Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Daffodils - 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 October 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 October 31 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.
I've started with a sheet of paper from the collection and added a piece of white cardstock sized 27cm x 21cm. Next I've stamped the "see" hexagon stamp from the HS Pineapple Crush stamp set across the white cardstock underneath where the photo and embellishment cluster will go - using Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink pad
Next I've matted my photo on other papers from the HS Pineapple Crush 12x12 paper pad then added a paper clip and glitter alphas (also from the same collection).
I've added more paper strips from the HS Pineapple Crush 12x12 paper pad and ephemera in the top-left corner as well as a puffy sticker.  
I used Ranger enamel accents (Electric Lime) to add some "enamel dots" across my page.  
Lastly I added a flair, punch cuts and handwritten journalling to my page.  
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Hi everyone, this is my first post on the blog for Scrapping Clearly and I am a little chuffed to be here  & sharing what I hope is a little fun, laughter and inspiration to get you slapping some paint and products onto a scrappy layout and create your own little masterpiece of love.

As you would have read from my bio, I love a good challenge & another thing is that I leave everything to the last minute as I like to think I create better under pressure. This months moodboard is the perfect challenge to get my mojo going and I am loving the zesty green. 

I have thrown a few awesome products into a box whilst running through the craft room on the weekend. I am going to call this my 'whats in the box ' post. It's the fly by the seat of my pants and grab what I can to create a little awesomeness... 

I bet you are wondering 'What's  in the box ', lets take a look.... 

Vicki Boutin Watermelon Burst  – it’s a lush green paint… I love its thickness & coverage 
woven hat mesh in a neutral shade
plus a cute pic of my son.... 

So here goes the process for my layout Wild @ Heart

Lately I have been creating my own backgrounds. This one was created using white cardstock some Vicki Boutin paint in the fabulous shade of Watermelon burst.  I have brayered on the paint and then plonked on a stencil and rubbed off paint with a damp cloth. Ooooh la la one background ready to go!

Next was to ink up the stars on the texture plate and place them on the page. I stamped them in three places in the zone of the photo. The next stamp was also added in three places and working on the outer edges of where the photo will be placed. 

Time to choose the ephemera. I had some woven mesh that I used to back the photo…I have also chosen a frame & various ephemera from the Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer pack.  Now it is time to put it all together. 

The frame was stapled to my photo and I have glued down the photo corners. I have also added foam tape to two of the corners of my photo and double side taped to the remainder. Time for a quick fiddle around with the embellishments and title before setting everything in place with glue. I love leaving the timber embellishments natural as they tie in well with the skin tones in this photo, they were chosen from the Wild at heart wood veneer pack. A sticker quote was chosen from the Made of Awesome stickers and a few enamel dots later and the layout is all done.

 Wild @ Heart 

Don't forget we are only half way through the month so you have plenty of time to get your entry uploaded to the October Moodboard Album & I cannot wait to be inspired by your creation.

have fun creating 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Using Masking Fluid

Hello Scrappingclearly followers today I am sharing with you a technique using Fineline Masking Fluid and Talons Indian Ink.

Using 300gsm mixed media paper taped to a board you take the Fineline Masking Fluid and draw your image to obtain thicker lines I open the bottle and used a small paint brush and even a twig from the trees.

Once dry dry I then used a sea sponge and applied the ink over the masking fluid, when this was dry I then peeled the masking fluid off and there is your image.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to use masking fluid.

Kim Kendell

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Inspired by the Mood Board Part 2 - with DT Katie Howard

Hello there! I am back here today with the second installment of my how to take inspiration from mood boards, with a focus on our monthly mood board.

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My previous page took inspiration from some of the greens and the circles from the top image on the board. Today, my inspiration is taken in part from the bottom right picture, the squares, and also from all of the greens through the images, but I also decided to include some browns as seen in the two of the bottom pictures, for some contrast.

Before I got started I decided to create my own patterned paper using my gel press, paint and stencils. Here is an assortment of the prints that I finished with, some on light card and some on deli paper.

I chose a mixture of patterns and colours from the prints on the light card and cut 3 in x 3 in squares to form the background of my page. On some of these squares I stamped using some Ground Espresso distress oxide ink and background texture type stamps to add some interest and to break up the green a bit more.

