Saturday, March 2, 2024

with Lisa Amiet


Hello all!
It's Lisa back on the blog today to share my latest creation with you,
a layout featuring my son.


2Crafty products used:

For this layout, I used one of the 'Thin Rectangle Stacked Frames'
to frame my photo, 
that I have inked black for a matt finish.

I have also used one of the 'Circle Maze Set',
again inked black, and tucked into my elements. 

I also used one of the small springs from the 'Industrial Spring Set',
also inked black, and adhered in the corner of my page.

To finish I used one of the 'Bulldog Clip Set',
again inked in black, to hold my title. 

I am loving the pop of matt black on this layout, 
I hope that you also like it.

Until next time!


Friday, March 1, 2024

Layout and tutorial by Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

I present to you my first inspiration of this month of March. A male layout on the theme of travel. 
Using for the first time this beautiful chipboard "Weathered Clock Face Frame".


I made a video tutorial that you can watch HERE

The 2Crafty chipboard used:

- 12x12 Weathered Clock Face Frames
- Summer Kombi
- Luggage 
- Squiggle Circle Arrow Journal Spots

As you can see in the video, I started by applying a layer of with gesso on each chipboard.

On the chipboard 'Weathered Clock Face', I used distress oxides of color "spiced marmelade, "brushed corduroy" and "frayed burlap". 
To bring shine I randomly rub with metallic wax color "Bronze Age" and "Firebird". 

I slightly adjusted the frame to match the drawing on my paper.

Here, on the chipboard "Summer Kombi" I play with two shades of blue to bring a touch of nuance.

I proceed in the same way on the luggage and on the chipboard "Squiggle Circle Arrow".
I like to see how chipboards can be transformed and sublimated. 

To finish preparing the chipboards, I opt for a nice green on the title. 

Watching the video is a good way to get more details. 

Thank you for your visit.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

By Di Garling

Well hi there & hello, thanks so much for stopping by.
Di Garling
 here with you today with a little mixed media layout
to hopefully inspire you.

2Crafty Chipboard Used....
"Adorable" title
Mini Scissors Set
Flowers Set #1
12"x 12" Clock Face

Before I could start I set about altering some of the awesome
chipboard pieces I had chosen for this project. I have used the 8"
clock face frame from the "12x12 Clock Face Frame Set" as my base.
I altered it using various acrylic paints.

I decided to leave the "Adorable" title & also the flowers from the
  "Flower Set #1" in their raw state because it just matched
 in so well with the colours of my layout.

You can see in the above photo what I mean &  I simply tucked
the raw chipboard flowers in under the paper flowers to create
some extra layers!!

I have also used one of the little "Mini Scissors" on top of the bottom
flower cluster, & again to create another layer of dimension.
 Those little scissors are soooo sweet. 💙

Well thats all I have for you today. 😀

I am releasing this layout as a KIT.
For all the details etc

Until next time….

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

"What a Wonderful Treasure You Are" Reversed Canvas by Amy Voorthuis

Goodmorning lovely 2Crafty friends, 
I am so happy you are visiting this blog today for this post I made a reversed canvas. I really enjoy working with all the pretty chipboard pieces by 2Crafty Chipboard. For this canvas I have used two pictures of our little bundle of joy {who is not so little anymore} Abbey! I wanted to create a lot of depth in this piece enjoy my post.....

What a Wonderful Treasure You Are: 

 2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Interlocking Grid Panels
Fine Word Set 1
Word Circle Set 1
Mixed Buttons
Frame Fine Circle With Butterflies
Roxy's Flourish Vine
6 " Circle Revolution Frames
What a Wonderful Miracle You Are Title

You know what's amazing, you can order directly from the
2Crafty website here so you can also play with their amazing chipboard pieces.

I treated all the chipboard pieces the same way firstly I added two layers of white gesso and then some matte acrylic paint in different shades for some of the pieces I used two layers of embossing powders and for the other pieces I added some matte waxes. 

