Thursday, September 24, 2020

'You hold the key to my heart'
layout by Rachael Funnell


Hello & a warm welcome to the 2 Crafty blog....
Today I share another layout I have created
featuring a beautiful photo of my family
 & some great chipboard pieces...

You hold the key to my Heart (title)
heart Circle Arrows - the larger of the Heart arrow
Fine border 
Corner Hannahs Flourish
ATC - Tiny Stars & Hearts -Tiny hearts

Once I added some stamping, paper layers & fussy cutting to my page
I went about prepared the chipboard, with applying a couple
of coats of gesso to the Heart arrow & Corner Hannahs Flourish

then cutting the Flourish into smaller pieces & placing underneath
 the left side of fussy cutting...

Next I inked the ATC -Tiny hearts with pink 
the Fine border I Coloured with purple using the Tim Holtz - Distress 
Crayon too tie in with the purple fuusy cut out flowers..
& cut into 2/3 -1/3 & adhered either side of my page..

AND Finalizing my layout with the title
You hold the key to my Heart this with a nice gold...

That's it from me today!!
Hope you liked my bit of inspration..
Until next time!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

"Wasn't Me"
By Di Garling

Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another new boy layout to share with you & naturally
I have used some great pieces of our chipboard !

I am also releasing this layout as a KIT
all details are on my blog.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
“Wasn’t Me” - title
 Film Strip - Tiny
6” Chequerboard Panel
 Arrow from the “Circle & Heart Arrow Set”

So after first doing a little mixed media background, I set about altering my
chipboard pieces to match my layout. That really is the beauty of using chipboard,
you can customise  & co ordinate everything to match perfectly.

After base coating the "title" & the "chequerboard panel", I then sponged 
on a little bronze metallic paint, followed by sponging on some white gesso to
create a rather patchy effect.

I sponged on some black ink on the "Film Strip-tiny"
cut it in half & placed a piece either side of my layout.

I also cut the "Chequerboard Panel" into pieces
& poked them in around the clustering.

The last piece I used was this gorgeous arrow from the "Circle & Heart Arrow Set".
I sponged black ink on it, the same as I did for the film strips & 
then added a couple of tiny flowers.

Well thats all I have for you today.
I hope you like it & I will see you back here in a 
couple of weeks with more inspiration for you.

Until then...


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

By Sabrina Turpin

 Hello 2Crafty friends!

This year was very special for my son Liam. On top of all the COVID stuff that's been completely changing our lives, he started high school a few weeks ago! So far he's been loving his new school, discovering new friends and finding a whole new level of things to learn. 

Today I'm presenting a layout made with our traditional first school day picture.
I've also prepared a video to show some of the techniques I used.


"Dreamer VIDEO"

On the "Foliage Set 8", I applied two coats of green shimmering paint then 
inked the border with black ink.

For the "Flourish Adornment Set 6", I used white embossing enamel
with green sparkles mixed inside.

On the "Chicken Wire Panel", I used a gold embossing powder 
then roughly applied black ink on top.

For the "6x4 Phrase Sticks 1" (adventures are the best), I applied light gray paint and 
filled the inside of the letters with a pencil. On the title, "Dreamer", I used two coats of 
black embossing powder and brushed light gray paint on top of it.

I used the following 2Crafty chipboards in my layout:

Flourish Adornment Set 6 [pa0049]
Foliage Set 8 [m00867]
Chicken Wire Panel [m00400]
6x4 Phrase Sticks 1 [m00870]
Dreamer [w00581]

That's all for me today!

 I hope you liked this layout and it gave you some inspiration for your own creations.

 I'll be back soon with more ideas to share with you guys!

Monday, September 21, 2020

"Gypsy Soul ”
By Marie Claude Rodier

 Hi everyone,

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year with it’s amazing color contrast, sunny days and crisp weather. Playing in the leaves is a classic and so a little photo shoot.

I used traditional colors for this layout, playing with yellow, ochre and brown to embellish my beautiful 2Crafty chipboards and recreate a thematic scene.

Gypsy Soul

Gypsy Soul title was embossed twice with new Tim Holtz embossing glaze. 

This product creates an amazing glossy finish! It’s a new favorite of mine.

Poppy’s Ornate Frame was first covered with white gesso and then painted with yellow amber and brown liquid acrylic.

Foliage Set 8 was painted using the same technique as the frame, but in darker tones.

 White gesso was also dry brushed over the branches.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...

Foliage Set 8

Poppy’s Ornate Frame

Gypsy Soul

Until next time, be happy and be creative!

Marie Claude

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Cherished Family Memories
A Sweet Family Moment
Layout by Jenny J.

  Hello 2Crafty fans!

Today I'm back with a soft pink layout to share with you.

I have used 2 different papers as my background and 
applied heavy gesso through my stencil with a spatula.

Above, you will see "Iron gates" chippie covered with black gesso and some rose gold wax.
Both pieces are layered under my picture.

In the middle of my focal point, you can see my title.
"Cherished family memories" is painted with white gesso
and sprinkled with a baby pink sparkling embossing powder.

I've had some other embellishements as fussy cuts images and flowers.
Under those, I've putted the lovely "Mini branches" chipboard pieces.
Did I ever say that those are my favorites? 😉
Both of them are just heat embossed with a dark green powder.

As always, some white gesso drops are added at the end of my creative process.

Hope you like it!

Don't forget to stay safe!

Thanks for stopping by xx

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Baby and Flamingos
Layout by Elena Martynova

Hi my dear friends!!!
Today I want to inspire you with a project for 2CRAFTY CHIPBOARD 
about a little girl and her adventures in the land of the flamingos.
This photo of my daughter was taken many years ago in a park near my house. 
There were a lot of children of different ages walking there
 therefore, all the walking has turned to endless games and entertainment :)))


I used four pieces of 2Crafty chipboard:

I added a texture paste, some splashes and excellent stamps to get a beautiful
 and more interesting background.

These wonderful Flamingos I painted with sprays, toned the edges with 
a black stamp pad, painted some details with a liner and white acrylic paint.

The title from 6x4 Phrase Sticks Set 2  was painted with gold spray
 and covered with two layers  of transparent embossing powder.

To make the chipboard Iron Gates more realistic,
 I covered it with that's Marble-ous powder by Lindy's .


Thank you for visiting us today here on the 2Crafty blog. 
I hope you enjoyed my project and we’re inspired by it! 

 Have a good day and a lot of inspirations!
With love, Elena

Thursday, September 17, 2020

'Create Your Own Sunshine'
with Lisa Amiet


Hello all! I hope you are all well.

It's Lisa on the blog today with a layout to share with you.

I have used a photo of my daughter and her bestie!

"Create Your Own Sunshine"

2Crafty Chipboard used:

For this layout I have used some of the gorgeous
  'Moroccan Bits'
that I have embossed white,cut up and tucked into my layers.

I have also used one of the 'Flower Medallions',
also embossed in white. 

I have also used one of the 'Flourish Adornment Set 4',
embossed in white, in among my flower cluster. 
Love how it pops on the dark wood background.

I have built a little cluster on the other side of my page.

For my title, I have used one of the '6 x 4 Phrase Sticks Set 5',
which I have left raw because I like how the text looks when unfinished. 

I'm loving the white of the chipboard with the dark rich colours of the papers.
I hope you like it too!

Until next time!