Saturday, April 21, 2018

April Inspiration by Sabrina

Hello 2Crafty fans,

It is my turn to share my projects for April.
My first project puts my hubby and I in the spotlight.
 Even after 18 years together, we're still in love. 

"Love is in the Air"

For the title, "Love is in the Air", I used a gold embossing powder
 which really makes the text stand out.

I applied a pink metallic embossing enamel on the "Ava's Frame"
 that blends well with the background.

I first painted the "Climbing rose bush" with a black matte paint.
 When dried, I applied a gold embossing ink.

I used a silver metallic paint on the "Fancy Damask", diluted with water. 
Then, on top of the paint, I applied a pink embossing ink.

For this project, I used the following awesome chipboards:
Ava's Frame (FR0096)
Climbing Rose Bush (DB0100)
Fancy Damask (M00564)
Love is in the Air (W00418)

"Family Forever & Always"

The second project I want to show you today is quite special for me. I did the 
"Family forever & always" layout as a gift for a close friend, hard-working
 mom of three that just graduated from university.

On the "handdrawn feathers", I applied a red-gold embossing powder.

To give this nice rusty look to the "Hearth Clumps", I used a red ink,
 then applied some gold-copper embossing ink on top.

Finally, on the title "Family forever & always", I applied a white-pink embossing enamel.

For this layout, I used the 2Crafty Chipboards:
Handrawn Feathers (M00588)
Heart Clumps (M00576)
Family Forever and always (W00125)
That's all for this month! I hope these inspire you to create as much
 as I had fun doing them for you! See you next month!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Inspiration by Torsa

Hi friends
Today I am here to present my inspiration for April!
 This month I have created two different projects of different mood!
Hope you love them !! 

"Enjoy Today "

As it is spring in the USA , I have created a soft floral layout !!

I have created a soft , muted background with Lindy's colors !!

I created a video tutorial of the whole process , hope you would enjoy it !!


Below are few close ups :-

 For the Floral Spray chipboard I colored them with metallic colors and then muted them
 a little with a coat of dry gesso and heat embossed the 2 Crafty title also !!

Here I did heat embossing to the 2Crafty Clock frame.

For this layout I have used the following 2 Crafty Chipboards :- 
6" Clock Face Frames 
Floral Spray 
Enjoy Today Mini Title 

"Always Wear Your Invisible Crown"

I have created a canvas in dark purple shades ( totally out of my comfort zone ).

I created the texture with paper texture paste and stone effect paste !! 
Then I colored it with Prima metallic paints !!
Below are few close-ups :-


I layered the photograph with 7 Dots paper collection and used few lace trims and  tulle !!

I have heat embossed the butterflies with some Lindy's embossing powder & then sprinkled them with some fine glitter..


 The ivy chipboard & title have been coloured with some 
metallic paints with a little dry gesso added to soften them.

I have used following 2 Crafty Chipboards :

Ivy Clusters 
Addy's Butterflies
Always Wear Your Invisible Crown 

That's all for now !! See you soon :)

Hugss !!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Layouts Created by Rachael Funnell

Hello 2 Crafty fans!
Rach with you sharing some more April Inspiration....
My first layout featuring my gorgeous girl.

'Timeless Beauty'

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
Brick Panel
Thistle shrub
Indian feathers
Tiny feathers
Timeless Beauty title

Inspired by my girls dress, I went with the soft pastel colours, 
I have heat embossed both Timeless Beauty title with a pale pink and Thistle shrub a teal......

I have left the Brick Panel raw & cut it in half and placed half at the top and other
half at the bottom of the photo, just to  bring a little more attention to the photo.....

I have used a couple of the Indian feathers & Tiny feathers.....
 First applying white gesso to the both Indian feathers & Tiny feathers, then
 inking them ever so lightly with purple or pink...

 I scattered them thoughout my page to finish it off nicely... 😊 


For my second page 
A photo of ME & my young man.....


2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:
Funky Heart swirls
Lacy border
 Leafy Corner
#Mini word set 2
YOU word from Card Set 2

With such strong colours I still wanted the chipboard pieces to stand out, 
so I have added couple of coats of white gesso to #mini word JOY.

I did the same to the  Funky Heart swirls,  Leafy Corner & 2017

The Lacy border strip I have inked with black & the tiny word YOU sitting on
 the photo, has been heat embossed with a Navy Blue....

That's it for me this month....
Thanks for stopping by...... I hope you liked what you see and where inspired in someway....
till next time

Monday, April 16, 2018

More April Inspiration By Di Garling
"A Wish Come True"

Hi there 2Crafty friends, Di Garling back with you again today to share
another layout to hopefully inspire you a little.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Grid Panel
Thistle Shrub
A Wish Come True - title
11" Tanyahs Border

For the title, "A Wish Come True" I simply heat embossed it
with some Lindy's "Desert Moon Turquoise" embossing powder.

I think the standout chipboard piece on this layout would have to be the
11" Tahnays Border which I have glued down vertically.
I heat embossed it with Lindy's "Queen Sheba's Silver" embossing powder.

In the above photo you can see the "Grid Panel" chippie piece which I have
also heat embossed with the above two embossing powders. By sprinkling the chipboard
with both coloured powders it gives a nice two tone effect.

I then cut the "Grid Panel" into several pieces & poked them in here & there.

You can probably see the two tone effect on the chipboard better in this photo.

I have used both paper & flowers from 49 and Market.

The last chipboard piece I used was the "Thistle Shrub" which I also heat embossed 
in the same colour as the title, before cutting it in two & poking in amongst the flowers.

Viola, all finished.
Hope you like my layout today.
See you back here again next month with more.

Until then.
Di Garling

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Some April Inspiration
Part One
"I'm A Big Kid Now"

Hi there 2Crafty friends. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I have a layout to show you that features my grandson Henry &
I have gone with a triangle theme. I have based it on the current challenge over at
"Scrap The Boys" challenge blog.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
I'm A Big Kid Now - title
Triangle Clusters
Triangle Set

You can see I have even cut my photos into triangles to continue with my theme.

 All of the chipboard was treated in the same way. I simply painted 
everything in acrylic paints. Doesn't get much easier than that.

  I have done lots of stamping with this triangle stamp too.

How great do those "Triangle Clusters" look in black against
all the bright colours. It really makes them pop !!

 Here you can see I have used three pieces from the  
"Triangle Set" to create some arrows. 

So there you have it. A fun bright & easy layout & 
I have managed to used three photos too.

Well thats all for today.

Until next time.

Cheers Di