Thursday, 21 May 2020

Fierce & Free by Elisa Ablett for Paper Rose Studio

Hi everyone, 

My turn to share an inspiration project for Paper Rose Studio today and instead of a card or scrapbooking page I decided to head in a different direction this time, a mixed media art journal spread!

Featuring loads of Paper Rose Studio products including Doodle Flower Stamp Set and the awesome Mandala Stencil to name a few. 

Make sure you head over to the Paper Rose Community page on Facebook to keep up to date with all things Paper Rose Studio. 

Let's take a closer look at the project.

I started with a base of Modelling paste smoothed through the Paper Rose Mandala Stencil. 

Then adding colour with watercolour inks and blending colour through stencils to continue the layering process.

I fussy cut the fabric flower child from the quarter of fabric from Paper Rose Studio, adhered her to the page. 

On heavy weight white cardstock, add ink and acrylic paint to the cardstock and let dry. Then stamp the Doodle Flowers stamp set over the coloured cardstock. Then fussy cut your flowers out and glue around your fabric girl.

Add your finishing touches including stencilling and stamping and splatters of ink.

And your done!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today


Elisa x

Monday, 18 May 2020

'Frida' by Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Designs

Hi Stamp lovers,

My turn to share inspiration for Ink Art Designs today with a rainbow mixed media card or you could turn this into an Art Journal page. 

I just adore the versatility of Art by Marlene Stamp Set 41 with the gorgeous flowers and Frida inspired stamp and I decided to dedicate my last two projects just to this one stamp set....

My last project was a scrapbooking page with a soft romantic flowery design using the same stamp set. It just goes to show that you can get your monies worth with different projects with just the one product!

Let's take a look at the products used from the Ink Art Store:-

See the source image

Other products:

Vicki Boutin Papers 
Tombow Markers
Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks
Sari Silk
Tissue Paper
Paper Rose Studio Mandala Die
Gold Foil

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love!

Elisa Ablett x

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Shine like the whole universe is yours - Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Designs

Hi everyone, 

My turn to share my latest inspiration for Ink Art Designs, a soft feminine layout featuring Art By Marlene Stamp Set 41 available in store today.

I took inspiration from the colours in the photo and also the soft feminine feel to the page and coloured my stamped images with a soft rose and light green. I also layered using soft pinks and burgundy paper along with vellum. I used ART C watercolour brush markers to colour my stamped images using an archival inkpad.

I also stencilled and hand coloured the vines in the layout, taking inspiration from the garden archway with the vines twirling through them. 

Create movement on your page by angling your embellishments so they look like they are moving in a wave across your page. Place your photos on angles as well but anchor them to the page by using dark frames. These will draw the eye directly to them.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you stop by the Ink Art Designs Stamping facebook page to participate in our latest challenge for this month and to be inspired by all the wonderful creations in the group.


Elisa x

Sunday, 26 April 2020

#IADAnimalChallenge - Join in the Challenge with us this month at Ink Art Designs

“The # Animal Challenge has started at Ink Art Designs.
Image may contain: sky and outdoor
The #IADAnimalChallenge rules are as follows ...

* Create any project (card, art journal page, canvas) using the theme ANIMALS. This can include birds, insects and sea animals.
* Stamping must be the main focus of your project.
* Use stamps from Rubber Dance, Visible Image, Lost Coast Designs, Darkroom Door, Lavinia, Crafty Individuals, Art By Marlene, That’s Crafty, Art Journey or Stampotique.
* Share your project on social media - Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest - with the hashtag #IADAnimalChallenge
For more details about the challenge, the prize package as well as the discount code for all participants, visit our Ink Art Designs #IADAnimalChallenge post HERE:
Ink Art Designs will select a random winner for a grand prize package which will be announced on the 9th of May.”

Now it's my turn to share what I have created for the Challenge... a bright and cheeky art journal page.

It features Katzelkraft's Farm Animal, Accessories stamps 
and Art By Marlene's Sticker Book;

Here is a close up of the stamping featured in my project:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, 
Make sure you hit the link above to head to the Ink Art Designs blog post about the challenge for all the challenge details and a squiz at the prize pack!!
Elisa Ablett

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Vintage Truck Card by Elisa Ablett for Paper Rose Studio

Hi everyone, 

My turn to share a project for Paper Rose Studio  today. 

I just had to add the new Vintage Truck 4x4 stamp set to my stash, what a perfect stamp to create those masculine cards for the men in our life. 

I wanted to recreate a rusting patina on the trucks body and frame so I started with a Rusty Hinge background and added Chunky Rust Baked Texture Embossing Powder by Seth Apter. Once I heat embossed the embossing powder, I added small daub of Green Patina Matte Wax by Finnabair using my finger. The texture and colour is amazing and looks authentic.

The card creator acts as a window to my background which is a combination of Distress Inks smooshed onto Photo Paper, this is such a great substrate for bright backgrounds.

FINNABAIR   Finishing Waxes Matte Wax - Patina GreenSee the source image
Chunky Rust

Here are links to the rusting effect mediums that I put together in layers:-

Thanks for stopping by the blog today 


Elisa x

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Design Team

Hi everyone,

Elisa here for Ink Art Designs with my latest inspiration for you.

I really adore the Katzelkraft Farm Animal Stamp Set, the expressions of the animals really lend themselves to funny or snarky projects. 

I have created a fun art journal page using the Stamp set along with one of my favourite 'Dad' Jokes about a bunch of rabbits. 

The background is created with bright watercolour inks along with a stencilled background. I tried to keep the colour combo along the lines of Easter colours, such as pink, teal, lime and blue as at the time I had a different joke in mind for the page. 

Add some extra stamping with Visible Image stamps and Art by Marlene Stamps and some torn washi tape to create a bit of visual interest. 

Here are some of the products and links to the shop:-

Make sure you take the time to browse through all the new arrivals in store...


That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog.

Elisa x

Saturday, 21 March 2020

'I'm a rainbow sprinkle in a vanilla world' by Elisa Ablett - Ink Art Design Team

Hi everyone,

Elisa here with my latest share for Ink Art Designs, a rainbow inspired art journal page.

To create the background I layered Rice paper collage paper from Scrap FX along with black gesso and coloured inks. I stamped and coloured the frogs in sequence using my Misti stamping platform which is great for lining up and multi-stamping. I then coloured the frogs with Dina Wakely scribble sticks.

With my main frog, I heat embossed using black embossing powder and coloured him with Dina Wakely scribble sticks and added highlights using a lighter shade in yellow and green. I added some cute little die cuts from the Art by Marlene Die Cut Sheet paper pads.

I also added a few other details in the background including some stencilling and texture with Irrestibles Pico Embellishers. A super easy art journal page to complete with an eye catching finish.

Lets take a closer look!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you check out the awesome 1st Birthday giveaway that Dot has organised to celebrate!! head on over to the store to check out all the new products...

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Hugs x


Fierce & Free by Elisa Ablett for Paper Rose Studio

Hi everyone,  My turn to share an inspiration project for Paper Rose Studio  today and instead of a card or scrapbooking page I deci...