Thursday, 28 May 2015

May Shares for 2Crafty Chipboard - #3

Hello everyone and welcome once again to my blog.  
Hope you are having a lovely day.  Our weather here in Adelaide has been very kind to us the last few days.  Hopefully it will continue for a little while before we head into our winter weather.

This is the third and final installment of my 2Crafty shares for May. 

2Crafty Chipboard is a major sponsor at Off the Rails for the month of May and I was thrilled to be one of the Guest Designers.  The Guest post went live on the 20th and HERE is the link if you'd like to take a look.

This is the mood board..

... and this is the card I created.

The papers are from Kaisercraft's Base Coat Mini Pad.

 2Crafty Chipboard used
 Bubble Clumps

 Numbers Panels

Hessian Patch Panel

 Mini Word Set

The Bubble Clump was painted with a navy Blue acrylic paint and then inserted between the paper layers.

The Hessian Panel was simply swiped with a VersaMagic stamp pad in Midnight Black.  I really adore this chippy.  I love using it as a background for a flower cluster or, in this case, as the base for the Numbers Panel.

The Numbers Panel was first swiped with Versacolor stamp pads in black, red and light blue and then it was coated with Viva Clear Crackle paint.  I'm afraid I got a bit impatient here and decided to dry it with a heat gun.  Got a little too close in a couple of spots and ended up with a few bubbles but, overall, I love the effect.  Very different from how it looks when left to dry naturally.  After it was dry, and cooled off, I swiped it over again with the same stamp pads just to deepen the colour. 

I usually decorate the inside of my cards with some strips of paper and, this time, I also added one of the words from the Mini Word Set.

It was coloured with VersaMagic Midnight Black and coated with Glossy Accents.

Well, I hope you like my card and that you have enjoyed all of my May shares.  Hopefully I will see you next month for my very last 2Crafty post.   It will be sad to leave and I will miss everyone on the Team, they have been a fantastic group to work with.  Pop on over to the blog to see all the wonderful projects they have created.  HERE is the link.  

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

May Shares for 2Crafty Chipboard - #2

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, hope you are having a lovely day.
I have just come back from a trip across the border to Victoria to help our Niece celebrate her 50th Birthday!!!  Crumbs, every time  I turn around someone else is reminding me that I'm getting older.  Stop it people ... I don't like it one bit!!!  LOL!!

Anyway, today I am sharing part 2 of my 2Crafty May reveals.  This one is a small Journal cover.  

The papers used are from Megs Garden's Forgotten Meadows Book Kit.  I sprayed it lightly with Sugar Plum Fairy Glimmermist and also added a little texture through a stencil.

2Crafty Chipboard used
 Stitched Lace Border

Tiny Leaf Stems

 Mini Flourish Pieces

 Leafy Rounds

All the chippies were first coated with gesso and then the Tiny Leaf Stems were painted with a deep green acrylic paint and daubed with 'Peeled Paint' paint dauber.  I also rubbed the edges lightly with a gold stamp pad but, unfortunately, that doesn't show up in the photos.

The Stitched Lace Border  and the Mini Flourish were coloured with 'Burnt Sienna' acrylic paint and then covered with Crackle Accents.  Once they were dry, I rubbed over them with 'Gathered Twigs' Distress Ink to accentuate the cracks.

Here is a sneak peek of the inside of the Journal showing the Leafy Round.  This was also coated in gesso and then daubed with 'Peeled Paint'  and 'burnt Sienna' acrylic paint.  The tiny berries were coloured in bright red paint so they would stand out.  This is one of my favourite chippies, it is so delicate and unusual and looks fabulous on any project,

This small Journal was actually created as a DT project for Megs Garden so I actually killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.  I will be showing the inside pages on the Megs Garden Blog in the near future.

I so love creating with 2Crafty Chipboard and I hope I have inspired you to do so as well.  To take a look at all the awesome creations by my Teammates HERE is the link to the 2Crafty Blog.

Thank you so much for visiting and for any comments you may wish to leave.

Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 25 May 2015

May Shares for 2Crafty Chipboard - #1

 Hello everyone and welcome my Blog.  So glad you could drop by and hope you are having a wonderful day.

I am here to share the first of my May projects for 2Crafty Chipboard.
This month I have created two cards and a cover for a small Journal I am working on and, in this post, I am sharing the first of the cards.


The papers used are from Megs Garden's Forgotten Meadows Book Kit.

2Crafty Chipboard used

 Card Word Circles - Happy Birthday

 Foliage Set 1

 Decorative Rod Set 2

 Stitched Lace Border

Pretty Flowers

All the chippies were treated in the same manner.  Firstly painted with white acrylic paint and then lightly daubed or swiped with orange.

I had already used a small piece from one of the lengths of the Decorative Rod Set 2 on a previous 2Crafty project (HERE) so I simply cut out the centre section from the leftovers and inserted it between the paper layers. 

I also cut a piece from the Stitched Lace Border and inserted that between the layers at the bottom of the card.  I really love these decorative strips.  You can easily colour them to match your project and they are a great alternative to lace or ribbon.  I think they look fabulous.
You can just see one of the Pretty Flowers peeking out from underneath the cluster.

The Card Word Circles are such a great way to add your greeting.  Again, it is so easy to colour them to suit your project and adding a touch of glitter, as I have done here, makes them look really special.

As I said at the beginning, this is the first of my 2Crafty projects for May.  I will be sharing the rest over the next few days.  Hope you can come back to take a look.
In the meantime, why not pop over to the 2Crafty Blog and look at all the fabulous creations made by my Teamies.  You will love them I'm sure.  HERE is the link.

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.

Take care and God Bless

Friday, 15 May 2015

Cogs and Watches

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  A special welcome to my new followers, I am so pleased you decided to join me.  Thank you!
 I hope you are all enjoying some lovely weather and are having a wonderful day.  It's a bit cold here in Adelaide but I guess that is to be expected as we are heading into winter. 

Well, I really can't believe how long it's been since I posted anything.  Crikey, time is just flying by.  I have been doing a bit of crafting but it's mostly been for Design Teams so I can't share any of that as yet.  Anyway, I happened to find this card which I made ages ago and haven't posted up yet so I thought I would share it now.

The papers are from Kaisercraft's Base Coat Mini Pack.

Added my usual bit of crackle and, when it was dry I coloured it lightly with a stamp pad to help it stand out a bit more.

The chippies are from 2Crafty Chipboard.  The Mini Fob Watch was painted around the edge with acrylic paint and then I simply covered the face with Glossy Accents.   The Barbed Wire and the cogs were coloured using VersaColor stamp pads. 

The inside of the card ...

.. and, of course, I had to swipe a bit of gesso around once everything was assembled!!

So, there it is!!  Just a quick post but I do hope you have enjoyed it.

 Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of  your day!!
Take care and God Bless.