Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Inspiration - by Lilibleu

"Christmas Day"

Hello everyone!

Today, it's my turn to present my December projects. I made two pages with a
Christmas theme. It's a time of year that I love the atmosphere, the magic that
 can be felt in the air as well it can be seen in the eyes of children.

For my first project, I mainly used pink and purple hues and I worked on a beige background.

I chose to emboss all the chipboards in white to look like the color of the snow and 
so that they can perfectly fit in my page while remaining clearly visible.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
- Christmas-Day 
- Bauble Ornament Set
- Corner Sweet Holly 

"Merry Christmas"

For this second project, I chose very different colors but I wanted to keep the Christmas theme. I found on Pinterest this beautiful photo which, for me, perfectly illustrates the magic of Christmas.

As for my first page, I embossed all the chipboards with white powder. I think it's
 very lovely and suits perfectly with pages on Christmas and/or winter themes.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
- Merry Christmas Card Pack 
 - Bauble Ornament Set
- Holly Branch 

See you next month!!

Lilibleu xx

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tammy's December Shares

Hello lovely 2Crafties!!
Tammy here today to share two of my latest creations with you all.
My first one is titled:

"A Christmas Tradition"

It's all about baking and decorating the Gingerbread biscuits every year at Christmas time.  It's one of the many things we do as a family to celebrate this time of year.  The kids look forward to it and spend ages decorating their various shapes, and yep then I spend ages afterwards cleaning up the MESS!!
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Wire Stars"
"ATC Tiny Stars and Hearts"
"A Christmas Tradition Title"
"Star Circular Frames"

I added a lot of different finishes to the Chipboard.

The "Grid Bits" are heat embossed with a chunky white emboss powder.

The "Wire Stars" are heat embossed with a gorgeous white emboss powder with flecks of gold through it.  There are shimmers of gold that really jump off the page.
Hard to capture the beautiful shine.

To the "Stars Circlular Frame", the "Stars" the "Mini Stars" and the "A Christmas Tradition" I applied white gesso, and then added some Mica Powder and some water to create the colour.
They have a lovely subtle metallic sheen.

The blue and the green look just lovely together.

Love the little pops of red too.

The frame around the photo really draws your eye into the layout and the details of the photo.

My second project is titled:

"Ugly Sweater Love"

My daughter and I have a big crush on Ugly Sweaters. 
On our recent trip to USA we had a lot of fun and lots of laughs finding them.
This layout is all about this and features us in our thongs (or should I say flip flops) and ugly sweaters!! Yep such a great combination.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Linear Snowflakes"
"Majestic Reindeer Set"
"Fine Word Set 1"
"Starbright Snowflakes"

I applied a gorgeous emboss powder to the "Grid Bits" that has a hint of  blue and gold in almost looks white but not quite, so subtle, and so gorgeous.

I also did the same to the "Starbright Snowflakes"

To the "Majestic Reindeer" I added white emboss powder.  You can see the pale blue a bit more as it contrasts against the white of the deer.

To the "Linear Snowflakes" I embossed some in the pale blue and some in white.

I selected the 'love' from the "Fine Word Set 1" and painted it black.
I popped this on top of the photo, and added some letter stickers to finish off the title.

I just love the texture that chipboard adds to my projects, and I love that I can do so much to alter them!
I've got an extra bonus share today.
A project I created a couple of months ago, but thought I'd share it here too.

It has the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Mini Word Set 1"

I applied a Rust paste effect to the "Grid Bits". 
I love doing this to chippy, giving it an old, distressed metal feel.

I love the contrast of the rust effect with that bright blue colour.

I painted the 'Escape' from the "Mini Word Set 1" pack in black.
I love how there's a 2Crafty Chipboard piece to suit every occasion.

So that's it from me for this year!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my work throughout 2017, I've absolutely loved sharing it with you all.
I will be back in 2018 with some more shares, but until then, happy creating!!

If you'd like to see more, you can pop over to my BLOG.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Inspiration with Kripa & Video Tutorial

'Life is Amazing'

Hello creatives, this month, 2crafty chipboard is sponsoring Kraft Plus Challenge
I'm not sure if this a scrapbook layout or an art journal page, but its perfect as the first
 page of my family scrapbook album.
 My project is based on their mood board which you can see here.

Here is a close up of the focal point of the page made using 4 pieces from the  Family Symbols Set & a heart from the ATC hearts & stars set.All the chipboard pieces were first treated with white gesso and then painted over. On the left is a shaker frame made with one of the smaller frames from the Polaroid Assortment Frames set. Here is a tip : To ensure the tiny star sequins don't slip through the shaker frame, seal it around with washi tape.
Ive tucked a Handrawn heart frame behind this to frame the focal point. Now to the 'Life is Amazing' title piece because of which I decided not to use any photos on this layout. I had been saving this for my gratitude journal but the moodboard at Kraft Plus Challenges provided the perfect inspiration to use it on a 12x12 layout.

I hope you enjoy the video of how this page came together.

2Crafty Supplies Used:
  • Family Symbols
  • Life is Amazing Title
  • Frame Handrawn hearts
  • ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
  • Polaroid Assortment Frames

Altered Paint brush

My second project was literally inspired by the Modern Swirls chipboard
For some reason it reminded me of music and a brush stroke. 

To begin, the paintbrush & all the chipboard pieces were coated with white gesso. 
The keyhole piece was treated with a mixture of crackle paste & texture paste. 
I then applied paints on the gessoed paintbrush using a palette knife to create some texture.

For the chipboard pieces though, I dabbed the paint with a make up sponge so that the paint application would be even and smooth. Finally, some micro beads, sequins & glitter.

2crafty chipboard Used:
- Angel Wings 
-Modern Swirls
- Keyholes & Locks
- Pointed Doily Frames
- Steampunk gears small

Thank you for visiting us today.
Happy creating.