Wednesday, February 21, 2018

February Inspiration with Sabrina Turpin

Hello 2Crafty fans,

It is my turn to share my February layouts. Playing with the 2crafty chipboards is 
always a pleasure.
 I hope you'll like my layouts as much as I had fun to making them!
"Hello Beautiful"
Hello Beautiful is a layout made with the school photo of my daughter.

In the "Hello Beautiful" layout, I embossed the "Feather" chipboard
 with a copper embossing enamel.

 The "Pointed Doily Frame", the "Decorative Disc Set #1" and the "Winter Twig Branches"
are inked and embossed with different colors of embossing ink. 

For the title, I used  aged white embossing enamel.

2Crafty Chipboards Used...
Hello Beautiful
Decorative Disc Set 1

Pointed Doily Frame
Winter Twit Branches


For my "Perfection" layout, I decided to use a black background 
that I found gave it gave a boyish look.

For this layout, I used the "Diamond Chunks Bits" as a background, which I 
embossed with silver powder and then used black embossing ink on top of it.

I diluted some charcoal paint and applied it to the "Swirly Star Border". 
This gives a nice effect where the chipboard looks very roughly painted.

For the "Steampunk Gears", I also used paint, but a metallic navy blue one which I diluted less.

For the large "Wire Star" in the background, I used regular undiluted grey paint.

Finally, for the title, I used white embossing powder on the word: Perfection.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Diamond Chunk Bits

Steampunk gears Medium
Swirly Star Border
Wire Stars

I also have an extra layout to present, because I'm a guest designer the CSI blog.
 I created this layout for the #248 CSI: Colors, Story, inspiration.

For this month, 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring their challenges. 

I used "Hearts Clumps" for the background. I applied a white gesso on it and
 I applied some waterpaint powder to the background. 

I left the "Mini Branches" chipboard at their natural color. For the little 
"Messy Square Frame", I used a glittering embossing powder.

Finally, for the title, I used the word "Love" from the "Fine Words Set #1"
 and applied embossing ink.

2Crafty Chipboards Used..
Mini Branches
Hearts Clumbs

Fine words Set 1
Messy Square Frames

I hope that my layouts inspired you!

Monday, February 19, 2018

February Inspiration By Torsa

Hi Friends,

Today I am here at 2 Crafty Blog with my February Inspiration !! I have created two different projects of different flavors , hope you would love it !!

"Love This Life "

I created a layout with a dark backdrop and grungy look !!

I have heat embossed all my chipboards with Lindy's embossing powder !! I have done several coats of embossing to get the desired result !! I have created ombre effect on the title by embossing and it is really looking fabulous !!

Below are few close -ups :-

I have also created a video tutorial : 

I have used following products for this project :

1. 6" Circle Dot Frames
2. Brick Panel
3. Love this Life

"Life is not measured by minutes "

I have created a vintage valentine project with various chipboards from 2 Crafty !! and beautiful flowers from 49 and market !!

Firstly I did heat emboss all my chipboards with Lindy's embossing powder !! Then added vintage gold wax on it to get a real vintage look !!

Below are few close-ups :-

I have used following chipboards :-
1.Parisian Border
2.Frame Celia's Flourish (unit of 3)
3.Leafy Twig Branches4.Life is not measured

"Love Today"

This month 2 Crafty is guest designing for CSI Challenge !! I have created an inspiration for CSI #248 !!

To get the pastel look ,I have colored the heart panel  chipboard with Lindy's magicals . Heat embossed the butterflies and title !! Created an ombre effect on the title by using two different embossing powers from Lindy's !!

Below are few close ups :-

I have used following chipboards :-

 Hearts Clumps (unit of 3)
2. Addy's Butterflies (unit of 3)
3. Love Today (unit of 3)

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


Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Projects & Video Tutorial
By Kripa Koushik

'Gratitude Art Journal Page'

I returned to my craft room after almost two months away last week and this was
 the first project I made - a page to document my gratitude for the timely help that the
 universe sent us during times of crisis these last few months.

There are many layers of paint and texture paste on both pages. To create the impressions on
 the left side page, I pressed three Fluer De Lice ATC pieces into wet texture paste , scratched
 circles around them with a palette knife and a few minutes later, carefully lifted out the first 
two fluer pieces.

On the other page, Ive written my gratitude with a fine tip applicator and made a cluster of chipboard on top of it. There are still a few swirls of brown visible under the chipboard pieces. The base of this cluster is the negative from the Fluer de Lice ATC chipboard sheet. All of the chipboard pieces were covered with white gesso on top of which acrylic paint was applied using a palette knife. The only exception is the gear chipboard under the ochre yellow fluer. It was painted on without gesso and looks darker than the other brown pieces which adds subtle colour variation.

2crafty chipboard used:
* Clock face frames 
* Fluer De Lice ATC
* Vintage Clock Hands
* Steampunk Gears Small
* Steampunk Gears Medium



My second layout was inspired by Case File No: 248 at CSI:
Colours, Stories & Inspiration which 2Crafty Chipboard is sponsoring.

 To frame the photograph, Ive used Ava's frames chipboard. To balance the swirls on the frame,
 Ive added one piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 1 on the other side of the frame and another
 piece from the same set in the bottom left corner of the page.  

 Finally, a Mini Flourish bit was tucked under the fuzzy cut flower cluster on the right .

 Here is the video of how this page came together. I hope you enjoy.


2crafty chipboard used:
Ava's frames
Leafy Shrub Set 1
Mini Flourish Bits
Together Loopy Font

Thanks for visiting us today.
Happy creating,
Kripa Koushik