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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 ūüėČ ) 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} PL 2017 Catch Up ~ Week 12

Today I am sharing my latest make for ScrappingClearly and my first share for February! A 2017 PL spread which I have done a bit of a “ScrappingClearly Stash Dive” for supplies!

I’ve started with the following goodies and I will link to the store both here and where they appear throughout my blog post!! I also have a process video up on my YT channel which I would love for you to check out!!


Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “Bold” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “High Five” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “Wowzers” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “You Rule” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Mini Alpha Stickers
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Cardstock Sticker Phrases
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Ephemera
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Printed Veneer Stickers
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Washi Tape
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Ephemera Tags
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Photo Overlays
Heidi Swapp – Wood Veneer
Studio Calico – Brighton Pier – Wood Veneer
White Gesso
Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

And here are my pages, first up is the left hand side


On this side I have used the “Wowzers“, “High Five” and “You Rule” papers from Pink Fresh Studio as my cards. I’ve also used some of the Mini Alpha Stickers, ephemera pieces and also the Sticker Phrases from the same collection. A little washi and some veneer pieces from this pack by Heidi Swapp and this pack by Studio Calico. Some journalling and date stamps and the left hand side is done.

Here are a few close ups of this side




And here is the right hand side


On this side I have used 3 of the ephemera tags by Teresa Collins for the cards and cut a piece of the “Bold” patterned paper to 3×4 for my title card. I didn’t feel like I needed heaps of extra’s on this side but I have used the photo overlay on the bottom left hand photo, a couple of ephemera pieces and one of the printed veneer stickers. You can’t see but the bottom right photo is a flip pocket and on the inside I have a piece of the “Wowzers” patterned paper for my card and also one of the Studio Calico wood veneer pieces.

On my title card I have used another of the Heidi Swapp veneer pieces and covered that with 3 coats of white gesso and used a stamp from my stash with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. Some washi, mini alpha stickers and a couple of the ephemera pieces and this page is all done too!


Here are a couple of close ups including one of the flip pocket opened




It feels so good going back and getting these pages done! Slow and steady and in the album is way more important than “perfect” to me and I am happy in that place right now!

I had lots of fun mixing and matching all of these different pieces together and really like the way it all came together in the end! I hope I inspire you to get some more stories documented and until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Crazy Cousin Photo Antics ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! I’m¬†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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{ScrappingClearly} My Little Sailor ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey scrappy friends! Melinda here with you today with my next share using the Pink Fresh Boys Fort collection. 

I have run with the browns, greens and blues in this collection for this page and also the January 2018 sketch which I have taken quiet literally!! It’s different to my “normal” style but I love playing with “different” and seeing how I can make it my own!


When I flipped through my stack of papers in my kit and saw this sketch there was absolutely no question that I HAD to use the “Wisdom” 12×12 patterned paper for my background with those squares that match PERFECTLY with the background on the sketch!


I have pretty much stuck to the sketch with all of the paper layers, I even added a blue card stock border around my whole page and then used the same blue to mount my photos. The papers I have used for my layers are “Bold” and “Game On” (the banners). I used a tag from my stash for the tag.

I have inked all my edges in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and also added some brown splatters using Colour Blast Colour Spray in Coffee.


I knew I wanted to use the green alphas in the Mini Alphas set in this collection paired with the WRMK Indian Summer alphas so grabbed some green gelatos and did the packaging technique by simply rubbing the gelato onto some plastic, adding water and smooshing it down onto my not gesso’d background. And of course splatters! I tested 4 different green gelatos (Green Tea, Lime, Pistachio and Spearmint) and felt that the Spearmint was the best colour for what I wanted to create so ran with that.


I stitched all of my layers using gold thread and love the extra little something that gives the page! I even stitched my “journal lines” on my tag and love how it looks and the texture it gives.


A few triangles from the ephemera pack and 2 printed veneer pieces, some stamping using again the Walnut Stain Distress Ink and my page was done!


And here is my final page


I do have a (half) process video up on the ScrappingClearly channel if you are interested in seeing this come together. I say half because I thought I had pressed record but apparently, I had not!! Oops!


I had lots of fun playing along with the sketch this month and I hope I have inspired you to play along too for your chance at a $30 store voucher! I will be back again a little later in the month with my take on the January mood board so until then, happy scrapping!!


Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Fort Fun Together ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hi there and welcome to the ScrappingClearly blog today!! Melinda here with you and I am sharing my first make not only for the month but for the year!! I hope the new year finds you well and ready for lots of scrappy inspiration from all of us here!!

Kylie sent me the very awesome Pink Fresh Studio Boy’s Fort collection and I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it!!

Here is my first page with the awesome collection and I am beyond happy with how it all came together!


I have a process video available for this layout as well, just watch below!!



To create my background I have started with Marshmallow cardstock paired with 3 different Distress Oxide Inks РSalty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Рand the packaging technique; adding extra water when needed and drying off between coats. 


I love how the colours sit on top of each other without changing the colours – you can really see that in this close up of some splatters!


I added some stamping using black archival ink and a couple of texture stamps randomly across where my mixed media was.

I used papers “Wowsers“, “Bold” and “Game On” to layer messily behind my photo adding extra dimension between my photo and the papers.


Time to work on the title! The name of the collection reminded me of the photo I chose which in turn helped me to pick a title. I have built my title with the Boys Fort Mini Alpha Stickers and also some alphas from the Teresa Collins Signature Series which I have used some Fossilized Amber to colour – this colour is a great match with those mustard-y yellows in the collection! And enough room for a little journalling under the title!


With the main part of my layout done I pulled out some embellishments and used some of the Printed Veneer Stickers (these are AWESOME!), ephemera pieces and also some of the Phrase Stickers to embellish.


My very final touch was some black splatters using my Roadbase Colour Spray by Colour Blast and some black marker outlining the big alphas in the word fort. With some of the shadows in the photo plus the journalling and the black phrase stickers I felt it was just what I needed to finish the page off.

That’s it for me for today but I will be back again sharing more “Boys Fort” inspiration!!

I hope the start of your 2018 has been fab, I can’t wait for some more play time!!

Happy scrapping!

Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Ohh La La ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, hey and Happy Boxing Day!! I hope that however you spent yesterday you had a fabulous day surrounded by those you love! If your celebrations (like mine!) continue on for a bit longer I hope you have the very best time and manage to sneak in some scrappy time!

Today I am here sharing with you a page I created using the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection. I absolutely love this collection and have kind of been keeping it for a “special” occasion so every now and then I pull it out and have a play!


I don’t know what it is about this paper but I love it! Simply adore it so I decided to go with that as my background. I have used some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink in the background with the packaging technique for a little colour and texture!

A couple of paper layers behind my photo as a mat which are Papers #2 and #8


I knew straight away I wanted to use the acrylic mirror words for my title so also decided to add a little gold in the background with my Bling Colour Shimmer Pot. I love the colour but also the way this paint dries if it’s a bit thicker, it’s almost like a puffy dot of colour!!


I grabbed the “feeling fancy” piece from the Cut Apart Paper #1 and the floral acetate tag from the ephemera pack and layered them up next to my photo. I’ve also used a plain white die cut I had on my desk as a layer and then I found a scrap of this paper and fussy cut a few butterflies for my finishing touch along with some gold sequins by Studio Calico.


This page is a little “not me” because, as you can see, there is no journalling! It’s not often I have a page with no journalling but sometimes I don’t need to add any. Like in this case, I have other pages that go with this event and this is just a photo of me that I really like, I feel pretty fancy and the cut apart sums that up along with the title!

That’s it for me for today, and in fact this year, however I will be back VERY early in the New Year with another share! I will be playing with the Pink Fresh Boys Fort collection and cannot wait to pull it out and find time to play!

Wishing each and every one of you a very happy New Year, may 2018 be YOUR year and may it be filled with lots of love and laughter, and of course, LOTS of scrappy time ūüėČ


Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Don’t Grow Up ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, and hello, fellow scrappers! I cannot believe we are in December already but here we are and here I am with my first share for ScrappingClearly for the month!

Again, for this post I am sharing in detail one of my takes on one of the 10th Birthday challenges¬†and this was a little bit of a struggle for me as I chose the “Use the ScrappingClearly Colours” on your project. Which happened to be 85% pink and with 2 boys it can be tricky!¬†I did however get permission from my almost 8 year old, and off I went!

Here’s my page, and though it probably is not 85% pink I really do love how it came out!


And here, if you are interested, is my process video.
This one is short and sweet, this page practically put itself together for me!!



I started with a white cardstock base and a photo of my big boy from his 7th birthday party in January this year.
He just looked so grown up!! I knew IMMEDIATELY that I would use the “Don’t Grow Up” puffy stickers for my title from the Boys Rule collection.


I wanted to do some stamping so grabbed my Arrows stamp set by 49 & Market and my Black Archival Ink and got to work stamping some of those gorgeous arrows in the 2 corners.


I added in some splatters using a range of Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Pots. The colours I have used are (lightest to darkest) Blush, Punch, Lipstick and Fire Engine.

While that dried I dug into my paper scraps box and pulled out the first 2 pink patterned papers I found, which were this one from the Maggie Holmes Bloom range and this one from the WRMK Crush range. I cut them slightly bigger than my photo to use as photo mats. I also distressed the edges of both patterns.

I wanted to get as much pink on the page as I could so I dug into my little bowl of “too big to go into my boxes” ScrappingClearly stash and pulled out one of these gorgeous Heidi Swapp bulldog clips. I have had these in my stash for AGES and haven’t been able to find just the right place so I was super happy to get one on this page¬†– it looks adorable!


I knew that I had some giant acetate numbers left in my C’est La Vie ephemera pack¬†so I checked that the colours for the 7 would work and voila, pink and white!! Winning!

While I was in that box of goodies I saw these awesome black vellum word stickers with gold and added a few of those.


My final touch were some enamel dots, again in pink, with a few white stars thrown in too! Oh, and of course some journalling, in pink as well, and my date stamp.


This layout came together really quickly for me after I knew that my boy was ok with me using pink on his page and, I’ve already said it, but I really love it!!

I hope I have inspired you to create with your stash and while you’re at it maybe you should check out our December challenges in the FB group – ScrappingClearly – both will give you the chance at an awesome $30 store voucher!

And don’t forget our special Christmas challenge, which could bag you a WeRMK sewing machine!!


This one is due by midnight Sunday 10th, here.


Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Top 10 ~ An Art Journal Spread

Hello fellow blog lovers, Melinda here with you today with an art journal page!

This spread was inspired by the recent 10th Birthday celebrations for ScrappingClearly – once again Happy Birthday!! – and to be specific Birthday Challenge #1 – Listing Your 10 Favourite Things.

Here’s a little peek at what I created and to be honest with you, when I started I just grabbed some paint and set off!¬†


If you’d like to see my whole process just click on the play button below and you can follow along right in your browser otherwise head over to the YouTube channel and subscribe so you are the first to know when one of us uploads a new process video!!


I recently stocked up on some of the GORGEOUS new Dylusions Paints and HAD to bust them out to play! 


For this page I have used Rose Quartz, Peony Blush, Bubblegum Pink and White Linen. I used a combination of a brush/brayer and my fingers to spread the colour around, starting with the lightest and adding more colour where I felt it needed it.


I added some stencilling with the White Linen and a Tim Holtz stencil.Next I added some stamping using both a grey and black archival ink and a mix of stamps from the 49 & Market “Arrow”, “Gabi’s Line Stitch” and Darkroom Door “Arty Circles” stamp sets.


At this point I felt it was too bold so I grabbed my White Linen again and spread it over most of the 2 pages in a really thin layer so you could still see all the different layers I created and let that dry.

I hand cut some circles from an old book and stuck them down with some matt medium. Then outlined them with a Stabilo Aquarellable Black Pencil and activated with a small paint brush and a little water to blend the harsh black out and the edges of the circles in a little. To tone down some of the book paper I again grabbed my White linen and used my finger to smear some colour over some of the circles – which picked up some of the black and tinted the white grey and I really love what it adds to the page!

I also used the same brush and my pencil to flick black splatters around my page.

I added in some textured details using another 2 Tim Holtz stencils – this time mini layering stencils – using both the Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste by Colour Blast and also the Bling Colour Paste.


I finally came up with an idea – I would write my 10 favourite movies. I typed up the list on my computer and printed it out, adhering the standard printer paper to some white card stock off cuts then outlined all the strips in black ink.

I used these gorgeous Hazel thickers for my title and decided to pop half up the top and half down the bottom, where the extra details were. Love the addition of the gold!

And here is my finished Top 10 Movies Art Journal spread!


I had a lot of fun playing along with the challenges I managed to participate in and now have 3 more things documented. If you have something new I really recommend pulling it out and having a play, who knows, maybe what your purchased is just the right thing for one of our monthly challenges and you could win a gift voucher just by having fun!

Please head over to the FB group to share your creations and purchases but also to be inspired by not only the DT but also all of our lovely customers who share away in there!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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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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{Scrappinng Clearly} WK28 2016 ~ Project Life

Hello scrappy friends!! I’m here with you sharing another PL spread – this one however is from our 2016 album, yep, 2016 – for ScrappingClearly!!


Again, trying to get it done and in the album! I’ve used the really pretty Citrus Bliss Collection by Pink Paislee paired with a few other bits and pieces from the store and love how light and airy the whole spread has come out!


Here is the left hand side; well, technically, this is the front of the page protector. I allowed myself the freedom of doing single pages if and when needed so somewhere previous in the album was a week on single spread and I just “went with it”.

And the right hand side/back of the page protector


I’ve tried to keep it simple yet interesting and am happy with the end result! Here are a few more close ups!




There is a process video available for this if you’d like to see my page come together! Just click on the play button below and you can watch right here in your browser!!


So, that’s it for this post, I am very much looking forward to jumping into my ScrappingClearly stash to play along with both of the challenges this month and sharing here on the blog! Until then, happy scrapping and keep sharing over in the FB group, we all love to see what fun things you do with the goodies from the store!!


Melinda

Products Used:

Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – 12×12 Paper Hello (cut aparts)
Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – 12×12 Paper Lemonade
Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – 12×12 Paper Fresh
Pink Paislee – Citrus Bliss – 12×12 Paper Sour
Studio Calico – Lemon Lush – Chipboard Heart Stickers
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Alpha and Label Stickers
Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke