Monday, March 21, 2016

Fiona's March Shares and a Tutorial

Hello 2Crafty peeps!
 Fiona here with you today to share a tutorial of a double canvas I made using
 the gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.

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"Amaze Yourself"

2 Crafty Chipboard used

"Groovy Flowers"
"Amaze Yourself"
"Swirly Heart Background"
"Doily Frames"
"Ornate Dragonfly"

I have been dying to try this out for some time now but I had to find a canvas that had a
 solid back on it so it would attach to another canvas with ease. When I spotted this
little square burlap covered canvas, I knew it would be perfect!

I prepped both the canvas and the chipboard with white gesso and then, as you'll see in
 the video tutorial, I gave them a little coat of paint or some embossing powder depending
 on where they were going to be placed on the canvas's.

My two feature pieces, my title and the ornate dragonfly, were heat embossed
to make them stand out from the crowd.

You can see all the details as it comes together in my tutorial. I also explain some of
 the techniques and talk about how it all came together.
I was really pleased with how it turned out. It's probably one of the "prettiest" things 
I've ever made.

My second project for the month is this little birthday card I made for 
my dad's up coming birthday.

2Crafty Products used:

"Clock Faces"
"6x6 Card Pack Happy Birthday"
"Giant Gears"

I have to be honest, cards really scare me. I take twice as long to create them than I do a
layout. I think I over analyse them! So this time around I was determined not to do this.
 I started with some patterned paper and layered as I went. No hovering, no procrastinating,
 I just stuck it down! Low and behold it worked! The little clock face is simply coloured
with some vintage photo distress ink.
 I had to add a big gear, it's a boy card, what's a boy card without a giant gear right? I
popped some white embossing powder onto it and heat embossed it and then added
 some black water colour paint over the top.
Finally I added my sentiment which of course says "Happy Birthday" and of course
 it's not straight!! I really don't do straight very well.

But other than the slight lean of the sentiment, I'm pretty happy with my card. I added a 
couple of real feathers and some drops of black ink to make it appear that they are a quill.
 I think dad will really like it.

Well that's me for another month. Thank you for popping in and don't forget, 



SD pooja said...

Happy to see a card that too a masculine I struggle a lot while making one :) loved the canvas now that I got chippies from 2CraftyChipboards am looking closely how you all alter them n use on projects beautifully

Rachael Funnell said...

your double canvas is FANTASTIC... Will be checking out the tutorial on that! & VERY AWESOME card... love the added real feathers and some drops of black ink to make it appear as a quill.

Beck Beattie said...

Love both your projects Fiona! The cards is so awesome as a masculine card which is often harder to achieve! LOVE!!

Lizzyc said...

Absolutely amazing creating! Love the background textures, fabulous layers, stunning design features! Love these!

Melfield said...

Fiona these projects are just gorgeous. Love the canvas and the video that goes with it....very impressive cleaning your work space and drying with a heat gun at the same time!
Your card is sensational - love it.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen.C said...

I love how you put the flowers under the chipboard thanks for sharing.

Di Garling said...

Two great projects Fiona. ADORE the canvas & a fab male card too.

Shari Czerwinski said...

I am always looking for great masculine design ideas. Thanks so much for the great card inspiration! Pretty canvas too!

Paper Attic said...

2 Different but utterly gorgeous projects Fiona, I love the canvas,the colors are just yummy, and your card is just so cool, love the gear and the feathers are AMAZING!!! LOVE!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such beautiful work, full of texture and detail!

Tracee said...

Beautiful projects, the details are stunning Tx

ValerieOuelletScrapbooking said...

So beautiful Fiona! wow!

Tania said...

Wow, fabulous creations Fiona, love all the details on each and gorgeous textures too!

rosden64 said...

Beautiful work.

Unknown said...

Wow wow wow I love the card!