Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Projects from Marianne Johansson

"Feed Your Soul"

Hi and welcome to my first post as a 2Crafty Designer. Thrilled to be here!!

My first layout is with photos taken on a cafe in my hometown.
 I just loved how they had decorated the walls.
And my choice of chipboards for this layout was an easy choice. Just love this 
Square Collage panel and Interlocking Grid panel. Perfect for my layout!

I used an Archival Ink pad to color my chippies and they also got a dash of black gesso.

I cut off  the "lines" on the Corner Genieve chipboard which turned
 it from a corner to simply a flourish !!

You can see the kind of "rough" details on some of the chipboards, that's white
 heavy Gesso which I generously added  before coloring with ink.

Look how cool this chipboard is when adding some text inside one of the squares.

The chipboards are glued on top of each other in several
 places to get some more dimension.

2Crafty Chipboard Used..
Square Collage Panel
Interlocking Grid Panel
Corner Genevive

My next layout comes with a small photo tutorial

"Beautiful"  - Layout Plus Photo Tutorial

This time I have chosen a photo of a beautiful tree , growing wild in Mallorca
 "nerium oleander". I love this and I am always amazed when I see plants like this, 
as a tree (when I normally have these as a plant inside my livingroom)

I started gessoing the chipboards. Here you see the Rose Vine border.
 I cut it in to several pieces

Next I gessoed the Circle lace panel. I used gesso as glue to my page and did 
a random coat of Gesso with a spatular.

Here you see how I cut the chipboard, I wanted it to be a kind of frame to my photo

Next I added some pink spray ink on top of the wet gesso.

Both the ATC Georgian frame and the title Beautiful were gessoed 
(I did use some red ink on the title first, but changed my mind, 
so I coated it with  some white gesso instead)

Next I added some Mica Powder teal on the ATC Georgian frame

I used a card and rubbed some black Gesso over the edges on the Circle Lace panel.

And once again I changed my mind regarding the title Beautiful, and covered
 it with black gesso with a sponge.

The Rose vine border got some black gesso as well.

I finished working with the chipboards by giving them all a 
MicaPowder treatment, mixed with water.

Here you see the Rose vine border and the title with the teal MicaPowder.

Loved the look on the chippies with the combination of black and teal.

I used the ATC Georgian frame on top of my photo as a "highlight".

The chippies are in several layers as you can see here.

Absolutely love the font on the title Beautiful

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Rose Vine Border
Beautiful - title
Circle Lace Panel
ATC Georgian Frames

 Hope you like my projects with the awesome 2Crafty Chipboards
and got some inspiration while you were here!

Thank you all for stopping by!



Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful pages, Marianne! I loved seeing how you created that second page!

Di Garling said...

Such stunning layouts Marianne and such a great tutorial. great to see your creative process. Also I love what you have done to that Rose Border, it is definitely one of my fave chippies pieces too. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Robin Shakoor said...

Wow! The detail is amazing on your design. Absolutely fabulous!

Rachael Funnell said...

Both of these pages are GORGEOUS Marianne..... Loved the photo tutorial on your 2nd page! :))

ros said...

wow these are gorgeous Marianne, such an inspiration ♥

Jennifer Snyder said...

wow your chippy treatment is just perfect for those papers. adds a bit of drama to the gorgeous work

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

These are absolutely lovely Marianne! Thank you for the tute :)

Tracee said...

Gorgeous pages and I loved seeing how you got your chippies looking so awesome Tx

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

WOW!! Two amazing projects. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us. it was fantastic to see xx

Trudi Harrison said...

Amazing!! Just loved your creative process for altering the chipboard

Unknown said...

I love how you use the chipboards in your layouts. The rose veins is a must have!