Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August Project
by Priscilla Lim

"Remember Moments Like This"

Hello 2Crafty fans :)

It's my turn to share my creativity with you on the blog today. 

In this project, I have decided to go for more cool and neutral colors.
Before I share some details; these are the 2Crafty supplies used.

Here's the first zoom in shot to give a close look on the crackle effect.
On both chipboards, I have first painted them in the color of my choice before 
applying another layer of crackle accent after the paint has dried completely.
**For those that have not played with crackle accent, do note that for the cracks to
 show beautifully; you have to be patient to let the accent dry naturally on it's own.
 If you are really rushing for time, then wait for some cracks to show before you use
 a heat tool to speed up the process.

I cut the Cog Border, up into three pieces. 
This is why I love working with chipboards, They are very versatile. 
You can change them according to what you need not work your way
around to fit them into your projects.

On this photo below, you will see that it has a burnt look. This was achieved by
 dabbing some Distress Ink in Tea Dye when the crackle accents has completed dried up.

Next up; a look on how I layer my title chipboard over the cog border and Spring Flower Bunch
My humble doodling has also given a touch of artsy cuteness on this photo :)

About this Spring Flower Bunches. Oooooo I really love them! 
To give it some dimension, I have separated them into top and bottom layers;
 clearly shown in the picture below. 
To create more interest, I have used the white stamens to create an impression
of a young bunch of spring flowers.

Lastly, let's give some focus to the Soft Feather chipboard. I want the feathers to look
really soft. Thus I have applied a layer of white paint and rubbed on the balance paint
 (which I have used on the retro panel) down the centre of the feather. 
Just by doing this simple step, you will find that it gives the feather some pretty depth.

So that's all I have to share for today.
Hope you like my layout and remember to visit us frequently for more inspiration!

Signing off with happiness :)


Monday, August 29, 2016

August Inspiration - A Layout and a Canvas
By Mary Catt

''Friends Forever''

Hello 2Crafty friends!
I have two projects to share with you, today! Lets start with the first one which is a layout.

I also made a video tutorial on how I made it.

I based this layout on the August challenge over at More than Words Challenge blog and on Prima Marketing PPP August Challenge.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboards...
6" Circle Revolution Frames
Bubble Clumps
Mini Word Set 2
Friendship Mini Word Pack 


 When I found this beautiful photo on Pinterest, I wanted to create a summery and fresh layout. 

The paper I used is from Prima Marketing ''Salvage District'' Collection. To create my background I used Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, several stamps from my stash and the flowers are also Prima Marketing.

I heat embossed the two word titles from the ''Mini Word Set 2'' and the
''Friendship Mini Word Pack'' with 
''Spanish Moss Green'' Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder. The ''Circle Frame'' was treated the same way. 

The ''Bubble Clumps'' were also heat embossed with the ''Desert Moon Turquoise'' Lindy's powder.

''Happy Today''

 The second project is a colourful canvas. 
Here is my video tutorial on how I made this canvas.

 2Crafty Chiboards I used... 
Asst Mini Camera Set
Word Circles Set 1
Film Strips-Small

  I have based my canvas on the August challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge Blog.

 I created my background with mixing light paste with four different magicals and applied them trought a stencil. You can see which colours I used in the video above.

I heat embossed the two ''Word Circles'' with ''Desert Moon Turquoise'' and the ''Film Strip'' with the ''Hydrangea Blue Mauve'' Lindy's embossing powder.

 The chipboards from ''Asst Mini Camera Set'' were also heat embossed with ''Ceranium Coral Blush''.

 Well, that's all from me today... 
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August Inspiration by Rachael Funnell


Hi There! RACHAEL with you today sharing two layouts....
My first page is of my two kids 'SUMMER DAYS' it's nice & bright just like summer!

2 Crafty products used:
Chained Heart Frame
Summer Days Title
Fine Leafy Bush
Flying Birds
Hessian Patch Panel
Fishing Nets Bits
Fine Words Set 1

For all of the chipboard pieces I used on this page, were all coated with a good layer of gesso!
Some pieces I left them as is & others added a bit of color too like....
To title 'Summer days' Lindys Stamp Gang Orange mist & sprayed!

The Flying Birds & Hessian Patch Panel peeking out from the top & bottom of photos!

 The Fishing Net Bits I cut into smaller pieces & once the gesso had dried inked it with some gold!

This smaller Chained Heart Frame heat embossing with some teal...
I REALLY LIKE how the Fine word Treasure just pops against the teal 
on the Chained Heart Frame!

Once the gesso had dried on the Fine Leafy Bush, I cut into smaller pieces & placed
it thoughout my page. I thinks it finishes the layout of nicely!!


For my second layout working with a darker background but still bursts with color....

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Fine Words Set 1
Love Loopy Font Title
ATC - Tiny Hearts & Stars pack
Funky Arrows
Heart Silhouettes
Handdrawn Heart Frame
Love Keys
Wing Set 2
Polaroid Frame

I have given these Handdrawn Heart Frame, Always from Fine Words Set 1 & 
 Love Loopy Font Title a coat of gesso! Then added some blue to the word Always... 

Once the gesso had dried on the Polaroid Frame, I then lightly inked it with Orange...

This hanging Heart From the Funky arrow pack, has been inked with black!

The Wing has been very lightly gessoed!

 All the hearts placed thought out my page are from the Heart Silhouettes,  
 Love Keys & ATC - Tiny Hearts & Stars pack have been coated with gesso,
then some I have left as is, & others inked with purple! 

That's it from me today! 
Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Inspiration Projects With Jaya Raghuvanshi

Hello 2Crafty fans!

Hope you were inspired by the Design team's inspiring projects this month. 
Today I too have a few layouts to share with you  all. 
I love this picture of my hubby and so I decided to make a masculine page this time. 

 Some close ups-

I chose the "Adventure" loopy font title for my page and covered it in black gesso. 
 I applied some gesso on the Interlocking grid Panel chippie and once it was dry I
 coloured it using watercolours.
I cut it into several pieces and arranged around my composition..

2Crafty Chippie pieces used-
Adventure loopy font 
Interlocking grid pattern


Some close ups-

 I chose the gorgeous Ava's frame and heat embossed it with shabby white embossing
 enamel. I cut it up and rearranged it around my flower cluster. 

I simply love the beautiful fonts released this year. You must check them out!
The "Cherish" title is from the Fine Word set 1 and I covered it in white acrylic paint. 
The other chippies have been covered in white gesso and then watercoloured. 

2 Crafty Chippies used-
Iron fence
Fine words set #1
Mini bicycles
Ava's Frames

I hope you were inspired .
See you next month!