Monday, 30 April 2018

May Challenge

Hello and welcome to our May challenge

There's a $30 shop voucher to be won.
Upload your projects here on Facebook.

Hope you join us,
Happy creating!

Art Journalling - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,
It's Karyn here,

and today I have some Art Journal pages to share with you, made using lots of fun products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.

A few weeks ago I shared some pages made with Dylusions paints. Well, today I'm using Dina Wakley paints. l love paints and I seem to need to buy complete ranges of ALL paints haha!! Well, then new DWM paints came out - so I had to order them all. I actually like the smaller sized bottles. I find they are easier to use. Also, I have had trouble with a number of lids on the larger tubes - they either don't seal properly or start to break off and then the paint thickens.

Anyway, for this first page, I was inspired by the gorgeous and talented Lisa Oxley to use black paint, and to remove colour using a stencil. 

I've started by adding some strips of book paper to my page with gel medium, then applying white gesso to pages in my Small Dylusions journal. Then I added Magenta, Sky, Lime, and white Dina Wakley paints. Once this was dry I added black DWM paint across my page, then put down a triangles stencil and used a baby wipe to remove the paint - cool huh!.

Next I added a few more stencils (corn cob) with different coloured paints (using a sponge), then some stamps. 

I added some marks and splats with watered down black and white paints that I put in a Fineline bottle. I put 2 parts paint with 1 part water - but best to add the paint first then add water a bit at a time until you get the right consistency. If it is too think it won't come out of the fine nozzle. This is great to use to scribble on your page!! 

I drew a few birds on my page with the white Fineliner bottle. I'm not much of an artist but am happy with these quick and rustic birds :) Lastly, I added some Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers. 

Of course I needed to do another art journal page - this time using the new DWM paints (to justify buying them all lol! 

Again I started by adding some strips of book paper to my page with gel medium, then applying white gesso to pages in my Small Dylusions journal. Then I added the new Sedona, Peacock, Olive, Marine, Eggplant, and Buff Dina Wakley paints. Once this was dry I added black DWM paint across my page. Next, it was time to play with adding marks using paint/paintbrush, and my white Fineliner bottle. Lastly, I added some Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers and a stamp from the Dina Wakley "Gal Quotes" stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Two from One, 6 x 12 Layouts by Marelle

Hi everyone,
Marelle here!

Do you have any old photos that are not quite in focus? 
Are you time poor and want to create a quick layout in less than 30 minutes?
If the answer to both questions is YES then I have the perfect quick layout for you!

I started off with a piece of Marshmallow Cardstock and dribbled Dylusions Spray Ink in Dirty Martini onto the page then sprayed some water over it to make it drip down the page. I dried it using a heat gun and then cut the cardstock in half. I have been creating my 6x12 pages for years - they are so quick and easy and a great mojo starter!

I used a Permaball Marker and doodled around the edges of the page then used one of my absolute favourite stamps. It comes in a set of three but there is only one set left in stock - so be quick! Lisa Oxley uses this stamp in a myriad of ways and I had to own it after seeing it on one of her paintings a while back.

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint and sprayed the pad with a little bit of water. I then used this to stamp the small bloom into the right-hand top corner of the page. I then used the Oxide ink again and stamped three blooms approx 2" from the bottom of the page.

I then stamped 3 blooms on a separate piece of white cardstock, fussy cut them and adhered over the three stamped blooms on the page using foam tape.

I matted my photo with a thin border of black cardstock. I adhered some green thread over the top of the blooms and stuck the matted photo over the top using glue.

I had a photo of my two daughters taken about 9 years ago, they were both in a stage performance and someone snapped this photo but it was out of focus - it is the only photo from this time and I wanted to scrap it. So I cut out the photo of one of my Daughters to 3"x3" and it did not seem so "out of focus"! The smaller photo was perfect on the 6x12 format. You can use the second 6x12 for another quick layout as your background is already created.

I hope you will give this a try soon.

Keep on creating!
It's great for the soulx



Saturday, 28 April 2018

Crazy Even In Emergency - with Melinda

Good morning and welcome to the blog for the first post of the weekend!
Do you have any scrappy plans?
I do, and I hope to be super productive!!

Anyway, I'm here today sharing my newest page created with the very fun Photo Play Boys Rule Collection. I am documenting an interesting story today of my boys being maniacs, even while we were in Accident & Emergency with my husband last July. The journalling sums up how well they coped and all in all what an awesome job they did in such a gloomy situation!

I was inspired by a couple of stickers in the collection and built my page starting with those...

And, I also created a process video which you can see here. Make sure you subscribe to the ScrappingClearly YT channel too, so you don't miss mine or any of the other DT's shares over there!

I've torn 3 pieces of patterned paper from the Collection Pack (Seeing Stars, My Boy and Smash Bang) and layered them on the right hand side of my white background paper and then added a coat of white gesso both over the bottom of the papers (where my photos were going) and onto the white cardstock.

Time, of course, for some messy fun! I started with a text stamp in black Archival ink and then used a dotty texture stamp with dark blue Archival ink.

Then more colour! Back again to my Distress Oxides. I was going to use LOTS of colours but then ended up using only Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade and the packaging technique over where the gesso and stamping was.

I also added some splatters using the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide watered down as I felt the white half of the page needed some of that darker blue to balance the right side.

