Wednesday, 22 November 2017

My Little Favourite

Hello everyone,

Today I am here to share a layout I created using a photograph of my little great-niece Clancy!
She is such a gorgeous little thing, with big dark eyes and curly black hair, even when her little face is covered in 100's and 1000's.....

For a while now I have been using my Gelli Plate and assorted acrylic paints to make the majority of my backgrounds, I  really love that I can just sit and created for a few hours, just playing with all my acrylic paints which mind you I don't think you ever quite realise just how many awesome colours you have in your stash and of course my stamps and stencil stash, the process is so easy and the each time you achieve an awesome unique print.

This link will show you just how easy it is ....... 
Gelli Plate Video

I have created this background on White Marshmallow but of course it can be on any colour you like, you can also play with the substrates I love to use tissue paper, vellum and transparency.

The first step was to complete the Gelli Plate process which gives you a start on your very own unique background once the process is complete and you are happy just let it dry.

Once dry I then added some background stamping using back archival ink.

 To really make the background bright I used some hot pink acrylic paint and an awesome stencil, I totally love how it turned out. Again allow to dry and the next layer begins.

The fun begins when its time to layer up your photo and embellishment I have placed a black cardstock around my photo of Clancy before packing down I have adhered some black and white scallop tissue paper, some black tissue paper and some Yellow Prima Tulle.
I layered up some assorted paper and fabric flowers some Heidi Swapp fringe and some chipboard.

To finish my layout I have painted a Chipboard Ornate Frame with black paint, I have written my journaling before I adhered it down and adhered my foam title.

The final touches is to machine sew with black thread around the layout, add some washi tape and more tissue paper, to add a little bling I adhered some gold epoxy stickers...

I hope you enjoyed my layout.

Products used from the Scrappingclearly Shop

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

November sketch - with Chloe

😊 Hello there Scrappers!

I hope you are all enjoying the challenges this month - and maybe you found time to play along with our Birthday challenges too?
Here is the November sketch:

I was instantly inspired by the sunburst background and knew I had the perfect The Crafter's Workshop stencil which I used with some mist ...
You'll notice I did mirror the sketch to suit my photo, plus I added a few more layers here and there for added interest.  I've loved playing with the Cocoa Vanilla You Rock collection - it's perfect for pets, too!
I've added some sparkle with the Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers Navy – Epic ... I just love these!  Lots of layers with the chipboard and veneer, along with the paper ephemera ...
Other products used:
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Finding Me Layout

Hi everyone

Marelle back again to share some yumminess from our fantastic SHOP!

Today I am using the amazing Prima Impasto paint in Lemon Peel, Raspberry Pink and Aubergine.  This is the first time I have had a play with this paint and to say I am in love would be an understatement!  These paints are water-soluble when wet and permanent when dry - great for laying on mixed media projects.

I also used one of my all-time faves Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in Penny with Carabelle Art Printing Plate - Numbers.  I love how my background turned out!

As I have said on many occasions most of us forget to document our lives, we are busy documenting our family friends etc. I try and scrap a page of 'me" once a month.  This page is about my journey right now.

I hope you will always remember to scrap pages of yourself for your family to learn more about you in years to come.

Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Scrapping-Clearly Blog!



Sunday, 19 November 2017

Start Somewhere - Scrapbook Layout with Emma

Hi everyone! 
Ok so I’ve been not feeling it when it comes to scrapping this week, my mojo has gone walk about. Finding inspiration can be hard. So I thought I would try and play with one of the challenges ScrappingClearly has going this week in its celebrations. 
I took it from the artwork image board.....

 ......and then I felt inspired by my dear friend, Tammy, who’s Scrapbooking is just phenomenal!! 

With these ideas in mind, my layout slowly came together. 

I used fantastic SC products of course. 
I started my background with gesso and then layered Distress Oxide in Cracked Pistachio to base my colour around. 

Then I used texture paste with a stencil and, once dried, I applied 2 more oxide inks, Iced Spruce and Abandoned Coral.
In the challenge image I loved the mixed media feel. 

I tore strips of paper from the Ontrend2 collection and added them to my background layers. I also used a few of the Washi strips from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane range. 

Then, stamping my theme (which became feathers, also inspired by the feathers in the image) I finished my background. 

On top of this background I began layering my real and veneer feathers. 
I also used some cool Heidi Swapp gold puffy stickers amongst the feathers. 

A few Studio Calico sequins, a few quotes, and boom! Layout done! 

