Saturday, September 23, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Adore' layout

 Hello & a warm welcome to my blog.
Today, sharing my newest layout for 2 Crafty Chipboard..

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Fine word set - Months
Charlotte flourish
Circle tags set 1

Let's start with the gorgeous large Charlotte flourish which I 
wanted to showcase all of its beauty so I decided to cut this flourish into two pieces, 
and inked with this lovely green....

Next, I inked this sweet Adore tag from Circle Tags Set 1
then with some foam tape, I adhered onto part of the flourish.
I think it looks great with all the fussy cutting sitting underneath..

Lastly, I have added the month & year to my layout..
The 2018 I simply inked it with a lovely pale green 
which I thought looked great...

However, with the month September, I inked with a burgandy a
but wasn't really loving it so I decided to apply a thick coat of gesso over it instead
which I think looked so much better,

I really love how this has turned out!
I hope you liked it too & have been inspired you in some way
Thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Unconditional Love'

Hello Everyone!
Today I share my newest layout I created 
using some really great 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Funky Rectangle panel
Mini Title Stick set 5
Mini Fast forward arrows

Inspired by the colors from this fabulous photo of our furbaby Storm....
I inked this Funky Rectangle panel with this great rustic orange using Tim Holtz-Rusty hinge.
I then cut the panel in half & placed it on either side of my photo...

The 2022 I simply inked with black, I also inked with black a couple of the 
Mini fast-forward arrows and place the arrows at the top and bottom of the photo...

And lastly, for the title 'Unconditional Love' which is just perfect for this and well
Mini Title Stick set 5 and using a paintbrush to apply two layers of gesso...

Thanks for popping by
I do hope I have inspired you in some way.....
Until next time!


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 2017 Love layout

Hello Everyone!
Today I share with you another bit of 2 Crafty Chipboard inspiration...
This layout features a photo of myself, my hubstar and
 the gorgeous 3 Quarters Design 'Dusty Floral papers

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Old World Ky/Lock set
12" Fine Floral Love frame
Steampunk Arrow Set 2

3 out of 4 chipboard pieces are from the newly released and
I've kept it relatively simple by applying a coat of gesso on all of my pieces..

I then inked this gorgeous 12" Fine Floral Love frame with a pale blue to 
everything on this frame except the word Love...
With the 2017 I inked over the gesso with a med blue..

Once I had adhered to the 12" Fine Floral Love frame 
I then adhered the gessoed arrow from Steampunk Arrow Set 2 and 
the beautiful and Delicate heart locket from Old World Ky/Lock set

I'm really happy with how this page turned out!
I hope I inspired you in some way today
Until Next time 


Thursday, August 10, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - Moment layout

 Hello & a warm welcome to you!

Today I share with you another 2 Crafty Chipboard layout 
 this fun boy's layout featuring my son...

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
ATC tiny hearts & stars
Circle Maze set
Monthly fine words
Medium steampunk gears
Fine word set 3

Please note: That all of these chipboard pieces I have inked using
 what I think is the best ink, the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks

Let's start with my title where I have used the word Moment  from the Fine word set 3
I have just simply inked with  TH - Faded Jeans...

Now of course, like all of my layouts, I tend to add the month & date 
and why not when 2 Crafty has such great chipboard pieces to do this with...

The September from Monthly fine words inked with black & year 2022 inked with 
TH - Frayed Burlay

Next up and I feel is a feature to my layout are the newly released Circle Maze set
which I have inked them with TH - Ground espresso & boy don't they look great...

The Medium steampunk gears  I have used have been inked 
a bit of a light blue/teal color TH - Broken China...

And lastly are the super C.U.T.E hearts from the  ATC tiny hearts & stars pack
inking these beauties black...

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so if you can't find it at your local store, you can now buy direct."
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Thanks for stopping by I hope,
 I have inspired you in some way
Until next time..

Thursday, July 20, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'April 2012' layout

Hello & welcome to my blog...

Today I share this layout 
 I have created for 2 Crafty Chipboard 
featuring this photo of myself, with my gorgeous girl back in 2012...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Bulldog Clip set
Field Mushrooms
Fine Month words

As many of you may have noticed by now is 
I LOVE to add the date to my layouts and the date is also my title....
For the 2012 I have just simply given it two coats of gesso and
 have inked the Monthly Fine word - April with a lovely purple...

next up are these Fern stems and as you can see I have added some textural layers
to these ferns, by embossing them, then with a blending brush adding some colour.
AND I am SUPER happy with how these have turned O.U.T...

