Thursday, April 28, 2011

A simple tree

My turn for another post ...

I'm not going to show you the other side of this tree ... but it wasn't really right for my layout. I sprayed it with some Slate Glimmermist, but it wasn't black enough for what I wanted.  The great thing about chippie is that if you stuff up one side, you can flip it over and try again on the other side ... well for a tree at least :)

So, I pulled out my trusty distress ink and started inking.  I was going to just make it totally black, but I like the effect of the mottled patchy look - my simple tree.

I've used Stampin Up papers, Spellbinders flowers, old book pages/quotes, thickers, mini alphas, and of course the WOW tree :)

Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Shadow Boxes!

Hi, I just love off the page projects and one of my favourite things is Shadow Boxes, they are just like creating a layout but only chunky, lol!
In my Shadow Box I wanted to create a musical feel and also I wanted it to look like you where looking though a window just like the bird on the side.
 I'm going to show you 3 Shadow Boxes, one by Carrie-Anne (WowDT member) and another my a friend Heather Woodall, who created hers at Carrie-Anne's class.
And also a video using Crackle Paint on your chippes.
Close up of dress form, which I embossed and adding pretty lace skirt, bow and rose to finish.
Ornamental Flourish close up, I used embossing powder and glimmer Glaze on parts.
Carrie-Anne's beautiful Special Time Shadow Box,
And also Heather's beautiful creation Niece Shadow Box.
She used:  Shadow Box Large,

Thanks Gilly oxo.
Don't forget to watch the video
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Frayed at Both Ends

I don't know what this technique is really called but I think "Frayed Chippy" would be a good name!!
Take you chippy shape...
And drench it, see by the colour difference.
Scroll the corners with you nail, like you would a paper ream before you put it in a copier.  
You will see the layers.
You can now part the layers further if you want.  Be careful though, while much more malleable than dry paper, it is fragile!
Dry it with a heat gun or hair dryer, this helps the layers to curl and separate.
And this is how it ends up looking, nice and "fluffy". LOL!! Well not fluffy so much and very 3D!  I think it looks great on blooms, butterflies and leaves, I think it helps give it a sense of movement as well as getting it up off the page or project!!
This is and old frame with mirror that was painted a very kitsch shade of blue and I think may have had a gold moon or sun wooden charm on it at some stage. After taking off the little wooden charms and giving the frame a light sand, I gave it a coat of gesso and layered all these lovely paper napkins on it.
I think you can see how much more depth the chippies have at this angle.
Thanks for visiting the WOW site I hope this is a handy little technique you might like to try out, especially on some of the wonderful blooms that WOW has out now!
Take care of each other!
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Its Easter time...

...and here at WOW, we have been designing and cutting heaps of great titles and shapes for your easter pages. Make sure you ask at your local scrap store to get them to order you that special chipboard for your pages.

My layout this week, is of my son, Tom. Every special occasion I do a photo shoot with him and his class mates at school and then we use the photos for a craft day for the kids to take home to their parents. Its fun!.

This year for easter, we used a heaps of carrots and a stuffed rabbit. The photos were great, albeit the one of the freaky rabbit, who lives with me!... He thought he would rabbit teeth with the carrots just for fun!.

Its a simple page, using the 'Our Easter' title ( i have coloured the title with textas, the small rabbit is inked and then the lot is covered with Liquid Gloss Medium to enhance the colours )and adding the thickers to make the title more appropriate for the photo!, an off-cut of paper, mist and ribbon.

The chipboard filagree egg had been coloured again with texta and then using the Gloss Medium as a adhesive, I have sprinkled micro beads over the top...then added a ribbon.

Here is a close up of the egg..... We at WOW. hope you all have a great Easter...get lots of chocies from the rabbit and enjoy the holidays.

San xxx

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WOW - 2D Ornate Window

Hi there Scrappers, Here is a video of my WOW project, using the 2D Ornate Window. I created this into at mini album. It's so cute & tiny :) So grab a cuppa & sit back & relax, while you watch. Thanks, Anita

Monday, April 11, 2011

Brash Brackets and possibilities

as I promised in my last post here are the Brash Brackets and some ideas on how to lay them out. It's good to look beyond the simplicity of something. You could even cut them in half and use them as decorative corners.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Technique Thursday Creating An Aged Lamp Post Video.

Hi, This month I wanted to create a pretty vintage style layout and I found this photo of my daughter Milly which I haven't scrapped yet, and I thought it would be perfect.
To help create this layout used:

Love the Garden Bench I like how in sits at the bottom off the page.

I used crackle paint on the arch, then added some Gesso, Distress Ink Pad, flowers and to finish it off
Kindy Glitz.
My technique this month is how to use Puff Embossing Powder, Ink Pad and Glimmer Glaze to create an aged Lamp Post, hope you enjoy the video.
Thanks Gilly oxo

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Its a Glimmermist Festival.......

Yes, you would be forgive for thinking I have a little "Glimmermist fetish"! I love it. It is so versatile for giving some lift to those otherwise dull plain cardstock pages, glittering up flat coloured thickers - but my favourite use for it is on Chipboard. I have about 12 or so colours, but 2 in particular I use the most - Pearl & Irridescent Gold. I have 3 LO's to show you today - 2 of which I have used glimmermist, the third is not.


My husband and my daughter playing princess dressups:

For this item of chipboard, I have simply sprayed the glimmermist directly onto the chipboard. Because it was the darker colour, there was no need for inking first for the desired result.

HEY DAD.... Is this a Keeper?

For this set of awesome "fishing" chipboard, I just thought it was perfect for this page and wanted to use the whole lot on the one page. I coloured the outer of each piece to outline the detail, then simply sprayed it with my fave colour glimmermist - Irredescent Gold. It gave the chipboard just a small amount of "bling" - keeping it neutral which I believe most fishing items are.

For the cute little fish jumping out of the water I tried something a little different..... Embossing. I have never really been a big fan of this technique, but with the instructions I gave it another go. Unfortunately I didnt have a heat gun on hand (but didnt think about that until half way through the process) so I used the grill on my oven!!!! hhhmmmmm, wouldnt really recommend it LOL!!! I used some Kaiser rheinstones to bling up his gills and I dont mind the end result....he is still cute!!!!

You will also notice I have "clustered" the chipboard which is also something new for me. I am usually cluster flowers with journalling cards etc, but I love how this has turned out. Because of the thickness of the chipboard I have had to use mounting tape for some parts to even them out.


There is no glimmermist to be seen here.... Just lots of messy paint!!! I did have fun though. Had to keep the colours similar so some mixing was invlolved in this process. Once the paint was dry, I used the detail on the chipboard to outline simply using marker pens - white & black. I didnt think it needed anything else, and fit in perfectly with this range of papers and especially this photo of our son Oliver on his first holiday to Queensland.

This technique took a little longer, but more in the drying time - but so worth the effort.

Come check out my blog soon as I will be updating with more WOW chipboard in the next few days or so.

In the meantime, to find your nearest stockist, and get some WOW chipboard on your pages.... You certainly wont be disappointed!!!