Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Inspiration - Layout and ATC Cards
By Mary Catt

''Special Days''

Hello 2crafty fans!

Mary here with you today and I have to share with you all, a special
 romantic layout and some ATC Cards I made for the very first time. 

 Well, lets get started with the layout... I used the ''Dreamy'' paper from
 7dots ''Homegrown'' collection and lots of Prima flowers.

I also have prepared a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you...

I based my layout on October challenges over at 7dots studio and
at More Than Words challenge blog.  

2Crafty Chipboards used on this project...
Corner Swirly Heart Set
Flourish Adornment Set 4
Special Days

Some close ups...

I used white gesso on my dark background paper to highlighted it and then
 I used ''Silent Night Silver'' and  ''Midnight Rendervous Raven'' Lindy's mist with
a few splatters of ''White'' 13arts Splash ink to give it a little interest. 

I heat embossed the two ''Flourish Adornment'' pieces with
''Obviously Black'' Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder.

The ''Corner Swirly Heart'' and the ''Special Days'' title was also
 heat embossed with ''Queen Sheba's Silver'' powder. 

''Enjoy - Celebrate'' (Life) - ATC Cards

My second project is these four ATC Cards made with several small chippies
and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and embossing powders.

You can see the procedure on my VIDEO...

2Crafty Chipboards used...
Interlocking Grid Panel
ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
Steampunk Gears Small
Key Set Mini's 

I based my cards on the three following challenges...
7dots Studio, Lindy's Stamp Gang and

And a closer look...

I made the background with a white cardstock colored with various Lindy's mists.
I also made a little emboss on a script stamp with ''Queen Sheba's Silver'' embossing powder.

Then, I heat embossed the ''Interlocking Grid Panel'', the key and the
 lock from the ''Key Set Mini's'', the small gears  & some ''Tiny Hearts and Butterfly''.

And last but not at least I want to share a layout I made as a Guest Designer
over at C.S.I. blog, which is being sponsored by 2crafty chipboard.
Naturally I have used some lovely 2Crafty chipboards here also.

''Case file 215''

''Believe in Your Dreams''

 Well, that's all for today...
See again next month!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Inspiration by Kavitha

Hello everyone,
Kavitha here today to share my October projects. 

"Life is wonderful"

First I have a layout to share with autumn colors.

I used "Frame Jenna"  behind my photo. I love the delicate feel it gives.
It has been coated with a layer of dark brown silk acrylic glaze.

For the title "Life is wonderful" I dabbed some white gesso first 
and used black and creme sprays to get the chalky finish

I cut the border design "Ellas Border" into two pieces and 
tucked them on top and bottom of my arrangement.
I dabbed some gesso first and then sprayed a few layers
of creme and orange shades .

2crafty chipboard used:
Ella's border
Frame jenna
Life is wonderful

"Altered Box"

For my second project I have an off the page project.
Its a Tim Holtz configuration box done in shabby chic style.
 I cut the Tahnyas Border design into half and used it as the base for my flower cluster.
Since I have used lighter colors I left the chippie in a natural color 
to give some contrast.

I used a Helena's Corner design inside of the box. I just dabbed some
prima chalkboard paint-egg shell with sponge

The title forever from "mini words" is also coated with chalk board paint.

2Crafty chipboard used:
Corner Helena's
Mini word set 2
Tahnya's  11"Border

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October Inspiration Projects With Jaya Raghuvanshi

Hello 2Crafty fans!

Jaya here today and I have two projects to share with you all. 
My first project is this mixed media canvas. 

"Live Everyday With Intention"

October is the Breast Cancer awareness month and my canvas is dedicated
to this cause. I chose this theme as I believe how living everyday with intention
can increase our levels of happiness and fulfillment.

Some close ups-

I applied some black gesso on the flower doily chipboard and added some glitter on it. 
I cut the title chippie in two, & covered it with white gesso and used it on my canvas.

2Crafty Chipboards used-
Live everyday with intention
Flower doilies
Corner Geneive

My second creation is this soft layout with pastel hues.
2Crafty chipboard is sponsoring the CSI Case file 215 for the month and
me along with some of my Co-DT members guest designed there. 
Here is my interpretation of this casefile.

"A Wish Come True"

A few close ups-

 I covered all my chippie pieces in white gesso and then colored them using
chalk paints and watercolors to give some wonderful looks. 
I love the ombre look on the leafy shrub set chippies.

2Crafty chipboards used-
A Wish come True
Flower doilies
6" Circle revolution frame
Leafy Shrub set 3

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you again soon.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October Inspiration By Lisa Griffith


Hi 2Crafty fans, Lisa here with my projects for this month. First up is a really
shabby pink layout I created about my grandparents using lots of papers, inks,
and of course pretty chipboards!

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

'Ingrid's Frame'
'Fine Words Set 1'

These dandelions are my new favourite piece, I can't get enough of them!

I was going for a really shabby look so I just painted all my 
chipboards with white acrylic paint and then tucked them into my layout.

My second layout is with a photograph of my little guy.

'Dream Big'

I love the title chippies so much, they always add a lot of drama to a layout. Here I used 
the piece 'Dream Big' and I painted it with black acrylic paint so it would really stand out.

2 Crafty Chipboards used:

'Anthea's Butterflies'
'Sharon's Butterflies'
'Dream Big'
'Birds Set'

I painted the 'Anthea's Butterflies' with white paint and then lightly stamped
them with black ink.

I hope I have inspired you a little,
See you next month!