Thursday, February 12, 2015

Melenia's creations for February

Hello, hello!
Melenia with you today, 
to share a couple of layouts with the amazing 2 Crafty chipboard!
First of all, I would like to show you my page
for the collaboration of 2 Crafty with the Color Stories Inspiration
challenge blog. I tried to solve the #154 case
and this is my layout

"This is The Good Life"

As you see, I based the design of the page
on the lovely title, which I cut
and put its pieces horizontally across my page.

I applied gesso to the first word, &
sprinkled it with glitter. The next two words
and painted & the last two with bright red,
because I wanted to stress their meaning.
There's glitter everywhere in the title, 
but I wanted the "good life" to stand out and 
draw the attention, as well as have the dominant colour 
of my photo, that is red, so that's why it's red.
On the back of my photo, you can see some Hessian Patch Panel
pop out. I find this panel fascinating and it matches perfectly with
the overall style of the page, the wood background and the paper basket
the strawberries are in.  I added some gesso and a little bit of green ink, so 
that it blends nicely with the rest of my embellishments.
Last but not least, the funky heart swirl served as the finishing part of my cluster, 
a nice ending which leads to the journalling. It's as if it points to it, isn't it?
I just sprinkled it with glitter, because its original colour is amazingly the same with my 
background. On top of my flowers, I placed the Celebrate circle,
just another hint, accenting the message of my layout.
I always want my pages to SAY something, so all my elements serve this purpose.

Other than that, there are but few more embellishments on my page, 
because as I have said in the past, 2 Crafty Chipboard can be more than enough stuff
to create a beautiful page.
2 Crafty chipboard used:
"This is the good life" title
Card Word Circles Sentiments
Funky Heart Swirls
Hessian Patch Panels
"A Bowl of Berries"

Now to my second layout.
The Funky Heart Swirls are an integral part of my page
(which was made for 13 Arts)
as you see here.
Now these amazing swirls went through a waterfall of fluids
(gesso and three different kind of mists and inks)
and they were still hard and sturdy!!
Amazing quality!

I glued Silver Microspheres and Hologram Glitter
on them, to enhance their beauty.
I also looped black thread around them
for a more messy effect.

So that's all from me!
I hope my pages  have inspired you to use the little 2 Crafty treasures!
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Fiona Paltridge said...

These are stunning ans sooooo yummy! Your work is amazing ..... LOVE IT ALL!

Janice Nicholls said...

Such GORGEOUS creations Melenia.....Love them both! x

Stacey Young said...

Gorgeous Mixed media work!!! stunning x

Stéphanie Papin said...

beautiful as always !

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning creations Melenia!! Each piece is just gorgeous!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful pages! So creative!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Melenia, these layouts are amazing!!!