Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Fancy Lucky by Leonie Neal-Dawson

Well hello and welcome. Leonie here today and are you ready for more Scrappy inspiration?
I have a multi-page layout to share today using papers from the Dear Lizzy Happy place 6x6 paper pad.  Documenting a fun night out with 2 of my sisters and 1 of my neices, so I thought Happy Place papers were an appropriate choice. 
My photos were all fairly similar taken in sequence so I decided to print one a little larger than the other two and make it a feature on the page. 

I layered a paper doiley under the larger photo and clustered flowers, hearts and my title to the right.  The left side was reserved for some typed journalling.
The background is made using Distress Oxide inks and the plastic wrap stamping technique.

The epoxy stickers in the title are from a Heidi Swapp Project life range.

Thanks for stopping by Scrapping Clearly blog today,
Happy Crafting.
Leonie Neal-Dawson

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Beauty & Grace

Welcome to another fun fuelled week of creating. I hope you have your quota up as we are up to Tuesday and that means 'two for tuesday'. I got two layouts finished today but one is for another site so unfortunately I can't share just yet. One of the biggest things I find daunting when I start a layout is the planning - I seriously do not know what method I want to use and what embellishments to add to that. I usually have a photo in mind that I will use & I need to find the rest or I have set papers and ideas and need to find that 'just right' photo. To tell the truth this layout was started three times… I just could not get the watercolors to blend how I wanted them to, so welcome to take 3 of my layout.

So this is how this little beauty came together…

I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors in Sapphire and Aquamarine – I sprayed my page with water and then added a few drops of the Watercolors. I then sprayed them again to disperse them on my page.  The next thing I dug out of my stash was some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap. I selected a small portion of the music and cut out two of the smaller moths. These were glued on with a small dot of glue.

I found a few background stamps in my stash that would compliment my layout… and used them under where the photo was going and then the lighter one (dots) was used above and below the photo placement. I then took some of the black hat net – it is called Sinamay – and stapled it to the page. So that is it for most of the layers.

So now it is time for the photo  - I chose a photo of my daughter at the beach whilst we were on holidays. We were going for a walk, she loves to be my muse when my camera comes out. I am blessed. I have used my Artline Supreme pen in black to frame the photo and also to color in my title. I have then backed the photo with foam tape and placed it on my layout.

I created the title in my Silhouette but cut it in white… the marker was an easy fix to get the right colour. Kylie has these in a few colours in the shop … I also have silver and a gold and they are divine. The coverage is also amazing & they write on photos…they are a win win in your stash of arty supplies.

*note to self - clean your Heidi Swapp mat

After sticking the title in place with a little glue I accidentally was moving some bling on my table and a heap fell out on the layout – I decided that it could stay … I worked across the page from one corner of the photo to the other and a few little droplets here and there.

Last thing to do was visit the sewing machine to add a nice slim border of stitching… 

I could have kept adding embellishments to take it to the next level, like metals and flowers but opted to leave it for its simplistic nature which was portrayed in the photo. 

Thanks for popping over to check out my layout. I hope it has given you some quick and easy tips to try using this simplistic style for your own creations. Have a fabulous week of creating. 



Monday, 29 October 2018

Remember To Play

Hi All! I am popping in with an Art Journal share today. I have used the Dina Wakley Media Journal 8” x 10”

From time to time, when I have a play in the art journal: this is the one I have been working on.

I have used one of my favourite techniques – water colours! Personally, I find it therapeutic doing this. Now, as I was going to use a lot of water, I first chose the watercolour paper in the journal and used the Dina Wakley Clear Gesso to prime my page.

Then I stamped the page with a permanent black Stazon Ink Jet, using the gorgeous Dina Wakley Media unmounted rubber stamp – Scribbly Bird Cousins.

This stamp set, with its scribbly lines, is great to use for water-colouring.

To watercolour the page, I used (from the store) the following paints… Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in Turquoise, Sky, Night, Marine Cheddar, Lime, and Evergreen. All of these paints worked so beautifully with water.


I used Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in ‘Bling’ to add a bit of shine to the page.

Finally, for the title, I used this one from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection ‘Small Talk’.

Thanks for joining me today.

Ciao, Amy 😊

Sunday, 28 October 2018

All In Your Head - Mixed Media layout with Emma

Happy Sunday SC friends,
Emma here today to share another inspired layout of our moodboard.

Green is such an amazing colour. It can capture almost any sort of mood.

For this layout I chose this image I found on Pinterest in regard to anxiety and overthinking. I suffer from a bad anxiety disorder and crafting is usually my way of having some down time. But recently I have struggled with any creative vision. My head feels full all the time, no shut off button.
When I found this picture, it spoke volumes to me right at the moment with my mind telling me that I cant create anymore, comparing to others, ect. But I just decided to go for it anyway and the last few layouts I have found my old style reinvented. Trying new ideas, cranking the music while I craft helps too.
Again scrapbooking is my therapy.

So enough about me and more about my page. I decided to use up a few sheets of paper from some of the 6x6 paper pads I have, choosing those with mostly green in them. I cut them into various sized strips and started to piece them where I thought I might use my image.

Once I was happy with the positioning I stuck down including some old fabric, I coated it all with clear Gesso.
I then started to layer my colour on top, starting with an ink spray and then a couple of Distress Oxides.
Once they were dry I added some modelling paste through a stencil in just a few sections. Then I added a few different stamps around.

Directly under my picture I added a couple of tags and some more fabric.

Finally I finished it with a few odds and ends for my embellishments. I have really been enjoying the process of using old bits and bobs I've had for awhile, mixed with newer elements. 

But I think my favourite embellishments on this page have to be the Pink Fresh paper hearts.

Finally for my title I used a quote from Tim Holtz snarky quotes stickers. It just seemed appropriate, 
I could totally do with a vacation like that. (hehehe)

I hope this layout inspires you to maybe scrap a little today, or find something that makes you feel happy in some way.

Whatever your day holds I hope you enjoy it.
I look forward to next month when I will see you all again.

Luv Em xx

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Beautiful Dreams - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here,

Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of goodies from the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush collection available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.
I'm also playing along with the October 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 October 31 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.
I've started with a sheet of paper (from the Pineapple Crush collection) to use as my base. Then I've added torn strips of Flamingo paper and Tidepool to the top and bottom of the page. 

Next I've matted my photo on other papers from the HS Pineapple Crush 12x12 paper pad and a white paper doilie.    
I've added ephemera clusters around the photo as well as some sequins from the Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection.
I've added some cork embellishments from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection. 
Lastly I added a flair, handwritten journalling, and splatters of Lindy's Moon shadow Mist - Tawny Turquoise to my page.
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Friday, 26 October 2018

What does it feel like ? An Art Journal entry.

Howdy folks, Lisa here with a quick mixed media update.
It's been a crazy week for me, which included an ambulance and a hospital visit.
So today I am taking it super easy to recharge, 
and while I attempt such things, a little creativity is always good for therapy.

Keeping things simple, I have created this easy page to share.

Starting with awesome Winslow water colour paper, I have incorporated acrylics,
stencils, scrap music papers,,crackle medium, white gouche, stamps, pens and a stabilo pencil.

Here's a quick video to show you my process.

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today,
 I'll be back next month with a new mixed media update. 

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Amaze Yourself - layout and VIDEO with Emma

Hi everyone,
Emma here with you all today, and I'm sharing a layout inspired by this months moodboard.
Feeling all the greens.....

And lets refresh ourselves with the moodboard.....

Such a beautiful selection of colours hey?

I prepped my cardstock with a coat of clear Gesso, then once dried I applied some Plaster paste in the area that the photo and layers were going to be placed.
Before I dried the paste I added a few mini art stones into it, then I dried to set.

Then came the colour. I started with Distress oxide in Twisted Citrus, then I added a Dylusions in fresh lime. Then finally as a contrast I added a green ink. Dripping down the page with each colour I used by adding water to it. You can see this come to life in my video that I've attached to this blog.

For the few layers under my image which I found on YouTube, I tore up a couple of the tear aparts in Heidi swapps book -  Lets Flamingle.
I tore 2 of them in half and then arranged in in a fashion under my image, I also found a couple of frames from Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule ephamera pack, and added them in to the mix.

