Friday, 30 November 2018

Reworking your Artwork

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa Here with a monthly mixed media update.

Today I am sharing some pieces that I am reworking,
 by copying them onto sticky matte paper and adding them
 as extras into my journal to create again using bold fun designs. 

Its a fun easy way to play with your own original art.

"Vibrancy Overload"

Surfing Life 

Basic Product list 
Stabilo black aquarellable pencil

Thanks for dropping by, see you next month.
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2018

To chop or not to chop

When my children were little we liked to travel to the snow every September holiday. We don’t get snow up in Queensland – so the kids embraced this holiday. It was a great bonding time for us all too as we travelled by car down to Thredbo with only one stopover. I was very fortunate that the little peeps were great travellers. It’s now time for me to catch up on a lot of those pics that I still haven’t scrapped, like the one on today's layout


The photo had a lot of greenery in the background and I had to make the decision to cut it all out and only end up with the kids sitting on the wombat chair. This is no easy decision let me tell you – what if I messed it up and totally disliked the end result – procrastination set in -- hence I was lucky to have Leonie sitting next to me and I could bounce the idea off her. She reassured me it was a definite chop  situation – especially as I had no intention of using that amount of green in this layout.
Thanks Leonie!

I always have a few backgrounds prepared when I go away to retreat – this one was created using Avery Elle watercolors in Sapphire & Aquamarine with a hit of water. I then used Liquitex modelling paste through a diamond stencil to help tie the colour back into the base cardstock

I then added some giant skeleton leaves and stitched them on with a combination of straight stitch and zig zag stitch.

After choosing some highlight scrap papers to layer under the cut out photo I glued them down. 

I created the flawsome title in the Silhouette and used the amazing Art Alchemy Metalliquepaint  in Sunshine. This paint is amazing – it has the most amazing shimmer and coverage.

After painting and gluing the title in place I decided to dress the layout up with a little bling. I used Glossy Accents to adhere my Finnabair Glass glitter to the page. 

I also found some sequins and bling to add a little more pizazz to the layout. I added some acetate words to add a little more height and interest to the page and tied it all together with a black border drawn with my Artline pen - another great arty investment.

Overall I am happy I gave the photo the chop & I have captured the amazing time we had down at Thredbo when the little peeps were super cute and carefree.

Have fun creating - I hope this has inspired you to start scrapping with your recent winter photos & gets you over the hump of this week.

Until next time.... get messy and have fun
tracey xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Live Love and Be Awesome - 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 Pink Paislee "Moonstruck" collection  available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.
For my base I've used a sheet of white cardstock. I've added torn strips of patterned paper from the Moonstruck collection to the top and bottom of my page to frame the layout. Underneath my photo I've added a variety of patterned papers from the collection and tags as well as some ephemera and puffy stickers.
I've used a variety of elements for my title and added journalling on 2 tags tucked into the paper strips along the bottom of the page. Lastly I've added splats of Heidi Swapp gold Colorshine to the page.
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Page in the Making - Part 2 - with DT Katie Howard

Welcome back! Glad you could make it back to see how my background turned into a page. First, let's have a little reminder of what my background looked like:

And if you wanted to check out how it came together check out the blog post here.

Given how bright and busy the background was I decided I didn't need to do much to create a page, pick out the right photos add a little paper and few embellishments and call it done! I decided to run with some patterned papers in black and white so they would stand out from the background and a splash of pink because it matched! I selected some papers from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection and the Crate Paper Good Vibes collection (some great black and white prints in these collections, not to mention pretty pinks!)

So without further ado, the finished page:

I backed the photos on some patterned papers, layering with black and white prints and some pink in between, just enough to help them stand out on the background. I added some foam mounting tape behind one of the photos, this helped with layering some of the chipboard under the photo too.

The chipboard came from Good Vibes chipboard sticker sheet and Maggie Holmes Gather Thicker accent. I just chose pieces that worked from a colour point of view and vaguely fit in with the theme, using one of the tags "#weekend vibes" as my title.

The last thing I did was add a little journaling using a white posca paint pen and there you have it a finished page!

Thanks for stopping by to see the completed page.

Until next time,

Katie x

Monday, 26 November 2018

Scrappy Inspiration from Leonie

November 26th and December is knocking on the door, anybody started preparing for Christmas?
I tend to be a last minute sort of person what about you?

My share today is a 12x12 scrapbook page with some fun photos of my Son with two of his cousins, for obvious reasons I've titled it Conehead.

