Sunday, May 13, 2018

May Inspiration with Elisa Ablett

"Embrace Today''

Hi 2Crafty lovers,

Elisa here from the design team with my first inspiration for May.
I am sharing with you my mixed media layout featuring loads of layers, 
a distress foil technique 
and a bit of an unusal colour scheme. 

I don't do a lot of feminine layouts but when I do, I like to add
distressing and a bit of grunge.

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard pieces - 

Embrace Today - Title 
Fine Heart border pieces
Leafy Twig Branches
Square Frames

Let's take a closer look at the chipboard featured on the layout !

For our first piece, the title - Embrace Today 
I decided to do a two toned heat embossed technique.
Firstly you heat emboss with your black powder and while still
hot sprinkle your gold powder over the top and heat again.

The second pieces that I featured on my layout are 'Leafy twig branches' 
These pieces are perfect for layering with your flower stamps.

I hand painted my chipboard in various colours to match my layout then
using a glue stick I rubbed glue onto the ends of the branches. 
then layered gold foil flakes over the glue. Let dry, then using
a large stiff paintbrush - brush off the excess gold flakes.

I used the same distress foil technique with my layered square frames.

The last featured chipboard piece is a gorgeous very fine hearts border
which I inked very carefully with black ink. Perfect for adding depth and texture 
to your borders.

You can find a 2Crafty chipboard stockist nearest to you
by contacting the email address below.

That's it from me today, 

Stay tuned for later in the month for my next post !


Elisa xx