Monday, 25 November 2019

'Always Forgive Yourself' by Elisa Ablett - Scrapbooking Page

Hi Stamp lovers,

Elisa here again from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest project, this time a colourful mixed media scrapbooking page. 

Featuring one of my most favourite stamp sets, Art by Marlene Bohemian Flowers and the vibrant acrylic paints by Dina Wakely all available in store today.

Products used from the store - Ink Art Designs

Image result for visible image stencils

Dina Wakely paint colours used:
Magenta, Tangerine, Lapis, Peacock, Turquoise, white

White Gel pen

Let's take a closer look at the layout: - 

To create the background, I used Dina Wakely Acrylic Paints gently sponged through the Visible Image Geometric Stencil to match my main feature which are the fussy cut flowers. I also used a craft spatula dipped in white paint to make white lines and marks on my background. 

You may also spot some Dina Wakely Washi Tape in the background, I tore strips of the tape and added to the middle of page. 

To make the flowers, I started with a blank piece of A4 white heavy weight mixed media cardstock. Then using a palette knife or even your finger, smooth all the different colours of your paint over the A4 cardstock. It doesn't matter if it looks like a toddler fingerpainted lol, it won't matter when you stamp over the top with your gorgeous stamps. 

Once the paint is dry completely, stamp using a black archival ink all over the cardstock and let dry. Then fussy cut all your pieces out, while watching TV or something on Netflix, if you are like me and sometimes fussy cutting can be a bit of chore l like to sit in front of TV or in between cooking dinner etc. a bit at a time. Get creative with your fussy cutting, make circles out of flowers etc

Add that little bit extra to the background using white paint and your stamps. I smear a small bit of white paint into a larger circle onto my craft mat then dip my stamp into it, I do a few practise stamps first then re-dip it in to test how much paint goes onto my stamp. Using white doesn't detract from the lovely rainbow of colours used to create your flowers.

Once you are ready to start layering and gluing down your flowers, make sure you place your photo where you want it to sit first and work around it.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love and before you go, make sure you get your entry into this month's challenge over on the Ink Art Designs Facebook page. 


Elisa xx


  1. Hi Elisa. This is a stunning rainbow of colour! You have described it beautifully. The layout is fantastic. Love your tips. And you had me going back and looking for the extra detail ... so much fun!
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Elisa, I so admire scrappers, I wouldn't have a clue where to start xx


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