Monday, October 24, 2016

More Than Words - October Mini Challenge 'BOO'

Hi Folks!
More Than Words Mini Challenge time.....
This month the word is BOO!
I thought I'd go with a Halloween theme & created this card...
BOO! did I scare ya.. lol!

2 Crafty chipboard have some GREAT Halloween themed chipboard pieces.... which I have used a 2 Crafty Scary Tree 

I am a BIG fan with adding beads to projects atm.... I've been grabbing mine from a discount store... love them! :)

And this SUPER CUTE monster..... 

Just a reminder on how it works:

The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for
cards, tags and ATCs only.  (from the 23rd till the end of the month)
This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word. 

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only via More Than Words Facebook page 
 -----> HERE  under the relevant post. 

The winner will receive a $25 voucher from Dusty Attic, 
our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor.

After more inspiration! Once again my fellow designers have created some FANTASTIC projects please stop by the More Than Words blog to check O.U.T 

Hope you get a chance to play along!
Thanks for stopping by
Rach x

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2 Crafty Chipboard - October projects

Hello everyone!
I share my 2 Crafty Chipboard October projects...
First up is this canvas! 
Which now looks  FABULOUS hanging up in my craft room....   hehehe!

'Follow your Heart'

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Follow your heat title
Square barbed wire frames
Wing Set 1
Element set 1
Polaroid Frame
Deer head set
11" Hibiscus Frame

I just LOVE how adding some white splatters to finish this canvas off, gives
all of the chipboard pieces just that little more of appeal/wow factor....
I started off by giving the Follow your heart title a coat of gesso, then inked it with blue,
& honestly didn't like it, SO! I went over the blue with some black ink, I loved how
 there is still bits of blue showing....

 Polaroid Frame also had a coat of gesso & then inked the edges with pink.......

I inked with black the Square barbed wire frame, cut into smaller pieces &
 placed them throughout the canvas....

Also! I inked black & cut in half, this Element.....

I gave the 11" Hibiscus Frame a light coat of gesso then added somewater
colors to the hibiscus flowers....

 I didn't want this Deer head to get lost in all the color....
I ended up giving it couple of coats of gesso!


For my second project I have created this layout...


Since we are in October & 2 Crafty Chipboard have some
REALLY COOL Halloween themed chipboard pieces....
I thought it would be a perfect time to create this layout.....
Even though in my household we personally don't get into the spirit & do the Halloween thing.
 BUT! last year at my daughters school they had on the 30th October a Halloween/dress up something scary day...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:

Film Strips - Small
Ivy Clusters
Mini Word Set 1
Word Circles Set 1
Large Mummy
Halloween Frame

The Circle Word - Today from the Word Circles Set 1 & has a coat of gesso
 then heat embossed the today word.....

I added a very light coat of gesso to the Large Mummy, then added a some pink water color....

Started with cutting the Ivy Cluster into 2 pieces given them coat of gesso, 
then adding a bit of texture paste to just the Ivy flowers....

The 2015 has a coat of gesso then dabbed with Pistaschio Distress Paint...
Did the same with the word Beauty From the Mini Word Set 1

Once the coat of gesso dried on the Halloween Frame,  I just inked the characters!!
The two Small Film Strips have been inked black.... 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

2 Crafty Chipboard Guest Designer - CSI Case File No. 214

This Month 2 Crafty Chipboard  are a sponsor over @ C.S.I C.S.I (Colour Stories Inspiration) & the 2 Crafty DT are GUEST DESIGNING for the month....

 Case File No. 214

This is my GDT layout for Case File No. 214

2 Crafty Chipboard used:

How I solved the Case...

Testimony: Inspiration word Smile... 

Lightly layer of gesso to this 2 Crafty Smile word Chipboard, I have embossed the Smile word with a Kasiercraft  Embossing Folder - Weave, then inked the lines... VERY HAPPY on how this turned O.U.T!

Evidence: Strips, Wings, Antlers, Gold Metal, Triangles, Monster.

2 Crafty delicate Wing & Triangles...

And HOW COOL does this 2 Crafty Monster Chipboard look...

Want to play along or check out how other designers solved this case, then stop by
HERE  Case Closes on the 31st October 2016!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

More Than Words - October Challenge

Wow!October already, 
another year just flying by so quickly...
More Than Words October Challenge is up!
Word Inspiration - CHANGE

Creative Challenge - OMBRE
 (Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.)

I Love working with most colors so for this OMBRE challenge I thought I'd incorporated by working with shades of purple, purple being one of my favorite colours." 


As usual I have used some 2 Crafty Chipboard - this 2 Crafty - Flourish Adornment where I have painted cut into 2 pieces.... 
The chipboard piece Love from the fine word set
(which is 1 of my favorite designs) 

Some fussy cutting, stamping, lots of layers & textures!!

Be sure to stop by the More Than Words blog  HERE ......  Not only to check out the challenge but my fellow design team have come up with some INCREDIBLE designs!!!
You wont be disappointed.....   :)
Hope you are having a GREAT Weekend!
Thanks as always for popping by.... 
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