Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My October Shares by Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2Crafty Blog!!
Margaret here to show you my October creations using some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard!
I have three very different cards to share with you today.  
The first is feminine in pastel shades, then I have a masculine step card to show you
 and the last card is again feminine but in a more mixed media style.  
 
So, here is Card No. 1
 
2Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
Flourish Adornment Set 5 - 2 pcs
Frames Tiny Kathleen
 

I wanted the flourish adornment pieces to stand out a bit from the rest of the card
 but I didn't want a lot of colour so they were very lightly brushed with Wild Honey
 Distress Ink.   Then one piece was placed at the bottom of the cluster ...


... and the other piece at the top.


I usually like at least a few layers on my cards so you can see a paper doily, some gauze and a small tag with the Tiny Kathleen Frame placed over the top.  The frame was coloured with Versa Magic Cloud White and clear heat embossed and I then added a Tim Holtz word Band to complete the card. 

 
 
 
Next is the Masculine Step Card.
 
2Crafty Chipboard used:
Asst. Arrows
Chevron Bits
Gears
Compass
Chicken Barbed Wire Small


All of these chippies were coloured with Kaisercraft Red Gum and then I randomly added Lapislazuli and Silver to the Gears and Arrows.   I also randomly added some clear embossing powder.  I wanted these pieces to look aged so didn't want them shiny all over.  As you can see, I also curled some coppery wire around the arrows.  


For the greeting, I first coloured these two arrows and then wrote on them by hand before clear heat embossing them.  The Chicken Barbed Wire was coloured the same as the other chippies but was not heat embossed.


Tied this little cog on with some twine and added the chunky arrow.  I really love how this turned out.


The Chevrons were added to the side panels to match in with the paper.


I must say I really love making masculine cards, and having such awesome chippies
to work with makes it even better.



 
 
Last but not least, (my fave actually) is the mixed media feminine card.
 
2Crafty products used:
Interlocking Grid Panel
Word Circles Set 1

The background on this card was actually created for an Art Journal page but, as I never finished the page, I thought it would work well as a card instead.  
The Word Circle was painted with Acrylic Paint and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  Unfortunately the shimmer doesn't show very well in the photos but it looks quite pretty in real life.


I cut a piece from the Interlocking Grid Panel and also covered it with Acrylic Paint
 and Glimmer Mist.  Added some thread and micro beads for a little more texture.


A piece of gauze, some flowers and gold stamens ... add to that a pretty bow
 and my card is complete!

 
I hope you like my cards and that I have inspired you in some small way.  I really love working with these 2Crafty chippies and there are so many fabulous designs to choose from. 
Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox
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6 comments:

Di Garling said...

These cards are just FABULOUS Margy. I adore the way you layer all the chippies etc. Love them all. brilliant work my friend. Cheers Di

Janice Nicholls said...

Fantastic chippie techniques. Amazing Cards Margaret....love them all...... the mixed media is my fave. Beautiful work! xx

Nicole Doiron said...

Every single day, I'm so amazed by this incredibly talented DT! Margaret, these cards are totally amazing!

Helen Tilbury said...

Absolutely amazing projects Marg!! Wow to all that lovely mixed media action!!!

Belle à cropper said...

You really have a talent for card making !! I love everyone but I must say the 3rd one is my favourite !

Fiona Paltridge said...

I think you are the best card maker going!!! I LOVE your designs, they amaze me every time I see them xx