Friday, May 25, 2018

"Together" - by Jasmine

These kits are just awesome.  
You can create a page so quickly but so effectively using the pieces from a kit.
Everything is co-ordinated.
There is an amazing range, from titles, to flowers, to journal pieces to doilies, to washi.
 All you need to do is add the design, the paper, maybe some mixed media and a photo. 

I created a page using white cardstock as my base, some inks for my background (which matched perfectly with the colours from the April - Peach Twist JAP Kit) and there was my page.

And a close up to show some of the gorgeous pieces from the kit (and I even left the flowers grouped together as they came to create little bouquets)

 So if you haven't purchased a Just Add Paper Kit before, I highly recommend you do and you will love that you can create 2-3 pages from one kit.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Relax" by Anthea

Hey there all.  Hope you are doing well.
Today I am sharing with you a LO that I completed of one of my besties and I at the start of a cruise we went on with a group of friends earlier in the year.  It was the first time either of us had gone a holiday since kids, without kids and I am not sure that you have seen two gals as excited as us. We (meaning I) took a LOT of photos to help remember the experience.

This was one LO where I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted the overall LO to look like.  I wanted tons of texture and minimal colour. 
To start I smothered on some texture paste through my favourite D-lish stencil, I then cut up and distressed strips of coordinating patterned papers - they were a bit too blue for my liking, so I dry brushed them with some white paint to tone them down.
I then added some black text stamping and a few flicks of black mist to add even more layers. A good sprinkling of sequins followed with a few pieces of pretty distressed gauze to create the overall base.
Once my base was complete I added my photo - originally I was going to use a circle creative cut to frame my photo but I cut my photo out too small so I decided use a wood veneer circle as a frame instead and was thrilled with the result.  (Like why did I not think of that earlier!?)
I ended up adding more of the wood circles (they came as a nested set and I am fairly sure they were part of a past JAP kit). I left them completely untouched as I think they look perfect this way on the LO. I then added two paper flowers as a final touch to my main 'cluster'.
I then simply added a flower and another embellishment to the lower part of the photo, where I had also added texture paste, paper and gauze.
I used a piece of wood veneer for my title, again from a JAP kit (you often get a great wood veneer title in these kits but you can buy some individually here) ; but in this case I painted, inked and painted some more till I got it looking how I wanted.  Now I will say the title is crooked. No it was not intentional.  I have no idea what I was doing when I stuck it down, but I honestly did not see how bad it was until I went to photograph my LO. I tried to fix it but it is stuck down tight and there is NO fixing it - so I will have to live with it.  I do apologise.
Well. That is it for today.
I hope you like my LO (even with the dodgy title).  I know I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
Till next time.
Take care and hopefully I will see you around in The Scrap Suite.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Crazy Messy Fun | Amanda Lawrence

Hey scrappers!

Today I am back to share the last of my May creations. This layout features one of our new Creative Cuts. This one is a Page Cut called 'Flutterby Feels' which you can find in the store here.

The background was actually made a while ago with another layout in mind but wasn't going quite as I had planned so I was glad to be able to salvage it for this page. I already had my photos and papers picked out from my previous attempt so I went straight to work backing my cut file.

I added adhesive foam under the whole thing before adding it to my background. This gave a great dimensional look which really helped lift and accentuate the butterflies.

Once I had my photos in place it was time to move onto the embellishing.

I added one cluster to the left of the largest photo. This included one of the new Green Tara Asters in pink and a few scattered yellow blossoms which were from the February JAP kit - Love Like This. I also added a few wood veneer hearts which I coloured with a Wink of Stellar brush marker.

The second cluster that was to the right of the smaller photos included more of these elements with an added flair button

 To continue the diagonal design I cut a Journal Its Ledger Circle in half and added it to the top right and bottom left hand edge of the layout. I also layered some wordfetti strips and some resin butterflies in black. I used a Journal Its Mini Date as a tab behind my photo. To finish, I scattered a few sequins around the page. 

I hope this inspired you to check out some of our page cuts in store. They really make for quick and easy layouts and best of all, they're precut and ready to go ... no cutting machine required!

