Monday, April 22, 2013

Chantal's 2Crafty Creations for April... :)

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be able to share my layouts using 2Crafty's awesome variety of chipboard here with you today!

The first layout I'd like to share is called "Flutter"...


I've made my own background using different colours of Dylusions Ink Spray and I've cut out lots of butterfly images and used 2Crafty's Anthea's Butterflies, coloured with black paint pen, scattered across my page.


My favourite 2Crafty Chipboard piece at the moment, the Polaroid Frame has been lightly painted with gesso and adhered onto the photograph on an angle.  I've layered a Chicken Wire Panel underneath the photo there too (also lightly painted with gesso).


The next layout I'd like to share with you is a little more subdued in colour, but makes up for this with texture.  It's called "Glitz & Glam"...


I have used the largest frame from the nested frame pack of Postage Stamp Frames, covered with modelling paste - nice and thick. :)  This measures almost 12" x 12" and has been adhered directly to the base cardstock.


I have used five other sorts of smaller frames too, all covered with modelling paste, and all filled with lots of lovely metal goodies - little trinkets and stuff, which was super fun to do... a bit like a puzzle!

The frames on the top right are Tiny Funky and Zany, and three on the left are Photo Slide, Small Postage Stamp and the stunning Ornate Window Frame...


And now for my final layout, which you may of perhaps already seen on my blog, where I am well and truly back to my bright and bold ways; "Crazzzy Hair Day"...


I've used a recent sketch at Skissedilla for this one, for which I've since been featured for!  Yay! :)  I've followed the sketch by replacing the grid-like rectangular placement of four photos with four chipboard frames, underneath my main large photo.  I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard frames;

1. Oval and rectangular scalloped frames from the Funky Frames pack.
2. Postage stamp frame from the Small Postage Stamp Set.
3. A film strip frame from the Individual Film Strips pack.
4. A Polaroid Frame from the Polaroid Frames pack.
5. A Film Slide (cut in half on an angle so it looks like I've used two) from the Film Slides 8 pack.





The frames have been painted with white texture paste, then doodled around with black paint pens.






For my title I have used 2Crafty's "Today" title and simply snipped off the "to" to make "day".  This has been painted in gesso and once dried, I've doodled on the letters with paint pens.  I've also adhered cardstock underneath the "holes" of the "d" and "a", then popped the title up with some foam squares.


Underneath this title I've used "Bella Flourish".  This has been cut in half to extend all the way off the left side of the page.  This has been painted with a mixture of acrylic paints and dylusions ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my 2Crafty creations for April!

Have an awesome day!

Cheers,
Chantal :D


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20 comments:

Keren Tamir said...

very cool projects Chantal!! love how they are so bright and colorful!! love the photo in the first one

Tone-Lill said...

Brilliant pages , love those frames and the really cool big stamp. All the little metal trinkets looks fantastic :)

Di Garling said...

Oooooh love all of these Chantal, they definitely have that "Chantal stamp" on them. Love your colours, your attention to detail & that your layouts are always so much fun. Great post & great use of all those chippies, I especially love how you used all those frames.
Cheers Di xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww!! These are just gorgeous! I love love love love those butterflies on that first one!!!

Heather Jacob said...

fabulous with a capital 'F' and so inspiring xoxoxo

Vanessa said...

Chantal love all the projects, got a little bit of a retro feel going in the first one - so unique, so you - well done.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Gorgeous Chantal. I always love your bright and colorful layouts. Love the frames and trinkets in the first one. Really inspiring. ox Marg

Heather McMahon said...

Oooh Chantal, do I detect a bit of Finn influence in the second layout? It's quite sedate for you! Love the Dylusions on the first one (who doesn't love Dylsuions?) and that third one is so you!

Jan Rankine said...

How absolutely stunning Chantal - beautiful beautiful work.

Nicole Doiron said...

wow Chantal!!! I love each one of your layouts! Your style is soooo unique! True works of art! :)

Sarah said...

Fantabulous pages Chantal!!!!! I love them all. The butterfly background on the first is stunning and I just adore all the little metal charms on the second - so cool! Love all the gorgeous chippie too ofcourse :)))

Danielle said...

Stunning pages, Chantal! So many fun details and bright colors!!

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! these all are SUPER GORGEOUS Chantal...

MichelleMc said...

Wow I love these, Chantal! I just love your flair for colors and eye catching details!

Chantalle said...

Your work is always so bright and fun! Loving all those trinkets!

Elena Olinevich said...

can not stop to be surprised by your creativity every time, thank you

Keri said...

Adore all three of these, Chantal! Love the Dylusions work you've done here, and love seeing the peek of PLS product too! :)
The Glitz and Glam one is amazing...wow, that window with a bauble in each space is killer, love it!

Linda Eggleton said...

Love the retro feel on these, Chantal...amazing work, as always :)

lindy Gillespie said...

Wow your the queen of colour - awesome work Chantal!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Thank you all so very much for your kind words!!! :D :D
xo