Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Layouts By Rachael Funnell

"Good Times"

Hi there everyone!
Rachael with you to share my January inspiration.....
First up I created this mixed media layout "GOOD TIMES" 

These are the awesome 2 Crafty Chipboards I used: 
Chained Heart Frame
Line words Borders - Good times
Bird Set

If you have stopped by the 2 Crafty blog to check out my projects before, you
would know how I like to come up with creative ways to use up those negative pieces...  😁

Well! I have also incorporate the negative pieces from the gorgeous
 Lace Heart frames into my background of my layout, I have covered
them with gesso, then inked the edges to enhance those hearts..

I just love 💓 the details this Anchor has and didn't want to lose any of it so!
 I have gave it just a very light coat of gesso....

The Chained Heart Frame, has a coat of gesso, then inked red....

Also I gave this Line words Borders - Good times, a coat of gesso...

The couple of bird's have a couple of layers of gesso.

 You may notice that this bird has a hint of blue? Well I did originally think I would
ink the birds blue, BUT! Once I had placed it on my page, I felt that the bird blended
into the page too much, SO I added another coat of gesso...

I did the same to the 2016 chipboard piece, a coat of gesso then inked with blue,
 but only a few dabs of gesso just to tone down the blue a little....

For my second layout I have gone with more pretty and 
a little less mixed media.. 😉 

"Year 6 Farewell" 

For my second page I have used these 2Crafty Chipboard pieces:
Mini School Year Titles  (Year 6)
Beaded hanging Hearts
Lattice Leaves
Mini word Set 2 ( Precious)
ATC - Tiny Butterflies
Elsa Frame
Whispy Dandelion 

With the Whispy Dandelion it has two layers of gesso...

 Lattice Leaves....

 The couple of Beaded hanging Hearts have a coat of gesso,
then inked with a Sea green color...

ATC - Tiny Butterflies have a coat of gesso & inked the edges black....

The Elsa Frame peeking out from underneath photo has a coat of gesso....

Also! inked with black ink is this 2016...

With both wording Year 6 (Mini School Year Titles) and  Precious (Mini word Set 2)
I have given them a coat of gesso and then inked half of the words/number for a two toned look.....

That's it for me this month!!
Thanks for stopping by 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Inspiration-Two Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

 "Cherished Moments"

Hello there 2Crafty fans & welcome to the blog.
Today I have my January creations to share with you, starting off with this layout.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Cherished Moments-title
6" Circle Revolution Frames
Fine Leafy Bush

I have started off by sticking mesh to my background & then applying a coat of gesso
over it before adding some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

Next up I also gave all the chipboard pieces a coat of gesso.

For the "Title" & the "Circle Revolution Frame" & then simply brushed on 
a couple of coats of Lindy's "Caribbean Blue" spray.

For the "Fine Leafy Bush" I brushed on a couple of coats of  
Lindy's "Hottie Pattotie Pink" spray.

When all the chippie pieces were dry I then added a little bit of Stickles glitter glue 
for a touch of added sparkle, plus this seems to intensify the colours too.

To finish off with I then added some "Shaved Ice Mica Flakes" to the background to create
 the effect of the sun glistening on the water, although it is hard to see that in a photo.

"Just Me" CANVAS

I created this CANVAS as part of a class I taught recently
at a retreat in New Zealand, although I have changed a few things,
I am always looking to improve things!!

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Just Me-title
Butterfly Frames

I stencilled a brick pattern on my background with a brick stencil & texture paste.
Then I applied a coat of gesso to all the chippie pieces.

 The background was coloured up with "Corney Flower Blue" Shimmerz Inklings
& all the chippie pieces were given a coat of "I'm Not Limon" Shimmerz Inklingz.

I just love these chippie "Dandelions" hanging down from the flowers.

 Here you can see I have tucked one of the "Butterfly Frames" in behind the photo.

That is pretty much it. This was such a super simple CANVAS but I
think it looks great. Just goes to show it doesn't have to be complicated
to be effective.

Until next time.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January Inspiration By Lilibleu

"Timeless Moments To Remember"

Hello 2 Crafty Fans !!
Today, let me show you my two projects for January. I chose to make two pages
 in a romantic style with a lot of gentleness.

For my first page, I wanted to work with brown, gold, pink and white colors 
which to me goes just fine with a vintage photo.

2 Crafty Product Used:
Circle Lace Panel
Mini Fob Watches
Timeless, Moments to Remember 
Heidi's Vines

The title "Timeless Moments To Remember" is painted gold to highlight 
it from the background of my page which is very dark.

The "Heidi's Vines" are painted white and I simply put some dark pink ink
 on the fruits to make them stand out.

I also painted gold the "Mini Fob Watches" and the "Circle Lace Panel
that I first broke into pieces to make them match my page.


For my second page I used very different colors - green, turquoise and blue - and I 
wanted to make a very romantic page with this very lovely photo I found on Pinterest.

2 Crafty Product Used:
Bubble Clumps 
Mini Word Set 1
- Thistle Shrub
Giant Gears
Leafy Shrub Set 2  

I painted metallic blue the "Bubble Clumps" to make them match with my background.
 The "Leafy Shrub Set 2foliage is first painted white before I painted green the leaves.

I embossed in white the two big gears.

I also embossed in white the "Thistle Shrubfoliage.

And that's all for today!
See you back here soon with some more 2Crafty inspirations.

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