Sunday, 26 March 2017

Chocolate - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made using the Teresa Collins "Something Wonderful" collection (papers, paper pad, enamel dots, ephemera tags, chipboard buttons, chipboard elements, decorative brads) available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
I've started with a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock which I used a "Painting with plastic" technique then splattered with watercolour pan paints (blue, black, red and yellow colours). I then let this dry for an hour or so.  
For this page I've matted 2 photos (of a recent trip to the Lindt shop lol) with a PL card from the ephemera pack. 
I'veadded a strip of paper to the bottom of the page and an embellishment cluster in the bottom right corner.  I've added a selection of chipboard stickers and alphas as my title down the middle of my page. In the bottom left of the page I've added some handwritten journalling and a date stamp.
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Teresa Collins "Something Wonderful" collection   (papers, paper pad, enamel dots, ephemera tags, chipboard buttons, chipboard elements, decorative brads) 
Heidi Swapp memory planner date stamp  
Watercolour pan paints

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx


Friday, 24 March 2017

Yin/ Yang Dreaming

Salutations Bloggers,Lisa Here with a Friday Mixed Media update.
My mojo seems to have found me again,its been on holidays, 
but seems to have returned, after a simple purchase of the New Dina Wakley Art Journal .
Oh my Art Goddess me , with 4 different surface to choose to create upon , this baby is a must have on your list of  creative stash supplies  .
I only got this baby last Saturday, I've worked a full week and I am 10 pages in already.
Now That is creative inspiration !
I'm sharing today with you a Dreamcatcher piece
yep .... another one .
A piece created upon one of  Hessian pages within the book.
Ok,its brown, hmmm,I lay a piece of white muslin down and

 Then using a Black Jo Sonja textured paste I stenciled a Kinder Kreations Floral Yin /Yang image onto the background, allowed it to dry ,then added a few painted feathered background stencil bases and came over the top with the Art Anthology Textured paste to give a little dimension .
 Again using a  Kinder Kreations 2 part feather stencil .
 I love the results of the double layering of stencils 
To add some colour and detail to the piece, 
I stamped a few Dina Wakley Fronds with Black Stazon onto 
 I spritz the page with a little water then sprayed some Dylusions Inks in rainbow colours , 
So I had choices for which colour I wish to use.
 Now its just layering time with a few extra embellishments .
Usually I keep my art journal internally very flat , no embellishments , which helps , if you are actually drawing within the pages , but with this Dina Wakley journal ,
I am just running with heart and creative spirit
(yep , its that inspiring )
I hope you get time to play and be creative this weekend .
See you next week for a new update .
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 23 March 2017

March Mood Board - by Chloe

Hello!!  Have you seen the awesome March mood board yet??

Here is my sample page:

I just love blues and greens together!  I've added a pop of black too :)

As you can see, I took inspiration from the watercolours/splatters for my background, the leaves and the child focus.

Other products used:
Something Wonderful Decorative Stickers 32 pcs
Something Wonderful Washi Tape
Teresa Collins Something Wonderful Ephempera Pack
Teresa Collins Something Wonderful Chipboard Elements
Heidi Swapp Dipped Tags Blue

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

You are my happy - Mood Board Inspiration with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing my take on the current Mood Board challenge which has been designed by the amazing Peg Hewitt! Here is the mood board and you can check out the challenge details by clicking here

Here is my take on the challenge for this month:

To create this layout, I have started off with a piece of  American Crafts 12x12 Double Thick white cardstock which I have sprinkled some some amounts randomly of Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - PeacockColour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Lush, and Colour Blast - Shimmer Dust - Navy onto.

I have then sprayed some water over the top of the dry powder to activate the coloured pigment and shimmer. Avoid spraying too much water as you don't want the colours to mix too much with each other. 

If the colour is not intense enough, simply sprinkle some more of the Shimmer Dusts over the top until you get the desired effect. You may need to add more water if there is not enough to activate the additional powder.

If there are chunky areas of powder, simply spray more water on those areas to disperse. When the background is completely dry, spray some more water over the top to get this cool bleached effect. The result is a super fun mottled watercolour background!

I have finished off this layout with various Dear Lizzy - Happy Place - Patterned Papers layered, Dear Lizzy - Happy Place - Die-cut Phrases, alongside some die cuts and flowers from my personal stash.

