Friday, 1 July 2016

Kraft Plus July Challenge - DT Reveal

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to July, a start of a new month and that means....NEW challenges and new design team reveals.....

I have been soooo busy this month with demonstrating at the Brisbane Expo and being accepted onto a couple of new design teams that i have neglected to post a few projects from June so over the next few days i will update the blog.

For now, i am sharing my layout and the awesome new mood board for Kraft Plus Challenges - July Challenge.

So the criteria is Kraft base with the board inspiration plus Sheet Music.....

Here is my design team layout that i created for this month's reveal...

I was inspired by the pastel colours of the moodboard, including the mint and pink plus the romantic soft pretty lace and flowers. My Sheet music hearts are hand made, i purchased some old sheet music  at an op-shop and cut them into strips and then i handrolled the strips into rolls (about the thickness of pencil or paintbrush) which i stuck on an old piece of cardstock, once i had a large piece of rolled music sheets on the cardstock i drew hearts on the back and then cut the hearts out and inked around the edges. They give added texture and dimension to the layout i think.

Here are some close ups of the details.

Some of products i used :

Colour Blast Leather Paste and Spray
Colour Blast Deep Water Shimmer Spray
Colour Blast Lipstick Shimmer Spray
Penny Black Stamps
Close to my heart resist mini frames
Recycled Sheet Music
Lace hessian from $2 Shop
Dylusions Paint Daubers
Ranger Kraft Stickers
Unknown chipboard
Ranger Stencil

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

Friday, 3 June 2016

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - Monochromatic June Challenge

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the start of June on my blog, this is the time where i get to share each of my new Design Team projects !

Today is all about - Off the Rails Scrapbooking and their new challenge for June - a great Monochromatic Moodboard.

Here is the moodboard, i hope you click on the link to Off the Rails and check out their awesome challenges and also blog and facebook group for inspiration.

and here is my layout that i created in gorgeous teal tones....

Some of the products used in this layout are as follows:

Heavy Mixed Media Cardstock from Alice in Paperland
Kaisercraft - Sea Breeze Collection
Colour Blast Paste, Shimmer Spray and Embossing Powder in Envy 

Stay tuned for the 5th June and head over to the Off the Rails Blog for my tutorial on how i created the paper screens on this layout....

Elisa xx

Thursday, 2 June 2016

New Month New Challenges!! - Kraft Plus Challenge Blog

Hi to all my crafty friends and to those who have found their way to the blog!

It's the start of June and that means a whole host of new challenges.

Im here to share the first of my new challenge layouts for the month of June as part of my design team creativeness....

Design Team laout for 

Here is the new challenge criteria and following is the layout i created for the Design Team.

AND here is what i created.... a mixed media layout with an awesome quote....

'Take some pieces of Dreams and make Art'

I had a blank children's puzzle which i split into two pieces and gesso'd over the top, i then added Distress paints and Colour Blast Paste and Sprays in Bling, Rose Petal and Envy. Add some heavy metallic black shading using Daler Rowney Acrylic Ink and some awesome Stampendous stamps and hessian garden twine twirled into circles.....

To add dimension i used 3d foam mounting squares to a few puzzle pieces and the ladies face, then again i used a puzzle piece for the face and foam mounted it up.

That's about it for me today, tomorrow i'll share my next layout which i created for Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenge Blog.

Thanks and make sure you leave some love...

Elisa xx

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Shop and Crop Scrapbooking - My first ever Demonstration!!!

Hi Everyone!

So a little while ago my local craft group - Coastal Craft Crew held a fundraiser for the the Stomal Therapy Unit for the Coffs Harbour Hospital as one of our friends had to have surgery and is recovering with the help of the Stomal unit...

We decided to give something back....almost $3000 was raised from the day. All money raised went straight to the Hospital to use towards patient care in the Stomal Unit.

We held an all day scrapbooking/craft crop and a mini craft market as well, we had stall holders including Cocoa Vanilla Studios, Shop and Crop Scrapbooking and Alice in Paperland. We can't thank the stall holders enough for packing up their shops and travelling so the croppers and public could shop til they drop...

Also i had the amazing opportunity to do my first demonstration and i wanted to share a few photos of my demo'ing on the day!

I was asked to demonstrate Colour Blast Products for the wonderful ladies at Shop and Crop Scrapbooking - 

I am on the design team for both Shop and Crop Scrapbooking and Colour Blast so i was thrilled to represent both these amazing Australian Companies. 

Here is Kylie (Shop and Crop Scrapbooking) on the left and myself on the right ready to go!!

Amy Little from Shop and Crop did an amazing job of setting up the mixed media section of Shop and Crop...including my Art Journal page i created using Colour Blast and Lindy's Stamp Gang products from the store. 

Here i am...a little bit nervous...but having fun demonstrating the amazing Colour Blast Paste, Sprays and Powders...Sharing a few techniques.

And lastly this is a sneak peek of the layout that you could create with the Mixed Media Kit that i have designed for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking!! it is available now....

