Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Project Life WK 7 2017

Hi there scrappy friends! I have a super quick share with you today in the form a Project Life spread!

I am using my stash for this and have pulled cards from one of the Maggie Holmes PL kits and paired that with some left over ephemera pieces and also a couple of other bits and pieces from my stash!

There is a process video which you can see below, just click play :)


And here are a couple of photos of the 2 pages


First up is the left hand side in a D design page protector. I think I have mentioned it before but I am more focused on getting in the album this year than over thinking it so my pages are pretty "simple" but I am happy with them and even happier that they are in the album!


And the right hand side. This is an A design page protector. And, as is pretty standard for me, lots of journalling!


And last photo, and mostly because this is one of my all time favourite ever PL cards!! That 07 tag came straight out of one of the ephemera packs (coincidence or meant to be?!) and I just added a little cream and gold bakers twine. Both of those butterflies are fussy cut - the big one from a 12x12 paper and the small from the same paper in the 6x6 paper pad.

So, thats it for me! I am working on lots of different things at the moment (nothing really unusual there - haha!) and if you would like to see what I am up to on a (hopefully) daily basis with The 100 Day Project you are best to follow me on Instagram - my user name is m_sweetman and I will post with the hashtags #the100dayproject and also #100daysoffinishingtheunfinished . I would love to see you there!

I hope you are having a fabulous scrappy day and I will see you again really soon!

Melinda 
xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

{ScrappingClearly} Some quick cards

Hi there and welcome to my blog this Easter Monday! 

I hope the Easter Bunny was good to you and that you are enjoying a long weekend with your loved ones! I'm happy to report, our Bunny Trap, once again failed yesterday!! Though the boys had fun setting it up, the Bunny was kind enough to leave chocolate, pj's and new slippers for them!!

Today I have some cards that I created using the Kasier Craft Ooh La La collection.




I have used a couple of off cuts from a couple of my 12x12 papers as the card fronts - cut to size - but you could very easily change it up and use the 6 1/2' x 6 1/2" paper pad. And then grabbed the collectable pack, the 12x12 sticker sheet and the Kaiser mini blooms in honey and sage. I've also used some of the very pretty Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls on some of the butterfly centres for a little extra touch :)


In the bottom right corner I have used one of the left over triangles from this project. I have pulled a few pieces from the collectables pack and stuck 3 of the sage flowers along with 2 of the sentiment stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet.


I started with some Whipped Spackle and a stencil from my stash for some added detail in the background then when that was dry I grabbed a few pieces from the collectables pack and voila, card #2 done!


For this one I started with one of the 12" border stickers from the sticker sheet and then added lots of pieces from the collectables pack. And a final touch, 3 of the honey mini paper blooms.


And finally, card #4, I started with the big floral piece from the sticker sheet which I trimmed in half and stuck down. A couple of butterflies, one is a sticker and the other is from the collectables pack. Some of the word sticker strips and the final touch of Liquid Pearls down the centre of the 2 butterflies. 

4 cards done and dusted in under and hour - I did record the process but apparently my phone had other ideas and didn't actually record anything!! Technology, hey?!

Anyways, cards are a quick, easy way to use up some left overs and especially some of those bigger paper offcuts that you may otherwise be unsure what you are going to do with. Always good to have a few in your stash!

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend and maybe even getting in some scrappy time!!


Melinda








Thursday, 13 April 2017

{Project Life} Week 4 2017 Insert

Hey scrappy friends! Just popped in quickly to share an insert I have made for our week 4 of 2017. I am using a random assortment of PL cards from my stash mixed with some random embellishments - lots from D-lish Scraps :)

This is a double sided insert of all 3x4 portrait pockets as there were 2 events that I wanted to document that both had a few photos/stories I wanted to include.

I'm going to do this a little backwards as I created the back spread first and that is the order in which the YT process video is.

First up I worked on the back of the spread which is from my neice's 18th Birthday in January.


I think my fave card of this spread is the shaker 18 card! I had lots of fun playing with watercolours and sequins making it!


It's just so pretty <3

And onto the front side of the page which is all about our Australia Day 2017.

Again, using random cards and some embellies from my stash.


