Thursday, November 29, 2018

'Dream' by Elisa Ablett - November Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

I have another mixed media girl layout to share with you today.

The photo is of my great niece, a gorgeous gal with loads of personality and big dreams.

I wanted to create a mixed media layout brimming with pastel colours and soft flowers.

I also love a bit of bohemian style to my layouts and the stencil work combined with the flowers, butterflies and gorgeous turkish lanterns worked together beautifully!

I must say the colour combo of berry, blues and turquoise has got to be a new favourite of mine.

I love a good design swatch and this one comes from Design-Seeds. 

The Chipboard featured in the layout from 2Crafty include the following (links provided): - 

Lets take a closer look at what techniques I used to alter my chipboard for the layout:

For my title and in keeping with the boho style, 
I painted my title bright white and added an offcut of lace and machine stitching 
using berry coloured thread underneath. 
I also added the stitching to my coloured die cut butterfly embellishment.

The Turkish Lanterns are gorgeous! 
I heat embossed them with Berry coloured embossing powder, 
then I painted the chain and selected bits with a black Posca paint pen. 
The backing paper is an off cut of water colour paper sprayed with the turquoise spray
 and then fussy cut and glued to fit the back of the lanterns.

I selected a lovely Lacey Border piece and inked it with black ink, it serves as a great backing piece and border to separate my stencilled background from the white space below.

The gorgeous Rose Set of chipboard was calling my name for this layout!

To achieve this dreamy pastel look on my chipboard, I lightly gesso'd my pieces of chipboard - 
Rose Set and Angie's Vines and then once dry I used a paint brush 
to paint the 13 Arts Chalk Pastel Sprays in Berry and Turquoise
 onto my pieces of chippie. If you wanted an even lighter shade, 
water the sprays down or add a small amount of gesso.

Well that's it from me today!

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by the blog today, 
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Elisa Ablett