Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April Inspiration and VIDEO tutorial by Tammy

Hello 2Crafties!!
Tammy here today to share this month's projects. 
I have a couple of layouts and a VIDEO tutorial to share with you all.
First up I have a layout titled:

'This Boy'

A layout about my boy and his gift with children. 
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"6 inch Revolution Frames"
"Chevron Bits"
"This Boy Title"

 I applied black gesso to the "6" Revolution Frame" and then embossed it with a
distressed rust emboss powder.  This gave it a grungy metal look.

I applied the same emboss powder to some of the 'Chevron Bits', but achieved a totally different look by simply applying white gesso first, instead of black gesso.

It looks much more rusty and copper in colour than the circle frame.

To the other parts of the 'Chevron Bits' I added various ink colours until I achieved a grungy look I was happy with.

I just love the versatility of  2 Crafty Chipboard!!

For the 'This Boy' title, I applied black gesso and then clear emboss powder to the 'this' part.
To the 'boy' section, I used various ink colours until I achieved the grungy look.

I love the titles with two different fonts, and I love finding different ways to alter them.

I've created a video, so you can see EXACTLY how this page unfolded.

I hope you enjoy it.
I'd love some feedback!

My second creation this month is titled:


I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:

'Sightsee Title'
'Fir Xmas Tree'
'Thistle Shrub'
'Summer Leaf Stems'

I painted the 'Summer Leaf Stems' with a few coats of white gesso and tucked them in between my photos.

Next I grabbed the two 'Fir Xmas Trees' and trimmed off the star on the top and the pot on the bottom.  
They are the perfect shape for my layout (minus the Xmas feel) as this layout is about taking our USA family to my step-dad's home.  He lives in a forest, surrounded by Pines and Gums so these trees were perfect.

I then applied watercolours in various shades of green to achieve a dappled look.

To the 'Sightsee Title', I added a variety of Inks until I achieved a grungy, earthy colour I was happy with.

I placed this on top of my cluster.

I also added in the 'Thistle Shrub'

I left this raw, as I felt it went well with the earthy natural tones of the layout.

I really love all the natural fibres in this layout, and I enjoyed altering the chipboard to match in with this.

I have an extra share today - a layout I recently created for Scrap the Girls and their current Challenge Challenge- all about 'Me'.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:

"Gigi's Flowers"
"Mini Branches"
"This is Me Title"

I applied Black Gesso to the title 'This is Me'.

I then applied some Finnabair Opal Magic in Aqua/Rose to just the 'Me' section.

I applied black gesso to the 'Mini Branches' and tucked these throughout the layout.

I applied a few coats of white gesso to the 'Gigi Flowers' and scattered these through the layout.

Lots of vibrant colour, lots of journaling. Very ME!!

So that's it from me this month, if you'd like to see more you can head over to my BLOG