08 February 2015

February 2Crafty Layout

 Hi 2Crafty fans!
I'm back to share another layout I recently created.
I love to create my own backgrounds & get messy!
I love to add layer, upon layer, upon layer...

 'Love This View'

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Fiddlesticks Panel
Line Words - Happiness
 12x12 Alphabet - Dainty

Here's some close ups of my layout...

I've cut the edge border off the 'Fiddlesticks' panel & snipped out a few
other bits to break it up a bit more. I've left this one raw & used my
sewing machine to attach it to my layout.

I trimmed the line word 'love' up to make the ends not as long, 
gave it a couple of coats with gesso & then used a fine black pen
to doodle in some detail. I also used a black ben to colour the word 'view'
in. I grabbed 2 of the off-cuts from the fiddlestick panel & stapled to
either side of my layout, to draw your eyes into the middle focal.

Thanks for popping by :)

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03 February 2015

Guest Designer for Prima Marketing Bloom Girls

Back in July 2014, I was selected to be a Guest Designer for
Prima Marketing 'Bloom Girl'. Needless to say I was
I couldn't believe it. So now it's January & my turn to share with you all my
projects I created :) :) *insert happy dance here.

'Be You Always'

 I LOVE to create my own backgrounds. I find it very expressive & calming
to start with a blank sheet. I primed my cardstock with gesso & stamp my
'summer' image using some archival ink. I then began adding my various
mediums to build up my layers. I used acrylic paint to add detail
& colour to my image. With a knife I cut along one side of the image
to allow me to slip my photo in under it. Then I finished off by layering flowers,
brads, thread, enamel dots & alphabets.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - 'Summer' Cling Stamp
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Paperclips
Bloom Collection - Flair buttons
Prima Marketing - Flowers
Prima Marketing - Color Bloom 'Gold' spray

 I had a lot of fun making this one! I started off with some gel medium
& used my 'Free Spirit' stencil. Once that was dry, I put a white wash
of gesso over it to pick up the details. With mix of acrylic paints
& sprays I added in my colour. With a sewing machine & some
hand stitching I added a circular element to draw focus to the photo.
I've used lots of different things to build up my layers - old
book paper, paper doily, flowers, thread & even some of my
packaging from Prima products. I cut up strips of the teal
part of the packaging to create journaling strips.
To make the background image 'pop' a little bit, I used a fine black pen
& traced around the image.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - 'Free Spirit' stencil
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Metal clips
 Prima Marketing - Flowers

'Don't Stop Creating...Ever'
Art Journal Page

 This was a quick & fun page to do some creative detoxing with.
I used some embossing ink, black embossing powder & Bloom Girl
stamp to start with & then began creating my background. I've used some
paint pens to add colour detail to the image & finished off with some
brush script.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - Cling Mounted Stamp Two

Hope I've inspired you to get messy & to create something special.