Wednesday, 30 May 2018

'Create the World you want' by Elisa Ablett for Scrap Matrix

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for Scrap Matrix with my latest layout based on the new Challenge for this month - What's the Point ? all about pointy things on your layouts this month.

This is my second layout this month using the Stamperia Blue Stars paper pack and Primary Elements Mica Powder as my main products.

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My layout features Stars as my pointy feature.


Make sure you have a look at the website for the gorgeous stamp set #12 by Tracy Evans for Aall & Create, I utilised the star stamps from the set for my layout. 

Here are some close ups of the finer details - 



Start your background by adding modelling paste through your star stencil.

Then add your black water colour ink from 13 Arts plus layers of Gold Mica Powder and little bits of ochre or light brown.



A small pocket of the same in the top left hand corner. Black Ink and blue and brown splatters.


Wire makes a fabulous addition to a background, twisted around the stars (which i stamped and fussy cut out) I then foam mounted the stars.




Here are a few of the products I used from the Scrap Matrix Store - 




6x6" 13 Arts Stars


AALL Stamp set #12










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Hugs xx



Tuesday, 29 May 2018

'Limited Edition' by Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard.

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here with my latest creation for May, a fun mixed media layout 
featuring some of my favourite chipboard pieces. 

I also have compiled some chipboard colouring tips for you below!


2Crafty Products used

Indian Feathers
Circles
Limited Edition Title
Fancy Damasks 




Close ups of the finer details...


Tips for colouring your chipboard !

Tip 1 - use watercolour shimmer markers to colour your chipboard and 
add that layer of shimmer and shine.



Tip 2 - Use paint dabbers to create an ombre effect on your feather chippie pieces. 

Paint the top of the feather in one colour and then using the other paint dabber, 
colour the bottom of your feather and use the dabber to gently blend the two colours together. 


Tip 3 - Adding distressed foil accents to your chipboard pieces

Use a cheap glue stick and rub over your chippie pieces roughly. 
Using tweezers add foil flakes over the top of your glue areas. 
Let dry and then using a large stiff paintbrush, roughly brush
over the top of the chippie pieces, brushing off the excess foil leaving
distressed foil accents.





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Friday, 18 May 2018

Heart of Gold by Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap Matrix Fans!

Elisa here from the design team for Scrap Matrix with my latest layout based on the new Challenge for this month - What's the Point ? all about pointy things on your layouts this month.

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My layout features Stars as my pointy feature.

I have created a step by step flip video for you to follow if you wanted to try a few of the techniques I used.  I have posted the video and the link to my Youtube Channel.




Here are some close ups of the finer details -





Here are a few of the products I used from the Scrap Matrix Store - 







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Hugs 

Elisa xx




Wednesday, 16 May 2018

"Life is Beautiful" by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest project, a mixed media art journal page featuring the NEW Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.

This gorgeous stamp set jumped out at me from the very start.

 A beautiful hummingbird, sentiment and geo circle design to create backgrounds with.

To create my art journal page I painted the background with Dina Wakely paints, I also used my small mini circle gel plate to create a focal point. I used my Visible Image Strobe Stencil on the gel plate to add further texture and patterns on my focal point.


Here are some close ups - 





Products used from Visible Image -











Thanks for stopping by the blog today 

Elisa xx


Sunday, 13 May 2018

'Embrace Today' by Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard

"Embrace Today''

Hi 2Crafty lovers,

Elisa here from the design team with my first inspiration for May.
I am sharing with you my mixed media layout featuring loads of layers, 
a distress foil technique 
and a bit of an unusal colour scheme. 

I don't do a lot of feminine layouts but when I do, I like to add
distressing and a bit of grunge.


I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard pieces - 

Embrace Today - Title 
Fine Heart border pieces
Leafy Twig Branches
Square Frames





Let's take a closer look at the chipboard featured on the layout !

For our first piece, the title - Embrace Today 
I decided to do a two toned heat embossed technique.
Firstly you heat emboss with your black powder and while still
hot sprinkle your gold powder over the top and heat again.


The second pieces that I featured on my layout are 'Leafy twig branches' 
These pieces are perfect for layering with your flower stamps.


I hand painted my chipboard in various colours to match my layout then
using a glue stick I rubbed glue onto the ends of the branches. 
then layered gold foil flakes over the glue. Let dry, then using
a large stiff paintbrush - brush off the excess gold flakes.



I used the same distress foil technique with my layered square frames.


The last featured chipboard piece is a gorgeous very fine hearts border
which I inked very carefully with black ink. Perfect for adding depth and texture 
to your borders.

You can find a 2Crafty chipboard stockist nearest to you
by contacting the email address below.




That's it from me today, 

Stay tuned for later in the month for my next post !

Hugs

Elisa xx





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