Thursday, January 23, 2020

'Shine Bright' Layout
By Rachael Funnell

Hello 2 Crafty fans!

Rach with you all to share some more 
2 Crafty chipboard inspiration, 
this layout featuring my girl...

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used: 

Shine bright
Foliage set 8
Flower doliy
Indian feathers
half frame circle flourish
Filigee arrow
The bird from bird cage set 2

 With this page I decided to create a mixed media
 page with a pastel colours..

Ok! starting off with the half frame circle flourish
Inking this delightful frame with a pale teal 
before sitting & framing the photo 
of my gorgeous girl...

Next up the SUPER cute bird which I have inked 
 with a nice pastel pink, before attaching
it with some foam/dimension tape...

Next I have added two halves of the flower doilies. 
Firstly given them a coat of gesso,
 before inking this with the same pastel pink as the bird!!

Now onto the title 'Shine Bright'
I first gave it a coat of gesso then finished
it with inking parts of the title with no other color, but yellow.... 

Next up I have added 3 Indian feathers..
I started with inking them with yellow ink, then finishing the off 
with rubbing the centres with rose gold wax,
 before adding them into my flower clusters....

Then a couple of pieces from the Foilage set 8, 
where I firstly gave the foilage pieces two coats 
of gesso, before cutting these into even smaller foilage pieces, 
and also adding these thoughout my flower clusters... 

Lastly is this delicate gorgeous Filigree arrow.
Inking this beauty with a purple & attaching this onto my flower cluster...

Thanks so much for stopping by,
 I hope I have left you feeling inspired in some way...
until next time!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This moment
by Sabrina Turpin

Hello 2Crafty fans!

Today I'd like to share a layout I did last week that about one of those little moments of pure joy in life where you remember that being with the ones you love is all that matters.
 Sometimes you're not doing anything special, just sharing a little moment of cuddling and playing, and it is still the most rewarding moment as a mom.

"This moment" 

On the "Chicken wire panel", at the back, I used silver embossing powder and dabbed some black embossing ink on top. For the "Steampunk Cog Strips", behind the button, I applied blue embossing powder roughly and then traced the border with black ink.

On the "Frangy", I applied blue embossing enamel and then traced the borders with black ink.

For the "Frame Alissa", I applied white paint to which I had added blue pigments. Then, once it was dry, I used a sandpaper to give it a more rustic look.

For the title, "This moment", I applied textured embossing powder, giving something of a coal look.

I used the following 2Crafty chipboards in this layout:

Frame Alissa [fr0125]
Frangy [m00121]
Chicken wire panel [m00400]
Steampunk cog strips [m00783]
This Moment [w00526]

That's all for me today!
 I hope you enjoyed this layout and it gave you some ideas for your own creations.
 I will be back in a few weeks with more ideas to share with you guys.
 Until then, I wish you the best.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

You Hold The Key To My Heart ~ by Lisa-Marie Watling

Hello there!

 Today I'm sharing with you, a whimsical layout I created, featuring (as always!)
my darling daughter!

 I chose these gorgeous flower chipboard pieces to bring the garden out of the photograph and into my layout.

These are the chipboard pieces that I used:

And here are the direct links to these pretty pieces:

And now for some close up shots of my piece:

I applied some purple Distress Oxide to my title and finished it off with Glossy Accents.

Both the leaves and the oval frame were misted with the same minty green metallic mist; I gave the frame (which was cut apart and adhered above and below my photo cluster) a coat of Glossy Accents.  I coated one of the flowers with teal Distress Oxide.

I gave my other flower a coat of purple Distress Oxide.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time!

Monday, January 20, 2020

My Lovely Daughter
By Jenny J.

Good morning everyone!

Here is my second January inspiration at 2Crafty.

You will see below all the gorgeous pieces that I've used on that layout.

2Crafty Chipboard Used
-Star circular frames
-Interlocking grid panel
-Isn't she lovely
-Foliage set 6
-Foliage set 1

As usual, I've started by covering my background paper with clear gesso.  
Then, I've used modeling paste, 2 different stencils and some sprays to add a bit of textures.  
I've displayed my photo on layers of cardboard and papers and of course, 
a beautiful piece of 2Crafty chipboard: "Interlocking grid panel".  
Both  pieces of this set are treated with black gesso and Finnabair's waxes.

The "Star circular frame" on my photo is simply sprayed.

 That title, "Isn't she lovely" was the perfect one for my daughter's picture, don't you think?
That chippie is embossed with a gold embossing powder.

Below, you will see the "Dandelions" painted in white, 
and one piece of the "Foliage set 1", sprayed with the same color as the Star circular frame.
There's another piece of that set under the title ;)

Finally, the other pieces named previously:
"Interlocking grid panel"
"Foliage set 1" but also
"Foliage set 6" which is  embossed with a teal powder.

Thanks for stopping by 
and don't forget to visit 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Layout Friends by Elena Martynova

Hello dear friends!!!!
It's Elena Martynova here today and I'm so excited 
to share my new layout.

In the new year, I want to change something in my work.
Find a new direction or new style maybe...
I want the layout to not only be a beautiful design for a photo,
but also could tell a whole story.
Today my story is about two women who have been friends since childhood.
 They are still interesting together, although it would seem
they know everything about each other.

I needed a calm background and took a paper from 49 and Market. 
Added stamping and cutting pieces with a die from @eco_paper , 
which I painted with lilac spray.⠀

Ornate Gateway   in the background are covered with bronze embossing  powder
 and slightly tinted with white paint.

At the bottom, I added the title "Friends" from the Arrow Word Set 2

And the top of the layout is decorated with a luxurious Chandelier 4.
 I wanted to decorate it with a Buffalo skull from Western Set 1 .
 Don't even ask why? I don't know :)))))))))))

 I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:

I hope you enjoy my new inspiration.

Cheers, Elena.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

"Sea" Layout by Ro Miqueletto

Hello 2 Crafty friends!

Ro Miqueletto here with you today.

Today I have another layout to share with you. 

A nautical theme to celebrate the summer here in Brazil.


2Crafty Chipboard used:

Circle Revolution Frames
Bubble Clumps
Line Words - Summer Borders

Love this circle frame.

I painted it with white acrylic gesso and sprayed Color Bloom with "Glistening Waves" to match the color of the sea.

Bubbles to remember the foam of the waves.

I painted it with white acrylic gesso and sprayed Color Bloom with "Glistening Waves".

A beautiful title with line word.

I painted it with white acrylic gesso and sprayed Color Bloom with "Glistening Waves".

I hope you like it.
Until next time!

My Blog:

Friday, January 17, 2020

'Oh Happy Day'
Layout + VIDEO
by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!

It's Lisa here today to share some inspirations with you.
I have created a new layout,
Oh Happy Day

2Crafty Products Used:

For this layout I have used a striped paper for my base.
I have distressed, and layered my corner pieces. 

I have then used some stamps,
 and splatters where my photos stack will be. 

For my chipboard I have started with the cacti from the 'Cactus Set',
which I have given a coat of gesso, 
and then used my watercolour paints to colour them.
I love the effect of the colours. 

I have then used the same green tones,
 to colour the 'Summer Leaf Set' foliage.
I have then placed these to help the flow of my page.

To finish, over one of my cactus, I have layered my title,
 left raw, from the 'Mini Title Stick Set 4',

These were the perfect pieces for my page and photo. 
You can watch the full process video of how I created this below.

Until next time!