Tuesday, November 13, 2018

'Choose Happy' by Elisa Ablett - Mandala inspiration for November

Hi Crafters 💙💚💙💚💙💚

Elisa here with the first of my November inspirations for you.

Have  you seen the gorgeous new Mandala Chipboard Designs as yet??

If you haven't check with your local stockist to order your sets today, they are absolutely beautiful.

For my latest layout, I wanted to create a free spirited boho inspired layout to go with the Title piece - Choose Happy and the funny and cheeky photo of my great niece who is quite the free spirited character.

I had some lovely new inks from Avery Elle I wanted to try and some lovely metal flowers as well.

A tip for you all - grab out all your old hand punches I love using my circle punches, punch out some lovely watercolour paper and stamp with a mandala stamp or flower stamp to match the chippie. Then add your inks over the top, handy little hand crafted embellies for your page.

Here are the 2Crafty Chipboard products and links that I used on my layout:- 

Here are my close ups, lets have a look at how I altered my chipboard to match:-

 The title 'Choose Happy' I decided I wanted a two toned embossing to match the inks 
featured in the background. I started with the lightest powder at the top, embossed and then added the darker blue powder to the bottom half of the title and then embossed. 

I also embossed the 4" Mandala and Flower Medallion piece, firstly with a white glitter powder and then while still hot I sprinkled the middle of each piece with the lighter turquoise and blue colour and heat embossed so they melted together.
 I hand coloured each of the hearts with a blue posca paint pen while they were still in the negative chipboard frame to make it easier, then when they had dried, I carefully popped them out and glued them to my page.

To add extra interest to my chippie pieces, I added hand stamped punched circles that I had coloured with the inks and mounted them to the page over the top of the Chipboard with 3D mounting foam, this ties the page and boho theme in quite nicely.

That's it from me today, make sure you leave me some love in the comments!

Hugs xx


Sunday, November 11, 2018

"Beauty" a Layout by Bec Genet

Hi everyone.
Today I have a my first November layout made with 2Crafty Chipboard to share with you. 
Sometimes I love to make layouts with mixed media backgrounds and get my paints and pastes
 out, then other days I like to make clean layouts. This is one of my clean layouts with just a plain background, someday's it's nice to make something simple.

The 2Crafty Chipboard Used:

 Beauty Script Title
Avery Frame
Lattice Leaf Set
Ornate Gateway

Close Ups:

Along with my plain background I went simple on colouring my chipboard too. I only used Liquid Pearls to add the colour. This is a really easy and mess free way to make chipboard look amazing.

On the Avery Frame and Lattice Leaf Set I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in Avocado.
I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal on the Beauty Script Title and on the 
Ornate Gateway I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Raspberry Pink.

I embellished the page with flowers and that was it :)

Thanks for visiting


Saturday, November 10, 2018

"Isn't She Lovely"
by Sabrina Turpin

Hello 2Crafty fans!

I'm back to share my first inspiration for this month.
 November here in Quebec is cold, dark, rainy and damp, very damp.
While we're waiting for the first big snowfall to brighten up everything, I've decided
 to prepare a bright and colorful layout featuring my beautiful daughter, Mila. 

"Isn't She Lovely"

For the "4" Mandala #1", I've used purple ink and then applied a purple 
metallized glaze.  Then I used a black ink to trace the contour.

For the title, "Isn't She Lovely", I applied black embossing ink. On the 
"Fancy damasque", behind the title, I used a purple glaze and inked the contour.

I painted the "Freda's Butterflies" with teal metallized paint. Behind everything,
 on the "Glenda's Swirl", I used some teal embossing ink.

On the "Shrub Set 1", I used a rose gold wax and inked the contour.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Shrub Set 1 [m00446]
Freda's Butterflies [m00587]
Isn't She Lovely [w00536]
Glenda's Swirl [pa0034]
4" Mandala #1 [m00786]
Fancy Damasque [m00564]

That's all for me today!
 I hope this gave you some inspiration for your own creations.
 I'll be back soon with new ideas to share.

