Have you ever done a layout and think what would it look like if I had used different papers of the same collection for a different gender layout? Well... I recently taught my "Live" layout through my LSS for a do-it-yourself chipboard and use-your-scraps themed class. While showing some chipboard techniques, I used pink instead of blue on the chipboard in anticipation of showcasing two versions for Pion Design.
On my original layout (featuring my son) I used the blue and yellow papers from the "For Mother"collection and several die cutting machine templates for the chipboard. On my "pink" layout I used essentially the same chipboard cuts (minus the branch) and the same design concept using the pink papers in the same paper collection but made it into a 3 image layout. I also used a lot of pretty Green Tara blooms - pink apple blossoms and roses (some of my favorite blooms!). The "pictures" are from Pion Design Vintage sheet images.
Here is a close-up of the flowers, homemade chipboard (primed, chalked and stamped) and one of the beautiful vintage images from Pion Design. This is my new display piece on my fireplace mantle - that I change every season (I'm not ready for Fall yet, LOL). The chipboard techniques include inking, stamping, chalking, and faux crackle using gesso (birdcage).
Another close-up of the birdcage with Green Tara twisted organza pearl trim (I adore this trim!).
I used a whole lot of Helmar adhesives on these projects! Especially the premium craft glue and the 450 quick dry (my 2 favorites!).
NOTE: This "pink" layout was inspired by a cross promotion with http://blog.craft-e-corner.com and Helmar for breast cancer awareness. Many awesome PINK projects created by the Helmar Design Team will appear on this site in the upcoming weeks. Pink just happens to be my favorite color to scrap with too :)