Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Combining Paste and Sprays, and challenges

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Hope y'all are well and happy creating.
This month creative play time has been at a premium for me, too much other stuff going on.
So I have combined the two Scrapping Clearly challenges into one layout.
From the mood board I took inspiration from the fire image at bottom right,
then designed my page based on the sketch.


I started by applying Colour Blast paste in Lipstick, Rose Petal, and Tangareen
through a Crafter's Workshop stencil, onto black cardstock.
I then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Gold at the top, and Navy at the bottom, adding some splats of each colour reversed (Navy on top, Gold on the bottom).
With such impact in my background, all I needed was a title and a story, which I wrote in Dymo. 


You can see here, the fabulous effect of the sprays on the Colour Blast paste. You can also see that I used a piece of pre-misted (Dylusions) cardstock to mat my photos with a really thin border, just to make them pop a bit.

Here are the two challenges that inspired my page.
Play along and upload your projects into the Facebook folders by clicking on the link under each image. There is a $30 shop voucher for the winner of each challenge, gotta love that!


 Sketch                                      Mood board

Thanks for coming by,
'til next time,

Monday, 16 October 2017

Tis The Season with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey ScrappingClearly friends, Melinda here with you today with something a little different for you!!

Here is a sneaky peek


Any guesses as to what I've created?! Or been inspired by??

If you guessed this month's mood board you would be 100% correct! I was REALLY inspired by all of the Halloween-y type imagery and the colours, though I couldn't find a way to include the blue.

Here again if you haven't seen it is the mood board


And my completed project!


This is in a shadow box type product that hubby threw together with some spare MDF and because he made a stack I grabbed one super quick and got to creating! The frame was sprayed with some matt black spray paint and left to dry while I created my page!

I have used 3 patterned papers for this - My Mind's Eye - On Trend 2 - Little Things (the orange words) and 2 papers from the Pebbles - Spring Fling collection - Honey Bee (the black text) and Chalkboard Floral (my background sheet). I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store that I fell in love with the second I saw it and knew what I wanted to do with it so picked my papers and got my cameo working for me!

I knew I wanted some colour in the background and in order for my cut to POP I first applied a really quick, light layer of white gesso to fade those dots into the background some. Then I grabbed my Scribble Sticks in Tangerine and Ruby, some plastic packaging and got to smooshing some colour onto my background and also applying some splatters with the same mix of colour.


When that was all dry I added some splatters using my Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling knowing I was going to add more gold accents. While that dried I used my Black Soot Distress Ink to ink the edges of the "Tis The Season" words so they would pop a little more. And added some gold foil using my Mini Minc machine to some of the Minc Crate Paper Halloween ephemera pieces I wanted to use. I LOVE the pops of shiny gold and love the gold, orange and black & white mix of colours!


Once my background was completely dried all that was left was to glue everything down. Since I have used gesso on the background I did use my wet glue for everything to make sure it all stayed where I put it!


One final close up


How I love stars and how that they look any better than minc'd in gold foil?!?? Of course, there are a tonne of colours to choose from in the store if gold is not your thing!

Here is one final photo - this time the frame is stood up and I can't wait to find a home for it in the lead up to Halloween this year! My boys are super exited!


Remember, you still have almost 2 full weeks to enter our October challenges so head over to the ScrappingClearly FB group to find the albums with all of the details and the place to share!

Oh, I almost forgot! There is even a process video if you'd like to see this come together!


Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!


Melinda
xx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Happy - with Emma.


Hi scrappingclearly peeps.
Today I'm sharing a layout I had fun creating, featuring a friend that means so much to me.
It features many great products that I have been playing a lot with of late.
(See product list at end of post)



I've been havering fun with the use of the Cedar Lane collection and On Trend 2 collection
I can never just stick to using one collection at a time but rather love to mix them together. 


My title is a Heidi Swapp chipboard word......it's so sparkly 😝 
These words are the best 'statement' pieces 😉



I used a couple of MME puffy stickers around. I think I've said it before, but I'm really not good at journaling straight onto my pages so I love stickers and journal cards to cut up and do the talking for me.


These Cedar Lane arrows are the perfect combo of sparkle, colour and texture that compliment any page.

