Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Living An Adventure With Beck Beattie

"Live Your Adventure"

Hi, it's Beck Beattie here with my September inspiration shares
I'm really having fun with my chipboard and can't wait to show you my latest creations!  
I really had fun using the chipboard in some different ways once again.

I have been recently playing with Shimmerz Creameez watercolour paints and really
wanted to see the effects on chipboard and oh they are amazing.  I teamed it up with
 Tinby Designs Metallic Melts and DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax pastes.  

I added some metallic colour with various DecoArt Metallic lustres.

I love the way the use of the chipboard in different ways 
really adds interest to the overall look.  

For the Star Frame and Stars I added Metallic Melts, 
Shimmers Creameez and Metallic lustre.

I also added Shimmerz creameez to the title for a two tone effect.

 The Metallic lustre looks so lovely randomly added to the Stars.

   2Crafty Chipboards Used:
  Tiny hearts and stars 
Frame Star with stars
 Live your Adventrue - Title

Here is a short video showing you how I altered the chipboard for this page

To view VIDEO Click HERE

"love FAMILY"

For my second layout, I once again had fun with the chipboard in some different ways.
I love how the chipboard pieces create a beautiful feature to this page.

Altering chipboard really helps to create dimension and interest as in this page, as they
 all build on the colours in the photo and the background.

The "love" word was simply inked with black ink as a contrast to the "Family" word.

 The "FAMILY" word was first given a coat of gesso, followed by a thick coat of Shimmerz Creameez in 'Green Acres'. Once dried with a heat gun I applied some watered down 
brown distress ink over the top.  I love the 'patina' effect it seem to give the chipboard pieces.

The "Triangles" were first sorted into sizes and I even altered some to make 
even smaller triangles as shown here.

I then added some ColorBox 'Toasted Apricot' followed by some random watery 
gesso and then added some of the ink again over the top randomly.

2Crafty Chipboards Used:
 1  Dotted Baubles
2  Family forever and always title
3 Loads of Triangles
4 Mini words 2


I hope you enjoyed my share this month on the 2Crafty blog!

Happy Crafting
xxx Beck BT


Judith Armstrong said...

Two gorgeous layouts Beck. Love your treatment of the chipboard.

Di Garling said...

LOVE everything about both these layouts Beck & I really enjoyed watching your video too. Thanks for sharing them with us all. Great post.

Rachael Funnell said...

2 FANTASTIC pages Beck....

Purvi Gadewar said...

Gorgeous pages...loved both of them!

Margaret Mifsud said...

2 Stunning pages!! Love the treatments on the chippies and the video was fabulous!! Beautiful works!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

2 Stunning pages!! Love the treatments on the chippies and the video was fabulous!! Beautiful works!!

Rosslyn Coutts said...

2 great layouts....loved the video....The chipboard looks cool..good to watch how to do it

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Amazing layouts!! Love what you've done with the chippies!!

Karen.C said...

I am loving these boy layouts :)

Priscilla Lim said...

Love the video. Both layouts are fabulous Especially love the stars on the first one.

Valerie Ouellet said...

Wow awesome layouts. I love the use of Shimmerz.

Sandi Spink said...

What amazing inspiration. Thanks so much

Sandi Spink said...

What amazing inspiration. Thanks so much

ros said...

awesome pages Beck ♥

Lisa Griffith said...

You are such an inspiration the way you alter the chippies! I just LOVE the colors and textures you have here especially the first one.

Athanasia said...

Wow amazing work! Your pages are both so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your process, I loved the video :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Love your work so much, Beck! Awesome use of those stars on that first page!

Trudi Harrison said...

A fabulous infusion of colour, technique and detail.... awesome Beck!

Jennifer Snyder said...

love that first layout like crazy. that chippe...i need it. gorgeous and stunning

Fiona Paltridge said...

Great layouts and fabulous video! Thanks for sharing xx

Catherine Giguère said...

Amazong layouts!!!