Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Christmas Joy Layout for 2 Crafty Chipboard! {also using Prima & Lindy's Stamp Gang}

Hello & Happy Hump Day!!

This week is just FLYING & I'm in a little bit of a 'tiz about
techno stuff freaking me out!  I look after my laptop/s like 
GOLD & have an old RUBBISH one that refuses to die
 despite having no keyboard!!!  (yup it's pretty!! Not...)

 BUT still functions thanks to another keyboard plugged into it !
  and a brand new one that had a SYSTEM FAILURE yesterday!!!  
Thank GOD {truly}I backed up last week but really....
do I need this in my life I ask you?!?

Last week I published my FIRST POST up at 2Crafty Chipboard in Australia!
So here's a copy of it - hope you like it :)


I completed this next layout, also along the Christmas theme,
using three  very different pieces of chipboard as I challenged
myself to see how effectively I could get them to work together!

The large piece of chipboard positioned under the photo, coming 
out from the top right, is the 'Corner Christmas Star Spray', which
 I cut into two pieces, placing the smaller piece underneath the photo.

Working around the layout in an anti-clockwise fashion,
from the top right, here in the top left corner I have used
another piece of 2 Crafty chipboard - 'Corner Marisa'.

I gave the Marisa Corner a completely different treatment to the large
 ' Corner Christmas Star Spray'.  On the large Star piece I embossed 
using  Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders in Midnight Copper
 & Candy Cane Red Gold, both applied randomly then sponged with 
gesso, with some areas deliberately left raw too.

To add more texture & interest to my chipboard I added some white 
threads underneath them, which I first swirled around to encourage 
them to lie in a random pattern.  I also added some staples here & 
there as I love the industrial look this adds.

I used a beautiful swirl on the right of my photograph - 
it is called the 'Elegant Flourish' & is sold in a pack of 2.

I treated the 'Marisa Corner' piece & the 'Elegant Swirl'
both in exactly the same way.  I stamped  randomly over
each using Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger,
 then sponged some small areas in white gesso.

I hope you enjoyed my two Christmas themed pages this month
 & that they have inspired you to use 2 Crafty Chipboard 
on your layouts - it doesn't even need to be specifically
 Christmas themed as I've shown you.


Leonie said...

Lovely page Helen, congrats again on your 2Crafty gig. Vanessa is a Gem to work for, I'm sure you're loving it there already. :)
P.S. watched your most recent video for LSG today, great job it looks super.

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

The photos is priceless!
YOU reall did a nice design, too.

Lynette Jacobs said...

The chipboard is so delicate. Myou used it beautifully. Lovely page.

Lynnda said...

This is so beautiful! Hugs...x

Eila Sandberg said...

You really do them proud with your work Helen, 2Crafty I mean. Beautiful chippie treatment I say. Lovely lovely page as always! Thanks for your support Helen, means the world to me. Mwah!

Linda Eggleton said...

Totally gorgeous!!
I don't know what's happened, but I don't think your blog is showing up in my news feed anymore - and I've been missing all your posts! :( Will have to check into it....