Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Here and Now Layout - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!

It's Karyn here, 
and today I have a scrapbook page to share with you made with papers from the Bella Bllvd Illustrated Faith Bright and Brave collection and Heidi Swapp Embellishments - all available in the Scrapping Clearly Store.

I started with a sheet of white cardstock and added strips of Geared up for Jesus (teal) and
Borders paper (black geometric) on to each side.
Then I used a stencil (KaiserCraft bubbly mini template) and Faber Castell glass bead glitter gel
in a few spots across my page. 

Once this had thoroughly dried I matted my photo on many layers of paper from the Illustrated Faith Bold and Bright collection kit. I then selected a heap of flower shapes and a title from the Heidi Swapp September skies color magic die cut pkt and painted them a teal colour using my watercolour pan paints

On the right side of the page I added more papers from the kit and fussy cut 2 of the cassette tape shapes. I then added a title and other elements from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection foam glitter thickers

I attached the Color Magic flowers while they were still damp - I love how they have curled as they dried and given a 3D effect. finally I added some splatters of Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine across the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Stunning 'Paper Arts' Papers with Leonie

Hello and welcome to the Scrapping Clearly blog,
Leonie here with you.
My scrapbook page today is inspired by our March sketch/moodboard combo.  
With a $30 shop voucher up for grabs you can join in with us and link your entry in our Facebook Inspiration Group HERE.
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The Scrapping Clearly Store has a beautiful range of 'Paper Arts' papers in stock. These are fabulously textured and printed papers perfect to use for scrapbook background pages.
Take a look at just a few of the designs below, they are so gorgeous just by themselves.

by Leonie Neal-Dawson

I wanted to add some of my own texture and mixed media elements to these lovely papers so I started out with The Crafters Workshop Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste through a brick stencil inspired by the brick pattern in the sketch.  I then used a second piece of Paper Arts Bubbles 3 paper and adhered torn pieces with Gel Medium
Next, I added some colour with Dylusions Spray in Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue.


More layers were added to my page with some stamping using Kaisercraft clear stamps, watered down gesso splats, more of the ripped Paper Arts Bubbles paper and some gauze.
I liked the chevrons on the sketch so I used some chipboard from Your Creative Wings to add some chevrons to my page. 

Cracked Pistachio and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Inks were used to colour my title Wood Veneer by Heidi Swapp.

These gorgeous gold geotags are by Studio Calico.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you've been inspired to get crafty and join in with our March challenge.

Leonie Neal-Dawson

Monday, 19 March 2018

Mixing Collections - a scrapbook page with Katie

Good Morning!
How are we all traveling?
Personally, I am finding myself pretty busy doing all sorts of catch up things around the house, cleaning out, rearranging that kind of thing. We ordered ourselves a new lounge in January and we are looking forward to a fresh new look in our room when it finally gets here, but it also means some other "sprucing" up, new rug, move the furniture that kind of thing. Do you get the "need to change things" bug too? It hits me every now and then and my hubby knows it is best to nod, say yes dear and stand back!

Now to scrapping, today I am sharing a page that I created combining bits and pieces from two different Maggie Holmes collections. The great thing about her collections is that they do have some common threads through them making them very easy to mix and match to create a page or several pages! I was also inspired by the current mood board when creating this page. 

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It was primarily the colours and the flowers that inspired me, because they match Maggie Holmes collections very well, and she loves flowers too, a match made in heaven. This month you can combine the sketch and the mood board into one page, check it out here.

I mostly used the Crate Paper Bloom and Chasing Dreams collections to create this page, but there are many Maggie Holmes collections and you will find that they all work pretty well together!
I used a patterned paper from Chasing Dreams called Moment for my background as it was the perfect colour but also had a distressed look to givesome interest.
Most of my other papers were from the Bloom 6x6 paper pad, yes even the big strips behind the photos! Tucked in behind the photos you would never know they came from a 6x6 paper pad! The glitter piece is from Chasing Dreams and I love how it adds a little bit of gold sparkle without taking away from anything else!

My title word "Love" came from the Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic chipboard stickers and it was the perfect pink to match in with the other colours. The title was layered on other chipboard stickers that came from the Bloom collection, while the black phrase sticker is from Tim Holtz's Idea-Ology range of small talk stickers. These are some of my favourite to use, so easy to add in and a great way to add pops of black too. Don't be afraid to layer your chipboard pieces too, it is the perfect way to add that depth without too much bulk.

I am loving these vintage buttons from the Chasing Dreams range, there are four different colour and styles of buttons and they are great to add to tags and include in embellishment clusters. The rubber charms in the Bloom range are also fun to use and are a great way to add some unique texture too.

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope this inspires you to have a go at
mixing your collections.

