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


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