The Technique Tuesday chipboard shapes are a lovely base to work with - nice and white all the way through to the core and easily, painted, covered, inked or as Mel has demonstrated on this layout they can also look very striking embossed. To create this effect on your chipboard begin by choosing 3-4 different ink pad colours. Run the inks over and all around the shape (Fundamental Swanky Frames) creating a rainbow effect of colour. Let the ink dry and then add several layers of clear embossing powder to ensure a beautiful glossy finish. The little bird on the page (Flora & Fauna also by Technique Tuesday) has also been covered in ink and then clear embossed.
Journaling strips were then added to tell the story behind the photo and a striking red backdrop (Basic Grey, Scarlet) finished off the layout.
BasicGrey are one of the best when it comes to chipboard products. With mountain loads to choose from it is never difficult to find a BasicGrey chipboard product to suit a layout. Here Donna reminds us that although patterned chipboard is perfect on it's own, adding your own little touches to the chipboard shapes can only make a good thing even better. In this example Donna has used BG's Euphoria Chipboard Stickers and carefully trimmed small 'petals' of patterned paper to place underneath the chipboard flower. In doing so, the chipboard flower pops right of the page and is cleverly separated from the underlying patterned paper without looking too 'busy'.
Suz has combined BasicGrey's Urban Prairie papers here with SEI Chick-a-dee and Chick-a-doo Chipboard Coasters to create a beautifully soft rainbow palette on which to showcase one of her favourite photos of bedtime. The chipboard coasters are wonderfully versatile and can be arranged to create borders, patterns or single accents. Notice also the Michael Miller 'canvas' paper she has used as background cardstock - the perfect complementing colour and the texture just adds to the idea of the 'cosy' time theme.
When Steph put her name down for this blog challenge she couldn't decide which chipboard to use because there were so many awesome choices. In the end she just went for four different styles !!!! The feature of this layout is the Technique Tuesday scallop circle which Steph painted blue and sprayed with Pearl Glimmermist just to lift the matt colour.
The Scenic Route chipboard butterfly has been covered with a serviette and two coats of mod podge. Chipboard is so perfect for this medium because you can gently wrap the serviette around the defined corners. The BasicGrey leaves have been painted with a couple of mixed Heidi Swapp Paints and sprayed with Glimmermist. When the mist is still wet, Steph added some glitter to give the leaves even more texture and shine.
The last little chipboard accent was the Sassafras Lass bluebird which is a beautiful finishing touch to her layout.
Using the wonderfully detailed cog shapes from the Cogsmo range by Cosmo Cricket, Nicole was able to use them to symbolically represent the theme of her journalling being about how her son is a thinker.
She painstakingly covered each shape with papers from the Zach's Life range by Little Yellow Bicycle then handcut and sanded the edges. Using the file set by Basic Grey made this task easy! It took a while but we're sure you'd agree that the results are well worth it. The layered shapes have given the layout interest and a grungy boy theme is achieved easily.
An easier and far quicker way to achieve this result would be to use the die-cut sheets by Cosmo Cricket that match the blackboard chipboard perfectly. In this instance though, Nicole wanted to use these colours and she also gains a strange enjoyment from covering chipboard!
The blackboard chipboard has a lovely texture that sands well and of course the dark colour means no ugly edges.
Using a frames from a discount shop, leftover Cogsmo blackboard chipboard and scraps from her paper stash, Nicole quickly and easily created these cute little custom-made photo frames. We think these would make gorgeous gifts.
Any type of chipboard is so versatile, and Inque Boutique's is no exception. This entire breathtaking wall-hanging is made from the die cuts in the Memoir collection. She covered most of them in Crate Paper Kaitlin patterned papers and diecuts, which gave it a pretty whimsical feel, and such delicate detail.