The base cardstock has been coloured with Distress Oxide - Faded Jeans,
I then added some Crafters Workshop Light and Fluffy Modelling Paste through a Stencil Girl and 12@rts Stencil.
More texture in the form of some stitched circles and zig-zag lines across the middle of my
For a little contrast I added some Tangerine paint by Dina Wakley.

My embellishments consisted of a very old and precious Heidi Swapp Sticker from my stash.  Who remembers these round stickers they were so popular once upon a time?!  
It's a good feeling to at long last use something thats been in your stash for an age.
I also added some stickers from the more recent Heidi Swapp Hawthorne range.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy crafting. 
Cheers from, 
Leonie Neal-Dawson. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

'Create, tell the story, stay curious...'

Hi All! Just popping in with my last share for month - where do the days go?!

This time, I have created a page with a 'street art' appeal to it. The photo of Samuel was captured in one of Melbourne's Lanes. 

I started the page stamps: a Dylusions stamp - Brickwork - and Carabelle Studio - ABC stamp

Then I used a circular stamp from my stash. There are a variety of circular stamps in the store to choose from, such as 49 & Market - Gabi's Circle Stitch stamp set
To add some colour to my page, I used Tim Holtz Inks in 3 different colours: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Persimmon.

After the inks had been added - and before I adhered the photo down - I used black and white scrap paper from my stash - to go with the street art theme.

To embellish the page, I used a variety of goodies, both from the store and my stash. I wanted to create a 'garage junk' type of background. 

From the store I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection for the metal keyholes; Heidi Swapp Ghost Alphabet in red for the letter 'S'; Cocoa Vanilla enamel dots from the Totally Rad collection.

I have also punched both black and white and colour parts out from my print photos for the graffiti component. 

Finally, the title was from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection - Small Talk.

Overall, this page, to date, would have to be one of my personal favourites.

Thank you for popping by! See you next month!


Thursday, 22 November 2018

Mood Board Inspiration

Hi Guys,

I took the mood board to Halloween this month. I love Halloween and I got lots of gorgeous kids dressed up ringing my special halloween spooky door bell and squealing.

This is my girlfriend's daughter and I couldn't resist using her awesome photo.

I started with a KinderKreation pumpkin stencil and some Distress inks to create a shadow effect background on the red cardstock.

I then heat embossed the KinderKreations chipboard. I added black tissue paper under the photo and KinderKreations flairs, black acetate title, date and bats.

Please play along with the moard this month it is a cracker. I would love to see your creations. Just post them on our facebook page.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Tag It - with Emma

Hello fellow SC friends!
Emma here sharing a nice quick creation with you all today.

So I really wanted to use up a few odds and ends in a few of my products, and I have seen lots of people making little tags and I was inspired by that idea.

With that in mind I created these...…

I started with a couple of the Heidi swapp Colour Magic Notes and a couple of the WeR memory keepers tags, I then decided to add just a little colour to them. I chose 2 Distress oxides, Scattered Straw and Old Paper.
I used a blending tool and applied to the backgrounds.

Then I added a couple of stamps, including the most dominate Jane Davenport glances stamp.
For 2 of the tags I cut into strips some left over sheets from Heidi Swapp paper pads and once happy with placements stapled in place.
For the other 2 tags I went with a few Heidi Swapp arrow embellishment, again once happy I stapled into place.

I kept adding arrows and a few arrows also came from Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule ephermera pack.
I wanted to use a few more of the cool Tim Holtz Small talk quotes, so I chose a few faves and added them.

Finally I flicked Distress Oxide reinkers in Squeezed Lemonade and TatteredRrose over my tags and just like that these little tags were complete.

This was a great way to use up product that maybe just sits on your desk waiting to be used or one that your not quite sure how to use.
I encourage you to go and have a quick play and use your odds and ends :)

I'll catch you all again soon, Em xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Oh So Cute - 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 November 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 November 30 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.
For my base I've used a sheet of white cardstock. I added some background colour using Prima Watercolor Confections and a painting with plastic technique underneath in the area my photo and in the bottom left corner.  
Next I've added large strips of paper (from the Pineapple Crush collection) along the RHS. 

I've matted my photo on other papers from the HS Pineapple Crush 12x12 paper pad along with ephemera, tags (for journalling), paper flowers and Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss veneer shapes.

I've added a cluster in the bottom left corner with an Citrus Bliss veneer shapes, paper flowers, bow sticker and Tim Holtz small talk stickers.
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx