Friday, 22 September 2017

Organize a visit with your Grandparents, Today .

Howdy Folks , Lisa here , Its Friday and today I'm not really sharing a mixed media update ,
 More a reminder about what family gold awaits you , 
if you organize a visit to your grandparents house, of course ,
if you are lucky enough to still have them with you .
Yesterday , My gorgeous Nanna/my Dads mum, turned 95 years old . 
She is incredible for her age and still sharp and mobile, and remembering ,
 5 years ago she suffered greatly in a nasty car accident ,which was actually filmed on Kings Cross RPA (much to her embarrassment) , she is incredibly inspirational to me and 
I feel blessed to come from such tough stock.
During most visits the old photos come out , and each time , new treasures emerge.
 Like this photos one above of Nan with her sweet cats eye glasses
 resting on Dads Holden HK Monaro ... 
 My Mum , Nan and cousin Ben at my brothers wedding ,
 early 90's...(yep , those hairstyles and shoulder pads )

My Brother and his best mates just minutes prior to his wedding.

 golden old school photos of us as kids 

 To me , finds like this , with my dads handwriting are priceless. 
Dad passed away when I was 3 yrs and 9 months old. :( heart sad still :(

We lived at Solitary Island just off the coast of Coffs Harbour, Dad was a lighthouse keeper.

 Capturing the moments sharing stories and experiences 
 Don't forget framed photos too, the one above, is my Great Grandmother Ida , whom I never met .
the one below,my Mum and Dad on their wedding day,with our school photos surrounding.So sweet.
 As it was her Birthday , and what usually happens on a visit , we walk over to her Local pub in Surry Hills - The Shakespere- and do lunch. She is a legend, negotiating the aging footpaths, the splayed out comatosed drug addicts,and the roadworks from the light rail that run down her street.
If I make it to 95, I hope to have a small amount of her spark and moxy .
Thanks so much for dropping by the blog , I will be back next week with a mixed media update .
Have a great weekend, and if you are close to family, go visit and ask them to bring out some old photos , because years ago, multiple printing of photos was unheard of, and you are bound to find visual gems that you may have never seen before, just waiting to be photographed and scrapped.
Happy Birthday Joyce , you legend . We LOVE You . x


Thursday, 21 September 2017

On Trend 2 - with Chloe

Hi there!

I've been playing with more of my On Trend 2 stash... I needed some cards so I whipped up a couple ...


I received a pack of the Journal Cards in my DT kit and I LOVE using them on cards - it makes the whole process easy and quick!


I've added a doily and flower from my stash to give some texture... so pretty ... I actually really love these colours together :)


This one is just journal cards!  So easy, right?!

Products used:
My Mind’s Eye – On Trend 2 Collection – Journal Cards
My Minds Eye – On Trend 2 Collection – Cardstock Stickers – Alphabet and Word


**PLEASE NOTE**

Scrapping Clearly is temporarily closed.

Due to an unexpected and sudden death in the family we are unable to process any new orders for the short term.
We look forward to seeing you when we return.
Thank you for your understanding

Our thoughts are with Kylie and family at this time xx

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Create your own dreams- with Emma.

Hey there scrappy peeps, 
I'm up on the SC blog today, sharing my tongue in cheek take of the sketch this month 😜 
Now I love love love sketches but this one truly had me scratching my head! 


It's awesome, just I didn't know what to do with it?! 

So here is what I 'took' from it......
I did place my photo in the bottom right hand side......



But I turned it 😉 
I did 'journal' with some of the cool 7dots stickers, and I tried to keep the shape of the sketch, didn't I?? 
The great thing about a sketch is you can interprete
what or how you see it 😉



I played with some pretty cool products on this page. 
I started by using some of the Simple Stories Carpe Diem papers, torn and layered behind my photo as well as my base sheet. 
Added some colour blast texture paste, some stamping and mists to create my layers. 



I altered these Heidi Swapp canvas tags with Tim Holtz distress oxides. And then added them into my layers. 
Plenty of SS Carpe Diem chipboard embellishments on the page. 



They all just tie in so well together. 

So that is my loose interpretation of this months sketch. 

I can't wait to see how you all play with it. 

Catch you soon. 
Em xxx








Monday, 18 September 2017

Zeus with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey ScrappingClearly friends! Melinda here with you today sharing my latest DT make!

I had a bit of fun with the moodboard for this page and am super happy with how it turned out! Here is a look at the moodboard if you have yet to see it or just need an update :D


And here is my take


Something a bit different for me - LOTS of empty white space and I really, really love it!!

I was inspired by the colours - the yellow, pink and green and by the splats in the middle of the board which is where I started my page.

I have used the awesome Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads in Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick with some old packaging and the quick, easy smooshing technique to create the base of my background. I used a textured piece of white cardstock for my background and did not gesso or prep the page at all - I prefer the way the oxides dry not on gesso.




Look at all those lovely layers of colour!! To get that beautiful layered effect make sure you dry each colour before either adding another layer of the same colour or moving onto the next colour! I also added splatters of each colour after I had finished layering all the colours!

