Friday, 31 March 2017

Simple HeART Therapy

Salutations Bloggers and Scrapping Clearly Devotees,
Lisa here with a heartfelt mixed media update,
Its been a massive week for me,a week where,
I poured my Heart and Soul into my Task,
with personally rewarding positive results.
So today, I finally had a few hours to create and unwind.
Back into my Dina Wakley Mixed Media Art Journal for some art therapy.
 HeART Therapy ,no less.
 For this creative piece , I started with this pack of AC Heidi Swapp Marquee Love pattern papers and cut myself 5 hearts different in various sizes and edged the sides in black Staz On ink.
I painted one of the canvas pages with Dylusions acrylic paint in
  Cherry Pie and Crushed Grape and placed the hearts on the page.
 After evaluation I decided to take the paint across the page and place the hearts in the middle..
 A simple Heidi Swapp Word stencil and some super fab, non stick, NOUVO shimmery textured mousse gave the mixed page background more detail and support to the main theme.
 And it sparkles .
 I always have wings,shapes, hearts , butterflies etc ,cut out and waiting for different projects , so out comes a large set of wings made on Marshmallow Cardstock with a dylusion ink background, 
A central butterfly from Jollygirl to finish and add punch to the focal point.
oh...I have actually added more random background detail,since I took these photos,
Oh Art Journalling, Forever a work in progress
Thanks for dropping by ,
I would Love to see your take on this piece.
Heart Love to You !

Lisa  xxx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Love Deeply... Skai Mitchell

Hi Scrappy Peeps... 

Its a humid wet day here in Newcastle, and I hope all our QLD scrappers are keeping safe in this wild weather. 

This month I have absolutely loved creating with the Something Wonderful range from Teresa Collins. I've mostly used the moody blues and greys from the range in my works, and I've created 3 layouts that I'm most happy to add to my albums, and I have a OTP travel album I'm almost finished creating (I'll share that soon!). 

This week I created this layout with a sneeky photo of my son Zane and his girlfriend Haylee that I've 'stolen' from their Facebook page. This kid NEVER lets me photograph him, but I just feel in love with this picture.... They both look so happy! Young love is a beautiful thing..

I always lay a base down on my patterned papers if I use them as a background. I find it give your photo and layers a frame, and the patterned paper doesn't take over your layout. Here I've used an old credit card to smear down a base of Dina Wakley Black gesso onto the B-side of the Floral patterned paper. 

I've layered up some of the Ephemera Tags edged with Jet Black Stazon, and for my embellishment cluster I used some medical gauze sprayed with Dylusions Postbox Red Colour Spray. Add to that some of the Decorative BradsChipboard elements and wood veneer title and you have one beautifully co-ordinated page!

Here my other layouts I shared this month... 

Hope you have enjoyed my layouts this month... Pop into the shop HERE and get your hands on this beautiful collection before it sells out!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Muddy Puddles in February with Melinda

Hi, hi and hello!! Welcome to the ScrappingClearly blog!! 

It's Melinda here with you today sharing my take on the very fun March moodboard! Have you seen it yet?! 

I just love, love, love this!! I was mostly inspired by the colours in the board this month, all those blues and greens, swoon!! Also, all those blue's on the bottom 2/3 reminded me both of mud splatters (ok, somewhat not realistic mud splatters!!) and of course the fun technique of smooshing paint onto paper so of course that is the main technique I went with on this page as you can see below!

Again, I am using the incredibly versatile Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range this time pulling the black's, white's and blue's from all the goodies!! 

I had printed these 2 photos of my boys after a fun afternoon trip very recently to somewhere that should not have had muddy puddles this time of year!! You could say it was a once in a lifetime occurrence being that February is Perth's (traditionally) hottest Summer month with little to no rain and we not only received record breaking low temperatures but record breaking amounts of water drop from the sky!!!

We had a heap of fun this day and I wanted that to be somewhat obvious on the page and I think I achieved it!

I did pull in some alpha's from my stash but otherwise everything is from the Something Wonderful range!

And you can see in the background here (and all over the paint in the background actually!) that I have used the Heidi Swapp "Maze Art" Art Screen and the Silver Art Screen Ink and I love how it looks! This product is so different to anything else I have ever used!

I hope you like my share today and I look forward to seeing your take on this months moodboard and where it takes you!!

Until then, happy scrapping!!


Products used:

Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - 12x12 Paper - Geometric
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - 12x12 Paper - Cards
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Chipboard Elements
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Decorative Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Alpha and Label Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Ephemera
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Brads
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Enamel Dots
Dylusions Paint - Calypso Teal
Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest
Dylusions Paint - After Midnight
Colour Blast - Colour Spray - Roadbase
Heidi Swapp - Art Screen - Maze Art
Heidi Swapp - Art Screen Ink - Silver

You are Amazing by Lauren Hender

Hello wonderful creative scrappers. Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog.

Today on the blog I am sharing a layout of my hubby and our daughter using the beautiful Cedar Lane range by Pink Paislee.

I began by building the background with white gelato, teal watercolour paint and beautiful Nuvo mousse.
The nuvo is an amazing product. I applied it with my finger and the texture was smooth and it's application easy. I was unsure how it dry but in no time it did and it looks great.

I then started building some layers using a lace doily, some fabric tags, some Heidi Swapp mistable fabric boarders. I also grabbed a few maggie holmes tags to poke out from behind the photo.

I then did some fussy cutting and cut out some pretty flowers and a title from some Cedar Lane cardstock. These were then featured around the layering cluster to make it all pretty.

I then layered up my photos and adhered them on. This is always to nice part as when the photos go on it's like it all comes together.

 The next step was to add the heading. I created this by fussy cutting the title and adding some Heidi swap glitter alpha's.

