Friday, January 19, 2018

January Inspiration by Torsa

Hi friends ,

Today I am here at 2 Crafty blog with my January projects !!
 As this is my very first post for 2-Crafty , I am truly excited !!
I have created two projects of totally different kind !! I have created a very feminine
 layout and a very lively happy canvas !! Both photos are taken from Pinterest !! 
Hope you would like them !!

 "Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful "

First I have heavy used gesso on all my Chipboards !! Then applied Finnabair Acrylic paint
  to match with my layout !! Then I added some micro beads on the chipboard
" Modern Swirls"  to get some extra texture !!

Below are few close up :-

I have also created a video tutorial :-


I have used following products of 2 Crafty Chipboard Products :

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
Lattice Leaves
Modern Swirls

"Embrace Today "

Below are few close ups :-

Firstly I have colored the" Window Shutter "Set chipboard with Heavy gesso !! Then 
colored it with Lindy's Magicals !! For some Extra shimmer effect , I have added
 Finnabair Sparks acrylic paint !!

For the title "Embrace Today " I have colored it with Finnabair Acrylic paint !! 

I have colored "Tree with Sparrows " with Lindy's Magicals and put some
 shading on it with watercolor pencil !!

I have used following products of 2 Crafty Chipboards:-

Tree with Sparrows
Window Shutter Set
Embrace Today

Thats it for now !! See you soon :) !!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January Layouts by Rachael Funnell

'Australia Day 2017'

Hello everyone!
Rach with you to share 2 layouts that I created for this month.....
My first page 'Australia Day 2017' featuring a photo of Hubby, our daughter & myself !
Which I decided to go the colour scheme from the Australian flag - red, white & blue.... 

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Indian Feathers
6" Clock face frame
Using the Stars & the negative/left over piece from ATC - Tiny hearts & Stars 
Chevron bits
Lattice leaves
Australia Day title

To create more of an interesting background, I have used the negative/left over piece
from ATC - Tiny hearts & Stars as a template & with a blue pen to add stars to my background... 🌟

Added a few of the Tiny Stars, inking some red & adding gesso to others.....

Also! added some gesso to the 6" clock face & some of the Chevron bits...
Another Chevron bits have been inked with either blue & red inks....

 I decided to add a couple of the Lattice leaves & Indian Feathers, leaving them raw...

The title 'Australia Day' has been inked with blue, The 2017 chipboard piece 
has a coat of gesso & inked with red ink....


For my second layout featuring my daughter & one of her friends....

'Enjoy This Moment'

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 

6" Flamingo frame Set
Enjoy this Moment
Word Circle set 2 - Summer Fun

Firslyt I cut away part of the chipboard title - this moment is your life,
(saving this for another page 😉) then inking 'Enjoy This Moment' with a burgundy ink....

All other chipboard pieces have been heat embossed....
The Palm leaves from the 6" flamingo frame set embossed with a moss green.

The SUPER CUTE flamingos embossed with a pinky gold....

The Summer Fun circle, the 2016 & the circle part of the 6" frame all embossed with white... 

Hope that I have inspired you in some way...
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More January Inspiration - By Di Garling
"This Boy"

 Hi there 2Crafty fans, thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another layout to share with you that I created 
& it features my cute little grandson Henry

 2Crafty Chipboard Used..
This Boy - title
Bubble Grid Panel
Steampunk Gears - Medium
Steampunk - Small

 After firstly doing a mixed media background I then base coated the "This Boy" 
title in white acrylic paint & coloured it green with some "Silks" paint.

Now for all the other chipboard pieces I base coated them in black acrylic paint & 
when dry I dabbed on some brown ink in a random fashion.  Next I sprayed them
 all with Lindy's Gang "Incandescent Copper" & "Grab A Guy Gold" sprays.

This was sooo super easy to do & it gave the chipboard a really good look.

For the "Steampunk Gears-Small" to make them a little different to the medium
ones, I then added a little rub of "Prima Alchemy Metallique Wax" in White Gold.

 Some added burlap & corrugated card adds to the feel of this layout.

All finished. I do hope you like my layout & are perhaps inspired
just a little. I will be back later in the month with more.

Until then.


Monday, January 15, 2018

"Nan's Girl"
Part One of My January Inspiration
By Di Garling

Hi there lovelies, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout to share with you 
featuring my little grandaughter. We did a photo shoot with her a while back & I have
 lots of these gorgeous pics so I thought I would scrap a few more of them today.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Nan's Girl - title
Frame Olivia
Corner Ivy
Ivy Clusters

After firstly doing a watercolour background I set about altering the chipboard.

 I started off by base coating all the chipboard pieces in white paint.

 These gorgeous "Olivia's Frames" I simply gave two coats of white acrylic paint. Too easy !!

For the "Ivy Clusters" I blobbed a little texture paste on them to create some texture 
& when dry I coloured the with some Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" spray & then finished
 them off with some Sparkling Dust crystals although it is hard to see that in the pics.

 The "Nan's Girl - title" & the "Corner Ivy" were all coloured
up with the same Lindy's "Sassy Saphire" spray.  I cut the "Corner Ivy" in
half to create a different placement instead of using it as a corner.

All finished. I hope you like my layout today.
I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration for you.

Until then


Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Inspirations - by Lilibleu

" Sweet Dreams"

Hello everyone!

Today, it's my turn to present my January projects. For these two pages I decided to
 share with you universes I adore. I am a big fan of fantasy, dream and magic, 
steampunk, everything that invites you to travel into other worlds.
  I like to search for photos or images on pinterest that inspire me a lot in my work, just like those I used with both of my projects of this month : Sweet Dreams and Living the Dream.

The "Ivy's Squareschipboard is painted with metallic paint in different 
colors so that it fits in well in my project.

The "Cassie's Flourishesitem is a marvel. I painted it in metallic green 
 so that it blends in while remaining visible.

The "Sweet Dreamstitle has a good size, as you can see in the photo. I really like big titles, I think they do embellish projects. To highlight it, I embossed it with black powder.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Giant Gears
- Cassie's Flourishes
- Ivy's Squares
Sweet Dreams 

"Living The Dream"

For this second project, I chose a black and white photo that contrasts with the
 background of my page. I loved this picture of this little chess knight that 
turns into a beautiful horse through its shadow.

The "Living the Dreamtitle is simply embossed with white powder to make it
 very visible. The "View Finders" element under the title is painted green. 
It is slipped between papers to give volume to my project.

I also used the very pretty "Ornate Buckleselement that I embossed with 
black powder to make it stand out. I like its delicate shape.

I added some elements embossed with golden powder to bring some shiny 
aspects to my project: Film Strips Small and Steampunk Gears Medium.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Ornate Buckles
Film Strips Small
- View Finders
- Steampunk Gears Medium
Living the Dream 

See you next month !!
Lilibleu xx