Thursday, May 28, 2015

2Crafty Chipboard - May DT Work

It's my turn to share at the 2Crafty blog.
 
"Magic Place"
I'm creating a book for my husband's niece, and this is a page for her book.
As an owner of a challenge site, I love participating in others' challenges.
I used a series of Scrappy Friends Challenges to create this page.
 



I thought the raw chipboard was a lovely juxtaposition with the vibrant colors. 
The word Magic came from the Christmas Mini Word Set
and I coated it with silver embossing powder to give it some sparkly magic.


I cut a piece from Element Set 1 in half to add a bit of fancy adornment 
on the sides of the photo. The arrow came from the Assorted Arrows pack
and I cut it in half and embossed it with silver. 
I love that arrow set--you get 30 arrows on the sheet!


I used two kinds of butterflies for this page 
and folded their wings up to give them a bit more dimension. 
They were coated with white embossing powder. 
The larger butterfly is from Sharon's Butterflies set,  
and the smaller ones are from the Butterflies set.


2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Christmas Mini Word Set 2
Sharon's Butterflies
Assorted Arrows
Dainty Alphabet
Butterflies
Element Set 1
 





"Who's Who in My Zoo"
 
I've got so many layouts about my pets 
that I decided I'd do a title page for that album. 
The 2Crafty Who's Who in My Zoo - title was just perfect for this!
I inked the title to match my papers 
and then swiped some white acrylic paint on the edges.
I outlined the piece with black pen to match the rest of the penwork on my page. 
Those O's in the title were just begging for googly eyes--a perfect touch of whimsy!
 

I used a 2Crafty Polaroid Frame to hold a Folk Heart 
and frame some patterned paper that resembles pawprints. 
I coated the frame with white embossing powder. 
I covered the Folk Heart with patterned paper and sanded the edges.


Oh, how I love the 2Crafty Word Circles. This is from Set 2
I added the word "Best" from the Card Sentiments sheet
which was intended as the message "Best Wishes," 
but was a perfect addition to the "Friends" word circle.
 I can use the "Wishes" part on another layout. 
The arrow below is from the Assorted Arrows sheet, 
and I covered it with patterned paper.

 
2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Who's Who in My Zoo
Polaroid Assortment Frames
Word Circles Set 2
Assorted Arrows
Folk Hearts
Card Sentiments
 
Who's Who in My Zoo (unit of 3)
Folk Hearts (units of 3)
Card Sentiments (units of 3)
 
 
"Be Kind to Yourself"
 
2Crafty is sponsoring Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month, 
and the 2Crafty design team was invited to play as guest designers. 
I loved the message on the awesome mood board, 
and being kind to myself is something I'm working on. 
I've got personal journaling on the back of my page.
 
 
Of course, the mood board called for butterflies. 
I coated Sharon's Butterflies with gesso and then used an ink pad to color them. 

I scrap 8 x 8, so the Dainty Alphabet is kind of tricky for me, 
since the letters are so large for my page, 
but I love the way this big title looks, 
and overlapping the letters allows me to maximize space. 
I sprayed the letters with a Glimmer Mist which gave them an awesome sheen. 
The Chunky Heart was colored with a red stamp pad.


I used two Polaroid Frames and painted them with white acrylic paint. 
I just love these frames. You get 8 frames of various sizes in a pack. 
They're so versatile and are perfect for layering 
and drawing attention to parts of your layout.


How awesome is the 2Crafty Chicken Barbed Wire?  
It comes in a panel, and I cut pieces of it for my page, 
allowing me to use that one piece for several layouts. 
I coated the chicken wire with gesso.

 
2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Polaroid Assortment Frames
Sharon's Butterflies
Dainty Alphabet
Chicken Barbed Wire Small
Chunky Hearts
Chicken Barbed Wire Small  (units of 3)
Chunky Hearts (unit of 3)

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my pages. 
I hope I gave you some ideas for using the beautiful 2Crafty chipboard. 

And remember, to find a 2Crafty stockist near you, drop an email to...
salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Be Kind To Yourself {Guest Designing for Off the Rails Scrapbooking}


2Crafty is sponsoring Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month, and the 2Crafty design team was invited to play as guest designers. Here is the awesome moodboard we got to play with:


I loved the message on the awesome mood board, and being kind to myself is something I'm working on. I've got personal journaling on the back of my page.


Besides the title, the other thing that inspired the start of my page was the wood in the mood board. And of course, the mood board called for butterflies. I coated 2Crafty Sharon's Butterflies with gesso and then used an ink pad to color them. The flowers in the mood board gave me the idea of adding the small flowers, which I've had for probably over a decade, to the butterflies.


I scrap 8 x 8, so the 2Crafty Dainty Alphabet is kind of tricky for me, since the letters are so large for my page, but I love the way this big title looks, and overlapping the letters allows me to maximize space. I sprayed the letters with a Glimmer Mist which gave them an awesome sheen. The Chunky Heart was colored with a red stamp pad. The top middle picture of the mood board prompted me to add lace to the heart. I used texture paste and a stencil by Teresa Collins in the background and added watercolor and splatters from various mists.


I used two Polaroid Frames and painted them with white acrylic paint. I just love these frames. You get 8 frames of various sizes in a pack. They're so versatile and are perfect for layering and drawing attention to parts of your layout.


How awesome is the 2Crafty Chicken Barbed Wire?  It comes in a panel, and I cut pieces of it for my page, allowing me to use that one piece for several layouts. I coated the chicken wire with gesso.


You must go check out what the talented Off the Rails and 2 Crafty created from this wonderful inspiration, and you'll definitely want to play for a chance at winning some awesome 2Crafty Chipboard!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Daily Truth {CSI Case File No. 165}

We opened a lovely new Case File for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration last night:


Here's my page. Clues I used: Evidence: stripes, dots, ledger paper, woodgrain (stamp), tags, polaroid frames, bookplates, labels, pen work, vinyl, pins, frames, envelopes, ribbons, lightbulbs; Testimony: inspiration word: daily, journal on tags.


I used the current Sketchabilities sketch:



Here are some details. I wanted to take a picture of the current page I'm reading in my bible, but I couldn't get a good photo, so I snagged one from the internet. The vinyl letters are by American Crafts and the small letters (truth) are by Jenni Bowlin. The notebook border was cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I wa so happy to rescue one of my gazillions of bookplates that I've had for eons!


For my lightbulb clue, I found this one by Ingvild Bolme in my stash. The polaroid frames are by K&Co. That little doily is cut from a die by Die-namics. How I love that gray paper by SEI. I'll be so sad when I'm out of it. The woodplank stamp is by Kaisercraft and the text stamp is from Impression Obsession. I added a bit of an old label by Fontwerks.


I used watercolors and gelatos on the background. That butterfly is really old, by Jenni Bowlin--it was the perfect pink.


I tucked my journaling into a paper bag, which is sort of an envelope for the clue. The "Love Story" ribbon tab is by Making Memories.


My journaling reads:

Reading my study Bible every morning while I drink my tea is now a daily ritual. This amazing book, is both an instruction manual for life and a love story--God's love for his children. How lucky we are that God's word has been preserved for thousands of years, despite evildoers trying to destroy it throughout history. I'm on my first read through this book. It blows me away how God speaks to me through his word. Whatever issue I'm dealing with, his words seem to be speaking directly to me. Thank you, Father, for giving this gift to us.

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