Eve 2013.  
I used the Websters Pages - All That Glitters collection for this page.

Available in the Sassy Scrapper Store here

I was so happy with how this page came about. 
Clean and simple, no paint or ink anywhere - very unusaul for me but I like the design - and it all came together so quickly.  Perhaps it's that time of the year, too busy 
for anything too complicated!

I love the limited colour palette too and must thank my Daughter for her super
Colour Splash editing of the photo. She did a fab job! Thank you Miss M. x

Merry Christmas to all.

Leonie Neal-Dawson

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sassy Scrapper sneak...

Hmmmmm I wonder what this could be??
Head over to the Sassy blog to find out...;)

And while you're here there are a couple of pages I did last month that I have yet to share.
The first one is using the Amy Tangerine Stitched collection below.
Range available HERE

And this one is using Crate Paper Notes and Things available HERE.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gossamer Blue - On My Desk

Hi all!!
I created the following pages last month - all using the Gossamer Blue range 'On My Desk'
Super gorgeous papers and embellishments all
available from the Sassy Scrapper store HERE.

I haven't yet shared them here so I thought I'd put them all in one post. 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Meerkat Impersonator

Hi thought I'd pop in and share this page I created a couple of weekends ago on a retreat.
I used some Amy Tangerine papers from the 'Stiched' collection from Sassy Scrapper HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Paper Dvizhnik November challenge

First time I'm playing along with the Paper Dvizhnik blog challenge.
I created this page on the weekend.

This is the colour palette.

And some close-ups of the background.
Water colour paints, stamping washi and Prima Graphite Texture Paste. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Imaginariums Designs Chipboard - Design Team Call

Hello Bloggers,
did you know that Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Company is have it's annual DT call
All the info about it can be found HERE if your interested.
I'm on the current Imaginarium Designs Design Team and am enjoying showcasing their fabulous chipboard.
I would love to stay on another year so today I would like to share 10 of my favourite 
creative projects using Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.


First up is one of the very first pages I scrapped using Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
I love the circular clock face chipboard pieces adhered to the 
background and then sprayed with bright colours.  
Then I used more chipboard on top for my title and embellishment but kept it white as a contrast against the bright colours. 

The Chippie pieces on this page were coloured with Faber-Castell Gelatos.
With some stamping on the butterflies and an white gel pen outline to the title letters.

I used a similar method here as in the first page, adhering the background pieces to the page first then 
set about adding colour and texture to the page.  
Adding in the title and butterflies last.

You can see the whole process here if you'd like.  
I made a process video while putting this page together.  :)

This page was a lot of fun to put together.
It has a fairly crazy coloured background so when it came to adding my chipboard I kept it all 
the one colour - grey - to make it stand out from the background and also tone down the brightness
a little.   Love all those star chipboard pieces one of my favourite shapes.

For this next page I used this perfectly sized and pretty Chipboard frame to highlight just one of this rapid sequence of photo's.  
Then added a banner and some script words sprayed with irRESITibles in a contrasting orange.

I used embossing enamel and inks on the chipboard on this page.  
The embossing enamel on the glorious flourish gave a mottled effect to match the various blues in the water and sky.   I was really happy with the finished page on this one. 

Whilst on the Design Team I've been very fortunate to have received some awesome Sponsorship from Imaginarium Designs for some scrapbooking classess I have taught.
It's very rewarding to share the many and varied ways to use chipboard in your craft and I'm very grateful for generosity of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.
The page below is one of the classes I taught throughout the year.

A mixed media page I did this year and this one has embossing enamel used on most of the
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard.  

I love the colours on this page, I used the blues and skin tones from the the photo to choose the 
papers and colours I would use on the chipboard.  

This 8x8 canvas is one of my most recent pieces for Imaginarium Designs.
All the chipboard is either painted gold or had gold embossing enamel applied. 
I love how the gold chippie pieces are set apart from the soft pastels on the 
canvas and flowers.

Chipboard is such a versatile product there are so many ways to alter it.
Embossing powders are a current favourite technique of mine.

So there you have 10 of my favourite projects using chipboard.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Imganiarium Designs - November shares

Hi thought I'd share my November Imaginarium Designs blog post here on my blog 
as well.

First up I have a Mixed Media canvas that I created recently as a gift for a friend.
I had a hard time parting with it as I really loved the finished product but it's nice to 
know that's it's now bringing a smile to someone else's face. 

The background colour is mostly using Lindy's Stamp Gang Tres Chic range of sprays
and Stencil Girl and Memory Box stencils.

The various sweet chipboard pieces I used were all painted gold and then randomly brushed
with white gesso.

Kerr's Flourish Tiny 

Small Clock Face

 Leaves and Circles

For the title I used gold embossing enamel from Stampendous.
It sets so thick and smooth on the chipboard I really love the effect.



My second project is a page I embellished solely with Imaginarium Chipboard.
and used Websters Pages Ocean Melody range of papers.

First up is this lovely cluster of layered Cherry Blossoms and Twig chipboard.
Inked for colour and Kindy Glitz for sparkle and Gesso for a mottled effect on the Cherry Blossoms.

Loolabelle's Cherry Blossom


The title piece 'Cousins' was painted with gesso and then several layers of white paint 
with a stippling brush to add a subtle texture.


For the Monarch Butterfly I used the same technique as for the Cherry Blossoms.
Ink, Kindy Glitz and Gesso.

Monach Butterfly 

And to blend everything together the last piece of chipboard, this cute oval frame was inked with the
same colour as the twig chipboard.

Oval Frames

If you're interested in joining the Imaginarium Designs team did you see we are having a DT call at the moment?
Head over HERE for all the details.