Friday, July 17, 2015

Inspiration from Jodie

Hi Everyone

Thanks for joining me for 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 that raw chipboard slightly showing through.  After the  paint dried I used some sandpaper to sand the edges of the chippy.
The ornate post was treated with gesso and heat embossed in white, and then 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.

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 keyhole in the top left!?

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, 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. 

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!

Jodie and all at Your Creative Wings

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Double the Inspiration

Hi how are you all? Rikki here with a mixed media layout  today for Your Creative Wings.

Got to love the wintry cold, but some of you in the east might not be so happy with that statement, but its a perfect time to stay indoors and get your scrap on and to get out your stash of Your Creative Wings chipboard out.

''Love You''

Your Creative Wings products used: Alphas #1 YCW5006, Angel Wings YCW3047, Word Discs - Documented YCW1095. 
Other products used: Heidi Swapp Dreamy pp, September Skies, Stickers, Stamps, Colour Shine, flowers
Title words and Chipboard.

I love these wings the detail is amazing make sure you grab some, you will be amazed too....

Its always nice from time to time to leave chipboard in the raw form..... and your can't go past some Alphas #1 YCW5006  to have in your stash to custom your own titles.

How cute is the YCW Documented chipboard? that is the perfect finishing touch. 

Wings YCW3047

Till next time, have a creative day.


Hello Everyone, Sue here.

My layout was inspired by the beautiful warm and colourful tones of Autumn.  Living in Queensland, we don’t get a true Autumn, but there are certainly some beautiful trees around and each year I try to photograph the kids with some of them.  Today’s layout features one of the photos I took of Lily last month.  I love how certain patterned papers these days feature an almost ready made background.  These types of pages are perfect as a base for building your design.  I have used a mix of Bo Bunny and Prima papers.  I loved the Bo Bunny paper and enhanced it by using texture paste and a stencil as well as sprays of colour shine. 

I decided I wanted quite a large chipboard piece for this page and I chose this gorgeous circle frame piece.  I haven’t used it as frame, but more a base to anchor my other embellishments.  I treated it by firstly painting it white and then spraying with peach, gold and pink colour shines.  I used my heat gun to dry it.  I cut off a little piece of the chipboard so that I could add a swirl on the other side of the photo also.  This helps balance the design.  The hearts and arrow chipboard set is a favourite of mine.  Here I have used just one arrow and heart in the top left corner on the page and it adds the perfect final detail.  I simply painted the arrow cream and covered the heart using gold glitter cardstock.

 Your Creative Wings Products used: Frame Flourish YCW6026, Hearts n Arrows YCW4019.
Other products used : Papers and Die-cuts: Bo Bunny, Prima, Cardstock: Bazzill, Flowers, Leaves and Resin Flowers: Prima, Word Stickers: Crate Paper, Doilies, Distress paint, Colour Shine, Vellum, Texture Paste, Stencil.

Sue xx


Although the website is closed for a couple of days due to maintenance, pop by next week and see what other new goodies Your Creative Wings has in store.

We're excited to announce another Aussie scrapbooking store has embraced YCW. 

Until next time
Happy Creating from 
Sue and all at YCW