Monday, February 19, 2018

February Inspiration By Torsa

Hi Friends,

Today I am here at 2 Crafty Blog with my February Inspiration !! I have created two different projects of different flavors , hope you would love it !!

"Love This Life "

I created a layout with a dark backdrop and grungy look !!

I have heat embossed all my chipboards with Lindy's embossing powder !! I have done several coats of embossing to get the desired result !! I have created ombre effect on the title by embossing and it is really looking fabulous !!

Below are few close -ups :-

I have also created a video tutorial : 

I have used following products for this project :

1. 6" Circle Dot Frames
2. Brick Panel
3. Love this Life

"Life is not measured by minutes "

I have created a vintage valentine project with various chipboards from 2 Crafty !! and beautiful flowers from 49 and market !!

Firstly I did heat emboss all my chipboards with Lindy's embossing powder !! Then added vintage gold wax on it to get a real vintage look !!

Below are few close-ups :-

I have used following chipboards :-
1.Parisian Border
2.Frame Celia's Flourish (unit of 3)
3.Leafy Twig Branches4.Life is not measured

"Love Today"

This month 2 Crafty is guest designing for CSI Challenge !! I have created an inspiration for CSI #248 !!

To get the pastel look ,I have colored the heart panel  chipboard with Lindy's magicals . Heat embossed the butterflies and title !! Created an ombre effect on the title by using two different embossing powers from Lindy's !!

Below are few close ups :-

I have used following chipboards :-

 Hearts Clumps (unit of 3)
2. Addy's Butterflies (unit of 3)
3. Love Today (unit of 3)

That's all for today !!
See you soon :) 


Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Projects & Video Tutorial
By Kripa Koushik

'Gratitude Art Journal Page'

I returned to my craft room after almost two months away last week and this was
 the first project I made - a page to document my gratitude for the timely help that the
 universe sent us during times of crisis these last few months.

There are many layers of paint and texture paste on both pages. To create the impressions on
 the left side page, I pressed three Fluer De Lice ATC pieces into wet texture paste , scratched
 circles around them with a palette knife and a few minutes later, carefully lifted out the first 
two fluer pieces.

On the other page, Ive written my gratitude with a fine tip applicator and made a cluster of chipboard on top of it. There are still a few swirls of brown visible under the chipboard pieces. The base of this cluster is the negative from the Fluer de Lice ATC chipboard sheet. All of the chipboard pieces were covered with white gesso on top of which acrylic paint was applied using a palette knife. The only exception is the gear chipboard under the ochre yellow fluer. It was painted on without gesso and looks darker than the other brown pieces which adds subtle colour variation.

2crafty chipboard used:
* Clock face frames 
* Fluer De Lice ATC
* Vintage Clock Hands
* Steampunk Gears Small
* Steampunk Gears Medium



My second layout was inspired by Case File No: 248 at CSI:
Colours, Stories & Inspiration which 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring.

 To frame the photograph, Ive used Ava's frames chipboard. To balance the swirls on the frame,
 Ive added one piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 1 on the other side of the frame and another
 piece from the same set in the bottom left corner of the page.  

 Finally, a Mini Flourish bit was tucked under the fuzzy cut flower cluster on the right .

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


2crafty chipboard used:
Ava's frames
Leafy Shrub Set 1
Mini Flourish Bits
Together Loopy Font

Thanks for visiting us today.
Happy creating,
Kripa Koushik

Friday, February 16, 2018

More February Inspiration..... With Di Garling
Using Acrylic Paints - So Super Simple
"Be Yourself"

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. 
Today I have part two of my February inspiration to share with you.

2Crafty Chipboard Products Used...
Palm Leaves
Corner Doodled
Doiley Frames
Be Yourself - title

After starting off with a mixed media background I then base coated
all the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.

The title was then simply given a coat of navy blue acrylic paint.

All these gorgeous flowers I have used are from 49 and Market.

Next up I cut the gorgeous " Doodled Corner" in half to create a long border 
instead of using it as a corner & then it was painted the same as the title.

I thought using these "Doiley Frames" to draw the eye to the photo were
the perfect chipboard choice. These were also just coloured with acrylic paint.

 Lastly came the beautiful "Palm Leaves" which again were just simply painted with a
  acrylic paint. Too easy. Note I have bent them up slightly to create a little dimension. 

It really doesn't get much simpler than what I have done here.
Just goes to show that it doesn't have to be complicated to look great.

Until next time.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Inspiration With Di Garling
Part One

Hi there 2Crafty friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have part one of my
 February inspiration for you & it showcases my NEW baby grandaughter Audrey. 
They had a newborn photo shoot so I have lots of these gorgeous pics.

2Crafty Products Used...
Ivy Clusters
Pure Joy - title
Addy's Butterflies

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

The"Ivy Clusters" were coloured with a couple of coats of Lindy's
"Pink Lady Pink" spray & when dry I dabbed a little glue on the leaves & then 
sprinkled with some fine glitter, although it is hard to see that in the pics.

I also crease the leaves down the middle and bent them up slightly to add dimension.

A little bit of mixed media on my background & lots of pretty
49 and Market flowers.

The "Pure Joy" title was coloured up with a couple of coats of Lindy's 
"Sassy Saphire" spray but I brushed it on to get a stronger coverage.

The "Addy's Butterflies" were treated the same as the 
title but with a little glitter added to the wings.

Well thats all for today, back again tomorrow with more.
Until then.

Cheers Di

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

February Inspirations + Video Tutorial
by Lilibleu

Hello 2Crafty fans!

This is Lilibleu here today, giving you my February projects. I chose to create 
two pages very different one from one another about their colors and I also 
made a video for my second project!

"Enjoy The Journey"

For this first project, I wanted to make a sweet and feminine page with the
colors of Spring. I found a lovely picture of this appetizing cupcake on Pinterest.

I chose to use the "Sabine's Frame Setchipboards for their round shape 
reminding the shape of the cup cake. I embossed them with mint green powder.

I really like the large size of my title which perfectly dresses my project.
 I painted it using a turquoise paint with silver glitters so that it fits perfectly
 with the colors of my page, while being clearly visible.  

I painted the large "Roxy's Flourish Vinearabesque in metallic pink so that it
 stands out perfectly on my page background. I embossed the "Mini-Branches
 foliage with turquoise powder.

Just like the big arabesque, I painted my second "Mini-Branchesfoliage in
 metallic pink. I gathered the flowers in a bouquet by mixing pink and turquoise.

2Crafty Chipboards used :
- Sabine's Frame Set
- Mini-Branches
- Mini cameras 
- Enjoy the journey title
- Roxy's Flourish Vine


For this second project, I also realized a page. I rarely scrap babies but I love this photo found on Pinterest (I had it for a long time), all the sweetness that emerges from the picture.

You will find the video of this project a little further down :)

I used a hot color scheme to complete this project. The beautiful 
"Flourish adornment set 3foliage is embossed with gold powder and 
the "Foliage Set 1" is painted with copper paint.

The big heart that frames my picture is embossed with gold powder. I love
 the finesse of this chipboard, truly wonderful. The title is embossed with a
 powder that gives a weather-worn look.

And here is the video process : 


2Crafty Chipboards used :
Hashtag word set 1
Flourish adornment set 3
- Frame Handrawn Hearts
- Foliage Set 1

See you next month !!
Lilibleu xx