Thursday, November 22, 2012

Chantal's 2Crafty Layouts for November... :)

Hello everyone!  I hope my post finds you all well! 
  I'm really excited that it is my turn to share my latest layouts
 using 2Crafty's gorgeous chipboard!!

 First up is my layout
 "A Tender Moment"...


I've gone for a pretty, delicate and shabby look for this one. 
 Let's look at the 2Crafty chipboard that I used in close-up...


I've used the Felicity Flourish at the top left corner.  This has been dry brushed with white acrylic heavy body paint and inked lightly with pink distress ink.



Now I couldn't possibly scrap a layout about my daughter's first deer encounter without using these gorgeous Bambis!  Aren't they adorable?!  The Bambi comes in a two pack and here I've used both, layering the smaller one over the top of the larger one using foam tape.

I've stippled gesso onto these and after a light ink with pink distress ink, I have threaded cute "Love" charms onto long wire stemmed roses and then I've wrapped these around their necks using the wire stalks... no need for adhesive for these!




What a stroke of luck that I found this cute deer image in my stash. And you can also see peeking there my final piece of 2Crafty chipboard...




I've used the Parisian Border underneath the photo frame and matte.  I have used the same technique as the the above mentioned Felicity flourish.  Isn't this border soooo delicate and lovely? :)

My next layout is called
 "A Rose Tattoo 4 U 2"...


So this one is a little bit more like my "trademark" bright style... lol. :)  This layout has been based on sketch #235 at Creative Scrappers.



So here I have once again used three different pieces of 2Crafty.  First we have the Bella Flourish, which has been inked with distress ink and "blinged up" with some little FWAB adhesive pearls.

I have cut this almost-12" flourish in half and I haven't hid the fact on my layout for a change.  I felt the exposed cut ends lent themselves really well to the whole rose tattoo theme.  

I have also cut up a large size Damask and tucked the halves under either side of the photos.  I have used the small size Damask (you get three in a pack) on the top left of the left photo too - this has been cut to create a pretty photo corner.  This is really easy to do, actually.  As my photo was already adhered to the layout, I simply grabbed a piece of paper and lined up the paper's corner to the angled Damask and then I trimmed the overhanging edges with my Cutter Bee scissors.  

All the Damasks have been coloured using a black paint pen... love this technique - no drying required!


Lastly I've used one Stem (from a pack of two).  These are great!  They measure 12" and I've used the full stem and cut it up into three pieces.  Before I cut it up and adhered it onto my layout, I painted it with acrylic paint and once this had dried, I let rip (not literally thank goodness) with my sewing machine and sewed some straight stitches down the centre.  This was super easy to do and fun!  Yep, really fun!!

My last layout I'm sharing with you today has me back to my bright and colourful ways again Lol!  This layout is based on a sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches.



I love this photo of Lucy having her very first koala cuddle.  She was so proud to hold him all by herself... he is a big boy!! :)

I've made my own "Cartoon Cutie" felt koala and I've put him up 2Crafty's Josh's Tree.  I've cut the lower left branch and adhered it above the koala's head to not only give it a little height, but I didn't want to cover the "real" koala in the photo at all. :)




I've decorated all my chipboard easily with acrylic paint and then once dried, I've outlined and doodled on them with a Uniball Gel Impact pen.  Love the striking look this technique gives!

I've also used a 2Crafty Sun on my layout.  I've used the outer "rays" part and I've put a journalling spot underneath for some (you guessed it!) journalling.

I love those suns.  I've used them quite a bit, hey.  They rock!



I've used four Grass Clumps here; they are so fun to layer and cut up... plus a grass clump was just perfect for the base of the tree... so it's not "floating".


Well that's all from me for now!  I hope you have enjoyed viewing my latest creations using 2Crafty chipboard as much as I did creating them!!

Have an awesome week and thanks for all your wonderful comments, btw!

Also remember to visit us on FACEBOOK too, that way you won't miss anything.

Cheers,
Chantal Vandenberg :)

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25 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous Chantal, I love the stitching through the chipboard elements, looks so cool. Beautiful layouts, and colours are magical on both.

flowerdisco said...

japolexoh chantal, you know i love your work and these three masterpieces here tell why. all the details and love are just pouring out of them.
get my love and a big hug.

Home sweet home said...

Gorgeous pages with so many wonderful details.

Fab work:):)

Merethe

Katherine (sutty) said...

Chantal they are gorgeous - I love them all and they are all so different - from the colours to the layers and all those little details that you put in to your pages - thank you :)

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic Chantal!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve the first one so much!! so tender and pretty.

Fresh Delight said...

The picture with the dear is so beautifull!!

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Vanessa said...

Gorgeous vibrant projects again this month, stunning work Chantal, love the first one especially.

Heather Jacob said...

wow with a capital W .... love these Chantal xoxo

Margyz Paper Games said...

All your layouts are beautiful Chantal but I really LOVE the first one, so sweet. Fabulous! xo Marg

Vicky Alberto said...

truly gorgeous details - LOVe the different chippy uses!

Di Garling said...

Love love love these Chantal. Such great use of chippies as always. Fantastic layouts & fab colour combos too. Great post.
Cheers Di xo

juscrap said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lynnda said...

WOW WOW Chantal ... these are beautiful... your creations are always inspiring!!! hugs...xoxo

Tone-Lill said...

Difficoult to pick a favourite here, they all look gorgous and colourful , filled with fun. I love the different ways you have used the chippies on your LO, great job!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You sooooooooooooo inspire me Chantal!! I love love love these!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the layers and LOVING the deer on the first one!!!!

Marília Lopes said...

Chantal gorgeous layouts!!
I loved sewing the chippie, fabulous!!

Leonie said...

Just fabulous Chantal. Creative and original as usual, totally love the first one. Those tiny dear are so cute love the roses around their necks.

Kim Price said...

Absolutely stunning Chantelle. Love both of these layouts :)

eleele said...

Chantal, you amaze me every time , as your work with the colors is like a masterpiece. the first one is so soft and shabby for you. love them all

Kelly Foster said...

These are all so amazing, Chatal!!! You truly have a unique style all your own, and each page is so different!! I especially love what you have done with the cute little deer, so adorable!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous layouts, as always, Chantal! Love the stitching & also the first layout..so so pretty!

Danielle said...

Stunning layouts, Chantal! Love all the cute details you always add to your pages.

sarah martin said...

Stunning layouts Chantal. I especially love your first layout. It is so beautiful. Awesome work xo

Nathalie said...

Such amazing details! LOVE the contrasting stitching on the green leaves!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!!! xo