Once that was all dry I added all my stickers and some messy thread in both a dark blue and a bright lime green and I love how that brings all the colours together through the page. The black word stickers are from the Boys Fort Phrase Stickers sheets.

Lastly, my title using the Black Glitter Heidi Swapp chippy alphas paired with the fun Mini Alphas from Pink Fresh Studio's Boys Fort collection.

I have to document the actual story of the reason we were at the ER in the first place but am kinda stuck - it's one of those stories that I certainly feel like I want in our album but am unsure how to add it in. Have you shared one (or more) of those types of stories in your albums?
Tell me how? Please do share, I would love to hear!

Anyway, I shall leave you here with my last close up. I love the craziness and hectic feel of this page because, for so many reasons, that was exactly how those few hours felt! Oh, and just for the record, in case anyone is wondering, hubby's finger is almost completely healed and you wouldn't even know that he had a run with a table saw last July!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Friday, 27 April 2018

Muse Alert : Jane Davenport

Howdy Bloggers,
Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update.

It's the end of my weekend and it's been an interesting few days of creativity.
It's hard when all you want to do is create,
 but your body is talking to you in aches and pains and insisting you slow down.

Thank the universe for the creative goddess that is Jane Davenport.
Jane is my Muse, my Enabler, and my Saviour.

When I am limited in different ways (time or physically)
and still have/want to create something quick,
 it seems like there is a radiant light that shines down on the few Jane products that I have.
Angels start singing, well mermaids actually, 
 and they beg me to use them.

Here is the true beauty of Jane's products,
I know that anything I create with her pieces as a focal point 
will be bold, beautiful, and utterly amazing.


Don't Give Up

Set Your Soul on Fire, Every Day.

The Washi Page

No video for this one unfortunately.

a little background stamping and a title stamp..

a simple page without effort.

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today,
 have a super creative weekend and get arty.
Lisa xx

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Detours - A Scrapbook Layout with Lisa J

Good morning Scrapping Clearly friends,

Today I am sharing a layout using my latest scrapping obsession: backgrounds created by scraping paint with a credit card. I don't know what it is but these colour-saturated backgrounds just make me so happy. What is your latest scrappy obsession? Let me know in the comments below.

I have used Dylusions paint After Midnight to create this background. I used the edge of my credit card to create some lines as well.

I wanted to create a snapshot page of one of our latest camping adventures and the Heidi Swapp Mini Instaframes were perfect to highlight four of my favourite pics.

I used papers, chipboard stickers, and fabric die-cuts from the Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary Collection.

I used a white Posca paint pen to make some crosses in the background to mimic the ones on the chipboard mountains (love the chipboard in this collection), and add a little highlight to the background.

Hope you have a creative week.

Happy scrapping,

Lisa J

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Inspired Art Journal with Em

Howdy SC family! 
Great to be here today with an Journal page I have created. 
This piece of ‘art’ was heavily inspired by so many who are journaling at the moment. 
Ie: Lisa Oxley & Peg Hewitt
And my awesome friend and fellow scrapper Tammy
If it wasn’t for these creative souls I probably wouldn’t push myself into this art form. 

I used lots of acrylics, mostly Dylusions and Dina Wakley in an assortment of colours. 
And you can see my process (and hear my voice 😮) in a little video linked at the end of my post. 

Something that I do love is the texture that can be created. 
To add to that texture I used Scribble sticks around some of my images to make them more defined. 

For my ‘face’ I used a Kinder Kreations eyes stencil
They work instantly and perfectly! 
I really loved how they turned out. 

The flowers in her hair were made firstly by stamping a Darkroom Door stamp. 
But the colour was used by more Dylusion paints. 

I had never thought of using liquid paper pen until I saw Lisa using one and I thought that was such a brilliant idea. It’s sometimes hard to get a white Texta or pen that will work on paint. And I’m totally in love with the concept. 

I also love that I can ‘play’ on my pages, squiggles, doodles, paint, stamp, splats, anything goes! 
Ahh, it’s so liberating!! 

Here is my video 😊

Have you tried this form of art yet? 
I totally recommend it!
I’m going to keep an eye out for your creations! 

I’ll catch you all very soon. 

Em. Xx

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Ella & Viv Graffiti Collection with Leonie

Hello, Leonie with you today. I took this photo of my daughter in January this year and have been wanting to scrap it for a while but just needed the right paper to go with it.  Then I came across this gorgeous paper in my last DT package from ScrappingClearly. 
How perfectly does this paper match my pic?  Gorgeous grey/black brick work similar to the photo with the addition of bright pops of colour.  
It's from the Ella and Viv Graffiti collection and is called The Wall.

Here's how my page finished up, I'm really happy with it.
I took some pictures a long the way to show you how my page came together. 

I began by fussy cutting The Wall paper to matt my photo on plus a few extra bits that to surround the picture. 

I used textured white cardstock for the base and added Dylusions inksprays with a paint brush so I could control where the colour went. Next I used The Crafters Workshop Modelling Paste to add some texture through a stencil, I also used a second stencil and traced the pattern with a black Journalling pen.   I also added some stamping with Kaisercraft and Prima background stamps.

Next I adhered my cut-out patterned paper to the card stock and 
added some more stamping on top of this.

Heidi Swapp silver puffy stickers and the Heidi Swapp Acetate word were added last along with some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons.  Around the border of my page I added some self affirming quotes for my daughter. 

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting
Leonie Neal-Dawson