Saturday, May 26, 2018

"Paradise Found" by Tammy Klingner

Hi there 2Crafty peoples
Tammy here today to share my latest creation using my favourite chippy.
This one's titled:

"Paradise Found"


A page about a recent adventure to Phuket and how the 
colours of this amazing place totally inspired me.


I used the following '2Crafty Chipboard':
"Paradise Title"
"Flower Doilies"
"Crazy Stitched Panel"
"Swaying Branches"


I began by coating the "Flower Doilies" in white gesso.
I then applied a pink/burgundy watercolour.
I love the watercolour effect - the mottled uneven colour.


I also applied white gesso to one of the "Swaying Branches".
I painted a few of the leaves and stems in a green watercolour.

I then added a few dotes and lines to highlight these.
I really wanted to define just some of the leaves, but not all of them.

I placed this branch underneath my photo, but allowed it to sweep over the photo.
I did this to mimic the branch at the top of the photo.


I trimmed off small sections of the "Crazy Stitched Panel" and applied black gesso.

I then placed it randomly on top of the bright coloured background I'd created.

I like how the black grounds all the bright colours and 
acts as a strong contrast to the whitish background.


For the title, I applied white gesso and then once dry applied green watercolour
 to the top half, and once dry, added blue paint to the bottom half.

I just love the Ombre two tone effect and the colours that mimic the gorgeous water.


To continue with the water theme, I added Glossy Accents.
The high gloss/resin finish gives the illusion of being wet.


I love that I was able to mimic so much about beautiful Phuket - the colours, the water, the beauty.

I love that you can achieve so many different finishes on chipboard
 that complement your story, your layout, your photo.


 Paradise found is right!

I wish I was there right now!

That's it from me today, I hope I've inspired you today in some way. 

I'd love you to leave me some feedback, and if you'd like to see more of me you can pop over to my BLOG







Friday, May 25, 2018

Discover - VIDEO TUTORIAL and Layout
By Emma Zappone


Hello all you awesome 2Crafty people!! 
Today I have a video share to show you. But first my layout....



I just fell in love with this image, it’s one I found on Pinterest. 

And these are chipboard pieces I used for this layout...



And I thought how perfect the dandelion chippy was for this page. 


Lots of soft colours used on my base and then used the same colours
 on my chippy which I also embossed on the dandelions. 



The mini branches I left with only the ink painted on them. 
You can see how I do all this in my video. 



The ‘discover’ title I coated in black ink so that it sort of became a part of the photo. 


You can see it all come together here....

TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE....




Thanks so much for watching, and I look forward to seeing you all next month. 
Till then, Em xx


Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Sparkle " by Torsa


Hi friends,

Today I am here at 2Crafty blog with my second inspiration of this month!
 I have created a bright and sunny layout with my favorite color tones!

"Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle"

I have used 7 Dot's studio's Paint Chips collection for my layout !!
 I created the texture by mixing up Lindy's shaker and modeling paste!!
Then applied various Lindy's sprays ,then did some subtle stamping with distress ink !!

I have used my favorite gorgeous flowers from 49 and Market and Cuts2luv badge !!

Then I colored Clock frame & Hearty Swirls chipboards
 with  green metallic paints with touches of gold paint !!

Lastly I added splatters with white gesso , and it is giving an awesome effects on the chipboards !!

I did heat embossed the title with Lindy's embossing powder
 and the added fine glitters to get some sparkly effects !!


Below are few close-ups :- 


Gorgeous shine on the title.




For this layout I have used following 2 Crafty Chipboards :-
Corner Swirly Heart Set
6" Clock Face Frames 
Don't Let Anyone Dull your Sparkle



That's all for now !! See you soon !!
Hugs !!







