Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Welcome Fred, by Amanda Hartmann

 Dear SC fans!

Zoom zoom... today's page is all about our new car, who we have called "Fred"!

I went with wheel designs and lots of red!

Products used on this page:


Grey colour in background: Distress Oxides

Spray and colour: Dylusions Spray Postbox Red and Dylusions Spray Black Marble

Black pen: Pilot Pintor Medium Tip Black

To create this page, I used a thick black paint pen through the wheel stencil - to create the black wheels to the background.

Next I smooshed grey Distress Oxide inks to the background with plastic packaging.

Next was swiping and splattering of the red and black inks.

Finished with some stickers, (including TIM HOLTZ– SMALL TALK STICKERS), hearts, a moustache, machine stitching around the edge and hand doodling.

Thanks for looking today! 


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

& so the day begins by Tracey B

 Hi everyone.

It's hard to believe the year is almost a quarter of the way through but still there is still some time to enter this month's moodboard.

So here's another layout and technique inspired by this month's board.

I started by mixing some paint with some inpasto gel to give it some dimension and then scraping it through a stencil.

I then used more paint and sponged it through another stencil.   Just make sure you clean your sponge thoroughly at the end or the paint will dry hard and there is no recovery from that!   
The left over paint I spritzed with water and splatted onto the page. 

I added a couple of stamps (masking off the 's' of mornings with some washi tape)

A little more stamping and then some embellishments.

(The black splodge on my top photo that looks a bit like a bat is actually where I accidentally lay the photo on some glue and when I wiped it off, it took the colour from the photo.   I coloured it with black posca pen hoping it would blend in but not to be.   I did think about putting an embellishment over the top but thought it would detract from the design of the page so I think I'll print a third photo and lay it over the top)

Products I've used include:

Art Alchemy Metallique Paint (Amethyst & Deep Waters)
Dusty Attic stencils
fan brush
Studio Calico stamps
washi  tape
Momento ink black
Carabelle Studio stamps textured circles
Heidi Swapp Memory Planner photo frame
Basic grey chipboard alphas
embroidery floss

Hope you all have a great week
Looking forward to the Easter cyber crop!


Saturday, 27 March 2021

Happy Me by Tracey Thorne

 Hello to all the fabulous crafters out there and thank you for popping in.

I've taken two colours from this months moodboard for my project and I have dusted off the Minc for a bit of a shimmer on the layout too. It wasn't what I was planning on with the Minc but I'm happy to take the lucky accident for this one.

I started with a white page and using an old credit card swiped some magenta paint across the page. I have then started to stamp using thick foam stamps but decided against this ... instead I have then stamped fine circle images on the page using Art by Marlene stamps - Mandala Tapestry. I have then sewn a square in readiness for the photo.

I have used a 6 x 6 TCW stencil daisy chain -  with some Liquitex modelling paste and have allowed this to dry. I have then added some Minc reactive mist by splattering it in random places on the page. I have used the Heidi Swapp Pink Gold Ombre Reflective Foil through the Minc. I was not expecting it to adhere to the modelling paste but it did - so I got an added bonus with this addition to my page.


The negative to this will make a great addition at a later date to a journal page or another scrap page.

Now it is time to add the layers under the photo. I have used Heidi Swapp Foil Pocket Cards and Vintage Chic Notes. The white frame & scallop is a cutfile I have created. I have used some old Basic Grey undressed chipboard letters to help create the title which were coloured black and the word happy came from some Heidi Swapp chipboard stickers. I have added some fussy cut butterflies and a cute little fabric brad as well as a Prima charm. I have also added Glossy accents to the word me for a nicer finish.


As I layered the stack I have added a  little black cotton underneath and added some Tim Holtz elements rub ons and sticker words to help add extra interest and tell the story. My journalling was done on a typewriter and I have added a few diamontes on the page to help finish it all off.


I am loving the shimmer of this Ombre foil

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to dust off your minc to add a little more shimmer to your pages


Friday, 26 March 2021

Adore You with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share my latest layout created using lots of awesome supplies from Scrapping Clearly.

I started the layout by cropping some Heidi Swapp patterned paper and mounting on heavyweight Marshmallow cardstock. For this project I have used both the Artwalk and Storyline Chapters 12 x 12 Project Pads. I painted a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso over the whole page.

Next I added some Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolours. I could not love this product more!! The colours are so vibrant and they are so easy to work with. I spritzed my page with water first and then dropped the colours into the wet area. I love watching the watercoloour bloom in the water. I find it so mesmerizing and relaxing. Once the watercolour had done it's thing I then started manipulating the colour with a large soft wet paintbrush to push it where I wanted it. I spritzed with water and played around with tilting the page too. Basically anything goes to get that colour where you want it! I flicked some of the colour over the page too.

I managed to get my inky hands on the NEW Aall & Create Take Flight Clear Stamp Set. (Lucky me!!) It is a stunning stamp set and I was super impressed with the size of the stamps especially the huge gorgeous wings. Here I have used the long grungy strip stamp down the middle of my page as well as the chevrons stamp. I applied the stamps using Ranger Rose Madder Archival Ink.

Next I added some stencilling using the Kaisercraft Bubbles 12 x 12 Template and the fabulous Prima Art Extravagance Vintage Gold Icing Paste.

Here's an angle shot to show how gorgeously gold that icing paste is.

Next I tore a strip of Heidi Swapp patterned paper and attached some Tim Holtz Terminology Tissue Wrap and paper doilies to the back of it. Once everything was attached I added the whole lot to the page.

I stamped a couple of small wings from the Take Flight Set onto vellum using Jet Black Archival Ink. If you haven't had the 'pleasure' of stamping on vellum before, it may take a few goes (speaking from experience)!! The ink slips on the vellum and it can be tricky to get a crisp image. Persistance pays off though. I fussy cut the wings and added them to a fussy cut photo of my daughter in her fairy costume. I am sure my daughter would like me to add that this photo was taken many years ago and she is way too cool to wear a fairy costume now.

Here's my completed layout.

As you can see I added 'fairy' Hayley to the layout along with a chopped up piece of Heidi Swapp die cut paper and some butterflies. For the butterflies I used a brand new stamp from Darkroom Door and applied it onto the same patterned paper that I tore the big strip from. Any butterflies would work for this though.

I added a little bit more stamping using a Technique Tuesday Stamp Set and shook a gold Pintor Pen over the layout (covering up my photo) to add some gold drops. I finished with my title.

Here's what I used:
HEIDI SWAPP Storyline Chapters 12 x 12 Project Pad
HEIDI SWAPP 6 X 6 Die Cut Papers
TECHNIQUE TUESDAY Random Thoughts Clear Stamps
KAISERCRAFT Lucky Dip Gold Foil Doilies
DARKROOM DOOR Spread Your Wings Rubber Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Dream - 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

To create a background I used a sheet of heavy weight white cardstock and added strips of Heidi Swapp Old School "Art District" paper across the top of the page. Next I painted coordinating Prima watercolour confections across the page. When this had dried I also added splatters of each colour.  
I then added some background stamping and texture paste through a stencil (hard to see).

 Here is my completed page.
 The photo mats, tags and words were cut from a sheet of paper from the Heidi Swapp Old School 6x8 paper pad - I love the smaller size of the patterns in the pad compared to the 12x12 sheets.  I added a title and stars using Glitter Foam word stickers.
Here are some close-ups of the page. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

fast, by Amanda Hartmann

Dear SC fans!

I had to record one of my fastest runs - and it was fun to create my own background picking up the colour tones of my photo.

It was simple: Create an interesting background with stamping and tissue paper, and then add colour!

Stamping: Vicki Boutin leaf stamps from past stocked set
Tissue Paper: Tim Holtz Botanicals
Colour with: Distress Oxides

Here is the full page:

I stamped the images and painted them with the Oxide inks, and then smooshed more colour and added splatters with the Oxide inks! So easy!

Finished with a journal card from the Storyteller papers, and some muslin, hearts and threads!

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

I got you by Tracey B

Hi everyone,

here's another couple of layouts inspired by this month's board, similar colours but using different techniques and products.

This LO was inspired by a class I did with Louise Nelson, quite a few years ago now.   
I started with a layer of gesso, scraped from the top down with a credit card.   I deliberately let it rough and ready so later on the inks would flow in some places and grip in others.

I then scrapped on some crackle paste and when dry, sprayed on the ink and let it run down the page.  
I used a baby wipe to smear some of the overspray to the bottom of the page.

I added some stamping and some eyelets and then threaded the wire through the eyelets.   I added some more wire winding it around my anchored wire just for some interest. 

Products I've used include


Viva Facetten Lack - crackling colour white



Darkroom Door Stamp

StazOn ink

Dylusions ink spray (London Blue, Campso Teal & Bubblegum Pink)

Heidi Swapp puffy alpha stickers

Art Alchemy Paint (Metallique Deep Water)

For my next layout although I wanted a similar colour palette I decided to use some Dina Wakley paints as my base.    (I didn't gesso first but did go in with a little bit later on)

I started by pencilling in where my bauble/lightglobe circles would be using the pink pencil I just happened to have on my desk. 

I then stamped and embossed a few butterflies.
I added my paint, some with a brayer, some with a brush and a little with my finger.   

I outlined my circles with a Posca pen then masked them off and did some stamping.

When I removed the mask I added some more stamping.

I punched out some butterflies and stamped more little ones around the page.   I mounted my photo and added some cardboard to the back so I could slip the lightglobe transparency underneath.
I then finished with my title and a few embellishments.

Products I've used include

Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Pipe Dream Ink Embossing powder
Dina Wakley acrylic paint (Magenta, Sky, Lemon & Lapis)
Posca 1mm pen black
Butterfly punch
49 & Market Butterflied are free stamp
Scrap FX transparency
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome alpha stickers

Still plenty of time to get an entry in for a chance to win!