Monday, 26 August 2013

I love opening emails from our gorgeous ladies on our DT Team, and tonight it was a great suprise to see three gorgeous outcomes. 
First share is from Narelle is is back with us and on fire 

"I wanted to use the tray as a way of displaying a favourite photo of my children, and so I approached it as if I was creating a layout but with lots and lots of dimension! I painted the Molossi MDF tray first using Black Derivan Paint, (the tray is easy to paint as it comes apart in 5 pieces!). Once dry, I put my base papers down using Xpress-it- high tack tape and then reassemble the tray. I used a little bit of to make sure it all holds together nice and tight.

 To create the layers and dimension in my display I used lots of X-press it High Tack Foam mounting tape, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and Crafty Koala 3D foam squares. I finished the embellishments with Black Sticky Bling Diamentes and Zebra Flowers."

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Second share is from the talented Gail show casing some more chippie in a heart felt card

Here is a card made using the Chipboard layered hearts
I embossed the chipboard with a swirl design embossing folder then painted the outer and inside heart metallic black. The middle heart I painted metallic white and attached Molossi pearls
I used Echo Park Just Married papers


Last but never least Cathi is sharing tonight as well

I went a little wild with chipboard and I have used plenty lol in this layout!! I count 6 pieces: 3 churches, 2 doves and a title!! I had a lot of fun making this.

I used the same treatment on all the chipboard for this wedding themed layout: I painted them all in acrylic white paint and inked them with Spiced Marmalade and Victorian Velvet distress inks. I used the Joining Together title, two Doves, and the Churches.
I layered the three churches for a bit of dimension, you can see a close up of them here.

Friday, 23 August 2013

We are so pleased to showcase some amazing work from Narelle, after health issues it was such a pleasure to see Narelle back crafting, it was mixed emotions when we received the email and here at Molossi we are so grateful Narelle is well.

Check out the gorgeous job Narelle has done with our Merry Christmas MDF piece:

"I painted the word with metallic paint first and then added several coats of Derivan glitter paint to give it a real Christmas glitz and to tie in with the gorgeous Manor House glitter flowers. Once it was all dry I removed some of the flowers from their stems and adhered them using Helmar 450 glue.

 The "Merry Christmas" word can be free-standing, or by adding some picture hooks and ribbon at the back it can be hung, as I have done. I also decided to glue some wooden pegs on the back of the word so that I can clip Christmas cards to it, giving it a practical use as a Christmas Card display. You could also clip lengths of ribbon from the pegs and then pin the cars to the ribbon, giving even more hanging space to display your cards!"

Molossi Materials used:-
Molossi MDF Word "Merry Christmas"
Manor House Flowers
Derivan Paint- Silver Glitter
Derivan Paint- Gold Glitter
Helmar 450 Glue
Other Materials Used:-
VIVA paints, wooden pegs, ribbon
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Morning, we have some lovely card shares from Jo today, using our chipboard pieces; This is what Jo emailed through

When I received my August chipboard pack from Molossi I was excited to see a gorgeous range of intricate cut chipboard borders inside – although I’m a scrapbooker first and a cardmaker 2nd – I immediately had card plans for these borders. 
I had just received an order from a local scrapbook store here in Brisbane, Arnolds Scrapbooking,  who had the good folk from Heartfelt Creations out here from the USA for the June Scrapbook Expo, demonstrating their beautiful range of stamps with matching dies and I was eager to add these products all together J
Here are the first two cards I created.

I love the dimension and the design of the chipboard borders and think they finished both these cards off just perfectly.  For the blue Feel Better card I simply coloured the chipboard border with a blue marker from the American Crafts Chromatix range and added some pearls.  For the Just Because pink card, I inked the chipboard with a brown ink, added a strip of washi tape across the top and again highlighted with pearls.
Having played girly for a while I also wanted to do something a bit masculine.  Here I have used the Molossi barbed wire chipboard and their fabulous little stunt rider – again I have coloured the chipboard with the American Crafts Chromatix markers

I hope this shows that chipboard is not simply suitable for scrapbooking and off the page projects but adds a perfect finishing touch or in fact starring element to a card.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Our next share is from Leanne using our chippy pieces, and it would be appear this month Leanne is very chippy happy with three layouts also to share:
This is what Leanne has to say

Close up of the Molossi gate which I used gesso on first then I
sprayed with a brown primary elements spray and cut in pieces as
the element behind my photo.

 Some shares for you today using the Kaisercraft Sweet Romance collection, for this mixed media layout. I used a stencil with modelling paste and sprayed a couple of colours of primary elements sprays in the pink tones once it was dried. I used the molossi gates as the element behind my photo with a lovely heart doily, I used laces and collectables from kaisercraft and lovely prima and green tara flowers to embellish the page.

