Tuesday with the Team by Karen Ellis

Getting ready for ScrapFest

by Karen Ellis

I know you know me as an “off the page” kind of girl, but, like you, I have been known to complete a layout or 20 – hehe.

I’ve been having fun in the studio creating samples for ScrapFest  (which will be held next month in Kitchener) and I thought I’d share one of my creations with you!

This is “Live, Play”.   Kind of a life philosophy of mine.  *smile*  It features some of my most favourite new items from Prima, 7 Dots Studio and the Crafter’s Workshop – and a smattering of things I had in my scrapping stash – not to mention one of my most cherished pics of my kid and I.

The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio.  Love the textural feel of this paper line.  But, as I like all things layered, I added some layers to it with Crafter’s Workshop templates, PanPastel, Distress ink, some paint and a new Donna Downey Poppy Branch Foam Stamp.  You can see the layers in the close up view.



  • The first layer was the Violet Pan Pastel through the Stars and Circles Crafter’s Workshop template.  I used my bar sponge to smudge it a little…especially around the picture.
  • For the second layer I used my Ranger Ink Blending Tool to add Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Reversed Chicken Wire template also from Crafter’s Workshop.
  • Third, I stamped the Donna Downey Poppy Branches Foam Stamp with a combination of Turquoise and Green Gold Acrylic Paint (I used Stevenson’s paint but any acrylic paint will do) – put a little bit of each colour on a craft sheet and tap the stamp in it. to get a combination of the colours – almost batik looking, don’t you think?

Nothing left to do but embellish….   LOVE LOVE LOVE the lumps and bumps!



SUPPLIES: 7 Dots Studio – Dreamer Line,  Prima [Donna Downey Poppy Branches Foam Stamp, Poppies and Peonies Canvas Banners, Sun Kiss Butterflies and Wooden Buttons], Jute Ribbon and Misc. Lace, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, PanPastel, Distress Ink, Crafter’s Workshop templates Stars and Circles and Reversed Chicken Wire , twine.

Have a creative day everyone!  Hope to see you at ScrapFest.


Visit Karen on her blog – CLICK HERE



12 responses to “Tuesday with the Team by Karen Ellis”

  1. Awesome! Way to go Karen!!!

  2. Laurie Collins says:

    Beautiful, and the “kids” all grown up too!

  3. Wendy Gilbertson says:


  4. Lucinda Davidson says:

    Sooooo cute!!!

  5. Trish H says:

    Amazing work as always Karen !!!

  6. Pam H says:

    Lovin’ it…. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  7. Sue Sykes says:

    Gorgeous, as always, Karen!! Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

  8. Dorina D says:

    great layout. Thanks for sharing

  9. ava g says:

    very nice karen…

  10. Carol M. says:

    Love your layout!! That Poppy Branch foam stamp looks great..I’m sure I must have one!!! :}

  11. Carmen Mobbs says:

    Karen, beautiful as always! I have the Poppy Branch foam stamp. can’t wait ot use it! Can’t wait to see you at Scrapfest as you are the life of the party. LOL

  12. A fantastic design, Karen with so many awesome techniques! Really sweet photo too :)

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