Thursday, June 20, 2024

Day At The Beach - Laura Gilhuly - Tutorial

 Hi everyone!
I'm back today to share my newest layout for 2Crafty and a small tutorial on how I
 created this layout and altered the fabulous chipboard!

2Crafty Products used

Seashells Set 2

Day At The Beach

Seaweed Set 1

Part of my creative process is to gather all the products I may need even if I don't use them all

I used 

2Craftys seashells

2Crafty day at the beach title

2Crafty Seaweed set

1-12" sheet of paper

3 - 6" squares

4 - tags

1 - 5" circle and 3" circle - cut the 3" circle in half

1 - die cut banner

3 - 12" paper strips cut from the end of papers or 1/4" cut in half

a few fussy cut flowers/branches/leaves


modeling paste

clear gesso

edge distresser or scissors

heat gun

sand paper  (I used 100 grit)

Step 1 - paint all your 2Crafty chipboard with coordinating colors to your paper. Allow to dry or heat set. I used white, blue, and brown.  I had to mix paints together to get my desired colors.

Step 2 - Paint all the 2Crafty chipboard a second color - not the same as your bottom coat

Step 3 - using your sandpaper, sand some of the top coat of paint off so the bottom layer and some of the chipboard shows through.  It will look something like this;

Step 4 - Cover your background paper with clear gesso

Step 5 -apply your stencil using modeling paste in various spots on your paper and heat set

Step 6 - Use your edge distresser on all papers

Step 7 - Layer your tags, then your 3 sheets of 6" paper and circle and your photo

Step 8 - Cut your paper strips to desired lengths and apply to top and bottom of your project along with cut circle, images and a seashell

Step 9 - add your banner and create your cluster using your 2 crafty chipboard on the right side of your photo

Step 10 - Add a couple of die cuts/fussy cut images then your title and your seashells

Hope I have inspired you to create!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

today is PERFECT ~ by Robin Schelin

 Hi everyone, hope you all are doing well.

  With summer right around the corner, I thought I would share a layout filled with a summer vibe. This is my granddaughter from a few years back when she snuck into the neighbors garden to smell their daisies. Made for some good pictures that day!  

"today is PERFECT"

Chipboard used: 

Mixed Fine Border Set
Film Strips - Small
today is PERFECT

As Always, I used gesso first on all the chippies.

I placed one of the borders from the Mixed Fine Border Set running the length of the right side of the photo creating length to the composition. I painted it with Viva Light Moss Green Paper Soft Color. 

Under the photo stack, I cut one of the Film Strips - Small and tucked it in under the photo stack. I painted it with Prima Shimmering Lights Water Color - Antique.

The title, today is PERFECT, was painted with White Acrylic Paint. I wanted it to be subtle and not overpower the feel of the layout with a bright color.

Here, also, is the other part of the cut Film Strips - Small. I wanted to create balance with the top so I extended it here under the title.

Lastly, you can see the border running down the length, also to create balance.

I didn't use a lot of chipboard on this layout because I didn't feel it needed a lot. Only a few pieces to add texture and interest. Hope you like it and are inspired to use your chipboard to add subtle details to your projects.

Until next time, xx

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Your Smile by Tania Ridgwell

 Hi there!

Tania joining you today to share the last of my DT projects for June.  I have created another layout. 

"Your Smile"

2 Crafty Products Used:

*Circle Dot Frames
*Mini Title Stick Set 3
*Foliage Corners

I used the gorgeous 49 & Market Art Options Viken Paper Collection to create the base for my layout.  Once I had created my background I set about putting my page together.

I coloured the Foliage Corners and the large Circle Dot Frame with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist in Navy. I added the largest Circle Dot Frame chippie to my photo and then centred this to my background page.  I added lots of Viken laser elements and paper blooms to the top left and bottom right of my photo and then tucked in the Foliage Corners amongst all these elements.  I left the medium Circle Dot Frame raw and cut it up and tucked one half into the bottom cluster and one half in the top cluster.  I also left the small Circle Dot Frame chippie raw and added this to the right of my photo with a title inside.

