Thursday, December 7, 2023

Togetherness my favourite time
By Charmane Sharp


Hello everyone, I decided to do a Black and White layout. Beginning 
with a mixed media background was fun using stamps, stencils and Lindys
Spray. Then I chose a variety of 2Crafty Chipboard to highlight my photo
of a special moment visiting our son.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Title- Togetherness my favourite Time
Doodled Arrows
Asst Chain Lengths
Fancy Clock Hand set 2
12x12 Weathered Face Frames
Steampunk Bulbs
Window Shutter set 3

After finding the perfect title I coloured it with Finnabair waxes
Brushed Iron, Charcoal Black and Old Silver. Then dry brushed
some Black paint on the top of the letters to make the title pop a 
little. I sat it over a Doodled Arrow painted White. 
Underneath I cut a small Weathered Clock and added some Fancy
 Hands. They were also waxed and a little Black Raven Sparks
paint was brush on the clock for some sparkle and the Hands had
 some Black paint brushed over the wax.

Same process was applied the the larger Weathered Clock Frame and
Fancy Hands.

The Industrial Light Bulbs were inked and a little Black paint brushed
 down the left side to create a shadow. I mixed them with some resin Bulbs
for contrast in my grouping.

The Asst Chain Lengths add texture and are versatile by cutting them
 and placing pieces around my layout. Rubbing on wax gives a grunge
finish to coordinate with the monochromatic tone.

I decided to frame my photo with one of the Window Shutters, like
looking into a memory. I rubbed the wax on in a shabby worn style to
see the Gesso below and finished with a light brushing of Black Raven
Sparks paint. I hope you love my masculine grunge layout and look
 forward to sharing my next layout with you all.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

'#merrychristmas' layout
by Rachael Funnell


Hello Everyone!
Well It's that time of the year and today I have this christmas themed layout to share
using some fabulous 2 Crafty Chirstmas chipboard...
and it features a snapchat fiiltered selfie photo taken of hubby & myself back in 2019...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Brushstroke tree
Christmas # word set
mini bauble tree
Candle square frame

Let's start with the Candle square frame 
I really like this frame & wanted to frame my photo so I cut it in half,
gave it a nice thick coat of gesso, glued it down & 
covered up where I have cut the frame with some fussy cutting pieces....

The 2019 has also been given a thick coat of gesso.
For my title I have used the #merrychristmas inking this with Tim Holtz - Festive Berries..

Lastly I have used two different types of Christmas trees to the left side of my photo.
For the Brushstroke tree I have inked this with Tim Holtz- Prize Ribbon 
and for the super cute mini bauble tree inking this with grey...

Well that's it from me for now
I hope I have inspired you in someway
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

It's the SEASON to Sparkle - by Robin Schelin

Hello everyone, and welcome to the fabulous 2Crafty blog!  

Today I'm sharing a sparkly Christmas layout with you. The camera doesn't do it justice, it is really sparkly in real life! I love the green and white with this black and white photo. I think it gives the layout a dramatic feel to it. I hope you like it!

"It's the SEASON to Sparkle"

2Crafty used:

Lacy Border Set

It's the SEAON to Sparkle

Formal Border

Brushstroke Trees

Wintry Snowflakes

As I always do, first a coating of gesso on all the chipboard. Provides a good base on the chippies before altering them.

I used the border strips from the Lacy Border Set down the length of the layout behind the black strip of patterned paper. I think makes the design a little fancy. I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen in black because it gives a deep black which blends in with the paper.

In the middle of the black strip I placed the Formal Border, also running the length of the layout.  I used Viva Decor Paper Soft Color in Light Moss Green to try to match the green of the background paper. I like it because it breaks up the black and adds another element of texture.

Here I added a couple stars from the Wintry Snowflakes set. Just to add little more sparkle to this side of the layout. I first painted them with white Acrylic Paint, then while it was still wet, I sprinkled on some Mixed Berries Fairy Dust Glitter.

I love this title! It says it all! The 'Its the SEASON to' was altered with Viva Decor Paper Soft Color in Light Moss Green. After I finished the layout, and after photographing it, I wish I had made this part of the title darker so it could be seen better. In real life it shows up fine. 

The word Sparkle really does sparkle! The camera doesn't capture it at all! But it does! I first painted it with white Acrylic Paint, then sprinkled Mixed Berries Fairy Dust Glitter on it while it was still wet. I added one of the stars from the Wintry Snowflakes on the 'S' jut to add more sparkle and to accentuate the word.

These Brushstroke Trees are just fabulous! They are just gorgeous! I painted both of them with Viva Paper Soft color in Light Moss Green. I went heavier with the paint on the top one to create contrast and depth. I wanted them to been seen, but not overpower the rest of the layout. The stars on top are painted with white Acrylic Paint and the dusted with glitter. I finished them off with Rhinestones on both of them for ornaments.

