Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mixed Media Cards - 2crafty chipboard & Cocoa Vanilla

Mixed Media Cards

Hello friends,
This month, for my second project on the 2crafty chipboard blog, I have 2 cards to share.
 They are non-standard cards approx. 6"x6" requested in this size in order to write a letter inside instead of a message. Scroll down to see the moodboard at Mixed Media & Art which was the inspiration for these cards.

I started by cutting out some circles from Cocoa Vanilla pattern paper and coated them with white gesso. While that was drying, I coated all the 2crafty chipboard pieces with white gesso as well - a few gears from Steampunk Small & Medium, a small panel cut off from the Square Collage Panel and one piece from the Vintage Hot Air Balloon Set. I did NOT apply any gesso on the tile 2crafty chipboard piece 'You make me Happy'

To get an even coat of colour on the chipboard pieces, Ive directly applied stamp pads on the chipboard 
 Here is the second card. 
Can you see how the Hot Air Balloon has a bright orange whereas the 'You make me happy' chipboard in the previous card looks darker and more vintage looking. That's because I didn't apply any gesso on the 'You make me happy' chipboard piece. Gesso makes colour look brighter on chipboard.

Thank you for visiting us today.
Wishing you all a very happy & creative week ahead.

From the moodboard below, I used the sketch to make circle cards and the colours of blue & yellow from the tubs of paint.


Saturday, 4 August 2018

(VIDEO TUTORIAL): 'Vintage' Scrapbook Layout using 2crafty chipboard & 7Dots Studio

'You are not old, your Vintage'

You can find the video tutorial for this page here.

This month, my scrapbook layout is inspired by two of my favourite blogs - 

So, almost literally as described on the 7dots studio blog, on a cozy warm, winter afternoon, I made time for myself to reflect on my journey these last few years. To document this, I chose the nostalgic 'Thoughts Keeper' collection.
The memories around the time this photograph was taken feel like just yesterday, so close, so fresh and crystal clear. But when I reflect on it, I've grown so much as a person since then. So much has changed, yet so much still remains. 

I decided to include messages and reminders to myself through symbolism - love for music through collaged music notes from Tim Holtz tissue, my daily ritual of drawing kolams (traditional indian mandala type designs) using a Kaisercraft stencil on the background, delicate lace and dainty chipboard reminds me of conversations I had with my grand mother & great grandmother about life, roses to remind me that even the most pretty things come with thorns and finally a word sticker with the words rise & shine - its never too late to try something new, one is never too late old to rise above our challenges and inspire those around.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy creating,

2crafty chipboard used:

Moroccan Swirls
Cog Nested Frames
Leafy Twig Branches
Steampunk gears Small
Steampunk gears Medium
6" Circle revolution frames


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