Saturday, 1 March 2014

"Always Together" Layout for 2Crafty Chipboard {also using 7Dots Studio/3rd Eye Crafts/Lindy's Stamp Gang}

Hi everyone!  I was live on the 2Crafty Chipboard blog HERE last week, 
with a couple of new layouts, one of which I shared yesterday.  
Here is the next one :)  

This was one of those layouts that just falls into place. 
 I did it straight after the first one {a scrapbook marathon I call that!}
 so I was warmed up & rearing to go!

I simply had fun playing with my mists & chipboard, 
together with quite an unusual design inspired by ex-2 Crafty teamie, 
Keren Tamir, which you can see more of HERE.

Of course, as I was only using one photo my layout ended up bearing
 little resemblance to Keren's but hers inspired the placement of
 my elements as well as my misting & stamping.

I embossed all my chipboard pieces on this layout in the same 
way - using Hollyhock Scarlet Plum & Venus Violet Blue,
from Lindy's Stamp Gang, adhered using an embossing dabber,
 randomly to give a mottled effect, together with some small
 areas of raw chipboard.

I had fun mixing textural elements on this page.  
Chipboard is such a tactile element that it works perfectly with my layered style. 

 Layer 1)  Mists  Layer 2)  Stamps  Layer 3)  Mesh tape  Layer 4)  Metal mesh 
 Layer 5)  Photo  Layer 6)  Silver Thread  Layer 7)  Chipboard  Layer 8)  Flairs.

I used some wonderful new stamps and flairs that I recently 
purchased from 3rd Eye Crafts, a Polish Manufacturer.

My paper is from the Messy Head collection by 7Dots Studio.

From 2Crafty Chipboard I used Heidi's Vines, Shrub Set 1 
{bottom right} & a couple of Sakura flowers.

I added a flair to the centre of the top flower & a glass bead
 to the centre of the lower flower,using them as pinning 
points to run some fine silver wired thread in between.

As usual I had a thoroughly wonderful time playing with my
2 Crafty Chipboard products this month.  I do hope you 
have enjoyed looking at the results!

  Thanks for stopping by today & hope you are
 having a wonderful & creative weekend!!


Eila Sandberg said...

Whohoo! I'm first with the commenting! Loooove all the new goodies you've used, awesome stamps and that silver thread looks really so pretty! xoxox

FiKenward said...

Whoohoo Im second, Do we get a prize or do we come off storkish??? lol Love the colours you've used on this layout Helen, and the metallic embossing looks awesome I can imagine how much better it would look in real life.

Tusia Lech said...

Wonderful layout!!! I love the color palette you used. And I just couldn't not to pin it to 7 dots pinterest board :) <3

yyam said...

Really love the background stamping and misting. Love how you pulled the colours from the photo. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeeee the colors and the leaves!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Amazing design .. I may have to lift it too! Loving the texture on these and I am so into purple right now .. all shades!

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layout, your techniques on the 2crafty.

ALINE said...

This page is very beautiful!