Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Document, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

Sharing another page today, where I created my own background starting from a white base. I watched another Vicki Boutin FB live video to be inspired to create this page.

Products I used:
*Distress Oxides: Festive berries, Seeded perserve, Fossilised Amber and Abandoned Coral
*White Gesso

I started by masking the middle square of the page and mixed my 4 Distress Oxide colours with water. I painted a mix of the colours into the square.

Once completely dry, I used a dry brush to brush white gesso paint through the stencil over the water coloured square.

Next, using the same stencil, I used a blending brush to rub the same distress oxide colours through the stencil. This time I rubbed the stencil around the outside edges of the square.

With a wet brush, I then painted and splattered. To soften the edges and add variations to the colour. I also mixed more distress oxide and water for more coloured splatters.

To finish, I added black machine stitching, black stamping with staz on and some black splatters with Dylusions Ink.

For my photo stack - I used tags, ephemera, and stickers, all from the new Vicki Boutin Storyteller range.

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, 27 September 2020

The Painted Paper Project - Mixed media fun with Lisa Oxley


Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly update.

I've been playing with Watercolours. Yeah not my usual bag of tricks but quick and easy when your energy level is zero, but you still want to create something.

Inspiration again from Instagram, the awesome Rae Missigman and #thepaintedpaperproject.

 Go hunt it out if have a little spare time and you are feeling inspired.

Heres a few of the pieces I have made.

Here's one of the layouts I have created using a few of the abstract flowers.

I created this.

Plus a few bits and pieces from Scrapping Clearly like,

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog today.
Ill be back very soon with a new SC mixed media update.

Lisa xx

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Best Day Ever

 Hello to you all and welcome to another Saturday blogpost of goodness. I have used a little Vicki Boutin today to create this awesome layout of my grandmother. I do hope you like it. I tried to keep it quite simple as the photo just spoke to me to keep it simple and make the photo pop. I have used a base of Vicki Boutin Scattered Leaves printed paper. I dug through my stash to find some red Kaisercraft flowers and tore off some muslin to work out placement. 

After sorting placement I had to add a little oomph to the background under the photo. I chose a TCW Ocean Window stencil and a little texture paste to help with this. After it was dry a few drops of Ranger Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean & a spritz of water was used to disperse and make a few runs down the page. *At this point I thought it was dry and decided in my infinite wisdom to run it through the laminator to flatten it out -- I added a sheet of paper over the top because of the oxide -- the paper stuck to my work. HINT - use baking paper instead. I pulled off the paper and redid the above steps again over the mess I created and it worked a treat - better than the first attempt I think...  it added more depth, sometimes mistakes are meant to work for you 😉

Time to add a little stitching. I stitched a black machine border around the outer edge. I have also stitched the frame where the photo will go. I also stitched around a Vicki Boutin heart tag.

I layered a Vicki Boutin tag with muslin and the photo was backed with black cardstock.
Flowers were added by gluing the heads down and leaving the stems long on the page.
I made a resin heart and painted it using Prima metalliques in red wine & a Prima stamp was used to add a little black to either side of the photo.


The finsihed layout. Some Tim Holtz little word stickers were added for the journalling component of the page & doubled as the title also. 

Until next week - enjoy your weekend and happy crafting 

Tracey xx

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Graduation - With Karyn Schultz!

  Hi Lovelies!

Today I have a scrapbook page that I created using  the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection available at Scrapping Clearly

I started by creating a watercolour background on white cardstock using Prima Watercolor Confections. I used a painting with plastic technique then added additional splatters of each colour.

Here is my finished page. 

Underneath my photo I have layered a number of papers from the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection - these designs are so pretty. 
 In the bottom right corner of the photo I have added an embellishment cluster that includes a paper foilie, die cuts, paper flowers and chipboard stickers from Vicki Boutin Wildflower & Honey collection
In the top left corner of the photo I have added a similar embellishment cluster.  

  Along the left edge of the page I have added more strips of paper from the collection and a card cut from one of the pages - perfect for journaling on!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

White with one challenges, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,

Over the weekend, I played with the challenges for White with one. I love to start with a piece of white cardstock and create my own background. 

Today I will share the 3 pages I created.

 Page 1: GOLD

Background: White pearl paste through the new Vicki Boutin Storyteller stencil.

Gold I used:
* Colour Blast Mica Powder in Bling (Mixed with water for water effects and splatters and mixed with gel medium to go through the heart stencil)
Liquitex Ink in Bright Gold (Splatters and painted edges)
* Some gold thickers - letters and hearts.

Page 2: PURPLE

Background: Dina Wakley paints (Eggplant and Heather) applied with a brayer. Then watered down for some splatters.

Layers added with: White modeling paste through a floral stencil, stamping with black Staz on, machine stitching.
Embellished with some chipboard leaves, thickers, a Charms Creations heart, and Prima Art pebbles.

Page 3: Neutrals

I used a blending brush to push Distress Oxide colour (Brushed Corduroy) through the brick stencil on this page.
You can then add water on top of this, to add splatters and soften edges by painting.

I included some machine stitching, black stamping and a few bits and bobs from my stash.

Thanks for checking out my pages today.


Tuesday, 22 September 2020


Hi everyone

I'm definitely not a fan of fussy cutting but just sometimes I give it a go. (Usually muttering to myself all the way through "What was I thinking?").

This is what I finished up with.

I've used TCW Light & Fluffy through a TCW script stencil and some NeoColorII crayons which I scribbled onto my messy mat, spritzed with water and then used the plastic bag technique to transfer onto my background.   

While that was drying I fussy cut the flowers from 13@rts paper and inked the edges.   These papers are divine, great designs and such good quality.   

I finished with a Heidi Swapp acetate word for my title and a couple of phrases. 

A quick layout - as long as you don't count the time I spent fussy cutting!

Til next time, take care

Saturday, 19 September 2020


 Good day to you all. Saturday finds me creating again and I am relishing the opportunity to create with the September moodboard. I dug a photo out of the box of my daughter from when she was just 7 months old and decided it would would in great with the zesty colours of this moodboard. 

I have used a base of white cardstock and to that I added some Dylusions Periwinkle Blue onto a messy mat and sprayed a little water - I have then used the kiss technique to transfer it onto my page. I repeated this process using the Avery Elle water colour Lemon Grass.

After working out photo placement I used a TCW 6x6 stencil - Skylight with some Liquitex modelling paste. I used the whole stencil under where the photo was going and then used the stencil another two times either side of the photo but I only used portions of the stencil.

After this had dried I used some Muslin across the page. This was sewn onto the layout using black cotton. I have also marked out photo placement and stitched a black border where the photo will be placed. I have used some Basic Grey papers to add a little colour to the back of the photo and carried it over to the left of the layout also.

I have added some stamping using Adirondack black ink and using a Prima script stamp & Stampers Anonymous stamps. I have used a Versacube in Lime ink to stamp a few swirls using some Autumn Leaves stamps. Two font stickers were used to create the title - Thickers- Happy and Heidi Swapp - puffy sticker words. I chosen some Tim Holtz acetate butterflies to help embellish the page and resin flowers as well as a few diamontes and crystals.

I hope you have enjoyed the process of this layout. I love using all my old and new stamps together on a page as I have so many and by layering them you can come up with some interesting effects.

Have a fabulous weekend
Tracey xx