21.7.14

Today's little moments...

Hi there!  Today I thought I'd share my second layout created for Scrapbooking Memories magazine's Masters Challenges - which is a monthly challenge sponsored by a different manufacturer/company for the ten Masters. :)

So for Volume 16 Issue 8, the sponsor was the wonderful Flourish with a Bling.   

I created a layout using lots of lovely FWAB products, if you have followed me for a while, you'd know that I'm no stranger to FWAB's beautiful embellishments (I served one year on their first ever design team!).

My layout is called, "Today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories"…



I have included FWAB's Taylah's Toadstools amongst grass from FWAB's Lee's Tree pack.  I have used on of Lee's Trees too, cut in half on either side of the photograph. :)

Taylah's Toadstools look quite at home alongside my own Spotty Mushrooms from ByChantalVandenberg. :)


I have decorated the trees with leaves from FWAB's Jack's Vine (Green) and I used the other bits and pieces of the vine on the grass (as pictured above).


I have also used the Sun and clouds from FWAB's Up in the Sky range, as well as buntings from Nicky's Beach Huts pack.

Lastly, I have used a Jasmine Puffy Flourish in orange, cut up under "today" and at the bottom right of the page.

I also worked with some lovely papers and embellishments from Crate Paper for this layout.  I particularly love the canvas polaroid frame (used upside down - just looked better that way ;P).

The ideas that I wrote along with this article were;

1. By cutting up your bling, you can create so may more possibilities.  For example, I cut up my clouds to create the illusion of more clouds; and I cute the sun in half and snipped off the rays from the off-cut and tucked them in between the other half's rays for a layered look and greater impact.

2. To create the illusion of larger and/or moving clouds, I used the Up in the Sky clouds as a template and drew around them with a black pen before attaching them slightly to the left or the right of the outline.  Fill in the gap between the pen outline and the cloud sticker with glitter glue.

3. Use glitter cardstock, glitter glue and pearl pens, or whatever other bling-like products you like, to balance the Flourish with a Bling embellishments affixed to the layout for a sense of cohesion and unity. Bling buddies like to stick together!

So this layout is a real bling party… super fun and happy, just like the photo and memory.

Before I go, I have to announce an arrival of another new embellishment available in my store, ByChantalVandenberg.

Introducing…


Blue Denim Hearts! :)

Hearts are made from quality reclaimed denim and come in a pack of 20, in assortment of three sizes - measuring from a teeny tiny 1/2" to a strapping, but still small, 1 3/4".

They can found in store and in stock right here.

Have a great day!

Cheers,
Chantal :)

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12.7.14

My final post for 2Crafty. :)

Hello everyone!

Here's my last post for 2Crafty, which has already been shared over on their blog.

I shared three brand new layouts for my last post at 2Crafty.

Enjoy! :)

***
...I've had a wonderful 2 years in the team, 
and I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration along the way. :)
 
Now, first up I have a layout using lots of journalling, and a hand painted
 watercolour background, along with lots of 2Crafty chipboard too of course! ;)
My layout is called...
 
 "{This is what school holidays look like}"…


I have used the following chipboard products;
Polaroid Assortment Frames (8 piece pack)
Polaroid Frames (set of 2 pack)
View Finder (small size)
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars (hearts)

 
I have dressed most of the chipboard with patterned paper, trimmed to size
 using a sharp pair of scissors  for the outside edges, and a scalpel knife
 for the inside edges.  Works a treat!
 
One polaroid frame has been painted and glazed over with a sprinkling of sequins, 
and the view finder has been left raw, machine stitched in a cross.
Some of my other chipboard pieces have been machine stitched too, 
to adhere a little paper message.

The Fuzzy Felt Clouds are from my store, byChantalVandenberg, and are featured in the latest issue of Scrapbooking Memories magazine!  The newest edition of Scrapbooking Memories celebrates our own homegrown talent & businesses (homegrown meaning Australia and New Zealand).  It is an honour for my little shop to be included! :)  2Crafty is also a homegrown business and this magazine edition is a great reminder to us all to support our local businesses! :)
  
The second layout I have to share is a cute school one, called
 "My first day of reception"…

 
I have gone for a bright and floral vibe for this layout, inspired by 
the colourful wall hanging in the photo.
 
