Saturday, September 28, 2013

My September Post for 2Crafty

As you probably know last month 2Crafty sponsored the CSI challenge blog. As I am lucky enough to be on the DT for both these teams I got to play 'secret agent' and design pages with the CSI criteria and 2Crafty chipboard. How cool is that?
Anyway today I would like to share with you two pages that I created for these challenges as well as another page that I recently made featuring some of my favourite 2crafty chipboard pieces. 
Here is my first page:

Fun Times #83

I took this photo last year when we were overseas in the UK. I wanted to share the fond memories that I have of  English sweeties from my childhood  with my own kids so we visited a traditional village sweet shop. Sherbet 'Dibdabs' and 'Bon-bons' were the hands down favourites.
I stamped the background of this LO with an October Afternoon stamp of the centre of Paris. I love this stamp and thought that it was perfect for the travel theme of this page. My other papers are from a variety of Teresa Collins collections. 

Check out the 2Crafty elements that I used. My title 'Fun Times' is a 2Crafty phrase. I love these chipboard titles as there is a huge variety of phrases to chose from so there will be something suitable for almost every layout! The result is similar to a die-cut  title but with more dimension and detail. I painted my title with black distress paint and coated with dimensional magic.
The cute arrows and the leaf stems are also 2Crafty products. I painted both with distress paint before inking the edges for a little more definition and detail. I cut up the leaf stems so that I could spread them out over my page.

My second page is also a travel themed page. This time the photo was taken in San Fransisco.

It is one of my favourite pictures that I took of my 3 older boys together on that trip. They had just enjoyed an afternoon shopping in Union Square and were about to get on a bus to explore the Golden Gate Bridge. I made my background by spraying a sunburst design on white cardstock with aqua ink then overlaying a cloud patterned sheet of vellum. I machine stitched it in place then randomly splattered some pink and white ink over the whole. 
Again I have used a 2Crafty chipboard word 'favourite' as part of my title. The film strips and casino chip are 2Crafty embellishments.  I painted the title and filmstrip with black distress paint and left the casino chip raw so that the detail could still easily be seen.

The last project that I would like to share with you is 'Take Three'. This is a page that I did for a recent colour challenge at 'Scrapfriends'. 

My daughter was setting up a photo studio in our garage to photograph her brother for her NCEA photography examination board. I couldn't resist snapping a photo of her as she was bossing everyone around to get the photo 'just right'. 
I embellished my page with a variety 'photography' themed items and the 2Crafty chipboard items that I used on this page really made it 'pop'. The 2crafty chipboard film strips were, ofcourse the perfect choice and I arranged a single strip cut in half lengthwise above and below my photo to give a kind of 'director's clipboard' feel. I really love these filmstrips and I think that could happily use them on almost every page I make! 

The 2Crafty gear and light bulb added a real 'grungy' feeling to the layout - in keeping with the garage in which the photoshoot was taking place. I used metallic paste to cover both these elements to give them the appearance of 'real metal'.

Thanks for taking the time to read my post today. I hope that I have inspired you to try out some new techniques using our gorgeous chippies. Have a great month.


Heather McMahon said...

Sarah - these are all amazing! I agree - I could use film strips on almost every page. Their theme and look go with just about everything! Hmmm, I can't pick a fave - these are all wonderful!

Lizzyc said...

Wonderful layouts, always lots to look at and so many details..

Lizzy Hill said...

Love 'em fave bit is the big journal card 'we were here' how you've used it, have been BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!

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