Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Two Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

"Happiness - Always"

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by the blog.
Today I have two layouts to share with you, starting off with this one which I have 
based on the Prima September BAP challenge.

2 Crafty Chipboard used...
Always - Mini Word
Decorative Rod Set
Corner Evie
Skeleton Clock Frames
Giant Gears & Cogs
Cog Border
Keyholes & Locks

I was going for a feminine steampunk look !!!
Hence that is why I have used lots of yummy cogs & things
& the little "Skeleton Clock Frame" that you see here was the perfect addition.

 All the chipboard were given a coat of gesso before sticking them
down on my layout. Then I coloured everything using ...
Shimmerz Sugar Plum
Prima Blossom Bud Ink
Viva Inka Gold Paste
Making sure to let some of the colour ooze off the chipboard &onto 
the background by spritzing the colour lightly with water to make it run.

I do love using cogs & gears teamed with flowers, such a lovely combination.

The little mini word "Always" was just perfect for what I wanted.
You can also see the beautiful "Decorative Rod" peeking out beneath the flowers.

 Here you can see I have cut the "Cog Border" in two pieces & used
half on the top of my photos & the other half underneath the photos.

I have tucked one of the "Giant Gears" in behind the top of my photo.

  I finished off by adding a "Corner Evie" & a few more flowers.
All the chippies on this layout were given a generous lick of 
Viva Inka Gold paste to achieve the gold shimmer you can see.

"Sweet Cheeks"

For my second project I have done this layout using these very old pics
of my youngest son, who is now thirty !!! Where has the time gone?
He was the cutest little boy says one very biased Mother !!

2Crafty Chipboard used...
Sweet Cheeks - title
Chain Circle Frames
Chain Lengths
Mini Cameras
Mini Hot Air Balloons
Mini Fast Forward Arrows

 The title "Sweet Cheeks", the "Hot Air Balloon" & the "Fast Forward Arrows"
were all treated with a coat of gesso followed by some simple mustard
coloured acrylic paint. Too easy. 

 The "Chain Lengths" & "Chain Circle Frames" were firstly wiped 
over with some brown ink before being heat embossed with some vintage photo 
Distress Embossing powder. When cool I then wiped them over with some 
Viva InkaGold paste in both gold & copper to achieve a rusty metal look.

I sponged a little brown ink on the  "Mini Camera" to colour it up to match.

 Well thats all for today. I hope to see you back here again next month.
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Trudi Harrison said...

Gorgeous as always Di! Always admire your beautiful layers of chipboard and pretty embellishing

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Amazing Di! Absolutely love the first one!

ros said...

Your pages are amazing Di. So much inspiration ♥

Rosslyn Coutts said...

Beautiful layouts...sigh.....

Lisa Griffith said...

I LOVE the feminine steampunk look with all the pinks and the gears....just gorgeous. the sweet boy layout is awesome too, love how you framed the photos with those chippies, adorable :)

Rachael Funnell said...

2 BRILLIANT pages Di...

Fiona Paltridge said...

OH WOW!! That fist page Di! STUNNING Thank you for the inspiration and I agree cogs/gears and flowers work so well together.

Valerie Ouellet said...

Wow I love the use of chippies. Beautiful layouts

Valerie Ouellet said...

Wow I love the use of chippies. Beautiful layouts

Karen.C said...

Once again just brilliant :)

Tracee said...

Your pages are always so stunning, these are no exception xxx

Kathy Gnj said...

Both of these layouts are AMAZING! Your pages continue to take my breath away. Just gorgeous!

Jennifer Snyder said...

beautiful drama on the first layout with gorgeous robust magenta. alwasy amazing

Athanasia said...

Amazing work!!! I love them both!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Boy am I loving these!!! You are always so inspiring Di xx

Priscilla Lim said...

Wow wow wow 2 super gorgeous page! :)

Priscilla Lim said...

Wow wow wow 2 super gorgeous page! :)

Catherine Giguère said...

Stunning!! I love so much the colors of your first project!!!