Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hello from Leonie - New Design Team Member

My name is Leonie Neal-Dawson and I'm so excited to be posting today on the Scrapping Clearly blog!  Kylie Tout, owner and talented artist at Scrapping Clearly asked me if I would like to join her team of super scrappy Design Team peeps and I was and am extremely happy to say Yes, yes please!

A quick little Bio for you:
I live in Geelong, Victoria and am married with four children. A son (aged 16), Twin boys (aged 14) and a Daughter (aged 12). Our life is busy and crazy at times but it is what it is and I would not want to change a thing.  Apart from all the usual Mum-life activities I work night shift as a Nurse and in between that I squeeze in  paper crafting whenever I can.  Scrapping wise I like to turn my hand to a variety of different styles.  I live my layered, pretty patterned paper pages just as much as a brightly coloured/stencilled/textured mixed media style page.  Put them together and it's a match made in heaven. 

So here I am my first post.
Kylie sent me some gorgeous products last weeks and I got busy creating this page using the Simple Stories - Carpe Diem paper range.   
This range is so me, I love bright colours and if I can put all the colours on a page why the heck not!
Carpe Diem has combination of B&W pattens plus beautiful brights.

I chose to scrap some photos of a small Magnolia tree I have.  I wait all year for it to bloom and it only ever lasts for a few weeks but it is just stunning and is usually the first sign that winter is almost over which for me is reason enough to celebrate!

As you can see I've used white card stock as a base and layered a diagonally cut B&W script paper (its actually to B-side of the 'Make it Happen' paper) across the bottom half of my page. 
My title 'Heavenscent' uses gold foil American Crafts Thickers Shoebox.

As with most Simple Stories ranges the Carpe Diem collection has a delightful set of Chipboard Frames to coordinate with the papers.  I've used four on this page to border my photos.  I love the bright colours of the frames on the black and white paper. 

To accent my page I've used some of the Carpe Diem Chipboard stickers.  the word today and a bunch of flowers layered under my photo's and a cluster in the top left to balance out my page along with a pink bloom from my scrappy stash. 

 I have one more share today.  I wanted to do a page based on the Scrapping Clearly mood board this month and because I got carried away with all the colours on my Heavenscent page it didn't really match!  So I whipped up a quick page with my favourite background technique at the moment which is to layer a few different stencilled patterns using paints.   And my favourite paints at the moment are Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.  I just love their vibrant colour.  
I teamed it up with B&W chipboard frames and papers from the Carpe Diem collection. 

Products used:

In case you haven't seen the September moodboard this is what it looks like.  So lovely, right? Very Springy!  We'd love you to join in the fun. 

Thanks again to Kylie for inviting me to join the team, I'm looking forward to inspiring you with all the scrappy goodness available in the Scrapping Clearly shop. 
Happy for you to follow me on InstagramFacebook or my Blog,

Leonie Neal-Dawson



  1. welcome to the team Leonie!! What beautiful pages - I love the fun bright colours :)

  2. Gorgeous pages, so glad you've joined the team, love your style!

  3. So inspiring!! Welcome to the team :)

  4. Oh this is a stunning page - welcome to our amazing team xxx

  5. Ohhh 2 layouts. You are on fire.
    So happy your on the SC DT.