This was a nice quick, bright layout that was fun to create.
I hope it stirs a little creativity for you.
I'll catch you all soon.
Em.xx



Products used: Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

Friday, 13 October 2017

Art Journaling is My Therapy

Howdy Folks , Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update .
The shop is back online and today only on Friday the 13th ,
 Scrapping Clearly are having a 40% off sale .
 I'm here and today sharing with you an Art journal piece created using 
the fab Jane Davenport Face stamp. This one here  
Sometimes its nice to be able to stamp the bones of your image and 
then just use your tools to fill in the details and add your own flair.
I started with a mottled background in my DWM journal of acrylic  Dina Wakley Media  paints
I applied them to the page using a brayer .
 Then I stamped the face image onto the dry background using permanent Black Staz On ink , drew a simple facial line and added a base coat of Art Alchemy Paints for the hair and to darken the background and make her pop a little .
 I added colour to the eyes with a posca and a white sharpie paint pen, and added more depth into her hair by darkening the area under and around her face with paint then pencils .
 A little more detail and pen work to bring more focus to the face using an Inkcredible pen.
Some darkening and colour around the eyes , high and low lights on the lips with a few prisma colour pencils . And a quote,because it is Art Journaling , and its a form of therapy to help us deal with whats happening in our on world . I created this Fierce woman , a woman with determination and perseverance. One who can take on the world and remain true to herself .
I'm sending out some strength and love to one special young woman on the other side of the world , who I cant be there to physically support atm.
" When you can't control whats happening,
challenge yourself to control the way you respond to whats happening -
That is where your power is ."
Let it be a message for us all .
 Thanks for dropping by the blog , don't forget the SC Black Friday 40 % off sale is happening today only,so jump online and order something bright and fun to kick start some creative flow .

I'll be back next week with a new SC MM blog update .

Lisa x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rocking My Travellers Notebook - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I have some pages in my Websters Pages Travellers Notebook to share with you made using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "You Rock" collection available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.
Travellers Notebooks are quite popular at the moment. I love their small portable size and that there is less formality than a scrapbook page. I also love using little photos on the pages!

I created these pages after I finished creating 4 scrapbook pages with the same paper collection. It was a great way to use up paper offcuts :)
I added paper strips to the edges of each of the TN pages and washi strips under the photo and title. I then added stickers, enamel shapes and splatters of watercolour pan paints, as well as journalling. 
A similar process was used to create these next pages - adding lots of paper offcuts, rubber charms, enamel shapes and paint splatters. 
Have you joined the Travellers Notebook club yet?? 
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio "You Rock" collection (12x12 papers, washi strips, flair, wood veneer, sticker sheet, enamel shapes, rubber charms) 
Heidi Swapp roller date stamp 
Watercolor Pan Paints
Ranger Archival ink pad, blackWebsters Pages Color Crush Travellers Notebook Inserts  

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith with Leonie


Hello to all our readers on the Scrapping Clearly blog.  Leonie with you today and being a new month we have a brand new sketch and moodboard competition for you to join. 

You can find all the details in our Facebook group. 
Click on the photos to take you to each of the Facebook challenge albums.

  

This month I'll be creating with the Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith collection.  A perfect collection for me this month as my daughter will be making her confirmation next week so I'm sure I'll have plenty of photos to scrap of that occasion. 

In the meantime though I chose to scrap some selfies of one of my sons and myself.   All the b-sides of this collection are bright fun patterns and not necessarily Christian related so suitable for any photos you like. 


I did some layered stencilling on this Black and White music note paper using Dylusions Paints. 






Thanks so much for stopping by, 
Happy scrapping!

Cheers,
Leonie Neal-Dawson.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

We Visited The Shop! And the Mini Album is Coming Along.

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Hope you are finding some creative time in your days.
I am surprised at how much extra time I have just from not making lunches
and doing drop off and pick up, so, while the kids are on school holidays,
I have been working on my Vicki Boutin mini-album inspired by this gorgeous book of Lisa's

If you remember, I pre-made some pages,
and today I am sharing with you the first few I have put together.
I'm not sure yet whether I can manage to make it chronological,
or if that will even matter to me.
For now, they are not in any particular order.

 I started with this pre-made page decorated with Dylusions.

And, discovering that I would not have the space to put
all the photos I wanted to use, I added a pocket page in the middle.
I had to punch some new holes so it would fit in the album.

