Wednesday, 16 May 2018

"Life is Beautiful" by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my latest project, a mixed media art journal page featuring the NEW Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.

This gorgeous stamp set jumped out at me from the very start.

 A beautiful hummingbird, sentiment and geo circle design to create backgrounds with.

To create my art journal page I painted the background with Dina Wakely paints, I also used my small mini circle gel plate to create a focal point. I used my Visible Image Strobe Stencil on the gel plate to add further texture and patterns on my focal point.

Here are some close ups - 

Products used from Visible Image -

Thanks for stopping by the blog today 

Elisa xx

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

'Glimmer of Light' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Visible Image lovers!!

Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image UK.

If you haven't had a look at their website and blog head on over and have a peek, their stamps and stencils are divine πŸ’›

Here are some close ups !

I used a brilliant yellow ink pad and a sponge dabber to dab ink through my background stencil and a yellow ink to add a watercolour effect on my background.

For my moth, I heat embossed with a heavy black and then sprinkled a yellow embossing powder over the top in places to get a two toned effect.

Use 3D mounting tape to create a 3D effect, also add black cardstock to make your card colours pop!

Visible Image Products used:-

Thanks for stopping by the blog today :-



Monday, 30 April 2018

'Forever' By Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap Matrix lovers!

Elisa here from the design team for Scrap Matrix with my latest layout based on this month's awesome Tic Tac Toe/Monochromatic Challenge and I have a process video for you on how to complete this layout step by step! I am still new to Youtube and process videos so be kind :-) 

This layout I chose a Red, Black, White and Grey colour scheme and of course my usual mixed media and stamping!

If you haven't joined in the challenge this month there is still a VERY small amount of time left - head on over to Scrap Matrix Shares to add your photo.

Here is my process video :-) 

Here are some close ups for you !!

Products used from the Scrap Matrix Store

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That's it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed my process video, make sure you leave me some love  and subscribe to my channel if you would like to see more!

Elisa xx

Friday, 27 April 2018

Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop

Hi friends,  welcome to my blog!

Today the team from Visible Image is teaming up with My Sweet Petunia for a fantastic blog hop

In case you are not familiar with Visible Image which is a UK based company shipping internationally - 

The company is a family based business with Mark as Creative Director and Helen the Sales and Marketing Director.

"Visible Image have been designing exciting and very different stamps since 2012, and now we design stencils too! Our striking images, brilliant background elements and inspiring quotes are loved by card makers and mixed media artists all over the world. The really deep etching on our clear photopolymer stamps means you’ll always get perfectly stamped images, and our stencils are gorgeously thick for creating divine texture! We are so proud of the quality of our products, which are all made in the UK. We are so passionate about what we do, and we have an amazing team who love creating incredible samples to inspire you. We know you will love creating with our awesome designs!"

They can be found here:


You can read more about the Original Misti here


I’m excited to share with you what I created, so let’s have a closer look!

 After you’re done here be sure to hop on over to the other blogs and comment along the way for a chance to win the Giveaway!

My first card 'Be your own kind of Beautiful' features a repeating stamping technique using the precise stamping of the Misti Original, stamping on Acetate plus the following products from Visible Image:

 The Misti features these awesome Magnets to hold your paper steady.

Cosmic Skies Stencil

I used this stencil plus a blending tool to create a shower of colour behind my card.

My second card 'Live in the Moment' features a collage stamping technique using the Misti Original and features the following Visible Image products.

Live in the Moment
Visometry Background Stamp
Fibres Stencil

Use your Misti to precisely line up and centre your stamps.  Use glitter waterbrush markers to colour in part of your stamped image as a great feature!

Blog Hop Order - 

Veerle Moreels
Elisa Ablett  - YOU ARE HERE πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
My Sweet Petunia

Two very lucky participants from the hop will be chosen to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree at and a $50 shopping spree at - To be eligible to enter you  must leave your comments on each blog no later than Monday, April 30th, at 11:59 PM  Central time  (about 3pm Sydney Australia EST) and winners will be announced on Tuesday May 1st, on the Visible Image and My Sweet Petunia blogs

Thank you for following along. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the giveaway prize!

Hugs xx


First 2Crafty Chipboard Design Team Post


"Adore You"

Hi there 2Crafty friends !

Elisa here from the design team with my first post and inspiration as part of this fabulous team.

Here is a list of the 2Crafty products used - 
Morrocan Bits
Sharon's Butterflies
Adore You Title
Film Strip medium

For the title - Adore You, I heat embossed it with Colour Blast Black Charcoal Embossing Powder

To add some texture to my background, I added the Morrocan Bits, heat embossed with Colour Blast Royalty Embossing Powder. I also added a couple of pieces to the top left and bottom right clusters of my layout. 

Another great technique to cover chipboard is to ink your pieces with an inkpad and sponge dauber.

I love a chipboard film strip piece to add a vertical line to your layout. I heat embossed the film strip with Colour Blast Black Charcoal Embossing Powder. I find the Ranger embossing liquid dabber excellent in covering large pieces of chipboard. 

To create my background, I stamped with a Prima Marketing Inc flower stamp and handpainted with water colour paints and a fine round paintbrush.

I also stencilled with black modelling paste through a new Aga Baraniak stencil.


 My second layout for this month is titled

'' Shine ''

Here is the list of 2Crafty products used -
Fine Words 2
Star Frames

I painted a few of the stars and chevrons with a lovely buttercream coloured paint from Ceramcoat.  I also inked a few of the stars with black ink.

Once I inked a few of the stars and star frames with black ink, I used a quick and cheap foiling technique that I discovered using a bostik glue stick, foil sheets and a large stiff paintbrush. It creates a lovely distressed look to your foiling.

I painted the title chipboard piece very carefully as its quite fine, while it was drying and pliable, I molded it around the large star frame.

I created the large background circle with my 8 inch circle gel plate and combination of a navy and buttercream paint. I also added some black ink around the edges of the circle and some stencilling.

I have a favourite technique at the moment which is adding scribbly writing around my frames.

I hope you have enjoyed looking through my first post, I know I feel incredibly honoured to be offered a position on this team full of so many talented people working with amazing products.

Make sure you leave me some love xx



"Life is Beautiful" by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters, Elisa here from the design team for  Visible Image  with my latest project, a mixed media art journal page featuring the N...