Thursday, 31 January 2019

Melodies from Down Under - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here, and today I have an art journal page to share with you made using lots of goodies available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.

This page is inspired by the Scrapping Clearly Australia Day Cybercrop Challenge 7 - Melodies from Down Under! We would love for you to join the cybercrop and be in the running to win fabulous prizes - you have until Friday February 1 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.

I've chose the band INXS (which I remember fondly from my teenage years) and the song "Don't Change" which is all about remaining true to yourself!

I'm using a Small Dylusions journal. I apply Dylusions paints in Black Marble, White Linen and Post Box Red using a mini blending foam. I chose these colours to match with the classic INXS title. 

Next I did some stencilling using the Dylusions small staggered brickwork, small triangles and TCW mini tile texture stencil

I finished the pages with some pics printed from the internet, some cotton thread, tags and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk word stickers.

Lastly I wrote the words to the song around the edges of my pages with a Fude Ball pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

We are Fearless - Cyber Crop layout with Emma.

Welcome to Tuesday everyone.
Today I'm sharing the page I created for my challenge for the Cyber crop.
My challenge was to be inspired by the colours of a Pavlova. I don't know what toppings you have on your Pav but I chose to go with Blue for blueberries Red for the strawberries and Yellow-Orange for mango or nectarines and a white background for the fluffy meringue......OK now I just want some Pav mmmmmm.

For this page I simply started off by applying a flower from the Jane Davenports Build a Bouquet range  and clear embossed them 5 times down the page where I wanted the colour to appear.

Next I started to apply my colours with some Vicki Boutin Water colours to match my Pav colours.
Using a spray of water over the embossed stamps I then applied the paint and flicked excess next to the flower to create interest.
The leaves stamp is from a Inkadinkado range, I also stamped leaves and the same flower I embossed onto white card and fussy cut them out to become my embellishments.

Then I stamped leaves amongst the coloured flowers to give a little dimension.

I chose a couple of Heidi Swapp tags to layer under my image, but painted one of them white to match in with the theme a little better, and cut them down to size so I could have a variety of tag sizes.

After arranging the flowers and leaves I added some Tim Holtz small talk stickers.
A nice simple yet colourful layout is now complete.

You still have until this Saturday to get your SC Cyber Crop creations in. We love seeing all the entries come through.
I'll catch you all next week, until then happy creating!
Em xx

Monday, 28 January 2019

Aussie Christmas Theme

Hi Guys,

Just staying with the Australia day crop Challenge theme today, with another example of an Aussie christmas layout.

All products and papers are from the KinderKreations Aussie Christmas release.
I added some Flairs from my stash. There are plenty to choose from in the shop just follow the link.

Paint used on the chipboard 

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Easy abstract florals inspired by Alisa Burke

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly mixed media update.

Today I am sharing a quick abstract floral page that was inspired by the amazing 
Check out her wonderful piece below.

I always find its nice to start ones creative day with an easy warm up.
Creating abstract florals allows one to let go and relax into simple shape and colour play.

I started the piece by drawing over my Jane Davenport Journal page with a mega black sharpie, and using a white out correction pen or white posca, jotting down the random thoughts in my head.
Over that, to add some warmth to the background I added TCW Gold Gesso.

Out comes the acrylic paints and using a similar method to Alisa, starting with lighter coloured circles shapes, I worked up to darker shades for the centre piece of the flower.
Then I was all about adding more blooms, in different colour shades.

I quite like the result, for a fun expressive warm up.
Give it a go, Its a wonderful way to relax and create a colourful start to your day.

Ill be back next month with a new mixed media update.
Thanks for dropping by.
Lisa xx

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Everyday - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies,

It's Karyn here, and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of goodies from the Fancy Pants "Golden Days" collection available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.

I've used a photo of one of the beautiful sunrises we enjoy at our house! I love seeing the sun rise - especially just as it is coming over the horizon. Spring and Autumn sunrises are the best when the sky is clear and I don't have to get up earlier than 6am lol. Isn't this amazing!!

I've used papers, flair and ephemera from the Fancy Pants "Golden Days" collection and added some Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut files.  

