Sunday, 22 January 2017

Project Life spread with Bernii Miller using My Minds Eye - On Trend 2 collection.


It's Bernii Miller here with you today to share with you a Project Life spread that I have made using some of the left over pieces from the On Trend 2 collection.. 

It's a project life blog post today for my 2014 album... I thought that I would use up my My Minds Eye "On Trend 2 " collection that I grabbed from the Scrapping Cleary store HERE

I have managed to create a few layouts already with this collection..

They are all here on my blog if you wanted a closer look..

So I managed to create this project life spread using what I had left over from this collection.. 

So let me show you what I created..

"Week 26" project life layout by Bernii Miller using the My Minds Eye " On Trend two" collection.

Here is the right side of my spread where I used up as much of the ephemera from the Mixed Bag pack where you can pick up HERE. 

"Week 26" project life layout by Bernii Miller using the My Minds Eye " On Trend two" collection.

"Week 26" project life layout by Bernii Miller using the My Minds Eye " On Trend two" collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today..

Till next time 

Much love 
Bernii xx

Friday, 20 January 2017

Art Journaling is All You Need.

Salutaions Bloggers 
Lisa Here with Friday Mixed Media blog update
Last year I picked up a teaching gig with the PCYC in Maitland to 
teach a few art classes to a few young teens battling some demons.
Art Journaling is a great way to express oneself  through a little free flow creativity
 and it also can be therapeutic and cathartic.
Yesterday we worked with dark moody black backgrouds and  pops of colour.
It was a pick your own theme and hearts won out, 
for the ease of actually cutting ;) and the symbolism involved.
 I started with my Dylusions Art Journal and wrote some expressive words down on my page , then I roughly painted the background in Black Dylusions paint, then rubbed back the page with a stencil and wet wipe , leaving an impression on the page.
A little white house paint for extra detail and our background is drying while I quickly paint a piece of watercolour paper in all the Dina Wakley and Dylusions colours of the rainbow , 
and put that aside to dry also.
 When everything is dry , I cut a few hearts from the coloured page, Inked the edges with black stazon, and arranged placement . When I was happy with the layout , out comes the express it glue and I attach the pieces into position.Adequate drying time again and its time to do some doodling.
(Because wet mediums and paint pens dont mix)
I used a combination of Posca,Liquitex and sharpie(white) paint pens. and the amazing fude ball pen also to play and detail some of the hearts , added some random hearts also , just in the paint pens
My title was added using the rad Heidi Swapp Foam Letter stamps a bargin at $19.95... if you don't have them ..why not ?  they are a must for every creatives pages !
I detailed the title and some hearts using the Nuvo crystal drops .. super fun to play with .
Thanks for dropping by,
 I hope you are inspired to get out your Art Journal this weekend and play.
See you next week .

Jan sketch - by Chloe

💜 Hello Scrapping Clearly fans!

Have you seen the January sketch yet?

Here is my sample page:

I even used 3 photos!  I don't often do multi photo pages, but this was a perfect sketch for it :)

I have used the Kaisercraft BoHo Dreams range ...

Other Products used:
Hope you can play along this month!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Best time together with Amy Prior

Hi there Scrapping Clearly fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing my take on the fantastic Mood Board challenge we have over on the Scrapping Clearly Community Facebook page. Here is the mood board...

...and here is the layout that I have created using this mood board as inspiration. I have a quick step-by-step tutorial showing how I created the background for this layout below.

Step 1: Scrape some Liquitex - Glass beads effects medium through a stencil using a palette knife over the top of some American Crafts 12x12 Double Thick White Cardstock and dry completely either naturally or using a heat tool.

Step 2: Mix some Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Duke & Candy with water and use it to paint some Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Color Magic - Die cuts words.

Step 3: When the Liquitex - Glass beads effects medium has completely dried, spray a deep puddle of water over the areas where you would like there to be colour on your background. 

Step 4: Using the tip of a long thin palette knife, sprinkle tiny amounts of Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Duke all over the puddle of water that you have created on the background.

Step 5: If the powder is not dispersing enough, spray a little bit more water just over the top of dry areas. Let it dry completely either naturally or by using a heat tool but try to avoid moving the water around with the heat tool as you want the colours to be blotchy looking for a multi tone effect. 

Step 6: When the Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Duke is completely dry, use your finger and gently rub some Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Silver over the texture on the background. 

Step 7: Cut various rectangles and squares out of American Crafts - Shimelle - Starshine patterned papers - various  to layer underneath the photograph. 

