Saturday, 27 November 2021

Christmas created by Tracey Thorne

Welcome to another weekend and we are getting very close to December. This means that I need to start scrapping last years photos - oops. I found this photo that I took of the succulent bowls I made for family and decided it needed a little Christmas spirit. I found some everyday papers in the Vicki Boutin 12x12 paper pad Kaleidoscope that were all kinds of Christmas & mixed them up with some papers from the Vicki Boutin colour study pad this and gave the page a beautifully busy look.

I hope you enjoy the video of the process I have shared over on the Facebook page

Here are a few of the close ups from the page.

I will be back next week with a new moodboard to play with - so until next week enjoy your weekend.


Tuesday, 23 November 2021

WTF - by Tracey B

 Hi everyone

Although I love this month's moodboard I struggled to get on board!

After a couple of false starts (remember it's just paper!) this is what I created.

Products I used include

Liquitex Ink Neutral Gray 5

Heidi Swapp Metallic paste teal

Heidi Swapp patterned paper  - Pineapple Crush

Vicki Boutin patterned paper - Storyteller songbird

13@rts wood veneer

Vicki Boutin stencil

Die cut

Charms Creations xo

Neocolor II crayons






Saturday, 20 November 2021

Read books make potions - Tag created by Tracey Thorne

 I had a bit of a theme going when I set myself up to scrap last week and it was making tags. This is the next one I created. I have a lot of bits and pieces floating around on my desk. Stamps that I have printed on tissue, pre stamped images etc... so this one came together beautifully using a range of AALL & Create stamps and this months moodboard colours.

To make the tag I have cut a piece of cardstock 14cm x 77cm and used a hole punch to add a hole at the top. I have then added all the base colours using Dylusions polished jade and vibrant turquoise . I have also added a splash of Distress oxide in peacock feather. Once dry I have used AALL & Create stamp #34 in two places using Ranger Archival Ink. 


The next part of the process was to add some tissue paper for texture. I have stamped the AALL & Create stamp #434 Newsprint numbers onto the tissue and then added this to the tag using some Liquitex Matte Gel medium.I have left the tissue go past the parameters of the tag instead of tearing them off flush with the edges. I have then added some extra texture using the AALL & Create stencil #39 Lotza Dotz and Liquitex modelling paste. I had a few blank spaces so I pulled out the AALL & Create stamp #396 Sewing forever and used the filigree section in those spaces.

A little black cotton was curled up before placing on some stamped medicine bottles from the AALL & Create stamp #387 Steampunk alchemist. I have coloured these using Prima Art Alchemy sparks acrylic paint in Iris Potion and a little water. One coat for the labels and a couple of extra coats for the bottle.


I have stamped and coloured this girl AALL & Create stamp #415 Good Book with water colour pencils and then added a little Glossy Accents to her eyes... love the glassy look. She was then layered over the books. I have typed up my quote before colouring and gluing in place.


This one was a lot of fun just grabbing things laying on my desk that I had pre stamped and not used on other projects. She is also super cute and ready to be added to my collection.

  I hope this has given you a little inspiration on what you can use with all those bits and pieces laying around on your desk after a big weekend of creating.

thanks for stopping by - have a great creative weeekend


Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Delivery, by Amanda Hartmann

Happy Wednesday friends!

Some paint, paint pens and big bunny... what is not to love?!?

I had a fun photo of my daughter with an ice-cream delivery for her birthday. And she was wearing her Oodie. The Oodie had rabbits, so I decided... let's add a rabbit! It is kinda bigger than I imagined.. but let's run with it.

I started with some smooth heavy white cardstock. And using a credit card, I swiped some acrylic paint on the background. I combined Dina Wakley Paint in Blackberry with some plain white gesso.

Before it dried, I laid the  Kaisercraft – 12 x 12 Stencil – Bubbles over the paint and wiped back some paint with a baby wipe.

Next I drew the bunny, copying the pattern from the Oodie. I started with pencil before first colouring in with a white paint pen. I added pink paint pen highlights. I finished with black paint pen - thick for the outlines and thin for some small details.

And of course.... Let's talk paint pens.... Scrapping Clearly has you covered!

Check out these pens:

I added some chipboard arts and a wood veneer ice-cream - all coloured with paint pens.

I added some random stamping and doodling, journaling and a title.

And that's it... but quirky and fun page with a rabbit! Why not I say?!


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Both are true - by Tracey B

 Hi everyone

Sometimes when I don't know where to start I grab some tissue paper and start collaging.

This is where I finished up.

 Products I used include
gel medium
modelling paste
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (Salt Water Taffy & Bavarian Blue)
Darkroom Door chipboard
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Life is beautiful alphas  (fussy cut around the waste when I didn't have the right letter)
Amy Tangerine enamel stickers


Saturday, 13 November 2021

November Moodboard Inspiration - butterfly tag by Tracey Thorne

Welcome to another Saturday. Last week I had a LIVE over on the Facebook page and created some wings on tissue.You can watch the process for this over here it starts around the 18 minute mark. I had hoped to use them on my layout but alas they just did not work. So I decided instead of them being a UFO on the craft desk I would use them in a little project - this is how they became a tag.

