Thursday, December 13, 2012

Some Mixed Media
Plus Dare to be Different
Alternative Christmas Colours....
By Di Garling

Hello again 2 Crafty fans. I can't believe it is a month since I was here.
Where is the time going? Almost Christmas again.

First up today I would like to show you this layout I did
the other day. I have used lots of mediums, 
stencilling (I love this script stencil),
 misting, stamping, more misting & lots of inking too.
I was very happy how this background turned out.

First up I have used a 2 Crafty chippie phrase,
"Captured Memories"
All of the chipboard on this page I firstly, gessoed to prime them,
next I painted them all with a gold paint dauber.
When dry I simply sponged on a little aqua paint to create
a "patina" effect. You know, like aged copper or bronze.

In this pic you can see I have used a "Tiny Kathleen's Frame".

On my layout I have used an  Tahnyah's 11" Border as well as a 
Tahnyah's 6" Border. I just cut them both in half, &
 offset them on my page so that they
peeked out through my flower clusters.
I so love these two pieces. So beautifully fine & delicate.

Most of these gorgeous flowers are from Green Tara.

Now for some Christmas!!!!

I thought I would do some alternative Christmas colours on this layout.
Again I have done a mixed media background & I have stencilled
some snowflakes. I have also put "Stickles" glitter on 
absolutely everything. Unfortunately you
 can't really see it in these pics!!

This gorgeous title, "Merry & Bright" is one of many from the
 2 Crafty range. This phrase  has simply been painted
in a white acrylic paint & then I have applied
a generous amount of "Diamond Dust" to add some
 great texture & sparkle.

Again all the flowers , ribbon, lace & Crystal Sprays are from Green Tara.


In this pic you can see these gorgeous "Blitzen" Reindeer.
 These are just so beautiful. I love their flourish type antlers.
Again I have used yet another "Henri's Tiny Frame".
These are definitely one of my faves.

All of my chipboard on this layout I have simply painted white,
then I have followed that with a light coat of
"Irredescent Medium" to add some shimmer.
Next I have randomly dabbed "Stickles" glitter on to
add lots of sparkle.

Last piece of chippie on this layout is one from a pack of
"Scalloped Circle Frames".
These come four in a pack.
Again I have painted it & then dabbed lots of gesso on
which sort of looks a bit like snow. Then I finished off
 with a generous amount of "Diamond Dust" to add lots
of sparkle.

"Some Christmas Cards"

Some of you may have seen these Christmas Cards that I made 
last week for my December Card Classes at my shop.
Again I thought I would do an alternate colour scheme.
I loooooove this lime foil paper from SEI.
So shimmery but it is hard to see that in these pics.

Firstly all these "Merry Christmas" words are from 2 Crafty.
I like the dimension they give a card .So much nicer than just a stamp.

On all these cards I have use little chippie pieces from a 
"Christmas Assortment" pack that 2 Crafty make.
It has nine different pieces in it & they are the perfect size 
for cards or for embellishments on a scrapbook layout.

On this first card I have used the little "Holly" from this pack.

On this second card I have used a little "Christmas Tree" 
 from the same pack.

On this card I have used the "Snowflake" which again is
from the pack too.

Well thats it for me today, thanks so much for calling by.
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas. I'll see you back
 here again at the same time next month.

Remember to visit us on FACEBOOK so you don't
 miss all the beautiful creations that  all the
 2 Crafty girls are doing over Christmas.

Merry Christmas.
Di  xo



Shona said...

oh these are all just gorgeous and I am in love with the Christmas layout awwwwww

Kelly Foster said...

Oh my, WOW!! Di, you have outdone yourself, that Christmas one is my fave..those soft colors are amazing, I love all the pretty white and the lovely! Love what you didnwith the frames in the first one, too, and your mixed media look is awesome!

Keren Tamir said...

This is amazing Di. I love the misting and all the white!! These projects are amazing. The LOs are beautiful and the cards gorgeous

Vanessa said...

Stunning projects Di, love them all and the cards are fantastic.
My fav is the first one, loving the softness of it.

Vicky Alberto said...

really gorgeous - I especially like the Merry and Bright one - so precious! They are all beautiful.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this are delicious! Amazing work! These are brilliant, Di!!!!! :D

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layouts, Di...your background work & altered chippie pieces are sensational. I really love the colours of your christmas LO - so soft & pretty & your cards are gorgeous too. Amazing projects!

Kim Price said...

These are all so beautiful, I especially love the first one Di. You always have lovely creations to share.

Leonie said...

Wow Di these are fantastic!! Such pretty layouts, love how you blend your colours. Great cards too! :)

eleele said...

awesome projects, I love all this sparkling. gorgeous cards and your mixed media has your own signature

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Stunning projects Di!!!

Fiona said...

Beautiful layouts and cards Di. Love the Merry & Birght one, beautiful colours.