Friday, February 22, 2013

My February 2Crafty Creations!
By Chantal Vandenberg :)

Hello everyone!  

I hope my post finds you all well!  I've got some bright and cheery creations using 2Crafty chipboard to share with you all today!  Let's get started shall we?

My first layout is called "Home is where the Heart is" and it's using the delightful House frame...


I have lightly sponged the frame in gesso, and I've glued different patterned papers underneath all the exposed frames for a lovely backdrop to my photograph, which has been framed with gingham ribbon. Before attaching the framed photo, I lightly adhered my completed house frame onto cardstock and then machine stitched into place - so it's nice and flat. 

  
I've covered three Chunky Hearts in patterned paper and outlined
 around the edges with a black gel pen.

 

The clouds and suns are from the fun Weather Bits packs.  I have used two suns, layered one on top of the other using foam squares.  The bottom sun has been painted in gesso, inked and outlined in black gel pen, whilst the top sun has been covered in patterned paper, outlined in black gel pen and placed at a slightly different angle so that the rays don't line up... it's extra sunny that way! :)

Now for my next layout, "Catching Waves"...



I based my layout on a current sketch over at My Creative Sketches.

On the bottom right corner I have used Wavy Borders - cut up, painted,
 doodled and layered to match my title...


I couldn't have  found a better title if I tried for this one!  I love this title, "Catching Waves".  I've simply cut it in half, brushed it with a couple of coats of gesso, and then I've used a little blue acrylic paint and dry brushed over the top of this (not waiting for it to dry) using a left to right motion.  Fun!  Once dried, I  attached them to my layout, layering "Waves" over the top of "Catching" so it looks really wavy, then I've used black gel pen to write in the middle of the letters.



I've painted a Pelican here and I'm really pleased how he turned out!  This was really fun and easy to do.  I first covered the wooden post in some woodgrain washi tape, then I painted a wash of brown paint over the top, mixing with some grey and then finally the white paint (the poo Lol) - concentrating this at the top and giving the effect of it dripping down... without trying to sound gross! :)

The pelican was covered with a coat of gesso, followed by white paint, and then I proceded to  highlight his eye using a teeny dot of yellow paint, pink paint for his beak, grey paint for his legs and feather highlights, finishing off with some black paint for his wings and eye.  I used a pencil to engrave a line in his beak for his mouth whilst the paint was still wet.

Now for my final layout; this month the 2Crafty team has been honoured to be asked to guest design for the fantastic challenge site, CSI.

So firstly here is my layout, based on Case No. 57, "On Top of the World"...


I have fussy-cut all those little hearts there and I hand drew the large heart, cutting it out to expose the cute patterned paper underneath.

I've used a medley of Folk Hearts diagonally across my layout.  These have been painted in slightly different shades of grey and I've taken some runny dark grey paint to make streaks (in turn, journalling lines) randomly across each...


The Birds on a Wire border has been painted in much the same way as the hearts,
 except the base colour was minty fresh!


The same technique has been used again, for the Summer Leaf Stems, this time with a turquoise base coat.  I've trimmed each leaf from the original trunks and turned the leaves into decorative photo corners.  The trunks will be used in a future project! :)

Well that's all from me for now!  I hope you have enjoyed my creations!!  I really enjoy using 2Crafty chipboard and I am sooo pleased to be staying on the team for another term.  Yay!! :D

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Cheers, Chantal :)
 
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23 comments:

Tone-Lill said...

Lovely and delightful LO. Happy and bright colours and lots of fab chipboards :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are amazing layouts, Chantal! I love how you used the house frame!

Keri said...

Just love the paint/pen work and the layering on the catching waves title...love the birds on a wire paintwork as well, and the awesome title on the home layout...amazing work, Chantal!

Sarah said...

Stunning pages chantal. I love the house frame that you used on your first LO. Its amazing how you can do a multiphoto page with tons of gorgeous embellies and it doesn't look at all cluttered. Oh and the pelican is my absolute fav - I'm just lovin' that poo lol :)

Vanessa said...

OMG Chantal, gorgeous projects this month, bright and fun as always. Love them all, great job.

lindy Gillespie said...

Such bright and fun pages Chantal love the technique on the pelican - amazing the 3 of them...

Fiona said...

Rockin' it as always Chantal! These are all fabulous :)
Fiona
x

Leanne said...

Just adorable!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! These are sooooooooooooo beautiful!! I love love love how you did that house on the first one!!

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic how you colored the chipboard. Amazing LOs

Leonie said...

Great layouts Chantal. Lots of fun designs. :)

Heather Jacob said...

super duper gorgeous and loving that house and title .. so clever and arty x

Chantalle said...

Loads of great stuff here! I also love that house :)

Adriana B said...

Fabulous work, love the painting technique on pelican, all amazing work :)

Di Garling said...

What can I say Chantal that hasn't already been said by EVERYONE. Love love love everything about these. You always have such a fantastic post & you are definitely sooooo innovative. Love them all. Cheers Di xi
PS. Love what you did to the post the pelican is sitting on, very clever !!!

Jan Rankine said...

Stunning work Chantal - so bright and cheerful.

BabyBokChoy said...

These are absolutely beautiful! Love your projects Chantal!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous colourful creations, as always, Chantal...love them all :)

Marília Lopes said...

Beautiful work Chantal!

Ali said...

Chantal, your work is fabulous - I love all you little details, especially your pelican.

Gayle Price said...

What a joy these pages are Chantal. Always so full of life and fun and just beautifully created.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments!!! :D

Kim Price said...

Very cool Chantal. I always enjoy your creations - stunning work