Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2Crafty Elegance with Robin Shakoor

Hello everyone!  I am happy to share my first projects as a member of the
 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.  I love creating soft, beautiful cards with an elegant flair. 
The cards I am sharing today are perfect for summer celebrations. 
  
"Congratulations"

 
Soft and dreamy, my first card is just perfect for a summer wedding. 
 I kept the color palette soft and light for the occasion.  Using white and soft pinks,
 I added dimension and texture to my plain white card base using beautiful 
2Crafty Chipboard designs.
 


  In keeping with my wedding theme, I kept the chipboard pieces light and white. 
 I used Gesso to prime each chipboard piece, then painted them white. 
 I painted the center of the Doily chipboard pink so my butterfly would stand out.  
I applied glitter to the center of the butterfly and on the ends of the Georgian Frames 
to add a bit of shimmer.
 


To create my title, I used the "Congratulations" sentiment from the
 6x6 Mixed Sentiment Card Words set.  I painted my title white and added a
 light layer of pink paint through the center.  Once dry, I added Glossy Accents to 
give it a beautiful finish.
 
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard pieces on my card:
6x6 Mixed Sentiment Card Words

ATC Georgian Frames

Doilies

Sharon's Butterflies
 
 
"Welcome Little One"

What better way to welcome a new little one than with a custom card.  


I chose a light yellow color palette for this welcoming greeting card.  
I selected swirly flourishes and leaves to accent my card sentiment.


I used Pan Pastels on the yellow flourish, butterflies and title.  I then added
 Glossy Accents to the yellow flourish, butterflies and title. I decided to let the
 green leafy shrub keep its matt  finish to add contrast.

Here are the pieces of 2Crafty chipboard used..

Leafy Shrub Set 3

Sharon's Butterflies

Welcome Little One

Flourish Adornment Set 5
 
 
"I Love You"


My final card was created using an outer stair step design. 
 This design allows for greater dimension and fun surprises. 
 

This monochromatic design is romantic, light and airy.  


 I used several techniques on my Leafy Shrub chipboard piece. 
 I first primed all the pieces with Gesso.  I then used Inka Gold in Silver
 to add a subtle sparkly undertone to the leaves.  I then added 
Glossy Accents and accent layers of cream acrylic paint to the outer edges.

Here are the pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard that I used in my design:

Doilies

Sharon's Butterflies
Leafy Shrub Set 1
 

It has been a pleasure sharing my projects with you today.


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9 comments:

Di Garling said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Robin. Love them all. Great use of all the chippie pieces too. TFS.

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

ros said...

beautiful creations Robin ♥

Debbi Tehrani said...

Wow! These are all so beautiful and elegant, Robin!

Valerie Ouellet said...

WOW!!! I love your style. Very sweet and elegant! beautiful cards!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning!!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Trudi Harrison said...

Stunning!

Priscilla Lim said...

Oh my!! You make such beautiful cards! Love them all.