Friday, August 28, 2015

August Projects by Marianne Johansson

"Best Day Ever"

Hi peeps, hope you all are well!
Earlier this year I surprised our youngest daughter and bought a ticket to a
 concert with her favorite band, the Australian boy/rock-band 5SOS.
I really made "her day" and she had the time of her life!! (I missed my earplugs LOL)
So the photo on this layout is from this concert and the fabulous lightshow as you can see!

I really love the  Hessian Patch Panel chipboard and know I'll be using this very much!
 I cut it in several pieces and placed it near the photos. Gesso, archival ink and Ecoline 
watercolor is used on the chippies. I love to mix colors on my chippies according
 to the rest of the layout.

The title "Best Day Ever" is colored with Archival Ink,  black and white  gesso.

One of the things I like to to do on my layouts is to use multiple photos
 and place them as you see here. It give the layout dimension I think.

Look at this amazing Hessian Patch Panel again, it's just so cool!

Here I have used the "Heart Charms" and given it the same treatment
 as the rest of the chippies.

My background is filled with medium and stamping.

I cut out lots of bits of pattern paper as a start, to get even more dimension.

The "Heart charms" chipboard was perfect for this layout and here you see that it 
almost floats on the photos because of the layers with chippies and multiple photos..

"Take A Chance"
The next project I want to show you is a card.
I don't make so many cards at the moment, but sometimes I need to, because I want 
to give homemade cards when I give a Birthday gift or for special occasions.

For this first card, I have used loads of chippie pieces and it is surprising
 how many pieces you can fit on a card.

I have made a little scene, using some of the Fencing Wire, Iron Gate and French Lace,
and then to soften it, I have added the Leafy Round behind my Heart.

I have used gesso on all the chippies, before using a mix of inks to get the desired colours - 
I've gone for a very earthy, rustic tone.

"Create Magic"

For this card, I have used softer colour tones, and used more feminine pieces.

I have layered up multiple pieces again, including pieces from the Squiggly Heart Cluster
Butterfly Frames and cut off piece from the 5" Floral Frame.

Below you can see the layering effect, love the texture and contrast the chipboard
adds to the card.

Well I hope I have inspired you today, and shown how the chippie can add that
special touch to whatever project you are creating.