Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A touch of Magic

Good Morning Crafters,
Its Danni here stopping by to share something a little magical.
I'm hoping when you see what I have for you I can be forgiven for running a day late.
Technology at times is a mystery to me...
But Scrapbooking is something I do understand and is something I can certainly navigate...
So lets get onto the fun stuff!!

I recently visited Artvo in the City.
For those of you from Melbourne its a great afternoon out.
But be ready for plenty of snaps and a little fun play!!!
I loved the image and wanted something just as magical to fit it.
So I got started using plain white cardstock and layered that onto a chipboard base.
This project gets wet so it really needs the extra re-enforcement to prevent any warping on the layout.
The supplies you will need for this
CB2009 Page Borders 08
CB6109 Lamps 11
CB4071 String Circles 07
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
Gesso, Gel Medium and tissue paper.
I started by layering my chipboard pieces in my chosen pattern
The CB4071 String Circles I decided to keep one of the inserts to thicken the frame around my image.
I added the CB4060 Ornate frame pieces at this time.
This was then coated with a Heavy White Gesso

You can see the effects of leaving the frame combined here.
Once the Gesso was dry I then added the Gel Medium and tissue paper in sections
around my chipboard.

After this next step I then added the CB6109 Lamp and the CB2009 Page Borders
layered over the top.
Some chain was removed from the top of the page and I inserted this into my layout.
I added the paper flowers also at this time
This was all then coated with a final layer of Heavy White Gesso.
Once dry it was time to add Colour and a lot of it.
You can use any collection of colours you like and just be prepared for time
and layers.
This is all about creating the richness in the layers of colour.
Using shimmer pots and a paintbrush I added more depth to the colour to the chipboard
pieces to make them really come to life.
This was completed in stages using multiple colours.
It was also added over the tissue paper area and flowers.
The final layer was added to finish it with a touch of Gold.
The gold really pops adding another level of richness.

I'm in love with the final result...
The chipboard really pops and adds to the magic of my little fairy.

Lastly I have a card created as an invitation,
I liked creating something a little different for this one.
(Yes none of the details will make sense because I jumbled them)

It has a shabby chic feel about it and features
CB1202 Roses 02
CB6110 Ornate Frames 25

 The pieces blend beautifully and I have to say the roses are quick becoming a new

I love there detail.
The Ornate Frame pieces add beautiful old world feel.

I hope you enjoyed a peak at what I've been up to! I love to see what you have been working on and how you featured Scrapmatts Chipboard in your projects.
For all these Chipboard goodies and more head to