Saturday, 29 April 2017

So much fun - by Chloe

I have been creating with the super fun Fancy Pants Joy Parade this month - I love that it's not restricted to birthday themed pages ...

This pic is actually Miss B with the contents of her Christmas stocking!  I guess it's a celebration just the same :)

I had a bit of fun with my circle punch creating a scalloped border down one side - love this look!

I added some flowers from my stash for some depth and texture ...

Products used:
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Flair
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers – Shapes and Dots
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers

Friday, 28 April 2017

Inspired by the Master

Howdy bloggers , Lisa here with a Dina Wakley inspired Mixed Media update..
For me, Dina inspires me like no one else. Her lose flow and colour choices,
Her messy approach and design ideas.
I'm a believer that "Art reflects the individual" in so many ways,
 and if you get a chance to meet Dina you really get to see that colour and happy life flow,
 when she teaches and gives her heART to the class.
Her inspiration has given life to my own creative journey, her products enhance my love for colour and her work allows me the freedom to add that "arty'' feel to my own pieces.
This week,with limited time,I just needed to create something to make me happy.
 Recently I purchased these Dina Wakley Media Art Satchels and had them laying out on the table.
Taking inspiration from the largest satchel I put together this quick art journal page as a warm up. 

I used 
Sharpie white paint pen
tracy scott stamps 
CWS stencil

I'm having a little arty love affair with Dinas Scribble Sticks and Flower Stamps at the moment.
For me , creative time is about play and experimenting to see if it falls together or dies, 
so down time is sometimes putting together simple lines , colour and elements, 
just to actually get something on the page that makes me happy .

 I used
Thanks so much for dropping by and checking the blog ,
I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media blog update.

Lisa xxx

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Sweet Cheeks - Skai Mitchell

Hey Scrappers, 

Im back today with a bright and fun layout featuring my daughter and some of the gorgeous papers from the Shimelle Starshine range. 

Start with a base of Marshmallow Heavy Weight Cardstock and spray some random burst of colour with Dylusions Spray in Bubblegum and Funky Fushia. 

Dry it all really well with your heat tool. 

Next, grad a sheet of American Crafts – Shimelle Collection – Starshine – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Mercury and start fussy cutting a heap of flowers. 

Cut the 'Shine Brightly' circle from the American Crafts – Shimelle Collection – Starshine – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Odyssey. Machine stitch around the edge of it, and your photo to give it some texture. 

Now, start to stick it all down using a combination of Xpress It Double Sided Foam Tape  and Express It Clear Gel Liquid Glue

In my embellishments I've used a few bits from the Vicki Boudin - Watercolor Sticker Book and Mixology Gold Accents. Add to that the title from the Amy Tangerine Collection – Better Together – Thickers and you have one complete page. 

Thanks for looking at my layout this week, Ill be back next week with a new months mood board and sketch challenge!


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Love Deeply - Art Journal Page with Tania

Hello!!! Today I was feeling in an Art Journal mood for my Design Team share here with you! I have these cool, Vicki Boutin Mixed media products, that I'm still playing with, plus, I wanted to try out the Glass Pebble Rock from Michelle Grant Designs!! So this page has a little bit of everything on it! That's what Mixed Media is all about, playing, experimenting & having fun!!!

For my base layer, I painted the whole spread in the Toasted Marshmallow acrylic paint, then I used the Heidi Swapp Art Screen with some Sweet Buttercream paint.

 I wanted to add a bit of red/pink so that the flowers would have an anchor on my page. I used Dylusions paint, and mixed a few different colours with some white. Once I painted that onto my page, I sprayed it with a little water and let it run across the page slightly! Then, I had some fun with the Glass Pebbles. The best way to adhere these to your page is use some Soft Gloss Gel, or something similar. (I used the Prima, Art Basics.) I mixed up a little pot of the Gel and the pebbles, using a palette knife, and spread them on my page. While the Gel was wet, I added a few more pebbles. This takes awhile to dry! To fill in the time, I fussy cut my flowers from the Floral Paper, from the Something Wonderful Collection, by Teresa Collins.

