Friday, October 20, 2017

'adore you' by Nicolee Cable

Good Morning all.  I hope you're all doing well this Friday morning?
It's my youngest sons 18th birthday today, so I'm feeling a mix of emotions, 
relief (school is nearly over - forever!!), joy and delight that they've all 'made it', proud of where they are all at but also a little sad!

I'd like to share with you a layout that celebrates some of the amazing women in my family.
As I usually do, I pulled together some D-lish supplies that I wanted to use for this colour palette. I love these softer spearmints and mauve colours together and decided to offset it with black.

Firstly I decorated the background of an already pink-washed page.  I added some watercolour Color Crush powder and then stencilled with Colour Blast paste.  Then I splattered with some purple and light spearmint watered down paint. The inspiration for this colour scheme came from the old up-cycled purple passionfruit bag. After distressing it, I attached it with staples. I love using 'random' and up-cycled elements on my pages.  It just makes them more unique and one-off. 

I backed the photo with different papers (black patterned, bronze and black leopard skin). I twisted and distorted the coloured wire to use behind my title.  This just gave it some height and interest. 
Then I coloured in the Creative Cuts word title with my bronze posca pen.
After the foundation of my layout was set, then all I had to do was add my chosen embellishments.  
I love the different depths of colour in the D-lish pretties, you can always find the tone you're looking for.  Check out the close-ups of the embellishment clusters in the shots below. 
I always try and add a couple of neutral elements to my layouts, whether it be white, black or wood.  I find this just breaks it up from being too matchy-matchy throughout the whole layout. Here I've chosen a beautiful wooden butterfly and black flower.

Here is a list of all the D-lish embellishments used on this layout:

resin flowers/shapes (how cute is that camera?)
Other flowers
Creative Cuts feathers and word (which I've used for the title)
vellum butterfly
cloud stencil (from Over the Rainbow JAP)

I hope you are inspired by this layout and will pop on over to the store to grab yourself some wonderful D-lish goodies to play with.

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be enjoying have no 'children' in the house anymore!!
Here's to no more school lunches :)
(actually he's been making his own for years but it's definitely cause for celebration ey!)

Take care
Nicolee xx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Remember this" by Mal

Hi all,

So mid week scrapping- who gets to do it? I don't much...just an hour here and there after work before kids get home...not enough that's for sure.
So last week I whipped up this page one day after work when I had a spare hour.

I keep telling myself I can't scrap portrait I made myself do it with this page.
What do you think?

So before I even chose the photo I did my background. I used a template and some spray.
From there I saw the background was sort of vertical so I decided to be brave and use a portrait photo. Yep brave :)

Next I decided to keep all the embellishments soft and girly. I needed to be quick and have all my embellishments coordinated. So of course, I headed straight for my Just Add Paper kits (I have a small stash of them) and found the Indigo Glitz kit sitting on my desk unopened....Are you like me and have heaps of JAP kits and just don't want to use them just look at them!?! LOL.
Well I opened this kit and everything on the page is from it, except three small resin flowers.
Flowers, Bling heart, a gorgeous apricot tiny bow, Journal card, glittery washi tape....

How gorgeous is this kit? girly and pretty.  

Next, I stamped and added my resin flowers which I am addicted to. Three different sizes which I know is a bit weird but I just love them and add them to everything at the moment. I like to doodle around them too, with a magic pencil.

Last but not least I journalled on the journalling card from the JAP kit. I love how using this card is such an easy way of adding layering AND journalling to my page.

In store you will find similar individual products to ones I have used:
Elegance Blooms (I used the blue one from the kit)
Plenty of Journal-Its to choose from
More bows
Resin glitter hearts

So what do you think?
I know it's a pretty simple page and it was quick but that's the beauty of the JAP's all there; you really just have to add a photo!
Happy scrapping

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You are STRONG | Michelle Stokes

Hello Scrappy friends! It's Michelle back again with my next layout share for this month. For this creation I've followed along with one of our newest challenges in the Scrap Suite. If you're new around here The Scrap Suite is our Facebook community group where we share inspiration, including monthly cyber crops, and provide a place for lovers of D-lish to share their creations with us.

I've flipped the sketch that Anthea designed and added an extra grouping of embellishments to balance out the clusters and white space. I chose a photo of Leila from a couple weeks ago and backed it with some pattern papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose embellishments from the store that best complimented the papers used, and added some twisted coloured wire, a lace doily, printed tag, wordfetti and some of my favourite puffy alphas to finish it all off. 

Heres a look at the sketch before and after I flipped it 

And now some close ups and links to the products in store..

The first cluster I worked on was this one made up of a coloured wire heart, D-lish Flair button, Little Birdie flowers, faceted enamel dots and some yellow ombre wordfetti. Such a fun grouping in colours  that are so sweet together.

Next was the cluster to the left of the photo, made up of a printed tag, more coloured wire and Little Birdie flowers, a pick n place bow and some more of the really cool faceted enamel dots

The top cluster consists of part of a circle colour journal it layered with a strip from a wordfetti set and a piece of thin glitter tape from months and months ago that I hadn't used yet. I also replicated elements from the other 2 clusters by adding in the flowers, wire and dots.

Lastly I created the combined title and journalling using some typed strips of journalling along with some fun puffy alpha stickers, an ombre wordfetti piece and some other washi tapes that were from months ago. 

