Wednesday, 11 July 2018

'Create your own Calm' by Elisa Ablett

'Create your own Calm'

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest design team layout.

A layered mixed media layout featuring an underwater sea theme, utilising the awesome 'Create  your own Calm and Dare to Swim' stamp sets as well as the Fibres Stencil from Visible Image.

To create the background, I used a small petite gel plate along with Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks to create a watercolour 'bubbly' scene. Add some stencilling and stamping and you can build a scene to suit your photo!

TIP - to draw your eye to the photo, create a 'flow' across your page using your stamps and stencils and then use key pieces such as the black circle and large stamped images to draw the eye to the photo.

Here are some close ups of the finer details!

Just look at the quality in the stamps, a clean crisp image every single time 💓

Here is the product list from Visible Image plus the links to the store !

That's it from me today,I hope you were inspired to try a little 'scene' building with your stamps with a little mixed media :-) 


Elisa Ablett

You can see more of my work here on my blog or on Instagram and Facebook xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

'Stronger' - Mixed Media Tag by Elisa Ablett

 Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with a bright mixed media tag.

The background was created using a distress tool, smoothing the black ink through the new 
'take my hand' stencil over your painted background. 

I have also added touches of primary elements - Gold Mica powder to the distress tool and smoothed the mica powder over edges and some parts of the painted area of the tag.

I have also stamped and coloured in the eye and then punched it out with a circle punch 
and then used 3d foam mounting tape to mount the eye over part of the hand.

Stamp and colour your title 'Stronger' with mica powder and then add to your tag.

Here are some close ups - 

Visible Image Shop and Blog :- 

'This Boy' by Elisa Ablett - June Inspiration 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi 2Crafty lovers,

Elisa here from the design team with my the first of my June projects for you,
a grungy mixed media boy layout featuring loads of 2Crafty Chipboard along
with stencils from A.B.Studio, distress ink, Aall and Create stamps and old book paper.

Here are some close ups of the finer details !!

I wanted to distress and 'grunge up' my square frame, so using a distress tool and 
black distress ink pad, I lightly inked the frame. 
I also added yellow details using a yellow pico embellisher.

I love using compasses on boy pages and I wanted to add little pops of yellow and 
teal to the page, so I inked both the compass chipboard to match the background.

Loads of stamping and stencilling in the background.

For the title to my page I inked the chipboard title 'this boy' with a metallic silver ink.

Then once dry I inked the bottom of my title in a blue distress ink.

More grungy stencilling and stamping, and some scribbly writing with a black pico embellisher.

Check out the products used from the 2Crafty Website

This Boy (unit of 3)   Compass (units of 3) Frame Square Borders (unit of 3)

Thank you very much for stopping by the blog today, make 
sure you leave me some love xx



Wednesday, 30 May 2018

'Create the World you want' by Elisa Ablett for Scrap Matrix

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for Scrap Matrix with my latest layout based on the new Challenge for this month - What's the Point ? all about pointy things on your layouts this month.

This is my second layout this month using the Stamperia Blue Stars paper pack and Primary Elements Mica Powder as my main products.

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My layout features Stars as my pointy feature.

Make sure you have a look at the website for the gorgeous stamp set #12 by Tracy Evans for Aall & Create, I utilised the star stamps from the set for my layout. 

Here are some close ups of the finer details - 

Start your background by adding modelling paste through your star stencil.

Then add your black water colour ink from 13 Arts plus layers of Gold Mica Powder and little bits of ochre or light brown.

A small pocket of the same in the top left hand corner. Black Ink and blue and brown splatters.

Wire makes a fabulous addition to a background, twisted around the stars (which i stamped and fussy cut out) I then foam mounted the stars.

Here are a few of the products I used from the Scrap Matrix Store - 

6x6" 13 Arts Stars

AALL Stamp set #12

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

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Hugs xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

'Limited Edition' by Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard.

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here with my latest creation for May, a fun mixed media layout 
featuring some of my favourite chipboard pieces. 

I also have compiled some chipboard colouring tips for you below!

2Crafty Products used

Indian Feathers
Limited Edition Title
Fancy Damasks 

Close ups of the finer details...

Tips for colouring your chipboard !

Tip 1 - use watercolour shimmer markers to colour your chipboard and 
add that layer of shimmer and shine.

Tip 2 - Use paint dabbers to create an ombre effect on your feather chippie pieces. 

Paint the top of the feather in one colour and then using the other paint dabber, 
colour the bottom of your feather and use the dabber to gently blend the two colours together. 

Tip 3 - Adding distressed foil accents to your chipboard pieces

Use a cheap glue stick and rub over your chippie pieces roughly. 
Using tweezers add foil flakes over the top of your glue areas. 
Let dry and then using a large stiff paintbrush, roughly brush
over the top of the chippie pieces, brushing off the excess foil leaving
distressed foil accents.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I would love it if you left me some feedback xx

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'Create your own Calm' by Elisa Ablett

'Create your own Calm' Hi everyone, Elisa here from the design team for  Visible Image  with my latest design team layout. ...