Tuesday, August 9, 2022

'Brothers Make the BEST friends' layout
by Rachael Funnell


Hello 2 Crafty fans!
Rach with you sharing another dose of 2 Crafty Chipboard inspro...
This layout featuring  two of my nephews & some really great chipboard pieces..

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Frog & Toadstool
Foilage set 4
Freda butterflies
Brothers make the BEST friends
Funky arrows

All of my clusters consist with some fussy cut-out paper toadstools & some vellum leaves.
Then a few pieces of foilage from set 4 which I inked then cut them into smaller pieces..

Some SUPER CUTE toadstools, where I inked them both with two colours
 to give them that two-toned look & finish them off by a very lightly brushed over with some gesso..

The beautiful Freda butterfly has been given a nice thick coat of gesso..
what better way to make a statement, by inking the title, the funky arrow & the 2022
all with black ink...

I hope you are inpsired in some way & like my layout as much as I do...
Thanks for popping by..
Until next time

Monday, August 8, 2022

Be Curious - by Emma Zappone

Hello there!
Emma with you today, and I share a page that has a hint of 'spring' about it.

This page has a lot going on, well it has for me as I usually layer but not too heavy. But with this one I really wanted it to sing floral and yet capture the idea of a 'curious' garden behind the gates.
Plus the choice of chipboard I chose was so much fun to play with......

Diamond Chunks
Ornate Gateway
Foliage set 10

I spent quite some time altering the chipboard pieces with different mediums for this page.

The stunning Ornate Gateway started with a layer of White Gesso, then I added 2 liquid acrylic colours in umber and nude. Once these were dried I added some rub-ons in a few spots to mimic the look of old 'signs' on old botanical garden gates.

I did a similar finish on the Diamond chunks, but without the umber tone to create a contrast from the other elements. I used these pieces as a very subtle layer amongst my elements.

The Foliage were also primed with white Gesso. Then 2 green acrylic paints were added to create a 2 tone effect. Then stamping was added, again to create more visual interest. Finally on the Foliage and the Ornate Gateway I added a clear emboss powder to really make them special.

Along with a mix of resin pieces and amazing paper elements this page really 'sprung' off the page. I have added dimension by lifting off the page, so it gives the feel that you want to peer through the gate, to see more wonder. 'Be Curious' so to speak.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

I look forward to seeing you again later this month.

Stay Crafty!

Em xx


Friday, August 5, 2022

"Memory of YOU" ~ by Robin Schelin

 Hello everyone.

 Robin back with you today to share another layout full of beautiful 2Crafty gorgeousness!

 On this layout I mostly used Watercolors on my chipboard. So easy to control the amount and shade  of color you want. Hope you like it!

The 2Crafty gorgeousness I mentioned...

Doodled Frames

Leafy Twig Branches

Spring Flower Bunches

Palm Leaves Set

Fern Leaf set

Memory of YOU

All of the chipboard was first coated with gesso as always. This time using white.

Here is the beautiful Doodled Frame.  I used Distress Grit Paste mixed with Acrylic Paint and then rubbed I with White Gesso to give it a worn look.

On the left are the Spring Flower bunches.  In keeping with the colors of the patterned paper, I used the Prima Shimmering Lights Water Colors Set.  I used Champagne and Disco. 

On the right are the Leafy Twig Branches. Here I used Prima's Woodlands Watercolor Set. I used Stream.  I wanted to match the color of the leaves on the bottom of the patterned paper.  These leaves were perfect for that.

I used 3 leaves from the Palm Leaves Set here tucked under the flowers just to add color and dimension to this side of the layout.  I used Artist's Loft Watercolors Cobalt Blue and Prussian Blue to get a little variation in the leaves.

Here also are ferns from the Fern Leaf Set. I used Prima's Shimmering Lights Watercolors on these, the same as on the Flower Bunches, only using just the Champagne.

I used yet another Watercolor Set from Prima on the title, Memory of You.  This time I used Pastel Dreams. I used Lemonade.  
And tucked under the title is another leaf from the Fern Leaf Set just for good measure!

So there it is. Hope you like it and are inspired to use Watercolors on your chipboard. I think they give a soft look to your layouts.  Until next time, be safe, stay happy, and keep crafting.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful Layout by Tania Ridgwell

 Hi there!  

Tania joining you today to share the first of my DT projects for August a Layout.

"Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful" 

2 Crafty Products Used:

*Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful
*Corner Geneive
*Doodle Frames
*Mini Title Stick Set 3

I coloured the Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful, Corner Geneive and Mini Title Stick Set 3 Chipboard with Dylusions paint and while it was still wet I sprinkled some fine glitter over each piece.   I kept the Doodle Frames Chipboard raw for this layout.

