Thursday, March 23, 2017

March inspiration by Ingrid

Hello there 2crafty friends! 
Ingrid here with an art journal spread and a canvas layout.
Today I want to show you that 2crafty chipboard is perfect to create some texture on your project! 


For this spread I used some plaster, chipboard, lace, mesh and fabric to create some texture.
Added some of my favorite colors and made a peaceful little scenery.
Just recently started Yoga and totally love it!

These Turkish Lace Panel chippies make great texture!

All of the plaster and mesh.

Here is the plaster that I used, bought at a hobby store.
Just tore up some pieces and glued them on the journal.
A bit messy but I sooo love the effect!

 Some leafy twig branches, painted with gesso.

The Sharon butterfly.

I liked cutting up the Turkish Lace Panel and used some of the small bits here and there.

More texture!

2Crafty Chipboard used:
Leafy Twig Branches
Panel Turkish Lace
Sharon Butterflies

And here is my second project:

A canvas layout with a photo of my oldest daughter.
She just left the nest last year and is planning her wedding for this July. So exciting! 


For this project I also used chipboard to create some texture.
Here I used the Circle Lace Panel which I cut up in small pieces and placed them around my canvas.
Painted all with gesso before adding all the pints.
Once dry, I used a sponge to give it a coat with some gesso.

Added the gesso after the paints, to let the chipboard stand out more.
Placed a pearl in some centers.

A piece of the Lattice Leaf set.

Added some threads to create more texture.

A lovely small Sharon butterfly.

The Lucy frame got a coat with gesso first.
Painted the frame and added some embossing powder.
Randomly added some gesso as a final touch.

This piece of the fine word set got a coat with black acrylic paint.

A lovely tulle flower.

A small cluster of chipboard, threads and flowers on the top of the canvas.

Even the smallest pieces of the chipboard can be used!
This is a piece of the circle lace panel.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
Frame Lucys Flourish
Lattice Leaf Set
Circle Lace Panel
Sharon Butterflies
Fine Word Set

Have a wonderful day and see you next time! 
Ingrid xxx

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Inspiration By Debbie

Hi everyone!
 Debbie here with you today with my March layouts. This post is lengthy as I have
 three layouts to share along with a photo tutorial..


My first layout I made for a special friend of mine which features lots of 2Crafty Chipboard!
 I based it off the current challenge over at More Than Words March Challenge.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Foliage Cluster
Frame Celia's
Mini Word Set 2
Leafy Shrub Set 2

I love the mixture of embossing powders I used on the Foliage Cluster and Frame Celia's,
 a mixture of black and bright blue.

Tucked beneath the flowers I used a piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 2,
embossed with a couple shades of green.

I kept the title simple, applying some pink ink. It is part of the Mini Word Set 2.


My second layout features a sweet vintage picture of a little girl I found on Pinterest. I'm guest designing at 'Picture This Challenges' this month and created the layout for their March challenge.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Climbing Rose Bush
Mini Word Set 2
Lacey Border

I embossed the Climbing Rose Bush chipboard with a mushroom powder and cut it into
 a few pieces and placed it on both side of the picture.

I used a piece from the Lacey Border Set which I cut into four pieces and embossed  with a
 mixture of Mushroom and Pink embossing powders and placed the pieces around the picture.

Here you can see more of the Climbing Rose Bush chipboard.

My third layout includes a picture tutorial.
 I ran into some technical difficulties at video taping.


I found this photo on Pinterest and was felt like I was taken to a magical place.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Corner Alison's
Glenda's Swirl
Fine Word Set 2

A few closeups:

Magical from the Fine Word Set 2 & Corner Alison's.

Dandelions and  Corner Alison's.

I have not quite yet mastered the art of video tutorials, so I have a
step by step photo process for you:....

Step 1:  Spray background paper with blue and brown mists.
 Add paint splatters and some random stamping.

Step 2:  Emboss chipboard pieces.

Step 3:  Adhere decorative transparency and some of the
chipboard pieces.

Step 4:  Add picture, flowers and feather.

Step 5:  Add additional chipboard pieces and more flowers.

Step 6:  Add additional feather, butterflies and chipboard title
along with some microbeads and glass glitter.

I hope I have inspired you today.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie