Wednesday 28 January 2015

Sketchabilities / White with 1

Challenge #131 from Sketchabilities the sketch is below
This challenge was a joint venture with White with 1, so create a layout based on the sketch and use 85% white on your page and the color of the month Placid Blue.

Here is my take- my scrapbooking buddies and I fought over my take on white since I said winter white, and antique white is still considered white. They argued that it was cream and so not white, but i said it is a shade of white.

Moving on i painted all the chipboard in either white or antique white as i like to say, sanded and inked with vintage photo distress ink.  I had to use ink i can't have an un- inked page; needed some contrast.

I used had a texture pack from my friend Wendy to create the background layers, sandpaper, gripper, place mat and shelf lining.
But my favorite part is the rubber bands!! I stretched them out to frame the picture and held in place with brads- another layup must metal of some sort.


The chipboard i used is from Blue Fern Studios who I always design for.

Monday 26 January 2015

Creative Weekend

I spent the weekend at a crop here in Cold Lake, and it was super productive.  I played with sprays, chipboard, stencils, molding paste, paint and more.  Here are some super fun tags

Chipboard, rub ons, dylusion spray, lindy embossing powder, prima mechanicals, butterfly stencil and distress paints.  This one i fought with and hated it til i added the rub ons then it all came together.
 I started with woodgrain stencil added studio calico huey mists in yellow and orange and with those colors it took on a halloween theme and i went with it. My favorite part was the purple gelatos around the outside edges- LOVE LOVE LOVE.  Another great add on is the chipboard cage light, one of my designs now available at Blue Fern Studios.  Little pat on back.
 This one was an experiment in finger painting.  First i applied the stencil with modeling paste then used spray to get the color in the leaves and poppies.  I liked that i got overspray in the other sections more of a messy look not paint by numbers.  I used acrylic paint and my fingers for coloring and shading.
Another one with my chipboard- again a little back pat.  I really like putting the chipboard modeling paste stencil then put gesso over the whole thing.  Then when i add color with spray and paint it colors the chipboard blends into the background adding another dimension.  Finished with adding embellishments and created more dimension!

Sunday 18 January 2015

Steampunk House

Here is my newest which will be available at Treasured Memories in Edmonton, Alberta in February.  The kit includes a 3 Dimension chipboard house with a pull out album.  These was a super fun project and i hope you love it as much as i do.

I used Marion Smith Designs Nirvana Paperline and Prima Marketing Cartographer paper line on the outside to cover the steampunk house.  I created the house using chipboard it looks complicated but i broke it down into sections, porch, main house, balcony, and second floor then made each section and attached together.  The house can be viewed from front, and sides but the back is flat to go against a wall.

I created piping with large bendy straws and rolled cardstock covered with metal foil from Ranger.  Additional items are pulleys, corked domes, metal gears, wind up and door pulls.

Here is the view of the balcony with port holes, you can see the sections of the house and dimension.

The album pulls out from the right side, it is tucked into chimmey of the house.  It is a 3"x10" album used the remaining Nirvana, Cartographer for the inside.  But alas not enough paper so i also used 7 Gypsies Global, and Kaisercraft Miss Empire.

The inside has flips and flaps, and envelopes lots of places to add photos and journalling.

Once i have finished the instructions i will also post the instructions on my etsy site, then you too can create with your own paper choices.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Chipboard In Action

Check it out... my chipboard design in action by Marie-Josee Hamel over at Blue Fern Studios

I brought all the pieces Blue Fern has of my chipboard but i haven't yet created with it, this layout has inspired me to create!!!