Friday, 17 June 2016

2Crafty Chipboard June shares plus a Video

"It's the Little Things"

Hi 2Crafty Fans, I am here today to share with you a couple of layouts I created 
with the wonderful 2Crafty Chipboard. 

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I snapped this picture almost by accident. Whilst at the beach I found a heart shape
 engraved on a pebble. I snapped the picture of me holding it and then I noticed 
Rodney, my dog in the background.....perfect!

I found the perfect 2Crafty title "It's the Little things". I first painted it with white gesso, 
and then added some sparkling snow embossing powder to make it stand out. I simply
 inked the circles from the "Mini Sampler 1" pack and added them to my layers.

I covered one of the hearts from the "Mini Sampler Set" in patterned paper.

After I had arranged my photo and chippies I felt that the right hand side was a little bare, 
so I added "chevrons", words from the "Card Word Set 2" and a small heart from the
 "ATC Hearts & Stars" set.
The large "Handrawn Heart Frame" was covered with first gesso then some mist.

Here is a video on my process.

2Crafty Chipboards used;
Handrawn Heart Frames
ATC Hearts & Stars
Card Word Set 2
It's The Little Things title


I have had the "Collage Square Panel" in my stash for some time, these fun selfie pictures
 were a great match. Fellow DT member Debbi has used these same pictures this month, 
you can see her layout here.

I always save every piece of my chippies, sometimes if a part is going to be hidden I 
carefully snip it off and save it for another page, as I did with this small piece of  
"Fine Leafy Bush". I left this piece raw as the colour blended with the rest of my page.

I roughly inked the panel, then I snipped in half and placed either side of my photo. 
To some of the squares I added patterned paper and a few embellishments.

I love to add film strips to my pages and 2Crafty have a few different ones, I like these  
"Individual Film Strip" as they act as a great frame for your projects. I added some 
embossing ink to my "Clock Face Frame" and sprinkled on some clear sparkle embossing
 powder, by not treating my piece first this retains some of the raw chipboard colour.

I gave my title piece a coat of blue pigment ink then embossed with more of the clear sparkle
 powder, the camera really picks up the glitter in the embossing powder but in real life
 the glittering looks much more even and sparkly.

2Crafty Chipboard used;

Selfies Word Pack
6" Clock Face Frames
Collage Square Panel
Individual Film Strips
Fine Leafy Bush
ATC Hearts & Stars

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Kaisercraft Storybook collection at Papermaze

Today I am up on the Papermaze blog with this post.

Hi Tracee with you today to share a layout I created, using the Storybook collection by Kaisercraft

I loved this photo of my Granddaughter looking at the menu about to choose her pizza, but I struggled to find suitable papers... struggle no more, the Storybook collection was a prefect fit with images of books and clocks. I wanted to keep a light feel to the page and I tore the blue script paper to leave about an 8" piece, I then backed this onto white cardstock. I then layered up my cluster over the two edges.

I added some of the stickers from the Sticker sheet to create a title. I added some lacy white doilies to my layers, they always add a little something extra to your page I think.

I wanted to make a small focal point up in the top left corner. I used some scrap pieces I had laying on my desk, this is great way to use the last little bits of your favourite papers, I hate waste lol. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today.
For all your scrapping needs please head over to the shop
Tracee x

Monday, 16 May 2016

2Crafty Chipboard May shares

I am up on the 2Crafty blog with my May project shares you can see the post HERE

"Let's Hear It For The Boys"
 by Tracee Provis
lets hear it for the boys scrapbook page tracee provis 2 crafty chipboard may 01

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Before we get started..

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be eligible to go in our monthly draw for a great chippie prize pack.
The more comments you leave, the more chances to win. 

Hi Tracee with you today to share a couple of scrapbook pages, my first page only has 
a small amount of patterned paper and I simply let the fabulous chipboard do the rest.
lets hear it for the boys scrapbook page tracee provis 2 crafty chipboard may 02

Whilst we were on vacation the boys got up to all sorts of fun and games, including dangling
 my son upside down, I couldn't resist cutting out this pic. I used the largest circle from the 
 6" Circle Dot Frame Set as a platform for the photo to stand on, I painted the 
Interlocking Grid Panel piece with red paint and layered this behind.

lets hear it for the boys scrapbook page tracee provis 2 crafty chipboard may 03

For the title I wanted the boys part to stand out from the rest so I inked the whole thing 
with charcoal ink and then I added blue glitter embossing powder to just the word "boys"
 and left the rest plain. I added in a Funky Arrow for a bit of interest, I pointed 
it downwards to replicate my son dangling down.

lets hear it for the boys scrapbook page tracee provis 2 crafty chipboard may 04

I used the same charcoal ink on my gears & I used both the medium and the small size sets.
I love that there are so many choices to get just the size you need. I have some aged silver 
embossing powder that I used on them and it gives a sort of mottled effect that is fab.

