Monday, 22 May 2017

This Made Me Laugh with Melinda Sweetman

Hi there ScrappingClearly followers, Melinda here with you today with my take on the very fun May 2017 mood board. This was also designed by the very talented Peg and after much deliberation I came up with a fun page that I am really happy with!

First up, the mood board

And here is the page I created

This is a photo of hubby from our honeymoon (back in 2008) and one of the King Prawns we enjoyed at one of the places we ate out at. I chose this photo because I really wanted to challenge myself to somehow incorporate that fish!! Easy enough to run with the colours but man that fish stumped me for a while! My mind started wandering and wandered right along to this exact photo and the story I wanted to tell that goes along with it. My husband DOES NOT eat prawns!! Haha! But this night I think between the 2 of us we ate 2 or possibly 3 of these King Prawns and we both loved them!

Here you can see all that messy fun in the background!! I love how it came together and I used the awesomely cool and fun Scribble Sticks by Dina Wakely in Ruby, Tangerine, Lemon and Night. These things, if nothing else, are super fun to work with. I watched another scrappers tutorial process video which gave me a couple of ideas but I did play a bit too to get the feel of how best they work! And indeed, dipping the scribble stick into some water and scribbling onto the page was the best way to get a vibrant colour!
Oh, and I did apply a quick coat of white gesso to help the colours move.

I've also used some of the fun watercolour stickers by Vicki Boutin, the arrows and the word Laugh. Love how they came out, however, a heads up, don't add LOTS of water, the paper will pill up!! Lesson learned ;)

I have used the gorgeous Teresa Collins Nine & Co range for all my embellishing and all the paper layers. Oh, and that cute camera paper clip by American Crafts.

There is a process video for this page, just click below and enjoy!

That's it for me for today, so have fun and remember you still have a little over a week to get your entries in for both the sketch and the mood board challenges!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Product List

Dina Wakely - Scribble Sticks
I used Ruby, Tangerine, Lemon and Night
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Hearts
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Perfect (both A & B Sides)
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Sunburst
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Ombre (Background border)
American Crafts Gold Camera Paper Clip
Vicki Boutin - Watercolour Stickers

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Planner Girl by Lauren Hender

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog.

Today I am sharing with you some embellishing of my brand new Websters Pages color crush travellers notebook (TN). I have recently fallen in love with this style of creativity. I think it's suited to my busy life raising children and working.

I just love having tassels and pretty bit's and pieces hanging out of my TN.
But I soon realised that if these pretties are not sturdy they get destroyed by me throwing it around my handbag and scrap room. Heidi Swapp came up with a solution..

All you need is a minc or laminator & a set of these Heidi Swapp tags to create these super cute and sturdy tags for your planner or TN.


I will tell you the truth, putting these cute little tags through my minc was freaking me out. I had this fear that they would get stuck inside. But, there was no reason for fear as they popped out the back to the minc with ease looking beautiful.

I then added some sweetness to them by using some ribbon, and Heidi Swapp glitter words.

To punch the holes in the top of the tags I used a standard hole punch with ease.

I hope my tags have inspired you to vamp up your planners or TN's. I encourage you to stop by the Scrapping Clearly store and check out these cute tags and glitter words.
There is a variety of colours and styles that would make a great sturdy feature.

Happy Creating
Lauren xoxo

Saturday, 20 May 2017

May Moodboard cards with Tania

Hi all!! For my post today, I made some cards, and the papers I had from the Pink Paislee, ATLAS range, worked perfectly for the colours in this month's moodboard! Here it is if you haven't yet seen it!!!

Here is my little preview of the cards with some detailed pics below!!!

So all the papers are from the Atlas range, and I made the tags from the papers and added some eyelets and tied some twine around them!!! Then I jazzed them up a little with some enamel dots and a flair from my stash!

The 2nd card also has a little Washi tape added, from the Teresa Collins, Something Wonderful range, and a few flicks of ink from my Dylusions' spray.

The last card, I made for a friend, who turns 50 on Sunday! I wanted to make a background which resembled splashes, so got out the Distress Oxide inks and played around with them on some black card and got some pleasing results. I flicked some more Dylusions spray inks. (Including the Mica sprays, which have an amazing sheen to them.)

