Friday, May 27, 2022

"Delight in Every Moment" by Amy Voorthuis

Hi there lovely 2Crafty fans,

Welcome to the blog, today I will show you a layout with some of my favorite 2Crafty chipboard pieces. Maybe some of you know I am also one of the Maja Design girls and when I got my DT package with the newest collection, I right away knew which pieces I wanted to use. I am a big fan of borders and anything swirly. 

 Delight in Every Moment: 

 2Crafty Chipboards used: 
Delight in Every Moment 
Aztec Feather
Corner Helena's 
Fine & Fancy Border

Firstly I coated the corner pieces, phrase and aztec feather with a thin layer of white gesso, then I used some gold embossing powder on the corners and white embossing powder on the phrase & feather after that I added some waxes in different shades to create more depth. 

The beautiful chipboard border is treated with some gold shimmer spray and some waxes. On the background paper I used a new stencil and I finished my layout of by adding some "say it in crystals" & some white spray.  

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Much love and happy crafting...

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Gorgeous Snapshot Of You ~ by Lisa-Marie

 Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing a layout of an older picture of my daughter; I chose to use plums / purples as I think it's a lesser used colour in our scrapping world!

These are the glorious chippies I used:

I used an acrylic paint pen to colour my banner in white and I used some pink chalk and pink gel pen to colour my title stick set - both were then coated with Glossy Accents.
My Formal Flourish has been misted in plum and then I heat embossed it with a purple embossing powder.

I coloured my flowers in with a silver gel pen.  I used a magenta mist on my larger flourish before topping it with some Crackle Accents.

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Memories of You
By Charmane Sharp


This layout began with an idea for creating the Heart and evolved from 
there. I love when creative juices flow and you end up with a layout you 
love but not what you thought you were going to make when you began. 
Go with the flow of your creativity and see where it takes you.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Title- Memories of You
Chained Frames
Doily Clock Face
Hinges pack
Turkish Lattice Panel

The Doily Clock Face is a great focal point and looks amazing
painted with Pastel Watercolours, finished with some dry brushed
Gesso over the top. This is a perfect piece to reflect the moment in
time captured in the photo.

Creating this unique Heart embellishment was easy and looks really 
cool I think. I traced the Chained Heart on top of the Turkish Panel 
and cut it out to fit inside. Applied glue to the edges that touched the
heart and then applied Watercolours. I dry brushed White Gesso over 
the inside and Black Gesso over the Chained Heart to differentiate 
between them.

I painted the title with Black and Charcoal Watercolours and 
stamped with a  texture stamp in Black.

After Watercolouring the Hinges I inserted some Screw Brads for a 
realistic look. They add great details to the corners of my square paper.

By stitching on this layout i feel it gave it a more formal grunge feel.
I hope you can take inspiration from this layout and try out some 
Watercolour techniques of your own. Thanks for taking a look at my
masculine layout.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

'Create your own Sunshine'
layout by Rachael Funnell


Hello fellow crafters!

Rach with you today sharing this mixed media, grungy, girly layout
featuring yours truly, along with some beautiful Studio 73 papers, flowers 
and of course some great 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Boho hanger
6x4 Phrase Sticks Set 5
Corner Steampunk Set 5
Giant gears & Cogs
Medium Steampunk gears

Let's start with this gorgeous Boho hanger....   Just LOOOK at that detail 
and I've kept it quite simple by inking this with a lovely purple (lavender)

Then I have the Perfect Title 'Create Your Own Sunshine' 
from the 6x4 Phrase, Sticks Set 5  Sitting at the top of the Boho hanger,
which I've given this phrase stick two light coats of Gesso...

Next up is the Corner Steampunk from Set 5 where I inked one of the corners with a sliver, 
then I have cut the Corner in half and placing the two halves
 in between the fussy cutting & flower clusters...

Also! added a Giant and a couple of the Medium Steampunk gears 
 inking these in a pretty Pastel pink finishing it off just nicely...

AND that's it from me, Thanks for stopping by
 Hopefully, I have inspired you in some way today
Until next time!

Monday, May 23, 2022

"Follow your Heart" ~ by Robin Schelin

Hi Everyone, glad you are here! 

Here at 2Crafty we are ALL about the chipboard!  How we select from the 1000's of beautiful pieces to chose from.  How we alter them, and use them to enhance our projects, and how we try to inspire you with  different techniques.