 I finished of my layout by adding the Your Smile Chippie Title from the Mini Title Stick Set 3 along the top left of my photo which I gave a very light brush with navy mist.

Thats' all from me today, I hope I have inspired you all with my Layout. 

 Until next time thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, June 17, 2024

'Dream a little Dream'
with Lisa Amiet

Hello 2Crafty fans! 

It's Lisa here today
to share a layout that I have created. 

Dream a Little Dream

2Crafty products used:

I have scrapped an older photo of myself, 
at my favourite place :) A little bit retro lol

For this layout, I have used one of the 
'Clock Face Discs',
that I have embossed in a weathered white. 

I also used some of the 'Film Strips Small',
that I have also finished in the weathered white. 

I also used one of the 'ATC Georgian Frames'
also embossed in white.

For my title I have used one of the
'Dream a little Dream',
that I have embossed in a two-tone,
white for the top and an ocean seafood colour for the bottom. 

I really love how this one turned out, 
it's not hard to love those gorgeous chipboard designs!

Until next time!


Friday, June 14, 2024

Layout By Di Garling

Well hi there and hello, thanks so much for calling by.
Today I have another layout to share with you &
naturally I have used some awesome pieces of our favourite
2Crafty Chipboard to embellish it.
2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Sweet" loopy font - title
Aztec Feathers
Mini Butterflies

As my background is quite busy & has a lot going on
I decided to keep the chipboard simple so that it would
standout. It doesn't have to be complicated to look good,
the chipboard pieces always look good themselves!!

As you can see in my photos, I have kept both my title &
those gorgeous feathers plain & simple white, just two
coats of white acrylic paint, too easy.

The other chipboard I have used is a sprinkling of
  "Mini Butterflies"
which I have coloured up with some distress ink to match
 the stamping on my background. I have also
lifted their wings to create a little dimension.

Well thats all I have for you today.
I will be back soon with some more inspiration.



Thursday, June 13, 2024

'Never Stop Believing' - by Emma Zappone

Hi there 2Crafty friends.
Em with you today with a small Mixed Media panel.

Here are the awesome chipboard elements used.....

Pretty Flowers
Mollies Butterfly Set
Foliage Set 7

I painted all the chipboard pieces with some Color Glow powders, that left a beautiful shimmer to them.

Look at all that awesome shimmer!

I love the way these powders sit on the chipboard. These I chose not to prime first, so that the water that mixes with the powder, soaks into the chippy a little and mutes the colour but leaves all the shimmer.

I love the calmness this panel creates.

I hope you have been inspired a little today.

I hope to catch you all again soon.

Till then, Em xx


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

"Good Times" Mixed Media Panel with Amy Voorthuis

 Hi lovely 2Crafty Friends, 
On this grizzled day in my part of the world I bring you some summer vibes,
 because I for sure need it. For today's post I made a mixed media panel with three pictures of our Abbey on the beach in Greece last summer. I was planning on posting this panel for a challenge but then I thought I have used a bunch of beautiful 2Crafty Chippies that I could better post it as one of DT projects here. Enjoy my post....

Good Times:

 2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Intricate Seahorses
Seashells Set 2
Seaweed Set 1
So Much Fun Title
Industrial Spring Set
Line Words - Good Times

As you probably know by now I always gesso my chippies first most of the time I do two layers. I treated my two text chipboard pieces & the seahorses with two colors of embossing powder I jus really love that effect.

This wooden panel is 4 by 12 inch I just love to work with that size, a while back I saw a wonderful piece of art on pinterest with a whole bunch of frames {sadly I don't know the maker} After I saw that gorgeous piece I really wanted to make something like that myself. 
The rest of the chipboard pieces are decorated with embossing powders. I only left the beautiful seashells raw I only added some shimmer spray and a touch of white wax 

So this was my first project of the month june, thank you so much for stopping by I will be back later this month with another project hope to see you back then....

Meanwhile if you would like to see more of my work you could visit here: 

Amy's Pretty Papers