I’m happy to say that its my turn again to showcase my work on the 2 Crafty blog
and I had so much fun this month.
First I want to talk about this picture. It really looks as if my kids are in a magical forest!! Its one of the most favourite pictures I’ve ever taken and I wanted to scrap it using some earth toned colors. I used the Domestic Goddess collection from 7 Dots Studio because it has rich earthy tones.
One of the things I love doing is experimenting with new products. I went to my local art supply store and found these 2 really amazing textured pastes.
The first one you can see it in the next 2 pictures. I cut the 11″ Flourish Frame
in half and covered it with Coarse Alumina Paste. It gave it a dark and rough look. While the paste was still wet, I sprayed it with 3 different colored mists: Adirondack Butterscotch, Adirondack Red Pepper and Dyllusions Espresso.
The second paste I bought is actually my favorite. I used it on these Oriental Flower Stems
. I used both stems that come in the package and I cut and spread them in the page. The paste I added is Glass Bead Gel. Its a clear gel with actual glass beads inside. I spread it roughly over the chipboard and while wet, sprayed them in different places with the same mist colors.
I was ecstatic with the result. You can see the glass effect above. I actually love it and can’t wait to use it on my next layout.
One message I can give to the 2 Crafty readers is that Experimenting is Good!! if you don’t try new things you will miss out on some amazing creativity!
Finally I used the word “Imagine” for the title. I took it from the ATC words 1
pack. These words are small and perfectly fit in any layout. They are meant for ATCs however I thought they were so handy. I always add my title last and sometimes I don’t have space for it. These words are small enough that they can fit anywhere on your page and you get so many in the pack.
Papers: 7 Dots Studio, Glitz Design
Flowers: Prima, Green Tara
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Miscellaneous: feather, large flower: unknown
Butterfly: dollar store
Golden Coarse Alumina
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Adirondack spray: Butterscotch, Red pepper
Dyllusions Spray inkL: Expresso
Prima Fluid Chalk: dark bark
My Second Project for this month is another nature scene. This time its set in the lake while my daughter was fishing for some minnows. She spent hours chasing them in the water and when she caught one, she would put it in her bucket.
I used 2 different chipboard pieces for the flower cluster. First I used the doilies
which I dabbed in yellow acrylic paint and then added some distressed stickles on it.
Secondly I used the Winter Leaves
(which is ironic as I used them for a summer laout). I have a simple tutorial below on how I made the textured leaves.
Finally I used the word “Play” out of the
Summertime word pack.
For this layout, I got inspired by a picture from a challenge over at the BoBunny Blog: I mainly got inspired from the bright colors and the flowers. I love using flowers on my layouts.
The challenge also required you to use at least 1 tag and 2 photos. I have my tag hidden behind the photos for journaling purposes.
Flowers: Recollections, Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Distress Stickles: green and tattered rose
Acrylic paint dabber: Yellow, espresso and Green
Lorelei Leaf die cut by Memory box
bird and flower embellishment: K&Co
1. I used 4 leaves out of this package.
2. I painted the leaves in green paint (I apologize for the blurriness as I took these photos at night)
3. I squirted some Green Distress Stickles on the leaf
4. Using a paint brush, I roughly spread the Stickles unevenly on the leaf.
Then I let it dry.
I hope you enjoyed all my creations today!
Have a fantastic life!!