Monday, 24 July 2017

How Often Do You Go Outside Your Crafting Comfort Zone?

 Good Morning Arty peeps!
I hope your Winter is going well and you are crafting away while keeping snug and warm.

I have been playing with the July Moodboard challenge, such fun!
I would not normally use these colours together but totally love how this turned out. Challenges are so good for pushing those comfort zones, right?!

As you can see I have created my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides again, simply cannot get enough of these and am chomping at the bit to get my hands on the new colours. Because I get it nice and wet I use heavy weight cardstock so it doesn't warp.

I also used his hashtag stamps and  archival ink to make this little embellishment, and coloured some frames with purple Dylusions paint to go under my pic. These paints come in the most vibrant colours! My title is made up of a Cocoa Vanilla wood veneer word and Pink Paislee acrylic alpha stapled on.

I coloured the wood veneer heart and stamped embellishment card with Dylusions spray ink in Fresh Lime to match the moodboard colour palette, and added a super cute paper clip attached with wet glue.

Here's the moodboard, so many different things to inspire you. I went with the colours but you could do use the knitting, fireworks, Darwin's Beercan Regatta, maps..... so many options! Hope you have fun with it and be sure to share your projects with us to be in the running for a $30 shop voucher.

Thanks for coming by,
'til next time,

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Wonderful Me- Art journal page

Hello Scrapping Clearly fans,

It is my turn on the blog today with an art journal page using some lovely goodies from the Scrapping clearly shop. 

I have done a double page spread with this, using a a stencil and dylusions paint in fuchsia for my background. I then went around the stencil outline with some blue paint just to make the purple pop more and to give that sky coloured look, as my photo is of me getting out for a nice arvo walk. 

I have fussy cut the black and white flowers from a Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane 12x12 paper and the yellow flowers are from the Shimelle starshine Mercury patterned paper.Again I am going for that outdoors but lovely look to these pages. 

The red flower washi tape is also from Shimelle and the gold and dark flower washi's are from a Heidi Swapp pack in the Magnolia Jane collection, I wanted the washi tapes to be part of the embellishing of the page and to give a different texture and feel to the pages; the florals also match what I was trying to convey in this project. 
 I used some off cuts of some Magnolia Jane paper to make the thin strips and the quote piece is from the Shimelle Starshine cut apart paper Astro. 

Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to the Scrapping Clearly you tube channel to see a process video for this art journal page. 
See you soon and happy scrapping

Here are the product links for the Scrapping Clearly shop

Dylusions Paint- Fuschia: SKU: 789541050988
Dylusion Paint- Teal: SKU: 789541050957
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane paper pad 12x12: SKU: 718813137249
Shimelle Starshine- Mercury paper: SKU: 718813740333
Shimelle washi tape: SKU: 718813740531
Heidi Swapp- Magnolia Jane washi: SKU: 718813136600
Shimelle Starshine cut apart- Astro: SKU: 718813740210

Friday, 21 July 2017

Art Alchemy Impasto Paints Are Soooooooooooo.........

Howdy Folks ,Lisa here with a Friday Mixed Media update,
Unfortunately I was unable to get online last week due to NBN issues,Grr
but I am back this week to share  a new art journal piece I have been playing with , 
incorporating the super cool , Art Alchemy Impasto Paints from Finnabair ,
 released through Prima , and some fun collage style techniques .
So happy to have these amazingly lush rich paints into my arty stash, finally !
 I started by using the paints to fill in some vibrancy into the background. and boy,
that is exactly what these paints do, add a beautiful vitality to the overall look..
I added some layers with stencils and more paint to my Dina Wakley Media Journal
then after finding a few photo images in magazines, 
I cut them out and added them to the page with liquitex matt medium.
 A little Fude ball doodling and added details with more stencils and a some Colour Blast Bling for the central image , brings focus and attention to a focal point on the page.
  I am absolutely loving this style of entertaining art journaling atm and 
I really do intend to spend more time creating fun pieces using this cool collage style .
You should definitely try it out .
Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back next week with a mixed media blog update .
Lisa xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July Mood Board - by Chloe

Hello SC fans!  Have you tried our challenges this month?

I'm sharing my sample page for the July Mood Board today :)

I was totally drawn to the firework pattern in the top left corner - I knew I had the perfect stencil to create some fireworks on a background!

