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CUT to YOU | A+ Study Squad

Hello scrappy friends and a big welcome to my blog today! I’m here for my next share for CUT to YOU.

I hope you are enjoying this months new releases as much as I have been! And those A-MAZING Christmas cut files, swoon! Anyways, I am here today to share this fun layout I created!

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I’m not entirely convinced that when Gwen created this “Study Squad” cut file she had this type of “learning” on the radar however I felt it was a perfect match for this photo of my boys learning how to make their Mumma a pod coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I’ve pulled out my stash of the Pink Fresh Studio “Let’s Stay Home” collection for this one and have backed the cut file with (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad. I simply could not resist the awesome “Better Things Are Ahead” patterned paper that I may have been hoarding ๐Ÿ˜‰ So much colour and so, so fun!!

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I, of course, have a process video for you, which is linked below.

And to finish off, some close up shots

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And that is a wrap from me today!! I am off to get creating with some of the fun and beautiful new Christmas designs! What will you cut first???

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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{ScrappingClearly} Crazy Cousin Photo Antics ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! I’mย here with you today sharing how I went from the ScrappingClearly January 2018 mood board


to this page!


I have the black, green, and yellow, but it’s a funny story how I got to this design, and totally what a mood board is all about!!

A little while ago there was another post published on the blog about this very topic and you can read that post here.

And here is my convoluted process of getting from one to the other!

So, the current mood board made me think of Australia Day, which lead me to think of the Cyber Crop we held last year in honor of Australia Day. One of the challenges for that CC was another mood board which was this

I took inspiration from the colours, the newsprint and the circle shape of the macarons and created this page


Specifically I remembered the blue and the word crazy on this page – and the way I created the fun title – and remembered some photo’s I was recently sent from my niece of her and my boys being crazy together and so the idea for my current page was born!!

I hope you followed that rabbit hole all the way to the end but I share this process to show that you can use the mood board in any which way whatsoever that inspires YOU! And it may look NOTHING like the board that you started with but the board is there as a starting off point!!

Onto some more specific details of this page!


I started this page with the title!

I used the Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Alphas, the WRMK Indian Summer thickers and also the blue Tiny Alphas from the Boys Fort collection. I customised the Crazy using Colour Shimmer Dust in Lush with a paintbrush and the word cousin I applied 2 coats of gesso with a brush and then used a palette knife and Colour Blast Colour Paste in Sunshine applied liberally/randomly over the alphas. Love how this came together! I used my FudeBall 1.5 pen to outline each of the letters in crazy as well.


I have created my background with a coat of gesso on the “Thumbs Up” patterned paper from the Boys Fort collection by PinkFresh Studio, blending out the edges so there were no harsh lines. I did the packaging technique with a combination of Scribble Sticks (yellow and blue) and gelatos (green), also making splatters with the same colours.


I added a few messy paper layers behind my photo’s using the “Wowzers“, “Bold” and “High Five” papers cut to different sizes and layered randomly behind and around my photo’s.


For embellishments I have used 1 of the Printed Veneer pieces and 3 of the paper pieces from the ephemera pack – the 3, the yes and the label above the photo’s.

There is a process video available over on my You Tube channel if you’d like to see this page come together from start to finish – just click on the link above, sit back and enjoy!


My finishing touches were some of the Tiny Word Stickers also from the collection, my journalling and some white splatters which I did off camera. I used more of the white gesso and added a little water to make it more liquid and splattered all around the page making sure to cover up my photo’s!


I also did go back in with a paint brush and some more of the yellow Scribble stick after I finished recording to add a little more colour to the top right as I felt it was not quiet finished.

And with that called my page DONE!

Remember, you have until the end of the month to upload your take on both the sketch and the mood board to win yourself a $30 voucher to spend on more scrappy supplies. Make sure you load your entries into the correct album in the FB group and please, share how the mood board inspired you!

Until next time, next month actually, 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 –ย Joyful Christmas
Pink Fresh Studios – Oh Joy – 12″x12″ Paper – Tis The Seasonย 
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