Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Winter Christmas Wonderland



 Hi Everyone,
I am popping in today to share some more 2Crafty Chipboard inspiration. This month
 I have gone beyond the page with Christmas winter wonderland inspired projects.
Our Christmas's here often are quite warm with zero chance of snow - one day
 I hope to travel & experience a 'White Christmas'.   In the meantime, I will keep
 dreaming of a white Christmas.

These quaint little dwellings would make a sweet table centre piece to any table.  Create a few and make a village!

For my first dwelling, I have created a 3 dimensional house and created a pretty winter scene with 2Crafty loveliness.


The dwelling was created with 2 of the houses from the Houses set. The two other walls were created by tracing around the house with 4 windows and cutting out from chipboard/box board. The walls were adhered together with hot glue and then covered with patterned paper.
The dwelling sits on a bed of winter foliage including branches trimmed from the large
tree from the Christmas Tree Set and Winter Twig Branches. 


A decorative facade was added to the front and along the roof ridge with one of the
 pretty Lacey Borders (set 1).
The chipboard was painted with a coat of Dina Wakley White Gesso and snow accents
 were added with 'Fantasy Snow'.  Super fine crystal glitter was sprinkled over the top
whilst the media was still wet.
A trimmed the  Ornate Fence tip decorates the front porch roof.


Trimmed brick elements from the 'Brickwall' add texture to the house walls. A larger  
Lamp Post sits behind the house with trimmed Ornate Fence pieces added to the 
sides and steps leading up to the front door.
A base was created for the house to sit on from chipboard/box board and an empty ribbon 
spool to create a little elevation. Another Lacey Border was affixed around the outer edge.



 Please also also check out my creative process video:



2Crafty Products:
Houses
Lacey Border Set1
Ornate Fence
Lamp Posts
Christmas Tree Set
Winter Twig Branches
Brick Wall 
Fleur de Lise (ATC)

Continuing on with the Christmas winter wonderland theme, I have created a larger
dwelling to add to the village.  This time I used a Tim Holtz Bigx Die to create the
 house along with lots of 2Crafty loveliness incorporated to create the scene.  


Once again, a bed of winter foliage was added to the 'ground' with Winter Twig Branches. The branches painted white with accents of  'Fantasy Snow'. A little deer (from the Deer Set) frolics in the snow.


The house walls were accented with trimmed bricks from the Brickwall piece.  


Fir Christmas Tree sits behind the house and lamp post. 


Three dimensional elements were created with Lamp Posts and Winter Twig Branches
A trimmed post from the Ornate Fence was added near the top of the lamp post and
 a trimmed tip added to the top. 
Trimmed branches from the Christmas Tree Set were tucked into the floral 
arrangement on the lamp post.
A larger base was created for the house to sit on from chipboard/box board and an empty 
ribbon spool to create a little elevation. Another Lacey Border was affixed around the outer edge.


2Crafty Products
Lacey Border Set1
Ornate Fence
Lamp Posts
Christmas Tree Set
Fir Christmas Tree
Winter Twig Branches
Deer Set
Brickwall

Please also check out my creative process video:



Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till next time,
xxTrudi



Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas: 'Be You'

Hello!
Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas with you all. I have had lots of fun creating this with Colour Blast products and lots of 2Crafty Chipboard loveliness.

"Be You"

I arranged the 2Crafty Chipboard elements  to create the flowing hair of the girl and to add decoration.  
I used Roxy's Flourish, Leafy Shrub Set 3 and a Pen Nib.
  

Part of Word Circle was trimmed to create the eyelashes.


The background of the canvas was created with Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays - I worked with a few colours to build up the layers and the intensity.
I also used the Shimmer Sprays for adding accents to the chipboard elements.
The Indian Dreamcatcher was used as a jewellery piece to create a hanging earring.

2Crafty Chipboard Used
Roxy's Flourish Vine    
Leafy Shrub Set 3 
Pen Nibs 
Indian Dreamcatcher
 Word Circles Set 2

Here I share the creative process video:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW 



Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till next time,

xxTrudi

Friday, October 21, 2016

Layout Inspiration: Treasure

Hello!

