Monday, July 24, 2017

"Turning Ten" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative friends,

I hope you are all well!  Gwen, with you today to share a fun birthday inspired page.

This one features Miss Caitlin on her 10th birthday which was in January of this year and I have yet to scrap a single photo!!  We had a whole day of celebrations starting with some school friends at a local "Bounce Inc" trampoline play centre.   This is a quick snap I took before we all got jumping, such fun!

I began this page by selecting out some key elements I know I wanted to use, such as the chipboard balloons and the cute yellow deer from the Resin Embellishments.  I then decided to take the bright colours from these to make up the colour combo of my page.  I wanted everything to be bright and happy for this one.

I started with a plain pale pink background so that the bright elements I added would really pop!  First I began creating my photo mat, which consists of lots of layers of paper and a teal striped paper baggie.  This one was a 5 x 7 bag, which I have simply trimmed to fit my photo mat.

Next, it was time to lock in the design of the layout, I started with my title as I knew it was going to be pretty large.  That combined with the photo mat I had just made needed to be decided on before I went about adding the smaller details.  I just laid everything out and shuffled until I was happy.

Next, it was time to get working on some embellishment clusters.  I have positioned two wooden hearts to the left of my photo to start.  I have used so many of these Wooden Hearts, they go with everything right?!# These have been painted with some Colour Blast Water Colour Shimmer cubes in "Sunshine".  I then created a larger cluster to the right of my photo and another one towards the top of the page.  To decide these, I just tried to balance out the balloons, the title and my photo.

I've also used some Jewelled Cabochons - these are super cute and that pink/purple colour is divine!  Once I was happy with the clusters, I added a few splattered drops of watered down white paint just to soften the harshness between that super clean pink background and the embellishments.  Now was also a good time to add the final touch, some Enamel Dots.

I'll leave you with one more close up of all the paper layers and that cute little deer!

I'm sure you all have photos of birthday celebrations yet to scrap, so I hope this layout inspires you to pull them out.

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thanks for popping by today


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Creative Cards | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone, It's Michelle back here today with my newest creative share. 

For this post I thought I'd do something different to my usual, by using remnants of the current and past Just add Paper kits to make some more cards for my ever growing collection. I've got quite the collection happening, as I keep forgetting to give them out!

All up I've made 5 different cards using kits and bits from my other D-lish stash. Here's a closer look

For the first set of cards I've used the March 2017 Pretty in Pink kit on the left ... and the current Primrose Lane kit on the right. The card on the left uses the flowers, vellum butterflies and twine from the kit along with the addition of a 4inch lace doily, Creative Cuts "Leaves", a pink Carnation, an Ombre Worfetti piece and some glitter dots

The card on the right is made from the flowers, journal it, white leaf that I've cut into, and twine from the kit along with a doily, wordfetti piece and enamel dots like the other card. I stuck with similar design elements for each of the cards to keep them simple and easy to put together.

Here's a look at the 2 kits used for the above cards to refresh your memory...

Next up I've used the December 2016 Peaches & Cream kit and the February 2017 Fresh Cut. I didn't have a lot of the Peaches and Cream kit left to create a generic form of card, so I've used the Journal It pieces, twine, a rose and a veneer arrow that I coated in glitter paste. To bulk up the card Ive used the same doily as the other cards, a flair button, 2 paper flowers from Little Birdie sets, a pick n place bow, ombre wordfetti and enamel glitter dots

The card on the right is made up of loads of goodies from the Fresh cut kit, I hadn't had a chance to create with it just yet so I had a full kit to play with! I kept the pip berry stem in its circular form and placed it over the doily from my other D-lish stash. I tied the twine around the cardstock piece and attached in place to keep it secure. I arranged the flowers in the bottom right of the circle, and added a flair from the kit as a 5th element to the cluster. Lastly I added a ombre wordfetti strip and some enamel dots to match. 

Here's another look at the 2 kits featured in these cards...

Last card of the bunch was made using pieces from the Peacock Avenue kit from November 2016. In addition to the kit contents ( crochet feather, twine, sequins, washi tape, flair and large purple flower) I've added my favourite Forget me nots, a scribble circle Creative Cut, doily, Wordfetti piece, enamel dots and ribbon from my stash. 

Here's one last look at the kit for reference ..

And lastly a look at all the cards together, showing how similar yet different they all are. 

I really enjoyed making and sharing something a little different this week! I hope its given you some form of inspiration.

Until next time, happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"I (heart) u" by Julie Pearce

Morning all.

Julie here today to share a layout I have created using this months JAP kit 'Primrose Lane'.
Another beautiful kit.

