Thursday, 30 January 2020

Travellers Notebooks - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have some pages in my Travellers Notebook to share with you made using one of the Arts Inc. Travel Journal available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.

These journals measure 21cmx12cm. Inside are 4 notebooks: blank white, grid square, grid dot and Kraft paper. There are also some plastic pocket sleeves for holding cards and ephemera, and a plastic zip section for sticker storage. 

Each book also has a 12-page starter sticker pack with Vintage travel images, borders and postal stamps.  

I've always been interested in lists. I love writing "to-do" lists for each day and week - it helps to keep me organised. I also wanted to document more of my life and my thoughts and interests. So this year I plan to record a list every day. These lists will vary from foods I like, to movies, to books I've read, a "currently" list for each month, etc. Some lists will be repeated monthly, some will be a one of and others I will add to throughout the year. 

To organise myself, and make the list writing a fun and quick process that I can spend 15-20mins on each day, I've collected some basics to use.  

I've started using the "grid dot" notebook. At the top of each page I put the date. What I actually did was to put all the dates in for the whole month of January. Then I put titles for the lists on a few pages. I find that I write 4-6 titles on various pages on one day and possible even start them all, then add to them on other days.  

I also created a few fun tags to use as bookmarks, and to also make it look pretty!  

I used the stickers in the starter pack to embellish each page. I also do this for a few pages at a time. This saves me time and gives me thinking space for my lists when I have brain blank lol.   

This shows an example of some foundation pages of dates, stamps and stickers before a list title is added.  

I really hope I can keep this up for the whole year. My aim is to keep it fun, simple and achievable, and these travellers journals are perfect for this project.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, 27 January 2020

Australia Day Crop

I have been busy creating for our Australia Day crop.
I hope you are all inspired to join in with our lovely Design Team creations popping up over the weekend.

I thought I would put my 5 here for you with a bit of a list of what I used.

I used pigment powder for the soft water wash look on the background.
Lindy's Magicals
Cotton candy pink

I used Dylusions Pomegranate for the title with foam letter stamps.

I have used 49 and market paper and their No1 laser cut shapes
Some metal bits and pieces.

The first step is to plan your design and add texture to your background.

Then cover the lot in white or black gesso.
I left the big bolt as nature intended it as it was my feature piece to accompany the photo of the old bridge it came from. I based my colour selection for the paint around this bolt.

I then start building up my colour. I started with all these earth tones as the main base.
I used contrast colours for the highlights.

This is my favourite creation I made for the crop. I collected most of the feature pieces from my trip to Gundy. It will be a favourite keepsake for me.

I finished it off with a frame from Kmart, where I sprayed Lindy's colour to the matt.

Distress oxides, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemon, peacock feathers, faded jeans, mermaid lagoon.
Tim Holtz stencil 2 and 3
Light and fluffy texture paste

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 25 January 2020

No more pics mum....

OOH it is my turn again... I just can't wait for Saturday to clock over.... I have done another moodboard layout  but have focused on the blues instead & I hope you like it. I  have added a little gold as it was a Christmas layout ... but really it is not Christmassy... IYKWIM.

I have used some lush cardstock from the Cocoa Vanilla range - so so good.... then I mixed a little dylusions spray with some light modelling paste and spread it on the cardstock.

I used some glitter scallop tape and black cotton in conjunctions with a Project life card to help layer the project. I have then added some timber numbers, Heidi Swapp epoxy heart & thickers

When putting this layout together I was trying to embrace the importance of journaling ... this was a poignant moment that I captured and I needed to remind my son why and how it made me feel. To finish the layout off I have stitched a double border in black around the outside edge.

have a fabulous creative weekend and I look forward to playing along with the crop with you this weekend.

tracey xx

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Honey & Spice Cards - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!

It's Karyn here, and today I have some cards to share with you made using various products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

For my card backgrounds I've used white cardstock and painted with using Decadent Pies Prima Watercolor Confections (pink, green, brown). Once this was dry I added splatters of each colour as well.

I also coloured 2 pieces of muslin with the Decadent Pies Prima Watercolor Confections (pink and green).  

I matted the backgrounds on papers from the Heidi Swapp Honey & Spice 12x12 paper pad. I then embellished with the green coloured muslin, some burlap, white diecuts,   Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane ephemera and  Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane photo corners.

How cool does the layering look! This is a great way to use up lots of bits and pieces on your craft desk! 


Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx