Monday, 16 September 2019

A special gift

Morning Everyone,

My daughter asked me to do a layout of her best friends baby, Alivia, a while ago. I finally did it for her, I enjoyed creating the little girly layout so much I decided to do another.




I have a stash of Cocoa Vanilla papers and embellishments and they go such a long way to create lovely co-ordinating pages. I have put a link to the section on the web page because I mixed up my ranges in these pages, using a bit of this and a bit of that. You can decide what suits your project from all the goodies Kylie has in store.
I used a crafters workshop template (not the exact one I used but would look awesome) and some light and fluffy to start the back ground.
I then spritzed some water over the texture and using a brush added some distress oxide colours. I didn't spray it out of the bottle as I wanted more control of where the colour went.


I finished off the layouts with all the cute embellies and flowers. I thought the frame was too white so I added some metallique rose gold wax over the top with my finger.

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting.
Tracey

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Weekend Memory

The second week of Spring and another chance to work on the new moodboard for your chance to win a store voucher.... I am so loving these colours... you have no excuse not to enter!



My layout this week is of some awesome pics of my kids.... we were working at our house and the kids really came to the party and helped pull up the driveway - they built themselves a few chairs with the uplifted pavers and then decided our beautiful dog needed to be queen of this - so they built her a chair in the middle... I love my thoughtful children... 


I added some Liquitex Modelling paste to the Darkroom door stencil 'polka dots' to my base cardstock.


I then sprayed some Distress spray ink in 'peacock feathers' on to a messy mat and then laid the dried page on to that so it picked up the ink on the Liquitex stenciled elements.


Time for placement to see if everything worked -- NO IT DIDN'T -- so I added a little black stitching around the outer edge.... I really felt this still did not work -- it just seemed too busy and too many elements... only one thing to do....


Time to Gesso the whole layout.... I pulled everything off the layout and then used some Liquitex Gesso to go over the different colours and elements I had started to used on the page. 


Once everything had dried I used the Jane Davenport stamps to add a little stamping in two places... I used the stamp near the Dina Wakley Collage paper  that I added to the top and bottom of the photo line. 



I used the same Jane Davenport stamps to stamp out some of the flowers in two sizes. Once stamped out with some black ink I used a little Dylusions paint in Calypso teal to colour them, then cut them out and layered on the layout.


Time to add some timber words ... I have used Heidi Swapp wood words


... and some Heidi Swapp acetate words and epoxy stickers


So once I had decided on the elements and after my change of mind - this is my finished layout... 


have fun creating this week ... I look forward to your uploads in our Facebook album for September  - have fun creating this weekend!

tracey xx

Friday, 13 September 2019

"May we be Strong....."

Hello Everyone,
I am back with a quick and easy Art Journal page in my 6x6 Dina Wakley Art Journal. 
Creating in this journal is so quick and the pages take a whole lot of punishment!
So without further ramblings here it is:

"May We Be Strong...."


I always Gesso my pages if I am using acrylic paint or inks and this is no exception, I threw a bit of paint around on this one but wanted it soft and subtle. I used Jane Davenport's paint colours in "I Love You Pink"  and "Minty Fresh" with a little Dina Wakley paint in "Sky". The stencil I used was by Carabelle Studio "Petals", though you can barely see it in the background.



I stamped the girl form Jane Davenport's stamp set "Poppy Girl" 3 times on tissue paper and added all three to the page once the background was dry using Gel Mat Medium so that the tissue disappears into the background.



Once the girls were dry it was just a matter of adding a little colour and details with more acrylic paint.
Add random stamping with an old typewriter print stamp from my stash, 
then shadows with a Stabilo All Pencil and water. 
At the last minute I thought it was missing something so added more stamp details using an Inkadinkado Stamp "Branches" and splashed around some Gold Marabu Art Spray.
Once I found a title from an old Dina Wakley Stamp set I was done!


Items Used:
Acrylic paint: "Sky"

And that is it from me, hoping I inspired you to get creating this weekend!
Until next time stay Creative!
Michelle

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Art Journalling - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have an art journal page to share with you made using lots of goodies available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.


In the DT kit I recently received were lots of fun art supplies. Of course I had to play with them and something I like to do is create a colour swatch so I can see how they look on cardstock. 

Look at all these fun colours - so much glimmer and sparkle!  
 

For my creation I've used the the small A5 Art-By-Marlene journal. I've first added colour using Prima Watercolor Confections - these give depth of colour. Next I used the Nuvo mica mists (violet lustre, nebula blue, fresh pear) - these give so much shimmer! I applied the Mica mists by using a pipette to place it in a paint palatte then I added it with a paint brush to my page.
 

