Friday, 31 August 2018

Road Trip to Creative Recharge

 Howdy folks, Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media Blog update.
Thanks to all those loyal Scrapping Clearly Blog hoppers for dropping in. 

Something a little different for this post.
Today I am sharing with you, my last retreat adventure, complete with a stop off at the fantastic
Scrapping Clearly Head Quarters in beautiful Gundagai, N.S.W,  Australia. 
Creative trips with connected souls can not be underestimated for the therapeutic value they provide, the laughter and stress release, the creative inspiration it provides your heart and mind.
Here's a few photos from our trip south to the Country Place , Victoria, Australia.

Firstly a pit stop in Goulburn. Leg stretches and arty finds with Peg.

Gundagai for a recharged sleep and car loading
 at the Scrapping Clearly Head Quarters with the 
golden bags of happiness. So much creative goodness stuffed into one car.

Next Stop Victoria and The Country Place,
 fine food, cozy accommodation plus the luxury hanging out and
 creating with all these amazing creatives.

Having a spacious area to create.

Basic Product list 

and incredibly talented artist to share knowledge with in classes.

I couldn't think of a more amazing gift for ones own artistic spirit.
Make sure you take time to connect,
 meet and share creative times with like minded arty souls at least once a year.
You will definitely return home inspired and recharged with mojo, albeit after a very good sleep.

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog today..
I will be back the last Friday of each month to share a Mixed Media post with you.

Lisa xx

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Ink,Water colour and stencils

Morning Girls

I am showing you a technique that I learnt from the beautiful Jen Hall.

We all have these items in our stash, if not Scrapbooking clearly has all you will need follow the links.

Good cardstock Bazill
water and paint brushes or water pens
Foam applicators
Chipboard words and diecuts 

The first step is to do a water colour wash over your background. Stay either warm or cool colours, in this layout I went with cool....pale blue and mid blue with a touch of lemon.
You can use water colour pencils,crayons or cake.
Let it dry.

Grab about 4 or 5 of your stencils to layer over the top.
Take your foam applicator and distress ink I started with the triangle shape stencil and Salty Ocean.
Arrows with Stormy sky.
Script with Chipped Saphire.
Circles with Ripe Persimmon.
Dots with Barn Door.

I used tissue paper for the photo mat, diecuts, chipboard and rubons to finish it off.

Have fun playing and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Multi Photo Page- Urban Market - Teresa Collins

Hello friends of Scrapping Clearly, Leonie with you today. After having spent last weekend at a scrapbooking retreat I'm feeling creatively energised.  I have some super pages to share with you in my upcoming blog posts. 
For today there is this multiphoto page using the Teresa Collins - Urban Market collection.
I really like the neutral tones and blue in this collection. 
You can see another page (also a multi photo) I created with the Urban Market Collection HERE.

I put together a fairly simple design using 3 photo's and papers from the 6x6 paper pad in the Urban Market Collection. I then used some lovely Chipboard Elements from the Collection to embellish my page.

I also added some Glitter Stars by Freckled Fawn and some wood veneer stars from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today
happy crafting
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

XOXO - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here,

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection from the Scrapping Clearly Store.

For my base I've used kraft cardstock - my new fav!! I added some additional background colour using Prima Watercolor Confections and a painting with plastic technique.

Here are some close-ups of my finished page. I've matted my photo on Teresa Collins Urban Market papers from the 6x6 paper pad and tags. I've distressed all of the edges of my papers - this adds more dimension to the page. 

I've added some paper flowers and chipboard from my stash. Then I've added some  Heidi Swapp memory planner puffy stickers, as well as alpha and label stickers and enamel dots from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection

A jumbo paperclip is the perfect addition to this page! I added some large plastic sticker dots over some stickers to make them look like flair - cool hey!

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Us - with Emma

Well Hello there ScrappingClearly friends.
Today as promised I'm sharing another layout inspired by this months Moodboard.
I just can't get enough of it!
Have you had a play with it yet?

 This is what I have come up with this time...…

 And as a refresher here is the Moodboard.....

This page I actually used a Photo of me or US!! Woohoo amazing I know!

I really wanted this page to feel slightly romantic, choosing Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo as my base colour, this meant the navy and turquoise tones could really pop.
The stamped image has been stamped with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, and then I watered the ink down and flicked it around the page.
I also watered down Dina Wakley Turquoise paint to do the same flicking.
 with the Turqouise Paint I also painted a couple of my chippy pieces with it, and the other in the Vintage Photo.

The real pieces I wanted showcased is the awesome Metals on this page. I used Prima Mechanical tin hearts, and embellishment flowers. A few of these I also rubbed prima wax over them to give a nice sheen.
And I also used Some Tim Holtz metal adornments in amongst my clusters.

The cards behind the Photo are a few of the Heidi swapp Colour Magic Notes, that I have inked with the Distress Oxides to compliment the colour tones.

And I have also tucked in a few Tim holtz Rubons in amongst my stamped background, to add yet another point of interest.

