Saturday, 16 December 2017

Christmas Mini Album - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have a Christmas mini album to share with you,
made using lots of fun products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.
I used to love doing a Christmas daily (which always starts in November for me.
The first few years I did it in a SMASH journal, then I went to a 12x12 pocket page style for a few years,
then last year I was so busy with everything that I did nothing.
It was quite sad really but sometimes you just don't have time.
Well, this year I was determined to do something but also wanted to keep it simple.
So I made my own mini album and took 1 photo a day with my Instax camera and went from there.
Yes, it is expensive to use an Instax (about $1 Australian per print) but it is quick and the photos were ready to go. 

I started by selecting my supplies, which I limited to the
I cut out a variety of shapes and sizes of patterned paper (the maximum size of the closed album was 15cm wide by 20cm tall).
The size and shape doesn't really matter - it is all about variety.
This is a great way to use up your paper stash!! 

I folded each piece of paper in half, then placed in the order I wanted
and used a long arm stapler to attach them together.

Next, I decorated the front with gold Thickers. I kept it simple for now as I didn't want the bulk.
But I may add more flowers etc once the album is complete. 

Once the basic album was complete I added the photos.
My aim was to try and do this each day but in reality, it is every 3-4 days. 

For each page, I added the photo, some tags made with paper offcuts, and other
CVS 'Tis The Season' wood veneer, stickers, ephemera and enamel dots

I love the different page shapes and sizes for each opening! 
You can also see my date stamp, added with black ink, so quick and easy!

Here I have added CVS 'Tis The Season' ephemera and bitty bow

For this next page, I have added a tag made with paper offcuts, a paperclip, CVS 'Tis The Season' wood veneer ephemera and flair buttons.

So do you December Daily?
And are you playing along with our challenges?
The Christmas Challenge is a special one,
with a WeRMK sewing machine for a prize!!
Check out all our challenges in our friendly Facebook Group.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, 15 December 2017

{girls just wanna have fun}

Morning to everyone I hope you have all had a wonderful week......

Thanks for stopping by the SC blog today I hope you enjoy my layout and it inspires you too create today or sometime over the weekend!

This layout is a bright and colourful layout which really depicts the fun Chelsea and her girlfriends
are having in this photo @ this time of the year it is party after party.

The background is of course created with the the vibrant Dylusions and water.
Create the background on white marshmallow cardstock with your chosen colours and set aside to dry.
Once dry add some texture using either texture paste, or here I have used Colour Blast Just Blue and a stencil.
I have also drizzled some black house paint randomly over the background, and again set aside to dry. 

I added some random stamping with black ink and some washi tape for more depth and texture.
I have used some leftover, previously sprayed, Marshmallow to create stamped flowers,
and have adhered them with foam dots for extra dimension.
I have used Colour Blast with a stencil also on these pieces.

I have used the above Prima Bloom Floral Stamp. Lisa has introduced many to this stamp
which she used in a popular class she has taught Australia wide.
I love its versatility...... a must have :)

The next step is to layer up even more dimension and texture by using tissue paper and gauze,
some black thread, and Gyprock tape. I collect tissue paper.
Every time I make a purchase and its wrapped in tissue paper, its a bonus,
you can score some really cool colours and prints.

Adhere all the layers down and place your photo (which I have matted with black cardstock) on top,
including your flowers, once dry.

To finish the layout out off I have painted a chipboard circle black
and adhered on top of the photo to act as a frame..... 
The title is Me & My Big Ideas chipboard stickers and random words, also matted with black cardstock.

I hope you can take some inspiration from my layout.
Enjoy your weekend and I will be sharing again in the New Year .....

Incorporating Photos into my Art Journal

Good Morning Sunshine
Ahhhhhh It's crazy week in my life...
Two Christmas parties at work to cater for, photo shoots for friends, and no time to create anything.
So I asked the amazing girls on the DT team to help me out today and find someone to share something fun and mixed media to add to the joy that is Fridays.
Big thanks to our amazing Boss for stepping up and
 sharing her beautiful piece of scrapping arty goodness. I love those Dylusions sprays .

But to be honest with you, my Fridays just are not the same without loading a blog post.
Today I'm sharing a piece I bashed out late last week.
Just a little Art Journal/Life Journal/Scrap Journal
 entry incorporating a photo into my journal page.

My current full 12"x 12"album count is sitting at 64 and that's a bit of an issue regarding storage.
Sometimes I feel I need to swap up the way I create with regards to scrapbooking,
so now I am more selective about what goes on a 12"x 12" page. 
But I have all these cool photos that I really want to create with, 
yet the space issue still has me in conflict.

Downsizing and introducing my photos into random journal pages instead,
 allows me the freedom to play with my photos and 
not worry about finding a home for another layout.
This is one of those journal entries.

 I started with a journal page smeared with some old clean up brushes and added some Dina Wakley acrylic paint in Turquoise to add a base colour. This page was going to be quick and playful.

