Friday, March 8, 2013

Words or Whatever - WOW March Release!

Today marks the new release at Words or Whatever - WOW Chipboard. I have a layout to share with you that uses some of my favorite chippies - but I have to admit - these aren't from the new release.  My package with the new  goodies will arrive later, but I didn't want to miss out on the fun, so I just created a layout with some of the pieces already in my stash.

Doesn't this Bamboo Tree look amazing with the Graphic 45 Bird Song Paper?  It was like they were made for each other!  I colored the tree with Smooch Inks - such an easy way to add color and sparkle.

The title, Sisters & Friends, was colored in the same way.  

This photo just shows a little of the depth on this layout.  I've been making my own foam adhesives using craft foam, and running it through my Xyron Creatopia with permanent adhesive.  It is such an easy and inexpensive way to build up those layers.

Please do have a look at the Words or Whatever - Wow blog, so you can actually see the new release! There are so many fun designs this time and the rest of the design team has done a marvelous job! While you are there check out the past  design team inspiration.  Every week, one of the designers floods the blog with amazing projects, fantastic tutorials and so much chippie goodness, you really don't want to miss it.  And remember, we also have a monthly challenge.  This time, it's super-duper easy - Just make a layout and use a little Wow on it.  You have until March 15th to link up.  We hope you will play along with us.

Graphic 45 Bird Song Patterned Papers
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Butterfly; Metal Buttons
Words or Whatever -WOW chipboard: Bamboo Tree; Sisters & Friends
Spellbinders dies: Labels 28; Enchanted Labels 28
May Arts Ribbon: Paper Cord 420-10
Wow Embossing Powder: Cotton Candy, Angel Wings

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products
Antique Essentials PreCut Set HCPC 3516
Grand Portal PreCut Set HCPC 3442
Vintage Floret Bouquet HCPC 3503
Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set HCPC 3303
Posy Patch Die HCD 701
Decorative Chateau Gate Die HCD 718
Classic Editions Paper Collection HCDP1 224

Spellbinders Mbossabilities Bricks and Bark
Copic Markers: YR23, E51, E53,E57, E59, YG91, YG93, YG95, W2, W5
Wow Embossing Powder: Primary Bark
Smooch Ink: Gold Lame
Liquid Pearls: Buttercup
Stickles: Holly
Clearsnap Ink
Core'Dinations Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runner

Run a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of cream cardstock through die cutting machine in the Bricks and Bark  embossing folder.  Use a sponge dauber to ink over the tops of the bricks, in various shades of brick red.  This will leave the cream to look like the mortar. Stamp vines and flowers along the right side of the brick wall. Color the leaves and flowers with Copics. Line the vine branches with glitter glue. Stamp the window image, onto patterned paper and heat emboss with dark brown powder. Cut with the coordinating die. Add metal accents to the hardware with gold ink.  Glue to brick background.  Stamp the water pump, color with Copics and fussy cut.  Use foam adhesives to mount to card. Stamp and cut Posy Patch flowers. Shape and add to the water pump and flowering vine.  Add Liquid Pearls to the flower centers. Mount to a 5 x 7" card base.

Monday, March 4, 2013

True Beauty

 We had snow flurries this weekend, but that doesn't mean that spring isn't right around the corner! And even if the flowers aren't blooming yet, we can still create our own paper blossoms .

Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary
Cardstock: Core'Dinations Signature Series Graphic 45
Flower Soft : Meadow
Clearsnap:  ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Dye Ink: Antique Moss, Triumphant Red; Donna Salazar Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Cosmopolitan Pink Starburst Spray
tacky glue