Monday, March 19, 2018

March Inspiration by Torsa

Hi friends ,

Today I am here at 2Crafty Chipboard blog with March inspiration!!
Spring is at the door, so this month I have created two spring projects.
Hope you love them !!

"Let the adventure begin "

I used 7 Dot's Studio's Paper Collection, gorgeous flowers from 49 and market , Cuts2luv badge
 and Lindy's gang and of course 2Crafty Chipboard!!

First I applied gesso on all my chipboards , then colored with Lindy's Magicals!! I did
 apply brown and green shades mainly with a little touches of golden !!
After drying all the chipboards , distressed them with Distress Ink !! I got a perfect distressed
 look of my chipboards !!

Below are few close-ups :-

The whispy pieces of chipboard popping out amongst the flowers adds a lovely textural contrast.

For this Layout I have used following 2-Crafty Chipboards :

1. Leafy Shrub Set 2
2.Esther Vine
3.Let the Adventure Begin 

"Cherish the moment "

For this project I have used a round canvas and created the texture with tulle.
 Colored the background with Lindy's Gang!! Added few laces, threads and resin
 embellishments and aCuts2luv badge with my 2Crafty Chipboard!

I have colored the delicate "Fine Leafy Bush" with green acrylic paint.
 And heat embossed the Circle frame, butterfly and the title with Lindy's embossing powder.
 I have embossed all of the chipboard twice, to give a lovely thick finish.
  Then added some fine glitters on the butterfly for some extra shimmer!

Below are few close-ups :-

Circle Dot frame is perfect around the photos.

Love the delicateness of the Fine Leafy Bush

Glittery finish on the Butterfly Frame.

I have used following 2 Crafty Chipboards :-

1 Fine Leafy Bush
         2. Cherish the Moments
3.Butterfly Frames
       4. 6" Circle Dot Frames 

That's all for today !!
 See you soon :) 
Hugs !!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Layouts Including
By Rachael Funnell

Hello 2 Crafty fans!!
Rach with you sharing my March inspiration.....
My first layout featuring yours truly & my two kids!!!

'Always & FOREVER' 

2Crafty Chipboard Used...

Florence swirls
Tiny hearts from ATC - Tiny hearts & Stars
Always & FOREVER title
Love arrow from - Arrow word set 2 

The best part is I have created a step by step video tutorial.....
I know you are probably keen to hit that play button......
BUT please wait! as I do have another layout to share....

This page featuring my daughter & her cute cousin.....

'This Moment'

2 Crafty Chipboard  used: 

Mini Branches
This Moment - a newly release chipboard piece
Flower doilies
Doodled arrows
Asst arrows

I heat embossed with white This Moment which is one of the newest 
 2 Crafty Chipboard designs, which I just adore...
Also! heat embossed with white is the Flower Doily, then I've cut in half &
 peeking out from under my paper layers & fussy cutting......

The Asst Arrows I've used have been inked with Tim holtz - 
Spun Sugar(pale pink) & Faded Jeans (blue) Distress inks...

Inking with black these REALLY funky Doodled arrows....

Heated embossed these Mini Branches with a green, cut into smaller 
branches & placed with my flower clusters...

Thank you all for checking out my layouts....
Please feel free to click that play button & my video tutorial ENJOY!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

More March Inspiration - Part Two
By Di Garling
"Live Laugh Love"

Hi there 2Crafty friends, thanks for stopping by the blog.
Today I have decided to create a boy layout with a CIRCLE theme.
I have this fabulous new stamp set I wanted to use & 2Crafty
has so many great circle shapes so I just went for it.

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Live Laugh Love - title
6" Circle Stack
6" Circular Panel
6" Circle Revolution Frames

So I set about stamping lots of circles, heat embossed them in black
 & then coloured them up with some Lindy's sprays before cutting them out.

For the chipboard title "Live Laugh Love" I painted it with a Ranger
blue paint dabber & when dry rubbed on a little Finnabair Wax in copper.

All the chipboard circles & frames were coloured up with the same
Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax In "Metallic Copper".

These wax pastes are so easy to use & cover really well too, I just used my finger !!

As you can see in the above photo I cut a few pieces of the 
"Circular Panel" up & poked them in here & there.

A little mixed media & some stamping on my background & I even tied
 some string around the layout too, a great way to add extra texture !!

Well thats all from me today, I hope you liked my layout.
I will see you back here again next month with more.

Until then
Cheers Di Garling

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Some March Inspiration to Share
By Di Garling
"Dream A Little Dream"

Hi there 2Crafty friends, thanks for stopping by. Today I have a layout 
to share that features my new baby grandaughter, isn't she just so beautiful?

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Dream A Little Dream - title
Thistle Shrub
Frame Maria's
Juliet's Hearts
Glenda's Swirl

I base coated all the chipboard pieces with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint.
 Then for the "Dream A Little Dream" title & also for the "Juliet's Heart" I simply 
brushed on a little Lindy's "Kissin Kenickie Coral" spray to create a watercolour effect.

In this photo you can see I have cut the "Thistle Shrub" into two pieces, left it raw,
& dabbed some glue on the ends & dipped them into some white Prills to
create a realist look. I was really happy how they turned out.

A closeup shop of the "Juliet's Heart" tucked in amongst the flowers.

I have  cut the "Glenda's Swirl" into two pieces, I also brushed a little bit of
Bundled Sage Distress Ink over it to add a touch of green. I tucked one piece in
at the bottom of all the flowers & the other piece in to the top right on the photo

You can also see the gorgeous "Frame Maria"  
which is holding my photo, I just left that white

All of these beautiful flowers & papers are from 49 and Market.

I will be back tomorrow with more. Until then.

Di Garling

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March inspirations by Lilibleu

Hello 2Crafty fans!

This is Lilibleu here today, giving you my March projects.

For the first one - that I titled "Capture The Moment" - I wanted to make a page with spring colors. I found on Pinterest a very nice photo of this little girl which matched perfectly with the colors and atmosphere I wanted.

2Crafty Chipboards used :

Capture The Moment title 
Angies Vines 
-Ariel Spray
Circle Lace Panel  
- Pointed Doily Frames 

My title "Capture The Moment" is embossed with black powder to make it stand out on my page.

The chipboards "Circle Lace Panel" and "Ariel Spray" are painted with purple metallic paint and the chipboard "Pointed Doily Frames" is painted with yellow metallic paint to perfectly respect the combo of colors I chose for my project.

The chipboard "Angies Vines" is also painted with metallic purple paint. 

To make my page I used the combo of colors proposed by Lindy's Gang


To realize this second project, I took inspiration from More Than Words' March challenge. I used a photo of my youngest, now 9 years old. I love this picture, I find him so cute as I watch him sleeping quietly, "comfortably" on his favorite blanket.

2Crafty Chipboards used :

Frame Handrawn Hearts
word Adorable Script
- Cassie's Flourishes
6 Clock Face Frames

The title "Adorable" is embossed with black powder to bring it out.

To respect the combo of colors, I left the other chipboards natural. They are already so beautiful that they don't need anything more.

I love the big size and the vegetal design of the chipboard "Cassie's Flourishes".

Here is the visual of the March Challenge proposed by More Than Words:

See you next month !!
Lilibleu xx