Thursday, December 29, 2016

December Inspiration - A layout and ATC Cards
By Mary Catt

''Believe...'' (in Christmas spirit) 

Hello 2Crafty fans!
Mary here with you today to share two projects and two video tutorials.

The first one is a Christmasy layout designed with 7dots studio papers from
''Homegrown'' collection and Prima Marketing flowers.

I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL with the procedure.

I based my layout on December challenges over at 7dots studio 
and at More Than Words challenge blogs.   

2Crafty Chipboards used on this project...
Stellar Snowflakes
Mini Reindeers
Glenda's Swirl
Xmas Mini Word Pack

Some close ups...

To design my background I used modeling paste with two stencils. Because I wanted to make an extra texture and I heat embossed the modeling paste before it gets dry with the ''Purely White'' Lindy's powder. And... I loved the result!!!
Then, I colored the background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and made a few splatters of ''White'' 13arts Splash ink to make it look like it's snowy. 

I heat embossed the the title and the ''Glenda's Swirl'' chipboard with ''Queen Sheba's Silver'' Lindy's powder. The ''Stellar Snowflakes'' and the ''Mini Reindeer'' chippies were also
 embossed with ''Angel Wings Ruby''.  

When everything were glued down, I added ''Frosted'' mica flakes and silver
microspheres with gel medium to give my layout a wintery frosted feeling.

A final touch with some more white splatters and my snowy background was ready.

''Christmas Wishes'' set of ATC

My second project is these four ATCs made with several chippies
and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and embossing powders.
You can see the procedure on my VIDEO...

2Crafty Chipboards used...
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Deer Head Set
Stellar Snowflakes
Chicken Wire Panel

I based my cards on the Mixed Media & Art December challenge.

And a closer look on the details...
 I made the background with a white cardstock colored with Lindy's mists.
I also made a little embossing on the modeling paste, which I had applied with a stencil,
 with ''King Midas Gold'' Lindy's embossing powder. 
To give an extra texture I added a little light paste here and there with a spatula.

 Then, I heat embossed the chipboard pieces of the ''Chicken Wire Panel'',  the ''Stellar Snowflakes'' ''Deer Head Set'' & ''ATC Tiny Stars'' with some Lindy's powder.

The stickers are from the ''Yuletide'' 7dots Studio collection.

 I added sisal in natural color and some micro beads in bronze with gel medium.

Lastly I added a few splatters with a white splash ink.

Well, that's all for today...
See again next month!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!