Sunday, May 4, 2014

More 2Crafty Inspiration from Helen Tilbury

Hello again!
HELEN here, back with you today to share my latest pages
 using 2Crafty Chipboard.
"Always Wear Your Invisible Crown"

As you can see I had a blast with 2Crafty products on this layout!

I used the "Always Wear Your Invisible Crown" title, 
the Circle Revolution Frame {the smallest of the set of 3}
 & Flourish Adornment Set 3.

I used the Circle Revolution Frame directly on top of & around my photo.

I used a couple of colours of Ranger Paint dabbers {Citrus & Gold}
to colour my chipboard & sprayed water on my background paint to
 encourage the drips, as well as using a plastic bag for the mottled effect.

I used the chipboard leafy swirls to anchor some black threads on my page 
whilst underneath my photo & Circle Revolution Frame I used some craft wire.

I painted my chipboard title with the "Citrus" paint dabber from Ranger
then sponged over parts of it using the "Sandal" coloured paint dabber.  

I used a white Paper Pen from Viva Decor to add the 3D - raised
 - dots & dashes - on top of my leafy swirls.  I used the Citrus & Gold
paint dabbers on my leafy swirls before sponging with black ink.

I love not only decorating my chipboard pieces but also the area
underneath it & remember that chipboard is a great way to anchor
other elements such as wire, thread & gauze, in place.

"Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful"

For this layout I also used LOTS of 2Crafty chipboard.

I used the "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" title as well as some "Berry Branches"
{these are one of my favourites & great for tucking in here, there & everywhere!

As well as the beautiful "French Lace"decorative border  which I cut up to use
like a frame around my photograph.

I painted the Berry Branch with white acrylic then embossed over
 it with pearl embossing powder for a pretty, feminine sheen.

I used some awesome shades of green embossing powder
on the French Lace border strip {which I cut into 4 pieces}
as I was trying to create a vintage verdigris effect.

I used a pearly silver white embossing powder on my title then sponged
over it with some bright yellow acrylic paint & used it to anchor the
pharmaceutical gauze {just like cheese-cloth} underneath it.

I absolutely love the dimension that chipboard adds to a layered
layout & honestly you can't live without it if this is your scrappy style!
Lastly I am sharing with you a canvas I created a while ago now.
You can watch the video of how I created it HERE & if you
enjoy it you can subscribe to me on Youtube HERE.

I used the 11" Circular Leafy frame, embossed with bronze
 embossing powder, as my dramatic chipboard statement!

I used a Ranger Embossing Dabber to give my chipboard this
very chunky effect you see, which also requires several layers.

I hot glued my flowers onto the chipboard frame,which I hot-glued onto the canvas. 
 I find hot-glue the best option for Off-the-Page projects due to it's strength.

Canvases are actually really easy, yet look so impressive, & make the most 
well-received gifts, especially if you match them up to the recipient's decor colours!

If you love chipboard, you've GOT to love embossing powder!
It is really simple to apply & the effect is always outstanding!!

I slightly altered this chipboard piece to suit my canvas,
so don't be afraid to snip away to customise your 2Crafty pieces!

 That's it from me for today.  
I do hope you have enjoyed a little peek into my 2Crafty creative life!  
See you all again next month!!