Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2Crafty August DT Work

It's my turn at the 2Crafty blog today. Here's my post:

We've Been Friends Forever

Hi, 2Crafty fans! I"m here to share a couple of layouts with you today. 

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My friend Laurie is a little camera shy, so I was so happy to have a recent snapshot with her. We've been friends forever--well, since high school anyway! I made this page for her birthday.

To frame the photo, I used the "Chained Circle Frames." First, I coated the chipboard with gesso. I didn't have any paint or ink in a color to match my papers, so I mixed up a bunch of different watercolor paints until I got a matching color and painted the circle. For some reason, it wasn't wanting to dry, and I was getting impatient, so I sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. 

For my title, I used words from two different sets, "Friendship Mini Word Pack" and "Mini Word Set 2." I used black embossing powder for the "forever" and mixed up different watercolor paints for the friends, and used clear embossing powder over that."

I wanted the detailing to show up on the "Mini Camera," so I used a silver leafing pen by Krylon.

I echoed the checkered tile floor in my photograph with the 2Crafty "Checkerboard Clumps," which I colored with a paintbrush dipped into Heidi Swapp Black Velvet Color Shine spray, which gave it a little shimmer. 

I used the silver leafing Krylon pen on the "Light Bulb" to preserve the lovely etched detail. The little heart, from "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" was treated the same as the word "Friends." The arrow from the "Asst Arrows" was cut off in the closeup photograph (you can see it in my layout above). I left it white from the gesso coating it.

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Chained Circle Frames
Friendship Mini Word Pack
Mini Word Set 2
Checkerboard Clumps
Mini Cameras
Light Bulbs
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Asst Arrows

Hello Sweet Home

My niece and her husband just bought their first home, so I thought I'd make a page for them to commemorate this important milestone. I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

I just love the new lovely loopy "Hello" and wanted to make it a focal point of my page. It looks enormous on my page because I scrap 8 x 8, but I love how big it looks--it makes a statement! I coated all my chipboard with gesso, as I almost always do when I set out to make a page because I'm never sure how I'm going to treat the chipboard. I used two colors of stamp ink to coat the Hello. I also used stamp ink on the word "sweet," which" was from the "Friendship Mini Word Pack," and then I used a tiny polka dot stamp with gray stamp ink to give it a little texture. 

I left the birdhouse with the gesso coating and then colored in the entrance hole with a teal marker and used stamp ink and a paintbrush to color the roof. The little bird was coated with blue stamp ink, and then added their address on top. The bird and house are from the "Birdhouse" set.

The leaves poking out above the flower were snipped from the "Tiny Leaf Stems." I also used several shades of stamp ink to color them.

The key, which came from the "Keyholes and Locks" sheet, was coated with silver embossing powder. The little hearts are from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars," and I tread them the same as I did the word "sweet" in my title.

To echo the doily I used, I chose a piece from the lovely "Lacy Border Set" at the top of my page and left it with just the gesso coating.

2Crafty Products Used on this layout:
Friendship Mini Word Pack
Tiny Leaf Stems
Keyholes and Locks
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Lacy Border Set

Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my pages. I hope I've given you some ideas for using the awesome 2Crafty chipboard!



Tracey said...

Wow Debbi!! These are awesome! Beautiful work!

Tracee said...

Super gorgeous! Tx

Laura Creates said...

This is so pretty, I love the soft colours and the beautiful layering and embellishing. I always love checking out your designs. Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

PaperCutsForU said...

Wonderful pages, both of them. So glad you're friend joined you in the photo. Love. it. all!! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

Nicole Doiron said...

2 very beautiful pages! Absolutely adore the colour combo on your 2nd one based on the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

Mandy Melville said...

What gorgeous pages Debbi! You've used such beautiful colour combinations and great layering on both! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

diveloonie said...

Love your pages! What is the paper line you used for the Forever Friends layout? The pink and brown circles..........

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