Monday, November 11, 2013

By Guest Designer Emma Stafrace

Wow...where did these past few months go? I cannot believe this will be my last post
 as one of the  Guest Designers here at 2 Crafty, its gone way too quickly but thats
 what happens when your'e having fun!
Its been a nice change to pull out my scrappy stash. Most of you would know 
I tend to do digital scrapbooking more these days, but having this chance
 to play with the fabulous 2 Crafty Chipboards has reignited the flame 
and got me motivated to get messy again and tinker more in a traditional way
 so a big thanks to Vanessa for this wonderful opportunity to hang with you
 and your fabulous team and of course the 2 Crafty blog readers, I have had a ball.
So onto sharing my first page with you all.  I did this one of my godson, Kellan. 
Its a little page dedicated to how he is growing taller and taller every time I see him...
 it blows me away. I decided after going through my stash of chipboard the
 Summer Leaf Stems would be a perfect fit for this theme.

2 Crafty Products Used

I also used the Chicken Wire Panel two ways to help create some depth and
texture in the background.

Tip: Try loading the chipboard with some paint or Versa Magic Ink
 and whilst its still wet flip it over and stamp directly onto your
 base paper just like you would a stamp, its a fun way to multi task your 
stash and creates a cool effect too. 

...and a close up so you can see what I mean.

I thought I'd share the digi version below which was created using lots of Captivated Visions goodies.

Firstly, I probably should just explain what Hybrid scrapbooking is. I have
received a few emails recently where people have asked what hybrid
is exactly so here goes... Hybrid is not just printing and making boxes or
OTP projects of which was the initial concept. Now there is a growing trend
 of scrappers that print papers and elements from their digital scrapbook stash to
create a scrapbook page in a traditional format.

Its a great way to extend the use of your digital kits and affords the scrapper
the luxury to design their own papers and elements to help support the theme
 of their scrapbook page. Its also easy peasy he he and is what I did to create
these two pages using and highlighting 2 Crafty goodies.

Anyways here is my second share, which again features Master Kellan when he was 3.

2 Crafty products used
Fencing wire
Assorted Arrows
Family Symbols
Polaroid Frames
Forever Loopy Font

Here is the digital version that I used to kick start the hybrid page above where
 I used Sissy Sparrows digital products..

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you would like to see more of my hybrid pages
pop on over to my BLOG and say hello or check out my
 FLICKR GALLERIES to view plenty more projects both digital and traditional.

Thank you so much everyone its been an absolutely awesome stint here I've had
 a blast and hope you have found some inspiration in my work!

Em xox