Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Inspiration
Two Layouts To Share
By Di Garling

"Handsome Little Man"

Hi there friends, thanks for stopping by.

Before we get started..

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Myself & a whole lot of the other 2Crafty DT girls were invited
to be "Guest Designers" over at CSI. (Colors, Stories, Inspiration Blog).
Here is their case file. (challenge)

I really loved this case file. The colours were just perfect  for
 these pics of my cute little grandson. He is growing so quick.

For my EVIDENCE I have used...
Aeroplane (flair)
Stripes (tag)
String (on my tag)
Something loopy (thread behind my pics)
Numbers (chippie number panel).

For my TESTIMONY I have ...
**Added string to my journaling tag

I have also used their Sketch as well.

2Crafty Chippies Used...
Handsome Little Man - title
Number Panel
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Stars Multi Pack

After first applying a coat of gesso to all my chippies, I then brushed on some
 pewter coloured mica powder to colour my "title". I made sure it was a bit hit
 & miss so some white showed through to give a bit of a shabby look.

For all the other chippies, including the "Number Panel", the "Mini Stars"
& also the larger "Stars", I just coloured them with some slightly watered down
acrylic paint brushed on. Again I did it quite roughly as I didn't want it to be
a solid colour, but rather a water colour type of look.

When dry I wiped them over slightly with an ink pad in a slightly different shade.

I have also done a water colour treatment on my background in a shade of 
yellow & orange to contrast with the blue of the chippies.

Little stars & a striped tag as part of my evidence.
Check out that little aeroplane on the flair too.


My second layout today features my sweet little grandaughter Mia
& I have used one of my favourite colour combinations


2Crafty Chipboard used..
Funky Hearts - Multi Pack
Dreamtitle - loopy font
Flower Spurt Chain
Helena's Corners
Groovy Flowers

After creating a mixed media background I gave all the chippie pieces a coat of gesso.
I then coloured all the chippie pieces, with the exception of the "Groovy Flowers", with 
some mauve mica powders. When they were dry I dabbed on a little Stickles glitter.

Here you can see I have cut the "Helena's Corner" in half & used it as a flourish 
piece instead of just a corner. I think it works great trailing beneath my flowers.

The "Groovy Flowers" I  gave a coat of white paint so that they were real
white white, added some Stickles glitter & tucked them in here & there.

Next  I have placed a piece of the "Flower Spurt Chain" along the
edge of the page & the other piece I tucked in to the right of the photo. 

To finish my layout off I have added lots of pretty flowers 
& some crushed glass glitter.

Well thats all from me today.
See you back here again soon.
 Until then.
My Blog....discreativespace.blogspot.com.au




Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the mix of bright colors and distressed edges! I really like the sanded edges of the pic.

Tania said...

Such gorgeous layouts, beautiful colours and awesome design. Just love your work Di :)

rosden64 said...

Beautiful pages..always love your work and the chipboard.

Unknown said...

Love the layout. Tiny chippies r awesome

Marianne/skorpionen said...

So beautiful layouts!!

Paper Attic said...

Truly stunning layouts Di! I love the color combos and all the beautiful layers...just breath-taking :)

ValerieOuelletScrapbooking said...

Awesome layouts! Wow! I love your works with ink and flower!

Rachael Funnell said...

2 GORGEOUS layouts Di...

Tracee said...

Beautiful layouts and gorgeous colours Tx

Unknown said...

The second one is truly a dream page. The softness of colours are, chippies, flowers every thing look like wooly clouds

Chrissi said...

Love the colours on your little man layout. Gorgeous

Unknown said...

Marvelous! Your projects are always so gorgeous.