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{ScrappingClearly DT} Some People Scrapbook Layout

Hello there, I’m here with you today sharing my latest layout using the gorgeous MME “My Story” range available in the ScrappingClearly store!

Here is my layout and I really love how it all came together!

I started with that big cut file that I got from Just Nick studio. It’s called Some People and I seriously LOVE it! I used a mix of Colour Blast Sprays in Love and Sunset (these 2 are colour spray – flat colour, no shimmer) and also Sunshine, Tangerine Dream and Bling (these 3 are shimmer spray, so, so pretty!!) and the very fancy plastic packaging technique after I applied a coat of gesso and VERY carefully peeled the file off my cutting mat!

Here is a close up of the cut file and I love all the different colours in it. I chose my colours based on the colours in the MME collection florals.


I have a couple of layers behind my photo using the Grandma’s Quilt paper and also some of the GORGEOUS vellum from the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection. The background paper is the B side of the BEAUTIFUL Heirloom Rose’s paper and thankfully I had a second sheet so I could fussy cut some of those stunning florals!

I added a very subtle detail using a stencil from my stash and some pretty Colour Blast Bling Colour Paste on the area behind the photo.

I’ve kept the embellishing pretty simple with only a couple of the floral clusters, some of the cute as cork hearts from the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection, some of the WRMK Clearly Posh giant enamel dots and a few sequins from the Red/Pink Studio Calico sequin pack.

And of course, it was finished off with a sprinkle of Colour Blast Bling Colour Shimmer spray and also a simple label sticker from the Paper and Acessories kit. I didn’t feel like this page needed any journalling (which is unusual for me!) because that title said everything I wanted to say 🙂

Here are a couple of close ups and I also have a process video you can watch if you’d like to see this page come together you can see that here.


That’s it for me for today, please if you have any questions or comments leave them below and I will get back to you ASAP!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to go and create something!


Melinda

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An idea inspired by Missy Whidden

Hi there friends!!

As the title suggests I am here today sharing a layout I was inspired to create after watching this Missy Whidden video! I love, love, love how that paper turned out with the white paint and all the fun colour added so I took inspiration from that and pulled out a paper I had 2 of that I was happy to sacrifice (in case it didnt turn out!!), some white acrylic paint and some gelatos! 

Here is the paper, bare, in progess and as butterflies!


And I decided to use 3 of them on another wedding layout! Another has made it’s way onto an art journal page and I think that leaves me 1 or 2 to find homes for!


And a couple of close ups


I used the beautiful Snow White Colour Paste by Colour Blast in the background and the bling shimmer spray and snow white for splatters 🙂

The title is from Dusty Attic and I just heat embossed that with the gorgeous bling embossing powder from Colour Blast as well.

The papers are all from my stash – I have a box of supplies put aside for wedding layouts and when I feel inspired I’ll pull out product and photos from there and create yet another page for our album.

Just a super quick share for today, my life is currently going a million miles an hour, which is apparently what adulthood/parenthood is all about!!

I hope you get some scrappy time in this weekend and I hope that between myself and the very talented Missy I hope you are tempted to just have a play with what you have in your stash!!

Mel
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{Colour Blast Australia DT} Chaos and Love

Hello there my lovely followers I’m here with you today sharing my latest entry in my Circle Journal journey (if you wish to see my other couple of pages they are here, here and here)

AND I have a process video of my pages coming together! You can see that here!! Otherwise, read on for close up’s and more details!


So, first up I started with a coat of gesso on both sides of the brown paper bag album I was working in and then I used a black paint marker to write a bunch of seemingly random words all across the pages. My theme in this journal was “A Day In Your Life” and it was the middle of school holidays when I received it so my first thought was “Really, how does one scrap/journal chaos?!” Haha! So all the words are very relevant to a Mum in the middle of the school holidays with a pair of little boys who are a bit crazy!!

After that was all dry I grabbed a bunch of my Colour Blast Colour Pastes – Rose Petal, Lovely Lilac, Singin’ the Blues, Sunshine, Tangerine Dream and Steel and random applied colour with a palette knife!


