Friday, August 9, 2013

Guest Designer at CSI...

Hello everyone,

Hope you have all had a great week! I am currently in Brisbane today (so this is a schedule post) having my last OB appointment before I head down again in a few weeks to have my little baby.  So excited and can't believe how quickly these last few months/weeks have gone.

Anyway....back to scrappy business...

For the whole month of August, the team from 2Crafty chipboard have been invited to be Guest Designers at the challenge site Color Stories Inspiration (CSI) and on top of that 2Crafty are also one of the main sponsors of the monthly prize at CSI! How awesome is that!

As part of my Resident Guest Designer spot at 2Crafty, I was invited to play along and I decided to have a go at Case File #84 which looks like this..
So this is my layout that I created based on this challenge. I also loosely followed the sketch as well.
The colours are a little different for me but I had fun using Kraft as my base...don't think I have pulled out a piece of Kraft cardstock in what might be years!!!
"Summer Days"
Using a mixture of My Minds Eye Paper, Prima and Hambly.  That is the last of that gorgeous flower Hambly overlay that I have used...sob sad its now all gone!!
Lots of texture on this layout, the photos don't do it any justice.  The 2Crafty netting chipboard and the title are covered in sparkly Shimmerz.  Love that stuff!

Lots of gorgeous Manor House flowers....

And I was over the moon what Vanessa at 2Crafty sent me this gorgeous little lighthouse.  I outlined the windows and fine details of the lighthouse with a water coloured pencil.  Toned it all down with Gesso and Crackle Paint.  The edges have a thick coating of modelling paste in different places for extra visual interest.

I have then used the Prima brick mask and some ink and randomly and lightly (for a soft effect) added some more layers to the chipboard.

 And the adorable 2Crafty Anchor...just perfect for this layout.  All I did here was sprayed it with Denim TA Glimmermist and smeared some gesso in a few places.

And my usual, I fill up the whole layout and don't have anywhere suitable to add some journaling so I typed it up and its on the back of my layout.
Looking forward to our next beach holiday in a few weeks!
Hope you get a chance to play along..
Thanks so much for visiting
Min xo


  1. CONGRATS on the GDT!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the torn paper and the layers!

  2. Oh wow, this layout is stunning, so many details, love the lighthouse and flowers too.. and all the best for the new arrival too!

  3. Wow! Amazing take on the case! Love all the layers, textures and techniques used! Best of luck on an easy arrival of your new addition.:)

  4. Beautiful, your amazing layering and textures! Wishing you all the best for the safe arrival of bubs...take care! :)

  5. so gorgeous!! Love all the small details xoxo

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how your pages just seem to effortlessly flow together. Amazing!! Good luck Melinda with the final and very important partof your pregnancy. :-)

  7. Beautiful! Love the lighthouse, painting and use of paper and flowers. Good luck to you and your baby <3

  8. Fantastic textures and amazing details!