Thursday, August 18, 2022

Captured Memories Layout by Tania Ridgwell

Hello there!

Tania with you today to share the second of my DT projects for August.  I have created a layout.

"Captured Memories". 

2 Crafty Chipboard Used:

*Captured Memories 
*Angie's Vines
*Wrought Iron
*Lace Doily 

Once I had created my background I set about putting my page together. I first added some paper under the photo to build up some layers .

I coloured the Captured Memories, Angie's Vine's and Lace Doily with Prima Wax Rose Gold.  I added lots of fussy cut elements and assorted flowers around the photo.  I cut up the Angie's Vines and the tucked pieces in amongst them.

I added the Captured Memories title to the bottom left of the photo.  To finish off the page I added a raw Wrought Iron chippie to the top and bottom of the layout, tucking them under the paper layers.

Thats' all from me today, I hope I have inspired you all with my Layout.  Until next time thanks so much for stopping by.

Tania xx

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Shabby Cards
with Lisa Amiet


Hello 2Crafty Lovers!
It's Lisa here today to share some 2Crafty inspiration with you.
I have created a set of two cards.

2Crafty Products:

For my first card, I used two of the corners from the 'Corner Mini Set 1'.

I first painted them white and then applied some crackle paste for texture.
I then used an antiquing paste to distress the corners.

I have also used this technique to finish one of the 'Element Set 1',
 that I have added into my layers.

I have also used one of the 'ATC Word Banner Set 1',
that I have then layered onto my card.

For my second card, I have again used some of the 'Corner Mini Set 1',
that I have again finished in a crackle and antique pastes.

I have then used one of the 'Lace Squares', which I have layered in a frame from my papers, and some florals. 

I have then added some dimension, and layered in one of the sentiments
from the 'ATC Word Banner Set 1'.

I hope that you like what I have created, 
I will be back soon with more to share.

Until then


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

"Magical" layout by Moira Gilowey

Hello again 2Craft friends and fans.
I am sharing a new layout with you all today 
with some of the beautiful 2Crafty chipboards.

Chipboards which I used on my layout include

- Fine word set 2
- Moroccan panel
- Mini doodle frame set
- Thistle shrub

I prepared the background of my layout by 
stenciling with modeling paste and a mini star stencil.

I painted the title and frames with vintage gold paint, 
the Moroccan panel with amethyst paint and painted the 
thistle shrub with a combination of both paints.

I completed my layout by giving the flowers a light brush 
of white gesso and then splashes of gold paint as well as white ink.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time!

Monday, August 15, 2022

"My Happy Place"
A Unisex Layout
By Di Garling

Boy Version

Girl Version

Hi there 2Crafty fans. Thanks so much for calling by.
Today I have a UNISEX layout to share with you & I have included
both versions here for you to see. Exactly the same layout, same chipboards cogs, arrows etc
but it works just as well for a girl or boy layout too.

Cogs & arrows aren't just for boys!!!
2Crafty Chipboard Used....
"My Happy Place" - title
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Steampunk Gears - medium
Steampunk Arrow Set #1

I have used this 2Crafty chipboard title which is perfect for either
boy or girl layouts. Here I have just kept it a nice bright white.

I have used one of the "Steampunk Arrows" to add some balance
 to my layout & just added a few extra embellishments to it.

I then finished off by adding a scattering of both
"Tiny ATC Stars" as well as some "Steampunk Gears"
& I think you would agree that these chipboard pieces work
 well on both versions, ie for boys or girl projects.

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

Until next time...

Saturday, August 13, 2022

"Do what you LOVE what you do" ~ by Robin Schelin

 Hello again! Welcome back to the blog.

Robin back again to share with you a little bit of a grungy (yet always feminine) layout. 

This is a little out of my comfort zone, but I really had fun doing it!  I tried to capture the intensity of the photo with the design, colors, and chipboard pieces. Hope you like it!