I've scrapped another one of my eldest daughter's formal photos.
I've used the XO mini stencil that has come in the kit with some blue coloured texture paste for my background.
I also added a wood veneer I heart u speech bubble, a couple of the white leaves, a red cabbage rose, a journal card, the pretty little resin flowers (love these), the heart washi tape all from the kit and a aqua tea rose in that corner.
In my other little cluster I added from the kit a red sequin heart patch, another white leaf, a couple more resin flowers, a sky blue cherry blossom and a love flair.

I really love using these Just add paper kits. They are still available over at the D-lish Scraps store and lots of new things too.
Catch you next time
Jules xxx

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"New Specs" by Jasmine Shea

Wow, 20th July already.  Where is the year going?

I am sharing a page with you today that includes lots of D-lish Scraps goodness.  I have even added hearts to a boys page and they blend in perfectly.

I have all of my D-lish pieces sorted by their colour so when I am creating a page, it is really easy to go straight to the container with that colour embellishments and add them to my page.  
It's even easier if you are using one of the Just Add Paper Kits.

I have added some Wood Veneer stars, a piece from the Journal It - Days of the Week, and a black and white striped Resin Heart.  I love that you can just add and add to fill up your page.
 Ok, I have found a new love....these Resin Glitter Hearts are just gorgeous and even added to a boy page, they are perfect.
Now throw in a funky Flair Button, some washi and include some Creative Cut stars all over the page (which I think are the highlight of the page) and you have the final product.

So a little tip from me...if you don't already do it, sort your pieces by colour and it is so much easier to co-ordinate on your page.

See you next time.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"blessed" by Anthea

Hi all.  Hope you are all doing well.
Somehow in this busy thing we call 'life' I found some time to sit and do a simple, but hopefully elegant LO of my daughter on the day she made her first communion and confirmation. 
As usual - I started with some texture paste through a few different stencils. In true Anthea style, I just whacked it on roughly where I thought it might look good.  I have used a few stencils here, including one of my favourite D-Lish ones, Moroccan Tiles.  I don't know why I am drawn to this particular stencil, but you will find it on a LOT of my LOs in some form or another.  
I then layered with some gauze and some pretty vellum that I had in my supplies. 
I then used some bubble creative cuts which I kept white as I didn't want them to take over the LO,  just to add texture.  I also added tiny little bits of ripped washi tape (which came from an past JAP kit)  to add just a smidge of colour.  I wanted my LO to be primarily gold and white (the colours my daughter is wearing) but felt it needed a little something more to make it pop.
I also used some micro beads to add a teeny bit more colour and a bit more texture.  To make them sparkle a little more and blend in with the background I added a tiny bit of gold glitter.  These particular beads came from a past JAP kit. I love my JAP kits and I look forward to the beginning of every month to see what new kit is up for grabs.  I always get at least one kit....sometimes 2! 
I then placed my gold sequin bow on the LO (which I bought with full intentions of using on this LO). I never get tired of seeing these little beauties on any LO.  They are really that pretty! 
I then placed my title and some gold thread to add even more texture.  I used the dots from the "I"s from my alphas as scatters on my LO to make it all balance a bit more.  (Now there is absolutely no doubt that if I wasn't out of appropriately coloured enamel dots I would have used them on my LO instead!)
Now that was going to be the end of the LO, but it all looked a bit blah to me.....and I just couldn't leave it the way it I proceeded to chop my paper and add a pretty piece of pink/gold coloured paper that I have had in my stash for years to the back of my LO. 
I really wanted to sew around the whole LO with gold thread, but 2 things stopped me: 1. My sewing machine is out of action and 2. My hand sewing sucks.....big time.   So I settled simply for a little bit of blanket stitch to finish it off.  I used the word 'settled' because I really think a gold thread border would have looked beautiful.
Well, that is it for me for today. I hope you like my LO and as always, hope I have inspired you in some small way. 
Till next time.
Take care.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Beautiful' by Elisa Ablett

Hi D-lish lovers, 

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout for D-lish Scraps, a mixed media layout chock full of gorgeous D-lish goodies.

My background was created with thick Mixed Media cardstock (a must), Candy and Paris Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts and a 'Pear Tart' Irresistible Spray and some stamping using Prima Ink and Layer stamps plus stamps from Aall and Create.

Let's take a look at the D-lish goodies on the layout!

In the main cluster on the page I layered Red Cabbage Roses, Washi Tape, Red Sequin Heart, a journal strip from the latest 'Just Add Paper' Kit - Primrose-Lane, Creative-Cuts - Roses, lime green gauze and lime green flowers from a previous Just-Add-Paper-Kit , and a chipboard film strip. I also embossed a Kinder-Kreations - Beautiful Chipboard Title in white to match my page.

In this second cluster there I feature the gorgeous Rose Creative Cuts'Just Add Paper' Primrose Lane Red Cabbage Roses, Washi tape, Journal Spot and Red Flair Button. Plus a little more of that lovely lime green gauze. 

On both my clusters I have added some plastic green 'look a like' leaves I had in my stash, I picked them up from an op-shop a long time ago and never used them.

The lovely Creative cuts look fantastic against the coloured background ! They are so versatile, you can colour them or leave them plain.

Make sure you head to the shop to check out the bargains in the Clearance Section.

That's it from me today, I hope my layout inspires you to try something different with your D-lish Stash.

Elisa xx

Monday, July 17, 2017

"Always" by Amanda H

Hello again,
July is ticking past and so it is time for my second page share for the month.
And here it is.... I have gone back to patterned papers for this page using a pink, black and white classic colour combo, that always works!
I've stacked 3 photos in this layout - I do love doing multi-photo layouts! Photos are layered on some different patterned papers and cardstock.
But let's look closely at the finishing D-lish Scrap touches!
One of the main features of the page, is the Geometric Heart from the Creative Cuts. It was a labour of love to cut papers to fit in behind the little windows, but it does look great!
Other D-lish bits seen on this page include:
As always we tend to accumulate so many bits and pieces in our stash, which I have dug through for this page! The great thing about D-lish Scraps, is just how easy it is to find so many little pretties to pump up your stash - you can never go wrong!
Have a great day, thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Spread your wings and fly" by Tamara Buckler

Hello, happy scrappers!

I'm back again today to share with you my latest layout using the gorgeous D-lish Scrap goodies.

I started this page with this wood veneer frame in mind, and thought it would be perfect for this photo of my daughter. There was a lot going on around her in this pic, and I really wanted to highlight the pure joy on her face as the butterfly landed on her finger.  

I drew the colour scheme from the gorgeous D-lish flair, and kept the colour scheme fairly true to this, focussing on the peach tones, interspersed with black and white. I then actually found the next step quite in this layout quite difficult... how do you matt a round photo??? I came up with the idea of creating a very multi layered paper stack, and by mounting the frame to the right of this, I ended up with a fantastic space to build my main cluster of embellishments.

I have been itching for the right project to use these beautiful 'Little Birdie' watercolour blooms, and am so pleased at how beautiful these are on this page. I added in the flair I mentioned earlier, a resin heart and a mini rose to finish off the cluster. I added some more wood veneer elements around the main paper stack to balance things out, and used journal strip from the "Sunset Dreaming" kit bits.

To balance out the page I added a peach sequin bow (we all know I love these, right!), a journal spot and some more wood veneer on the bottom right hand corner. And to finish off the page, a generous splash of Heidi Swapp ColourShine!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout. Make sure you hop over to the shop to check it out, there's lots of new goodies in stock!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hello | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone! It's Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring the July Just Add paper Kit - Primrose Lane. I'm loving the colour combo within this kit and all the pretty bits included. Those resin flowers are super cute, and the Pink, Red and Aqua combo with hints of flowers = my new favourite. I thought I'd follow along with the sketch included on the Inspiration board too, so heres a closer look..

The photos I've shared in the layout are taken a little over 6 months apart, and help to document the story of Leila's ongoing love for Frozen. Her obsession has ramped up a little more this past week after we took a trip into the 'Big City' by train with some friends to see Disney On Ice. Not sure if she will ever 'Let it Go' lol 

I stuck as close to the sketch as possible and replaced one of the photo's with the journalling card from the kit. I created clusters using the embellishments in the kit, moved the title onto the Large Journal card, and created an extra cluster bottom left of the layout to continue the diagonal design. 

Here's a reminder of the current Inspiration Board, keep scrolling through to see more close ups of my creation

I cut into the satin leaves to create a fun feathered look, and glued them in under the clusters with a flair button, cherry blossom, resin flower and some added glitter enamel dots

In the main cluster I also added some twine from the packaging and the tassel from the kit.

I added a strip of the thin hearts washi tape along the bottom strip of paper, and machine stitched along for some added detail. The cluster above was pretty simple to create using the name tag from the packaging along with the date circle, label tag, puffy sequin heart and some more enamel dots.

Lastly the title made using the Hello wood veneer. I ended up leaving it whole with the letters glued inside the speech bubble and added a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen. I originally hand wrote the journalling on the card, but wasn't able to fit everything in that I wanted, so went with some typed words and glued them over the top.

Here's a closer look at the contents of the kit, there's still a few more in store if you want to snap one up.

Well, thats all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some way to get creative with your JAP kits. Be sure to share your creations with us in the Scrap Suite, we love to see what you make!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x