Friday, November 24, 2017

"Love" by Anthea

Hi all. 
I hope you are all well today.  Today my husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary.  22 years we have been married (and put up with each other) so I thought what better way to honour him than by doing a LO of us!
All I knew when I started this is that I wanted the page to have lots of hearts and I think I have managed to achieve that much.  I had just received that gorgeous yellow flower and the top pink flower as part of a delivery in the mail and I knew that this was going to be my colour scheme.

I firstly set out by grabbing my trusty old heart punch and started punching, (my darling daughter helped with a few too).  I then started laying them and sticking them to the page - I was about a quarter of the way through when I realised just how much of an insane idea this all was and thanking God that I didn't use the smaller heart punch I had, as originally planned.  I was however determined not to give up and I finally got there.  (I do warn you - if you try something like this - you need a good couple of hours up your sleeve.)
The rest was easy.  I simply matted my photo with some white card stock and began laying out flowers - lots of flowers.  I started by picking the three big flowers in the LO. These three I have used are a yellow rustic bloom, a cherry blossom (from the last JAP kit), and a pale pink Chinese peony.  I then used almost an entire packet of Little birdie flowers and spread them across my page.
Lots of pictures I know, but I wanted you to see close up just how beautiful these flowers really are and just how much detail is in them!!!

Next I simply placed a D-lish flair and tassel in the corner and scattered a few more little birdie flowers here and there. (The flair and tassel I used came from a previous D-lish JAP kit, but there are lots more to choose from in the shop).
I finished the whole layout with a simple chipboard title inked in a colour to suit.  There are tons of chipboard pieces in store which can either be decorated to suit or left raw. 
Thanks again for looking - I hope I have inspired you to try something new. 
Till next time - take care.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fathers Day 2017 | Amanda Lawrence


Today I'm sharing another layout that I created at a recent retreat weekend. This one documents our Fathers Day celebrations from earlier this year.

I knew I wanted to make some oversize banners to layer under my photo so I started there. I also added one of the stunning lace doilies as a photo mat. I felt it was a little stark and needed something to pull it all together so I added the rectangle of hand stitching which I think did the trick to perfection. After deciding on the placement for my title it was time to embellish!

My largest cluster used one of the gorgeous Wild Roses as my feature. I then added some other paper flowers, resin, and a flair and journal round from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit. The small roses were actually white as I didn't have the right raspberry colour in my stash. I simply used an ink pad to stamp off some ink onto a craft sheet before spritzing it with a little water to make a watercolour of sorts. I then just painted it onto the flowers with a waterbrush and they turned out great! 

My smaller cluster used a tab from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit, more paper flowers, resin and a defining words flair. To finish off my page I used some of the left over 'watercolour ink' to add some light splatters before adding a few glitter resin dots and it was done!

I hope you enjoyed my layout share for today.

Amanda x

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sand Builders, by Amanda H

Hi all,
Nearly the end of November and I have my last page share for the month.
It's a beach page with one of my favourite colours: aqua!
I started with some white cardstock, but added some subtle colour to the background, and painted the edges, before stitching to a matching patterned paper.
This is the major cluster to focus on.
It contains a Charms Creations heart, but also some D-lish Scraps goodies:
* Fantasy Flower - don't be afraid to alter your flowers, I cut off the bead from the centre and instead placed a flair button.
* Flair Button, (I used one from the latest JAP kit)
I used a few more resin flowers in two other points on the layout for balance. From my stash I used some stickers and string of beads.
Thanks for looking today!

Monday, November 20, 2017

I never want to forget... | Nicolee Cable

Good morning!!

The layout I'm going to show you today is the challenge I created for this months cyber-crop over on The Scrap Suite.
I would like you to create a project using a miniature photo and miniature embellishments. It can be a layout, off the page project or even project life page, whatever you choose.

Now you may not think you have much in the way of mini embellishments, but I think you'd be pleasantly surprised once you go digging into your stash - and if not, then pop over to the D-lish store to see what mini goodies you can find there.

It may appear quite a simple layout and while the composition of it is quite simple, there is a story behind the photo.
My dad was an avid pineapple grower, he would grow them wherever he could.  Even though they lived on your average suburban size block in the NT, he would have pineapples growing in pots everywhere. On the verandah, out the back, in the midst of the tropical palms and mostly in pots on the spa patio.  He just loved growing them and over the years, he had learnt the art of growing a really good pineapple. He would pick them at the right time and then tell you exactly how many days you would need to leave them to ripen before cutting them - and he was always right!  He had the most perfect, sweet and juicy pineapples!  So it seemed just perfect timing, around the time he passed away, that pineapples in home decor made a big appearance.  Since then I have collected and treasured a few special pineapple home decor items and they always remind me of my dad and just how amazing his pineapples always were.  Of course, I'd prefer he was still with us, but whenever I see these in my home, it reminds me of him and those wonderful memories.
So when I found this Kaisercraft pineapple patterned paper and this wooden pineapple embellishment, I knew exactly what layout they were for. 

I wanted to keep the layout simple, but striking - therefore the colour choice.
I mounted the photo on black script paper, with some cardboard behind for dimension.  I then cut a strip from the pineapple paper and punched both edges with a decorative edge.

