Friday, August 28, 2015

August Projects by Marianne Johansson

"Best Day Ever"

Hi peeps, hope you all are well!
Earlier this year I surprised our youngest daughter and bought a ticket to a
 concert with her favorite band, the Australian boy/rock-band 5SOS.
I really made "her day" and she had the time of her life!! (I missed my earplugs LOL)
So the photo on this layout is from this concert and the fabulous lightshow as you can see!

I really love the  Hessian Patch Panel chipboard and know I'll be using this very much!
 I cut it in several pieces and placed it near the photos. Gesso, archival ink and Ecoline 
watercolor is used on the chippies. I love to mix colors on my chippies according
 to the rest of the layout.

The title "Best Day Ever" is colored with Archival Ink,  black and white  gesso.

One of the things I like to to do on my layouts is to use multiple photos
 and place them as you see here. It give the layout dimension I think.

Look at this amazing Hessian Patch Panel again, it's just so cool!

Here I have used the "Heart Charms" and given it the same treatment
 as the rest of the chippies.

My background is filled with medium and stamping.

I cut out lots of bits of pattern paper as a start, to get even more dimension.

The "Heart charms" chipboard was perfect for this layout and here you see that it 
almost floats on the photos because of the layers with chippies and multiple photos..

"Take A Chance"
The next project I want to show you is a card.
I don't make so many cards at the moment, but sometimes I need to, because I want 
to give homemade cards when I give a Birthday gift or for special occasions.

For this first card, I have used loads of chippie pieces and it is surprising
 how many pieces you can fit on a card.

I have made a little scene, using some of the Fencing Wire, Iron Gate and French Lace,
and then to soften it, I have added the Leafy Round behind my Heart.

I have used gesso on all the chippies, before using a mix of inks to get the desired colours - 
I've gone for a very earthy, rustic tone.

"Create Magic"

For this card, I have used softer colour tones, and used more feminine pieces.

I have layered up multiple pieces again, including pieces from the Squiggly Heart Cluster
Butterfly Frames and cut off piece from the 5" Floral Frame.

Below you can see the layering effect, love the texture and contrast the chipboard
adds to the card.

Well I hope I have inspired you today, and shown how the chippie can add that
special touch to whatever project you are creating.



Kathy Gnj said...

All three projects are gorgeous! I'm totally blown away by your l/o! I absolutely love it! You've totally sold me on the hatch piece and the heart charms! You're also so very gifted with your use of color. Amazing!

Di Garling said...

Your cards are beautiful Marianne but that layout is out of this world FABULOUS. Love your choice of chippies and the way you have layered them too. Brilliant post my friend. :)

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! These projects are GORGEOUS Marianne.... :)

Trudi Harrison said...

Incredible projects Marianne! Just adore your beautiful altering techniques and how you layer the gorgeous chippie elements

Robin Shakoor said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects Marianne! I love how you layered all of the chippies...and the techniques you used are just perfect!

Rosslyn Coutts said...

Wonderful 2 the different ways to use it

Priscilla Lim said...

Super love your layout Marianne. Took a closer look and realise that there was some journaling as well. Awesome! The cards are very pretty too! :)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Marianne! Love the cards too.. They are so beautiful!

Debbi Tehrani said...

All your projects are gorgeous, but that layout is my favorite! Amazing work, Marianne!

Catherine Giguère said...

Gorgeous creations Marianne! Your layout is stunning,I love your work!

Lisa Griffith said...

The layout of that concert ROCKS!!!! Great use of color and I love the title...the cards are super pretty xo

Fiona Paltridge said...

Marianne these projects are simply gorgeous!

ros said...

your projects are amazing ♥

Athanasia said...

Amazing work Marianne <3