Friday, July 29, 2016

July Inspiration - A Layout and a Canvas
By Mary Catt

''Always Smile''

Hello my friends!
I'm so excited to share with you my posts for 2Crafty Chipboards.

But before I continue...
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I also have a video tutorial on how I made this layout.

 I based this layout on the July challenge at More than Words which
 is hosting a wonderful sketch this month and also White... with 1.

 I used the following 2Crafty Chipboards...
6" Circle Dot Frames
Fine Word Set 1
Lavender Shrub
Word Circles Set 1

I started by giving all my chipboards a coat of gesso. 

When dry, I colored the ''Lavendar Shrub'' and my title word ''Always'' from 
the ''Fine Word Set 1'' with Lindy's Stamp Gang magical powder ''Tilt-a-wheel teal''.

I cut a small piece of the ''Lavendar Shrub'' and used it for my small cluster here.

To frame my photo, I used a circle chipboard from the ''6 Circle Dot Frames''
I also colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang magical powder ''Tilt-a-wheel teal''.

I heat embossed the word ''Smile'' from the ''Word Circles Set 1''
with Lindy's Stamp Gang ''Angel Wings Ruby'' embossing powder. 


 2Crafty Chiboards I used... 
ATC Words 1
ATC Butterflies
ATC Flourish 2
Flower Doilies
Leafy Shrub Set 1

Here is my video tutorial on how I made this canvas.

I have based my canvas on the July challenge at Prima Marketing PPP.

This time, I decided not to coat my chipboards with gesso as I usually do.
Instead, I painted them directly with Finnabair acrylic paints and the result was
 amazing. I really loved the result... I wish I could show you how they shine!

I painted the chipboards I used from the ''ATC Flourish 2'' 
and from the ''Leafy Shrub Set 1'' with ''Deep Waters'' acrylic paint.

I heat embossed the butterfly chippies from the ''ATC Butterflies'' 
with Ranger Distress Powder in ''Scattered Straw''. 

I also painted my flower doily from the ''Flower Doilies''
chipboard set with acrylic paint in ''Royal Red'' this time.

I treated my title word from ''ATC Words 1'' the same way as the Flower Doily.

 Well, that's all from me today...
Thank you for your time!


Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! both your layout & Canvas look INCREDIBLE! ♥ :)

Di Garling said...

FABULOUS post Mary, love them both. 💝💝💝

Tania said...

Wow amazing creations, love them both :)

Kris Berc said...

Wow, look at all of those details! Oh so beautiful!

Paper Attic said...

Beautiful work Mary!!!! I adore your canvas, can't wait to watch your videos...hugs, Lisa

ValerieOuelletScrapbooking said...

Wow it's wonderful ! Thank you for the videos inspiration xx

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous pieces Mary!
I really enjoyed watching you create each piece...thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous work! That first layout is absolutely exquisite!

Anita Bownds said...

Wow absolutely beautiful..xx