Tuesday, 28 July 2020


Hi everyone,
I would very rarely use orange and pink, let along together, but once I got head around it and abandoned caution, this is what I came up with for this weeks challenge.


I started with some modelling paste through a Darkroom Door Creative stencil and then added some Dine Wakley acrylic paint (Magenta, Blushing, Carnation & Tangerine).
I used some Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and WR Crush patterned papers, a Heidi Swapp acetate word and chipboard sticker along with some Cocoa Vanilla Life is Beautiful alpha stickers.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is good for your soul.   Give it a go however you chose.


Sunday, 26 July 2020

Landscapes, Lakes, Lightning and a Lady. Art Journal with Lisa Oxley

Salutaions Scrapping Clearly Devotees.
Lisa here with a lazy Sunday mixed media arty update.
I've been attempting Landscapes again, and definately need more practise, but I am really enjoying something different after the flow of the #100dayproject, and a little challenging too.
Since finishing the project, its been lovely to just create for fun and to experiment again.

The power of simple acrylic paint,  and a stabilo pencil allows one to play and have fun, 
make mistakes, enhance concepts and illuminate ideas.

A piece below is inspired by this page here.

I recently came in to possession of this amazing colourful image of a woman wearing a steampunk style face mask, and considering the climate we currently find ourselves, I really couldnt help but get it into my journal. 
Theres a Video, the 1st since the #100days.. :)

Thanks a bunch for dropping by the SC blog today, 
I do hope you get time to create and be arty.
I'll be back, Hmmm before yoiu know it.

Lisa xxx

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Working from a Sketch

It is true - I struggle using sketches, even the ones I create. I feel boxed in as I believe that you need to follow a sketch to the letter - you can not rotate it, move the position of the photo, change where the title has to go otherwise you are creating a new sketch. With that said we all have our own opinions on this and that is okay. I am going to share with you my process of a sketch I created a couple of weeks back - and I tweaked it a little - so it is technically in my mind a new concept of the below sketch. I created this one to incorporate a lot of photos - it is good to get a lot of memories on the one page. 

 My base for this layout was white cardstock and to that I added a sheet of Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush -Breezy. I cut the page down slightly - about half a centimetre on each edge and used my Ranger black ink to colour the outer edge. I cut down all my photos to roughly 7cm x 7cm and a few were more rectangular so they were cut at 7.5cm x 6.5cm.

I then used a combination of Heidi Swapp papers to layer my photos on - South Beach, Good Vibes & Palm Beach each of these squares were cut at 9cm x 9cm (3.5"). I edged them in black ink before adhering them to the page - I have left a half centimetre(quarter inch) gap between them all. Next I took to the sewing machine and stitched around the inside edge of all the squares.

I chose a mandala stencil and placed it to the right of the layout and used Liquitex modelling paste to add texture to the page.

 I used Heidi Swapp Colour Shine- Teal to colour the mandala and added extra emphasis to the design by using Neo color - Malachite Green. These two colours work beautifully together.

I added quite a few Heidi Swapp embellishments from various ranges. Some of my embellishments were quite old from many years ago. They all worked perfectly with the current ranges. Chipboard brackets and frames, stickers, acetate butterflies, epoxy words & shapes.

I did have a little fun with my silhouette machine when I added my next embellishments and cut out some leaves. I cut out some leaves in vellum and some in white cardstock. I also cut out a rough scallop border. Each of these I ran through the minc utilising the Minc reactive mist and Teal foil & Silver foil

Final product is this masterpiece. I was so happy with my final product, how I captured the memories of this fantastic weekend. 

 I hope you have enjoyed the process and it has inspired you to log more of your photo memories on a page. Have a fantastic weekend full of creativity. 


Thursday, 23 July 2020

Pretty - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly!

This page is created on a kraft page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal.

I started by creating a watercolour background using Prima Watercolor Confections - Classics and Decadent Pies (silver, black, white and grey). I then added splatters of each of these colours.

Next I added white crackle texture pasteBlack modelling paste, and Bo Bunny Gold glitter paste  through stencils across the page.
I added a photo that I found on Pinterest and printed on photo paper. I matted the photo on some 13 Arts Industrial Transparent sheet.
 I added white gauze, burlap and white diecuts from my stash as well as some Tim Holtz Snarky word stickers and a Heidi Swapp acetate word.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

This makes me happy, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi everyone!

Who else ADORES the Vicki Boutin ranges? I have the "Let's Wander" collection and that is what I have used for today's page.

With some AMAZING papers and a dedicated amount of fussy cutting... this page came together so perfectly!

Here are the products I used:
Hello adventure 12x12 paper (as the main background - thanks for being a rainbow to match my photo)
Sunshine and Smiles 12 x12 paper (fussy cut the flowers from this paper)

I layered all the fussy cut flowers (some on foam tape) with stickers and the art pebbles.

So pleased with this page - simple, but made perfect by this collection!

