Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hi Anne-Marie here.
I really enjoyed getting the mists and gesso and masks out for this layout. I don’t often get the time to get messy.  I used some older Finnabair designed Dreamer paper from 7 Dots Studio.

First of all I used masks and gesso to give the background some extra texture and interest.

Then I attached my 6x4” photo and simply glued my Your Creative Wings chipboard down while it was still raw. 

I also added the metal embellishments and flair button and lots of flowers. Over the flowers I stapled some tulle. It looks really cool, sort of spider-webby when you melt it with a heat gun. 

Next I covered the photo with a baby wipe to mask it.  The wet baby wipe was fine on my photo, which I just printed on my Canon Pixma MP970 but you might need to check on an inconspicuous corner if your photo is safe to do this. I find the baby wipe the best option... it is easy to manipulate into the right shape and holds it form and seems to “catch” the over spray the best.

Then I sprayed with yellow and gold mists from Glimmermist.  I started off with light sprays then added a few heavier squirts closer to the page to get the spray to pool a little in places

After that dried I went over it with pinks, again light to start then a few heavy squirts to pool the spray in some areas.  I left it to dry and soak into the chipboard for a few minutes then carefully moved the page around a bit (so as not to dislodge the baby wipe) to allow the still wet areas to drip down the page a little too. I used a heat gun to finish off the drying process. I then applied a very slight mist of black spray from high (about 2 feet... you need to do this either outside or on a large piece of newspaper because the overspray goes everywhere!) above the page for a bit of definition.

Finally I finished off by painting some of the Your Creative Wings chipboard with the golden spray using a paint brush dipped into the bottle. 

Your Creative Wings materials used:  Lots of StarsYCW10008,  Key to My Heart Charm Set YCW, Flourish Pair YCW7014, Words - Perfect Day Script Set YCW1052
Other materials used: Paper by; 7Dots Studio. Tattered Angels Glimmermists, metal embelishments, flair, flowers, tulle, staples.

Week four

I love all the little mini designs from Your Creative Wings that are just perfect for my Project Life pages. I have been PLing (as in using Project Life pocket page style scrapbooking to document) our day to day life for almost 5 years now and still love it. It’s a fabulous record to look back on. This year I have used the Midnight Core Kit Edition from Becky Higgins©. I love the black and white... with touches of grey and kraft and the occasional splash of yellow. This spread consists of pocket pages from Becky Higgins©. Design A on the left and Design F on the right. 

I have added seven pieces of Your Creative Wings chipboard to this spread, once again in my go to favourite finish... raw form. It complements the kraft cards in this core kit as I mentioned above and is in keeping with the whole keep it simple approach that PL was always meant to be. Just a few little glimpses of eye candy that help tell the story of our week. 

The pointing printer’s hand is my absolute favourite piece of Your Creative Wings chippy to date... closely followed by the geotags... hearts, houses, arrows (there are circles and stars too)... I can see me using those on every page. The little snap camera and heart arrow are just adorable too... I took the teensy heart out of the arrow and attached it to the 3x4” photo on the far left... just another little subtle highlight to add interest and draw attention.


Your Creative Wings materials used: Printers Fist YCW4017, Geo Pointers - Heart & Home YCW4007, Geo Pointers - Stars & Arrows, Cameras YCW8002,  Arrows Set 1 YCW4001.   
Other materials used: Paper by; Becky Higgins - Midnight Core Kit Edition. Becky Higgins Pocket Pages - Design A & F.

I hope you have found Your Creative Wings designs in your local store. If not ask them to get them in. We have some gorgeous new designs coming out... and dare I say it... Christmas themed ones too... it is only 55 sleeps away you know. ;)

Until next time
Happy Creating x

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi again Crafty People, Jen here. I'm sharing my October CT layout today. 

I decided that it was time to create a layout with me in it. I hate getting my photo taken so this one is a few years old. It was taken overlooking Lake Travis in Austin, Texas.

Lately I've been having a bit of a crisis in confidence so when I saw this paper range from My Minds Eye, it was perfect for the layout I had in mind.  The collection is called Just Sayin and the papers used are Believe.

 I used a Crafters Workshop stencil for the sunburst with Wendy Vecchi for Studio 490 embossing paste. I used Faber Castell Gelatos to get the colour effects around the paste. I added some Finnabair (for Prima Marketing) Art Ingredients glass beads to give some texture. I love these beads, I think they give a great effect but I got into such a mess with them. My floor and craft desk are covered :-)

 I used a vintage doily from my collection and inked with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The bling is ZVA Creative and the flowers are Petaloo. I also added some handmade flowers.

I love the chipboard from Your Creative Wings and didn't want to do to much to it for this layout. I heat embossed with some black, metallic embossing powder. Once cooled I added some Baroque Art Gilders Paste in Celtic Bronze. The button is from Prima Marketing and I added some Kaisercraft Collections around the edges.

The stamp is Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous and the Believe tag is also Tim Holtz. The button is Prima and the flower is Petaloo. 

The washi tape is Prima Marketing and the fringing is from my own collection. Isn't the chipboard just gorgeous?

Your Creative Wings materials used:   Ornate Frame 11 YCW6011, Sprig Flouish Set YCW7013, Flourish 2 YCW7014.
Other materials used: Paper by - My Minds Eye. Crafters Workshop stencil, Studio 490, Faber Castell Gelatos, Prima Marketing – Finnabair - Art Ingredients , Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, ZVA Creative, Petaloo, embossing powder, Baroque Art Gilders Paste, Kaisercraft Collections, Stampers Anonymous.

