Sunday, October 4, 2015

Kraft+ Inspiration: Beauty

Hello Lovelies!

 Popping in today with my creative take for the new Kraft+ October 'Inspired By Nature' challenge.
This month we are getting back to NATURE

 The challenge is to use feathers (they do not have to be real) 
and something that nature has provided (these DO have to be real. Think shells, sticks, pebbles, leaves etc etc )

This is where the inspiration took me:

I also taken inspiration from the girl and her flowing hair and gorgeous colours of the feathers. 

I included both coloured and 2Crafty chipboard feathers - Feather and Soft Feather Set - these have been painted with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic White Paint. Colour was added with Ken Oliver Color Burtst Pigmented Powders and a little super fine blue glitter on the larger feather.

2CC Leafy Shrub Set 1, Ariel's Spray and a few twigs from the garden to create the flowing hair. 

A few fussy cut yellow wildflowers from Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home paper and a Prima sweet rose bloom add a little floral beauty.

I used a Prima Bloom Girl Stamp for creating the face and have coloured her with water pencils. Prima Relics & Artifacts Chandelier Pendant and Rising Spirit elements have been coloured with Ken Oliver Color Burst Pigmented Powders in Ultramarine Blue and Violet. A 2CC Vintage Clock Hand also sits over the top of the Rising Spirit to complete the head dress piece. 

The background of the Kraft cardstock was created with texture paste and colour was added with Color Burst Powders - Ultramarine Blue, Violet and Lemon Yellow.

The larger frame from the 2CC Square Leafy Frame Set was cut up and borders the canvas. 

A few sequins and hemp twine were added around the outside frame. The word 'beauty' is from 2CC Mini Word Set1   and I have used it in for the sentiment quote:

Youth and beauty fade, Character lasts forever

Make sure that you check out all the challenge, inspiration and sponsor details for this months challenge over on the BLOG


Till next time,

Friday, August 7, 2015

'Love you'

Hi Everyone!

Popping in today with another project to share created for 2Crafty Chipboard.
For my project 'Love You', I have gone for a touch of pretty sparkle:  

First background detail was added to white cardstock with masking, texture paste, color shine sprays and stamping. I started with a chevron template and randomly applied white texture paste. When this was dry, I then laid the template back over and misted with navy color shine - heavier in the middle and less concentration towards the top, bottom and outer edges. Primrose and Mustard Yellow were then applied over the top.  Colour runs were created by tilting the paper and allowing the colour to run down the page. Some stamping with black ink was then added.

A 2Crafty Chipboard Stitched Lace Border was dabbed with metallic gold paint and whilst still wet, super fine opal glitter was sprinkled over the top. The border was then cut into pieces and affixed to the background.  

The solid negative piece from the larger 2Crafty Chipboard Lace Heart Frames was inked black. Some texture was added with masking and diamond dust sprinkled over the top. When dry color shine  was spritzed over the top.  Some clear drying glue was then applied randomly, with more superfine glitter sprinkled over the top.  A altering similar process was applied to a Corner Arch.
The same process that was used for altering the Stitched  Lace Border was also applied to the pretty Lace Heart Frame.

The 2Crafty Chipboard 'Love You' word has been heat embossed first with peridot embossing powder and then with black. Metallic gold paint was then lightly dabbed over the top.

Geneive Corners have also been heat embossed with black embossing powder and then lightly dabbed with metallic gold paint. One was positioned to sit over the solid heart and the
other tucked under the bottom edge of the photo.

To add depth, the chipboard elements were layered with fussy cut elements from
patterned papers and a few pretty flowers.

"Love You"

2Crafty Products:
Stitched Lace Border
Lace Heart Frames
Corner Archers
Corner Geneive
Love You Word

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So until next time,
Thanks for dropping by and happy creating!  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let Your Light Shine

Hi Everyone!

Just popping in to share a project created for 2Crafty Chipboard. I have combined some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard elements with the gorgeous Kaiser 'Be-You-Tiful' collection. The background light surrounding my littlest poppet in the photo perfectly reflected the chipboard 'Let Your Light Shine' word title.

I chose chipboard pieces to create a garden effect, the draping leaves in the photo providing the initial inspiration. The Wrought Iron pieces have been attached slightly angled to create a shutter effect on either side of my photo.

Corner Arch was then positioned on the inside of the attached Wrought Iron piece to create an
arbor effect. Before affixing in place, a Prima floral vine was wrapped loosely around it. A sweet yellow bloom was also added.

Fussy cut and sticker elements were arranged at the bottom corner of the photo. 
And another sweet piece -  Corner Evie was positioned just below the floral cluster with
a smaller Fanciful Butterfly

To recreate a similar effect on the chipboard - paint with white gesso, slightly stippling  it with your brush as the paint is applied. For good coverage,apply at least 2 coats.

When dry, lightly dab over with metallic gold paint.
For the word title Let Your Light Shine,  metallic gold paint was dabbed over the top.