Wednesday, May 23, 2018

'Go See Do Explore'
by Rachael Funnell

Hello! Rach back with you sharing my second May Inspiration...
This grungy boys layout, featuring my son!
'Go See Do Explore'  

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Chevron bits
Mini Checkboard pieces
Mini Travel words
Geometric Arrow
Decorative Disc set 1
Wing Set 1
6" Clock Frame


Before gluing The Mini Travel words - 'go do explore' onto my photo, I had been inked
 with a black, Yellow, Teal inks....  The see word  I had given it a couple of
coats of gesso..... 
I did the same to the treatment to the few Chevron bits....


The Decorative Disc was also coated with gesso, then cut in half, placing
half at the side & the other half at the bottom of photo....


The Mini Checkboard bits, I have inked with black &
 randomly placed throughout my layout...


The Geometric Arrow.... which I TOTALLY LOVE.... 
I have given it a couple of coats of gesso..... 
Using  the smallest 6" Clock face frame, I have inked with Yellow!


I hope you like & inspired by my grungy boy's layout..
See you next month...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#Capture by Sabrina Turpin
PLUS A VIDEO Tutorial

Hello 2Crafty Fans,

It is now the moment to reveal my second May inspiration.
At the end of this blog post, you'll find a video tutorial that shows how
I did my layout. I really like the mischievous look my son sometimes make and
 I was able to capture it on photo for the first time.

 Thus came the inspiration for my "Capture" layout.



This shot is a highlight of the left cluster of chipboard that includes "Triangle Clusters",
 "Parisian Border" and, in dark brown, the chipboard support that was holding the 
"Messy square frame" chipboard (let's not waste perfectly good material!).


For the "Messy square frame" chipboard support, I used 
brown embossing ink and then applied black ink on top.


For the "Triangle Clusters", I used red-gold embossing powder
 and then inked it with a black ink.


For the "Mini #Word Set 2", I used midnight-brown embossing powder.


For the "Parisian Border", I inked them with a brown ink and then I applied black ink.

For this layout, I used the following awesome
 2Crafty chipboard:

Mini #word set 2
MB018
Parisian Border
DB0039
Corner Lorena
CR0056
Triangle Cluster
M00720
Messy Square Frames
FR0085

Here's the video showing how I built that layout:
TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE


Thanks for joining me for this layout, I hope this gave you new ideas!
 I look forward to hear from you guys! 
See you next month for more inspirations!




Monday, May 21, 2018

"Best Day Ever"
Layout By Bec Genet

Hi everyone.
 It's Bec here today to share this soft girly layout with you. 


The 2Crafty Chipboard used:
Flourish Clock Face
Best Day Ever Title
Spring Flower Bunches
Palm Leaves




To alter the chipboard I started by embossing the Flourish Clock Face with white
 embossing power.

I covered both the Best Day Ever title and the Spring Flower Bunches in white gesso.
 I then coloured the Spring Flower Bunches with a red watercolour. I like that 
watercolours can give both the dark and light tones for a colour.


I used just a very light coat of the Prima Metallique Paint in Vintage Rose on the 
 Best Day Ever Title to give it a very faint pink colour.

On the Palm Leaves I used a mix of the Prima Paints in Unicorns Hair and
 Opal Blue Gold for a shiny finish.


I embellished my layout with die cut doilies, resin frames, lace and flowers


Thanks for visiting


Sunday, May 20, 2018

'Treasure' Scrapbook Layout with Kripa Koushik

Hello crafty friends,


My second layout this month is a travel layout that has been built around the Vintage Hot Air Balloon piece.



As the top of the layout is pretty busy, I kept the bottom half of the layout simple with a cluster of chipboard and pattern paper layers. The first layer is a frame from the Polaroid Assorted Frame Set, followed by several layers of pattern paper and then a Film Strip followed by more pattern paper and the photograph. The title piece is from the Mini Word Set 1. It has been left white after several gesso layers.


As always, the chipboard pieces were first treated with white gesso. Once dry, Ive used a combination of sprays and inks to colour them.

The colours for this layout were inspired by the moodboard at Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge for May.

Thank you for visiting us today.



2crafty chipboard used:
- Vintage Hot Air Balloon
- Film Strip
- Polaroid Assorted Frame
- Mini Word Set 1