Monday, June 9, 2014

My June Post for 2Crafty

Another month is here and its my turn to update the 2Crafty blog. here is my post :

Hello 2Crafty fans. I can hardly believe that it is already June, and my turn to share some crafty inspiration with you all. This year is absolutely rocketing by! All the more reason to get those precious, fleeting memories safely recorded in our scrapbooks!
My first page depicts an everyday event in our family - baking together. Sophie and Benji love to 'help' make cakes and ofcourse to lick the beaters and scrape out the bowl afterwards. 

I created my background by spraying various shades of yellow/orange inks onto a sheet of baking paper. Add a few sprays of water to get the inks to blend together then simply press the background cardstock onto the baking paper to transfer the colour.  I added strips of black and white patterned paper and washi tape to ground my photo an built up the page using chipboard pieces, stamps and stickers. Here is a list of the 2crafty chipboard that I used on this page:
  • Clock face frame
  • Chevron bits
  • Assorted Arrows
  • Circle panel
  • ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars

I painted the circle strip cut from the circular panel with black distress paint. I wanted the clock face frame to draw the eye to the photo so I coloured it gold using gold rub-on paste. I gave the same treatment to the chevron bits and the tiny-heart in my title to make a visual triangle of gold around my focal point (the photo).

I added a few arrows from the assorted arrows which I painted with distress paint and outlined using a gel pen. I added an acrylic word 'Always' and some mini-alphas to spell out my title then journalled around the clock frame with a gel pen to complete my page.

My second page features photos from my son Adams 20th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I had a lot of fun inking, splattering and masking the background. I used heat embossing resist tecnique to emboss the white stars onto the yellow strip of patterned paper. I sprayed over the stars with yellow spray ink which dyed the paper but was easily wiped from the embossed stars leaving them white. 
I used the following chipboard pieces on this page:
  • Year in summary
  • Chevron Bits
  • Polaroid frame
  • ATC tiny stars and hearts
  • 2014 date

The 'Year in Summary' piece was perfect for this theme. I painted it with black acrylic paint and coated it with dimensional magic for a glossy finish. 

I love the polaroid frames. Not only are they perfect to highlight a special photo but they also look great framing journaling or  a sentiment, as in this case. I painted the frame white, inked the edges and adheres a brush script word 'love'. It is easy to make your own brush script words. I simply painted the word on white cardstock using Indian Ink and a round paint brush then cut it out and adhered it to my frame. 

The date piece is a practical and fun way to record the date of the page - and every page needs a date doesn't it? A sprinkling of tiny stars and some handwritten journaling completed the page.

My final page will be familiar to those of you who are CSI fans or who visit my blog. It is my DT page for the current CSI challenge. I took the photos with my phone as Benji was leaving school with his 'motor boat' creation (cracker box) attached to a long string being tugged along behind him - just too cute!

The chipboard pieces on this page include:

  • 'Wonderful' loopy word title
  • Chicken wire panel
  • Scallop banners
  • light bulb

The scallop banner makes a great feature piece for the corner of my photo cluster. I painted the pennants white then cut patterned paper triangles to adhere to them. I finished off the banner with some bakers twine.

I incorporated the loopy word 'wonderful' into my title. I used blue embossing powder and heat embossing for a glossy, bright finish. 

The cute little light bulb piece adds interest to my journaling cluster  and I cut a small piece of the chicken wire panel to add a little dimension to my photo mat. 

Thats all from me this month. Hope I have inspired you a little to get creating and to try out some of 2Crafty's gorgeous embellishments! 


Lizzy Hill said...

You really, REALLY use the chippy sooo beautifully....& they are all completely different...I think my fave bit would be the Polaroid frames, too.....they do look great!!!

Lizzyc said...

These are all so different and all so wonderfully designed and the back grounds stunning, great use of the chippies, love the year in review.. fabulous creating!

Стокли said...

Love the orange one! How do you say? Less is more? It's definitely the case here:)
And the banner on the last one is cute.

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