Monday, December 21, 2015

Peace Kisses

 No its not a new Christmas greeting, Peace Kisses are the gorgeous rainbow light,
 that has been cast upon my friend Ericos' cheek.
Celebrating friendship,this layout was like a renewal of creative faith for me.
 A catalyst that reminded me Why I scrapbook and Why I love creating in this format.
The colour, textures, and elements and I get to highlight my pieces with
 Awesome Words or Whatever Chipboard pieces .
Hi Lisa Here , with a December update that has nothing what so ever to do with Christmas :)
 When I create I like keep it fairly simple in elements ,of course paint /inks /texture are essential for my unique style , but when it comes to embellishments, I don't tend to go overboard either. 
Which is why I absolutely love the individual Words or Whatever chipboard words.
I am not one to use Cliches and over used titles. So these words are perfect to mix and match and create ones own unique titles.

With this next piece ,I have used the new Ruby Claire / WOW wine glass stencil,
first off i created my background with Teal acrylic paint , a little black house paint drips and let the piece dry. Using a little Prima crackle texture paste I stenciled the wine Glasses on to the page. ho hum a little more drying time . Stamping and scribble to complete the background, the layering, blocking of the photo and the elegant WOW ornate flourish to highlight my journaling.
 yet again , keeping my journaling to a minimum.
Thanks for dropping by, I hope your feeling a little inspired to go create something new .
 Peace Kisses to you all xxx

Thursday, December 17, 2015

When the chipboard is the hero

Not long to go before the big fella arrives, December is seriously a blur!

I've got a few pages to share with you today and yes there is still another snow pages to share but that will be the last for a while as I have exhausted my chipboard snowflake stash.

The first page is my DT take on the very latest Stuck?! sketch that was revealed yesterday. I've been busting to show you this one.

Just chillin

I have used the new release chipboard title 'Just Chillin' and large Snowflakes to embellish my page. The chipboard has been base-coated with gesso, then half inked with blue Brilliance Ink. The remaining chipboard has been covered with Diamond Stickles for a little sparkle. I have allowed the Stickles to completely dry and then applied a thick coat of Glossy Accents.

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Some simple chipboard pieces shine on the next page. Some birds from the Mini Bird Pack have been covered with grey ink and then a nice thick coat of Glossy Accents.

Sky's the limit

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A chipboard kite coloured with Distress Paints and coated with Glossy Accents

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And I have one more page to share today and I think it should be a Christmas page.

Don't get your tinsel in a tangle

I have used the chipboard Christmas Owl and coloured it with Distress Paint and some Stickles

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The Wood Veneer Christmas Pack is perfect for embellishing the page. I have covered the two pieces with Glossy Accents

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How cute our boy looks, it seems so long ago!

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Thanks for visiting the blog today, I hope you will find plenty of time to create in these holidays.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Steam PUNK Flava!!!

I love steam punk style, so I thought I would do the front of my new 6 x 8 journal.

I first covered it using matte gel medium and paper doily.

I embossed my chipboard piece with rust coloured powder.

I decided to cut off the elastic closure too. I then went to town with my paper and fabric flowers and my metal charms and pieces.


New circle frame no code yet will update later

Thanks for looking

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A fun way to alter the look of you WOW chipboard

Hi Guys!!     
I hope your having a great week and getting some creative time squeezed into this busy time of the year!!Today I wanted to share with you a way you can alter the look of your chipboard elements on your pages, Remember you can always trim up the chipboard with a craft knife to suit your style...

I started off using the Interconnecting Squares 12x12 chipboard and trimmed it to suit the design I had in mind.

I then coated it in Gesso and let dry

Next I ran the chipboard through the Big Shot using an embossing folder. Once that was done I coated it in Versamark ink and then embossing powder and set it with the heat gun.

Once it had cooled I inked it with black stayzon ink the re melted it with a heat tool, to create a cool marbled effect.
I then slapped some paint onto my card stock and let dry. Once it was dry I arranged everything on my page and got it positioned right before glueing it all down.

Nothing was wasted with my chipboard that I had cut up for the background as you can see by these little squares and arrows which I then painted lime green.

I have also been busy playing with some new releases that have come my way. I used some fun summer time chipboard elements on this layout. 

 Thats all from me today thanks for stopping by, I encourage you to give this technique a go and don't forget to share it over on our Facebook page WOW Creations

Have a great Day!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Some WOW Goodness And A Little Prima Lyric

 Good morning, Tania with you to share a couple of projects using lots of yummy WOW products.

First up is a layout!

To create my background I started by using the 6 x6 Moroccan Stencil ALTA138 with some texture paste and randomly applied it on my page.

Once that was dry I grabbed a couple of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine sprays similar colours to my patterned papers and sprayed these over my page.

I also took the spray top off so I could drip some large spots over my page.

Next up I took one of Kaisers stamps, the grid pattern and randomly stamped it over my page with black ink. 

I cut up a piece of WOW Chicken wire WOW1636 which I left raw and then positioned this on my page.

I then started to put my page together by embellishing it with lots of yummy blooms and a butterfly or too.  My other two pieces of WOW Chipboard that I used on this page was the word "Stunning" WOW2095 which I sponged which gesso, and the Groovy Frames WOW1867 which were sprayed with Heidi Swapp sprays also.

A few close ups of my page :)

Next up to show you is a couple of cards I made using some of my left over papers.

The yummy WOW products that I used are the Mini Hearts & Wire Panel WOW2257 and a New Release panel which I painted with black paint, 6 Inch Mesh Border WOW2135 which I left raw and lastly the WOW Groovy Frames WOW1867 which I sponged a couple of coats of Gesso over them

Well that's I from me today. Until next time thanks so much for stopping by. 

Don't forget to share all your gorgeous creations with us on our WOW Creations Facebook Page and also be sure to check out our latest challenge too, both can be found here.

Tania xx

Friday, December 4, 2015

WOW Challenge #2

For our December challenge we are going to be taking our Inspiration from Monet.

Claude Monet was among the leaders of the French 

Impressionist movement of the 1970's and the 1880's.

To enter all you need to do is upload your entry over in the
WOW Creations Facebook Group
And we accept OTP, Project Life, Layouts, Cards, Art Journalling.. anything.. as long as you use WOW products  on your creation.

The criteria:
They must have the WOW Factor
(WOW Products)
Tell us what about the Monet painting inspired you....

Here is what some of the Design Team girls came up with.....

Elisa Ablett

My December challenge - inspired by the lilies in the painting, the colours, texture (the lines) and of course gorgeous watercolours.

Tanya Froud

Art Journal page above.

Used the watercolour as my inspiration on this one..

Kerryn Fry

Peg Hewitt

This Moment title
Circle frame

New release chippy

Sandra Henderson-Staples

Tania Ridgewell

I took inspiration from the colours, and tried to create a similar washed look background and also used a photo at our local water pond

Tracey Henly

I actually did this on a piece of 12 x 12 canvas, thinking I might get all arty and stuff. LOL

Chipboard word "Epic"



Don't forget to add your creation to the album.....