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

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