Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sweet Treat with Leonie Neal-Dawson

Hi Leonie Neal-Dawson with you today sharing a sweet treat of a page!
I've been using the delightful Carpe Diem Collection from Simple Stories. 
This collection has some really lovely patterns and I especially like the florals which I've used on my page today.

I've fussy cut around some clouds one one of the patterned papers and highlighted them with a doodled border. 
Two of the polaroid frames in this collection have been used over my photo's along with some of the printed chipboard embleishments.
The gold tissue paper I'm sure you're familiar with having purchased from the Scrapping Clearly store.


For the background today I've used some Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Reinkers and the never fail plastic packaging stamping technique
I know you've probably seen it before but it's still one of my favourites! 
Here's a little picture collage of how I like to do this technique. 
I love how the Oxide inks comes up on the Kraft Carkstock.

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you enjoyed my post.
Happy Crafting. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Do You Pre-Make?

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Hope you are well and hugging your loved ones.
A couple of weeks ago I shared the beginnings of a mini album which I planned to use to document all the pics I have with the beautiful ladies I retreat with.
I have been working on this project, finishing the cover off with a title, some stickers, a couple of punched butterflies, and two Cocoa Vanilla chippy frames which I sprayed with Dylusions. I also stamped with some heart-shaped bubble wrap, so cute!

Then I got busy pre-making backgrounds for some of the pages.
This makes the album so much quicker to put together.

I stuck facing pages to my mat with washi tape and painted across them together, that's how I got the white stripes. I also used some pre-made cardstock backgrounds to stick to the backs of the painted pages as they buckled and warped when I wet them. Now they are twice as sturdy.

The acrylic paints (top and bottom) come in a set together.
The middle pages are done with ink sprays.

Next task is to put some photos together and journal and embellish.
Stay tuned for that!

Hope you are managing some crafty time in your days.
Perhaps you are playing along with our sketch or moodboard challenges?

Til next time,
stay arty,

Scrapping Clearly is

temporarily closed.

Due to an unexpected and sudden death in the family
we are unable to process any new orders for the short term.
We look forward to seeing you when we return.
Thank you for your understanding

Our thoughts are with Kylie and family at this time xx

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Love - with Emma

Happy Sunday to you all 😊
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. 
Today on the SC blog I’m sharing a simple layout 
Consisting of many pieces from the My Minds Eye ‘On Trend 2’ range. 

For my  base sheet I used a sheet from the Pinkpaislee cedar lane collection and then proceeded to tear a couple of strips off  of 2 papers in the MME range. 
I then added a stencil and texture crackle paste, along with distress oxides for colour. I then stamped to complete my layered look on my paper.

With my paper layers under my photo I use mostly the On trend 2 journal cards. So perfect for layering. 

I fussy cut a couple of images to add, Eg the flowers, cactus and flamingo. 
This range is so pretty with its gold elements and soft colours but then I love the eclectic feel with the cactus and flamingos. 

I finished it all off with many stickers from the collection and my layout was finished. 
My layout is simple but the paper is exquisite. 
I hope you all get to have a little Scrap time today. 
I’ll catch you all soon.
Em. Xx 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Art Anthology Art Journalling - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have an Art Journal page to share with you made using lots of awesome  Art Anthology products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
Art Anthology products were new to me and I was so excited to receive a selection of their products in my latest DT kit from Scrapping Clearly. Whenever I try a new product I start by using it on an art journal page. I rarely have a plan, I just go with the flow and let the paints guide me.

Lately I've been doing my art journalling on loose cardstock with the aim to bind them together with my Zutter bind-it-all. Although I love art journals I find them to be very big and bulky in my small workspace and also I often accidentally spill paints on other pages - which is annoying. So I made this page on a piece of 6" x 6" marshmallow cardstock. 
Firstly I painted blue and purple Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium across my page using a silicone brush (these brushes are so good to use and easy to clean between colours!). These paints are somewhat transparent - sort of like a tinted gel medium. Then I added some stencils - firstly a bubble stencil with brown Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium (this is also transparent and has loads of shimmer).  
Next I added a dots and dashes stencil with orange Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium. Then I added some of the red Art Anthology stone effects in places. Next I added some spritzes of yellow, pink and teal Art Anthology Colorations color spray.
After drying this off properly I added a Cherry blossom stencil with yellow Art Anthology sorbet dimensional medium - see the wonderful shimmer!! As I was creating I added any paint leftovers to a scrap piece of cardstock - this is always useful for cutting, stamping and adding to your page, and you dont waste any paint!! I also added some stamping using some fun Dina Wakley circle patterns stamps.
I used my Fude ball pen to draw a boarder around the page. I cut up the scrap page and added it to my page too.
Here are some close-ups of my page - I love how it turned out!!

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

Prima Finnabair art basics mixed media silicone brush 1 inch
Art Anthology Colorations color spray (patience, timeless, peacock feathers)   
Art Anthology Sorbet (poppy, chocolate, sunshine) 
Art Anthology velvet dimensional medium (reef, mardi gras)
Art Anthology stone effects (brick)
Ranger Archival ink pad, black
Dina Wakley stamps - circle patterns (circle collage, etiquette anion)
Fude Ball pen  
Stabile aquarellable black pencil  
Tim Holtz Idea Ology Small Talk Sticker Book  
KaiserCraft mini designer templates - cherry blossom, dots and dashes, and bubbly

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx