Saturday, February 16, 2013

February Guest Designer Nadia Cannizzo

Hi everyone! Nadia Cannizzo here! I am so excited to be here as a Guest Designer for a couple of months and can't wait to show you the projects I created with the beautiful 2Crafty products I was sent. 

First, a little about me. I am originally from Greece, but have called Australia home since 1989. I live in Sydney Australia, with my husband and 2 little girls and I am a Primary School teacher. Scrapbooking and Card Making have been my hobbies for the last few years and I have been on a number of Design Teams ranging from challenge blogs, to kit clubs and manufacturers. At present I am designing for Scraps of Elegance kit club and Riddersholm Designs papers. 
You will find more of my work on my blog HERE

Now here are my projects for February. Before I show them to you,
 I wanted to quickly show you the technique I used to alter the chipboard 
on most of these projects..

1. I have this container of very thick white acrylic paint which  you can find at most craft stores. I liked this one because it has a wide opening at the top which allows me to dab the sponge in it directly. It is also VERY thick which is perfect for this technique. I also have a kitchen sponge, which I have cut up into small pieces for projects like these. 

2. All you need to do to get the rustic effect on your chipboard as you see in my projects below, is dip your sponge in the paint container and make sure you have quite a bit of paint on the sponge, and dab liberally on to your bare chipboard making sure that it leaves behind a thick layer and also a raised effect. 

3. Once dry, you can use this gloss medium  to give it a glossy finish or you could leave it as is. I did both for all my projects below. 

OK so once I did all that to the chipboard I wanted to use, I first created a layout.. 


Here are some close ups of the pieces of chipboard I used.. 

Here I used ATC Georgian Frames and I applied the technique I
 mentioned above and finished it with the glossy medium.  

Here I used a larger Georgian Frame, and I did something different.
 Once the paint had dried, I stamped the chipboard with a script stamp
 and brown ink. Once that dried I applied glossy medium as well. 

I also used the Friendship Mini Word Pack for my title.
 For this, I simply painted it white with acrylic paint that was not too thick
 and then dabbed brown ink on it and white ink on the edges. 

Here I used the 12" Doily Border and I applied the painting technique. 

Now here are my next projects. 
These are a set of coordinating cards. 

First up is the square card..

Here I used the Thank You pack , and I applied the
 painting technique as mentioned above. 

Next up is the rectangular card..

Here I used the 12" Doily Border and I applied the same
  painting technique but did not apply any glossy medium.
 I then dabbed blue paint on the dried paint. 

And lastly here is my long rectangular card. 

Here I used the larger Georgian Frame
and left the painted chipboard bare. 

I hope you liked my projects and feel inspired to try 
something similar yourselves :) 

For more of my work please see my blog HERE

Thank you Di and Vanessa for inviting to be your Guest Designer 
and I will be back in March with some more projects. 

Until then, happy crafting everyone. 


butterfly said...

Wow amazing projects... and those chipboard frames are exquisite - I'm betting I can't get them here in the UK - bah! Off to do some research, just in case!!
Alison x

Rachelle Olaridge said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Wow love these projects. Just fell in love with your product. Thanks for the inspiraion.

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful work & great little step x it!

lindy Gillespie said...

Fabulous technique and beautiful projects...

Elena Olinevich said...

Amazingly Nadia's signature/ Love what you have done with the chippies

Heather Jacob said...

totally exquisite Nadia .. love everything here x

Di Garling said...

Always love your work Nadia & these projects are no exception. Beautiful beautiful layout & the cards are devine. Thanks so much for your tutorial too, it is always great to see someone like yourself at work. Very informative. Thanks.
Cheers Di xo

Margyz Paper Games said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects, and thank you so much for sharing your technique. ox Marg

Adriana B said...

Just stunning :)

Vanessa said...

Stunning projects Nadia, love them all.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Amazing projects Nadia!!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Great projects Nadia. And thanks for showing us your 'secret' techniques! Love this!
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jane Clark said...

Gorgeous projects, love them all!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous work, Nadia! Thanks for the tute too!!!! :D

Kim Price said...

Just fantastic Nadia. You are one amazing talent.