Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Mixed Bag of Inspiration
By Di Garling


Hi there friends, Happy New Year to you all.
Thanks for stopping by.  Today I want to start off with a Christmas layout
that was a commission piece for the Christmas edition of 
Scrapbooking Memories magazine. It's on page 37.
(That is our own DT member Fiona Paltridge on the cover too)

 2Crafty Products used..

Christmas Mini Word Pack
Holly Branch
Holly Leaves
Flourish Ornament Border
Tahnya's 6" Border
Fine Snowflakes

I cut some pieces off the Flourish Ornament Border,
painted them green & then gave them a lick of green Stickles glitter.

All the other chippie pieces were simply heat embossed
with gold embossing powder for a real festive feel.

These little Mini Christmas Words were just the 
perfect thing for my title.

I do so love this 6" Tahnya's Border layered up with
the Holly Leaves & Holly Branch.

Lots of glitter & sparkle here to create a festive mood.
I have applied gold glitter to my background with a stencil too.

"My Girl Mia"

For my second layout today I have done a layout
featuring my gorgeous Grandaughter Mia.

2Crafty Products Used...

My Girls-title (I snipped off the S)
Doodled Frames
Decorative Rod Set #1
Arrows Funky Set
Gears & Cogs Set

First up I snipped off the "S" from the end of the title to suit my layout.

Now this is a super easy layout to create.
After firstly cutting my photos to fit this gorgeous new frame,
set the photos aside for the moment.

First up collect a hole heap of left over bits of 2Crafty chippies
& just start off by gluing them all down.

Bits of this & that & stick them all down.

Next I sponged on a fairly thick coat of gesso over everything.
Either dry naturally & dry off with a heat gun.

Pick at least two or more  colours of mist (any brand) & apply to all the
chippie bits using a soft paint brush.

Viola. All done. Quite an effective technique & a great way
to use up all those left over bits, oh & don't you just LOOOOVE
these NEW "Doodled Frames" & "Decorative Rod Set".
I certainly do. 
PLUS a start to finish VIDEO TUTORIAL
You may have seen this layout I created recently for a Design Team
 project for The Scrapbook Store.

2Crafty Products Used

Chain Lengths
Light Bulbs
Stars Multi Pack

Naturally I used lots of yummy 2Crafty chippies & I simply just
inked them all black. It doesn't get much simpler & I love the way
the black pops, against the bright colours.

I think this little quote really sums up this beautiful lady.

  Well thats all from me this month. I will see you back here again
in February with some more projects to share.
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Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Loooveee all of these pages. The Christmas page is divine! Love the green and gold. Your Baby page is delightful and I love the little tutorial ... brilliant idea!! The final page is stunning. Love the bright colours contrasting with the black!! Awesome creations Di!! ox

Ella Swan said...

Wonderful work Di! I just adore your Christmas layout especially!! Love all that green & gold together!!!

Ella Swan said...

Wonderful work Di! I just adore your Christmas layout especially!! Love all that green & gold together!!!

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Always amazing creations from you Di! I love the Pink page ..... so colourful and cool! The Christmas page is fabulous too. Gee thanks for the cover shot LOL I think people must be getting pretty tired of looking at my face bahahahaha. xx

Nicole Doiron said...

I love all 3 layouts - awesome! But I have to say that the 3rd one is my favorite. Love your use of bright vivid colours on this one with the touch of black and all the chippies you've chosen are perfect for the theme... fun, ecclectic and totally rockin'! You are the best Di!

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous creations Di.....each one has so much amazing detail and each time you look you see something new.
Love, love, love your work.
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Another fabulous video...love watching you create...you make it look so easy. xx

Jennifer Snyder said...

I adore the magnificent Christmas page. That has magic written all over it. Stunning monochromatic flair. The other pages are equally magnificent and your use of color on those very cool

Tracee said...

Di your work is always so beautiful along with your photographs, how do you photograph your layouts so perfectly? Tx

Belle à cropper said...

Di those layouts are amazing !! The first one is a perfect Christmas layout !! The work on the pieces is perfect ! Love the colours on the second layout and the third one !!! So different and so colourful, good job !

Stacey Young said...

Wowee, gorgeous projects Di!!! Love how the chippie blends into the background of the second one! Love the brights too :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

An absolute visual feast in this post, Di. I admire your work so, so much!