This is what the page looked like when I had finished applying all the different colours! Chaotic, yes?! Some of the paste is quick thick in places and in others not so much but I love the depth that that helps to create!


I had googled “family chaos quotes” or something to that effect and found this one and thought it was perfect! “Our family has just the right mix of chaos and love” I pulled a bunch of alphas from my stash, some old thickers that I knew I wouldn’t use, some random chippy letters I have had in my stash for years and also (the littlest ones!) some chippy ones from Dusty Attic. They all got a coat of black paint and after that was dry I went in with a silver paint marker through all the middle of the letters for an extra pop.


I didn’t feel that the silver was enough of a pop, they kinda blended into the page a little with that chaotic background, so did some outlining with my white paint maker.


The extra pop I was hoping for with the white paint marker around didn’t quite do enough so I decided to put some of the same marker onto the letters and BOOM! there was that pop I had been hoping for! I finished up with some splatters of Roadbase  Colour Spray and some enamel dots in all the different colours.

I love how this spread came together and in the end I think it totally captured where my days were at that point in time!

Here are some close ups of my completed page, I hope you like my pages and that you get your fun goodies out to have a play!


Thanks again for stopping by and make sure you get your products out and just play, you just never know where your projects will end up! Oh, and if your not already a part of the fun Colour Blast FB group that has been set up for fans head over here to join up, share your creations and see what everyone else is doing with their Colour Blast products!! Have a fab scrappy day!

Melinda
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{Scrappingclearly DT} First Kiss

Hi there and welcome to my blog this Monday morning!! Today I’m here with you with another share using the GORGEOUS Maggie Holmes Bloom collection and another wedding layout for Scrappingclearly!

Here is the complete page


And as you can see I have put alot of time into the title with that hand stitching. I am so loving it at the moment! If you head over here you can see my full process in my process video 🙂

After I had hand stitched my title I went in with a stencil and some of the awesome Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel mixed with one of the fun colour powders from Colour Blast for a little added colour and texture.

Here are some details shots

The hand stitched title, I really love how this turned out!! If you haven’t tried it and love the look it is SO worth the time and effort and makes the rest of the page come together pretty easily, especially when you have so many pretty things to work with 😉


As part of the Bloom collection there were these stunning layered/fringed hearts and for some reason I never got my hands on any but as I mentioned in another post I did I did have HEAPS of fun making my own!! Again, you can see my whole process for that in my video 🙂

But a quick run down of how to:
Find a big-ish heart (or any shape really!!) die or punch – obviously, I used a heart (die). I used one of the papers from the 6×6 paper pad as my base layer thinking you would see more than you actually do, oops!! But then I grabbed a few off cuts and cut a few strips from some of the other papers in the 6×6 pad. I have also incorporated some of the washi strips from the washi booklet and some of my offcuts of that BEAUTIFUL gold foiled vellum piece from the collection. I used my fringing scissors – Kylie has some in store here – and fringed the edges. I went in with some wet glue and stuck all my layers down in a way I was happy then when that was all dry I took the whole piece to my sewing machine for that extra stitched detail. These are so, so pretty! 

A close up of more of the detail around the photo. A pink doily from my stash, some of the leaves from the Bloom ephemera pack and again, more of those gorgeous butterflies cut from the Flutter paper


And onto the top cluster! A couple more pieces from the ephemera pack, some crotchet thread from my stash and another fussy cut butterfly – this one from the 6×6 version of the paper.

As you can see, there is some stamping in a couple of places and a very light sprinkling of Roadbase Colour Blast Colour Spray and also some of the Colour Blast powder mixed with water – the same colour I did the stencilling in.

I ended up using this paper to mount the whole page on, I really liked the definition the black brought to the edges of the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to have a play with some of your own pretty papers and embellishments to get some precious memories recorded!

