Tuesday, May 17, 2022

"Love in Yellow"
By Di Garling

 
Hello there 2Crafty fans, thanks so much for calling by.
Today I have another layout to share with in this lovely shade
 of yellow, such a happy colour.

Lots of layers, a little fussy cutting teamed with lots of gorgeous
                  chipboard, some flowers, some stamping, a little glitter & hey presto!!

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Fine & Fancy Butterflies
ATC Tiny Hearts
Groovy Flowers
Love - loopy font


To start with I base coated all my chipboard pieces with a coat of white gesso,
followed by a mixture of various paints & paint effects.

 
I just adore this "LOVE" word title.
This loopy font is quite funky, don’t you agree?


I cut up some of the little “Groovy Flowers” & added them in amongst the layers
 and then finished off with a couple of the “Fine & Fancy” butterflies.

I am releasing this layout as a KIT
For more info visit my blog

Hope you like my inspiration today.

Until next time






 

Monday, May 16, 2022

"Beauty within" layout by Moira Gilowey

Hello creative friends.
I am so happy to be sharing another of my layouts 
with you all today.


Chipboards which I use on this layout include

- Title sticks set 3 (mb024)
- Amelia frame (fr0133)
- Ornate screen (m00461)
- Vintage balloons (m00598)


I prepared the background of my layout by adding 
crackle mousse with a spatula as well as 
stenciling with the same mousse.
While the mousse was still wet, I added 
gold glitter to it and then allowed it to dry.


I painted my chipboard pieces with pink paint, 
drying it completely before lightly 
dusting the pieces with gold embossing powder 
and heat setting with a heat gun.





I hope that this layout inspires you to 
create one of your own.
Until next time!












Friday, May 13, 2022

Puppy Love
Step By Step Tutorial
By Charmane Sharp



I purchased the 3 Quarter Puppy Love paper pack. I wanted to share
how you can take a pack, add some 2Crafty Chipboard and bring your
layouts to life.

Creating with our pets is always special as they are an extension
of our family.

This is a Step by Step  Tutorial for you to follow.




2Crafty Chipboard used...

Title- Puppy Love
Frame Lucy's Flourish
Berry Vine set
Mini Decorative Frame set 1




1. After a coat of Gesso to all the chipboard pieces including those from the
 3 Quarter Design pack use a blending tool to apply Distress ink. Dry brush some 
Gesso to some of the pieces to highlight them, especially the title. Then coat the
two frames and title with clear embossing powder so they will stand out a
little more.

2. Tear a triangle piece from your paper as per photo and then cut another
piece of paper to fill the gap. Apply clear gesso to all pieces and adhere to a 
piece of card as shown.

3. Use a Mandala Stencil and apply Crackle Paste through it in two spots as 
per photo.


 

4. Glue half a doily to the side of your photo or a chipboard one.

5. Create a photo cluster using foam mounts between the layers and 
some embellishments from the pack.

6. Place the Frame Flourish under the top left corner of your photo.

7. Adhere two flowers to sit the Decorative Frame on and glue it to the 
flowers.



8. Attach flowers to create clusters as I have in the photo above and to 
the Frames. 

9. Then glue the Title to the flower so it sits flat. Tuck the Berry Vine 
pieces under the flowers to flow out with gorgeous details.




10. Add a ribbon bow under the flower for softness and cut pieces of 
lace between flowers and under paper edges.

11. Finish with some Lindy's spray in Tea Pot Purple and use a paint brush,
to apply out from your photo cluster and flower clusters for final highlights.

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and played along with me.

Until next time...

Charmane x






Thursday, May 12, 2022

"Daddy's Gorgeous Girl" by Amy Voorthuis

Hello lovely 2Crafty fans,

Welcome on this wonderful blog, today I am showing you a layout with a bunch of gorgeous 2Crafty chipboard pieces. I am a massive fan of making beach & wintery layouts this time I chose a beach one, with a picture of Abbey and her bucket full of shells. The papers I used are by Maja Design and are two different collections. The picture was taken last year, Abbey loves the beach and she always says "it's sunny on the beach mommy" you have to put sunscreen on me. 

Daddy's Gorgeous Girl:

 2Crafty Chipboards used: 
Daddy's Girl
Breanna's Swirl
Frame Lucy's Flourish
Frame Celia's Flourish
Fine Word Set 2
Fishing Net Bits





Firstly I coated all the chipboard pieces with a thin layer of white gesso, then I used a couple of different acrylic & liquid paints to cover my chipboard pieces. On some of them I dabbed a darker brown paint randomly and others I used waxes on. 


On the background I did some mixed media such as stamps, inks and sprays and I finished of my layout by adding some art stones, sea shells, flairs {long time ago since I used them} and some word strips. I also used some metal pieces. 

If you would like to see more of my work please visit:

 HERE

Much love and happy crafting...

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wonderful Fatherly Love ~ by Lisa-Marie

 Hi lovely 2C Fans!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created featuring my partner and my daughter.



These are the gorgeous chippies that I used on this piece:




I coloured my banner with silver gel pen and topped it with Glossy Accents.  I chalked and misted my title stick with blue, then I applied a darker chalk to the edges before sanding down around the edges to give a distressed look; I finished it off with Glossy Accents.


I used various shades of dark blue mist and chalk on my decorative rod and then did a final spritz of pearl white mist before topping with Glossy Accents.

I sprayed my Swirl with a metallic silver before topping with Glossy Accents.

Until next time!











Monday, May 9, 2022

Dragonology Canvas
By Amanda M.

 Hellooooooo Everyone....

Today I have for you a 12 x 16 inch canvas using 

2Crafty Chipboards & Embossing Powders.

2Crafty Chipboards Used

Crackle Corners
6" Clockfaces
12" Clockfaces

 First off I have painted the canvas with black gesso, then
used a writting stencil and some Fire Ruby Icing Paste.
Next I have altered the Crackle Corners with some 
Aged Black Embossing Powder.
 

For the 2 Clock faces I have used some Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
Then I have layered up all my pieces to make the composition.
Here are some Close-Ups…





I hope this project has inspired you.
Hugz 
Amanda





Sunday, May 8, 2022

'Relic - by Emma Zappone

Hello Everyone and welcome to my first share for the month of May.
This share is on the smaller scale of 8inx8in. I work mostly with 3x4 photo images, which work great on my usual 12x12 or A4 layouts. So this time I decided to create small and tight, but still using the 3x4 image. I love the result and also let's love how cool and quirky this image is too!



Now lets talk about the awesome chippy used.
I have chosen to play with some of the newer pieces which added an eclectic/steampunk
vintage vibe to the project.

Pieces used are......

Mini Scissors
Mini Decorative frame set 6 
Corner Steampunk set 6




I wanted the chipboard to really sing around the image. I also wanted to use a new product and medium on the chipboard which was the new Ranger Foundry wax. And boy I was NOT disappointed! 



I could layer the colours over each other onto the chipboard as you can see here on the Steampunk corner, drying and setting the wax as I went. And the chipboard loved it! It certainly started to sing.



I was hoping it wouldn't hide any of the details of the chipboard as I painted the wax over the pieces, as sometimes if your painting with acrylic this can happen.  But as I was setting the wax the beautiful grooves and details really came through. As you can see on this pair of Mini Scissors, shining in Gilded Gold.



Each piece of chipboard has been treated with this finish on this page. And I must say that I am loving it! It really added to that steampunk vintage look I had desired from the start of the project.

I hope that my 8x8 page has inspired you to create this week and maybe play with a new or different medium on your chipboard. This chipboard LOVES all mediums!!

See you all soon, stay crafty.
Em xx