Friday, October 24, 2014

October Inspiration
Three Layouts & A Video Tutorial to Share
By Di Garling

"Just the Girls"

Hi there friends. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have three layouts to share with you,
PLUS my first ever VIDEO TUTORIAL !!!!

My first creation today is titled, "Just the Girls" & naturally I have used
one of the many fabulous chipboard titles that 2Crafty make.
They have hundreds to choose from. 

All my chippie pieces were firstly given a coat of Gesso,
followed by a coat of  Viva transparent "Crystal Gel".
This creates an incredible crackled effect.
Next up I sprayed all the pieces with a blue mist. This looks great over
the crackle gel as the colour goes into the cracks & really shows it off.

Underneath my flower cluster I have used a piece from the "Leafy Shrub Set #2".
This shrub set is probably one of my favourite go to pieces. Love it & doesn't it look 
lovely with the crackled effect on it.

Here I have used some chippie "Doilies" both above & below my photos.
I left these white but finished off with some Micro Beads for more texture
& a little dab of mist applied with a brush for a watercolour effect.

Underneath this little flower cluster I have added a "Leafy Round".
This piece is so beautifully fine & just perfect for layering.

I also added a small "Butterfly" from one of the many
 butterfly sets that 2Crafty have in their range.

Lots of background work using various mediums, mists & stamps.


For my second layout today I have gone with a circle theme
using a new chippie piece that was recently added to the already extensive 2Crafty range.
The two larger circles on this layout are from the "6"Circle Revolution Pack".
These come three per pack.

To continue with the circle theme, I have used this "Word Circle" from the
"Word Circle Set #1". These come with six different words per pack &
are a perfect match to the "Revolution Frames".

All the chipboard on this layout was firstly coated in Gesso, followed by a
wipe with  Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink which I then brush over using
a wet paint brush. Because Distress Ink is water soluable, the water dilutes
the ink & makes it sort of patchy, which is exactly the look I was after.
I use this super simple technique a lot.

In this photo you can see I have also used a "Film Strips - Small" that I
 simply painted in white acrylic paint & popped in behind my photos.

The last chipboard piece I have used on this layout is an "Ana's Vine".
I treated the branches the same way I did the circle frames & then I added
some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to the leaves & then added some
Crackle Accents, which again because the Distress Ink is water based, the
 liquid of the Glossy Accents causes the ink to run as well as going crackling & shiney.


Click here to watch Di's video on You Tube

You may have seen this on facebook a week or so ago, but if not, I hope you will
stop & take a look. If you like it, I would love for you to click "subscribe" while 
you are there. That way you won't miss the next one. This is my first ever
 video tutorial so please forgive a few mstakes.
It was a learning curve & I know I will get better, so bear with me!!!

Here I have hung this chain of hearts from the "Arrows Funky" pack from a 
piece of the new chippie "Chain". Love these two pieces together.
(Sorry this butterfly is a metal embellishment)

Around the photo I used two "Circle Revolution Frames".

I have also cut a couple of lengths of the new chippie "Chain"
placed a piece either side of my photo.


Well that all from me for this month, I do hope you enjoyed my video.
I think I have the bug for it now so stay tuned for more.
My Blog...
Until next month.

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MARILYN said...

Three gorgeous pages Di!! and fantastic video...xx

Janice Nicholls said...

Just the Girls-Gorgeous- love the blue tones, and the amazing background details.
Smile- Gorgeous- beautiful details, colours, photos and chippie elements.
Moments- Another Gorgeous layout- Loved watching you create this layout Di.... Awesome first video. look forward to seeing your next one.
Thanks for sharing and for always inspiring me. xx

Helen Tilbury said...

What an amazing reveal Di & I have already watched & thoroughly enjoyed your video!!

Stacey Young said...

Stunning creations Di! I love the pops of black in the last one :) Well done on your videos too!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Love your video tutorial Di! You did an awesome job! :)

Margaret Mifsud said...

You've done it again Di ... I am drooling!! Your layouts are stunning as always and the treatments on the chippies are awesome!! I watched the video a while ago and absolutely loved it!! You rock!! ox

Belle à cropper said...

Wow! Di !! Everything is so romantic !! I love everything !!!! You have a great way of using the chipboards on your layouts, it is amazing!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Perfect chipppy use!!! You always make the best creations xx