Friday, 6 June 2014

"Precious Love" Layout for 2Crafty Chipboard
using June's Prima Product Pick!

Hello Friday!!  Above is my latest layout for 2Crafty Chipboard, up on their blog right now!
I used this month's Prima Product Pick for my inspiration.  LOVE the pale colours.

I used some patterned paper from the Princess collection - Mia, even though the mood
 board is showcasing the "Something Blue" Collection & I have quite a few of the papers. 
 I wanted my layout really soft so thought this grey damask print would be perfect for it.

I started with a new Prima 12" Bamboo mask & some texture paste, followed by some mists
 in colours matching the mood board, then layered up some papers from "Something Blue"& 
"Cartographer" together with some "Free Spirit" Packaging :)  Of course there is lots & lots 
of 2Crafty chipboard on this page too! The "Precious" word title & the "Love Swirl" Photo
adornment as well as the leaves {tiny leaf stems} & the Edgar swirl on the right of the photo.

I also used some Prima Say-it-in-Crystals swirls as well as some of their new loose bling
from the "Something Blue"Collection, a wooden clock embellishment from a few seasons
ago, one of their bark hearts, plus their latest crochet lace doilies & a "Free Spirit" paperclip.  

For the chippie treatment I spread on some the leaves randomly with some texture paste,
followed by a pink gelato, which I rubbed in with a baby-wipe.  I wanted a very light look.

For the Word titles I dabbed on some texture paste again with a palette knife
 then wrote over with a Photo Marker, cross-hatch shading on the hearts,
 & lastly I rubbed in some Gold gelato.

My last addition to this layout was using the 2 Prima wooden birdies under the photo
 {& they are still making me smile!} I also have a new Prima tassle in the mix & an 
older Prima flower.  Playing along with these challenges consistently for years now
 is a really brilliant way of working through your Prima stash.

I will definitely be doodling on my chippies again soon - love the look of the scratchy lines!

I am just so in love with texture - it is hard to believe that for the first half of my
 scrappy life I barely used it!  I was definitely missing out on half of the fun!!

I was happy with my idea of cutting the one black & white photo into a heart.  
To get it symmetrical I first drew the heart in rough on a notepad then
 folded it in half to make sure both sides were identical, cut around it then
 used it as a template.  It was super quick & easy! 

I tucked in a little Prima tile under my photo at the top there to balance out the
 dimension,as well as the "Edgar Swirl" chipboard from 2Crafty, treated with the 
same texture paste/photo marker pen/gold gelato technique.

Remember to check out the 2Crafty blog HERE for bucketloads of inspiration!
I have recently started SELLING 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD in South Africa only
so if you are interested in purchasing any & are local to me please send a request
on Facebook to join my group SA SWAP SHOP to view my monthly specials.

You can see from their site what they have on offer & their selection is updated
 continuously so there is something new on a very regular basis.  


Sandi Clarkson said...

Hi, Helen! I have been buried the past few days but wanted to hop over here and get a close-up of this LO. Totally rocked the PPP. Love the doodling on the chipboard and fab colors!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love love the colors, the tassel and the photo you made into a heart!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is DIVINE...such a gorgeous softness...that heart shape frame & the clusters & those pearls....beautiful!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love all the texture and your awesome techniques.

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous! Such beautiful work - love the colors!

marijke said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous
greetings, Marijke

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning layout! Love the chippie work and super background details! Love the cleaner look to this page and a super fabulous design! ;-)

Mitralee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE It! Great job on the chippies! this may be my new favorite Helen page! Lovely colors as well! Hugs!

Val-Belle said...

I just love the colours on this one and the chippies look amazing. I love the doodling on them too that looks awesome. Such a good looking couple :D

yyam said...

Stunning piece of work Helen! I love the colours and layers. And those yummy textures on the chipboard! :)

Linda Eggleton said...

Absolutely stunning, Helen! So much to love about this....especially the way you've left the CB raw, yet added texture and colour...looks brilliant!

Eila Sandberg said...

Aaahh! this sure is a stunner Helen! you certainly nailed the PPP. Love the itty bitty birdies too and the wonderful background and chippie work. Hugs,