Friday, July 13, 2018

July Inspiration - 'You are Awesome'
By Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for 2Crafty with my latest inspiration for you!

A mixed media layout featuring loads of awesome 2Crafty chippy goodies and 
a background created with gel plates, paint and stencils. 

TIP - use shapes to draw focus to your photo - 
a few different sized chipboard circles can frame your photo and add balance in your design
while chevrons are perfect for 'pointing' the way 👉 >>>

Here is my layout, I also added some stencil work using the new and awesome stencils from Aga Baraniak, some light stamping, punched book paper, as well as paper weaving, paper rolling and wire.

I think this lends the design of the layout to be unique and eye catching 
and perfect for those teen boys in our lives!


Let's take a closer look!


I coloured the chipboard circles and chevrons with distress paints to match my background.


You can see more of the background work and design in this close up. 
The circle gel plate background complements the Chipboard Circles 
and the circle stencil work. 
I also added rolled circle paper strips plus punched circle book paper.


The title was coloured using a white sharpie paint pen, 
perfect for a good clean coat of white on your chipboard pieces.  

In this photo you can also see the stencilled barcode and more of the gel plate background. 

I loved adding the orange splatters in the background, I used
Marabu Art Acrylic Spray.


Don't be afraid to use bright colours in your layouts and pair it with a white title, I left small shapes of white in the background in the stencilling and in my paper weaving to balance the white title as well.

Here are the products used from 2Crafty -
You Are Awesome - title
Chevrons
Circle Stack

Chevron Bits (units of 3)You are Awesome (unit of 3)
Circle Stack (units of 3)



That is all from me today, I hope I have inspired you to try bright colours
 and shapes to create a layout that is eye catching and unique!

You can see more of my work here - 




Hugs xx

Elisa Ablett


5 comments:

Tammy Klingner said...

Such a cool layout for boys. The title says it all!!

Di Garling said...

Great boy layout Elisa. love it.😄

Elena Martynova said...

Love your layouts and I love your vibrants colors!

MARIE S said...

Super design !!

Sabrina Turpin said...

Wow! A beautiful project with vibrants colors!