Thursday, 27 July 2017

Hello Olaf with Melinda

Hi there my scrappy friends and fellow ScrappingClearly fans! It's Melinda here with you sharing some inspiration for the fun July sketch challenge! You still have a few days left to get your entries in so make sure you head over to the FB group here to upload your take!

Today I am using the beautiful Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection to document the day we met and brought home our bunny Olaf!

Here is the sketch in case you have missed it



And here is my take on the sketch!
I really, really loved this months sketch, once again designed by Peg - it was super fun to work with!



I have stayed pretty true to the sketch though I moved what I read as the stitching around the whole page further out and changed up 1 photo for 3. You'll notice too that my title and journalling, though they take up the same space on the page as the sketch, are also changed up a bit!

I started with a quick coat of clear gesso all over the background paper (paper #10) and then grabbed my Metallic Mint gelato and mixed it with some water to make a watercolour paint for the background! I've also added in a couple of swipes of my Lime gelato. Doesn't it look great! It's hard to capture the sparkly finish on camera but, swoon!



I knew I wanted to line my photo's up across the page over the watercolour and had decided to fussy cut some flowers from Paper #8 to layer behind the photo's as well and LOVE how this looks!



I grabbed the ephemera pack for the big "hello" piece which I knew I was going to use for my title and also a gold edged label for the date. The black and white stripped alpha's are from my stash.



I wanted to bring that yellow up the page so grabbed that yellow washi strip from the washi pack and layered that behind my photo at the top. While I had the washi out I tore off a small piece to go under my title.

I have used some of the cork hearts and black tiny vellum word stickers to finish my page off.





Oh, I have also used some scraps from Paper #3 & Paper #2 for layers behind my photo's.

My process video is linked below if you would like to see my page come together


And that is that!! So, thank you for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to pull out some goodies and play along with the July challenges in the last few days of the month!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!



Melinda

Hello Olaf with Melinda

Hi there my scrappy friends and fellow ScrappingClearly fans! It's Melinda here with you sharing some inspiration for the fun July sketch challenge! You still have a few days left to get your entries in so make sure you head over to the FB group here to upload your take!

Today I am using the beautiful Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection to document the day we met and brought home our bunny Olaf!

Here is the sketch in case you have missed it


And here is my take on the sketch!
I really, really loved this months sketch, once again designed by Peg - it was super fun to work with!

I have stayed pretty true to the sketch though I moved what I read as the stitching around the whole page further out and changed up 1 photo for 3. You'll notice too that my title and journalling, though they take up the same space on the page as the sketch, are also changed up a bit!

I started with a quick coat of clear gesso all over the background paper (paper #10) and then grabbed my Metallic Mint gelato and mixed it with some water to make a watercolour paint for the background! I've also added in a couple of swipes of my Lime gelato. Doesn't it look great! It's hard to capture the sparkly finish on camera but, swoon!

I knew I wanted to line my photo's up across the page over the watercolour and had decided to fussy cut some flowers from Paper #8 to layer behind the photo's as well and LOVE how this looks!

I grabbed the ephemera pack for the big "hello" piece which I knew I was going to use for my title and also a gold edged label for the date. The black and white stripped alpha's are from my stash.

I wanted to bring that yellow up the page so grabbed that yellow washi strip from the washi pack and layered that behind my photo at the top. While I had the washi out I tore off a small piece to go under my title.

I have used some of the cork hearts and black tiny vellum word stickers to finish my page off.

Oh, I have also used some scraps from Paper #3 & Paper #2 for layers behind my photo's.

My process video is linked below if you would like to see my page come together


And that is that!! So, thank you for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to pull out some goodies and play along with the July challenges in the last few days of the month!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Love at Lanach by Lauren Hender

Hi Everyone!
Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog.
I hope your week has been fabulous and are ready to be inspired by some beautiful products.
In this layout I used a photo of myself and my husband on a night away from the kids. We stayed in a beautiful castle called Lanach castle just outside Dunedin, New Zealand. It was so lovely just to have some time together is a beautiful location.


 In this layout I have used the beautiful Pink Paislee Moonstruck Collection
This collection is stunning with deep pinks, navy and gold.


I began this layout by cutting down the pink base sheet and adhering it to the navy moon cardstock. I then bent up the edges of the top pink sheet and adhered some of the reverse side of the left over strips to the sides of the layout. 


I then mounted my photo and built the photo cluster you see above. I also fussy cut a couple of butterflies from the navy butterflies cardstock.


I then added some cute embellishment clusters above and below the photo, and finished this side with some splashes of gold Heidi Swapp color shine.


 I then created a moonstruck cluster on the left hand side of the page. This is kind of my featured title and I think it looks great all clustered tightly together.


I hope my layout has inspired you to get creative with the moonstruck collection available in the Scrapping Clearly store.

Lauren xo


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Shine Bright - Scrapbook Layout by Tania

Hi lovelies!! Today I have a layout share for you! Have you ever purchased pretty things and just couldn't bring yourself to use them??? Oh yes, you know what I mean. Well, I am definately guilty of this, many times over!! But it's time to change my ways!

