Saturday, 4 April 2020

Challenge 3 cyper crop 2020

Morning Everyone,

My newest item was a clear acrylic album I recieved in my DT stash from Kylie a couple of weeks ago.

I thought I would show some techniques to use on clear surfaces.

There are 4 pages in this mini album and I started from the back. The first technique I used was stamping with staz on ink.
I only inked the stamp once and I only stamped on the back.
When planning your pages remember whatever is on one side you see on the other.
So I matched same size photo's and where I needed to use glue or tape I planned to hide it under an element that was going to be covered by the reverse side.

By only inking once you can get different shades of the colour as it runs out.

I have also used acetate Hambly print.

I have rubbed the staz on ink around the outside edge of the page to define it.

The 3rd page was purely paper. I took a double sided sheet cut it 
5 1/2 x 5 1/2  put the tape only down the middle where the photo's would cover it. I then reversed the pattern to use under the photo's on each side and kept the accents inside the square.

With the second page I used a sheet of hambly acetate and some cocoa vanilla accents. The actetate is taped down only under where the photo's sit.

The front page I left for the most fun technique alcohol inks.
You will need at least 3 colours and your blending solution. 
I just kept adding drops and moving it around with the blending solution until I was happy with it.

I finished it off by putting co ordinating ribbons and braids tied around the metal rings.

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Tag Journal - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have an tag journal to share with you made using the Art-By-Marlene tag kit and other Art-by-Marlene products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

When it comes to art journalling I just love Art-by-Marlene products. They are so fun and quirky and are amazing quality and unique. 

Kylie sent the Art-By-Marlene tag kit as part of my recent DT kit - it is amazing!!

Here is a photo of what is inside the box. You get plenty of tags (enough for 2 or 3 journals), plain washi of 2 different widths (the wide one for the outside spine, the narrow one for joining tags together on the inside), a metal die, and a decorative elastic and embellishment. Even if you are not into tags you will want this kit for the die!!

For my journal I've used 6 tags. I first join each of the tags together on the inside with the narrow washi.

Next I add the wide washi along the outer spine, then I've added a strip of Art-By-Marlene collage paper 5 cut with the die from inside the kit. This die creates a pattern like builders tape (some call it punchinella) and it is perfect for tearing into smaller pieces and adding you your projects.  

Using the new Art-By-Marlene Borders cutting die I have diecut more of the paper from the Art-By-Marlene collage paper 5.

Next I stamped lots of fishes from the Dina Wakley Media Scribbly fishes stamp set. I thought I would use these on each of my tag pages. 

Now that I'm ready with all my goodies to use on my pages I started creating. I added some colour to the cover using Art-By-Marlene watercolour pan paints - Bold and Bright. I also used these paints and some colour pencils to colour one of the fish images.

Next I added torn strips of Art-By-Marlene washi and some pops of bright neon paint to the background.

Lastly I added some Art-By-Marlene stickers, doodling with a Fude ball pen and ribbons. Here is my finished cover.

For the inside of my tag journal I decided to create each page opening in a predominantly single colour (monochromatic), taken from the colours along the spine. So the first pages were lime-green in colour. I used the Art-By-Marlene watercolour pan paints - Bold and Bright and let the paint drip up and down the page.

Next  I added stencilling using an Art-By-Marlene stencil and coordinating colour ink.

Then I added stamping using the new Art-By-Marlene Exclusive textures stamp set.

Lastly I added painted scribbly fish stamped images, Art-By-Marlene stickers, doodling with a Fude ball pen and ribbons.

Here is my finished pages.

Next time I will show more pages in my Art-By-Marlene tag journal.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

"Happy" using the April moodboard, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi everyone!

Welcome to April! And with a new month, we have a new challenge! For April, there is a mood board - you can see the entries and DT samples loaded into our Scrapping Clearly Facebook group. Head there to load your entries too!

Today my page is dedicated to my beautiful oldest daughter, and it is all about the amazing Paper Arts Whimsical paper!

There is a big collection of Paper Arts papers - each with divine mixed media backgrounds, and often with funky and quirky designs, like the girls on this paper!

Here is the mood board this month!

To create my page, I started with the Paper Arts Whimsical paper and I painted some white gesso to the middle of the background where I wanted to journal.

Next, I added some colour - I watered down some Dina Wakley acrylic paints, and added them in splodges and heat set to dry. I used these paint colours: Lapis and a little Turquoise.

I trimmed the edge of the paper, and mounted onto some black cardstock.

 Here are some close ups... you can see how I used stickers, journaling and doodling to finish the page!

Such a wonderful paper and perfect to send a message to my girl!