Till next month, 
Amanda x

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Colours" by Amanda H

Hello everyone!
Here is my last page share for May. Have you seen the latest challenges at The Scrap Suite? They are perfect mojo starters! When I unpacked my limited edition mini-kit (in black), I knew the black film strip diecuts would be perfect for Ros' mini photo challenge. And away I went....
And last month I ran out of white cardstock, so it has been fun raiding my sizeable stash of patterned papers to get pages done.
For this page, I put mini photos within the film strip diecuts and layered these with two larger photos. The colours in Autumn in Minneapolis were really beautiful!
Then I finished with a little D-lish!
Here I teamed up a Wild Rose, with some paper leaves, and the leaf veneer from the Peach Twist JAP kit.
There were lots of great treasures in the Mini-kit, perfect for this title cluster: the bow, journal spot, vellum stars and flair all came from the kit. Plus some more resin flowers and paper leaves.
I included some more vellum star die cuts from the Mini-kit, as well as a black resin flower.
Another vellum star, and another leaf veneer, along with a beautiful sparkly glitter heart from the  Peach Twist JAP kit.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Summer Fun | Amanda Lawrence

Hi fans!
With our new Colour Me Cuts being released in the store today, I thought I would pop in and share a layout I created when being the honorary 'product tester' for them.

For those of you that haven't already seen, Colour Me Cuts are diecut printed shapes ready to customise with your own colours. We have 3 designs available in our first release; butterflies, flowers and feathers.

I'll show you the finished layout first and then take you a little through the process.

I've had this photo sitting in my to-be-scrapped pile for quite a while now but always struggled with the mix of bright colours in the picture. The Colour Me Cuts were the perfect solution! I could customise them to a colour palette that suited my photo perfectly. 

I dug into my stash of mixed media and choose some bright colours in my Colour Blast shimmer pots and some co-ordinating gelatos. Now I am by no means any type of artist so I can assure you, if you can colour in, you can do this ... it's super easy!

I simply coloured in the entire shape with the shimmer pots and then gently smudged some gelato to the centre of each flower to create some depth. I also added some darker green along the veins in each leaf. Once they were dry I laid them all out flat and added some flicks of white to add some extra interest. As you can see, they took the colour really well and didn't warp at all.

I clustered the flowers into 3 groups around a set of overlapping circles I handstitched on my page. I used some foam to add dimension between the layers. 

I wanted to keep any other embellishing really simple so that the flowers took pride of place. All I added were a few flair, some tangled thread and a couple of wordfetti strips. 

I'm so happy with the finished result and hope you are inspired to give our new Colour Me Cuts a go too!

Till next time, 
Amanda x

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Family by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hellooooo, welcome to my cybercrop challenge 💙
This month i present too you, Tiny Photos!!
You can join in at The Scrap Suite.

As soon as i saw this Kinder Kreations Aerobar chipboard, I knew what i had to do.   

My page started with some geli printing.  My "tiny photos" are actually one photo.   I coloured the chipboard piece in with a black marker.  I chose the circles I wanted to use for each person and drew an outline around the shape to cut each one out.   Once i adhered these to the chipboard and the glue had dried, i used a craft knife too trim the photos more closely to the edges of each shape.

I adorned this little strip with some resin flowersenamel dots and a sequin bow.

My page had been finished with a couple of banners from the Everyday Words stamp set.

Looking forward to seeing what you create ♥

Saturday, May 19, 2018

'Slice of Citrus' by Malinda Gardner

Hi all, 
Have you seen the latest cybercrop challenges over in the Scrap Suite???

Here's my challenge...can you guess what my challenge is???

My challenge is SLICE OF CITRUS, think lemon, lime and orange.

I love all the citrus colours at the moment, so decided to create a page that show cases these gorgeous colours.

After I did my background, I collected lots of D-lish stuff in yellow and lime green and white of course.

Have you seen the new CREATIVE CUTS at D-lish?
I don't normally like die cuts; I find they can be a bit big for my page. But I love these Linked Squares. They're small enough to fit on my page but big enough to make a statement.
Normally I would spray this kind of embellishment to suit my page but I love the stark white of the die cut so decided to keep it as is. I layered it over some yellow punchinella and then proceeded to place all my little embellishments and flowers.

 How great are these green epoxy stars??? They've got little patterns on them...I love them.

I pulled out a past Just Add Paper kit, the Summer in Tuscany kit and found this gorgeous Summer tag and placed it under my flower and then a flair button on top.

Finally some stamping all around the page. I love doing some stamping after I've finished my page as I really like stamping over some of the embellishments. It creates more dimension and depth.

So would love to see you enter my challenge...please leave a comment here telling me what you think of my page and if you've used any of the D-lish stuff like I have...see you over in The Scrap Suite

Happy scrapping...Mal xxx