Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mixed Media Free-form ATC "Birdcages" by Elena Martynova

Hello there, creative friends!

Today I'd like to share with you my new inspiration! 
I made a series of ATC "Birdcages".

I really like to make different interesting things,
 I like to compose all sorts of houses for fabulous creatures. 
And for the inspiration of June, I made some four Birdcages for the fairies.

I'm dismantling my attic again:))) 

And I found a very interesting find. 
These are bird cages for mechanical wind-up birds. 
Once they decorated the girls ' rooms, and then they were banished to the attic for lack of use.
The wind, rain and dust had completely ruined the appearance, the cats had torn apart the
 small furry birds, and all the mechanisms were hopelessly rusty.

All I managed to do was blow away a centimeter of dust,
 disperse the spiders that had chosen the cages as their home, 
and scrape some rust off the bars.

Each bird cage has its own unique title.
 I used Mini Title Stick Set 3 and

The back wall is decorated with a floral chippies from the Corner Flower Vines.

First I covered it with black paint, and then I experimented
 with colored pastes, embossing powders, and waxes. 
I guess if I wanted to do it again, I wouldn't be able to do it :)))

The old mechanisms are made using sets of chipboard gears

Between the layers, I added lace and a lot of different toppings: 
medium and small art-stones, beads and glitter.

I hope you enjoy my idea of unusual ATC))

I used 2Crafty products:

Have a nice day!
Сheers, Elena.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Vacation Layout
By Jenny J.

Hello everyone!

Here I am today to show you my dream layout
(as I would like to lay down on a beach 😉)


Here are the chippies that I have used...

2Crafty Chipboard Used
*Mini word set 1
*Palm leaves set
*Mini title stick set 4

I have used a lot of embossing powders to treat my chippies this time.
Two tones of greens for the "Palm leaves set" and
a shinny white one for my title
which came from "Mini word set 1"

Below, the "Mini title stick set 4" chippie 
is painted with black gesso and treated with a wax.

Hope it will bring some inspiration in your home!
Stay safe everybody!

Monday, June 1, 2020

layout by Marie Sabatier

A new page for a new month!

My inspiration these chipboards "Clock faces" I love so much the importance and the chic that it releases on a page and this photo of my little son who grows so fast.


2Crafty Chipboards used :

- handsome
- 12 X 12 Clock faces
- Numbers panel
- Doodled-arrows

As for my previous page I worked on the white chipboards.

I applied a layer of white gesso and then applied "Purely white" embossing powder.

I cut one of the clock face chipboards which I then placed next to each other.
I then placed the "Numbers panel" chipboard in the middle.

I then placed my photo and my embellishments.

I finalised by arranging the title.

I really like these big chipboards, they perfectly embellish a page.

Thank you for sharing this moment with us and for always visiting us.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Keep Breathing & VIDEO - By Emma Zappone

Hi everyone,

Emma here with you today and I'm excited to share with you my latest creation for 2Crafty.
 And i'm also very happy to say i have put a little video together for this one also.

Here it is....

Here are the wonderful chip board pieces i used....

Clock Face Discs
Hinges Pack
Doily Disc Set 1

If you follow me you will know that i adore chipboard and use it pretty much on every scrapbook page i create. And you will also know that i like to keep me chipboard finishes quite simple yet complimentary to the layout as well as the actual chipboard piece.

I decided to emboss both hinges and 1 doily with no primer or paint. Keeping them more raw like.

Then with the Clock Face and another doily i primed with white gesso and again colour embossed them. On the final Doily i painted it with a metallique acrylic.
 These were my finishes. Simple but effective.

I had lots of fun creating this page especially while using this fun image i found on Pinterest.
 It played the major part of my inspiration.

I hope you get to kick back and have a little time to watch the video of it all coming together, and see the chipboard pieces come together.

Thanks for joining me today and i will see you again soon.

Em xx

Saturday, May 30, 2020

"Todays Moments, Tomorrow Memories"
by Charmane Sharp

Hello 2Crafty friends,

Charmane with you today
and I hope you are all having a fantastic day.

I have a layout I created of my youngest son and my hubby enjoying the sunset.
2Crafty chipboard is altered in many different ways to give lots of 
character to my masculine layout.

2Crafty chipboard used...

Flourish 3
6x4 Phrase Sticks set 5
Vintage Hot Air Balloons
Grid bits
6" Clock Frames
Film Strips Small and Medium

Photos don't do the title justice as it has a highly reflective surface 
due to it being coated with Gilding Flakes. Looks stunning at the base
of my layout.

I also applied Gilding Flakes to the Hot Air Balloon. It adds a vintage look
with varying colours to make it feel aged.


After cutting some frames from my paper I added some cut pieces of
Grid bits that I had embossed in Silver accompanied by a little sprinkle
of White embossing powder. They make a very unique embellishment.

Wanting to make the Film Strips look realistic. I embossed them with Black 
embossing powder and glued to a transparency that I had sprayed ink on.
Then cut them out and I think they look amazing.

The Clock Discs were coated in Black Gesso that I added Art Stones to
for some texture. Once dry I brushed a little White Gesso over for some highlights.

The Flourish was coated in some Black Glitter Paste to compliment the other
textures used on my layout and add another detail.

Please give some of these ideas a go on your 2Crafty purchases
and I'm sure you will love the results.

For more of my work with 2Crafty chipboard please follow 
my Facebook page Scrapbooking with Passion or
my Instagram  @Charmane_Sharp

Until next time...

Charmane x

Friday, May 29, 2020

Wasn't Me ~ by Lisa-Marie Watling

Hello there!

Today I'm sharing a funny layout with you.
 I just had to use this photograph of my daughter (about to tuck into a Death By Chocolate concoction) - with this very fitting title!

These are the chippies I used:

And their links are:

I used a cream paint dabber on my title, before spritzing it with 2 shades of a jade green / teal mist to give a mottled effect.  I sealed it off with Glossy Accents.

I misted my large View Finder with bright metallic yellow and then added on just one or 2 more spritzes around the edges, with an orange mist.  I finished it off with some clear embossing powder.

This gorgeous frame has been misted with a metallic slate grey.

So glad that you popped by!

Until next time,