So now i have caught the demo'ing bug and i am luckily being given a fantastic opportunity to demo  Colour Blast at their stall everyday at this year's Brisbane Craft Expo. Hope to see you there, come and say hello....

NSD Mini Crop DT Challenge over at Turtle Soup Forum

Hi Crafty Friends,

Just sharing the layout i created for my Design Team Challenge for the wonderful Turtle Soup Forum 

A different type of Scrapbooking Challenge Blog, with heaps of challenges, something happening everyday....

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day until the 15 May at midnight so plenty of time to head on over and check out all the challenges the DT have put together for the NSD Mini Crop.

Here is the link to my challenge....

Black and White with one other colour plus Arrows.

Make sure you leave some love here on my blog and over at the forum.....i love hearing from you...

Elisa xx

Friday, 6 May 2016

Off the Rails Scrapbooking May Blog Hop

Hi Everyone, welcome to the Off the Rails DT Blog Hop!!!

Here is your fun and bright moodboard....

Here is my take on the FUN BRIGHT Blog hop moodboard....a very vibrant and bright rainbow inspired art journal page using Colour Blast Paste and Sprays and Daler-Rowney Acrylic Inks.

I came across this quote from Maya Angelou a while ago and i loved it. It does not cost anything to be happy, supportive and encouraging to someone who may be feeling down or having hard times, that's my take on that quote....

And some close ups of the amazing colour shimmer and shine with Colour Blast Paste and Sprays

Other products used: Black Acrylic Paint, MFT Dies and Stamp set, Gauze, Vellum, Dina Wakely Stamp and stencil,  

Team A will start us off today Friday May 6-8 through Sunday. 

Please visit each blog and leave a comment as your hopping along. 

Elisa Ablett - YOU ARE HERE NOW

and end here on the OTR BLOG: 
and leave a comment for your ballot to random draw to win a great prize.

Please don't forget to follow me and leave some love!

Thanks for participating in our blog hop...

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Bohemian Style Oil Burner - Off the Page by Elisa

Hi everyone,

My turn on the Colour Blast blog today with something a little left field...

A bohemian inspired Oil Burner!!! 

Yes you heard right.....

I had an old terracotta oil burner hanging around, i think it was an old op-shop buy and I thought about 'jazzing' it up with Colour Blast products. 

At first it was an experiment because I wasn't sure how the Pastes and sprays would go on the terracotta, but they worked a treat I think. It has retained all the shimmer and shine and was so easy to use!

Here is the final photo of the Oil Burner and i have included a tutorial on how I achieved the Bohemian look or hippie-chic with a romantic shimmering floral design, feathers, twine and beads.

and now for my tutorial - 

Below is a photo of a few of the Colour Blast Pastes and Sprays I used to complete this project - Tangereen Dream, Bling, Deep Water, Envy, Royalty and Just Blue Pastes and Shimmer Sprays can be found here.

To start I cleaned the burner thoroughly and then once dry I sanded the burner back to ensure a smooth clean surface to apply my black acrylic paint.

Next step after it has dried thoroughly is to grab a few smaller stencils, preferably stencils that are very flexible and even better if they have an adhesive back. Because of the curve of the burner, larger thicker stencils would not work at all.

 As you can see from the photos directly above and below I have used different flower stencils to create a flower background design. I have washed and dried the stencils between each colour Paste. 

Also you can definitely see the amazing colour and shine on the black background.  

I must point out here that the top of the burner (where the oil and water goes) was already glazed with what i assume is a glossy heat resistant coat, I am not sure what they used as I bought the oil burner like that. Just make sure if you are attempting a 'revamp' of something that uses a flame and oil that you seek professional advice from a Hardware or Garden Store.

The next step is to use the Shimmer Sprays, at first I sprayed a light coverage of different colours over the black background. Then after that had dried I took the tops of the sprays off and used a paint brush to pick up the intense colour from the bottom of the bottle and let it drip down into the design.  You get an amazing marbled look almost like an Opal.

After you have added your intense coloured drips, please dry thoroughly and then use your choice of a quality Ceramic sealer, or an Acrylic Sealer, Matte or Glaze.

I used Gel Medium and Super Tac Glue to add the thick Garden Twine, this twine has a rough hessian feel to it, once you have a layer of glue down slowly twirl your burner as you gently press down the layers of your twine.

Next iImade the bohemian style 'lariat' which is a necklace or length that does not have a clasp, you have to knot the two ends together. From the photo below you can see I cut the feathers down and stripped them of a few inches of the thin smaller feathers from the length, I then added a stopper near the head of the feather and added my beads. I then put glue on the end of the feather where my twine was to go and slowly wound and twisted the twine in a spiral to finish off the ends of the feather.

Here is a finished photo of the Lariat to finish off the burner.

And some more photos of the finished product after winding and tying the Lariat around the burner. Safety first people!!!  Always watch any oil burners or open flames around your house.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

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