Friday, 12 July 2019

Oooops! Go Me || Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Ink Art Designs with my first post!

I fell in love with this stamp of the three wise monkeys from Lost Coast Stamps and I wanted to create a bright and funky (with a touch of humour) art journal page. 

 I love working with Distress Oxide Inks as well, so colourful and easy to create great backgrounds.

I stamped my image onto smooth cardstock using Versamark Black ink and then used a palette of watercolours and a small round paintbrush to colour the Monkeys.

Here are the links to the Ink Art Designs Shop - 

Here are some close ups of the finer details -

Here is the new design team for Ink Art Designs, make sure you follow along with our monthly challenges in the (Ink Art Designs Facebook Group) 

Hugs x


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

One of a Kind by Elisa Ablett || Flutterby Designs

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Flutterby Designs with my latest creation for you along with a step by step on how I created my background and tips on using the Art Foamies stamps.

Before we start the tutorial, lets take a quick look at some of the products I used to create with from the Flutterby Shop, a few bits and pieces from past kits as well.

So lets take a look at how I created the background - 

Using a palette knife, spread black gesso or thick black paint over the left and right hand sides of your background paper. Let it dry or heat dry.

Use a brayer and a craft mat to 'load' up your art foamies stamp, i find the paint goes on smoother and you get a better print. This is also a great way to add more than one colour at once!

Dry each layer and each colour before you add your next lot of stamping. Add a lighter contrasting colour over the top and then bring that out onto your background paper as well. 

I only wanted to add a small amount of yellow to the page so I only added colour to a small portion of the stamp and also used my 'clean' palette knife to spread it along the edges of my paper a bit as well.

Add some cool white stripes to your page using the edge of your ruler. Add white paint to your craft messy mat, spread it out using a palette knife and then dip your ruler into the white and 'stamp' onto your page, keep stamping until you have the lines and effect you want.

Add smears or splatters of white paint to your page using your finger, and splatters with a fan brush.

Using the palette knife again, spread pink paint through the Little Big Love Flutterby Stencil as shown in the photo above. The let dry before you add anything else. Once dry, tear strips of gold washi tape from a past kit and add to your background then stick your desired strips and stickers over the top.

Layer Filler Cards under your chosen photo, I chose bright and funky filler cards to match my background.

Stick down your photo cluster and then add your title ! I outlined my photo in black pen to make it stand out a bit more. 

Here are some close ups :-) 

I hope to see your creations using my background technique.

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


Elisa x

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Adventure || by Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout, 
a bright and fun boy layout featuring the new Flutterby Designs Art Foamies stamps.

I absolutely love these big foam stamps, so easy to use with paint or inks and stamp wonderfully over the top of Flutter Colour Paint. 

Products used from the Shop: 

Let's check out the close ups!

Art foamies stamping in the background and circles punched from the Happily Ever After  Everyday Filler Cards lead your eye down the page to the photo.

Frame your photo with a small polaroid frame painted and stamped with the Art Foamies Stamps, the possibilities are endless.

I hand stamped the long title and adhered it down the page. 

Staples are a great way to add grunge to a boy page and also great for adhering strips of chipboard. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you catch me next time for a feminine layout using layering !


Elisa xx

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


Sunday, 31 March 2019

Magical || By Elisa Ablett for 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi friends,

Elisa here with my last layout for 2Crafty Chipboard, but this doesn't mean you won't see me around Facebook, Instagram and in groups so please make sure you still say hi and keep following me with my new endeavours.

I cannot thank Vanessa and Di enough for such a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a super talented team and lovely bunch of designers and I will miss them and hopefully one day I can apply to the team again.

For my last layout I decided to break open my Oxide Inkpads for the background and also see if I could incorporate them to cover chipboard as well.

The 2Crafty products used in this layout - 

Circle Stack
ATC Mini Hearts and Stars
Wildflower Set
Fine Words 2

Let's take a closer look at the chipboard used in this layout -

For the title 'Magical' I heat embossed with a white glitter embossing powder 
and the film strip was inked with black ink to make the title pop out !

I love how the 'Wildflower set' turned out, it was completely a happy accident, I inked the chipboard with an embossing liquid but for some reason it wasn't that tacky and only some of the black embossing powder stuck to the pieces. So I had a thought of adding some of the Oxide Colours from the background to cover the parts of the chipboard that had a small amount or no embossing powder on it. The colours of the Oxides remained so vibrant and bright on raw chipboard and I really liked the colourful distressed look.

I also inked the circle chipboard and heat embossed with black glossy embossing powder and lastly the Mini ATC Stars, I coloured with a gold glitter watercolour pen just to add that sparkle. I also added some gold splatters to the background. 

For stockists of 2Crafty Chipboard see below.

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