Saturday, 31 August 2019


Each month is a new adventure over here at Scrapping Clearly ... this months adventure to explore the moodboard is almost up ... and a new one is just around the corner. I am sneaking in with some of those beautiful shades with this layout titled Adventure. Truth be told this layout was sitting around for a long while - unfinishded... but with a little embellishing it got over the line and now is ready for the album... 

So this was the base I started with. I had layered some 6x6 paper & paper embelishments and a Heidi Swapp epoxy title... it really needed more work.

 The fun began by adding this Kinder Kreations stenicl. I used some grey ink through the stencil at three points on the layout.

Next was to add some stamping. I used a Viva Las Vegas spot stamp, Heidi Swapp Clear stamps and a scribble circle stamp . Then I added some Teresa Collins Wonderful enamel shapes and some Heidi Swapp wood veneer Adventure title and arrows.


All finished - this one is ready for the album now... sometimes it just takes a bit of time to work out what you want to add to make it that little bit more special before you file it away. 

Until next time -- scrap up a storm -- have a fantastic weekend.

tracey xx

Friday, 30 August 2019

Beautiful Memories Forever - Goodbye from Emma.

Hi lovely Scrapping Clearly Friends.
Emma here with you all for my what will be my last time here on the blog as part of this amazing Design Team. I am so very VERY sad to be leaving, unfortunately due to some work commitments I have had to say goodbye. It has been such an amazing team to be on, and Kylie is just the BEST person to work for and design for. And all you wonderful friends are going to be missed also, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. ARGH I'm totally crying right now!
So instead of me crying let me share my final page with you all...….I decided to play with items that became favourites for me and still are. 

After choosing some paper and tags ect, I pulled out my Distress Oxides. First though I coated my base sheet with clear gesso to prime my page for the oxides. Before I started on the oxides I used the Distressed Lace stencil by TCW and spread a transparent modelling paste through. Then I chose 4 colours to suit my image, these included.... Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Carved Pumpkin and Cracked Pistachio. I added the colour with the good ol' smoosh effect with a piece of plastic wrapping and dried in between layers.

Once the oxides were dried I then added another stencil this time it was Script Dots by TCW and used  White Crackle paste through it. Dried this off and flicked a little Art Alchemy Romance pink all over. I then stamped. I picked some of my faves, the awesome Studio Light Grunge Smile like a flower stamp and my all time fave Fairy Orb stamps.

In amongst my layers I cut up a sheet of Heidi Swapp Die cut paper and tucked that into my other elements.

This title I chose from an old 13 arts paper, it really spoke to me as I created this final layout. I have always really enjoyed creating for this team and I feel I made some beautiful creations due to the awesome product I got to play with from SC. So it just seemed fitting to add this for my final page.

As like nearly all my projects for SC I added a couple of quotes from Tim  Holtz Small talk stickers and flicked Liquitex Titanium white ink over the final page.

I do have one final video made for you to watch of this page coming together too. I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you Kylie, the team and all you lovely friends for all your kind comments and support and generosity over the last 2 years. It has been an amazing experience.
I won't be gone forever as I love a good challenge and SC always have awesome challenges and I will just have to join in! 
But for now I say thank you and Goodbye xxxx

Em xx

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Let the Fun begin

Hi everyone,

The good thing about having a broken foot is that I'm actually obliged to stay off it so other than binging Netflix, there's plenty of time to create!

I started with some impasto through a Dina Wakley Wheels Stencil.   The impasto acts like a resist in places which is pretty cool.   

I added some Colour Blast paste in Tangerine and Dusty Charcoal through a Dark Room Door Polka Dots and a TCW stencil.

I sprinkled on some Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst in Burnt Orange and activated it by spritzing with a little water.   Whilst still wet I added a few drops of Deco Art Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black and spritzed on some more water.   I love the randomness of this as you can never be sure how this will turn out.

My title was a Dusty Attic chipboard which I coloured with a black Posca pen.   I often use my Posca when I don't want to drag out my black gesso. 

When dry I rubbed in a little Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Brushed Iron and Mystic Turquoise.

I typed the details onto some tags on a piece of patterned paper then fussy cut them, added some WRMK eyelets and threaded them onto some ribbons from my stash.