I added some stamping using my Darkroom Door Arty Circles stamp and the same inks I had smooshed - keep the pink with the pink etc etc. I love the extra dimension and interest this simple stamping adds!

I then decided to add a little more texture this time with a light grey ink and a couple of texture stamps from my stash.

When I saw the very Spring, bright and light board this month I thought it would be a good time to scrap the first photo's I took of our cat when we brought him home 9 years ago - you know, baby animals and all that jazz ;) So I printed these 2 out and added a few paper layers from the Squeeze 12x12 paper by Pink Paislee. I have used both sides of the paper to bring in the yellow and pink.


For my title I have used these thickers and since I brought in the gold I added a couple of other small pops of gold using gold thread behind the photo's in 2 places.

I added 3 of these Studio Calico printed veneer pieces in the green, the "hello" word and some of the white glittered hearts from the Pink Paislee sticker sheet.

My very final touch was some yellow sequins by American Crafts.

I am really happy with how this page turned out, different for me but fun none the less! Remember you have until the end of the month to get your own entries in in the FB group to win a voucher to the store!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda
xx

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Stitching Madness by Lauren Hender


Oh my goodness! All of you creative amazing people who stitch on your layouts I bow to you.
Oh it tested my patience BIG time. As a busy Mum sitting for a few hours to stitch on this layout nearly did my head in! Thank goodness it looks pretty otherwise you would have found me rocking in the corner of the room. lol.
(whinge over)

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog.
Today I am sharing a 6x12 layout highlighting an everyday moment of me and my little girl.


In the big scheme of things this was a really easy layout to put together and because of the detailed stitching being the feature it did not require many embellishments.


I began by using some of the new Dina Wakely scribble sticks. These are fabulous. When you gently apply to your page and add water they flow beautifully.


I then added some splashes of gold Heidi Swapp color shine to give it a little sparkle.


Then using a lead pencil I drew my designs on to the page. Using a paper piercer I poked holes a even points around the design.
I then began the pain staking task of stitching the design.
I did a happy dance when that was over lol


The cotton I found was ombre which is why you can see the colours changing throughout the stitching.


I then mounted my photo using some Teresa Collins something wonderful collection paper and adhered it to the page.
I then added the title using a Fancy Pants  - Joy Parade puffy sticker and a few Heidi Swapp gold puffy accents.


I added a few alpha stickers, finished off with some white liquitex white ink splashes and some white journaling. I was so happy with how it all turned out and did confirm to me that I will give that stitching another go.. one day... a long time from now.. lol.

Happy Scrappin
Lauren xo

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Carpe Diem with Leonie Neal-Dawson

Hello to our Scrapping Clearly readers, Leonie Neal-Dawson here with you today.  
 I have a sweet page to share with you today using the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection.
This is a page celebrating the 20th anniversary of the day I met my life partner.   


I got some fussy cutting in with these bright colourful blooms and behind the flowers I did a little background work using Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.   
With all the floral patterns going on on my page I found I didn't need too much in the way of embellishments. So I merely add a few patterned paper Chipboard hearts and sequins.  More patterned paper chipboard - frames this time - were used to embellish my strip of photos along the bottom border of my page. 



Remember we have 2 challenges taking place for September, each with a $30 shop voucher as a prize.
See the challenges and upload your entries in the Facebook folders below.




Today I want to finish my post by sending my heartfelt Sympathies to Kylie 
and her extended family on the tragic loss of her Brother. 


Take Care 
Leonie Neal-Dawson
xx


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Friday, 15 September 2017

My art Journal and Iggy Pop

Howdy Folks , Lisa here with the weekly Mixed media update , 
Today is a big one , finally getting to do a class with the Dylusions Queen herself .
But before I rush to pack a very light scrap tote to take with me ,
 I'm sharing with you this fun art journal page I did yesterday.
I love cutting into my old music books, currently I have a Sex , Drugs and Rock and Roll book in my stash , that a friend gave me for my 18th birthday. It was forever ago and now the pages are falling from the book, so for me , its a wonderful way to incorporate my music and art love together.
I started with a simple acrylic background of Liquitex paint in teal and Dylusions fresh lime, and using a New Dina Wakley Medieval Cross stencil ,
 I wiped away some paint ,
 using a baby wipe , through the stencil .
When that was dry , I secured a little music sheet paper with liquitex Matt Medium then added some interest points with new Dina stamps, Splatter Girl ,and Background Marks ,using Black stazon ink.
 More layering of paint and papers , circles and colour 
 Adding the Largest circle in behind Iggy , allows the eye to know exactly where the focal point of the piece is. It was just yellow to start, but wonderful paint allows for extra layering of colour ,
 which provided a little more depth to the page..
The butterfly is added for censorship reasons only and is not actually stuck to this page- yep i sorta missed it by that much.
Usually , I would finish my blog post by running through and linking all the products to this post .
But , at this sad time, the shop is closed for a short period as we collectively morn the loss of Kylies' Beloved only brother. My heart is heavy and sad for this incredible close and bonded family .
I send them my condolences and love during this heartbreaking time .
I will be back next week , with a SC MM blog update .
Lisa xx