Monday, September 17, 2018

More Design Team Inspiration For
2Crafty Chipboard
"Love" in Watermelon..

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
  Back today to share another of my 
recent creations using some of my favourite 2Crafty Chipboard.
I taught this layout recently in a class I taught up at 
Stradbroke Island for The Vintage Chicks Club.
They made up some extra kits & I believe they still have a few left.
If you are interested you can contact them direct.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Love" word title from the "Fine Words Set #1"
"Chicken Wire Panel"
"Leafy Shrub Set #1" 

All of the chipboard I used was firstly given two coats
of white acrylic paint as I wanted everything to be really
white white !!
You can see in this pic where I have cut the "Chicken Wire Panel"
into pieces & I have poked it in here and there around the layout.

Next up I gave the little "Love" title from the "Fine Word Set #1" 
 a coat of Peridot Green metallic paint. Just to create a point of difference.

 All my papers & flowers are from 49and Market.

 I really love the chippie chicken wire cut up & poked around my layout.
Just adds to the layers & adds another dimension.

In this last picture you can see a couple of pieces of foliage from the
"Leafy Shrub Set #1" poked in down the bottom peeking out from
underneath the flowers. I love these & use them often.

Well thats all for today, I will be back later in to month with more.

Until next time....

Monday, September 10, 2018

My 49 and Market September DT Reveal

 Hi there friends thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have another layout to share that was part of my design team work for September for
 and I have used lots of gorgeous products.

 I also taught this layout in a class recently for The Vintage Chicks Club
up in Queensland & I think they still have a few kits of this one left
so if you are interested, contact them direct.

49 and Market Products Used….
“Singing the Blues” paper from the Sweet Reflections collection
Garden Vine in Dusty Shale
Vintage Shades Clusters in Blue
“Timeless” Archival Board

After doing a little mixed media on the background I added some Lindy’s sprays.  
I do love this 49and Market Archival Board. I have left all the archival chipboard 
in the plain white it comes in but I have also given a quick brush over the chipboard
 title with some of the Lindy’s spray. 

 The Garden Vine & the Vintage Shades flowers work so well together. I have added 
a small amount of glitter to some of the petals of the vine, although it is hard to see 
that in the photo.  It always looks good to mix the flowers up a little.

 Bits of gauze & bits of lace poked in & around the layout as
 well as some little scalloped corrugated circles too.

 I really love this “archival chipboard set”. It has so many pieces in the one set & best of all
 you can either leave it plain white or it makes the perfect base for any other medium too.

 A few little pearls scattered here & there too.

All finished. 
I hope you like this one today & that perhaps I have inspired
 you with a few ideas along the way.

Until next time.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

My More Than Words Challenge
September DT Reveal
"This Is You"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my September DT reveal for More Than Words
MAIN September challenge. 

I also designed this, based on the challenge, but for some classes I taught last weekend
for The Vintage Chicks Club in Brisbane, Australia.
 (for our overseas friends that may not know where that is).
This is the challenge....
#1. To use the word SUNSHINE or be inspired by it.
#2. Use yellow.

Too easy.
I have taken my inspiration from the word SUNSHINE. I have used this photo
of my granddaughter Mia, she truly is the "sunshine of our lives".

As for the colour yellow, I love yellow, so that was easy done.

I have used this little title "This is You" by 2Crafty Chipboard.

I have done a mixed media background with lots of 
heat embossing & Lindys Stamp Gang sprays.
I was really happy how that turned out.

Lots of gorgeous laser cuts from 49and Market  as well as
all these green flowers  I stamped, heat embossed & coloured
 with Lindys spray before fussy cutting them all out.

I naturally had to add some flowers of course along with more laser cuts. :)

 Well there we have it, another layout finished.
I hope I have inspired you to perhaps join in this months challenge over at
More Than Words challenge & as always, we have eight great prizes up for grabs.

Until next time.

