Sunday, 9 August 2020

My New Fave Stamp !!! Art Journal Sunday with Lisa Oxley

Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly up date.
I have a new Favorite stamp-thanks a bunch Kylie for ordering in this beauty.
who doesnt love Architecture? for the pure scale and magesty, for shelter and comfort.
my other half is a draftsman and plans flow through our house, so these stamps, I just had to secure.

For this sweet piece, I busted out my faves.
Script Stamp
White out correction pen

Creating this using the same"Architecure" stamp set,
 A double page in my Dylusions square journal,
 scrap FX tissue paper print.
For the focal "eye' image I have taken an old print from an Escher calander. "Eye" M.C.Escher 1946

 A video to share my process

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog today,
 seems Blogger has had an upgrade and this blog post took me a little longer than usual.
I'll be back very soon with another SC up date.

Lisa xx

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Buckle Up Buttercup

Welcome to another fantastic weekend of creativity. I hope you are enjoying creating with the August moodboard. A couple of weekends ago I created a layout using a car like the one in moodboard and have found another photo similar to create with. I take a lot of similar photos at different angles when the kids were little - they each have a different story. In this one my little boy was so proud that he got to drive the car at Dreamworld. If we could only keep them this young and cute.

For this layout I chose some 12x12 Vicki Boutin paper from the Let'sWander range - Beach Vibe & Chasing Stars. I used the Chasing stars paper as the base and used a strip of the Beach Vibe as a layer.

I have added a little of the Ranger Distress Ink - speckled egg to the background. I did this by adding it to plastic & spraying a little water before tipping it and dabbing it on the cardstock in a few places.

After the ink had dried I then stamped in a few places the Stampers Anonymous stamp - Grunged  . I used Liquitex Modelling paste with a Dina Wakley stencil - Wheels. Once all of this was dry I marked out with a pencil where my photo and layering cardstock would go and then took them away and used my sewing machine to add some black borders.

As I added all the layers I found some grey loose cardstock on my desk to add under the photo also. I built up the photo using foam tape. I have then stamped a few small dots using Ranger Ink and a Viva Las Vegas stamp. The title was created in the Silhouette and coloured using an Artline black marker and raised on the layout using foam tape. I have used some yellow stickers and stars from the Heidi Swapp Stationary set and used a good amount of the Studio Calico timber embellishments that came in the pack. To add to the boy theme I added some chipboard cogs coloured with Staz On - midnight. I finished off the layout by adding a flair & some older rub-ons I had in my stash and Vicki Boutin heart stickers - because they are super cute. 


I hope you are having fun creating with this months Moodboard and I am enjoying the entries trickle in and fill up the Share & Inspire Facebook page album. We are a creative bunch.

Until next time - stay safe, create & have fun

tracey xx

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Just Be - August Monthly Challenge with Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly!
I'm playing along with the August 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 August 31 and you need to upload your challenge here.
I started by creating a watercolour background on white cardstock using Prima Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies. I used a painting with plastic technique then added additional splatters using colours that coordinated with the Moodboard. 

Next I added some texture using a variety of stencils (TCW mini specimens and TCW mini tiles) and using Platinum modelling paste, Bo Bunny Silver glitter paste, Art Anthology Reef Velvet dimensional paint, and Art Anthology Vegas Gold Sorbet dimensional paint
Here is a close up of the stencilling - isnt it so cool!
Here is my finished page.
 Underneath my photo and along the top of the page I added papers and ephemera tags from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection.
 I also added chipboard elements, stickers, and enamel dots from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection.

 Studio Calico heart and arrow wood veneer and white gauze completed the page.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Not going to Plan

Hi everyone,
don'y you just love this month's moodboard?  I certainly do.   Here is what I created.

I started with some Art Alchemy acrylic paint (metallique silver) and a brayer and then mixed some acrylic paint with 13@rts texture powder and spread through a TCW stencil.   I just love this texture powder - it turns any ordinary old paint into wonderful, gritty texture paste.

I then mixed a few Neo II color crayons together on my messy mat to get the right blue colour and added them to the LO.

Some bits and pieces from my stash and I was done.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

#Circa 1980ish

 A new month sees us with a new moodboard and this one is a cracker. The colours are so versatile for all types of creativity... who doesn't like a bit of yellow and blue? Instead of the grey I wanted to test out my new coffee Izink ... but there will lots more creating for me this month so I will have a play with the moodboard again next week.

To create my layout I started with a base of white cardstock and to that I added some Izink dye spray - coffee - by spraying it on a piece of plastic and then pressing it on the page. I then did the same process for Art philosophy watercolour - ginger. 

I then went to my stash of ephemera - all that stuff you get in a pack but forget it is there - and started pulling out lots of kraft and brown toned tags & labels. I did a bit of paper shuffling to work out what shapes I needed and put them on the page.

After marking out where my ephemera layers were going I took a pencil and lightly drew a rectangle on my page which I later sewed around a couple of times. I have used the 13@rts stamp - unforgettable with Ranger black ink . I have also added a splash of Art Philosophy watercolor - truth 

I have added a little more depth by choosing Prima Art Alchemy paint - plum preserve in a couple of places to highlight the layers & pick up those tones in the photo. I used a spot stencil to add a little more texture to the page by adding a thick layer of Liquitex modelling paste. I have added this to extend past all the layers when they are added.


I double stacked the photo and added foam tape to the top photo. All the layers of ephemera were added by popping them under the photo in places. I have used some Vicki Boutin stickers, Tim Holtz rub ons, Thickers foam alpha, Ephemera tickets, Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule word stickers.

I finished the layout off by adding some side journalling and some black cotton under the photo.

I hope you enjoy creating with this months moodboard. You will find an album for you to upload your  entry into over at the Scrapping Clearly Share & Inspire Facebook page. 

I hope this has inspired you to dust off your arty supplies ready to fill your August full of creativity.


Tuesday, 28 July 2020


Hi everyone,
I would very rarely use orange and pink, let along together, but once I got head around it and abandoned caution, this is what I came up with for this weeks challenge.


I started with some modelling paste through a Darkroom Door Creative stencil and then added some Dine Wakley acrylic paint (Magenta, Blushing, Carnation & Tangerine).
I used some Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and WR Crush patterned papers, a Heidi Swapp acetate word and chipboard sticker along with some Cocoa Vanilla Life is Beautiful alpha stickers.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is good for your soul.   Give it a go however you chose.


Sunday, 26 July 2020

Landscapes, Lakes, Lightning and a Lady. Art Journal with Lisa Oxley

Salutaions Scrapping Clearly Devotees.
Lisa here with a lazy Sunday mixed media arty update.
I've been attempting Landscapes again, and definately need more practise, but I am really enjoying something different after the flow of the #100dayproject, and a little challenging too.
Since finishing the project, its been lovely to just create for fun and to experiment again.

The power of simple acrylic paint,  and a stabilo pencil allows one to play and have fun, 
make mistakes, enhance concepts and illuminate ideas.

A piece below is inspired by this page here.

I recently came in to possession of this amazing colourful image of a woman wearing a steampunk style face mask, and considering the climate we currently find ourselves, I really couldnt help but get it into my journal. 
Theres a Video, the 1st since the #100days.. :)

Thanks a bunch for dropping by the SC blog today, 
I do hope you get time to create and be arty.
I'll be back, Hmmm before yoiu know it.

Lisa xxx