Katie x

Sunday, 18 March 2018

{unloading in a art journal}

Morning to all our Sunday readers,
I hope you're all having a happy Sunday, it's quite warm and windy here and our internet is on the fritz, thank goodness for mobile phone hot spotting......
Great day though for spending time creating and getting painting!

Today I am sharing some pages in my Dina Wakley Journal, I love this journal so much and I have just started creating in Dina's new larger version. I can't wait to share it with you all. I have so many pages that I never seem to share so today, instead of just one, I am sharing a few in the hope these may inspire you, and get your creative juices flowing to start creating in your own journal.

I once read that art journalling really doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. It's one of the most forgiving ways to make art because, in an art journal, everything you make is safely contained within your own personal book. You may choose never to share any of your pages with anyone (or everyone!) so it's a space where ... you can let loose and explore with colours, shapes, lines, and your words all at once. 

You may choose to leave your journals more free-form and expressive, or you may want to have more of a “finished” art product on each page. I think that art journalling is a great way to paint what you're feeling, your own visual diary, and a great way to test out new products and ideas.

I would love to see you all share an Art Journal Page of your own over on the SC Facebook community page where we can all inspire each other........

I hope you have enjoyed my share of some of my arty pages and I hope they inspire you to also get your art journal out and have a play.......

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Good Life with Melinda

Happy St Patricks Day to you lovely ScrappingClearly fans today!!

I don't really have anything green to share with you but there is SOME green
in my page today so I hope you enjoy!!

There is also a process video available over on the SC channel or just click play and sit back and enjoy!

I was sent a couple of these super awesome papers by Ella & Viv and WOW they are so vibrant, busy, and fun. I did hesitate for a while before jumping in to use either but chose the Boombox paper for my background, I thought it worked better with my photo, and I knew I wanted to play with some Distress Oxides!

Because that paper is so busy I used a relatively light coat of white gesso using my Prima 2" silicone brush to put a layer between my photo and the background where I could add some extra colour and kind of soften the busy-ness.
Kind of.....

I've used some black Versafine ink and done some background stamping
and then went in with the packaging technique and my Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch and Cracked Pistachio. I also pulled out Fossilized Amber which I ended up using for stamping, and added splatters after all the other colours were dried. I also decided to add some splatters with my Sunshine Colour Shimmer Pot because the yellow wasn't bright enough for me.

I used my Minc and some Gunmetal foil to create my title. I've used one one of the pieces from the Paper Phrases by Heidi Swapp - The Good Life - this photo is the perfect representation of my biggest boy totally in his element at a friend's place helping to look after their horses.

I have used some plain vellum to back my photo tearing the edges and layering it a little.

I decided I didn't need too much embellishing so went with some Heidi Swapp wood veneer which I made black using the same black ink from earlier, and a couple of the grey rubber charms from the You Rock collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios.

When all my layers were stuck I wanted to lift the page so watered down a little white gesso and sprinkled away.

I added my journalling & date with my Fude Ball pen and my page was done!

Another little story told and in his album and I just love that fun back ground paper and loved the challenge I gave myself to use it!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Friday, 16 March 2018

Her Power is Within. An Art Journal page.

Howdy Bloggers, Lisa here with a Friday mixed media update.
Only one day off for me this week, so I'm keeping this short and sweet.

Playing in my journal this week I revisited some half-finished pieces and resurrected an old stencil to use
on a past background page created during a Dyan Reaveley class last year.

 This was the page from the class, of which we completed 3 pages, this was the extra.

Then I dragged out these quirky fun Dina Wakley stamps.
I applied them using Black Stazon ink.

Oh dear, lens flare from the stencils,
but you get the idea of where the background is at.

Resurrection time.
Jo Kinder, the creative brain behind Kinder Kreations,
 designed thes awesome 3 part stencils a few years ago.
They are the coolest stencils ever and I happened upon them within my stash 
and just had to pull them out to play.

I used 3 different coloured acrylic paints to sponge apply the stencils
 and it produces such a fun effect .

I then added extra details with more acrylics,
 adding a little flesh tone, hair in black and Payne's gray and detailing her eyes, 
but didn't really fuss around too much as the stencil really does all the work.

A little more teal and turquoise around the focal point plus
 a strip of black to add a little journal element to the page and this was done.

Not only is it a fabulous focal point for any art journal page, to me, the stencil image bears a striking resemblance
to an amazingly creative and inspiring young woman who I have known since a toddler,
and who is soon to graduate University.
I dedicate this page to you Gee.
May the strength and drive that you display give you the power to succeed in all challenges you have ahead of you.
I believe there is nothing you can not accomplish, you are inspirational and I look forward to watching you evolve and grow into an incredible woman of epic energy and flow.

 Thanks for dropping by the SC blog today.
See you next time.

Lisa xx