Monday, August 21, 2017

August Inspiration by Debbie

Hi everyone!  Debbie here with you today to share my August projects.

"What A Wonderful Day"

I found this lovely photo on Pinterest and created this romantic layout.  I added lots of mixed media to the background paper, including some masking, stamping, paint and glass glitter.

2Crafty Chipboard used:

5" Floral Frame
Mini Flourish Bits
Chloe's Vines
What A Wonderful Day

Here I've used a piece from Chloe's Vines, embossed with a mixture of blue, auburn and pearl embossing powders.  I also applied a light coating of blue paint.  To the left and right of the photo I placed pieces from Mini Flourish Bits, embossed with blue powder and a touch of blue paint as well.

The photo is surrounded by the 5" Floral Frame, embossed and painted the same as the Chloe's Vine.

The title is perfect for the photo, embossed blue gray.


"This Girl"

Next I have a "girly" layout, full of  lovely pastel shades.  Love this photo of my friend's daughter. 
 Lots of masking, stamping and paint added to the background paper

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Corner Heart Spray
Circle Heart Frames
Mini Branches
This Girl

I added several layers of mixed media to the Corner Heart Spray Chipboard.  Two different shades of pink embossing powders, along with a couple shades of pink paint and stamping.

Tucked within the cluster of flowers I added some Mini Branches embossed green.

Behind the photo I placed the Circle Heart Frame, which I applied some embossing powders, paint and stamping.  The Title "This Girl" was embossed with some mint green powder.

  I hope I have inspired you.  See you next month!

. . . Debbie

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Karine's Shares for August

Dear 2Crafty friends,

Karine here with you today to share two new layouts filled with 2Crafty chipboard goodness!
 Let's jump right to the first one.

"Enjoy the Journey"

My main inspiration came from the Decorative Rod Set 2 piece I chose. I painted it
black and partially covered it with bronze and dark teal embossing powder. I glued
 it in the middle of my layout, vertically.

The shine I got on that piece is gorgeous!

I decided to use a few of the 6" Clock Face Frames here and there on my layout.
 I embossed them in bronze embossing powder.

For my title piece, I chose the Enjoy the Journey title.

I embossed it with the same bronze and dark teal powders I use all through my layout.

Here are a few other close-up pictures.

2Crafty Chipboard products used:

Enjoy the Journey 

Decorative Rod Set 2

6" Clock Face Frames


I used roughly the same sketch for this second layout, but I went a bit crazy with the colors.

I began with the Retro Panel. I cut it in 3 pieces and embossed them with a black
 glittery embossing powder. I then rubbed some Art Alchemy waxes on the edges.

Over my picture, I placed the beautiful Ornate Dragonfly. I embossed it with
 a dark blue powder, and then, rubbed some waxes to add to the old finish.

 I treated my title, the word Perfection, the same way.

I embossed the Weeping Vine in gold embossing powder. I then cut it apart
 and placed pieces here and there on my layout.

2Crafty Chipboard products used:

Retro Panel

Ornate Dragonfly


Weeping Vine

I hope you like my layouts. Have a nice day.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August Layouts by Rachael Funnell


Hello everyone!
Today I have two layouts to share using some FABULOUS 2 Crafty Chipboard......
My first layout 'Motocross' featuring my hubby & son!

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 

Giant gears
Steampunk medium gears
Steampunk small gears
Assorted Arrows
Motocross Title

I'm sure you know by now, I am a BIG FAN of also using up those
negative/leftover chipboard pieces...
Here I've used negative/leftover chipboard piece from the Steampunk medium gears,
which has been coated with gesso, creating another texture layer..... Then inking some
 of the Steampunk small gears with colours inspired by the photo.... red, blue, black & yellow, placing these small gears inside of the gaps!!

Another negative/leftover chipboard piece....this time the
 circle piece sitting on the photo is from 6" clock face frames...

 The Giant gears have a couple of coats of gesso & the Asst Arrows
 place throughout my layout have been inked with a light brown....

The Motocross title has a few treatments, started of with a coat of gesso, the sprayed with 
a blue mist spray.... Then to give a it some more texture, randomly added some fine white sand (purchased this sand from a discount store) finished it with another spray of blue mist....



My second layout going all girly this time. featuring my gorgeous girl..... 

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
"Don't let anyone ever dull your Sparkle"- title
Ivy Clusters
Cassie Flourish
ATC - Tiny Hearts
12" Parisian border

With the 12" Parisian border inked very randomly with a dark brown, 
cut into 2 pieces & I placed these pieces on the edges of my page....  

Adding some ATC - Tiny Hearts which I've inked green...

Did the same treatment inking randomly with a dark brown
 to this Cassie Flourish chipboard piece....

Also! peeking out underneath the flourish is some Ivy Clusters
 which have been coated with some gesso....

"Don't let anyone ever dull your Sparkle"- title Started of with a coat of gesso.

I wanted to enhance the word Sparkle....  SO! I went with an ombre finish, adding pink
 glitter across the bottom of the word & also adding the pink glitter randomly over
my layout......   I LOVE the end result!

Thanks for stopping by!
See you next month.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My August Inspiration
Two Layout To Share With You
By Di Garling


Hi there lovelies, thanks for calling by.
Today I have two layouts to share with you.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Title Sweet-loopy font
Multi Modern Swirls
Film Strips Medium
Sharons Butterflies

After firstly doing a mixed media background using some
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays in "Peony Scralet Red" & "Pink Ladies Pink"
& a touch of their Magicals in "Opal Sea Oates"
I then did some stamping & added a variety on art stones & Prills
& set to work on the chipboard.

The "SWEET" title was given a coat of gesso followed by brushing
on a watered down wash of Lindy's sprays in the above two colours of sprays.

The "Multi Modern Swirls" & the "Film Strips" were simply 
given a wipe over with some "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink. 

 I added some beautiful 49 and Market flowers & paper..

 Well there you have it. All finished.

"This Boy"

 For my second layout today I have done a boy layout featuring my cute little 
grandson Henry. I am really enjoying do some boy layouts & I hope you like it too.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
This Boy title
Puzzle Pieces
Mini Puzzle Pieces
Chain Lengths
Steampunk Gears-Small
Steampunk Gears-Medium

Again I did a mixed media beckground & then proceeded to work on all the chippie pieces.

First up I coated the "Title", "Stars" & "Mini Puzzle Pieces"with a coat of
gesso followed by a couple of coats of Silks paint in "Pretty Peridot".
I then stamped over the "Mini Puzzle Pieces" for some added interest.

Next the "Chain Lengths" & the small & medium "Gears" were simply
given a coat of metallic "Gunmetal" paint. 

When dry I brushed the gears over with a little Lindy's "Grab A Guy Gold"
 spray to give them a rusty metal look.

Now the best thing on this layout, (apart from my gorgeous grandson), 
are the large "Puzzle Pieces". I LOVE how they look. 

I firstly painted them in the same Gunmetal metallic
paint then I stamped them with an alphabet stamp & heat embossed them with some
Lindy's "Midnight Pewter" embossing powder. Really pleased with these.

Lots of mixed media on my background & also lots of stamping too.

Hey presto, all finished.

I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

To visit my BLOG...

Until next time...
Cheers Di