Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Happy Day LO with DT Katie Howard

Good Morning! So has it been cold enough where you are lately? We certainly have been having a cold snap all over the country this past week or so. Lots of layering happening, even when we are chilling in front of the TV!

Today I am popping in to share my take on the July mood board. I know a few of you took up the challenge to do this one along with the other cyber crop challenges which is awesome! First let's look at the mood board:

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Beautiful isn't it?! And you can see the gallery where people have been loading up fabulous entries here. I was taken with the pretty colour palatte and used that as my starting point. I found that Crate Paper Good Vibes had some perfect papers to match the palette and decided to run with that! This is the page that I came up with:

How good is this collection for the mood board? I started with the Hashtag paper, then added some smaller bits of Girls Night and All Good. To mat my photos I used the beautiful blue dot paper (one of my favourites!) Passion, and the reverse of All Good gave me the splashes of kraft.

I created a small cluster in the bottom corner using some scraps of the Passion to bring in the blue, layered with some of the ephemera and chipboard. I love that there are cork shapes included in the ephemera pack! And how cute is the little teal glitter bow? This is a Heidi Swapp pretty.

I created another cluster at the top corner of the photo, also using ephemera, chipboard and another little glitter bow, well because it is cute and sparkly! And check out the splatters! I created these using my go to distress oxide inks. I am so excited there are new ones coming out! Have you pre-ordered yours yet? I used Evergreen Bough, Picked Raspberry and Faded Jeans in this and they were a great match to the papers and mood board.

I decided to go gold an sparkly with my title and these AC thickers were perfect. Can you see they are gold glitter on pink foam, so they match the colour scheme completely! To finish off I typed up some journaling and printed this out and cut into thin strips. This is a great way to add journaling that becomes a design feature as well.

Well, that is it from me today, I hope you get the chance to play with the July mood board yourself, we all just loving checking out everyone else's interpretations!

Katie x

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Stash Busting Paper Scraps with Lisa J

Good morning Scrapping Clearly friends,

It is the second week of the School Holidays and I am loving it. They go way too fast.

Today I am sharing a layout I created with a Crate Paper Good Vibes 6 x 6 paper pad and that is also perfect for paper scraps. 

I started by backing a heart cut file with all the gorgeous patterns from Crate Paper's Good Vibes collection making sure none of the patterns were next to themselves.

Next up I faintly sketched out where my heart would sit on the page and added some paint to my background using Dylusions Paint in Peony Blush and a Turquoise from Dina Wakley. I used a babywipe with a stencil to take some of the paint off (my favourite Lisa Oxley technique) and then added some text stamping with a white inkpad.

A doily, some fussy cut elements, paper layers and a super cute puffy sticker Llama complete my layout.

Would love to see what you are creating with scraps.

Happy scrapping

Lisa J

Monday, 16 July 2018

Alcohol Ink Birthday Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here,

Today I have some cards to share with you made using alcohol inks and Yupo paper available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

Yupo paper is a kind of "plastic" paper which is great for using with Alcohol inks. I have tried using gloss paper but the inks dry much faster and absorb some of the ink so you get different results. 

I started by cutting down my Yupo paper to card size (14cm x 10cm) so It was more manageable. Then I added a heap of drops of my first ink. the ink spreads out across the paper giving interesting and unique effects. When this was somewhat dry I added drops of a second colour, then a third colour. Lastly I added some drops of blending solution(removes the colour), then drops of a silver mixative. It is all about experimenting - you can keep adding as you like, there are no rules!  


Once it was thoroughly dry (did take a few hours) I diecut some white elements to go on my card fronts as well as diecutting a geometric heart from one of the finished sheets. 

Here are the finished cards. The alcohol ink designs make perfect backgrounds dont they!! I just added some flowers and a simple stamped Happy birthday sentiment. 


Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Using foam stamps and Oxide Inks as a Background

Hi everyone

Marelle back again - Kylie sent me some Tim Holtz rubber cling alphabet stamps to play with.  I decided to use them with Oxide Inks and form a background for a scrapbook layout.  

