Sunday, July 6, 2014

Chantal Vandenberg's July Post :)

Hello everyone!
Today I have three brand new layouts to share with you here at 2Crafty. 
 Sadly this is my last post here, I've had a wonderful 2 years in the team, 
and I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration along the way. :)
Now, first up I have a layout using lots of journalling, and a hand painted
 watercolour background, along with lots of 2Crafty chipboard too of course! ;)
My layout is called...
 "{This is what school holidays look like}"…

I have used the following chipboard products;
Polaroid Assortment Frames (8 piece pack)
Polaroid Frames (set of 2 pack)
View Finder (small size)
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars (hearts)

I have dressed most of the chipboard with patterned paper, trimmed to size
 using a sharp pair of scissors  for the outside edges, and a scalpel knife
 for the inside edges.  Works a treat!
One polaroid frame has been painted and glazed over with a sprinkling of sequins, 
and the view finder has been left raw, machine stitched in a cross.
Some of my other chipboard pieces have been machine stitched too, 
to adhere a little paper message.
The second layout I have to share is a cute school one, called
 "My first day of reception"…
I have gone for a bright and floral vibe for this layout, inspired by 
the colourful wall hanging in the photo.
I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard products;
Tags (large size, pack of 6)
Flag Banners
Gigi's Flowers (smaller flower, minus backing)
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars (star)

I have "strung" up the flag banners with a faux string, thanks to a black gel pen. :)

I've also outlined all the chipboard pieces with a black gel pen here, as the
 background is quite busy.

All except for Gigi's Flower...

 This flower has been painted red and covered with glitter for a pretty sparkle.
  I love the intricate look that this flower has!

And now for my third and final layout, I have scrapped some
older photos (pre-digital) for a change.

My layout is called
"The Bright Lights of Tokyo"…

I love getting bright! :)  So here I've made my own watercolour background,
much like my first layout - only brighter.  Plus I've added some black inking work too.

I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard pieces;
Tags (large size, from a pack of 6)
Light Bulbs (one bulb taken from the pack of 4)
Chevron Bits (x1)
Assorted Arrows (x1)

I have covered two tags with patterned paper and one has been painted cream.
  I used the three tags like a photo matt for my main photo by layering them
 at angles with each other, outlining around each overlapping tag and then
 cutting around each outline.  This enabled a flat surface to accompany this
layered look which was important for the photo, and to create less bulk overall too.

The light bulb has been coloured with a yellow marker, then doodled around
 with a yellow gel pen.  Lastly, I used a black gel pen to pick up the etched 
outlining, to make them stand out and I also outlined  onto the photo around
 the edges and to create bright light marks.

I have cut an assorted arrow in half and adhered it to the top and bottom right of 
the layout, along the tear line of the watercolour background.  These tie in with 
the patterned packaging tape that I used.

Well that is all from me.  I've really enjoyed my time here at 2Crafty!  
Thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments and support over the past
 two years and thanks to Vanessa and Di for having me on the team!

Don't forget you can still follow my work on my blog, 
 I'll be sure to be using plenty of 2Crafty in the future! :)

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the journaling on the first one!!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful layouts Chantal!! Hugs x

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous pages, as always....loooove your brights...great to see some older photos on your page, & on that top one? The journaling? Looks amazingly excellent!!! Will miss you at 2Crafty!!!

Adriana B said...

wonderful pages Chantal,everything looks amazing love all the journalling one..... You will be surely missed on the DT..... :)

Lizzyc said...

These pages look amahhhzinggg! Always love the way you use color and the journalling is fabulous and love the outlining too of your embellies.. wonderful creations!! well done!

Belle à cropper said...

Wow ! you have such an original style ! I love it !

Ella Swan said...

Lovely work Chantal! You will certainly be missed!! Wow you have the most beautiful hand-writing...

Janice Nicholls said...

I have loved seeing your work here on the 2Crafty blog will be missed.
Love your bright Artsy style....gorgeous creations and wonderful memories. Love them all! xx

Di Garling said...

Fantastic final post Chantal. I have to say it has been a pleasure having you on our team & you really do inspire so many people with your art. Good luck in your future crafty pursuits. Cheers Di xo

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful, lively, full of fun pages, my dear! Thanks for inspiring us all!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A fabulous array of layouts Chantal!! Love all the bright and happy colours and the journaling on the first page is fantastic!! Love your handwriting! Love each and every one of these pages!! Awesome work!! ox

Ebony van der Starre said...

These are so fabulously bright and fun!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

You have such a stunning style all the journaling on the first page.

Flutterby Designs said...

Love the the bright colours & the journalling!!

Stacey Young said...

I will miss your quirky, fun and bright creations around here!! Wonderful creations to leave us with, hugs x