29 May 2015

2Crafty Post for May

Hi 2Crafty fans!
I've stopped in to share a layout I created using some fab chippy pieces.
This is Riley - my little terror. Having a scrapping mummy,
he has quickly learn't that I take photos ALL the time LOL!
 'Lucky You're Cute'

I have used a variety different textures/mediums/stamps/stencils
to create a grungy background. Strips of scrap paper, book pages,
washi tape, joint tape etc all stuck down, then gesso over (roughly)
the whole she-bang! I've used Gelatos & Colourshine sprays to add 
in colour. The black splattering/dribbles is actually black house paint!?!
I borrowed this technique from the fab Lisa Oxley ;)

 Once it was all dry - I went back in armed with a variety stamps & my 
black archival ink & stamped away!
I then glued down 'nests' of black cotton & then put my 2Crafty chippy
over the top of it. I have left it raw in this instance & used my tiny stapler to
stick it onto my layout.

To finish off, I've used a few different embellishments - Page tabs, flair button,
different alphabets for title, enamel dots etc.

 2 Crafty Chippy I have used...
'Bubble Clumps'

24 April 2015

April 2 Crafty share

I'm back to share a layout I've done using some of the new 2 Crafty chippy pieces.
I LOVE how this one turned out!!
This is a picture of my scrappy friend Lisa Oxley at a retreat we attended
last August. The dreamcatcher chippy is so up her alley &
I couldn't think of a better person to use them with :)
'Dream Big Sister'

I've used a Flutterby Designs stencil ('Random Blatherings'), arcylic paint & texture
paste on so white cardstock. Once that was dry, I ripped it & other bits of
paper into strips. I began layering them the washi tape, joint tape & old
book pages. Once I was happy with that, I started splattering & putting
on layers of acrylic paint.

I've left the 'Dotty Bits' raw & used them to layer up over
my messy textured backround.

I've also used 2 'Dreamcatchers', I've used acrylic paint to splatter
randomly over these to achieve this look.

I've used a few other embellishments like: Black thread, Flutterby Designs flair button,
Thickers, Alphabet stickers & enamel dots.

Chippy I have used...

'Dotty Bits'


17 March 2015

March 2Crafty Layout

This month's share from me is a joint reveal for 2Crafty Chipboard &
A few of the 2Crafty DT are guest DT for this month's mood board over at SATW.
Here is the mood board inspiration created by Terhi Koskinen from Finland.

There are wonderful prizes up for grabs as usual!!

You can view all the details for their current challenge *HERE*.

 Here is my take on the challenge...

'All Because Two People Fell In Love'

 I loved this mood board as soon as I saw it & knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I started with lots of different textures (old book paper, gesso, washi tape, joint tape)
& began adding layers of colour over, using Gelatos, acrylic paint & inks.

 I then I added some paper strips, black threads & 2Crafty chipboard
to create my layers before putting on my photo.
 I've left the 'Circular panel' raw, as there is alot going on in the background.

With the 'Loppy Love' chippy, I painted it with a few layers of gesso
& then used black archival ink & a stamp to add detail to it.

Same again with the 'Chevron Bits', I left in it's raw state too.

 2Crafty Chipboard used:

Circular Panel

Loopy 'Love' 

Chevron Bits

Thanks for popping by & don't forget to have a go at this month's challenge
at SATW & be in the running for some fantastic prizes!!
There's even some delicious 2Crafty Chipboard up for grabs ;)

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

12 March 2015

Guest Designer at Life Zesters

This month I'm guest DT over at Life Zesters Challenge blog!!!
This month's challenge is a mood board

Here is my take on the mood board!!
This was a 12x12 piece of cardstock, which I painted, inked, stamped
etc to create an awesome messy background, before cutting it up
to suit my pocket page.
I LOOOOOOVE how it turned out!!!

These pics are from a fantastic retreat run by SFS on the Central Coast.
Retreats are fantastic - if you've never been to one, I suggest you
do. You'll be hooked after that LOL ;)

I've used some Flutterby Designs goodies to embellish.
Wood veneers, Flair buttons & Page Tab cut-outs.

I have also used some washi tape, thread, thickers, hole reinforcer stickers,
enamel dots & overlay words... 

Don't forget you have until the end of the month to enter in this month's
challenge over at Life Zesters.

08 February 2015

February 2Crafty Layout

 Hi 2Crafty fans!
I'm back to share another layout I recently created.
I love to create my own backgrounds & get messy!
I love to add layer, upon layer, upon layer...

 'Love This View'

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Fiddlesticks Panel
Line Words - Happiness
 12x12 Alphabet - Dainty

Here's some close ups of my layout...

I've cut the edge border off the 'Fiddlesticks' panel & snipped out a few
other bits to break it up a bit more. I've left this one raw & used my
sewing machine to attach it to my layout.

I trimmed the line word 'love' up to make the ends not as long, 
gave it a couple of coats with gesso & then used a fine black pen
to doodle in some detail. I also used a black ben to colour the word 'view'
in. I grabbed 2 of the off-cuts from the fiddlestick panel & stapled to
either side of my layout, to draw your eyes into the middle focal.

Thanks for popping by :)

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

03 February 2015

Guest Designer for Prima Marketing Bloom Girls

Back in July 2014, I was selected to be a Guest Designer for
Prima Marketing 'Bloom Girl'. Needless to say I was
I couldn't believe it. So now it's January & my turn to share with you all my
projects I created :) :) *insert happy dance here.

'Be You Always'

 I LOVE to create my own backgrounds. I find it very expressive & calming
to start with a blank sheet. I primed my cardstock with gesso & stamp my
'summer' image using some archival ink. I then began adding my various
mediums to build up my layers. I used acrylic paint to add detail
& colour to my image. With a knife I cut along one side of the image
to allow me to slip my photo in under it. Then I finished off by layering flowers,
brads, thread, enamel dots & alphabets.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - 'Summer' Cling Stamp
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Paperclips
Bloom Collection - Flair buttons
Prima Marketing - Flowers
Prima Marketing - Color Bloom 'Gold' spray

 I had a lot of fun making this one! I started off with some gel medium
& used my 'Free Spirit' stencil. Once that was dry, I put a white wash
of gesso over it to pick up the details. With mix of acrylic paints
& sprays I added in my colour. With a sewing machine & some
hand stitching I added a circular element to draw focus to the photo.
I've used lots of different things to build up my layers - old
book paper, paper doily, flowers, thread & even some of my
packaging from Prima products. I cut up strips of the teal
part of the packaging to create journaling strips.
To make the background image 'pop' a little bit, I used a fine black pen
& traced around the image.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - 'Free Spirit' stencil
Bloom Collection - Brads
Bloom Collection - Metal clips
 Prima Marketing - Flowers

'Don't Stop Creating...Ever'
Art Journal Page

 This was a quick & fun page to do some creative detoxing with.
I used some embossing ink, black embossing powder & Bloom Girl
stamp to start with & then began creating my background. I've used some
paint pens to add colour detail to the image & finished off with some
brush script.

Close ups...
Bloom Collection - Cling Mounted Stamp Two

Hope I've inspired you to get messy & to create something special.