Wednesday, November 7, 2007

It's a Prettie Wednesday once again....

Chipboard....It's hip, it's popular and it's everywhere, except in my card gallery. Don't get me wrong I have 'some' pieces of chipboard in my craft room but they are hidden far, far away and are never to show their faces. *lol* So our challenge for last week....yep, you guessed it. Chipboard!!! After the last challenge of "scare yourself" I thought I had jumped my biggest hurdle....I was wrong. Apparently the idea behind this stuff is to either paint it, ink it with craft ink and stamp on it or cover it with paper and sand the edges to soften the look. So I played along....but I must state it publicly. I DO NOT LIKE CHIPBOARD!! Not only is it messy if you paint it, awkward AND messy if you stamp it, and horribly time consuming and frustrating if you cover it with paper and then attempt to keep the edges in tack while sanding away at it. Not only that, it makes your project horribly heavy and quite pricey to mail.

That being said, I actually loved how this card turned out and hated to part with it and I truly hope that Joanne loves it just as much as I do. :)

I used my new Nestabilities I got from Paper Pretties for the main image layers then embossed around the top layer only. When I first saw these stamps in the Corner Store I laughed and thought they were kinda awkward looking....now after playing with them I just think they are so adorable! Funny how that works, eh? The DP is from the DCWV Xmas stack and I used three chipboard circles and added some striped DP. I sanded and inked the edges of the chipboard and it got pretty messy...but I liked how it made it look so I left it. Prisma Pencils & Gamsol for the coloring, white flocking for the fuzzy parts of his suit and a touch of glittah on the star and the red ornament. Lastly, I added a few buttons and was done.

Now this..........is what the chipboard craze is all about. I received this in the mail from Joanne and I was just amazed. So if you're looking for ways to use chipboard, she's your gal! Thanks Joanne, I love it!!!

Be sure to visit the other Prettie Pages (Julie M, Kristine, Alli, Charmaine, Christie, Joanne, Julie C) to see what they got in their mailbox and how they tackled last weeks Chipboard Challenge!

11 comments:

Alli Miles said...

Awwww...I think you did GREAT with chipboard even if you don't like it. Nice DT Rak too. Joanne did a fab job.

Julie Campbell said...

This is so cute, Jillian! See! It's good to do something that's challenging. :) It turned out bee-utiful!

Julie Masse said...

Jillian - I LOVE your card! And I am so glad I have that paper coming from the Paper Pretties store - it's beautiful!! You did a great job coloring the cute stamp! LOVE it! :)

Melissa said...

Fabulous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

ADORABLE, Jillian! I don't like chipboard either, but your card is wonderful!

Joanne B. said...

You did a great job on the chipboard challenge, what a CUTE stamp is that. Can't wait for this beauty to be sitting on my shelf! Great paper too!

Glad you liked your card. Can you get over how HEAVY it is with all that chipboard? I think a magazine might be lighter than that, but it was fun to make.

Kristine Reynolds said...

I love this card Jillian! How much did Joann spend to mail you that card???

Julie Brooks said...

WOW! I think you great!! Chipboard is such a challenge for me!

wsdanielson said...

How adorable is that little guy. I love the chipboard and you used it so well. It is an amazing card and I can understand why you didn't want to part with it. Make another on so you can just look at it whenever you want to

Sheri

dd2njoy said...

Wow that card is gorgeous! He's too
cute,love that paper!!

jodene said...

You should use chipboard more often, you have a natural talent. Love your cards!