Thursday, 21 June 2018

Smile Pretty - a scrapbook layout with Lisa J

Hi Scrapping Clearly friends,

Lisa here today to share a scrapbook layout using Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper and Heidi Swapp.

I started with a base of white cardstock and added some strips of paper across the top third of the page using papers from the Dear Lizzy Happy Place collection (Bananas, Be Free). I added some sprinkles of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Coral.

I created some layers around my photo with the gorgeous Good Vibes 6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper. I fussy cut some of the elements including tags and mini houses.

I inked up some Heidi Swapp diecuts with Distress Oxide Ink in Mermaid Lagoon.

The final touches were some sprinkles of sequins and pink glittery buttons

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Hope you have a great scrappy week. 

Lisa J

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Stash Busting with Leonie

Hello, Leonie with you today and I've gone back to one of my favourite collections for this post.
I created a heap of pages with the Fancy Pants Designs Golden Days collection earlier this year.
I still had some papers and embellishments left so decided to do some stash busting. 
We all have bits of left over collections and kits in our stash so I was on a mission here to use up some of mine. 
You can see some of the other pages I created with this range Here, here and here.

My Tribe
Falling Leaves was one of my favourite papers in this collection so I used it as a base for this page.
I used an old store card to swipe some Dina Wakley paint across my page.  The Night colour was a great match for the charcoal leaves in the paper.  

I used lots of papers from the collection kit to layer under my photo.  This fancy pants collection has so many wonderful embellishments and I used plenty of them on this page.

For a little extra interest I used a real feather on my page along with the diecut feathers from the ephemera pack.  I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine to add some colour to the feahter.

I've also added some other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my page. 
A doiley, sequined heart and wood veneer.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting and Stash busting.
Leonie Neal-Dawson

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Fun Page with DT Katie Howard

Good Morning! Welcome to another Scrapping Clearly blog post. Today I thought I would share with you just how versatile the Fancy Pants Take Note collection really is, especially since it is a school themed collection!

I decided that I wanted to try and create a more feminine page using this collection, and guess what?! It was really easy to do, especially as there was some pink tones and even a floral in the collection. Here is the page that I created:

The corkboard paper is so perfect for the background, so that is where I started. You get two of each paper in the collection kit, plus some die-cuts and cards so you have lots to use with one kit! I created some paper layers behind my photos after first backing them using some of the pretty gold tissue paper that my Scrapping Clearly order comes wrapped in! Don't forget to keep that in your stash and use it, what a bonus!

I decided I needed some soft detail on the background so I decided to grab my distress oxide ink in Faded Jeans because it worked with the darker blue in the paper. I started with a stencil and added some background detail, I used the Dyan Reaveley alphabet border stencil. After I added to the background I decided I wanted a border as well, so I masked off the alphabet part of the stencil and used the dashed lines with my ink to create a border all the way around my page, I just love how it looks!

One thing that I love to do with my paper scraps is create tags, they are so easy to make and are perfect for tucking into layers, you can then add buttons or enamel dots or ribbons or bows to them as well.

I created a little cluster with some of the tags using some die-cuts from the kit and also some chipboard from the Maggie Holmes Gather thicker set. Some of the colours in here are a perfect match! And it is nice to mix and match collections and manufacturers too.

I decided to print my journaling and stick it on, but used a sweet heart from the Gather thicker set and also one of the flowers from the Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic trimmings pack. These flowers are just made to crinkle and distress. I cut mine in half and layered slightly offset before tucking under my journal block. I also tucked one under the tags at the top. These were just the right shade of pink, and added a girly touch too.

I used the word "Today" from the Gather thicker set for my title, as this was an every day moment and nothing in particular, and it is an easy way to add a title, and let's face it, I am all about easy!

Last of all I added some splatters using some Heidi Swapp color shine, there are so many pretty colours to choose from, I used navy and gold.

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

Katie x

Monday, 18 June 2018

Good Morning Monday

Hi everyone

Marelle back again - Happy Monday - it's a very cold morning here around 8 degrees bbrrrrrrr!

For something different, I am offering 3 small prizes for the first person who sends the correct answers to me via  FB inbox!

Question 1:  When is Gundy Scraptacular?

Question 2:  How Many Pieces in our Mary Jane Washi Tape Set?

Question 3 : What Price is Prima  Alchemy Metallique Wax?

Thanks for dropping by our Blog, and good luck!!

Edited : We have  a winner!!  Julie Murphy was the first person who correctly answered my questions!  Congrats Julie!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Hi Everyone

Have you had a look at our sale items in the shop lately?

These are just two of the gorgeous collections on sale!

Grab yourself a bargain!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Mood Board Inspiration

Hi Everyone,

Today I have my take on this months mood/sketch board. I personally prefer mood boards to kick start a project as they allow more artistic freedom or interpretation.

This month for example you can be influenced by the graphics, the colours, the theme "down time" the sketch or all combined.

I chose the rainbow colours to do my layout.

I started with a KinderKreations stencil and some TCW Light and Fluffy 
I really love how fast this medium dries and its texture.

I got a collection of Distress Oxides reinkers and put a little of each colour along the centre line and then added water and moved the page backwards and forwards to let them drip.
I then just flicked some of each colour onto their corresponding sections.
I found some alcohol ink on Yupo paper butterflies I had cut out from a previous session and they were colourful and worked on the layout.

I finished of with some neutral flowers and some scraps I had cut into circles and added to the background. I also used some enamel dots .

Thanks for looking and I hope to see your projects inspired by this months mood board.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Art Journal Magic.... Let's Paint, Cut and Paste.

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update.
I've been away retreating at a Mixed Media event, which explains my absence last week.
Connecting to creatives in a physical sense,catching up with the Scrapping Clearly crew.
Oh, chilling, relaxing and watching Peg work her magic with Inks...ahhhhh, so good.

Today I am sharing a few pieces I created using images from a Victoria Frances Calendar.
(I really don't know how one could toss a calendar like this after the yr was up)
Thanks Jason for sacrificing your books to the masses. I love these beautiful dramatic images and laying one down onto your pages really makes for producing some seriously eye popping incredible pages quickly.

I came home from the retreat and reworked this image onto a canvas board, 
adding depth and interest by adding extra layers with the tree stencil.

Basic Product List 

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog, 
Ill be back next week with a new mixed media update.

Lisa  xxx