Monday, September 10, 2012

A pictorial how to and more - Leonie Neal-Dawson

Hello, welcome to a new week of inspiration on the 2Crafty blog.
I have a nice bright layout to begin with today called '7' 

Here's a little how to pictorial collage of the process I used to create my rainbow banner 
using this cute little butterfly banner.
1. Versa colour inks were used to colour and blend half of each butterfly.
2. Each butterfly was then painted with Ranger Crackle Accents.
3. Whilst drying with the heat gun I sprayed them with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
4. A swipe of Pinecone Vera colour ink around the edge of each butterfly and there you have it!

This chipboard numeral is from the 'Everyday Font' 12x12 Alphabet sheet.
More Crackle Accents after a coating of black paint.

This tree is part of the Retro Tree pack
I've covered the tree in patterned paper and added texture stamps and then 
a very thin coat of Crackle Accents.  For the trunk of the tree I used distress 
markers to colour and shade.

On to my next layout.

Heidi's Vines -I love this pack!
These would have to make the list of my favourite 2Crafty pieces
although the list is getting quite large!
I just used my finger to dab on some texture paste, a bit messy but it
gives nice little ridges and peaks and adds great texture to 
the chipboard.
Once dry I swiped a 'bark' coloured ink pad over it and 
this highlights the ridges and peaks.

I used the same technique on these butterflies which I layered with some 
canvas butterflies to make them stand out more.

And my third layout today- My Little Angel

I used the My Little Fairy graphic wordlet on this layout
but as my Daughter was dressed as an Angel I cut the word fairy off
and added the word angel instead.
I painted the title pink, then added some stickles and outlined it with a 
silver pen.

The angel/fairy and this elegant Felicity Flourish were both given a 
coat of glue and then sprinkled with white glitter!

Thanks so much for stopping by the 2Crafty blog today, I hope 
some of these techniques have inspired you to pull out some of 
that chipboard stash or better yet get your hands on some of the gorgeous 2Crafty pieces
 I've used here and use them on your own scrappy layout. 
cheers. :)


Denise Price said...

Wow--there is so much inspirational goodness here!!! I especially love the rainbow effects on the first layout.

Keren Tamir said...

wow Love it Leoni!! these layouts are amazing! love all the techniques you used on the chipboard!!

eleele said...

very brightful and cheerful lo, my fav is the second one and grat technique with the texture paste which I adore too.
I love the idea with thevsilver pen, a perfect result. I have to try it too

Vanessa said...

Great layouts and wonderful techniques Leonie, love the brightness of them and thanks so much for the tutorial, great inspiration.

Fiona said...

Fabulous layouts as always Leonie, love your banner technique.

Kelly Foster said...

Leonie these are all amazing!! Thanks for the great little tutorial for the butterflies, what a fun technique!! I love your use of bright colors!

Di Garling said...

Great tutorial Leonie & Love everything you have done with your chippies too. Great layouts. Fantastic. Cheers Di xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Fantastic layouts & awesome backgrounds, Leonie. Love your chippie techniques & such a great little tutorial :)

Vicky Alberto said...

The colors and details are amazing!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what gorgeous color and chipboard techniques!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marília Lopes said...

These projects are all so amazing Leoni!
Love your chippie techniques and thanks for the tutorial.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Brilliant work, Leonie! So much inspiration!!!