Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrating the Feminine
(2Crafty Chipboard DT Reveal)

I'm always thrilled each month when it's time for my DT reveal for 2Crafty!
I will be sharing with you 2 layouts today created with loads of 2Crafty chipboard pieces.
See ALL designs offered by 2Crafty right HERE on their website,
including some awesome new releases which I know you will love!

Oh what fun I had making this bright and cheerful layout
of my niece Ella, looking so pretty in her new braces!

I wanted to do a girly page with no flowers.
That was a huge challenge for me who can never use enough flowers on any project!

I combined many chipboard pieces to create the title starting 
with 'smile' from the "Word Circles Set 1" which I covered in pink paint, 
then sprinkled in pink glitter to then add a few dabs of white and light yellow.
I then used the "Everyday Font L/C" to spell out 'bright', 
but using one of the "Light Bulbs"in place of the letter I.

As fun and funky embellishments to my page, I added some "Crazy Arrows"
which I painted in different shades of yellow, topped with dabs of white.

I placed the arrows so that they all point to Ella's fabulous grin!

I painted a "Small Film Strip" with black silk glaze and cut it in 3 to slip each piece behind my picture and in the right corner cluster.  A few stars from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" were perfect to go along with the film strip.  Ella is indeed the star of this layout!

You can also see below a few of the "Geotags" that I also used as adornment.

And the last piece of 2Crafty chipboard to show you on this page
is the "Bubble Reed Panel" of which I cut 2 pieces, covered them with pink paint and glitter
and then slipped vertically at the bottom and top of my picture.

That beautiful smile is literally worth thousands! :)
2Crafty chipboard products used:
On my 2nd layout, I went along with my usual shabby chic style,
and yes, I had to use flowers on this one!

Let's start with showing off the title that I chose, "Friends Know".

I first coated it with white paint, then added some Shimmerz with a few dabs of Distress Stains.
Then of course, I used my signature white washing with dags of white paint on top.

On the top left corner cluster, I added this beautiful key
that comes from the "Vintage Keys" set,
a must-have for any shabby chic romantic scrapbooker.
The key was treated the same as the title.
I slipped the smallest of the "6" Clock Face Frames"
and a piece of "Sammi's Swirls" tucked behind the flowers.

... and here you see the rest of the "Sammi's Swirls".
I covered it with white opaque stainglass paint,
topped with light dabs of stains.

My favorite chipboard piece on this layout is the "Frame Celia's Flourish"
that you see below, lined vertically along the edge of my photos.

One last close-up shot showing my best friend Christine and I,
and a little piece of the small "Clock Face Frame" with a keyhole from "Keyholes and Locks" set.

If you find that most of my pages done for 2Crafty are very feminine, wait until next month!
I'm going out of my comfort zone as I'll be going masculine with each of my projects.
Hoping you will join me!

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2Crafty chipboard products used today:

Word Circles Set 1 (units of 3)
EveryDay Font L/C (units of 3)
Light Bulbs (units of 3)
Crazy Arrows (units of 3)
Film Strips-Small (units of 3)
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars  (units of 3)
Geotags  (units of 3)
Bubbly Reed Panel (units of 3)
Friends Know Title (unit of 3)
Vintage Keys (unit of 3)
6" Clock Face Frames (units of 3)
Sammi's Swirls (unit of 3)
Frame Celia's Flourish (unit of 3)
Keyholes and Locks (units of 3)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Just Too Cute
(White with 1 DT Reveal - Hemlock)

The White with 1 challenge has a beautiful colour to offer you this month:
it is certainly a favorite of mine!

As you can see, hemlock is a nice blend between aqua and mint green.

My layout features the cute Jade as well as Kaisercraft paper, 
2Crafty chipboard and Prima flowers.

I absolutely urge you to go check the rest of the DT's amazing creations 
this month using this colour with white.  

Click HERE for inspiration and to find out how you can play along.
You could win some fabulous prizes from these sponsors or be chosen as a GDT.

Tomorrow is 2Crafty DT Reveal for me!

Friday, February 27, 2015

One Little Bit of Amazing
(CSI #156 GDT)

What a thrill it is to be a Guest Detective this month

Because 2Crafty is the main sponsor this month, us 2Crafty DT girls
have been asked to play along with one of their case files.

CSI Case File challenges may seem a bit daunting at first, 
but they're fairly simple to participate in.

One has to basically take inspiration from the image, using the colour scheme,
 while following a few basic requirements, adding 2 pieces of evidence and 1 testimony.

This is the layout that I created using lots of 2Crafty chippies:

As you can see I stuck pretty close to the scheme, adding lots of bright coral pink, yellow green with touches of gray, white and tan.

I used several pieces of evidence: text print, leaves, flowers, mixed media background, brackets and cursive font.

My testimony consisted of using "a little bit..." as part of my title and journaling.

Now let's take a look at some close-ups of the layout and chipboard used.

I created the title mixing up alpha stickers with some "Scrabble Tiles" and

'amazing' from the "Mini Word Set 1".
I also used the " " which I painted white and
decorated with some pink Stickles along the bottom.

Amid some paper blooms, I sneaked a couple chipboard flowers painted in pink,
one from the "Flower Frames" set... 

and one cut from the "Corner Oriental Flower".
I also included a couple of the beautiful "Leafy Silhouettes".

Hopefully you will be encouraged to play along with this fun challenge
over on the CSI Ning Site for the chance to win some gorgeous chipboard!

2Crafty chipboard products used today:

Scrabble Tiles (units of 3)
Mini Word Set 1  (units of 3)
Flowers Frames (units of 3)
Corner Oriental Flower (units of 3)
Leafy Silhouettes (unit of 3)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tender Love
(February SOS Sketch Challenge DT Reveal)

I'm sharing today my DT take
on the Scrap Our Stash February Sketch Challenge 
which went live on February 15th!

Look at the pretty sketch designed by
SOS Guest Sketch Designer, Lisa Hidy.

The challenge is to use the sketch as inspiration
along with this beautiful colour palette.
You must use 3 or more colours from the palette 
and the only other colours you can add are black, white or kraft.

The sketch and palette put me in the mood for LOVE!

I went through my stash and picked some papers from My Mind's Eye 
and then mixed match different embellishments, 
like flowers, wood veneer and handmade butterflies from Reneabouquets. 

The picture was taken in 2008 when I was maid of honor 
for my childhood best friend's wedding.
Yves was my date! :P

Find out more about the Scrap Our Stash challenge HERE
and link up before February 27th!