Custom Embellishments

This month, the design team’s task was to showcase the GCD Studios ChipArt Tool.  I love creating my own custom embellishments, so using the ChipArt Tool is right up my alley.

I started with the design of the background of my layout and then figured out where I wanted my embellishments and decided on shapes and sizes.  GCD Studios has such a HUGE selection of chipboard it was easy to find a pieces perfect for my layout.

I de-bossed a butterfly on a smaller chipboard shape that had been sprayed with a little bit of water. After it dried, I simply selected a pink acrylic paint to match my layout.  I used a mixture of glossy Mod Podge and white paint to highlight the de-bossed image, creating a fun, custom embellishment.

I also wanted my title to have a “home”, so I then de-bossed a lager frame shape with flourishes and painted it green and then repeated the white paint and Mod Podge finish.  I love how this element creates balance for the green color around the page.

Here’s the layout in it’s entirety.

You Rock    Patterned papers : GCD Studios  •  Paper tape/Ribbon: ME and my big ideas, Basic Grey  •  Rub ons: Basic Grey  •  Stamp: Studio Calico  •  Punch: Ek Success  •  Tags: GCD Studios and Pink Paisley  •  Rhinestones: Recollections  •  Acrylic Paint: Fushia, Delta; Green Apple, Anita’s Acrylic
I hope you are inspired to see how the ChipArt Tools and many chipboard designs can “rock” your pages. 🙂
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1 Comment

  • Lisa Dickinson
    September 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    gorgeous page – i love your details and the colors are fab!


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