Sunday, 30 December 2018

Hello Everyone and how amazing has this holiday season been… so much creative time to be snuck in with all the festivities, I love this time of year as it is always action packed. A quick reminder to you all that you have 2 days to pop your creations into the album for the Moodboard challenge. There are so many amazing creations already there and I would love to see a few more to round off a fabulous year of creating and sharing over at the Scrapping Clearly Share & Inspire Group.

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My last Scrapbook Layout for the year drew its inspiration from the Moodboard, with its Christmas trees, hit of gold and Christmas theme, how could you not get all sparkly for the season of joy.

I have used a 12x12 sheet from the Heidi Swapp range called September Skies – Open Air as my base and stitched my party hat from Christmas day to it with black cotton. I have also layered Large glitter tape in between the layers of the hat tissue paper. I then used some silver paint along the top of the hat for added texture and depth.

I have a large range of stamps as you can never have enough and chose an oldie but a goodie the Heidi Swapp month stamps and the star from Viva Las Vegas to stamp a background. I love the font of the Heidi Swapp stamps.  I layered my photo with some muslin and music paper. I have also used foam mounting tape to help pop the photo off the page. The Dusty Attic chipboard was coloured with black Artline pen and then layered under the top and bottom of the photo.

I have used Christmas trees cut from my Silhouette to help add to the depth of the layout. I painted one using Prima paint Sparks in FairyWings. Then a little more dressing up was done with some Gold Pink Paislee memorandum stickers, date stamp, enamel dots, flair button and word stickers.


To finish off the layout I used a black Posca pen and gold Artline pen to draw the border around the layout. 

I hope you get an opportunity over the next couple of days to create from our moodboard and load your creations into the December album on the Facebook page… Christmas time is such a fun time to create for and it has every excuse to use lots of sparkly glitter and shiny silver on your pages.

I hope you have a good New Year’s Eve celebration and you get the time to start planning for your 2019 creative journey as it is only a hop & skip away.


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Life's a Wild Ride - with Emma

Hi SC friends.

Emma here with you today to share a very easy quick layout.

Once I had chosen my base sheet, I applied a coat of clear gesso so the inks I used later would run nicely. And then through a hexagon stencil rubbed a Distress Oxide in Victoria Velvet just under where I was going to focus my design.

Then with a couple of Lindy's Moon shadow mists, I chose Buccaneer Bay Blue and Bucket O Blood Red I flicked them over the page.

I added a little script stamp and as a real feature used Jane Davenport clear stamps Build a Bouquet, love these flowers so much. And they have such a cool impact that was all the stamping I needed.

This page really showcases one of Heidi Swapps fun ephamera pack.

Building with a couple of the tags and acetate pieces this page just came together easy.

Finally I added a few sentiments from Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers.

It was fun to create something quick and easy.

I hope you get some creative time over the holidays and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Till then, Em xx

Friday, 28 December 2018

Creative Love for Your Year Ahead.

Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with an end of the month Scrapping Clearly mixed media update,
 more importantly, we slide into the end of the year,
a little worn out and now, ready to recharge and take on a new year ahead.

Today I am sharing with you a quick art journal page. 

Using a few paints, one simple The Crafter's Workshop stencil and 
the baby wipe rub back technique, you can throw this one together very swiftly.
I like using one stencil and repeating it with various colours, thus building up the print,solidifying the idea and adding extra interesting details.

 I have added a little music sheet paper for extra texture and detail.

Be brave when adding the black.
Tip when using black - use double the amount of wipes and turn your wipe constantly.

 Using some ART By Marlene Collage paper to cut a simple heart shape.

A little extra detail on and around the heart,mark making, some background stamping and a slip of Dina Wakley Collage papers for a title then this heart felt, simple piece is finished .

My Basic list of supplies used in most of my pieces can be found here at Scrapping Clearly .

Basic Product list 

Thanks so much for dropping by the SC blog today.
Sending you all BIG LOVE, happy vibes and a year ahead of creative flow.

Lisa xxx

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Chic, Timeless, Beautiful - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here, and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of goodies from the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
I'm also playing along with the December Moodboard Challenge. We would love for you to join the challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly voucher - you have until December 31 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.
My background is  white cardstock overlaid with some velum from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection and some strips of washi from the Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Collection. 
Underneath my photo I've used ephemera from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection, a Pineapple paperclip from the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush collection, and Heidi Swapp puffy stickers. I've also added flair, gold thread and paper flowers from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Farewell 2018


 Leonie here with my farewell post for 2018 and also my farewell to the Scrapping 
Clearly Design Team.
I've been on Kylie's wonderful team for about 15months now and enjoyed using the lovely products Kylie has in her shop to help inspire our readers here.
Thanks for reading along with my posts and thank you Kylie 
for offering me a spot on your awesome team. 

My last page for the team uses my favourite paints Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body acrylic in Gilt colour. I watered it down and smooshed it over the cardstock with plastic packaging. 

