Friday, July 29, 2016

July Inspiration - A Layout and a Canvas
PLUS TWO VIDEO TUTORIALS
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.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

 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. 



''Dream''

 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.
TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE.




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!





9 comments:

Rachael Funnell said...

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

Di Garling said...

FABULOUS post Mary, love them both. 💝💝💝

Tania Ridgwell said...

Wow amazing creations, love them both :)

Kris Berc said...

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

Lisa Griffith said...

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

Valerie Ouellet 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 B said...

Wow absolutely beautiful..xx