Monday, 13 March 2017

'Be your beautiful self' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the design team with my first post for Artified!

I wanted to create something a little out of the box for my first post using the gorgeous Tim Holtz Layered Stencils in Floral, Roses, Ornate and Trellis AND the NEW Lindy's Stamp Gang Shakers.

I had a play around with the Shaker's to hand dye my Canvas flag and I mopped up the excess liquid with a baby wipe and was so impressed with the patterns on it and colours I decided to use the baby wipe on my project. Here is the end result!

To start my project I coloured my chipboard birds with a few coordinating Gelatos and put aside to dry.

Next step, using a craft mat spray water and tap out a little bit of colour from your Lindy's Shakers into the water - then dip your canvas flag into the water and colour and repeat until you have covered your flag in colour and patterns, Mop up the excess colour and liquid with a small piece of lace and a baby wipe and set it aside to dry - we will be using these on your project!

Next once your lace is dry attach it to your muslin by sewing or gluing if you don't have a machine. Grab a inkpad and sponge or dauber and using your Trellis stencil, dab some of the colour through your stencil onto your dried canvas flag.

 Grab another stencil and repeat with a green inkpad and the Ornate stencil.

Next step - Attach your muslin to your baby wipe and distress the edges of the baby wipe until they are uneven and torn, then attach to your Canvas flag either by stitching with a machine or gluing. Then using the Floral Stencil and a palette knife spread Colour Blast paste in your chosen colour ( I used Royalty) making sure the paste covers parts of the flag, muslin and baby wipe. Carefully peel off the stencil and let dry!

Here are some close ups for all the finer details. I added my chosen saying, chipboard, flower and cotton to add a little extra colour and texture. Once the flag is complete thread a stick through the hole and wind wire around the stick to create a hanger.

Here are the links to the products at Artified.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Yodelling Yellow

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Polka Purple

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker - Lederhosen Laurel

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

Elisa xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

Grateful Heart Journal Page

Hello!  Its Kerry here today and its my turn to share my project from the 'Mini Kit' for Artified. I am not usually a minimalist and usually have everything but the kitchen sink on my pages but for this project I wanted to stick with the products from the kit adding only a couple of other basic supplies to the project.  Once I wrapped my head around that, it was actually a quick and easy page. Inside the box we had:

To start my page I took the stencil, Deli paper and the Sunkissed Coral paint and stenciled some 'stripes' onto the deli paper, I wanted some contrast so I did the same using Black Archival ink.

 Once the paint was dry I cut the Deli Paper into strips to resemble 'washi tape'  

  I then took the Watercolor paper and cut it in half.  I sprayed the paper heavily with water and added a little of the paint to the left side and also just the middle on the right side with a sponge and then randomly added my Deli Paper 'washi' strips.

 I painted over the strips with a thin coat of white Gesso and once dry took the Stabilo pencil and drew around the edges of the strips.  I activated the pencil with a little water and used my finger to blend the lines a little. I also added a little scribbly journaling for interest.

I scribbled onto my craft mat with the pencil and added some water, then using a paintbrush I picked up a little of the 'grey' colour to add some small splatters to my page.

I drew a heart onto the piece of leftover watercolor paper, cut it out and then painted it with the Sunkissed Coral Paint adding Black Archival Ink around the edges for definition.

 I have popped the heart up onto a little foam tape and added a 'Chit Chat' sticker to finish off.

You can find all the products used at these links: 

Thanks for stopping by :)