Friday, November 9, 2018

"These Moments"
Layout by Marie Sabatier

Here I am back with a new page.
 My inspiration this photo of "Preyston" a little boy of 8 months that I 
mind and he makes me crack up with his adorable naughty smile.

I took this close-up that I could frame with this beautiful chipboard
 "Dotted Heart Circle Frames" and decided to frame the title too.

Of course I chose my paper and colors according to my photo.

I applied white gesso on each chipboard and then
 used a copper-colored embossing powder.

For the title I also chose to heat emboss it also in a lovely shiny Metallic Gold.

For chipboard Grid panel I just applied some gold paint.

I have added two ATC Word Banners, "unforgettable" and "journey" 
on to the circle frame and I think that it shows very well. I didn't add
 anything to them, they were left their natural color

And finally, I added some embellishments.

2Crafty Chipboard Used....
- These Moments
- Dotted Heart Circle Frames
- Grid Panel
- ATC Word Banner Set 2

Thank you for your loyalty and see you soon...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

'#Selfie' Layout
By Rachael Funnell

Hello everyone!
Rach with today sharing my first bit of November inspiration.
 This layout featuring my gorgoeus daughter & her father (my hubby)...


2 Crafty Chipboard Used: 
#Selfie  from Mini Word Set 1
Fern set
 So Sweet mini banner  from ATC - Banner word set 1
Hearts from ATC - Hearts & Stars
Circle heart frame

I was glad I was on the ball this day and snapped this photo of a father & daugther moment
 and thought it was only fitting to use the 2 Crafty # mini word # SELFIE as the title...

I started with a coat of gesso to all chipboard pieces used,
 then inked with a few colours...

   #SELFIE with red...

I just adore the details the Anchor has and not wanting to lose any of it once the gesso dried,
using my finger I ever so lightly rubbed with a Tim Holtz - Wild Honey Distress Ink....

I did the same procedure with this ADORABLE So Sweet banner, only this
 time using Time Holtz - Spun Sugar ( Pale pink)  Distress Ink.

The Delicate Circle heart frame has been inked with a dark blue
 (Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire)

The Ferns I lightly rubbed with a Distress Oxide - Peacock feather ink.... 
And lastly the ATC  - hearts have been inked with a Color box - rose pink!

That's it from me today! 
I will be back later on in the month, till then HAPPY crafting peeps...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

- Layout and Video with Emma.

Hi friends, Emma here with you all today.
Today's layout that I'm sharing is one that I tried to express the frustration
 I have with overthinking my creative time.
Comparing myself to other creatives and doubting my own style is the
 kind of overthinking that can stumble the creating process.
So I found this awesome artwork on Pinterest and it spoke perfectly with me,
 and I instantly knew what direction I wanted to take with the page.
Could I interpret what was In my head to page?
I feel I did get pretty close.....what do you think?

I have created a Video for you all to see this vision come to life,
check it out at the end of this blog :)

"Over Thinking"

With this layout I also wanted to use up a few pieces of chippy that have
 been left over from cutting a panel up or the last piece to pop out of a sheet, 
or that had just been found after looking through my tub of chippy.

I also wanted pieces to compliment my image and the organized chaos
 and creative venture that my page depicts ;)

For the Square panel piece I inked with just a black archival ink,
 keeping it very simple, but to still stand out from the background colours.

For the Doily frame that I tucked up in my layers, I inked also but this was
 with one of the complimentary Distress oxides I used on the background,
this way it brought the colour up through the layers.

For the leafy round and the branch I applied the same inks as the
 square panel and frame, except the branch is a different colour this time.

If you look closely at the Leafy round you can see its inked imperfectly and I
really liked that I didn't get an even coverage as it kind of represents the imperfection
 of overthinking, that's it's OK to not always be perfect, things work out anyway.

I chose embellishments that complimented the colour scheme and kept them
 simple, flicking ink over the whole page to tie it all together.

I must say that I am proud of this layout, it may not be to every
 ones liking but it felt good to let loose, trust in myself and play!

I hope you enjoy my video too, and that it inspires you in some way.


Thanks for all of you for your support and encouragement and I look
 forward to seeing you all again later in the month.

Till then, Scrap on, Em xx