I placed different alphas and numbers onto an acrylic block and using oxides stamped them randomly onto the page.  I used the oxides straight onto the alphabet stamps without adding water  - the effect is a funky background for a scrapbook page.

I will use this 12 x 12 background and create 2 6x12 format pages for 2 future scrap pages!

Until next time

Happy Crafting and remember to experiment!!


Friday, 13 July 2018

Completing #the100dayproject

Howdy bloggers, Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.

I have finished #the100dayproject.

Over this challenge, I have reinforce my own creative style,
 became much more confident at knowing where I am going on my pages
 and have built a select portfolio of 100 plus works that have bulked out my journals.  
Today I'm sharing with you a few of my final pieces from the challenge.

Contemplation- Day 92

Big shout out to the incredible woman who inspired this artwork below.
If you haven't seen any of Debs work, stalk her now.  

  Art Fixes Everything - Day 95

This one used a few different products to achieve the overall look I was hoping for.
I started with Acrylic Inks, which set when dry.
 so there is no reactivation when you go to paint over it. 
Scrapping Clearly have a selection of Acrylic inks here.
I also resurrected my black house paint to get that black drippy random line thing going.
So for those that have a supply from my dreamcatcher classes, 
its time to play with house paint again.

Stickers from FlutterbyDesigns

Big Love To Love - Day 96

Kinder Kreations Fluer de lis Stencil
Flutterby Designs Love Stencil

Be Enthused- Make Today Amazing - Day 98

Smile Because It Happened - Day 99

I Hope - Day 100

Kinder Kreations Brush and Quote Stencil
Flutterby Designs Love Stencil

Thanks so much for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog today.

Lisa xx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Gold Gesso Playtime

Today I am having fun with gold gesso.

First off I applied a small amount to a black cardstock, then I scrunched up a piece of plastic packaging and dabbed it over the background.

I then took a Tim holtz template and a baby wipe and took some colour back off.

I had some Clarabelle stamps printed onto tissue paper I wanted to see how they would look on the background. I glued them on with Tim Holtz collage medium.

I then mixed some gold gesso into some light and fluffy to add some height back in and put it back onto the back ground through the same stencil.

I wish I had stapled my Bliss gold word on instead of glue it didn't dry clear.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Admit Weirdness with Em

Happy Wednesday Scrapping Clearly friends.
Firstly I want to say a huge WOW to the amazing scrapbooking that
 I am seeing come in from the Cyber Crop.
I love a crop and this layout im sharing today was inspired by Kylies moodboard.

Here is the awesome moodboard....

so cool hey?
For this layout I decided to really play the blues and try a few different ideas.
I made a video for this so you can see more how it came together in more detail.
I prepped my base paper with Clear gesso so the inks would run nicely.

I then started using 3 Distress Oxide inks, I chose Broken china, Salty Ocean and Blueprint sketch to layer and drip down my page.

Then I stamped, this time I thought I would use one of the Interesting Faces from Dina Wakleys cling stamps.
I stamped the same image across the page. Then used another stamp to add crackle and script texture.

I played with another medium I had never played with before and that was 
an antique wax by Finnabair.
This medium works amazing on metals, I also rubbed some over the flowers to make them look slightly distressed and old.

Once all my embellishments were glued down I proceeded to add Glass pebble rocks 
in Jen Aqua. These are so super cool to play with.

Finally I added some flicks of Liquitex titanium white ink over my page and then 2 quotes from Tim Holtz Small Talk range, but these particular 2 from the snarky Stickers, and I rubbed over them with my finger a bit of the Distress Oxide in Hickory smoke to finish them off and bland into the page a little.

I hope you continue to be inspired by the Cyber crop, you have until this Sunday to complete them.
Some super cool prizes to be won as well as our monthly moodboard challenge running as well.

I hope you enjoy my little video as well.


I will catch you all very soon,
Em xx