Friday, 31 May 2019

Create - with Emma

Hi SC peeps!
Emma here on this awesome Friday!
Today I grunge things up a bit, really letting a bit of the inner artist out.

And here are some of the awesome products used to create this page.

Ok, so lets start with the background. For this i used the very cool TCW Dahlia Blooms stencil with the Jo Sonja Black Texture paste.
OH it spread through that stencil just perfectly! 

Once dry, I started using a little colour. Firstly some of the Dylusions Shimmer Spray, using Polished Jade I smooshed this into my background, flicked it as i went.

Then I dripped a little water colour ink to make the drips down the page.
Behind my image (which I found on Pinterest) I tore sheets of the Heidi Swapp wanderlust 5x7 paper pad. I used only the ones I thought would best compliment my image and the grungy/arty vibe I wanted. But I did fussy cut the flowers out of one of the sheets to add just that every slight feminine charm into the page.

The 2Crafty chipboard in this above image and the 'create' title are both coated with the Distress oxide in Peacock Feathers.

If you look closely you can see that I have torn and teared the Art by Marlene washi, and then layered amongst the paper layers.
Adding interest and texture.

Finally I flicked some liquitex titanium white ink over the top of everything.

That's it for me today.
 I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you all next month featuring the June Moodboard…...

Happy Scrapping, Em xx

Monday, 27 May 2019

May Mood board Inspiration

Hi Peeps,

It is not too late to take a look at our may mood board it is a cracker.

I have made the yellow/mustard tones the hero and let the darker moodier tones be the accents.

The background was done on a gel plate. I did a layer of acrylic paint put The crafters workshop stencil "Botanical Dream" down did a lift. Took the stencil off put down a piece of bazill marshmallow cardstock and got this background.

I added some navy accents with another stencil over the top using a foam applicator and oxide ink faded jeans.

I used a pretty floral serviette under the photo matt onto the background. I adhered it on with matt gel medium.

All the chipboard is from KinderKreations.

Hope to see your moodboard inspired creations.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Move over May - it is time to create!

What a fantastic month this has been.... the moodboard is just the place you want to create from.  I have taken the blues and grey/silver out of the moodboard while creating for my quote rolodex cards this week.

You only have a few more sleeps to get creating and upload your creations to the Scrapping Clearly Share and Inspire Facebook group... there is so much yumminess rolling in there and no doubt it will  be a hard one to pick this month.

This is your little bit of inspiration -

This week I have decided to create with the Heidi Swapp Memorydex cards - it is time to add more quotes to my stash & the Memorydex spinner.

I like to prep a lot of cards at one time - as you can see in the above pic. I have used Dina Wakley Media paints in Medieval, Marine and Night. I have also used the following stencils - TCW Mini Peacock Doily, TCW skylight & AALLS create on a gelli plate.

This is the start of Card #1

To this I have added my own precut word 'today" and ran a couple of stitch lines through it to keep it connected to the card/

next I have chosen the word grateful from the delightful little words from Kinder Kreations I have used Prima Metallique paint to colour the chipboard. 

& time to get arty and create with a typed quote to add to the layout. 

After typing the quote on tissue paper  I have wet the edge with the paintbrush to help tear it closer to typed words. I have also used Liquitex Gel medium to adhere the tissue and to coat and protect it.
I have added some Liquitex modelling paste through the TCW Rebekaha Moier stencil .

Card #2

card 2 has a few funky little things going on. I have stamped a Tim Holtz stampers anon stamp onto tissue and then using Liquitex Gel Matte I have stuck it to the page and then sealed it by lightly painting over 

the Kinder Kreations chipboard minis are a great way to add  what you need to the smaller projects. 
I have used a little of the Heidi Swapp color shine in Ocean & Tinsel on the words of this piece. 

Card #3 - This was a super easy card once I had gone through my thousands of quotes. 

I have added extra depth to the piece by using texture paste & stamping. Inkadinkadoo stamps  are used sporadically and are great for backgrounds... they stamp out beautifully

Here are the 3 cards in their entirety

until next time - have a fabulous weekend 


Thursday, 23 May 2019

Moodboard Art Journalling - 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.

I'm also playing along with the May 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 May 31 and you enter by uploading your photo to the album in the facebook group here.

I'm using a Small Dylusions journal. I added some background colour using Prima Watercolor Confections and a painting with plastic technique. Then I added some stencilling using TCW black modelling paste. Next I added some background stamping.

Next I added elements from the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack collection. As soon as I saw this collection I knew had to have it and it worked perfectly with this moodboard challenge. I used the ephemera and the 6x6 paper pad.  

I finished the page with chipboard and cotton thread from my stash and I drew around the edge of the page with a Fude Ball pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Handmade cards - using stencil and inks.

Hi everyone! My share today is some handmade cards using a Kaisercraft stencil and distress inks from the store.

I have made these cards with a cool but simple technique, inspired by the scrapping guru Mr Tim Holtz. This technique was introduced a few years ago but I only recently discovered it: it's so simple but effective and fun to do.

To begin, I trimmed down some Kraft and white cardstock to the size of my choice. I then primed the white cardstock with gesso - as was going to work with wet mediums.

A very useful tip here - because the stencil was to be flipped over (and you want to ensure the correct side for printing your images) then lightly mist over the coloured area -

- then flip the stencil over gently and place over the cardstock - and press down the ink with a paper towel, to ensure the paper absorbs the ink. Next, lift the stencil and heat dry the print - how cool it this!

To make the flowers, first, over a craft mat, I stamped various distress inks, as pictured, then lightly sprayed with water and placed a sheet of primed cardstock (or use watercolour paper, if you have some) over it - pressed down - and removed - voilĂ !

Next I heat-dried the coloured cardstock. I love how the colours blend together with the water.

With the Stazon Ink (in Jet Black) I stamped the coloured cardstock with the gorgeous Jane Davenport 'Poppy Girl' stamp

I then fussy-cut the flowers out. I inked the edges of the flowers and the printed the cardstock with both Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.

To allow the flowers and pop out, I placed them over prepped medical gauze - I had inked the medical gauze with Dylusions Spray in 'Fresh Lime' and 'Pure Sunshine'.

I gently splattered both cards with ColourBlast 'Roadbase' Colour Spray

After both cards were adhered, I selected some quotes from Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper Backgrounds and added some sequins from my stash for some bling... here are some more close ups...

I am happy with how these gorgeous cards turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao for now, Amy

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Always in my heart

Good morning everyone.   
Hope you're getting plenty of crafty time.   I'm busy working on an album for my youngest nephew who is turning 13 soon.   Hard to believe where that time's gone.

I started with some plain pale blue card stock and added some Colour Blast shimmer dust and a spritz of water.   I did some random arrow stamping using Ranger archival ink.   I wasn't quite sure where this LO was going and how much other mixed media I would be using.   By using archival ink, my stamping would stay put if I did add more wet media offer the top. I added some modelling paste through a stencil and some Colour Blast pastes through a couple more stencils.   That was my background done.

I coloured some Darkroom Door chipboard with a black posca pen (so much easier than getting out my black gesso!) and rubbed in a little Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.   

I used some Simple Stories patterned paper to mat my photo but before I did  I used my craft knife to cut out the heart as I wanted to use this as an embellishment and my title.

I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the words in the heart to give it a bit of shine and thickness as this was my title.

I inked the edges with some Distress Ink, added some Heidi Swapp chipboard stickers, some thread, beads and Michelle Grant Design Pebble Rock and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get some crafty time in the week ahead.