Monday, 26 June 2017

Hello from your new DT member

Hello ScrappingClearly fans,
I am very excited to announce that I am going to be joining the design team as of today! I am super keen to share my crafty projects with you and will be doing so each week through the blog and also the ScrappingClearly you tube channel
(link here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLUHo64RfIxlAlIBA-VJXw ), if you haven't subscribed already pop on over and do so that way you wont miss out on the scrappy fun.

I am also here to share my first DT layout, which I used the June sketch to create with.





I have used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'You Rock' collection to create this layout First up I used the ' In Line' patterned paper as my background and used the packaging technique with the cracked pistachio distress stain to give the pattern in the background. I then used some blue acrylic paint I had in my stash to create the circular swirl patterns in the middle and the bottom and top corners. The embellishments are the You Rock die cut pack and I used the Heidi Swapp colour shine in Mint to add some splatters across the page. Finally the layout was matted to a piece of green cardstock from in my stash just to make the layout pop and give it some stability after using all the mixed media. 

Here are the links to the products I used from the ScrappingClearly shop:

Patterned paper- You Rock- In Line- SKU: 711746982740
Die cut pack- You Rock- SKU: 711746982849
Heidi Swapp colour shine- Mint- SKU: 811723017998

There is also a process video to go with this layout, so pop over to the ScrappingClearly channel to check it out.
 https://youtu.be/7bv8HmdF_tU

See you next week with some more scrappy fun!

Amy. L


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Star - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using lots of Heidi Swapp products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
I started by layering some Magnolia Jane papers down the centre of some white cardstock. Then I created a mat for my photos. I sprayed a pressed paper frame with gold ColorShine and left to dry. These frames are quite think and take a lot of spray so they take a while to dry - overnight is best. I then cut the frame in half and attached to each side of my photos. 
I added lots of elements from the ephemera pack around my photos and across the page. I used staples to attach the acetate and velum elements. 
Some paper flowers and word stickers from my stash were perfect to finish the page. Lastly I spattered some Gold ColorShine across my page. 
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

Cardstock 
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane collection (12x12 paper pad) 
Heidi Swapp Mixed company collection (ephemera)
Heidi Swapp Gold ColorShine
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Love Arrows 
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Pressed Paper Frames  
American crafts jumbo paper clip  
Tiny Attacher  

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn

Friday, 23 June 2017

Perfection Is Boring

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update .
I've been on holidays,teaching over in South Australia, then back here for a retreat and teaching in the Hunter Valley , and in between home to rest and create for myself .
Ahhhhhhhhh,free flowing creating, just for me.
Or rather,my head telling me.just get paint on the canvas and play with colour.
nothing perfect,because Perfection is Boring.
I want to credit 2 Artists I caught up with while I was in SA
,for inspiring me and reminding me,
that every person who creates has such individual style and that owning it,
is possibly ones' best creative tool.
Thank You Both x
For this piece,I just needed to play, to unwind and layer in colours So I started with a warm Tangerine and Magenta background , because there was passion and fire in my belly to create ,and then just started building colours using the Dina Wakley Media product range.
I have to say that I just love those little bottles of colourful goodness 
and my collection is slowly growing.
I added a few pieces of printed tissue paper,and a scrap or 2 of Moroccan die cut paper
 using Liquitex matt medium to adhere it then a little faded stencil work
 and again added more colours and details .
Its all about building the layers. I may have made a few muddy mistakes here and there , 
but the joy of acrylics allows for excellent cover up and reworking.
 Here is where I finished , the piece, now gifted to a friend , who has a love of colour and fun.
Do you struggle to make things perfect on your pieces of creative goodness?
Here's my theory ..........
Perfection is made by machines and super incredible ,
insanely talented fine artists,of which I am neither.
So I relax and enjoy just making Art, because doing something...doesn't matter what it is,
doodles, painting ,playing with photos and embellies, 
is truly showing your own individual creative talent.!
 Run hot on all those ideas you have floating around in your head,
 Its your creative brain talking to you.. if you think,just it do it, don't procrastinate ,
 because 9 times out of 10 you will come back to that first idea and love it .
So remember, Perfection is Boring and mistakes can lead to incredibly quickly relaxed creative flow 

Thanks for dropping by the Scrapping Clearly Blog ..
I'll be back next week with a new Mixed media update .
I hope you have a super creative weekend with lots of fun creative ideas and smooth mojo flow.

Lisa xx



Thursday, 22 June 2017

June sketch - with Chloe

Hi there everyone!  It's the countdown to school holidays here and I am planning some serious scrapping time during my break!!

In the meantime, this month's sketch is a great one .. have you seen it yet?


I must admit, I spun the sketch clockwise for my page ...


The Cocoa Vanilla Studios boy range of You Rock was perfect for this pic of my little nephew ... loving the colours in this range!  The background paper was a great start - it looks like a multi media background before I added anything! 


I love layering up stickers and washi strips and wood veneer and enamel shapes!  Fun fun!!



Products used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studios – You Rock – 12″x12″ Double Sided Patterned Paper – Experimental
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Rubber Charms – You Rock
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Chipboard Accent Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Die Cut Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Washi Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla You Rock – Wood Veneers
Cocoa Vanilla Totally RAD – Enamel Dots
Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers Navy – Epic

Monday, 19 June 2017

Celebrate Him with Melinda

Hello there scrappy friends, Melinda here with you today sharing my latest page for ScrappingClearly!

I was lucky enough to have headed to the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo last weekend and have come home so, so, so inspired to get creating! I did, however come home absolutely shattered so had lots of YT time and stumbled across a video by someone (sorry if it was you!!) and lifted this idea!

