Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Favourite Photo layout by Tania

Hi lovely Scrappingclearly peeps, I'm here with you today, sharing a layout, using the gorgeous '365' range by Chickaniddy!!! (I love these products!)

I've used 4 of the papers: Measured Memories, The Good Life, (my background page), Daily Schedule and Smell the Roses! There are some great cut outs in the Daily Schedule paper, of which I used quite a few! 
I wanted to throw in just a touch of yellow to match the flower centres in the bottom corner, so I flicked a little Dylusions spray ink in Pure Sunshine near my cluster and below the photo! I also added a slight touch of pink watercolour, with a gelato!

I absolutely love the puffy, camera stickers from Mambi! There's a few little wood veneers from Studio Calico on there, and that lovely 'Wonderful' wood veneer, word is from Teresa Collins! I have journaled on the memo card at top, and tucked behind my photo!
Hope you can take a look at the Chickaniddy range, it is really lovely! Great for Project Life Scrapping too! Don't forget there is still time to play along with the Sketch and Moodboard challenges this month, would love to see what you come up with, and don't forget we are now asking that you upload your entries via the Facebook community page only!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Caran d'Arche Neocolor

Hi Kim again today I am sharing with the awesome Caran d'Arche Neocolor Wax Crayons
You don't usually think of wax and water mixing together, but these do and they can be applied in a variety of methods. 
As you might expect from Caran d'Ache, these are high-quality and have great pigments. 

So lets watch a video on how easy it is to use theses versatile crayons.


Heidi Swapp Clip Board

Hiya Artsy Peeps
Hope you are all finding some creative time in your busy lives.

I was blessed to get one of these in a recent box of goodies from Scrapping Clearly, it now has pride of place on my desk where I use it to display current pics that I want to scrap.
If you're quick you can get one on special in the shop before they sell out.
Here's what I did with it, pretty, eh?!
 I covered all the wood using these colours of Dylusions ink sprays, letting it soak in
and reapplying where I wanted more colour.
I stamped Archival ink around the edge using bubble wrap.

After I finally got the promo sticker off the pretty floral transparency I covered the still gluey patch with a bit of black card, a paper clip, heart sticker, and sentiment sticker mounted on white card and foam tape. I inked around the edge with a Copic marker, and also inked the edges of the stand with my Archival inkpad. I then stuck the transparency to the backboard.

I painted the back of the board with chalkboard paint so I could write photo details on it.
It's pretty cool if I do say so myself.

So have you joined in our monthly challenges yet? This is the last month of the special prize competition for participating for 3 months in a row.
You can find all the details here on our Facebook page.

Thanks for dropping by
see you next time

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Project Life Week 16 and 17 - With Karyn!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I'm showing you Week 16 and 17 for my "Schultz Family 2016" Project Life Album. I've fallen so far behind with my Project Life this year that the only way I felt that I could catch up would be to try 1 week to a page. The biggest challenge is using less photos but lets see how this goes! 
I've mainly used the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection which is available at Scrapping Clearly. For these pages I've mainly used the blue and green papers from this collection. By selecting certain papers from a single collection you can get quite a different look. My week 14 that I blogged last week used the same collection but mainly the pink/peach colours!
Here is a close up of the LHS. For this page I've used 6"x6" pockets. I love using these pockets when I dont have as many photos. The hard part about using different sized pocket designs is that you never know what photos you will have from week to week. 
I kept this next card simple with some stickers from the thicker accents and the embellishments pack.
I love to add watercolouring to my cards to customise and personalise them. For 2 of the cards I added some painted strips and splatters made using my Prima Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies paints. These paints are just amazing - so creamy and vibrant. I like to mix them in a paint pallete to get it watery enough for good splattering! 
Here is the end result with some added paper strips, a wooden button embellishment and a foiled acetate overlay.  
Here is a close up of the RHS. On some of the cards on this side I've used Ranger enamel accents. This product is perfect for creating your own enamel dots of any size. I've used the blue ribbon colour on these pages.
Here is the other watercoloured card with an added foil acetate overlay.
I wanted to add some wood veneer hearts to my cards but they needed some extra bling. I just wanted to cover half of them with sparkle so I masked with washi tape to get a perfectly straight line!

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection  (papers, thicker accents, embellishments, foiled acetate)
Heidi Swapp memory planner date stamp  
Studio Calico wood veneer hearts and arrows
Becky Higgins project life pocket pages design A and E 
Becky Higgins - white project life cards 
Ranger enamel accents  (blue ribbon)
Prima Watercolor Confections - Decadent Pies 

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx


Friday, 21 October 2016

Telepathic Scrapping

 Howdy folks , Lisa here with a Friday mixed media blog update .
Today I am sharing with you a layout I completed last week , but started in July..
Do you have layouts like that ?
Ones that you start and then , get distracted and they resurface, whenever ..
I have a few of those. 
But the story to this one is... I was sitting down to start a Louise Nelson class at a retreat in Melbourne during the year. I had gesso'd my board and had painted some Dylusions bubblegum pink onto the page-much different to Louises' colours scheme and
 was waiting patiently for the class to start.............then my friend from school days walked into the room and well catch up time was limited so I baled out to chat with my friend .
 which meant , I missed the class. :(
So this week I attacked it again, with Louise as my telepathic muse. :)
 Being a Louise Class ,it was of course, 1-a minimalist style  *err yeah,not that easy for me .
And 2-all about the Wire Trim we were working with, which unfortunately Kylie doesn't have the Prima Trim available- but if you wanted it,I am positive she would  hunt it down for you.
I started with little script and floral stamping,
using Staz on black ink in the background to add a little flow.
At one end I stapled the Trim down onto the pink painted section ,using a long armed stapler,I
then weaved some muslin in through and over the wire to soften and semi hide the ends of the trim.
Black cardboard matt behind the photo to pop it and I adhered the photo with a little express-it glue
_all good because I have matt my photo, so no warpage.
I then twisted the wire trim around to create a frame around the focal part of the photo, and pulled and twisted the bottom of the trim to create 3D flourishes to represent to base of the bouquet the girls are holding, thus, supporting the flow of the theme throughout this piece .
A little cotton thread in white, yellow and green to pop the colours in the bouquet, then a few
a strip word from Tim Holtz -small talk stickers complete this layout. 
Im keeping this one simple, a la Lou 
Big Love to Louise Nelson for her pure inspiration .
Thanks for dropping by, See you again next week.
Lisa xx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

October challenges - by Chloe

Hi everyone!  I am sharing my samples for both the October challenges today :)
Here is the October sketch:

Here is my sample page:

I had the gorgeous Kaiser Boho Dreams range this month ... that arrow stamp, seriously cool!!

I kept this page very minimal ... I used gelatos on the background to mimic the bokeh sketch.

Other products used:
Heidi Swapp Wanderlust – Dream Wood Veneer
Heidi Swapp Shaped Paper Clips

Now, onto the mood board for this month:

Such pretty colours!

Here's my page:

I have used a mix of a few different Cocoa Vanilla ranges ...

I {heart} CVS!!!

Other products used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely – Enamel Dots
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely – Flair Pack
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely – Vellum Hearts
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely – Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely – Wood Veneer
Heidi Swapp Bulldog Clips – Pinks

I hope you can play along with our challenges this month!  All entries are now loaded to the appropriate album on our Facebook community page HERE

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

This is Cool with Amy Prior in my Happy Place!

Hi there Scrapping Clearly fans! Amy Prior back again with you all today, this time sharing a quick layout that I created using the fabulous Mood Board Challenge for October 2016. Here is the Mood Board and you can click here to view the challenge details...

Here is the layout that I created using the mood board as my inspiration. I was really inspired by the gorgeous colours and watercolour elements on this mood board.

This layout was created by starting off with a 12x12 piece of White (Marshmallow) Bazzil Cardshoppe Cardstock that I have added some stencilling over the top using Prima - Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - Clear Crackle. Once the Clear Crackle Paste was dry, I have sprayed some puddles of water over the top of the background before sprinkling some Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Sunflower over the top of the water. If there is not enough water to move the shimmer dust around the page, simply spray a little bit more water over the top to spread it out. 

While the Shimmer Dust was drying, I have sprayed various flowers from the Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Colour Magic Die Cuts. I have used Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - SunflowerColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Rose PetalColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Apple of my eyeColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Deep WaterColour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Singin' the Blues, and Colour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Fire Engine. I have then heat dried the background and the die cut pieces so that I could continue with the layout quickly. You could leave them to dry naturally also if you preferred. 

The final touches to this layout included adding lots of gorgeous layers of Dear Lizzy - Happy Place Collection - Patterned Papers as well as some Heidi Swapp - Mini Instaframes around my photographs. Lastly I embellished with lots of goodies including Dear Lizzy - Happy Place Collection - BradsDear Lizzy - Happy Place Collection - Die-cut Phrases, and Heidi Swapp - September Skies Attachment Kit

The complete product list for this project include...

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx