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!


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Beautiful Sketch Challenge sample by Amy Prior

Hi there Scrapping Clearly fans! Amy Prior back again with you today, this time sharing my take on the Sketch Challenge for March 2017 which was created by the fabulous Peg Hewitt! Here is the sketch and you can checkout the challenge details here.

Here is my layout example for this sketch...

I have a full step-by-step tutorial for you on how I created this layout...

Step 1: Using a Heidi Swapp - Minc Collection - Brushes, adhere some paper doilies onto a piece of American Crafts 12x12 Double Thick White Cardstock with Liquitex - Matte Medium. Paint the matte medium over the top also to seal the paper doily.

Step 2: When the Liquitex - Matte Medium is completely dry, sprinkle some Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust - Navy over the background in the shape that you want to see the colour.

Step 3: Spray some water over the top of the Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust - Navy until you get the desired effect of colour. You can sprinkle more Shimmer Dust if the intensity of colour is not enough or you can dab some excess colour with paper towel etc. if the colour it too much.

Step 5: Sprinkle some Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop over the top of the gessoed wood veneer title.

Step 6: Spray a little bit of water over the top of of the Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop to activate but not too much so you get this fun mottled effect.

Step 7: When the Colour Blast - Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop is dry, cover with Ranger Inkssentials - Glossy Accents and allow to dry.

Step 8: Using a Uni Posca PC - 3M Poster Marker doodle around the edges of the wood veneer title to help it pop off the page then set it aside to dry.

Step 9: Cut various pieces of Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Wild at Heart - Patterned Papers and then ink the edges using a Ranger - Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad.

Step 10: Using a Prima - Finnabair - Art Basics - 2 inch Mixed Media Silicone Brush, scrape some Colour Blast - Colour Paste - Lipstick through The Crafter's Workshop - 12x12 template - Cherry Blossoms. To get the effect i have here, use different parts of the stencil on either side rather than using the stencil as normal straight in the middle of the page. This gives the effect that the cherry blossom branches are coming in from the edges of the page rather than just sitting in the centre.

Step 11: When the Colour Paste is dry completely, doodle around the edges of the flowers with a Fude Ball Pen 1.5 Black and then put some Simple Stories - Life in Color Collection - Enamel Dots in the centres. I have also added some My Minds Eye - On Trend 2 Collection - Enamel Shapes around the background randomly which I also doodled around with a Fude Ball Pen 1.5 Black.

Step 12: Layer the pieces of  Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Wild at Heart - Patterned Papers underneath your photographs then adhere to the background paper using a good quality adhesive. Double-sided tape does not adhere very well to the Colour Blast pastes when dry.

Here is the total product list for this project:
Well that's it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Project Life pages with Tania

Hi lovelies!! Today I'm sharing some pocket pages or Project Life pages with you. I'm having so much fun with the Teresa Collins, Something Wonderful collection. It is absoluteley perfect for this style of scrapbooking!!!

I am really enjoying Project Life, it's something I've wanted to do for awhile, but haven't found a flow with it. But with these cool accessories in the Something Wonderful Range, and the gorgeous papers with cut out cards, it comes together quite simply. I can't tell you the satisfaction I get from adding this many pics to my album in one sitting!! And I don't stress about chronological scrapping, I have been catching up on all of our holiday photos!

And the extra space and journal cards for documenting your stories, priceless! Loving the cool pack of tags that match too!!!

The washi tapes, stickers, buttons and ephemera, plus more accessories (listed below), certainly made my scrapbook pages come together with ease!!!
I hope I've inspired you to get some PL spreads accomplished! Don't forget to check out this fabulous range in store. These are the products I used:

Thanks for looking, see you next time!!!