Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hello , Hello!
From Ebony van der Starre

Hi everyone!
 My name is Ebony van der Starre and I am so excited to be here for the
 first time as a 2crafty Resident Guest Designer
I have 3 layouts to show this time around all showcasing the awesome 
2 crafty pieces you can purchase!
Now I have to admit when it comes to chipboard I tend to leave it raw. 
So I may not have awesome techniques for you to dress up your chipboard
 but I hope I inspire you to want to add these gorgeous pieces to your work also!!
So I thought I would start with a Christmas layout since we have all probably 
taken a heap of photos!
 I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to scrapping my Christmas photos in fact
 I tend to steer clear of most Christmas themed products! With this in mind I
 wanted to show you this Christmas layout that doesn't have any traditional Christmas 
products which you could adapt to any other themed layout!!

I did a crazy photo shoot with my kids by setting up a small photo booth scenery
 with props! This is my son Will playing up to the camera!! I loved this pose and
when I saw it I knew that the perfect embellishment were these cool  light bulbs!!!!
       I have simply coloured them in with a black sharpie!!

I have also used this awesome sqiggle border piece which I sprayed with
white Dylusions mist and then doodled on top with a black pilot permaball pen!

And of course one of my favourite pieces of all times are the chevrons!
 I can't get enough of them!!!
This time I left them raw.
  My next layout is a bit of a fun, one of Selfies of myself and my daughter!! 
Selfies are so much fun and therefore I think the layout should depict that!
What better embellishment for selfie photos but these cute cameras!!!

I have left the camera untouched except for some black pen work on 
the edges with my permaball pen. 
The same applies to my loopy font "Smile" title
I LOVE this font and I just added some
 black lines to it to highlight on my layout! 
I have also added to this layout one of the tiny funky frames....
I have just roughly dabbed some white paint onto it and placed it over my photo!
 Simple and easy embellishment! 
The last layout I want to share with you is one that I created for a 
challenge site called "Scrap the Girls".
It is a layout in which you had to use 3 photos or more. I have 
scrapped this layout of my daughter Maya planting our first vegetable garden! 

 In this layout I have used another of my all time favourite pieces the
 circular panel. I have only used one strip of the panel which I cut off
and painted white.
I have also used these cute little skeleton leaves which once again I have left raw.

Hope you feel inspired to create!!! 
Ebony x


Debbi Tehrani said...

Love all of these, Ebony, but my favorite has to be the first! So fun an quirky and colorful and awesome!

Di Garling said...

Fantastic first post Eb, love them all, but I agree with Debbie, that first one really blows me away. Love your style and so glad to have you on our team. Again welcome. Cheers Di

Chantal Vandenberg said...

These are great! Love them all! Awesome!

Janice Nicholls said...

Hello Ebony.....Love your style...gorgeous layouts.

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful work - love your style!!

Aida Domisiewicz said...

Fabulous layuts, so fresh and cool! Love them!

Lindy Gillespie said...

Gorgeous page Eb! love your style just awesome ...xo