Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October Inspiration with Lisa Amiet

Hello 2Crafty Peeps!

It's Lisa here today to share some more inspiration with you.
Isn't the year flying past?!

Today I have a layout that I created featuring my son,
one of my permanent models ;)
Can I say I LOVE how this turned out, I hope you do too!

I am a huge fan of black backgrounds, and I love this one! It's not all black ;)
There are some splashes of my favourite colour!

The feature piece of this layout has to be the 'Fiddlesticks Panel',
 that I have finished the same colour as my splatters and papers :)

I have also used one of the Geo tags from the 'Assorted Mini Camera Set',
that I have embossed it white. 

I have also used a couple of the 'Triangle Clusters', also embossed in white.
I have then added some word stickers to them.

Oh that panel is one of my favourites! 

A pic of the dimension to the page.

I hope you like what I have created!
Some inspiration for you to take some crafty time out today.

2Crafty Products Used:

Until next time!

Take care


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Just love our Story" by Marie Sabatier

My second inspiration for this month of October. Let's forget that it's autumn. 
With this picture of my second son and his girlfriend I wanted colors. 

It's so beautiful to love ...

To highlight my picture I chose the chipboards Handdrawn-heart-frames
They are great that allows to frame well.

I applied a layer of white gesso on it and then a Twilight Blue Slate and a Midnight Sapphir color embossing powder.

For other chipboards I also applied a layer of white gesso that I covered with lilac ink to match with the bottom of my paper and bring softness and a little wax for a touch of shine

To remember do not forget the year!!!!

And for the hearts I applied Cuckoo Clock Cardinal color embossing powder

As always to finish the embellishments that will bring out these beautiful chipboards

The chips used:

- Just love our story
- Handdrawn-heart-frames
- Tiny leaf stems
- 2018
- ATC-Tiny-Hearts et Stars 

Here is another moment of pleasure that I hope to have shared with you

See you soon!

Monday, October 15, 2018

"Sugar & Spice"
A Layout By Di Garling

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by.
Today I have a monochromatic layout to share with you.
I just love these shades of green.

 2Crafty Chipbaord Used...
Ivy Clusters
"Sugar & Spice" title
Ana's Vine

 All the green pieces of chipboard on my layout were treated in the same way.

A basecoat of white paint, followed by wiping them over with a Distress Ink in 
"Peeled Paint" & then finished off with some good old fashion "Glossy Accents".

The Glossy Accents, or Dimensional Magic as it was also known back in
 the day, does several things here. Firstly it intensifies the colour but because 
it is a wet medium & Distress Ink is water soluable, it causes the
Distress Ink to kind of run & gives a fabulous effect.

This technique only works with water soluable ink.

These "Ivy Clusters" are such a lovely chipboard piece.

I have broken them into pieces to suit my layout.

I have also broken the "Ana's Vine" up slightly too.

Thats the beauty of chipboard, it is just so adaptable.

 I was so happy how the chipboard worked out on this layout.
From the title to the ivy & then also the "Ana's Vine".

Well thats all for me today.
I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

Until next time.

Di Garling

Sunday, October 14, 2018

October Inspiration "Cherish" by Hina

Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Hello there..
I am back today with my inspiration for October..
I created a vintage style mixed media canvas and used some beautiful chipboard
 pieces from 2Crafty.

I created lots of layers on a small sized box canvas using different elements and incorporated the chippies therein.

I chose corners and flourish designs of chippies for this project.

Fine Word "cherish" was the perfect way to add a finishing touch on top of the photo.

For all the chipboard pieces here, I have applied finnabair's wax in "white gold" after a layer of white gesso for the vintage look and dull finish on the project.
More detailed pictures..

2Crafty supplies used:

Corner Lorena

Fine word set

Suzie's Swirl

Hope you enjoyed the post and got inspired!!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

'Happy Halloween' By Elisa Ablett - October Inspiration


Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest mixed media layout with a Halloween twist!

With Halloween Night fast approaching I thought it would be fun to scrap one of the many photos I have of one of my boys in dressup, ready to go trick or treating with his scary mask and cape.

I have a few creepy ghoulish stamps from Stampotique and wanted to incorporate them as well.

Let's take a look at the 2Crafty products used in this layout 👻

Here are some close ups!

I also wanted to show you how I created the base of my background, here is a short step by step to show you how to incorporate your Gel Plate and paints into your layout - 

I used an 8 x 8 gel plate with some lovely good quality black paint from Decoart, using a brayer gently spread the paint onto the gel plate, I wanted to leave the lines and texture in the paint.

While the black paint was wet, I squeezed some grey paint onto the plate and spread with the brayer in patches only. Add a few splats of white paint here as well and brayer, you should have 3 different tones on your gel plate before you pull a print.

Once dry (here in this photo you can see the different tones and texture when it has dried) using a circle template, a dinner plate or a bowl etc, roughly trace around your print with a black permanent pen.

Grab some of your favourite grunge stamps and stamp around your circle.

Stamp onto white tissue paper or deli paper with your ghoul stamps from Stampotique, once the ink has dried fussy cut around the edges of your stamped images. 

I used a clear drying glue stick to glue my tissue paper down onto my page. Paint your chipboard. With the larger stamped images I stuck my 2Crafty chipboard circles around each stamped image and stapled them.

There are a few more finishing touches including paint splatters and stamping which can be seen in the main photo :-) 

That's it from me today, I hope you have been inspired to try a little Halloween for your next project featuring 2Crafty.


Elisa xx

Here are my social media links if you want to follow along with me :-)