Monday, February 24, 2014

Chantal Vandenberg's February Shares! :)

Hello and thanks for popping in today!

Are you ready for some 2Crafty inspiration, Chantal style?  If the answer is yes
then you sure have come to the right place! ;)

Now in keeping with the month of "love", my first layout is called 
"I Love those Eyes that Smile"

The title can be taken two ways - Those Eyes (pause) That Smile (full stop), 
but I have opted for this meaning - Those Eyes that Smile, and when you see the
 photograph featured on my layout, this title with this meaning is perfect.  

My title, "Those Eyes/That Smile" has been traced with pearl pen - 
so easy and the 3D effect this gives can not be underestimated!  
This is one of my favourite techniques to use with 2Crafty's 
slim chipboard titles.

I have used the "Squiggly Heart Cluster" underneath my photograph -
 I coloured the chipboard with silver paint pen (instant dry time!) and then 
traced around the cluster onto some lovely patterned paper to show through,
 cut around the traced lines and adhere.

I've adhered some patterned paper directly on top of a "Funky Heart" 
(which comes in a pack of 9) and then given it a trim.

 According to the latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine,
 hearts are so hot right now! :)

All other products on my layout are from JBS Mercantile's February kit.

Next up - Easter!  Yes, I know it's hard to believe but it's coming 'round
 soon and I have made some cute Happy Easter cards using 
some lovely 2Crafty chippie!

I have used the word "Happy" from the "Happy Birthday Card Pack"
  (pack of 12 words - 6 "Happy Birthday" phrases).  I love to mix and match
 titles for interest and fun!  Each word has been painted with cream acrylic paint
 and to get that "dipped look" I have just painted some pink acrylic paint across
 the title with a paintbrush, once dried.

Each title is on top of a "Thought Bubble", which also have been 
painted with cream acrylic paint.

The "Lil' Chick" has just popped out of an "Easter Egg - Plain" 
 (which comes from a pack of 6).  These eggs are plain, ready to be decorated.
  Here I have covered the egg with patterned paper and then cut it across the
 middle with decorative scissors in a zig-zag pattern to make it appear cracked!

 You can see the full egg above on this card.  I have doodled on the patterned paper
 for this one for extra interest.  And I've used another "Lil' Chick" here too 
(these come in a pack of 3) and they take on a different look with the
 goggle eyes I added… super cute! :)  I've used three different colours of 
acrylic paints to achieve their fluffy rounded look.

And I have an Easter Bunny card too - I've painted a "Funny Bunny" 
 (comes in a pack of 2 - I've used the smaller one) with acrylic paints
 (same colours as used on the title) and I've outlined around the outlines
 with a black paint pen for definition.  I've added a couple of extra outlines -
 the buck teeth and the whisker dots.  Plus I've added a touch of pink paint
 awash with water for the inner ears, cheeks and tummy.

The felt clouds are from my shop, byChantalVandenberg. :)

My final share is a layout based on the current challenge at
 "Once Upon A Sketch".  The theme is "Totally addicted to" and 
my answer is "Swimming!".  My layout's called 
"If it's water - we're in it!"

I have used watercolour to create my very own sunset-beachy background.  

I've got a seagull here from the pack of 6 "Seagulls" pack.  It has been
 painted very roughly with modelling paste for texture...

Along with the "Surfy Waves" and…

the "Flag Banner" flag!

The clouds are again from my store (I have added a little modelling paste 
to them to show up a bit more of that fluffy texture) as well as the
 Orange Sunbeam Sweetie embellishment :)

Well that's all from me for this month!
  I do hope you enjoyed my projects today.

Have a wonderful month ahead and until next time, stay 2Crafty! :)

Chantal  xo