Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Layouts and Two Videos
By Karine Gagnon

Hi there crafty friends

My name is Karine Gagnon and I'm a proud new member of the fabulous 2Crafty team!
 I'm so happy to get the chance to work with great products and such talented gals!
I'm 37 and I live in Quebec city (Canada) with my partner and our two children, Marianne and Antoine, who are the main stars of my layouts. 

I'm excited to share with you my first pair of layouts. So here we go!

«Live Laugh Love»

For this first layout, I went with a yellow, aqua and brown color combo. 

I choose this picture of my daughter because she looks so happy in it! I framed her
with the smallest circle from the 6'' Circle Revolution Frames, which I
embossed with dark brown embossing powder.

I chose to frame my picture with the Edgar Swirls.
They are embossed with dark brown embossing powder as well.

My title piece is the Live Laugh Love piece, which was treated as all the
 previous chipboard pieces. I just love this title!

2Crafty chipboard pieces used:

6'' Circle Revolution Frames
Edgar Swirls
Live Laugh Love

I have filmed my creative process video too.


My second layout is much darker than the first one. 

When I got my order of chippies, I wanted to use the Lusius Swirl right away.
I find it so elegant! I embossed it with a dark teal embossing powder. 

I did the same with my two Corner Gemma's. Those chipboards are so delicate! I love them!

My title piece is part of the Fine Word Set 1. Again, I love the delicate calligraphy font.

2Crafty products used: 

Corner Gemma's
Fine Word Set 1 
Lusius Swirl

I made another video of my creative process for you to see. Enjoy.

Thanks so much for dropping by today and I hope my layouts inspire you. 
Have a nice crafty day,

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Layouts By Rachael Funnell

"Good Times"

Hi there everyone!
Rachael with you to share my January inspiration.....
First up I created this mixed media layout "GOOD TIMES" 

These are the awesome 2 Crafty Chipboards I used: 
Chained Heart Frame
Line words Borders - Good times
Bird Set

If you have stopped by the 2 Crafty blog to check out my projects before, you
would know how I like to come up with creative ways to use up those negative pieces...  😁

Well! I have also incorporate the negative pieces from the gorgeous
 Lace Heart frames into my background of my layout, I have covered
them with gesso, then inked the edges to enhance those hearts..

I just love 💓 the details this Anchor has and didn't want to lose any of it so!
 I have gave it just a very light coat of gesso....

The Chained Heart Frame, has a coat of gesso, then inked red....

Also I gave this Line words Borders - Good times, a coat of gesso...

The couple of bird's have a couple of layers of gesso.

 You may notice that this bird has a hint of blue? Well I did originally think I would
ink the birds blue, BUT! Once I had placed it on my page, I felt that the bird blended
into the page too much, SO I added another coat of gesso...

I did the same to the 2016 chipboard piece, a coat of gesso then inked with blue,
 but only a few dabs of gesso just to tone down the blue a little....

For my second layout I have gone with more pretty and 
a little less mixed media.. 😉 

"Year 6 Farewell" 

For my second page I have used these 2Crafty Chipboard pieces:
Mini School Year Titles  (Year 6)
Beaded hanging Hearts
Lattice Leaves
Mini word Set 2 ( Precious)
ATC - Tiny Butterflies
Elsa Frame
Whispy Dandelion 

With the Whispy Dandelion it has two layers of gesso...

 Lattice Leaves....

 The couple of Beaded hanging Hearts have a coat of gesso,
then inked with a Sea green color...

ATC - Tiny Butterflies have a coat of gesso & inked the edges black....

The Elsa Frame peeking out from underneath photo has a coat of gesso....

Also! inked with black ink is this 2016...

With both wording Year 6 (Mini School Year Titles) and  Precious (Mini word Set 2)
I have given them a coat of gesso and then inked half of the words/number for a two toned look.....

That's it for me this month!!
Thanks for stopping by 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Inspiration-Two Layouts to Share
By Di Garling

 "Cherished Moments"

Hello there 2Crafty fans & welcome to the blog.
Today I have my January creations to share with you, starting off with this layout.

2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Cherished Moments-title
6" Circle Revolution Frames
Fine Leafy Bush

I have started off by sticking mesh to my background & then applying a coat of gesso
over it before adding some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

Next up I also gave all the chipboard pieces a coat of gesso.

For the "Title" & the "Circle Revolution Frame" & then simply brushed on 
a couple of coats of Lindy's "Caribbean Blue" spray.

For the "Fine Leafy Bush" I brushed on a couple of coats of  
Lindy's "Hottie Pattotie Pink" spray.

When all the chippie pieces were dry I then added a little bit of Stickles glitter glue 
for a touch of added sparkle, plus this seems to intensify the colours too.

To finish off with I then added some "Shaved Ice Mica Flakes" to the background to create
 the effect of the sun glistening on the water, although it is hard to see that in a photo.

"Just Me" CANVAS

I created this CANVAS as part of a class I taught recently
at a retreat in New Zealand, although I have changed a few things,
I am always looking to improve things!!

 2Crafty Chipboard Used...
Just Me-title
Butterfly Frames

I stencilled a brick pattern on my background with a brick stencil & texture paste.
Then I applied a coat of gesso to all the chippie pieces.

 The background was coloured up with "Corney Flower Blue" Shimmerz Inklings
& all the chippie pieces were given a coat of "I'm Not Limon" Shimmerz Inklingz.

I just love these chippie "Dandelions" hanging down from the flowers.

 Here you can see I have tucked one of the "Butterfly Frames" in behind the photo.

That is pretty much it. This was such a super simple CANVAS but I
think it looks great. Just goes to show it doesn't have to be complicated
to be effective.

Until next time.