Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hello! It's time for Chantal Vandenberg's
October Projects! :)

Hi everyone!  October already hey?!  Let's get cracking then!! ;)

This month the 2Crafty design team were invited to guest design for
 Scrap Around the World.

We had a gorgeous mood board and lovely sketch to work with.  
Here is my layout,
 "A Touch of Venice in Adelaide"...

I can officially tick "riding a gondola" off my bucket list!  Yay!!

I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard products on my layout;

1. Tiny Kathleen's Frame - This has been coloured with a black paint
 pen marker, with the middle pushed out.  The middle has been 
covered with matching patterned paper, trimmed around the edges
 and placed back into the frame.  I have hand written and my title along 
with some small letter stickers and topped it off with a gold gondola charm. :)

2. Viewfinder - I can't get enough of these.  They go with everything
 and they looks so cool.  I've used two viewfinder reels on my layout.
  A small one under Kathleen's Frame and a large one with a quarter
 cut out of it.  The quarter features on the bottom left of the top photo
 and the three quarter piece features on the bottom left of the layout.
  The reels have been painted with red acrylic paint and
 topped with dimensional magic.

I have adhered bling circles to the large reel with a decorative brad
 in the middle (see above photo). :)

3. Cartia's Swirl - This has been cut in half and used above and below
 the middle photograph.  I've painted the swirl flourish in pink acrylic paint
 and outlined around it with a fine black paint pen.

Here is the mood board and sketch that I used...

I followed the sketch closely and was also inspired by the following
 elements on the mood board;
  *Colour palette
* Lace-look vases (use of paper doilies, crochet doilies and fabric lace
 plus patterned paper selection)
 * Chevron pattern on cushion (background masking)
- Angle of the flower stems in vase (chipboard flourish) 
* Frame (the framing of photos plus the use of gold for glamour)

I hope you have time to visit SATW this month and to check out the
 amazing pages from the DT members over there, including the other 2Crafty DT members! 
 There's so much eye candy!

My next layout has never been seen before... until now!  It's called ...
"In the Blink of an Eye"...

I wanted to scrap these lovely school photos of Heidi this year.
  Because they are a posed, formal type shot, I decided to not "go crazy" 
but roll with the clean lines.  I still wanted to inject some colour and "fun-ness"
 too and I did this with the aid of 2Crafty's awesome chipboard frame. :)

So here's what I used;

1. Scallop Square Frame Overlay - This is awesome!  I love these frames!!  
So I have left the frame in its' raw state and I've used a mix of patterned paper
 (majority from a 6" x 6" paper pad) by turning each selected paper upside
 down and outlining the inside of each shape on the chipboard frame. 
 Sounds time consuming?  It really isn't!  This only takes a matter of minutes, 
then roughly cut around the outside edges (leaving a bit of a gap so there's
 enough paper to adhere to the chipboard) and adhere to the underside
 of the frame!  I adhered each paper by applying liquid glue to the back of the 
frame (not the paper - much cleaner this way) then lowered the frame
 onto each cut-out shape.

I then highlighted each non-patterned or subtly patterned papered scallop
 with matching coloured bling... for just a touch of girly prettiness. :)

2. In the Blink of an Eye mini title - This title was very fitting for this layout 
about my "baby" turned "reception pre-school girl".  I have coloured the title 
with a brown American Crafts slick writer, and outlined the insides 
with a yellow Uniball gel pen.

3. Chevron Bits - I have punched out most of these chevies and I've cut up
 the negative chipboard piece  in two, backed it with white cardstock
 for contrast, and placed it diagonally on my layout, to break up the 
right angles and to signify the "growing up" theme too.

I have left the frame raw, and I've poked out three chevron arrows, 
covered them with coordinating patterned paper and then adhered them 
back into their negative "home" - a bit like a jigsaw piece!

I covered a couple more chevron arrows in contrasting patterned papers
and adhered them to the bottom right of my layout (see above photo).

2013's - I've used one of these to the top left of my main photo (see above).
  I have treated it the same as I did for my title.
                          Now for my last layout.  This was created for a recent Kaisercraft sketch,
                                                and it's called; "Our Tropical Girl"...

One of my fave products again, the View Finder Reels (there's only two here but I've 
sneakily made it look like three - I love doing that!
  I've simply painted them cream this time.

                                I've used one of the Mixed Border Strips in three places (left raw), 
                                I've used four Mini Tags, painted in teal and tied up with twine and
                             I've used the Our Sweet Girl title too (the words have been separated
                            and painted black... I'll use the word "Sweet" on an upcoming project!)...
                                                                   now that is sweet! ;)

Well that is all from me for this month!  
Until next time, be 2Crafty! :D