I have lots of projects to share with you this month including my Christmas table
centerpiece and my layout for the final challenge at Scrap Around The World .
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My first layout features my precious fur babies Rodney & Peggy, amazing how still
and cute they sit when the photographer is holding a treat!
The title chipboard piece is just the perfect saying,
"Dogs Have A Special Way Of Adding Love To Everyday",
and I love how it is made up of different fonts yet remains a single piece.
I decided to treat each part separately by adding various paints, inks and embossing
powders to them. I created the different textures by using paint and then drying it fast
with a heat gun, this forms a bubbly texture that is quite fun.
I think the "Heart Clumps" are one my favourite pieces in the 2Crafty range of
products, they are versatile and delicate and I love how they look on the page. I gave
them a coat of gesso and then roughly dabbed over them with some Prima Watercolour
Pencils, for some of the solid hearts I traced around them on patterned paper cut them
out and glued them on. My butterflies didn't turn out how I had envisioned them, which
was a pastel pink with some green flecks, however the colour was a match for my
papers and that was good enough.
2Crafty Produts Used:
Dogs Have A Special Way - title
ATC Hearts & Stars
My husband & I play darts at the weekend and I had never hit a maximum score....
until this point, I was so excited that I had to snap a picture and of course
create a page to document it.
I took the word RAD from the "6 x 6 Motocross" themed sheet of chipboard, I inked it
bold red as I really wanted to make the statement reflect how excited I was. I layered it
over this wiggly arrow that comes in the "Funky Arrows" set, I painted the arrow
with some pearlescent paint in a silvery grey colour.
I wanted my background pieces to appear slightly old and a little grungy I dug out my
mica powders and added blues and reds to the "Gears & 6" Clock Face Frames" to
achieve the look I was after. I embossed lots of little stars in silver to add a little
more shine to the page.
I felt the layout needed something to the right to balance it out, I used some "Clouds" and
the other half of the "6" Clock Face Frame along with some of the elements in the main
cluster. I had a bottle of super heavy Gesso for Christmas (yes Santa is very kind and can
cater to my odd crafting wishlist) I tried to use and stencil to add the texture but this didn't
go so well and I ended up just spreading it over the chipboard and then dabbing it with
my palette knife, but I do think it gives them a sort of fluffy texture just like clouds, another
"Happy Accident" I added the word Enjoy to the cluster and it finishes it off just nicely.
2Crafty Products Used:
6 x 6 Motocross
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars Pack
Mini Word Set 1
6" Clock Face Frames
"Christmas Table Centerpiece"
I have for the past few years made a special effort to decorate my dining table for
Christmas lunch, this year I used some 2crafty Chipboard along with some fresh
foliage to create this gorgeous altered sleigh/birdhouse.
2Crafty Products Used;
Mini Bauble Trees
Mini Corners 1
Last month some of us were lucky enough to guest design over at Scrap Around The World,
I created this page based on this moodboard.
2Crafty Products Used;
Assorted Polaroid Frames