Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Perfect Titles - Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Well that last month just flew by and it's my turn to share some creations with you again. This month I am sharing some boyish layouts of my son, but have also included one of my daughter to balance it out!

First up, I have used the very cool Cog Nested Frames. I have used three of the smaller cogs to frame some photos of Zane who was behaving rather cheekily for the camera. Then I have embellished my layout with the small Gears.

Of course 2Crafty always has the perfect title and I have used the Captured Moments title on this layout as it sums up what was happening on the day!

The cogs and gears I have coated in silver metallic paint. Once this was dried I used some black paint to cover over the top of the cogs & gears then wiped this off just leaving some pieces still with some paint on them. I love the grungy effect this gives them.

My title I inked in burgundy ink then randomly sprinkled on some embossing powder and heated it till it bubbled in places, then I rubbed some black chalk over the bumps:

The next layout I would like to share is another boy page -100% Boy

I have used the Barbed Wire and the small photo corners from the Corners and Nameplates Pack.  Both of these pieces I have simply inked so they show up nicely on the messy background:


The title piece - 100% Boy I have also inked, but this time I have used some older almost used up ink pads (pinecone, orange & green tea) and very lightly swiped over the chipboard. You can still see the original chipboard colour but a few differently swiped inks have added just enough colour and I love the grainy texture showing through.


And my final layout is a girly one, using the fabulous The Magic of You title and the most gorgeous fairy which I based the layout around. 

Both the title and the fairy were inked in white ink and then coated in stickles:

I have used one of the Delicate Butterflies set, and I have painted in this in pink metallic paint then added some pearls over the round cut-outs. 

The Ornate Fence I have cut in half. I have inked this piece in white then rubbed some gesso along the palings to give some depth:

And my fifth & final piece of 2Crafty on this layout is the Corner Whispy Vines which I have cut into two pieces, inked then dabbed gesso with my finger to give the leaves some texture, re-inked them and then swiped some gesso along the vines to soften the intensity of the green.

That's all I've got for you today,  hope it inspires you in some way!



Keren Tamir said...

Love your creations this month Fiona!! Great job!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous pages!! Love your work with the 2 Crafty Chipboard!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


eleele said...

it's unusual to see your masculine los, but they are fabulous, I like you have made them grungy

Vanessa said...

Loving the boy feel this month Fiona, great use of the Cogs, love that idea and will be pinching, Lily's page is gorgeous - as is your little fairy.

Linda Eggleton said...

Fabulous layouts, Fiona!! I love the grungy effect on the cog frames & your girly layout is just beautiful - & wow at how many pieces of 2 crafty you have on there! Awesome work!

Leonie said...

Fabulous layouts Fiona!
Love the metallic paint on the cogs makes them very life like. I like that you've spaced them out too, I tend to cluster them but this design looks great.
Your second layout, love the splash of red with the arrows made out of photo corners- cool idea
And your third page is gorgeous the green vine looks awesome and I love the glittery fairy!
Great work! :)

Kelly Foster said...

These are all so beautiful and inspiring!!! Gorgeous layouts, and wonderful use of all the chippies, I love all the fun ways you have altered them!!

Di Garling said...

Lovin all these great pages Fiona. Especially love how you wiped those drier ink pads over your title, great effect, I'll definitely have to try that one & I also love how you overpainted the cogs & randomly wiped it off. Fabulous idea. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers Di xo

Vicky Alberto said...

what creative and fun projects!

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Fabulous layouts Fiona!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic layouts! You have sure rocked the titles!! xo