Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My 2Crafty September DT Reveal (inspired by OUAS)

September is here so that means that Summer is almost over, isn't it?  

Normally, i would be a tad bit depressed about this, but this is my DT reveal for 2Crafty so no time for sadness.  Playing with chipboard always makes this scrapbooker very very happy!

This month, on the 2Crafty blog, I share with you 3 layouts, 2 of them I have already shared with you on my blog (HERE and HERE).

My 3rd layout is a brand new one.
I was inspired by the September challenge over at Once Upon A ...Sketch which was to use the word "lucky" as a journaling prompt as well as this sketch by OUAS founder, Nadia Cannizzo.

 Here is a little close up on the tag tucked under a rolled corner that includes my journaling.

My journaling reads:
"I always wanted kids and never imagined my life without them.  However, life had other plans.  Although I have now accepted the fact that I will most likely never be a Mom, I was blessed with 2 beautiful nieces to love and cherish just as much as I would my own children.  To be called 'Ma Tante Nicole' is definitely the next best thing to being called 'Mom'.  Thank you God for Ella and Daphne!"

I used the Alphabet Dainty to spell "lucky" and the You, Loopy Font title.

Wanting to add leaves to my flower clusters, I chose the Skeleton Leaves.

To add dimension to my background, I used the 1" Hexagons that I covered with a generous coat of molding paste and misted with different shades of glimmer mist (Mallard, Suede, Vintage Pink).  I then dabbed a bit of Smooch paint.  I then used my heatgun to quick dry each piece which resulted in the marble texture.  I used the same technique (this time only using the Mallard shade of Glimmer Mist) on the Adornment Set 2

... and the Corner Elegant Set.

 One last close-up

Visit 2Crafty to learn more about their chipboard!
Then, check out the fabulous challenges at Once Upon A ...Sketch!


  1. Oh, such a gorgeous lay-out! I love your use of colours and design with the two photos. Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS!

  2. I love your layout & your heart felt journaling. They are lucky to have you!
    Have a blessed day!

  3. Oh I really like how you interpreted the sketch here. Great colours and textures too. :D Thanks for Playing Along with us and at OUAS Please do not forget to upload your layout to Our FB Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Once-Upon-A-Sketch/150044095058422?ref=hl
    for your Chance to be in the draw for our monthly prize :)

  4. How wonderful that you have such a lovely and close relationship with your sweet nieces. They are also lucky to have you in their lives!! What a gorgeous page. I'm loving the texture, dimension and fabulous embellishments! I'll be looking for this on our FB page!! (Hint, hint) Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  5. Oh wow!! What a fun design, and such gorgeous close up photos! I love every little detail of this page!!! So glad you joined us at OUAS!

  6. Such a beautiful page and a fabulous take on the sketch Nicole!! Loving all the textures you created with the mixed media and all your pretty elements! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS.

  7. Nice details. I love the journaling tag tucked under the rolled corner. Beautiful photos too. Thank you for playing with us at OUAS.

  8. Gorgeous layout Nicole! Love all the texture and beautiful blooms! The journaled tag looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

  9. Lovely lovely page Nicole! so much fab texture and sweet details. Thanks a bunch for sharing your work with us at OUAS!