Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My June DT Reveal for 2Crafty - Part 2

As the title of this layout says, "What you see is what you get", and I hope that what you see will inspire you to create something of your own with your stash of 2Crafty Chipboard.
Make sure you read until the end as I will be revealing the lucky winner of my 2Crafty blog hop prize.
Before I show you details, I have to mention that I played along with the June Scrappy Friends challenges to create this layout, 4 in total, so there was inspiration all around.  
First, I based my design on this pretty sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner:

 Second, Rochelle Spears offered this beautiful image as inspiration (I was inspired by the leafy vines, the corrugated texture and the colors):
Thirdly, Scrappin'n'Happy gives a creative recipe to follow:3 patterned paper (the background paper, 
- pink grid design and blue grid design
- twine (the bow on the tag)
- washi (i added a strip of grey lace MME washi tape right underneath the lace ribbon)
And last, Kristi B challenges us to use a 'color resist' technique (I whitewashed my corrugated cardboard frame and many parts of my layouts with gesso, molding paste and white paint.
Let's now look at more details:
I am very happy about this layout. I wanted to create a page both soft and elegant and I think I managed to do that, using the gorgeous 2Crafty Viney Page Frame which I covered with gesso then heated part of it to make it bubble up.  I then dabbed it with green and brown inks.
I added some shimmery pink and white flowers, 2 of my favorite colors to scrapbook.  I cut some leaves off the frame to tuck behind the flowers.
The Fencing Wire Panel was also covered with gesso and distress inks.
I love the Damask pieces which come 3 in a pack.  I have used the larger piece on my Eiffel Tower layout shared yesterday and the 2 smaller pieces on this one.  I dabbed with gesso mixed with pink stain.

Hope you like this 'Me' page. :)

 Now, the moment you've all been waiting for!  The winner of my 2Crafty blog hop RAK!
  Removing my fellow DT members, I was left with 34 commenters.
I used Random.Org to draw a winner (Sugar the cat was being a tad bit difficult).

And the winner is...

Congratulations MichelleMc! 
Please email me at nicutopia@hotmail.com with your shipping information before Saturday, June 8th. 


  1. congrats to Michelle! I will partecipate to this challenge too :)

  2. Beautiful Michele and fantastic take on all four challenges! Thank you so much for playing along in the June Scrappy Friends challenges!!!

  3. this page is gorgeous!! You really worked the challenges out!!! thank you so much for playing along with our June Scrappy Friends Challenges! :)

  4. Beautiful layout. Saw your page on one of the link ups. I am your newest GFC follower. Stop by and say hi. And while you are there share one of your layouts on Whimsical Wednesday.

  5. Wow I'm thrilled! Thanks so much for your inspiration and generosity!!