Thursday, 18 May 2017

'So many reasons to Smile' by Elisa Ablett for D-lish Scraps

Hi everyone, 

Elisa here from the design team of D-lish Scraps with my latest layout - a colourful boy mixed media layout.

I started out with adding some background colour to my page using Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals in two of my favourite colours Teal and Green. Then I added the most gorgeous of teal glitter tape and washi tape to the top edge of my page and along the bottom of my page as well.

Add some teal punchinella and frame, shaker star and wood veneer from a past 'Just Add Paper Kit' and layer under and around your photo along with a gorgeously dotty 'Journal It - Sassy Spot'.

Make sure you stop by the shop to check out the specials in the Past Kits Bits 50 %-OFF section, a few great bargains.

To balance your page design out - add some colour and washi tape and few of your desired elements to the bottom right of your page.

Here are some close ups of the finer details! I must admit I am in love with that teal glitter tape.

One of my favourite D-lish Scraps products is the Teal - Journal-Its---Ombre-Wordfetti perfect for adding a subtle and colour co-ordinating title to your page! and yes I think you can tell my favourite colour is Teal!

TIP - Staple your punchinella to your page, not only keeps the punchinella secure but adds a little bit more grunge to the page!

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

Monday, 15 May 2017

''Let's Go Wild'' Guest Design Team Spot - Fashionable Stamping Challenges Blog

Hi stampers!

Elisa here with an exciting announcement, I was very lucky to be given a guest design team spot over at 

for their new Challenge #123 - Let's Go Wild...

Here is the mixed media tag that I created for the challenge.

and some close ups for the finer details!

Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the challenge details ! We would love to see your stamping creations this month 😊

Elisa xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

'Fly with Me' By Elisa Ablett - Mixed Media Tag for Rubber Dance Stamps May Colour Challenge

Hi all,

Something completely different today!

I was so excited when I received my first Rubber Dance Stamps - Butterfly Girl 2 stamp from Ink Art Designs in Australia so I popped over to the blog for inspiration when I saw the May Colour Challenge and thought I would give it a go  :-) 

Here is the very colourful mixed media tag that I created for the May Colour Challenge based on the below mood board.

Here are some close ups of the finer details and my gorgeous Butterfly Girl 2 stamp! 

I stamped it twice and coloured each layer to create a multdimensional effect and the vision of her flying.

The gorgeous shimmer you see is due to Daler -Rowney Acrylic Inks - Metallic in Rose Petal.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope that you go visit the Rubber Dance or Ink Art shop via the links I provided above and grab some of these unique and great quality stamps :-)

Thanks xx


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

'BeYOUtiful' by Elisa Ablett for Dlish Scraps

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the Design Team for Dlish Scraps with another mixed media inspired layout created with the amazing products from the D-lish Scraps store.

A vibrant mixed media layout using bits and pieces from a past 'Just Add Paper Kit' including a lime green Paper-Doily, green and purple Bitty Blooms, gorgeous Lily and awesome Wood Veneers.

Don't forget that you can head to the Past Kits & Bits section for extra goodies for your layouts.

I wanted to create a different approach to the 'Wreath' design that you have been seeing on some of the scrapbooking layouts recently.

Let's have a look at the finer details !

In the above photo you can see that I utilised the Hibiscus Duo Stencil in a slightly different way by tracing the inside of the stencil with a permanent black marker over the top of the water colour background. I used gorgeous Daler-Rowney Acrylic Inks to create the shimmery coloured background.

A little bit of green gauze, Sequinsvellum bag and journal its and minifetti and flowers to layer under and around your photo.

Another quick look at the main embellishment cluster and we have finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love and stay tuned for my next post later in the month 😀

Thursday, 20 April 2017

'Happy' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

My turn up on the Shop and Crop blog today with a feminine mixed media layout featuring a gorgeous gold foiled vellum from Pink Fresh Studio from the Felicity Collection.

The background was created using the vibrant Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts in Lollipop and Lush and a smidgen of background stamping.

I used a cut file which i glued to my vellum and then i fussy cut around the cut file, because the vellum is slightly see -through it creates a pretty window effect.

Here are some close ups of the details - 

Tip - Use those old punches you have hanging around in a modern creative way!! 

Sneak Peek - My next blog post features a resist embossing technique with water colours, simple and effective technique.

Here are the products and links to the shop - 

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Gold Foiled Confetti Vellum

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Cardstock die cuts

Pink Fresh Studio Felicity Sequin studio puff stickers

Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop

Colour Shimmer Dust - Lush

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

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

' My Sanity ' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Just sharing a recent fun Art Journal page of mine that featured on the Artified Blog.

My turn up on the Artified Blog with a fun and colourful (tongue in cheek) Art Journal page.

Featuring loads of awesome Artified goodies including Tim Holtz layering stencils, distress paints, prima watercolour confection pans and a gorgeous Stampotique unicorn stamp.

Here are just some of the wonderful products used to create my Art Journal page, follow on for the step by step tutorial.

Step 1 - Using Dina Wakely heavy body white paint paint/glue old book paper and medical gauze to your page to add texture and depth.

Step 2 - while you are waiting on your page to dry, stamp your unicorn onto smooth watercolour paper with archival ink and colour with your prima watercolours using a paint brush. Fussy cut your unicorn out. I also drew a couple of bears to ride the unicorn in keeping with my funny saying and coloured them as well. 

Step 3 - Add some more texture to your page with modelling paste and your Tim Holtz Layering stencils. 

Step 4 - Once your paste has dried, using the side of a ruler ( i added black indian ink to the side of the ruler) and spritz my page with water in the middle, then pressed my ruler to the page to create black lines 

Step 5 - Add some circles to your page using stamps, toilet rolls, plastic lids etc and ink, start colouring the larger circles with watercolours or distress paint. Then start colouring your page using distress paint and water colours spritzing with water when needed.

Step 6 - Add some visual interest by gluing some colourful strips of paper. and then using a baby wipe over the top of a stencil to take away colour from your page.

Another chance to add some stamping !

Step 7 - Last steps - Add a large grungy circle in the middle of your page with a ink nib pen and Indian ink so that your unicorn can sit inside it and you can add your quote around the circle. 

Here are some close ups !!

Here are some links to the products in the Artified Store:

Unicorn by Magda Polakow

Well that's it from me today!!

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my Art Journal come together :-) 

Elisa xx