Sunday, 13 June 2021

Hope Is Never Lost by Emma Zappone

Hello all!
Em with you all today with an easy and quick Art Journal page based on this months Moodboard.
How this moodboard speaks to me! The colours the images are just so warm and wintery and typically me, as I live in the country this board reminded me of all the quaint homesteads and warm winter fires and the barn owls that Hoot through out the night. Something rather romantic about it all. Anyway enough of that! Here is what I created in my Art Journal.

I went back to some of my old trusty techniques that made for a quick page. First I added White Gesso onto my page, Then stripping pieces of the Ideaology Typography Collage paper adhered that with Gel medium, along with torn washi from the Ideology Butterfly collection. This was now my focused area on the page.

Then came the colour. Using 3 Distress Oxides - Vintage photo, Peacock feathers & Rustic Wilderness, I smooshed the colour with a little plastic and water. I forget how awesome this technique is and love the watercolour effect it gives. Once dry I then chose a few pieces from the Ideaology field notes ephemera pack and created a collage behind my image. This image I have used a couple of times but when I saw this moodboard I just had to use it again as it matched it beautifully.

Finally instead of stamping I chose to use the specimen remnant rubs to tie the background and image together. I added my title and a few flicks of Vintage photo over the completed page and this page was done! Quick, simple, and effective. What a great way to play with this moodboard.

Come join in the fun with this delicious colour board, we love seeing what you create with it. 

Till next time, stay crafty! 
Em xx

Saturday, 12 June 2021

mother's day 2021 - tracey thorne

 Hello Hello Hello

I am unsure of how much joy each months moodboard brings me - but it fills that part of my heart that holds dear my need to create & capture my memories. I hope you find that it helps spark your creativity in this way also. With this 12x12 layout I wanted to capture Mother's day 2021 - and the simplicity of the beautiful tulips my husband gave me. I am very blessed.

I started the page with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock and to that I added just two shades of green. Prima Watercolours #18 from the Tropicals set & Colourburst Turquoise.


I have then prepped some Heidi Swapp frames by sanding them and then adding some 13@arts rusty bronze powder. I have used Matte Gel to blend this and add it to the frames before adding the reactive agent. 


I have then glued these to the layout. I have used a variety of older stamps to create the stamped out background including - Fancy pants, prima & tim holtz. I was a big collector of all the small clear acrylic stamps quite a few years back so my collection is quite substantial and they are great for building up layers and bordering your photos on your layouts and in journal pages. I have also added some pre-made buttons using a silicone mould. The butterfly was from Vicki Boutin packaging.

I have loved incorporating Tim Holtz rub ons on the page and amber coloured diamontes to help tie in the brown from the moodboard. The Tim Holtz tiny words were a lovely add also and helped tie the photo into the layout as I have opted not create a photo stack for it and instead glue it to a plain piece of thick card to give dimension as it stands alone over the frames.

The layout was finished off using a few black splatters using Dylusions black ink. 

Thanks for popping in to have a read of the process. I hope you get to create your own magic with this months moodboard & don't forget to share your magic with us over in the Facebook page - ScrappingClearly Share & Inspire group.


Friday, 11 June 2021

Happy by Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!

It's Belinda here today with a layout to share inspired by the June Mood Board and featuring lots of gorgeous products from the Scrapping Clearly store.

Here's a peek at the mood board.
I recently ordered this absolutely gorgeous 12 x 12 The Crafters Workshop Zinnia stencil from the store and was keen to have a play with it so I knew it would feature on my layout somehow. Here I was testing it in my art journal by spraying Polished Jade Dylusions Ink Spray over it on one side and then flipping it over and printing it on the other page.

To start my layout, I cropped and mounted some heavy weight Marshmallow cardstock onto a sheet of patterned paper from the Vicki Boutin Storyteller range. I then spritzed the cardstock with water and dropped in some Jane Davenport Siren Mermaid Marker. I manipulated the colour on the layout and created a circular design. Next I placed the Zinnia stencil in an art journal and sprayed the Polished Jade Ink Spray over it. I flipped the stencil over onto the layout and printed the design onto the page. I flicked some of the Mermaid Marker and the Ink Spray over the page too.

I chopped up some more papers from the Storyteller range and layered them together along with Storyteller embellishments, paper doilies and Heidi Swapp die cut papers and a doily. I used a Heidi Swapp Mini Stamp and Library Green Archival Ink to add some stamping to the background.

I added some die cut leaves from an Art By Marlene Die Cuts book, a Kaisercraft flower, Storyteller Chipboard Stickers, my title and photo.

Here's what I used:

- Doilies

KAISERCRAFT Handmade flowers

JANE DAVENPORT Mermaid Marker Siren

RANGER Dylusions Ink Spray Polished Jade

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you get a chance to play along with the mood board challenge this month too.


