Friday, April 27, 2018

April Inspiration by new Design Team Member
Elisa Ablett

"Adore You"

Hi there 2Crafty friends !

Elisa here from the design team with my first post and inspiration as part of this fabulous team.

Here is a list of the 2Crafty products used - 
Morrocan Bits
Sharon's Butterflies
Adore You Title
Film Strip medium

For the title - Adore You, I heat embossed it with 
Colour Blast Black Charcoal Embossing Powder.

To add some texture to my background, I added the Morrocan Bits, heat embossed with Colour Blast Royalty Embossing Powder. I also added a couple of pieces to the top left and bottom right clusters of my layout. 

Another great technique to cover chipboard is to ink your pieces with an ink pad and sponge dauber.

I love a chipboard film strip piece to add a vertical line to your layout. I heat embossed the
 film strip with Colour Blast Black Charcoal Embossing Powder. I find the Ranger
embossing liquid dabber excellent in covering large pieces of chipboard. 

To create my background, I stamped with a Prima flower stamp and handpainted
with water colour paints and a fine round paintbrush.

I also stencilled with black modelling paste through a new Aga Baraniak stencil.


 My second layout for this month is titled

'' Shine ''

Here is the list of 2Crafty products used -
Fine Words 2
Star Frames

I painted a few of the stars and chevrons with a lovely buttercream coloured paint
 from Ceramcoat.  I also inked a few of the stars with black ink.

Once I inked a few of the stars and star frames with black ink, I used a quick and
 cheap foiling technique that I discovered using a bostik glue stick, foil sheets
and a large stiff paintbrush. It creates a lovely distressed look to your foiling.

I painted the title chipboard piece very carefully as its quite fine, while
it was drying and pliable, I molded it around the large star frame.

I created the large background circle with my 8 inch circle gel plate and combination of a navy and buttercream paint. I also added some black ink around the edges of the circle and some stencilling.

I have a favourite technique at the moment which is adding scribbly writing around my frames.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through my first post, I know I feel incredibly honoured to be offered a position on this team full of so many talented people working with amazing products.

Make sure you leave me some love xx