Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My first 2crafty post for 2014!

Can't believe that it's nearing the end of the month already and its time for my first post for 2014. Here are the two new projects that have gone live today at the 2Crafty blog along with a third that you have seen already :)  My projects have a very summery feel to them.

My first page is 'You are my Sunshine'

The 2Crafty products that I have used for this page are:

 'You are my Sunshine' title

Surfy Waves
Chevron Bits

This is one of my favourite photos that I took of Sophie this holiday. She looks so happy and full of the joys of life! I wanted my page to be light, bright and airy. I chose these Basic grey 'Soleil' papers as I really love the colours. I used a mask and texture paste to make the dotty background. I splattered navy blue ink over the page before layering up my papers, embellies and photo. 
The surfy waves border was the perfect embellishment for this page. I painted it with blue acrylic paint then stamped over the top with bubble wrap and white paint to give a 'foamy' effect. I inked the edged then cut the strip into two sections to layer on my page. 

The 2014 dates are so useful. They come in a set of around 10 different sizes and fonts. I painted mine yellow and adhered it under my photo. 
Two of my absolute favourite 2Crafty products are the word phrases and titles and the chevron bits. I painted my title 'You are my Sunshine' black then outlined the letters with a white gel pen to make them 'pop'. To emphasise my title I have used the 'waste' from the chevron bits painted black  - when you have used up all the chevrons the negative frame left behind can be cut up to make even more embellishments!!!

 The second page 'Smile' that I have to share with you today also features pool photos taken from our recent summer vacation. 

My son, Jaime and his lovely girlfriend were fooling around by the poolside when he pushed her into the water. She soon forgave him though and they had a great time 'making up'. The 2Crafty elements on this page are:

Circle revolution frames
loopy word 'smile'
tabs asst
chevron bits

I chose quite a different colour scheme for this page and therefore I left a lot of my chipboard elements 'naked'. I love the look of raw chipboard, especially with a neutral colour scheme. I attached the circle revolution frame to my page with cross-stitches to add a little extra interest and detail to the chipboard (as well as firmly adhering it to the page!). I gave my smile title the same treatment as in my previous layout - black paint and white outline. 

I chose a plain tab from the assorted tabs hold my date. I simply adhered it to my page and layered some patterned paper strips over the top. I machine stitched the tab in place as a finishing touch. 

Finally I added my favourite chevron bits (I think I use these on almost every page I create!). This time I left them naked, but inked the edges to make them stand out a little more. 

The papers that I used for this page are from the gorgeous Crate paper 'Flea market' collection. 

The final page that I would like to share with you is my current page for the 'Stuck?' sketches design team. 

here is the sketch that it is based on:

Here are the chipboard elements that I used on this page:

'Life is not measured...' title
flourish adornment set 4
summer leaf stems (unit of 3)

The longer phrases that 2crafty produce are perfect for titles. The font size is a little smaller than the font size of the words so that you can easily fit them onto your page as a title or even layer them over your photo for a contemporary look. I simple coated this one with black distress paint using a paint dauber. 

I painted the arrow white, and stamped a chequered pattern onto it before outlining the piece with a gel pen. 

I don't often use flowers in my scrapping, but this gorgeous yellow Prima bloom matched my page perfectly. I added two smaller hot pink flowers and the  flourish adornment to complete the cluster. 

I added lots of layers of die-cuts, stickers and chipboard around my photo and completed my page with the summer leaf stem, rub on 'pencil look' chevrons and a few strips of Washi tape. 

Well thats all from me for January folks! I hope that I have managed to inspire you to add a little (or a lot) of 2Crafty goodness to your pages. Have a great month!!!



Lizzyc said...

HI..These are amazing! I love your interesting colorful layouts, with so much to see.. and your photos are always beautifully printed too.. wonderful use of the chippies!! Have a good day!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gee whizz, that one of Sophie is gorgeous...looove those waves!!! And the 2nd one...gorgeous! Love those chevrons too.....& that background paper is really, really nice!

♥ Lynn said...

Yayyyy! I am your 200th follower ;) lol
Amazing work you have here! Love your scrappy style!

sue said...

Awesome, awesome layouts!! I especially love that one of Sophie! The colours are great!! Love that circle chippie!! :)

Стокли said...

Really love the titles! background and colors of the first page look awesome and very summer-y.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Astoundingly awesome work, Sarah! I could almost die with happiness at the first one!!! :D

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