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Michelle x

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Corrugated Cards" by Amy C

Hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

I thought I would make cards using corrugated cardstock and some remnants of the current and past 'Just Add Paper' kits. The 'Just Add Paper' kits are so flexible! 


I have made three cards using kits and goodies from my D-Lish Scraps stash. 

Before I decorated the cards, I prepped the background with white Gesso then used various colour sprays and splattered the background with ColourBlast shimmer cubes. 

For this first card, I’ve used the September 'Over the Rainbow' kit.

First, I adhered the ever so gorgeous D-Lish Scraps doilies – I used a white 4” lace doily here.

On top of the doily I created a cluster using the September 'Over the Rainbow' kit. From this kit, I used Journal It pieces, a twine, a rose and a flair button. Also, I added a silver mini metal flower from Bling and Metal Embellishments.

For this 2nd card, I hand stamped, using permanent black ink onto vellum. Once I adhered this onto the card. I manipulated the purple pip berry stem into a heart shape. The stem is from the Vines, Stamens and Sprays in the shop. Using a strong glue that dries clear, I applied my mini metal flowers. Next, I simply glued some clear sequins around the card as I wanted to keep this card unfussy.

The last card was made from using a combination of bits from the 'Over the Rainbow' kit.

After I adhered a 4” lace doily, I put together a cluster. I placed my gold thread in a swirly way and placed various washi tapes from my D-Lish Scraps stash that came from past 'Just Add Paper' kits.

The tag is from Tags and Bags in the shop: I used the printed tag packs. The flair and the yellow flower are both from the kit.

Here is a look at the kits for reference.

I enjoyed making these simple, quick and easy cards –  and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy C

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Today" by Jasmine Shea

Hello D-lish Scrappy peeps. Hope you are well.

For those of you that have missed it and a reminder to those who didn't, our October Cybercrop is now live over at The Scrap Suite with 4 new awesome challenges. 
I really hope you are able to join us again this month.

I created a page using lots of washi tape in strips and stripes.  
A great way to use up that stash of washi that we all had to have at one stage :)

So your challenge is to create a page using Strips as a design feature with any element/paper/embellishment/etc etc in any way you choose.

Aside from the mixture of washi tapes, I have used a myriad of gorgeous D-lish goodies on my page including the Wood Veneer title which I covered in gesso and then coloured with ink.  The other elements are:

Don't forget to check out the other three challenges this month for your chance to win a great prize.

See you again next time.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

"Your smile" by Anthea

Hi all again. 
Yesterday the challenges for the October Cybercrop went up in The Scrap Suite.  My challenge this month is a sketch challenge based on this LO that I created of my beautiful niece (who is growing up way too quickly). 
I would like to show you some close ups of this LO.  Being this LO was all about getting messy for me and adding tons and tons of colour I thought I would start by showing you a close up of that gorgeous number stencil from D-lish.  I love it.  So perfectly grungy for any LO.  I started out by using white texture paste with it and putting it here there and everywhere (not caring if it was the 'right way up'). Once I had finished I found I wanted even more colour, so I spread on some pink paint.  I love the random effect of it all over the page. 
I then used a piece of hessian from a past D-lish JAP kit as my backing (it was a perfect match for the blue paint on the LO).  I think this piece of hessian came from the "Off The Wall" kit here.  I then added some bubble creative cuts and just one flower to my main cluster to make it pop.  This flower is a wild rose, one of my very favourite flowers in the store - you can get them in a variety of colours and they are ever soooo pretty.  I found the white creative cuts were not standing out as much as I would like, so I kind of went a little wild and drew around them roughly with a charcoal pencil.  I like that it highlights them a little more. 
I then added my title.  I used puffy alphabet stickers for this.  Again, for some reason they were not popping as much as I wanted from the page, so I roughly drew around them to highlight them.  I finished the title with my handwriting.  I regret that because I hate my hand writing, but I also know that somewhere in the future someone will love seeing it as much as I love seeing the handwriting of my grandparents - so instead of trying to cover it up,  I stuck with it.
I then added some pink enamel dots from D-lish and added a big sketched pencil line around the page to bring it all together. 
This is a very simple but bright and fun LO that I really like.  I hope you like it too.  I hope you give the sketch challenge a go this month, as I would love to see what you do with it to make it your own.  Also - don't forget to check out the other three challenges this month for your chance to win a great prize.
Till next time...
take care.

Friday, October 13, 2017

XO | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!
I have another layout to share with you all today. This one features both of my children who are growing up waaay too fast! 

I used one of our stunning Wild Roses as my feature for my main embellishment cluster and teamed it with some other paper flowers. I also added a flair, canvas bow and some resin to finish it off. My journalling strips were printed on the computer and layered over a Journal Its tag. The photo sits on one of our stunning Lace Doilies, this one is the 6" size. 

My smaller cluster contained a repeat of elements for balance but I also added a tassel which I had from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit.

My title 'XO' for this layout was cut from some of the patterned papers. I decided to hand stitch around the edge of the letters to make them really pop off the page. Another paper flower, this one is a Tea Rose and some resin finish it off perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my layout share. 

Don't forget that out October Cybercrop kicks off in The Scrap Suite at 7.30pm tonight. I'm sharing a challenge this month and I would love for you all to join in! I'll be back for a final time this month in just over a week to share that layout in detail with you.

Till then, 
Amanda x