Friday, September 30, 2011

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

Hi everyone

Sorry we haven't had our weekend inspiration posts for the past couple of weeks.  I was away on a retreat for one and then have been flat out with orders and machine breakdowns!!!  Very frustrating but we are back and bigger than ever!!!

Here is some inspiration for you to scrap on the long weekend (especially since it is supposed to be wet and windy - here in NSW anyway). 

Page by Amanda Lawrence using our new Shhh...it's a Scret and our Leaf Pack.

New Monster Truck mdf album by Kim Solomon.

Page by Liz Kordek using our Our Boy title and our Boy Car Pack.

Page by Renae Woods using our 30th title and Corner Flourish.

Card by Sandra Wilkinson using our Detailed Cog Pack.


Page by Wendy Smith using our new Circle Medium Frame.

Page by Wendy Smith using one of our RW Lasercuts titles - Brothers.



Hope you all have a great weekend and spend as much of it scrapping as you want to!!!

See you next week.

Suzanne

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcome to Thursday.......

Welcome to Thursday and some more WOW inspiration for your week.

This week I've had a play with some texture paste. I love playing with this stuff!

Start painting it on your chipboard and keep adding until you get the desired texture.

Once it has dried (you can speed it up with your heat gun), you can paint, ink or finish however you desire. I have chosen a cream paint to finish it off.

If you want to add a little bit more dimension, once the paint has dried, give the piece of chipboard a light inking.

I've also incorporated a WOW flourish into the layout.... I've finished it with some Twinkling H2O's.
This is how both pieces look on my finished layout......

This pic is my Dad with my gorgeous little nephew at my brother's 30th Birthday. Dad absolutely dotes on him!

Needing some further inspiration? Don't forget to keep an eye out for some further inspiration from the rest of the DT, both here on the WOW blog and over on our individual blogs.

Happy scrapping!

xx Renae

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Love The New Dress Form!

Hi, I just LOVE using Dress Forms so when I received this new dress form design, I just fell in love with it!They are one of my favourite chippies as you can add lots of fabric and texture to a page or card, and this new one is alittle different as it also has some beautiful flourishes attached to the back of the dress form, which really set of a corner.

I covered the dress form first with pattern paper, then cut around the edges, sanded, then added round piece of fabric which was cut in half, glimmer misted and folded, then tied it in at the waist. To make the top of the dress I folded the fabric over and glued down, creating the top of the dress.
I coloured in the flourish behind with a marker, then added Dimensional Magic to finished it off.


Adding layers by fussy cutting and mounting with foam tape.


I also created this layout using the new borders, ( to new for a code)
I covered the scalloped border with pattern paper, then sanded with a file set around the edges, I really love the affect of using chipboard like this because it gives the piece a more distressed layered look, compared to  the sticker border which is underneath.



Adding more layering chunkness!

Thanks Gilly oxo

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Going back to my Childhood—by Wendy Smith

I don’t know about the rest of you, and maybe it is just me, but whenever I colour in with textas or pencils I just love it. This certainly hasn’t changed as I have grown into an adult, in fact Iove colouring now just as much as always.

Using pens on my chipboard would have to been my favourite altering method. I love the diversity you can get from all the colours, and how fine you can make your pen strokes for all that fine detail required in some pieces.

For this layout, I have altered the 'Monkey Business’ title piece using a Sharpie permanent marker, Zig writers, Stampin Up pens, and a Signo white pen.

The first thing I did was coloured the words in with the black marker.

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Then I used the Zig Writers and Stampin Up pens to colour in the cute monkey

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Then I took a fine Sharpie marker and filled in the details on the monkey

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Finally, I used the white Signo pen to individualise the letters in the title.

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This is the completed alteration prior to being put on the layout

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And here is the layout with my altered chipboard piece as the main attraction

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So there you go, my first post on the WOW blog. Hope you learnt a little something from me.

cheers Wendy

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Witch

Hi everyone, it's Geli. I’m not normally a double layout scrapper but once in a while you need more than one photo to tell the story. In my case, it was my youngest, Leah, trying so very hard to look the part of an evil witch at the Halloween parade last year and failing in the cutest possible way. She’s got Daddy’s acting genes. So whether or not you are a fan of Halloween here is an easy-peasy double with 7 photos that you can try.


You don’t always need the exact embellishments to go with your theme; sometimes it’s more fun to turn one thing into something else. I had an extra alien from my "Bookmonster" page. He is so cute, but what I really wanted was a ghost. So off with his antennae, paint him white, give him a coat of ghostly sheen with Perfect Pearls and zombie eyes.


Perfect.

In the true sense of “waste not, want not” I used the cut-off antennae under the paper rosette. To make a rosette, punch a 2x12” strip of paper with a scallop punch along one long side and pleat like a fan, nice and tight (let the scallops guide you). Glue the ends together so you get a ring and glue it flat onto a cardstock circle. Hold it till it dries and add a brad in the middle. To give it a bit of shine, I embossed the outside with some glittery silver embossing powder and gave the balls of the antennae a coat of German Glitter Glass.

I used a flame set to get Leah flying on her broom stick. 


First I painted them white and gave them a coat of orange embossing powder, but I wiped off a little here and there before heating it. I then sprinkled a tiny bit of black Opals on (you can also use embossing powder) and heated it again.


The other 2 wings from the set were embossed in 2 coats of black for a nice glossy look.


I hope you like my cute Halloween witch. Mwah-ha-ha. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Paint, ink and messy fingers!

I had so much fun doing this layout.  It actually came together quite quickly considering all the different products I used to change the paper.  My hands were covered in "stuff" by the time I was finished.....love it!

I kept the chipboard quite simple with a coat of gold paint and a layer of Dimensional Magic for a glossy finish on my "Daughters are so special" title.  I altered the gorgeous, intricate piece of chippy that I used to accentuate my photo.
It had a oval sign hanging from the centre, which I'll use on a future project.  I painted the piece with old paint and added some gold Stickles on the scroll-work.

The tag is from Berry71Bleu, and I added some pearls and Prima bling.  



Here's another layout I've done using WOW chipboard.  I used one of the circles from the 12X12 Circle Frame set and painted it with Tim Holtz Crackle paint, then added some inks and spritzes.
 The WOW title, and WOW Alchemy blooms were inked, glittered and glossed. 




I  hope I've inspired you to grab your paint, inks and some of the stunning WOW chippy for your next project.
Happy scrapping,
Tina

Monday, September 12, 2011

WELCOME BABY!

Well it is my turn again and I had some fun designing some pretty card and tag sets using the baby card pack! I am going to share a few tips with you today as chipboards are so versatile.
I love using paint with mine and one of my favourite technique is called "patine" which means to coat an object to simulate aging. With these cards, I coated my chipboard with the main colour (here blue or pink), to age/distress the look I went over with a wet cloth dipped in white paint until I reached the desired effect.



The other technique is using your chipboard as a template, in my case i thought the bib chipboard was really cute but I only had one so I decided to use the hole left after I removed the bib as a template and I used a circle punch to finish the design, I cut a few for thickness and here I had a second cute bib!



The last technique I want to share is using clear embossing powder to enhance part of your chipboard, in this instance the little bib has a little pram engraved in the middle so using a Versamark marker I covered the little pram and covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it, I did the
same with the three little buttons on top of bib.


 And here is my last tip, just little tricks for the extra details! I really hope I did bring some inspiration to our WOW customers!