Friday, January 18, 2019

'Love is a Four Legged Word'
Layout by Hetty Hall

Hi there friends and welcome to the 2Crafty blog, Hetty with you today.

I have been sitting on this gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard sentiment for a while now
 and found the perfect photo to use it with finally.

'Love is a four legged word'

I started this layout by cutting up the 'Fiddle Stick Panel', added copper
 embossing powder and arranged it in a random fashion behind my photo. 

'Fiddle Stick Panel'

The copper embossing powder put a lovely shine on the panel.

After I arranged some 49 and Market flowers around my photo I used some
of the leaves from the 'Foliage Set 4', painted it with some pearl paint, cut it up
and stuck it amongst my flower clusters.
'Foliage Set 4'

Here is another close up of the leaves, they are so gorgeous and special!

Last but not least, I again got my scissors out and trimmed up the sentiment -
 added more pearl paint and placed the first two words above my photo and the
 rest in the bottom right corner of the layout. I think this way the 
whole design ties together.

A few little extra touches like art stones and ink splatter were added and there you have it.

Thanks again for stopping by, hope you like my layout.

Until next time.....



Thursday, January 17, 2019

January Layout + Video
by Lisa Amiet
'Live every day with Intention'

Hello all!
It's Lisa here today to share another creation with you.

This time I have a bright and bold layout featuring my daughter.
I love this picture even though you can't see her face. :)

This orange trumpet vine is divine! 
Every year there are lines of people waiting to take their photo in front of the flowers.

You can watch the VIDEO for the creation of this layout
 by clicking on the picture below

For this layout I have started with a few swipes of colourful paints to match my papers.
I have added some stamping around where I want the Mandala to sit.

I have then used the gorgeous '6" Mandala No 1" as a frame for my photo stack. 
I have finished it with black gesso, giving it a great matte finish. 

I have then used a couple of the foliage swirls from 'Foliage Set 4',
that I have again finished with black gesso.

I love how the black pops against the colours!

Lastly I have used the "Live every day with Intention" title, 
which I have also chosen the black gesso finish for.

2Crafty Products Used:
                                      6" Mandala No 1                                   Foliage Set 4

Live every day with Intention 

I hope you like what I have created this time.
I will be back soon with some more to share with you.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Layout by Marie S.

Hello, here is my second inspiration for this month of January.
I stayed in the spirit of the fairy, and specifically the "The Snow Queen" ...

For this page I chose a dark background to bring out the 
colors of my photo and chipboards.

2Crafty Chipboard used :
- Mini words Set 2
- Blitzen
- Mandala No 1 4 inch 
- Mandala No 1 6 inch
- Fern Leaf Set

Close-ups of the "Blitzen", "Mandala  # 1- 6 inch" & "Fern Leaf Set" 
chipboards, to which I applied directly a 
gold-colored acrylic paint and a gel gloss.

I then cut in half the chipboard "Mandala N# 1- 4 inch" in two that I
 simply covered with a white acrylic paint and a clear glossy varnish.

And to finish the title "Delight" that I embossed silver grey.

It's so good to create

Thank you for your visit!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Live Out Loud"
By Di Garling

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another boy layout to share with you.

Now that I have a grandson I am really enjoying do boy pages.

2Crafty Products Used...
"Live Out Loud" - title
Geometric Arrows
Light Bulbs Word Set #1 
Steampunk Strips
Clock Face Discs

For the "Live Out Loud" title, I firstly gave it a basecoat of gesso, followed by lightly
 dabbing on a little texture paste & then heating it so that it would bubble up slightly.
Lastly I painted it with some teal paint.

I cut one of the "Steampunk Strips" in half & painted it with a bronze metallic paint.

Next up is the "Geometric Arrow" which I simply coloured black using a black ink
 pad & then I wiped it over with a small amount of Finnibair Bronze Wax Paste .

I treated the light bulb, which is from the "Light Bulb Word Set #1"
the same as I did the Geometric Arrow.

I wanted to go with a circle theme, & I thought that these "Clock Face Discs"
would work perfectly & so I decided to cut the photos into circles too & these
were also treated in the same way.

 I love layering the clock faces slightly overlapping each other.

My papers, flowers & laser cut embellishments are all from

Well thats all I have for you today.
See you back here in a couple of weeks with more.

Until then
Cheers Di


Monday, January 14, 2019

January Inspiration
"Happiness" by Hina

Mixed Media Layout


Hello dear friends..

I am back with my January inspiration and created a winter layout using
my favourite 2Crafty chipboard and other mixed media supplies.

I used the circle stack chippies and they form the main design elements
 in my layout along with the line word "Happiness".

I applied white gesso to circle pieces and distressed the edges.
For the line word, I used White embossing powder from Lindy's.

For the Fine Leafy Bush chippie, I applied a layer of gesso, followed by distress spray in "walnut stain". 
I also stamped the circle pieces along with the background stamping.

2Crafty Supplies used:

Circle stack
Fine Leafy Bush
Line word "Happiness"

Hope you enjoyed the post and got inspired!