Monday, 25 January 2016

More than Words - 1st challenge ever!


Hi Crafty Friends

Just sharing my challenge entry to the new More than Words Challenge Blog !! Their first ever challenge and it is a on the link and head on over and check it out.

Now most of you who know my work know that I LOVE colour and what better way to splash colour about on my page than with Colour Blast Australia products including their delicious pastes and sprays. Products used include Sunshine Colour Paste, Envy, Rose Petal and lovely lilac Shimmer Sprays and black speedball indian ink. Colour Blast also happens to be one of the sponsors over on the More Than Words Challenge Blog for this month.

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

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Scrap the Girls - Anything Goes January Challenge

Hi Elisa here with a layout I created for the Scrap the Girls   anything goes January Challenge. Lots of Colour Blast products and WOW - Words or Whatever Products used on this layout. Had to scrap this photo of my gorgeous great niece!


Here is a close up of the gorgeous shimmer and shine of the Colour Blast products - Tangareen Dream Colour Paste which has a consistency of whipped butter yummo!! Deep Water, Envy and Apply of my Eye Shimmer Sprays and Just Blue and Deep Water Embossing Powder. Can't say enough about the gorgeous designs and the amazingly versatile chipboard and stencils from  WOW Words or Whatever - WOW products - ALTA227-Grungy-Hearts, wow1858 butterfly elements, WOW2434-Lovely title, wow1868 floral scroll and an awesome new Altamatz ALTA043-6x6-doily.

Over on the WOW Blog - Tutorial.

Hi Crafty friends,

Just sharing my Design Team blog post over on the Words or Whatever Blog.

Its Elisa here again with my latest share on the WOW blog, a layout I created with lots of gorgeous WOW products which can be viewed on the WOW Website and a bit of bling and I know we all like a little bit of bling.... Right???

Plus I felt the need to use my favourite colour combo.... teal, gold and sepia.

So to start with I painted a thin layer of gesso on my page so that the cardstock can cope with the weight of my layering. Then I used a gorgeous 12x12 Altamatz called ALTA247-Netting with modelling paste and palette knife, waited for it to dry and stuck on my chipboard pieces - Sea Shell Pack , and whirlicious flourishes and medical gauze as you can see in the photo below. I covered all my layers with a coat of gesso.
I then started to add my colour with Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays (once the page was wet with spray I tilted the page back and forth to create drips). Once dry I added an extra layer over the top with Colour Blast paste through a Altamatz - 12x12 Mixed Background producing those lovely lines and bubbles. Colour Blast products produce such gorgeous shine!! After another marathon drying session ;-) I stamped with a sepia versafine ink with a sea bubbles background stamp from Indigo Blu, it happens to be one of my fav's and added some 'Bling' Colour Blast Spray by dipping a fan brush in the spray bottle and flicking it onto my page.
I also embossed a couple of square chipboard pieces - square frames in a gold tone embossing powder - I made sure that it was not a smooth coverage of embossing powder that it had a rough pitted look to it as I sprayed with a teal coloured shimmer spray over the top, this looks amazing....the teal colour lodges in the grooves and rough edges giving the embossed chipboard a two toned metallic effect, another great way to add colour and shine to your chipboard.

In this photo you can see the stamped sea bubbles but also the finished effect of the square frames and the added title - Wood Veneer - The Perfect Summer Day and a few real sea shells my sons have collected from our local beach.

Love that teal and gold shine on the chipboard and wood veneer, looks amazing.

Don't forget a couple of gold shimmer spray splashes to finish it off!!

Medical Gauze is a very cheap way and versatile way to add layers to a mixed media project. It can be dyed, painted, sprayed and it can also handle texture paste and heavy layers.
Well that's it for me today, thank you for popping by the blog and I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial. Remember to jump on over to the Wow Creations facebook page and share your creations with us.
Elisa Ablett :-)
I thought to finish I would share a sneak peek of my next WOW creation, due on the facebook page in the next week .... hope to see you over there.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

WOW - Words or Whatever January Challenge

Hi crafty friends,

Elisa again with a layout I designed for the January challenge over on the WOW - Words or Whatever Blog. Head on over to the WOW Creations facebook page and join in the fun!!

Techniques used - Watercolour Paint, Modelling paste and Stencil, Masking Fluid Pen, Black Micron Pen, Distress Stains.
Thanks for stopping by!!

I'm an Adventurer!!

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to drop in and let you that I've joined "Wanderlust 2016" I'm so excited to have joined this amazing course. Such world class teachers and projects. I am looking forward to starting my Art Journal and learning so much!! Click on the link and check it out!!! worth every penny as they say....

We are all out of bubblegum - Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

Hi stamp lovers! Elisa here again with my latest project for Ink Art Designs , a mixed media 'cheeky penguin' art journal p...