Saturday, July 26, 2014

Janice's July Inspiration

 Hello Everyone!

I am honoured and very happy to be staying on this amazing team and to be
amongst these talented and creative scrappers.
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 so you don't miss any of the 2Crafty creations.
Today I have 3 layouts to share, each one is created using lots of
 Vanessa's incredibly versatile 2Crafty chipboard pieces.
My 1st layout is called......

"I Just Love This Kid"

2Crafty Chipboard Pieces Used:
Polaroid Assorted Frames
Assorted Arrows
I just love this kid-title

I just Love this kid title was perfect for my layout.
Do you struggle to add a title to your layout? 2Crafty chipboard have lots
 of word phrases which makes  adding a title really easy. I painted the heart with
 'Brick" Tattered Angels Glimmermist and inked the  words with silver versa colour ink.
 I added a pop dot behind the heart, added some thread and stuck it down.

I covered these 3 Polaroid Frames with gesso, then painted them partially with
 Heidi Swapp, Black Velvet, Colour Shine. I painted some  'Brick' Glimmermist 
on each one and added some torn washi tape strips and some punched grass 
paper pieces to two of them. They are perfect to frame photos and parts of photos.

This little Bicycle was the perfect accessory for my page.
I inked it with Versa fine Black ink and added touches of Silver
 so it looks like Matthews bike.

I added two Arrows from the Assorted Arrows pack to frame my photos.
 I simply inked then with Black Ink

My 2nd layout is called....
"The Great Outdoors"

I created this layout for the current CASE FILE NO.131 at CSI

2Crafty Chipboard Pieces;
Thistle Shrub
Grass Clumps
Fencing Wire
Mini Bicycle

This is the Case File criteria that I based my layout on.

There were so many gorgeous 2Crafty chippie pieces to choose from to
 add to my outdoors layout.  I layered this stunning thistle shrub piece,
 2 grass clumps and a piece of fencing wire to the edge of my photo.
 The chippie is so versatile and cutting it up to make it go further is easy.
Each piece was coloured using Tim Holtz Distress inks, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye 
and Gathered Twigs, and Versa Colour Inks, Topaz, Lime and Olive. Pop dots 
were used to add dimension and I added some thread  behind the grass clumps.

As kids we spent hour on bikes and rode everywhere,
 so this mini Bicycle was just ideal to add to my layout.
I coloured the bike with Tim Holtz-Rusty Hinge and the
 little basket with Versa Colour-Topaz.

A close up of the coloured and layered Grass Clumps, with the tangled threads.

The chippie is so versatile.
These pieces are off cuts  from the Thistle Shrub and the Grass Clumps.
2014 has been coloured with Tim Holts-Rusty Hinge.

And my 3rd layout is called
"Swim, Enjoy, Fun"

My boy is a little fish and loves the water. He is always the first in and the last out.

2Crafty Chipboard Pieces;
Assorted Arrows
6'x6' summertime words

This pack of circles were  pulled apart and covered with white gesso.
  Then sprayed with Tattered Angels-Glimmermist-Patina and  Frost.
 Some were coloured with jenni bowlin- Speckled Egg- Acrylic Paint.
Once dry they were all layered and stuck down to represent water bubbles.

SWIM, enjoy, fun were  used from a  summertime pack.
Each word was covered with white gesso, dried with a heat gun and 
covered with White Paint. I added the gesso and paint using a small piece of
 a home brand kitchen sponge and daubed it onto the chipboard....
I was happy with how it turned out.

The arrows from the Assorted Arrow pack were covered the same as the words
 above but I added some Patina glimmermist to these. 

Thank you for stopping by the 2Crafty blog today.
I hope I have inspired you in some way.
I will be back in September with my next share.

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Happy Scrapping!
Janice x



Juchok said...

Very nice!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous layouts, Janice! Your work is so inspiring!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful pages Janice! I am so glad you are staying on too!! I adore your second page with the grasses, chickenwire & bike - looks amaze!!!

Belle à cropper said...

These layouts are beautiful, I love what you did with the chippies !

MARILYN said...

Beautiful pages Janice!!x

Fiona Paltridge said...

Janice these look fabulous! Love the circles on the last page xx

mamaLeka said...

Beautiful pages!!! Love it!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely stunning pages Janice!! Love the arrangement of the Polaroid frames in the first and the colours of the grasses on the second are gorgeous!! Love the sweep of circles in the last one too and the textures on the chippies are fabulous!! Stunning work all round!! ox

Janice Nicholls said...

Thank you so much to all you Beautiful ladies who have taken the time to leave such lovely comments on my work....I appreciate each and every one of them. xx

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

all your work is gorgeous but I especially love the rich texture you achieve on the chipboard

Nicole Doiron said...

Love all your pages Janice! Especially adore what you did with the circles on the last layout!

Stacey Young said...

Wonderful layouts Janice! I used the same "I just love this kid" chippie this month also :)

Janice Nicholls said...

Thank you lovely ladies for your kind words xx