Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Inspiration
"Bright & Bold"
By Di Garling

Hello there friends, thanks for calling by.
This month I have decided to go BOLD & BRIGHT.
 I always love strong colour, as I think it makes such a statement.
This was my first attempt doing a layout using Watercolour Pencils
along with paints to create my background.
Loved them & I will definitely be using them more often.
I love this colour combo, so bright & happy.
On this layout, "Cool", I have used one of the little
"Speech Bubbles" which come in a multi pack with lots
of different words that make perfect titles.

Here you can see after firstly painting it black, I simply outlined
the word to highlight it & then popped a piece of pink card behind it.
Too easy.

I also used one of the 6" "Circular Panels" which I first  gave a coat of gesso
& then  followed up by brushing on a couple of coats of a pink mist.
This is a great way to colour your chippies & there is no wastage with
over sprays. Next up I  have cut it into several pieces & just added
it  here & there throughout the layout. Out of one 6" sheet I will
 get two layouts. Pretty economical, don't you agree ?

I have also added some "Chevron Bits" as well as some "Gears"
after firsty giving them a lick of black acrylic paint.

To finish off with I have added a little "Light Bulb" which also come
in a multi pack. Again It was simply painted with black acrylic paint &
outlined with a gel pen. Too easy.
"Just Be You"
 I have continued with my "BOLD & BRIGHT" theme on this layout too.
 When I am creating bright coloured layouts I love to simply paint
my chippies black. I think the plain & simple black makes a real impact
 when teamed with bright colours, it is also one of the easiest treatments
you can give your chipboard too.
 I have started here with one of the many 2Crafty chippie titles,
"Just be You" , says it all, don't you agree ?
 In this pic you can see I have also used their 
"Squiggly Heart Border" 
here underneath the photo. Love how fine this piece is.

 Underneath my photo I have also used a
"Filmstrip - Small" .
2Crafty make these filmstrips in several different sizes. 
 I have also used some various sized "Butterflies".
The larger ones are from one pack & the little ones
are from a mini pack.  Again 2Crafty have a huge range
of butterflies available.
For my third project today I wanted to show you this layout that I did as 
my design team reveal  for the current challenge over at the
"Scrap Around the World".
This is the Scrap Around the World April moodboard 
that I took my inspiration from for my layout.

Naturally I have used lots of 2crafty chipboard, including,
"You" title - loopy font.
  My absolute favourite font of all time.

I have also used a couple of stars from the "Stars Multi Pack" 
both of which were simply given a coat of black acrylic paint.

I have scattered some " Tiny Hearts " from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars Pack" 
which have definitely  become one of my go to products of late. They come on a sheet
with loads & loads of tiny hearts & stars. I usually get six or seven layouts out 
of one pack. I simply painted these with yellow acrylic paint.

Now my absolute FAVOURITE thing on this layout would definitely have to be
these awesome little chippie glasses from the "Glasses Set".  These come three
different style spectacles in a pack. Tooooo cute.

Well thats all from me for another month, and remember, if you would like to be part of
this wonderful team and use some amazing chipboard, see our 
 Design Team Callout,
 which is in the blog post before mine.
(Scroll down & check out the details)
See you back here again next month.

If you would like to visit my blog & see lots more
ideas for using 2crafty chipboard.