Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fiona's November Shares and a Video Tutorial

Hello 2 Crafty peeps!
 Fiona here with you today to share a couple of creations I made using some
 of  the awesome 2 Crafty chipboard.

"Live Everyday with Intention"

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

"Live Everyday With Intention Title"
"Fanciful Butterfly's"
"Geo Tags"

I created a monochromatic layout with a background that uses an awesome water 
colour technique I learn't from the incredibly talented Louise Nelson.
 Then I dressed it up with some of my favourite 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces starting
 with my title "Live Everyday With Intention". In the video tutorial 
(there is a link located at the bottom of this post) I demonstrate how I used tiny
 little metal filings to create a rusted effect on the "Live" part of the title.

I covered the "Fanciful Butterfly" with some old book page and 
edged it in black Distress Ink.

I used some Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder to alter this little "Geo Tag".

 I used a couple of different heat embossing techniques and the 
rusting technique again to alter the "Dandelions"

You can watch it all unfold here in the tutorial video.

Click here to view

Next up I wanted to try out some 2 Crafty Chipboard in my art journal. 
Art journaling is my latest obsession! and I am totally addicted.


2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

"Adventure Loopy Font"
"Hessian Patch Panels"
"Mini Jigsaw puzzle pieces"

I chose the "Adventure Loopy Font" to use as my title piece because this 
journey I'm on, discovering art journaling, is a real adventure. I never 
know what I might get but I'm loving experimenting.

I've added some of the "Hessian Patch Panel". I chopped it up and placed it throughout
 my spread. Some of it I covered with old book pages, some of it I covered with cheese 
cloth and all of it I painted using a combination of black and white acrylic paint and 
then water colour paint.

The "Mini Puzzle Pieces" were just perfect to represent  my art at the moment. I can be
 very puzzled throughout the process to the point that I sometimes have moments of "WHAT
 THE BLAZES AM I DOING?" and then, all of a sudden, the pieces all fall into place.
 Some of the pieces I covered with cheese cloth and paint and others I just painted.

I thoroughly enjoyed making both of my pieces this month. There is a little 
bit for everyone in both of the pieces. I'll see you all again next month.

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Jennifer Snyder said...

Fioina - Both stunning pieces but I am in love with your journal page and use of chippies there. brilliant

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful projects, Fiona! Love that top page--such a cool choice of chipboard!

Lisa Griffith said...

Wow Fiona, I am in love with your layout, love everything - the colors, the white space, the chippies, brilliant! and your art journal is really inspiring, love the bright colors.

Di Garling said...

Really love your layout hear Fiona and what you did with the chippie dandelions. Beautiful.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Wow!! Such a cool layout and art journal! Absolutely love the layout!

Valerie Ouellet said...

Fabulous works! I don't like the brown color usually, but your layout it's so pretty!

ros said...

totally gorgeous Fiona ♥

Tracee said...

Love your pages, the dandelion chippies really capture your attention Tx

Tone K. said...

Love this page....and I love brown :)
Great AJ too :)