25.11.12

Just in case you missed it... :)

Hi there!  

Today I'm sharing on my own blog my November blog post for 2Crafty.  This went live a few days ago on their blog and I've copied and pasted it below, just in case you missed it!  ;)


So, here it is! ...


Hello everyone!  I hope my post finds you all well!  I'm really excited that it is my turn to share my latest layouts using 2Crafty's gorgeous chipboard!!




 First up is my layout, "A Tender Moment"...



I've gone for a pretty, delicate and shabby look for this one.  Let's look at the 2Crafty chipboard that I used in close-up...


I've used the Felicity Flourish at the top left corner.  This has been dry brushed with white acrylic heavy body paint and inked lightly with pink distress ink.




Now I couldn't possibly scrap a layout about my daughter's first deer encounter without using these gorgeous Bambis!  Aren't they adorable?!  The Bambi comes in a two pack and here I've used both, layering the smaller one over the top of the larger one using foam tape.

I've stippled gesso onto these and after a light ink with pink distress ink, I have threaded cute "Love" charms onto long wire stemmed roses and then I've wrapped these around their necks using the wire stalks... no need for adhesive for these!




What a stroke of luck that I found this cute deer image in my stash. And you can also see peeking there my final piece of 2Crafty chipboard...





I've used the Parisian Border underneath the photo frame and matte.  I have used the same technique as the the above mentioned Felicity flourish.  Isn't this border soooo delicate and lovely? :)

My next layout is called "A Rose Tattoo 4 U 2"...


So this one is a little bit more like my "trademark" bright style... lol. :)  This layout has been based on sketch #235 at Creative Scrappers.



So here I have once again used three different pieces of 2Crafty.  First we have theBella Flourish, which has been inked with distress ink and "blinged up" with some little FWAB adhesive pearls.

I have cut this almost-12" flourish in half and I haven't hid the fact on my layout for a change.  I felt the exposed cut ends lent themselves really well to the whole rose tattoo theme.  

I have also cut up a large size Damask and tucked the halves under either side of the photos.  I have used the small size Damask (you get three in a pack) on the top left of the left photo too - this has been cut to create a pretty photo corner.  This is really easy to do, actually.  As my photo was already adhered to the layout, I simply grabbed a piece of paper and lined up the paper's corner to the angled Damask and then I trimmed the overhanging edges with my Cutter Bee scissors.  

All the Damasks have been coloured using a black paint pen... love this technique - no drying required!


Lastly I've used one Stem (from a pack of two).  These are great!  They measure 12" and I've used the full stem and cut it up into three pieces.  Before I cut it up and adhered it onto my layout, I painted it with acrylic paint and once this had dried, I let rip (not literally thank goodness) with my sewing machine and sewed some straight stitches down the centre.  This was super easy to do and fun!  Yep, really fun!!

My last layout I'm sharing with you today has me back to my bright and colourful ways again Lol!  This layout is based on a sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches.



I love this photo of Lucy having her very first koala cuddle.  She was so proud to hold him all by herself... he is a big boy!! :)

I've made my own "Cartoon Cutie" felt koala and I've put him up 2Crafty's Josh's Tree.  I've cut the lower left branch and adhered it above the koala's head to not only give it a little height, but I didn't want to cover the "real" koala in the photo at all. :)



I've decorated all my chipboard easily with acrylic paint and then once dried, I've outlined and doodled on them with a Uniball Gel Impact pen.  Love the striking look this technique gives!

I've also used a 2Crafty Sun on my layout.  I've used the outer "rays" part and I've put a journalling spot underneath for some (you guessed it!) journalling.

I love those suns.  I've used them quite a bit, hey.  They rock!



I've used four Grass Clumps here; they are so fun to layer and cut up... plus a grass clump was just perfect for the base of the tree... so it's not "floating".



Well that's all from me for now!  I hope you have enjoyed viewing my latest creations using 2Crafty chipboard as much as I did creating them!!

