So here it is, my very first post for 2Crafty Chipboard.
WOW!! Someone please pinch me. I still can't believe that I've been asked to join this amazing team. I am so honoured to be amongst so many talented designers. I still can’t believe it’s real.
MY JULY INSPIRATION
For my first layout I've incorporated
"Funky Hearts" and
"So Much to Love"
I'm very partial to using circles on my layouts. So naturally I was drawn to the Crazy Circles that 2Crafty Chipboard produce. I coated them in white Gesso to begin with and then pressed them into some pink acrylic paint. Sort of like stamping in reverse. The effect I got was a lovely blended paint finish.
The "Funky Hearts" were also coated in white Gesso but a much thicker layer. I also coated the biggest heart with a layer of modelling paste and splattered some Pink Ink spray onto it. Once it was almost dry, I stamped the words into it with black ink.
The "Word Circle" TOGETHER I painted in black Gesso and then edged in white Gesso.
This layout is so bright and funky. I love it!
My next layout is a tribute to my beautiful children and the gifts they bought me for Mothers Day. On this page I've combined
"Leafy Shrub Set"
"Fanciful Butterfly's" and
"Love You word"
I covered all of the chipboard pieces with Distress Paint and waited patiently for them to dry allowing the crackle to form properly. It was definitely worth the wait.
The crackle effect gave the chipboard a real rustic texture especially the butterfly's and when I added some of the background colour water paint to the pieces, it slipped perfectly into the cracks creating a depth to each one.
These chipboard words make the best title's for your pages.
My final piece to share with you includes the pieces
"6inch Clock Face Frames"
"Word Circle" and
"Tiny Hearts and Stars"
For this layout I layered a whole packet of Clock frames onto the page. They are "naked" in chipboard terms. Nothing has been done to them except for the occasional splatter from the watercolour background colour.
One thing I love about the 2Crafty Chipboard is it's natural colour. It has such an earthy tone to it which suited this layout perfectly.
The word circle I've coated in black Gesso to make it stand out from the clock face frames.
From the tiny hearts and stars I used only the stars. I'll keep the hearts for another project. I used the stars firstly as stamps with some gold ink and then painted them black and added them to the page so they would contrast with the background.
Boy I had some fun!
So that's my first three layouts for 2Crafty Chipboard. I hope I've inspired you to head to your creative space and explore some new techniques.