Monday, 29 June 2015

My Final Post for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hello everyone and welcome to my bloggy place.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Feeling a bit sad right now.  As the Title suggests this is my last post for 2Crafty as my term on the Resident Guest Design Team has ended.  It has been a wonderful experience for me.  Being on this Team with all these wonderfully talented ladies was a dream come true.   I have so enjoyed working with these amazing chippies.  Thank you so much Vanessa for having me on this incredible Team and also to you and Di for all the support you have provided along the way.  It has been a fantastic experience!!
So, onto my projects.  This time I have created an altered Gift Bag, a Tag and a card.
'The Altered Gift Bag'

2Crafty Chipboard used

6 x 6 Mixed Sentiments - card words
Bubble Clumps

I used some different colours of acrylic paint to colour the background paper and also added some texture with a stencil and texture paste and did a little stamping as well.  The Bubble Clumps were simply painted white with acrylic paint and then layered over a piece of gauze underneath my flower cluster.

I love these Dreamcatchers!!   I was a bit afraid at first that the center would be very delicate and difficult to work with but it is a lot stronger than it looks.  I painted it with gesso first and then with some blue acrylic paint.  I also used the same paint to add the accents on the feathers and swiped the edges with a Versa Color Ink Pad.

These Mixed Sentiment Words are so handy for card makers.  They are the perfect size for smaller projects and you get ten different greetings in the one pack. 

'The Tag'

2Crafty Chipboard used

Chicken Barb Wire Small
ATC Words
Ava's Butterflies
Foliage Set 2

Once again I added some stamping and texture to the background papers and also added some splatters.   All the chippies were painted with gesso first and then I used a paint dabber in 'Peeled Paint' to colour the ATC Word.

Isn't this Ava's Butterfly unusual?  So delicate and pretty.  I simply coloured it with a stamp pad and then sprinkled it with glitter.  It looks really sparkly and pretty in real life but, unfortunately, the photo doesn't quite pick that up.

The 'Peeled Paint' dabber was used on the Foliage Set 2 as well but I didn't colour it solidly.  I like that slightly mottled look, it's just a little more interesting I think.  You can just see that I added a little sparkle here as well.

I had actually painted the other side of the Chicken Barb Wire but didn't like the colour so I flipped it and found some of the gesso and paint had leeched around to the other side.  Thought I would have to cut another piece at first but then decided to swipe it with a Charcoal stamp pad and liked how it looked so used it anyway.

'The Card'

2Crafty Chipboard used

Element Set 3
Decorative Rod Set 1

How gorgeous is this Decorative Rod Set 1?  When I saw this on the product list I simply had to get it.  I normally wouldn't have chosen a piece of this length because my makes are on a smaller scale than Scrapbooking but I simply could not resist this one and, I thought I could cut it up if necessary.  Well, what a shame that would have been.  I am so pleased I was able to use it all in one piece.  I simply coloured it with a Versa Color Stamp Pad and it fitted beautifully onto my card. 
  Well, talking about cutting up some of these stunning chippies!!  I needed something to decorate this corner as it was a bit bare but I had no corner pieces left and nothing else that really suited the design.  While checking through my stash of 2Crafty Chipboard I found the Element Set 3 and cut one of the pieces in half and 'voila' .. perfect .. and I still have the other half left for another project.  Love that you can do that with these fabulous chippies.  They are so easy to adapt to your project no matter the size.
A fairly simple card made special by the addition of some stunning chippies!!
  So, that is it, my final post done and dusted.  Thank you so much everyone for looking at my work and for the lovely comments you have left for me.  I have felt honoured and so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with these wonderful chippies and to be on a Team with such amazingly talented ladies.  Thank you again to Vanessa and Di for this fantastic opportunity.  
Usually I would split my 2Crafty post and share it over a few days, one for each project but, as this is the end of the month and the new Team is about to start I thought I would share this one all at the same time.  Hope you have enjoyed it and found some inspiration here!
Thank you for visiting.  Take care, stay safe and God Bless.


  1. Great post....time flies when you're having fun, eh?!!! I really liked your bag... but then the tag....that sparkle and shimmer [& don't you love how 'wrong things' actually turn out 'right'??] & then that card. Sometimes I think CAS really does work to showcase products I a push, I think the tag is my favest of 3 favourites!!!! But then again... LOL!!! Beaut work. I shall miss these posts!!

  2. Your last projects for the team are so very gorgeous. I love them all - but especially the tag!

  3. I have loved seeing your 2 crafty posts showing your lovely creations.. All of these look wonderful, really lovely creating for your last post.. I am sure you will cherish the memories from this team! I hope your week will be good!

  4. So happy to have a moment to catch up on all your wonderful work Margy!! Glorious creations!!!


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