"Do what you LOVE what you fo"

Beautiful 2Crafty used:

Angel Wings

Frame Jenna

Interlocking Grid Panel

Mini Flourish Bits

Corine's Swirl

Do what you LOVE what you do

As usual, I first used gesso on all the chipboard pieces.  Black gesso on them all of them except for some of the words in the title. When using dark colors, black gesso is best because it gives a deep rich base with which to really grab the color.

Here are the absolutely gorgeous Angel Wings. They are so beautifully detailed, I love em!  I didn't paint over the black gesso on the wings themselves, I wanted them flat black. I painted the "feathers?" of the wings with Bronze Acrylic Paint, then cut black cardstock to fit and placed it under the painted feathers. Love the sparkly effect.

I just used black gesso on the Interlocking Grid Panel seen here and on the bottom under the title. I wanted them to be matte black, and paint would make them too shiny. I chose this chipboard to mimic the grid pattern on the patterned paper.

Don't you just love the Frame Jenna? So beautiful and feminine! I painted the swirls and the middle with Bronze Acrylic Paint leaving the rim black for contrast. I cut the swirl away from the frame on the left so I could let it swirl down over the photo. It breaks up the white background and adds some interest. I stamped a butterfly on the middle part, but you can't see it very well. I would have preferred it be darker, but once it was stamped I didn't want to mess it up by trying to line it up to stamp over it again.

Here on the left side are 2 of the Mini Flourish Bits.  In the middle, here, and also on the right of the photo, are the ends cut from Corine's Swirl left over from another project. (Save everything). These were all painted also with Bronze Acrylic Paint.

 I love this title for this photo and layout. Says it all I think! 
I first applied white gesso to the words "Do what you, and what you do." I painted them with light grey acrylic paint. Then I applied black gesso to the word "LOVE" and painted it with Bronze Acrylic Paint. The little swooping thing under the "you do" in the title is another little leftover from Corine's Swirl. 
(Did I mention to save everything?)

So there it is.  A little grungy, a little intense, and a little feminine! As I said before, this was a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I did it though. It's always good to take your creativity to a new level! So get out of YOUR comfort zone and try something new!
See you next time...

Friday, August 12, 2022

"Paradise Found" by Amy Voorthuis

Good morning lovely 2Crafty friends,

It's a lovely day to visit the blog, for today I have another layout to share with you. Since I am in the summer mood I made a layout with a picture of my sweet cousin Jaime in some tropical place. On this layout I did a lot of mixed media like using crackle paste, plaster paste, stenciling & spraying I also did that on my beautiful 2Crafty chipboard. 

Paradise Found: 

  2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Fine Word Set 1
Paradise Found
Circle Word Tag Set 1
Intricate Seahorses
Seashells Set 2
Palm Leaves Set
Leafy Shrub Set 3

First I painted all the chipboard pieces with white gesso, then I used some rust paste on the Leafy Shrub Set 3 which I then painted with two different shades of acrylic paint & waxes. The seahorse was treated with some starburst spray and some crackle paste {the translucent kind}. On the "Paradise Found" phrase I added two different embossing powder because I didn't had the color I wanted.

Then I also treated it with same crackle paste as the seahorse after that I added some wax on the word found to make it a different color the word "forever" was placed on the phrase that one was painted with rust paste. In the end I added some spray and art stones.

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

Much love and happy crafting...

Thursday, August 11, 2022

One of a Kind ~ by Lisa-Marie

 Hello everyone!

I hope this post finds you all well!

Here is my latest creation for my favourite chippie supplier!

I used these gorgeous chippie pieces on my layout:

I coloured my doodled frame in with a metallic gold gel pen.  For my title, I blended 2 Distress Oxides (teal and coral), drew an outline with my gold gel pen and then added a coat of Glossy Accents.

I misted my flower petal with some metallic rose gold mist and then outlined it with my gold gel pen before topping with some glossy accents.

My fern leaves have been misted with a denim blue and a deep yellow.

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!

Until next time then!

Take care!