Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Shares from Debbi

Greetings, 2Crafty Fans!
 I'm here to share three layouts with you today.
 For those who don't know, I scrap 8" x 8".
"Home Tweet Home"
These sweet little birds decided to make a nest on my front door wreath.
 I had in mind that I wanted to recreate a sort of nest on my layout, and the 
gorgeous flourish element was the perfect thing for the job. I painted this
 piece brown and then added a bit of white mist. The leaves were trimmed off 
of a beautiful frame that turned out to be too large for my pages.
 I inked them with green stamp ink and drew the veins with a pen.
2Crafty elements pictured below:
flourish - Felicity Flourish
leaves trimmed from frame - Viney Page Frame
I used three pieces of 2Crafty chipboard for my title--the alphabet, the little bird,
 and the feather. All elements were coated with acrylic paint. My yellow paint
 was a little thick and seeped into the wonderful markings that give the feather
 such nice dimension, so I took a pin and scraped the paint out along the lines.
2Crafty elements pictured below:
letters - Alpha Set 1
feather - Indian Feathers
bird - Birdhouse
leaves trimmed from frame - Viney Page Frame
The sweet birdhouse was the perfect accent for this page.
 The package includes 5 birdhouses and 5 little birds
 (one of which is shown in the picture above),
 so I still have plenty for other layouts.
2Crafty elements pictured below:
bird - Birdhouse
"This Face Makes My Heart Smile"
One of the things I love about 2Crafty is that they have such a versatile collection of chipboard. You can find lovely flourishes and other intricate elements that are perfect for a romantic, girly, nature-y layouts and you can find elements with a more modern vibe that suit masculine layouts.
My step-dad died at Christmas and I'm making a book for my mom. This is one of our favorite pictures of Ed, and the 2Crafty chipboard title was the perfect sentiment for my page. I tried a bunch of different things with the title, first coating it with gesso, and not sure I liked it I inked it with the blue from my papers, but it looked too pastel-ish, so I painted it a dark brown, thinking it would be a nice contrast to the cream paper below it, but I didn't like the way it looked, so I went back to coating it with gesso, and I left it a little rough-looking to go with the masculine feel of my page.
I coated the heart with gesso and then used three different colors of ink to give it an aged look and then stamped with clear ink and heated it with clear embossing powder, which gave it a wonderful texture.
2Crafty elements pictured below:
title - This Face Title
heart -  Folk Hearts
Arrows and chevrons are a perfect accent to highlight something on your page, and what I wanted to highlight was this wonderful face. I used gesso and the same inks as I did on the heart and then I stamped using brown ink and clear embossing powder.
2Crafty elements pictured below:
chevrons - Chevron Bits

I had most of my page designed and it felt a little plain and needed another shape.
 Circle Revolution Frames to the rescue!
 The sheet comes with three different sizes and I used the largest one. I decided to leave
 them raw, and I really like the added dimension and interest they gave to my page design.

2Crafty elements pictured below:
Circle - Circle Revolution Frames

"She Sparkles"
I created this layout for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, using this Case File:
I was done with my layout and I just felt it needed a little "something-something," 
and that's when I remembered the sweet little 2Crafty hearts in my box. 
The sheet has a gazillion hearts and stars and are the perfect thing to add when
 you just need a little something extra on your page.
Hearts - ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my pages.
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Di Garling said...

Fantastic first post with the new team Debbi. I love your style and you are soooo innovative with the chippies too. The first layout is my new fave of yours, LOVE it. Cheers Di

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Wonderful layouts Debbi. My favorite would have to be the CSI challenge. The colours and those tiny hearts do make all the difference xx

Vanessa said...

Stunning projects as always, love your storytelling and designs, always uplifting and inspiring.

Janice Nicholls said...

Three Brilliant layouts Debbi.
Love them all! x

Jennifer Snyder said...

Love all of the creations but my eye is drawn to "She Sparkles" That is a gorgeous piece

Stéphanie Papin said...

3 differents projects and they are all very beautiful ! i love your way to add colour or texture on your chipboards !

Stacey Young said...

Awesome post Debbi!! I just love the colours in the first one :) Great use of the chippies and got to love those tiny sparkly hearts!

Unknown said...

What absolute textural delights Debbie - great work!!