So that's it for my share today. I hope it inspires you to go try this months moodboard, there are still a few days left to play.

I'll catch you all soon,
Till then, Em xx

Thursday, 23 August 2018

September Skies - Cocktails & Cruisin'

Hello, hello Leonie with you today on this Thursday 23rd August.  I'm off on a Scrapbooking retreat this weekend and I'm so looking forward with catching up with people I only see once I year or so but we all have that common interest in scrapbooking and 'arty stuff' so it's going to be fabulous. 
Today I'm sharing a page I recently created and perhaps it would be more appropriate if I posted it next month given that the collection I used is Heidi Swapps' September Skies!

Cocktails & Cruisin'

My page today highlights another Scrapbooking adventure I had in November last year when I taught scrapbooking classes on a cruise ship.  What a blast that was so I've created this fun page of some pictures with fellow teacher Nat May.

I used a stencil by Gabrielle Pollacco for The Crafters Workshop
to add some fun patterns and colour to my background with Distress inks.
My photos are backed with papers from the September Skies 6" paper pad.

I embellished my design with Stitched cardstock banners from the September Skies Collection.
My Journalling followed the lines of the stencil I had used on the background and created a wavy demention in keeping with the Ocean Cruise theme.

The title Alpha Stickers are from the Heidi Swapp Project Life range as are the Puffy Stickers also used to embellish my page. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope like me, you get a chance to get crafty this weekend.
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Some Boy Time

Seeing as I very stupidly rolled both my ankles and added a fracture to the left while I was at it, I am using an older page I have prepared earlier. LOL

I am off my feet for 4 weeks, so I thought I better do as I am told for the first week at least.

Here are some background papers I found on the shop page that I think will work wonderfully for the layout.

I took my chipboard cogs and I embossed them with Ranger Antiquities Verdigris embossing powder.
I also used a copper colour on the bottom corner piece under the photo.

I have used these Memory Maze Cogs and also a selection of metal cogs and gears.

Other Metal pieces I grab when I am at Bunnings too, hooks, nails, nuts and bolts all come in handy.

I Placed some elements under the photo, I covered the main part of the photo with a paper towel, then I took some black house paint and dipped the wooden pointy end of my paint brush into it gave a really good stir. Lift it out (and be quick and confident) make a circle motion around your focal area. I like if it goes over the photo but as long as it is not on anyones face LOL. You can do this more than once until you are happy with your paint swirls. I used the end of the brush to put some extra black dots around the layout too.

Now you glue on your top elements and title and unlike me some journally if you like.

thanks for looking

Monday, 20 August 2018

Yay - Scrapbook page with DT Katie Howard

So, I am a bit late getting this up, but I have had one of those weeks and I completely forgot what day it was! But better a bit late than never I say!

I am sharing a fun page today that I created using some of the Crate Paper Good Vibes collection, which is also a very fun collection!

I always love how well co-ordinated these collections are, it means you really don't need to add anything else if you don't want to! I used some fun photos that my daughter and I took while waiting for some take away food one day, playing with the funny filters on snapchat of course! Sometimes you need to capture those crazy, random moments!

I used Flourish, Life Goals and Passion from the paper collection. I really love the pop of dark blue in this collection it provides such a wonderful contrast and makes the collection so much more versatile too. I created some texture with my paper layers by tearing one of the strips and I used the other side of the torn strip to create a small cluster detail on the other side of the page to balance out the design.

I had fun embellishing the page, using mostly chipboard from the chipboard accent sheet, don't you love the tassel banner?! I decided on a simple and small title with the word "yay" from the puffy thickers set, I love puffy stickers!

This little cluster is mainly repeating the patterned paper, a simple chipboard embellishment and to continue the tassel banner idea I used some mini tassels from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection, and the colours work perfectly! I added some splatters too, because, well, I think they are great for finishing off a page! I used some distress oxide ink in Faded Jeans as it is a pretty good match to the colours in the collection and to continue the splashes of blue.

My last little cluster used an ampersand from the chipboard sheet, a ticket from the ephemera set and a phrase sticker from one of the Idea-ology sticker sets by Tim Holtz. I love these word/phrase stickers for adding little bits of interest and sometimes they can work like journaling too.

Well that is it for me today, hope you have a creative day and see you next time!

Katie x

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Happy Go Lucky - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here,

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection from the Scrapping Clearly Store. I love this collection - I was initially attracted to the navy blue and love the additional natural colours!

I created my background with a piece of spotty 12x12 paper from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection which I toned down with a thin coat of gesso.

Then I added some background colour using Prima Watercolor Confections and a painting with plastic technique.

Here are some close-ups of my finished page. I've matted my photo on Teresa Collins Urban Market papers from the 6x6 paper pad and a white doilie, I've distressed all of the edges of my papers too. 

I've added some paper flowers and chipboard. Then I've added some Heidi Swapp button embellishments as well as alpha and label stickers, and enamel dots from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection

The glitter "lucky" veneer is a Heidi Swapp wood word

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx