Sunday, 16 May 2021

Let Life Surprise You - with Emma Zappone

Hi, Em with you on the SC Blog today.

And today's focus is on the Mood board and all things Tim Holtz.
My project is made up of only Tim Holtz products. It was a lot of fun putting together.

Here is the beautiful mood board I was inspired by, I was inspired by the rustic colours in the panel with the butterflies mostly.

I started by using An A4 piece of white card and then started to tear pieces of Tim's Idea-ology Collage paper, 2 different ones were used, they were - Typeset and Typography.
Once I was happy with the amount stuck down I then added a couple of washi tapes to it. 

After adding a layer of clear gesso and completely drying it, I added some colour. I really wanted to play on the orange aspect of the board, so using Distress Oxides I actually started with Vintage Photo around the border first. Then with Carved Pumpkin I blended over the top of the Vintage Photo and in through to the collage paper.
Then flicking some water and removing the moisture created a distressed look.

Next I added a pop of colour through a Tim Holtz Stencil, I used Eye Chart with Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers. This added a cool effect without using modelling paste.

Stamping was next. I chose an assortment of stamps from the Stampers Anonymous range - Field Notes and Glitch1. Glitch1 stamps were stamped with Distress Oxide Crackling Campfire.

For my layers and embellishments, this was using a variety of elements from the Ephemera pack - field notes. This is such an awesome pack as you have 'tags' and butterflies and bugs to flowers. It covers so much. And has beautiful colours. I chose only those that went with this mood board.

Finally the title I added using a couple of stickers from the Idea-ology Small Talk range. These are perfect for story telling which I love to do.

Have you had a play with this months board yet? We would love to see your take on it.

Catch you all very soon, Em xx

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Retreat Fun - Tracey Thorne

 Welcome to another fabulous weekend & welcome back to the blog. 

I've gone off the beaten track with my layout this week and opted to create in hot pink and white and changed it up using Kraft cardstock for my base. I have swiped some white gesso across the page and allowed that to dry. I have then added some Lindy's magicals in Wild Rose Rouge.


I wanted to use this fabulous stencil by Kinder Kreations - it is one of my faves from her line of stencils - very versatile and so good to use in your Art Journal as well as on Layouts. I have used it with Dylusions Cherry Pie. My paint is a bit dried out and quite thick so I used it like texture paste through the stencil. It took quite a while to dry - or what I thought was dry 

I then ran it through the laminator to straighten out the page a little and then I had the following mishap - the layout then changed its construction from that point on. as you can see this is not ideal - but never say never when faced with a mess.

I added more gesso through the stencil to the page & then topped it off with more of the Cherry Pie paint with a little added texture paste this time.


I've added some black stamped images using Stampers Anonymous stamp Fragments. Next was to create my photo stack using some old basic grey papers, a project life card and some other smaller paper embellishments that I had sitting on my desk. At this point it was all getting a little lost and way too busy for my liking... there is only one thing to do... 

Time to paint the whole thing with Gesso to lighten it up. I rubbed off the gesso that was on the pink stencil parts with a wet cloth. I have also stitched a black border and frame for the photo placement.

I used more black cotton to layer under the photo stack and have used a cutfile also to help bring in more white. 


The layout was finished off creating the title using American Crafts Thickers 
and a little typed journalling.

Thanks for dropping by & have yourself a fabulous weekend.

Tracey xx

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Happy Every Day - 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'm playing along with the May 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 May 31st and you need to upload your challenge here.
For my background I started with a sheet of Vicki Boutin Field Notes "Collect & Document" paper. I then used some Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink pads in Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade to add colour to the background. I did this by smooshing the inkpad onto some plastic packaging, spraying with water then stamping on to the page.

 Next I used the same Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink pads in Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade but this time I applied them with a sponge through an Art-By-Marlene stencil.
 To add a pop of teal/blue to the page I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink pads in Broken China to colour some 2 Crafty Chipboard. To do this I smooshed the inkpad onto my craft mat, lightly sprayed with water then painted on with a brush.

 Here is my completed page. 

I matted my photo on a selection of tags cut from Vicki Boutin Field Notes "Good Stuff" paper. I fussy cut lots of butterflies from a sheet of Vicki Boutin Field Notes "Take Flight" paper and flowers from "Among The Wildflowers" paper and added to the page. I used a Fude Ball pen to draw around the edge of the page, and I added splatters of DWM Marine Gloss Spray.
Here are some close-ups of the page.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Precious by Amanda H

Hello SC fans!

Do you follow Vicki Boutin on Facebook? She often does great FB live videos and shows some great techniques. My page today is inspired by one of her video.

All you need is some stamp pads in 4 colours and your favourite stamp. I also finished with some great embellishments from my stash.

I used Distress Oxide pads for my ink and Vicki Boutin flower stamps for my stamping.

Here is the full page...

I added distress oxide ink plus some water on some plastic packaging. I gently touched the colour onto the page. I did four different colours, in four panels down the page.

Distress colours I used: Worn lipstick, Spun sugar, Milled lavender and Seedless preserves.

I used the same inks to stamp the flowers. I then fussy cut out each flower.

Assembling the page was easy - I arranged the flowers in the panels and tucked in muslin, hearts, tags, word stickers and flowers.

Such a precious memory for me of my darling daughters.....

Thanks for looking,


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Laugh by Tracey B

 Hi everyone and happy crafting Tuesday.

Today I have a page again inspired by the gorgeous moodboard and I had a head start as my base was some leftover Colour Blast paste from my last LO.

Previously I had scraped some paste through a stencil.   I gave the back of the stencil a spritz with water and then laid it on some white cardstock using the stencil like a stamp.

(Previous LO)
(Current LO)


I did a bit of stash busting and used some very old stickers around where I thought my photo would go.

I added some Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paint (Fiji) (This stuff is fabulous and currently on special!) through a stencil and then again spritzed it and added the leftover to another piece of white cardstock. I cleaned the back of the stencil with a baby wipe and used the baby wipe to swipe a bit of the colour to the edges of my LO.

For more depth I added some Color Burst (Yellow Ochre) and Lindy's Magical shakers (Yodeling Yellow) using the packaging technique.

With my background done, I layered my photo with some paper scraps from my stash, title (Joy Parade) and some ephemera (Heidi Swapp, Amy Tangerine & Jillibean Soup). 

(My stash is coloured coordinated (of course) and huge as I keep anything that is over a couple of inches and some if I particularly love it as small as an inch!)

Here's the finished LO

And some closeups

Plenty of time left to give this month's challenge a go.


Have a great week




Sunday, 9 May 2021

Wrapping up the #100dayproject2021 with Lisa Oxley

Howdy Folks, Lisa here with a Sunday Scrapping Clearly update.
Firstly, to all the Mumma's out there celebrating today.
Happy Mothers Day, to all the incredible mothers and mother substitutes. For those who don't have their mum here, those who want to be a mum but can not, for those who are about to become a mum, 
 May you all be showered with heart love, hugs and goodness from those you call your loves.
Celebrate those who nurture your passions, protect and endow wisdom. They are the true Hero. 
Today is day 99 of the #100dayproject, and as I count down another year of this challenge, I am happy to be one day away and have a plethora of new work under my creative belt.
This year I created all pieces of canvas board, to make available for interested folk to purchase the original piece. I'm so happy to say that at day 99, I have only 34 pieces remaining with me and I am so very grateful to those special folk who connected to each and every piece.

Sharing a few final works with you.

Scrapping Clearly boasts a magnificent range of all one could need, to keep their art-loving heart and mind full for eternity. A must visit if your heading from Melbourne to Sydney, or jump on the web and peruse the extensive array of tempting mixed media supplies to inspire the creative spirit.

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today, Ill be back soon with something new.