Once they were stuck down, I started to add my embellishments. The assorted chipboard has been painted with Distress oxides in the Twisted Citrus and Crushed olive I used for the title chippy, and the flowers were painted in the Fresh Lime acrylic paint.

In amongst the background I used a few of the Tim Holtz Life quotes rub ons, with key words being a feature.

Then I added a few of the Heidi Swapp Good Vibes Clear stickers in under my embellishments, and this layout was pretty much complete.
But not without Liquidex carbon black ink splats to tie it all in.

I hope you enjoy my video and I hope It has inspired you to join in with this months moodboard.


I'll catch you all again real soon, and until we meet again,
love to you all, Em xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Using up your stash & grabbing a few extras

Woohoooo we are getting closer to the end of the month and I am getting super excited to check out all the new entries for the October moodboard. My latest layout has stayed with the awesome moodboard tones of green but also added blue and a touch of black. I like to scrap general everyday moments like my sewing adventures. This photo is of my Friday night sewing whilst watching the footy.

I love using white cardstock and layering with inks and then adding layer upon layer to get my desired effect. With this layout I added few squirts of color… Dylusions – Cut Grass… and a lovely blue that I seriously cannot for the life of me find in the box of love that has become my ink sprays (apologies now… this will be a MIA search to retrieve the name by the next post) … seriously squirt that stuff on your page a couple of times then unscrew the lid and add a few drips… I kind of like to add it central to my page and drag it up to the top and bottom so it will protrude past what extras I am about to add.

I next  dug out my Kinder Kreations  Eye of Fatima large stencil – gosh I love this stencil … it is so versatile… I have added it in three places …. and I am a lover of just using Modelling paste as is out of the jar… no colour … white is amazing so that the color underneath leaches through. My go to modelling paste of choice is Liquitex… I am a huge fan of Liquitex. Did I say I love Liquitex.... lol.

So how many of you love Project Life – my hand is up – although I have not started one album yet but I have purchased so many of the amazing card kits …..I have some amazing friends who have created the best albums that I am in awe of so I could not just sit by and not buy some of those cards… they screamed YOU NEED THOSE and because there are so many cards that come in the kits with extras of the same I have utilised them on my layout…. so here I have picked a few that suit my layout and added them as background papers/accents, honestly these cards are so versatile.

I have finished the layout off with a few extra wood embellishments & flair that I had hiding in my stash. I have used some black dottie washi behind the photo and a cool blue/teal washi at the top and bottom of the page to border the page, it truly helps tie the page together with that amazing blue ink (which i have no idea of its name right now)

I hope you can grab a little inspo from this … top picks & purchases from this layout for me would have to be my Kinder Kreations stencil, Liquitex modelling paste and dylusions inks….

Happy scrapping .... till next time ... be good but be messy!


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

All Time Fav by Leonie

Hello, have you entered our October moodboard challenge yet?
See our Facebook Inspiration group to upload your entry.

Leonie here and I have a page today to share that was based on a moodboard over at Scrap The Girls but I never got around to uploading.  But I was so happy with how it turned out that I decided to share it with all our Scrapping Clearly family instead.

The background was quite easily put together.  I used Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylics in Ruby, Fuchsia and Blushing to create random squares and rectangles on heavy weight Marshmallow cardstock.  
I then used a stabilo pencil to draw a border around each of the rectangles and used a wet paintbrush to smudge out the black line.
Once it was dry I painted the circular shapes in Turquoise and Ocean. Adding some highlights with White Acrylic and repeated the stabilo pencil outline.

Three strips of the gorgeous Dina Wakley Washi Tape down the length of the page added a border and feed into the white space I created on the Left of the page.
I embellished my page with a Heidi Swapp Glitter title.

I also added some Tim Holtz Ideology rubons to the background just to break up the bright reds slightly.
Some gauze to ground my photo, a small cluster of flowers and Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers 
and my page was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget our gorgeous green toned moodboard for October.
Happy Crafting,
 cheers from Leonie Neal-Dawson.