Friday, 29 September 2017

Funky Mojo Flow

Howdy folks , Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.
Today,I'm sharing a quick Art Journal page that I have created using the new Dina Wakley Media "Funky Faces " and "Scribbly Circles" stamp sets produced by Ranger Ink.
When I 1st saw these stamp sets,I was so excited ,
I couldn't wait to get hold of them and get a mounting block to them.
 I started with a page that already had a darkish background and I felt that , although they are background stamps they got a little lost on the page , so I started from scratch, 
because I really wanted to hero these funky cool faces .
 Using Dina Wakley Media paints in Magenta , Lemon, Turquoise,Lime and White Gesso , I coloured the page with paint and a Dina Stencil titled Medieval Cross( a fave atm- love those timeless designs) , using a wipe away(baby wipes) technique. Then a little Drying time .
 I used a large Ranger Dylusions Art Journal book, and worked on 2 pages ,
each page a separate piece but ,
still using the same paints a, colours and stamps.
 Having taken a Dina class or 3 over the last few years , I kinda / sorta worked out that the Funky Faces stamps are single line drawn heads , done in the awesome free flowing style that Dina is famous for. So I attempted one myself on a separate page and cut it to add to my piece. 
I kept it simple and easy.
Next the details, DWM black gesso for the head to sit on so it pops from the page 
-more Stenciling to support previous layer. 
More pen doodling and a little script to personalize those Funky Faces stamps. 
Adding a little colour into the Scribbly Circles to reinforce the colours already used
 and this baby is done.
 Inspired always by Dina and her "thang", I then attempted to create my own Funky Faces ,using the One line drawing, or Don't lift your pen technique, with my Fude Ball  and added some colour with my Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks. 
Thanks for Dropping by the SC Blog , I hope you are inspired to try single lined drawing this weekend , It will help your mojo flow and relax you into a fun creative time.
I'll be back next week with a new Friday mixed media update .
Have a super weekend .


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Love, love, love with Melinda

Oh my stars!! Can you believe it is already the 27th September?! Where has this last 9 months gone?! I am here today to share my take on the September sketch challenge and I have used the gorgeous My Minds Eye On Trend 2 collection available in store.

Here is a little sneaky at my take on the sketch

And here is the sketch if you have not yet seen it

And here is my page in full!

I really loved the ripped strips on the right hand side so without too much thought I RIPPED 3 strips off 3 papers before I could re-think my decision!! I have used the Elegant, Minted and Graphic 12x12 papers for my strips but my favourite and the HARDEST to rip into was that stunning navy and gold print (Elegant).

I decided to scrap these 5 smaller photos as my birthday story for my 32nd birthday as I knew I had a bigger-ish story to tell to fill the left hand side where all the journalling is on the sketch.

I have used a bunch of the stickers from the MME On Trend 2 sticker sheet including the diamond shaped stickers at the bottom as a banner on the top left hand side. 

Those cacti stickers were simply too adorable to not use and with all that journalling and all the pattern on the right hand side I added a title using a combination of the MME sticker sheet and the "Sentiment" thickers.

There is stitching on the sketch all the way around the page and I am still undecided if I want to add any stitching. I am thinking that if I do go back and add it will be on the strips on the right hand side in gold but for now, my page is done, my story is told and I am happy with the end result.

You do still have a few days left of the month to get your entries in for an awesome gift voucher to spend in the store so head over to the FB group here and load your entries up into the correct albums!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Cool Kids by Lauren Hender

Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Scrapping Clearly blog.

Today I am sharing with you a super cool layout using the YOU ROCK collection from the Scrapping Clearly Store

This layout is of my beautiful boy and his rep basketball team with their winner medals on. A great season deserving of a great win.

This was a really fun layout and took no time at all. Lots of lovely layers made for a quick and easy feature starting with the base being a big square.

To soften the edges I used some You Rock washi tape.
And to blend it even further I added some chipboard and sticker elements. This collection in all it's bright colours coordinates so well.

Adding a mix of stickers and chipboard creates dimension and features sections in your layouts. As you can see above I have created a couple of feature clusters.

In this layout I have also added a little tag to hide behind one of my layouts. This is a little fun as it make the layout a little interactive.

Hope my layout has inspired you to pull out the photos of the special men in your life and grab the YOU ROCK collection from the Scrapping Clearly store.

Lauren xo

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sweet Treat with Leonie Neal-Dawson

Hi Leonie Neal-Dawson with you today sharing a sweet treat of a page!
I've been using the delightful Carpe Diem Collection from Simple Stories. 
This collection has some really lovely patterns and I especially like the florals which I've used on my page today.

I've fussy cut around some clouds one one of the patterned papers and highlighted them with a doodled border. 
Two of the polaroid frames in this collection have been used over my photo's along with some of the printed chipboard embleishments.
The gold tissue paper I'm sure you're familiar with having purchased from the Scrapping Clearly store.


For the background today I've used some Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Reinkers and the never fail plastic packaging stamping technique
I know you've probably seen it before but it's still one of my favourites! 
Here's a little picture collage of how I like to do this technique. 
I love how the Oxide inks comes up on the Kraft Carkstock.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed my post.
Happy Crafting. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Do You Pre-Make?

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Hope you are well and hugging your loved ones.
A couple of weeks ago I shared the beginnings of a mini album which I planned to use to document all the pics I have with the beautiful ladies I retreat with.
I have been working on this project, finishing the cover off with a title, some stickers, a couple of punched butterflies, and two Cocoa Vanilla chippy frames which I sprayed with Dylusions. I also stamped with some heart-shaped bubble wrap, so cute!

Then I got busy pre-making backgrounds for some of the pages.
This makes the album so much quicker to put together.

I stuck facing pages to my mat with washi tape and painted across them together, that's how I got the white stripes. I also used some pre-made cardstock backgrounds to stick to the backs of the painted pages as they buckled and warped when I wet them. Now they are twice as sturdy.

The acrylic paints (top and bottom) come in a set together.
The middle pages are done with ink sprays.

Next task is to put some photos together and journal and embellish.
Stay tuned for that!

Hope you are managing some crafty time in your days.
Perhaps you are playing along with our sketch or moodboard challenges?

Til next time,
stay arty,

Scrapping Clearly is

temporarily closed.

Due to an unexpected and sudden death in the family
we are unable to process any new orders for the short term.
We look forward to seeing you when we return.
Thank you for your understanding

Our thoughts are with Kylie and family at this time xx

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Love - with Emma

Happy Sunday to you all 😊
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. 
Today on the SC blog I’m sharing a simple layout 
Consisting of many pieces from the My Minds Eye ‘On Trend 2’ range. 

For my  base sheet I used a sheet from the Pinkpaislee cedar lane collection and then proceeded to tear a couple of strips off  of 2 papers in the MME range. 
I then added a stencil and texture crackle paste, along with distress oxides for colour. I then stamped to complete my layered look on my paper.

With my paper layers under my photo I use mostly the On trend 2 journal cards. So perfect for layering. 

I fussy cut a couple of images to add, Eg the flowers, cactus and flamingo. 
This range is so pretty with its gold elements and soft colours but then I love the eclectic feel with the cactus and flamingos. 

I finished it all off with many stickers from the collection and my layout was finished. 
My layout is simple but the paper is exquisite. 
I hope you all get to have a little Scrap time today. 
I’ll catch you all soon.
Em. Xx 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Art Anthology Art Journalling - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have an Art Journal page to share with you made using lots of awesome  Art Anthology products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
Art Anthology products were new to me and I was so excited to receive a selection of their products in my latest DT kit from Scrapping Clearly. Whenever I try a new product I start by using it on an art journal page. I rarely have a plan, I just go with the flow and let the paints guide me.

Lately I've been doing my art journalling on loose cardstock with the aim to bind them together with my Zutter bind-it-all. Although I love art journals I find them to be very big and bulky in my small workspace and also I often accidentally spill paints on other pages - which is annoying. So I made this page on a piece of 6" x 6" marshmallow cardstock. 
Firstly I painted blue and purple Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium across my page using a silicone brush (these brushes are so good to use and easy to clean between colours!). These paints are somewhat transparent - sort of like a tinted gel medium. Then I added some stencils - firstly a bubble stencil with brown Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium (this is also transparent and has loads of shimmer).  
Next I added a dots and dashes stencil with orange Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium. Then I added some of the red Art Anthology stone effects in places. Next I added some spritzes of yellow, pink and teal Art Anthology Colorations color spray.
After drying this off properly I added a Cherry blossom stencil with yellow Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium - see the wonderful shimmer!! As I was creating I added any paint leftovers to a scrap piece of cardstock - this is always useful for cutting, stamping and adding to your page, and you dont waste any paint!! I also added some stamping using some fun Dina Wakley circle patterns stamps.
I used my Fude ball pen to draw a boarder around the page. I cut up the scrap page and added it to my page too.
Here are some close-ups of my page - I love how it turned out!!

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

Prima Finnabair art basics mixed media silicone brush 1 inch
Art Anthology Colorations color spray (patience, timeless, peacock feathers)   
Art Anthology Sorbet (poppy, chocolate, sunshine) 
Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium (reef, mardi gras)
Art Anthology stone effects (brick)
Ranger Archival ink pad, black
Dina Wakley stamps - circle patterns (circle collage, etiquette anion)
Fude Ball pen  
Stabile aquarellable black pencil  
Tim Holtz Idea Ology Small Talk Sticker Book  
KaiserCraft mini designer templates - cherry blossom, dots and dashes, and bubbly

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx