Monday, April 20, 2015

2Crafty April Shares

It's my turn to share at the 2Crafty blog today.
I made three layouts using the fabulous 2Crafty chipboard.

As you may know, my step-dad passed away last year, 
and I've been making a book for my mom. 
With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd make a couple more pages for her book. 
2Crafty's script titles are so lovely and elegant, 
and I found some other perfectly lovely, elegant pieces to use for my page.
I sprayed the Unforgettable Title with Glimmer Mist (olive vine color) to give it a lovely
 shimmer and added a piece of one of the Funky Heart Swirls to give the title a flourish--
the set comes with four pieces, so it will go far if you use pieces of it.

How beautiful is this Handrawn Heart Frame
Such a perfect element to frame a beautiful picture. 
I used the smaller of the two that comes in the set 
and sprayed it with a copper-colored Glimmer mist for shimmer.

At the top of my page I used a full piece from the Funky Heart Swirls Set.

2Crafty Products used in this project:
Unforgettable Title
Funky Heart Swirls
Frame Handrawn Hearts

"Hula Boys"

I went a completely different route for my mom's second page. 
For my sister's birthday, we had a luau-themed party, 
and of course the guys (my stepdad, my sister's husband, and my husband) 
decided to confiscate the coconut bras, leis, and hula skirts, 
which made for some hilarious photos. 
I wanted to give the page a fun, sort of cartoon feel. 

Of course, I had to use the awesome 2Crafty Palm Trees for this page. 
I have the Small Palm Tree Set because I scrap 8 x 8, 
but there are also some larger pieces. 
I have some really cool texture paste by Martha Stewart that's really chunky and textured, 
so I first coated the trees with gesso and then spread that texture paste on the fronds. 
I sprayed that with two shades of green mist. 
I used regular texture paste on the trunks and swiped three different browns 
on the trunks after the paste dried.

I used the Alpha Set 1 for the title. 
It's such a fun, playful font that's perfect for this page. 
I used lime green Zing embossing powder and then used a pen to outline the letters 
to give them that cartoon feel I was going for.

I painted a 2Crafty Polaroid Frame with white acrylic paint and outlined it with a black pen.
The little hearts are from the ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
This is a great set to get because there are tons of them on the sheet--60 pieces! 
I colored the hearts with a pen that matched the pink in my flowers and then sprinkled clear embossing powder. That gave them a cool wet look.

The Hessian Patch Panel behind the tree and photo is one of my favorite pieces. 
It adds such interesting texture. I originally had it on there raw but then decided it needed color, 
so I mixed some green gelatos with water and painted the parts showing with a paintbrush.

2Crafty Products used in this project:

"#Hashtag Selfie Fail"

I made this page for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration using the Case File below.

My friend Tracee was visiting me from the UK two summers ago, 
and we happened upon this "Friends" sign at a craft store. 
I immediately took out my camera to take a selfie of us,
 not realizing the sign was backwards. 
When we realized, we nearly peed our pants laughing 
and promptly took a proper selfie, but the moment deserved to be documented, 
and of course 2Crafty had the perfect title in their Selfies Word Pack. 
I added "Fail" with a felt alphabet from my stash and bam! I had the perfect title!

The 2Crafty Circle Frames were perfect for framing these wacky pictures 
and helped me mimic the circular photos in the sketch from the Case File. 
The Small Film Strips helped to reinforce the photo theme of my page.
I coated all my chipboard pieces with black embossing powder.
2Crafty Products used in this project:
Selfies Word Pack
Circle Frames
Small Film Strips

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my pages. 
I hope I gave you some ideas for using the beautiful 2Crafty chipboard. 

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Lizzyc said...

These are gorgeous layouts, how special and beautiful is the first one.. truly very special.. love the fun in the second one and great times in the third one.. love how you have used the chippies too.. have a good day!

Tracee said...

Gorgeous pages, of course my fave is the 3rd one and I hope we have lots more selfie fails/wins this summer Txxx

Lizzy Hill said...

Just stunning, I REALLY love how you switch things up & create such a variety of pages! LOOOVE the hula one....I mean, that is sooo funny!!!

Helen Wallace said...

Three great pages Debbi - you really showcase the chipboard beautifully. What a wonderful gift for your dear Mother.

Murphy's Law said...

Very fun pages - your family is a lot of fun . Hugs andprayers for your loss.

dstandard said...

Fun pages and fabulous use of the chipboard! Love each and every one of them!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, you make the BEST layouts ever, Debbi! These are brilliant! That hashtag one totally made me laugh out loud. Love that story and the photos and love your whimsical design. And the luau spread is hysterical! Love the embossed dots and that chipboard could not be more perfect. Really elegant and beautiful design on the first layout, too. The big heart framing their photo is wonderful!

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