Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May Inspiration by Ingrid

Hello everyone! 
It's my turn on the blog today with two projects.
I thought it was about time for me to make a masculine post featuring my hubby Rob!


Started this project by glueing some grid bits.
Painted them with gesso and let it dry.
Added the paints and did some stamping.
All touched with some gesso to let the chipboard stand out.

Embossed the filmstrip with black powder.
Had this powder for a long time and it didn't work as it normally 
should have done, but I kinda love that powdery look! 

Added another grid piece and painted with some colors.

Added some splatters.

The word title got a coat with some gesso first and then some turquoise paint.

The painted gears and some threads for extra texture.

The grid bits make a great background!

2Crafty products used:
Grid Bits
Film Strips Small
Steamgears Small
Enjoy the Journey word

And here is my other canvas (with photo video tutorial).


 Last year on our vacation we hiked the Samaria gorge in Crete.
The warm temperatures and all the rocks made it very challenging! 
So it was quite an adventure but really worth it!
With this project I wanted to mimic the scenery of the gorge, including all the rocks.

Here is the tutorial:...

And here are some details:

2Crafty Chipboard used:
Addys Butterflies
Arrow Word Set 1
Mini Branches
Small Crazy Circle Panel

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May Inspiration and a Picture Tutorial with Debbie

Hi everyone,
Debbie here with you today with my May projects.
 On my side of the world it is Spring.  We've had some unusually cold weather lately and
 lots of rain.  This week is set though to be a beautiful one with sun and lots of warmer days.

My Happy Place

I love when Spring arrives, as it is that time of the year to start working outside in my flower gardens.  I always get annual plants from my son for Mothers Day.  I find gardening very peaceful and love the end results.  The picture is from my front flower garden a few years ago. Love the geraniums and my ceramic bunnies!  Lots of flowers and 2Crafty Chipboard!!!

I've prepared a step by step picture tutorial for you to view.

Step 1

Emboss 6" Circle Revolution chipboard with antique taupe embossing powder.
 Matt photo and adhere chipboard circle and photo to the layout.

Step 2

Emboss Ivy Clusters and Leafy Rounds with a mixture of verdant and sage
embossing powders.  Adhere to page along with some lace.

Step 3

Place flowers to the left of the photo.

Step 4

Place flowers to the right of the photo.

Step 5

Emboss title "My happy place" with antique taupe embossing powder and glue down.

Step 6

Add art stones to mimic the stones in the picture.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
6" Circle Revolution
Ivy Clusters
Leafy Rounds
My happy Place

For my second layout I chose a picture of my grandparents.

Cherish The Moments

I applied three different mists on the background, brown, teal and tea stain along w
ith some paint splatters.  Lots of flowers and lovely 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
6" CLock Face Frames
Lattice Leaves
Sharon's Butterflies
Cherish the moments
Festive Vine

I embossed the Festive Vine with some brown and turquoise embossing powders.
 I cut it into pieces and used the pieces on various places on my layout.

At the top you see a piece of the Festive Vine.  I also placed one of the Clock Face Frames embossed with brown and antique taupe embossing powders.  The Sharon's Butterfly was
embossed with a mixture of  auburn and brown embossing powders.

At the base of my photo is another piece from the Festive Vine.  Beneath the flower
 to the left I placed Lattice Leaves embossed with verdant embossing powder.

My title was embossed with a mixture of antique taupe and brown embossing powders.
To finish off my layout I added brown and copper microbeads.

I  hope I have inspired you today.
Thanks for stopping !

Friday, May 19, 2017

Karine's May Shares

Dear friends,

I'm up on the blog today to share with you my May production.
 Let me show you my first layout.


I went a little crazy with this one.

My starting point was one of the Doodled Frames piece which I embossed in copper.
 I think I was inspired by the happy feel of this chipboard!

I wanted to use another piece over my picture. I chose the Ornate Chunky Hearts
which I embossed with the same embossing powder.

In a few key spots on my layout, I added the ATC Tiny Heart & Stars (only hearts)
I used some stamped images which I fussy cut to light things up a bit.

My title is from the Mini Word Set 2 and is embossed with black powder.

2Crafty products used:
Doodled Frames
Ornate Chunky Hearts
ATC Tiny Heart & Stars
Mini Word Set 2

My second layout is called Good Day and is a lot more soft.

"Good Day"

For this layout, I had this idea of using two borders one against the other.

I decided to use the beautiful Parisian Border (on the left) along with the 
Wrought Iron border (on the right).

I chose to leave them bare, as they are so beautiful when left naturally.

I cut a piece of the Parisian Border and tuck it under my flower cluster.

My title piece is the Good Day piece from the Line Words - Happiness Borders.

2Crafty products used:
Parisian Border
Wrought Iron
Line Words - Happiness Borders

I hope my layouts inspired you.