Thursday, 15 June 2017

My second 2Crafty Chipboard share for June

My next creation for 2Crafty Chipboard is totally different to my previous one.
I've gone grungy and rustic.
It's titled:
"Adventure awaits"
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Chevron Bits"
"Steampunk Medium Gears"
"Steampunk Small Gears"
"Chain lengths"
"Adventure loopy title"
"Chained Circle Frames"
"Assorted Arrows"
I grunged up the background paper by adding some stamping in black ink, and also some flicks and blobs of spritz.
I also added some random strips of paper, to which I applied gesso.
As I wanted some of the chipboard to look like rusty metal, I applied Finnabair's Rust Effect Paste.
I was thrilled with how it came out.  So simple.
The rust comes in 3 colours - Red Rust, Brown Rust and Gold Rust.
I got these on a recent retail therapy trip to the fabulous shop Scrap Matrix.
I just rubbed it over the chipboard quite randomly.
I did this for the 'Steampunk Small Gears' and 'Steampunk Medium Gears'
and also for the 'Chained Circle Frames' and the 'Chain Lengths'.
I painted a few 'Assorted Arrows' and 'Chevron Bits' in black, and also added black paint to my title 'Adventure loopy font'.
I then added some extra embellishments - quotes, metal bits and flicks of paint.
I really enjoyed doing a grungy layout.
 It's been a long time as I get so distracted by COLOUR!
This layout really reminded me to step out of my comfort zone and try something a little different.
I hope you do too!!
Much love

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

My first 2Crafty Chipboard Share for June!

Hi everyone.

Today I'm sharing the first of my creations for 2Crafty Chipboard.
It's called:

"Live out Loud"


A bright fun layout celebrating friendships.
As many of you know I am a big fan of colour!! and as this layout celebrates a fun occasion vibrant colour is perfect.
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
'Flower Doilies'
'Grid Bits'
'Lattice Leaves'
'Live out Loud Title'

 I began by adding paint to the background.
Onto this I applied a stencil with transparent gloss gel.
This just gives a bit of texture to the background without detracting from the photos.
I added some stamping with black ink to help blend the paint into the cardstock.
I then applied gesso to the 'Grid Bits'.

and also to the 'Flower Doilies'.

I painted the 'Live out Loud' title in black paint

I also painted the 'Lattice Leaves' with the black paint too.
I love how the black pops against the colour and also the white background.

I finished off the layout by layering up behind the photos and adding a cluster of flowers.
I included one of my favourite flairs from Kit the Habit which of course means it was designed and made by myself and the fabulous Emma. 
I also included some of the cool quotes from our 'Little Bit of Randoms'.
These are on sale at the make sure you check it out. 
Finally to finish I added a few flicks and splashes of black paint, and some quotes to help tell the story.
 Well that's it from me for today, I will be back really soon to share my second layout.
Happy creating to you.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June Scrap the Girls

Hi Scrap the Girlies!!

Yay!! It's the first of the month!  Something I always look forward to as it means a whole new set of Challenges.

I'm here to share this month's Scrap the Girls Challenge!

This time it's a sketch, and I absolutely love it!!

It's not my usual style.  I don't usually scrap so flowery, but as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do.
So it's time to jump in!
Here's my layout:
This one is about my gorgeous little niece Yvy who lives in Texas.  She is just the cutest.  I recently spent some time with her and well, yep she stole my heart.
I painted the flowers with watercolour paint, and then cut them out!
So Simple and I had such fun creating them.
I attached them to the layout with foam tape to give some dimension.

I added some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard - my absolute favourite chipboard company. I used a "6
' Revolution Frame" around the photos, "Those Eyes Title" and "Leafy Shrub Set 1".

I inked the frame and title with a gorgeous turquoise.

I applied gesso to the leafy shrubs but then felt like they got a little lost. 
So I decided to trace parts of them onto my background using a black pen.
I really liked the whimsical feel this created, and it rekindled my love affair with doodling.
I also added a few dots to my painted chipboard.

I finished with a few flicks of paint and the all important journaling.

This month we have a prize from Charm's Creations.

So for your chance to win some gorgeous handmade embellishments, head on over to the Scrap the Girls blog and link up your layout!!
I can't wait to see all your entries........
Don't forget to check out the rest  of the awesome Scrap the Girls Design Team's layouts too!!
I guarantee inspiration plus!!


Thursday, 18 May 2017

May 2Crafty Chipboard Share Part 2

I'm back to share my second layout for 2Crafty Chipboard for May.
This ones titled:



A page about the mutual love and adoration between my son and our pet kitty. (So Cute!)

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:

"Fine Word Set 1"
"6" Revolution Frame"
"Polaroid Assorted Frames"
"Circle Frames"
"Mini Sampler Set 1"
"Triangle Set"
"Chain Lengths"

This page is more to my usual style - bold colour!
I couldn't stay away from it for too long!

I painted the title 'adore' from the "Fine Word Set 1" black, as I did some of the
 "Circle Frames" and also the smaller circles from the "Mini Sampler Set 1".

I love how black contrasts with bold colour.

I applied gesso to the "Chain Lengths" and also the "6" Revolution Frame".

I also applied gesso to some of the "Polaroid Assorted Frames" and then I stamped 
onto these using a mini chevron pattern and black ink. 
I wanted these to look a bit artsy - definitely not perfect, so I just stamped randomly
 without thinking about how even it was. 

I added some pieces of scrap paper to the "Triangle Set".
I love how this adds a bit more colour to the layout.


 I hope this has inspired you!
I'll be back soon.

Monday, 15 May 2017

May 2 Crafty Share Part 1

Good morning everybody.
Today I'm sharing my first layout for 2Crafty Chipboard for this month.
It's titled:


This one is about documenting a guest book I created for a very special wedding we attended. 
I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to create it and really wanted to have a memory of this.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Polaroid Assortment Frames"
"Frame Viney Circles"
"Lace Heart Frames"
"Love Loopy Font Title"
"Grid Bits"
"ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars"
"Flower Doilies"

I applied white gesso to the "Grid Bits", a "Viney Circle Frame" and to the 
"Love Loopy Title".  I then added white paint. 

 I decided to keep them plain white as a contrast to the dark background paper.
I tucked a few "Polaroid Assorted Frames" into my clusters - these I heat embossed 
with a gorgeous shabby chic metallic emboss powder.
I also tucked in a few of the gorgeous "Flower Doilies". 
I applied white gesso to these and then added a gold spritz to give them a slight colour/glow.
I added a "Lace Heart Frame" and decided to leave this plain - as the raw colour really complemented the layout and also I had added a lot of white chipboard to that particular area,
 so it contrasted with those pieces nicely.

Finally to bring out the touch of red in the layout, I painted a few little hearts from the  
"ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" in a red colour and scattered these around the layout.
I did a lot of layering and clustering in this layout, and unlike my usual style of bright, 
full-on colour,  I was very controlled and added just a splash of colour here and there.