Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pop the Champagne
by Sabrina Turpin

Hello 2Crafty friends!

This week is going to be a big one for me as I'm turning 40! Yay!
 But it's really the first time that I find it so hard to be reaching a new number. For the first time, I really realize I'm not a young adult anymore. At thirty, I was deep in parenthood, and between my work and my family, I did not see the years go by! Now that my kids are young teenagers, I'm starting to have time for myself again, but it feels like I've skipped from 30 straight to 40.

Anyways, at 40 I feel better than ever before. I have amazing kids, a great husband and friends that are very dear to my heart. So when my birthday comes, I'm going to celebrate and...

"Pop the Champagne"

On the "Heidi's Vines", I used two coats of pearl shimmering paint, then inked the borders in black.

For the "Frame Jenna", I used two coats of black embossing ink.

For the title, made of "Alpha set 1", I applied two coats of gold embossing powder.

I used the following 2Crafty chipboards in this layout:

Heidi's Vines [m00156]
Frame Jenna [fr0079]
Alpha set 1 [120071]

That's all for me today.
 I hope you enjoyed my layout and that it gave you inspiration for your own creations!
 I'll be back in a few weeks, a little older but still as motivated as before!
 See you soon.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Layout by Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,

I am lucky to meet you for a third layout for this month of October.

I made an arrangement very different from my habits 
but sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone. 

I chose this photo of my grandson Leo for his little face but also 
for the cloudy background.


The 2CraftyChipboard used:

- Hashtag Word Set 1
- Numbers Panels
- Steampunk Strips
- Squiggly Strips Set 1
- Hinges Pack 

This time I put black gesso on each chipboard!

Then I applied waxes in different colors to get the shade I liked.

I usedI used "Bronze Age" "Lucky Emerald" and "Turquoise Satin".

I love these "Steampunk Strips" and "Squiggly Strips" particle boards 
they have a lot of character.

I have placed the "Numbers Panels" chipboard prominently.

For more relief on the agglomerates I added a design with a stamp and embossing powder.

I chose this title with the hashtag it's original. Perfect for my layout.
To support the title I added a chipboard from the "Hinges Pack".

Although, different from my habits, 
I hope this layout has given you some inspiration.

Thank you for your visit!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

'Bake Cookies'
with Lisa Amiet


Hello all!
It's Lisa here today to share some Christmas inspiration with you!
I have created this layout to celebrate the
 family tradition of baking Christmas cookies.

2Crafty Products used:

I have used a black background for this layout,
 as I really wanted the red and white elements to pop off my page. 

For this layout I have used an assortment of Christmas pieces.
I have used one of the 'Bauble Ornament Set',
that I have finished in white, and then coated in iridescent glitz,
for a lovely sparkle against the black background.

I have also used the snowflake from the 'Christmas Assortment' set. 
I have also finished this with a sparkle.

I have also used the 'Gingerbread House',
that I have highlighted parts of with red paint.

Finally, I have used the gingerbread man from the 'Christmas Assortment',
that I have also painted parts of and layered with a sentiment. 

I hope that you like what I have created,
I will be back with some inspiration for you soon.

Until then


Friday, October 15, 2021

A Mixed Media Layout
By Di Garling

Hi there 2Crafty fans. Thanks for stopping by.

Today I have another layout to show you & I have taken my 
inspiration for my layout from my fellow design team girls.
Over the past week some of them have done some amazing doggie
creations & they have inspired me to do a long overdue one also !!

2Crafty Chipboard Used....

Doodled Corners
Palm Leaves Set
"Sweet" Mini Word
Doiley Frames Set

I have used one of the "Doodled Corners" which I cut in
half & used it vertically like a border instead of a corner!!

All my chipboard on this layout was firstly primed with white gesso
& then followed up by using various colours of
Prima "Art Alchemy" Metallique & Opal Magic paints.

I have added some of the "Palm Leaves" in beneath my flowers clusterings
& I used one of the many "Mini Words" that 2Crafty make as my title.

Lastly I want to draw your attention to these gorgeous "Doiley Frames" that I have used to
frame my photos. They really are such a beautiful addition to a layout !!

Well thats all from me today.

I do hope you like my layout & perhaps
found some inspiration from it.


Until next time....


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Layout By Marie Sabatier

Hello everyone,
Here I am again to present my second inspiration for this month of October.

Here in France we are in the middle of autumn, the cold is starting and the days are short.

But I love fall the colors of nature are incredible. 
So I chose to make a layout with bright colors but always autumnal.


The 2CraftyChipboards used:

- 6 X 4 Phrase Sticks 4
- 12 X 12 Clock Faces
- Swaying Branches
- Flower Doilies
- Flowering Clusters
- Polaroid Assortment 

As always the same method of preparing particle board by applying a layer of white gesso.

I practically only used embossing powders only in the varied colors and textures.

On the "12 x 12 Clock Faces" chipboard, it is a blue color with small gold highlights.
As I often like I placed it under my photo.

For the "Swaying Branches" chipboard, I chose a Lindy's Gang "Tin Roof Rusted" 
embossing powder. To highlight it, I had it pasted on my photo.

I chose this title "LOVE YOU MILLIONS" which shows 
all the love I have for my granddaughter.

With a watermark pen I underlined the letters then I put the embossing powder. 
It gives a little different effect.

I used the "Flower Doilies" particle board as a lace effect. 
They are just embellished with a little touch of natural wax.

I wanted to add this laser cut like a newspaper but it didn't stand out well so I added
this "Polaroid" chipboard which changed everything. 

Below for more details I have placed the "Flowering Clusters" chipboard.

Do not hesitate to concentrate a lot of chipboard on your layouts. 
They bring volume and important details...

So much for my layout. Tomorrow, another inspiration will be there for you.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

"With you anything is Possible"
By Charmane Sharp

 Today I thought I would share a little love,
with my hubby. He makes anything possible for me.

I am so blessed to have married my best friend.

My love story, typed with prettiness using Mintay papers and 
beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard pieces with Elegant Swirls for
gorgeous details. Scrapbooking the loves of your life warms
your heart.

2Crafty Chipboard used...

Title- With you anything is Possible 
Elegant Hearts
Sammi's Swirls
Frame Celia's Flourish

Such a lovely sentiment to focus your layout on. Perfect to create a love story
theme. I inked the title with Pearl White and then blended some Coral ink
with a blending brush to compliment my layout. Underneath my floral 
elements above I placed Celia's Frame to add details and inked with Pearl

Adding to my die cut Hearts I placed the Elegant Heart. I love the intricate
details inside the heart. I made it pop by inking in Blue and toned it down
by using a blending brush with a little Pearl White.

Sammi's Swirls are fantastic to add glorious features around my flowers.
By cutting them into two pieces I can add them to two clusters for
beautiful finishing details. They were inked in Coral and lightened with
Pearl White on a blending brush.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my layout for 2Crafty Chipboard.
If your local store or online business doesn't stock 2Crafty then please ask 
them to email salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au to place an order.

Until next time...

Charmane x

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Sweet cheeks
By Marie Claude Rodier

Hello everyone,

I used a lot of fussy cutting elements and elegant chipboards to create this apple picking layout.
I used light and vibrant colors to brighten it up.
I love how the golden title makes it even more cheerful.

Sweet cheeks

Sweet cheeks was dabbered with vintage gold acrylic paint. I love it’s funky texture,
it almost looks like crackles. 

Chicken Barbed Wired Small panel was cut into pieces and placed on either side of the clustering.
A few highlights of white gesso and white gold wax were added sparsely.

Flourish Adornment 4 were embossed with Golden Burgundy powder and dry brushed
with gesso to tone them down.

2Crafty product used…

Sweet Cheeks

Chicken Barbed Wire Small

Flourish Adornment Set 4

Until next time, be happy and be creative!

Marie Claude