Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chantal Vandenberg's 1st Post for 2014! :D

Hello everyone! 
 Happy New Year to you all!  I hope my first post for the year finds you all
 well and off to a great start!

My first project that I'd like to share with you is a layout using some small
 photos from a photo booth shoot at the Show (it's like a big fair, here in Australia).

My layout's called
"4th Shot & You Got It!"…

I've focused on my youngest daughter, Heidi, for this layout - as the series of photos
 tell the cute story about her first photo booth experience.

I have used two Medium Film Strips, cut them roughly in half, painted them partially
 with black acrylic paint and adhered them around the page as is.  The film strips really
 compliment the theme of the story in this state. :)

I've drawn over You -Loopy Font with a yellow pearl pen - love the dimension this
gives - and I've adhered it on top of two frames; the Polaroid Frame (covered with
 patterned paper) and the Loopy Love Hearts Frame (painted with pink acrylic paint
and sprinkled with iridescent glitter). 

I have used the same treatment as the last mentioned frame for the Glasses from
 the Glasses Set.  I have also used another pair of glasses from the set as a stamp - I simply
 painted the chipboard with black paint and stamped it around the page (you can see one
 on the shot above next to the pink glasses and the sticker glasses… all these chipboard
 pieces blend so well with the "Midway" collection by October Afternoon. :)

The felt Popcorn embellishment is of course made by me and it's from
 my store, byChantalVandenberg

The next project I have to share for you today are these three retro-style
 Valentines Day window pop-out cards

I have used three gorgeous 2Crafty pieces for each card - two on the front and one
 on the inside.  Firstly, for my "Match card" I have used one Juliet's Heart and an
 ATC Georgian Frame (both cut in half).  Both pieces have been painted and covered
lightly with glitter.  The inside of Juliet's Heart has been filled with glitter and bling. :)

Here is a slightly higher shot of the card to get an idea of how they look and stand
, and on the inside…

...peepo!  I've suspended a small Chunky Heart over the window - it's been covered
 with patterned paper and glitter, with the edges being fully lined with glitter using glitter glue.
  I used a paper piercer to make the hole in the chipboard and tied it up using twine.
  All three cards look the same on the inside. :)

My second card, is called the "Brush card"…

I've used a Heart Charm this time and two arrows from the Assorted Arrows pack.
 I chose these arrows for their "cupidish" quality - goes great with the whole theme!

 Now for my third card, the "Popcorn card"...

 I have used another Heart Charm and a ATC Georgian Frame (both cut in half).

Now for my final project, a layout inspired by the current challenge over at
 Scrap Around the World.

My layout is called
 "Beautiful Inside & Out"…

I've gone for a pared-back mixed media look for this one.  There are lots of layers and
mediums and each layer has been torn and pulled apart to take on a different look. 
 Basically it's like scrapping backwards - I don't know how else to explain it… Lol!

Some of the media used; modelling paste, watercolours, ink, glitter and acrylic paint.
  The title has been painted with modelling paste, swiped with watercolours, attached
 to patterned paper and fussy-cut around, outlined with gel pen and attached to the layout
 with foam tape.

The Picket Fence has been treated the same way - minus the watercolours, and the
 11" Viney Page Frame has "the works" applied to it. :)

I've used two felt Mottled Moths and one Beautiful Butterfly from my store.

This is the mood board from 
that provided my inspiration…

I really hope you have enjoyed my projects for this month!

Until next time, stay 2Crafty!

Chantal :D



Connie Mercer said...

You weren't kidding~ love it all. The valentines are adorable, so cute!!!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous as always Chantal, love the colour and life you bring to a page. Always look forward to seeing what you do - great job.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome work Chantal!

Lizzy Hill said...

These are all super pick for fave is the very top the 'graphic' nature & the journaling....looks fabulous!!!

Di Garling said...

Great post as always Chantal. Love what you did with the chippie film strips on the first layout, very creative. Your cards are gorgeous & the last one is just beautiful too.
Cheers Di

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! These are soooooooooo gorgeous!! I loveeeeeee the frames on your first lo!!!!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Everything you do makes my heART smile! :)

MichelleMc said...

Awesome projects, Chantal!

Ebony van der Starre said...

These are all so awesome and fun!

Lynnda said...

Awesome! Loving both layouts and cards Chantal! These are just beautiful! hugs...x

Lynnda said...

Awesome! Loving both layouts and cards Chantal! These are just beautiful! hugs...x

Lizzyc said...

Amazing creations Chantal.. really wonderfully designed, love the old retro images on your cards too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Chantal. I came here from your blog and I'm so glad I did. All the projects are completely amazing! It's hard to even pick a favorite because I love them all, but I guess I like "Beautiful Inside and out" the best. That one is better than 95% of the ones I see in magazines. TFS all your great artworks.

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are amazing creations! Love all of them. So creative and fun!!!!!! :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow! What a gorgeous array of work Chantal! And thanks so much for joining in at SATW too!!

Stacey Young said...

Beautiful creations Chantal!! Love the last layout colours, so gorgeous!! Awesome ideas with decorating your chippies too :)

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous creations how you used the chippie film strips in the 1st layout and the colours and framed photo are so gorgeous in the 3rd layout. Inspirational and Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. xx