"Those Eyes That Smile"
Hi there, Di Garling here with you today with three layouts to share.
This first layout is of a friends daughter, which you may have seen before
as they did a photo shoot & I am so lucky to have been given lots of the pics.
To start with I used lots of Washi Tapes along both the
top & bottom edges of my layout.
Naturally I have used some great pieces of 2 Crafty chipboard too.
All of my chipboard was firstly given a coat of Gesso, this is like a primer or
undercoat if you like & it just makes whatever you do to your chippies
look & work so much better.
Next I gave them all a simple coat of white acrylic paint
& the word title a simple coat of red. So so easy.
At the side of my flower cluster I have tucked in a little girl
chippie from the "Happy Children" Multi Pack.
Isn't she sweet?
Title-"Those Eyes That Smile" is one of their newest releases.
Also I have tucked one of their tiny "Film Strips" in on
the side of the page too.
Here you can also see some tiny stars painted in both red & aqua
from the NEW "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" pack to
just scatter around the page.
In amongst my layers I have also tucked in some
of the "Giant Gears" which also come in a multi pack.
These are one of my "go to" chippie pieces"as they just seem
to work on all sorts of different layouts for both boys & girl pages.
For my second layout I have gone with a slightly shabby chic look,
green & purple is one of my most fave colour combos & I have
used lots of NEW release chippies from the latest 2 Crafty range.
I have used another NEW Title- "Gorgeous".
In this pic you can see I have used one of the NEW
"Circle Revolution Frames"
around my photo to draw the eye in. These come with
three different sizes on a sheet. Great value.
After a coat of gesso, both these chippies were painted a couple of coats
with a purple mist. Next up I embossed them with purple embossing powder,
followed by a wipe over with some gold Viva Inca Paste
By adding touches of gold it just adds a rich & opulent feel to the layout.
These are another NEW RELEASE piece called "Rose Sets". I
have treated the stems with a green Vintage ink before adding some
Crackle Accents to them & for the roses I treated them the same as
the title but I finished off by adding some purple micro beads.
Here I have used yet another NEW piece. This new piece is from
a set called "Ornate Hearts" . I do love how they how it has a leafy flourish.
I have treated them exactly the same as I did the stems on the roses.
"This Face Makes My Heart Smile"
For my third & final layout this month I want to show you this one,
although some of you may have already seen it online.
I created this for a design team reveal for the February challenge
over at "Scrap Around the World" challenge blog.
Here is the moodboard that inspired me.
I have used yet another of the NEW release titles,
"This Face Makes My Heart Smile".
Pretty much says it all.
This had a lick of gesso followed by a wipe over with aqua distress ink.
The little hearts are from the "ATC Stars & Hearts Pack" &
the good thing about them is that they are only tiny & are
just perfect for scattering arond the page.
Again simply treated with gesso followed by a lick of acrylic paint.
Now I have used two of these super sweet little birds from another NEW
release set. These are from the "Valentine Branch Set", although I didn't
use the actual branch, just the two birds. I'll save the branch for another project.
These were just given a coat of gesso & a light inking.
I am lovin those tiny hearts & those new birds.
Well thats all from me for another month.
I hope I have inspired you to get a hold of some
awesome 2 Crafty chipboard pieces for your
next project too.
Until next month.