Hope I've inspired you to play along with our moodboard this month!!! I really loved the bright colours in this one!!!


Friday, 19 May 2017

Canvas Update

Howdy bloggers , Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.
Big weekend as I'm off to scrap with my Scrapping Clearly DT buddie Peg in her part of the world.
But before I rush to pack some random things and head off ,this mixed media blog update is required.
Following last weeks canvas piece, 
I thought id just do a quick update on the progress of the work,
 from last weeks blog here
Using acrylic paints from the amazing range available at SC
 and being brave to play and just take risks .
 Being a lover of love and again using simple shapes , this is where the piece is at now.
I'm off to create some arty magic in beautiful Uralla and 
I'll be back next week to share some of what I actually created .
Thanks so much for dropping by the SC Blog, see you next week .

Lisa xx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Do You Have The Same Problem As Me?

Good Morning Arty Peeps! 

Ok, my name is Peg, and I am addicted to Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inkpads.
There, I said it.
I have another oxide layout to share with you today, sorry (not sorry!).

Seriously though, check out that background on heavy weight cardstock.
How can you not love that!

To allow the gorgeous oxide colours to shine I kept the embellishments to a minimum; a pack of Dusty Attic chipboard coloured black with a marker, and some enamel dots.
I used these stickers, also coloured black with a marker, for my title.
I hand journalled on a foiled card.
I added some heart-shaped bubble wrap stamping to the corners with the chippy cogs.
Too easy, and such a quick page.

So yes, I'm addicted to oxide inkpads. I cannot see me not playing with them well into the future. I am in lurve.

If you don't have any yet, get some!

Thanks for coming by,
'til next time,
stay arty,

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Week 14 with Melinda

Hi and hello my scrappy friends!! It is Melinda here with you today and I am sharing a PL spread I have put together using the GORGEOUS Teresa Collins Nine & Co range available in the store!!

I chose this particular week to use this range with as I had printed the title card and had edited the orange text onto the photo and the colours in this range match perfectly!!

Here are both pages together

And each page separately

And here is the title card that as soon as I took the photo I knew I was going to use it in this composition and I LOVE how it came together!

I have used my WRMK Typecast Typewriter for all of my journalling, sometimes I love the change it brings to my pages so am super keen to whip it out!!

I haven't added a great deal of embellishment but I have used some of the cut apart cards for journalling and even cut some of the elements out of the cards for embellishing!

I really love how this card came together, I think it is maybe my favourite card of this spread!! 

Though, I do love, love, love the story behind this photo!!

Anyways, that's it for me for today!! I hope you find a way to document your everyday in a way that makes you happy! 

Thank you, as always, for stopping by and have a fabulous day filled with lots of scrappy fun!!


Products used:
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Sunburst
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Alphas
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Cards
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - 12" x 12" paper - Hearts
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - Decorative Brads
Teresa Collins - Nine & Co - Decorative Sticker Sheet
Heidi Swapp - Clear Teal Alphas

Distress Oxide Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I'm showing some cards I made using Distress Oxide's available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store
I wanted to experiment with how they worked so I made a few different backgrounds for my cards. Warning: these ink pads are very addictive and you will find yourself wanting every colour lol! 

For the first card I stamped the ink pads direct to my craft mat, then spritzed with water, then smooshed my card on the inks. I did this a few times, drying off between each smoosh.

For the next card I stamped the ink pads direct to my craft mat, then spritzed with water, then I used a paintbrush to transfer some of the watery ink to a piece of plastic, then I smooshed the plastic onto my card. I did one colour at a time and carefully directed the ink where I wanted it to go.

 After I had completed this for each ink I let it dry then I added paint splatters of each colour - trying to splatter the same colour onto the "Smooshed" section. 
Once this had dried I added some stamping using the Fancy Pants Designs Golden Days stamp set   
Here are my finished cards. I matted my background card onto some coloured card then the card base. Then I added some of additional stamped images and a sentiment from my stash.
I just loved how this card turned out - the background was so pretty I didnt want to cover it up!! 
Here is the second card - how amazing does this background look - again it was far too pretty to cover up!
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Distress Oxides ink pads (Fossilised Amber, Broken China, Peeled Paint) 
Fancy Pants Designs Golden Days stamp set 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx