Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Mixed Bag of Inspiration
By Di Garling


Hi there friends, Happy New Year to you all.
Thanks for stopping by.  Today I want to start off with a Christmas layout
that was a commission piece for the Christmas edition of 
Scrapbooking Memories magazine. It's on page 37.
(That is our own DT member Fiona Paltridge on the cover too)

 2Crafty Products used..

Christmas Mini Word Pack
Holly Branch
Holly Leaves
Flourish Ornament Border
Tahnya's 6" Border
Fine Snowflakes

I cut some pieces off the Flourish Ornament Border,
painted them green & then gave them a lick of green Stickles glitter.

All the other chippie pieces were simply heat embossed
with gold embossing powder for a real festive feel.

These little Mini Christmas Words were just the 
perfect thing for my title.

I do so love this 6" Tahnya's Border layered up with
the Holly Leaves & Holly Branch.

Lots of glitter & sparkle here to create a festive mood.
I have applied gold glitter to my background with a stencil too.

"My Girl Mia"

For my second layout today I have done a layout
featuring my gorgeous Grandaughter Mia.

2Crafty Products Used...

My Girls-title (I snipped off the S)
Doodled Frames
Decorative Rod Set #1
Arrows Funky Set
Gears & Cogs Set

First up I snipped off the "S" from the end of the title to suit my layout.

Now this is a super easy layout to create.
After firstly cutting my photos to fit this gorgeous new frame,
set the photos aside for the moment.

First up collect a hole heap of left over bits of 2Crafty chippies
& just start off by gluing them all down.

Bits of this & that & stick them all down.

Next I sponged on a fairly thick coat of gesso over everything.
Either dry naturally & dry off with a heat gun.

Pick at least two or more  colours of mist (any brand) & apply to all the
chippie bits using a soft paint brush.

Viola. All done. Quite an effective technique & a great way
to use up all those left over bits, oh & don't you just LOOOOVE
these NEW "Doodled Frames" & "Decorative Rod Set".
I certainly do. 
PLUS a start to finish VIDEO TUTORIAL
You may have seen this layout I created recently for a Design Team
 project for The Scrapbook Store.

2Crafty Products Used

Chain Lengths
Light Bulbs
Stars Multi Pack

Naturally I used lots of yummy 2Crafty chippies & I simply just
inked them all black. It doesn't get much simpler & I love the way
the black pops, against the bright colours.

I think this little quote really sums up this beautiful lady.

  Well thats all from me this month. I will see you back here again
in February with some more projects to share.
If you would like to visit MY BLOG, click HERE.

And remember, to find a 2Crafty stockist near you, drop an email to...