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!
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.
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 Victoria....wow 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 call....you 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