Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Something Supernatural...

Hello Crafty Friends!!!

Tera Here...Today is a super fun one for me. 

I am a HUGE Supernatural fan!

Before you ask I can not pick between Sam and Dean, they are both yummy in their own way! But Sam's car..... OK so probably Sam if he comes with the car. 

(I've always loved a men with sexy black cars... aka Batman, Sam, I'm sure there's more)

Ok, Back to business...

Stamps Used:
(you are going to want them all so just get the plate it will be cheaper)
(all but the last 2 are on that plate of rubber!!)

I just love how this card came Together!

This one is gong to live with one of may patients, She is also a huge Supernatural fan, so I am going to surprise her at her next visit.

Want to recreate it?
Start with an A2 card Base, and some scrapbook paper.
 This piece is from a park lane paper pad ( Maps, Text & Ledgers)
I distressed the edges using hickory smoke and antique linen Distress ink and oxides. 
Then, I stitched around the outer boarder for added texture. 

Next, I created 3 tags for layering. I used inks in : Tuxedo Black Archival, Shadow Grey Archival, and Watering can Archival. 

I again distressed each piece with antique linen ans hickory smoke distress ink. 

Here you can see them all layered and glued. 

Ten for the final piece I glued the tags and Demon Hunter strip down using distress collage medium. 
For the car, I used pop dots to give added depth and interest. 

I hope you enjoy this too!

So, who wold you choose? 
Sam or Dean... or someone else?

Friday, February 14, 2020

She was a dreamer ► Majo

Hello Folks,

it’s me again with a card for today’s special occasion. Yes, right on the spot.

 It’s Valentine’s Day

I started by applying some ink on my panel with a flower stencil and stamped the Scribble heart twice on top. 

The one on the the right hand side is a tad lighter; I stamped it on a piece of scrap paper first. I stamped the awesome butterfly on top and once more on cardstock, which I had inked very lightly with the same color Red. 

After fuzzy cutting it, I adhered the beauty to my card, stamped my sentiment and hope that my best friend will like it.

The Stamps I have used:

Sentiment from plate 1459
Butterfly Spotted

Thanks so much for stopping over, and Happy Crafting ♥

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Causing a Scene

Hello VLVS fans!  Mercy here and I am super excited to share my new experiment.  While I have definitely used tissue paper in my craft projects in the past, I haven’t actually stamped directly on it. Being in the experimental mood, I thought I’d use the Whimsical Tree Lady as my focus image for this altered hoop design, and see where it went from there.

My idea was to layer the tissue paper across several inked layers, like a paper mâché meets soft fabric, with the image laying on the top tissue paper layer.  The result was a quilted pillow like surface that easily fits a small embroidery hoop frame.


Black Archival Ink
Dylusions  (or any brand) Yellow-Orange Watercolor Ink
Small 3” round wooden embroidery hoop
Copper Wax Paste
Several sheets of white Tissue Paper
White Butterfly Brad from Eyelet Outlet
Leaf Pins (I had these in my stash)
Die cut flowers
Yellow pearl embellishments
Clear Glue
Tim Holtz Saying

  1.  First, I took a sheet of white tissue paper and folded it down into a rough 6X6 stack.  There were about four layers that I used for the base and I sprayed the top with Dylusions Yellow-Orange Ink in the center, allowing the ink to seep down and spread, it was set aside to dry.  Taking a small scrap of white tissue paper and permanent black ink, the Tree Goddess was stamped, allowed to dry, then fussy cut out.
  2.  Using clear glue, pour a generous amount onto the center of the yellow inked stacked paper, spreading the glue out thinly.  Once spread, layer the stamped image across it, carefully flattening the stamped image and making sure there are no air bubbles, folds or excess clear glue underneath it.  Allow to dry.
  3. While the tissue paper is drying, gently rub some of the copper wax paste around both sections of the embroidery loop. Wipe off all excess wax so that it doesn’t stain or come off.  Get out your trusty small flower dies (or whatever flowers you have on hand that complement the color theme) and color in varying shades of blue to pop off the yellow-orange inks.
  4. Place the dried inked and glued tissue paper centered into the wooden frame. Carefully adjust for best presentation and tighten screws to hold everything taut.  Once in, take saying from Tim Holtz stickers, cut and place beside the stamped image.  Once glued down straight, arrange colored flowers and butterfly brad within the circle, then glue or punch down.  Add yellow pearls to the centers of the flowers, and pin through the tissue paper outside of the frame with the leaf pins.
  5. More embellishments can be added as well as distressing the tissue paper outside of the frame.  I decided to keep this one simple, celebrating the sentiment and the lovely stamp celebrating nature and woman. 
Hope you enjoyed this and it gives you some encouragement to stamp on different types of papers.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Don't be an idjit

Hello everyone,

For today's post I have made a tag with some of the latest release stamps.

