Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Hi there fellow ScrappingClearly fans, I'm here with you (again!!!!) today and I am super excited to share my take on this month's super fun and bright mood board designed by the very talented Peg from the design team!

Here is a little refresher:


Ah!!! I seriously love it! I do have to admit, I was a little unsure to start with. That is until I started flipping through my printed photos and this one of my baby just jumped out at me as perfect for this board! And paired with my favourite collection, of all time, ever!! Starshine by Shimelle Laine :D

Here is my take:


And here is my process video for this LO



I really, really, really love how this turned out!! I cut the title on my cameo and then backed each letter with some offcuts from the 6x6 paper pad. Oh, after I did some playing with gelato's and water and some Colour Paste!


A couple of little layers behind the photo - more scraps, a piece from the ephemera pack and a clear sticker. And then, a fun, rainbow border around the left and top - again, more scraps! If you watched my last process video you would have seen me "screw up" the other side of this paper (it has all the little stars on it - one of my fave papers, ever!!), so I stuck down the 2 sides I had applied gesso too, attached to my white cardstock and saved the left overs from behind the white cardstock ;)



Last up I added in some black splatters, my journalling, some stitching around 2 sides, a little stamping and a sharpie pen to outline each letter in the title!


You still have 2 whole weeks to enter the challenges this month so make sure you head over to the FB group here to load up your entries to go into the draw for a voucher to the store!

Also, did you see that ScrappingClearly have just launched some awesome online classes with members of the DT teaching?! There are still a few days left to sign up to the 1st class with Skai so if your interested you can find all the info here.

Thanks as always for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda
xx

Product List:
Gelatos: blueberry, mango, snow cone, lemon (I think!) and orange soda (perhaps!!)
Colour Blast Colour Sprays: Sunset, Saffron, Sapphire and Roadbase



Friday, 30 December 2016

{Colour Blast DT} Secret Santa Gift Tags

Hi there my lovely followers! I am here with you today sharing some fun Christmas tags I made for my family Secret Santa gift exchange!

I seriously had a lot of fun putting these together and just playing so I really cannot recommend highly enough JUST PLAYING! It's so fun and you never know, you may make your most fave thing ever!

If you would like to see my process click on the link below for my process video, otherwise read on for my step-by-steps!!



First up I cut some tag shapes with my Silhouette Cameo (you could do the same with either a die, some pre-cut tags or even hand cut your own tags) onto plain white cardstock. I used my sketch pens and I font I LOVE to write out everyone's name knowing I wanted to water colour them.

I left the tags attached to my mat so that I could easily keep track of all the bits and took it over to my work space and got to work. 

First up some grey chalk ink with a Darkroom Door background stamp (Christmas Script) randomly stamped across all the tags.


I then grabbed the gorgeous Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust, added a little to an empty ephemera pack with a little water and used a little paint brush to colour the names on each of the tags.


I used some of the left over mix to add splatters across all the tags and when that was dry moved onto the colour paste.

I grabbed a little stencil from my stash and my Steel Colour Paste and again, added that randomly through the stencil across all the tags.


I knew I wanted to include pops of red so I grabbed out some packaging and my Love Colour Spray to do the trusty packaging technique to add some pops of red.


I used the nozzle to apply some splatters of the Love across all the tags as well.

I decided to add a flair to each tag so grabbed a few from my stash along with some red sewing thread to make a little nest for each flair. 

After they were all attached I decided I wanted a little more sparkle so grabbed my Steel Colour Shimmer Spray and added some splatters with the nozzle.


A couple of finishing touches including red and white twine and some sequins and 8 tags ready to go!



I'm really pleased with how these turned out and best of all I really did have a lot of fun creating them!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Day celebrations and perhaps some of you even found some Colour Blast goodies under the tree?!

I can't wait to share my next post in the New Year so until then, stay safe, celebrate in style and get messy!


Melinda

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

{ScrappingClearly DT} Hello Gourmet Shake and Harry

Hi there scrappy friends!! I'm here today with my latest share for ScrappingClearly! Today I am sharing my take on the December sketch challenge using some of the beautiful Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection!

Here is a reminder of the sketch




And my take



As you can see I have kept this one pretty clean and simple and really love how it came out!