I almost forgot all about these gorgeous goodies I purchased from Scrappingclearly during Kylie's last sale!!! How could I???? My gosh, I totally love Cocoa Vanilla products, but seem to always be admiring other people's work using them!!! Not anymore....

I used this month's sketch to spark my inspiration and pulled out the stash of goodies I had!


 I love how all the Cocoa Vanilla ranges coordinate with each other and for this layout, I have used 3 different collections.

The flair is also from Cocoa Vanilla, from the Love Always collection!

The Watercolour print on the papers mimicked the Brushstrokes on the sketch, and for the lines, the patterned paper worked brilliantly.



Then it was just a matter of using the die cuts from the ephemera pack to fill in all the other details!! It came together so very quickly.



To make my title stand out, I drew around the edges, with an Alcohol marker. 


Hope you like my layout and I have inspire you to play along with this month's sketch! There's still time to upload your challenge to the Scrappingclearly Community Facebook page!!!



See you next time!!!




Monday, 24 July 2017

How Often Do You Go Outside Your Crafting Comfort Zone?

 Good Morning Arty peeps!
I hope your Winter is going well and you are crafting away while keeping snug and warm.

I have been playing with the July Moodboard challenge, such fun!
I would not normally use these colours together but totally love how this turned out. Challenges are so good for pushing those comfort zones, right?!


As you can see I have created my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides again, simply cannot get enough of these and am chomping at the bit to get my hands on the new colours. Because I get it nice and wet I use heavy weight cardstock so it doesn't warp.


I also used his hashtag stamps and  archival ink to make this little embellishment, and coloured some frames with purple Dylusions paint to go under my pic. These paints come in the most vibrant colours! My title is made up of a Cocoa Vanilla wood veneer word and Pink Paislee acrylic alpha stapled on.


I coloured the wood veneer heart and stamped embellishment card with Dylusions spray ink in Fresh Lime to match the moodboard colour palette, and added a super cute paper clip attached with wet glue.

Here's the moodboard, so many different things to inspire you. I went with the colours but you could do use the knitting, fireworks, Darwin's Beercan Regatta, maps..... so many options! Hope you have fun with it and be sure to share your projects with us to be in the running for a $30 shop voucher.


Thanks for coming by,
'til next time,

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Wonderful Me- Art journal page

Hello Scrapping Clearly fans,

It is my turn on the blog today with an art journal page using some lovely goodies from the Scrapping clearly shop. 

I have done a double page spread with this, using a a stencil and dylusions paint in fuchsia for my background. I then went around the stencil outline with some blue paint just to make the purple pop more and to give that sky coloured look, as my photo is of me getting out for a nice arvo walk. 




I have fussy cut the black and white flowers from a Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane 12x12 paper and the yellow flowers are from the Shimelle starshine Mercury patterned paper.Again I am going for that outdoors but lovely look to these pages. 

The red flower washi tape is also from Shimelle and the gold and dark flower washi's are from a Heidi Swapp pack in the Magnolia Jane collection, I wanted the washi tapes to be part of the embellishing of the page and to give a different texture and feel to the pages; the florals also match what I was trying to convey in this project. 
 I used some off cuts of some Magnolia Jane paper to make the thin strips and the quote piece is from the Shimelle Starshine cut apart paper Astro. 


Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to the Scrapping Clearly you tube channel to see a process video for this art journal page. 
See you soon and happy scrapping
Amy

Here are the product links for the Scrapping Clearly shop

Dylusions Paint- Fuschia: SKU: 789541050988
Dylusion Paint- Teal: SKU: 789541050957
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane paper pad 12x12: SKU: 718813137249
Shimelle Starshine- Mercury paper: SKU: 718813740333
Shimelle washi tape: SKU: 718813740531
Heidi Swapp- Magnolia Jane washi: SKU: 718813136600
Shimelle Starshine cut apart- Astro: SKU: 718813740210



Friday, 21 July 2017

Art Alchemy Impasto Paints Are Soooooooooooo.........

Howdy Folks ,Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update,
Unfortunately I was unable to get online last week due to NBN issues,Grr
but I am back this week to share  a new art journal piece I have been playing with , 
incorporating the super cool , Art Alchemy Impasto Paints from Finnabair ,
 released through Prima , and some fun collage style techniques .
So happy to have these amazingly lush rich paints into my arty stash, finally !
 I started by using the paints to fill in some vibrancy into the background. and boy,
that is exactly what these paints do, add a beautiful vitality to the overall look..
I added some layers with stencils and more paint to my Dina Wakley Media Journal
then after finding a few photo images in magazines, 
I cut them out and added them to the page with liquitex matt medium.
 A little Fude ball doodling and added details with more stencils and a some Colour Blast Bling for the central image , brings focus and attention to a focal point on the page.
  I am absolutely loving this style of entertaining art journaling atm and 
I really do intend to spend more time creating fun pieces using this cool collage style .
You should definitely try it out .
Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back next week with a mixed media blog update .
Lisa xx