Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not an "over the top" scrapper? Than this is for you!

Toni here with the mid-week check in.
I hope everything that has been effected by the Cyclones in Qld and NT are on forging ahead with their recovery at the moment.
While creating my DT project this week, I went through my usual process of completely overthinking! I even went for a trip to the next town to get some crafting supplies.. Didn't end up using any of them of course. As I was sitting there staring at all my awesome goodies in front of me, I felt a little overwhelmed.
 I know that many of us work, those that don't are still very busy with volunteering or other happenings.  So with this in mind, I emptied my desk and started from scratch!
I wanted to make something with minimal supplies that we all have.. The other criteria I gave myself was less than 1 hour to complete it. So many of us are time poor, but still need a creative release at the end of the day, so I hope you all enjoy my quick share today.

1x white cardstock
NO embellishments - except for the chipboard
A series of 4 photos
I started by cutting up the "Myahm small" chippie design from my old MM stash and painting it black with Crackle Paint.
Next was the base page was splattered with some red mist using a paint brush..
*Normal red paint will give the same effect if you don't have a Mist Spray..
Here is the base with the chippie positioned strategically underneath where the photos will be.
I used some Acetate frames on top of the photos of my awesomely talented boy. This was Lane in the Pre-Lim finals for U13. *They went on to win the Grand Final also! He was one of only two U11 to play up an age group in the Finals. 

The AFL football was heat embossed red and white to represent the Sherrin football.
This from my own stash of Memory Maze goodies, however since it is many years old, I couldn't find the packet or the information for it.. BUT here are some more fabulous FOOTY chippies currently available from MM.  
Footballer set Footballer Set
Footballer,goals and ball 99x 142 Min buy 3 Footballer
Mini football 40 x 40 pack of 10 Mini Football 40x40
Regulars to my blog know well that my littlest boy Hunter is an avid crafter also. While creating this project, he was happily giving me advice and input.
In finishing today, just a quick recap so you can recreate something similar at home after a long day or even at a crop or scrapping retreat..
1. Splatter the base cardstock with mist or paint.
2. Cut up your chosen MM chippie design, paint / colour it.
3. Place MM chippie in positions so they will pop out from under your photos.
4. Stick down photos. (use an Acetate overlay also if you wish)
5. Complete your layout with other embellishments as you wish.. *Additional MM chipboards / flowers / bling / title / journaling


  1. So effective and love cutting up chippies :)

  2. I love how you have cut that frame up. It's such a clever idea.