Monday, August 27, 2018

More August Inspiration for 2Crafty Chipboard
"Treasure The Little Things"

Hi everyone, thanks for calling by. Today I have a layout to share with you
that I have used a couple of the NEW RELEASE pieces of 2Crafty Chipboard on.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Treasure the Little Things" - title - NEW RELEASE
ATC Word Banner Set - NEW RELEASE
Mini Flourish Bits
4" Mandala - NEW RELEASE

I love this  "Treasure the Little Things" title.
I have given it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint & when dry
I very lightly wiped a Prima "Farmer Jeans" dark blue ink pad over the top half.
Too easy.

I have used a few pieces of the "Mini Flourish Bits" poked in here & there.

Here you can see I have used our NEW release "4" Mandala" circle.
I cut it in half and have poked a piece in either side of the photos.

This "Mandala" is such a lovely piece. It also comes in a 6" as well.

For both the "Mini Flourish Bits" & the "Mandala" I firstly gave them a coat of 
white acrylic paint & when dry I very lightly wiped them over with another Prima Ink pad.
 This time I used Prima "Teak Wall" & then wiped most of it off with my finger.

 I just wanted a hint of the brown colour.

Another NEW RELEASE chippie piece I have used is one of these 
"ATC Word Banner Set" words- "So Sweet".
Just the perfect little sentiment.

Well thats another layout complete. I hope I have inspired you to
try some of the gorgeous NEW RELEASE pieces on your next project too.

Until next time...

Friday, August 24, 2018

My 49and Market
August DT Reveal

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to share with you featuring this paper from our
NEW “Island Paradise” collection.
I must say I love the soft shabby/grungy feel of it.
I know it will be popular for all sorts of projects.

49 and Market Products Used….
Stargazers Flowers in white – NEW RELEASE
Island Paradise “Beachy Sands” paper – NEW RELEASE
Floral Mixology Flowers in \Purple Rain – Since discontinued

 I started off my background with a little mixed media to help set the scene.

 All my chipboard used here is from 2Crafty Chipboard.
Turkish Lanterns
Capture-title from Fine Word Set #3
Clock Face Discs
Fancy Clock Hands
ATC Word Banner Set #1

 Those new “Stargazer Flowers” in the white look so good against
 the “Beachy Sands” paper. A perfect match.

 I can see this “Beachy Sands” paper being popular with everyone to create all sorts 
of projects. A real winner I think. I always say that the B sides of 49 and Market 
papers are just as nice as the A sides !

Well there you have it, another layout complete. I hope you like it.

Until next time...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

My More Than Words Challenge Blog
MINI Challenge DT Reveal

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a card I created to show you that I created for the
August MINI challenge over at More Than Words Challenge blog.

This month the challenge is to use the word OLD on
a card, tag or ATC.

Upload your entry onto our facebook page (not the blog) underneath where
 you see this image below. The winner will be voted on by our DT and 
there is a fabulous prize from Dusty Attic up for grabs.

Hope you find time to play along with us too.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Until next time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Some August DT Inspiration For
2Crafty Chipboard
"You Are Awesome"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by the blog today.
I have a boy layout to share with you that features my little grandson Henry climbing 
on this play gym thing at the park. I though these were such great pics to scrap.

 2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
You Are Awesome - title
6" Fencing Wire Panel
Steampunk Gears - small
Steampunk Arrow Set (new release)
Steampunk Collage (new release)

For the title I have used a two tone effect by simply inking the top half of the title 
with a black ink pad & then I covered the black part with a scrap of paper to 
protect it & then proceeded to paint the bottom half with some orange acrylic paint.

 All of the other chipboard pieces were simply wiped over with a black ink pad &
then I rubbed a little Finnibair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Brushed Iron
over them to give a metal effect.

In the above pic you can see one of the NEW release
"Steampunk Arrows" at the side of the photo.

In the above pic, on the left side of my photos I have used one of the 
NEW release "Steampunk Collage" pieces.

Love these NEW chippie pieces, just the perfect embellishment for those boy layouts.
A few of the "Steampunk Gears" scattered around for extra interest.
A little mixed media on my background, just a couple of flowers,
a couple of flair badges which I make myself,
& viola, another layout finished!!
Hope I have inspired you to try some of our new pieces 
on your next project too.