Saturday, 29 August 2020


 Today's layout started off with a little ink in a bottle laying on my desk. I had an idea for a different project I was working on and started pushing some Distress stain into a little sprayer bottle - it was taking way too long so I scrapped the idea. Last night while creating I found that little bottle with a few drops laying in it and added a little water then tipped it upside down and started to move the paint around on the page - one background started.... waste not want not.

I decided on placement for my photograph and drew a pencil line around it. I've then sewn 4 times around that line to create a border for my photograph.

The next layer was the cute little 13@rts flower stamp - I have used this with some of the beautiful prima art philosophy watercolor in ginger. I've used a paintbrush to pop a little color onto the flowers and then a spritz of water to disperse the colour. Crazy as it sounds I decided to journal on my layout - not my usual journalling but a large loose script instead. After this I have used some Tim Hotlz Remnant rubs on the page.

I wanted to add a little softness to the page so I have sewn on some fabric - the fabric came from a remnant bag from my Aunts house where the photo was taken - I love nostalgia and tying it all together. After this I chose to use a little more distress stain this time in peacock feathers and stamp out some darker colour vertically using the Tim Holtz stamp - Grunge. My journalling became lost so I went over it again using the Fudeball pen. 

I chose a few metal embellishments to finish off the page as well as Tim Holtz ideaology transparent wings. For the edge of the page a sewn border was added and was accented with some Stampers Anonymous stamps - Fragments. They were placed in opposite corners using Archival black ink and a few extra Tim Holtz Remnant rubs. My title was created using American Crafts Thickers - super cool little font -  a must have in your stash.



I hope  you find a little something that you can gather from my layout. Don't forget we are almost at the end of the month and you can still get your entries in for the August Moodboard, upload those on the Facebook page.

Thanks for popping in and have a fabulous weekend



Thursday, 27 August 2020

Sentimental Traveler - Art Journalling 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 August 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 August 31 and you need to upload your challenge here.
This page is created in my Black Square Dylusions Journal. I used a palate knife to swipe Platinum modelling paste, Art Anthology Reef Velvet dimensional paint, and Art Anthology Vegas Gold Sorbet dimensional paint through a stencil across the page. Then I added splatters of Heidi Swapp ColorShine in Tinsel, Gold and Navy.

 I stamped the Dina Wakley Good Idea stamp set on white cardstock then painted using Prima Watercolor Confections Classics and Decadent Pies. These flowers were fussy cut to use on my page.
 Here is a close up of my page. I've used the flowers as a feature for the page as well as adding some Tim Holtz Idea-ol-ogy Small Talk Word Stickers and white gauze.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Pretty, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi Scrapping Clearly fans! Welcome to my Wednesday share day! And today we go PINK! Which I had to when I saw these photos of Olivia!I made my own mixed media background with some gel medium and old scrap wrapping paper, and then added extra colour and texture with:
Check it out!!! 

Here is the full page...
I started with some heavy white cardstock and used gel medium to stick a piece of scrap wrapping paper to the background. I used the gel medium all over the page, so any water or colour I used next would not soak in.
Next I used the Nuvo mouse through the Finnabair Wild Berries stencil. Look at the amazing crackle effect in these close ups.

For the hot pink, I used the Magenta Liquitex ink. I add the flicks as well as painting with some watered down ink. These inks are such intense and vibrant colours. They are also water proof once dry so the colour sets well on the page and will not smudge if water is added.
I finished the page with some flowers and bits from my stash, as well as the Prima - Art pebbles - Sugar.

I hope you like pink... and like my page!


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Nuture your Creation -Art Journaling with Lisa Oxley

Howdy Bloggers, Lisa Here with a Scrapping Clearly Sunday update.

Today I am sharing a few pages that really are just a combination of a few simple elements.. Im not creating masterpieces, but I am loving the play and having fun with the process. It is really so easy, I couldn't stop at just one.

There is a hyperlapse process video of this baby on my You Tube channel if you can find it.
the linking on this new blogger format is getting the better of my old school computer skills.

