Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Guest Designer
2 Crafty Chipboard


Hi everyone -thanks for dropping by.  This layout is my
Guest Designer post for 2 Crafty Chipboard.
The cardstock in this  layout is the most beautiful shade of purple,
 but unfortunately in the pics it looks more blue.
  I tried photographing it several  times in different lights but this
 is the best I could do. 

I coated the word "Just be You" with Gesso, then Texture Paste,
I applied the colour by rubbing ink over the surface.

I also added a little heart from the
"Nest of Hearts"pack.

                             I just love this Corner Arch.  I achieved the look I wanted

                             by applying Gesso, then ink, then another light coating of Gesso.

I cut the Thistle Shrub into several pieces so I could
arrange them around my cluster.  I have also treated
the tops with Gesso and Texture Paste to add a little
more body to them.  The lovely little touches of green
are pieces of the Branch With Bird.  
(I saved the bird to use on another layout).

The flowers I have used in this layout are from Green Tara.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Luv Jan xx

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Simply the Best

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by.
Today I have my 2 Crafty Chipboard Guest Designer layout  to
 share with you.  2 Crafty has such a great range of products 
suitable for "boy" pages.

For my background I glued some 
1" Hexagons
onto the page, then sprayed two different colours of
 Glimmer Mist over the lot. I painted the little 
Word Bubbles
with three different metallic paints applied with sponges 
to get a nice aged metal look.
The Arrows from the 
Assorted Arrows Pack
 have simply been painted with a lick of acrylic paont.  
 I then lightly highlighted the
 hexagons and the arrows with some Viva Inca Gold Paste.
 I love these little Film Strips. I think they can be used in so many 
different ways.  I have simply painted them with acrylic paint 
and highlighted them with Inca Gold Paste.
"Simply The Best"
 Another one of 2 Crafty's great titles - a coat of Gesso and black
paint and I think it looks pretty good. 
Thanks again for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you
just a little.

 Remember to visit 2 Crafty on FACEBOOK too.
Luv Jan xx

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Green Tara Design Team
April Post

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by. It's my turn over at the
Green Tara Blog.
 I have used the beautiful  Mustard Damask flower as the focal 
point on this page.  I also added one  4cm Heirloom Silk and
 Organza Grey Blue flower which was the exact colour I needed. 

 I sprayed some white roses in order to  get the
 matching blue I needed and added some brown
roses as well.

Green Tara laces are absolutely beautiful and I've sprayed this
off white lace to add to the page for emphasis.This cute little
 Loop Trim ribbon is so delicate and pretty.

A little touch of lace and a couple of roses
added just the right finishing touch to this feature.

Trinket Box

I had so much fun decorating this little trinket box.  I started
by painting the edges then covering the box with paper.I then
added a circle of white Lace as a foundation and then simply
 built it up with flowers. 

The fabulous range of Green Tara flowers  made it all so easy.

Green Tara flowers and ribbons are so very versatile.
It's really easy to create great layouts.

Pop over to the Green Tara Blog to see what their
talented and creative Design Team has been doing.

Thanks for dropping by

Luv Jan xx