Saturday, September 30, 2023

'Don't be Defined' by Emma Zappone

Hello 2Crafty friends.
Emma here with you today, with a small 8x8 layout. It is a little busier than some of my previous layouts, but I love the texture this page has delivered.

The image I had chosen for this project, had lots of fabric flowers and colour. I wanted to enhance these by the use of the chipboard and fabric elements from my stash.
But lets check out the chipboard elements first....

Charlotte Flowers
6" Mandala No. 5
Fine Floral Corner Set

All the chippy for this project were painted with acrylic paint. Different colours to compliment the image and the concept of the page.

The Mandala is painted with a stunning purple to showcase some of those hues from the image.

The Fine Florals have been cut into 3 pieces and painted in a pink to start with. 

Then once they were all in place, I added some white gesso, just lightly to add a little interest to the design.

The final chippy used were the Charlotte flowers, these are tucked in amongst the flower clusters.
Again these were painted with an acrylic, in a beautiful yellow to set off against the blues and purples.

I hope this page inspires a little today.

I will catch you all again soon,
Em xx


Friday, September 29, 2023

"Adventure Bound" layout by Moira Gilowey

Hello 2Crafty friends.
I am sharing a new layout with you all today, 
this time a masculine one using all 
things steampunk!

Chipboards which I used on this layout include

~ fancy clockface hands,
~ light bulb word set,
~ Adventure word,
~ square barbed wire frames,
~ steampunk collage, and
~steampunk strip.

I altered the steampunk chipboard 
embellishments and frames by painting 
them with brown paint and then, 
once dry, I lightly rubbed them with 
gold and silver wax.

The light bulb word and title were heat 
embossed in gold.

I arranged all of these pieces around my 
photograph together with other  

I hope that this layout has inspired you.

Until next time!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

A Layout in Beautiful Summery Yellow Tones
By Di Garling

Well hi there & hello.  Di Garling here with you today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Today I have yet another layout to share with you in lovely 
tones of summery yellows!!
2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Fine & Fancy Butterflies"
Stars from the "ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars" Pack
Groovy Flowers
LOVE title in loopy font

All of the chipboard pieces were firstly given a basecoat of white gesso.

Next step on both the "LOVE" title & also on the "Tiny ATC Hearts" I
simply very lightly sponged on a small amount of apricot acrylic paint 
before finishing them off with some Stickles glitter.

Next came the
 "Fine & Fancy" butterflies & also all the "Groovy Flowers".
These were all given a coat of metallic bronze paint & again I 
finished them of with some Stickles glitter.

I also cut ALL the "Groovy" flowers in half to tuck all round the edges
of my clustering. This way it gives you twice as many!!

I am releasing this layout as another KIT.

For all the details, cost, how to order etc
pop over to my BLOG.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

"Precious and Happy Memories" By Amy Voorthuis

 Goodmorning lovely 2Crafty friends, 
Today is my turn to show you some inspiration on this wonderful blog. For this occasion I made a layout with some beautiful 2crafty chippies and this time I made something inside my comfort zone. For this layout I have used another pretty paper collection with pink, green and a little blue and a picture of our Abbey in Greece last August. 

You know what's amazing, you can order directly from the
2Crafty website here so you can also play with their amazing chipboard pieces. 

Precious and Happy Memories

2Crafty Chipboard used: 
Line Words - Good Times
Word Circle Set 1 
Lacey Border Set 1
Fine Word Set 2
Loopy Heart Swirl
Fine Word Set - Months 
Foliage Set 6
Mini Title Stick Set 5

I treated most of my chipboard pieces with black gesso but for the leaves I used white gesso. After that I added some rust paste & some waxes. For the leaves I added some acrylic matte finish and I used some spray paint. 

The word strips I painted black and for the letters I added a white pen which sadly was not working as I had hoped. On the 2023 I added a layer of pink acrylic paint. In the end I sprayed with some white paint to make it blend a little more. 

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Just You ~ by Lisa-Marie


I hauled out an old favourite photo of my daughter, taken about 10 years ago,
 to create a girl layout for you today.

I used these chippie pieces:

I used my chalk inks to colour my title with 2 shares of teal, then I outlined it with gold metallic gel pen and then added a coat of Glossy Accents.

I misted my entire butterfly frame with gold and I coloured the butterflies in individually using my gel pens (gold and pink).  I selected the oval frame from the decorative frame set, coloured it with teal and added on an edging of gold metallic gel pen.

I used my yellow distress oxide to colour my phrase and then topped that off with Glossy Accents as well.

Until next time!

Monday, September 25, 2023

Great Memories
By Charmane Sharp


Lovely moment captured with my boys while spending Mothers
Day together for the first time in a few years due to my eldest
living away from home. The brick wall gave me the idea to do a
feminine Steampunk layout. It's joining my girly flowery side with
 my boys technology way of life together for a lovely result.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Mini Title Stick set 1
Giant Gears
Corner Steampunk 6
Vintage Hot air Balloons
6' Doily Clock Face
Steampunk Gears Medium and Small

I love this Doily Clock heat embossed in a single colour for a
clean contrast to the mixed elements under the photo.

Stacking Gears is so effective when they are heat embossed in a
single colour and while hot sprinkle some Rose Gold on and
reheat so it blends in. Tucking between flowers and underneath
them mixes the feminine feel with the masculine creating great
compostion with the Gears. 

Adding some Vintage Hot air Balloons to the corner of my layout
 pulls all the shades together by creating an ombre finish with four
 embossing powders layered. Then I glued them to some text paper
and cut out for beautiful detail.


I think this simple title says it all. Coating in Vintage Gold wax
allowed that colour to sit in the letters. Then I rubbed Rose Gold
 over gently so the Gold showed through.

Adding the Steampunk Corner to the base of my photo added the
 feminine touch I needed with the swirls it has on each end of the
 Gears. Then I added a mix of Gear sizes around it to add layers. 
Adding in some Finnabair Moulds for extra texture and character
along with a few flowers completed my layout.

Until next time...

Charmane x



Saturday, September 23, 2023

"love Her Smile" by Robin Schelin

 Hello lovely ladies!
  Robin here again to share some more 2Crafty goodness with you. 

Today I'm sharing a colorful layout that has been enhanced with beautiful chippies.
Hope you like the chipboard choices along with the black accents that really make the colors pop.

"love Her Smile"

Beautiful 2Crafty used:

Word Circle Set 1

Bubble Clumps 


Leafy Silhouettes

Her Smile

First of all, a nice coating of Gesso on all the Chippies.

Here its one of the pieces from the Bubble Clumps set. I tucked it in underneath the flowers to playoff the other side of the layout. I simply heat embossed them with White Ultra Thick Embossing Powder so they would show up well, but still be in the background. 

The word 'love' up top came from the Word Circle Set 1.  I cut the circle from around the word as I didn't want the piece to be so large. I just coated it with black Gesso.

I placed the Dandelion here in the middle of the flowers to break up the pink, and to add contrast. It was coated with black Gesso. 

To the side of the dandelion and underneath the large flower, I used the ever so beautiful Leafy Silhouettes. I love these little leaves, so light and whimsical. I painted them with a mix of Hookers Green, Light Green, and Brilliant Yellow Green Acrylic Paint. 

Here on the right of the photo, I added some more of the Bubble Clumps underneath the flowers just like I did on the left side. I think this is what balances the layout overall, and adds a little fun.

On the bottom is the main larger part of the title. I split the title up to sort of move the eye the length of the photo. Also because there wasn't enough room to pace the whole title together! Her Smile was also just painted with black Gesso.

So there it is, a simple colorful layout.
 I hope you like it and are inspired to get your color on!

 Be back soon with another project using fabulous 2Crafty Chipboard.