Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Very Merry 2Crafty Christmas!
From Chantal Vandenberg :)

Hello everyone!  Well it's not long now until the big jolly fella makes his way down all those chimneys!  I've got three Christmassy layouts to share with you all today, and boy - I've had such a fun time scrapping these festive layouts!!  I find that the lead-up to Christmas is made even more exciting when I'm creating Christmassy projects and goodies!!

So the first layout I'd like to share is called "Xmas Q & A with Lucy"...


For this layout, I made up a fun little "interview" for my daughter Lucy to answer, to accompany these lovely pics of her doing the honour of putting the angel on the top of the tree this year (the girls take turns each year and they seem to have no trouble at all remembering who's turn it is!  Of course documenting it in this way would help... Lol!).

On this layout I have used two Doilies, which have been painted in gesso.  The smaller one has been cut in half - one half is adhered to the bottom left corner and the other half is close to the centre of the page.  


My part of my title (the "Q" and "A") is using this 12" x 12" sheet of chipboard lettering... isn't the font cool?!  I have painted the letters in white gesso and once this had dried, I stamped a script stamp over them with black StazOn ink.  


I have used one 12" Stem (they come in a packet of 2) across my layout - this has been painted in emerald green acrylic paint (2 coats) and then machine stitched before adhering.  I really love these vines - they create a lovely flow and I really love how long they are too. :)

The second layout I would like to share here is based on sketch #238 at Creative Scrappers, and it's called "A Very Beachy Christmas"...


I absolutely adore the Brushstroke Tree by 2Crafty!  It's awesome!!  Here I have painted it in gesso and I've adhered my layout title onto it for a cool title block!


I have topped off my tree with a starfish - a fun take on the layout's theme!  This starfish has been covered in patterned paper and I've dry-brushed gesso over the top in the same direction as the brushstroke tree.

I've used a full pack of 6 Seagulls on my layout.  How cool are they?  I love them!  I have given them two thick coats of gesso and scattered them vertically on my layout.
    

I've also included two seashells on my layout, also covered in gesso, but this time I have used a paper piercer (you could also use a pin or needle) to etch out the fine details to make them stand out more.  I really like the effect of this simple technique.  The aforementioned starfish and the two seashells come from the Seashells 5-pack.  

The smaller super-cute star that you can spy in that last close-up is from the fab Weather Bits 8-pack.  

 My third and final layout to share here has been based on the current challenge at OUAS.  This layout is called "Noel"...


I have used two Retro Xmas Trees on my layout... I love how funky these are!  I have covered them in gesso, then once dried, I rubbed chalk onto the gessoed surface.  I used a sponge applicator to apply the chalk, which is much like a make-up applicator for eyeshadow.  I then wrapped a little bit of baker's twine around them and topped them off with some FWAB adhesive rhinestones in black as baubles.


I have layered these trees by tucking the larger one underneath the photo matte (which consists of a lot of layers in itself!).


Using a Flourish Ornament Border, I applied the same aforementioned technique, and topped them off with left-over pieces from FWAB Chloe pearl flourish.  I cut the bow from the middle of the chipboard flourish and arranged each half on either side of the photo, layering the bow on top of the left piece.

Okay, that's all from me for now!  So from all of us here at 2Crafty, we wish you all a safe and happy Christmas!!! 


Thanks so much for dropping by!

Merry Christmas,
Chantal :)

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22 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous work! LOVE those big letters on the top one:):):)

Leanne said...

really really cute! Loving the christmas trees!

Juliana said...

These are gorgeous Chantal!!!

Di Garling said...

LOOOOOOOOVE them all Chantal. As always, so much gorgeous detail & I just love the whole Q&A theme. Merry Christmas. Cheers Di xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful christmas layout,s Chantal. Love the Q & A idea :)

Em said...

wow they are all such unique pages! I'm loving the Q & A bit too xo

Keri said...

So awesome, love these, Chantal! The interview idea is awesome for the holidays, definitely using that idea...and love the layered tree-title and the cool etched-detail shells on the 2nd layout!

Keren Tamir said...

fantastic LOs Chantal as always

Fiona said...

Fabulous layouts Chantal! Love the Q&A one, great idea for Christmas and love the beachy Christmas page too.
Fiona
x

Kelly Foster said...

As always, Chantal, these are really awesome!! I love them all!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeee that tree on the second one!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such pretty layouts Chantal! Love all the detail! Merry Christmas!

Adriana B said...

stunning christmas layouts , all of them awesome, love the Q&A one :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning, so much to 'see' and I adore how you used the Chipboard.

Vicky Alberto said...

your style is so cool - love it

Dortesjs said...

Gorgeous work, very beautiful done

Leonie said...

Faboulous Layouts Chantal!

Danielle said...

Stunning layouts, Chantal!! So much to see... Love that Christmas tree with the title and the shell on the second one!

Chantalle said...

Awesome work (as always) Chantal!

Svetlana Austin said...

Chantal all your projects are stunning! as always, there are so many pretty and interesting details on it! great work!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what stunning pages!! Love that Christmas tree title and lovely chippies!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thanks for such lovely comments! :D