Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fiona's November Inspiration

Hello my 2Crafty Friends! So good to be here to share my November creations with you. 
I had a little break in October so I'm itching to show you what I've been up to.

"The Best Of Friends"
2Crafty products used

"Bubble Grid Panel"
"Shrub Set 1"
"The Best of Friends"

The "Bubble Grid Panel" made the perfect background stencil on my paper. 
Before I cut it into pieces, I laid it onto my background and sprayed mist spray over the top. 
When I lifted it there was a beautiful, subtle pattern on my background that would now 
compliment my creation perfectly. Then I painted it with white gesso and sprayed it again 
before I cut it into sections to border my photo. I also edged it a little with some black ink.

The "Shrub Set 1" was also painted with white gesso but I wanted to create some
 texture this time so I added some clear glue with a touch of gold glitter in it and 
dipped the chipboard into some micro beads then sat the pieces aside to dry.

The title "The Best of Friends" 2Crafty chipboard piece was covered with black gesso.
 Once it had dried, I painted on some Glimmer Mist spray to add some colour and shine.

The little "2014" was also painted with the black gesso and added to the top cluster
 of "Bubble Grid Panel". We often forget very quickly the dates of when things happen
. So adding a little chippy year is a great idea. This was such a happy time for my
 sister and brother in-law as they travelled to Melbourne to give a surprise welcomed
 home to their best friend Rachel who had been on a three year stint working in London.

"Fur Baby"

2Crafty products used

"Line Words Happiness"
"ATC tiny Hearts and Stars"
"Arrows Funky"
"Alpha Set 1"
"Circular Panel"

The title for this layout was created by using the letters from the "Alpha Set 1".
 I painted them with heavy white gesso and once dry, stamped some background 
words over the top.


I had heaps of fun with this creation just experimenting with the different chipboard
 bits and bobs including a couple of the "Arrows Funky" from the set which actually 
has 13 funky designs to choose from. I can't wait to incorporate the rest into my
 projects. The squiggly one, I heat embossed and the other two I coated with black gesso.

I also added a couple of the "Geotags". This set has 17 tags in total but I've only
 incorporated a couple. One I covered in glue and dipped in micro beads and the other
 I gave a base coat of gesso and painted it with shimmers spray.

I also added one of the "Line Words Happiness" because this fur baby gives these 
two so much happiness even if the fur baby doesn't appear too impressed!

My final layout is a tribute to my daughters endless selfies. Don't get me wrong, I love them. 
With out them I would have barely any recent photos to scrap. Keep the selfie alive I say!
 Never has there ever been so many photos of teenagers. I wish they had the "Selfie" in my day.
 I have very few photos of my youth.

"#Hashtag Selfie"

2Crafty products used

"Selfies Word pack"
"Polaroid Assortment Frames"
"Mini Camera's"
"Hessian Patch Panels"

The "Mini Camera's" I lightly base coated with white gesso and then added
 some Water colour paint and edged them in black.

The "Hessian Patch Panel" I also painted with water colour and layered under 
my photo as part of the stack along with the large frame from the  
"Polaroid Assorted Frames" which I covered in fine gold glitter. I also used the
 "Hessian Patch Panel" to create a stencil in the background. I used a stipple brush 
and some water colour paint. I absolutely love how these new panels from 2Crafty 
can be used as stencils as well as being added as chippies!

The title I painted black. It's the largest of the words from the "Selfie Words Pack".
 It looked just perfect propped up on the edge of the selfie!

So that's me again for another month. I hope you've enjoyed my shares.
 I'll catch you all again next month.

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Janice Nicholls said...

Three brilliant creations Fiona.
Love all the chippie techniques you have shared....Thanks for the inspiration.
Love your work! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous layouts Fiona!! Each and every one is gorgeous!! Especially love the micro beads on the chippies in the first page. Absolutely awesome work on all three!! ox

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! So many interesting techniques used on the chipboard in these layouts! I especially love the gold glittered Polaroid Frame! I have to take out my glitter! :) Awesome job, Fiona!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thoroughly enjoyed every one of these Fiona!! Smashing display!!!

Belle à cropper said...

I love your style !! and how you worked those chipboards ! gorgeous!

Stacey Young said...

Wow, fantastic pages Fiona, they are so much fun!!