Thanks for visiting today and please visit Your Creative Wings and take a look at the awesome products, for such a new company, the selection is amazing! 
To get your hands on some of these designs visit the shops who supply it, there's links on the side here or even better get onto you local scrapbooking or paper craft store and tell them all about it.

Until next time
Jen xxxxx

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hi Your Creative Wings friends.  It's Jodie with you today to share two layouts, one in a clean style and one a bit more shabby.

First up,

Ice Cream Star

 This layout is about my then four year old nephew who really deserved a special treat after being such a superstar walking around the town to show his Aunty the sights on my visit.

This You're A Star badge really brought the theme of the layout together for me.  It fits so well with all the chipboard stars available from Your Creative Wings and also with the Solstace collection.  It's such a bright and cheery sentiment, can be used for both boys and girls, and even adults!  I've applied pigment ink to the raw chipboard which has allowed the intricate cut details of the text and stars to keep a really nice contrast.

For my title I used the Alpha #1 set.  I love that these alphas are in a more formal font style, but still have their own character.  I primed with gesso and then applied two coats of acrylic paint in a navy blue.

 I've tucked the Small Star Wheel behind my photo.  The star wheels have a removable inner star (making it super easy to colour the inner star differently), and then some extra smaller stars in the set to layer.

Soo, I have a little confession to make... I'm a massive fan of metallics and bling!  I can't tell you how happy it makes me that the gold metallics have continued to be so popular with the latest collections being released.  The Solstice collection from Pink Paislee is no exception, and I wanted to mirror the pops of gold in some of my chippy pieces.  I've inked the pieces with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Queens Gold embossing powder.  The result is a really close match to the gold elements in the collection.

The Stars in a Row are so versatile.  On this layout I've made a border strip by joining a few rows together, and I've trimmed a strip of three stars which have been positioned above my title.  You can also cut them into individual stars for scattering around your page, and the inner star in the centre of each one is removable, so you can have outline stars and small stars as well!

Included in the pack with the Your a Star badge, are two layered stars within circles.  I've pulled each of these apart so that I have two outline circles and four larger stars to scatter about the page.  I've used some more navy acrylic paint, gold and red embossing powders, and patterned paper to colour the stars and circles.

A few pieces of ephemera from the collection, some October Afternoon Pop Drops and some journalling, and I called it done.
Your Creative Wings materials used:  Star Border YCW10003, Word Discs - So Proud Combo YCW1023, Small Star Wheel YCW10006, Alpha Set #1 YCW 5006.
Other materials used:  Pink Paislee-Solstace patterned paper, Crate Paper-The Pier slide frames, Pink Paislee-Solstace ephemera, October Afternoon-Daily Flash pop drops, Colour Box pigment ink in Mint, Ranger embossing powder in Queens Gold, red embossing powder, acrylic paint, machine stitching.

My second layout is a softer coloured shabby page using a lot of textures and layers.  I've used Pion Design's Shoreline Treasures collection.
I've started my layers with some texture paste tinted with cream acrylic paint and applied to my background with a leaf stencil.  Once dry I've added some watercolour in a soft blue and allowed to dry again.
From there I've layered strips of the papers trimmed into banners and added bits and pieces between the layers.  I've applied two coats of gesso to the leaf border, and the flourishes have had two coats of gesso, followed by matt Mod Podge as an adhesive with a light dusting of Diamond Dust for some glimmer.

My frame originally had a square outside border attached, but that's the beauty of working with a raw product - you can change it up so that it suits how you want to use it.  I carefully cut away the outside border with scissors and was left with the scroll frame.  I primed this in gesso and then applied a blue pigment ink.

The Mesh background I wanted to grunge up a little, so I trimmed four or five odd sized shapes out of the sheet, spritzed each of them with water to allow them to loosen up, then manipulated them a bit to pull them out of shape.  Then using my scalpel (carefully ha!) I scratched across the top layer to loosen fibres here and there.  Once dry I added gesso randomly and finally added some Kindyglitz for sparkle.

The brand new range of script words are beautiful.  I've used the word "Perfect", but others available include Happiness, Laughter, Memories and Wanderlust.  This scripty font is really on trend right now.  I've left my title piece raw as a contrast against the lighter colours in the papers and embellishments.

Your Creative Wings materials used:  Words - Perfect Day Script Set YCW1052, Leaf Border YCW 11006, Key to My Heart Charm Set YCW12013, Butterflies Mini YCW3042, Mesh Panle YCW8010, Scroll Frame YCW6013, Sprig Set 2 YCW7013
Other materials used:  Pion Designs-Shoreline Treasures patterned paper, The Crafters Workshop 6x6 Mini Leaf Frame stencil, Prima Junkyard Findings clock faces & zippers, Prima Say it in Crystals, doilies, Petaloo flower, corrugated cardboard, Kaisercraft Jewels in Hunt & Gather, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Kindyglitz in Crystalina, Windsor & Newton Iridescent Medium, Tattered Angels Glimmermist in Glacier, Versa Colour Ink in Atlantic & Baby Blue, Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone, watercolours, muslin, gesso, texture paste, Jo Sonja's Crackle Medium.

Thanks for dropping by today, from all at Your CreativeWings.