Friday, 30 July 2021

Christmas in July with Belinda Spencer

 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!!

It's Belinda here today to share my Christmas in July Cybercrop projects. For my projects I chose to bind together some Heidi Swapp Memory Files and create a junk journal. I used the Believe Christmas collection by Heidi from when I attended a workshop here in Adelaide as well as some papers from the Dreamy 6"x6" Paper Pad.

Sadly, as we were in lockdown in Adelaide at the time of the cybercrop, I didn't get as many projects completed as I had hoped. I had to compete for computer time and with everyone home it seemed like I was forever making meals!! Anyway, I will continue to work on it and hopefully have it finished by Christmas in December!!

Challenge One

For this page I used a smaller memory file from the Heidi Swapp Christmas range. There are newer Christmas collections that are equally as gorgeous now. Check out the Oh What Fun and Winter Wonderland collections in the shop. I used Chartreuse Colour Shine on the background as well as a stencil and stamps by Darkroom Door.

I layered some of the patterned papers together and added embellishments from the range as well as a Kaisercraft gold paper doily, a Charms Creations embellishment as well as buttons. I finished with a title created from Dusty Attic chipboard.

Challenge Two

For Challenge Two, I wanted to document how we usually end up at the beach on Christmas Day. Well we used to before Covid. Now we stay home.

I created this page pretty much the same way as the first one. The same Colour Shine and patterned paper range. I tore the papers to represent the waves breaking on the beach. I also added a fabulous 6"x6" Heidi Swapp die cut paper. I tore the die cut paper into strips so I could use it on multiple pages. 

Again I used Charm's Creations embellishments, Darkroom Door stamps and a stencil and Dusty Attic chipboard as well as a Colour Magic star die cut from the Believe collection.

Challenge Three

For Challenge Three I used the softer, pastel colours from the colour wheel. The background paper is from the Heidi Swapp Art Walk Paper Pad. I added some Patina Colour Shine on the background and used some gesso with a Darkroom Door stencil.

Next I chopped up some papers from the Dreamy 6"x6" Paper Pad and layered them together. I added some of the torn starry 6"x6" Die Cut Paper too.

I finished it off with a few strategically placed embellishments.

Well that is all I managed to complete. I am looking forward to working through the remaining challenges and will share those next Friday.

I hope you enjoyed the cybercrop and a big thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful creations.


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Christmas in July Challenges - With Karyn Schultz!

 Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

Did you join in on last weekends Christmas in July Cybercrop? Today I have the four scrapbook pages that I created using lots of fun products available at Scrapping Clearly

The first page was for Challenge 1: Traditional Christmas Colours.  

I've used a monochromatic red colour scheme on a heavy white cardstock background. I created a watercolour background with Prima watercolour confections, then added stencilling with Nuvo Glimmer paste - Red. My photo is matted on papers from the 13@rts Unforgettable collection.
This next page was for Challenge 4: Choose your own Christmas colours.

I've used a monochromatic green colour scheme on a heavy white cardstock background. I created a watercolour background with Prima watercolour confections, then added stencilling with Nuvo Glimmer paste - Red. My photo is matted on papers from the Heidi Swapp Old School collection.I've also used Heidi Swapp puffy stickers and words.
This next page was for Challenge 4: Christmas colours on a non-Christmas layout

On a heavy white cardstock background I've used a palate knife to paint Dylusions shimmer paints in Postbox red, fresh lime, and pure sunshine. Then I added stencilling with white texture paste. My photo is matted on papers from the 13@rts Unforgettable collection.
This last page was for Challenge 5: Inspiration Tree

On a heavy white cardstock background I've stamped a variety of circle stamps using Tim Holtz Distress Ink ink pads in fossilised amber, kitsch flamingo and broken china. I then added splatters of each of these colours. I added stencilling using Bo Bunny glitter paste. To embellish I used Heidi Swapp words and clear alphas.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

You Inspire me by Tracey B

 Hi everyone,

back with another layout inspired by this month's moodboard.

I started with some white card stock that I coated with some gesso.   I knew I was going to use paint next but wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do so I wanted to give myself some wriggle room by using the gesso in case I wanted the paint to move.

I then dry brushed on some paint and wiped a bit off through a stencil using a baby wipe.

I mixed some paint with some modelling paste and scraped it through another stencil.

I then sponged on some Distress Oxide and Distress Ink through a couple of stencils to give a bit more depth.

Using my trusty antique typewriter I added my journalling to the library card, matted my photos and added some corrugated cardboard behind then to give them some height.

I fussy cut some flowers, birdcage and butterflies from 13@rts paper, stapled on some muslin and then stuck everything down.

