Thursday, 10 September 2020

Grumpy Gran Card by Elisa Ablett


Hi everyone, 

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs creating another cheeky/snarky card along with mixed media products.

I love to gel print and sometimes I have a fair few prints left over that just sit there and I found this perfect sized print that had a great print and colour just waiting to use on a card.

So to add to my gel print I added some washi tape and a few resist chipboard stars from my stash along with a hand coloured 'coffee' stamp from Lost Coast Designs. Coffee (aka..Grumpy Gran) was just perfect for the front of a card along with a snarky saying..

I used watercolours and watercolour brush pens to colour my stamped image and once dry I fussy cut my grumpy gran out and added her to my card front. To add a bit of depth to my stamped image, I added a bit of shadowing to her outline using a black watercolour stabilo pencil.

Here are the products and links from the Ink Art Designs Store:-


Thank you for stopping by the blog today, don't forget to add your projects to the Ink Art Designs facebook creative group -

Elisa xx

Sunday, 23 August 2020

'Fly Away' by Elisa Ablett for Ink Art Designs


Hi everyone, 

Elisa here with my latest inspiration for Ink Art Designs, a simple watercolour art journal page with some featured stamping.

To create this page, I started with a background created using muted colours in blue, raspberry or burgundy and black. You can use either watercolour palette such as the one by Art by Marlene or Distress Oxide inkpads. 

I sprayed my page with water and then using a wet on wet technique, I smooshed my colours onto the page. I usually like to use a craft messy mat to spread the liquid around and tip my page into it.  I added more black around the edges of my page.

Once dry, you add your background scribbles and stamping. I decided to re-create the berries and branches in the top left hand corner by hand drawing them and painting them with watercolour paints. I just love how they have turned out. To create the scribbles I used a very fine waterproof black pen or marker and just put pen to paper in a circular manner.

I also stamped the bird onto mixed media cardstock and hand coloured it with watercolour paints, making sure I blended the lovely blues in the colouring of the bird. I then fussy cut the bird and branches out. Glue your bird to the page and using the marker extend the branch out and lightly colour it to make it look longer and blended with your background.

Add extra stamping for your title over your branches and berries. 

Here is a close up of the bird stamped and coloured. 


Here are the links to the products in the shop: If they are not in stock, Dot, the owner is happy to order the stamps in for you. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you subscribe and follow along to catch my next project.

Elisa x

Monday, 10 August 2020

Life is about Happy Moments - by Elisa Ablett for Paper Rose Studio

Hi Crafters,

It is my turn today to share an inspirational project for Paper Rose Studio.

I wanted to create a mixed media layout featuring a few challenges for myself!! Firstly, colours I don't scrap with very often, Purple, Pink and Green, then loads of white space and to finish off girly girl elements. 

The layout features

Image may contain: text that says 'Paper Rose Photopolymer Crystal Clear Stamps ΰΈ£ hello ১০. 19075 JUST SKU' 
Sketchy Floral Hello Stamp Set

Head over to the website to check out all of the great new releases and check for stockists,


Elisa x
Image may contain: 8 people, including Elisa Ablett, Tanya Heritage, Deborah Adams and Michelle Lupton, people smiling, text that says 'Paper Rose Mandy Herring Donna Lewis Tanya Heritage Deborah Adams Kelly Bates Tania Ridgwell Elisa Ablett Michelle Lupton 2020 DESIGN TEAM'

Friday, 7 August 2020

Ignore Reality - Art Journal page by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest creation for you, an art journal page featuring a nervy dog with a bad coffee habit. 

The background colours are created using Distress Ink Oxides in a few different techniques including smooshing colour and spraying with water and also using the ink pad through a stencil and activating the Oxides with a spritz of water. 

I also stamped and coloured Enervy (the nervy dog) using watercolours and paint pens and gave the poor pup some bloodshot eyes to go with his coffee habit. 

Here are the products from the Ink Art Designs website along with the links!

Don't forget to stop by the Facebook group -
Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground to keep up to date with all things Ink Art Designs.

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

Elisa x

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Merry Christmas by Elisa Ablett

Hi all, 

My turn to share a project for Ink Art Designs today and as it's still Christmas in July over at Ink Art Designs, you can see I went with another Christmas design along with a far bit of snark !

I started this art journal page with a pastel watercolor wash in the background along with a white crackle paste stenciled bubble design.

I have been working in my small 5x7 Dylusions Art Journal and I have been converted to using washi tape to tape around the edges to create a border for my design. Just looks a whole lot neater !

The main stamped image is from Lost Coast Designs Stamp Company and you can find their stamps on the Ink Art Website. I just love this 50s girl, so versatile and looks fabulous on any stamped project.

Let's take a closer look :-) 

Add some die cut circles as Christmas baubles and a great snarky quote!

Here are the products used from Ink Art Designs :-


and that gorgeous Snow-tex from Decoart

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

Elisa x

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Merry Freaking Christmas by Elisa Ablett

Christmas in July !!

Hi everyone,

My turn to share inspiration for Ink Art Designs and we are creating all sorts of Christmas in July projects this month.

For this snarky Christmas card I used a couple of Katzelkraft Stamp sets including the new Owl set and you can't go past the Accessories stamp set to add those seasonal elements to your Katzelkraft stamp sets - making them even more versatile!

I used a great product from Decoart, its called Snow-tex, it creates a snow like texture on your projects and I love using it on my Christmas and winter creations.

To create my snarky scene, I first stamped the owl and christmas hat and branch and used a small round brush and my trusty Colour Blast watercolour set to add colour to my stamped images. 

I rummaged around in my 'Christmas paper box' and found a couple of off cuts of christmas scrapbooking paper that I thought would make the stamped images pop!

Here are the products used from Ink Art Designs along with the links.

That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog.


Elisa x

Friday, 19 June 2020

Fly Away - Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

Hi Stamp Fans, 

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my latest project.

A bit of a different Art Journal page for you today, with an inner background. It features a paint and ink first layer, a crackle stenciled texture and the main stamped features in black and white turning to colour. 

Let's take a closer look !

Don't forget to stop by the Ink Art designs shop to check out all the new release products as well as the products listed below.

other products:

Decoart Paint
Colour Blast Watercolour Inks
Wendy Vechi Crackle Paste
Jane Davenport Watercolour brush markers

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


Elisa x

Grumpy Gran Card by Elisa Ablett

  Hi everyone,  Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs creating another cheeky/snarky card along with mixed media products. I l...