Thursday, November 23, 2017

November Inspiration by Ingrid

Hello there 2Crafty friends!
Hope all is well at your end of the world?

Ingrid here today with three projects to share with you,
two canvas/layouts and a set of Xmas cards.

Here is my first:
A canvas/layout with a small Greek street.

Started this one by glueing the grid panel and the flourish.
Added some modeling paste for extra texture and then painted it all.
Once dry it got a coat with some gesso and some splatters.

The flourish with a coat of gesso.

A piece of the grid panel.

A small Sharon Butterfly.

Tucked in some leafy twig branches.

Added some paper flowers and I cut some pieces of a flower ribbon.

2Crafty products used:
Flourish adornment set 4
Leafy Twig Branches
Grid Panel
Sharon's Butterflies

And here is my second project:


I took a photo of my oldest daughter and her husband on their wedding day.
Wanted to create a fun and happy look as it was a wonderful, beautiful day.
I glued the hanging and the squiggly hearts and added all the paint.
Once dry it all got a coat of gesso.
Sorry, I just love my gesso! :) 
As a finishing touch I made some splatters.

The Squiggly hearts.

Fine word 'forever', painted with the gesso.

Added some beads. Love these kinds of extra embellishments!

The hanging hearts.

The border with some threads to give it that extra fun texture.

Paper flowers and some glass cabochons.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
Beaded Hanging Hearts
Fine Word Set
Kates Border
Squiggly Heart Cluster

As an extra project I want to share a set of two simple, quick and super easy Xmas cards.
These were made with the Bauble Ornament Set.
Some modeling paste, some paints, some gesso and some splatters, that's all! :)

Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November Inspiration and Picture Tutorial
by Debbie Burns

Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today to share my November projects. 

"Amazing Day"

I love fall colors with their deep rich tones.  I used a picture of a dear friend of mine and
was inspired by the colors in the picture. I applied some random misting on the background.

I embossed the Frame Handrawn Heart with a mixture of spice and chili powder.  On each side of my photo I added Addy's Butterflies, embossed with spice, sage and turquoise embossing powders. Beneath the butterfly is the new Swaying Branches embossed with a distressed brown powder.  

A close up of the Swaying Branches and Leafy Rounds Chipboard pieces.  
I added some twig and paprika microbeads.

Here I've used the new Amazing Day title embossed with brown and chili.

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Addy's Butterflies
Frame Handrawn Hearts
Amazing Day
Leafy Rounds
Swaying Branches

My next layout features my Grandmother and her friend.


I have a step by step picture tutorial:

Step 1

Mist the background paper with blue, green and light brown mists.  Add stamping.

Step 2

Layer papers and mat the photo.  Add Ariel's Spray Chipboard, embossed brown.

Step 3

 Place flowers around the picture and add Flourish Adornment 
Set 4 Chipboard pieces, embossed brown.

Step 4

Add Lattice leaves and Corner Twisted Vine chipboard, embossed sage with bronze glitter.
  Freda's Butterflies and friends title embossed with a blue grey embossing powder and glitter.

Here are a few closeups:

Lattice leaves, Corner Twisted Vines and Freda's Butterfly.

Corner Twisted Vine, Flourish Adornment Set 4, Lattice Leaves and Freda's Butterfly.

Lattice leaves and friends title.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Ariel's Spray
Corner twisted Vine
Flourish Adornment Set 4
Freda's Butterflies
Lattice Leaves

I hope I've inspired you today.
See you next month.
 . . . Debbie

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Karine's November Share....

My dear crafty friends,

Is it really the middle of November yet?
 I can't believe time flies that fast!
 I almost didn't make it this month for my monthly share, but I managed 
to steel a few hours to create two layouts that I share with you today. The first one is called

 «You Shine»

I started out with the Circle Lace Panel. I cut it in a few pieces
 and I embossed those with black embossing powder.

Next, I selected the beautiful Leafy Shrub Set 2.

I used all three pieces on my layout, amongst my flower clusters.

I covered them partially with dark teal embossing powder, leaving the
raw chipboard showing in a few places. I love the distress look it gives.

Finally, my title piece is the You Shine title. I embossed  with aqua embossing powder.

2Crafty products used:

Circle Lace Panel

Leafy Shrub Set 2

You Shine-title

My second layout features a family picture and is called...


This time, I selected the Frame Elouise's as my focal point.

I embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I then used one of the Ada's Flourishes. I cut it in half, placing the biggest
 part below my picture. I embossed it with bronze embossing powder.

The other half, I placed to the left to my picture.

I also embossed the Tahnya's 6" Border with this bronze embossing powder.

I placed it on the left side of my layout, in my flowers cluster.

Finally, I used one of the Line Words - Goodtimes Borders, embossed in bronze powder.

2Crafty products used:

- Frame Elouise's

- Ada’s Flourishes

- Tahnya’s 6’’ Border

- Line Words - Goodtimes Borders

I really hope you like my layouts.
See you in December!