Happy Scrapping!
Melinda
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{Colour Blast DT} Hello Darling

Hi there! I am SO, SO, SO excited to be here sharing my very first Colour Blast layout!! A massive thank you to Tenisha for asking me to join this incredibly talented bunch of ladies doing something we all love!!

So, enough of my gushing (I sometimes still pinch myself, I’m  honestly so excited to be here!!) and onto what you came here for, the crafty fun!

Here is the page I made!

In all honesty I just started this page playing! I wanted to use the awesome Colour Mica Powders as I had never used anything like them before (and the shimmer is just gorgeous!!) so I grabbed a couple of colours I loved (cool mint and polar – so, so, so pretty!!), some modelling paste, some white cardstock and a stencil. I totally didn’t think to gesso my page I was so eager to play but am super impressed with how the cardstock held up! I sprinkled a little of the colour mica powder onto the stencil and then applied some white modelling paste through the stencil.

I wasn’t sure what would happen or how far the colour would go but I decided that I was after something a bit more saturated in colour so I sprinkled some of the same colour powders (this time one at a time) straight over the stencilled areas and spritzed with water. LOTS of water. After I spritzed the mica powders I just tipped the page to get the colour to run and move around the page. I also added some of the powders to a few drops of water and used a dropper for big splatters (I forgot to take photos but you can see it all in the video linked at the bottom of the post!) in both colours. I dried in between colours and LOVE how the background came out!

As I said, I had NO idea what I was going to do with this background, heck IF I was even going to use it for anything so the background sat on my desk for a few days and then I was hit with inspiration and chose a photo of my youngest boy and a few pieces from the Crate Paper Little You collection, some veneer pieces and some chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic.

I worked out placement of all my bits and then decided I wanted to emboss the chipboard and the veneer. I love the pops of yellow in the Crate Paper collection so decided to emboss my stars (chippy) with the gorgeous, bright Sunshine Colour Embossing Powder. Two coats!!

And wanted to bring in a little silver (I had a flair badge in my stash I wanted to use) so used the Steel Colour Embossing Powder on the veneer words for my title. Again, 2 coats and it turned out ever so pretty!

Before I put everything together I wanted to bring a little yellow into the background so grabbed out my Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray and sprinkled that across my page.

I used my tiny attacher, foam adhesive and wet adhesive to stick it all down and LOVE how this page turned out! 

And here are some close ups of my completed page!

The title area

Isn’t that embossed veneer beautiful?!

The top cluster

An even closer close up of the top cluster!

And finally the area under my photo/next to my journalling

It’s really hard to photograph the sparkly sheen where I have used the Mica powders but you can sort of see it here!

I also recorded my whole process of making this page and I would love it if you stopped by to take a peek. The video can be found here.

That is it for me and my first post with Colour Blast. If you haven’t yet tried out those awesome Colour Mica Powders I seriously cannot recommend them enough! They are so pretty and so FUN to use! The Colour Embossing Powders and Colour Shimmer Sprays have so much sparkle to them, like nothing else I have worked with!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!


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This is Family {August Sketch Challenge Scrappingclearly}

Hi there and welcome to my blog today!

I am here sharing with you my take on the August 2016 Scrappingclearly sketch challenge which I had so much fun with!! Remember, Kylie has some AWESOME prizes up for grabs so you have until the end of the month to link your entries or share over in the FB group here.

Now, onto the good stuff!

First up, the sketch!

How fun is it? I really love working with sketches and the longer I scrap the more confident I become with using them and making them more my own 🙂

And here is my take


I have used some papers from the awesome Heidi Swapp September Skies range as my background and decided to start the page doing a cut in the background of a scattering of stars rather than the circles in the sketch and LOVE how this turned out!

Before I added any of my layers I decided that it needed some fun mixed media mess in the background (I had originally thought I would not use any!!) so started with a thin coat of clear gesso and then grabbed out my jar of fabulous Colour Blast Mica Powder in watermelon, added some water and used my water brush to add some colour around the stars. I ended up going back over some areas with a 2nd coat to deepen the colour up and am really happy with how it came out!

