Tuesday, 21 November 2017

'Beach Babe' and 'Seaside Escape'

Hi Everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking with my latest layouts featuring the November Cropaholic Kit and bits and pieces from my stash.

This is the link to the kit in the shop. Make sure you use the code EA5 if you put in an order to Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.

designed by the lovely Belinda Lowe and featuring 

This months kit includes:
  • 1 49 & Market Sea Sand and Sun Collection 12 x 12 Paper Pad Collection
  • 1 49 & Market Sea , Sand and Sun Embellishment Sheet
  • 1 set of Scrapmatts Chipboard
  • 1 Colourblast Shimmer Spray
  • Specialty Mix Media Texture.
  • exclusive embellishment pack 
  • Cardstock
  • 1 Bubble stamp
  •  Subscribe today for this fantastic kit.

Here is one of Belinda's fantastic designs

I was lucky enough to be able to design a few different layouts with the kit as well and this is the first of my designs! If you are a subscriber, as a bonus you will have access to my step by step instructions for this layout 'Beach Babe'.

Here are some close ups!!

Just look at all those goodies that you get in the kit, I made two layouts and have plenty leftover for many more ...

and my second layout using this awesome kit....

Titled 'Seaside Escapes'

Here are some close ups of the finer details.

Well that's it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing what you can create with your kits and a few extra pieces.

Hugs xx


Friday, 17 November 2017

Twinkle in your Eye by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone, 

Elisa here from the design team for Scrap Matrix with my latest layout for Scrap Matrix featuring loads of products from the store including the 7 Dots Studio - Dreamscapes CollectionPrima Flowers and Colour Blast Bling Paste

Here is a little taster of the products used in my layout.

Here is my mixed media layout, I really love this paper collection, grungy yet dreamy at the same time and great paired with gold and bronze accents.

Here are some close ups!

One of my favourite techniques is to use gold foil flakes on my chipboard pieces.

Use your stencils in a different way, trace the inside of your stencil with a black pen to create patterns on your background.

Products used from Scrap Matrix!

Dreamscapes Twinkle

Dreamscapes Elements 6x12

Dreamscapes Word Stickers 6x12

6x6" Dreamscapes Triangles Stencil

Dreamscapes Clear Stamp Set


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That's it from me today, I hope you head over to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page and join in with this months challenge.


Elisa xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

My first design team post for Visible Image !

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my first post representing Visible Image , this is so exciting for me, it's a dream team with the most exciting arty stamps and stencils!

For my first post and in keeping with the November 'make a tag' challenge theme over at Visible Image Facebook Group , I created the following tags.

For my first tag - I wanted to create a bold and vibrant mixed media tag using colourful and exciting mediums including Pebeo Metallic Paints and Colour Crush Powders from Tinby Designs and of course some lovely stamps from the Visible Image (Just be Happy and The Ripple Effect - Stamp Sets

Products Used:

and a discontinued stamp set.

For my second 'tag' (which is more like an ATC) I went a little darker in both the tone and mood of the project. The background is on a thick black cardstock as my base, I then layered Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap plus Blueberry Colour Crush Powder from Tinby Designs. 

Next step was to use the fabulous Visible Image - Fibres Stencil along with some Colour Blast Bling Paste to add some texture.

I then stamped and fussy cut the main feature - the Skeleton from Mr Bone Jangles stamp set and using 3D mounting tape for depth. 

Products used - 

That's it from me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can utilise your Visible Image stamps with mixed media projects!

Hugs xx


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Heart by Elisa Ablett

Hi all,

Elisa here from the design team for Shop and Crop with my latest layouts, a mixed media layout based on the November moodboard and a colourful mixed media layout using the flowers I made using the Tinby Designs - Colour Crush Powders.

We would love to see your entry to the latest challenge - here is the link!

Here is my layout - you can see that i used the colour scheme and tried to pick up the texture from the moodboard by using Prima Pebbles.

A great technique for you to try is to stick old paper flowers down over your wet background and soak up the liquid leave them to dry and they will stick to the background without using glue. Then add splatters of your chosen colours over the flowers.

I then added some coloured cotton and art pebbles by Prima ( i glued the pebbles down).

add your photo and gesso'd chipboard and you are finished.

and here is my second layout - using loads of products from the store plus pieces from the  october-2017-cropaholic-kit-one-off-purchase.

This fab kit has 
  • 1 x Flutterby Flawsome Collection Kit
  • 1 Scrap Fx Stencil
  • 1 pot of Colourblast Envy Shimmer Paste
  • 1 pot of Lovely Lilac Embossing Powder
  • assorted fibre pack
  • 4 pieces of kaisercraft cardstock

I used pieces from the Kit, plus my flowers, a die cut and the background was created using two fantastic colours from the new 

I created the large poppy flowers by using the techniques I demonstrated in my technique video the link is below.

Once I had stamped my flowers and let them dry I then fussy cut them out to use on my layout. I layered them using 3D mounting tape and splattered watered down Dylusions Cut Grass paint over the flowers to tie it into the background.

Here are some close ups!

Dylusion Paint - Peony Blush
Dylusions Paint - Cut Grass

Blood Orange Color Crush Watercolour
Raspberry Color Crush Watercolour

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, don't forget if you visit the shop to use the code EA5 at the checkout to receive your special discount !



'Beach Babe' and 'Seaside Escape'

Hi Everyone, Elisa here from the design team for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking with my latest layouts featuring the November Cropaholic Ki...