Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Guest designer - Heather Jacob

Hello and welcome 
to my second Guest design spot showcasing the divine 2Crafty chipboard.

JOURNEY – Destination Unknown

My beautiful  and talented  friend Linda Eggleton very kindly gave
 me permission to use this magnificent photo she took
 of an old Rustic Railway line.
 Thanks so much Linda , lucky, lucky me .
I knew immediately which chippies I would use
 and I feel this Kaiser Base Coat Collection
 is a perfect marriage with Linda's divine pic.
I decided to go with the Rustic feel throughout the layout ,
 using ink and texture paste to grunge/rust up my metal
elements and chipboard.

The chipboard
I love to cut the chipboard into sections.
This achieves two things :
the chipboard goes further
 and also makes it unique to you/the artist .
Cut The Corner Elegant set  into 4 pieces.
Securing  it around the edge of the matted photo,
 layering in clusters  with other elements.
Ink with Tim Holtz rusty Hinge distress ink, applied with
 a sponge. When dry add random soft dabs of black to create
 an aged look and feel .
The fencing wire panel  is treated with the same technique .

The metal Key and Filigree
Brush with texture paste .
Allow to dry
Dab on Rusty Hinge ink with a sponge
Add tiny dabs of black versa color ink  to the edges.
Layer these elements creating dimension and texture.
When the layout was complete I brushed the chipboard
and metal elements with two very  thin coats of
 satin clear finish /JoSonya  .

2Crafty items used  
 Fencing Wire Panel 
Corner Elegant Set (unit of 3)

Thanks for popping by and I hope I have inspired you
 to have a play with these divine pieces of chipboard .
Hugz from Heather x

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Emma Stafrace said...

Wow what a stunning page . You really created a perfect setting for Linda's photo. All that yummy rusted effects are fantastic too going to give these techniques a go for sure. xox

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Keren Tamir said...

This is just phenomenal heather. I'm utterly speechless

Di Garling said...

I'm totally loving this Heather. Great technique tip the way you have given the chippies that faux rusted look. Have to give that a try for sure. Also I just adore Linda's photo too. Cheers Di xo

Gwen Wruck said...

Yeah, super stunning page, so clever Heather!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous layout!!! Love that rustic look!

lindy Gillespie said...

Fabulous work Heather love love the techniques with the rusting...great photo of Linda's

Linda Eggleton said...

Super duper stunning,'ve done an amazing job on it all.
I'm so glad that my photo inspired you to create such an amazing layout. xo