Have an awesome week and thanks for all your wonderful comments, btw!

Also remember to visit us on FACEBOOK too, that way you won't miss anything. 

Cheers,

Chantal Vandenberg :)

36 comments:

  1. I love the first layout...it is so delicate and beautiful...your second layout is so rich in layers and texture and the third is your true colourful style. Love them all.

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  2. Wow, such gorgeous pages!! Love how you journaled on the photo, you fab stitching and in the last page the contrast of the bold colors agains the black outlines!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  3. Gorgeous and fabulous layouts,love your journal on the photo:):)

    Stunning work:):)

    Merethe

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  4. Wonderful layouts and details so colorful as always,
    i love it :)



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  5. Wow Chantal! This is great work once again!
    It always surprises me how many little details you manage to put on your pages. Beautiful!

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  6. I am always AMAZED with your creations!! The colors, the layers, the photos... just ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I said it and I'll say it again: These are amazing!!

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  8. I adore your trademark style Chantal....it always cheers up a gloomy day :0) but that first one is just a WOWZER!! Delicious details, so pretty and sweet :0)

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  9. Gorgious layouts! Love the delicate colors and the paint. The swirl and the deers with the roses are beautiful!
    The second lo is so cute! love the ribbon, the leafs, the stitching and painting!
    The pictures are adoreble :o)
    Have a nice evening :o)

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous layouts my friend x

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  11. They're fabulous Chantalle but the first one is stunning and with that gorgeous photo too!

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  12. Love all the chippies, the stitching and painting are amazing as well.

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  13. Gee you've been busy....love them all. & I must say the pretty pink pale one up top is stunning...I really like it!!! Change is as good as a hol, they say:):):) of course , my fave is the cuddly koala one...sooo cute :):):)!!!!!

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  14. Three incredible layouts, and all so different!!! I love how you've shown how versatile the chipboard is, it looks totally different in each LO. Hugs, Roxy.

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  15. Just beautiful Chantal! I just love the first one the most of course, being shabby and all, but they all have great elements and techniques to them and lovely photos too - well done!!

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  16. Beautiful projects Chantal... you know i love them always!!! have a great week ahead.... hugs...xoxo

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  17. Great picture and framing in "Tender Moment".

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  18. so much love and beauty, just like you xoxox see you on Thursday x

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  19. Well I know you are the queen of brights But is seems as though you are the queen of pastals too Chantal:))) I love all three of your pages. Your photos are beautiful - as are your girls !

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  20. Oh wow! You just do amazing layering Chantal! these are fabulous!

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  21. Your pages are all so awesome! Love the softness of the first and the fun, vibrancy of the other two pages!

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  22. Wow! These are just stunning! The first to pretty and dreamy looking and the others so electric...so bright and pbeat! Yeah!

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  23. Love them all! You definitely can do all kind of color combinations!!!

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  24. shabby, funny.. your pages are awesome...

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  25. Amazing projects Chantal. Love your funky style :)

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  26. Love the fun, bright layouts that are so you...and ADORE the soft-yet-still-so-you deer layout, wow, it's awesome! The layered deer chippies and the awesome deer image paper from your stash are just perfect...LOVE.

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  27. WOW these are amazing Chantel! I love your different styles, they are all so inspiring but I do really love the shabby one...:)x

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  28. Fabulous layouts! I really love the journalling on the photo on the first layout, and the flourishes and bling you used. Great details and elements on all three.

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  29. Chantelle these are all amazing! I will always love your knock-your-socks-off bright layouts but the shabby one is fantastic as well!

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  30. Wow! Amazing job with the chipboards and acrylic paints!!

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  31. OH! MY! GOODNESS Me..... These are all Sooooooo INCREDIBLE...

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  32. Do I ever love your whimsical and adorable style!!! The colors are wonderful!!

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  33. Soooo Beautiful pages Chantal!!! I adore the first one!! love the sweet picture and the details so gorgeous!!!!
    hugs!!! ;)

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Thank you so much! :D