Saturday, 21 March 2020

'I'm a rainbow sprinkle in a vanilla world' by Elisa Ablett - Ink Art Design Team

Hi everyone,

Elisa here with my latest share for Ink Art Designs, a rainbow inspired art journal page.

To create the background I layered Rice paper collage paper from Scrap FX along with black gesso and coloured inks. I stamped and coloured the frogs in sequence using my Misti stamping platform which is great for lining up and multi-stamping. I then coloured the frogs with Dina Wakely scribble sticks.

With my main frog, I heat embossed using black embossing powder and coloured him with Dina Wakely scribble sticks and added highlights using a lighter shade in yellow and green. I added some cute little die cuts from the Art by Marlene Die Cut Sheet paper pads.

I also added a few other details in the background including some stencilling and texture with Irrestibles Pico Embellishers. A super easy art journal page to complete with an eye catching finish.

Lets take a closer look!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you check out the awesome 1st Birthday giveaway that Dot has organised to celebrate!! head on over to the store to check out all the new products...

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Hugs x


Thursday, 12 March 2020

I'm not Elisa Ablett for Viva Las VegaStamps!

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with the first of my creations for March, a colourful card/journal page with some interesting mixed media techniques!

Let's take a closer look before we start the step by step tutorial..

Here are some of the great stamps I used to create my project by Viva Las VegaStamps:


I'm Not Insane 1 3/4 x 1 1/2Musical Note (Calligraphy) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4

Step by Step Tutorial:

First step is stamping onto a sheet of Acetate, I use Staz on black ink and I tap the ink over and onto the large background stamp and not the other way around. I ease the stamp over the top of the Acetate and press gently, you don't want to press down to hard onto the Acetate.

The next few steps cover making your background with Alcohol inks and pure Alcohol of 96% or more which I purchased from the Pharmacy and distilled into a Fineline Applicator bottle. 

Using a paint palette, squeeze a few drops of your desired Alcohol ink colours into your palette, then squeeze a fine line of your pure alcohol onto your yupo paper down the bottom like the first photo. The add your colour using a paint brush. Repeat with your different colours, you can also add more 'cells' to the background by squirting with your pure alcohol. Work in a ventilated area!

If you want to blend the straight lines a bit, while you have the alcohol on the page tip the paper up and back to make the colours blend a bit.

Using a distress tool and once your background is dry, ink gently around the edges of your background. Stamp your musical notes and title onto cardstock.

Using distress oxide ink pads, smoosh your favourite colours onto a craft messy mat and spritz with water and dip your white cardstock into the different colours spritzing the cardstock as well to create the oxidising effect on the paper. 

Once dry, stamp your Banksy Wall Singer stamp using Black Archival ink over the top of your background. Also stamp your stamp onto white cardstock. 

Fussy cut your two Banksy Wall Singer stamped images, then cut a few pieces off the coloured stamped image and using 3d foam mounting tape, stick them over the top (don't forget to line them up).

Attach your stamped acetate, I used staples and then adhere your black and white stamped image on the left hand side of your card/journal page. I then also cut a few of the coloured off cuts and adhered them so they continued up above the stamped image.

Then adhere your fussy cut musical notes and title to your page and some last minute edging with a fine black marker and you are done!

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


Elisa x

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

'You're a whole lotta lovely' by Elisa Ablett - Paper Rose Studio

Hi everyone, 

My turn to share inspiration for Paper Rose Studio today.

I love the beautiful Lovely Floral Blossom Flower Stamp Set it is definitely one of my fav's.  I created a water colour inspired card using Distress Inks and Colour Blast Bling Shimmer Spray.

The 'Inky Antics' paper pack layered underneath the Love Layered Die ties the watercolour theme in perfectly!

Products used from Paper Rose Studio:-

Love Layered Die, Lovely Floral Blossom Flower Stamp Set, Inky Antics Paper Pack, Texture 3 Metal Die

Other Products: - Colour Blast Bling Shimmer Spray, Distress Inks, Versafine Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,
 don't forget to head over to the Paper Rose Studio website to check out the gorgeous new releases.


Elisa x

Monday, 9 March 2020

'Gelli printing and cards' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

This year is going so quick I still can't believe we are almost mid-way through March!

