Thursday, 31 October 2019

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've used my Dina Wakely 8x10 media art journal and this page is a cotton rag watercolor paper. I started by adding paint to the background. I used some DMW paint colours (black, marine, elephant and ancient)  that I watered down and swiped across my page. Once this was dry I added splatters of each colour as well.

Next I added torn strips of washi from the Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane Washi pack, then I added some background stamping. 

As a feature I added Dina Wakley face stamps in a repeated pattern across the page.

I added some Small Talk - Snarky words from Tim Holtz - these words are so fun!  

Then I drew around the edge of the page with a Fude Ball pen and added some swipes of Bo Bunny gold glitter paste.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx


Tuesday, 29 October 2019


Hi everyone.
again I've (very loosely) used this month's mood board as a guide for my colours

I started by applying some clear gesso roughly to my paper with an old credit card.   I wasn't too fussed about getting it perfect as I was going for a messy look.   I then added some impasto paste though a Heidi Swapp stencil.
I then used a combination of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays (Cuxiousex chaixtreuse,  Peony Scarlet Red), Rangers Distress archival inks (Peeled paint, fossilized amber, aged mahogany) & Neo II crayons (olive & purple).    
I then finished off with some Heidi Swapp tags, sticker, bow and acetate word as my title.
Still time to enter the challenge. Love to see what you create.

Til next time,

Monday, 28 October 2019

Cocoa Vanilla Play day

I love co-ordinating paper ranges with matching accents, You can just get sooooo much out of them.
So I get all the bits out and just start to play because you know it is all going to work together.

With the above layout I took a favourite stencil and some distress oxide sprays. Holding the spray further away from the stencil to get a fine mist I used faded jeans and mermaid lagoon.
Instead of wasting the spray that was on top of the stencil I flipped it over and did the print into the bottom left of the layout.
I grabbed some stamps to accent the two focal areas and added the title.

This time I used a patterned paper for the background and some left over scraps from previous pages.
I used a template and some light and fluffy first, let it dry and added some enamel dots to the centres.

Just another easy colour blocked, using scrap pieces layout.
I have inked the edges of the papers with mermaid lagoon distress ink and around the outside to add a lift.

All papers and accents are from Cocoa Vanilla I have mixed up ranges but as you can see they work well together.

Thanks for looking
Happy crafting.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Too Much Lush

These colors are so lush. I must admit I would never choose or think to create with these colors but I have loved the Moodboard this month... I am finding that I have a lot of photos that suit this moodboard - I cannot up - sell these colors more. 

If you read my post last week- I prepped a heap of pages... this page was prepped using the Dina Wakley Fuchsia acrylic paint and water.

I then stamped with Ranger Archival Ink. I have used some Stampers Anonymous stamps and a Viva Las Vegas stamp.

I have layered the chipboard pieces either side of the photo. I have added foam tape to the photo around the edges to help add dimension. 

I have added some more stamping to the top and bottom edge using the script stamp. I have also added a black stitched border to help tie everything together. The final touches were the stickers words from the Tim Holtz small talk range. I have also added some chipboard lips from the Kinder Kreations range- they are super awesome and look amazing when you add glossy accents.

Have a fantastic creative weekend 

tracey xx

Friday, 25 October 2019


Hey Hey it's Art Journal Friday!
It's Michelle back at you with my latest page:

After a good scrape of Lapiz, Sky and Black paint to create the background, I stencilled some numbers using Dina Wakley Stencils Numbers and white paint. I then added more white paint to push it into the background. I added glimpses of Lemion paint through a Heidi Swapp Stencil Minis: Insta Patterns to add a contrast colour.

After some random stamping using one of Dina Wakleys' "Refuse to be Ordinary" stamps and a Carabelle Studio Stamp: "Scribbles in my Journal" with Archival ink pads in Sepia and Black.

I used a stamped Silhouette ( "Scribbled Silhouettes") on old dictionary paper as a focal point, but it looked a little bland for my liking so I grabbed some collage paper I made earlier and set about cutting some cool branches using the Dina Wakley Stencil "Branches" as a shape. 
I loved how random they ended up looking.

All that was left to do was some doodling around the shapes and glueing onto the page in layers over the silhouette


I then needed a sentiment and the Tim Holtz Small Talk was perfect!

There you have it page done a dusted!
All the bits and pieces I used are here:
Items Used:
Old Dictionary Paper
Dina Wakley Paint: Lapiz, Lemon, Sky, Black & White
Dina Wakley Stamps: "Refuse to be Ordinary"
Carabelle Studio Stamp: "Scribbles in my Journal"
Gel Medium
Posca pen: White

Till next Friday Crafty Peeps.....stay Inspired!

Michelle xxx