And a couple of close ups



This is the bottom shaker pocket which can be seen from both sides and I love how it co-ordinates with both sides <3

So, a super qucik share for you today and if you would like to see my whole process there is a process video which is available, just click play!



Thanks so much for stopping by, as always, I really appreciate it and love getting any feedback!

Happy scrapping and until next time have fun!

Mel
xx


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

{Colour Blast} Details ~ A Wedding Scrapbook Page

Hi, hi and hello!! I'm here with you today sharing another somewhat "clean" mixed media scrapbook page!


I had this cut file on my computer that I have been desperate to play with so finally manged to cut it and get creating with it! You will notice that along the left hand side there are a couple of other pieces that I had cut - these were for another project but I figured I may as well use up the whole 12x12 - 2 (well, actually 3) birds with one stone ;)

I have left the cut file on my mat for all of the wet mediums that I apply and I have not applied gesso at all!

First up, I challenged myself to use something other than blues and greens so I pulled all of my reddish/pink Colour Blast products.


These are in order, from left to right, front to back, as follows:
Colour Spray - Bubblegum, Sunset, Love
Colour Shimmer Spray - Rose Petal, Lipstick, Snow White and Bling
Colour Shimmer Dust - Lollipop and Candy
Colour Mica Powder - Watermelon
Colour Paste - Lipstick, Fire Engine, Rose Petal and Bling

The first layer was the beautiful Colour Shimmer Dusts - I used both the Lollipop and Candy. I leave my paint tray to air dry when I still have colour left over so I simply used a dropper to add a few drops of water and re-activate the colour. 


I used a wet brush and literally just painted the 2 colours here, there and wherever took my fancy!


Next up I added the Watermelon Mica Powder. I added a tiny amount to some old packaging with a spatula, added a few drops of water and applied in the same way as the Shimmer Dust.


Because I wasn't using heaps of water the colours dried pretty quickly but I wasn't too concerned about the colours mixing anyway as they were all from the same family.

Next up the sprays. I used the Bubblegum and Love Colour Sprays and literally again, just squirted some here and there. And then to some of the more "splotty" areas I used a wet paintbrush to give more of a water colour effect.


Last layer of pink colour!! The beautiful Colour Shimmer Sprays. I used the Rose Petal and the Lipstick and applied the exact same technique as with the Colour Sprays.

After that was dried I peeled off my cut file from my cutting mat and decided I wanted a little pop of more colour starting with some splatter in the Bubblegum Colour Spray.


Next up some gold so out came the Bling Colour Paste and stencil from Dusty Attic. I applied the paste randomly across the cut file in a few different places and left to air dry.


I wanted a little more sparkle and shine so again, Bling to the rescue! This time the Colour Shimmer Spray. I used the nozzle to apply drips and then I spritzed over the whole cut file from distance for an all over very subtle shine. Oh la la!!


Time to assemble the page! Or so I thought! I had picked out my photo but decided I needed a little something extra behind it so, again, Bling to my rescue!

First up the Shimmer Spray applied with a dry paint brush straight onto the white cardstock. After that dried another stencil with the Colour Paste. Perfect, just what it needed.



NOW I can assemble my layout!


I was terrified as I was working on the cut file that it was going to be Oh My Goodness, that is so PINK but up against the white cardstock with the black and white photo it is not as PINK as I expected so I am super happy with how it all worked out in the end.



Look at that shiny gold sparkle in the background, so beautiful!!


Right at the end I decided I needed something extra. Some tiny black splatters! I pulled out my Roadbase Colour Spray and a tiny little paint brush and flicked a little splatter all around. Voila, one completed page!


I hope I inspire you to challenge yourself to do something a little different. To just have a play! Please do come and share your work in the Facebook group here, we love to see what everyone is doing with their Colour Blast stash!

Until next time!


Melinda
xx 


Friday, 7 April 2017

{ScrappingClearly} Home Sweet Home

Hey there ScrappingClearly fans, Melinda here with you today sharing a page I made using this month's mood board as inspiration.

In case you haven't yet seen it, here it is


And here is my take on it


I have used the Kaiser Craft Oh La La collection for this and was really inspired by a chat I had had with my Mother In Law about quilting and came up with the idea of the triangles into the chevron design! 

I modernised the whole patchwork effect with a little mixed media - namely I grabbed the Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls Kylie sent me in my last kit, added that to a little packaging and then spritzed with water - viola! Watercolour in a beautiful orange-y/gold tone to go perfectly with the mood board! I also added in a few very subtle sprinkles of colour with the Art Anthology Colour Spray in Avocado.


Today being the 1st of the month gives you plenty of time to get your own entries in for both this challenge and the sketch challenge for April - though who can seriously believe it is April already?!

Head over here to the FB group for the challenge albums and to see what everyone else is busy working on!

I do have a process video for this page - if it doesn't load straight away, please come back and try again - I kinda got my dates mixed up for this project - oopsies!!



Anyways, I'll leave you with a couple of close ups and a product list, if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask!





Supply List:

Kaiser Craft Ooh La La Collection Pack - there are none left in stock BUT there is the 6 1/2 x 6 1/2" paper pad which would work perfectly as well
Kaiser Craft Ooh La La Bits and Pieces Pack
Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls
Art Anthology Colourations Colour Spray - Avocado

Thanks, as always for stopping by and happy scrapping! I hope April is a super productive scrappy month for you all!


Melinda


Thursday, 6 April 2017

{ScrappingClearly} The Best Things ~ April Mood Board Challenge

Hi scrappy friends, Melinda here with you today sharing my take on the fun April sketch challenge, once again designed by the very talented Peg!

Here it is if you haven't seen it yet


And here is my take on it


And you can watch my process on the link below - just press the play button!


I have used the Kaiser Craft Ooh La La collection pack for this and mostly just the Oui Oiu floral paper (I fussy cut the florals from it) and the Belle paper.


I have a little of the packaging technique in the background with the Avocado Art Anthology spray and applied a few splatters in Navy Colour Shimmer Dust.


The finishing touches were a few of my left over triangles from my last project - as photo corners and also as corners on the top left and bottom right of the page.




So, make sure you get your entries in for this months challenges, you still have most of the month to get them done! Head over here to the FB group to upload your entries. We love to see the way you guys interpret the challenges!!

Thanks, as always for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda

Products used (and still in stock!)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

{ScrappingClearly} Muddy Puddles in February ~ March Mood Board Challenge

Hi, hi and hello!! Welcome to my blog today!! 

I'm sharing my take on the very fun March moodboard for ScrappingClearly today! Have you seen it yet?! 


I just love, love, love this!! I was mostly inspired by the colours in the board this month, all those blues and greens, swoon!! Also, all those blue's on the bottom 2/3 reminded me both of mud splatters (ok, somewhat not realistic mud splatters!!) and of course the fun technique of smooshing paint onto paper so of course that is the main technique I went with on this page as you can see below!


Again, I am using the incredibly versatile Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range this time pulling the black's, white's and blue's from all the goodies!! 




I had printed these 2 photos of my boys after a fun afternoon trip very recently to somewhere that should not have had muddy puddles this time of year!! You could say it was a once in a lifetime occurrence being that February is Perth's (traditionally) hottest Summer month with little to no rain and we not only received record breaking low temperatures but record breaking amounts of water drop from the sky!!!


We had a heap of fun this day and I wanted that to be somewhat obvious on the page and I think I achieved it!



I did pull in some alpha's from my stash but otherwise everything is from the Something Wonderful range!


And you can see in the background here (and all over the paint in the background actually!) that I have used the Heidi Swapp "Maze Art" Art Screen and the Silver Art Screen Ink and I love how it looks! This product is so different to anything else I have ever used!


I hope you like my share today and I look forward to seeing your take on this months moodboard and where it takes you!!

Until then, happy scrapping!!


Melinda 

Products used:

Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - 12x12 Paper - Geometric
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - 12x12 Paper - Cards
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Chipboard Elements
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Decorative Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Alpha and Label Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Ephemera
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Brads
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Enamel Dots
Dylusions Paint - Calypso Teal
Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest
Dylusions Paint - After Midnight
Colour Blast - Colour Spray - Roadbase
Heidi Swapp - Art Screen - Maze Art
Heidi Swapp - Art Screen Ink - Silver