Tuesday, October 15, 2013

By Heather Jacob

Hello my scrappy friends, Heather with you today.
Sadly this is my very last post as a DESIGNER for the 2Crafty Design Team.
It has truly been a wonderful journey creating with these stunning chippies,
thanks so much to Vanessa and Di for having me on the team.
You have a special place in my heart xo

2Crafty and Scrap Around the World are getting together 
for the month of October with lots of yummo chipboard pieces to win.
Here is the mood board and sketch which we are required to use as a prompt .
for more info.

I flipped the sketch and created my masked background on the left side
with my cluster plus photo on the right side.


The images of the flowers , lacy vase and the shoes suggested a romantic  mood to me .
  I decided to go out of my comfort zone and create with yellow, being a color I rarely use
 and because this is a challenge I thought why not.!!
Paris is the city of love, romance  and art which led me to dreaming of Paris in the Spring. 
  Beautiful  blooms, art, romance and  the magnificent Eiffel Tower.
 2Crafty have just the perfect chipboard items for this theme.
I layered the chipboard/fencing-wire-panel
with the trimmed  chipboard/frames-tiny-henris 
Both are inked with split pea /Versa color ink . 
More layered pieces 
Chipboard/words layered over an altered Tim Holtz Metal name plate .

NEXT - from Romance to Steampunk !!!
I discovered this stunning vintage post card and wanted to scrap it in a 
Vintage/Grunge /Steampunk style, the new "giant gears" chippies were just perfect . 

The giant gears are altered by applying some distress ink/Rusty hinge, allow to dry
 and randomly dab some Celaton / black Versa color ink, to achieve the rusty look .
The same technique is applied to the shrubs . 
I completed the look by adding some Tim Holtz crackle paint.

2 Crafty chipboard items used

My third layout is showcasing my faithful paint brushes 
a monochromatic LO continuing with my Vintage/grunge theme .
'b for Brushes '

  The alpha is inked in black and machine stitched.

The heart is covered in kraft paper, stamped and finished with crackle paint .
I secured the chipboard with a vintage brad.

The chevron pieces are also inked in black.

  The Sybils Name Plate is trimmed , inked and poked under the mounted photo.
Lots of paper layers, brads and tags.
2Crafty chipboard pieces used. 
chevron bits
My final layout 
I am sharing this LO because it is my all time fave for 2Crafty 
I created this mixed media /Vintage themed page a few months ago. 

2Crafty chipboard Used

Handy tip :
Firstly all chipboard is trimmed , next apply white gesso ,
 then ink in Versa color/ Mountain Lake.
By trimming my chippies, I can layer them and make them individual and unique .

This final post shows all my various techniques
monochromatic, mixed media, distressed, grunge/steampunk and Vintage
 all showcasing 2Crafty stunning chippies .
Thanks so much  for looking at my work 
it means a great deal to me .
  I have thoroughly enjoyed my creative journey with 2Crafty and the
 awesome team of girls.
Thanks to Vanessa and Di for having me 
hugz from me xoxo