I hope you will be inspired by some of the challenges that have been shared all week long, or maybe a friend or a layout has helped kick start your creativity flow. 
Whatever your inspiration, Have fun scrapping and I’ll catch you all again real soon. 
Em! Xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Creative Gift by Lauren Hender

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog.

Do you have a friend that is ready to make to mixed media jump? Who has dabbled a bit but is still not sure? Well I do. She is an amazing scrapper but it was only recently that she made the jump and has added a touch of mixed media to her layouts. A little excited about this I want to give her a gift of a ranger art journal. As I was sitting at my desk I thought I would create her a mixed media tag that she could keep to accompany the gift and maybe inspire her to be brave and add some of the elements I use into her new art journal.

So what do you think? Would you like a scrappy gift like this?

Ok, so as you can see I have a used a few goodies featured above to make this tag but there have also been a few things you don't know I have used.

So here it is. The shopping list all linked up and ready for you to click on and go straight to the Scrapping Clearly store.

I started by using the distress oxides and some gesso on the tag. I then applied some texture using a stencil and the whipped spackle.

I then hand cut a couple of tags and added the hole reinforcers in coordinating cardstock. I just love this punch and know it will be used many times especially in my planner.

 I found this cute acetate 'thankful' wreath and new it would be perfect to place on top of the tags.
I layered the cork behind the 'thankful' to make it pop and give it some dimension.

I hope my little gift tag has inspired you to make a creative gift for someone special.

Lauren xo

Friday, 17 November 2017

Happy Birthday Scrapping Clearly!

 Scrappingclearly is celebrating 10 YEARS in the industry
and what a ride it has been.
The story behind the name Scrappingclearly came about after a class I decided to take with Nic Howard using an acrylic album. I totally loved the whole concept and decided to take it the next level, designing my own acrylic albums in different shapes and sizes and so "Scrappingclearly" was born. It didn't take long for the store to be filled with amazing products to use not only in the albums but crafting in general. 10 years on the store is packed to the rafters with paper crafting and mixed media products it's definitely my little oasis and I am grateful I can share the journey with my amazing Design Team and fabulous customers and students I have met over the last 10 years.

I hope you enjoy our birthday challenges, they will stay open all weekend
until Sunday 19th Nov. 10pm.

there are some fabulous prizes to be won.

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Create a project using 85% white and Scrapping Clearly's signature colour, pink.
Black is allowed in tiny amounts.

Challenge 5
Be inspired by this image

Hope you can come to our party!
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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Merry & Bright ~ A Scrapbook Page with Melinda

Hey, and welcome to the blog today!
Melinda here with you sharing my take on the dramatic and bold November mood board,
once again designed by the very talented Peg!!

I was drawn immediately to the colours (as I'm sure you worked out already!) and decided that it would be the perfect time to scrap last years Santa photo of my boys. Here's a little refresher of the mood board.

I've used a white card stock base as I knew straight away I wanted to randomly spread some black gesso on my page in 2 places - one for my main photo and the other as a smaller embellishment cluster to the side. When my gesso was dried I grabbed my Bling Colour Shimmer Pot by Colour Blast and my biggest round paintbrush to add splatters. I love how the gold pops off the black!

I used a couple of paper layers behind my photo, Peppermint Stix (the text side) 12x12 paper by Heidi Swapp and also the Joyful Christmas 12x12 paper by Pink Fresh Studio from last years Oh Joy collection, cut to size and distressed the edges using my scissors (I couldn't find my tool!).

I have grabbed 2 tags from the Teresa Collins Tinsel & Co Tags Ephemera pack (and chopped off the bottoms) to also layer. I also used a punch from my stash to cut a couple of labels to use - one from one of the tag off cuts, and the other from one of the patterned papers, to add into my layers.

My title came from the gorgeous Oh Joy Gold Acrylic Stickers sheet - however a note - be super careful as you pull them off - the delicate ones are fragile!! Love the way it pops on that black!

My final steps were my journalling using a white gel pen and some splatters watering down some white gesso and using a paint brush (one of my new ones by the way, I picked up in the store here during the Black Friday sale!!) to splatter all over (I actually remembered to cover my photo!!).

I really love how this page came together! Better than I had expected in fact.
You have until the end of the month to get your own challenges completed and loaded up into the mood board FB album or sketch album in the ScrappingClearly group.
I hope you get some time to play and go into the draw for a voucher to the store!

Until next time, happy scrapping!