Friday, June 29, 2012

Sweet Memories of Mom & Dad LO

I don't know if you are all as addicted to chipboard as i am, but let me tell you, i just cannot get enough!  I love using it on practically every project i create and have so much fun discovering new tricks and techniques to pizzazz them up!  

My layout i'm sharing today is all about chipboard!

First of all, i was inspired by the Berry71bleu Pages June challenge which was to use our favorite line of... you guessed it...  

And look at the amazing prize that is up for grabs, a load of beautiful and intricate Wycinanka chipboard pieces!  I never tried this line and am absolutely enthralled by their designs so, needless to say, i would LOVE to win!

My second inspiration was the beautiful Dusty Attic June Sketch :
 Now i have to admit, this sketch was somewhat of a challenge for me as it is so out of my comfort zone, but i think i succeeded at making it my own.

I have used ALL Dusty Attic chipboard on my layout, Dusty Attic being the first manufacturer of laser-cuts that i discovered and which is, still to this day, my favorite!  The small white flowers are also from Dusty Attic.
Here are some close-ups:

On the leaves, i used some Tim Holtz' crackle paint, followed by different shades of distress inks and topped them off with some Liquid Pearls and Stickles which i heated up with my heat gun.

Now i have to say that this frame is my favorite!  I just LOVE the way it turned out.  I put a thick coat of gesso that i heated up until it bubbled.  Then i put some crackle paint, heated it up again, followed by distress inks (Forest Moss and Crushed Olive) and some Stickles.

The paper and butterflies i used are from the older but still gorgeous Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection.

Did i inspired you to take out those inks and get cracklin' on your chipboard?  Be ready to get your fingers dirty!  I sure did!  :)

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Nicole I love the technique on the leaves and branches and also the round flourish (may be worth a tutorial it's so good). Great layout.

  2. Lovely Nicole! I love what you have done to the chipboard.... you have inspired me :-)

  3. Gorgeous page! LOvely colors, and great altering of the chippies! Thank you for joining us at Berry71Blue.

  4. Very beautiful Nicole! You have done a magnificent job!! Thanks for joining in at Berry71Bleu :-D

  5. Gorgeous page Nicole.. love all the altered chipboard techniques!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Berry71Bleu :)

  6. Beautiful page! I love all the work you put on the chipboards, the result is fabulous!

  7. OMG Nicole this is gorgeous!! thanks for joining us and sharing this creation

  8. gorgeous! Love what you did with the frame!

  9. ALL your layouts are just gorgeous. One of my summer goals is going to be to create a few layouts, but I don't think they will ever be this fabulous. Any tips to get me started? Thanks for stopping by. I am a new follower.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  10. Stunningly gorgeous page, congrats on the BerryBleu win, well deserved!!

  11. Nicole check out the BerryBleu blog!!surprise!

    and I'm having agiveaway over at my blog

  12. There is a LOT of detail on this! So much great stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it! Good luck in the giveaways!

  13. Hello Nicole, I followed here from C'est Magnifique's ("CM") blog. Your work is stunning, fabulous details on those awesome chippies. Love your blog header too. Hope you post some of your lovely work at the CM gallery.

  14. such fantastic textures and detailing on your beautiful LO!