Sunday, 27 June 2021

Let Life Surprise You - Art Journal page by Emma Zappone

Hello ScrappingClearly friends!
Em with you today sharing a very easy Art Journal page. 

This page is made up mostly of the awesome Dress my Craft Transfer Me pieces. The Transfers you see on the page are from the Botanical Scripts collection. This was my first attempt at using these transfers as I was a little nervous using them. I thought they may be a little difficult to apply, but boy was I wrong! They work a treat!

I layered them on after I had primed my page with White Gesso. And I overlaid them like I would stamps or any type of collage system. Once I had added all the transfers I wanted, I applied a coat of Clear Gesso, as this 'sets' the transfers ready for the mediums layered on top. With some modelling paste I used a stencil from the Stampers Anonymous Mini set 30 for a soft vintage feel.

I added 2 Distress Oxide sprays to compliment the soft colours in the transfers, and travel through the stencil work. These colours were Speckled Egg and Mustard seed. And these were activated with water and then used like a water colour over the page. Dabbing away any excess or to lighten the shade of colour. Once these were dry I began to layer some stamps. These were from 2 different collections, some from Stampers Anonymous Field Notes set and Art Daily - Carte Postale set.

I finished with a  Butterfly Layer and a couple of Small talk stickers, and a good flicking of white paint. 

If you have yet to play with these transfers, please do as they are just amazing! Super easy, super effective and super gorgeous.

Happy crafting everyone!
Em xx

Saturday, 26 June 2021

My Magic Man by Tracey Thorne

 Hello fellow creatives. I hope your Saturday finds you elbows deep in creative goodness. I am still channelling June's moodboard and have concentrated on the fabulous rich green tones with my layout today.

My favourite way to start with is a sheet of white cardstock & to this I have added the lush green watercolours of Lindys flat magicals-evergreen emerald & Colourburst - turquoise. I have used the kiss process by adding my watercolour to plastic and then letting this touch the paper to leave its beautiful kiss.


Next part of the process was to pick out this fab stencil from Um WOW studio - fish eyes. I used white modelling paste and added this to the page. You can find a great range of this over in the shop. 
I mixed a little of the turquoise water colour to some modelling paste also before adding it to the page. For the photo stack I have used some of the left over Vicki Boutin papers from my layout last week as the browns worked in beautifully with the raw chipboard from The Dusty Attic light bulbs.

I have used stamps from Art by Marlene - mandala tapestry. I have also used a script and ledger stamp from my stash. You can find many of these over in the shop - Finnabair, Tim Holtz all have a great range. I have left the chipboard raw to bring in the warm of the browns and have added some metal cogs and a metal lightbulb also to help link the the elements of the page together with the photo. The Tim Holtz idea-ology range has a couple of sets of cogs that work in beautifully when creating with metals on your pages.

The title was created using a combination of fonts from Thickers - reindeer & Cocoa Vanilla- awesome. I have used glossy accents on the Cocoa Vanilla sticker font. To the photo I have adhered a small talk phrase sticker from the Tim Holtz idea-ology collection.

Thanks for popping in to have a look at my process. I  hope you are enjoying this months moodboard. Don't forget to load up your creative share over on the Facebook Share & inspire group as we would love to see how you have embraced this months moodboard.

tracey x

Friday, 25 June 2021

Happy with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share my latest project featuring awesome goodies from the Scrapping Clearly store.

To start this layout, I cropped a sheet of the fabulous Marshmallow heavy weight cardstock and mounted onto a sheet of Studio Calico 2 Seven Paper. I spritzed the page with a little water followed by Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Navy. I sprayed the Colour Shine directly onto a Vicki Boutin stencil and stamped the stencil onto the page too.

Next I created a paper stack using patterned paper and tags from the Teresa Collins Urban Market collection.

I added some stamping to the background using the Darkroom Door Number Medley Stamps Set with Cobalt Archival Ink. I used my paper stack as a guide so that I knew where to add the stamping.

I added my paper and photo stack to the layout along with a torn piece of the Heidi Swapp 6"x6" Die Cut Papers and half a frame from the Urban Market Chipboard Elements. I stamped a few cute hearts too using a Heidi Swapp Mini Stamp and the same Cobalt ink.

I finished by adding the title fussy cut from Urban Market patterned paper, stickers, chipboard elements and sequins.

Products used:

- Decorative Buttons


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Happy creating.


Thursday, 17 June 2021

Just Be Yourself - 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 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 chose to use kraft cardstock for the background - to coordinate with the moodboard. Then I used lots of papers and elements from the Vicki Boutin Storyteller collection.

The 3"x4" cards are cut from the Storyteller paper. The ephemera is from the ephemera cardstock die-cuts pack. I also added some 2 Crafty chipboard aztec arrows, paper flowers, hessian trim, metal embellishments and enamel dots. I also added some extra words from the Tim Holtz small talk sticker book.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

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.