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.