I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard products;
Tags (large size, pack of 6)
Flag Banners
Gigi's Flowers (smaller flower, minus backing)
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars (star)
 

I have "strung" up the flag banners with a faux string, thanks to a black gel pen. :)

I've also outlined all the chipboard pieces with a black gel pen here, as the
 background is quite busy.

All except for Gigi's Flower...


 This flower has been painted red and covered with glitter for a pretty sparkle.
  I love the intricate look that this flower has!

And now for my third and final layout, I have scrapped some
older photos (pre-digital) for a change.

My layout is called
"The Bright Lights of Tokyo"…


I love getting bright! :)  So here I've made my own watercolour background,
much like my first layout - only brighter.  Plus I've added some black inking work too.

I have used the following 2Crafty chipboard pieces;
Tags (large size, from a pack of 6)
Light Bulbs (one bulb taken from the pack of 4)
Chevron Bits (x1)
Assorted Arrows (x1)


I have covered two tags with patterned paper and one has been painted cream.
  I used the three tags like a photo matt for my main photo by layering them
 at angles with each other, outlining around each overlapping tag and then
 cutting around each outline.  This enabled a flat surface to accompany this
layered look which was important for the photo, and to create less bulk overall too.


The light bulb has been coloured with a yellow marker, then doodled around
 with a yellow gel pen.  Lastly, I used a black gel pen to pick up the etched 
outlining, to make them stand out and I also outlined  onto the photo around
 the edges and to create bright light marks.

I have cut an assorted arrow in half and adhered it to the top and bottom right of 
the layout, along the tear line of the watercolour background.  These tie in with 
the patterned packaging tape that I used.

This layout also features the debut of my new embellishment, the Bright Star!


The Bright Star comes in two sizes, in a pack of four and in a mixed variety of bright and funky colours!  It's available in store now.

Well that's all from me, I hope you have enjoyed my 2Crafty projects over the past two years.  I'll be sure to keep using 2Crafty in my projects in the future too! :)

Cheers!
Chantal
xo



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6.7.14

My last post for 2Crafty has gone live!!

Hello everyone!
Today I have three brand new layouts to share with you for my final post over at 2Crafty!

Here's a sneaky peak of my projects.

Firstly...


… and secondly…


…plus last but not least...


I do hope you can check out my last post for 2Crafty… *sniff*

Thanks in advance if you do! :)

Cheers & have a great day!
Chantal
xo   

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22.6.14

Dream :)

Hi there!

Today I'd like to share on my blog a layout that was created for Australia's Scrapbooking Memories magazine, Volume 16 Number 7.

This magazine contains the first Masters challenge for the year and was sponsored by 7 Dots Studio.

The collection that I was given to work with was the lovely "Domestic Goddess" collection.

My layout is called "Dream", and it captures a rare napping shot…


I have also used some cute embellishments from my etsy shop, byChantalVandenberg and the chipboard title is from 2Crafty.

The ideas that I had published accompanying this layout are as follows;

  1. By using three similar coloured patterned papers for my layout's background I got a harmonious look which creates interest but doesn't detract from the layout's focal points.
  2. Create a funky frame for your photo which not only highlights it but also ties it in with the rest of the layout.
  3. Be inspired by your photo and patterned papers collectively.  This cloud background really suits the theme of drifting off to sleep during the day.
I really enjoyed working with this collection - so, so pretty!!

This is one of those layouts that look much better in real life, but you get the gist of it though at least! :)

Oh and one more thing, I am excited to announce that my shop has been featured in the latest Jot magazine (Issue 6)!  Yay!

Well that's all from me for now.  Have a great day!

Cheers,
Chantal :D


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12.6.14

The full reveal!!

Hi everyone!