Thursday, 10 June 2021

June Moodboard 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 June 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 June 30th and you need to upload your challenge here
I started by creating an arty background on some heavyweight white cardstock. I used Faber Castell translucent Gelatos in Hazelnut and Olive. I just rubbed the gelatos on the paper and did not activate with water (I liked that look). 
Then I added DWM Ocean acrylic paint (the colours of the moodboard). I stamped on this background with some Art-By-Marlene Exclusive Textures stamps (but forgot to take a photo). I cut out three 4cmx4cm squares to use on my page.
This page is created on a kraft page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal. I drew 6 squares on my page using a Fude Ball pen

I added the arty squares to 3 of these, and in the other 3 I added stamped and and painted flowers (Art-By-Marlene). Lastly I added some Art-By-Marlene quotes.

  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Failure is Success in Progress- Art Journal wit Lisa Oxley

Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with a Scrapping Clearly Sunday update.
Ah, the moment of being able to release and "let go", to internally whisper "freedom" to your self and give to your art again by re-embracing ones creative passion.
After some much needed, unforeseen downtime, I'm pick up my brush again with the freedom to acknowledge and celebrate the knowledge that "Failure is Success in Progress".

Recharging with simplicity and colour.

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly blog today,

 and do hope that you give yourself some time to relax,

 recharge and be creative. 

 Lisa xxx

Saturday, 5 June 2021

that's my girl by tracey thorne

Welcome to another Saturday morning and the first Saturday of a new month. The June moodboard is up and the colours are absolutely beautiful. I hope you get an opportunity to create with them.

I have started to create this 12x12 layout on white cardstock that I previously added ink too. I have then drawn a pencil line using a Stabilo ALLs pencil before stitching on it. This is the placement of for my photograph.


I have then added a few AALL & Create stencil and stamps to the page using different mediums. 

The stencil Broken circles #67 was added using Liquitex light modelling paste & heat set. I have then used the stamp  Intersecting Circles #364 using black Adirondack ink around the photo frame I created and on the edges of the cardstock. The stencil Rota Vitae #49 is one of my all time favourites and I have used Bo Bunny glitter paste in Seafoam. I have had the glitter paste for quite a long time & it sneaks out of its storage container to add a little pizzazz to my layouts every now and again. A hint for this product is to make sure you wash off your stencils straight away after application.

I have used the stamp set Lotus clusters stamp #441 to randomly stamp some of the print around the frame and also the edges of the page.


I have created the photo layer stack using Vicki Boutin papers from the Colour Kaleidoscope range. I've added extra ephemera to the page by creating some flowers from the AALL & Create Louts Clusters stamps which were painted using watered down Art Alchemy Metallique Mermaid Teal acrylic paint. This gave the flowers a lovely shimmer.

I have added a Project Life Acetate cover over the photo and used up some old thickers to create the title. The journalling/story was created using Tim Holtz ideaology snarky stickers.


I hope you enjoy creating with June's moodboard. Thanks for clicking on the links and I hope you have enjoyed my process. 

Have a fabulous weekend


Friday, 4 June 2021

Studio Light Art Journal with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share some art journal pages in the fabulous Studio Light Art Journal.

This is the art journal. I love that it is a ring binder so the pages can easily be removed to work on. The pages are 6.25" x 6.25" and are constructed of really sturdy good quality watercolour paper. There is a zip lock plastic pocket in the journal too to keep a few supplies handy if you are out and about sketching. I am super impressed with this journal and think I will need more than one!!

I decided to have a play with some collage to start with. I tore up some sheets from the Art By Marlene Collage Paper as well as random bits of notepaper, book paper and the punched edges of some notepaper. There's a bit of Heidi Swapp tape in there too. I used Dina Wakley Soft Matte Gel Medium to add the collage and then set it aside to dry completely. The pages warped a little but that will eventually sort itself out as the journal fills up and is kept closed. A little warping never hurt anyone!

Next I added some stencilling with the latest Art By Marlene Stencils and black gesso. I added some stamping too using the Mandala Tapestry Stamps by Art By Marlene and Jet Black Archival Ink.

I toned everything down a little by brayering over some heavy white gesso.

Next I grabbed a bunch of Dylusions Paints and played around with those. I swiped the paint over parts of the pages, placed a stencil over the top and then wiped away the paint with a water wet wipe. My wet wipes were a bit too juicy and smudged the stencils in places so I had to blot away with paper towel before removing the stencils.

Once the pages were dry, I went to town adding Art By Marlene Die Cut Elements, more stencilling, stamping and doodling with Posca Pens. I threw a lot at these pages and they held up really well. They turned out a lot busier than I had planned but I like the craziness of them.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find some time to play with your Scrapping Clearly stash.