Lastly, I have added a couple of the newly released chipboard pieces,
First up is the Bulldog Clip I have sitting to on the top left of the photo, (in this close up it is at the top right)
again inking this clip with the purple..

Then lastly & one of my faves from the newly released is some of the Field Mushrooms
Ain't they just the cutest mushrooms!! given them a coat of gesso & finishing them by inking
the tops with yep with the purple....

 I hope I have inspired you in some way,
Thanks for popping by
Until next time  x

Friday, July 7, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Timeless Beauty"

 Hello There!
Today I share my newest DT 2 Crafty ..
'Timeless beauty"

This features a photo of my beautiful daughter
and some really fabulous 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces: 

Old World key/Lock set
Steampunk Border 9"
Steampunk Arrow set
Timeless Beauty title

Let's start with the very so gorgeous Lock from Old World key/Lockset
What I did was trying my best not to lose any of that beautiful delicate detailing
 to this lock by using a paintbrush and applying a very very light coat of gesso..

also added some gesso to this really cool Steampunk arrow I have sitting on the lock...

Next up is the title - Timeless Beauty 
.where I just simply inked it twice with  nice forest green,
I really like how it has turned out... I also did the same to the 2018

Lastly, we have the beautiful Steampunk Border 9"
So I tried something a little different from my usual inking & gessoing...
I heat-embossed this board with a really pretty Rose Quartz...

Thanks for popping by 
and until next time

Friday, June 23, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Your smile is like SUNSHINE'

'Your Smile Is like SUNSHINE'

Hello there! I hope this finds you well
Today I am with you sharing my newest layout I have created
and I have included some gorgeous 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used: 
Mistletoe vine
Your Smile is like SUNSHINE (newly released)

The papers I have used are from the gorgeous 
Studio 73 - Bloomin shabby Chic & Sweet Child of mine

Let's start off with this 12" Mistletoe vine, which I have just simply inked 
with a lovely green which looks fabulous sitting throughout fussy cutting..

Next up is of course I have added the 2018 year 
This has been given two coats of gesso

AND lastly for my title which is from the newly released 
I started by inking it all with pastel pink, but I wasn't Lovin it and 

wanted to do something a little more, so I colored the word smile
using the Tim Holtz - Seedless Preserve Crayon and finishing it
with dabbing a little gesso on the lower part of the word...

I am super happy with my layout & I hope I have inspired you in some way...
Thanks for stopping by
Until next time

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Happiness overload' layout

Hello there!
Today I have another layout to share, featuring a photo of me & the Hubstar
 and a few fabulous  2 Crafty pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Industrial light bulbs
Frame Lace heart 
Mini Title stick set 5

Let's start with these awesome Industrial light bulbs, which I have to say
I am obsessed with & were my main inspiration for this layout....  

Teamed it up with some Studio 73 papers, the Steampunk Fantasy papers 
that had similar industrial bulbs, which were perfect

I started by applying a very light coat of gesso to the tops of the bulbs 
making sure not to cover up any of the fabulous engraved details... 
Then I finish them off by applying another coat to just the bulbs part...

Next up I have used the smaller  Frame Lace heart from the set 
and simply inked using Tim Holtz Distress ink - Pumice stone
which is a similar color to the raw chipboard...

Then we have my title 'Happiness overload' from the Mini Title stick set 5
I applied a very light coat of gesso to the mini title stick, 
Again making sure not to cover up any of the engraved wording...

Lastly! I have added the year 2023
I gave it a coat of gesso then finished it with inking it with a lovely dusty pink...

I hope I have you are inspired in some way today
Thanks for stopping by 


Friday, June 2, 2023

2 Crafty Chipboard - 'Moments in Time' layout

 Hello everyone! 
Today I have another layout to share with you all...

This layout features a photo of  myself & my daughter 
a moment captured back in 2018 and 
some gorgeous 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces...

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Moments in time
Sharon's butterflies
Tattered heart

For my Title Moments in Time which is just perfect for this page
I have inked this with a lovely soft peach color..

The Sharon's butterflies I have used, I have inked 
with a soft blue. I also used the same blue for the 2018..

Lastly! The Tattered heart I have sitting on the left side
of my page, I have inked this with Distress Oxide - Vintage photo
I love how using this color the heart seems to blend in a little with the background!!

Thanks for stopping by
I hope I have inspired you in some way

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