Wednesday, 15 May 2013

We are thrilled to bring you another share today, our team has really been at it...
But this one comes from Jo a chipboard designer for Molossi.
This Is what Jo shares with us 

It was with excitement that I ripped open the seal on my padded bag from Molossi to reveal my first chipboard Design Team kit - with my 10 year old daughter hanging over my shoulder adding appropriates oooohs and aaaaahs J
 Amongst the goodies, I was thrilled to find two lovely pieces that to me just screamed Wedding!  Recently I celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary and I’ve been scrapbooking now for over 10 years, however, scrapbooking my wedding has always been daunting for me.  Who else has said “I’ll scrap those special photos when I’m a better scrapbooker”????  My wedding photos always fell into this category.

The title piece I have used “Two Hearts that beat as one” with the gorgeous script font and those two sweet love hearts was just what I needed to take the plunge.  Add a flourish with a love heart and the set was complete.  So here is how I went  about it.......
Firstly, I masked off the two hearts and painted just the script with Coffee shop Glimmermist – this is my favourite glimmermist colour – it has a lovely gold fleck through it which almost floats in the colour when you apply dimensional magic over the top.

Next I coloured the hearts with a Chromatix red marker

To finish this chipboard piece I added the layer of Dimensional Magic over the top – I’m not sure if this image shows it clearly but as I mentioned it makes the gold fleck  float amongst the coffee colour in the glimmermist and gives a lovely shiny finish to your piece.  If you use a Tim Holtz non stick craft sheet underneath your chipboard when applying colour or gloss it will always lift off without leaving half your chipboard behind on the backing surface.

Now onto that beautiful flourish – I started by colouring the flourish itself with a green Gellyroll pen from Sakura.  These pens again have a hint of glitter in them – can you tell I’m a bling girl!  I coloured the heart again with the Chromatix marker – these are the American Crafts answer to Copics.  Again I coated the entire piece in Dimensional Magic.

Now with these pieces all set aside for the Dimensional Magic to dry I could get started on the background piece for my layout.
My supplies were as follows:
1 x 12” white cardstock - Draw a frame 1” inside the outer edge of the white card and cut the centre out – save this piece for another project
Papers are all from Kaisercraft Pickled Pear range.
Trim your background patterned paper to 11 ¾ x 11 ¾ “ - Ink your edges and adhere in the centre of  your white cardstock frame.
Trim your 2nd piece of patterned paper 11” x 6” and punch a border to the top and bottom using a border punch.  Again ink your edges.  I have also adhered a border sticker to the bottom of my piece – a bit of washi tape or a piece of ribbon would also look fabulous.  Across the centre of this piece I have attached a piece of May Arts ribbon mesh. 
Now select another piece of patterned paper and cut to 4.5” x 6”  Distress the edges of this one or ink if you prefer.  Approx 1.5” from the top tie some Bakers’ twine and knot off in the centre.
Adhere these two pieces as below – You don’t see the bottom of the dark piece so I’ve actually given you a smaller measurement so as not to waste the paper.  This is the 4.5 x 6” measurement.

Now start layering.  Add your photographs using foam mounting tape and then layer your chipboard on top of them.  I have adhered my chipboard using the Dimensional Magic I used to glaze it with – a great glue as well as gloss. 
Add a doily to the bottom layer of your flower cluster on the bottom left and then start layering your flowers.  I’ve tucked a butterfly die cut made with vellum on top of the floral cluster using a glue dot.  Flowers are Petaloo, Kaisercraft and Meant to be felt die cuts.  I have also used a Martha Stewart branch punch to add some more green into the cluster.  A couple of gold brads in the centre of the Kaisercraft flowers and the job was done.

Add in some journaling details – mine was the name of the resort and the date and also the dymo look stickers which were also in the Kaisercraft Pickled Pear sticker sheet I used – I distressed the edges of these before adding them above the bottom photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first layout for Molossi.  I’m heading back to the scrap room now to play with the other goodies that were in my pack J

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