Monday, 29 October 2018

"Face your fears" by Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi Crafters πŸ˜ƒ


My turn up on the blog today with my latest inspiration for the month of October.

I was going through some photos and found a great sequence of photos of my youngest son on his scooter from a recent trip to the skate park. 

I used the colour scheme from his clothes and the stripes from his shirt as the basis of my layout 
and then added my chipboard to match, great pieces for a boy layout.

 Here are the awesome chipboard pieces from 2Crafty that I used in my layout: - 

Numbers Panel
Polaroid Assorted 
Scooter Kid Title
Skulls (1) 



STEP ONE - using your gel plate 12 x 12 or 12 x 14 size plate, add your blue colour first in the middle of your plate, then add a few drops of white paint then brayer over the top, it will create a lovely distressed striped pattern. I matched my blue paint to the colour of the shirt in the photo. Tip your white cardstock upside down onto the paint and rub gently on the back and then pull your print! It should look like the photo below in the middle of your page.

STEP TWO - Using a liquid paper correction pen and a ruler, add some white lines to your gel plate print background and put the background aside to dry.

STEP THREE - Use a bright post box red paint to paint your number panels, I used fine tip scissors and snipped my panels as in the photo above.

STEP FOUR - Cut your photos to size and mount on white cardstock and then ink around the edges

STEP FIVE - Add some stamping to your page, use distressed marks from Darkroom Door, Face your fears set by Andy Skinner for Stampendous, Aall and Create stamps to name a few. Grab your favourites!

STEP SIX - Paint your Polaroid frames black, then let dry. 
Then using white embossing powder and a grid stamp, 
emboss white grid patterns onto your painted chipboard as shown in the next few photos.

Emboss your Scooter Kid title with the white embossing powder as well.

STEP SEVEN - Use a post box red paint (or candied apple) to add lines to your layout. 
Squirt some of the paint onto your craft mat and using the side of your ruler, 
rub it through the paint and then stamp it onto your page, 
you can also drag it along your page as well for a different effect.

Stamp using a red ink pad and number stamps along the left hand side of your page 
as well to match the red on the right.

STEP EIGHT - Glue your Polaroid frames to the page and place your numbers over the top 
but don't glue them until you have your photos correctly 
positioned onto the page. Glue both down onto your page and then 
add your title and Charms Creations Silver Glitter star as an extra embellishment.

Last few steps are - stamp a few road signs (mine are from the Stampendous Andy Skinner set of stamps and Viva Las Vegas Stamp Co.) fussy cut them out and add to your page.

Glue your inked skull down to your star embellishment.

Using a yellow Irresistible Pico Embellisher add yellow highlights to your page, scribbly writing, some grungy marks and a few lines. 


That's it from me today, 
I hope I have inspired you to try a little gelli plate printing with your layouts 
and to add a sequence of photos !

Make sure you leave me some love in the comments 
and if you want to follow along on my crafty adventures here are my links :-

Hugs xx

Elisa Ablett

Saturday, 13 October 2018

'Happy Halloween' By Elisa Ablett - October Inspiration


Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for 2Crafty Chipboard with my latest mixed media layout with a Halloween twist!

With Halloween Night fast approaching I thought it would be fun to scrap one of the many photos I have of one of my boys in dressup, ready to go trick or treating with his scary mask and cape.

I have a few creepy ghoulish stamps from Stampotique and wanted to incorporate them as well.

Let's take a look at the 2Crafty products used in this layout πŸ‘»

Here are some close ups!

I also wanted to show you how I created the base of my background, here is a short step by step to show you how to incorporate your Gel Plate and paints into your layout - 

I used an 8 x 8 gel plate with some lovely good quality black paint from Decoart, using a brayer gently spread the paint onto the gel plate, I wanted to leave the lines and texture in the paint.

While the black paint was wet, I squeezed some grey paint onto the plate and spread with the brayer in patches only. Add a few splats of white paint here as well and brayer, you should have 3 different tones on your gel plate before you pull a print.

Once dry (here in this photo you can see the different tones and texture when it has dried) using a circle template, a dinner plate or a bowl etc, roughly trace around your print with a black permanent pen.

Grab some of your favourite grunge stamps and stamp around your circle.

Stamp onto white tissue paper or deli paper with your ghoul stamps from Stampotique, once the ink has dried fussy cut around the edges of your stamped images. 

I used a clear drying glue stick to glue my tissue paper down onto my page. Paint your chipboard. With the larger stamped images I stuck my 2Crafty chipboard circles around each stamped image and stapled them.

There are a few more finishing touches including paint splatters and stamping which can be seen in the main photo :-) 

That's it from me today, I hope you have been inspired to try a little Halloween for your next project featuring 2Crafty.


Elisa xx

Here are my social media links if you want to follow along with me :-) 

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