Step 8: Finish off the layout with various items from American Crafts - Shimmelle Starshine - stickers, the painted Heidi Swapp - September Skies - Color Magic - Die cuts, and My Mind's Eye - On Trend 2 - Acrylic words. Adhere the clear stickers to white cardstock then fussy cut if you would like them to stand out better like I have here with the hot air balloon.

Products used for this project include:

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

Amy Prior xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

'Tis the season'.... catching up on Christmas

Hi Ladies, 

Im popping in for a quick share today, I went back to work this week after a massive weekend (and a massive festive season) and am playing catch up with layouts and arty pieces. 

This layout was a fun one to make, and features a picture of my sister Kaya and myself in 1985. This wasn't the intended photo, but as I sorted and organised my photos over the break I found this one and it I just had to scrap it. I don't tend to scrap photos in any order, just whatever works at the time.

I've used the super delicious  'Tis the season Christmas papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studios. CCV is an Australian owned company and the owner Zoe Pearn pretty much has nailed this Christmas line. One of the main reasons I struggle with festive layouts is that most papers are US ranges, and feature Snowmen and winter.... today was 37 Degrees at 9am, so you can see why they are completely irrelevant to an Aussie Christmas.

I've used Liquitex Gesso to soften the hard background of brown in the timber paper, and I added some Gelato's in Kiwi as well.  

I've inked the edges of the 'Tis the Season Ephemera with Distress Ink in Ground Expresso. Ive layered it all up using Xpress It Double sided foam mounting tape to give depth and Glossy Accents as my glue.

Just a tip: The 'Tis the season' card above the photo is actually the packaging. I use up every bit of my goodies, and packaging sometimes makes for unique embellishments. 

Thank you for stopping by... 

xoxox - Skai

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Goggles + Hunter ~ A Scrapbook page with Melinda

Hi there fellow ScrappingClearly fans, it's Melinda here with you today and I am super excited to share my take on this month's super fun and bright mood board designed by the very talented Peg from the design team!

Here is a little refresher:

Ah!!! I seriously love it! I do have to admit, I was a little unsure to start with. That is until I started flipping through my printed photos and this one of my baby just jumped out at me as perfect for this board! And paired with my favourite collection, of all time, ever!! Starshine by Shimelle Laine :D

Here is my take:

And here is my process video for this LO

I really, really, really love how this turned out!! I cut the title on my cameo and then backed each letter with some offcuts from the 6x6 paper pad. Oh, after I did some playing with gelato's and water and some Colour Paste!

A couple of little layers behind the photo - more scraps, a piece from the ephemera pack and a clear sticker. And then, a fun, rainbow border around the left and top - again, more scraps! If you watched my last process video you would have seen me "screw up" the other side of this paper (it has all the little stars on it - one of my fave papers, ever!!), so I stuck down the 2 sides I had applied gesso too, attached to my white cardstock and saved the left overs from behind the white cardstock ;)

Last up I added in some black splatters, my journalling, some stitching around 2 sides, a little stamping and a sharpie pen to outline each letter in the title!

You still have 2 whole weeks to enter the challenges this month so make sure you head over to the FB group here to load up your entries to go into the drawn for a voucher to the store!

Also, did you see that ScrappingClearly have just launched some awesome online classes with members of the DT teaching?! There are still a few days left to sign up to the 1st class with Skai so if your interested you can find all the info here.

Thanks as always for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!


Product List:
Gelatos: blueberry, mango, snow cone, lemon (I think!) and orange soda (perhaps!!)
Colour Blast Colour Sprays: Sunset, Saffron, Sapphire and Roadbase

Monday, 16 January 2017

Happy Memory by Lauren Hender

Hi everyone!
Hope you are all settled into a new year and well on your way to achieving some new year goals.

Today I am sharing a layout using some Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp products. This layout is of my little girl and her Christmas curly hair.

Lots of layers made this layout come together. I began by just using some patterned paper to mount my photos and then did some fussy cutting of some beautiful roses. I added a little lace to make it an extra bit girly and adhered it all down.

The next part is the fun part - sticking all the embellishments down. In this layout I have use lots in all different areas. I would like to say that this is to create lots of focus points but really it was just lots of fun sticking lots of pretty things down.

So lets go shopping! Here are some links to the products I've used if you would like to create this layout for yourself.

Journaling is important so I thought it would be a fun idea to use one of the pink paislee cards and clip it to the top of the layout. Some thing a little different I thought.

I hope you have enjoyed the layout and it inspires you to create.

Lauren xo