Thanks for looking, 

Full list of Products used:

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Moving Day

Hi everyone
You know sometimes when you see a photo and you think what the ...?   I always think I'm average height at 5'6" - maybe I'm shrinking with age!   Photo with my wonderful (and very tall) son.

My colour palette was inspired by the gorgeous 13@rts Blue magnolia papers.   This is what I came up with. 

This layout had a bit of a confused start.   I started by mixing some Pearl Ex (which I thought was going to be gold but finished up being a dark brown) with some gel medium I have had in my stash for a while.   It was really thick and almost unworkable (Note to self - use your supplies!) I couldn't get it to move with my spatula and almost threw it away but instead used my finger to rub in through a Darkroom Door Stencil.  Also splodged a random bit in the right lower corner  so that's where my date went.
I then added some colour to the background using the plastic bag technique using Color Burst powders in Sepia and Burnt Umber, Lindy's Stamp Gang T-Bird Turquoise and Magical shaker in Guten Tag Teal, drying between each colour.    

I fussy cut some of the 13 @rts papers and inked the edges with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs which I also used to colour a little muslin.

Layered it all up and added some beads with 13@rts soft gel medium, my title and I was done.

Thanks for looking

Monday, 30 March 2020

Scrappingclearly Virtual Cyber Crop

Hello crafty people hope you are safe and well 💛 and are getting to chance to create!
With all the excitement around the Virtual Cyber Crop I wanted to pop in and just let you all know what the weekend will have in store for you.
For those who have participated in SC’s previous Cyber Crops you will already have an idea. 
The Cyber Crop will kick off at 10:00am Friday 3rd April and finish @ 10:00pm Sunday 5th.
Throughout these 3 days you will have the chance to participate in 6 Challenges. 
2 Challenges will be posted each day! There will be an Album for each Challenge for you too load your entry for judging. 
SC is allowing these challenges to be open for entries until after Easter, Tuesday 14th. So you will have you heaps of time to get the challenges completed.
If Challenges are not you thing that’s fine, we are her to share and create also with entering competitions.
PLEASE NOTE - if you are wanting to enter these Challenges to become a Challenge Prize Winner you must load no less than 2 entries during the CC weekend 3rd,4th & 5th to qualify as a Challenge Winner. Any 2 of the challenges qualifies.
You MUST enter all 6 Challenges to qualify as a CYBER QUEEN 👑
Of Course there are aweosme prizes to be won. We will also have Spot Prizes throughout the weekend which means at some stage throughout the day we will post a quick challenge which you will have the chance to answer for a prize.
The most exciting part of our CC will be the amazing people that will be stopping by to say hello and share not only their company but some arty surprises also. We have both Aussie and International Artists participating in our Virtual Crop.
The team here at Scrappingclearly hope you will join in on all the fun starting next Friday - let’s connect and create for a whole weekend 👏👏💛

Tracey's H take on the mood board

Morning Peeps,

Coming to you from a grey and wet morning here on the central coast.
Another great crafting day for sure.

This morning I took a last minute look at the mood board and my pile of photo's pending and was inspired to create this layout.

I loved the colour pallette of the mood board and as I was tiding up my stamps I decided to use some as I went.

For the background I sprayed some lindys onto a flat paint pallete and just picked it up with a silicone spatula and swiped it down the page. Let dry.
I used distress inks and distress oxide inks for the stamping and to colour the chipboard.
I hope I have inspired you to have a go at the mood board this month. You still have today to enter.

Thank you for looking.
Stay safe.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Moodboard Inspiration

It is almost the end of the month and the moodboard got another hit from me. I have only taken a couple of colours from the moodboard to create my layout Clouds.

Don't forget to get your entry in - you can upload it in our Facebook Moodboard Album

I have created my layout on white cardstock. I have used Prima Art Alchemy paint in Metallique Pure Sunshine. Once I put it on my Gel Plate I brayered it out and then sprayed it with water. I took one print and then put my TCW Tuscan floral stencil on that then proceeded to draw another print which became the base for my layout.

I used the Dylusions Creative Dyary stamps and painted in the borders with Distress stain - ripe persimmon. 

I added more texture to the page by adding Prima Art Alchemy Sparks in Ginger Magic. I applied this with a spatula so that It would keep dimension. I then found the placement for the photo and drew a pencil line around it in readiness for sewing.

 Black cotton was used to sew a border around the photo space and then some ALLS pencil in black was added. I then had a change of mind and moved the photo slightly to the right and then added more stitching in a vertical direction.

I found a quote about clouds on the internet and typed it out on some cardstock. It was then cut and glued using Tombow glue on the layout. 

 The final touches were a few drops of Distress spray - Fossilized amber and some metals


I hope you and your families are staying safe in these troubling times. No doubt there will be lots to journal about and scrapbook to let our future generations know. Until next time - take care.