Monday, July 22, 2024

'Adventures are the best'
layout by Rachael Funnell

Hello everyone & welcome to the 2 Crafty blog 
Rach back with sharing my 2nd project for this month..
This layout featuring some fabulous 2 Crafty Chipboard
and teamed up with some older & discontinued Studio 73 papers

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Steampunk Funky arrow
Fine word set - month
Window shutter set 1
6x4 PhraseStick set 1

Let's start with the chipboard I have added to the right of the photo
The date - February from Fine word set - month giving this two coats of gesso
and the year 2023 where I have inked this with a lovely dusty pink....

2 Crafty have some awesome window frames & shutters 
and I end up going with this gorgeous Window shutter set 1
With this Shutter I removed the sides/shutters and will use on another project 😉

Then with a paint brush,  ever so lightly brushing on some gesso.
and adhering this window using foam strips for that bit of dimension..

Then I have sitting over the window shutter, my title Adventures are the best 
from 6x4 PhraseStick set 1 and I have again with a paint brush, brushing on ever so lightly some gesso..

And lastly this awesome funky arrow from Steampunk Funky arrow set,
inking this with the same dusty ink as the 2023...

That's it from me today!
I hope you are inspired in someway..
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 19, 2024

"Happiness Blooms From Within"
Layout By
Di Garling

Well hi there & hello, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another layout to share with you & of
course it features some wonderful pieces of our favourite
2Crafty Chipboard !!

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
"Aged Film Strip Set"
"Happiness Blooms From Within" - title
Toadstool from the "Field Mushroom Set"

So for the chipboard on my layout I kept the finishes very simple!!
Both the title & the film strips were simply given two coats of
white acrylic paint !! Too easy. 

This layout features some wonderful fussy cut flowers
as well as some beautiful textures too !!

 For the gorgeous little toadstool from the "Field Mushroom Set"
I simply left in its raw state because I thought it blended
beautifully with the colours on my layout.

I will be releasing this layout as a kit.
For more details.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Beach Babe - Laura Gilhuly

Hi everyone!

Laura here today to share another layout for my husbands album!

 I know the photo is not the greatest, but it deserves to be remembered!

2Crafty chipboard used:

Seaweed Set 1

Charlotte Page Flourish

Flourish 2

Beach Babe

SeaShells Set 2

For Charlotte's Flourish and the Beach Babe Title, I wanted it to coordinate with the paper but still have a beachy feel.  I painted it with Salvaged Patina distressed paint and heat set it, I then added Peacock Feathers distress paint and sprayed with water so the paint looks two toned.  I added some tainted Teal powder and again sprayed with water.  I allowed it to air dry then splattered white gesso mixed with some water with a fan brush.

I wanted to introduce a complimentary color to the teal papers and I took inspiration from my husbands shirt in the photo and decided to add orange.  I used modeling paste and a stencil then added orange brusho powder spritzed with water.  To continue with the orange I painted the seaweed and the flourish 2 with orange impasto paint and the same paint mixed with a little white.  I painted the seashells and the other seaweed with pearl white paint then added a little color with orange and teal paint that I wiped off to only leave a shadow of the color.

Thank you so much for stopping by

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Big Dreams by Tania Ridgwell

 Hi there!
Tania joining you today to share the last of my DT projects for July.  I have created another layout. 

"Big Dreams"

Products Used:

*Clock Face Discs
*Stitched Lace Border
*Mini Flourish Bits

I used the gorgeous Celebr8 Moonlit Dreams Paper Collection to create the base for my layout.  Once I had created my background I set about putting my page together.

I painted all my chippie pieces using Mont Marte Anitque Gold Paint.  Once dry I randomly added some White Gold Wax to the 2024, Mini Flourishes and Stitched Lace Border Chippies.
I added lots of paper layers under my photo and added it to the left side of my page.

Lots of paper blooms added to the top and bottom of my photo.  I cut the Stitched Lace Border in half and placed a piece along the top of my photo and the other half I added along the bottom of my page.
I cut the Clock Face Chippies into pieces and tucked them in amongst the flowers.  I also tucked the Mini Flourish Chippies into the flowers.  I finished off my page by adding the 2024 title.

Thats' all from me today, I hope I have inspired you all with my Layout.  Until next time thanks so much for stopping by.
Tania xx

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

'Remember This'
with Lisa Amiet


Hello 2Crafty fans!
It's Lisa here today to share some scrappy inspiration with you.

'Remember This'

2Crafty products used:

For this layout, I used one of the 'Aged Film Strip'
that I have finished with a bright white embossing powder. 

I have also used two of the flourishes from 'Flourish Set 4',
at the corner of my photo. 

I then used one of the 'Mini Decorative Frame Set 8'
that I have used to back my flowers, on top of the flourishes. 
Again I used a bright white embossing finish. 

I have then used one of the 'Birdcage 1'
layered with a sentiment and a butterfly, 
and I used the bird near my scroll and frame cluster. 
Again these were finished in bright white. 

I hope that you like what I have created,
 and that it inspires you to get crafty soon!

Until next time!


Monday, July 15, 2024

summer ~ by Robin Schelin

Hello all! Welcome back to the blog!

This layout shows where I wish I was!! Here in Colorado, we are VERY far from the beach. We are in the mountains. While the mountains are beautiful, the beach would be a great option, but alas, not to be!! So, I go to the beach vicariously through art!


Chipboard used:


Grass Clumps

Old Fence

summer fun

As always, prep your chipboard before you alter it. Gesso is my go to.

I placed the Thistle directly on the photo on the left side. There was space on the photo, so I thought I would fill it up. I left the Thistle raw so it would kind of match the other browns on the layout.

I cut the Old Fence and placed it on both sides of the photo. In a lot of the beach pictures I've seen, there is an old fence. Since this photo didn't have one, I made one! I altered it using a mix of Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and Parchment Acrylic Paint along with Deco Art Weathered Wood Crackling Medium. 

Here also are the Grass Clumps. I painted them with a mix of Prima Watercolors. I just kept painting and wiping with a bunch of colors until I got close to the color of the grass in the photo. I would list all of them, but, honestly, I don't remember which ones I used!! 

Here is the other part of the Old Fence, the Thistle and the Grass Clumps. I mirrored the left side to create balance.

For the title, I just used the word 'summer' from Summer Fun.  I didn't use the whole title because it was too big if used altogether. I heat embossed it with White Ultra Thick Embossing Powder so it would be bright white.

And there it is! I can almost feel the sand between my toes! 

Hope you like it! Be back soon with more from 2Crafty!


Friday, July 12, 2024

"A Glimpse of You"
Layout by Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

I am back to present you a new inspiration.
A shabby chic romantic layout using a photo of my granddaughter taken 
from the back to change the look.

"A Glimpse of You"

The chipboards used:

- A Glimpse of You
- 6" Embroidery Hoops
- Wedding Dress
- Scissor Set 


To start my arrangement, I used one of the largest "Embroidery Hoops" and embellished it with 
metallic wax "White Gold" and "Lucky Emerald".

I love this "Wedding Dress" chipboard.
It is covered with white gesso and a thin layer of "Alpine Ice pink" ink.
I really wanted to use it, and it seemed perfect for the theme of my page. 

For the chipboard "Scissor" I use the same wax.
Then I put it in my embellishment cluster, adding another 'Embroidery Hoops' for more details.

On the title, I first added white gesso and white acrylic paint to make it bright.
As always I give it an important place in my layout. 

I wish you found this presentation nice and it gave you some motivation to use 
this gorgeous "Wedding dress.

Thank you so much.