Hope those in Australia are enjoying the school holidays. Here in Sydney we are experiencing some super warm weather, loving it!
Today I have three layouts to share with you all. My first layout uses some of the gorgeous new releases of 2Crafty goodness, the 11" Round Flourish Frame, Summer Leaf Stems, Bird Bath and my favourite Home is Where the Heart is title.
The frame I painted in cream and stamped with a script stamp in distress ink, but I wasn't happy with the colour, it was a bit too dark so I added a light coat of gesso then lightly redid the text stamping. Love that gesso can be used to resurface your chipboard or just lighten a colour that's a bit too dark:
The bird bath, I have painted with gesso and then swiped inks over it, I have used a light vanilla ink and then darkened the edges very lightly with pinecone. The birdie I have dabbed with gesso for some texture and inked in a light mauve:
Finally the summer Leaf Stems have been coloured with a Pitt ink brush, then had some gesso dabbed on the leaves for texture, then recoloured over with the Pitt ink brush:
My next layout is from our trip last year to Hong Kong Disneyland. I have used the 11" Tahnya's Border, ATC Georgian Frames, small clock frames and a personalised title.
These pieces have all been treated with metallic paints. The title was simply painted using Viva Precious Metal paint in rose pink. Love how it gives a nice shimmery finish:
The clockface has been inked in vanilla ink, then I have used a sharpie to define the numbers and added some prima metal clock hands. The Georgian frame has been painted in Luminarte gold paint, then once that is dry I have inked in black concentrating on the edges to give an antique style finish:
The scroll has similarly been painted in the Luminarte gold paint, then dulled down a touch with some black ink that I swiped on and blended in so the gold wasn't too shiny, as I wanted it to match to the gold on the castle.
My final layout for today uses some simple chipboard techniques, featuring the Chicken Wire panel, Mini Fob Watches , Magical Memories title and the word Treasure from the Friendship Mini Word pack.
I love raw chipboard, especially when using kraft cardstock, it goes so well and you can see the gorgeous design of these fob watches. I have simply got a sharpie and drawn around the edge of the watch. The chicken wire has been inked in black - only lightly as it has almost dried out!
I used my sharpie to colour my title and the small word treasure:
That's all from me this month! Happy scrapping till next month!