Thursday, 29 October 2015

Misc Me Journal with Bo Bunny

I am not much of a "Project Lifer" but the Misc Me range by Bo Bunny gave me an idea to use one of the 8 x 9 binders as a photo diary, just highlighting the events of that month (I will be sharing the first few pages up on the Bo Bunny blog in a few days). In Bo Bunny's latest release they have the utterly fab Calendar Girl Collection perfect for the idea I had in mind.

I started by decorating the front of my album, I went for a gold and neutral theme taking advantage of the gorgeous Foil Rub Ons and new Foil Washi Tape.

I also used a laser cut word from the new "Celebrate" pack. I first gave it a thin coat of gesso to stop the chipboard absorbing the colours of my mediums, next I painted it all over using Buttercup Pearlescents. After this was dry I used another coat of Pearlescents in the Gold, this time I just painted the top half of the piece once again I waited til this was dry, it doesn't take very long at all to dry. I then added Gold Glitter Paste to the bottom half so it looks like it has been dipped in the glitter.

I layered up papers and pocket squares from the Calendar Girl Collection, I did add in a little of the glitter paper from the Whiteout collection, I wanted to make this cover all gold and glittery, I used the chevron Foil Washi Tape to hold my layers together. I die cut some tags using the Nested Tags Die to tuck into my layers, I finished off the page with gold foil rub ons for 2015.

I cant wait to fill up this little album with all the fun (and the not so fun) things that have happened to me this year, do pop back later to see my other pages.

                     Toodle Pip for now........

Bo Bunny Supplies used in this project:
Patterned Paper; January/Calendar Girl
6 x 6 Paper pads; Whiteout, Calendar Girl
Misc Me Journaling Cards; Calendar Girl
Stickers; Glitter & Foil Locale; Glitter & Foil Chevron
Washi Tape; Gold Foil Chevron
Laser Cut Chipboard; Celebrate
Foil Transfers; Alphabet Gold Foil
Glitter Paste; Gold
Pearlescents; Gold Buttercup

Saturday, 17 October 2015

My 2Crafty Chipboard layouts for October


Hi 2 Crafty fans today I am here to share with you a couple of layouts that I created using the fabulous 2 Crafty products.
The girls in my family are just as adventurous as the boys, this fun photo was taken just before they took to the tracks in Go-Karts.
2Crafty always have the perfect chippie for your pages, here I used the "Adventure" piece along with a mixture of words from the "Mini Travel Word sets 1 & 2". I inked them with black ink and gave them a coat of clear embossing powder for a glossy finish.
I also used lots of the "waste parts" from the various pieces, for instance the zig zag border pieces were from the "Harlequin Clumps". They looked really good rubbed over with a little Viva Décor Inka Gold (although in the silver colour variation).
I used a mixture of inks and paints on the "Harlequin Clumps" to give them an old distressed look. The tiny triangles are the negative parts from a border set that I didn't actually use on the page, I layered the explore word from the "Mini Word Set 1" over the top of the background piece and added some stamping to my background.
The "Fast Forward Arrow" is a great set to have in your collection as you can use both the positive and the negative pieces. I added more silver to my arrow and glued an enamel dot in the centre. 2Crafty have a great range of frames and one of my favourites is the "Chained Circles" that I used to frame my photo.
These are the 2Crafty Chipboard pieces used on this page.
Chained Circles
Mini Travel Words Set 1 & 2
Harlequin Clumps
Adventure title
Fast Forward Arrows
Multi Tab Assorted
"Fun Times"
Tracee Provis Fun Times Scrapbook Layout 2CraftyChipboard 01
The advantage of a Selfie taking family is that you get lots of neat photos to scrap, my Daughter and her Fiancé had fun taking these on s trip to the seaside earlier this year.
Tracee Provis Fun Times Scrapbook Layout 2CraftyChipboard 02
I love the "Bamboo Palm Tree" set but was struggling to think what project to use it on, twinned with a "Flamingo" it makes the perfect summer embellishment for my page. I used twinkling h2o paints to colour my Bamboo.

 I didn't want the flamingos legs and body the same colour so I masked off the legs with a post it note and used an orange glitter embossing powder for his body.
Once again I used the "Fast Forward Arrows Set", but this time the circles with the laser cut arrow shapes. I first painted them with gesso and then applied seafoam embossing powder, what the picture doesn't show properly is the slightly bumpy texture that this powder creates.
Tracee Provis Fun Times Scrapbook Layout 2CraftyChipboard 03
I also used an arrow at the top of my page but this one was taken from the "Assorted Arrows" set, I simply inked it with black ink and went round the edges with a white pen, I applied the same technique to the "Fun Times" title chipboard piece. I finished off the top section with some tiny hearts taken from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" set.
These are the 2Crafty Chipboard pieces used on this page.
Fast Forward Arrows
Assorted Arrows
Fun Times title
ATC Hearts & Stars
Bamboo Palms
Thank you for letting me share these projects with you and I hope you are inspired a little
to use 2Crafty Chipboard on your projects.

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