Friday, March 13, 2015

March Projects - Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2Crafty Blog.  It is my turn again and this time I 
have two Art Journal pages and a card to share with you. 
  2Crafty was a major sponsor over at CSI in February and I was so thrilled that I was able to be a part of the GDT for Case #156.  This is the double Art Journal page I created. 

2Crafty Chipboard product used

 Square Collage Panel

 Leafy Shrub Set 1

 6" Clock Frames

ATC Georgian Frames

All of the chippies were first coated with gesso and then painted with acrylic paint.

My favourite chippy on this page is the Square Collage Panel It comes as a 6" x 6" panel but you can cut random pieces from it and use them in a myriad of ways.  I simply cut off a section from one side of the panel and placed it on the left side of my double page and then layered the ATC Georgian Frame over the top.

Here I've used one of the plain circles from the 6" Clock Frames, attached a piece from the
Leafy Shrub Set 1 on top of that and created a lovely circular flourish.  I love how this looks.
It is so easy to configure your chippies so that they fit into whatever it is you are making.
  If you don't have the perfect piece already, you can simply layer them, or cut them apart and
 add bits from a different set and simply and easily create the perfect embellishment for your project. 

This is another piece cut from the Square Collage Panel.

During March, 2Crafty is a major sponsor for Scrap Around the World and, once again,
 the Team from 2Crafty are Guest Designers.  As the Guest post went live yesterday 
I am now able to show the details of my contribution.

2Crafty Chipboard product used

 Square Collage Panel

 6" Clock Frames

Mini Hearts and Stars

Once again I have used a piece from the Square Collage Panel.
 (Did I tell you I really love this chippy??  LOL!!)  I didn't use gesso this time, I simply
 rubbed it over randomly with Black Soot Distress Ink. 

The Clock Frame was treated the same way. 

  The stars are from the Mini Hearts and Stars and they were coloured with acrylic paint.  

  For my final project I would like to share the card I created for my Grandson's 18th Birthday. 
 Being such a special Birthday, it had to be a special card and so I created a concertina card
 with some pieces from 2Crafty Chipboard's latest release.

The front of this card looks fairly busy I know, but I just couldn't stop myself from
 adding all those lovely little chipboard pieces.

2Crafty Chipboard product used

 Bubble Clumps

Card Word Circles - Happy Birthday

Dotty Bits
 Fast Forward Arrows

 Mini Tags

The small 'Bubble Clump' was coloured with acrylic paints using a dabber.  I love the
 mottled look you get when using this method. 
  The 'Dotty Bits' tucked in the paper layers at the side were coloured the same as the Bubble Clump but the 'Mini Tag' was inked with Distress Inks and then lightly edged with gold VersaColor.
'Card Word Circle' painted and 'Fast Forward Arrow' inked.   Once everything 
was dry I randomly splashed some gesso over everything.
  Love those 'Fast Forward Arrows' and used quite a few of them on the inside of the card.
This one was painted with acrylic paint ...
... as was this one.  It was also lightly inked with gold.

  The outer edge of this arrow was inked with VersaColor gold and the actual arrow 
itself was coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink.
This arrow was also inked with Distress Inks and edged with the VersaColor gold.
The inside of the card when fully opened.
  Thank you so much for taking a look at my little creations and I hope you have found some inspiration here.  I urge you to take a look at the fantastic array of chipboard pieces that 2Crafty Chipboard produces, you are bound to find something that you simply cannot live without!  LOL!!
  and remember, to find a 2Crafty Stockist near you simply send an email to
Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!
Take care and God Bless.


Janice Nicholls said...

Love the colours, texture, layers and the chippie elements on both your canvas Margaret. They are Gorgeous.
You always make the most amazing cards. This one is Fantastic....Love the colour combo and all the chippie pieces you have added.
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. xx

Di Garling said...

Margy these projects are all AMAZING. Love your eye for detail. As always, tremendous use of chippies too. My new fave for you would have to be the third project, that card is nothing short of magic. Love it.

Nicole Doiron said...

You are so good at art journals and cards Margaret... very impressive work each month! :)

Belle à cropper said...

I really love all three !! You did an amazing job, I especially like the turquoise in your art journal !

Fiona Paltridge said...

Margaret you never cease to amaze me! I love every single one of these xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Marg you have DEFINITELY outdone yourself this month!! Every piece is incredible. The colours, the textures, the compositions, you have got it going on all right!!!