Sunday, February 11, 2018

February Inspiration with Tammy includes
VIDEO tutorial

Hello 2Crafty lovelies!
Tammy here today to share my latest 2Crafty creations with you.
The first one is titled:

"Love this Life"

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Fine Hearts Borders"
"Love this Life Title"
"Grid Panel"
"Film Strips Medium"

I cut the "Grid Panel" into pieces, applied a few coats of white gesso and
 then tucked them underneath my photo layers.

I also applied white gesso to the "Film Strips Medium"
I added a strip of this under my photo, and I also added a small piece to the left hand
 bottom corner of the layout.  This gives the layout some balance, and draws the eye into the photo.

I then added in the "Fine Hearts Borders".  Again some in the cluster at the bottom,
 and some behind the photo. I added a few layers of Distress Ink to these until I was
 happy with the purplish hue I had created.

I love the "Love this Life" title.  Lol.
I love the two different fonts. To enhance this I decided to use two different
 ink colours. I then added some embossing ink and some clear emboss powder.
I really love this effect.

I'm really happy with the colours in this one, I think they work perfectly with the photo.

My second creation is called:

"Happiness is This"

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Happiness is This title"
"Flower Doilies"
"Fine Leafy Bush"

A layout featuring myself and my beautiful girl at the beach, one of our happy places.

THIS place sure brings us happiness, so the title "Happiness is this" is just perfect.

I applied a few coats of white gesso to this, and then added
 emboss ink and some clear emboss powder. 

Love the gloss/resin finish this gives chipboard.

I also repeated this process on the "Fine Leafy Shrub", although I didn't apply my
 gesso evenly, as I wanted it to have a bit of a rustic, beachy feel.

 I trimmed down the "Fine Leafy Shrub" and poked the small clusters in and around my flowers.

I applied white gesso to the "Flower Doilies" and then applied Distress Ink
 to get this gorgeous teal colour.

I trimmed the larger "Flower Doily" in half - giving me two doilies, which I
strategically placed to look as though they were half off the layout.

This gives the layout movement, and draws the eye into the photo.

I love the teal, mixed with the blue, and the woodgrain.  It brings out
 the colour of the water in the photo.

I love how I can get such different effects on the chipboard. So versatile.

I have created a video, so you can watch exactly how this layout came together.

I hope you check it out!


I have an extra creation for you all this month.

It's titled:

"Fun in the Sun"

I created this one for CSI.  2Crafty Chipboard are sponsoring this month.

I've never had a go at cracking a CSI case before, but I really enjoyed it!
I encourage you all to have a go.

Here's a look at the challenge:

I solved Case 247 by taking inspiration from the above scene and also
 using some of the traditional clues.

I used the colours, in fact even how they were lined up!
I used a white background, florals, leaves, bird (flamingo) and rub-ons
 (these haven't had a workout in years so it was kinda cool to use these again).
I also documented a summer memory and used rhyming words in my title.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Summer Line Words"
"Alpha Set 1"
"6" Flamingo Frame Set"

I painted the Fun from "Alpha Set 1" black and did the same to the
 sun from the "Summer Line Words".

I used Distress Ink to colour the "6"Flamingo Frame" and I then
applied embossing ink and clear emboss powder.

I loved using up some old bits and pieces from my stash.

Well that's it from me!

Thanks for popping by and I hope I've inspired you to get creative.


Elena Martynova said...

Ooooh this is so pretty! So much tenderness and love in every detail !

Di Garling said...

Awesome post Tammy, you have really worked your magic here.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Awesome layouts ! Loved the dramatic n bold backgrounds :)

Sabrina Turpin said...

Your layouts are pretty! Good job!

Kareen Dion said...

Your Layouts are all gorgeous!! Love your work!

Torsa Saha said...

Wow Tammy !! Each of them are stunning!! 💝

Lilibleu Scrap said...

This is amazing! Lovely layouts !! <3

Rachael Funnell said...

3 FANTASTIC layouts Tammy.. 😃😃😃

Noura Pompilla said...

so beautiful creations tammy <3

Lisa Amiet said...

Ammmmmmazzing colours!! Love them <3