Thursday, January 10, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - Leonie Neal-Dawson

Welcome to my first post for 2013. 
I hope everyone has had a joyous Christmas and New Year.
I have some bright fun layouts to share today, perfect for a fresh start to the year.

The Letterbox and the ATC Picket Fence on this page were simply painted with Gesso and lightly inked and I added our house number with some Prima stickers
The cute little birdie on the letterbox is from the birdhouse pack.

Isn't this title lovely. Home is Where Your Heart is.
I coloured it with Faber Castell Gelatos highlighting the heart in the title 
with a black pen.

Although we're still in holiday mode here, it wont be long before I'm in 
back to School mode so I've done a Whimsical layout using a photo
from the first day of school last year.
I used the Alphabet Frame and inked it up with 
grey ink then highlighted my childrens' initials in bright colours.

I used a pack of  Critters and painted them nice bright 
colours adding detail with Ranger stickles and a journalling pen

The 'grass' that the ladybird is walking on is actually cut from the flower scene.

Here's a close-up of the frame and the caterpillar from the critters pack.

The last piece of chipboard I used on this layout was the Flower Scene
it had the perfect touch of whimsy to match the critters in this layout.
I cut the flowers off the mound they were on and used it as grass for the ladybird to be walking thorough. (see above)

This last layout is one I completed for the Kraft It Up challenge blog for their January challenge.
I used one of the Tiny Funky Frames and overlapped two swirls from the Swirls and Frames Sheet to form a love heart.  I painted both lots of chipboard white and added
some opal dust for glitter effects. 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my chipboard layouts 
today. You can see more on my blog here
and keep up to date with everything on the 2Crafty facebook page.
Cheers, Leonie Neal-Dawson.



Kelly Foster said...

Beautiful, bright, and fantastic, as always!! Love your fun style!!!

Lauren Hender said...

All these layouts are fantastic! Very inspiring.

Linda Eggleton said...

Fabulous bright, fun, layouts, Leonie...always love your work with such bright bold colours :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic work yet again! I love what you did with the alphabet frame - pure genius!!! And loving your way with colour! Yay! :D

Di Garling said...

Always love your fun colourful layouts Leonie. So many great details. Cheers Di xo

Tracey Sabella said...

Love your bright cheery pages!! The title colored with the gelatos is stunning!! The alpha frame is so perfect for the school page and I love how you highlighted just a few letters to make them pop!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Keren Tamir said...

Fun and beautiful LOs. Always brighten my day!!!

Marília Lopes said...

I just looooooooove your creations Leonie!!!