Tuesday, 20 August 2019


Hi everyone
I've just spent the weekend at a retreat and although things didn't go entirely to plan
 (ie fell down a step and broke a bone in my foot)
I had a wonderful crafty time.   
This is one of the LOs I created.   Simple but effective I think.

I started by using my brayer and rolling on a couple of different coloured Dina Wakley acrylic paints in Turquoise with a bit of Elephant mixed in.   I then used the edge of my palette knife to add some lines with my left over paint and sponged some black paint through an old stencil.   I think this was a TCW one but this Kinder Kreations Skelton Tree stencil would be perfect as well.  
I added some stitching (machine and hand), some wood veneer snowflakes from my stash and some punched ones , then my title with some American Crafts foam thickers.    
As a finishing touch I added some more colour using a Stabilo pencil which I activated using my water brush pen.

Hope you've been inspired.
'Til next time

Monday, 19 August 2019

Ephemera Fun

Morning Peeps,

I would just like to highlight this morning how easy it is to do a stunning focal point on your layouts using co-ordinating ephemera packs.  We have an awesome selection in the shop right now for you to choose from. Just grab a matching background paper and off you go.

They are already cut out for you and they are really easy to layer to achieve that special effect and finishing touch.

So break out those little packets and have some fun making easy co-ordinating layouts. 

thanks for looking

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Love - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the 13 Arts Aqua-Flora collection and other various goodies available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

I was attracted to the 13 Arts Aqua Flora "Rosiness" paper so I used the colours in this as inspiration for my background page. 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

In the first photo you can see the colour swatch I created. I always do this when selecting my paint colours. And the advantage of watercolours is that you can always mix them to get the perfect shade.  

This is my completed page.

Around my photo I added clusters of tags and paper strips cut from the 13 Arts Aqua-Flora collection papers. I also added some chipboard, glass elements, flowers, diecuts, and hessian from my stash.

I fussy cut one of the flowers from the 13 Arts Aqua-Flora collection papers and used it as a feature on my page. I also added some Tim Holtz small talk word stickers.

The cluster in the top left corner of my photo using similar papers and embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx