Monday, June 29, 2015

My Final Post for 2Crafty - Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2Crafty Blog.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Feeling a bit sad right now.  As the Title suggests this is my last post for 2Crafty as my term on the Resident Guest Design Team has ended.  It has been a wonderful experience for me.  Being on this Team with all these wonderfully talented ladies was a dream come true.   I have so enjoyed working with these amazing chippies.  Thank you so much Vanessa for having me on this incredible 
Team and also to you and Di for all the support you have provided along the way.  
It has been a fantastic experience!!
So, onto my projects.  This time I have created an altered Gift Bag, a Tag and a card.
'The Altered Gift Bag'

2Crafty Chipboard used
6 x 6 Mixed Sentiments - card words
Bubble Clumps

I used some different colours of acrylic paint to colour the background paper and also
 added some texture with a stencil and texture paste and did a little stamping as well.
The Bubble Clumps were simply painted white with acrylic paint and then layered over
a piece of gauze underneath my flower cluster.

I love these Dreamcatchers!!   I was a bit afraid at first that the center would be very
 delicate and difficult to work with but it is a lot stronger than it looks.  I painted it
with gesso first and then with some blue acrylic paint.  I also used the same paint to
 add the accents on the feathers and swiped the edges with a Versa Color Ink Pad.

These Mixed Sentiment Words are so handy for card makers.  They are the perfect
size for smaller projects and you get ten different greetings in the one pack. 

'The Tag'

2Crafty Chipboard used
Chicken Barb Wire Small
ATC Words
Ava's Butterflies
Foliage Set 2

Once again I added some stamping and texture to the background papers and also
 added some splatters.   All the chippies were painted with gesso first and then I
 used a paint dabber in 'Peeled Paint' to colour the ATC Word.

Isn't this Ava's Butterfly unusual?  So delicate and pretty.  I simply coloured it with a
stamp pad and then sprinkled it with glitter.  It looks really sparkly and pretty in
 real life but, unfortunately, the photo doesn't quite pick that up.

The 'Peeled Paint' dabber was used on the Foliage Set 2 as well but I didn't colour it solidly.
  I like that slightly mottled look, it's just a little more interesting I think.  You can just see that I added a little sparkle here as well.

I had actually painted the other side of the Chicken Barb Wire but didn't like the colour so
 I flipped it and found some of the gesso and paint had leeched around to the other side.
 Thought I would have to cut another piece at first but then decided to swipe it with a
Charcoal stamp pad and liked how it looked so used it anyway.

'The Card'

2Crafty Chipboard used
Element Set 3
Decorative Rod Set 1

How gorgeous is this Decorative Rod Set 1?  When I saw this on the product list I simply
 had to get it.  I normally wouldn't have chosen a piece of this length because my makes
 are on a smaller scale than Scrapbooking but I simply could not resist this one and, I
 thought I could cut it up if necessary.  Well, what a shame that would have been.
 I am so pleased I was able to use it all in one piece.  I simply coloured it with a
Versa Color Stamp Pad and it fitted beautifully onto my card. 
  Well, talking about cutting up some of these stunning chippies!!  I needed something to 
decorate this corner as it was a bit bare but I had no corner pieces left and nothing else
 that really suited the design.  While checking through my stash of 2Crafty Chipboard
 I found the Element Set 3 and cut one of the pieces in half and 'voila' .. perfect .. 
and I still have the other half left for another project.  Love that you can do that with
 these fabulous chippies.  They are so easy to adapt to your project no matter the size.
A fairly simple card made special by the addition of some stunning chippies!!
  So, that is it, my final post done and dusted.  Thank you so much everyone for looking
 at my work and for the lovely comments you have left for me.  I have felt
 honoured and so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with these 
wonderful chippies and to be on a Team with such amazingly talented ladies.  
Thank you again to Vanessa and Di for this fantastic opportunity.  
To see more of my work HERE is the link to my blog.
Thank you for visiting.  Take care, stay safe and God Bless.


Di Garling said...

Another wonderful post Margy. Such a great idea to decorate that gift bag. Love all three projects. I know I will miss seeing your beautiful projects on our blog. You have truly been a wonderful part of our team not to mention a model DT member too. thanks for all your brilliant inspiration over the past year. xoxo

Rachael Funnell said...

All 3 of these projects are INCREDIBLE Marg.... love the close ups! x

Valerie Ouellet said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I love your 3 projects!

Nicole Doiron said...

You're going out with a bang Margaret! I think these are your most beautiful cards yet! :)