2Crafty Chipboard post for August

Hello Everyone.
Time to share my layouts for 2Crafty Chipboard for August. My first layout is my entry for the White With One challenge this month "Liquorice". What an awesome colour choice.

For this project I used:

"Soft Feather Set"
"Pen Nibs" 
"What You See"
"Circle Revolution Frames"

"What You See Is What You Get"

The title Chippy "What you see is what you get" says it all! This is me. No makeup, no photoshop, no hair curled, just me after a day of work. I simply painted the title black to contrast with the white background. It comes in one piece so I just trimmed it up so I could place it where I needed on my layout.

I've wanted to incorporate the "Soft Feather Set" into one of my layouts for some time now. I love them especially embossed. I've painted them with black acrylic paint and then sprinkled some white embossing powder over the edges to create a feathered affect. It really makes them pop. I added "Pen Nibs", attached with white cotton, to turn them into quills.

Then I framed my photo with one of the circles from the "Circle Revolution Frames". I always find a million uses for these circles! I simply covered it in with Watermark clear embossing Ink and coated it with white embossing powder. The glossy result is divine.

My next project is a little different from what I normally attempt. It's very masculine.
For this project I used:

"Birds on a Wire"
"Giant Gears" 
"ATC Friend Card Words"

"Friends Forever"

This is my awesome hubby chatting over a bottle of Red with my sisters husband. These two get on like a house on fire. It's a pitty we live so far away from them. We miss them dearly xx.
I really enjoyed creating this layout and experimenting with grunging up the chipboard pieces. I started with the "Birds on a Wire". I painted them black and then added some bronze Metallic Melts embossing powder. Once that dried I went over the top of the birds slightly with a bronze ink pad.

The "Giant Gears" on the right hand side were both treated differently. One I inked with bronze and then smeared black Gel medium over it. The same medium I used in the background. The other "Giant Gear" I painted black and sprinkled Bronze Metallic Melts embossing powder around the edge. I love how they appear metallic and rusted.

The "Giant Gear" on the left hand side I covered with gold drawing Ink and then again sprinkled Metallic Melts in the Copper over sections of it. I also smeared some black gel medium on this one too.

The title from the "ATC Friend Card Words" I also covered in gold drawing ink, smeared some bronze ink over the edges and then embossed with Metallic Melts Copper embossing powder.

My next project is completely the opposite. It is bright and light and very feminine. 
For this project I used:

"Family Symbols"
"Polaroid Frames" 
"ATC Hearts and Stars"

"Life is a Journey"

I love the "Polaroid Frames" when used to frame photos on a layout. They are a perfect size and nice and thick which means you can cover them with whatever takes your fancy and for me, this time around, it was more Metallic Melts. This time I tried blending three colours around the frame by adding a little bit at a time, covering the edge of the last colour ever so slightly. I repeated this many times. I love the end result and because the chipboard is so strong, you can re-heat the Metallic Melts over and over again without damaging your chippy!

The "ATC Hearts and Stars" are one of my favourite little chippies from 2Crafty Chipboard. I've pretty much used them all up now so I'll have to get some more. I add them here and there to most of my projects but this time I wanted to make a feature of them. I covered them in different pastel Ink colours and added a coordinating Metallic Melts embossing powder. It was fiddly and time consuming and I did get a little frustrated as I chased the little loves all around my craft sheet trying to heat them and then.......... a friend suggested I attach them to some double sided tape to hold them in place while I heat them!!!! Aaaaggghhhh ....Next time ....

To tie it all together I added a little girl from the "Family Symbols". She's covered in an old book page (my favourite paper to use on my layouts). She coordinates with the book page papers I used on the background.

So that's me again for another month. I hope you've enjoyed reading my post and checking out my creations. Thank you for popping by and I'll catch you all again next month.

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  1. Amazing creations! Each one gorgeous!

  2. Great pages - I like them all! They are so inspiring different!

  3. Fantastic ideas, they look absolutely wonderful :)


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