Friday, February 1, 2013

February scrapping....with Linda Eggleton

Hi there 2crafty fans....welcome to the blog today.
I have 3 layouts featuring 2crafty chipboard to share with you all today, so lets get right to it!
"Time is a great storyteller"
(click on any of the images for a larger/close up view)
 For this layout, I wanted to keep my patterned papers to a minimum, so that they wouldn't distract from the chipboard pieces.  I've used 5 pieces of 2crafty chipboard - One of the clock faces from the Clock Face Frames, Corner Arch, Cartia's Swirl, Mini Fob Watch & Time is a Great Storyteller title

Here you can see the fabulous title - Time is a Great Storyteller,
which I thought was the perfect title for my photo of the Penitentiary at Port Arthur....I'm sure it has many a story it could tell over the years that it housed convicts in this penal settlement!  
I have simply dabbed it in gesso & then lightly painted with Denim Blue Glimmermist....making sure that I didn't completely cover it with the glimmermist & also making some parts darker than others, to give a mottled type effect.

The Corner Arch has only been coated in gesso a few times....nice & simple :)

Here is a close up of the gorgeous Cartia's Swirl...again, simply coated with gesso & then randomly painted with Suede Glimmermist

And the Clock Face Frame has also been left just coated in gesso....which still looks fabulous without a heap of techniques applied :)

And lastly....the Mini Fob Watch I've coated in gesso & then painted in glimmermist.

As you can see, the techniques on the chipboard pieces for this  layout, were all really simple & quick ones.  So when you don't have a lot of time, you can still come up with fabulous results with these quick & easy techniques using your 2crafty chippies :)

Now for my 2nd layout...which you will see is something a little bit different from me, perhaps there's a bit of inspiration from Leonie & Chantal in the colour department on this one!

"Dream Big"

I've used 3 different pieces of 2crafty on this layout....

The Dream Big title I firstly coated the whole thing in Gesso and once that was dry, I painted the "Dream" part in yellow & "Big" in white acrylic paint.  I then went to drying it with my new heatgun....and you might say that I must have been a wee bit too close, as the paint started to bubble up!! LOL  But, hey, I love the effect that it gave!   I then inked over the "Dream" part to highlight some of those raised bubbles.....and I outlined around "Big" with a journal pen.

I loved the above techniques so much that I also applied it to the larger plain red Star ....with a swipe of Gesso added here & there also.  The smaller star I covered in Washi Tape...simple, yet effective.

And yep...I was at it again... Same bubbled paint effect for the 12" Music Notes decorative border which has had a few inches cut off it, as I didn't want it to reach completely across my page.

Photo is of my DS playing in his band
and I truly do hope that he dreams big & his music takes him many places :)

Ok, now for my last layout for this month, that you may have already seen.
It was created for sketch #51 at Keeping The Best.

"Wreck Beach"

I really love how this layout came out...again, using 3 pieces of 2crafty chippy pieces - Summer Leaf Stem,  Bracket Frames & a scrap piece that I had leftover & was cut from Ornate Fence  piece

I absolutely LOVE this Summer Leaf Stem piece....I don't think I could ever have enough of it!
I have coated it in Gesso mixed with Impasto Medium....then painted it in a mixture of acrylic paints to get the colour I wanted...I then lightly inked in Pinecone ink.  I'm not sure if the photo shows the texture real well....but IRL it looks fantastic :)
(click on the pic if you want to see it larger & up close)

This is the leftover scrap piece that I cut from the Ornate Fence  piece on a previous layout....and then simply painted in a dark red acrylic paint.

 The Bracket Frame I cut in half then inked in black
& tucked a piece at either end of my photo......
 ......with them off centred from each other.
Photo is from our recent trip down to The Great Ocean Road in what a spectacular experience it all was!

Okie doke peeps.....that's me done & dusted for another month.
If you'd like to see more of my creations, then I'd love for you to pop on over to my BLOG

And don't forget about the 2crafty DT still have another week to get your applications in & I would strongly encourage you all to apply, because being on this DT is nothing short of fantastic & the product is gorgeous & amazing!

You can see all the information on the DT call HERE 

Until next time...happy scrapping!  xx


Vanessa said...

Gorgeous layouts Linda, so pleased you did a Boy layout, love it, its bright and vibrant and love the techniques on the chippie.

Keren Tamir said...

Wow amazing creations this month Linda. Love all the textures on the chipboard. Fantastic !!!

Sandra said...

Amazing pages here Linda, love all the chippies.

Leonie said...

Hehe... Linda the 'Dream Big' layouts' bright colours caught my attention straight away. It looks fabulous!! You do know your fellow DT well. ;) However the other two as just as fabulous. I like the simple techniques used in the first layout and the sketch layout is just gorgeous. Cheers. :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome pages!!! I particularly adore the second one!!! My eyes popped out when I say this layout... and then I noticed my name there in the write up! Lol! I love your bubbled paint effect - isn't it so fun when "stuff-ups" turn out totally great!!! :D
Love your work, Linda!

Di Garling said...

FANTASTIC post Linda. You have used your chippies to perfection. Lots of great things happening on these pages. LOVE them all.
Cheers Di xo

Margyz Paper Games said...

Fabulous layouts Linda. Love the colours and the textures. I think wreck beach is my fave but dream big is close. ox Marg

Tracey Sabella said...

Such amazing pages. I love your use of color and how you layered the chipboard pieces!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Fiona said...

Fabulous layouts Linda, love the second one, it's awesome!

Jan Rankine said...

Awesome layouts Linda.

Val Thorpe said...

Gorgeous layouts. Thanks for sharing

Helen Tilbury said...

Very beautiful layouts Linda - fabulous technique on the second one albeit a happy accident initially! Lovely work!!

Marília Lopes said...

Oh Linda loved all the layouts!! They are all beautiful!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE these, Linda - & love your tips on working with chippy...thank you:):)