Sunday, June 26, 2022

Beauty Within ~ by Lisa-Marie

 Hello Lovelies!

I do hope you are all well!

As it is Autumn here in South Africa right now (well, almost Winter actually!), I decided to do a layout with an Autumnal theme.

Here are the chippies and links:

I misted my title with some silver and then I randomly swished over some gold gel pen.  I filled the title wording in with a bronze gel pen.  Finally, I topped it with glossy accents.

I inked and misted my heart with a few shades of brown and russet; before creating accent with a gold gel pen and then topping with glossy accents.

I took my time shading my acorn and foliage with both coloured pencils and with my distress crayons.  I used my gel pens to shade and create accents.  I sealed them all off with a coat of glossy accents.

Until next time then!

Friday, June 24, 2022

Happy Easter
By Charmane Sharp

Hello fellow 2Crafty Chipboard lovers,

Charmane on the blog today to share my Happy Easter
layout with you all. These photos depict my creativity in
other areas such as my love for baking. Making a Carrot
cake for Easter is a tradition for my family and I love to
get in the spirit of holiday.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Amelia Frames
Lace Doily
Mini Branches

The Amelia Frames add lovely details to my flowers by allowing
them to sit amongst my layers. I painted them with some Finnabair
Rose Gold paint for a touch of elegance.

Mini Branches are one of my favourite foliage pieces to use as
they can be cut into pieces or added whole for amazing leaves
detail. This time I painted them with Finnabair Jade Stone paint
 and added a little Rose Gold paint for highlights. Finishing with
some fine White Glitter to add some sparkle which is hard to
see in the photograph buts looks very pretty in real life.

The Lace Doily Frame sits beautifully, peeking out from my
floral arrangement painted with Vintage Rose Finnabair paint
and sponged with a little Gesso. Adds glorious textural detail.

I pulled out an old Prima Collection called Misty Rose to create
this layout. The colours and floral details evoke the feeling of
Easter prettiness. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at
my layout.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Thursday, June 23, 2022

"my Heart" ~ a Step-by-Step Tutorial by Robin Schelin

 Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog.

Today I have an easy step-by-step photo tutorial for you.  I try to explain my process as clear as I can and make it easy to follow. A lot of layouts look complicated, but when the process is broken down to a few easy steps, anyone can do it!

This layout was made for a friend of mine. This is her little tiny dancer.  I loved using this photo of her little girl on this layout and hope she will like it too.

"my Heart"

Beautiful 2Crafty I used:

Heritage Heart Frame
Heart Charms
Fine and Fancy Butterfly Set
Mini Branches
Corner Thick Vine
Title - You Hold the Key to My Heart

As Always, I first coated all the chipboard with white gesso. I altered all the chipboard before I glued it down on the layout.  This makes it so easy to complete the composition.

The Heritage Heart Frame, and the Heart Charms were heat embossed with a mix of Recollections Champagne and Glitz White Pearl embossing powders. The bottom heart and thin swirl on the Heart Charm was heat embossed with Imagine Ink Mushroom embossing powder for contrast.

I used Imagine Ink Mushroom embossing powder on the Corner Thick Vine.  I cut the whole piece up so I could use it around the layout.

The Mini Branches were painted with Hookers Green Acrylic Paint,

Then the butterfly from the Fine and Fancy butterfly Set was heat embossed with Imagine Ink Mushroom embossing powder.

For the title, the word "my" was heat embossed with the same mixture as the Heritage Heart Frame and the Heart Charm.  The word "Heart" was painted with pink Acrylic Paint.

I cut some patterned paper and glued it to the back of the Heritage Heart Frame to add some color and make the frame stand out under the photo.

For the title, I only used "my Heart" from the title piece, You Hold the Ket to My Heart. I glued it directly to the bottom right of the photo. 

I then cut a small piece of solid pink patterned paper and glued it to the back of the small heart of the Heart Charm then placed it under the title. 

I first laid the all the chipboard down, on the left of the photo, then placed the flowers I wanted to use down to figure out exactly where to glue the chipboard down. (Does that make sense?) I always lay out the whole layout before gluing it down so I don't have to worry about ripping it apart because something isn't right. Usually I mark where things go with a pencil. Easier that way.

Anyway, Chipboard is now glued in place!

Did the same think on the right of the photo.

Now it's time for the flowers! I just arranged them sweeping down the left of the photo, then added a few to the upper right.

For the butterfly from Fine and Fancy Butterfly Set, I added some of the same pink patterned paper that is behind the small heart in the Heart Charm. Glued it down and it's finished.

Hope you like this super easy tutorial and that it inspires you to use your chipboard! See you soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

layout by Rachael Funnell

Hello 2 Crafty Fans!
Today I share my newest layout created with some 
beautiful 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces..

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Small Film Strip
Medium Film Strip
Foliage set 10
6"  Clock Face Frame
Clock Face Disc

Righto so... I'm just going to put it out there in the universe that.....

The Year packs would have to be my ALL TIME 2 Crafty FAVORITE chipboard.. 
Not many layouts of mine these days where I don't add the date, the year 
& the year packs are such a great bang for your buck..

The 2013, my title & the Smaller Film Strip have been given a couple of coats of gesso...
Then the Medium size film strip inked with black..I then have cut both film strips in half & placing 
at top & bottom of my photo...

Using the largest clock face from the  6"  Clock Face Frame pk 
& the smallest two from the  Clock Face Disc pk, inking them all with a beautiful dusty pink...

Lastly the Foliage I have used from  Foliage set 10, Inking these beauties with green, 
cutting them into smaller pieces & placing them throughout the fussy cutting layers
 Finishing off this layout beautifully ..

I hope you are inspired today in some way...
Until next time!

Monday, June 20, 2022

"tis, the season"
Layout By Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

Here I am again to present my second inspiration of this month of June. 

In France, we are approaching the summer holidays, 
It made me want to do a layout on the theme of the sea.

This is a picture of my son and grandson taken last year in a marina.

"tis, the season"

The 2Crafty Chipboard used:

- Mini Title Stick Christmas Set 1
- Assort Chain Borders
-  Anchors & Buoys Set
- Corner Steampunk Set 5
- Seaweed Set 

First I cover the chipboard with a layer of white gesso.

To create perfect harmony, I used the shades of my paper to embellish the chipboard.

For the "Asst chain Borders" chipboard I used "Tin Roof Rusted" powder from Lindy’s Gang. 
I placed them to create a dividing line for my layout.

To bring even more detail I added this chipboard "Corner Steampunk" which 
I embellished with a gray metallic paint.

For the "Anchors & Buoys" chipboard I just applied a thin layer of "Bronze Age" 
coloured wax to reveal the details of the chipboard.

The "Seaweed" chipboard I like have been coated with "Mermaid Sparkle" acrylic paint.

I love creating clusters by superimposing chipboard and ornaments.

Thank you for your visit, I wish you a good scrap with 2Crafty.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Mermaid Altered Frame

 Helllooooooo Everyone.....
Today I have my Mermaid Altered Frame to show you.
I have tried out a few different techniques for altering 
the fabulous 2Crafty Chipboards.

Products Used
Elegant Corners Set
Bubble Clumps
To start I have used some beautiful Pion Papers for the background 
and title, then I painted the frame and the Mermaid with some Metallic Paint,
and her tail has been encrusted with some glitter mix
Now paint the Corner Pieces with a couple of coats of white gesso 
and when dry, use a stamp & stamp pad to stamp all over.
then I have used some High Gloss Glaze to finish them.
For the Bubble Clumps I have painted a couple of coats of Silver Foil Paint
and finished with some high gloss glaze.
And to finish I have added some matching Swarovsky Crystals.

 I hope you have enjoyed my little project
and been inspired to keep
unlocking the artist within..

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Winter Rose Cards by Tania Ridgwell

Hello there! 

Tania with you today to share the second of my DT projects for June.
  I have created a set of cards.

"Winter Rose Cards"

2 Crafty Chipboard Used:

*Mini Branches
*Doily Disc Set 1
*Lacey Border Set 1
*Fine Word Set 1
*Fine Word Set 2

I created each of my card bases using the gorgeous Paper Rose Winter Rose Paper Collection.
I just love the colour palette in these patterned papers. I used a variety of mediums to colour my chipboard - for the Lacey Borders I used Heidi Swapp Navy Color Shine.  The mini branches are coloured with Brushed Iron Wax.  The Fine Word Set 1 & 2 chipboard has been coloured with Dylusions White Linen Paint and the Doily Disc chipboard has been left raw.
To construct each of the cards I embellished them with fussy cut flower elements, then added my chipboard pieces and to finish I added a small flower and sentiment to each card.

See each card below.

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