Monday, August 13, 2018

August Inspiration by Elisa Ablett - Good For the Soul

'Good for the Soul' 

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the blog today with another mixed media layout, combining some gorgeous pieces of chipboard along with handpainted stamped images.

I wanted a fun layout and stuck to the colours that were in the photo, blues and browns. 

The 7 dots Studio paper with a painted background and the Aall and Create stamps combined with the awesome chipboard make for a unique and fun layout. 

2Crafty Chipboard products used:

1. Sabine Circle Frames
2. Hummingbird
3. Ada's Flourish - border pieces

Let's take a look at the finer details!

Firstly, the hummingbird piece, I inked carefully in black ink and then using my finger 
I smoothed Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Blue over the chipboard 
and then a top coat of Vintage Gold.

For the second piece of chipboard and the set of Sabine's frames, I inked them all in black,
then added layers of Aged Brass and Vintage Copper Metallique 
Wax over the pieces to give them a rusted look.

To create an interesting feature on the left side of my page, I cut one of the smaller Sabine Frames in half and tucked the cut edges underneath my fussy cut stamped images.

The larger frame I left a bit darker with just a small amount of Metallique wax smoothed over the top. I wanted to use the frame to draw attention to my fun photo.

I used the flourish border piece to create flow across my page, it has a rusted appearance to blend in with the colours of the background photo. Creating flow across your page draws the eye to your photo and main cluster of embellishments. 

To finish off the layout, I hand painted with a small paintbrush and watercolours to match the colours from the background and photo, plus I love Mandala's and any sort of Bohemian look and I think the colours and chipboard make the layout unique, different and interesting. 

Let me know what you think !

That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog :-) 


Elisa xx


Di Garling said...

Fabulous layout Elisa.

Elena Martynova said...

So much expression! Very creative LO!

Unknown said...

Wow an amazing layout

Unknown said...

Wow an amazing layout!

Sabee said...

Wow! Very creative layout! Love the finish of your chippies.

Tambaramba said...

Stunning work, as always Elisa