Here are a couple of close ups



And here is the list of products I have used to create this page:

Pink Paislee C'est La Vie Paper #12
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie Cork Hearts
WRMK Clearly Posh 12" Acetate Sheet - Gold Confetti Dots

And if you would like to see me put this page together just click below to watch my You Tube process video!


So, if you like the look of the sketch and would like to win yourself a happy little prize (great way to kick off 2017!!) make sure you get your entries in my the 31st!!

Have a safe and wonderful New Year, see you in 2017!



Melinda
xx 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Great Easter Bunny Trap 2015 ~ A Page for Shimelle.com

Hello there and welcome to this somewhat overdue post!!

As the title may suggest I have FINALLY gotten around to sharing my full layout that was featured on the Shimelle.com website way back in March!!

I can't remember exactly what my theme was but from memory I think it was a black and white photo and Easter 😃

I narrowed my photo selection down to this one of my boys from Easter 2015. 

Each year since 2012 hubby and the boys have set a "trap" to catch the Easter Bunny and funnily enough, we haven't managed to catch him yet! The boys love the challenge and my biggest this year actually set the trap with a little guidance from the husband - photos yet to scrap 😉

Here is my page


I have used a bunch of supplies from the Shimelle collections I had in my stash along with this awesome background sheet I got from Typo. Love the colours and the fun pattern!!

And a couple of close up's!




Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this layout, it reminds me that I need to get some more done!! 

Which brings me around to this little side note - I was about to draft yet another blog post for a DT page and found a couple of drafts sitting in my blog! Today is Christmas Eve here in Australia and I am sharing an Easter page. Haha! Anyways, to all of my lovely followers and likers I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for the year ahead!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Mel
Xx

Thursday, 15 December 2016

{Colour Blast DT} You and Me

Hi there scrappy friends! I'm here with you today sharing a fun page I created using some of the gorgeous Colour Blast products!!

First up I started with some white card stock and a Just Add Paper kit from the D-lish Scraps store I wanted to use and applied a clear coat of gesso to my page - which comes in super handy when I start adding my Colour Paste and make some smudges!

I used a cute cross stencil from the kit and the beautiful Singin The Blues Colour Paste and applied a few crosses across my page


I also added some stamping which you can see above using a roller phrase stamp both vertically and horizontally with an archival ink in black.

I have then gone in with the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray and just sprayed colour over the Colour Paste and dried off with a heat tool.

I have also used the nozzle from the Envy and the Steel Shimmer Sprays for splatters and finally mixed some Singin The Blues Colour Paste with water and sprinkled that in the same areas.



At this point I decided I needed a little something in the top left hand corner so applied a little gesso, then some washi and then sprayed with the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray and splattered.


I then got onto working on my title veneer piece. I have used some washi to tape off the top half of the piece, applied some versamark ink and then Steel Colour Embossing Powder. I heat set that and then repeated the process 2 more times to get a thick, saturated coverage.


Now time to put the whole page together!

Here is the completed page and I'm really happy with how it turned out!! You can see my whole process by clicking the below link or heading over to the Colour Blast You Tube channel


Make sure you subscribe over there to see all of the awesome work from myself and fellow (very talented!!) DT members!!

Have a fab day!


Melinda
xx




Friday, 9 December 2016

{Colour Blast DT} Christmas Cards

Hi there! I'm here with you today sharing this "set" of 6 christmas cards I made using some awesome Colour Blast products!

I had so much fun playing and am super happy with how these cards came out. Playing with the black cardstock was a bit of a challenge but FUN!

I do have a process video which you can see below or you can head to my YouTube channel here. I also have some step by steps below!



First up I picked out one of my 12x12 stencils and a couple of colours of Colour Shimmer Spray that I wanted to use. I had a handful of embellishments I have in my stash that I wanted to get used so kinda matched to those using the Bling Shimmer Spray and Deep Water Shimmer Spray.

I randomly sprayed the 2 colours through the stencil on the whole 12x12 piece of cardstock until I was happy with the colours. I did soak up the excess colour on top of the stencil by applying a 2nd piece of black cardstock and rubbing gently to get a stamped image.


