Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My First 2 Crafty Post - Kelly Foster

Hello there!!! I am SO excited to be here, part of this fabulous team, playing with some amazing 2 Crafty chipboard!!! I'm sure by now you have heard about our new team...there are so many talented ladies who will be loading this place up with inspiring ideas on how to use your 2 Crafty chipboard!
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Well, let me get right to it!! I have a few layouts to share today...
First up:
I loaded this one up with 2 Crafty...


Close up of the Graceful Butterfly, which I first misted pink, then added some liquid pearls for a shiny feminine look..here you can also see the flourish I used,  Corner Annalise, which I simply painted with acrylic paint then brushed lightly with gesso, and added more liquid pearls to the ends, then tucked into my main flower cluster to pull the eye toward the photo..


Close up of the Captured Moments title, which I misted with a gold mist, then added dabs of gesso. I really love the chipboard titles in the store, so very versatile!


The next two  photos show the Doilies...which like the butterfly, I simply misted with glimmer mist, and added some liquid pearls and painted it around with my fingertip until I liked the effect.



OK, on to the next one..this one is a bit less pretty, and a bit more "messy" as I call it...

OK first off, do you see the subtle circle pattern in the background? Yep..you guessed it! That is a piece of 2 Crafty chipboard (Crazy Circles)..It is a 12x12 sheet so what I did was adhere it to my paper, and slathered the whole thing with a thick layer of gesso, completely covering the chippie. So, when it dried, i had a nicely textured, raised circular patterned backdrop for my page. I then doodled with a black pen around some of the circles, did some masking, misting, and painting until I liked the effect. I also used them as places to do some random journaling around.


Close up of a Maggie's Swirl flourish piece, I simply dabbed with a shiny black paint.

Here you can see a piece of the Frame Scallop Circle Borders, and Gigi's Flowers.

 One of the little Funky Hearts, painted black again and dabbed with some texture paste, tucked into my cluster..
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 Close up where you can see the background a little better, and another Frame Scallop Circle Borders...from the same pack, this one is a fave for me, the pack has a ton of circles..they go on and on :) so many uses for circles..


Well folks, that's all from me!! Thanks for bearing with me through this loooong post!!! I would absolutely love it if you would like to check out my personal blog, where you will find more inspiration from recent projects using 2 Crafty chipboard, such as this...

Featuring a gorgeous 2 Crafty  5" Floral Frame

And this one, look at that gorgeous 2 Crafty  Cherry Blossom piece!

Have a great day!!!
Kelly.

28 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Kelly these are fantastic!! Truly amazing work wow!!! Love that circle background

Romy said...

Wow, I absolutely love all of your layouts! You do such wonderful work with the chipboard. Your first layout is my favourite. You made the butterfly a real eye-catcher!

Laura Gilhuly said...

Stunning creations Kelly! Your layouts are amazing!

Vanessa said...

OMG, you have been a very busy girl, love all of them, but my fav, is the first one. Stunning work Kelly.

eleele said...

I am speechless, so many chippies< wooow. But I love the second one, so creative with the circles, journalling , so many ideas for me , thank you

Ashley Horton said...

Both of these turned out gorgeous, Kelly!! Love all of the texture and the second one is really fabulous!! Love the yellow with the b&w!!

Monica Edwards said...

Amazing layouts Kelly of course - just love what you did with everything - I will be watching you!!

Hugs
Monica

Heather M said...

Fab work as usual Kelly.I love the first LO. Such pretty colors.

Shona said...

Kelly these are all so so amazing :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Gee, these are both stunning in their own ways...love the bg circles on the 2nd LO. Great job:):):)

Tracey Gregory said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I love how your style is so versatile!

Stephanie Eaken said...

Wow Kelly! Great layouts & beautiful techniques on the chippies! I love, love, love your "messy" "She" lo!!

alda stevens said...

Wow these are awesome ... beautifully done Kelly!

Di Garling said...

Wowsers, I just love it all. You have sooo worked your magic here Kelly. Love what you have done with the 2 Crafty chipboard & everything else. Just STUNNING. Cheers Di xo

Denise said...

Wow! Gorgeous projects!! Just gorgeous!

GLOANN said...

Wow, Kelly! You've done it again. Love these LOs and don't know how you keep coming up with such beautiful ways to use the chipboard pieces.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous layouts Kelly, both fabulous and so much chipboard and details to look at.
Fiona
X

Leonie said...

OH Wow Kelly, such amazing layouts.
Love what you did with the circles on the second one and the first is just so gorgeous.
Great , great stuff!

Lizzyc said...

These are absolutely beautiful.. really love them all.. unique and beautiful each one..

ELLEN said...

These are so beautiful Kelly! I especially love how you used the circles both as backgrounds and as journaling spots. And the black flourishes are stunning. It amazes me how you pack so much on one page but it never looks like too much!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, stunning work, Kelly! Your use of colours is just amazing!!! Love what you've done with the 2crafty pieces too :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - what amazing creations, Kelly!!!

Marelize said...

Beautiful work Kelly! Fantastic inspiration. :)

Vicky Alberto said...

Very creative... can't pick a fave - they are all terrific!

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous work, Kelly!! Thanks for the inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Sandi Cl~ said...

Kelly, you are rocking the cippys .. they are all fantastic .. love these pages!

Georgia Heald said...

Phenomenal work, leaves me lost for words every time!

Mrs Frizz said...

wowser Kelly ... A+++ for your creativity ... every layout is beyond gorgeous ... I'm not a yellow person, but that black and yellow layout is stunning ...