Friday, July 21, 2017

July Inspiration - by Debbie

"Love Is In The Air"

Hi everyone!
 Debbie here with your today to share my July projects featuring 2Crafty Chipboard!
  My first layout is a romantic one.  I added some masking to the background and random stamping.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Beaded Hanging Heart
Fine Leafy Bush
Love is in the Air
Lacey Border Set
Corner Annalise

I used both of the Corner Annalise, one on each side of my picture.
Both were embossed with Antique Taupe embossing powder.

I embossed the Fine Leafy Bush with Verdant Embossing powder, then lightly inked the edges with a lighter green ink.  I cut the chipboard into pieces and placed it in several areas of my layout.

Here I've placed a piece from the Beaded Hanging Heart embossed with a mixture of
Antique Taupe and Plum Embossing powders.  I inked a piece from the Lacey borders
with a distressed ink and placed pieces randomly around my picture.

My title, Love is in the Air, was treated the same as the Beaded Hanging Heart,
embossed with a mixture of Antique Taupe and Plum embossing powders.


I was looking through some old pictures on my computer and came across this one I
took several years ago. I can remember that day, when I patiently waited to get that
 "perfect" photo of the bee on my flowers. Lots of stamping and misting on the background paper.
 I created this layout for the current challenge at the

Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo July Challenge - Beauty.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Bubble Clumps
Beautiful Loopy Font
Frame Lucy's Flourish
Oriental Flower Stem

I embossed the Frame Lucy's Flourish with a mixture of Ebony, Fuchsia and Verdant
embossing powders.  The same was used on the Bubble Clumps.  The bottom left of the
 picture is a piece from the Oriental Flower Stem, embossed with Verdant embossing powder.
 I added some microbeads to the Bubble Clumps.

The title was embossed with a mixture of Ebony and Fuchsia embossing powders.
  Love the effect!

Tucked beneath the pink is a flower piece I cut from the Oriental Flower Stem,
which I embossed with Fuchsia embossing powder.

I hope I've inspired you!

See you next month!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Karine's Share with a video tutorial

Dear Crafty Friends,

It's my turn, today, to share my creations for the month. 
The first layout I created is called "A Glimpse of You". Here it is. 

A Glimpse of You

I wanted to use a few leaves and branches on that layout. I used the Spring Flower Bunches and Leafy Twig Branches above and below my picture.

I left all my chipboards bare, as I liked the contrast.

To frame the picture, I used the Frame Round Ornate.

My title piece is called A Glimpse of You. 

In my embellishments, I chose to add just a little pop of red.

2Crafty Chipboard products used: 
Leafy Twig Branches
Spring Flower Bunches
Frame Round Ornate
A Glimpse of You


My second layout is called "Hello". Here it is.


I used a lot of chipboards on this layout. To make sure they fit together, I painted them all black. I began with the Film Strips - Small and the Film Strips - Medium.

I added a piece of the Grid Panel below my picture.

I also decided to add pieces of the Checkerboard Clumps, here and there.

Finally, my title piece, the "Hello" title, is embossed with gold embossing powder. 

I made a process video. I hope you'll enjoy it. 

2Crafty Chipboard products used:

Film Strips- Small

Film Strips - Medium
Checkerboard Clumps
Grid Panel

I hope you appreciate my creations. Thanks for visiting today.


Monday, July 17, 2017

July Inspiration by Rachael Funnell


Hello Everyone!
Rach with you to share two layouts for July....
My first layout 'Love' has lots of gorgeous chipboard!

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Graceful butterfly
ATC - Tiny Butterflies
Indian Feathers
Love flourish
Jewellery Strands

The 'Love Flourish' has a thick coat of gesso & finished off with some fine splatters of blue...

The delicate 'Jewellery Strands' have a very light coat of gesso, cut in half &
 placed top & bottom of the photo of my girl......

The gorgeous 'Graceful Butterfly' has a couple of coats of gesso,
then inked with a Distress Dark blue ink....

The 'Hibiscus' also has a coat of gesso & then inked with a Distress pale pink....
 Finished with some blue fine splatters & micro beads & beads.

The 'Indian feathers' have a coat of gesso & inked the edges with a teal ink....


'Capture' layout which features one of my nephew's....

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Bubble words
Domino tiles
Mixed buttons
Polaroid frame
Mini word set 1 (Capture word)
Funky Arrows

On my background & underneath my photo is a negative chipboard piece for a extra
 dimension layer, then I have placed some Domino tiles on & around this negative piece,
 then given all this chipboard a light coat of gesso....
To create a bit more interest to the background I have inked 3 of the domino's with yellow ink!!

I have added a couple of the Funky arrows which have been inked black!

With the Mixed Buttons, I wanted them to stand out & have heat embossed them with a white....

The bubble word (COOL) where I have cut away the triangle piece & the Capture word
 from the Mini Word Set #1 both have a couple of coats of gesso....

For the Polaroid frame, I started by giving it a coat of gesso, once dried I gave it a
spray with a royal blue mist & adhering the frame it to the photo!

Hopefully I've inspired you in some way....
THANKS for visiting us today!!
Rach  x

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Some July Inspiration - Two Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

Hello there lovelies. thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have two layouts to share with you. The first features my grandson Henry.
He is getting cuter every day !

2Crafty Chipboard Used..
Caution Cute Kids at Play - title
Chain Circle Frames
Bubble Clumps
Mini Fast Forward Arrows 

I have based my layout on the July challenge over at

 I have used this chippie title, "Caution Cute Kids at Play".
I just snipped off the "S" off the end of kids & cut the "at play" off also.
I always love altering my chipboard pieces !!

I painted this title with "Silks Paint in Teal Zircon".

Next up I used some of the "Bubble Clumps" in between 
my layers & some "Mini Fast Forward Arrows"
which I simply coloured black with an ink pad.

I also used one of the frames from the "Chain Circle Frames" set & I painted 
this in a metallic acrylic paint called "Gunmetal". A great metal looking paint. 

 A little mixed media on my background using some Lindy's Stamp Gang 
"Time Teal Travel" Magicals & some "Grab A Guy Gold Spray",
some stamping & some Prills & acrylic dots.

All finished !!

For my second layout today I have gone for a girly fantasy theme.

"Love"... Fairies

For my second layout I have taken inspiration from another two online challenges
& I have created a fantasy fairy layout. I found this photo on Pinterest & just had to use it !!

 2Crafty Chipboard Used....
Angel Wings
Scroll Set #3
Fine Word Set #1
Ariel's Spray

Challenges by Mixed Media Place & 13arts Challenges.

 After first doing my mixed media background I started on  my chipboard.
I firstly basecoated everything with white paint.

Here you can see I used the word "LOVE" for my title from 2Crafty's
"Fine Word Set #1". I painted this with some Silks Key Lime paint.

Here you can see the gorgeous "Angel Wings" that I brushed on some 
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Sassy Saphire" Magicals. I also added some 
sparkles to them to make them stand out. Hard to see that in the photo!!

 Across the top of my layout you can see the "Ariel's Spray" which I gave a coat of 
Crackle medium followed by some Lindy's Stamp Gang "Sassy Saphire" Magicals. 

 I just adore those angel wings stuck onto the photo like this !!

Lastly I finished off with a scroll from the Scroll Set #3 along the right
side of my layout which I treated the same as I did the title word.
Ooops I never mean't to totally cover it with my flowers though !! 

If you would like to visit my blog....

Well thats all from me for another month.
Until next time.