Once the paints had dried I added some background stamping, then I added a paper doilie and  elements from the Art By Marlene die cut booklet. These die-cuts are amazing. They have all the fabulous images of the Art-By-Marlene collection and they are already coloured in and cut out ready for your page! 


Using my finger I applied some Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Amethyst Purple around the edge of my page. In the top left corner I added a diecut and a sticker from the Art-by-Marlene sticker book.  
 

These tabs from the Art By Marlene die cut booklet are a great extension to your pages. I've hidden the part of it under the doilie.  
 

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Water fight delight

Hi everyone
I just love it when family gets together AND all the kids are colour coordinated!   
It's as if they knew I was a scrapper.
This photo was taken years ago before we had water restrictions and perfect for this month's mood board.   It includes my brother's granddaughter, my niece and son (with a glimpse of my nephew in the background).   


I started with some white card stock and sponged some Heidi Swapp Magic Medium through Dina Wakley's Wheels stencil to act as a resist. I then sprayed on a couple of Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and wiped them over the page with a wet wipe.   When dry I added some Snow White Colour Blast paste through the Dark Room Door Polka dots stencil.  

I used a combination of Pink Paislee and WE R Memory Keepers Best Friend and Young Love patterned paper to mat my photo.

I fussy cut a Hambly Screen Print and used it as a layer under my Joy Parade Puffy Sticker title .
I then finished off with some Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss stickers, some Michelle Grant Pebble Rocks, some beads and other bits from my stash. 

Hope you get a chance to have a go at this month's mood board and have fun.
Take care
cheers
Tracey 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Mood board Inspired Layout

Morning Peeps,

I took this months mood board and created a minimal white space layout for a change.




I have quite a collection of Cocoa Vanilla emphemera and stickers, that go a long way to help create lot's of awesome pages.
I mix and match the different releases too to make a page.
I added a few splats of Tim Holtz oxide spray abandoned coral too.



Have fun creating
Tracey

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Dura-lar(Love)- An Art Journal Page with Lisa Oxley

Howdy folks, Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly Mixed Media update.
Alert Alert
I have a new substrate love ..and its plastic.
Now there are 2 types.
One Matte.. and we all love anything Matte right ..
it has a matte translucency to it so its not clear, its almost like vellum, but here is the positive, it takes wet medium and maintains its integrity, doesn't tear
Example 1 below using some super Art By Marlene Elements

Then there is the DURA-LAR Wet Media Film, which is basically a clear transparency type plastic, but the beauty of this baby is that of course it takes alcohol inks, but it also takes acrylic paint, and it doesn't bead, its double sided and cuts cleanly.
Example 2 Below using Dinaey Media -Scribbly Birds Stamps

So basically since I have scored this Dura-lar, I have not stopped playing with it.
Example 3 Below
I have a stamped a Tim Holtz Palmistry hand onto the Dura-lar using Staz On and painted the back of the image using a "Santas Flesh" Cermacoat acrylic paint.(yes that is its title)
* if you matt medium over the duralar image, you will remove the gloss and glare from the image.


Using some fab goodies from Scrapping Clearly


 I have thrown together a quick video to show you how I created this piece above and 
how I have used the Clear Wet Media Dura-lar.


Thanks for Dropping in on the Scrapping Clearly Blog today


 Ill be back very soon with another Mixed Media Update.


Lisa xx

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Glimpse of September

Welcome to a new month of fabulous colour with the help and inspiration of the September mood board. I hope you are ready to create up a storm this Spring and have your camera charged to take some amazing photo's as we roll through September. It is one of my favourite months to capture memories... 


I am very blessed with a creative daughter, it does have its advantages and disadvantages - like amazing art created but your supplies go missing. So blessed that I get to capture these moments in time every now and again when she is deep in thought creating... I love this piece that she created, I still have it stashed away - it is adorned top and bottom of the eye space with sea glass in a light burnt orange... It is one of my most favourite & treasured pieces she has created so far, so what better way to showcase the moment than to scrapbook it with its own page. 



I sprayed Dylusions Calypso teal ink and water onto my messy mat and then placed my Cardstock on that to pick up the colour. Then I tore a few strips from the Dina Wakley collage paper and adhered it with Liquitex matte medium . Once the tissue had dried I sewed straight lines up and down the page using aqua cotton to help add more texture and interest to the page. Then Liquitex modelling paste was added through a stencil.


I then worked on the layers under and around the photo. I used black netting (tulle), sticker butterflies and I cut my title with my silhouette. 


I added some Jane Davenport washi to the bottom of the photo with some micro pom poms. Tim Holtz sticker words were then added to add more of my thoughts for this page. The final touch was the black border using a fude ball pen. 




I hope you have gathered a little inspiration to get yourself creating this month. Till next time have a fantastic Saturday. 

tracey xx