Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August inspiration by Ingrid

Hi there 2Crafty friends! 
It's my turn on the blog today and I have two projects for you, 
both featuring my beautiful daughters, Yiscka and Tessa.

The first layout is the one of my youngest.
A layout with bright colors to match her fun and sunny personality.


Started the background by applying modeling paste with a spatula.
Added the bright colors and some water to let them run.
I placed the lacy border vertically together with some pink threads.

Found some beautiful glass beads in my stash which matched the colors perfectly.

I added some paperclips in the same colors.

Tucked in some Lattice leaves, painted with some gesso.

The flourish was painted with some pink acrylic paint.

The lace border was painted with gesso and the word got a pink coat, applied with a small sponge.

The glass and wooden beads.

The flowers got a touch with some gesso.

Lovely textured background with the modeling paste using a spatula.

2Crafty chipboards used:
Fine word set 2
Lacy border set
Lattice Leaf set
Mini flourish bits

And here is my second layout this month, a one with my oldest daughter, Tessa
This sweet and beautiful girl got married last month! 
It was a beautiful wedding, all went well and the weather was just perfect!
I wanted to create a soft and elegant layout for she looked just so gorgeous.


Used some bits of the grid panel to create the background.
Added the soft and a bit shimmery paint.
All of the chipboard was painted with some gesso.

On this project I used three of the mini flourish set.

The grid panel with small grid for texture and some beads.

Some gesso on the flowers and beads.

Added some cabochons and some lace flowers.

2Crafty Chipboards used:
Fine word set
Mini flourish bits
Grid Panel

Thanks for looking!
Hope you got inspired to work with these beautiful chipboards as well! 
Enjoy your day! 
Ingrid xxx

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.