My second share is from the lovely Kaisercraft romance collection as well, I used the prima Lyric paper as the background then cut a floral piece of one of the true romance papers and cut a lace boarder from pink cardstock. I used two of the same photo's and cut them into circles and did a spray of flowers using flourish with a bling pearls, collectables, green tara flowers, prima and dlish flowers and a smaller spray of flowers with the heart doilie. My Molossi piece was the cherish title to my page.
 Close up of the Molossi cherish title which I primed in gesso then painted with Tim Holtz distress paint spun sugar, I then used a brown Gelato around the edges to give a slight distressed look to the title.
 Here is another share using more wonderful Molossi chipboard, I used the Molossi frame as an element behind my photo's I left it plain to go in with the earthy tones of the paper which I don't usually do, but I loved the rawness with the papers. I used the new Kaisercraft Basecoat papers 2, Bo- Bunny and 7 Dots as well with some lovely Green Tara flowers, Prima and Manor House as well.
More of Leanne's work can be viewed at
We are back from the Newcastle show tonight and when we opened emails very excite to see some GORGEOUS Design Team work. So sit back with a cuppa as we showcase some inspiring work.
First we have Eve. Eve has emailed through not one not two but THREE lovely pages;
Page One 
Products used
Molossi chipboard title
Molossi papers
Manor house flowers
Molossi white glitter card
Othe products
Kraft cardstock
Liquid pears
Distress ink

 Layout Two

Products used
Molossi Xmas papers
Manor house flowers
Non molossi product
LYB rubons
Kraft cardstock 
Layout Three
Products used
Molossi papers
Manorhouse flowers
Molossi glitter white paper to make flower and leaves
Non molossi products
Kraft cardstock

Be sure to follow Eve on her blog for more great designs

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

And last but far from the least is a share from Cathi

Ah, Paris!! I decided to use some gorgeous vintage images of Paris to make my latest layout, and of course I had to use my Molossi Eiffel Tower.
I used a lot of stamping masking and inking on my background and did a stitched frame around my central motif.

I love the detail on the Eiffel tower chipboard and left it raw to show off those details, I thought the tiny precise cuts on the chipboard would be lost if covered in paint!!
Our second for the day comes from Heather 
Scrapbook paper SP278
Manor House Creation flowers 3000pinkAC13
Manor House Creation flowers 3000purpAC13
Molossi honeycomb chipboard
Molossi bird chipboard
Molossi Pearls (I think they were yours I had in my stash?)
Molossi paper straws
Helmar Glue
Double sided adhesive

Stamp It stamp set
Impress Marker in #7 Pansy to colour stamp
Sizzix doily die & Sizzix bigshot
Linen white card

Hope you like :) I love the Manor House Creation flowers!!! They are gorgeous!

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Afternoon one and all we are so lucky to have three special shares today:
The first is
“Beach Boys”
By Joanne Baker

Living in Queensland there is always opportunity to use beach or ocean related chipboard, so I was excited to receive this fabulous anchor and chain from Molossi in my pack for August.  Despite being winter, my son and his mate hit the beach in early July for a day in the sun, sand and water.  The outside temp was a pleasant 23 degrees and the water temp was not far off at 20 degrees.
Firstly I decide to put a pattern onto my anchor using a Crafter’s Workshop template and Sakura Gelly roll pens to give the chicken wire pattern.  I coloured the chain in a silver Gelly Roll pen and then added dimensional magic over the entire piece to give it a gloss and to bring out the glitter in these pens.  I think the chain especially looks much more metal like with this treatment.

Putting this centre piece for my layout aside to dry I started on the remainder of the layout.    I pulled out a piece of Kraft coloured card and randomly spritzed it with Turquoise and Pale green glimmermists, trying to pull out the colours in the water on the photographs – again I set this sheet aside to dry.
Next I printed my photographs in the various sizes I wanted to fit with the layout design and distressed the edges of the main photograph with a simple nail file to make it stand out a little from the others.  I wanted the lifesaver’s blackboard on the layout but did not have room for a whole photo so I trimmed it from a photograph and added it to the white space in my focus photo – pop dotting it to the top right corner.
I printed my journaling into strips on kraft cardstock and after slicing them into strips I ran them through the Cuttlebug in a woodgrain embossing folder from Craft Concepts. – I think lightly inked over the top with a brown ink to make it look like the journaling was printed onto wood.
The papers I have used come from a Kaisercraft range of beach themed papers – one piece I trimmed down to 5” x 11.5” and then used a Fiskars wave border punch on one edge – I then inked the edges of the whole piece with brown ink.    The smaller strip is 1.5” x 11.5” and  I simply distressed both sides of before mounting it a ½ inch from the border punched edge of the other piece of pattern.

I took some paper scraps in co-ordinating colours and pulled out my trusty Cuttlebug and some Sizzie dies to create some handmade embellishments to add to the layout – shells, starfish and even a little bucket and spade give the feel of beach.  I rustled around in my stash and found a packet of tiny shells to add to the embellishment cluster. 
For the title block I found a scrap of paper which looked like wooden planks – however it was black and white and I really wanted the sandy colours so I ran it through the same woodgrain embossing folder as the journaling strips and again added a brown ink over the top.  Tear the edges to make it look like a plank of wood washed up on the beach and ink the edges of the entire piece.  Add some simple alpha stickers for your title and a couple of those smaller starfish I die cut earlier and the title block was complete.
I pulled some medical gauze and some teal cobweb ribbon from my stash also and I was ready to put the layout together.
I started by placing the patterned paper block just inside the left hand edge of the cardstock – now I added the photographs – some were mounted flat to the card, others with foam mounting tape to raise them up.
I added the medical gauze beneath the focus photograph and stretch it across the layout and then added the cobweb ribbon in snippets to fill in gaps.  Now came my centrepiece embellishment of the Molossi chipboard anchor  on the left of the layout – ensuring the top of the anchor overlapped the photograph.  Now  the smaller die cuts and the shells were sprinked around and glued into place.  Lastly the journaling strips were adhered into place where spaces allowed for them best.
Thanks for dropping by – with spring just around the corner I’m sure everyone will have loads of water related photos they can use this wonderful anchor for in their upcoming layouts.  

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