Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Inspiration & A Picture Tutorial
By Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!
  Debbie here with you today to share my September layouts featuring lots of 
2Crafty Chipboard.

"Enjoy Today"




2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Ariel's Spray
Leafy Shrub Set 2
Butterfly Frames
Corine's Swirl
Enjoy Today
Sammi's Swirls


Along the left side of the photo I placed the Ariel's Spray embossed white along with
 Sammi's Swirl embossed peach, and a piece from Corine's Swirl embossed peach.
Tucked in the flowers I used a piece from Leafy Shrub Set 2.


To the right of the photo I used pieces from the Corine's Swirl embossed green. 


The Butterfly Frame was painted blue and then sprinkled with blue glitter.


Enjoy Today title was embossed peach.


"Be Your Self"



2Crafty Chipboard used:
Edgar's Swirls
Sharon's Butterflies
Be Yourself
Frankie's Frames
Element Set 1
Trudi's Vine




 I embossed the large piece from Frankie's Frames,  along with Edgar's Swirls and
Trudi's Vines with a mixture of antique taupe and pink embossing powders.


Sharon's Butterflies embossed with light pink and the title with antique taupe.

I've created a PICTURE TUTORIAL for you to view my creative process:...


Step 1:  Add some light stamping along with some masking using a light gel medium
and then embossing with light pink embossing powder.


Step 2:  Begin your layering process.


Step 3:  Continue to build up your layers.


Step 4:  Add your photo.


Step 5:  Add chipboard:  Frankie's Frame, Edgar's Swirls and Trudi's Vine along with flowers.
Apply some additional stamping along the edges of your paper background.


Step 6:  Add additional flowers to the right of the photo and build up some paper layers.
Add your title and Element Set 1.

I hope I have inspired you.
See you next month!
. . . Debbie


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Inspiration by Ingrid

Hi there 2Crafty friends!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

It's my turn up on the blog today and I have two projects to share with you.

"CREATE"

I made this canvas by glueing the bubble clumps and the flourish onto the canvas.
Added the embellishments and painted all with gesso.
Once dry, I added the colors with a bit of water to let the colors run.
Let this dry completely before the final touch with gesso.
All the chipboard got two coats with gesso.


The create word from the ATC words.


The bubble clumps with a coat of gesso to let them stand out more.


The flourish from the Flourish Adornment set 4.


The Addy Butterfly, all covered in gesso.


Some small art stones for extra textures.


2Crafty Chipboard used:
ATC words
Addys Butterflies
Bubble Clumps
Flourish Adornment set 4





And here is my second project this month:

"VACATION"

I made this project with a photo of our latest vacation to Greece.
We had the most perfect time on the small island of Skiathos.
I started this piece again by glueing some Chequerbox clumps.
Randomly added some modeling paste to create more texture in the background.
Painted with some blues to match the sea and a final touch with gesso.



I placed the vacation word along one shutter side.


Some paper flowers, a crocheted flower, art stones and some wool felt tucked in.


I bent the chequerbox clumps a bit to create a more loose effect.


The Leafy twig branches were lightly touched with some gesso.


2Crafty Chipboard used:
Chequerbox Clumps
Leafy Twig Branches
Mini Travel Words





Thank you all for visiting and see you next time!
Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Shares - 2 layouts + VIDEO tutorial
by Rachael Funnell

'Today & Everyday'

Hello Everyone!
Rach with you sharing some more 2 Crafty Chipboard inspiration....
My first layout "Today & Everyday" featuring my hubby, my son & if you look
 close enough, peeking out of my hubbies jacket our toy poodle 'Princess'....

I have used lots of fantastic 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces....
INCLUDING newly released #Mini Word Set 1
Chevron bits
#Mini Word Set 1
Today & everyday
Deer head set
2015



The BEST part is that I created a step by step video tutorial....
HIT that play button to watch... AND ENJOY!



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My second project another layout...
NOW! I'm sure that most of you know of OR even have on your phones Snapchat.....
  If not it is mobile app, where you can snap a photo using filters that are changing all the time...
Mostly popular with the kids...
I have 2 teenagers in the house & I wont lie..... I have a quite a few photos myself..
 LOL! BUT! 100's photo's of my girl!
 SO! I was VERY HAPPY when 2 Crafty newly released had included
 a #SNAPCHAT
word.......

"#SNAPCHAT"

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

#Mini word set 2
Light Bulbs
Doily Border
ATC- Tiny Butterflies
Fine Word Set 2
Francesca Journal frame



Both the #SNAPCHAT mini word & Light Bulb have been heat embossed with
 Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Geranium Coral Blush'


 Heat embossed with White......  the 'Beauty' word from the  Fine Word Set 2
Francesca Journal frame, where I have cut in half & peeking out the top & bottom of photos.....



The ATC Tiny Butterflies have been heat embossed with a dark grey color....


And lastly with the Doily border has two coats of gesso & cut into 3 smaller pieces....


Thanks for stopping by & I hope you leave feeling a little inspired.....