Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Hello again…the teams here at WOW have created some more beautiful layouts to inspired you!
Wendy has used the ‘Little Monster’ title and scalloped border on this layout
Susan has used the lowercase alphabet, chipboard heart, flourish and Linda Baldock leaves on this bright and funky layout
Sandra has used an ornate frame and a leafy vine on this cute layout
Kellie has used a gorgeous heart flourish on this layout, and has altered it with pink and red paint and cute little polka dots
Gilly has used a chipboard circle and the lower case alphabets on this FUN layout
Emma has used the cute little boy chipboard piece and a date card on this fun ‘schoolie’ layout
Monique has used the very ornate and decorative butterfly on this sweet layout. Love the way she has altered it with the rhinestones!
So I hope you have got some ideas on how to add WOW chipboard to your projects…please feel free to leave a link in our comments section with some of your work..we would love to see it!
Until next week
cheers Wendy x x x x
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Step 1: Separate all the pieces of your chipboard. WOW ensures your chipboard wont be damaged by leaving it attached at a couple of points to the backing board when cutting its images... so you will need a craft scalpel or knife to cut these areas and release your design.
Step 2: I have coloured my chipboard pieces using markers (any brand will do so raid your kids textas if necessary). This piece has gorgeous ornate designs lightly etched into the wings so I have highlighted them with the black for effect.
Step 3: Cut around your photo to fit the frame and stick them together. I used a hot glue gun but any other adhesive will do the trick.
Step 4: Decorate the background of your cardstock with stamping ( I have used my favourite stamp the Kaiser texture grid stamp… I have 4 of them) then spritz over the top of your stamping with a spritzer tool and marker. Stick the frame down slightly to the right of the page.
Step 5: Embellish your page with some flowers concentrating the cluster close to the bird to tie the layout together… add a title and date and you are done.
Close up: Here you can see the gorgeous design on the wings of the bird and how the 3d effect is created by the layered chip pieces.
I hope this has inspired you to try a layout without patterned paper and letting this gorgeous chipboard be the focus of your layout.
- Susan Longman
Monday, January 23, 2012
With Australia Day only days away, I thought I would scrap this photo of my son Sam using some gorgeous WOW chippies!
I decided to go with the colour scheme blue and red (some people may use green and gold). Sam
spotted these tattoos in the supermarket and who was I to say no :)
And some close-ups........
On my chipboard I have used markers- a great way to decorate your chipboard as they make no mess, so for scrappers who are not into paint or mists, this is a great alternative!!
Wishing all my fellow scrappers a very HAPPY Australia day, may you RELAX and enjoy your day!
Till next time...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ever get a piece of chipboard and think ‘What am i going to do with this?’…..well worry no more!
The girls at WOW are here to inspire you to get your MOJO flowing and get you using your chipboard on your layouts.
Check out what the team has been up to lately…. just a few layouts to share.
Sandra has used a decorative arch as a ‘U’ on this page, and also used our NEW alphabet chippies
Wendy has altered a decorative heart, a flourish, and the ‘Daddy and Me’ title with black permanent Marker, and altered the flower with red mist
Susan has used an ornate butterfly and co-ordinated it with a circle by spritzing with glimmermist. She has also used the NEW lowercase alphabets
have fun creating with WOW…see you soon!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
It is a new year at WOW and I am stoked to be asked back to do another year with Suzanne and the gang. Loving all the new Chipboard designs and excited about the new team who are going to be bringing you bigger and better ideas and showcasing this magnificent product!
There are a lot of different techniques you can use on chipboard from distressing to embosssing to using different mediums to cover it, but I always like to keep my altering to a bare minimum and KISS(Keep It Simple Stupid).
My favourite thing to do is to just colour the chipboard in black with a permanent marker, but lately I have been experimenting with a different colour. RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For this layout I have used:
-Classic Lower Case Alphabet-Linda Baldock Design mini leaf pack
For this layout I have used:
-Family Time title piece
So when you are about to use some chipboard on your layout, try keeping it the main embellishment focus and K.I.S.S. your WOW chipboard!
Have fun chipping it up!
cheers Wendy x x x
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Now on to our Inspiration Team!!
Lisa lives on the South Coast of NSW, with her hubby Andrew, their two lovable ratbags Seth and Emeline, and fur-baby Marley. Lisa began scrapbooking over 7 years ago when her son was a baby, as a way of documenting his first year. Lisa likes to mix up lots of different patterns on her layouts, with no colour off limits. She always includes handwritten journaling on her pages, and loves to include clusters of embellishments, including chipboard. Scrapbooking brings together all of her loves...playing with pretty papers, photography and documenting her family stories.
Linda will be teaching next at the Art Is You - The East Coast Art Retreat in Sydney on the 15th - 18th March 2012.
We hope our new Design and Inspiration Teams inspire your scrapping this year and can't wait to see more of their work.