Tuesday, 24 November 2020

He's got skills by Tracey B

 Happy Tuesday everyone! 

Here's another bright and cheery layout inspired by this month's mood board.

I wasn't sure exactly where I was going with this LO in the beginning (situation normal really) so I started with a coat of white gesso as I was pretty sure I wanted to be able to 'move' whatever medium I decided to use.

I opted for some gelatos initially so a scribble on my messy mat, a spritz with water and then transferred them to my layout using some plastic packaging.

I also used them to colour the diecuts I was using (just painting with a brush).   
I used a swirly stencil and a pencil to draw in some curves and then went back in with a black Posca pen & defined the swirls adding a few more freehand as I went along.   Note to self - ensure your LO is dry or you'll bugger up your Posca!

I then grabbed another stencil, a foam applicator and some Distress Oxide for another layer. 

Because the Distress Oxide will react with water I spritzed some ware onto by hand and then flicked it onto the LO.

Another stencil and some Art Anthology Dimensional Velvet paint. I just love this stuff - so lush and creamy.

I then fussy cut a Hambly screen print, layered my photo, added a title and stuck everything down and lastly added some journalling.


Products I've used include

Gelato (lemon, tangerine and bubblegum)
Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry)
Foam applicator
Mosiac tile stencil
Diecut (borrowed)

Still a week left to join in the fun with this month's mood board.

Would love to see what you create.


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Ordinary Everyday Life by Tracey Thorne

 I have dusted off my old pots of Dylusion paints and I have to say some are in a sorry state - all dried up. A paint brush still picked up the pigment and I also used a spatula to apply the yellow as its consistency was very much like heavy bodied modelling paste that was a little too dried up but alas it still worked and added a nice vibrant hit of colour to this layout.

I added the yellow first with a spatula. Once dry I added the AALL & Create stencil #64 and with a paint brush picked up the paint/pigment and dry brushed through the stencil. 

I chose some Vicki Boutin papers from the Kaleidoscope range  to layer on the page. I have cut these at varying sizes and positioned them so that I could draw a rectangle to add some stitching. 

I removed all the layers and stitched a black straight line border on the page before adding the paper layers back on the page.

Now for the stamping. I have used the Dylusions Creative Dyary stamps on the page. I chose the rectangular one and worked it around the page as a very funky border.  I have used the Cocoa Vanilla Legendary washi tape to tie in a little more bold colour from the photo to the printed paper and topped this off with a cut file frame that I have designed. 

I finished the page off with a little typed journalling and stapled the title on from the Vicki Boutin printed paper.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend full of creative joy. Don't forget our brights moodboard for inspiration and load your creation on to the Facebook page for a chance to win a store voucher.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Celebrate - with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share my latest project for Scrapping Clearly featuring lots of awesome products from the store. Today I have a layout to share with you inspired by the gorgeous November Mood Board.


Here's a reminder of the stunning colours of the mood board:

This was such a fun layout to create starting with an explosion of colour on my background using the awesome Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz. I love the Oxides so much that I try to use them on everything!!

Here I pressed the ink pads onto a piece of plastic as some of the other DT have done (I had to try it for myself!!) I spritzed it with water and then pressed onto the page lightly. I dried the page in between each colour. I also picked up some of the colour from the plastic with a soft wet paintbrush and flicked it over the background.

Next I added a layer of stamping using the same colour Distress Oxides and the stunning Mandala Tapestry stamps by Art By Marlene as well as Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope Clear Stamps.

I also used the sentiment stamps from the Vicki Boutin set with the Distress Oxides and stamped them around the central area.

Next I added some Heidi Swapp patterned papers that I had die cut using the Kaisercraft Nesting Pennants Dies and some Heidi Swapp Ephemera on top of some messy cotton thread..

Finally I added my photo as well as the title and other embellishments.

Here's what I used:
- Favourite Things Stickers
KAISERCRAFT Decorative Dies Nesting Pennants
BAZZILL Marshmallow Heavy Weight Cardstock
- Peacock Feathers
- Picked Raspberry
- Spiced Marmalade
- Twisted Citron
- Wilted Violet
ART BY MARLENE Clear Stamps Mandala Tapestry
VICKI BOUTIN Clear Stamps Kaleidoscope

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find some time to have a play with the mood board too.


Thursday, 19 November 2020

Sweet Memories - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

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

I started by creating my background on heavy weight white cardstock. Firstly I added gesso to the page then I painted DWM acrylic paint across the page (apricot, aloe and mineral - chosen to coordinate with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream collection).
 Next I added some stencilling using the Dylusions old School small alpha stencil and Marine DWM acrylic paint, and the DWM Wallpaper stencil and Carnation DWM acrylic paint.
Lastly I added sprays and splatters of DWM gloss spray (marine, apricot, aloe, carnation, mineral).
 I hand cut a heap of embellishments from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream collection 6x8 paper pack.
 Here is my finished page.
I matted my photo on papers from the CVS Daydream paper pack. I then embellished with the hand cut shapes, word stickers, wood veneer and paper flowers. I also added a heap of Mambi Sticks chipboard words. Lastly I used a Fude ball pen to draw around the edges of the page.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Mini Pianola Album - by Tracey Thorne

 The Saturdays are coming around so fast lately - I guess we are getting closer to the end of the year and the Big Guy in red will be sneaking sooner than we realise. I started with a different project last night and ended up creating something totally different - A 12x12 layout is nothing like a mini album but somehow my mind sent me down this path instead. 

I have used a piece of pinaola roll to create the base for this mixed media mini album.  I folded it in half and half again both ways and then cut the lines and folded to create the album. When folded I lightly glued pages together and gave them a quick wipe with gesso. It measures 3.5"x3" and has a total of 12 internal pages. I have also sewn a border around the outer edge of the pages and created a zig zag spine on the album for a little added strength.


I added base colours to each page using Dylusions Mushy Peas, Lindys Curiouser Charteuse & Liquitex Vivid Lime Green inks. I have then layered alternate  pages with Liquitex modelling paste & Distress Texture paste using various stencils from TCW, AALL&CREATE, Dina Wakley and Um Wow.


More layering was added after this step using colour - I have used a range of Distress Oxides and Liquitex inks on each page - drying after each application. I have adhered some tissue paper to each page using Liquitex matte gel  Images from a range of Stampers Anonymous stamp packs were stamped onto an old dress pattern and added using Liquitex Matte Gel.


With all the layering a little of the colour got lost so I added more colour after adding some wood embellishments and shading with an ALLS pencil. I have also used a little Faber Castell silver Texture Luxe to brighten up a few of the pages. Tim Holtz ideaology sticker statements were added to help the album tell a story.


Front & Back covers

Thanks for popping in - I think I am going back to the desk to brighten this up a little bit more - the beauty of gesso at an arms length and a little more of the bright inks are what are needed after looking at the photos.  I like the prep pages a little more than the finished. Have a great weekend everyone.