Saturday, December 12, 2015

Winter Inspiration By Athanasia

'Frozen in Time'

Hello 2Crafty friends!
Winter is here in Greece, so as cold wind, cozy mood and warm sweaters.
I think my layout today shows this wintery feeling...
This photo is by Finnabair's Ephemera and I really love how old and 
timeworn it looks. I used the Tiny Vivian's frame , the set of three 
Spiral Snowflakes and a Pen Nib.
 I really love how they look on my composition.

In order to alter the spiral snowflakes I used White Gesso and white Glitter.
First I applied the gesso with a sponge and then I spread the glitter.
The gesso works just like glue, so the snowflakes where ready to use in no time!

I wanted the Tiny Vivian's frame to be black, so I painted it with
 black silk by ColourArte with a paintbrush.

For the pen nib (below) I used 'Vintage Photo' distress ink with the applicator and a little bit
 of white gesso in some spots. I stacked it on the page with staples.

2Crafty chipboard Used

Spiral Snowflakes

 Frames Tiny Vivian's  

 Pen Nibs

Spiral Snowflakes (unit of 3)   Frames Tiny Vivian's (unit of 3) Pen Nibs (units of 3)

"Christmas Tree Decorations"

With only a few days left until Christmas I decided to make some more

 decorations for my Christmas tree.

Here is how I made them. Very easy and quick!
You will only need White Gesso (you can also use any kind of glue like 
Gel Medium or craft glue), glitter and of course 2Crafty Chipboard :)

First you have to cover the chipboard with gesso. 

Before it drys, spread a generous amount of glitter.
Gesso will work as a glue.

Use the tweezers to remove the chipboard from the glitter and give it a good shake to remove the excess. Repeat the process if you have left some spots without glitter.

Tie some thread and your decorations are ready to hang on the tree.


2Crafty chipboards on this project:

Spiral Snowflakes
Wire Stars

Blitzen (unit of 3) Spiral Snowflakes (unit of 3)    Wire Stars (unit of 3)

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I hope you got some ideas from today's projects!
Have a lovely crafty day!





Karen.C said...

I love the layout :)and thanks for the tip about the Gesso and glitter.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful work, Athanasia! That photo is awesome. Love the whole idea of "frozen in time," and how you were able to incorporate the snowflakes into your page. Great idea using 2Crafty chipboard to create ornaments!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Gorgeous layout and love the details!
Awesome idea to use chippies as ornaments!

Di Garling said...

Beautiful layout and a great idea on how to make those CHRISTMAS decorations too. TFS.

ros said...

fabulous and awesome idea to make decorations ♥

Athanasia said...

Thank you ladies :)

ValerieOuelletScrapbooking said...

I love this powder! Wonderful layout!

Paper Attic said...

anything vintage always speaks straight to my heart - your layout is beautiful in every way, love the journaling, so gorgeous.

Tone K. said...

Cool page ! I love your background...and the frame on the photo was really great :)

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow! Stunning work! Love your creation :)

rosden64 said...

Great vintage page and inspiration for using chipboard.

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

SO AMAZING!! and thank you for the tutorial xx