Today I am sharing some more 2Crafty Chipboard loveliness.   Again I kept the chipboard elements soft by inking with Prima Old Rose and Pastel Brown chalk inks.


 I framed the photo with a Heart String Frame, and attached a small piece I had trimmed from one of the borders from the Lacey Border Set 1 along the edge of the photo.


'Treasure' from the Fine Word Set 1 sits over the top of a Formal Flourish 3.
Angie's Vine creates a meandering trail for a fussy cut butterfly.


2Crafty Chipboard Products Used:
Heart String Frame
Lacey Border Set 1
Fine Word Set 1
Formal Flourish 3
Angie's Vine

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Layout Inspiration: Cherish

"Cherish"

Hi Everyone,
Sharing some more recent 2Crafty Chipboard loveliness.  The chipboard elements were kept subtle.  I altered with chalk inks, white gesso and Snow White Colour Blast Texture Paste.


The Elsa Frame does frame my photo beautifully!
Ava's Frame was positioned over the the bottom left had corner with a small ivy leaf
 removed from the Ivy Cluster to sit over the top of the cascading flourish.


Beaded Hanging Heart and Fanciful Butterfly  and "Cherish" from the
Fine Word Set 1 were also added.


2Crafty Chipboard Used
Ivy Clusters
Fine Word Set 1
Ava's Frame
Elsa Frame
Fanciful Butterfly
Beaded Hanging Heart Set

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till next time,

xxTrudi 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Layout Inspiration:Together

"Together"

Hello Again,

Popping in with another recent project created for 2Crafty Chipboard -  my own girls who are always
 'together' - the title coming from the Mini Word Set 2.


I have combined fussy cut elements from Kaisercraft patterned papers
 with 2CC chipboard to create dimension and detail.  

I also kept the chipboard elements soft and inked with
Prima chalk inks in Old Rose and  Pastel Brown.


One of the borders from the Lacey Border Set 1 adorns the outer edge of the page. 
A corner effect was also created with a Twisted Vine Corner with trimmed floral
 elements from Ella's Border.  I tucked in some more of the trimmed floral elements
 under the bottom photo edge and floral cluster.  Another floral accent was added to
the side with a fussy cut butterfly.


2Crafty Chipboard Products Used:
Lacey Border Set 1
Twisted Vine Corner
Ella's Border
Mini Word Set 2

Thanks so much for dropping by today,
Till next time

xxTrudi

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2Crafty Chipboard and Kraft+: Laugh

Hi Everyone,

Popping in with my take on this month's Kraft+ Challenge.  2Crafty Chipboard are also  sponsors for this month so I have incorporated 2CC loveliness along with 'blast from the past' products.



'Blast From The Past Elements' include: ribbon, button, punched elements and an older Prima patterned paper.
A mixed media background was created on the Kraft cardstock - Heidi Swapp Primrose and Mustard Color Shine with Colour Burst powders over the top.


2 Crafty Chipboard Flourish 3 was positioned underneath the photo with trimmed Climbing Rose Bush pieces and tucked in around the main embellishment cluster.
A 6" Circle Revolution Frame frames the photo with a Word Circle positioned over the top.


Apart from the word circle, all chipboard elements were kept in there natural state
 before altering with Ultramarine Blue Colour Burst powder and water.  


All the details for the Kraft+ challenge and inspiration can be found HERE


Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till next time,
xxTrudi

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Layout Inspiration: Simply The Best

Hi Everyone,

Popping in to share a recent layout created for 2Crafty Chipboard showcasing their fabulous Star Frame With Stars,  Swirly Star Border and Simply The Best - Word Title.


 I have also had lots of fun playing with Color Burst powders and water. I created the background with Fuchsia and Orchid and have also colour coordinated the chipboard elements. 
The Frame Star with Stars was first painted with a coat of Dina Wakley heavy white paint.  A burst of water colour fun was added to coordinate with the background.  Again I used Fuchsia and Orchid.
The word title has been inked black and positioned over the star frame.


Swirly Star Border cascades on an angle from the Star Frame, 
also painted white and altered with Orchid.  


I also added a fun element to the page with a silhouette photo.  I positioned this so as
 to be swinging from the chipboard elements.


Remember: 

Thanks so much for dropping by today,
Till next time,

xxTrudi