I added my photo to the background page, then embellished the page with lots of fussy cut elements and flowers.  I tucked the Corner Geneive Chipboard in between the flower clusters on the top right and bottom left of the page.

I cut the raw Doodle Frame Chipboard in half placed one piece at the top of the top right and the other to the bottom left of my photo.  To finish I added the Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Chipboard title to the bottom left of the page.

Thats' all from me today, I hope I have inspired you all a little with my Layout.  Until next time thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Todays moments, tomorrows memories
By Charmane Sharp


Welcome to the blog for some more inspiration,
with 2Crafty Chipboard. This layout has a mechanical steampunk
feel to reflect my boys visiting a Brewery. So many choices with the
amazing range from 2Crafty to get this look from Cogs, Clocks, Steampunk
pieces and Chains.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Cog Nested Frames
Asst Chain Lengths
Geo Triangular Border
Clock Face Frames 12'
Steampunk Collage
Doily Clock Face
6x4 Phrase Sticks set 5

The Steampunk Collage is a great piece to add detail to your layout,
whether you colour it in one colour or bring out all the design with
individual colours as I have done. I painted with Finnabair Metallic
paints and finished with some Black Wax for highlights.
The Cogs were coated with Brushed Iron and Black Wax. They are
a fantastic set to use in many ways but awesome to frame your photo.

Having the perfect title can take a layout from okay to amazing.
The Phrase Sticks are fabulous for making connections with your photo.
After a coat of Brushed Iron wax I created a shadow around the outside
with Black wax. Attaching a piece of the Triangular Border to the underside
draws your eye to the phrase.

I kept the Clock Face attached to the outer border circle to make it 
thicker as I was inserting the Doily Clock for a unique feature. I cut
the outer Flourish pieces off so the Doily Clock would fit nicely inside.
Backing them both on a piece of paper. The Clock Face was painted
in Teal and some Black wax added. The inside Clock was painted with
Black Raven and the Hands in Teal with some Brushed Iron wax for

There are many layers and details to this layout all spotlighted by 2Crafty
Chipboard. I hope you can see new ways to use these particular choices
together. Thanks for stopping by, look forward to sharing my next creation
with you soon.

Until next time,

Charmane x

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

'A Little bit of Sparkle' Tags
with Lisa Amiet


Hello 2Crafty Fans!
It's Lisa here today to bring a little bit of sparkle to your day.
I have created this set of two gift tags for you.

2Crafty Products used:

For my first tag I have used some of the 'Sequins Negative Bits',
that I have finished in a weathered white and added in among my layers.

I have also used one of the 'Frames Tiny Henri's',
finished in the same white that I have layered it with one of the 'Intricate Seahorses',
that I have finished in a teal, blue and purple glitter embossing powder. 

Finally, I have added one of the stars from the 'ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars',
that I have left raw to match my papers.

For my second tag, I have used some of the 'Mini Hexagon Clumps',
again finished in the weathered white, in among my layers. 
There is also another star from the 'ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars' on this tag.

I have also used one of the gorgeous 'Aztec Feathers',
that I have again embossed with a teal, blue and purple glitter finish. 

To finish, I have used one of the 'ATC Georgian Frames',
again finished in weathered white and added to my tag.

I hope that you like what I have created,
I am really happy with how these tags turned out.

Until next time!


Monday, August 1, 2022

"Cherished Family Memories"
Layout By Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

I present to you my first inspiration of this month of August. 
The warmth of the summer inspired me to create a dynamic and colorful layout. 

With a family photo taken this year for my son and daughter-in-law’s birthday.

"Cherished Family Memories" 

The 2Crafty Chipboard Used:

- Word "Cherished Family Memories"
- 6 Inch Mandala N°5
- Sharon's-Butterflies

As always a layer of white gesso on each chipboard.

The background of my paper being essentially pink it was necessary to find a color 
in harmony to embellish the chipboards.
I hesitated a lot, but I dared the yellow color.

I cut the "Mandala" chipboard before putting it under my photo like a beautiful sun.

 I embellished each panel with Lindy’s Gang "Sunset Yellow Orange" embossing powder, 
I had to apply several layers to get a strong yellow. 

On the butterflies I added a few touches of black ink as well as a darker yellow.

I have arranged my layout according to the title, it is flashy and deserves to be in plain sight.

The rose being still very predominant I added some yellow embellishments.

Now I’m done, I hope you won’t feel any pain in your eyes 
and that my choice of chipboard will inspire you!

Thank you very much and see you soon.