Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year - with Linda Eggleton

Hi everyone...wow, it's 2013!!!
Happy New Year!
It's my turn today to share some of my layouts using a variety of
 2crafty chipboard, so lets get right to it.
First up......
"Mayfield House"
A beautiful old house at Oberon, in NSW, that I was lucky enough to visit
on one of their open days back in October.

{Don't forget that you can click on any of the images for a better close up view}

There are 5 pieces of fabulous 2crafty chipboard on this layout,
 without it looking overcrowded & cluttered.  The pieces are

I thought the Vintage Key well suited for my layout....it was first coated in Gesso,
 then some texture paste added with a coat of painted Glimmermist {Sunshine}
 to add some colour to tone in with the rest of the layout...
I then added a row of Kaisercraft Rhinestones to the top of the 
key to finish it off.

I used the smallest  of the Sybill's Name Plate {they come in a pack of 2}
 for the base of my title, which was done in the same way as above,
 replacing the Sunshine glimmermist with Key Lime glimmermist.

For the Skeleton Leaves I simply inked in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink,
 then swiped gesso randomly over the leaves with my finger. 
 I love the distressed look this gives & these leaves are one of
 my favourite 2crafty pieces :)

The Pretty Butterfly comes in pack of 6, which is great, as one can never 
have too many butterflies in their stash!  To get this effect, it was primed
 in Gesso with some texture paste added...
then painted in Sunshine glimmermist and then I added a few 
rhinestones to the body of the butterfly.

And finally, for the Fencing Wire Panel I cut off random pieces to fit
 above & below my photo....inked them in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
then swiped with gesso randomly.

Now for my 2nd layout....

"Always Believe in YOU"

I've used three  2crafty pieces for this layout -

The Wrought Iron Decorative Border is such a classic 
piece of chipboard & I've tried to achieve a vintage wrought iron
 look to it.  To get this effect, I primed it in Gesso mixed with texture paste,
 then I painted it with Slate glimmermist & finished it off with some
 swipes of glimmermist here & there with my finger....
which I think came up quite nicely.

Another close up of the Wrought Iron border

I used the smaller of the 2 Doilies that come in the pack, and cut it into two
 pieces & arranged at either side of my photos.  Again, gesso & texture paste 
as the base, then dabbed with a Copper Acrylic Paint dabber with a light inking
 here & there to finish it off

This is the larger of the two Sybill's Name Plates, and again
 I've used it as the base for my title.
It has the same technique & colour applied as the Wrought Iron border
 for the scrolly bits & then the same as the Doilies
 for the main part of the plate.

Now for my last layout...

"Along the Garden Path"

This was made for the November sketch at C'est Magnifique Kits,
using the gorgeous November kit that I won :)))

The 2crafty pieces on this layout are - Wrought Iron
& some leftover pieces from the Chicken Wire Panel

The gorgeous Wrought Iron piece was simply coated in gesso,
 then painted in Honey Dew glimmermist with a touch of Walnut Stain
 Distress Ink lightly inked randomly.

The same techniques were applied to the Chicken Wire Panel pieces.

So there you have my first shares for 2013 & I can't wait to share some
 more creations with you all again next month :)
Thanks so much for dropping by the 2crafty blog today.
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Unknown said...

Oh, wow, Linda!! Each of these is incredible, so detailed and I just love your techniques on the chippies!!

Amy Voorthuis said...

OMgosh this is truly amazing Linda just L.O.V.E...your work happy newyear xox Amy

Vanessa said...

Absolutely stunning projects Linda, they are all so pretty and as always, attention to detail is amazing. Love them all.

Di Garling said...

Fabulous layouts Linda. Always great attention to detail. Love all the little chippie makeovers. Happy New Year. Cheers Di xo

Keren Tamir said...

Stunning stunning job on these layouts!! fantastic!!

Unknown said...

Like expected, the whole page is just fabulous! I especially love the top part of the page :) Beautiful colors, beautiful design, two thumbs up! Thank you for sharing this. And for that, I just knew 2 Crafty Chipboard. So happy! :)

Elena Olinevich said...

Awesome projects Linda, many details as always. And my favorite is the second one because of the color combo

Jan Rankine said...

Stunning work Linda. Your attention to detail is amazing

Chantelle said...

so very stunning Linda - LOVE your work :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow, Linda!! These are fabulous as always.
Love everything you make.... :-)

Unknown said...

Wow Linda such awesome projects. Love all three!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Linda!!!!

Leonie said...

These are Beautiful Linda, the detailing is just superb. :)

Fiona said...

Stunning layouts as always Linda, love all the texture.

Marília Lopes said...

Absolutely stunning projects Linda!!!!