I have used the gorgeous Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range available in the store and this is what I came up with!


Lots of fun paper layers from the 6x6 paper pad, some fun mixed media in the background using the gorgeous Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks (the colours I used are Turquoise/Sky/Red/Black) and lots of black machine stitching!! I have used a couple of the stickers as well from the alpha and labels sticker sheet as well as some of the Chipboard Sticker pieces.

This is a photograph of hubby and I at his recent 40th Birthday celebrations - I had actually printed this off as an option for one my classes at the Expo and didn't use it so it was perfect for this page!

I have a process video up on the ScrappingClearly YT channel - make sure you subscribe so you can stay up to date with all the DT shares over there!! But, you can click here and watch my process!

Here are a few close up's of my page!




As always, thank you so much for stopping by and taking time out of your busy life to (hopefully!) find some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing and I'll see you next time!


Melinda

Other products used:
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Black Stripes 12x12 Paper (Background)
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Print Paper 12x12 paper (Long strip)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Close look at Websters Pages Travellers Notebook with Lauren Hender

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog. I hope everyone has settled into their June and are looking forward to the second half of the year.

Today on the blog we are having a close look at the Websters Pages Travellers Notebooks (TN) which are now available in the Scrapping Clearly store.

Firstly I need to say that when I opened the box I could not believe the quality of the TN. These albums are no leather but they are just stunning and have a faux leather feel.


Each of the TN's have these cute little tags all saying different things. As you can see the little details have definitely been taken into account.


 On the spine Websters Pages have make their initials with a gorgeous gold foil.


The stitching surrounds all surfaces and is high quality and even along all edges.


The elastics are thick and high quality coordinating with the TN's colouring. They come set up with four elastics in place so you are ready to throw your notebooks in and start documenting your life.


On the left hand side of the TN there are secretarial pockets that allow you to store embellishments, tabs or even excess cards that are usually bother you in your handbag.

These pockets are flexible allowing you to store a lot of goodies to have on hand for some creative time.


On the right hand side you have a long pocket that is designed for your shopping list note pads. This is a great space for those rip off note pads.


On the inside Webster have added there logo in gold foil. I always love it when they mark their establishment year.


 Each of the T'N's come with a blank unlined notebook that is embossed with 'hello'.
This is what Websters Pages call their 'classic blank'


Websters Pages have also created a number of notebooks that coordinate with the TN's.
This one below has a monthly set up in the first few pages and the rest of the notebook is in a weekly format.




Here are two other notebooks which come in a set. The grey and white stripe with the feature word 'love' has grid pages.


And the stunning pink roses notebook is a standard width lines.


If you are thinking of diving into the Travelers Notebook world then Scrapping Clearly has all your needs met.

Check it all out HERE

I think the next one I need is the Summer Green. So yummy!


Check out how many notebooks it holds! Just fabulous.

Now if you are a planner person then TN's are a must for you. Not only can they be used as a planner with the right notebook or insert but they also can use, store and make easy all your planner accessories.

If you are in Sydney next Saturday then you need to stop by the Planner Market. Scrapping Clearly will be there featuring all their Travelers Notebooks and Planner accessories.

Here are the details:
SYDNEY PLANNER MARKET
Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 10am - 3 pm
Location: University of Technology Aerial Function Centre.


I hope to share more TN goodness with you over the next few months so stay tuned.

Lauren xo










Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mixed Media Canvas by Tania

Hi again! Today I'm sharing a small, mixed media canvas, using lots of goodies from the Scrappingclearly store!!!

I started with a blank canvas, gave it a layer of Gesso and added my background layer of colour with the Vicki Boutin Art Crayons, I am so loving at the moment!! By simply colouring directly to the canvas, I alternated with two different colours, then went over the top of them with a generous amount of water and a brush. The colour was rich , just as I wanted.



When this was dry, I added some black crayon to a stamp and spritzed with water, and did some random stamping. the image doesn't come out crisp when you use this technique, however, as it's mixed media, I didn't mind.



I added a few more layers of very faint stamping before stencilling with a TCW stencil and some more colour from a few of the crayons, then went over the top with some BLING, Colourblast paste and a fab Dina Wakley stencil. The stamp set I used in this project is the Finnabair Dream On set.



Mixed Media is really all about layers, and I felt that I was only just beginning to get the look I was after. I have some Liquitex Glass Beads and blended them with some of the Pebble Rock from Michelle Grant. (Just painted the Glass Beads on really thick and then sprinkled the pebble rock on top.) Once that was dry, I gave a coat of white Gesso over the top, and then painted with some Lindys Color Shots, (which are a powder you mix with water or any wet mediums to colour.)



By now I was looking for some more texture and height for my canvas, so I found a piece of black elastic, (recycled from clothing tags), and a piece of corrugated cardboard as anchors for my embellishments. I coloured the cardboard with the Art Crayon, before attatching to the canvas on top of the elastic.



I embellished with some pretty, Prima and Cocoa Vanilla flowers flowers! Stamped butterflies and title from the Finnabair pack and some Heidi Swapp Lace, which I coloured with the Art Crayons and water.. Above you can see I doubled up on the stamped butterfly images for extra depth! I finished it off by adding some Range enamel accents in black!




Below you can see the shine from the Bling Colourpaste!!!! It's awesome.




I really wasn't sure where this little canvas was going at the beginning of this creative sitting, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, hope you enjoyed my process and make sure you have a look at the challenges this month. I will be back next time with my take on this month's mood board.