Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February inspiration by Fiona

Happy February everyone! This month has caught me out with it being that little
 bit shorter than the rest. I can't believe it's almost over ....
I'm so excited to share with you my first inspirational piece for the month. 
It is a layout I created in conjunction with the CSI team. 

"Captured Memories"

I was so excited when we were invited to join CSI as guest detectives this month.

When I first  got the information, I was very daunted by the prospect of getting it all together! But once I sat down and read through the evidence and the testimony, I actually found it really easy. I started with my testimony. I chose to document something about my home ....... my daughters 
love of drawing spiders on our walls when she was very young. I had happened to take a
 photo of one, and while sorting through some old photos, I came across it again!

The testimony was followed closely by the evidence. I loved that there was heaps to choose from. I decided to go with book pages, map print, twine and then added some wood grain right at the end.

2Crafty Chipboard pieces used were:
"Square Collage Panel"
"Alpha Set 1"
"Captured Memories title"

The "Alpha set 1" pieces are randomly glued to the background and then covered over
 with the book pages and map pages. To make them to stand out I added some
 water colours and then some white paint.

The "Captured Memories" title is painted with acrylic paint and then sprayed
with ink at one end to give a blended or ombre affect.

I incorporated the "Square Collage Panel"  on either side and towards the bottom of the design to give it some balance. I love these "Square Collage Panels". They are so modern and edgy!

"A Different Look Everyday"

2Crafty Chipboard used:
"Circular Panel"
"Marianne's Butterflies"
"Number Vertical"

My second piece for you today is a more modern piece. I wanted to explore black and white
 with the chipboard and so chose a colourful background piece to pop my selection on.

I cut up the "Vertical numbers", painted them black or white, stamped them and
 then randomly placed them onto my background.

I trimmed "Marianne's Butterly" in two and painted both halves black. I placed one 
half under my photo and the other on the opposite side of the piece nestled on top of
 some "Circular Panel" that I trimmed and painted lightly with water colours
 to match the background colours.


2Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
"Circle Revolution"
"2013's" (trimmed)
"Chicken barbed Wire Medium"
"Mini Tags"

My last piece to share with you this month is a masculine layout I created for a photo of 
my son from when he was a fresh faced teen back in 2009!

For this project, I wanted to keep my chipboard raw to give it that real grungy look.
 I coiled some brass wire around the largest circle from the "Circle Revolution".
The only colour on it is from the ink drips I added at the end and some silks paint
I brushed over it lightly.

Chicken wire is my favourite go to grunge addition to any layout of this style. I simply cut it up with my scissors and layered the "Chicken Wire Medium" one on top of the other. I dabbed some paint over it to help it blend in with the background but other than that, it's as raw as it comes!

Last of all, to create my title, I scraped  a "Mini Tag" with some brown ink to create a base for my date. I cut in half one of the "2013's" seeing my photo was taken in 2009 and just added the 09 in foam numbers I had in my stash. A great way to use my "2013's" for other years!

Looking back, I think this month ,I've offered something for everyone LOL but that's
 the beauty of scrapping. I never know what I might create next! I often find my 
chippies decide the outcome for me ...... not a bad way to be I say!

Thank you for popping in and checking out my stuff xx

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Melenia Agapides said...

Wow wow and WOW!!!!!! Three totally different pages, each one has its own style and colours, amazing work!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Fiona!!!

Di Garling said...

Amazing post Fiona, so much inspiration all wrapped up in three fantastic creations.. Love them all.

Lisa Griffith said...

Super beautiful creations Fiona! I love them all, the grungy one is so cool, and I love the first one, what a background!!!! you make such amazing use of the chippies, you are an inspiration to try different styles :)

Janice Nicholls said...

WOW!!!! Three AMAZING creations Fiona. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

always amazing work - so bold and each so very different. You are such a diverse artist

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gobsmacked!!! Awesome, awesome layouts Fiona!! Fabulous colour amazing mm backgrounds and stunning use of the chippies!!! Absolutely fantastic, each and every one!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

All pages are so unique and so awesome! Love your style, Fiona!

Helen Tilbury said...

Too gorgeous Fiona! Love the look of all these projects!!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful creations Fiona! You first page is Amazing, love the design and colors! xx

Belle à cropper said...

gorgeous layouts !!

Nicole Doiron said...

Wonderful creativity! I especially love your masculine grunge layout! So much to look at!