As well as stamping I used some paint pens to outline some of the shapes on the prints. I layered my photos on some brown cardstock with some of the deli paper prints and then layered this on some plain deli paper to help it stand out more from the background. I also used my tab punch to create some tabs to tuck into the layers of my photo mat, and to make sure these stood out I used a white paint pen to outline them.

Can you see the square where I added some printed deli paper over the top of the pattern? The deli paper is like tissue paper and is transparent when glued down so you can see the pattern below as well as what is printed on top. I picked up some generic branded grease proof paper from the supermarket and it works really well for this.

I used some Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers as my journaling, consider this my "cheat" when I want to add something but don't necessarily have a big or interesting story to tell!

For my title I used some charcoal thickers as they were neutral on a bright and busy page, but to make them stand out a little more I outlined the word using a green paint pen from the first Dylusions paint pen set. The blue paint pen came from set number two, these are awesome paint pens too! 

So, there we go, same mood board, similar colours but a completely different page. I hope you tune in for my final creation inspired by the mood board later this month!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Friday, 12 October 2018

'Your heart is your greatest treasure' - Art Journal - by Amy

Hi all!

Thank you for popping in! I have here my first ‘Art Journal’ project to share. It was both therapeutic and a challenge, in a sense, as I was getting out of my comfort zone here.

After creating this it is fair to say that – I am hooked! 😊

So, now, every so often, I will pop in and share my Art Journal projects.


I have used a watercolour page from the Dina Wakley Media Journal in 8” x 10”. This journal is fabulous as it consists of canvas, burlap, watercolour and Kraft pages. 
I have primed the page with Dina Wakley Media Gesso in clear. Once dried, I masked some hand drawn circles, as I wanted keep these areas white. 

I then set to using Prima Marketing Watercolour Pencils, using ‘The Basics’ range, mixed with water. I kept working the colours until I was happy with the setting.

After the paint had dried, I darkened the circles using a Marker Uni – Posca pen in black

To add details to the page I carefully tore strips – with the help of water – to remove some images from the Jane Davenport Napkin Collage paper. I applied it using a gel medium from my stash. To protect the images, it is important to apply the gel medium over the top as well – and smooth out any air bubbles. 

I splattered Colour Blast Colour Spray in 'Roadbase' randomly around the page. To highlight some of the areas, I used Posca pens in black and white. Finally, the title was used from Tim Holtz Idealogy Collection – ‘Small Talk’.

It was a terrific learning experience, creating this journal page. I think that it is fantastic to try and experiment and learn new things – otherwise you never know what you are capable of!

Ciao, Amy 😊

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Lucky Life - Scrapping Group photos

Hello Scrapping Clearly readers, Leonie here with you.
Sharing this page featuring a single 6x4" Group photo.
It's been a while since I scrapped a page with this size photo.  Usually I go for 4x4" or 3x4"
But I guess when the photo contains more than 20 people, big is probably the way to go!
Any sort of family get-together is a chance at a group photo for my big loud family and the occasion of my Niece returning from a 9 month deployment in the Middle East was an extra special event so I went with a photo larger than my usual.

The background was made using Distress Inks and Distress Oxides and layering various stencilled patterns splats and splatters.  I also added some of my favourite washi tape of the moment. This pack of Dina Wakley Media Washi has some gorgeous patterns so I've layered some ripped pieces of washi under the photo.

The papers I used to matt my photo on are from the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 5x7" paper Pad.
The Chippie title and embellishments were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy crafting
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

It's not easy being Green!

Hi Peeps,

I personally love the colour green and I think it goes with everything. I know not everyone thinks this.

I was a florist for 22 years and as I say every flower in every colour has green stems and leaves!!! 

So I was excited by this months mood board. I have done a layout of my son and I tend to reach for green for him as he has the most beautiful green eyes.

I have a confession to make, I originally stuffed up the back ground on the cream cardstock but I was unwilling to waste the whole lot. So I tore out the middle section I liked and remounted it onto the green cardstock.

First I took a large format stamp from Carabelle Studio and inked it with versa mark clear embossing ink. Once it was stamped onto my background I used 3 different green shades of embossing powder.
Then I heat set it.

I used Ken Olivers colour burst pigment powders for the water colour effect in the background.

I then used some different green coloured inks and did some extra stamping. Layered the photo on some complementary papers.

All chipboard used is from KinderKreations.

This is the awesome mood board that inspired my layout.

Hope it inspires you to create too.
Thanks for looking