Today I'm sharing a romantic layout in not so romantic colors!  Green and brown are not traditionally what you would think of using to convey romance.  Hope you like my little "veer from the norm."

"Follow your Heart"

2Crafty magic used:

Foliage Set 8

Skeleton Leaves

Mixed Fine Border Set

Squiggly Heart Cluster

Frame Handrawn Hearts

Heart Clumps

title - Follow your Heart

As always, and I say it all the time, I have first bathed all the chipboard with a generous coating of gesso! Gotta get those true colors and first using gesso is the only way I have found!

I'm starting off with the Foliage set 8.  I have used it under the flowers and leaves to add dimension.  I just painted it with Parchment Acrylic Paint to add interest but not interfere with the colors of the flowers and the hearts.

I painted the Squiggly Heart Cluster with Burnt Umber Acrylic paint, and tucked it in under the flower and the pens.

Here also on the side of the composition is the small border I selected from the Mixed Fine border Set.  I painted it with Viva's My Paper world Soft Color in Light Moss Green.  I used it to transition from the darker to the lighter patterned paper of the background.

And here's the star of the layout, the Frame Handrawn Hearts.  Aren't these frames just gorgeous?  I think they are perfect to frame this picture.  These were also painted with Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint.

Here also is another piece of the Foliage Set 8.  I used them in 3 different areas of the layout, all altered the same way.  Remember the rule of 3's!!  It's all about balance!

Also tucked in here, barely visible, are 2 little Skeleton Leaves. They were first painted with Green Acrylic Paint.  Then I rubbed over them with Art Alchemy Opal Magic Green Brocade Wax.

On the left side of the photo I cut off a few pieces from the Heart Clumps, painted with Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint, and tucked them in around the flower cluster to bring some balance of brown color to the left side of the composition.  And at the top of the flower cluster its another piece of the Foliage Set 8.

Also seen here is the border from Mixed Fine Border Set to complete the separation of the patterned papers on this side of the layout.

For the title, Follow your Heart, I kept it simple and just painted it with Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint in keeping with the flow of colors of the layout.  Sort of bringing the brown full circle around the design.

I hope you like this layout and have found some inspiration to use on your own projects. Chipboard really does make your project pop!  Give it a go!

Until next month, stay safe and stay creative!

Friday, May 20, 2022

"Making MEMORIES Everyday"
Layout by Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

I find you with my second inspiration of this month of May.
A layout that is both very flashy but also very soft.

I had never used these photos of Mia taken right after she was born before, 
I was waiting for the right colors so here she is.

"Making MEMORIES Everyday"

The chipboards used:

- "Making MEMORIES Everyday"
- Mini Doodles Frames Set
- Cartia's Swirl

After choosing the particleboard that seemed to me to be in harmony with my layout, 
I applied a coat of white gesso.

I chose a plain page background, I really liked this pink.
To embellish the background of my layout I added rub-ons.
I layered tags, paper and cardboard underneath my photo to create depth.

I applied Lindy's Gang "OOm Pah Pah Pink" color embossing powder to the "Mini Doodles Frame" chipboard. I then pasted it directly on my photo, it is super beautiful and fits my photo very well.

For the "Cartia's Swirl" chipboard I proceeded in the same way, to highlight it I glued it over the embellishments but it doesn't hide anything and it shows very well.

For the title, I also chose "Golden Angel Wings" color embossing powder, because always the title is important to share the feelings of a layout.

And that's it for today, I love using these beautiful chipboards.
I will see you soon.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Lady Butterfly Canvas by Amanda M

 Hellloooooo Everyone....

Today I have a created a 12x16 Landscape Canvas to create my Lady Butterfly.

I wanted to experiment with the 2Crafty Chipboards by cutting them up and altering 

them with different products to create a scene...

Products Used

Addy's Butterflys
11" Butterfly Clock Frame
Corine's Swirl
6" Clockface
So first off I have done some random stencilling with 3D gloss gel and 
sprinkled with some fine glitter, when dry I used a script stencil with the 
3D Gloss Gel to fill in the gaps, but no glitter.

I cut up some of the chipboards so I could alter them differently...
then used a Gold Inkpad on some and shades of blue embossing powder on others.

 Glue your composition together and you can see how fabulous the chipboards 
correspond and contrast with the scene..
Here are some closeups.

I hope this project has given some crafty inspiration