I have had a nice few quiet weekends in a row and decided to do a little gel printing in my crafty time and then played around with a bit of silhouette stamping with these gorgeous wildflower stamps from Katzelkraft. I just love the combination of the patterns in the gel prints with the silhouette over the top.

I may have gone overboard and created too many cards but its just fun pulling the different prints and combining the different colours on the gel press, it can get very addictive!

Let's take a closer look at my set of cards for Ink Art Designs, who is an Australian stockist for Katzelkraft Stamps. As soon as I saw them I thought this set of Wildflower stamps belonged in my stash, the designs are just beautiful.

It is really just simply having a play with your mini shaped gel press with different colours and stencils for your backgrounds and then stamp and embossing your stamps over the top. Each and every card will be completely unique and different!

Here is the set of stamps with the link to Ink Art Designs. 

other products used:

Hexagon set from Gel Press
Deco Art Paints
Dina Wakely Paints
Stencils from: Stencil Girl

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

Hugs Elisa x

Saturday, 29 February 2020

'Wild and Free' by Elisa Ablett - Ink Art Designs

Hi stampers,

My turn to share a project for Ink Art Designs today.

I created a card using Kraft Cardstock as my base and featuring Rubber Dance Stamps and Colour Blast Artist Inks. This design can also be an art journal page as well.

I love the look of the Kraft Cardstock with bright colours, it seems to make them pop even more!

Let's take a closer look.  I used the bright and vibrant Artist Inks from Colour Blast (now under the umbrella of BeeArty) The inks are water based so perfect for creating beautiful watercolour backgrounds for stamping over. I also embossed my Butterfly Trio with black embossing powder.

I made a whole heap of tie dyed tissue paper with the inks a while back for some mixed media classes, so I cut a small piece to use under my die for the background of the card. Tissue paper can sometimes be hard to adhere to your cardstock without creating wrinkles or lines BUT the best way is to just use an ordinary everyday cheap gluestick! It works a treat. Smooth with your hands or a palette knife gently over the top and the finish is perfect.

Here are some of the products used from the Ink Art Designs Store:- 

Other Products used: - 
Load image into Gallery viewer, Colour Artist Ink

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Kraft Cardstock
Couture Creations Die
Black Embossing Powder

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

Hugs Elisa x

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Collector of Memories by Elisa Ablett - Scrap FX Design Team

Hi Scrap FX Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest inspiration for you, a colourful steampunk art journal page.

As soon as I saw the Steampunk Bee I knew I wanted to create an art journal page and I am a fan of colour, so I merged the two together!

The background is made from a recycled baby wipe and stencilling and the large circles are made with Colour Blast Colour Paste.

I love the colours of the Finnabair Metallique Waxes and they go perfectly over the top of chipboard.
Take a look at the close ups!

Products used from the Scrap FX Store:-

Steampunk Bee SMALLLetter & Number Rings stamps

Steampunk Stencil

Line Marking stamp

Clock Hands - Modern 10cm

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Elisa x

Friday, 21 February 2020

'The best is yet to come' by Elisa Ablett for Bee Arty and Colour Blast

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here with my latest blog post for Bee Arty and Colour Blast.

Today I have a scrapbooking layout for you featuring the new and awesome paper collection by Tanya Froud and loads of other products from the Bee Arty Colour Blast mixed media range.

Here is the full layout, mostly monochromatic with big splashes of 'Citrus' Colour Artist Ink, yellow, grey and black and white is one of my favourite colour combinations.

To create depth to my layout, I stamped 'New Dawn' and 'Geo Grunge' stamps from the 365 collection onto white tissue paper and roughly tore around the edges. I then used a simple glue stick to add layers to my background.

I also used the Heavy Black Gesso through the "Interwoven' Stencil to create the rays which sit on the top half of the layout.  

Products used from Bee Arty:- 


Here are a few more close ups, you can see I added the Citrus ink to my background on the stamped butterfly to coordinate with my layout. The ink is perfect to colour white tissue paper!

Well that's it from me today!

Thank you for stopping by the blog, make sure you stop by the store to have a look at the great new collections and pick up a subscription while you are there!


Elisa x

'I'm a rainbow sprinkle in a vanilla world' by Elisa Ablett - Ink Art Design Team

Hi everyone, Elisa here with my latest share for Ink Art Designs , a rainbow inspired art journal page. To create the backgrou...