Saturday, April 13, 2013

My April Reveal
By Di Garling


Hello everyone, thanks for calling by.
 Today I have some layouts to show using some chippies from the
latest release from 2 Crafty. This first layout, is called "Forever".

I have used these gorgeous NEW "Floral Branches".
They remind me of a cherry blossom tree.
Firstly I primed them with gesso then I used Distress Inks 
to colour them with. I applied the inks with a paint brush & to
finish them off I simply put a little squirt of a Viva Pearl pen
into the middle of each flower.

I also added some small Green Tara roses in both pale pink &
mint green as well as some vine to add to the whole tree theme.

In this pic you can see I have used one of the newer release titles,
"Forever" I so love this font.
I have used some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint to create some texture
on it.

Lots of distressing, a little stamping & a little misting & 
some fussy cutting to finish off with,
& hey presto, all finished.

"Live Out Loud"

For my next layout I though I would do a boy page.
After some background treatments using various mediums
I set about creating lots of textures.

 I have again used another one of the NEW titles,
"Live Out Loud".

I have also used a "2012". 
 I have got a real thing for these lately.
 They are available in different years & the good thing about
 them is that it makes the date into an embellishment.

In this pic you can see I have used a whole pack of "Gears",
a "Mini Ruler" & some "Barbed Wire" too.
All of these pieces  I have simply inked with Distress Ink
 first & then sprayed with some brown Glimmermist. 
A few autumn leaves from Green Tara of course.

Lastly I have finished off with a few arrows from the 
"Assorted Arrows" pack. 
All of my turquoise pieces I have just painted with a 
turquoise acrylic paint & inked the edges in brown.


For my last layout today I thought I would show you this one.
You may have seen it before as it was my DT layout over at
White With One last month.

All of the 2 Crafty chippies on this layout were simply inked with
Distress inks. It was that simple.
First up I used some of the "Flag Banners" & I
combined them with some of the "Plain Triangle Banners"
which I covered with some hessian.

A 2 Crafty title, "Unforgettable".

"A Birdcage #1"

Again I finished off with one of those little "2012".
Too Easy.

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Cheers Di  xo



Kim Price said...

Just beautiful Di. Love all of these layouts - the boy page is fabulous!

Vanessa said...

Stunning work this month Di, love, love, love them all. Thanks for the boy page, lots of inspiration there. Floral branches look stunning - love the effect.

Queenie said...

You have done an amazing job Di they all look wonderful. I am really loving the blossom branches.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning work, Di! They are all delightful!

Leonie said...

Gorgeous as always Di. Great pages!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow Di! I am completely in awe over these masterpieces! So totally gorgeous the 3 of them! You are one true inspiration!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layouts, as always, Di! I just love what you've done with the Floral branches & the vines on the first one...truly stunning work!!

Jan Rankine said...

How absolutely gorgeous Di - I love them all xx

Keren Tamir said...

Oh wow Di these are flipping gorgeous!! Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

These are all beautiful layouts Di. I love all the layers and texture.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Wow Di, stunning projects. Love them all. Absolutely gorgeous!! ox Marg