Thursday, 17 September 2015

My 2Crafty Chipboard shares for September

   I am up with my layout shares for 2Crafty Chipboard, such fun working with these chippies

"Life Documented"
When I saw the  "Life Documented" title I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use. Whilst this photo of my three children was taken at Christmas time, by changing it to black and white it fits perfectly to sum up their characters.
I printed my photos small enough so that they fit into the "Medium Film Strip" chipboard piece which I simply inked black. I left each of their faces in colour for the centre of the Film Strip and the "Heart Clumps" framed the rest of the photo that was hanging out of the sides of the piece. I also just used ink on the Heart Clumps and by not using any gesso on them first the ink soaked into the chipboard and gave me the deep matte colour I was looking for.
I used a mixture of different shaped arrows from the "Assorted Arrows" sheet, I inked two and painted the third in white acrylic paint. The title chippie was prepared with gesso followed by grey ink and then I embossed with clear embossing powder. After all this was cool I then took a grid
 stamp and stamped over the top with Black Stazon ink, I love the effect it created. I tucked a 
"Mini Camera" into the embellishment cluster around the title.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Life Documented Title
Mini Cameras
Assorted Arrows
Heart Clumps
Medium Film Strip
Mini Fast Forward Arrows

"Crazy About You"

 I can never resist the opportunity to scrap about the main man in my life, I am crazy about him, hence this "Crazy About You" title worked perfectly for my page.
 I gave a light coating of gesso to the title chipboard and then I roughly
 pressed into the embossing ink purposely leaving a couple of the edges dry to
 give an irregular look to the finish.
I lightly brushed a thin layer of gesso over the "Funky Arrow", I dabbed most of it off with
 a piece of kitchen towel as I didn't want it to be to bold but just to draw your eye gently to 
the photo, I added an inked "6 inch Circle Revolution Frame" to also draw your eye into 
the centre of the page. These frames are so versatile and work on a wide range of different style projects.
Finally a small painted heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet was added to the cluster.
  I inked up a tiny heart from the "ATC Hearts & Stars" sheet and placed this in the centre of my "Mini Camera". I decided this looked to plain so cut a circle of patterned paper to place in between, doesn't it make the cutest embellishment?
I used some tiny chevron arrow shapes from the "Mini Fast Forward Arrows" to point at
 the "like" stamp that I had stamped on the paper.
Down the left side of the page I added a gessoed "Heart Stem" border strip alongside
 one of the pieces from the "Frame Journal" set.
2Crafty Chipboard used in this project. 
Crazy About You Title
6 Inch Circle Revolution Frame Set
Assorted Arrows
Mini Fast Forward Arrows
Mini Cameras
ATC Hearts & Stars
Frame Journal Set
Heart Stems

Thank you for letting me share with you and I hope you are inspired a little
to use 2Crafty Chipboard on your projects.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kaisercraft Time Machine Collection DT share for Papermaze

I am up on the Papermaze Blog today with this post.

Hi its been a little while since I shared with you. Today I have a layout created with Kaisercraft's Time Machine Collection

This paper complemented my doggie photo beautifully, I kept it quite clean and simple with just a little stencil work and a few splatters of mist.
I altered the chipboard frame, that was originally a pale sort of yellow colour, using inks and simply dabbing them on straight from the pad until I had achieved the grungy look I was aiming for.
I took the large gear sticker from the sticker sheet that coordinates with the papers and used it as an element in my strip design.
I used the Tando Creative Cogs Group  stencil and brushed some ink through it, after I went around the outline with a journaling pen to make the gears stand out a little more. A word sticker and some sequins finished the cluster at the top nicely.
All supplies for this and all of your papercrafting needs can be found over in the shop.
Also don't forget there is a Summer sale on right now and there are lots of bargains to found.
Tracee x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fall is coming with Bo Bunny

Here in the UK that summer feeling is fading fast and we are approaching Autumn, with that in mind I used the adorable fall themed collection Enchanted Harvest by Bo Bunny to make some fall themed cards.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 01

We don't really celebrate this season in the UK it just sort of happens upon us. I wanted to make some more general type cards that I can put in my "Spare Cards" box and then if something crops up I have a card ready to hand.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 02

This card could be used for a birthday or other special occasion. I first used some of the Bronze Glitter Paste along with the clock from the Love Stickable Stencil set, butterflies that I fussy cut from the coordinating 6 x 6 paper pad cascade their way up the side of the card.

Fall cards Tracee Provis bo bunny enchanted harvest 03

Have you seen the new release dies, on this card I used the Lovely Leaf Set. I first die cut a leaf shape from a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the bark pattern on the negative part of the die cut and then embossed using clear embossing powder. I placed a patterned paper again from the 6 x 6 paper pad behind the negative shape.

I gently brushed ink over the leaf shape and this shows the delicate raised embossed pattern on the leaf, I used foam dots to place it slightly off centre of the negative shape. Some more fussy cut butterflies dotted around, finally I stamped a Thank You sentiment under the leaf,

For my final card I used the Falling Leaves Stencil set, I sponged different colour inks through the stencil to replicate the colours in the patterned paper, after I had done this I drew around the shapes of the leaves with a journaling pen. The sentiment was taken from the Enchanted Forest Noteworthy pack and I added glossy accents to the word Fall, I popped it up on foam tape over my layers.

x Thanks for looking x

Bo Bunny Products Used:
Patterned Paper; Autumn, Fall/Enchanted Forest; Cupboards/Provence
6 x6 Paper Pad; Enchanted Forest
Cardstock; Chocolate Vintage
Noteworthy; Enchanted Forest
Dies; Lovely Leaf Dies
Stamps; Rough It Up, Sentiments
Stencils; Falling Leaves, Love
Glitter Paste; Bronze