I choose all my mini embellishments and placed them very strategically.  I've had this photo for a couple of years now but haven't quite found the right time to use it.  Now is that time and everything I choose for this layout was deliberate and placed very strategically.  I felt I had to do this layout and the beautiful memory of my dad justice and wanted to get it just perfect!  Whilst this layout didn't actually take very long to compose, each piece means something very special to me.
There's not many times a layout does that to or for me, but this is one of the special ones.

Here is a list of all the D-lish mini embellishments used:

tiny black stars (from old JAP kit)
washi tape

I hope you enjoy this layout and you get to join in the cyber-crop for this month and give this and the other challenges a go!!  There's great prizes up for grabs.

Thanks for looking and letting me share my pineapple story.
Nicolee xx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

'Snapshots' by Mal

Hi Mal here...
So I've got a challenge for you...can you scrap a page with no people or pets in it?
If you're a member of The Scrap Suite on Facebook then you might have seen my challenge page.

 My background was pretty easy, a few swipes of some coloured paste and some sprays of ink over a couple of stencils. I love the D-lish 5x5 stencils, so easy to use a few of them on one page. 

Next I started layering, first some punchinella, then some plasterer's tape, matt the photo, and then placed my embellishments...

raw chipboard hearts sprayed with some ink
wordfetti title "snapshots"

So my challenge is no people or pets

I love my page, and love scrapping photos without you?
Head on over to The Scrap Suite, I'd love to see you have a go.
Happy scrapping...Mal xo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Favourite Thing | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle back today with my second layout share for the month. You may have seen this already if you're a member of the Scrap Suite on Facebook, as it was shared last night as part of the newest Cyber Crop challenge for all our D-lish Scraps friends. 

My challenge for you all is to create a project using all of the items listed below

An idea for this layout came about after browsing through older projects I've created, I find it helps when I'm lacking inspiration. There were a few I had created for D-lish throughout my time here on the team that I wanted to replicate in some way you can find them HERE, HERE and HERE. They're a mixture of grids, list making, clusters and some form of diagonal theme are definitely a few of my favourite ways to document this child of mine.

Heres a closer look at how it all came together including loads of D-lish goodness

I've used a full 12x12 piece of pattern paper for my background, something I very rarely do, then arranged the photos in a rough grid form around the middle of the page. I tucked in some older square Journal it cards under neath 2 of the photos using colours that complimented them.

Over on the top right photo I've created one of the 2 clusters featuring a colour journal it, flair button, 2 types of flowers, faceted enamel dots and a flower creative cut. I also added a piece of ombre wordfetti into the layers of journal its under the photo

Down on the bottom left I've replicated the same elements as the other cluster but swapped the circle journal it for a Jumbo Note ticket and added a lace doily in the 5 inch size. The "HELLO MY NAME IS" journal it tucked into the layers can be found in the Monochrome journal packs. I've also tucked in a piece of a Pastel 'Sweet talker' to balance out the colours 

Lastly I added a title using some of the fun Puffy alphabet stickers, some typed words and a date stamp. Around the page I've added my 'journalling' which is a random selection of all Leila's most favourite things.

Since documenting Leila's list of favourites earlier this year, things have changed just a little. She's gone from loving and obsessing over PJ Masks and Beanie Boos to loving everything Super Mario Bros. And I mean OBSESSED! Nearly every second thing, apart from food, she talks about is something to do with Mario or Luigi. Theres only 2 toys in her 'plush' collection and they seem to follow her everywhere. Anywhere from in the car to school to snuggling up in bed and out in the shed with Dad.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to check out the Scrap Suite to see the other challenges set by Nicolee, Malinda & Amy, and share with us any creations you make with D-lish goodies.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, November 17, 2017

"Cogs" by Amy C

Hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

It’s Amy back here again, with a canvas project. I was quite inspired by Jane Tregonza recently on a crafty retreat.

I thought that the August ‘Off the wall’ Just Add Paper (JAP) kit was the perfect kit for this canvas project.. as you can see from the photos.

It went from this 
to this:

For the background, I have prepared with Black Gesso. 

Once dried, using a paintbrush I applied some ColourBlast Heavy White Gesso randomly. Using the 5x5 stencil and colour paste with a spatula, I applied it around the canvas. While the colour paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Colour Blast embossing powder then I shook off the remaining. Using a heat gun I melted the embossing powder into the colour paste. It achieved both a metallic and bubbly effect. This was one awesome technique I learned from Jane! Once I finished preparing the background, I moved onto the clipboard cogs ‘Off the Wall’ kit.

As shown here, to create the rustic industrial look, I did a combination of heat embossing with embossing powders.
I applied both colour paste and embossing powder, and used the heat gun to dry it.
I also adhered the orange ‘Micro-Beads’ from the ‘Summer Squeeze’ JAP kit released this January. 
Once each cog was transformed, I adhered them into their clusters of three and topped it off with D-Lish Enamel Dots from the store. Enamel dots are little beauties! – as you can see here.

In this closeup here, I have adhered the completed cogs onto silver ‘Punchinella’. I roughly trimmed the Punchinella to my liking. The Puncinella can be adhered either gel medium or a strong glue. The title ‘This One Time’ was trimmed down to small blocks. This title is from the ‘Off The Wall’ Kit Bit – Journal Pack. I have also sprinkled some of the ‘Orange Microbeads’ from the ‘Summer Squeeze’ JAP kit.

I hope you are inspired to go and create!

Ciao for now – Amy