Thursday, September 17, 2015

September Layout Shares With Tracee

"Life Documented"
When I saw the  "Life Documented" title I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use. Whilst this photo of my three children was taken at Christmas time, by changing it to black and white it fits perfectly to sum up their characters.
I printed my photos small enough so that they fit into the "Medium Film Strip" chipboard piece which I simply inked black. I left each of their faces in colour for the centre of the Film Strip and the "Heart Clumps" framed the rest of the photo that was hanging out of the sides of the piece. I also just used ink on the Heart Clumps and by not using any gesso on them first the ink soaked into the chipboard and gave me the deep matte colour I was looking for.
I used a mixture of different shaped arrows from the "Assorted Arrows" sheet, I inked two and painted the third in white acrylic paint. The title chippie was prepared with gesso followed by grey ink and then I embossed with clear embossing powder. After all this was cool I then took a grid
 stamp and stamped over the top with Black Stazon ink, I love the effect it created. I tucked a 
"Mini Camera" into the embellishment cluster around the title.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Life Documented Title
Mini Cameras
Assorted Arrows
Heart Clumps
Medium Film Strip
Mini Fast Forward Arrows

"Crazy About You"

 I can never resist the opportunity to scrap about the main man in my life, I am crazy about him, hence this "Crazy About You" title worked perfectly for my page.
 I gave a light coating of gesso to the title chipboard and then I roughly
 pressed into the embossing ink purposely leaving a couple of the edges dry to
 give an irregular look to the finish.
I lightly brushed a thin layer of gesso over the "Funky Arrow", I dabbed most of it off with
 a piece of kitchen towel as I didn't want it to be to bold but just to draw your eye gently to 
the photo, I added an inked "6 inch Circle Revolution Frame" to also draw your eye into 
the centre of the page. These frames are so versatile and work on a wide range of different style projects.
Finally a small painted heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet was added to the cluster.
  I inked up a tiny heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet and placed this in the centre of my "Mini Camera". I decided this looked to plain so cut a circle of patterned paper to place in between, doesn't it make the cutest embellishment?
I used some tiny chevron arrow shapes from the "Mini Fast Forward Arrows" to point at
 the "like" stamp that I had stamped on the paper.
Down the left side of the page I added a gessoed "Heart Stem" border strip alongside
 one of the pieces from the "Frame Journal" set.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Crazy About You Title
6 Inch Circle Revolution Frame Set
Assorted Arrows
Mini Fast Forward Arrows
Mini Cameras
ATC Hearts & Stars
Frame Journal Set
Heart Stems

Thank you for letting me share with you and I hope you are inspired a little
to use 2Crafty Chipboard on your projects.

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