Sunday, September 21, 2014

Imagine if Design Team Project - Nature

This week we have been asked to use some of the Imagine If products and make something with a nature theme.  So to begin the hop pop over to Jo's blog where you can find all of the Design team links.  Or you can check out Beth's blog from here or follow on to Carol's blog.

For my project this week I wanted to do a canvas using some of the Imagine If chipboard and felt products.  I also wanted to use the face stencil that I have used previously as I totally love it and I thought it would lend itself well to the project.

Here is my finished canvas titled "Autumn".
To begin I covered a canvas with book paper.  Then I glued servietttes over the book paper.

I found a calendar page with matching colours and as with my previous project (Stencils) I used the Imagine If face stencil and stencilled the face on the calendar page using texture paste coloured with black acryclic paint.  Once the past was dry I cut around the face and glued it to the canvas.  I used an Imagine If felt tree, cut off the trunk and glued it to the top of the head.


The next step was to choose some of the gorgeous Imagine If chipboard pieces and colour them using a combination of colourwash sprays and paints in autumn tonings.

I die cut several shadow flowers using the Spellbinders Shadow Flowers die and several branches in different coloured card using an Io die (DIE022-U) which I glued around the back and sides of the face. I then added the trees to the the right of the canvas.

Then it was just a case of building up and adding the felt pieces and feathers, beads and the little lizard at the bottom of the face and the owl on the forehead until I was happy with the overall composition.

I hope you enjoyed this project and I look forward to showcasing another project next week.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions regarding this project and go check out the Imagine If site  to see their other wonderful products.


  1. I love your imagination, another awesome creation Ngaere

  2. love the way you used the branches as her hair, looks fab as always my lovely :)