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Scrap the Boys | January 2021 | Dirty Feet are the Happiest Ones!!

Hey and hello my scrappy friends and a very big Happy 2021!! I hope that however you welcomed the New Year you are not paying too heavily for it today lol

My first share for 2021 is my take on the beautiful mood board for Scrap the Boys for January 2021.

I was totally inspired by the colours in the mood board for this page and actually pulled a back ground that I had already started on without any actual plan for!

I had pre-stamped this white card stock background with Heidi Swapp Toner Ink using some Tim Holtz and PinkFresh Studio stamps and left it to await the “right” page. When I saw this mood board I chose orange foil and then used blues and teals over the top.

I seriously LOVE how this background came together! Like, seriously! And the most interesting bit is that I probably wouldn’t have chosen this colour scheme with out the mood board prompt.

When I finally decided on my photo the rest of my page came together pretty quickly! I added some Heidi Swapp foil to some alpha stickers to get a perfect match and also pulled out a bunch of Minc stickers, paper and ephemera pieces to add and layered things up until I was happy. You can see my process on the video link below!

I can’t wait to see how the mood board inspires you this month! Head over here to load up your take on the challenge. And over here to see the other amazing DT creations for more inspiration! And here are a few close ups for you!

I hope you have enjoyed and I look forward to sharing more with you soon! Fingers crossed for coming up with a plan AND sticking to it for 2021 for me lol Happy scrapping!!
Mel
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{ScrappingClearly} Gift Tags with the Minc

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog today! Today’s share is for ScrappingClearly and I have something a little different to share with you but it’s something quick and easy and it made a great gift!!


Yep, lots of little tags which I made for my Mum for her birthday. And before you ask, yes, this is what she asked for!! My Mum crochet’s and has found herself with enough beautiful things to last a life time (a bit like us with our paper, right?!) and has decided it’s time to sell some off and wanted tags to go on them so with that in mind off I went!!


I started with the GORGEOUS Minc paper pad – brightsย –ย these colours are divine!! and got designing on my computer in Word. A very simple design and if you are interested the font I used is called PN Octopus Socks Script. I had my document printed onto the card through a laser printer so I could Minc away.


I chose the holographic foil – it’s “neutral” enough to go with all the colours and oh so pretty, I love it!! Because I have the 6″ Minc I had to cut my pages down to fit into the carrier thingy – yep, technical ๐Ÿ˜‰ so had to do multiple runs through the Minc. You will notice in the close ups some of the foiling is not perfect, I think that was the print and not the Minc itself or the foil as I have not had a single other issue with either! I am quiet happy with the less than perfect look, I mean, I don’t often do neat and perfect in either my scrapping or real life ๐Ÿ˜‰

I die cut all of my tags using a metal die from my stash but you could so easily use another tag as a template and hand cut, use a cameo or simply just freehand some tags or any other shape that appeals to you.


I used a paper punch from my stash paired some of the offcuts from around the tags and also some vellum to create some very simple embellishments for each tag (you could of course use ANY type of printed vellum as well, that would look great too!), lightly stuck the layers together and ran them through my sewing machine. A little bit of glue and my final touch was some twine.

Like I said, a pretty simple project but Mum loved it and it was fun to put something a little different for together!

There is a process video for this – it’s not very long – but I hope you enjoy!


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

Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Hello Hipster Bar ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Howdy scrappers!

Today I am sharing my take on the ScrappingClearly sketch for February and after a bit of a rough start – stress has kinda made my mojo harder to find – and picking photos off I went!

Here again is this months sketch


And my interpretation


This layout came together reasonably quickly for me and I even contemplated the idea of no mixed media but the messy 3 year old in me won out!!

There is also a process video which you can watch below!


I started with Paper #07 from the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection (yes, still hanging onto some of this gorgeous collection ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and added a torn strip of Paper #03 to the middle-ish of the page.


I built my title knowing I wanted to use one of the gorgeous “Jumbo Words” by Heidi Swapp for the Minc but not sure which one. After picking my photo’s I came up with “Hello Hipster Bar” and my word was chosen! I went on the hunt for some smaller alphas and found the Something Wonderful Alpha & Label Sticker Sheet by Teresa Collins which helped me pick my foil colours!


I went with the holographic foil for the title and one of the sheets from the Minc 6×6 paper pack. And then chose mint foil for another of the 6×6 papers from the same 6×6 pack which I layered behind my 2 photo’s.


This is where my inner messy 3 year old came out!! I started with some black texture stamps and then I’ve used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Envy with the packaging technique and also the Colour Shimmer Pot in Envy to add splatters. While that dried I minc’d my pieces and then went back to the background.


I’ve added some extra texture using some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a text stencil. This is so pretty – I really love the added texture!! Tip – if you have this (any kind!) in your stash USE it!! Mine is at the point where I really ought to throw it out – it is almost completely set in the tub – but I am going to experiment with hot water before I give up!

Time to stick everything down!!


I ended up using some fussy cut flowers from the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection Paper #08 and also fussy cut some butterflies from the gorgeous “Flutter” paper in the Maggie Holmes Bloom range.

A few gold sequins from Studio Calico, my journalling and a date stamp and I am done!

I hope I have inspired you to play along with this months sketch, remember, there is a $30 store voucher up for grabs for one lucky participant! Load up your entries here in our Facebook group!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Tis The Season ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, hey ScrappingClearly friends, Melinda here with you today with something a little different for you!!

Here is a sneaky peek


Any guesses as to what I’ve created?! Or been inspired by??

If you guessed this month’s mood board you would be 100% correct! I was REALLY inspired by all of the Halloween-y type imagery and the colours, though I couldn’t find a way to include the blue.

Here again if you haven’t seen it is the mood board


And my completed project!


This is in a shadow box type product that hubby threw together with some spare MDF and because he made a stack I grabbed one super quick and got to creating! The frame was sprayed with some matt black spray paint and left to dry while I created my page!

I have used 3 patterned papers for this – My Mind’s Eye – On Trend 2 – Little Things (the orange words) and 2 papers from the Pebbles – Spring Fling collection – Honey Bee (the black text) and Chalkboard Floral (my background sheet). I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store that I fell in love with the second I saw it and knew what I wanted to do with it so picked my papers and got my cameo working for me!

I knew I wanted some colour in the background and in order for my cut to POP I first applied a really quick, light layer of white gesso to fade those dots into the background some. Then I grabbed my Scribble Sticks in Tangerine and Ruby, some plastic packaging and got to smooshing some colour onto my background and also applying some splatters with the same mix of colour.


When that was all dry I added some splatters using my Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling knowing I was going to add more gold accents. While that dried I used my Black Soot Distress Ink to ink the edges of the “Tis The Season” words so they would pop a little more. And added some gold foil using my Mini Minc machine to some of the Minc Crate Paper Halloween ephemera pieces I wanted to use. I LOVE the pops of shiny gold and love the gold, orange and black & white mix of colours!


Once my background was completely dried all that was left was to glue everything down. Since I have used gesso on the background I did use my wet glue for everything to make sure it all stayed where I put it!


One final close up


How I love stars and how that they look any better than minc’d in gold foil?!?? Of course, there are a tonne of colours to choose from in the store if gold is not your thing!

Here is one final photo – this time the frame is stood up and I can’t wait to find a home for it in the lead up to Halloween this year! My boys are super exited!


Remember, you still have almost 2 full weeks to enter our October challenges so head over to the ScrappingClearly FB group to find the albums with all of the details and the place to share!

Oh, I almost forgot! There is even a process video if you’d like to see this come together!


Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!


Melinda
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