Saturday, 18 January 2014

2013 - A Chipboard Year! {Scrapmatts/2Crafty}

Soon I will be sharing my first layouts for
 my new chipboard design team, 2Crafty.  

Before I begin it's time to say goodbye & thank you
 to Scrapmatts, my first ever chipboard design
team, where I got to grips with chipboard in 2013!

 I think chipboard can be intimidating to the uninitiated 
because it is RAW & needs "dressing up"{although there are 
exceptions & times when raw chipboard looks AWESOME).  

If you feel intimidated, like I did, then joining a Chipboard 
Design Team is definitely the way to get over your fear.
There's not much I haven't done to chipboard NOW!!

From layouts to cards, to tags & Off-The-Page projects,
thanks to Scrapmatts & their Design Team assignments
I got to experiment with it all!  Here are some favourites
together with the treatments I gave the chipboard :)

True Love

Woah!  I definitely had over-embellishing issues in 2012!  
This is the only layout up at Scrapmatts BEFORE I joined
their design team.  Hard to even spot the chipboard!!

The Enlightenment of Bali

My first design team layout :)

One Year

Gesso & stickles!

Bali Memories

Paint & stickles...

Beauty is Everywhere

Dry brushing & nail varnish...

Precious Memories

Paint & glitter :)

'Beautiful Memories' Layout

Ink & glitter {wow I was really into glitter LOL}


Paint, gesso & microbeads.


Scrapmatts chipboard WORDS

Love is All You Need

Paint with gesso sponging

Happy Moments - Budget Challenge

Glitter dipped

Happy Birthday 13 Mixed Media Challenge

Gesso, stamping & random embossing

Always Together


Pain au Chocolat

Raw chipboard with gesso sponging

Lovely Friends

Raw chipboard with gesso sponging

No Regrets

Raw chipboard with stamping

New Beginnings

Raw chipboard with stamping plus 2 tone sponging

Make Good Art


"The One"

Gesso & stamping

Paris was Pure Bliss!

Raw chipboard, gesso & metallic sponging

My Rosy Life With You

Chunky 2 tone embossing


Acrylic painting

Work Hard & Be Humble


February (card)

Paint & Glitter

Friend {card}

Paint & Glossy Accents

Beautiful Memories {Mother's Day} Card

Paint, ink & Glossy Accents

"Christmas Cards" Set of 3

Metallic paint

'Adore' Tag

Paint & Glossy Accents

'Love' tag

Paint sponging

Love tag

Paint & random embossing

Wish Tag

Paint & Liquid Pearls

Cherish Tag

Paint & Embossing

Joy Tag

Paint sponging & Glossy Accents

Joy Canvas

Canvas - metallic paint - sponging

Sunshine Memory Cabinet

Crackle paint

Treasure Box

Gold Paint

Timeless Memories

Paint sponging & Embossing

Christmas Wreath

Words, Mica Painting, Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitter & Embossing Powder.

Thanks for popping by!  See you all again soon :)


Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! Really awesome projects here Helen!! You certainly did Scrapmatts proud and will do the same for 2Crafty as well I'm sure!! Fabulous works!! ox

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

SOOoooooo Much to look at!
My head is spinning with inspiration.
THX for sharing your lovely Work : )

Anne P said...

Well Scrapmatts certainly helped you find your chipboard goddess.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all AMAZING Helen!!!! I have pinned sooooooo many of them!!! :)

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are just AMAZING! Such a beautiful collection of art that you've created!

Lynnda said...

WOW !!! These are simply gorgeous! I love them all Helen!!! You are so talented! Very inspiring indeed! Hugs.....x

Peg said...

All such beautiful creations, you certainly know how to rock the chippies!

yyam said...

You did an awesome job with those chipboard! These are fabulous Helen!
Cheers to another great year with chipboard!

Elaine coustley said...

Love all your different works & pointing out the techniques used .x

Eila Sandberg said...

Totally awesome to see how you've experimented your way through the mediums! got to love the nail varnish :)) Look forward to more chippie gorgeousness to come! xoxo

Sandi Clarkson said...

What fun to look back over all of these! I love that your work is so multi-faceted! Always something there is surprise and delight the viewer! Hope you have a great week, Helen!

Tone-Lill said...

An amazing and gorgeous collection of chipboard creations. Lot's of inspiration to find here :)

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, what an array of amazing projects, Helen!! Love all of them & I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations with 2Crafty!!

Denise van Deventer said...

So much deliciousness...and all so beautifully so! Stunning projects!

Unknown said...

All such amazing projects!

Desire Fourie said...

Too much of gorgeousness going on here. You are one amazing talented lady and I am so proud that you are a product of South Africa.
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