Sunday, 18 April 2021

A bit of Whimsy - by Emma Zappone

 Hello SC friends.
Emma with you today on the blog.😁
The project shared today was inspired by this months mood board.
Beautiful soft pastel tones to play with.



Soft pastel colours are not always easy for me to play with, but this board is just scrumptious.
I already had papers in my stash I could play with and I knew I really wanted to use the Aall & Create Lotus Clusters stamp set. So I stamped a couple of the images onto the papers I had chosen which complimented the board perfectly, and fussy cut them out. 


For the background work after priming my paper with clear Gesso I smooshed 2 Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade, these pulled the colours from the already coloured background out. I then added 2 Dylusions acrylic paints - Rose Quartz and Island Parrot with a palette knife over the background to add more colour and visual interest.


The acrylics were a bit on the bright side so I muted them with White Linen to create more of the pastel tone. Next to create more texture, with modelling paste I added a layer using Stampers Anonymous stencil mini set, then with the same lotus cluster stamps I added them to my background along with a few of Tim Holtz Field Notes stamp set.



Once happy with the stamping and all layers were dry, I built my paper layers up. Adding those fussy cut stamped lotus flowers in amongst the tag layers. A nice big resin and some large glass domes to reference the photo this layout was complete. 

I love it when a project comes together easily and feels good.

I hope I have inspired you a little.
If you have yet to play with this board, maybe now is the time.😉

Catch you all again soon.
Em xx









Friday, 16 April 2021

Brain Freeze with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!

It's Belinda here with you today to share my latest layout for Scrapping Clearly inspired by the gorgeous April Mood Board.


The colours in the mood board are so lovely and made me grab out perfectly matched Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. The colours reminded me, not only of Easter colours, but ice cream too. That led me to choose a photo of my kids from a couple of years ago (at least) when we used to be able to go out in public safely. We would sometimes walk along the beach, get an ice cream and find a nice spot to sit and eat it. Those times seem so long ago now but I hope we will one day be able to do that again. 


To create my background, I swiped the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide onto a piece of plastic in a long line. I then spritzed it with water as well as the background Marshmallow heavy weight cardstock. I then pressed the plastic onto the page. I dried it off with a heat gun and then repeated for each colour.


Next I grabbed the Kaisercraft 12x12 Bubbles Template and applied the Distress Oxides using an ink blending tool.


I added some stamping using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and a quote stamp from a Technique Tuesday Clear Stamp Set. I tore a piece of 6x6 Heidi Swapp Die Cut paper and added that to the page. I cropped some Heidi Swapp patterned paper from a 6x8 Paper Pad, stapled those together and added to the page.


For the next step, I added some more stencilling using a Heidi Swapp stencil with heavy white gesso. The inks were bleeding through the gesso so I used a white Posca Paint Pen over the top to make the hearts whiter. I added some messy black lines around the patterned papers too using a Micron 05 pen.


Finally, I added my photo, all of my embellishments and the title.



Here's what I used:
HEIDI SWAPP Stencil
- Cracked Pistachio
- Picked Raspberry
- Squeezed Lemonade

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you will play along with the mood board this month too.

Cheers
Belinda



Thursday, 15 April 2021

Like A Dream - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly!  
 
 
I'm playing along with the April moodboard challenge. We would love for you to join in with this challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly store voucher. You have until April 30th and you need to upload your challenge here

 

These pages are created on a burlap page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal. Once again I find these pages a challenge to use - So I decided to create some tags to attach to the page.
 
I've use a tag that I added stencilling using Distress Oxides in colours that coordinated with the moodboard - I used Cracked Pistachio, squeezed lemonade, and worn lipstick. These were sponged through an Art By Marlene stencil.  
 
 I added a photo I found on Pinterest, I matted it on some tags from a Heidi Swapp Embellishment kit. Lastly I added some white diecuts,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snarky quotes and ScrapFX Flowery Bits. I doodled around the edges of all the tags with a black Fude Ball pen.
 
 Here is my completed page.
 

 Here are some close-ups of the page.
 



  Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Crafty Hugs xx


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Bust Out your Colouring Books. Art Journal fun with Lisa Oxley


Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly Sunday mixed media update.
Today I'm sharing a couple of pieces from my #100dayproject2021, with which I have busted out a rogue colouring book(I do not colour in), and found a few things to use on my pages.

Lets check it out...
Obviously the feather and the main focal point has added 
wonderful flow and drama to this piece.


It is really quite easy to find a simple image, add colour and create drama. 


Have I tweaked your creative interest?

Do you have a colouring book laying around the house?.... Go Find It!


For this piece below, the circle elements are cut directly from the colouring book page, and a section of gold leaf to add a sparkle to background detail.



