Saturday, December 13, 2014

Merry Christmas from Fiona

What a wonderful time of the year! Merry Christmas everyone xx
 I have three projects I'd like to share with you today.
 I've chosen not to make them all Christmas themed but I couldn't resist at least one.
My first creation is a canvas I have put together as a gift for a friend who is much more
 talented than I, as she can make anything she puts her mind to, including sewing. I am
 not a sewer AT ALL which makes me very envious of those who can.

"Sew Clever"

2Crafty products used
"Elise's Dress Form"
"Mixed Buttons"

The "Mixed Buttons" come in all different sizes. There are 20 in the pack with a mixture of one or two holes in them. I choose a selection to add to the canvas. I coloured them and heat embossed them to give a gloss effect. 

I'm so impressed at how realistic they look compared with the real buttons I also included on the canvas. A bit of a glossy finish and no one would know the difference.

I also incorporated the large doily from the "Doilies" set. I simply covered it with white gesso to marry in with the paper doilies I used as background paper.

I've also added this beautiful "Elise's Dress Form". I covered the under layer with some small floral patterned paper and painted the top with a light brown, finishing it all off with a rubbing of white gesso.

My second piece today is my Christmas layout that I've also incorporated with the Scrap Around the World challenge for December.

"Merry Christmas"

The mood board is so delicious, I couldn't help myself and I had the perfect 2Crafty Chipboard pieces in mind.

2Crafty products used
"Christmas Time Word"
"Circular Panel"
"Mini Reindeer's"
"Multi flower - Whispy"

I love these "Whimsy" flowers. I think they look very chrismassy almost like Poinsettia's. I covered one with a texture of white modelling paste and the other with black modelling paste. I also added some bling using glitter and micro beads.

I couldn't resist adding a couple of the "Mini Reindeer's". This one is simply painted black with gesso but the other one I also covered in glitter because it's Christmas and I can!

You will also see, jotting out from around the layout, some of the "Circular Panel". I've covered them in white modelling paste to give them some texture, a bit like snow or white icing. They poke out from under bits of the creation.

Of course I had to add a Christmas title. I decided to use the "Christmas Time" word except I only used the Christmas part of it and added Merry in sticker letters.

My last share with you is a page dedicated to my so so so beautiful sister.


2Crafty products used
"Heart Silhouettes"
"hand Drawn Heart Frames"
"Loopy word Beautiful"

The inspiration behind this layout, other than my sisters beautiful photo, is the piece of lace I've incorporated into the background. It was sent to me by a lovely friend, Lee from Tasmania, who I met through scrapping. I've been waiting for the perfect chance to use it. The "Heart Silhouette" sits perfectly above the lace. I inked them and heat embossed them to look rustic and the little one I added Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder.

I've also incorporated the large "Hand Drawn Heart Frame". Again I coloured it with ink to coordinate with the background and heat embossed it to give it some shine.

Finally I added the "Loopy font Beautiful" also coloured and Heat embossed. I didn't cover it completely so it would have a mottled and rustic effect. It's the perfect title for this page.

I hope you've enjoyed my shares this month.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe new year and I'll catch you all in 2015.



Di Garling said...

Such a fantastic post with such awesome projects. Thanks so much for sharing with us all and also big congrats on becoming a "Master" too.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow again! Absolutely fabulous work. Each and every page is a masterpiece but my fave has to be the last. Your sister is very beautiful and the page you created around her photo is stunning!!! Pure magic!! ox

Belle à cropper said...

Fiona, I love what you did this month !!! The first project is so full of details and I love the colours ! The second layout is my favourite, the red with the turquoise wow !!!! The last one is so soft, so beautiful, great job !!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Gorgeous creations! Absolutely adore your canvas. I have to do more heat embossing on my chippies too - yours looks fabulous!!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Oh, wow, Fiona! These are all just stunning! I adore that Christmas page! And that last page is exquisite!

Janice Nicholls said...

AMAZING creations as always Fiona.
Loved reading your post and how you altered all the chippie pieces. xx

Stacey Young said...

Gorgeous creations Fiona! I am with you in the sewing department!! I am sure your friend will adore your canvas!! Love the Christmas creation too :)

Melenia Agapides said...

The thing I love most about your creations is the detailed work they display. You have spent time and love working on them and it shows!! Inspirational work!