Saturday, December 29, 2018

'#naughtyornice' by Elisa Ablett
December Inspiration

Hi Everyone, 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. 

Christmas day is over for another year and now you have a chance to pop your feet up
 with a drink and catch up on the inspiration on the 2Crafty Blog!

The 2Crafty Design team were lucky enough to 'guest design' for CSI Challenge Blog 
for this month and I decided to base my layout around Challenge No. 268.

What a fantastic challenge! check out the challenge below and I have also 
provided the link to the details and blog for you. 

I drew inspiration from the challenge graphic and colour scheme for my layout, incorporating wood, circles, music, chalkboard and greenery as well as many Christmas elements like Baubles, poinsettias and presents. 
The challenge criteria was perfect for creating that special Christmas layout. '

Link to the CSI Challenge Blog and #268 challenge details.

2Crafty Chipboard products used in the layout:-

Product Links:


Here are some close ups of the finer details:

For my title chipboard piece, I heat embossed with a brilliant white embossing powder 
to make it pop off the page! I added splatters of white gesso over my page as well
to soften the background colours and tie in with the white embellishments.

I hand coloured the present chipboard in a lovely red and white colour scheme from
the challenge graphic from CSI Challenge Blog. I used fine tip tombow markers.

The ornamental Christmas baubles I heat embossed with a white glitter embossing powde
r just to add that extra bling and shine to the them. I staggered them around the other 
circles on my layout to add another layer to my background.

 The felt poinsettias were fussy cut from a very old piece of Christmas scrapbooking paper that didn't have a brand name on it so I can't list it on here, Sorry! but it was lush and adds texture to my page!

The background circles are chipboard nesting circles which I heat embossed with
 shiny black embossing powder. Once they were dry, I added scraps of Christmas paper
 and wood grain paper to add a few elements from the CSI challenge.

I loved participating as a Guest Designer for CSI as part of the 2Crafty Design Team contingent, what a fabulous Christmas themed challenge, just the right inspiration for all those new Christmas photos.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, 


Elisa xx