#happyheart by Elisa Ablett

by Elisa Ablett

#happyheart – Scrapbooking Layout by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here with my first guest post for Scrap FX and I can’t thank Jill enough for having me as part of the team.

I have been a long time hoarder of chipboard, stamps and stencils from Scrap FX and now over the moon to add Silhouettes and rice paper to my collection.

So for my first post I created a mixed media layout featuring loads of Scrap FX goodies and great techniques!

Here is a list with links to the products if you want to recreate this design:- or search for your favourite Scrap FX stockist..

Dreamcatcher BLACKLeafy Circle Stamp Circle Weave Stencil

 Writing collage paper Love banner#Happy

Dreamcatcher Black

Leafy Circle Stamp

Circle Weave Stencil

Script Collage Paper

Love Banner

#happy words

Let’s take a closer look at the layout –

I thought I would take you through a few of my favourite techniques and add a few design tips..

To create the water colour teal background, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Teal, now you can either spray water where you want your colour to go onto the page and then sprinkle your Magical’s over the water and see the magic happen and dry with heatgun OR you can sprinkle your magicals onto a messy craft mat first then spray with water to activate and if you are game, dip your cardstock into the liquid.

TIP: Using large foam stamps can be daunting, to make it simple and easy use a small brayer to brayer your paint ( even coverage) or ink onto the stamp itself and using such a large stamp on one side of your design, I always balance out with more stamping on the opposite or diagonal side.

TIP: Use a distress ink blending tool to smooth ink through your stencil, this gives greater control; you can now choose where your ink goes, the intensity of your ink and creates depth without creating bumpy layers that a medium like texture paste gives.

Tear small strips of your rice paper to add to your background, to make it blend in a bit better, add a bit of a light wash of your background colour over the top. I find the best glue to work with rice paper is a simple ‘ol clear drying glue stick.

Sometimes leaving your chipboard raw can tie in with your colour scheme and theme to your layout, my layout has a bit of an earthy boho vibe with teals, browns, tans and black AND a dream catcher of course, so easy peasy decision to leave the gorgeous chippy as is.

That’s it from me today, thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.

Make sure you leave some love for me in the comments.


Elisa x

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