Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Adventure || by Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout, 
a bright and fun boy layout featuring the new Flutterby Designs Art Foamies stamps.

I absolutely love these big foam stamps, so easy to use with paint or inks and stamp wonderfully over the top of Flutter Colour Paint. 

Products used from the Shop: 

Let's check out the close ups!

Art foamies stamping in the background and circles punched from the Happily Ever After  Everyday Filler Cards lead your eye down the page to the photo.

Frame your photo with a small polaroid frame painted and stamped with the Art Foamies Stamps, the possibilities are endless.

I hand stamped the long title and adhered it down the page. 

Staples are a great way to add grunge to a boy page and also great for adhering strips of chipboard. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you catch me next time for a feminine layout using layering !


Elisa xx

Thursday, 11 April 2019

One Cheeky Kid || Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone, 

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout for Flutterby Designs.


I wanted to go with 'boy themed' mixed media layout using bits and pieces from the NEW Magical AF collection and adding them to Flutter Paint, Knucklehead Stencil and even some Xtreem Teen pieces I have left over.

Take your Magical AF paper and cut on a crazy angle, add a small amount of white paint or white gesso along the inner cut edge. Add small sprays of black and teal Dylusions Shimmer Spray and dry.

Smooth black ink through your stencil using a distress tool, keeping to the inner edges.

Layer Everyday Etc Filler Cards under your photo cluster and before gluing down your cluster, squeeze teal Flutter Paint in a squiggle along the inner edges.

 Don't forget to raid your stash to expand your new collection !

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.


Elisa x

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

'Let Me Fly' By Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap Matrix Fans,

My turn up on the Scrap Matrix blog today with my first inspiration for the month of April.

I wanted to create a fairy garden for the photo of my 'great' niece who is often the subject of my scrapbooking pages. I  wanted use all different types of materials including acetate and alcohol inks plus those AWESOME Art by Marlene Stamps which are becoming my firm fav. Distress Oxides ink pads made their way in to create the background, love that they can either be as bright or more mellow depending on your technique !

The April Challenge over on the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page is to - 

Such a great challenge, there are so many great quotes out there, 
so get your thinking caps on and enter in our challenge this month.

Here is a round up of the major products used in the layout 
and can be found at Scrap Matrix - 

Image 1
Distress Oxides AALL Stamp set #47

13 Arts Art Journey Word Stickers

Let's take a closer look at the layout!

To create the flowers, I dabbed alcohol inks over an acetate sheet, then sprinkle Alcohol Ink blending solution to create some lovely patterns and blending. I then waited for it to dry then stamped the flowers, stems and leaves in Staz On Jet Black ink. Then fussy cut once dry.

To create the background I used Distress Oxide Inkpads and a smooshing technique on a craft mat along with spritz's of water. Then drag your paper through the liquid and dry between each layer. I also smoothed Distress Oxide Inks over Paper Artsy Stencils using a blending tool, just to give the background some depth.

Add some stamping using an Aall and Create Stamp #47  and your quote.

I used an old 13 Arts sticker sheet (the wings) to add underneath my fussy cut photo which i mounted on 3D foam tape.

And your finished!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Hugs xx


Sunday, 31 March 2019

Magical || By Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi friends,

Elisa here with my last layout for 2Crafty Chipboard, but this doesn't mean you won't see me around Facebook, Instagram and in groups so please make sure you still say hi and keep following me with my new endeavours.

I cannot thank Vanessa and Di enough for such a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a super talented team and lovely bunch of designers and I will miss them and hopefully one day I can apply to the team again.

For my last layout I decided to break open my Oxide Inkpads for the background and also see if I could incorporate them to cover chipboard as well.

The 2Crafty products used in this layout - 

Circle Stack
ATC Mini Hearts and Stars
Wildflower Set
Fine Words 2

Let's take a closer look at the chipboard used in this layout -

For the title 'Magical' I heat embossed with a white glitter embossing powder 
and the film strip was inked with black ink to make the title pop out !

I love how the 'Wildflower set' turned out, it was completely a happy accident, I inked the chipboard with an embossing liquid but for some reason it wasn't that tacky and only some of the black embossing powder stuck to the pieces. So I had a thought of adding some of the Oxide Colours from the background to cover the parts of the chipboard that had a small amount or no embossing powder on it. The colours of the Oxides remained so vibrant and bright on raw chipboard and I really liked the colourful distressed look.

I also inked the circle chipboard and heat embossed with black glossy embossing powder and lastly the Mini ATC Stars, I coloured with a gold glitter watercolour pen just to add that sparkle. I also added some gold splatters to the background. 

For stockists of 2Crafty Chipboard see below.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

'One Day' || By Elisa Ablett for Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Guest Inspiration Team : Elisa Ablett

Hi Viva Las Vegas Stamp fans,

Elisa here from the Guest Inspiration team with my next project for you featuring a load of gorgeous VLV Stamps.

My husband went on his first international trip last year to Spain for work and was under strict instructions to take loads of photos for me to Scrapbook with and create a travel journal for him.

I decided to create a travel themed Scrapbook page with one of his snapshots of the Basilica in Barcelona (it was under construction). Add some vintage themed papers from 13Arts designed by Fiona Paltridge to the VLV stamps with a bit of mixed media and I am so happy with the result. This design can be easily reproduced as an Art Journal page or as a page in a Travel Journal. 

Let's take a closer look at the great VLV stamps that feature -

The 'Map of the World' Stamp was used with great effect in the background along with a few of the great background stamps from Plate 1495.

To fit in with my vintage travel look for the layout, I stamped 'One Way Sign' and 'Pointing Finger' and then coloured them with a Distress Oxide Ink Pad. I also included a Kraft Pocket Envelope to slip train tickets, entry tickets, memorabilia etc.underneath the photo cluster.

I stitched old sewing patterns to cardstock to create my own background paper, this is a great tip for those who love junk journalling!

To draw your attention to the photo cluster. add background stamping 'X Circle' and 'Row of Distress Lines' along with a wood veneer arrow and a cityscape die cut.

VLVS! Supplies: Stamp name : 
Ink pads : Staz on - Black 

Other Supplies: 
Sewing Patterns
Sewing Machine
13arts Conversations on a Train by Fiona Paltridge
Wood Veneer - Here Sign, Location Arrows
Map Scrapbooking Paper - Unknown
Black Pico Embellisher
City Scape Die Cut - Uniquely Creative
Kraft Pocket
Decoart Tissue Paper
Ranger Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today !

Elisa xo

Saturday, 29 December 2018

#NaughtyorNice by Elisa Ablett - Guest Detective for CSI Challenge Blog (2Crafty Sponsored)

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 powder 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

Adventure || by Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans, Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout,  a bright and fun boy layout featuring the new Flutterb...