I'd just thought I'd share the full reveal from my recent post over at 2Crafty.
My first layout is capturing a precious memory of my youngest daughter's
 collage artwork and the cute thing that she said to me when she presented to me.  :)
I have simply called it...
 
 "10th May, 2013"



I have included her collage artwork on the bottom right of the page and I
 have chosen to make the conversation the focal point on the layout.
I have used the following 
2Crafty chipboard products;

an arrow from the assorted arrows pack,
four banner flags
and a carousel horse
on the top left of the page…


…and a;
 sun from the suns pack,
  a mini tag
and a '2013'
 on the bottom right…


I have sprinkled diagonally across the page some ATC tiny stars and hearts too.

The flag banners, tag and sun have all been covered with patterned paper and
 cut around (either with sharp scissors or a scalpel knife).
This is such an easy and effective way to dress your chipboard.

And the remainder of the chipboard used has been covered with acrylic paint.

Next up is a layout called
 "How We Would Find You"…



I have used the negative from the 12" x 12" flourishes #2 sheet
, backed by some patterned papers as my layout's base.
I have painted the chipboard and outlined around the outside edges with
 pearl paint for a bit of bling.

I've used some more ATC tiny stars here too, along with;


a heart banner heart,
and a smiley face.

The white felt cloud is available in my store, here.


And lastly I have a layout that has been created for
 Once Upon a…Sketch's new challenge, as I am guest designing there this month as the main sponsor (byChantalVandenberg)…
 
"My Story Starts Right Here"


I have used 2Crafty's circular panel, lightly brushed with modelling paste, 
cut up into four pieces and adhered around the page…



…and I've used ATC tiny hearts and stars again (they are really awesome!).
I had actually painted the whole lot of hearts and stars in their negative sheet
 (without pressing them out) and I found them so addictive to use (or sprinkle)
on all my following projects (see above!)...



I have also used another banner flag, as well as a polaroid frame
 from the polaroid assorted frames pack...



…this polaroid frame has been painted with a mixture of pretty colours, sprinkled with iridescent glitter and sequins and polished off with some gloss for extra shine. :)


I have used the following items from my etsy shop, ByChantalVandenberg;

1 x Mottled Moth (bottom left corner)


2 x Sunbeam Sweeties (pink) (one has been trimmed and added to the opposite side of the page)




11 x Fuzzy Clouds (white) (various sizes pack used)


Here is the sketch that I used…


…and the theme is 'the best things in life aren't things'.

I hope you have enjoyed my layouts today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Cheers,
Chantal :)


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3.6.14

My 2Crafty Post for June has just gone live!

Hi everyone!

It's my turn to share some 2Crafty creations with you today over at the 2Crafty blog.

Here are a few sneak peaks for you!

I have two new layouts to share as well as a recently made one…


…and…


…plus…


…and…


I hope you can stop by and leave me some love!

Thanks in advance and have a great day!

Chantal :D
xo

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1.6.14

Once Upon A… Sketch's June Challenge :)

Hello everyone!

Today I'd like to share with you a layout that I created for Once Upon a…Sketch's new June challenge, as I am guest designing there this month as the main sponsor is my etsy shop, byChantalVandenberg

My layout is entitled My story starts right here and it has journalling on the back.

I have used the following items from my etsy shop, ByChantalVandenberg;
1 x Mottled Moth (bottom left corner)


2 x Sunbeam Sweeties (pink) (one has been trimmed and added to the opposite side of the page)




11 x Fuzzy Clouds (white) (various sizes pack used)



I also used some of 2Crafty's products too, such as the circular panel, lightly brushed with modelling paste, cut up into four pieces and adhered around the page…

…as well as some ATC tiny hearts and stars, a banner flag and polaroid frame...


…this above shot shows a close-up of my Mottled Moth, and Pink and Blue Sunbeam Sweeties.


Here is the sketch that I used…


…and the theme is 'the best things in life aren't things'.

byChantalVandenberg is offering a $30 voucher to spend in store with free shipping to anywhere in the world.  


I hope you will be able to play along at Once Upon A… Sketch this month!

Cheers,
Chantal :D
xo

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