Monday, June 3, 2013

My June DT Reveal for 2Crafty - Part 1

It is my turn once again on the 2Crafty blog to share some projects that I created with their beautiful chipboard.  If you want to see all my projects, you can visit 2Crafty.  I will only be sharing 2 of my creations on here today and will share the 3rd tomorrow in Part 2 of this DT reveal.
 
When I started scrapbooking, all I did were double-page layouts. I do think they look awesome in an album and I love the way you can stretch the design from one page to the other as if it was one big panoramic canvas.
 
  I created this layout for my friend Christine who visited Paris a few years ago.  Her pictures of the Eiffel Tower were so beautiful that I begged her to let me scrapbook them.  I didn't have to beg hard. hehe  I had the pictures of an entire year before I actually found the perfect paper and embellishments to finally scrapbook them.
 
I took the What A Wonderful Miracle You Are title and cut it only to use the 3 first words.  I will be using the leftovers on another project.  The piece behind the title is definitely one of my favorites, Esther Name Plate.  I put a coat of gesso, heated it up and then went crazy with the distress stains and glimmer mists.  Then, there is the Corner Arches which I treated the same as the name plate, only in blue tones and dabbing more gesso on top.
 
 
The Eiffel Tower chippie is another favorite of mine.  I knew it would be perfect for these pictures. I'm so happy I waited to scrapbook them.  This chipboard piece is so intricately designed. Just beautiful!
 

Here you can see the large Damask which I treated the same as the Corner Arches.  I also added pieces of a Corner Whispy Vine that I had left over from a previous project.


Some more Corner Whispy Vine.


 
 And last, but not least, I used the lovely Parisian Border which was very fitting to the whole theme of the layout.
 
 
Next, I created a very special card for Yves with whom I've just celebrated 7 years of togetherness this past weekend.
I had to use the cute Love Bird Swing as the main focal attraction on my card.  I painted it with Liquid Pearls.

It might look like I only used 1 piece of 2Crafty chipboard on my card, but really there is 2.  The background was cut out of a 12x12 plain sheet of chipboard that came as packaging material.  I improvised different mixed media techniques over it, namely gesso, molding paste, stains, mists, more molding paste over a hexagon mask and then more stains, mists and inks.

So that's it for now! Come back tomorrow to see another layout using 2Crafty Chipboard.

I hope that you had the chance to participate in our blog hop during the weekend.  All the DT girls, including me, appreciate all the kind comments that you left on our blogs and wish you the best of luck with all the different prizes to be won!
I have compiled all participants' names and will announce the randomly picked winner of my RAK tomorrow!


2 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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