Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Inspiration by Ingrid

Hi there 2Crafty friends!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

It's my turn up on the blog today and I have two projects to share with you.


I made this canvas by glueing the bubble clumps and the flourish onto the canvas.
Added the embellishments and painted all with gesso.
Once dry, I added the colors with a bit of water to let the colors run.
Let this dry completely before the final touch with gesso.
All the chipboard got two coats with gesso.

The create word from the ATC words.

The bubble clumps with a coat of gesso to let them stand out more.

The flourish from the Flourish Adornment set 4.

The Addy Butterfly, all covered in gesso.

Some small art stones for extra textures.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
ATC words
Addys Butterflies
Bubble Clumps
Flourish Adornment set 4

And here is my second project this month:


I made this project with a photo of our latest vacation to Greece.
We had the most perfect time on the small island of Skiathos.
I started this piece again by glueing some Chequerbox clumps.
Randomly added some modeling paste to create more texture in the background.
Painted with some blues to match the sea and a final touch with gesso.

I placed the vacation word along one shutter side.

Some paper flowers, a crocheted flower, art stones and some wool felt tucked in.

I bent the chequerbox clumps a bit to create a more loose effect.

The Leafy twig branches were lightly touched with some gesso.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
Chequerbox Clumps
Leafy Twig Branches
Mini Travel Words

Thank you all for visiting and see you next time!
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Shares - 2 layouts + VIDEO tutorial
by Rachael Funnell

'Today & Everyday'

Hello Everyone!
Rach with you sharing some more 2 Crafty Chipboard inspiration....
My first layout "Today & Everyday" featuring my hubby, my son & if you look
 close enough, peeking out of my hubbies jacket our toy poodle 'Princess'....

I have used lots of fantastic 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces....
INCLUDING newly released #Mini Word Set 1
Chevron bits
#Mini Word Set 1
Today & everyday
Deer head set

The BEST part is that I created a step by step video tutorial....
HIT that play button to watch... AND ENJOY!


My second project another layout...
NOW! I'm sure that most of you know of OR even have on your phones Snapchat.....
  If not it is mobile app, where you can snap a photo using filters that are changing all the time...
Mostly popular with the kids...
I have 2 teenagers in the house & I wont lie..... I have a quite a few photos myself..
 LOL! BUT! 100's photo's of my girl!
 SO! I was VERY HAPPY when 2 Crafty newly released had included


2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

#Mini word set 2
Light Bulbs
Doily Border
ATC- Tiny Butterflies
Fine Word Set 2
Francesca Journal frame

Both the #SNAPCHAT mini word & Light Bulb have been heat embossed with
 Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Geranium Coral Blush'

 Heat embossed with White......  the 'Beauty' word from the  Fine Word Set 2
Francesca Journal frame, where I have cut in half & peeking out the top & bottom of photos.....

The ATC Tiny Butterflies have been heat embossed with a dark grey color....

And lastly with the Doily border has two coats of gesso & cut into 3 smaller pieces....

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you leave feeling a little inspired.....

Friday, September 15, 2017

Two Layouts to Share
By Di Garling
Having A Blue Month !!


Hello friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have two layouts to share with you.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Floral Branch
Funky Hearts
Chicken Wire Panel
Flower Doileys
Hello - title

After firstly doing a mixed media background I decided that I thought
that the chipboard title "Hello", would look good left raw.

 I did the same with the "Flower Doileys" to tie them in with the title.

How beautiful is this "Floral Branch" ? Such a stunning chippie piece.
I started off by coating it firstly in gesso, then painted the little blossoms in
white paint & I added a little pearl centre with a Viva Pearl Pen.
For the stems I just brushed over with a aqua brush & some brown ink.

I did the same with the "Chicken Wire Panel" as I did to the stems.

Lots of layers & textures.

I have tucked a "Funky Heart" in on the left side of the photos
after first painting it & then stamping on it.

"Sugar and Spice"

For my second layout I have gone with blue again, I am a bit obsessed with this colour lately!!
I used this gorgeous 49 and Market papers & flowers.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Pointed Doiley Frames
Thistle Shrub
Sugar & Spice - title 

For the "Sugar & Spice" title I painted in Silks paints.

For the "Thistle Shrub" I simply coloured it with some
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Midnight Rendezvous" Magicals.

The "Pointed Doiley Frame" I heat embossed in Lindys Stamp Gang
"Purely White" embossing powder.

Well thats all from me today, see you back here again soon.

Until then.

Cheers Di