Thursday, 17 August 2017

How I 'Read' the August Moodboard - Peg

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

The weekend is nearly here which means arty time for some of us, yay!
I spent time last weekend avoiding the football and playing with the Scrapping Clearly moodboard for August.
It's a fun one!

I chose to go with the colours (minus the blue), the grey and white stripes, and birds (they have wings).

My background, on heavy weight card, was made with BoBunny Glitter Paste in black
I used up some old Heidi Swapp acrylic 'Ghost Frames' which I ran through my sewing machine,
wonky stitching and all!

You can also see my date stamp in the corner here, I always use it with Archival ink so it doesn't run if it gets wet.

I added some splats to my background, with a variety of products, to spread a little subtle colour. First I used yellow alcohol ink because it was within reach but it was a little too orange. So I added some Dylusions Lemon Zest and Tattered Angels Key Lime Pie for a nice mix.

The colours and patterns in the Heidi Swapp 'September Skies' 6x6 paper pad were just what I wanted to highlight my pic. I used a full sheet for a photo mat and cut the two arrow pieces from another. Colouring two chevron chippies black with a marker, I stuck them down in order to reinforce the patterned paper arrow bits. 

I added an acrylic banner along the bottom edge of the patterned paper arrows, then stapled on some super cute vellum hearts (some I trimmed to a nicer shape) with staples coloured with Stazon. The little staples are Tim Holtz, the regular ones are placed using a long arm stapler to reach the middle of the page.

My black marker came in handy for colouring my title stickers too.
And there you have it, all done.

How are your August challenges coming along?
Remember to share them with us here.... Sketch & Moodboard.
You could win some credit to spend in the AMAZING Scrapping Clearly shop
and have your very own gold bag delivered!

'Til next time,
stay arty,

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

July Planning - With Karyn Schultz!

Today I have more "July Planning" to share with you, made using the fabulous MAMBI Happy Planner, Classic, The Best is Yet to Come and Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

I start by collecting the supplies I intend to use (best to limit what you have on your desk to reduce decision making time lol). 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, and in the monthly spread 3.7cm wide x 3.2cm tall. 
I've recently purchased a planner punch (I must say I love it!!) so I decided to use it to make some inserts for my planner. I'v used the Fancy Pants Joy Parade "Brag cards" as inserts, they are like PL cards and perfect to embellish and add to your planner.  
I decided to add a card for each week. They do however make your planner more bulky so I might need to consider some expander rings now.
Here is the updated 2 page calendar for the month. Its great to see a collage of photos from the month. 

Here is my completed weekly spread for 3-9 July. I've also included some movie tickets as well as other items from the Joy Parade collection (6x6 paper pad, Brag cards, Ephemera and puffy stickers.
A close up of the brag card inserted into my planner.
Here is my completed weekly spread for 10-16 July. I really love this form of memory keeping and will do it in place of Project Life for a while.
Another close-up - love my 2 gorgeous girls :)
Here is my completed weekly spread for 17-23 July. 
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, brag cards, epherema, puffy stickers) 

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Project life spread- Fun Snaps

Hello there ScrappingClearly fans,

Amy here with you today with a project life spread with a twist- a fuse sleeve twist. I have used a mix of the Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane collection and Shimelle starshine collection.

I first up cut up some of the starshine patterned papers to create my own project life cards. Once I embelllished these I moved onto my photos. I embellished my photos using some pieces from starshine and Magnolia Jane, as well as writing on them with my uniball white pen.

To finish up I added a fuse sleeve to the back of the page protector using my WRMK fuse tool. This is to keep a flower crown given out at this event safe for the future.

Here are the product links to items used:

Shimelle Starshine patterned papers:

Hubble: SKU: 718813740258
Gemini: SKU: 718813740227
Mercury: SKU: 718813740333
Pathfinder: SKU: 718813740364
Spitzer: SKU: 718813740326
Odyssey: SKU: 718813740302

Shimelle Starshine chipboard stickers: sku:718813740524
Die cut washi: SKU: 718813740531
Flair buttons: SKU: 718813740593

Heidi Swapp- Magnolia Jane washi pack: SKU: 718813136600
American crafts- gold camera metal clips: SKU: 718813708227
Freckled Fawn glitter stars: SKU: 853947004781

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Story of the Gumboots

Good Morning Arty Peeps!

Hope your weekend is full of fun with a little creativity thrown in, mine is shaping up just that way.

Today I'm sharing my sketch challenge layout, about hanging out with those who feed my soul with art and fun times.

Still using up my Colour Blast pastes, I made the background on heavy weight cardstock with a cool new Kinder Kreations mandala stencil, making sure to treat the paste with Dorland's Wax when dry, to stop the stickiness.

