Friday, June 7, 2013

from Resident Guest Designer
Nadia Cannizzo

Hi everyone! Its Nadia Cannizzo here today, sharing a layout I created
 using some beautiful 2Crafty chipboard.

This is one of my favourite photos of my oldest girl Maria Elena.
 It is taken in Bowral NSW last year and it is one I use a lot. 

In the image above, I have used Ornate Buckles.  
There are 2 in each pack and I simply painted them white,
 before using my fingertips and some thick
 acrylic white paint to give them an aged effect. 

You can also see in the image above, that I used a
 To alter the frame, I first applied 2 coats of Gesso and 
when that dried, I painted it white. I then applied a combination 
of Tim Holtz Distress Paints over it in Picket Fence and 
Picked Raspberry. To finish it off, I applied a thick
 layer of Glossy Accents

Just above, you can see the beautiful chipboard circles which are 
the Flower Medallions. These are so so so pretty!
I simply applied the same method as I did with the Ornate Buckles. 

Of course my favourite piece of chipboard on this layout is
 this BEAUTIFUL 11" Round Flourish Frame.
 I decided to be not too delicate with this frame and by that 
I mean that once my background, picture and embellishments were in 
place, I adhered the frame raw right on top of everything and painted
 it on the paper!
I wanted to do this to make it look like the frame was part of the background. 
Once the paint dried, I applied Modelling Paste with my fingers
 and a sponge and finished it off with
 Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx in Chiffon. 

2Crafty Products Used: 

Ornate Buckles (unit of 3)

Polaroid Frames (unit of 3)

Flower Medallions (unit of 3)

11" Round Flourish Frame (unit of 3)
Other Materials List
Paper: GCD Studio Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty Collection
Specialty Paper: GCD Studios Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Stax 2
Corrugated Cardboard: Want2Scrap Donna Salazar 8"x 10" Corrugated 
Ink: Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon
Paints: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paints in White Picket Fence and Picked
 Raspberry, thick white acrylic paint
Other Embellishments: Prima Marketing Junk Yard Findings - Typo Bulbs 1
Kaisercraft Love Bingo Card, Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Resin 
Mini Windows,  paper doilies
Other: mesh tape, masking tape, gesso, 
Hope I provided some inspiration for you today :) 
To see more of my work,  please see my blog HERE 


Kimberly Kett said...


Di Garling said...

Soooo beautiful Nadia & that photo is gorgeous. Great post. Cheers Di xo

lindy Gillespie said...

beautiful layout love the chippies used...

Jan Rankine said...

Awesome work Nadia.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally stunning!!!!