Hope this gets you in the mood for Christmas projects. It will be here before you know it! See you in a couple of weeks with one more Christmas layout for the year.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Christmas Time Cards by Tania Ridgwell

Hello there!
Tania popping in today to share the first of my DT projects for December. 
 I have created a set of Christmas Cards.

"Christmas Time Cards"

2 Crafty Products Used:

*Mini Reindeers
*St. Nicks Snowflakes
*Swirly Holly Set
*Merry Christmas Script Card Pack

I created each of my cards bases using the beautiful Paper Rose Studio Christmas Time Basics Paper Collection. I painted the St Nicks Snowflakes with two coats of gesso.  The Mini Reindeers and the Swirly Holly Chippies have been painted with Mont Morte Gold Paint. 
To construct each of the cards I embellished them with flowers and fussy cut flower elements, then added my chipboard pieces to each card tucking them into and under the paper layers and fussy cut elements on the cards.  To finish each card I added a raw Merry Christmas title to each card.

See each of the cards below.

Thats' all from me today, I hope I have inspired you all with my Christmas Time Cards.  Until next time thanks so much for stopping by.
Tania xx

Friday, December 1, 2023

"Merry Christmas"
Layout by Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

It is with joy that I begin this month of December in your company 
and that together we begin to count the days before Christmas.

Here is a layout with festive colors and beautiful chipboard models representing Christmas.

The 2Crafty chipboard used:

- Merry Christmas Fine Card Pack
- Festive Music Notes
- Wire Stars
- Corner Sweet Holly

I standardized all chipboards in the same way by applying a first layer of white gesso, then dusting with white glitter embossing powder 'holographic'.

With holographic colors, light is filtered, as through a prism, and different wavelengths are shown depending on the angle that light hits the surface. This means that you can look at the chipboards and see a color, but when you move the page a new color is displayed.

This chipboard "Festive Music Notes" is a marvel!
To imagine the lyrics, I add 'Merry Christmas' on the music note.

We can only appreciate the elegance of these arabesques. 
To sublimate the whole, I add stars.

To fill the top of my page, I add the chipboard 'Corner Sweet Holly' which harmonizes 
perfectly with the decor.

Here, I hope to have given you some ideas to sublimate your creations.

If you do not find these chipboards at your usual seller, remember 
that it is possible to find them live HERE.

Thank you. Until next time!


Thursday, November 30, 2023

'No.2' by Emma Zappone plus bonus VIDEO

Hi everyone.
Em with you today, sharing a steampunk layout.
I have created a little process video too, that I hope you enjoy.

Here are the chipboard elements used on this page....

12x12 Alpha Basic
Steampunk Gears Medium
Clock Face Discs
Number Panels
Element Set 1

And here is the video to enjoy....

I used lots of little elements to complete this project. The numbers, instead of using as a whole, I cut them up so that I could use them more in a way that worked for me.

Using 3 different colours on the chipboard also allowed them to sing on their own.

I just love the blues with the copper and gold.

Cuting up the chipboard allows so much more layering and interest on a page. There is always something to look at or to fill a gap.

Thanks for joining me today.
I hope you enjoyed the process video too.

Till next time, Stay Crafty, Em xx

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

"Two Tall Christmas Cards" by Amy Voorthuis

  Goodmorning 2Crafty friends, 
I am so happy that you are visiting this amazing blog, I love creating with beautiful chipboard
 pieces. Today I have two Christmas cards made with the new Maja Design collection called "Woodland Christmas" and some amazing 2Crafty Chipboard pieces as shown below. I am not such a card maker but I do love making Christmas cards every once in a while. 

You know what's amazing, you can order directly from the
2Crafty website here so you can also play with their amazing chipboard pieces

Two Tall Christmas Cards:

2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Wicker Wreaths
Card - Word  Circle Set - Christmas
Swirly Star Border
11" Holly Frame Set
Lattice Leaves
Spring Flower Bunches 

The cards are 8,25 by 4,25 inch I really love to make them that tall {because then you can put a lot of chippies on them} all the chipboard pieces are first treated with some white gesso then I altered them in different ways. Both little circulair frames are treated with some green acrylic paint and then some matte rusty brown wax and in the end I added some snow. The flowers are handmade love to do that but it's very time consuming. On the "spring flower bunches" I just added several layers of lindy sprays in a green color.  

The lattice leaves are firstly treated with acrylic paint and on the tips of the leaves I added some golden embossing powder! On the card disk sentiments I also used that same embossing powder. the swirly star border I cut in half and used one piece on every card I treated that one with some red acrylic paint and some brown spray paint and inthe end some wax. 

 Thank you so much for your visit today and if you would like
 to see more of my work please visit here & untill next time!

Amy's Pretty Papers