I've added some chipboard from my stash and left it in its raw state to complement the tones of the papers.  

Clean and Simple was my motto for this page :)  

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

'Handmade Cards'

Amy with you here today, sharing some handmade cards using the gorgeous 'Jane Davenport' Girl Flowers stamps from the store.

It is always nice to have some feminine cards in one's stash, to give to a friend on a special occasion. 
In keeping with the feminine theme I wanted to use nice tones based around the pink pictured. For both cards, I trimmed black cardstock down to C6 size (so they can easily be posted). Then I trimmed the white card to fit within it - and gave it a good coat of clear Gesso. 

Once dried, I prepped the background using the awesome goodies from the store - (fun!!)

For the background, for both cards, I used Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley - Shimmer Sprays in Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape, Pure Sunshine, Cut Grass, Calypso Teal - and ColourBlast Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling (love this stuff 😊).

For the white splatters I used Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in 'Picket Fence'.

For both of these cards I used Jane Davenport Girl Flowers stamps as the focus. For the background I used Carabelle Studio Art Stamp - 'Edges in my Journal'. I love this stamp set so much!

Finally, for this card, I added some flowers from my stash and used some quotes from Tim Holtz 'Small Talk'.

For the sentiment of the second card I have used the Dina Wakley Media Collage Words from the store. The flowers and medical gauze were remnants from my stash - to complete this card!

Ciao for now! Amy 😊

Monday, 21 January 2019

Fun with colourburst

Hi everyone,

I used the Ken Oliver 12 x 12 art board for this layout and I must say it really reacts well with his powders.

You can find all the powders in the shop here.

First step was to spritz the board with some water, tap on a small amount of each colour, then add more water to get it to react and spread out. Dry off.

I then took a clear embossing dauber, wet the applicator on the top and made some splats. I did one colour at a time, put the embossing powder on and then heat set. Then went onto the next colour.

I then repeated those colours in the chipboard flowers. All chipboard is from KinderKreation.

I stamped some images onto the background using momento moonlight white ink pad.

The Color Burst pigment powders are fun to play with and create great backgrounds, hope you feel inspired to have a play.


Sunday, 20 January 2019

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{more moodboard creativity}

Hello blog readers..... I am back again sharing another page in my Manilla Art Journal inspired by the January Moodboard I really am loving the colour combos of this Moodboard.

For this journal spread I used Dina Wakley paints, assorted TCW stencils, Bo Bunny Glitter paint, Dina Wakley Washi Tape, sharpie and gel medium all available online @ 

I can't wait to keep creating each week with Manilla Files 
using the Moodboards as my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by stay inspired all week by stopping by the blog......

Saturday, 19 January 2019

More moodboard love

Welcome to another fabulous weekend... whether it be summer or winter in your area I hope you are embracing each and every moment and making the most of doing the things you love with your nearest and dearest. Remember to capture all those memories so you can create a living memory from them... it is such a beautiful thing to reflect back on. My layout today is called Smile Birthday Girl. It's a pic of my beautiful daughter on one of her many birthdays, it was the happiness that was captured with her dad in the photo that brings me such joy.

I chose some awesome Dina Wakley stamps and a crown stamp from my ever growing stamp stash and stamped in three places on my 12x12 Studio Calico cardstock - Adirondack Ink is a great ink to use when stamping as it is a permanent ink.

I then gathered a few pre- printed tags and a large manilla tag and layered them on the layout with some muslin & filigree die cuts.

To give the layout dimension I added dimensional tape to various pieces when layering, such as the smile title. After it was coloured with the Artline marker I added the tape and then adhered it to the layout. I also added the foam tape to the photo.

Next came the paper flowers and enamel dots. As well as using the dots on the layout I also used them in the centers of the flowers. I also embellished the layout with some extra words in gold foil.

To complete the layout I went around the photo with a black Artline pen and punched the top left corner with a binder punch.  Don't forget there is still lots of time to create using  the moodboard as your inspiration & once uploaded to the Facebook page you have a chance to win a $30 store voucher. Enjoy your weekend where ever you may be and don't forget to get messy and create some fabulous memories.

tracey xx