Sunday, April 23, 2017

April Inspiration by Ingrid Gooyer

Hello 2Crafty friends!
It's my turn on the blog to show you my projects this month.
I also made a photo video tutorial of my beach canvas.
Hubby and I are just loving our vacations to Greece! :)

"My Favourite Place To Be"


2Crafty chipbords used:
Asst Chain Borders
Fishing Net Bits
Title- Together is My Favourite Place To Be

And here is my second project: A fun triptych


Here I used three mini canvasses.
I created some texture with torn pieces of plaster tape.
Once dry, I glued down the chipboard pieces.
Added all the colors and a finishing touch with some gesso and splatters.

A light coat with some gesso on these chippies to let them stand out more.

I also added some of the plaster on this wooden heart piece to give it more texture.
Painted the heart and used a gloss medium as a final coat.

I cut the chipboards pieces to let them flow onto the next canvas.

Here I used a negative piece of the chipboard.

This arrow word got a coat with gesso first and colored with a black marker.

2Crafty chipboard used:
6inch Circle Revolution
Arrow Word Set
Bubble Clumps

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Friday, April 21, 2017

April Inspiration by Debbie

Hi everyone!
  Debbie here with you today to share my April projects for 2Crafty Chipboard!

"Happiness Is This"

Since it is Spring here where I live and some of the bushes and flowers are blooming,
 I wanted to create a colorful layout.  I used a picture of my friend's daughter from a
few years back.  Thought the picture was the perfect fit for the title. I applied some
roses with a stencil to the background and some pink mist.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
happiness is this
Fine Stem Frames
Flourish Adornment Set 3

On both sides of the photo I used the Flourish Adornment Set 3. I normally like to emboss the chipboard pieces on my layouts, but used a different technique for this layout.  I covered them with gesso and then colored them with a light green mousse and a sprinkling of green glitter.
 I cut apart the smaller frame from the Fine Stem Frames set, covered it with gesso and
 them applied some pink peony mousse and placed the pieces among the flowers.

Love the dainty title.  I covered it with gesso and applied pink peony mousse.

My next layout was inspired by the picture I used, which I found on Pinterest.


I misted the background paper and applied several stamps, some masking and paint splatters.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Butterfly Flourish
Fine Word Set 2
Element Set 1
Mini Flourish Bits

I love the details in the Butterfly Flourish! I embossed it with purple and
 gold and added some gold micro beads for dimension.

To the left and right of the picture I placed pieces from the Mini Flourish Bits.  I
 embossed them with a mixture of purple and gold embossing powders and added
 some gold mico beads.

Above the picture I used a piece from the Element Set 1, embossed with a
mixture of purple and gold embossing powders.

The title timeless is from the Fine Word Set 2.  I embossed it with some
light purple embossing powder.

I hope that I have inspired you.
I'll see you next month!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Karine's April Shares and a Video Tutorial

Hi crafty friends, It's my turn today to share my April inspirations here on the 2Crafty blog. I don't know why,
 I seem to gravitate towards purple this month. My first layout is called «Treasure» and
it showcases an old picture of my father when he was about 16 years old.


I used clear gesso to cover the whole background paper. Then, I used two shades of metallic
acrylic paint. When everything was dry, I used black archival ink to stamp some numbers
and some checkered patterns. I finally used black modeling paste through a square stencil.

To anchor my composition, I used some of the 6'' Clock Face Frames,
 which I embossed with purple embossing powder.

Here and there, under my clusters, I scattered some of the  
Checkerboard Clumps pieces, that were embossed in black.

At the end, I used some micro beads on my my background, and some embellishments.

My title piece, the word «Treasure», is from the Mini Word Set 1. I embossed it in copper.

2Crafty products used:
Checkerboard Clumps
6'' Clock Face Frames
Mini Word Set 1

"This Girl"
My second layout features my daughter. I can't believe how fast
she grew up: she's already reading!

On my background, I used some clear gesso all over.
(I forgot to show this step in the video tutorial, sorry!)
I then spread some white gesso to create the area where I'll spread some color.

Some modeling paste, shimmering paints, sprays, stamps
and ink were used to create the background.

My main composition is built around the beautiful Ava's Frames piece.
 I painted it with purple metallic acrylic paint.

I used flowers, die-cuts leaves and flair badges to embellish my layout.

I thought it looked good, but I wanted to add another piece of chipboard, painted in
 blue metallic acrylic paint, this time, so I went for one Heart Charms piece.

I placed it towards the bottom of my picture. All around the main cluster, I used some
micro beads, some glass glitter and other mica flakes to add texture.

My title piece is the This Girl chipboard, which I painted with the same
 purple metallic acrylic paint that I used before.

I made a video tutorial to share my creative process with you.
 I hope you enjoy it.

2Crafty products used:
Heart Charms
Ava's Frames
This Girl

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Layouts Created by Rachael Funnell

'HELLO Beautiful'

Hello 2 Crafty fans!
Rach with you today sharing 2 layouts created for April....

Inspired by the colour combo from the photo of my daughter to create 'HELLO Beautiful' layout..
2 Crafty Chipboard used..

Indian Feathers,
Fanciful Butterflies,
Circle heart frames,
HELLO Beautiful title,
Flower Petals.

With the Flower Petals I decided to emboss a few with a purple & blue, then a couple with gesso.

HELLO Beautiful title has a couple of coats of gesso......

 With the 2016 & Fanciful Butterflies I have inked only the edges with a
Brown Distress ink, just to make the raw chipboard POP a little more..... 

 While the Circle Heart frame I have rubbed over ever so lightly with a brown distress ink...

I have two of the Indian Feathers peeking out, one either side...
 I added a coat of gesso to them and while still wet added a little bit of glitter... 
Once gesso dried added another very light coat of gesso, just to tone down the 
glitter colour & finished off inking the feathers with purple ink!!

For my 2nd layout.... 
Once again colour combo inspired by the photo...
This time of my son! Absolutely LOVE this photo of him!

'Summertime Love'

2 Crafty Chipboard used:

Fine Word Set 1 (Love),
6x6 Summertime words,
Small Film Strips,
Chevron Bits,
Medium Film Strips,
Handdrawn Heart.

With the Chevron bits I've added a couple of coats of gesso to some... and inked black the others....

The small & medium Film Strips I've inked with a sliver.....
The 2016 inked with..... teal

The Handdrawn Heart has a couple of coats of gesso...
While the Fine Word love is inked with black!!!

That's it from ME for this month...
THANKS for popping by!