Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Guest snippet

Hi everyone, Audrey here with this weeks post and some announcements.
Before I share some special inspiration with you this week, just a couple of things

I'd like to thank you all for entering our little competition this month. Drum roll please,,,,,,
The winner is  
Michelle Rigg
We'll be in touch real soon. Keep an eye out in the mail box Michelle :)

Other News
As of March 31 to April 17 the office at YCW will be unattended. Any orders place on the website during that time will not be filled unfortunately as we are on a long deserved holiday. We will process any orders from April 17th onward. 
We truly hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience.

And now for some inspiration.

I'm lucky to have such beautiful friends who I get to share creative time with. One of those friends is Steph.  She doesn't get to create very often and when we did happen to get some time together she created the most beautiful shabby wall hanger using Your Creative Wings chippy. This little piece has hung on my dresser for quite some time now because each time Steph visits I mention she should take it home, but by the time we've nattered, coffee d and created, we forget, which by the way I don't mind at all. I think you'll all agree that maybe that means it should stay LOL.

How this little piece came about is  that we just have this thing for old wood and I just happened to be on a walk one day and spotted some old planks. Well I couldn't just get some for myself when I knew my girls would like the look of them too. When Steph and I got together the next time I gave her her plank of wood and this is what she created.

I love how she's decoupaged various ripped pieces of patterned paper for the background and whitewashed over them to dull the brighter colours using white paint. The added tule and bows at the bottom add even more softness to the piece.

How she's split the wings of the bird and added dry brushed white paint over the distressed wood.

Steph's added some depth to the chippy jars by curving them slightly and added extra texture to the background with stenciled texture paste and crackle paint.

Your Creative Wings products used : Birds on a Branch Lrg YCW3021, Quote - Love the Life You Live Sm YCW1017, Ornate Frame 11 YCW6011 and Paper Chain and Lights YCW11005.
Other products used: Jo Sonja Texture Paste, Tim Holtz - Crackle Paint, Paper - unknown, Stencil, Paint, tule, thread, 

Paper Chains and Lights YCW11005

Thanks so much for my little pressie Steph ;) I love it sooooo much.

Until next time
Happy Creating
Audrey and all at YCW's

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jodie's March Post

Hi everyone, Jodie here today with some Your CreativeWings inspiration for you!

I'm really fortunate to have a bunch of really old photos of my family, and mostly because of my Grandparents I also have the background story that goes along with them.  I love that family members who have gone before me, each in their own way help to shape my own life story.  A photo of my Grandma in her youth (in quite a revealing swimsuit for the era gasp!) inspired this vintage layout. 

I'm totally loving the Doilyz Nest chipboard set which comes with 6 individual pieces.  In this layout I've used three of them and layered each with ephemera pieces.

I've recently purchased a set of Tinby Metallic Melts and thought I'd give them a try on this layout.  Tinby Metallic Melts are a chunky heat embossing powder with a metallic sheen.  I was aiming for a rustic finish, and as you can see on my title it gives a lovely aged look.  To achieve this look simply heat the powder until almost melted, but not completely.  I used three different colours throughout the layout, on the Doilyz Nest pieces, the large flourish and on my title.

The tiny pendant has so much detail to it, and when embossed with white embossing powder it shows that detail through beautifully.

It's great to keep some smaller pieces of chippy on hand to tuck in here and there to add extra details, like the Birds - Cute set and Hearts & Arrows set.  I've applied Whipped Spackle roughly with a palette knife, allowed it to dry and then dripped mist onto each.  When the mist dried I dabbed on a little more gesso for a mottled effect.

Your Creative Wings Products Used:  Curly Scroll YCW7004, Doilyz Nest YCW13005, My Words YCW1026, Small Arrows & Hearts YCW4019, Damask Charm Set - Large YCW16011, Birds - Cute YCW3002 
Other Products Used:  Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection, Kaisercraft Blue Bay ephemera pack, Martha Stewart edge punch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio and Pumice Stone, Gesso, Whipped Spackle, twine, lace, burlap trim, Tinby Metallic Melts, Flowers - Prima, Kaisercraft & Manor House Creations, Ribtex bling, white embossing powder, thread, Gelatos in Snow Cone and Aqua Dolce, Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios in Merci Beaucoup Mint & Ceste la vie Cerise, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Navy

I've also created some cards this month.

Do you have anyone in your life that you wished lived closer so that you could see them more often? Why not send them a card to remind them how much you think of them?  The Love Candy buttons have some sweet sentiments on them and this little 'Miss You' sentiment is so darn cute!

I've used another of the Doilyz Nest pieces, heat embossed in white and layered it over a die cut doily to create an additional layer (the Doilyz Nest pieces are so versatile!).  After arranging my flower cluster around the bottom left I've dabbed Liquid Pearls around the remaining inside border of the chippy.

I've again tucked a little Birds - Cute piece in with the flowers (heat embossed in white), and the Love Candy piece has been left raw to give it some contrast to the rest of the card, and draw your eye to it as the sentiment.

