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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pion Christmas Display (Pion Design/Green Tara/Helmar)

I finally had a chance to play with the beautiful Pion Design Silent Night collection. Oh wow are these papers dreamy! I did this layout style Christmas display. I haven't decided yet if I am keeping it or gifting it to someone. Please click on images to see larger view.

All of the flowers, lace and sprays are Green Tara and the chipboard is Dusty Attic (yes, I will be re-stocking these Dusty Attic pieces soon in October in my shop as  well as 2Crafty chipboard too :)

Please note this will be my final design team project for Green Tara. I know the new team starting in October will be fantastic - lots of awesome scrappy buddies of mine will be playing with Green Tara's beautiful products. Congrats ladies! 

I used the gorgeous DA September sketch by Michelle Grant as inspiration for this project.

Well, it takes a lot of Helmar sticky goodness to glue down chipboard, metal, flowers and lace. I used my two favorite products - the premium craft glue and the 450 quick dry. These two are my go-to glues for layouts! Visit the new http://helmarusa.com to shop!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Same collection and design done 2 ways (Pion Design/Green Tara/Helmar)

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 :)