Friday, 24 March 2017

'Fun in the Summer' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Memory Maze with my project for today, a colourful fun beachy layout.

To start my layout I drew a few circles using my waterproof markers in black by tracing around the outside of round containers from around my kitchen, you could use lids of plastic containers or plates etc. Then I used my Prima Watercolour Confection pans to create three large watercolour circles for my background. 

Then using a gorgeous sea themed stencil from Memory maze, I used my black markers again to trace around the insides of the stencil creating turtles and bubbles and shells for my background as well.

Add some stamping...and then gesso your chipboard pieces (let dry) then colour using your watercolours or you could use colour markers or distress crayons.

Here is the link to the Memory Maze Store - to view all the products used in this layout.

Here are some close ups  - 

Memory Maze Products used to create this layout - 

Fun in the summer 100 x 100  pack of 5 individually packaged PRI

Turtle,turtles , Individual small

That's it from me , thanks for stopping by the blog today :-) 

Elisa xx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

'Be your beautiful Self' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

I just wanted to share my first blog post for the Artified Design Team which happened the other day!!

Elisa here from the design team with my first post for the Artified blog!

I wanted to create something a little out of the box for my first post using the gorgeous Tim Holtz Layered Stencils in Floral, Roses, Ornate and Trellis AND the NEW Lindy's Stamp Gang Shakers.

I had a play around with the Shaker's to hand dye my Canvas flag and I mopped up the excess liquid with a baby wipe and was so impressed with the patterns on it and colours I decided to use the baby wipe on my project. Here is the end result!

To start my project I coloured my chipboard birds with a few coordinating Gelatos and put aside to dry.

Next step, using a craft mat spray water and tap out a little bit of colour from your Lindy's Shakers into the water - then dip your canvas flag into the water and colour and repeat until you have covered your flag in colour and patterns, Mop up the excess colour and liquid with a small piece of lace and a baby wipe and set it aside to dry - we will be using these on your project!

Next once your lace is dry attach it to your muslin by sewing or gluing if you don't have a machine. Grab a inkpad and sponge or dauber and using your Trellis stencil, dab some of the colour through your stencil onto your dried canvas flag.

 Grab another stencil and repeat with a green inkpad and the Ornate stencil.

Next step - Attach your muslin to your baby wipe and distress the edges of the baby wipe until they are uneven and torn, then attach to your Canvas flag either by stitching with a machine or gluing. Then using the Floral Stencil and a palette knife spread Colour Blast paste in your chosen colour ( I used Royalty) making sure the paste covers parts of the flag, muslin and baby wipe. Carefully peel off the stencil and let dry!

Here are some close ups for all the finer details. I added my chosen saying, chipboard, flower and cotton to add a little extra colour and texture. Once the flag is complete thread a stick through the hole and wind wire around the stick to create a hanger.

Here are the links to the products at Artified.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Yodelling Yellow

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Polka Purple

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Lederhosen Laurel

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love :-) 

Elisa xx

Saturday, 11 March 2017

'Think Happy and Be Happy' By Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

My turn up on the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking blog today with a couple of layouts I created using the March Kaisercraft Kit (Kaisercraft Wildflower Collection) and other assorted mixed media products available for purchase or on order from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.

If you haven't had a look at the kit as yet here it is in all it's glory!! Loads of value and full instructions on how to create a few lovely layouts.

My post today is to show you what else you can create with the kit or collection (with a few added extras from your stash or from the shop)

Don't forget that if you place an online order with Shop and Crop Scrapbooking to use the code EA5 at checkout to receive a discount.

Here are my layouts and I have added a list of extra supplies used at the end of this post :-) 

Some close ups - 

Other Products Used - 

March Kaisercraft Kit
Colourblast Colour Spray in Rainforest and Lagoon
Irresistable Spray in Lime
Colourblast Shimmer Spray in Apple of My Eye
Kaisercraft Texture Grid Stamp
Ruler and black marker


Here is my second layout which is also based on this month's challenge sketch!

I have also included a close up of how I created the flower background using Colourblast Paste in Envy and Rose Petal Shimmer Spray using the new gorgeous flower layering stencil from Tim Holtz.

Here is the March Challenge Sketch, we'd love to see your entry!

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Products Used - 

Kaisercraft March Kit
Colour Blast Paste in Envy 
Colour Shimmer Spray in Rose Petal
Chipboard Rectangle
Prima Watercolour Confection Pan - The Classics
3D foam mounting Tape

That's it from me today, thanks so much for visiting the blog.

Make sure you leave me some love.

Elisa xx

Friday, 10 March 2017

Memorable Moments by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Just sharing my latest creation for Memory Maze Blog!

My turn on the Memory Maze blog today with a mixed media layout featuring loads of awesome products from the Memory Maze shop.

To start my page I used a great stencil that has combined butterflies with flourishes, always a great combo to be used on a feminine layout. I used modelling paste through the stencil to that I could apply colour over the top but still have the texture and depth of the paste underneath.

For the colourful background I used the new Lindy's Magical Shakers which as soon as I saw I knew I just had to have - as easy as spraying your page with water then shaking your colours onto the page and watch them spread!!

Here are some close ups of the major pieces used from the Memory Maze shop - 

A gorgeous doily and title - Memorable Moments

A butterfly panel - 

Floral flourish template and inverted brick template - 

Butterfly chipboard piece.

Let's take a closer look at the Memory Maze products that I used for this layout - 

butterfly plate 2 100 X 150 MIN BUY 3
Wire butterflies 100 x 120  min buy 3

Memorable moments , enjoy every moment, script, doiley ,fancy ,m

Floral poly template  8x8 sold in 3's

Inverted brick 8x8  min buy 3

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love :-) 

Elisa xx

Friday, 3 March 2017

'Never Stop Creating' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Krafters,

It's that time again over at Kraft Plus Challenge Blog!

The new challenge is up for March - its a revolution .... a Denim Revolution!

Click on the link for the criteria and to add your layout for this month.

Here is my design team layout for the first of the month reveal, featuring modelling paste lace, a hand made wire tree and baby wipe embellishment, printing on denim, hand dyed cotton printed on with colour blast paste and old silver bangles turned into unique denim embellishments. Phew!!

Loads to look at!

Here are some close ups :-) 

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

Hugs xx


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