This is what I finished up with...

Products I have used include
Kaiser Craft Card stock, Snow
13@rts gesso
Dina Wakley paint - Sky, Turquoise, Carnation and Heather
Stencils - Dark Room Door (Awesome), TCW script, Heidi Swapp Lattice.
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood        
Long-arm stapler
Flair button
Charms Creations XO

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Have an open Heart by Emma Zappone

Hello everyone! 
Emma with you on the Blog this Sunday.
Have you been playing along with the awesome Cyber Crop challenges yet? Lots of fun to be had!
Today I'm sharing a page I created using this months moodboard.

Lets refresh our minds with the fab board.....

I found this awesome Cyberpunk image on Pinterest and thought how great it suited the colours and vibe I was getting from the colour palette off the moodboard. I started with a white background and then swiped brush strokes with some black acrylic paint.
Then outlining some circles free hand painted the bigger circles with Art Alchemy Acrylic in the violet-green opal magic, it has that awesome transparent kinda shimmer which created the purple tones over the black paint.

Once dry I then outlined these circles with matching Posca pens. Grabbing a couple of different circle stencils & blending tools I rubbed through Distress Oxides, Salvaged patina & Spun Sugar to a few areas.

Behind my image I have layered a couple of chipboard arrows, again painted with black gesso and a layer of White Pearl Acrylic paint. I stamped in 3 places with one of the stamps featured in the Aall & Create pack Take Flight. 

Finally a couple of stickers from the Idea-ology small talk pack and a few splashes of Izink pigments - Cotton candy & Opal Frost this page was finished.
Quick, simple & effective.

I hope you join in with the crop as the moodboard is also a feature along with other awesome challenges. We love seeing your creations come through.

Till next time, Em xx

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Everything Is Possible - 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 July 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 July 31st and you need to upload your challenge here
This page is created on a burlap/hessian page in my 8x10 Dina Wakley Media Journal. I started by stencilling using Nuvo glimmer paste in Sapphire blue (The sparkly paste fitted in perfectly with the moodboard!) and a 13 Arts stencil. When I'm working on Hessian I prefer to keep my creating minimal. Adding a feature stencil, an image and a few diecuts are all that you need on a page :)

 I added an image I found on Pinterest, some white diecuts, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology small talk stickers.

Some close-up images.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

One of a kind? by Tracey B

 Hi everyone

I used this month's moodboard as a jumping off point for this layout which means I didn't have to think about what colours I was going to use!

.I started with some thick luscious Terera Collins paper and added some Unicorn paste through a stencil and then when dry some Nuvo Embellishment mousse through a script stencil.

I typed my journalling on my antique (and a little wonky) typewriter and then cut it into strips, matted my photo and card I was using as a title and I was pretty much done.   very quick and simple.

Here's what I finished up with.

Products I have used include

Teresa Collins Now & Then & Life Emporium patterned paper

Vicki Boutin Storyteller patterned paper

Finnabair Unicorn effects paste

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, chai latte

Heidi Swapp stencil

TCW script stencil

WRMK acetate, silver dots

Hambly screen prints

Teresa Collins Something Wonderful chipboard

Distress Oxide, Mermaid Lagoon


enamel dots 

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Orenda by Tracey Thorne

 Hello and welcome to another fabulous Saturday post from me. 

The new moodboard is well and truly in full swing with all its lusciousness and today I am sharing with you my layout with some of those fantastic pink shades and that hit of bling shimmer.

I have used white cardstock for my base and to that I have added some Tattered Angels - this ink is uber old and actually dried up but I squeezed that last morsel from it before throwing it in the bin--- you can find Tattered Angels till in stock from Scrapping Clearly - here .  I have later backed it up with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in pink. You will notice I have punched out some circles to use on the layout - these were from Pink Paislee cardstock - Citrus Breeze.

Once working out placement I have stamped out some Jane Davenport stamps - Friendship  on tissue paper and adhered them using Liquitex Matte Gel. I have also stamped on the page joining elements together using Tim Holtz -Fragments , Jane Davenport - Build a Bouquet and Fancy Pants - Golden Days . These were all stamped using Ranger Archival black ink.

I added a little Liquitex Light Modelling paste to the page by pushing it through an Artistcellar stencil. I've then added a little colour to the hair of the Jane Davenport stamp with my water colour pencils. 
Layering under the photo was done using some punchenella and black cotton.


It was a lot of fun putting this together with a range of stamps from different designers. Don't be afraid to mix and match your ranges.

I hope you have gathered a little something from my share this week

I hope you have a fantastic creative weekend