Sunday, 10 September 2017

Smile - D-list Scraps DT

I hear lots of people talking about how they just don't like scrapping with a certain colour and that colour is so often purple. Purple is my husband's favourite colour and was the colour choice for our wedding so I have quite a bit of experience scrapping with it. Hopefully my layout today convinces you it's not really such a difficult colour to work with.

There are so many yummy D-lish Scraps embellishments available in the shop, which means there are also a whole heap of choices in my stash now. :) For this layout I started with the Creative Cuts - Roses, because I knew I wanted them to be the feature. I have coloured three pieces using Gelatos and Twinkling H20s. I then just started pulling out all the purple or cream embellishments I had in my stash.

Over in the purple cluster this meant a lovely fabric bloom feature, which I've paired with a black tassel. This was off-set by two cream paper flowers. I have used a couple of pieces from the mixed resin flower grab bag, as well as spread out some purple mini roses. No layout is completed for me at the moment without a scatter of sequins across the page.

The smaller embellishment cluster is based on a large off-white/cream doily. Over the top of this I have added another mini-rose, some rosebuds, another paper flower spring, a cream pick 'n' place bow and a flair. The top corner is finished off with a delightful resin butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Feeding Time - Scrapmatts DT

Thanks for checking out my second Scrapmatts DT layout. My little family took a short break up to the Sunshine Coast a couple of months ago and spent the day at Australia Zoo. We asked Harrison what animal he was most looking forward to seeing and he said giraffes. It turns out that for only $25 you can have up to four people take part in a feeding session complete with photos so we couldn't pass up that opportunity. As you can see, Harry has a great time and still talks about feeding them.

I have used CB5133 Africa 01 and acrylic paints to create a little animal scene. I love adding details and depth with paints on chipboard pieces. CB5150 Sticks 01 has been cut into smaller pieces and tucked under all the photos. Cutting the sheet up is a great way to get more value for money and make it last longer.

The enamel stickers, sequins and burlap leaves all come from D-lish Scraps. I dug deep into my stash for the paper and sticker, they're copyright 2005! What's the oldest thing you've used on a layout recently?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Life Gets Messy - Scrapmatts DT

Welcome back to my blog. Today I'm sharing the first of two layouts created for Scrapmatts featuring my son because, in my unbiased opinion, he's the cutest toddler around. ;)

The two photos were taken while he was playing around in the backyard, going through a phase of thinking anything he could sit on was a ride-on toy. I loved both of them, but they had a distracting background and I couldn't work out how to fit them both on the one layout until now.

I used the 'life' chipboard piece from CB6115 Assorted Words 28 as my title on this one, painting it with acrylic paint then misting while still wet to get the right colour. The yellow hexagons were created using Stencil 9002 in the A6 size. I used Color Crush powders to mix up the perfect shade of yellow from white texture paste, then applied it over the white gesso hexagons. The hexagon flair is from D-lish Scraps, I always love it when I find the perfect embellishment just hidden in my stash!

I also used CB5124 Hexagon Mesh 03 in the background, painting the mesh light grey and the popped out hexagons a sparkly charcoal. These pattern pieces of chipboard are so great for adding interest to backgrounds, particularly the ones that include some of the interior shapes as well. A couple of blue sequins scattered over the place and some black stamping completed the background work.

I'm actually doubling up this layout and entering it in the current Kraft+ challenge for September, inspiration image is below. I think the hexagon inspiration is pretty clear, it also informed my yellow/white/black colour scheme.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Best Day Ever - D-lish Scraps DT

I'm a couple of days late with this share, but better late than never! This is my interpretation of the current D-lish Scraps inspiration board, which has a rainbow theme this month. 

I created my coloured texture paste using Tinby Designs Color Crush powders mixed with white texture paste. I found a small birthday set of stamps which I scattered around along with some sequins. All of the embellishments can be found in the D-lish Scraps shop. 

Why don't you take a try at this mood board this month? The rest of the DT has created a heap of colourful examples to inspire you.