I added a couple of paper layers behind my photo. And went to follow the sketch more closely but realised that with extra paper layers I would cover up all of those stars and mixed media so stuck to just a couple of simple layers. As the sketch called for an embellishment cluster on the bottom left of the photo I grabbed some of the gorgeous florals from the ephemera pack and layered those up. In my DT kit Kylie also sent me this awesome pack of banners from the September Skies range which worked perfectly with the sketch!

I added a few embellishments and that awesome wood veneer word to the right hand side and used the Made Of Awesome alphas that Kylie also sent me for my title.

Here are a few close ups 





Also I have a process video here for this layout if you would like to see how this page came together! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Scrappingclearly blog or FB page and upload your own entry to the sketch challenge album to win some awesome prizes!!

Happy Scrapping!
Mel
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Whatever

Hi there and welcome to my blog today! I’m sharing another page using my absolute fave collection so far this year, Starshine by Shimelle 🙂

Another page from my besties and niece’s birthday party back in January 🙂 And both my niece and myself LOVE this very candid moment that someone happened to snap!


I started this page while on retreat at the beginning of the month and am so happy with how it came together!. Because I started at retreat I can’t 100% remember HOW I created the water colour background but I am about 98% sure it was using gelatos! I have a bunch of the older gelatos that don’t have the names printed on them but I used  a red and yellow that I got in one pack and I have also used Blueberry for the blue. As you can see I have used a piece of plastic packaging and the very easy packaging technique with the blue and yellow – letting the colour dry between as I didn’t want green! After that was dry I went in with the red and a pipette to create big splatters and also a paint brush for some smaller in all 3 colours 🙂 After that was all dry I went in with a star texture stamp and black archival ink from my stash and then some of the Bling Colour Paste by Colour Blast and a stencil.


A bit of a close up of the detail in the middle of the page. I had to ask around at retreat but I managed to find a piece of vellum (I can’t believe I didn’t pack any!!)  as I had an idea!! I grabbed my Singin the Blues and my Bling colour paste by Colour Blast and a fun stencil and just stenciled the pattern onto the vellum for the last layer behind the photo cluster and as it turns out – somewhere for the title to go! I used these fun phrase thickers in an older Dear Lizzy collection but this worked perfectly for my title! Both of my stencils are from Dusty Attic and you can find them here in store or if there is one in particular you are after Kylie can order them in!

I have used the “Voyager” (red with flowers) paper and also a paper from the 12×12 paper pad to back the photo. I did outline both of those with a black pen to give a little more definition to the layers as well. 

Once that was all assembled I went in with my embellishments but didn’t want to add too much as the background had so much happening!



This cluster is to the left of the photo and you can see that I have used 2 clear stickers from the collection, some of those GORGEOUS acrylic stars (it was hard sticking those down, I’m kind of hoarding them!) from the acrylic shapes, one of the flairs (these guys are little and oh so cute!) and also some black and yellow thread from my stash for more added texture.


This little cluster is at the top of the photo and again, clear stickers (hard to see but yellow star near the top right), another acrylic star and one of those cute paper clips. Oh, and more black thread 🙂


And onto the very bottom cluster 🙂 I have cut the “Together” from this piece of paper, added some thread, another of those adorable flair, another yellow clear star sticker and a 3rd acrylic star.

I used one of my border punches from my stash on 2 of the sides in a really messy way and then distressed them a little. I felt the page was lacking a little something so mounted it onto that star paper from the 12×12 pad (I used this same paper as one of the mats on my photo but cut out the middle as I had a feeling I would use this to mount the whole page) and then machine stitched all around the edge in a messy fashion!

That’s it for me for today. I truly do love this collection and I am so pleased I got this story told. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Colour Blast Design Team Entry 2016

Hi hi! As the title may suggest, this is my entry for the Colour Blast DT call for 2016!

I only have myself a couple of the gorgeous Colour Blast products but I love them!! I have 2 of the colour pastes – Bling (such a pretty shiny gold!!) and Singin the Blues (another gorgeous colour!) and they are so awesome to work with! And I was super surprised at how quickly they dried!

Here are my 3 current projects and a few things about each of them.

First up I will share the page that I created specifically for this call and created my 1st process video for (you can find that here) Sweet and Sassy

For this project I used both of my colour pastes along with some Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel through a stencil to create my back ground. When that was dry I added in some splashes of hot pink Heidi Swapp colour shine and also some splashes of the singin the blues colour paste mixed with water to create a more liquid product. I also added in some splashes of Heidi Swapp colour shine in Navy at the very end.

All of the embellishments came from the June “Sweet and Sassy” Just Add Paper kit.

Here are some close ups:

I really wanted to try to get an up close and personal shot of the gorgeous texture in the background. This photo shows the fun texture but still doesn’t really do the Bling colour paste much justice, it is so, so, so pretty and shiny and gold IRL!


Onto my next layout

This one I very recently shared on my blog and entered the Kraft+ June “It’s a puzzle” challenge. All of the details can be found in this blog post here but a light coat of gesso and some mists and plastic packaging to create the background. And I backed that cut file with a 6×6 paperpad as my main focus 🙂


And for my 3rd project another very recent share! 

This was my last share for Scrappingclearly and something a little different. Clean, straight lines and lots of hand stitching 🙂 You can find all of the close ups and details in this blog post on the Scrappingclearly blog or here on my own blog 🙂


Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!!

Happy scrapping!
Melinda
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Party Like a Superhero

Hi, hi and welcome to my blog today!! I am super excited to share this page!!

I was sent the stunning Starshine collection by Shimelle – it has finally landed in Australia but be quick to pick yourself up some of the bits before they are all sold out!! I have been awaiting this collection since it was first released at CHA earlier this year and it was so worth waiting for, Shimelle, you have totally nailed it again!!

Ok, enough with my fan-girl, love the collection talk and onto the page I created!


This page actually started as an experiment! I was on a local scrappy retreat and had taken along some white card stock and my fun new Bling Colour Blast paste. I picked up a 12×12 stencil while at retreat and figured what better time to have a play!!

The Colour Blast paste went on beautifully and dried super quick! As the colour dried it became more beautiful than what you see in the pot and honestly, if you want a gold texture paste, give it a go!! It’s really difficult to see in the photo’s but I also mixed some of that texture paste with water to make it quiet fluid to add some gold splatters along the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right.

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with the page while I was still on retreat so I brought it home and went through my stash of photo’s keeping in mind that I was desperate to cut into the Starshine collection. I pulled out these photo’s of myself and my niece and myself with my bestie (and also my niece’s Mum) at their joint birthday party from January – they went perfectly with the collection!

I used some blue acrylic paint mixed with water and some plastic packaging to create that water coloured background and LOVE how it turned out!

Here is a close up of the photo cluster

My page warped HEAPS so I decided to mount it on that red “Juno” paper since I had used the blue paint in the background.

I cut apart some of the boxes from the “Galileo” paper and layered those in a fun, messy way behind my photo’s, chopping bits from all of the rectangles so I could use them in multiple places behind the photo’s. The camera’s are also fussy cut from one of the papers – “Pathfinder” and that little tab is from the “Orion” paper. I also pulled some red thread from my stash to bring a bit more red into the page. 

You can also see here in the top left corner some of the splatters using the bling texture paste mixed with water.

The title is mostly made up of letters from my stash – the classic blue and red (glittery of course!!) superhero colours with a little bit of black. The blue letters are actually these ones by Heidi Swapp 🙂

A close up of some of the detail of the stencil and blue water colour.

You can also very faintly see the lighter gold flecks from the water/texture paste combination.

And one last photo at a different angle!

I love, love, love how this page turned out. And though it was hard to cut into those much anticipated papers by Shimelle I am so pleased I got to play with this collection and my new gold texture paste! I can’t wait to pull it out and play some more!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Melinda