I then added some Cocoa Vanilla Studio sequins and wooden button and a super cute cedar lane arrow.

Once that was all done I couldn't help but make this little cluster in the corner using the cedar lane washi tape and some fussy cut pieces from the Cedar Lane cardstock.

So lets go shopping!!!

Here are the links to all you need to create this layout.

I hope my layout has inspired you to be creative and do a little retail therapy.

Lauren xo

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

3 Legged Race- Scrapbook Page by Tania

Hi Scrappingclearly Community, hope you are all enjoying our challenges this month. You've still got a few days left to upload them over on our FB Community Page.
Today, I'm sharing with you, my take on the moodboard by Peg!!! In fact, I think my layout is a little Peg inspired actually!!! The moodboard was just begging for some Mixed Media Action!!!

I have some great new products from the store! My kit had some awesome Products from Vicki Boutin, read about them here! (And see them in the shop here:). (Just perfect for my Mixed Media background!)

I started with a page from my Chickaniddy 365 collection- Weekend Wonder. (On special in the store.) Then, on some white cardstock, I used one of the gorgeous, Heidi Swapp screen prints with some of her Black, Art Screen Ink. OMG...the combination of these two products was enough to get the creative juices flowing. This stuff, not only has a lovely sparkle and shine to it, but it also has a rough, sandpaper-like texture to it aswell. I love it!!! The screen prints are slightly different to stencils, work almost the same, but have the added bonus of a sticky back so they don't slip when adding colour to your project!!!

When that was dry, I added a layer of spray ink with Dylusions, let it dry and using some Dusty Attic stencils & a circle stencil, I used the Vicki Boutin, Art Crayons #3, by drawing inside the stencil first with the crayon, and then adding a smidge of water with my finger to blend them. They work similar to Gelatos. They are a water soluble, oil pastel, and can be used wet or dry. i love them, they are thick and creamy.

Building my layers, I added some black, background stamping with a Kaisercraft stamp, a script stamp and then some washi tape, and some more papers from the Chickaniddy 365 range. There's a tag from the Teresa Collins, Something Wonderful collection, some twine and a cute flair from my stash.
I flicked some black Dylusions spray ink on the top and bottom corners, and then used the cute striped alpha stickers from Chickaniddy 365.

And here's the final result! Complete with some painted, black wood veneer from Studio Calico!

I hope I've inspired you to have a play with a mixed media background for this challenge, but would love to see your projects, no matter what style you prefer!!! Happy scrapping!!!

Monday, 27 March 2017

In Love With Distress Oxides!

 Hi there Arty Peeps.
Peg here to share my new love.

So the CHA trade show, now called 'Creativation' happened in the US in January and as always I like to keep an eye on what new things are hitting the crafty market. Generally speaking it is usually more of the same but using different colour schemes and patterns. This year however Tim Holtz introduced a new range of inkpads - Distress Oxides.
Now I have dozens of different inkpads in my art room, pigment, dye, permanent, water-reactive, etc... and thought, seriously, how could these do anything I cannot already do with the ones I have?

Well they can!! They are a blend of pigment and dye ink (and, yes, I have some like that already) BUT they behave completely differently from anything I have ever used. They keep their colour when layered but also have a transparent quality. They are freaking divine!
I Googled them and watched this Youtube video by Jennifer McGuire to get a feel for what they could do. Then I went to town using my craft mat, water spritzer, some stencils, and the amazing Distress Oxide inkpads from Tim Holtz.

Background #1 - First I applied inks to my mat, misted with water and picked up the colours with a piece of Marshmallow cardstock, then dried. Next I applied the ink with a blending tool through a stencil and misted lightly before drying again. Lastly I flicked some water on it and dried using paper towel.

 Background #2 - LOVE this one!! The first 2 steps were the same as above. The last step I applied some ink to my mat, misted with water and picked it up with a Tim Holtz splatter brush and flicked it on.

 Background #3 with which I created the following layout. This one I started with the stencil and applied pink and purple inks with a blending tool, lightly misted with water and dried. I keep my inks clean by using a different foam for each colour. When it was dry I used it to clean up the butterfly stencil I had previously misted with grey.

When I made this page I trimmed my Marshmallow background, inked the edges, and matted it on black cardstock. I cut a couple of pieces of Hambly transparency to add some pattern without covering the pretty background, and I found an old piece of mulberry paper that matched. The chevron strips of paper and brads come from the 'Something Wonderful' range and the paperclip word is from Freckled Fawn (these are currently on sale!). The chippy 'love' and hearts are Heidi Swapp, as are the silver stars which I unearthed in my art room last week while searching for something else. I coloured the wood veneer with the Oxide Inks too, and typed the story on my photo.

Omg, so much fun!
Right now I am headed back to my art room to play with these inkpads some more. Seriously folks, it's true love!

'Til next time, stay arty.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Chocolate - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Teresa Collins "Something Wonderful" collection (papers, paper pad, enamel dots, ephemera tags, chipboard buttons, chipboard elements, decorative brads) available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
I've started with a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock which I used a "Painting with plastic" technique then splattered with watercolour pan paints (blue, black, red and yellow colours). I then let this dry for an hour or so.  
For this page I've matted 2 photos (of a recent trip to the Lindt shop lol) with a PL card from the ephemera pack. 
I'veadded a strip of paper to the bottom of the page and an embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner.  I've added a selection of chipboard stickers and alphas as my title down the middle of my page. In the bottom left of the page I've added some handwritten journalling and a date stamp.
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Teresa Collins "Something Wonderful" collection   (papers, paper pad, enamel dots, ephemera tags, chipboard buttons, chipboard elements, decorative brads) 
Heidi Swapp memory planner date stamp  
Watercolour pan paints

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx