i am slowly recovering from the CHA exhaustion! my mom is staying here until wednesday so she watched pezza again yesterday while we went out and spent some time together ALONE which is a rarity. we don’t get babysitters, so i think we have been pez-less like 4 times since she was born! we went for a drive, had some lunch together, and then browsed one of our favorite antique malls. i was SO ready to be home with hubby!!! i picked up some great vintage junk jewelry clip on earrings and a box of buttons. there is not much exciting in the buttons but i plan on making a bracelet out of the earrings. our best find – TWO awesome printers trays! hubby is going to re-do my craft room and these will be perfect storage for the massive amounts of little bits n things! these are about three times the size of the decorative ones from 7 gypsies. though i will be getting a few of those for christmas decor ideas!
ok onto my post for today! yes i have a project! i love the little chipboard shapes susana has started carrying in her store (SCACD). so i challenged kim, my cohort in making a mess monday, to do something fun with chipboard:
i used some yummy papers from the Basic Gray Green At Heart collection – i really love the papers in this one! i have used it quite a bit! i just ADORE the little Silly Pilly stamp from the first Aurora Collection and i have not used him in awhile so i made him my focal image. he is colored with copics and i gave him a bit of glitz with a spica glitter pen. the flowers above and below him are chipboard flowers from the maya road minis. i covered them with viva decor modeling cream. the great thing about this technique is that it is super fast and super easy! i used two different colors and completely covered the flowers with the lighter color first using a sponge and dabbing so i got that great texture. modeling cream is a dream consistency – easy to work with but firm enough to do things like these peaks without sinking down and leveling out. next i dabbed the darker purple in the center and got a bit of a blend with the lighter color. of course the centers are glittered skittles!
i wanted to do a little something extra with the green panel and so i decided to use the Modeling Cream here too along with one of the fabulous Crafter’s Workshop Templates available now at SCACD. This technique is SO easy. I simply lay the stencil down and gently spread the modeling cream like icing with a plastic spatula. i used both purple colors here too so i got sort of a blend. and you can see how perfect the consistency is for this – when i lift the stencil the design is so crisp! look at those edges!
so what do YOU like to do with chipboard? are you looking for ideas? check out this video on some quick ideas i had!! and be on the lookout soon for one one all the fabulous things you can do with Crafter’s Workshop Templates!