Thursday, January 11, 2018

January Inspiration by Tammy Klingner

Good morning 2 Crafty lovelies!
I'm excited to be back again in 2018, sharing my 2Crafty Chipboard creations with you.
Let's get started......first up I have a creation called..

 "A Day at the Beach"

This is what a New Year's Eve looks like in Australia..... a warm night spent
at the beach with family playing cricket.  Perfect!
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Day at the Beach title"
"6 inch Revolution Frames"
"Circular Panel"
"Hessian Patch Panels"

I cut one of the "Hessian Patch Panels" in half and then applied white gesso.
I popped this behind my photo.

I also applied white gesso to a small circle frame from the "6 inch Revolution Frames".
I added this on top of my photo, to frame the focus of it.

I then added the "Day at the Beach title".
I love the mix of fonts in this....the print mixed with the script.
I applied a few layers of  Distress Inks in various colours  to the title until I achieved the
 colour I was after - I don't have purple so I kept applying teals and pinks until the right
 purple appeared. I love the splodginess (is that a word?) of this. I think this adds to
the beachy water theme.

I added some circular stamping to my background, and cut a few circles from the 
"Circular Panel" to  add to the background, giving some texture and interest.
I like how the circles go with the water/beachy theme too.

 To colour them, I added gesso and then couldn't find my brown ink,
so I created my own using coffee!!
When I create, I don't like to spend a lot of time searching for something, so I get
creative and work with what I on this occasion, coffee it is!!!

 I love all the layers on my layout......I adore the texture and interest that Chipboard gives.

 A page celebrating summer in January in Australia!

My second creation is titled...

"You Shine"

 A layout celebrating my kids academic achievements last year.....super proud of them.
 I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"You Shine Title"
"ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars"
"Number Panels"
"Pine Needle Wreath"
"Crazy Stitched Panel"

I began by trimming down the "Crazy Stitched Panel" and painting them black.
These formed part of my background.

I painted the "Number Panels" black and then swiped them with some Finnabair Opal Magic Acrylic Paint in Aqua/Rose.  Over black this gives a lovely teal metallic finish.
 I applied it randomly as I wanted it to have a grungy finish to go with my background.

 I painted a "Pine Needle Wreath" in white gesso.  These are a new 2Crafty product,
and they are gorgeous.....not just for Christmas time!  I poked this behind my photo.

I added the "You Shine" title on top of my photo, and coloured it using Distress Inks. 
I love the matt finish and the grungy look it gives the chipboard.

Finally I added some stars from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars".
I again used Distress Inks and a few swipes of the Opal Magic paint,
and placed them randomly on the layout.
Well that's it for me for January.....I will be back next month to
share some more of my 2Crafty Chipboard creations.
I hope this has inspired you to get creative.