"Let Your Light Shine"

2Crafty Products:
Wrought Iron
Corner Arches
Corner Evie
Fanciful Butterfly
Let your Light Shine Word

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till next time  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2Crafty Chipboard Shares Plus Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I am thrilled to be able to share my projects with you for 2Crafty Chipboard.

My first project is dedicated to my girls who are often the source of my inspiration 
when creating. They really do have a beautiful kind of 'sisterhood' happening 
and are always there for each other.


Crafty Chipboard Products Used:

An Ornate Frame Flourish frames the photo from behind, with Lucy' Flourish Frame 
sitting over the top and I did remove the  Sister's element from the Sister's Are Attached Title

To alter the chipboard, White Texture Paste was first applied with a palette knife. 
Some random heat embossing detail was applied with Tinby Meltallic Melts 'Glistening Snow'. 
A little dabbing with some with Prima Inks - Vintage Pink and Old Road and metallic gold paint. 
With clear sealer sprayed over the top. 

The Beaded Hearts Border was also cut up and arranged at different lengths under the fussy cut Prima floral elements and pretty Prima flowers.   


For my next project, something to 'TREASURE'
Click on the arrow to view  the VIDEO...

2Crafty Chipboard Products:

Clock Face Frames
Chain Lengths
Ariel's Spray
Mini Word Set 1

Chipboard elements have been altered with Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Stain
and Tinby Metallic Melts - Patina and Bronze.

For recreating this project please be sure to check out the video link above:
Thanks so much for visiting today
Happy Creating!! 
And remember, to find a 2Crafty stockist near you, drop an email to...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Kraft Plus: In The Jungle Designer Inspiration


I am just totally 'wild' about the latest Kraft Plus Challenge! Let's get creative and head

In The Jungle

The Criteria:

Kraft Background
Animal Print 

Interpret the challenge as you wish

This is where my jungle explorations to took me:

I combined animal print and bright tropical jungle inspired papers from Kaisercraft's 'Say Aloha' Collection with Kraft Cardstock:

For the circle criteria:

 I punched a larger decorative circle from the reverse side of the 'Flamingo' paper and layered it with another fussy cut circle element from the 'Malibu' paper. The negative circle frame element left over after removing the circle was also incorporated.  I also die cut some smaller Die Cut decorative edged circles from 'Rainforest'. Some random border punching was added around the outer edge of the Kraft Cardstock and a circular sentiment sticker element. 

Fussy cut floral and foliage elements from 'Rainforest' paper were layered with Collectibles and Stickers.

Some of these beauties were also layered amongst the tropical foliage:

2Crafty Chipboard M00493 Leafy Shrub pieces were inked black to add contrast to the bright toning of the 'Say Aloha' papers.

The DT and the Guest DT have totally ROCKED this challenge. We can't wait to see what YOU create with the 'IN THE JUNGLE' Challenge

Happy 'TOTALLY WILD' Krafting!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Announcement - 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team

Hello Lovely People!
Some happy news to share with you all

I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the amazing 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team along with these fabulously talented individuals:

Beck Beattie - Aus
Ros Madley - Aus
Rachael Funnell - Aus
Lisa Griffith - USA
Athanasia Papantoniou - Greece
Marianne Johansson - Norway
Jaya Raghuvanshi - India
Valerie Ouellet - Canada
Tracee Provis - UK
Catherine Giguere - Canada
Priscilla Lim - Singapore
Robin Shakoor - USA

And Returning DT Members

Di Garling - AUS - DT Co Ordinator
Fiona Paltridge - Aus
Debbi Tahrani - USA
Jennifer Snyder - USA

I am so looking forward to getting my 'chippie' on with 2Crafty's fabulous laser cut products. 2Crafty is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of laser cut chipboard products. They have more than 1000 designs to choose from -  which you can check out over on the 2Crafty Website.

I also have a recent project to show where I have incorporated some beautiful 2Crafty corner flourishes in the design.

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open 

2 Crafty Products Used:

These were inked black then lightly dabbed with metallic gold paint

I also have a video tutorial available for recreating this layout HERE
Thanks so much for dropping by
And remember, to find a 2Crafty stockist near you, drop an email to...

Sunday, May 10, 2015



Sharing something a little on the 'happy' side today created with lots of Prima loveliness. The papers are from the Sea Shore Collection and lots of pretty coordinating flowers and a few shabby resin pieces.  Love this photo of my two girls snapped on a trip to Dromana earlier in the year. We stopped at this super spot along the way with the intention of only 'dipping our feet' according to my two girls. Yeah well, dipping our feet turned into a full on water play session. The moment was priceless with their joy and frivolity..... and well the clothes were easily washed when we got home.

Some masked detail was added to the background page with a Prima page stencil and clear gel medium. A burst of happy colour was then added with Prima Color Bloom Sprays. The color built up over a few applications to achieve the depth.

Paper Strips, die cut and punched elements were layered over the background area.
Fussy cut shell elements were layered with flowers and shabby resin. A touch of white gesso lightly dabbed on a few of the petal tips to soften.
A vine was also cut up and tucked in around the cluster arrangements.
Thanks so much for dropping by,