'Til next time 
happy crafting

Monday, 26 August 2019

Mixed media Canvas

 Hi Peeps,

Just a little fun with some mixed media ideas today.

I started with a 9x11 canvas. Found some lace,braid and ric rac in the stash and added it to the background with matt gel medium.

Don't worry what colour anything is because we cover it with white gesso.

When we have the lace and trims on, covered with white gesso and dry, we then add some colour.

I used Lindy's pigment powders called magicals. But you can use any colours from your stash, colourburst even your sprays. Be very light handed with any brand pigment powders as they are intense colour and go a very long way.

Now start planning your composition and gluing on your pieces.
I used a prima resin frame and made my own accents using prima moulds and paper clay.

If you use anything that your would like to change the colour on cover it with white gesso and let it dry.

I used thick cardboard from packaging to raise up the frame and the clock. I then used the flowers, medical guaze to hide the cardboard so you couldn't see it from the sides.

To finish off I dry brushed some alchemy paints onto the accents and flowers to make it the colour I wanted.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Playing With JD

Howdy folks Lisa here, I am Back ...
Back to hang out twice monthly on the SC blog.
I've been south and lucky me, I got to call in on the awesome Scrapping Clearly Headquarters
and while there, picking up the Boss to head to a retreat in Victoria, I got to Shop. WOOT

Pens are definitely something we all need and getting the perfect pen is sometimes troublesome.
 JD's amazing new set of Finishing Line Pens were calling my name..
Oh and JD's Story Time Paint pens, large sheets of printed JD's Washi Sheets and a couple of Make Up like Pastel paints 

and using a little bold Dylusion Acrylic paint in Tangerine Dream and Peony in combo with a little white paint .

Here's a quick Video on how I but this baby together.

Thanks so much for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog today..
Ill be back soon with a new SC blog update.
Dont forget, if you are looking for some cool supplies  ScrappingClearly is the place for you. Kylie now offers After Pay for those with a limited budget and a passion for arty essentials.

Lisa xx

Saturday, 24 August 2019

What goes on retreat stays on retreat - except for Arty Creations

What an absolutely amazing time. I cannot recommend catching up with like - minded souls to create and enjoy each others company whilst learning a new thing or two along the way. It is my first week home from the Scrapbooking retreat that I attended last weekend and I still have not unpacked .... but the memories and the creative energy is still buzzing around in my mind. 

I got to create a few Scrapbooking layouts whilst on retreat and I also ventured into Traveller's Notebooks with the help of a great friend Mandy Miles... her Traveller's Notebooks are awesome & so inspiring -- and a great way to capture the memories and journal those important bits too... with all that said, I have decided to share a layout from retreat titled 'this photo'. I had created it to share as part of the challenges from last weekends retreats & loved it so much I gathered enough pics to share here... I hope you enjoy and can grab some inspiration from it.

I created the layout on white cardstock. I used Distress oxide -twisted citron ink on a messy mat with a squirt of water and laid my cardstock on that to pick up the pigment. I then had to work out placement of the photo and used the Dina Wakley All Girls stamps with black ink. I have also chosen a busy background stamp to add a little more interest to the page. 

I drew three lines across the page with a pencil and cut some embroidery floss to fit across the page in a lime green. I then threaded up a needle and proceeded to sew the green thread down with red thread in random places along each line. It is a lot easier to pierce the holes of where you will be sewing before attempting the process. I used the splatter stamp to also add a border around the outer edge of the page using a Distress Ink - stormy sky

 Before adding the photo I added some layers of offcuts from the Heidi Swapp & Pink Paislee ranges.

Here you can see how I have tied knots in the green thread, this was to add a little more interest before sewing them to the page. 

...with the help of my scrappy friends (Mandy) I have added an ALLs pencil border around the photo.

I then added some sticker quotes from the Tim Holtz idealogoy clippings stickers range


and finally the title was added using American crafts epoxy thickers  and a few little black bling embellishments.


 I hope you have a fantastic weekend all sorted for yourself and if not use this for a little inspiration to kick start you .... I hope to do a little recovery sleep & get unpacked and create again ... enjoy your weekend.


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