Monday, September 28, 2015

My Final Design Team Post by Sue Smith

After 3 years of being on this wonderful Design Team, I have decided call it quits. I seem to get little time or inspiration to scrap these days, and besides it will be good to see some fresh new enthusiastic faces keep this awesome Team alive and well.

Going on a retreat recently was a good chance to at least get some layouts done for my last post.

This first one is a sketch challenge at the Kraft Plus Challenge blog....

I have used the 'Pictures Of You' title coloured white with a Posca pen and then topped with clear plus sprinkles of yellow embossing powder....

Next up a layout of my cute kitty snuggling companion, Dash...

I have used the 'Today' title from the Pack of 10 coloured with Smooch Ink, one of my favourite products to use on my WOW chippy.....

I love this next layout of my daughter and her then fiance in Japan where I 'painted' the background with Glimmer Mist....

I 'Smooched' this gorgeous 'Messy Square Frame' and decorated it with a small piece cut from 'Blossom Branch' and coloured in the detail......

My final share with you is this layout of my sister's granddaughter, Tayla.....

For the background, I have used one of my all-time favourite AltaMATZ 12x12 'Acid Burn' and finished off with one of the 'Messy Arrow Frames'....

Well, that's last post. And now I'm sad. I want to thank all the other Design Team members that I have worked with over the years. I feel privileged to call you all friends. Thank you Suzanne for your generosity and your wonderful product line. Thank you also for being patient with me when I couldn't contribute because of illness.

To the incoming new Design Team members....congratulations on your appointment, and hope you enjoy your time on this talented team as much as I have. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Project Life Design By Tanya Kember

This 12 x 12 Project Life page is full of techniques and WOW chipboard goodies.
Let's take a closer look.

From the background templates and sprays with stamping accents to... 

Using the chipboard shapes to impress into the gesso background for added texture.

How cool do these new triangles look on this layout.

String and staples to add more interest and texture.

Thank you Tanya for inspiring us with another awesome Project Life Page.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Step By Step By Tracey Henly.


By Tracey Henly

I started my layout on a piece of Kraft card stock, I painted from the centre brushing upwards and downwards, randomly not total coverage, with clear gesso.
 I did this to get better drippage, (spell check doesn't think this is a word PFTTT), with the spray.
Pool your colour of choice across the middle of your layout and then rock it up an down to get the spray to run.
Set aside to dry or use a heat gun if you are inpatient.

Take your chipboard piece, in this case wings, and apply a coat of Tim Holtz crackle paint.
Let it dry naturally.

On your dry background put some pencil marks where your photo and frame are going to sit.
This gives you a guide as to where your next lot of background layers are going to go.

Next I took a template, some clear embossing ink in a dauber, and three embossing powder colours.
Using one colour at a time, I inked some circles through the template then added a colour, shook off the excess, then heat set it.
You can put as many circles as you like.

I used Aged gold embossing powder on the chipboard flourishes above and below the frame.

Back to the wings, I learnt this technique from a You tube tutorial. The lovely scrap booker sharing it I cannot remember her name, sorry. She came across it by mistake but loved the effect and shared it. It makes the cracks really big in the paint.
So what you do it cover your dried crackle paint with dimensional magic or glossy accents and let dry again. 

Once it is dry you apply another coat of your crackle paint and sit back and watch the magic.

When these are dry attach them to your layout and add your finishing touches, some seed beads to the frame and chipboard butterfly using glossy accents.
Sequins to the back ground again I use glossy accents.
I used the background spray on the title letters.
And of cause some flowers.

Thanks for looking