Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Firstly I just want to wish all the Mums out there in blog land
a very happy "Mothers Day". We hope you have a
wonderful day & get totally spoilt.
For my first layout today I have used some of the NEW
release chippie pieces, oh I do love this latest release,
so many gorgeous things.
2 Crafty does a NEW release every four to eight weeks
so there is always something new to see.
First up I have used one of the many NEW titles, "Smile-Loopy Font".
I just love this font.
All of my chippies have firstly been primed with a
light coat of gesso. Doing this first makes a really good
foundation for whatever you want to do to it & best of all, if you
change your mind, as long as it isn't too long, you can wipe it off
so you can start over !!! Sort of like a little insurance.
Next up I have used this gorgeous New "Ornate Screen".
It is so fine & delicate. After the gesso I have simply given it a coat
of white acrylic paint. It doesn't have to be complicated to look good.
This piece is the "Corner Evie", such a lovely statement piece.
which again was simply just given a lick of white paint.
Lastly I have used some of the "Flag Banners".
Now I am going to share my little secret with you.
I had sprayed some of these little Green Tara roses with some green
mist & I had used a piece of paper towel so as to not make a mess.
When I had finished I thought how lovely my piece a paper towel
looked & it was a shame to waste such lovely colour.
Then the idea came to me, why not use this towelette to cover my
chippie banners. Viola, great textured green banners. How easy.
This layout is special to me. These pics are of my youngest son Kale
when he was just four, he is now twenty seven & he is getting
married in June. Where have the years gone ????
I based this layout on this months challenge over at OUAS.
I have used more of the NEW release chippie pieces including
these large "Giant Cogs" which I have just painted black &
when dry I have rubbed a little silver Viva Inka Gold over.
It gives a realistic metal look to the chippies.
In this pic you can see one of the NEW "chippie "Lightglobes".
How cute are these ?
A different size Lightglobe & a couple of the "Mini Gears".
This is another of the NEW titles "Limited Edition".
He truely is. On this title after a coat of black paint I was
inspired to try some green micro beads by one of our
DT girls, Nicole Dioron. I have had them for ages but hadn't used them.
Thanks for the inspiration to try them Nicole.
I have finished off with some of the "Chevrons" from the
Chevron Pack & an "Arrow" from the Assorted Arrow Pack.
"The 2 Of Us"
Lots more great chippies here. Including one of the newer
chippie titles, "Just The 2 Of Us".
Some "Stars" from the Stars Multi Pack.
A great "Number Vertical Border" which I have cut & added a few of
the numbers down in the bottom corner as well.
Some more "Chevrons" & "Arrows".
Well thats all from me this month. I hope I have inspired you to get
hold of some great 2 Crafty chippies to use on your next project.
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Until next month.
Cheers Di xo