Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July inspiration 'Capture' by Hetty Hall

Hi there 2Crafty fans and welcome to my second share for July. 

 2Crafty Chipboard products used:

 I layered the 'Cassie's Flourishes' and the 'Decorative Rods' behind my photo to create texture and embossed it with Nuvo shimmering pearl embossing powder. I also ended up cutting out the middle bit of the decorative rod as it was covered by the photo and I don't like 'wasting' my beautiful chipboard. So now as you can see it is in a more prominent place.

The 'Square Collage Panel' was cut into several pieces and layered amongst the flowers for visual effect and embossed with Nuvo Glacier White embossing powder.

I used the negative from the '6" Circle Revolution set' which was left over from another project and layered it behind my photo to serve as a frame. It was again embossed with the Nuvo Glacier White embossing powder.

Last but not least I added some Zing Cranberry Metallic finish embossing powder to my chipboard sentiment from 'Mini Word Set 1'.

Flowers and paper are from 49 and Market and the little finishing touches are the Nuvo crystal drops.

Hope you enjoyed my layout and I was able to inspire you to get some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard and get your craft on.

Until next time......

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"Sweet" Layout
By Bec Genet

Hi all, today I have my first layout for July to share with you
  made with the gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard.


2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Anika's Floral Frame
Scroll Set 3
Skeleton Trees
Word Circle Set 1

I started by coating all my chipboard pieces with white gesso. 
I used the Prima Pastel Dreams watercolour set to add colour to the 
Anika's Floral Frame,  the Scroll Set 3 and the Word Circle Set 1 pieces.
 I used the pastel teal, peach and yellow watercolours, and I also used these 
colours on my background paper.

On the Skeleton Trees I decided to use a darker colour to add a deeper dimension 
to the layout, I used the Prima acrylic paint in steampunk copper. 

I paired the beautiful chipboard pieces with lots of flowers, lace, metal
 embellishments and die cut leaves to complete the layout.

Thanks for visiting

Monday, July 16, 2018

July Inspiration "My happy place" by Marie Sabatier

This is my second page for this month of July.

I have created a very soft and gentle theme.

A photo taken in nature that goes well with the choice of chipboard.

To create interest on the bottom of my page I applied a drawing with a stencil and embossing paste that I covered with embossing powder to give more texture and shine.

For the chipboard flower I just covered it with a metallic bright color Mintgreen paint

For the title and the frame I painted and applied a wax

For the cage I applied an embossing powder

Finally, I added embellishments ....

The chips used : 

- Avery Frame
- Pretty Birdcage
- Beaded Hanging Hearts
- Handdrawn Flowers
- My happy place

That's my inspiration for this month of July 

So much fun to create !!!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Boy Layout Inspiration
By Di Garling

Hi there 2Crafty fans. Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have a boy layout to share with you using lots of great
2Crafty Chipboard.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Square Collage Panel
Geometric Arrows
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Polaroid Assortment Pack
Chain Lengths

To start off with I base coated all the pieces of chippie that I was
going to colour up with a coat of white acrylic paint first.

All the chippies that were going to be black I didn't need to basecoat, I just 
simply coloured them with a black ink pad face down to wipe over them.

I cut the "Square Collage Panel" into pieces & sponged a tiny bit
of white gesso on to create some definition from the the background.

 The "Polaroid Assortment Frames" were painted with some red acrylic paint
after being basecoated in white & when dry I stamped on them with a script
stamp & sponged a little black ink around the edges.

Love how the frames turned out.

I love how the "Square Collage Panel" all cut up 
& poked around the photos to draw the eye in looks.

Got to love that #AWESOME title looks in red !

Here you can see the "Geometric Arrows" & a few "ATC Tiny Stars"
which I painted in a yellow acrylic paint to add a point of difference. 

Well thats another boy layout done & dusted.
I hope I have given you a few ideas for your next boy layout.

Until next time.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Inspiration "Memories" by Hina

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout - "Memories"

Hello there..
I am here today with 2Crafty with my first inspiration for July.
It's summer and a perfect time to create a beach layout. I used a picture of my boy on the beach. He absolutely loves the sand and the sea.
I used some coordinating chippies from 2Crafty.

For this Layout, I preferred to keep my chipboard pieces in their original color. 

I layered fishing net pieces with the other paper elements.
With the Anchor piece, I tied a cotton string for added detail. And Just for the foliage,
 I used the Finnabair's green metallique acrylic paint.

I used lots of real shells for a more natural look in this layout.

2Crafty supplies used:

Fishing net bits
Foliage set 1
Arrow word set 1

Hope you enjoyed the post and got inspired!!

Friday, July 13, 2018

July Inspiration - 'You are Awesome'
By Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for 2Crafty with my latest inspiration for you!

A mixed media layout featuring loads of awesome 2Crafty chippy goodies and 
a background created with gel plates, paint and stencils. 

TIP - use shapes to draw focus to your photo - 
a few different sized chipboard circles can frame your photo and add balance in your design
while chevrons are perfect for 'pointing' the way 👉 >>>

Here is my layout, I also added some stencil work using the new and awesome stencils from Aga Baraniak, some light stamping, punched book paper, as well as paper weaving, paper rolling and wire.

I think this lends the design of the layout to be unique and eye catching 
and perfect for those teen boys in our lives!

Let's take a closer look!

I coloured the chipboard circles and chevrons with distress paints to match my background.

You can see more of the background work and design in this close up. 
The circle gel plate background complements the Chipboard Circles 
and the circle stencil work. 
I also added rolled circle paper strips plus punched circle book paper.

The title was coloured using a white sharpie paint pen, 
perfect for a good clean coat of white on your chipboard pieces.  

In this photo you can also see the stencilled barcode and more of the gel plate background. 

I loved adding the orange splatters in the background, I used
Marabu Art Acrylic Spray.

Don't be afraid to use bright colours in your layouts and pair it with a white title, I left small shapes of white in the background in the stencilling and in my paper weaving to balance the white title as well.

Here are the products used from 2Crafty -
You Are Awesome - title
Circle Stack

Chevron Bits (units of 3)You are Awesome (unit of 3)
Circle Stack (units of 3)

That is all from me today, I hope I have inspired you to try bright colours
 and shapes to create a layout that is eye catching and unique!

You can see more of my work here - 

Hugs xx

Elisa Ablett