I then added a Kinder Kreations Mandala stencil image onto the page, 
in black Ranger Dina Wakley gesso using a sponge for application.

Next a few brush strokes of Liquitex gesso over the center and a little Dina magenta acrylic and back on with the KK stencil to rub back a little of the wet colour to reveal more pattern and detail.


Then its about adding a few more layers to the piece starting with
a few pink acrylic smears and a harlequin stencil rub back, 
a piece of book sheet paper behind the focal point and photo,
a little pen work, journaling and doodling to introduce marks & highlight the focal points on the page,
a shot of sunshine acrylic paint from Art Alchemy over the whole piece,
and then the final piece was adding the fussy cut photo, and finishing up with a scribbled title.
This ones not about perfection, but celebrating that fun photo of Jo flicking me the bird. Hahaaa 

Big thanks for dropping by the SC blog,
 I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media update, 
after some much needed creative time at my art table.

Lisa xx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Card Crazy with Leonie

Hey all our Scrapping Clearly readers, Leonie with you today.
A little while ago I created some pages with a lovely range by Simple Stories called Carpe Diem.
You can see some of the pages HERE and HERE.

I loved creating with the bright colours in this collection and I especially liked the Chipboard frames.
They come in a pack of 24 different sized and patterned frames and even after making four pages I still had a heap of frames left over. 
Which brings us to my post today, where I've gone a little card crazy and created five cards
using the chipboard frames and stickers and some left over patterned paper. 
December through February is a birthday heavy few months in our family
so this little stash of cards is going to come in very handy.

I also used some to the Chipboard stickers from the same collection.
Is it just me or do you get a great felling of satisfaction when you use up a whole sheet of embellishments like the frames and chipboard stickers in this case? 

Five easy cards using up these two products and a few items from my stash. Happy Days.


Thanks for stopping by today, before you go
remember our December Challenges with Scrapping Clearly Shop vouchers up for grabs.
All the details in our Facebook Group HERE for the sketch and HERE for the mood board.

And our super duper Christmas Challenge, details below.
Trust me, you do not want to miss an opportunity to win this little baby.

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Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

December Story by Lauren Hender

Hello Everyone and a big welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog. 

Today I am sharing with you a layout celebrating my December
and letting me reflect a little on the year that has been. 

In this layout I have used the stunning Oh Joy collection from Pink Fresh Studio. 
This beautiful festive collection can be found HERE in the Scrapping Clearly store. 

As you can see one of the key features I have used in this layout is this folk Christmas tree cut file
by Paige Evans. Having a large element like this on you layout can sometimes take over
but since it's Christmas, and since it's a Christmas tree, why not let it take over lol.
I did try and balance it a little though by triple mounting my photo
and placing it right next to the tree, and not at the bottom of it. 

In this collection there is a great set of Studio Puff Stickers.
They are adorable and add that something special to your layout. 

As you can see there is really not much to this layout.
It's clean and there has been no fancy technique applied.
I think that is the really great thing about Pink Fresh Studio collections.
They all have a clean classic look to them that make traditional scrapbooking easy. 
Check out the other Pink Fresh goodies in the Scrapping Clearly Store HERE.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I will see you back here
on New Years Eve to share something a little special. 
Lauren xo

Monday, 11 December 2017

Layering Without Bulk.

Good Morning Arty peeps!
Peg here again, with a more complex page today.
Lots of layering but very little bulk, easy to fit in an album.

My eldest boy is a hippy child, he loves bright colours, music, and the bush,
so I made a multi-coloured page to reflect his passions.
On a background of heavyweight card, I began by flicking various colours of Distress Oxide inks, drying between colours. Then I used a foam applicator to add archival inks through stencils.

I framed the feature photo with a gorgeous

My title is an acetate word from Heidi Swapp, and chipboard alpha stickers
from Teresa Collins' Something Wonderful range,
and some Dymo which I also used for journalling.

Here you can see the Distress Oxides a bit better. I have also stamped with
some heart shaped bubble wrap.

Thanks for dropping by today.
I hope you are playing along with us for a chance to win
the WeRMK sewing machine that Kylie is so generously offering.

upload your entry here by Sunday midnight.

'Til next time,
stay arty,

Sunday, 10 December 2017

How are you going with our Christmas Challenge??

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Happy Sunday!
I hope your weekend is going swimmingly.

A simple share from me today, something that's been waiting in the wings
for a particularly busy time, as it is this time of year.

A background made with heavy weight cardstock and yellow Dylusions ink spray. Patterned papers, stickers, and chippy alpha and Viewmaster sticker from the sweet Teresa Collins 'Something Wonderful' range. The flourish is an old foam stamp I have, used with the green paint from this pack.
There is also a piece of Hambly transparency behind the main photo.
I journalled with a black pen and added the date with a stamp
and some black ink.

Hope you are getting some creative time at this often frantic time of year.

Playing along for the chance to win a new WeRMK sewing machine, and be featured on our blog.

You have one week left!
Upload your projects here.
I am so excited about this competition!!

'Til next time,
stay arty,