Sunday, 30 September 2018

{creating in my altered journal}

Hello to all our Sunday readers - its a glorious sunny day here in my part of the world so I decided to spend some time in the sun and played with some paint in my altered book I love the brightness and texture to this page. I started this page a few weeks ago and just didn't get to finish it so today I did!

I prepared the page with some gesso just lightly has I really like the effect the gives when it shows through.

I began with cool colours blues and green with a touch of yellow and randomly over the background using a brush and a sponge for different stroke textures. I focused on the deep blues around the edges of the art journal.

Once this was dry I drew a semi circle almost like the sun or the moon painted with my warms orange and magenta and those who know me of course who can resist fluorescent pink.

Using the magic Stabilo pencil which Scrappingclearly stocks singly or by a box of 25 if you use them like butter like me..........draw around the circle shape and water in with a brush I use my finger!

I have stamped with Black archival ink and one of Dina Wakley'sool script stamps around the circle randomly. Using black paint and a foamy stamp I have stamped inside the circle.
Using a Moroccan stencil and some white acrylic paint I have stencilled on small sections again randomly over the page.

The fun stuff is to then create some more dimension and to do this I have used some of my Gelli Plate creations from my stash and simply just used random size circle punches to punch out circles, the fun part about this is each circle is totally different and the colours and contrasts look really cool. Layered each circle up and adhered down to the page. I added some eyes for a focal point the Jane Davenport Washi Faces would be cool to use here.

Final and simple touches are to added with marks such as outlines, frames and dots to the circles and also to the stamping in the circle using a white pen and silver paint pens I have used my favourite Liquitex paint markers.

Hope you love my page as much as I do..... 

Thanks for stopping by enjoy your long weekend and if your a league Fan 
GO THE STORM..........

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Water Colour Painting

Hi Scrappingclearly fans, today I am sharing with you a water colour drawing. Its so simple to complete.

I have used the brights in the Prima Water Colour Confections and Prima Water Colour paper.

Draw your image in Quink ink (which is a fountain pen ink ) and then spritz using water, which will cause it to run.  Then take the water colours of your choice, making sure you have the watercolour pans extremely wet.  Then spread the watercolours using a long bristled mop brush to spread the colour.

I hope you have enjoyed my upload.

Kim Kendell

Thursday, 27 September 2018

What The! with Emma.

Hi SC Family,
Emma here today sharing a layout that was once again 
inspired by the moodboard for this month.

And here is a reminder of the moodboard....

So this image I found on Pinterest awhile ago and just loved the quirk of the picture.
Plus it reminded me of something my boys would do.

Because of it being blank and white it lends itself to be used with any colour/s.
So yellows it was. (I did sneak in some darker slightly orange shades in there too....shhhh)

I have made a video for this layout that you can watch it all come together.
I started by using a sheet of Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection, good times, which I clear gesso over.

I then began to stamp in the area that I had chosen to create my design.

I used a mix of stamps, but main focus on the Dina Wakley Scribbles set.
Once my stamping was complete I then added colour. Firstly with Dylusions spray in custard and then dylusions acrylic in lemon zest.
You can see how I applied these in my video.

I then cut a couple of 3x4s from the Boys rule fun games sheet, and placed behind my image with a few precut 'tags' I made from some older papers.

My title and a few of the embellishments come from the Boys rule ephermera pack.
Along with some chippy that I inked with a Distress oxide reinker in squeezed lemonade.
Which I then painted over with a Prima opal Magic.

Within the embellishments I also added a couple of metals from the Steampunk gears.
And like most of my pages I finish off with some Liquitex ink in Carbon black. I never tire of this final piece.

I hope you enjoy my video and I will catch you all next month.

Till then, Em. xx

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Simple Stories Life in Colour Scrapbook page with DT Katie Howard

Good Morning and happy Wednesday! Today I am popping in to share a fun summery page using the Simple Stories Life In Colour collection. My page was inspired by a page that I saw on Pinterest by Australian Scrapbooker Fiona Johnstone.

First let me show you my page and then I will show you some step-by-step photos for putting it together.

For the background I coloured some white acrylic paint with distress oxide ink in Lucky Clover. I don't have any of the re-inkers so I simply swiped the ink on my craft mat and worked the colour into the paint, adding more ink until the right colour intensity was achieved. Then I added this to my background, leaving the area under the photos un-painted so I didn't waste paint!

After this dried I added some texture stamping, some using the Lucky Clover distress oxide ink to give a tone on tone affect and also Hickory Smoke for a soft but contrasting result.

With my background done, the rest was easy and a matter of layering some patterned papers, including using some of the cut apart 4x6 cards as layers. I have used these papers: I Love this Life, So Much Happiness, 4x6 Horizontal Journaling cards and Happy Little Moments. I also love making tags, well tag tops, out of scraps to tuck into my layers as well. This is such an easy way of using up small bits of paper left overs and can make an impact on your page.

The way I make my tags is to start with a 3 inch wide piece of scrap, I mark 1/2 inch in from both sides and 1/2 inch down which I connect to create a triangle on the corner and cut this section off. Then I mark half way across the piece and 1/2 inch down as the spot to make the hole and we are done! Adding a hole reinforcer on the front finishes it all off.

Each of these tags is only about 2 to 3 inches long, long enough to tuck in! Also in this cluster is some chipboard thickers from the Gather collection.