When that was all dried I used the nozzle from the 2 bottles and sprinkled some splatters randomly across the page.

I dried that off with my heat tool and then cut my cardstock down to card front size - 10cm x 14.3cm - ready to add my layers!

I did fiddle around a bit with all the bits I wanted to use but managed after a little bit of back and forth to come up with designs I was happy with.

I felt that I needed a little extra in the background behind my layers so grabbed my Snow White Colour Paste and another stencil from my stash and applied some colour using a palette knife roughly behind where the clusters were going.




I let that dry naturally, which really didn't take very long at all and then stuck all my pieces down!

I decided that the tag on this needed a little bling so I grabbed my Bling Embossing Powder and embossing ink and stamped a little sentiment.


I used a mix of double sided tape and wet glue to stick everything down, I wanted to make sure nothing moved.

Here are the completed cards and like I said earlier, I'm super happy with how these turned out and had so much fun! 







I only recently discovered the beauty of the Shimmer Sprays on dark cardstock and if you have yet to have a play I can't recommend it highly enough!

Please make sure you head over to our FB group here and share all the wonderful creations you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda




Thursday, 8 December 2016

{ScrappingClearly DT} Tis The Season To Be Silly

Hey there scrappy friends! I hope you are managing to fit in some scrappy time at this busy time of year! I finally found some of my missing mojo and got to play in my craft room this week!

Today I am sharing a page I created using the gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio Oh Joy collection! If you haven't seen it yet you can see it here in store but I will link to each product for you!!

I have also done a process video for this page and if you click below you can watch :)



I chose 2 photo's of my boys from Christmas morning last year. They are so funny and can be so silly, hence the title of the page. The journalling tells the story and reads as such

"Trying to get a "good" photo of them together is near impossible. Wriggling, giggling little boys!! They mucked around so much I told them to get their silly on - photo #1! When they were done "Look at Mum and smile boys!!" - photo #2. Love both of them. Cheeky boys!"

And here is my completed page!


I used a clear gesso and applied a thin coat over about the middle of the page. I just adore the Under The Tree background stamp so did some embossing on my white card stock background using Colour Blast Bling Embossing Powder

I then grabbed out some gelato's in matching colours to the papers - I ended up using 2 blues in the background using the packaging technique - one is called Snow Cone and I'm not sure of the other!


A few splatters using Colour Blast Colour Spray in Lagoon and also some watered down red acrylic paint from my stash and then left that to dry and worked on my layers.

I have used some of the tissue paper my order came wrapped in to back the photos and chose a paper from the 6x6 paper pad to use as part of my title - the "Tis the season" part. 

I knew I wanted to cut the word "silly" from the red paper in the 6x6 pad so figured I may as well make some of my own embellishments while at it ;) I quickly doodled a star on a scrap of paper, photographed and imported into my Silhoutte studio, traced and cut and voila, personalised embellishes! 




I love how this turned out!!

It was around this point I realised I had little/no room for journalling so decided to stick the title piece as a pocket - gluing only 3 sides - and cut another piece of 6x6 paper to fit as my journalling tag. I grabbed a little tab thingy from my stash and stamped using the Oh Joy clear stamp set.

I also decided I needed something to ground the layout so chose this Oh Joy "Joyful Christmas" 12x12 paper and a light blue from my stash for a border along the top and bottom.

I finished off with some of my silhoutte cut stars, an acetate die cut piece from the same range and also the house and 2 stars from the mirror acrylic shapes. FYI, those shapes are FRAGILE and also have a clear protective film on them!



My very final touch is some stamping and some splattering of the Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray, again in Bling.

I love how this page came together and am so happy to have this memory documented. This range was just PERFECT!!

I plan on tackling one of the challenges next, have you seen them this month?! They are awesome so make sure you play along and enter your take/s for your chance at some awesome prizes!! Also, Kylie has a give away happening at the moment as a Christmas celebration! Up until the 12th December any order over $100.00 goes into the draw to win a WRMK MINT TYPEWRITER!!! So, if you've been eyeing these babies off and need/want to order NOW is the time!!!

Have a fab scrappy day and see you soon!

Melinda
xx