Monday, September 22, 2008

Challenge #28 - Chipboard Piecing

I love chipboard.
It has become such a staple for my scrapbooking that
I truly cannot remember life before chipboard. Really.
I cannot even recall my pre-chip scrap life.

However, I have now accumulated a bit too much
and I'm always looking for new things to do with it
to use it up (so I can buy more, of course!).
One of my favorite new things to do with chipboard
is a technique that I like to call "Chipboard Piecing".
Here's the Challenge:
Get out your chippy stash and figure out a way to use your chipboard
to make something other than what it was originally intended for.
In my example below, I used a tin full of Maya Road Chipboard Scrolls
to create the tree. I cut some of the swirly parts off to make the trunk
and then used several of the scrolls to create the leaves.
I did not use them just as scrolls.
In other words, don't use a heart as a heart or a star as a star.
You have to get creative an see what other stuff is hiding
in your chipboard shapes.



Deb used chipboard gears for eyes in her title:



Brenda used a flower to create a frame for her photo:


Becky used a scalloped chipboard as a sun:

These next two layouts were done as a remembrance
for the scrapbooking community's dear friend,
Aleida Franklin. She will be truly missed.

Paloma used a letter "L" and a leaf to create the candle:


Jen used circles, exclamation points and quotes to make the Butterflies for this layout:

Please link your take on this challenge here in the comments by
Sunday, October 5th. The winner will receive a
giant assortment of. . .what else?
CHIPBOARD!
Ready. Set. Go piece some Chipboard!
-Paula


5 comments:

Chelle said...

heres mine:

http://www.fiskateers.com/community/photo/27383/

i used an oval for the fish body, a flourish for the tail, and some flower centers for the eye and bubbles.

mica said...

Love all the layouts by DTs. The tribute to Aleida is so beautiful. Here is mine. I had never used this technique before. It was fun! I pieced together a ladybug. Trimmed and inked a raw leaf for the body, added a red heart marked with dots, then trimmed and inked a smaller leaf into a half circle shape for the head part.

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=130929&user_id=9361

Anna-Karin said...

I love chipboard and this is an awesome challenge! Here's my layout:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1398179

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Anna-Karin

Scrapper Mom said...

Great example...here is mine. I included before and after pics of the chipboard piece I used. Thanks for the inspiration! I used a flower to create a pointer wheel

http://craftyscrappermom.blogspot.com/2008/10/creative-chipboard.html

Marilyn said...

Mine is on my blog, http://melonscraps.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-birthday.html I described what I did on my blog, I just hope it is enough chipboard to fit the description, I am a bit low on chipboard right now. Thanks for the challenge, it was a blast and it was a challenge!