Sunday, November 8, 2015

October Shares with Beck Beattie

"Best Birthday"

Hi, it's Beck Beattie here with my October inspiration shares
I decided this month I would focus on some different products you could use to easily colour
 up your chipboard pieces.  Both of these products (one used on each layout) are often my go 
to when I want to add a little colour mostly because I have the most amount of different colours.  

For this first layout I decided on using Gloss Enamel paint.  I love how easily it coats the
 chipboard, adds a little gloss and also dries rather quickly for paint.  I used these three
colours on the different chipboard pieces.
Sometimes when I want to achieve a brighter colour on the chipboard I will apply a coat
 of gesso first to give it a white base.  I decided upon doing this with the title and also the red arrows.

I also used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos and Tinby Designs Metallic Melts 
in my background to contrast the strong colour of the chipboard pieces.

   2Crafty Chipboards Used:
Mini Fast Forward Arrows  
Square Collage Pane
Birthday Sentiments

"Live Laugh Love"
For my second layout, I focused on the use of Copic Markers to colour up my pieces. 
I didn't use any priming such as gesso as a base on any of them and I was quite pleased 
with how the colours came up.  Sometimes in the past I have used Gesso for a brighter
 look with some of the lighter colour markers.

These are the Copic Colours I used:

The "Live Laugh Love" word comes up so nice with the orange marker against the other colours.  

  It was SO easy to colour up the Interlocking Grid panel with the marker. 
 I used the wedge tip end when colouring up each of the pieces. 

I used the black for the circle as I wanted to create some added depth but not take
 away from the title.  Just love how it came!

Layering up the pieces really takes focus to the photo.  

I co-ordinated the coloured chipboard with watercolours and stencilling in my background
 as well as some background stamping.

2Crafty Chipboards Used:
 6 inch Circle Revolution frames
Interlocking Grid Frame
Live Laugh Love words



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

Happy Crafting
xxx Beck BT


Tracee said...

Such gorgeous work, the second page immediately made me smile, that picture is just too cute! Tx

Debbi Tehrani said...

I love the boldness of your work and the cool backgrounds, and that photo on the second page made me smile too!

Rachael Funnell said...

2 FANTASTIC layouts Beck....

Jacqui said...

Fun layouts, I like your background work on both of them!

Di Garling said...

Great post Beck, fab layouts.

Trudi Harrison said...

Striking creations Beck! Fabulous details

Marianne/skorpionen said...

I just love your layouts! Fantastic use of colors on both of them!

Lisa Griffith said...

I always love the bright happy colors you use Beck, I have to get some of that gloss enamel paint, works so well on the chipboard pieces.

ros said...

gorgeous and bright Bec, awesome

Valerie Ouellet said...

Gorgeous backgrounds! I love colors and details!

Priscilla Lim said...

Striking colors on both layouts 😍

Tone K. said...

Oh, I love beautiful :)
1. Beautiful colors and the chipboar matched so well. I love your background :)
2. Cool and funny :) I love it...and the photo is so great too :)