Sunday, January 17, 2016

Project Shares For January By Tracee Provis

"Dogs Have A Special Way"

I have lots of projects to share with you this month including my Christmas table 
centerpiece and my layout for the final challenge at Scrap Around The World .

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My first layout features my precious fur babies Rodney & Peggy, amazing how still
 and cute they sit when the photographer is holding a treat!

The title chipboard piece is just the perfect saying,  
"Dogs Have A Special Way Of Adding Love To Everyday",
 and I love how it is made up of different fonts yet remains a single piece.
 I decided to treat each part separately by adding various paints, inks and embossing
 powders to them. I created the different textures by using paint and then drying it fast
 with a heat gun, this forms a bubbly texture that is quite fun.

I think the "Heart Clumps" are one my favourite pieces in the 2Crafty range of
 products, they are versatile and delicate and I love how they look on the page. I gave
 them a coat of gesso and then roughly dabbed over them with some Prima Watercolour 
Pencils, for some of the solid hearts I traced around them on patterned paper cut them 
out and glued them on. My butterflies didn't turn out how I had envisioned them, which 
was a pastel pink with some green flecks, however the colour was a match for my 
papers and that was good enough. 

2Crafty Produts Used:
Dogs Have A Special Way - title
Heart Clumps
ATC Hearts & Stars

"So Rad"

 My husband & I play darts at the weekend and I had never hit a maximum score.... 
until this point, I was so excited that I had to snap a picture and of course
 create a page to document it.

I took the word RAD from the "6 x 6 Motocross" themed sheet of chipboard, I inked it 
 bold red as I really wanted to make the statement reflect how excited I was. I layered it
 over this wiggly arrow that comes in the "Funky Arrows" set, I painted the arrow 
with some pearlescent paint in a silvery grey colour.

I wanted my background pieces to appear slightly old and a little grungy I dug out my 
mica powders and added blues and reds to the "Gears & 6" Clock Face Frames" to
 achieve the look I was after. I embossed lots of little stars in silver to add a little 
more shine to the page.

I felt the layout needed something to the right to balance it out, I used some "Clouds" and
 the other half of the "6" Clock Face Frame along with some of the elements in the main 
cluster. I had a bottle of super heavy Gesso for Christmas (yes Santa is very kind and can
 cater to my odd crafting wishlist) I tried to use and stencil to add the texture but this didn't
 go so well and I ended up just spreading it over the chipboard and then dabbing it with
 my palette knife, but I do think it gives them a sort of fluffy texture just like clouds, another
 "Happy Accident" I added the word Enjoy to the cluster and it finishes it off just nicely.

2Crafty Products Used:
Funky Arrows
Assorted Arrows
6 x 6 Motocross
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars Pack
Mini Word Set 1
6" Clock Face Frames

"Christmas Table Centerpiece"

I have for the past few years made a special effort to decorate my dining table for 
Christmas lunch, this year I used some 2crafty Chipboard along with some fresh
 foliage to create this gorgeous altered sleigh/birdhouse.

2Crafty Products Used;
Mini Bauble Trees
Young Reindeer
Mini Corners 1

"Our Dream"

Last month some of us were lucky enough to guest design over at Scrap Around The World,
 I created this page based on this moodboard. 

2Crafty Products Used;
Dream title
Mixed Borders
Dainty Alphabet
Assorted Polaroid Frames
Mini Branches
Butterfly Frames

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Di Garling said...

Great post Tracee, beautiful work & as always such great use of all the chippies.

Valerie Ouellet said...

Fantastic projects! I love all!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Absolutely beautiful work--each and every one of them! You are so talented and creative!

Rachael Funnell said...

All of your Projects are just GORGEOUS Tracee.... :)

Lisa Griffith said...

Such beautiful projects, my favourite is the pink and gold, it's so pretty :)

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Really stunning! And the table piece is awesome!

Shari Czerwinski said...

More fantastic layouts! Love the pastels and the pup :)