Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Adored - D-lish Scraps DT

Hello! Lauren here today, a couple of days later than normal because I was celebrating my son turning three and party prep kind of took over my life. I'm very happy to be back on track now and sharing this layout of my nana and me. I was originally going to use the 'proper' photo of the two of us, but decided the 'out-take' version was a much better memory to document. :)


There are so many D-lish Scraps goodies on this layout, because every time I looked through my stash I found something new that matched the colour theme and had to go on the page. My first embellishment cluster has a black Bitty Bow, Little Birdie watercolour flower, resin glitter dot and sequins. The flair, washi tapes and resin rose are all from past Just Add Paper kits. The fern leaf also came from D-lish but seems to be out of stock and not currently listed. You can just see the edges of my white paper doily poking out from behind the photo too.  


I wanted a simple little cluster in the top right of the page, to provide some balance to the design. The resin rose comes from a past Just Add Paper Kit, all other supplies are already listed above.


The bottom cluster is so big I thought I'd break it down into two photos so you can check out the details. You can see I've used two different types of paper flower blooms, as well as another Little Birdie watercolour flower. The tassle is from a previous Just Add Paper Kit. The lovely title piece is a Kinder Kreations chipboard title. 


This angle shows of another Bitty Bow and paper flower, as well as more resin glitter dots. The small blue resin flower is from a past Just Add Paper kit.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, hope it's inspired you!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Greeting Cards - Scrapmatts DT

Here is the second part of my Scrapmatts DT post for August. I was playing around with using Tinby Designs Color Crush powders to create background papers. I not really into the Art Journaling thing (I've tried but it's not for me) so whenever I want to try out a new technique I'll normally incorporate it into a card or tag.


It's always a good idea to have a few birthday cards in your stash. This one didn't hang around long, I've ready given it to a friend! I used ST9018-A6 in the background, just as straight gesso over the background. Chipboard pieces include CB5087 Leaf Spray 09 and CB6100 Words 29.


The second card uses the same background technique as the first, but I've taken it in a different direction. I can never go past a pun and the CB4067 Marine Life 02 set was perfect for this one. The chipboard has been painted using distress inks stamped onto my craft mat then spritzed with water and painted on.


The last card is another birthday one which has a galaxy feel to it. Quite simple in design, but I think the background really makes it pop. The stencil is ST1008, I used Versamark through the stencil then embossed this with a clear embossing powder to create a resist effect. The chipboard is CB6100 Words 29 and CB1223 Stars 03, both have been painted with acrylic paint.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

ATCs - Scrapmatts DT

Hello. This post went live on the Scrapmatts blog on the 5th but I forgot to load it on my personal blog. I was a little distracted because my baby turned 3 on the fifth! If I'd been planning ahead, I would have done a couple of layouts of him to celebrate. But instead, I was too busy trying to plan the party and get everything ready for my family visit, so I have a variety of small projects to share instead. :)


I'm a big fan of ATCs as they were the start of my journey into scrapbooking. They are also really great projects for when you only have a short amount of creative time. For these ones, I painted ATC10-010 Bracket 01 with gesso, then sprinkled Tinby Designs Color Crush powders across them and activated with water. They had a beautiful vibrant colour while wet but unfortunately the gesso mutes that as they dry.

I've used stencil ST5024 in the background of all three ATCs, but each one was used differently. On 'Discover' I used a small Versacolor stamp pad in charcoal to ink through the stencil, this gave the crispest edges to the image. On 'Remember' I misted Kaisermist through the stencil, you can see it leaked in some places because my ATC based had warped a bit after the gesso layer. Finally, on 'Inspire' I flipped the stencil over and stamped the left over Kaisermist onto the image, then misted white Glimmermist to highlight the design.

The sentiments all come from CB1199 Scrapwords 07. The leaf pieces come from CB1146 Leaf Spray 01, CB5144 Layered Poinsettias 01 and CB1235 Leaf Spray 14. I finished them off with the lace, flowers, sequins and D-lish Scraps enamel dots.

Maybe next month I'm be organised enough to show you a layout celebrating my son's birthday. ;)