Saturday, 24 November 2012

10 of my Favourite Projects featuring Chipboard!

Hi ladies!  It's always fun taking a look at your layouts
'all together' don't you think?  Time to start thinking 
about those Christmas posts "My 10 Favourite Projects
from 2012" etc.  Actually I've never done one of those
before so maybe this year....

Today I've compiled a post showing my 10 Favourite
Projects featuring chipboard.  I've no aversion to using 
chipboard on cards or Off-the-page projects either, but
it just doesn't happen as often as layout making does, as
I prefer 12" pages to keep up to date with my kids' albums.

So without further ado here they are :)
Here I inked the chipboard words with an ombre effect
then clear embossed them, painted the maroon chippie
at either side of the photo & left the chicken-wire chippie
in it's raw state.  I like to mix up my chipboard techniques.
On this one above I used a resist technique and spray 
inks on my chipboard, all sealed with Matte Medium.
Here I did nothing at all to the chipboard :)  It's still
 one of my favourite layouts though - no need to over-think
 things all the time, sometimes less is more!
For this page I gessoed the chipboard first then applied
paint thickly with a stencilling brush to add texture.
Here I painted the chipboard using acrylic paints
so that the chipboard was quite glossy and shaded.
Here I wanted my chipboard pretty dramatic so I inked it
up in purple then highlighted with white & lastly I 
gold-embossed it to give it the WOW factor!
Here I simply painted my chipboard pieces with metallic
paint then sprinkled some gold micro-beads around them.
I went with the metallics aswell for this one but used
inks instead of paint, moving from old gold in the centre
to bronze on the edges of the embellishment.
For this grungy effect I painted my chipboard with
Antique Linen paint then inked with red & black
for a shaded/ombre effect, leaving the pieces matte.
I incorporated tons of supplies & techniques into this layout.
Paintng, inking, crackle-glazing and luscious swirling of
my metallic paint too.  I hope you have enjoyed my little
chipboard feature.  For us "3D, tactile" scrappers chipboard
is one of those "must-have" items & so customisable too!!

I do hope you are all having a wonderful weekend & enjoying
some scrappy time somewhere along the way!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all amazing!! I loveeeeeeeeee all of these!!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Fantastic layouts Helen...I can see why they're your top 10 - love them all :)

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Ehem (Wink!). Fabulous work with chipboards, Helen!! :)

Tracey said...

Incredible layouts Helen! You have crazy talent!!

Keren Tamir said...

I love all of these too!! I think your style is prominent in these layouts!! I can go anywhere and know they are yours and they are amazing!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

It is always such a treat to see so much beauty all in one post. Gorgeous work Helen.

Stefanie said...

LOVEd seeing them all together like that. You sure know how to transform chipboard in so many ways.

Adriana B said...

Beautiful work, Helen, crossing my fingers for you :)

Lizzy Hill said...

FAB seeing what you do with chippy....amazingly different looks...TFS:):):)):

Lynnda said...

Me too...I love these layouts of yours... they are so beautiful... and loving the lovely photos too!!!...hugs...xoxo

Jasmine S said...

Such an awesome showcase Helen. Beautiful unique pages.

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Sandi Smith said...

Every creation is beautiful them all!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a beautiful post, full of color and love and exuberant beauty!

juscrap said...

Beautiful work, Helen, im your fan. xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

I really enjoy this type of post! You've used chipboard in so many different ways, and shown how versatile it can be. You've chosen many of my favorite LOs, too!

scrapsdalele said...

Incredible LOs, all of these. You're a creative artist. xoxo

Mitralee said...

Dude! Thought of you today when I wandered through Michaels (a big craft store) wondering what you would buy. Interestingly enough, they do NOT sell chipboard or Prima, but I think you would have a good go at spending money like I did!

Love all these pages together. The one with the little plants is one of my favorites! said...

Such amazing chippie pages!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

sandi said...

Oh yes Helen! I love the way you've used the chippee in each of these! Simply beautiful! Such perfect flair!

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

I love all of these too!!!!!
Looooooooove your layouts!!

Anita said...

I love your fav layouts too! My favourite is Love Life (and I may have to scraplift it)!

Unknown said...

O.M.G. Helen, these are amazing , what a beautiful colour palette too, stunning layouts and beautiful elements , I have only made two memory books I thought they were lovely until I saw yours , fabulous work Helen , Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

O.M.G. Helen, these are amazing , what a beautiful colour palette too, stunning layouts and beautiful elements , I have only made two memory books I thought they were lovely until I saw yours , fabulous work Helen , Hugs Elaine

Denise Price said...

Wow--so many lovely layouts! All the different techniques you showed are so inspiring--I see lots of ideas that I want to try.

About that "Dream Come True" LO--at first I wondered whose kids were in the photo. Then I realized that it's an older pic of your kids, when they were little. Aw, they were such cuties! And they're still cute now, just in a "teenager" way, not a "little kid" way. I'm glad that your move to South Africa was a "Dream Come True" for your family!

Debbie said...

They are all so beautiful Helen. I rarely work with chipboard and after seeing your layouts I need to go through my stash and find some. Thanks for the inspiration!


This is like a 10 course feast laid out to savor!!! Beautiful pages, Helen.

yyam said...

What a visual feast Helen!
Love your eye for colour and details. You've showcased the chipboard soooooo well! :)

Heather McMahon said...

Oh what an amazing collection of layouts! I hope you're really proud of them cos you should be! Truly beautiful.

Unknown said...

Fingers crossed! :-) I love your style, and the way you used the chipboard elements... gorgeous colours and design. Really love your work Helen.

Eila Sandberg said...

Seeing your gorgeous pages I realize it's been a while since I used any chippies on my own pages. So many fabbo details and techniques on these ones! Always always enjoy checking them out and learning new tricks. Take care! xoxo