Then, basing my page loosely on the colours in the mood board, I created a Christmas page (I LOVE using non-traditional Christmas colours!) ... I wasn't intending to do Christmas - but this was the photo that was waiting to be scrapped and it matched perfectly!

I have used bits and pieces from my Scrapping Clearly stash:

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Planning In My Happy Planner - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

It's Karyn here and today I want to share my new MAMBI Happy Planner with you! 

Planners have been the in-thing in the papercrafting industry for some time - but my love affair with planners is just starting. I've always had a working diary filled with lists and my daily activities but I've never tried the full-on embellishment of them. Part of the reason is that there was never enough space on the pages, and also as it was a working diary it was never neat. 

When I saw the fabulous MAMBI Happy Planner, Classic, The Best is Yet to Come in the  Scrapping Clearly Store I thought I would give it a go. I had heard a lot about these planners and loved the vertical weekly layout. This planner is also an 18 month planner that started in July - perfect!! I decided to use the fun and bright Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection and Kelly Purkey stamps to embellish the pages.
I love that many of the titles on the pages appear to be a silver colour but when viewed from different angles a rainbow of colours appears!  
The first pages for each month include a section to record monthly goals, important dates, and a "currently' list - I love these prompts!!
Then there is a 2 page calendar for the month. I've decided to include a photo from each day here. I printed each photo at 3.7cm wide x 3.2cm tall.  
Next is the fun planner pages!! I printed a sheet of photos to use. I organise and resize my photos in MS Word then print out on an A4 sheet of paper using an EPSON XP-600 and Ilford photo paper. Each photo used on the weekly spread is 3.7cm wide x 6cm tall. 

I start my pages by writing daily activities on one of the 3 squares for the day. I then add photos, then decorative papers. I had some painty papers leftover from testing the amazing Distress Oxides, so I added some offcuts of them to the pages as well.
Next I add some patterned paper (from the Joy Parade 6x6 paper pad), Ephemera and puffy stickers. Lastly I added some stamps - these Kelly Purkey ones are so cute!! 
Here is my first completed weekly spread (26 June - 2 July).  
Here are some close-ups. I've tried to keep my pages as flat as possible. Puffy stickers are as bulky as I will go.  

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include 

MAMBI Happy Planner, Classic, The Best is Yet to Come  
Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection (12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pad, epherema, puffy stickers) 
Hero Arts, Kelly Purkey wood mounted stamps - Planner Icons 
Ranger Archival ink pad, black
Distress Oxides ink pads 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx


Monday, 17 July 2017

Art Journalling - Lots of Yummy Mixed Media Products from Scrapping Clearly

Hi Everyone

My turn up on the Blog today and I have been playing with some amazing goodies from our SHOP!

I tore strips of washi tape and taped them to the double page of my art journal, then I used this fab Dina Wakley gesso over the top of the tape.  I allowed this to dry then I went about using some Ranger Distress Paints - Faded Jeans randomly over the top of the washi tape.

Next I used some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine - if you haven't tried this amazing medium - do yourself a favour - it has an amazing sheen and is a dream to use!!  I randomly placed it across the pages using an old credit card.  I also used some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cornflower Blue - again swiping randomly using an old credit card.  When this was dry,  I randomly stamped these amazing 49 and Market Texture Stamps using black Ink  over the pages.

Next I stamped the "SHE" using the amazing Heidi Swapp Foam Alphabet Stamps - I used to own these a long time ago  and I am so pleased Heidi has has re-released these stamps.  They are so versatile and easy to use.

I outlined the "SHE" using Jane Davenport  MM Paint Over Pens, and used this gorgeous lady from Jane Davenport's Rubons Neutral collection.

For my journalling I used this fab fountain pen, again from Jane Davenport.

Next I used this gorgeous stencil from the amazing Lisa Oxley - I have had it in my stash for a while and it is my "go to" and fave at the moment.  I used the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lilac - Lavender through this stencil and love the effect!  I outlined the raised Nuvo mousse with a Black Pilot Permaball Pen to give some extra depth.

I used the amazing Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to add some more depth of colour to the blue around the edges of the pages.  These markers are just gorgeous and beautiful to work with.

I love that Scrapping Clearly has such an amazing variety of Mixed Media products - so go and check them out..

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!


Dream with Melinda Sweetman

Hi there my scrappy friends and welcome to the ScrappingClearly blog this lovely Monday! Melinda here with you today sharing a page I created using (once again!) the very awesome Starshine collection by Shimelle! I just can't help myself, I love it!!

