Thursday, September 3, 2015

Romance, tenderness and Provence.


I'm Dina and it's my turn yo share some inspiration! 
Today I want to show you four projects.

So, to start  romantic cards and notebook:

All of the chipboard has been given a coat of white embossing powder.

Here is a lovely little notebook that I have covered and decorated.

Again, I have used white embossing powder on the chipboard. I love the solid effect it gives.

And finally, again, my favorite style of Provence. I made a vase and decorative heart.
This project is wonderful to decorate the interior of our room.

How amazing does the crackle paint look?

And here's the chipboards I have used for all projects:

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Thank you so much for your visit today. 


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A New Month & New Chipboard Too!

Hi my chippie lovelies!
Welcome to a new month of super creations from our talented Design Team!

Amanda here, and today I am starting September off with some super fun & playful layouts!
 You'll spy lots of the new chipboard available & hopefully I'll inspire you to get creating ;)

First up, a seriously cool Dad and Son page......

"Special For Today"

I know, how divine is that pic?!!
 Mr A for Awesome and his Dad down at the beach and just hanging out! Love it!
And what a fabulous boy page!
Natalie's new pie chart chippies are soooo awesome! 
(& they partner perfectly with that Cut Shoppe X File digital file)
A great embellie for masculine pages! 
I have inked mine in Black and Island Kaisercraft Ink Pads.
Tip: Kaisercraft inks are great for chipboard as they're super juicy and bursting with colour!
Let's take a closer look.....

You'll also see some of my old favourite chippies here too....
Steampunk clock & cogs;
 Both of which I have sprayed with an iridescent peach misting spray.
This has an almost rusty, metallic look to it - perfect for partnering with some precious metals!
A super cool, masculine layout - find the chippies here...

Next up, a really pretty girly page....

"Your Time To Shine"

Isn't this pretty?!!
Those papers and ephemera are from the all new Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection: Life Is Beautiful, but it's that awesome title that I'm crushing on....
Evidence that our chippie titles are truly perfect for all our layout lovelies!!!
Apart from that fabulous new title, "Your Time To Shine", this page also contains Natalie's new mini hand drawn hearts, & the left overs from an old corner flourish.
Left overs?? Well, hardly - just take a peak at how cute it looks?

All my chippies on this page have been painted in acrylics, 
& then coated in glossy accents for a super glossy finish.
The glossy touches really tie in with the enamel dots too! 
Here's another look at that awesome title....

So very special indeed!

Find these chipboards here...

And my final page that I am sharing today is, 

"SO wonderful"

Another one of those awesome moments! 
Such a beautiful photograph!
And a really super cute page featuring the new Crate Paper Inc's WONDER collection.
I am huge fan of playful papers and designs, and this is just darling for children's albums!
But again, the show stopper is that incredibly intricate chipboard!
That new frame is just heavenly! 
I've coated it, the James Corner and the word 'wonderful' in Bo Bunny's Gold Glitter Paste for extra added WOW factor! 
I think the results speak for themselves - but take a closer look.....

Oh, and more of Natalie's Hand Drawn Hearts too! 
(These are my go to embellishment at the moment - a new favourite!)
Very cool! Happy fun pages that make my albums sing!
Find these chippies here....

And there you have it folks!
A new month, new chippies and hopefully some inspiring new ideas to get your creativity sparking!

Thanks for visiting, 

*Don't forget to leave a comment to go in the draw to win a pack of our awesome chipboard*

til next time,

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A gift for Julian ...

Today I want to share a fabulous project created by Design Team member Amy.

How adorable is this?
What a fabulous idea for a baby gift!

"Last Thursday I became a aunt again but this time of a handsome little boy I am so happy because I have six nieces! This cute little train I made {in the locomotive I put some little sox} for my brother and my sister in law to celebrate the birth of their baby boy named Lucas Julian. I went and visit them last Saturday and he is sooo adorable"

Thanks Amy for sharing such a beautiful project!

Putting together a quick and simple layout :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Today I thought I would share with you a quick and easy layout that I created and put together in about an hour. I have made the element cluster quite small with lots of 'white space', but it can easily be 'changed up' to accomodate a larger photo :) :) :)




I began by creating the background; this is a 12 x 12 chipboard background that has been spray painted with white gesso. I have then done a huge spray of blue mist in the centre. I then gave this a light spray with white gesso and dried it with the heat gun.

With my selected photo I punched it out with a scallop circle shape, and positioned it over the misted area.

I looped up some white wire thread in a freestyle manner. I then coloured it with the same blue mist that I used on the background. I then placed this over the photo.

When I was creating my background I also spraypainted a chipboard tree and 2 word titles. I then gave them a light spray with the blue mist and dried them with a heat gun. The tree is positioned to the left of the photo.

I have adhered all elements; the photo, wire and tree to the background using a blue coloured staple.

I have adhered 2 metal branches over the top of the chipboard tree with strong clear drying glue.

I have adhered the chipboard workd titles in the same manner.

To complete the layout I have added some extra splats of brass metallic paint to the background to coordinate with the metal elements.

Well that is it from me for the moment I do hope you are enjoying the awesome inspiration by the team!

Cheers and Happy Scrapping :)

Louise :) xxx