Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Page in the making - with DT Katie Howard

Good Morning! How are we all today? I have to admit that I am crazy busy now with a daughter finishing up year 12, new job commitments and the rest of the usual crazy for this time of year. So I thought I would do something a little different and bring you a page in two parts. Today I will show you the background that I created and then next time the page that I created with that background!

So, this page started with inspiration of colours from this months Mood Board:

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Full of luscious reds, pinks, peaches and corals. So what is a girl to do but pull out her paints in these sorts of colours! I selected some Dylusions and Dina Wakely paints in these colours: Peony Blush, Rose Quartz, Tangerine Dream, Ruby and Penny. Next I pulled out some stencils, the ones that I used were Dina Wakely in Wallpaper and Jungle, but there are so many to choose from! Last of all I pulled out my small gel press plate, the one I have is a 3x5 size, but you can get a set of different sizes from Ranger which would be perfect also. Don't forget your brayer for the gel plate! Then I got started!

I basically used my gel plate on a stamp block like a stamp, I didn't do anything but layer some paint  on with my brayer and stamp onto my background cardstock, just creating random blocks of colour and changing the orientation from press to press, overlapping along the way and this is what I finished with:

At this stage I let it dry a bit and pulled out a script stamp and some black ink (archival ink is perfect for this job) and stamped randomly on the page. After the stamping I grabbed the jungle stencil, loaded my gel plate with the penny (a bronze colour) paint and stamped it through onto my page.

To finish off I grabbed the wallpaper stencil, some black paint and then used a foam brush to add some detail through the stencil. Once dry I grabbed my white dylusions paint pen and made some outlines around the black for some more detail. This is the final result:

Now my background is ready to go, just to find photos and figure out a design! So tune in next time to see what I create with this background!
 Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Katie x

Monday, 12 November 2018

Lookout for Wonder - layout with Em

Happy Monday SC friends!
Hope your weekend has been a good one.
Today I'm sharing a layout once again inspired by this months mood board.

This layout is a little bit Alice, a little bit Wonderland...…

I started off by using  different sheets of paper torn and adhered together. Then I gave it a coat of Clear Gesso.
Then I chose the colours in the mediums I wanted to use, for this layout I decided to use the Art Alchemy Acrylics. I chose Royal Red, Vintage Rose and a little bit of Aqua Rose.

I added some stamping onto my background and then started to play witth my layers. I went with a couple of tag/notes from the Heidi Swapp colour magic note pack.

These I painted over with the same acrylics as on my base papers.
Love the resist effect these have, colourful without being promonate.

For my embellies I wanted to go a little steam punk like the image I had chosen.

And also a couple of the cool Tim Holtz Key holes, which suited Alice, you know with all the doors she had to go through ;)

To finish this layout off I added some Prima Micro silver beads rolled over the flowers, gauze and papers. Totally love this touch.

And then finally....yep you guessed it a few splashes of Liquitex carbon black ink.

Have you joined in this month yet with our fab mood board? I just love these colours, it's certainly not colours I would normally play with.

I look forward to seeing your creations on facebook.

I'll catch you all again soon, until then I hope you have an awesome week.
Em xx

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Cocktails - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here,

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of goodies from the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush collection available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.
I'm also playing along with the November Moodboard Challenge. We would love for you to join the challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly voucher - you have until November 30 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.
For my base I've used a sheet of white cardstock. I added some background colour using Prima Watercolor Confections and a painting with plastic technique
Next I've added some strips of paper (from the Pineapple Crush collection) along the RHS. 

I've matted my photo on other papers from the HS Pineapple Crush 12x12 paper pad and made some coordinating tags. 

I've used White glitter alphas for the title and added a pineapple paperclip (all from the Pineapple Crush collection).

Along the bottom of my photo I've used a Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file - isn't it pretty!! 
I've added a cluster in the bottom right corner with an ephemera tag, paper flowers and wood veneer.
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, 9 November 2018

Congratulations to Lisa-Marie Watling - who created this gorgeous layout for our October moodboard!

Thank you everyone for your amazing entries!  Be sure to enter our November Moodboard Challenge!!

Chicago -

Hi everyone

Marelle back with you - I am sharing my take on our gorgeous November Moodboard!

For years I have been scrapping in 6x12 format - I find it helps my mojo flow when I need it!  Lately life has been so busy time in my scrap room has been close to non existent! 

 I have had the opportunity to visit America three times in the last 6 years.  One of my absolute favourite places is Chicago!  This city has so much vibrancy, art, sculpture, theatre, galleries - just love it! I love the Tim Holtz stamp for the title giving it a grungy artsy feel! Kylie has sold out of these amazing script grungy stamps :( .
I used the broken glass stamp from Prima to "grunge the page up". The Prima stamp has so many uses - its great for grungy marks on layouts and art journalling!
 I also used clothing tags on and around my photo.  I journalled and doodled around the edges using a Pilot Permaball Marker  - my favourite go to black pen! 

