Thursday, December 27, 2018

More 2Crafty Chipboard
Design Team Inspiration
"This Is Me"

Hi there friends, I hope you are enjoying the festive season as much as
 I have been, however, I have done sooo many Christmas layouts over the past
 couple of months that I thought today I would do a  non-Christmas  layout !!

I started off with a mixed media background. 

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Ornate Screen
"This Is Me" - title
Corner Evie
Fions's Flourishes
Fern Leaf Set

I started off by base coating ALL my chipboard with a coat of white
 acrylic paint as that gives it a nice base to accept colour well.

For the title I used Silks paint in this gorgeous lime/olive colour. 
When dry I wiped it over roughly with Finnibair wax paste in gold.

Don't you just LOVE this "Ornate Screen"? So fine & delicate.

This was coloured up with a couple of coats of Distress Ink..

 These gorgeous "Fern Leaves" were painted the same as the title.

Lots of layers, flowers, a string bow & a couple of little metal embellishments too.

At the side of my page I have actually cut a piece of one of the
"Fiona's Flourishes", coloured them the same way I did  the "Ornate Screen"  
& then tucked them in along the side of the layout for some extra interest.

I finished off my layout by using one of the "Corner Evie" 
 in the top right corner & added a few flowers to it.

Another layout complete.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way today.

Until next time.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Some More Design Team Inspiration For
49 and Market
"Memory of You"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have some more design team
inspiration for 49 and Market.

As I said the other day, I have done sooo many Christmas layouts in the past couple of
 months, so I decided to do another  NON-Christmas layout, just for a change.

 49 and Market Products Used...
"Cottage Life" 3D Layered Embellishments
Cottage Life "Garland" papers
Island Paradise "Tropical Oasis" papers
"Garden Seeds" flowers in Aloe

With my layout I started off by fussy cutting a couple of pieces of this gorgeous 
"Garland" papers. This paper is soooo pretty.

 For the background I used a piece of the B side of the "Tropical Oasis"
 paper from the "Island Paradise" collection.

 I layered lots of the fussy cut flower images along with some of the fabulous
 3D layered embellishments & I added just a few paper flowers too.

 All my chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Another layout complete. I was really happy how this turned out, you really can't 
go wrong when you are using such beautiful products, don't you agree?

Until next time.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Some More 2Crafty Chipboard
Design Team Inspiration
"Elf Antics"

Hello there thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another Christmas creation to
 share & it features my gorgeous grandson Henry.

I took this pic of him last last Christmas & this title was just perfect !!

This month 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring CSI challenge blog
so I have taken my inspiration for this layout from their current challenge
See their challenge image at the bottom of this post.


 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Elf Antics" - title
Wire Stars
Ornament sampler

After a quick mixed media background I set about 
painting both the "Wire Stars" & the "Ornament Sampler"
in a couple of coats of gold acrylic paint.

I have cut the "Ornament Sampler" into two pieces, putting one
piece down the bottom underneath the flowers & the other piece 
in the top corner to add some balance to my layout.

That title is just the perfect title for little boy Chrissy pages.

I gave it a coat of lime green "Silks" paint before going over it 
with a very light coat of gold paint. I wanted it to tone in.

The other half of the "Ornament Sampler"

 A super easy but effective Christmas layout complete.
I hope I have inspired you to maybe do something similar.

2Crafty is sponsoring CSI challenge this month & myself & some of our
DT girls have played along. I have taken some inspiration from this.
Until next time.

Friday, December 7, 2018

More Design Team Inspiration For
49 and Market
"Merry Christmas"

 Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have another Christmas themed layout
 to share with you using the latest "Winters Edge" paper collection from 49 and Market.

 I adore the wonderful vintage feel of this paper collection.

 49 and Market Products Used...
Winters Edge - "Salutations" paper
Winters Edge - "Frolic" paper
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends - Cerise
Vintage Shades Potpourri - Cerise
Floral Mixology - Emerald Isle

 I thought I would go for an alternative Christmas colour scheme on this one & I think it
 worked out well, especially when teamed with their beautiful "Vintage Shades" flowers.

 I naturally have used lots of my favourite 2Crafty chipboard 
 which I have heat embossed in a lovely gold sparkly finish.

 I even added some gold shimmer spray to lots of the 
foliage & flowers to add to the whole sparkly vibe.

 Some gold paint, gold splatters & lots of gold bits poked
 in here & there to add to the Christmas feel.

 I have really enjoyed creating with these gorgeous papers. This is actually the third Christmas
 layout I have done using this paper collection & I must say I have been happy with all three.

How could you not be happy with your creations when you 
are fortunate enough to be using such beautiful products.

Well thats all for today, see you back here soon with more.

Until next time...