Sunday, March 22, 2015

March Inspiration
Three Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

"This Is Me"

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have three layouts
 to share with you, starting off with this one featuring a friends daughter.

2Crafty Chipboard products used
This Is Me-title
Cog & Gears multi pack
Leafy Shrub Set #1

All the chippie pieces on this layout were firstly given a coat of gesso,
followed by a little texture paste just dabbed on to create some texture 
& then followed with some Turquoise Blue Glimmermist which was
very roughly brushed on for colour.

"This Is Me" was just the perfect title for this little cutiepie.

Love this Leafy Shrub Set #1.  Such a great piece to include with your flowers.

The "Cogs & Gears" also look great tucked in & around your flower clusters,
don't just save them for boy pages !!!

 Some stenciling & stamping.

A few flowers.

Another view of the "Leafy Shrub Set #1". It comes four pieces in a pack.

"Happiness is......Cupcakes"

All of us 2Crafty design team girls were recently invited to be guest designers over at the 
& so I created this layout based on their challenge below.

2Crafty Chipboard Product Used
Circle Lace Panel
Happiness Is This-title
Tiny Henri's Frame
Retro Flowers

Firstly I started off with one of the new release titles - "Happiness Is This"
This layout was all about cupcakes & although it is a little hard to see,
this photo is actually cupcakes with flowers on top. They look too good to eat.

This stencil from "The Crafters Workshop" is such a good match to this
"Circle Lace Panel".

All the chipboard on this layout was given a coat of gesso followed by a dab or two 
of distress ink & then I brushed on some Silks paints & a little Stickles Glittler Glue.

Don't you just love this new "Circle Lace Panel" . It is so so
beautiful & fine. I have cut it into several pieces to suit my layout.

My little quote here I have popped inside the ever popular
"Tiny Henri's Frame". It is a perfect size.

I have also popped in some "Retro Flowers" in amongst my flowers.
Love these.

My final layout today is this one I did a few weeks back for a DT assignment
over at The Scrapbook Store & naturally it has some yummy 2Crafty chippies on it.
I have made a start to finish video tutorial on this layout. I hope you take the time to view it.

2Crafty Chipboard Products Used
  Handrawn Hearts Frame
Sybill's Name Plate
Leafy Silhouettes

I love these "Handrawn Heart Frames" & there are so many ways
to use them too.

Here I simply tucked it underneath my photo after firstly giving it a little gesso & ink.

These are the "Leafy Silhouettes" which I simply coloured with an ink pad.

  Lastly I have used the "Sybils Name Plate" which you can see I have given a little
 texture to using a stencil &  when dry & simply wiped it over with some ink.
  Well thats all from me today. Until next month.

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Debbi Tehrani said...

Exquisite work, Di! I just love the way you work the chipboard, and your use of color is superb. Each layout is a beautiful masterpiece. Love your work so much!

Kathy Bradley said...

Each layout is just beautiful. I have to say my fav is the last one with the video - maybe because I watched you bring it to life. And, thank you for the tip on the little flowers - they will be perfect to just slip in sometimes - with matching paper, etc. Again, thank you for sharing your art!

mamaLeka (Olga Ryzhkova) said...

I love viewed your layouts, Di! They all are so beautiful!!! Video - stunning, thank you!

Joyce Kers said...

Oh Di! You make me want to possess that circle lace chipboard piece! I love, love the cupcake layout, and now I need to know where to buy the chipboard pieces!

Janice Nicholls said...

You are so talented Di. Each layout looks Gorgeous.
Love the colour combos, your texture, the background details, the layering, the clusters....all look magnificent. Loved the video too.
Thanks for sharing and for always inspiring me. Love your work. xx

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Stéphanie Papin said...

your layouts, Di, are always a treasure to see, and with your style, i particulary love your use of leaves and swirls !

Fiona Paltridge said...

Di the colours on that second layout are magnificent!!! Each one is super awesome but that CSI one really floats my boat xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Goodness goodness goodness!!!! Di Garling you are the bomb!!!!!!!! These are all incredible layouts. I could look at them for a LONG time. GREAT job. Couldn't possibly pick a favourite out of these wonderful works!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Another set of gorgeous layouts Di!

Margaret Mifsud said...

I so love your work Di!! Fabulous colour, amazing texture and perfect use of the chippies!! Love each and every page!! xx

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

great video - spectacular job. I love the process in motion. I also love seeing three completely different looks from you - totally different feels and yet each utterly amazing