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{ScrappingClearly} Enjoy The View Cable Beach ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Howdy scrappers and happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend! A large chunk of mine was spent chauffeuring one of my boys to various birthday parties! How did my 8 year old get more of a social life than me?!? Haha! Which, funnily enough brings me around to this photo, pre-children and pre-Mum-ing!! My, how times have changed!!

Today’s share is using the fabulous ScrappingClearly February mood board for inspiration. I’ve taken inspo directly from the colours in the bottom image which also happened to remind me of the glorious sunsets we get here in the west. Which took me to a Heidi Swapp Minc paper phrase “Enjoy The View” and the photo I chose!

Here is my page


And here again is the mood board!


I love working with big photos for BIG impact!! This photo was printed a smidge smaller than A4 on matte photo paper at home and I surprised myself with having so many bits on top of the photo but I do love how this looks and the feel the whole page gives!!


My background is white cardstock – no prep done, a Heidi Swapp Sunshine stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks. I have ALWAYS struggled getting Distress Inks to blend but these Oxide Inks are so beautiful to work with on so many different levels and blending with a sponge and ink blending tool is SUPER easy and fun!! I have used Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey and Fossilised Amber, starting with the darkest pink closest to the centre of the sunrays.


For a really cool effect I splattered water all over the sun rays and rolled my paper towel over them after a few seconds and you get that awesome oxide effect happening!! I LOVE it!!

For some extra bling I added some splatters using my Bling Colour Shimmer Pot and a paint brush!

Time to foil!!!


I started with the pieces I knew I wanted to use – the title – which came from the Paper Phrases pack and also the letters to spell Cable Beach from the Alphabet Stickers Sheet and orange foil. You can get the foils in a HUGE range of colours in 2 sizes – 6″ foils and 12″ foils. The stickers/ephemera packs tells you which setting to use your Minc machine on and these were both 3 so off I went!

My title ended up in a different place to where I expected but I really love how it looks and love how I have layered the die cut words over the alphas!


I decided I wanted to do more foiling – it’s true – once you start you CAN’T stop!! I grabbed 3 pieces from the Tags Minc set (these are currently on special in the shop by the way!) – the heart, the “breathe” label and the “enjoy” triangle. I added orange foil to the “breathe” piece and light pink foil to both the heart and triangle. I love this!

A little journalling with a white paint pen, my date stamped onto the breathe tag and my page is done! I love all the foiled goodness on this page!!

There is a process video available on my YT channel if you’d like to see this page come together.


Remember, you have a few days left to get your entries in for the February challenges and for your chance at a store voucher. Head over to the FB group here for the challenge albums!!


Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda 

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{Colour Blast} Sweet Moments ~ Another Wedding Layout

Hey fellow Colour Blast lovers, I’m here with you today with a mostly clean and simple layout!!

I will start by saying that my mojo has kinda been off on a little holiday this week (not sure what that’s about!!) but when I was looking through some photos a week ago I came across the one I have used for this layout and because it was so BIG I thought it was a great way to get scrapping without the pressure of so much “stuff”!!

So, I am scrapping another of my wedding photos today and as I mentioned it is BIG – like 8″ x 12″ big so it takes up a lot of real estate on my page. A little embellishing, a title and a little pop of colour!

First up I started by prepping my chippy with some white heavy gesso. As 2 of these pieces had already had some product put on them one needed 3 coats and the other needed 2 but they came up nice and white and ready for a new layer of colour 😉


I set my chippy aside to dry and did the little work on my background that I knew I wanted to do. 

I grabbed my (current fave!!) Blush Colour Shimmer Pot, a wide-ish brush, my craft mat and a little water and applied some colour to my craft mat and mixed with a little water (my brush was a little too big to fit in the pot and mix easily). 


I then applied wide brush strokes both at the bottom of the white cardstock background and also at the top of where I knew my photo was going to be. 



With some of the left over colour on my mat I did some sprinkles.



I popped my background to the side so I could finish off my chippy. I decided to use the gorgeous Blush and Punch Colour Embossing Powders. The title got the Punch while the flourish got the punch. These colours are so, so pretty and my current faves!!


After that was all dry it was time to stick it all together. I used a partial white doily at the top of the photo and applied all my chippy with my wet adhesive directly to the photo. 


I just loved how that looked! As a very final touch I have added some punched gold glitter hearts in 2 places and then I called the page done.



I love how this came together and it has given me some of my missing mojo back. I hope to do a little more scrapping tonight in fact 😉 Maybe if your mojo has gone walkies, grab a big photo or one that really inspires you and just have a play!



Thank you, as always, for stopping and see you again soon!

Melinda