..and here's how:

I cut a tag out of a gelli print from my stash. It was made with blue and green acrylic paint and a stencil. 

Next I coloured Sasquatch with Copic Markers and cut him out. I set him aside until I was ready to use him. 

I stamped the sentiments I was planning to use. 

I stamped the background of the tag and also stamped Sasquatch again. I do this so if I don't cut out the coloured image perfectly, it will still look perfect when I glue it over top. The tag is now ready for finishing.

I started with splatters which I added with a paint pen. Just shake it at the tag.
I glued Sasquatch down and added some washi tape for him to stand on. I glued the sentiment in place and added some lines and doodles with a graphite pencil. 

I think it turned out great ! 

I used the following stamps:

Other materials:


Archicval inks:
Jet Black - Aquamarine and Leaf Green

Distress Oxide Ink:
Tumbled Glass 

Graphite pencil 
Copic markers

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

That's a horrible idea - ATC by Elisa Ablett

Hi Stamp lovers!

My turn up on the Viva blog today with my latest inspiration for you, a fun Artist Trading Card or ATC featuring loads of Viva Las VegaStamps.

I just love Bicycle Man stamp, so many possibilities for a fun and snarky card or art journal page.

And that sentiment...well that's me all over. 

Here are some close ups of the ATC and I have included a step by step for you as well to see how it came together!

Viva Las VegaStamps products:

Other products:

AB Studio paper collection, Sepia and Black Versafine ink pads, Uniquely Creative Cityscape Die Cut, Polaroid Die cut, Distress Oxide Inkpads, Distress Ink pads, Decoart Extreme Sheen Paint, Cream Cardstock.


Grab your selection of Viva Las VegaStamps, for this project I have included a list above with direct links to the website for VLVS. Stamp your sentiment and Bicycle Man stamp onto cream heavy weight cardstock using Sepia archival ink. Fussy cut your images out and using watercolours and Distress Oxide inkpads and a paint brush, add colour to your stamped images.

Next step is to cut two pieces of cream cardstock around 4 x 6 inch in size and another piece of patterned card to fit on one of the background cardstock with a small border showing. The second piece of cardstock is to use to cut your dies...The cityscape and Polaroid dies.

Add some splatters of distress oxide ink to your background and also around the edges. Colour your city scape die cut as well as a few pieces of ephemera including tickets and music paper. I like to add colour by scraping my inkpad over a craft messy mat and spritz the ink with water until it beads. then I dip my paper and tap it in the colour on the messy mat and dry with a heat gun.

Paint your polaroid die cut in a lovely bronze paint and then once dry, stamp your crackle background over the top of the painted die cut. You can also heat emboss it with black embossing powder at this stage here as well for that extra texture.

Using Aged Mahogany stamp pad, stamp your Nesting Gears Stamp over the bottom half of your ATC, you can see that i have run my ATC through my sewing machine roughly around the edges as well. 

On another piece of spare cream cardstock, using the swipe and smoosh technique for distress oxide ink pads as discussed in the steps above, add a bit of colour to the cardstock, let it dry or heat to dry. Then once dry, stamp using the mixed media edge stamp above using black versafine ink. Then fussy cut it out.

Add some stitching to your tickets and cluster on the left hand side of your ATC and glue to your background.

Start your layering, adhere your cityscape over the tickets then using 3D mounting tape or squares, adhere your polaroid frame over the top as shown above. Then glue your fussy cut Bicycle Man stamped image to the bottom right hand side. 

I decided to re-stamp my quote onto a patterned background and I also added more colour to the quote before adhering to my ATC.

Glue your sentiment onto your ATC and using a black fine tip marker, trace around the edges to make it stand out a bit. 

And you are finished!!

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

Elisa x