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{ScrappingClearly} Merry & Bright ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey and welcome to my blog today!
Today I’m here with you sharing my take on the dramatic and bold November mood board for ScrappingClearly – once again designed by the very talented Peg!!


I was drawn immediately to the colours (as I’m sure you worked out already!) and decided that it would the perfect time to scrap last years Santa photo of my boys. Here’s a little refresher of the mood board.


I’ve used a white card stock base as I knew straight away I wanted to randomly spread some black gesso on my page in 2 places – one for my main photo and the other as a smaller embellishment cluster to the side. When my gesso was dried I grabbed my Bling Colour Shimmer Pot by Colour Blast and my biggest round paintbrush to add splatters. I love how the gold pops off the black!


I used a couple of paper layers behind my photo, Peppermint Stix (the text side) 12×12 paper by Heidi Swapp and also the Joyful Christmas 12×12 paper by Pink Fresh Studio from last years Oh Joy collection, cut to size and distressed the edges using my scissors (I couldn’t find my tool!).


I have grabbed 2 tags from the Teresa Collins Tinsel & Co Tags Ephemera pack (and chopped off the bottoms) to also layer. I also used a punch from my stash to cut a couple of labels to use – one from one of the tag off cuts and the other from one of the patterned papers to add into my layers.


My title came from the gorgeous Oh Joy Gold Acrylic Stickers sheet – however a note – be super careful as you pull them off – the delicate ones are fragile!! Love the way it pops on that black!


My final steps were my journalling using a white gel pen and some splatters watering down some white gesso and using a paint brush (one of my new ones by the way, I picked up in the store here during the Black Friday sale!!) to splatter all over (I actually remembered to cover my photo!!).


I really love how this page came together! Better than I had expected in fact. You have until the end of the month to get your own challenges completed and loaded up into the correct FB album on the ScrappingClearly group, so I hope you get some time to play and go into the draw for a voucher to the store!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Heart This Tradition ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hello there scrappy friends!! I hope today finds you well and not too confused by my blog post title! Today I’m here with you and I am sharing a CHRISTMAS page I created for my latest share for ScrappingClearly! Yep, Christmas. 

Kylie very generously sent me the Pink Fresh Oh Joy collection for scrapping my December memories (which I am S-L-O-W-L-Y) getting through but oh boy, I just love every single thing about this collection!! It is gorgeous, Pink Fresh always do an amazing job designing!

Enough chatter and onto my page! I needed a little help picking my photo today as I have photos of each of my boys with Santa, both of them with Santa and myself with Santa and he picked Mummy and Santa!! This is a little tradition I have done almost every year as an adult and honestly, I love it!! I believe it helps to keep some of the magic alive in me which in turn keeps the magic alive for my boys.

Here is my page and I love how it came together!!


I was, however, going in with every intention of NOT doing mixed media, as you can clearly see, that was an epic fail!! Haha! But I have used some Colour Sprays from Colour Blast (Sapphire to be exact) and the very simple packaging technique!


When my spray was dried I added some stencilling using a Tim Holtz mini layering stencil (the exact one I used is not in store but Kylie has a few others in stock) and the beautiful Bling Colour Paste.


I have ONLY used scraps from the 6×6 paper pad to layer behind my photo and that black and white 12×12 paper in the background (Under The Tree) has a big heart cut out of the middle of it that I used on a previous project! I simply cut down my other paper (Tis the Season) to a size I could see would cover the heart and added some white gesso!


Next up I added in some stickers and that beautiful gold mirror gift sticker. I added a few splatters of the same colour I smooshed and also some splatters of gold water colour and Roadbase Colour Spray. 


I love how this page came together and if you are interested you can watch my whole process simply by pressing the play button below or heading over to YouTube to either the ScrappingClearly YT channel or my own YT channel!


As always, thanks for stopping by! If you are like me and still scrapping last years (not to mention all the previous years!!) Christmas photos make sure you head to the shop for this gorgeous collection, it will not disappoint!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda
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Hello scrappy friends!! I’m here with you today using the beautiful February sketch for ScrappingClearly to create another Christmas page using the Pink Fresh Studio Oh Joy Collection.

Here is a refresher of the sketch designed by the very talented Peg, also on the DT



And here is my take on the sketch


This turned out differently to how I had imagined but I am super happy with how it came together and even though I had a couple of challenges, it made me think a little differently and pushed me to try something different 😉

If you would like to see the whole process please click below and you can watch my page come together:


Since I went with a white card stock background I did some packaging technique on the cardstock after applying a quick, light coat of gesso around where I knew the heart was going to be. I have used 3 Colour Blast sprays – Singin’ The Blues, Apple of My Eye (both are shimmer sprays) and Love (flat colour spray) and some old plastic packaging.

I decided to pull out my colouring pencils (Prisma colours) and colour some of the shapes in the background in matching colours to the Oh Joy range and I have also hand stitched around the border of the heart in white embroidery floss.

You can see some of the gorgeous watercolour-y effect here behind the heart.


And also here. You see in the above photo that I have take a couple of paper strips and used a border punch and a border die to cut these pieces to layer under the photo’s in place of the lace/ribbon that is in the sketch.


That’s it for me for today! Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure you get your entries in for the fun February challenges over in the FB group here. Kylie has some awesome prizes up for grabs, as always!!

Melinda

Products used:
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – 12″x12″ Paper – Under The Tree
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – 12″x12″ Paper – Joyful Christmas
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – 12″x12″ Paper – Tis The Season 
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – Acrylic Mirror Shapes
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – Acetate Pieces
Colour Blast – Colour Shimmer Spray – Apple of My Eye
Colour Blast – Colour Shimmer Spray – Singin’ The Blues
Colour Blast – Colour Spray – Love
Heidi Swapp – Colour Shine – Gold Lame
Crate Paper – Bloom – Gold Glitter Thickers



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{ScrappingClearly} Love This

Hi there scrappy friends I’m here with you today sharing my latest page for Scrappingclearly. I’m scrapping a photo of myself and hubby from Christmas Day last year using the gorgeous Oh Joy collection by Pink Fresh Studio.

There is a process video too, just click on the play button below and enjoy!


Here is my page and I really love how it turned out. It’s pretty clean and simple for me but I did add a VERY light coat of white gesso behind where my photo and title went to help them pop and sprinkled on some mists 🙂


I used one of the metal dies in my stash and one of the papers in the 6×6 paper pad to create my title. 


I pulled lots of bits and pieces from the collection to embellish the page and really love the clean design of this!


Kylie still has this gorgeous collection in store and if you are anything like me, still scrapping away those photo’s from Christmas Past head over and order up before it all disappears – it really is a gorgeous collection!

The products I have used are:

Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – 6×6 Paper Pad
Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – Puffy Stickers
Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – Acrylic Mirror Shapes – LOVE these so much!
Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – Washi Tape
Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – Gold Foiled Phrase Stickers
Pink Fresh – Oh Joy – 12×12 Paper “Merry Christmas”
Colour Blast – Colour Spray – Rainforest
Colour Blast – Colour Spray – Love
Heidi Swapp – Colour Shine – Gold Lame
WRMK – White Typecast Typewriter

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Melinda