Friday, July 18, 2014

Fiona's First Post Ever as a DT Member for
2Crafty Chipboard

Hello! Fiona here with you today.
 How excited am I?  SQUEAL!!! That excited.

This is my very first post as a Design Team member here for 2Crafty Chipboard.
 Someone pinch me. I am so honoured to be
 amongst so many talented designers. I still can’t believe it’s real.

So with no further delay, here are my three layouts to share for July.

2Crafty Chipboard Products used..
 "Crazy Circles"
"Funky Hearts"
"Word Circles"

"So Much to Love"
I'm very partial to using circles on my layouts. So naturally I was drawn to the
"Crazy Circles" that 2Crafty produce. I coated them in white Gesso to begin with
and then pressed them into some pink acrylic paint. Sort of like stamping in reverse.
The effect I got was a lovely blended paint finish.

The "Funky Hearts" were also coated in white Gesso but a much thicker layer.
I also coated the biggest heart with a layer of modelling paste and splattered some
 Pink Ink spray onto it. Once it was almost dry, I stamped the words into it with black ink.

The "Word Circle" TOGETHER I painted in black Gesso and then edged in white Gesso.

This layout is so bright and funky. I love it!

My next layout is a tribute to my beautiful children and the gifts
 they bought me for Mothers Day. 

2Crafty Chipboard used..
"Leafy Shrub Set"
"Fanciful Butterfly's"
"Love You- word title"

"Love You"

I covered all of the chipboard pieces with Distress Crackle Paint and waited patiently
 for them to dry, allowing the crackle to form properly. It was definitely worth the wait.

The crackle effect gave the chipboard a real rustic texture especially the
 butterfly's and when I added some of the background colour water paint to
the pieces, it slipped perfectly into the cracks creating a depth to each one.

These chipboard words make the best title's for your pages.

"Enjoy Life"

2Crafty Chipboard used..
"6 inch Clock Face Frames"
"Word Circle" 
"Tiny Hearts and Stars"

For this layout I layered a whole packet of "6" Skeleton Clock frames" onto the page.
They are "naked" in chipboard terms. Nothing has been done to them
except for the occasional splatter from the watercolour background colour.

One thing I love about the 2Crafty Chipboard is it's natural colour. It has such
 an earthy tone to it which suited this layout perfectly.

The "word circle" I've coated in black Gesso to make it stand out from the clock face frames.

From the "tiny hearts and stars" I used only the stars. I'll keep the hearts for another project.
 I used the stars firstly as stamps with some gold ink and then painted them black 
and added them to the page so they would contrast with the background.

Boy I had some fun!

So that's my first three layouts for 2Crafty Chipboard. I hope I've inspired you
 to head to your creative space and explore some new techniques.

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