The first part of the process was to create the wings. I have added a little Distress Oxide - dusty concord with some Liquitex Light Modelling paste and with a palette knife pushed it through the  AALL & CREATE stencil Flutterby #98. I have then dried this with with a heat tool. 

I have cut a few tags out of a piece of white cardstock - 14cm x 7cm. The butterfly tag I opted not to cut off the corners and keep the tag rectangular in shape. I have then glued the tissue on to the cardstock using Matte Gel


 I have then started to colour the negative spaces of the butterfly using Neocolour watersoluble crayons. They have amazing colours and vibrancy. The colours I have used are - Greenish blue, Yellow green & Malachite green. I have also topped up the purple colour of the butterfly to help add to the vibrancy.


I used a Stabilo pencil to add a little more black around the outer edge of the butterfly to help define it and add a little shadow. I have then added some Dina Wakley Washi tape and then have stitched around the outer edge of the tag and over the washi. I have chosen a verse/quote sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker book.

After putting it all together I wanted to add a little shimmer and Prima Art Alchemy Sparks paint was an ideal solution to this. I have added a little of Iris Potion to the underside of the wing and also up near the writing in the center of the card.


Thanks for popping in and checking  out how I have used the butterfly on tissue. 

Until next week enjoy your creative journey, 
test your boundaries 
and set yourself some amazing goals.


Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Our girl, by Amanda Hartmann

Hello SC fans!

Sometimes all you need is a rich vibrant sheet of Heidi Swapp paper to start a page.
Heidi's Hawthorne range has plenty, including this sheet of HAWTHORNE PAPER - VELVET I used as the base to my page.

From there, I built up some layers to create this pretty, yet simple multi-photo layout.

I layered my three square photos on some torn cardboard (brown to match our lovely Lulu dog!).

Tucked in and stapled with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher are:

* Heidi Swapp doiles, and 

* Tim Holtz tissue paper.

And on top I stuck some sticker words and a Charms Creation book paper star.

I finished with some white splatters, made with: Dina Wakley White Gloss Spray.
Also found some old blue star eyelets from my stash! Yay for stash-busting.

 I even raided my old Heidi Ghost letters for the title! Have you still go some in your stash?

 And how cute is  our dog LULU? -She's the star of the page!

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Cosy Love by Tracey B

 Hi everyone

This layout started with one of my waste pages.  (I scrape of any leftover mixed media onto some white card stock and have a couple going at once depending on the colour palette).   

When I'm pressed for time and want a quick layout I grab one as my background is already done!

This background started by me cleaning a used Vicki Boutin stencil which I used with some Dina Wakley paint (Magenta).   I spritzed the back of the stencil with water and then just rubbed it into the white card stock.

I used some Pink Paisley Bella Rouge alphas as part of my title and stitched them down which is a great way of securing them. 

Other products I've used include

Cocoa Vanilla ephemera

13@rts ephemera

Heidi Swapp acetate word






Friday, 5 November 2021

Memories Made At The Beach with Belinda Spencer


It's Belinda here with you today to share a layout I created for Scrapping Clearly inspired by the November Mood Board and featuring some cool products from the shop.

Here's a peek at the mood board:

I started my layout by grabbing the gorgeous background patterned paper from the VICKI BOUTIN Colour Study 12 x 12 Paper Pad. I love the ombre paint swipes across this paper. It really required very little in the way of mixed media. I did add a little however using the KAISERCRAFT Bubbles 12 x 12 Stencil with Snow White COLOUR BLAST Colour Paste.

Once the Colour Paste was completely dry, I propped my page up and spritzed on some Turquoise DINA WAKLEY MEDIA Gloss Spray and let it run down the page. I flicked some of it over the page too. Once that was dry, I flicked some White DWM Gloss Spray over the page too.(TIP: Place an art journal or some cardstock underneath to catch all of the drips. You can then spread it around and create an instant background and not waste any product!!)

Here is the completed layout:

I created a stack of co-ordinating patterned papers using the VICKI BOUTIN Colour Study 6x8 Paper Pad as well as a HEIDI SWAPP 6x8 Paper Pad. I tore the pieces at the bottom and ruffled up the torn edges to create a surf like look.

I fussy cut a couple of hearts from VICKI BOUTIN patterned paper. I stamped two sweet branches on patterned paper using the STUDIO LIGHT Marlene's World Clear Stamp Sweet Birdie and RANGER Archival Ink in Jet Black. I fussy cut the leafy branches and added them to the page with the love hearts and some flowers from my stash. I finished the page by adding some ART BY MARLENE Die Cut Elements and a DUSTY ATTIC chipboard title that I painted with white gesso.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find some time to play along with the challenge this month too.