Monday, November 10, 2014

November Creations by Nicole Doiron

Hello there!  Nicole here with my November creations for 2Crafty!
Measured in Moments

You will no doubt recognize the beautiful Somewhere in Time collection from BoBunny.
I matched it with many chipboard pieces to accentuate somewhat grunge, yet romantic, look of my page.

No grunge layout would be complete without now famous cogs and gears.
2Crafty offers many different pieces of this style, including the
 "Gears" and the "Giant Gears".

A great addition to the gears sets is the "Corner Steampunk 1".
I cut it in two and lined it on the left edge of my page, tucked behind the photo and my
 flower cluster. I wanted it to look like old rusted metal so I put on a thick coat of
 clear gesso, heated it until it bubbled,  then dabbed on distress stains in all the shades
 of brown that I own, heating between every coat.
 I then added a little charcoal grey and copper paint.

And more cogs and gears treated the same way.

Shown below are 2 pieces from the "Keyholes and Locks" set.
They were treated pretty much the same way as the cogs and steampunk corner, 
but with a touch of teal blue added on to them.

 I cut in half a small clock from the "6 inch Clock Face Frames" 
and tucked each piece on either side of my picture.
Then it was time to put the finishing touch with the perfect title.
I chose "Life is Not Measured by Minutes but Moments"
which I cut apart to line it up vertically on the right edge of my layout.

And there you go... a precious moment of loved captured amidst beautiful
blue flowers & loads of 2Crafty chippies.

My second share celebrates the season of Autumn.


My first layout is brand new on my blog today
and was inspired by the November challenge
at Once Upon a Sketch. Along with this sketch,
the journaling theme is 'Inspiration'. 

I also played along with this beautiful mood board
from Tresors de Luxe Challenge on FB.

Perfect for any Fall-themed page are the "Maple Leaves" and "Winter Leaves".

I covered my leaves with a little clear gesso, then added different shades of distress stains.
I then followed with a few dabs of Autumn colours (orange, red and yellow paints)
 using a sponge, and then finished off with a few light dabs of white.

 As you can see, I dab white paint over pretty much everything! :)

The title was formed by using the word 'wonder' from the newly released "Mini Word Set 1"  
and spelling 'fall' with the "Everyday Font L/C" which I both painted with Perfect Pearls.

Another new piece that I love (enough that I ordered it in doubles in my last DT pack) 
is the "Hessian Patch Panels".  It is a fabulous accent to any page.

As with the title, I coated the fancy piece from "Adornment Set 3" with Perfect Pearls 
and added it as a side border to this quote card. 

One last look...

For my third and final project this month, I decided to show you a mini canvas set
that I created a couple weeks ago to participate
in a brand new mixed media challenge blog called Words & Paintery.
Oriental Dream Mini Canvas Set

Each canvas measures 6 x 8 inches and were covered by a thick coat of white gesso to start.

I did some dry embossing on the "Geisha Girl" chipboard focal piece and
then covered it with gesso, followed by coat after coat of different shades of blue stains.  
I then added a bit of mist and followed with Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glazes.  

Another beautiful 2Crafty piece that I used is the "Cherry Blossom" which I decided to cut in 2
to make the design overflow from one canvas to the next.

The big "Flower Clusters" were a good match with the oriental theme.
I added a lot of gold glitter paint in the centers and went darker on the tips of each leaf.

I chose "Always Follow Your Dreams" as my title.

A closer look at the flowers I picked to complement my array of chipboard and charms.

And one last look at both canvases.

Thank you for joining me this month and
be sure to visit my blog right HERE if you want to see more of my creations.

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