After the Dorland's I swiped some Ceramcoat black paint over my page top and bottom. When wiping it off the Colour Blast paste it was taking the paste with it, so I left it looking kinda grungy. I added a bit of zing to my background with some flicks of Lemon Zest Dylusions spray (the best yellow!).

For my layers I used this gorgeous stamp set with black ink on white card, adding some extra colour with Stazon ink and my Lemon Zest. The two word strips are from this pretty and versatile paper from Kaisercraft.

I journalled straight on the gesso with a white pen and added some white splats with Dylusions ink spray, I love how opaque this stuff is!

I used a title from this pack of foamThickers, and embellished with vellum hearts and buttons.

My page is based on this sketch

which is one of the August challenges on our Facebook page.
Come and play along for the chance to win spending money at the shop, you've gotta be in it to win it!

Thanks for coming by,
'til next time,

Friday, 11 August 2017

Creating Faces using Washi Tape

Howdy Bloggers , Lisa here with a Friday ,, mixed media update .
I've been road tripping down south , getting arty in the beautiful state of Victoria, 
with artisans from all over the country., in one incredible venue.
A big reason I love to road trip is the half way point for me is Gundagai . 
Home of the Dog on the Tucker Box,the Tout family and
 the Headquarters of the amazing Scrapping Clearly, 
an essential stop for artist of all genres.
 back to the theme of this post ....
ohhhhhhh , creating faces with ease using the super fun Jane Davenport Washi tape
I stared with a piece of glorious water colour paper for the background and created the layers using acrylic paint and a brayer on a Gel Press . Oh my lordie , these are super fun to use..
 put some paint on the press, brayer it over the surface and take a print using any surface, papers, card, material etc. I selected this background, as it was my least favorite from a recent gel press session(knowing that I was going to cover a fair bit of it).
 When the surface was dry I placed strips of Janes Facial washi tape on to the page,
 and roughly drew a head shape.
 I got out some face tones and painted in her face 
 Added a few more layers of acrylic paint 
 Her mouth was a little small , so using my prismacolour pencils 
 (I know Kylie has these, as I saw them on the wall),
I extended her mouth a little. Plus I also took a little time to balance her eyes.
 A few dramatic lines through her hair ,using pencils 
 Then out comes my new Kinder Kreations Mandala...swoooon,
 You will probably see it on everything over the next few weeks.. 
 It works perfectly with this new Bo Bunny Glitter paste....
  ohhh this stuff is awesome
Dries quick considering it has the kindy glitz look to it on application..
 but swoon at the dried results and the colour selection is fantastic.
Thanks for pointing me to this stuff Kylie.. I absolutely love it .!!!!!!
 After drying , I added a few more details to the piece with a white sharpie paint pen 
and a black Fude ball pen. I'm happy with this fun result .

Thanks for dropping by the SC blog . 
Ill be back next week for a SC Friday Mixed Media update .
But now, I am sending put creative energy to help your mojo flow .
 Have an awesome weekend .

Lisa  xxx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

August sketch - by Chloe

Hello scrappers!  Who needs some sketch inspiration today? 

I simplified the sketch quite a bit, only used one photo, and added a cluster to suit my style.  Instead of the splattering, I used patterned paper as my background.

You'll see I kept the main elements the same, the strip up the top of the page and down the bottom ...

And I moved the title to the place of the 2nd photo ...

I hope you'll play along with our challenges this month!  It's a fun sketch to use!

Products used:
Citrus Bliss – Foam Glitter Stickers
Citrus Bliss – Instagram Cards 4 x 4
Citrus Bliss 12 x 12 – Sour
Citrus Bliss 12 x 12 – Squeeze
Sequins - Studio Calico – Green

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Beautiful Baby Girl...

Happy Hump Day Scrapping Clearly Peeps!

Im just popping in to share my take on this months sketch challenge. I'll admit I was a little stumped at first, I haven't really travel much and I don't have any photos that suited this theme. So I went way out of the box, and flipped the sketch onto its side and drew the main elements from it to make this  layout using my last bits of my Magnolia Jane collection. 

You can see I've flipped the sketch sideways, and I've got my two main 'clusters' going vertically down each side of the page. I started off with the Pink patterned as my base, and ran a strip of Blushed  and Secret Garden B side down each side. Edges are Inked with Black Stazon ans stitched on my sewing machine with black thread. 

Ive fussy cut some flowers from the Secret Garden paper, layered them up with some tracing paper that ive scrunched up, and mounted it all together using some Xpress It Double Sided Foam Tape

For my embellishments, Ive used the Gold acetate word packGold Leaf tag, and some sentiment bits from the Storyline - Wedding pack. 

Don't forget to upload your entries into our Mood Board and Sketch challenge over on the Facebook page HERE

Love and Light..