Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Inspiration by Janice Nicholls

Hello Everyone!
 Welcome to the 2Crafty blog.
Please  grab a cuppa and take some time to browse around this blog.
The layouts that the DT girls create are simply gorgeous and ooze inspiration.

Today I am sharing 3 new layouts all featuring the gorgeous 2 Crafty chipboard.
The chippie pieces look amazing over at  2Crafty,
  but are even more gorgeous when you actually have them in your hands.
I feel extremely lucky to be able to work with this incredible product.
 Thank you Vanessa.

My first share this month is called....

Adore You

2Crafty Chipboard pieces:
Adore You
ATC-Tiny Hearts & Stars
Polaroid Assorted Frames
Assorted  Arrows

All the pieces of chipboard were primed with a coat of gesso.
I used  a sea sponge and some texture paste to add some texture to the ATC-Seagull.
I painted the Frame with Adriondack Acrylic Paint Dabber- Denim and randomly
 added some gesso over it using my fingers.
The back piece of the Frame I smeared with gesso and painted the edges with the
 Denim Dabber.
 I adhered a little ATC- star to the top corner of the frame.

"You" was painted with an Acrylic Paint Dabber-Denim and randomly rubbed over with some chalk.
The same technique was applied to the Assorted Arrows and the ATC-Hearts.

2Crafty have so many gorgeous chipboard titles/words to choose from.
Finding a title for your page is so easy...pop over and have a look at what 2Crafty have.
Vanessa has just released lots of new pieces and they are Fantastic.
The chippie is so versatile and easy to add to your layouts.
Adore You was actually joined but I chose to snip them apart and add in separate places.

Assorted Arrow, ATC-Tiny Hearts & Stars and a snippet of the YOU title.
All these pieces were gessoed, painted and chalked to give a white washed look.

My 2nd share is...


2Crafty Chipboard Pieces;
a moment CAPTURED
Formal Flourish
Shrub Set 1

Each piece of chipboard was primed with gesso.
2013- was given a light smear of gesso.
I used a sea sponge and Golden Gel Medium- Light Molding Paste to add texture
  to the Shrub Set 1 pieces and then sprayed each piece with Tattere
d Angels Glimmermist-Chalkboard.

Here I layered 2 pieces together to add some dimension.

a moment CAPTURED title was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmermist-Chalkboard. 
This is the perfect title for my page...
This was a really magical moment captured of Sarah standing in the snow in Canada.

This is a small piece I snipped from one of the Shrub Set pieces...again adding texture and dimension using a sea sponge and Golden Gel Medium Light Molding Paste and then given a generous spray of Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Chalkboard.

The Formal Flourish is covered the same way...I just daubed the sea sponge over the piece to achieve the texture and sprayed with  Tattered Angels Glimmermist-Chalkboard.

My third share for  today is....

Together is my favourite place to be

2Crafty Chipboard Pieces;
 Title-Together is my favourite place to be
ATC-Tiny Hearts
Squiggly Heart Cluster

Now this is such a gorgeous piece...I love it!
I used Tim Holtz Distress inks- Walnut Stain and Tea Dye to cover the
 Squiggly Heart cluster and  then adhered it to the photo.
I rubbed some Viva  Inka-Gold onto the heart  to draw your eye to the special couple
in the photo and randomly rubbed small amount onto the other hearts.

The ATC-Hearts were covered with Viva Inka-Gold.

This word phase- Together is my favourite place to be was all joined together but
 I snipped it up and added each word separately to my layout.
I coloured each word the same as the Squiggly Heart Cluster, Tim Holtz Distress Inks-
 Walnut Stain and Tea Dye and Inka-Gold hi lights.

The little heart piece at the end of the title was snipped from the centre of the large
Squiggly Heart Cluster framing the photo and it just happen to find its way here.

TIP: Don't be afraid to snip your chippie pieces up.
Well that is my shares for October.
 I look forward to sharing some festive ones with you next month. 
 Thank you for stopping by and having a look around.
There is lots of new releases so pop on over to  2Crafty  website and have a look.

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 Happy Scrapping!

Janice xx


Lizzyc said...

These are all so beautiful.. love each one.. wonderful use of the chippies!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

Di Garling said...

Fabulous post as always Janice. Your use of the chippies is always so inspiring. I especially love the way you have used the Heart Border to frame you photo. Brilliant. Cheers Di

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful pages, Janice! Love how you've used the chipboard, and I especially love how you framed the picture with the heart in the third layout!

Lisa Griffith said...

Beautiful layouts Janice, love how you altered the chippies...lovely designs ;) I really love the first one, what a fantastic boy page!

Belle à cropper said...

everything is so beautiful !!! I love the work on the chipboards!

Val Thorpe said...

WOW Janice these are just beautiful. The first two are dramatic with the dark backgrounds - the chippie treatments look great.
The last one is dreamy and perfect for two people in love. That chippies is just gorgeous. Love them all

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning work Janice!! All of your pages are simply awesome with perfect background and fabulous techniques on the chippies. Love the little seagull on the frame in the first page and the gorgeous heart border framing your photo in the last but I think my fave is the middle page. Love the gorgeous background colour and you perfectly captured that wintery look. Fabulous!! ox

Stacey Young said...

These are lovely Janice! Love the texture in the chippies, great work!

Janice Nicholls said...

Your Beautiful comments are much appreciated...Thank you so much! xx

Nicole Doiron said...

What beautiful pages Janice! I so love your last one with the Squiggly Heart Cluster and that adorable photo! Love it!

Helen Tilbury said...

Janice these are all AMAZING!! I love them all. Great job!!!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Fantastic work Janice xx