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Lockdown Hair

Hi everyone,
Hasn't this been a challenging year.   In Victoria, I think we became a little complacent, doing so well social distancing and self isolating when required - the first time around.    To go back into lockdown again for another 6 weeks is a shock.   Should have made that hair appointment when I had the chance!

This layout has been inspired by this month's mood board. 

products I've used

Carabelle Studio stamp - Collage Texte grunge
Heidi Swapp vintage ghost letters
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alpha stickers

Still time to enter the mood board challenge for a chance to win.

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Monday, 20 July 2020

Prima Moulds

I just recieved some new prima moulds and I thought I would try the resin.
I did have a couple of hiccups. I mixed too much for the first batch and it sarted to set before I got it into the moulds. So first lesson keep it to a quick workable amount. I found 100mls of each part worked fine.
Also do not over fill your mould as you then have to file or cut off extra bits.

I used 49 and Market papers, flowers and ephemera. KinderKreations cut file pieces in black to finish off this layout.

Thank you for looking

Friday, 17 July 2020

Friday Fun Day!

Hi All!! 
In these crazy times we are living in at the moment I hope this post finds you all safe and well!
Living in Melbourne has been a challenge lately as we are back in lock down once again. 

 Last time we were in this situation I created up a storm, then flatlined with my motivation and avoided my room like the plague! Well this time around I have started with the flatline.....arghhh!!!!
 I am totally unmotivated, and struggle every time I enter the black hole that is my "room"!
What to do? What to do?
I would love to hear how you break that cycle of apathy toward creativity.....I really need it right now!
So what do I have for you today? 
Well, as I hate to let people down, all I have been attempting, is my DT commitments, so I do have something for you today...a very simple Art Journal page created in my Dina Wakley Mixed Media Journal out of scrap paint and after cleaning off a stencil.
So here is the page called 
"Wild & Free"

Such an appropriate title really as I totally dream of being so!
I knocked back the busy background with white paint and a palette knife so that it did not hurt your eyes LOL! This made it a lot more appealing and manageable.

Now the colours I found in the background were Dina Wakley acrylic in Turquoise, Cheddar, Fuchsia and Eggplant. Also I added some Liquitex Acrylic Guache in Fluro Opera Pink, this colour is freaking awesome and a little goes a long way so don't be tempted to add too much to a page!

I then dragged out a stamp I have not used in a while from Dina Wakley "Scribbly Birds in Flight" and stamped them on to old book paper with Archival Black Ink. Now I do know that Kylie has not got this stamp ATM but I am sure if you ask she will be able to get it in for you, and if you do have this one in your stash rip it out and have a play!

After cutting them out I then grabbed the coordinating Dina Wakley Chipboard Shapes- Flying and sprayed the shape with Gloss sprays in Eggplant, Cheddar and splashed a bit of Turquoise.
If you do this in stages it works fab!
I attached it all on my page chose a title and the page was done!

Products Used:
Dina Wakley "Scribbly Birds in Flight"  

I hope you are all creating up a storm and staying safe....Hopefully I shall kick myself out of this funk in time for next week.....in the meantime stay Happy folks,

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Stand Tall - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here and today I have an art journal page that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly!

I'm playing along with the July moodboard challenge. We would love for you to join in with this challenge and be in the running to win a Scrapping Clearly store voucher. You have until July 31 and you need to upload your challenge here.

This page is created in my Black Square Dylusions Journal.
I started by using a palate knife to swipe DWM acrylic paints across the page in places (white, medieval, mineral).

Then I added torn strips of Heidi Swapp Emerson Lane washi and Magnolia Jane washi across the page in places. 

Lastly I added and some Bo Bunny Silver glitter paste, Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack Ephemera and white diecuts from my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

"Geweldig" (awesome) girls by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all!
A few new things in my kit in the last month and they feature on today's page:
Here is a glimpse of my project....

And here is the full project and an explanation of how I created the page.

I started with some wood paneled patterned paper for the background.

I used the Finnabair stencil - Floral net with some white modeling paste in the centre of the page.

For colour I used my new Prima watercolour Confections in Terrain - I painted colour over the stenciling. I also painted some white flowers and muslin.

Now here are some close ups, where you can see my finishing touches.

I layered the photo on a doily, with muslin underneath and chipboard title along the top of the photo.

My flowers got some extra treatment. I added some versamark to them and dipped them into Tim Holtz embossing glazes - the yellow flowers into Fossilized Amber and the orange flowers into Walnut Stain. Created colour variation and interest to the flowers.

Don't forget some thickers for your titles!

For the title on the photo, I had a Dutch chipboard word (got from a craft shop on my last trip), which I painted in the watercolours, before dipping in both Tim Holtz embossing glazes - Fossilized Amber and Fire Brick, so I had both colours on the chipboard - ombre-style!

Included in my clusters are some stickers from the Pinkfresh Escape the Ordinary collection, as well as some charms from my stash.

That's my page for this month! Thanks so much for looking.