I added some paper covered triangles to give a little movement to the page. The word
 experience is from the Travel Word Disc set, I just cut the frame off and I can use
 that on another page.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Funky Assorted Arrows
Travel Word Disc Set
Lets Hear It For The Boys Title
Steampunk Gears Medium
Steampunk Gears Small
6" Circle Dot Frames
Interlocking Grid Panel

"Right Here Right Now by Tracee Provis"
Right here right now scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard bo bunny butterfly kisses 01

For my second page I found this picture of my daughter and her friend. There was lots 
of space around them and I thought it would be good to layer my title piece over it. I used the new Bo Bunny Butterfly Kisses collection for this page it worked beautifully with both my picture and the chippies.

Right here right now scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard bo bunny butterfly kisses 02

I have had the Old Fence chipboard in my stash for a while, it worked perfectly with this 
picture, and after I had treated it with some gesso and various brown inks, I cut it in half 
and placed it either side of the picture. It actually looks like wood! I added some gesso to
 the Grass Clumps and placed those over the bottom of the fence chippie.

Right here right now scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard bo bunny butterfly kisses 03

I added a Violet Pearl embossing powder to the doily piece, on this one the chippie was
 raw and it came out an actual violet colour but you will see in the next pic that if you
 add just a little gesso to the chipboard it reacts in a totally different way.

Right here right now scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard bo bunny butterfly kisses 04

See here how over the gessoed parts it takes on a translucent tone that shimmers
 when the light catches it.

2 Crafty Chipboard Used;
Right Here Right Now Title
Grass Clumps
Old Fence
Dianne's Doily

I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today and that you have a few ideas
 to try with your chippies, see you next month.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

March 2Crafty Chipboard Shares

Here are my shares for 2Crafty Chipboard this month.

Life Is Wonderful by Tracee Provis

My best friends son recently had a baby and so I thought i would create a page for her. I used only a small amount of patterned paper and a mixed media background to allow my chipboard pieces to be the main focus of my page, apart from the photo of course.

But before we get started
Please remember while you are here  to become a blog follower
 & leave a blog comment to be eligible to go in our monthly draw
 for a great chippie prize pack.

For my title chippie I simply inked it directly onto the raw chipboard, this allows the chipboard to absorb the ink slightly and gives a deep colour to it. I used "Triangles" to create some movement to my page and I covered these with patterned paper.

I used the words Father & Son from the "Family" word pack, I gave them the same coating of ink as I did on the "Life Is Wonderful" title. I then adhered them to a triangle and I cut some small pieces of the "Fine Heart Border" strips to underline these.

2 Crafty Chipboard Used:

Fine Heart Border Strips
Family Word Pack
Life Is Wonderful Title
Handrawn Hearts

The Mother Of All Selfies

On my last visit with Debbi we were determined to get plenty of photos to scrap, so we went on a bit of a selfie spree.Some worked, some failed and then you had some that just made you cry with laughter. Because I had just used the "Family Word Pack" on my last layout it gave me the idea to use the Mother word in my title on this page.

I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to my page and so I took out my embossing powders, I used 3 different gold embossing powders for the "Deer Head" and Selfie word, that comes from the "Selfie Word Pack". On the Crwons I just used 2 of the powders to make them gold but not quite as sparkly. I painted the "Dainty Alphabet" letters with acrylic paint and then clear embossed over them.

I used the same paint and emboss treatment on the camera from the "Mini Cameras Set", to finish it off I added a small clear enamel dot. I did some handwritten journaling on the journaling card but why is it we never like our own handwriting?

2 Crafty Chipboard Used:

Family Word Pack
Mini Cameras
Assorted Polaroid Frames
Dainty Alphabet
Selfies Word Pack
Deer Head Set
Regal Crowns

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mother's Day with Bo Bunny

I seem to be on a bit of a cardmaking roll at the moment so I just thought I would share with you a few more cards I have created using various new collections from Bo Bunny.

It's Mother's Day here in the UK and after having lost power for the whole of the day and into the night yesterday I thought I was going to have to make my card in the dark! Could have been very tricky fussy cutting the gorgeous spray of flowers that is on the Wreath paper found in the Secret Garden Collection.

mothers day card tracee provis bo bunny secret garden 01

After I had fussy cut the flower spray I used some silicone glue to pop it up over the Ornate Frame die cut, I like using the silicone because it is flexible, similar to hot glue except it takes a long time to try which can be its downfall. I used a tiny glass jar on a shelf to hold the flowers, with a little string tied to the rim.

mothers day card tracee provis bo bunny secret garden 02

I created a simple Baby Boy card using the Toybox Collection and a couple of Silhouette cut files.
Even tho it is really simple I think it looks so cute!

Finally I was very excited to play with more of the new dies that were recently released Bike Ride Dies. I used the toybox collection again, this time my card has a summer feel to it  with yellows and blues. I also used the Cloud dies from the Fly away set. I think they make a great combination.

Hope you all having a Happy Scrappy weekend
Toodle Pip

Bo Bunny Supplies used;
Patterned Paper; Toybox, Secret Garden
Dies; Fly Away, Bike Ride, Ornate Frames
Stamps; Icons

Monday, 29 February 2016

Bo Bunny's Little Monsters

This month I decided to have a play with some of the new stamp and die sets from Bo Bunny
I just love these little monsters and they look so cute fussy cut and popped up on your cards or pages.

Monster Card and tag set Tracee Provis Bo Bunny monsters stamp set

I quite often like to make a matching tag to go with a card. I have just realised that I didn't put the string in my tag, but because of that stinkin cute monster I only just realised now lol.
I added googly eyes for a little more fun.

Monster Card and tag set Tracee Provis Bo Bunny monsters stamp set 01

I cut out the viewfinder with my Big Shot, then I painted the cardstock with some Licorice Pearlescents, I had some left in my paint palette so I splattered some around the center of the card. I also watered some of it down and this is how I achieved the monochromatic look to the splatters.

Happy birthday monster balloon card Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Toybox 03

I had actually stamped and paper pieced this little guy when my DT box first arrived. I stamped out some of the flowers from the Doodle Blooms set with black ink, even tho I left them black and white, I still think they make quite an impact on the card. I wanted the monster to be holding some balloons and the lightbulb stamp made the perfect alternative, I used the stems from the Doodle Blooms set and masked off the leaves to create strings for my balloons.

I really enjoyed making these cards and I hope it will put a smile on the recipients faces.

Toodle Pip x

Bo Bunny Supplies Used;

Patterned Paper; Toybox Collection
Stamps; Doodle Blooms, Rejoice, Monsters
Dies; Viewfinder, Flyaway

Monday, 22 February 2016

2Crafty Chipboard shares for Feb

I was up on the 2Crafty blog with a couple of layouts I created using their fab chipboard.
Its a long post, that includes a photo tutorial so I have put the 2 layouts at the top in case you don't want to have scroll all the way down.

Hi 2Crafty fans, this month I went view finder crazy! 
I also have a short tutorial explaining how I covered my large 12 x 12 Viewfinder piece.
But before we start...
Please remember while you are here  to become a blog follower & leave a blog comment to
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"We Are Family"

When I first looked at this 12 x 12 Viewfinder I had a totally different plan in my mind. 
I was going to fill the openings with photos. It totally didn't go the way I had planned
 and this is how it finished up instead. I created a short tutorial showing you how I 
covered the large piece with decoupage paper.

Start by cutting your sheet of decoupage paper slightly larger than your frame.

Using a wet glue (I used soft gloss gel, but you can use decoupage glue or a glue of your choice), carefully start gluing your paper at one side. I did mine gradually moving across the chipboard, taking care not to tear the paper when it covers the openings. 

Once you have glued the whole sheet over your chipboard, turn it over and make diagonal 
slits across the opening but not right up to the edge. Cut away the excess leaving about a 
1 cm border that will enable you to glue and fold it towards the back.

Once you have cut all your openings, turn over the viewfinder and using glue, gently smooth 
all your loose edges down. Sometimes the paper is not very forgiving and will tear slightly,
 but you can make sure that is isn't noticeable from the front by working it into position 
whilst still wet.

If you are happy with the colour of your decoupage paper as it is, then you can skip this step
 and go straight ahead and decorate your piece. I wanted mine to be lighter and distressed,
 so I covered it in a coat of gesso, For those harder to reach places I simply used my finger 
as a paintbrush! Finally, I splattered some white acrylic paint on top for an even more distressed look.

Here are some close ups of my finished page.

I couldn't wait to use the "Kites" on my projects. After tracing around the shape and then 
paper piecing it back together, I clustered it along with some clouds in one of the openings on 
the "12 x 12 Viewfinder"

I covered more clouds in patterned paper and adhered them with staples.

I inked the "We Are Family" title with black ink. A few small splashes of white paint accidentally
landed on it after I had glued it down, but it all adds to the distressed look, so a happy accident.

I covered the "Mesh Heart" with pva glue and added glitter, I decided it didn't look 
white enough so blobbed on a little more white paint over the top.

2Crafty Products Used:
12 x 12 Viewfinder
We Are Family Title
Mesh Hearts
Mini Weather Icons

Happiness scrapbook page tracee provis 2crafty chipboard 01

What a happy little family this is! I love how they are often out and about just spending time
 together and having fun. I chose to use the smaller set of "Viewfinders" on this page, along 
with the "Polaroid Frame Assortment" as my main embellishments.
I love the "Long Word Titles." I inked this one with black ink for a bold statement across my page.
I wanted the black to be bold throughout my page, so I inked the frames in black also. 
I used a foam brush and some mists to create the stripes of colour behind my elements, 
and I kept the corresponding colours for my embellishments. 
I don't know what made me choose this colour combo as its not typical of a heart themed layout,
 but I really like how it turned out. I used patterned paper to cover the "Tag" and the large
 heart that is from the "Hearts" set.

I painted the 2 smaller viewfinders from the set with white acrylic paint and used a
 fine pen to outline all the details. This makes them really pop from the page and it's
 a technique I use quite often.

2Crafty Supplies Used:
Assorted Arrows
Assorted Polaroid Frames
Happiness Long Word Titles
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars

If you made it this far Thanks for looking.
Have a happy scrappy day....