These pics are of my most recent retreat, to The Dandenongs.
Biggest road trip yet for scrappy purposes. So much fun!
It was one of those retreats where I met (in real life) so many
people I have known online for years. Amazing!


We even got to stop in at the Scrapping Clearly store, TWICE!
It is the best stocked scrapping/art store I have ever seen,
seriously chockas full of variety and quality goods.
And as if that weren't enough, Kylie is just so delightful,
full of country charm and hospitality.


I hand wrote some large journalling on the bottom of the pocket page
with our Scrapping Clearly pic because I realised I had to hide a couple of naughty photos
(they are inside, so as not to offend), and didn't have any more pics.
A fair bit of risque behaviour happens when you get a big room
filled with excited, and excitable, women!


Stay tuned for another update on this little album,
I'm having a great time reminiscing on all the scrappy getaways I've had
over the last ten years or so. Feeling blessed.

Til next time,
stay arty,

Monday, 9 October 2017

September Challenge Winners



Congratulations Karen Watson - you have won our Sept Moodboard challenge!




 Congratulations Carolyn Haswell you have won our Sept Sketch challenge!

Ladies, please PM Marelle on FB to get your code to go shopping at our Shop!  You have each won a $30 voucher to spend !





Sunday, 8 October 2017

Dreamy Heart by Lauren Hender

Hello Everyone

Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog. 
Today I am sharing with you a beautiful layout using the stunning Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee and the exciting thing I also get to share with you is a process video of how this layout came together. 


This is a simple quick and easy layout. The fussy bit is all in the cutting of the flowers, but definitely worth the outcome. 

In this layout I used Moonstruck cardstock, puffy stickers, and ephemera, a little gesso and some thickers phrase stickers titled Dream. 


I just love this photo of my little girl and our puppy. It's a magical photo that I've had for almost a year to scrapbook but was waiting for the collection that would help to make it as magical as I thought it was.  


Using a foam sponge and some gesso I created the effect of clouds. I loved how it turned out as it really softened the transition between the mail cluster and the page. 


Now you will have to hang in there for the process video as I have only done a few and I'm just getting the hang of it. But I have a great time doing it so I hope you enjoy it and it helps to see how this layout all came together. 




All the products that I have used you can find in the Scrapping Clearly store. 

Click the link below and check out this amazing shop. 



I hope you enjoyed this layout and the process video. 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to PM me through Facebook if you have any questions at all. 

Lauren xoxo





XOXOXOXO with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey ScrappingClearly friends! Melinda here with you today sharing my latest creation for the design team! I was inspired by the products this time, starting with the background paper that I have used and am super happy with how this page turned out!


As you can see I have scrapped another wedding photo of mine and this is a photo of my Mum and I and I really love it. It's one of those candid shots and looking back now I have no idea what we talking about or what made us smile like that but I do love this shot!!

I have used a total of 2 patterned papers for this page but love the bright, light and airy-ish look of how it all came together.

I have pulled out my 2 butterfly punches and started punching butterflies from the "Sour" 12"x12" circles to get a range of patterns and colours and that's as much as I knew at the beginning of this process.


I decided (of course!) that I need a little mixed media in the background and reached for my Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink pads. I have used a combination of Squeezed Lemonade (DI), Wild Honey (DO) and Worn Lipstick (DO) and the packaging technique after a quick, messy coat of gesso on the diagonal on my background.


I ended up stitching through all of the bigger butterflies in gold thread after they had all been tacked down lightly, leaving the wings free to be lifted after they dried. I LOVE the dimension this creates and yes, it will get squished somewhat when it goes into the album but I am ok with that!


I fussy cut my title from the Citrus Bliss Insta Kit square overlays and really like how that sits and is quiet subtle.

My finishing touches were some Studio Calico chipboard sticker hearts (the text ones only) and some Studio Calico sequin dots. I made sure to use just the orange-y coloured ones for this page.

I did record my process and if you wish to see that just press play below and voila!


Oh, after the camera was off I did sprinkle some gold mist along that same diagonal line, ensuring I covered up my photo! No date stamp or journalling (I know, shocking, right?!) but since it is going in my wedding album I kinda know what date it was and most wedding layouts (I've discovered at least!) are more about the photos and less about the story.

So, that's it for me for my first post for October! I hope to get the chance to play along with both the sketch and the moodboard this month - I love them both! 

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda