Monday, January 30, 2012

Wet Distressing Chipboard

Hi, It's Gilly here, 
I was playing with a chipboard bird cage the other day and found a new technique to use, I like to call "Wet Distressing".
I've filmed a little You Tube Video to show you how easy it to create this look.
I love the distressed and rusty look of the bird cage.

For the birds I covered then with a coat of liquid pearl, which I applied in a swirling action, added some diamontes for eyes and a piece of lace trim for the wings.

         
Hope you enjoy the Video,
Thanks Gilly oxo

Friday, January 27, 2012

Inspiration Post--- Some more ways to be inspired

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
IMG_1523IMG_1522

Susan has used the lowercase alphabet, chipboard heart, flourish and Linda Baldock leaves on this bright and funky layout
cool treatscool treats 3cool treats cu1cool treats cu2

Sandra has used an ornate frame and a leafy vine on this cute layout
Hug with puppy
Kellie has used a gorgeous heart flourish on this layout, and has altered it with pink and red paint and cute little polka dots
happy love happy love CU
Gilly has used a chipboard circle and the lower case alphabets on this FUN layout
i say i say
Emma has used the cute little boy chipboard piece and a date card on this fun ‘schoolie’ layout
pre kinderpre kinder CUpre kinder cu2
and Finally…
Monique has used the very ornate and decorative butterfly on this sweet layout. Love the way she has altered it with the rhinestones!
Sweet-Lil-Eva

 

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

Frame it...

Hi, it's Susan here. For my blog post this month, I thought I would share a step x step post on how to utilize some of the gorgeous frames available from WOW. I have kept my layout quite simple so as to accentuate the Ornamental Oval Bird Frame (RWL100014)  I have used.
IMG_8409
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.
IMG_8404
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.
IMG_8405
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.
IMG_8406
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.
IMG_8407
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.
IMG_8409
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.
IMG_8410
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

Aussie Aussie Aussie OI OI OI!!!!

Hi Scrappers, Kellie Daley here today to share a page with you all...

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...

Kel :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspiration Post---We are here to Inspire you!

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.


Check out what Monique has done with the Cogs on this layout. She has used them as a mask for her misting and inking, as well as altering the little cogs with crackle paint…they look fab.!
Pure cheekPure cheek CU


Emma has also used the Cogs to create this cute layout. She has also used a bookplate for her journalling
dinosaur - Copydino CU - CopyDinoCU2 - Copy


Gilly has spun her shabby chic magic on this layout, and has used the gorgeous ‘My One and Only’ title, and a vintage lamp post.
My one and only


Kellie has done a beautiful job with the ‘Mad About You’ title piece…love that effect with the faux stitching.
mad about youmad about you CU


Sandra has used a decorative arch as a ‘U’ on this page, and also used our NEW alphabet chippies
U make me smile


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

daddy and meCUcu2

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

you make me smileIMG_8389

have fun creating with WOW…see you soon!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

K.I.S.S. in Red

Well hello there!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cousins WOW
For this layout I have used:

-Classic Lower Case Alphabet

-Linda Baldock Design mini leaf pack
-Picket fence
IMG_1578IMG_1580
For this layout I have used:
-Family Time title piece
-Chloe Flourish
family time

IMG_1743

IMG_1744

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

DO YOU WANT TO WIN FREE CHIPBOARD?????

Well let me tell you how easy it is!!!

All you have to do is purchase a piece of WOW chipboard after the 1st February 2012 and before the 31st March 2012 and you will be given a specially designed filigree heart.

To enter the draw to win FREE chipboard you just need to scrap a page, a card or an off the page item using that heart.  How simple is that????

You will then need to post a photo of your page/card/project on our Facebook page together with the name of the store where you purchased your WOW to go in the draw!

If you don’t have Facebook you can still enter by emailing your photo to wordsorwhatever@exemail.com.au.

The competition will run from the 1st February to the 31st March 2012.

Random weekly draws will begin every Wednesday beginning the 8th February 2012 and run through to the 4th April 2012.

There will be two major monthly draws – the 7th March 2012 and the 4th April 2012.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? 

BUY SOME WOW CHIPBOARD AND GET SCRAPPING!!!!!

This promotion is only for our Australian Stores.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

INTRODUCING ..... OUR NEW DESIGN AND INSPIRATION TEAMS FOR 2012!!!

We are proud to announce our new
Design and Inspiration Teams for 2012!!
Returning to the WOW Design Team
for 2012 are...

Sandra lives on the South Coast of NSW.   She is married and has one POD.  She has been scrapbooking for over 8 years now, and just loves the creative outlet.  Her style is eclectic with loads of layering and a little bit random. She loves playing with new product and trying out new techniques. Chipboard gives her the opportunity to experiment with loads of different mediums, and she loves the versatility of WOW chipboard. She is also the owner of  Scrapbooking Delights ... please go and visit her!



Wendy lives in Launceston TASMANIA with her DH and their 2 boys Charlie and Angus.  She has been scrapbooking since she fell pregnant with Charlie in 2004. Scrapbooking to Wendy  is not only the art of keeping memories, but is also her creative outlet.  Wendy describes  her style as masculine, with a feminine touch, layered, and clustered that capture everyday moments!






Gilly is a mother to Milly 7 (Amelia-Jane), wife to Ben, scrapbooker, best friends to Renee (Nay) and works at Fred The Needle a scrapbooking shop Penrith NSW Australia.  Renee and I have been best friends since we first met in 1998 working in a newsagency in Bowral and she got me into Scrapping in early 2005, and ever since we have been scrapping LOs and OTP about our life family and friends.  Yes our children are Scrap abused and they smile at every camera which is pointed at them, lol.  Gilly has also recently become a Girl Guide Leader in her spare time!!


Introducing our new Design Team
members for 2012!

Emma is 30 years old and is married with 3 children,  Isabella who is 5 and my boys, Jordan 4 and Jett who is 2.  She has been with her husband for 12 years and they have built a gorgeous little life for them selves in Tasmania. She has been scrapbooking for about 8 years and still loves it as much as when she first started.  She loves surfing the net for inspiration and doing challenges from all the great challenge blogs out there.  She loves using inks, mists and distressing and loves trying new techniques.   She is so stoked to be on the WOW team, as she loves the chipboard, always new things coming out the variety is huge.   She looks forward to sharing her creations with you all.

Kellie currently lives in sunny Brisbane and has 4yr old twin boys Harry and Sam. She started scrapbooking back in 2002, but became more 'obsessed' after the birth of her boys. She usually loves to scrap with brighter papers and loves to use layering, ink and CHIPBOARD on her pages! She sources inspiration from online blogs and galleries, and from the photos themselves. She looks forward to her time on the WOW  design team and hopes she can inspire you with our gorgeous range of chipboard.


Susan is a stay at home mum that seems to be busier now than when she was in the corporate sector. She has a fabulous family...2 gorgeous children... coming to a layout near you soon! And a fabulous man who gets her hobby and supports her product addiction. She has been scrapping for almost 8 years now and has had a fabulous time doing so.  She has been fortunate to be on quite a few Design Team, had countless publications in most of the magazines and the opportunity to teach at one of the paper festivals. She is also co-owner of a handmade embellishment business  ... A Lil' Somethin' and her "real job" currently is as a professional face painter. She loves to create and finds chipboard elements add a little extra to her projects so is thrilled to be embarking on this year with WOW chipboard... hopefully she can inspire you to source and use these amazing products along the way.
 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.
Kaitlynne is 26 years old and is married to a wonderful man Justin.  She loves living on the south coast of NSW, and couldn't imagine life anywhere else!  Scrapbooking has been a hobby for around 6 years and it seems she gets more into it as each year goes by.  Late last year she even got her own scrap room!  She would describe her style as clean and simple. She likes to use coordinating patterned papers, mists and string! She also loves chipboard as it is so versatile and can come in just about any shape, style or word you can imagine. So needless to say she is super excited to be apart of the WOW team for 2012.  She looks forward to sharing her work with you!



Monique lives in Mackay on the Tropical North Coast of Qld.   She is married with one 6 year old boy, who is the main subject of my scrapbooking.  She started Scrapbooking about 6 years ago, when Connor was about 6 months old, had a break for a couple of years then really caught the bug... and hasn’t stopped since!!  She is usually doing something scrapbook related every day – for her it is her down time, a creative outlet and a fantastic way to record family moments. She finds it really really hard to describe her style...  It is very eclectic, and she usually just goes where the mood takes her.   She tend to use lots of layers and distressing, and her layouts usually end up looking shabby, grungy or vintage.  She loves experimenting with different techniques, and usually uses lots of mists, paints or inks. 


Our team also still includes our lovely and extremely talented Product Designer - Linda Baldock!!!

Linda is a West Aussie mixed media artist, living creatively in Sydney (but only for the next 6 months) until she moves back to Perth!!  Linda travels all over Australia sharing her experimental style at workshops, shows and retreats. Her product designs are seen regularly in scrapbook and craft publications.

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.

Watch out for a HUGE announcement coming tomorrow regarding a BIG PROMOTION coming your way for FREE CHIPBOARD!!!

Suzanne and Neil