Your Creative Wings Products Used:  Love Candy YCW12018, Birds - Cute YCW3002, Doilyz Nest YCW13005. 
Other Products Used:  Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft XO collection, Bazzill cardstock, Martha Stewart corner punch, Cheery Lynn Designs doily die, Carl punch, Flowers - Green Tara, Petaloo & Manor House Creations, Prima Say it in Crystals, My Minds Eye enamel dots, Doodlebug Design sequins, Liquid Pearls in Platinum Pearl, white embossing powder, thread, satin seam binding, medical gauze.

And lastly a card just to say "Love You".  Valentines Day has been and gone, but it doesn't hurt to remind our loved ones every now and then how much we appreciate them.

I was inspired by the Art Deco feel to this 3x4 card from Kaisercraft's XO collection.  With this theme in mind, flicking through my chippy pieces I was drawn to the styling of the Ornate Gate Medium chippy piece.  I painted it with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot for maximum contrast to the 3x4 card. To continue with the Art Deco theme I've edge-punched some white cardstock and used it as a border.

The Love Candy pieces were the perfect size to replace the letter "O" in the word Love.  I've separated the very outside piece of the Love Candy and painted it as I did the gate, and the inside two pieces were then heat embossed in white.  Once reassembled they fit perfectly into a 25 (or 2.5cm) Epiphany Crafts Charm Setting.  This then nestled into a Heart Chain chippy piece that I painted with pink acrylic paint.

Your Creative Wings Products Used:  Ornate Gates Medium YCW19003, Heart ChainSmall YCW12020, Love Candy YCW12018 
Other Products Used:  Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft XO collection, Bazzill cardstock, Martha Stewart edge punch, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot, white embossing powder, My Minds Eye enamel dots, acrylic paint, Ephipany Crafts Charm Settings 25, satin seam binding, machine stitching.

Thanks for dropping by today, and don't forget about our special offer at the moment - spend $25 or more and go in the draw to win $100 worth of Your Creative Wings chipboard!! 

Head on over to the shop to stock up on your favourite chippy pieces!

Until next time

Friday, March 13, 2015

Christmas Canvas by Rikki

Hi Rikki here. I am sharing with you my new favourite thing !!! I am addicted to doing canvases!!! What better way to show case your photos and your love of chipboard with a piece of art for your wall.

I love the Your creative Wings Chipboard,  Christmas Frills Set YCW20009 , it has so many pieces to play with which you can cut up to work with your canvas size. 

Dont forget to grab the Mason Jars - Christmas YCW20046 chipboard they are perfect for little accents and details for your larger flower clusters.

I love layering my chipboard, the Ornate Frame 1 is a perfect base for that.

My all time go to YCW Chipboard piece is the Chain lengths, they help draw your eye around to details that you want to show off and help tie everything together.

I hope this has inspired you to get creative with some canvas work. 

See all the Your Creative Wings designs 

Don't forget the special offer we have at the moment.

Your Creative Wings chippy.


Till next time, have a creative day 
Rikki & all at Your Creative Wings

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hello Everyone, It’s Sue here, excited to share a couple of layouts with you, using some of the newest release Your Creative Wings Chipboard.   

Everything about You

My first layout features the amazing Damask Background.  I was in love with this design as soon as I saw it.  It took me a little while to decide how to prepare it though.  I wasn't sure whether I wanted to colour it or leave it neutral.  I do love the bold plum colour that Jodie chose for her design in one, she shown you in an earlier post.  In the end, I decided to stick with neutral and I simply painted it using my Antique Linen distress paint.  I love the daubers, they make it so easy to apply the paint without having to wash paint brushes.  I also adore the new Love Candy design and chose a couple to use on my page.  They worded as the perfect embellishment to the damask.  Finally, I sewed sequins and beads to add a little colour.

Products: Your Creative Wings - YCW16016 Damask background,  YCW12018 – Love Candy; Other Products used - Crate Paper Open Book papers, Canvas paper, Cardstock, Vellum, Glitter Cardstock, Distress Paint, Prima Flowers, Sequins, Beads

Love You

There are so many gorgeous new designs, you really can’t go wrong!  For my second page I chose the Doilyz Nest chipboard first of all and based my layout around that.  I used gold foil to alter the largest doily in the nest set.  I simply followed the instructions on the glue to apply the foil to the chipboard.  It did take a bit of patience to remove the excess foil from the design, but I think it’s worth it.  I used the lovely Flutterby Charm Set, it comes with extra butterflies for layering, as a feature on the page and prepared the chipboard by firstly spray painting in white and then adding a layer of Antique Linen distress paint over the top. The white undercoat results in a brighter cream look.  The ‘Love You’ scripted title was firstly heat embossed using Brown Sugar embossing powder and then to lighten the design slightly, I used my Antique Linen distress paint again.

Products: YCW3005 – Doilyz Nest, YCW3044 – Flutterby Charm 2, YCW1062 – Love You Scripted Title;
Other products used - Kraft Cardstock, Crate Paper Open Book papers, Twine, Distress paint, Embossing Powder, glitter paper, MFT Royal Leaves die, Sequins, Beads.

See all the Your Creative Wings designs 


Your Creative Wings chippy

Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the projects.
From Sue and all of us at Your Creative Wings
Until Next time
Happy Creating