Products used from the shop are as follows:

I started off with a 12x12 white card  and sprayed the two Dylusions colours randomly and spritzed with water and left this to dry.  

When this was dry I cut the page to 6x12.

I hope you will enter our November Moodboard challenge!  

Until next time

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 8 November 2018

What's in the Box -- Lovely Today

Lovely Today 

Today’s share from me did not start out with the intention of being part of the November Moodboard but somehow it has evolved and those beautiful pinks and a tiny hint of red has snuck in on the timber photo corners – funny how that works out for you when you are not even trying. I hope to see your take on the Moodboard by the end of the month - it's a cracker!

 Lovely Today

So in the box today I have some awesome products that I had sitting on my desk from my last crafty play and surprisingly some were in their designated storage spot. I must have had a fairy cleaner pop in to help clean up & put things away for me. 

 12x12 Kraft Cardstock -  that one didn't fit in the box 
flair - i have used one from my stash but found these cool ones in the shop 
 Liquitex magenta ink  - to dye the muslin

So lets get started.... first I picked out some of the pages from the Crate paper pad that complimented my photo...  I had a little shuffling thing going on and cut a few down until I worked out my layers. After choosing the order and sticking them down with tape I decided to add a little black Archival Ink to my stamp and border the top and bottom of the photo with it.  I then placed this on the page for placement . I marked it with some tape and then put it to the side.

 The utter joy when using these Ken Oliver Liquid Inks was indescribable. This one is Metallic Rose and has the best shimmer... After dropping a few drops I sprayed water and then moved the pooling around on my page... I became a little impatient and then took my spatula and smeared it all over the page then allowed it to dry naturally. How good is that shimmer?

 Once dried I used a Tim Holtz Collections stencil and Modelling Paste to add another dimension and soften up the Kraft cardstock. Once this was dry - I cheated and used my heat gun, I put it aside and grabbed the Magenta Liquitex ink and dropped some onto some white muslin. I tore some small strips and tested for placement then sewed them on the page. Also while I was at the machine I added a stitched border and stuck the pre-prepared paper layers and photo in place. I then added stitching to the layers to help tie it all together. 

All that was needed was a few more little embellishments including some Cocoa Vanilla Studio vellum flowers & tag, Kinder Kreations chipboard border that I gessoed. I also added a Heidi Swapp Acetate word 

Finally some typed journalling was used to fill the space below the photo & a flair. I used wood veneer photo corners to help highlight the photo a little & a little bit more black stamping and Modelling Paste with the stencil up around the edges and corners. 

I hope you have fun creating your Moodboard Challenge Layout this month 

have fun - be messy

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

From the Heart - Scrapbook page with DT Katie Howard

Hello, hello, can you believe that it is November already?! This year is going way way to quickly, not to mention I am not ready for the summer heat that comes along with the end of the year. We have been sweltering through some very humid and hot days recently and let's just say I don't cope very well when I am hot and uncomfortable 😂.

Enough chit chat, today I am sharing a page that I created inspired by the November Inspiration board.
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Isn't it luscious?! Lots to inspire in this board. I started with the softer peachy reds and pinks for my colour palette and then the shoe inspired my to think of a ballet shoe and this made me think of my little dancer niece and from this a page was born!

Here is my final page:

I pulled out some of the bits and pieces I still have from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection, and let me say this, there are lots of beautiful soft reds, pinks and peaches in this collection, not to mention the dancer bits! It worked perfectly with my page theme.

I decided to do a colour block style background, a great way to get more patterned paper on your page without it becoming too busy overall, especially if you choose the smaller patterned papers.

I created some matting behind my photos including lifting some up on foam tape to allowing the tucking in of chipboard embellishments later on. The papers that I have used are: Details, Jane, You+Me, Kate, Magical and My Story.

I pulled out some of the ephemera that matches and decided to utilise one of the cards as a title, thought it fit well as I am sure all dancers are performing "from the heart"! There was some great acetate pieces in the ephemera as well that worked in nicely along with some chipboard from the chipboard sticker sheet and the thicker set. Remember too, if you are tucking pieces in behind a photo, cut it in half or there abouts so you can two for the price of one! I did this with the chipboard rose peeking out from the photo mat above.

I just loved the dancer silhouette acetate piece from the ephemera set, it was the perfect match for this page! I also added some splatters creating the perfect colour from mixing some of my distress oxide inks to match. I used Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick, and I think it created the perfect match!

I created another little cluster of embellishments at the bottom, again cutting a piece in half. This time the acetate wreath which I also tucked into the paper strip, then I layered some other pieces on top including some words/ phrases.

A relatively simple page, but packed full of interest with the embellishment clusters, layering and tucking in of embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

Katie x