I tucked another tag in the bottom and added my title on the top. The title was cut from one of the 4x3 cards and some letters were lifted with foam tape. The word and phrase stickers come from the Express Cardstock Sticker sheet and give plenty of options for alpha stickers and words/phrases.

I also cut apart some of the labels from one of the journal card sheets and layered these to add my journaling. I used the Tim Holtz tiny attacher to add some detail as well.

So that finishes off my page, I hope this inspires you to try some new techniques or even to use up your scraps with some tag tops!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.

Katie x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Farewell from Lisa J

Hi Scrapping Clearly peeps,

Lisa J popping in today to say farewell. Sadly the time has come for me to step down from the Design Team so today I will be sharing some of my fave layouts.

I would like to thank Kylie and the team for having me along this year. It has been great being part of the Scrapping Clearly community.

I look forward to catching up with you all in the Facebook group and maybe even joining in a few challenges.

Until then Happy scrapping,

Monday, 24 September 2018

All about the {Kraft} base

Hello Leonie here today.
Do you love Kraft Cardstock? Use it sometimes? or Never touch the stuff?
Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page based on Kraft Cardstock.

But first....
How are you going with our September moodboard challenge?
A reminder that entries are due end of the month and you can load your take on this sunny board into the Scrapping Clearly Share and Inspire FACEBOOK ALBUM.

Ok back to the Kraft issue.
I know we/I often go straight for white cardstock as a base for my pages but Kraft, I think, is often underrated. I find there are certain things that go so well with Kraft that I really should consider it more when choosing a background.
I wanted to use the papers from the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust 5x7" paperpad for these
photos of a girly night on the town and I thought a Kraft 
Cardstock base would suit them perfectly.
There are some lovely Neutral tones and Kraft patterns in the Wanderlust range so a Kraft cardstock base made sense.

I added some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink splatters to the Kraft.
I really like the opaque/milky look of the Oxide inks on the Kraft paper.
Just something a little different to the effect of oxides on a white base.

I found the colours in Dina Wakley's Media Washi Tape suited my colour scheme so I've added some strips under the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust Papers.

White always looks so good on Kraft Cardstock it's just one of those classic combos that looks perfect no matter what.
So I added the 'Simply' Heidi Swap Acetate word in white and some doodling to my page with a white gel pen.

Some Studio Calico Heart Stickers complimented my background so they found their way to embellishing my page. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope I may have tempted you to try a Kraft base to your next scrappy page?
Happy Crafting
Leonie Neal-Dawson

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Best Day - Scrapbook Page by DT Katie Howard

Morning, morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday,  and have a crafty day planned! I am hoping to get some crafting happening today, but maybe the washing will win out!

Today I thought I would share a page that I created about a special day for me. It was the day that I got to meet some of the actors from one of my favourite TV series, Stargate and the spin-off Stargate Atlantis. It was such a thrilling experience having watched these people for so many years. I used the fabulous Crate Paper Good Vibes collection as the basis for my page to show just how versatile this collection is for all sorts of pages and themes.

I loved the blue in the Good Vibes collection and thought that worked with the blues in the photo, and then included some of the soft pink as a kind of neutral as well as kraft, creams and the odd splash of other colours like mint.

For the background I used some of these papers - Girls Night, Passion and You Rock and created a block style background. I then set about creating layers under my photo using some So Chill paper scraps as well as lots of ephemera, and the #1 fan card came from the foil accented paper

On thing that I love doing with scraps is creating tags, well tag tops to be more accurate. These are so great for tucking into layers and adding more interest and you don't need much paper at all! The two tag tops here were only about 3inches x 2 inches in size, cut of the sides, punch a hole and put a hole reinforcer sticker on top and you are done! I sprinkled some chipboard accent sticker stars over this section as well as half of one of the pom pom frames to finish this cluster off.

I continued the tags up the top of the page to create another area of interest, finished off with a gold foiled chipboard sticker. I also used this area to add my journaling. I love adding journaling as thin printed strips, it is a great additional feature and is perfect if you don't like writing directly on your page.

Last of all is my title using some gold glitter foam thickers. These ones are extra cool because they are on pink foam, helping them tie in even better with the whole page. 

Well, that is it for me, thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Katie x

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Make your Mark Layout -

Hi everyone

Today I am back with a simple layout using paint, stamps and manual type written journalling.
Sometimes we don't need too much on our pages to make an impact.  

I have used the gorgeous Dina Wakley Homage to Frida stamps - oh they are gorgeous! 
I have also used Dina Wakley heavy body metallic acrylic paint - Marine and Peacock - my "go to" paints they are thick and rich!

I started off by swiping a bit of each colour down the left hand side of my page, and a little on the lower right hand side - the messier the better I say!  When this paint was dry, I stamped the floral and heart stamps from the Homage to Frida stamps randomly over the top of the paint in both areas.

Next I stamped "Make Your Mark" to the main paint area on the bottom right and also to the paint area on the lower right side of the page in two places.  I then stamped the smaller Frida image over the top of the lower right hand side of the page.

I used my manual typewriter to type my text and adhered it around the page.

I finished off doodling around the edges of the layout.

I decided not to put a title on my page as I felt the journalling and the photo says it all!

I hope you will try paint stamp and doodling soon!

Until next time,

Keep crafting and try something new!