 I made up my embellishment clusters, of flowers and when the Gesso was dry, I added a layer of White Gesso over the top of the Pebbles.
For my next colour layer, I used the Art Crayons by Vicki Boutin, in a kind of olive green, which came out more yellow! (I coloured with the crayon, and then painted some water over it with a brush.)

I then did a layer of stamping with some Kaiser stamps, and flicked some of the Acrylic paints, (mixed with water), over the page.
To finish off the page, I got messy with the Vicki Boutin Glitter, for the flower centres and added the word stickers from the Teresa Collins, Something Wonderful Range. With a lot of my Art Journal pages, I tend to finish off with a border of some description, otherwise it doesn't feel quite finished. My black journal Pen came in handy for that! I hope you like my process. It's a messy page, but I had fun making it!! I have linked to the products available in the Scrappingclearly store for your convenience! Happy Art Making! 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Oxide Love!

 Hi there Arty Peeps!
Hope your Easter break was great!

I'm here today to share my slightly rearranged take on the April sketch challenge. It's a fun one, you can play along here, or check it out at the bottom of this post.

I have been having such a brilliant time with my new Tim Holtz Distress oxides, I simply cannot leave them alone! I have used them to create all of my page backgrounds lately. So, so pretty!

I typed my journalling on vellum (so as not to completely cover the background) and coloured some chippy arrows black to guide your eye around the page. I added some strips of Hambly for pops of lime, and circles in paper and brads, for embellishments. These brads have a sticky back so no need to poke holes, cool!

For my title I coloured the wood veneer '2017' and '&' as well as the foil Thickers 'friends' with an alcohol marker. I made up 'Ruby' from leftover words in this pack of foam Thickers. A Prima flower, some leaves, and a cute sticky brad make up my little embellishment cluster.

So here is the finished page.

Kinda like the sketch.
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Hope you are playing along with us this month. If a mood board is more your thing we have one of those here.

Til next time,
stay scrappy.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Family Fun Today with Amy Prior

Hi there Scrapping Clearly fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing a quick scrapbook page that I have created using the gorgeous Simple Stories Life in Color Collection along with some other favourite products available from the Scrapping Clearly store!

To create the background for this layout, I have added some Colour Blast - Colour Paste - Sunshine through a stencil over a piece of Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers. Just add the paste randomly and avoid the middle section where the photo layers will go so you don't waste product necessarily.

When the paste has dried completely, sprinkle some Colour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Fire Engine randomly around the edges before sticking on some ripped pieces of Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers, and finish off with some Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful Collection - Washi Tape.

Spray some Colour Blast - Colour Spray - Love over a Heidi Swapp - Color Magic - Banners and set aside to dry. Wipe off any excess with a baby wipe when it is dry to show the resist better. 

Layer some Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Various Patterned Papers in various sized rectangles around the phtograph. I have distressed around my papers to tie in with the ripped paper on the background. 

Add the dried Heidi Swapp - Color Magic - Banners to the layers of paper and then add the title using American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Better Together - You & Me Black Thickers and some letters from Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Expressions Cardstock Stickers. I have outlined the American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Better Together - You & Me Black Thickers with white to help it pop as my photograph is quite dark in a lot of areas. 

The complete product list for this layout includes...