I then used Modelling paste through a Kinder Kreations Chandelier Stencil. Once dry I went over the stencil again with a black ink pad so that the texture popped a little more off the page.
Under my photos I added some black thread for more texture.

I used the Hawthorne Ephemera pack by Heidi Swapp to embellish this page.  These ephemera packs are designed to be left as they are or they can be run through a Minc to add foil effects.
I left them plain as I already had gold on the back ground with the Gilt paint.

Thanks so much and farewell
Happy Crafting!
Leonie Neal-Dawson

Monday, 24 December 2018

Goodbye and Thanks

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope your are all ready for celebrating Christmas and whatever that entails for you and your families. I think I am as ready as I will ever be with some fresh prawns (of course!) on my to do list today as well as a few last minute groceries.

Today is my final share for 2018 as well as my final share with Scrapping Clearly so I thought I would look back and share some of my favourite creations with you. I have to say I had great difficulty in narrowing it down, as I looked through all that I have created over the year I realised how many special projects that I have made while showcasing the awesome products that Kylie keeps in store.

So, here goes:

I started the year with a Christmas page and thought it fitting to remember it now:

I do love to try and use collections and products in ways not expected! And creating a Christmas page with non-Christmas papers and embellishments was great fun!

Next on my list was this page with lots of Maggie Holmes goodness! I loved working with so many of Maggie Holmes collections and this page was a great mix of three different ones.

Seeing how well all these collections came together shows how versatile they are!

This next page is still using these wonderful collections and shows how you can use lots of different patterned papers on one page and also use them for a boy page.

Who would have thought there would be such a rainbow mix of colours in these collections?!

This next one is a favourite because I loved how the background came together. You know sometimes when you just start doing and you are not sure where you are going with something and it just somehow turns out perfectly? Yeah, well that!

And lastly, another page with a background that somehow came together perfectly was this one that I created using a small gelli plate like a stamp, and then the building up of layers before finally turning it into a completed page.

Let me tell you it was hard to narrow down to these five, I could have easily said that everything that I created over the past 12 months was my favourite. One thing I did notice was my love of colourful and fun pages seemed to be there in every creation, and I do have some favourite products and techniques - namely distress oxide inks and creating layers, especially with handmade tags!

I have linked to the original blog post for each layout if you are interested in having a look at how they came together.

But for me, I would like to say thank you so very much to the wonderful Kylie for having me as part of this awesome team and to all the girls I have shared this space with, you all rock!

I hope to still be around, maybe do a challenge when I have the chance, but life is pretty busy now with a new job and the commitment that comes with that. I am sure one day I will have the balance right! 

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Safe and Joyous New Year.

Katie xxx

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Moodboard Inspiration

Hello Lovelies

I have done a mixed media layout inspired by our December moodboard

I started with a 12x12 sheet of chipboard which I sprayed with gesso from a can (not cheap and not easy to find)

I took a template and sprayed lightly with Art Anthology Glorious.
Because of the gesso spray it will bead and does take a bit of time to dry, so let it dry and go do something else.

I then took a black acrylic paint and watered it down a little in a spray bottle and applied across the page. While this was still wet I did the same with a gold metallique acrylic paint and added it in a few spots across the black and then let it drip down.

Once this layer was dry I took a different template and clear embossing dauber applied through the template lifted off and then sprinkled on a antique gold thick embossing powder and heat set.

I collected some of my metal accents and a old watch I had taken apart to accent the photo.

I hope the moodboard inspires you too, looking forward to seeing your creations.

Merry Christmas to all.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Be you. Be Strong.

Hi all! I am here with my last post for the year 2018!
What a year! Another year of ups and downs, growth, good times... and challenging times. 

I have here an Art Journal page, which I thought would be a fitting way to summarise my personal journey.

I have used the Dina Wakley Media Journal 8" x 10". For this particular project, I elected to use the watercolour paper in this media journal.

To prepare the background, I used a small Ranger Gel Press Brayer to apply the paint. This is one of my favourite go-to tools. From the store, I used the following paints: Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Lime, Turquoise, Sky, and Night. 

Once dried, I randomly stamped over the coloured areas with a permanent Stazon Ink in 'Jet Black' and a Prima Finnabair - Vintage Vanity Collection stamp.

Next, to add texture to the painted areas, I applied white modelling paste over Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Doodling Template - Mini Cubist.

The image was selected from Jane Davenport Napkin Collage Paper and carefully adhered it white cardstock with gel medium from my stash. For the border, I used a Posca pen in both 'Green' and 'Black'.

I have mounted the image on top of strips of tissue paper and collage paper. I tore lengthy strips of Dina Wakley Media Collage Tissue Paper then adhered this onto the page over cotton thread from my stash. 

Finally, used Dina Wakley Media Collage Words for the title.

Once, complete, I splattered Colour Blast Colour Spray in 'Roadbase' randomly around the page. 

It was rewarding to create this page. 

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas with your friends and families.

See you next year! ... over here, on the Scrapping Clearly blog!

Amy xx