Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The break that refreshes

Hi everyone.
I finally made it onto the blog today.    I've been out of my craft room for 5 days whilst it was getting painted.   All my stash got moved into the lounge room so I  had to leap over everything to find stuff.   Lucky I'm so fit and agile - not!   I unearthed a Teresa Collins Urban Market paper pad which I absolutely love so I based my LO on that.

Products I used

Teresa Collins Urban Market alphas
Dina Wakley Acrylic paints in Lapis, Mineral & Elephant
Ranger Enamel Accents - Blue Ribbon
Tassel, flair & twine from my stash

Here are some before during & after photos of my craft room.   Now only the floor to be polished and a desk to be built!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 31 May 2020

Five Pieces from the last 55 days - Creative Play with Lisa Oxley

Howdy Creative bloggers,
Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly Sunday update.
It's day 55 of the #100dayproject and while I slowly slogg through the days,
 its interesting to look back and reflect on my creative choices over the last few weeks.
Today I am sharing 5 pieces from the last 25 days.

"On top of her priority list"
Day 29

"Happiness is Art and Music"
Day 39

"Preserve this Keepsake"
Day 46

"Her Loveliest Feature"
Day 49

Abstract Floral
Day 52

Products used to create these pieces include 

Thanks a bunch for dropping by.
I hope your Sunday is relaxed and includes a little creative time.
I"ll be back very soon with another Scrapping Clearly update.

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 30 May 2020

My Girl

Welcome back to another Saturday blogpost. Over on the Scrapping Clearly Share & Inspire Facebook page yesterday Amanda popped up Fridays challenge of pink and black that I thought I would gather inspiration from. I had some beautiful gold Heidi Swapp frames I wanted to use so I added a little extra.

I started with a base of Cocoa Vanilla from the Midnight range and a strip of white cardstock. To that I have used a hexagonal template and pushed through some Liquitex Modelling paste. I have popped some where the photo will go and where my title will be in the bottom right hand side. 

I sprayed the texture paste once dry with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in pink. Some more little splatters were also added. I backed my photo with some black cardstock and then began layering the placement on the layout. When using the Heidi Swapp frames  I placed them where I wanted them and then cut the excess off the back for later use under my title.

I have also used a little Cocoa Vanilla pink cardstock, project life card and my own cutfile. 

After placement of the layers I used the Prima stamp - old receipt in Ranger Archival black ink  to help tie in the black of the frame and the other black elements I was going to be adding. This is a great little stamp if you are looking for something to add small fine lines with font and ledger - it will be perfect for an ATC too 😉


I have used Heidi Swapp glittery pink stickers for the title and for the other hits of sparkle and shine. The layers were lifted on a couple of corners with foam tape. 

I have added some black cotton - after a groupchat with one of my lovely friends Steph. Last night she gave me a handy tip & a new way to get it exactly where I need it - neatly - thanks Steph 😍. I have also added a few little brass/gold metal embellishments from my not so little stash.

the final bit of black was added by stitching a rough border around the whole page and a few zig zag lines up and down where the white cardstock meets the printed papers. 

 Thanks for checking out this Saturday blogpost. I hope you get to create your own little bit of awesome today too.

Tracey xx


Friday, 29 May 2020

Art Journal Friday!

Hi all it's Michelle back at you with another Friday Art Journal spread in my Art by Marlene Journal.
So with out further ado here it is, I am calling this one

"She's the Queen...."

So how did this one come about? 
Well the background was a result of a play session where I "swiped" a lot of backgrounds at once.
 This is what I do when I have no idea what I want to create. I just mess with paint until something comes to me, as a result I have ready made backgrounds ready and waiting for me to finish off....in this way I rarely have a blank page to stare back at me when I have an idea!

So the page had a swipe of paint by Dina Wakley in the colours: Eggplant, Cheddar and Fuchsia. Then I added some stencilled squares using the Cheddar paint and one of the stencils out of the Dyalog Stencil set.

I then used white and the Gilt paint with the Modern Lace stencil, using the reduction method of wiping away with a baby wipe through the stencil. This pushed all the layers into the background so it calmed the chaos a little.

I then used the same technique with the Black paint though the  Infinite Lace stencil to form a halo around my main focal image. 
I stamped  Prima's Creating in Faith Stamp: Esther three times, 2 on Dina Wakleys' Plain collage paper and the main figure on plain white cardstock.

I used Matte Gel Medium to attach the collage paper images to the page making sure I added a fine layer of the medium over the top so I could add a bit of colour later. I then wanted to highlight the main focal image so I added the old doily from my stash around her head so she stood out from the other images.

Then I set about colouring the girls with Art by Marlene Water colour Paint set: "Whimsy & Bright" and an Artline Gold Metallic Pen. Then it was just a matter of adding a few scribbles on their faces to make them a little different from each other (and because I could not resist doing it) with a  Black fineline marker. Added some splatters around the page then the title from a transparency by Scrap FX....(I attached the transparency with the gilt paint to make the print stand out from the background.....acrylic paint can make a good glue! Then to make the transparency less shiny I added a fine layer of Matte Gel Medium.

And my page was done!

Products Used: 
The Crafters Workshop 6x6 Stencil: Infinite Lace & Modern Lace
Old Doily from my stash
Dina Wakley Acrylics: Fuschia, Gilt, Cheddar, Black & Eggplant.
Gel pens
Scrap FX Transparency
Black fineline pen

Hope you enjoyed my post and you get some time to play this weekend!
See you next week!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Weekly Challenges - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

Today I have some Art Journal pages to share with you, created with lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly! These are pages I've been creating for the weekly challenges.
This first page is created on a cotton rag watercolour page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal. I started by adding some colour to the page using Prima Watercolor Confections - Classics. Next I added stencilling using Colour Blast Pastes through the Kaisercraft Dots-and-dashes stencil. Then I added stamping using the Kaisercraft Hide-and-seek stamp set. Lastly I added some white muslin and puffy stickers from my stash. Here are some close ups of the page.

The next page is created on a calico page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal.
I've started by applying clear gesso over the page. Then painting DWM Marine acrylic paint in places across my page. Then I added stencilling using a 13 Arts Round with Butterfly stencil and TCW black modelling paste. Next I added stamping using a variety of background stamps and black Archival ink.
 To finish the page I added some coloured muslin, diecuts, book paper, dressmaking pattern, tissue paper, and cotton thread from my stash. I also added some Tim Holtz small talk word stickers.

The last page is created on a cotton rag watercolour page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal.
I started by adding colour using Prima Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies. Next I added stencilling using Platinum modelling paste through the Kaisercraft Dots-and-dashes stencil. Then I added stamping using a variety of background stamps and black Archival ink.

I found the picture on Pinterest and printed it out on photo paper.
I've matted some old book paper under 2 corners of the photo. I've added Tim Holtz wings and Tim Holtz small talk - snarky, word stickers. I've added doodling around the edge of the page using a Fude ball pen. Lastly I added some splatters using  Liquitex carbon black ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 26 May 2020


Hi everyone
Here's a layout I forgot to share last week in the flower challenge.   I've used a heap of Colour Blast products - details at the end.

Some close-ups for you.

Shimmer Dust - Paris

The Colour Blast pastes  and dusts are on special so great value if you want to pick up a couple.

Thanks for stopping by,