Both of these pieces are over on my YOU TUBE channel,
 if you would like to see how I have put them together.

I hope you are inspired to try adding a little colouring book magic into your journal pages.

Ill be back soon with another Scrapping Clearly Sunday update.
Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, 10 April 2021

Only when she smiles by Tracey Thorne

 Good day beautiful people I have created yet another layout with keeping with this months moodboard and with an added twist I have used the Easter Cyber Crop Challenge #3 - sketch so lets get into the breakdown of how this layout was put together.

Firstly my two inspirations I drew from - 

 

I started with a base of white cardstock and to that I have used Dylusions paint in Vanilla Custard with added Texture paste & the Dylusions large stencil Slats. After this dried I felt it was a little too rich in colour and then added some plain tissue paper over the top with some Liquitex Matte Gel.

 

I have then added some pink. For this step I used Dylusions paint in Rose Quartz watered down and picked up with some plastic which I have then kissed the white cardstock where I will be layering my photo. I have then cut out some strips of Cocoa Vanilla cardstock to compliment the colours I have used on the page.

 

I have added a little more black to the page by using Ranger Ink and an AALL & Create stamp #441 Lotus Clusters. I have also cut a film strip using the Silhouette in a couple of different sizes. After cutting I backed the filmstrip with vellum so that it did not get too lost on the page with all the colours it was going on top of. For more interest I used some DMC cotton in aqua under my photo.

 

I opted to add a  little old with my new products ... I dug through my stash for a heap of Heidi Swapp vintage product - Aqua Frames, Pink Brackets and the acrylic title. I sanded the frames & brackets as they were a little too bright for the page. I have also added a few acrylic flowers to the page and some chipboard clocks. The epoxy hearts were from Crate Paper - Hello Love and the black words in the title were an old Basic Grey sticker font. I have added a sticker from Simple stories and have used Tim Holtz clipping stickers to help with the journalling. 


I hope you are enjoying this months moodboard and are gathering lots of inspiration from both the colours and textures of the prompt as well as the Sketch that was from the Cyber Crop. Don't forget we would love to see your creative makes - just upload them to the Albums in the Scrapping Clearly Share & Inspire group page.

Have a  fabulous weekend

tracey














Thursday, 8 April 2021

Moodboard Art Journalling - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly!  
 
    
 I'm playing along with the April moodboard challenge. We would love for you to join in with this challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly store voucher. You have until April 30th and you need to upload your challenge here.
 

These pages are created on a calico fabric page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal. I've looked at this fabric page for some time now but been hesitant to use it because the fabric can be more challenging to use than cotton watercolour (my favourite surface). But once you get into using it and just go with the flow it was a lot of fun :)
 
 I started by applying clear gesso to the page (the gesso will stop the paint/ink bleeding through the fabric) then added some Distress Oxide reinkers in colours that coordinated with the moodboard - I used Cracked Pistachio, fossilised amber, and worn lipstick.

   
Next I sponged these same inks through an Art By Marlene stencil to add more interest to the background.
 
 
 Then I added  Art Extravagance Old Silver Icing Paste through another background stencil - these pastes are divine!


Lately I added background stamping.

  
To complete the page I added a photo I found on Pinterest, I matted it on some Heidi Swapp Color Magic Notes that I added the same colour Distress Oxides too, and a tag from a Heidi Swapp Embellishment kit. Lastly I added some white gauze, white diecuts,  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snarky quotes and Tim Holtz Transparent Wings.
 
 Here is my completed page.
 
  
 Here are some close-ups of the page.
 
 


 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Crafty Hugs xx


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Om by Tracey B

 Hi everyone

It's another month and that means another gorgeous moodboard.

It's time to bring out your pastels


I started with my go to white card stock and some Neo Color II crayons.

I scribbled pourpre & rose onto my messy mat until I got a colour I was happy with and then gave them a spritz with water and used the packaging technique to transfer the colour to the page.

 


I scribbled some yellow crayon onto my mat and mixed it with some impasto gel and then added it through a stencil.



I diecut some paper using a die from my stash.   I don't remember what brand - possibly Sizzix 


and then added a few embellishments and a title.


I love the fact Paddy & Del went to Art Vo this year as I've got lots of quirking photos to work with.   Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

Products I used include

Neo Color II crayons

Stencil Girl stencil

metal die

Heidi Swapp Glitter enamel shape

Teresa Collins Something Wonderful chipboard

Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable ephemera

Heidi Swapp Flocked acetate

Pink Paislee patterned paper - Squeeze.

This month's moodboard (with a couple of additions) is also a challenge for the Easter Cyber Crop and the same work can be used for both.   Yeah!

I did another LO for the crop though and here it is,


happy crafting

cheers

Tracey