Thursday, September 20, 2018

FUN - Shaker Mini Album
With Kripa Koushik

Hello friends,

My second project this month is a shaker mini album, circular in shape using
 two very pretty 2crafty chipboard pieces - Fun Disc and Play disc to mak
e the front cover and back covers of the album.

 For the covers both front and back, the chipboard was first coated with white gesso and then using Colourarte Silks, painted an ombre effect. Each layer of paint was air dried and then painted on again for about 4 layers. After the paint was completely dry, it was assembled into a shaker disc.

 To allow for the sequins to move easily, I've used two layers of foam tape between the chipboard disc and pattern paper. I punched a hole through a circular piece of foam tape and wedged it between the acetate and pattern paper. On top of the acetate is a hole saver so that the circular foam tape wont be seen. This is so that the sequins wouldn't fall off through the eyelet hole. 

I know everyone will want to remove the covers and give them a shake, so Ive used ribbons to hold the pages together making it easy to flip through as well. The album follows the format of photo page followed by journaling on the backside. These close ups were taken before the album was assembled, so each page and matching journaling panel could be captured in one frame. 

This page and photograph are my favorite from the album so far. The bottom most layer of 
chipboard is a Number Panel cut in two and tucked underneath layers of pattern paper.

 Next, Ive cut a piece from the left over negative of the Polaroid Assortment Frames
 and covered it with pattern paper(green with blue stars). Another such piece has been
 used on the matching journaling panel of this page. 

Finally, a piece from Airplanes was coloured red with an ink pad and
 embossed with clear embossing powder.

The 6" sea life frame set was coated with white gesso and painted on with acrylic paints.

For the fish, a tiny bit of neon orange paint was blended with the yellow paint. 

I've also tucked in small pieces of Fishing Net Bits on either side of the photo panel.
 For the journaling page, Ive added a turtle from the Sea Creatures chipboard set.

This final page happens to be my son's favorite and is from the book parade held at his school recently. All the chipboard pieces used on this page - Triangle clusters, a piece from View finder and a piece from the Glasses set were coated with gesso and then painted over with acrylic paints.

I hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing close ups of my project today. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Wishing you a creative week,
Kripa Koushik 

2crafty chipboard used:
- Fun Disc
- Play disc
- Airplanes
- Glasses Set
- View Finder
- Sea Creatures
- Number Panels
- Fishing Net Bits
- Triangle Clusters
- 6" Sealife frame Set
- Crazy Stitched Panel
- Polaroid Assortment Frames

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cat Wedding by Elena Martynova

Hello, my friends!
 I invite you to attend a cat wedding!!! 
In Russia the most popular names for cats is Murka (for cat-girls) and Barsik (for the cat - boys :)))
 I make these toys out of fabric, then I tint them in coffee and paint with acrylics.

 Cats will live here in this box. I decorated it with openwork hearts by 2Crafty.
 The headline on the box is Together forever.

 The cover, the walls and the bottom are soft, fleece is laid inside, and covered with
cotton on top. I additionally decorated the sides of the box with wide lace.

 On the lid is also lace, chiffon petals, Prima flowers and faceted stones.

 For kittens in a box a lot of space. Maybe the newlyweds will put in it
 some more memorabilia from the wedding.

 Greeting card for the newlyweds. I put a headline on it "Happy day".
 How I like this gazebo!!! The finest openwork chipboard !!! I was saving it for
 my wedding album, but it was so snug on the card that I left it. :)))

 For card I took art collection paper from Prima's Love Story.

 To the prima flowers I added leaves carved from chipboard.

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Thank you again for stopping by and it was such an honor to be here in this wonderful team!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

'Isn't She Lovely' layout by Hetty Hall

Hi there 2Crafty friends and welcome to another blog post!

Products Used:
- 11" Flowery Frame
- Fencing Wire Panel
- Isn't She Lovely Sentiment
- Leaf Set 1

Such gorgeous new products, just love how delicate they all are!

I added some silver embossing powder to the sentiment. Just love all the pastel colours in the papers so wanted to make sure I kept it all in tune.

I bought some pearl metallic paint dabber the other day and just love it. It has a beautiful coverage and I added this to both the 'Fencing Wire Panel'Leaf Set 1 and the '11" Flowery Frame'. It also ended up giving it some lovely texture and more of a shabby chic look.

Of course I added some gorgeous '49 and Market' flowers and a bit of lace for some texture from my stash.

Thanks so much for popping in, I hope you were inspired. Why not go and check your nearest stockist for some of this beautiful new '2Crafty Chipboard'.

Thank you so much, please check back again tomorrow for some more '2Crafty' inspiration!



Monday, September 17, 2018

2Crafty Chipboard


We are inviting applications from people interested in joining the
  2Crafty Chipboard Design Team.

If you love using chipboard in scrapbooking & papercrafting
then we would love to hear from you.

Whether you are a Scrapbooker, Mixed Media Artist, Cardmaker or a combination of them all and you feel you can showcase our products 
and make them shine on your projects, then please apply.

The term will be twelve months & will commence on 1st January 2019.


# two new layouts/projects per month.

# A video or photo tutorial tutorial every third month.

# A monthly blogpost. 

# As well as commenting on both our blog & facebook.

We also ask that you have and maintain your own 
blog & social media.

In return you will be given lots of fabulous 2Crafty Chipboard
to play with and use.

So if you think you have what we are looking for & would like to
 join our team, we would love to hear from you.

1.  Your name & country.

2.  Send us 3 of your layouts/projects that best depict your 
style & talents to show us what you have to offer.

3.  Send us a link to your blog & other social media.

4.   Tell us a bit about yourself including any design teams
& when they expire.

5.  Do you make your own videos & any other experience etc. 

This callout closes 9th October (3weeks) 
 and successful applicants will be notified soon after so
that you are ready
to start on 1st January 2019.

Internationals & former 2Crafty DT girls are welcome to apply.

Please send applications to..
Mark "Your name & DT Callout" as the subject.

Good luck & we look forward to hearing from you.

2Crafty Chipboard Owner


September Inspiration with Lisa Amiet

Hello all!

It's Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.

For this layout I have created a multi layered combination of some gorgeous 
2Crafty Chipboard pieces mixed with lots of fussy cut elements.

Here is my layout...


I have used a few different designs in this layout. 
I have finished my chipboard with white embossing powder.

I have used a couple of the 'Element Set 3', on either side of my photo, in among my layers.

I have also used a couple of the 'Mini Swirls 1', also tucked in among my layers.

Lastly I have used two of the 'Mini Travel Words Set 2'

I really love how great the chipboard looks in white, how well it goes with 
the lovely soft pastel colours of the paper collection and flowers.

 The travel words were perfect for this layout! 

2Crafty Products used:

I hope that you like what I have created and that 
it inspires you to get 2Crafty today :)

Lisa xo

Sunday, September 16, 2018

By Marie Sabatier

My second inspiration for this month of September a very feminine page in pink and black.

I love using the boxes that bring out the details in a page.

I applied a layer of white gesso, then covered with a golden paste to 
finish I added some pink metallic metallic acrylic paint

For the fairy I proceeded in the same way I just added a
 little black to embellish the wings.

For the leaves and the title I used embossing powder.

To sublimate the chipboards it is just enough to add flowers, 
embellishments of the material while having fun.

2Crafty Chipboards used :
- Perfection
- Square Leafy Frame Set
- Fairy Set 1
- Lattice Leaf Set

Hoping to have inspired you to create.

See you soon !