Friday, May 31, 2013

2 Crafty Blog hop - stamping with Chipboard!




                                            


Welcome to my blog and to 2 Crafty Chipboard first ever blog hop.
I hope you enjoy the journey and get lots of wonderful, inspirational ideas from the awesome creations 
the design team has made! 

You will also get a chance to win 
some fantastic prizes along the way!

Here is how to play:
Simply visit each of the blogs below, then leave 
a comment and become a follower.
 (if you are not already)


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One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded
with 2 Crafty Chipboard.

                                 



Plus as an added bonus, many of the design team members will 
be offering  prizes as well, mine is pictured at the end of this post.


Here is my card and a technique using chipboard as stamps!! 

I  hope you enjoy!!


Products I have used: 2 Crafty Chipboard - Mustache set, 'happy' loop font, word bubbles, vintage keys, Dylusions ink sprays - pure sunshine, fresh lime, vibrant turquiose, Prima Washi tape, Distress rock candy crackle paint, clear embossing powder and sequins.



Step 1. Coat watercolour paper 300gsm with Dylusion sprays.


Step 2. Dry the piece using a heat gun.


Step 3. Soak a mustache chipboard with water until it starts to pool on top of it. Chipboard is quite sturdy, I completed this whole piece and it didn't even look like it was 
going to fall apart!!


Step 4. Place the chipboard water side down on to the sprayed piece and hold it there for a few sections.


Step 5. Remove the chipboard and dab the area with a clean tissue to remove the watered down excess dye. 


Step 6. You can see how the impression left a watermark effect!


Step 7. Keep spraying the mustache chipboard with water and using it as a stamp all over the watercolour paper until you are happy with the result. Dry again with heat gun.


You will end up with a great coloured mustache as well, I coated this with Distress rock candy crackle paint. The 'Fun' speech bubble was coloured with Dylusions vibrant turquoise  then coated with clear embossing powder to give a shiny feel to the piece. The 'Happy' was sprayed with Dylusions pure sunshine and the key was coated with yellow ink.


Here is my prize pack for you to win thanks to 2 Crafty Chipboard, Flourish with a Bling and Manor House Creations, good luck!





Now once again, all you have to do is:

1. Make sure you are a follower of the 2Crafty Blog and 
Facebook page

2. Visit each of the blogs on the blog hop list and become their followers.(if you're not already)

3. Leave a comment on each blog along the way.

4. Leave a comment on the 2 Crafty blog for a chance to win. Prize drawn on the 6th June.

5. If you share our blog hop on your Blog or Facebook page, please let us know by leaving us another comment on the 2 Crafty Blog which will give you a second chance at winning the 2 Crafty prize.


THIS HOP IS NOW CLOSED, THE
OVERALL WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE 2 CRAFTY BLOG ALONG WITH THE DT's PRIZE WINNERS JUNE 6TH Good luck everyone!




International participants are welcome.


your next stop is 


Happy Hopping!!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Two cards to share

Hi everyone, here are two cards I would like to share. 

The first one was for my Mother-in-law for Mothers day, I used Manor House Creations flowers, Flourish with a Bling Chloe pearl flourish, Crate Paper DIYshop collection of papers and chipboard stickers.  






The second card I made was for my grand niece Bella's 1st birthday! I used Stampin' Up! glitter sheet (LOVE this because I don't get glitter all over my hands or work area!!), My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender collection - fabulous layered sticker, chipboard elements, title and papers. 




I was glad that I was able to make a few cards lately for my family, usually I don't have time and I use what I have made for the magazine or grab one of my design teams cards that I have made previously and change them to suit the occasion  I'm sure the recipients don't mind but I do like to create a personal card for an individual sometimes :-) 

 Be back soon!! Cheers and happy stamping :-)

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