Monday, January 19, 2015

Fiona's January Shares

Hello 2Crafty lovelies. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a fabulous 
Christmas and safe New Year and that you are all looking forward to some more
 2Crafty Chipboard goodness in 2015!
My first share with you is a page I created for me and my Hubby. Naw .......
 I took this photo of us on Christmas day. I get very limited opportunities to 
take photos of him but on this day he had his guard down mwhuuuuuuuuu!!


2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used
"Ariel's Spray"
"Together Loopy font word"
"Vintage Keys"

I designed the layout around the "Ariel's Spray" swirl. I have simply given it an
 undercoat of white gesso and then painted it with water colour brown paint to 
coordinate with my background paper. It also has some gold paint spaltters on it.

My title is created by using the "Together - loopy Font" word which I have heat
 embossed with bronze Metallic Melts and then treated with a little bit of coordinating
 red water colour paint and finally some gesso to help it blend in softly to the design.

Finally I've added this beautiful key from the "Vintage Keys" set also under coated
 with white gesso and painted with water colour paint. This time in a coordinating red.

My second project is an artistic interpretation of scrapbooking. Here I have applied some 
art journal techniques into my scrapping. I just love experimenting with colour and design.


My second share is a colourful page I created of my sister and her best friend. They are both actors and this is my sister preparing for a production while her friend annoys her LOL! They are such good friends. So much fun to be around, they always brighten my day so hence the bright design.

2Crafty Chipboard pieces used
"Circle Revolution"
"Circle Stack"
"Word Circles set 2"
"Chicken Barbed Wire Small"
"Circle Frames"
"Mini Cameras"
"Family Symbols"

I do love circles! They are my favourite shape to work with and this big circle on the top and little circle on the bottom design would have to be my favourite. I've used both the "Circle Revolution" and the "Circle Stack" to create this affect.

In keeping with the circle theme, I've use the word friends from the "Word Circles Set 2".
 I simply painted it black as I wanted it to really stand out amongst all the colour.

I also painted some "Chicken Barbed Wire Small" and added that. A hexagon is not really a circle shape but it's close so it works ok and also the background paper is patterned with hexagons.

The other circles from the "Circle Frames" are either painted and then layered
 with gesso, texture paste and or water colour paint or covered with patterned 
paper as is the little guy from the "Family Symbols".

I also added one of the "Mini Cameras" just because I LOVE them! This one is painted
 with white gesso and then lightly washed over with water colour. It leaves a beautiful
 soft finish that blends with the circles.

Bigger on the Inside

2Crafty Chipboard pieces used
"Funky Arrows"
"Light Bulbs"
"Chevron Bits"

Now ...... don't laugh but ....... I am a massive Dr Who fan other wise known as a "Whovian"! Yep they have a name for it LOL!! And one of my favourite things about Dr Who is the Tardis. I received a Dr Who calendar (amongst many other very awesome Dr Who paraphernalia) for Christmas and on the back cover there was this picture (along with a few other iconic elements of the show) so I cut it out, because that's what scrappers do! and I created what I think is
 If I must say so my self.

Getting just the right chipboard pieces was very important and I was a bit indecisive to begin with. I did however settle very quickly on using the "Gears" as a major element. I wanted to represent the mechanics of this beautiful time machine. I heat embossed them with silver Metallic Melts which gave them the perfect finish.

The "Chevron Bits" also work brilliantly as they are modern and fresh looking and also give the impression of movement on the page. I just stamped on the raw chipboard with my type writer stamp except for the first one which I painted black.

Finally I added the "Light Bulb" that I painted yellow. It represents the intelligence of the Tardis. I'm so pleased with this layout that I think I might do a series of them using more 2Crafty Chipboard elements. I'll have to get my thinking cap on .... or ..... Vanessa could design some "Whovian" themed chippies *wink wink - nudge nudge*

Well that's me for another month. I hope you enjoyed my shares. I always enjoy creating them.

Thanks for visiting today & remember,
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See you all again next month! Fiona xx