Here is my page

I was VERY inspired by a page shared on You Tube by Lillith Eeckels and had a bunch of stars I had created that I wanted to use up and went with this design! Isn't it fun!

I started by stitching that black circle onto my background after drawing (about in the middle) a circle using an empty paint pallet of the page as a template. I went around about 6-7 times and I LOVE the texture it gives!!

I created my stars by first cutting a half or 3/4 of a full 12x12 piece of white card on my cameo. Next a quick coat of gesso, some stamping with black permanent ink and then COLOUR! I have used some Colour Shimmer Dusts by Colour Blast - these little pots are AMAZING to play with. I have used Candy and I think Cobalt but it may have been Peacock.....

When I stuck them down I just used a little dot of wet adhesive in the middle of each star and love the dimension I have achieved!

I used a couple of layers of papers (namely the Gemini and Hubble) behind my photo and then I have used the Chipboard, Flair, Thickers, Paper Clips and Rub-On pens to embellish. Oh and the background paper is Juno!

I have used one of the clear stickers for the title (I stuck that to some white smooth cardstock and fussy cut) and also a few acetate pieces from the ephemera pack!

Lastly the journalling, the date and some splatters, again using the Colour Shimmer Dusts and a paint brush! Oh, and a hint of the Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust to balance out the black of the stitching, the stamping and also my journalling!

If you would like to see my whole process the YouTube process video is linked below! Make sure to subscribe to the channel so you can keep up with all of the new shares over there!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Sunday, 16 July 2017

One Summer by Lauren Hender

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog. I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and finding some time to get creative. Today on the blog I have sharing a layout of my super cute son having some pool time fun.

In this layout I have used lots of fab products that are all available over at Scrapping Clearly

These include:

I have used some of the FREE cut files available from Cocoa Vanilla Studio in this layout. This included the title 'summer' the 'ice creams' and the 'clouds'.
Click the link to download a set for yourself to use.

As mentioned above I have used some fabulous products to make this layout come together.
The Nuvo Mousse I used to build the background. I simply took a pallet knife and spread it like butter from the right hand side of the layout toward the left. I then used my finger to blend the two colours together.

I then applied the glass beads in random spots where I used the blue mousse.
This made a great effect and added some texture to the layout.

To highlight the gold mousse I used the Kelly Purkey star stamp and some gold ink to add some little feature stars. They are subtle but add that little special detail to the layout.

Have you noticed any cute pieces of puffiness?
They are the Heidi Swapp gold puffy numbers. Additional to the numbers you also get a few little accent pieces. I have used the number 1 in my title, some circle puffies mixed in with the stars, and a 'today' tag.

 I love the Cocoa Vanilla Washi Tape. It helps me blend to photo to the layout. The colours are fabulous and it's forgiving.. that means if you put it down in the wrong spot it lets you reposition it.

I hope my layout has inspired you to get creative.
Happy Scrapping
Lauren xo

Saturday, 15 July 2017

My take on the moodboard, (Part 2) - By Tania

Hi again!! Well, for my previous post here on the blog, I made some die cut embellishments, inspired by the moodboard, using the gorgeous die cut shapes from the Dear Lizzy, HAPPY PLACE collection.
This time, I'm here to share a layout I made using a few of those embellishments and coordinating papers. 
Here's a pic of the embellishments to jog your memory!

And here's the layout!!

I used some small doilies, & patterned paper to anchor my clusters on the page. (The papers are also from the HAPPY PLACE collection.) So, for the cluster at the bottom left of the layout, the only things I added, were a cut doily & patterned paper strip.

I nearly always use the rule of thirds on my layout, the visual triangle as some of you may know it. So I cut my doilies and used 3 of these pieces. The die cut cluster on the right of my page, went on top of the doily and slightly overlapped my photo and backing papers. I only added 1 patterned paper strip to the bottom of the cluster.

The small cluster on the top was made with patterned paper and some hand made embellishments. (A small pair of sunnies, (fussy cut,) and some punched paper dots with Glossy accents added on top.) The word sticker is from the Heidi Swapp, September Skies, word strips.

I have added some journaling to the back of the tag which sits behind the photo!

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with our moodboard, and helped you discover an easy way of making a layout come together quickly. All you need is some patterned paper and matching die cuts, and a few other bits and pieces you are sure to have in your crafty stash.
See you next time,