Sunday, February 19, 2017

Karine's February Shares

Dear crafty friends,

I'm so glad you stopped by today, as it's my turn to share my 
layouts on the 2Crafty blog. Here is my first layout...


I used the Epilogue paper from 7 Dots Studio's Writer's Block collection. 
I covered it with clear gesso and then, used Chalk inks to add color. 

My main chipboard piece is the Wrought Iron. I covered it with a dark blue chalk ink,
 and then, I dabbed lightly some aqua chalk ink to get this effect.

I treated one of the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames and the Dream title piece the same way.

I was going with a soft romantic color scheme to go with the picture of my daughter daydreaming in the field... Here are the chipboard pieces I used on this layout.

Wrought Iron
6'' Circle Revolution Frames

My second layout is a bit more monochromatic.

"My Happy Place"

I was dying to use the Dreamcatchers chipboards since I got them. 
So this layout was the perfect occasion. 

I covered the two dreamcatchers with an old product (Dimensionz) which 
is no longer available. The finish is metallic and dimensional. I love it. 
The picture doesn't quite get the shine, here. 

For my Indian Feathers, I had a hard time deciding on how to alter them. 
I started by painting them white. I didn't like it. I then painted them the 
same as the dreamcatchers. It wasn't it. I then embossed dark teal, like the title,
 but it was way too dark! So I ended up painting over it with distress paint and 
a bit of white gesso. Even with all those layers of mediums, you can see the
 grooves in the feathers! I love it.

My title piece, My Happy Place, was embossed with dark teal embossing powder. 

Here are the chipboard pieces used:

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Indian Feathers
My Happy Place

I hope my layouts inspires you to get crafting!


Tammy Klingner said...

Such stunning layouts Karine. I adore the gorgeous mood you create and the colours are perfect!!!

ingrid said...

Both absolutely gorgeous Karine! love your designs and use of colors! xo

MezzaNotte said...

Both layouts are lovely- love the colors.

Carolyn H said...

Absolutely love both layouts, the details, the colours...stunning!

Di Garling said...

Another fabulouspost Karine, I always LOVE your beautiful work. ❤

Monique Lelievre said...


kavitha said...

I absolutely love the colors in both the layouts,beautiful

Debbie said...

Beautiful layouts Karine!

Lilibleu Scrap said...

Tes deux pages sont magnifiques !! J'aime beaucoup !! <3

Lisa Amiet said...

These are stunning Karine. LOVE them!

Mary Catt said...

Ahhh Karine! I love your work so much! Amazing layouts!