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior

Friday, 21 April 2017

Be Brave-Be the best version of yourself

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa Here with a Friday Mixed Media update .
Its been a crazy few weeks of family commitments and heart connections.
Today I'm sharing a layout that I started a couple of weeks ago but only finished up yesterday.
Sometimes just having completed a background prior can allow you so much more flow,
to bust in and get that baby done swiftly.
So my eldest child has just had some new professional shots taken,
(she's a professional wrestler-if you didn't know already)
and I really couldn't wait to get my hands on them and scrap them,
She's such a wonderful kid,she actually printed them for me -yay.
Knowing the colours she was in , and celebrating my love of her passion,
Dylusions Bubblegum Pink acrylic paint provided a perfect vibrant base for my vibrant girls photo.
I laid a Heidi Swapp word "wish" stencil onto the wet painted  Marshmallow cardstock page
 and used a baby wipe to rub back some paint,to reveal the words
 and then I smeared some Colourblast "Lipstick"Texture paste through the stencil. 
while it was wet I embossed the lettering with some
 Stampendeous Chunky Black Embossing Enamel powder.. Swoon at the effect .
Once the background is complete a little cosmetic fun takes place,
I didn't used any background stamps on this one as I usually would ,
 but I added an extra element by rough doodling and
 writing a few sentimental words with my Fude Balll pen,
 to add interest point and tell the story .
Layering of tissue paper, chippy, muslin, and whatever else I have laying on the table ,
 adds texture and colour behind the black matt photo
*note to self --wipe layout/photos free of dust before taking DT blog photos.
a couple Me and My big Idea chippy pieces, a gold flourish from Jollygirl, 
various lettering and this layout was finished .
Love the vibrancy of the page and the subject .
 Thanks for dropping by,
 Ill be back next week with another vibrant colourful mixed media update .
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

April Mood Board - by Chloe

Hi there fellow creatives!

Have you seen the April Mood Board yet?  It's a very different board to what I would normally create with - but I challenged myself!

I focussed on just a few of the colours to make these cards ...

I love that I could bring a different colour scheme out of the Fancy Pants Joy Parade range I am creating with this month :)

Love that cork look paper!

Products used:
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Ephemera
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Flair
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers – Shapes and Dots
Fancy Pants Designs – Joy Parade Collection – Puffy Stickers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Birthday Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I'm sharing 2 birthday cards I made featuring the Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane stamp set available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store. 

I love the rose stamps in this set and wanted to feature them on my card fronts. For this first card I randomly stamped the single rose image across the card using Tsukineko versamark stamp pad then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I used my Prima Watercolor Confections  to watercolour the card. Once dry I mounted this onto a mat of Pink Paislee "Moonstruck" - Paper 11 then onto the card base. Lastly I added 2 different Heidi Swapp alphas for my sentiment.      
For the second card I used the same technique and procedure but this time used a stamp with 2 roses and leaves and placed them in opposite corners of the card.   
Here are some close-ups of the embossing and watercolouring - I just love this effect!! 

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

White cardstock  
Pink Paislee "Moonstruck" - Paper 11 
Prima Watercolor Confections  
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane stamp set 
Heidi Swapp puffy pink glitter alphas

Heidi Swapp pink glitter alphas
Tsukineko versamark stamp pad 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx


Monday, 17 April 2017

Cards with Melinda Sweetman

Hi there and welcome to the ScrappingClearly blog this Easter Monday! I hope the Easter Bunny was good to you and that you are enjoying a long weekend with your loved ones!

Today I have some cards that I created using the Kasier Craft Ooh La La collection.

I have used a couple of off cuts from a couple of my 12x12 papers as the card fronts - cut to size - but you could very easily change it up and use the 6 1/2' x 6 1/2" paper pad. And then grabbed the collectable pack, the 12x12 sticker sheet and the Kaiser mini blooms in honey and sage. I've also used some of the very pretty Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls on some of the butterfly centres for a little extra touch :)

In the bottom right corner I have used one of the left over triangles from this project. I have pulled a few pieces from the collectables pack and stuck 3 of the sage flowers along with 2 of the sentiment stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet.

I started with some Whipped Spackle and a stencil from my stash for some added detail in the background then when that was dry I grabbed a few pieces from the collectables pack and voila, card #2 done!

For this one I started with one of the 12" border stickers from the sticker sheet and then added lots of pieces from the collectables pack. And a final touch, 3 of the honey mini paper blooms.

And finally, card #4, I started with the big floral piece from the sticker sheet which I trimmed in half and stuck down. A couple of butterflies, one is a sticker and the other is from the collectables pack. Some of the word sticker strips and the final touch of Liquid Pearls down the centre of the 2 butterflies. 

4 cards done and dusted in under and hour - I did record the process but apparently my phone had other ideas and didn't actually record anything!! Technology, hey?!

Anyways, cards are a quick, easy way to use up some left overs and especially some of those bigger paper offcuts that you may otherwise be unsure what you are going to do with. Always good to have a few in your stash!

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend and maybe even getting in some scrappy time!!