Wednesday, 21 February 2018

'No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,


Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest mixed media projects featuring one of the NEW and exciting Written in the Stars - Zodiac stamp sets that have just been released by this AWESOME UK Company. These stamps are so versatile so far the team have made cards, tags, mixed media projects, a wall hanging, journal pages - so you can see they are well worth it!

I am featuring the Capricorn Stamp Set on a galaxy art journal page along with the Believe in Unicorn stamp set and a texture background featuring water colour crush powders plus wax kitchen paper.




I also have a second project on offer featuring the same stamp set! a mixed media tag with alcohol inks and acetate and gold foiling.


Here are some close ups of my Art Journal - Capricorn Galaxy page and my Alcohol Ink and Acetate mixed media tag!




Some of the techniques used on this art journal page include - wax kitchen paper collage, embossing, watercolour wet on wet and gold foiling using a glue stick!

Water colour powders called Colour Crush by Tinby Designs in Australia were used to create the colours in the background.







Some of the techniques used on my tag - a monoprinted background with a gel plate, alcohol ink on acetate and gold foiling on acetate.


Here are the awesome versatile stamp set - Zodiac Capricorn, the link is below underneath the stamp set. 






That's it from me today! 

Check out my social media links - follow along to see all my new projects!





Thank you for stopping by the blog, make sure you hop over to the shop and have a look at the new releases for 2018 including the Zodiac Stamps.





Wednesday, 14 February 2018

'Time goes by in a blink of an eye' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking, just sharing the latest 2018 February Mixed Media kit and the layout I have made using the products. This is a fabulous kit and you will receive the full instructions on how to make this layout! 




Here are the contents of the February 2018 mixed media kit - 

the February Kit  was designed by Elisa Ablett and includes: 

  • 2 Pieces of White Cardstock
  • 2 Derivan Artists Ink 
  • Scrap fx Arrow Chipboard
  • 1 piece of Black hessian
  • 1 pot of Black Gesso 
  • 1 packet of Kaisercraft Chipboard alphas
  • Exclusive Embellishment Pack
plus instructions to complete the layout .


Here are some close ups of the finished layout.









If you want to make this layout, head on over to the blog to purchase this kit today!


Elisa xx





Saturday, 3 February 2018

Kraft Plus February challenge has been revealed!

Hi Krafters!

Its that time of the month again, new challenge and new reveal by the design team for Kraft Plus Challenge blog. 

This month we have a fabulous ABBA inspired challenge, its unique and different so put your thinking caps on and blow us away with your creativity.

Here is the challenge and link to the blog.


Current Challenge


and here is my design team creation for the challenge.


I was inspired to make an art journal page, my thinking cap was on and I thought what about trying to create an 'album cover' featuring lyrics and musical notes and a bit of 60 and 70's psychedelia. 

"Inspired by the lyrics from the Abba song - I have a dream - 'You can take the future, even if you fail.' 



Some of the techniques used are gelli plate printing, stamping, stamping on acetate, rice paper collage and mark making.

Make sure you head on over to the Kraft Plus Blog and give this challenge a go, it is fabulously unique and challenging. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today :-) 

Elisa xx




Wednesday, 24 January 2018

'Capricorn' by Elisa Ablett


Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest project featuring one of the NEW and exciting Written in the Stars - Zodiac stamp sets that have just been released by this AWESOME UK Company.

I am featuring the Zodiac Capricorn set on a mixed media wall hanging.  It features a background made from an old Prima canvas book plus Colour Crush Powders from Tinby Designs. 

I stamped on acetate plastic to get a transparent affect on the main elements.





Here are some close ups of the wall hanging!









Here is the full set of Written in the Stars -  Stamp Sets


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On a sidenote - I am sure we all have been seeing the sneaks coming out of Creativation 2018 in Phoenix and the team at Visible Image did not disappoint. Congratulations to Mark and Helen for a very successful trip to the USA to showcase your very unique and amazing stamps and stencils.  

I am so very thankful to be a part of this fabulous team!

#teamvisibleimage xx

Elisa 




Wednesday, 10 January 2018

'Just Be Happy' By Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Another New Reveal from Visible Image!!

'Elemental' and 'Create your Calm'

I have another project up on the Visible Image blog today featuring the amazing new stamps which are being revealed day by day this week.

I have created a mixed media scrapbooking page using the 'Organics' and 'Elemental' 
 stamp sets. The Organics stamp set I stamped onto Acetate with Staz On ink to create visual interest on my background.

With the Elemental stamp set I stamped over the background and hand coloured some of the circle elements. 

Both of theses Stamp Sets are so versatile, great for creating backgrounds on cards and scrapbooking pages and also with mixed media projects. These stamp sets will be 'must haves' in your collection.


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Here is my layout :- - 





Here are some close ups!




Here are some of the other products from Visible Image that i used - 





That's it from me today,

Hugs xx

Elisa 



Monday, 8 January 2018

Visible Image New Stamps Reveal - Woohoo!

Hi everyone,

Over at Visible Image headquarters the last few months things have been really hectic getting all the new lovely stamps ready for you. Today is the day that the NEW stamps get released and we on the design team are super excited to show our samples to you. 

Today we are showcasing the new gorgeous 'Bloom and Grow' stamp set on the blog and I wanted to share with you my off the page mixed media project.

Stay tuned to the blog for the next week to see the rest of the stamps released! You will not want to miss them.


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Here is my off the page mixed media project made with the stamp set:-


I wanted to build a 3D garden setting for the stamp so I gesso'd one of the fabulous Visible Image Monoliths and then added my layers of colour, starting from the bottom with a lovely Copper Metallic Paint from Cadence and at the top a vibrant lime green metallic ink from Daler-Rowney.

I added a little texture by using copper paint over the top of the Strobe Stencil from Visible Image. I wanted to make the area under the stamped images look like rays from the sun.


other Visible Image products used :- 







Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you stay tuned for the new stamps released!

Hugs 

Elisa xx



Wednesday, 13 December 2017

'Creative People colour outside the Lines' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here again with my latest project for the Visible Image design team, a colourful and vibrant Art Journal spread featuring a background created with a Gel Press monoprinting plate and acrylic paint.

I used the fabulous Fibres stencil with the Gel Press plate to create a textured multi-coloured look. I placed it over my gelli plate and sponged a baby wipe over it to take some of the colour off and it produced this gorgeous patterns in my background.

I then stamped the Face -It stamp on the right hand side of my page and addes some white highlights using a white paint pen.





Add your title by stamping your Outside the lines stamp onto scrap paper ( I used a practise piece from my gelli plate adventures) to go with your page.

Cut out your title and mount onto your collaged pieces of paper on the left hand side. 



Add some highlights to make your stamps stand out from your background!


Here are the products I used from the Visible Image Store - 


















That's it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can incorporate mixed media techniques such as monoprinting with your stamps!! make your stamp stash go further !

Hugs

Elisa xx





'No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone, Elisa here from the design team for  Visible Image  with my latest mixed media projects featuring one of the NEW and exc...