Friday, January 10, 2014

My First Share as 2Crafty Resident Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be a Resident Guest Designer for 2Crafty this year! I scrap 8 x 8, and I love how well the 2Crafty pieces work for me on my small pages.
For my first page, I scrapped this lovely photo of my mom and her wonderful husband, Ed, who we just lost this Christmas. I decided to go monochromatic to show off the beautiful chipboard.

I used a variety of papers for this page. The lovely green behind the photo is by Maja Designs, sent to me by my beautiful friend Eila Sandberg. The other green papers are by BasicGrey, from a variety of collections, and the stripe is by Webster's Pages.

Because of the waterfall, I wanted to make the chipboard look as if they'd been splashed. I first coated them with gesso. Then I dabbed green stamp ink on them. Next I spritzed them with three colors of mist--two greens and a brown. Finally, I sprinkled clear embossing powder and used a heat gun to give them the wet look I was going for. The leaves I used are Twiggy Branch, and are just perfect for cutting apart and layering, so that this one piece can be used on multiple layouts.

For the title (Loving These Moments), I covered up the "Loving" part before applying the green stamp ink and mist. Then, I covered "These Moments" and applied Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder, which gave that word a lovely, soft shimmer. The gorgeous scrolled element tucked behind the photo is a piece cut off of the Parisian Border. This piece is just exquisite, and I love that it has five decorative parts, so that border will go far!

For the cluster at the top of my page, I used the beautiful Bella Flourish, a perfect little shelf for the word to sit on. "Treasure" came from ATC Words 1, a pack that has 11 sweet little words, plus a couple of stars.

I used some more awesome 2Crafty chipboard to create my page for this week's Case File at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. I'm proud to say that 2Crafty has been a generous sponsor for our challenge.
Here's the Case File I used for this page:

And my page. This is Ed when he was a young boy. "Ed's Big Jump" was written on the back of the picture, so that's what I went with for the title.

I love that 2Crafty has chipboard to suit all different styles, and I found some perfect pieces to adorn this boyish, sporty layout.

I used acrylic paint on the chipboard to match the colors in the palette and then outlined in pen to add a touch of detail. I used a crackle stamp over the "Awesome," a part of Word Bubbles, which comes with six different words in different-shaped speech bubbles. The View Master reel is the medium size of 3 elements in the View Finder set.

The Chevron Bits were a perfect accent to lead the eye to the subject of the photo. The Film Strips - Small is a perfect border to tuck behind layers. I cut this in half lengthwise so I could use the other half on a second layout.

I just love this chipboard! It's just the right thickness to add dimension but doesn't add too much bulk so that you can layer it. It's easy to cut apart so you can use one piece on multiple layouts. The diversity of styles and elements is just fabulous, and I can't wait to use some more of this wonderful chipboard on my next layout!


Murphy's Law said...

What fun pages. So pretty and elegant too.

Heather Jacob said...

all so beautiful Debbi .. woven with love and real treasured memories of Ed xoxox
give your mum a hug too xoxo

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous work...you're rocking the chippy...love that wet look you got on the leaves:):) and the CSI page is truly gorgeous...lovely memories you're scrapping, too:):)

Helen Wallace said...

Two wonderful pages to remember a special man. Love the vintage photo with him jumping. The one of your Mum and he together is precious and the treatment of the chippies is fabulous. hugs xo

Lynette Jacobs said...

Two very pretty pages that will always bring him to memory. So sorry for your loss Debbi.

dstandard said...

Fabulous pages - I know your mom will treasure these and will help ya'll keep his memory alive! Beautiful work!

Deb said...

As always, your pages are fantastic! Wanted to order some of the 2Crafty chipboard, but the three online retail resources listed on their website that sell to the US all appear to have closed down. Can you direct me to another that sells/ships to the US? Thanks so much!

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