Monday, August 11, 2014

August Inspiration
Three Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

 "Be Yourself"

Hello there 2 Crafty fans, thanks for calling by.
Today I have three layouts to share with you & I have used some of 
their latest released pieces. Looove them all.

2Crafty products used..
6" Bubble Grid Panel
Title-"Be Yourself"
Leafy Shrub Set #2

After a quick coat of gesso I just painted this cute little title, "Be Yourself" with some Tim Holtz
Distress Crackle Paint. Too easy & it gives the chippies a great texture too.

Now the feature chippie piece on this layout would have to be this newly
released "Bubble Grid Panel". It is actually a 6" square but I have cut it
into pieces & placed it all around my photo & I have still got lots left to use
 on another project. All I have done with this chippie piece is to colour it
with a black ink pad. It doesn't get much easier than that.

I just loooove the look of plain black chippies with bright colours 
on a layout. I think it packs a punch.

Some nice background textures using mixed media & stamping,
creates a good backdrop for the plain black chippies.

In the next two photos you can see I have used a couple of the pieces of the
"Leafy Shrub Set #2" which again I just coloured with a black ink pad. 
They do look good tucked in with your flower clusters.

Here you can see the "2014" tucked in underneath the photo
 & I painted it in the  Distress Crackle paint the same as my title.
 These dates come in a multi pack & have about 10 in a pack. 
They also come in different years too.
Great way to turn the date into an embellishment.

  "The Best of Friends"
This layout is of my best friend & myself & my Godaughter.
2Crafty products used...
"The Best of Friends" - title
Square Collage Panel
Leafy Twig Branches
  This 6" "Square Collage Panel" is another new release peice from 2 Crafty.
They do a new release of 30 plus pieces every 6 to 8 weeks so there is always
something new to inspire us all. I have again cut this panel into several pieces &
also, again simple coloured it black with a nice juicy black ink pad.
It makes more of a statement & gives your layout a modern & punchy look.
For my title, "The Best of Friends", I firstly gave it a 
coat of gesso followed by some Gelatos.
You can also see in this close up tucked in at the side of the title,
I have used some chippie  "Dandelions". These were treated
the same as the title, but when dry I added some glue to the ends
& dipped them into some gold microbeads.

I have also tucked in around my flower clusters some chippie
"Leafy Twig Branches" which were treated the same as the Dandelions.

For my last layout I have gone with this vintage one that I did recently.
"Those Were The Days"

I created this one recently for a challenge I went in over at Berry71Bleu
& it was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner.

2Crafty products used...
Title-"Those Were the Days"
6" Skeleton Clock Frames
Leafy Rounds

All of the chippie pieces on this layout were firstly given a coat of gesso,
followed by a coat of Tim Holtz "Distress Stain" & when dry I have
brushed on some brown "Coffee Shop" Glimmermist to add a llittle
shimmer. Brushing it on instead of spraying it you get more on &
therefore you achieve more depth in your colour.

  Well thats all from me, I hope I have inspired you to include some wonderful
2Crafty chippies in your next project too. If you are not sure where to get them,
send an email to the address below & they will let you know a stockist nearest you.
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Until next month