Saturday, February 25, 2017

February inspiration and Video by Jaya Raghuvanshi

Hello 2Crafty fans!

I have a few pages using the gorgeous 2Crafty chipboards to share with you all this month. 
Hope you like them.

My first page is this layout

"A Wish Come True"

Handdrawn hearts is one of my most favourite frames. I love how delicate they are. 
For my page here,I covered the frame in teal chalk paint .

Some close ups-

 I covered my title chipboard with white gesso and colored the rest of the chippies in watercolor.
I really love the dandelion chipboards. They look so beautiful in that cluster.. don't they?

2Crafty Chipboards used-

A wish come true
Frame Handrawn hearts

My next layout is this watercolor page.


Close ups-

The feather chippie has been covered on white gesso and I used some watercolor to color it randomly not covering the whole chipboard piece.

I covered my chippies in white gesso and added color on the background chippie . I also added a lot of splatters to add interest.


2Crafty Chipboards used

Soft feather set
Frame Lucy's Flourish
Line words- Goodtimes borders
Geo Panel


2Crafty Chipbaord used-

Family loopy font
Handrawn hearts

Hope you like these. 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Inspiration by Ingrid Gooyer

Hello there 2Crafty friends!
Ingrid here today with my two projects for February.
For my first project I altered an alarm clock.
I love the fact that these chippies can be used for any project!


I started this alarm clock by removing all the inside and gave everything a good coat with gesso.
Added some art stones in different sizes.
Used some colors  acrylic paints and gave it a more softer look with some gesso.

The lace border was perfect to go around my clock!
Simply painted the "LacyBorder" with some gesso using a small sponge.

The foliage from the "Foliage Set #1" chipboard piece, also painted with some gesso.

A small "Sharon Butterfly" and some threads for more texture.

Here you can see all the chippies: The lace border around the clock, 
the foliage and the butterflies.

Added paper flowers and some large shiny beads as extra embellishments.

Photo of little me taken from our latest vacation in sunny Greece.

The lovely "Sharon butterfly".

2 Crafty Chipboards used:
Foliage set 1
Lacy Border Set
Sharon Butterflies

For my second project I wanted to show you my family.....
my everything! <3


As my girls get older they are choosing their own ways and one girl already has left the nest.
Vacation together therefore was a long time ago but finally we had the chance to go together again! 
So wonderful to go with just the four of us. We had an amazing time! 

For this page I again used a thin canvas board, which holds the paints perfectly.
I created the background by adding some modeling paste using a palette knife.
Added the orange and green colors and made some splatters with the same paints.
Toned it down a bit with some gesso to give it a more softer look.
Just love this technique on my work and I use it almost every time! 
Can't work without my gesso! LOL

The word "family" got a coat of gesso.
Extended the word by using a "Lattice Leaf set" chippie.

The flowers and the small wooden beads.

The small wooden beads are from an old necklace.

The "Ava frame" got a coat of gesso as well.
I like to use a small sponge to coat my chippies.
Simply cut a kitchen sponge in small pieces.

I made the thread flower and 
also painted some green flowers and roses as I was short on my green ones.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Ava Frame
Family Loopy Font
Lattice Leaf set

Hope you liked my projects and got inspired!
Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Inspiration by Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!
 Debbie here with you today to share my February projects.

"A Moment Captured"

I love the outdoors and two of my favorite things are butterflies and flowers.
I found this beautiful butterfly on Pinterest and was drawn to the colors.   I applied
some misting, inking and random stamping to the background paper.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Addy's Butterflies 
Heidi's Vines
A Moment Captured

I applied brown and melon embossing powder to the Heidi's Vines 
and added some coral microbeads.  

The Addy's Butterfly was embossed with a mixture of brown and antique taupe powders.

I used the same mixture of brown and antique taupe embossing powders on the title.

"Love You"

I went for a softer color pallete on my next layout.  Lots of flowers, butterflies and layers!

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Frame Yvette's
Love You
Flourish Adornment 2

Frame Yvette's was embossed with oatmeal.  

The Flourish Adornment 2 was embossed with oatmeal also.  I cut it into 2 pieces.

Here I've placed the other half of the Flourish Adornment 2.

Love the title!
  I embossed it with an antique pink powder.

I hope I've inspired you today!
Until next time . . .

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Karine's February Shares

Dear crafty friends,

I'm so glad you stopped by today, as it's my turn to share my 
layouts on the 2Crafty blog. Here is my first layout...


I used the Epilogue paper from 7 Dots Studio's Writer's Block collection. 
I covered it with clear gesso and then, used Chalk inks to add color. 

My main chipboard piece is the Wrought Iron. I covered it with a dark blue chalk ink,
 and then, I dabbed lightly some aqua chalk ink to get this effect.

I treated one of the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames and the Dream title piece the same way.

I was going with a soft romantic color scheme to go with the picture of my daughter daydreaming in the field... Here are the chipboard pieces I used on this layout.

Wrought Iron
6'' Circle Revolution Frames

My second layout is a bit more monochromatic.

"My Happy Place"

I was dying to use the Dreamcatchers chipboards since I got them. 
So this layout was the perfect occasion. 

I covered the two dreamcatchers with an old product (Dimensionz) which 
is no longer available. The finish is metallic and dimensional. I love it. 
The picture doesn't quite get the shine, here. 

For my Indian Feathers, I had a hard time deciding on how to alter them. 
I started by painting them white. I didn't like it. I then painted them the 
same as the dreamcatchers. It wasn't it. I then embossed dark teal, like the title,
 but it was way too dark! So I ended up painting over it with distress paint and 
a bit of white gesso. Even with all those layers of mediums, you can see the
 grooves in the feathers! I love it.

My title piece, My Happy Place, was embossed with dark teal embossing powder. 

Here are the chipboard pieces used:

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Indian Feathers
My Happy Place

I hope my layouts inspires you to get crafting!