Friday, December 15, 2017

"A Christmas Wish"
By Di Garling

Hi there friends & Merry Christmas to you all.
Today I have a Christmas themed layout to share 
with you featuring my gorgeous grandaughter Mia.

2Crafty Products Used..
Sweet Holly Corner
Bag of 2017's
Tiny ATC Hearts & Stars
A Christmas Wish - title
Holly Flourish
Stars Pack

First up I did a mixed media background & adding lots of glitter to it,
although it is always hard to see glitter & sparkle in photos.

For the title, and all the stars, were simply given a coat of red
acrylic paint. When dry I added some red glitter to all the stars.

For both the "Sweet Holly Corner" & the "Holly Flourish" were firstly coated with
gesso followed by some texture paste blobbed on with my finger to create texture,
& then coloured up with some Lindy's Magicals in "Sassy Saphire".

I have cut them into pieces & added them here & there on my layout.

The little birdie was simply painted with some white acrylic paint.

I do love the look of the added texture on all the holly leaves.

Well there is another layout ready for the scrapbook album !!

Be sure to check out 2Crafty's extensive Christmas range of chipboard.

Back tomorrow with another Christmas layout for you.

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Until then....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Inspiration - by Lilibleu

"Christmas Day"

Hello everyone!

Today, it's my turn to present my December projects. I made two pages with a
Christmas theme. It's a time of year that I love the atmosphere, the magic that
 can be felt in the air as well it can be seen in the eyes of children.

For my first project, I mainly used pink and purple hues and I worked on a beige background.

I chose to emboss all the chipboards in white to look like the color of the snow and 
so that they can perfectly fit in my page while remaining clearly visible.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
- Christmas-Day 
- Bauble Ornament Set
- Corner Sweet Holly 

"Merry Christmas"

For this second project, I chose very different colors but I wanted to keep the Christmas theme. I found on Pinterest this beautiful photo which, for me, perfectly illustrates the magic of Christmas.

As for my first page, I embossed all the chipboards with white powder. I think it's
 very lovely and suits perfectly with pages on Christmas and/or winter themes.

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
- Merry Christmas Card Pack 
 - Bauble Ornament Set
- Holly Branch 

See you next month!!

Lilibleu xx

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tammy's December Shares

Hello lovely 2Crafties!!
Tammy here today to share two of my latest creations with you all.
My first one is titled:

"A Christmas Tradition"

It's all about baking and decorating the Gingerbread biscuits every year at Christmas time.  It's one of the many things we do as a family to celebrate this time of year.  The kids look forward to it and spend ages decorating their various shapes, and yep then I spend ages afterwards cleaning up the MESS!!
I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Wire Stars"
"ATC Tiny Stars and Hearts"
"A Christmas Tradition Title"
"Star Circular Frames"

I added a lot of different finishes to the Chipboard.

The "Grid Bits" are heat embossed with a chunky white emboss powder.

The "Wire Stars" are heat embossed with a gorgeous white emboss powder with flecks of gold through it.  There are shimmers of gold that really jump off the page.
Hard to capture the beautiful shine.

To the "Stars Circlular Frame", the "Stars" the "Mini Stars" and the "A Christmas Tradition" I applied white gesso, and then added some Mica Powder and some water to create the colour.
They have a lovely subtle metallic sheen.

The blue and the green look just lovely together.

Love the little pops of red too.

The frame around the photo really draws your eye into the layout and the details of the photo.

My second project is titled:

"Ugly Sweater Love"

My daughter and I have a big crush on Ugly Sweaters. 
On our recent trip to USA we had a lot of fun and lots of laughs finding them.
This layout is all about this and features us in our thongs (or should I say flip flops) and ugly sweaters!! Yep such a great combination.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Linear Snowflakes"
"Majestic Reindeer Set"
"Fine Word Set 1"
"Starbright Snowflakes"

I applied a gorgeous emboss powder to the "Grid Bits" that has a hint of  blue and gold in almost looks white but not quite, so subtle, and so gorgeous.

I also did the same to the "Starbright Snowflakes"

To the "Majestic Reindeer" I added white emboss powder.  You can see the pale blue a bit more as it contrasts against the white of the deer.

To the "Linear Snowflakes" I embossed some in the pale blue and some in white.

I selected the 'love' from the "Fine Word Set 1" and painted it black.
I popped this on top of the photo, and added some letter stickers to finish off the title.

I just love the texture that chipboard adds to my projects, and I love that I can do so much to alter them!
I've got an extra bonus share today.
A project I created a couple of months ago, but thought I'd share it here too.

It has the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits"
"Mini Word Set 1"

I applied a Rust paste effect to the "Grid Bits". 
I love doing this to chippy, giving it an old, distressed metal feel.

I love the contrast of the rust effect with that bright blue colour.

I painted the 'Escape' from the "Mini Word Set 1" pack in black.
I love how there's a 2Crafty Chipboard piece to suit every occasion.

So that's it from me for this year!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my work throughout 2017, I've absolutely loved sharing it with you all.
I will be back in 2018 with some more shares, but until then, happy creating!!

If you'd like to see more, you can pop over to my BLOG.