Saturday, 29 September 2018

'Together' by Elisa Ablett - September Inspiration

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for 2Crafty Chipboard with my latest inspiration for September, 
a bright and colourful mixed media layout.


For this layout I used a gorgeous photo of my niece and great niece which I love.

I wanted to create a lovely watercolour background and try something new with my chippie.

I used the following 2Crafty chipboard - 

Sharon's Butterflies set
Corner Arches
Chipboard Tags
Together title - Loopy Font

Let's take a closer look at the chipboard pieces -

I love the set of Sharon's butterflies; they are so versatile and I have used them on many projects.

On this layout I heat embossed a heavy white embossing powder onto my chipboard butterfly 
and also onto the title - Together (in the below photo). 
It came out perfectly, they almost look like a raised enamel.

For the Corner Arch, I decided to give it a light coat with gesso first and then let dry.

Once it was dry, I lightly tapped and swiped my Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inkpad 
over the top and spritzed it with water and let dry. The end result was a lovely mottled 
distressed look showing patches of white here and there.

The chipboard tag I absolutely love! I wanted to try a new technique on the tag
so I lightly glued some patterned tissue paper over the top of the tag,
then I watered down some gesso and added a white wash over the top, once
dry I sanded the edges and lightly over the top of the tag. It came out
perfect as a background feature which matches the tissue paper I glued to the background.

That's it from me today, I hope you have been inspired to try some of my techniques
on your Chipboard pieces. Make sure you leave me some love in the comments and if you 
want to follow my work - head to my blog or instagram to follow along ...


Elisa xx

Thursday, 13 September 2018

'#AWESOME" - By Elisa Ablett - September Inspiration

Hi 2Crafty fans 🙋

My turn up on the blog today with my latest 2Crafty creation for September. 

I wanted to create a graffiti inspired mixed media layout to match this gorgeous 
photo of my son and my great nephew and a graffiti wall at the local skate park.

The background was created with Distress Oxide inkpads and circles punched 
from old book paper on a black background and features awesome chippy 
pieces coloured to match the background.

For this layout I used the following Chipboard Pieces- 

Mini Sampler Set 1
Brick Panel

Here are some close ups of the finer details -

For the title #AWESOME, I painted it with a white Posca Paint pen and then let it dry, 
once dry I swiped my blue inkpad across the bottom of the title.

I inked the chevron pieces and small circles from the  Mini Sampler Set 
 of chipboard with different Oxide inkpads to match the background, once dry 
I stamped over the top of the small inked circles.

I cut off two panels off the brick 6 x6 panel of chippie and coloured it with the
 distress oxide inkpads, layer the colour one by one to achieve a distress graffitti look!

Colour your chevrons and diecuts with splattered oxide ink by swiping your inkpad 
onto a craft mat and spritzing with water. Then using a paint brush gather some of
 the liquid and splatter it layer by layer onto your diecuts and desired chipboard pieces.

 Finishing touch is to add splashes of gold ink onto your page!

That's it from me today, thank you for stopping by the blog.

Make sure you leave me some love in the comments below and you can see 
more of my work here -

Elisa xx

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