I hope you all had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING and were able to spend time with your families!
Welcome to my BLOG - I want you to know that I am THANKFUL for ALL OF YOU too!
SO - Since I LOVE using CHIPBOARD in my projects and I LOVE Blog Candy too - I thought I would combine the two of them in this post !!
In case you've ever wondered - "What the heck can I do with Chipboard?" This POST is for YOU!
And, since you have been so nice to stop by - I'd thought I'd offer you a little TREAT! Please continue reading and see the SWEET details and photo of the give-a-way at the bottom of this post!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I AM SO EXCITED!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I read about a Design Team call for a company in Australia. It is called Imaginarium Designs and is a new Chipboard Company formed in 2010. It is the collaborate effort of a Mother and Son who both love designing and working in the Papercraft Industry. ( I REALLY Love the Mother and Son part - as I am a Mom of 2 sons!)
One of the criteria for applying for their DT is to create a BLOG ENTRY which posts 10 of my favorite projects featuring chipboard - so here is my post!! ( Hello Imaginarium Designs!!! )
AS you will see - I LOVE using chipboard!! It adds dimension ( and I am all about that!! ) and is very versatile. It can be painted, dry embossed, heat embossed with powder, Glimmer Misted, sanded layered - an more - wherever your imagination leads you - It is so much FUN!!
So with 10 projects to show you - grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back an relax, and join me on this Chipboard Journey!
Without further ado ...... and in no special order -here you go:
#1 "Beautiful La Jolla"
On to #3 is a "Chipboard Album"
This is a gift I made for a very close and dear friend who turned 50. The album itself came with only 3 pages - but I wanted MORE! So I cut chipboard to size and added 3 more pages - and bigger hoop rings to hold it all together. All the pages were covered with different colored/patterned papers. The letters on the cover are Glimmer Misted Chipboard letters as well! ( Oh, by the way - he LOVED his gift!! I think that Personalized Handmade gifts really show you care ;o) )
#3 "YOU and ME"
#4 "May your SMILE..."
#5 - Listen with your Heart - Canvas
|The Tattered Angles Chipboard Swirl was sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and then painted with Glimmer Glam to give it lots of sparkle. It makes a nice perch for the Glimmer Glass Owl - don't ya think!? The charm from Tim Holtz reads "Listen"|
#6 A Women of Valor -
This was a Canvas Gift I made for my Boss -to honor and celebrate his Mother, whom he had lost earlier in the year. When he showed me this wonderful photo of when she was a young girl - I just knew I had to do something to honor the photo, and his lovely Mom. ALSO - notice the shadow on the bottom right of the photo - that is his Grandfather taking the photo of his Mom - what a treasure!!
|Here is a close up of the swirl with the shimmer of the Glimmer Glam! All of the chipboard used on this piece really adds to the many interesting textures and layers.|
#7 BROTHERS -
|I was trying to get that aged metal look - I think is succeeded don't you?!|
#8 - Sons
#9 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK! ~ Canvas
Look at the close-up of this flourish - the Terracotta Glimmer Mist just loves to shimmer on it! The clear Dew Drops pick up the color underneath and look almost wet - giving more dimension to the chipboard.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And now for my FIRST BLOG CANDY give-a-way!!! I've put together a mini kit to give you WARM thoughts for the COLD weather ahead. You can pull out some of your left over summer photos and make some GREAT pages with all these "HOT" goodies! Here are the DETAILS on how to enter to win this SWEET prize pack!:
There are 4 ways to be eligible to WIN!
Here is what you need to do:
1. Be a Follower of this BLOG http://www.shercara.blogspot.com/
2. LIKE my NEW "For The LOVE of PAPER" Facebook Page and leave a comment there.
3. SHARE this post on your Facebook Page or Blog.
4. Leave a comment to this post letting me know which of the above you've done and which Chipboard project above, you liked the most.
I will draw a WINNER on DECEMBER 4th- GOOD LUCK everyone!