Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keeping it simple - Linda Eggleton

Hello there all you 2crafty fans...welcome to November!

Today I'm going to share 3 layouts using some fairly simple techniques.
When you're stretched for time, your chipboard pieces can still look fantastic with some quick simple techniques applied. Sometimes I can spend a lot of time waiting for my various layers & techniques to dry....but this month, being low on time, I've kept things fairly simple, and I still think my chipboard pieces came out looking a-ok.

So, first up....

"Captured Memories"
(you can click on the any of the layouts/closeups for a larger view to see everything in better detail)

You may think that these techniques don't look very simple, but they really aren't difficult at all & were fairly quick to apply.....

The Captured Memories title, I've primed in Gesso, then coated in Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles...dried with my hairdryer (yep, I don't own a heat gun!! lol) and then roughly painted with Wheatfields Glimmermist. I love the effect that the painted glimmermist gives!

For the Albert Square Frame....again primed in Gesso, then just a dab here & there of the Distress Stickles and then random dabs of the Wheatfields Glimmermist....making sure I left lots of the white gesso still showing.

The Corner Whispy Vines is again the same techniques....primed in Gesso, a few dabs of Stickles, then painted in Slate Glimmermist.

I cut the Corner Whispy Vine in half (at the corner) before applying the gesso/stickles/ that I could then spread the vine out so that it wasn't all hidden under my cluster.
Now for my second layout..... 

"Grand Canyon Steps"

Using 3 different 2crafty pieces -

For this layout, I've kept my chipboard pieces raw.
The Summer Leaf Stems I've then simply machine stitched a line down the centre of each leaf and then lightly inked the edges. I really love these leaf stems...they are so so versatile for any style of layout!

Here you can see the Autumn Leaves tucked into my cluster...again left raw with the edges lightly inked.

And the same for the Barbed Wire strip....raw & edges inked in Pinecone ink.


Okie doke....last layout, one that you may have already seen.
I created this layout for a colour palette challenge at Scrap Friends.

"More Than Her Mum"

Here you can see the Skeleton leaves & Chicken Wire....simply inked straight onto the raw chipboard using Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink ....some Distress Stickles painted all over & then once it was dry, I put small amounts of gesso on my finger & lightly rubbed it over the stickles...which gave this great frosted type effect.

A better close up of the Chicken Wire

And the exact same technique was used for the Pretty Butterfly with a Lil' Red Rocket fabric button placed on the body of the butterfly.

So there you have my 2crafty shares for November....I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations & agree that by using simple techniques, you CAN achieve great results for your chipboard :)

If you'd like to see more of my creations using 2crafty chipboard, you can visit my blog HERE....
and just scroll down through my posts :)

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Vanessa said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts Linda, love them all, but especially the first using the frame. Love everything about it. Great job.

Fiona said...

Fabulous layouts Linda, love the frame in your first and the stitching on the leaves looks fab in the second one! Gorgeous work.

Di Garling said...

Gorgeous as always Linda with so many great idea for using chipboard. Beautiful & so very inspiring too. Love them Cheers Di xo

Keren Tamir said...

fantastic layouts Linda!! I love all those chipboard pieces and how you altered them!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing layouts Linda. I looked at the close ups of all your layouts and I'm glad I did. I love all the layers in your layouts.

Leonie said...

All gorgeous layouts Linda. I love the simple techniques you've used, they look great.

Unknown said...

Wow Linda! So much detail. They all look fantastic! Loved the chicken wire :)


Little Purple Forest

Vicky Alberto said...

love the projects and pretty techniques

Unknown said...

These are all stunning, Linda!! I love the stitching on the leaves on the second one, how neat!!! Gorgeous pages, as always!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Love reading about your techniques and seeing the end result. These are all absolutely gorgeous layouts Linda! Love the frame, delish! the stithing on the leaves is super duper neat on the second one. And the third one is just beautiful! Wonderful work! xoxo

Lizzy Hill said...

Wonderful - now I know exactly what you've done...great explanation of techniques, thank you Linda:):):)

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