These pages work beautifully with any journal, white, craft or black.

If you have checked out the pages above and the video on my you tube channel, you can see that I am really only using paint and scrap papers, the odd stamp and stencil, then simple mark making and scribbles to finish off.
Anyone can nail these sort of pages, I engourage you to give it a whirl.

Thanks a bunch for Dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today. I do hope you are inspired to create something colourful and happy. 

Lisa xx

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Scrap Offcuts

 I have so many piles of offcuts from layouts and projects I have created. Last night I decided it was time to use some of those up & I am pretty chuffed with how well it turned out. 

About a month ago Kylie had the 4th July Heidi Swapp crop - I had so many projects on the go and after that amazing weekend I just piled everything in a pile and left it - I finally tackled a lot of my off-cuts and have used the Pineapple Crush range

I worked with a base of white cardstock and splattered on some watered down Ranger Distress stains in - Peacock Feathers & Evergreen Bough. As there was a bit of water on my page once I dried it with the heat tool it was a bit too buckled to work on so I ran it through my A3 laminator which helped flatten out the page. 


I have then added the layers. This pre-cut circle leftover was perfect as the grounding piece for the layout - everything was worked around this piece of cardstock. I have layered other off-cuts of  Pineapple Crush papers under the photo and also under the title. I had some leftover vellum that was the excess of a page insert I created and it was too cute to waste so I dabbed it with the Peacock Feather Distress stain and used it under both places. There was a little Heidi Swapp scallop sparkly gold washi on my desk too so that got divided up and used in the layering process.

I have painted a Kinder Kreations frame{it was a throw away piece - but was too good to throw away} that was on my desk with Distress Tarnished Brass to give it a nice coat of golden goodness. This was layered under the wooden title Be Yourself from Studio Calico. After adding this and then working out the layers and placement of the photo I added some stitching around the outer border to the layout & around the offcut. I have also used my Fudeball pen to add more lines to highlight the circle and other parts of the layout. 

I have used a Viva Las Vegas dot stamp and some Tim Holtz Transparent wings to the layout and a Cocoa Vanilla veneer heart from the endless summer range. To add a little more height I have added some resin flowers to the page plus they are pretty 😀

The last little bit was to add a little journalling around the borders and use a few more Heidi Swapp word stickers. 

I hope this has given you a few ideas on how to use your offcut papers before they are destined for the bin. Have a fabulous weekend.


Thursday, 20 August 2020

Find Inspiration - Art Journalling 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 in my Black Square Dylusions Journal. I start by creating a Distress Oxide background using a painting with plastic technique. I use Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Oxides. Distress Oxides show up so well on a black background - I love the effect. 
Next I created custom texture pastes using a mix of Heidi Swapp ColorShine Teal and Amethyst mixed with whipped spackle. I added this through stencils across my page in places. 
To finish my page I found this image on Pinterest and printed it out on photo paper. I matted it on some coloured book paper from my desk and added gauze, more torn book paper, and diecuts on the corners. I also added some Tim Holtz Idea-ol-ogy Small Talk Word Stickers, and I doodled around the edge of the page using a white Uniball Signo broad pigment ink pen. Here are some close-ups of my page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Flawsome, by Amanda Hartmann

 Hi again!

Welcome to my Wednesday share day!

Today we have MORE brights, and I got to play with my NEW Dylusion paints for the first time!

I started with white cardstock, an old store card and these colours:

Here is the page...
With splodges of the paint on the page, I used my store card to swipe across the page. The colours mixed in places, but that was okay.

Next, I mixed some of the hot pink "Tropical sangria" paint with some modeling paste. This made it thick enough to use neatly through the mini heart stencil. I was so excited that mixing the paint with the paste did NOT dull the intensity of the colour.

Finished with some stickers, stamping and was even able to manage some paint splatters using the Periwinkle Blue paint.

From my stash: Cut to you leaves and floral cut files, hot pink Charms Creations star, and more of the wood veneer from Flutterby Designs. I love to support Aussie businesses.

Thanks for looking, even if you needed your sunglasses on!