Friday, 17 July 2015

Your Creative Wings July Inspiration

Hi Everyone

Thanks for joining me with some Your Creative Wings inspiration today!

The Smallest Things

The lovely Secret Garden collection from Kaisercraft and this photo of Kayci taken a few years ago at Taupo in New Zealand were the starting points for this layout.  

I loved the shabby chic and feminine vibe to the papers, and so I knew I wanted to use a white and pale blue treatment to my chippy pieces to carry that shabby chic style through the layout. 

You can see the sweet little antique key here, and for the blue treatment on it (and the lock and clock face arms which you can see in the photo below), I've just applied a quick coat of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass.  Because I was aiming for an antique look I only needed one coat to the raw chippy so that you can see some of the raw chipboard slightly showing through.  After the  paint dried I used some sandpaper to sand the edges of the chippy.

For the white treatment to the ornate clock and ornate post I base coated with gesso and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I really like the smoother finish that you can achieve with a  coat of gesso before embossing in white.. OCD much?!

How sweet is the little antique lock in the top left!?

The ornate post was blended into the flower cluster by first wrapping a leafy vine ribbon around it and then some hemp twine.  Then just adding a few flowers here and there really blends it in.

Your Creative Wings product used:  Keys & Locks Small YCW8013, Ornate Post YCW 19005, Wrought Iron Clock YCW 16017.

Other product used:  Kaisercraft patterned paper, Secret Garden collection,  Bazzill cardstock, French Lattice Small Frame, English Tea Party Doily & French Pastry Tiny Doily dies from Cheery Lin Designs, Martha Stewart punch around the page punch, My Minds Eye enamel dots, corrugated cardboard, doily, gesso, whit embossing powder, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass, topstitch thread, hemp twine, peg - mini, vine ribbon, various flowers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tattered Rose, Darkroom Door texture stamp, Prima Color Bloom mist in Peony.


Oh my, young love.. There's something so special and heartwarming about it yes?  We were really excited to meet Sophie for the first time last weekend and thankfully she's a little more willing to have photos taken than Brent normally is.  

I've been hoarding this amazing Gramercy Road collection by Gossamer Blue for way too long, and it was so perfect for these photos!

Often chippy pieces are used on traditional scrapbook layouts with a myriad of treatments, but if you're wanting to use some pieces on a clean and simple design, try leaving them as raw chippy without any altering - they look great!  I've used the raw camera piece on this layout and then added a little acrylic paint to the separate tiny heart (that comes in the pack) and inked a little shadow in a slightly darker shade of pink.  Simply adhere the coloured heart to the top of the chippy piece.

I so love my chippy alphas, to be able to alter them any way you please is so much better than spending an obscene amount of money on a huge stash of Thickers.  I've used this one alpha set on at least four layouts and I still have plenty left.  

To treat the Polaroid Frame Set - Love, I've dabbed some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Black Soot on the scripted love word, and then trimmed some patterned paper to the same size as the polaroid frame and adhered it to the chipboard.  

Your Creative Wings product used:  Alpha # 1 YCW5006, Cameras YCW8002, Geo Pointers - Stars & Arrows YCW4006, Hearts n Arrows YCW4019, Polaroid Frame Set - Love YCW6025

Other product used:  Gossamer Blue patterned paper, American Crafts cardstock, EK Success edge punch, Gossamer Blue ephemera pack, hemp twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Black Soot, gesso, acrylic paint, Versa Color ink in Old Rose, Stazon Ink.

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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