The complete product list for this layout includes...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mermaid Hair - March Mood Board

Morning Scrapping Clearly Peeps...

Have you had a chance to check out our Mood board this month? As soon as I saw it, I knew this was the photo I was going to scrap. My daughter attend a private school where weird and wackey hair colours are a huge No-No... So for the summer holidays we dyed her maid pastel blue and she declared it 'mermaid hair'. 

I started my base off with a piece of black cardstock from my stash. It was a piece of Core'dinations that had a blue base, so when I have sanded the edges, the blue came through. 

Next grab some Marshmallow Heavy weight cardstock and some Colour Blast shimmer powder in LushNavy Sunshine and Peacock and get messy and play!! 

I usually sprinkle a little bit onto the cardstock them apply random spritz of water and let them meld and mix. The effects are stunning and the applications are endless. 

Ive used pieces of patterned cardstock from the
 Crate Paper - Cute Girl range to matt my photo, and the super cute mermaid cut out from the chipboard stickers with glitter accents.

To finish it off, ive added some splatters of acrylic paint in London Blue and Calypso Teal from Dylusions

Dont forget to upload your mood board entries to the Face book page HERE to be in the running for some amazing prizes.

Happy Scrapping...



Monday, 20 March 2017

Neo colour/Water Brush Play

Hi Everyone

Marelle here to share some products I have been playing with from the shop

I am involved in Scrapping Clearly Circle Journal that is going around Australia at the moment - we all do a page in each other's Art Journals - it is so much fun and we are nearing the end of it - I cannot wait to get my journal back with everyone's creations in it!

I was playing with my Circle journal  and decided to use some amazing mixed media products from the shop.

First I used Liquitex Heavy Body paint (wow it is an amazing product!) as my base on my pages on my Art Journal.    Caron'd'arche Neocolor 11 water soluble wax pastels  - definitely my new Mixed Media fave.  I decided to use a water brush and use them as "water colours" - I printed out an image from Pinterest and altered it using a water brush and some of the amazing colours from this palette.

Next I used a  Crafters Workshop 6x6 Stencil called Coaster with some texture paste coloured with Dylusions Paint in London Blue randomly over the background. I also used Dylusions Bubblegum Pink mist on this background, and Dylusions Pure Sunshine.

I used Bazzill Black raven cardstock to mount the image, and finished it off with Heidi Swapp foam stamps!

I hope you will have a look through the shop and try your hand with some of these amazing products!

Happy crafting

The Great Bunny Trap with Melinda Sweetman ~ March Sketch

Hello, hello crafty friends, Melinda here with you today sharing another page I have made with the gorgeous and super versatile Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection! Today I am also working with the March sketch which looks like this if you have not yet seen it!

This sketch was a little out of my norm but I had fun making it and came up with the idea of using a cut file in a circular shape in the background and using the Black Wood paper for my background.

Here is my completed page

As you can see I have backed all of the open hearts with patterned paper and for the majority of the hearts I have used up my left over off cuts from my 6x6 paper pad so very little waste!!

I used some vellum from my stash to cover the open middle of the heart wreath, attached one side of the wreath and trimmed the excess off to attach to the other side and love how it looks!

With all that detail in the wreath I didn't want to add too much to completely take over so I haven't too much! I started by adding a strip from the Cards 12x12 paper and also a strip of washi tape under the photos as a grounding strip for the photos and to represent the chevrons/arrows on the sketch.

I used a couple of off cuts (again from my 6x6 paper pad) as layers behind my photo and popped up the photo on the left with some craft foam. 

I've used some of the alphas from the Alpha and Label stickers sheet for most of my title and pulled out those fun black and white stripped alphas from my stash for the BUNNY in the title. But first I added a really quick, light layer of white gesso to blend out the background paper a little.

I've added a couple more strips of the washi, some of the label stickers, a bunch of the brads, the 5 from the ephemera pack, some of the buttons and a chipboard piece from the chipboard stickers

To finish off my page I used some Roadbase Colour Spray by Colour Blast to add some sprinkles, added in my journalling (a little different from the sketch but that is part of the wonderful thing about sketches, they are a great jumping off point!), a date stamp and a couple of little phrases in 2 places.

If you would like to see my whole page come together you can see the process video simply by clicking play below!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you get your entries in for your chance at an awesome store voucher from Kylie!!

Happy scrapping!