I cut the word "Miracle" out of the beautiful phrase and added the word "Treasure" to the phrase. On the background of my canvas I added some machine stitching around the edges and a stencil and some tearing in the corners & behind the pictures and behind that I placed the interlocking grid panels with some cheese cloth. 

 Thank you so much for your visit today and if you would like

 to see more of my work please visit here: Amy's Pretty Papers

Monday, February 26, 2024

Pure Joy Charmane Sharp


Hello everyone, welcome to the blog again. Charmane with you today
sharing a layout in shades of apricot. A joyful moment captured of my
girl Kaylee. When separating the Clock I decided to leave the border
attached for extra dimension making it a real focal point.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

12x12 Clock Face Frames
Title- Pure Joy
Carrie's Border
Heart Clumps

Every layout needs a perfect title and 2Crafty have hundreds to choose
from. Two shades of Apricot embossing powder and it adds shine 
sitting on my floral fussy cut pieces.

Adding a little love is so simple with the Heart Clumps which I heat
embossed in a Dusty Apricot and sprinkled a touch of white for an
aged finish. Sits beautifully in my cluster.

I love how the clock draws your eye by leaving the border attached and 
making it bolder. This reflects the moment in time I captured and looks
stunning heat embossed with a Clear Gold mix to show some of the Gesso
 underneath. This also allows it to stand out from the border that sits under it.

Carrie's Border adds interest on the background especially with its glorious
coat of Stampendous Aged Ochre Embossing Enamel. The Gold mixed in
it adds wonderful reflection.

Hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my layout full of layers of
fussy cut elements, 2Crafty Chipboard, Resin Cogs and flowers. I will
be back soon with another creation.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Friday, February 23, 2024

today - by Robin Schelin

Hi ladies! 

Today I am sharing a sweet layout of my granddaughter from years back. I thinks she was about 5 here, she's almost 20 now! Her 15 years older makes ME 15 years older too! Wow! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. But I'm still plugging along!! 

I didn't use as much chipboard on this layout as I usually do. You don't always need a lot, especially if you use other elements, like flowers, leaves and such. Sometimes less is more!  


Frame Heart Strings


Heart Clumps

Gesso, Gesso, Gesso ladies!!

I used the beautiful Frame Heart Strings to accent and bring the eye to the photos. I used Prima's Greystone from the Woodlands Water Color Set. I tried to get the color of the hearts to match that little grey flower on the patterned paper at the upper left of the photos. I went lighter on the hearts themselves and then darker on the rim to create contrast.

I painted the title, today, with White Acrylic Paint to keep it simple. I wanted it to be seen, but not jump out at you.

The Heart Clumps, under the title, were painted with  watercolor the same as the Frame Heart Strings rim. I think painting it the same creates continuity with the overall composition.

And that's it! Hope you like it and it has inspired you to try just using a few well placed chipboard pieces. to get your desired look. 

See you next time...xx

Thursday, February 22, 2024

'May 2022' layout
by Rachael Funnell

Hello everyone!
Rach back with you sharing some more 2 Crafty inspo
This masculine layout featuring my boy and some really great 2 Crafty Chipboard

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Medium Steampunk gears
Steampunk arrow set 1
Fine word Monthly set
Small Steampunk gears
Mini Fast forward arrows

Lets' start with the Steampunk arrow set 1 
Where I have one sitting either side on my photo
I have just simply inked the both of the ink black.. 

Next up I had a couple of the steampunk gears in both medium 
and small added two coats of gesso to these gears then added them 
to my layout... I aslo did the same treatment to the Fine Monthly Word - May.

I decided that I wasn't going to add a title to this page 
but instead added the month & year,
 which I thought would work as my title 'May 2022'

While I was going though my stash I noticed 
I still had a couple Mini Fast forward arrows
and I thought they would work well on this layout 
so I inked these & the 2022 with the same pale blue..

I'm pretty Chuffed wit how this page turned out..
I hope I have inspired you in some way 
Until next time, HAPPY crafting