Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Create Happiness" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!

Gwen back with you today to share my very last layout as part of the D-lish scraps design team.  It has been an amazing year on the team, I really have loved every minute!  I have especially loved Amanda's amazing inspiration boards. She comes up with colour combos and inspiration that pushes me out of my comfort zone and enables me to push my creative boundaries and I so love that!  So what better way to finish my term than with a layout inspired by the latest inspiration board "Over the Rainbow".

This is the perfect example of a page I wouldn't normally create, I love colour but generally would not use all of the colours on one page!!  To keep it more my style, I went with a pastel version of the colours and used tone on tone for the embellishments.

To start the page, I have also kept the background pretty clean by adding some mist in co-ordinating colours. I have simply added each colour in a strip creating a 'rainbow' of sorts across the centre of the page.  Next, I went about punching out the hearts using paper scraps from my stash. I wanted a pastel version of the colour represented in the inspiration board.

Next, I went about stitching a line of colour along the centre of each of the rows of hearts, to keep the design clean, I wanted to block the colours and use tone on tone.  You can also see I've hand stitched around my photo, once I knew where the placement would be, I co-ordinated the stitched edge with the section of the background it would be sitting on.  Now that I've mentioned it, you will really notice it in the images above... each section around the edge of the photo has a co-ordinating thread.

Next, it was time for smaller elements, I pulled out a stack of Pick n place bows, one for each of the colours represented in my 'rainbow'.  Then, I did the same for the Jewelled cabochons and Resin flowers.

I also used one of my favourites the wood beads from Pink Fresh studio here as well.  I'm loving the different textures here, the resin, the canvas and fabric bows and the wood.  I just added items here and there in co-ordinating colours to the hearts and background until I was happy.

Lastly, I added my title using Thickers and a chipboard word painted with white Gesso and... that was the layout complete.  I hope it inspires you to give the Inspiration board a go, they really are so fun to work with!

Thanks for all your support, encouraging words and love for my D-lish scraps layouts.  I have so loved being part of the team.  Looking forward to my next creative adventure.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

You COLOUR my world | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle back here again with a new layout share inspired by the current Over the Rainbow Inspiration board. For this creation I've used this months Just add paper kit and a bunch of paper punches I have neglected for so long. I've been inspired by so many pages in the last few months that have used this technique so I thought I'd give it a try. 

I had the perfect photo ready for this layout, one of Leila from a couple years back that I'd recently re edited using a fun app on my phone called Color Pop. The app allows you to create a black and white photo with parts in full colour. So fun! 

The colours of Leila's dress are the best mix of Rainbow, which are perfect for using with this months Just add paper kit. The selection of goodies this month is full of pretty pops of colours that perfectly compliment each other in every way possible. 

Heres a look at the full kit if you haven't seen it at all this month...

Quite a few of my favourite items within this kit - journal its, a sequin bow, paper flowers, flair buttons, an awesome yellow tag, some fun washi tape and more!

I left the large wood veneer raw as I felt it would blend into the background if it was any other colour.  You can also see a close up of a few punched designs Ive used to create the strips along the background. I fussy cut the yellow label from the journal its pack and tucked it into the strips. I've also adhered the glitter heart to the layout using foam tape as the back is slightly curved and wouldn't hold using regular tacky glue.

To the right of the photo I created a cluster using the Sequin bow, 2 of the paper flowers, a flair button, flower button and some of the pretty faceted enamel dots from the store

I've added a couple of lines of journalling under the strips, something I'm really enjoying seeing on my layouts more since my typewriter stopped working.

Lastly I felt the top of the layout needed a little colour so I created a cluster to balance it all out. I;ve used a journal it from the kit, some remnants of the strips from the centre of the layout, a tiny strip of washi tape, a button and more of those pretty faceted enamel dots. 

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has given you inspiration on how to get use from this months Just Add Paper kit. Please be sure to share your creations made with D-lish Scraps goodies via our Facebook group The Scrap Suite, we love seeing what you all make 😍

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Friday, September 22, 2017

'Sweet' by Julie Pearce

Well hello everyone.
Today I'm sharing my last blog post for D-lish Scraps.
I have really enjoyed the last 6 months on the team.

Anyway my last layout is another page for my friend's album.

I decided to use the blues and natural colours in the photo on my page. In my bottom cluster I have used one of the Swan Roses in Aqua, a white embossed daisy, a white rose, a wood veneer butterfly and a blue resin rose.

And to the right of my photo I have another white embossed daisy, a blue rose and a Little Birdie - Beaded Micro Petals. I also used some of my favourites Glitter enamel dots. 

Thanks for checking out my pages for the last 6 months and I hope my work inspired you.
Thanks again.
Catch you around.
Jules xxx

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'#lovewhatyoudo' by Jasmine Shea

Last year Hubby and I were lucky enough to explore Queenstown in NZ.  
I couldn't believe we had not been there before.  We live so close.
We now have a trip planned next year to travel with the kids from the 
North Island to the South Island.

We climbed up and then down this mountain for 6 hours. This photo captures the beauty and size of the mountain....and we were only halfway up at this stage.
If you have never been to NZ, you have to put it on your bucket list.

Having my D-lish goodies sorted by colour makes it so easy to put a page together like this one using blue, white and silver.

I have used a few of the Little Birdie Flowers. I just love the shades of colour on them. 
I also added some Sequins and some Resin flowers
And finished off with one of the Wordfetti pieces the stunning silver Resin Glitter Heart from one of the Just Add Paper Kits.

Don't forget our September Cybercrop is now on. 
I hope you see your fabulous creations in The ScrapSuite this month.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"somebunny..." by Anthea

Well.  This is it.  My last blog post for this term of  D-Lish.  :(
I have been here for a year now and can honestly say that I have loved every minute of it.  I have had the absolute privilege of working alongside some of the most amazingly talented scrapbookers I know, many of whom have become friends.  I have the bestest boss lady who supports me in pretty much whatever I put my crazy mind to AND I get the opportunity to work with some of the prettiest and versatile products out there.  I also have made many friends, some of whom I am lucky enough to have met in person from The Scrap Suite.  What can I say?  It's a scrapbooker's paradise!
For my last LO I thought I would share this very simple, but I still think pretty LO that I did of my daughter from Easter way back when.  I have always loved this photo of her knocking on the door of my Mum and Dad's place Easter morning, so much so that I actually think this is my second time scrapping it. (I don't often scrap photos more than once, but my style has changed so much over the years so it is likely to be very different.) 

I have had that gorgeous creative cut bunny in my stash for a while now and never quite got the nerve up to use it - I guess I was frightened I wouldn't do it justice.  In the end I just found the photo that I thought would work with it and went for it. 

The first thing I did, after picking the creative cut and photo was pick my papers.  I think a bit of colour in this LO was important as there really isn't that much in the photo. Once I had figured out what papers I wanted, I picked which one I thought would look best behind the bunny. The one I chose I think works because there are so many colours in it.  I did for a second think about backing each opening (on the bunny) separately but the thought of it hurt my head and I dropped the idea quicker than a hot potato.  Scrapping is meant to be fun....not strenuous.  ;)

I then placed my flowers on the corner of the photo.  I didn't want to use too many, because the feature really is the bunny, but I could not go past the Little Birdie Flower as my main flower in my cluster.  The other flowers I used are also from D-lish; one is a carnation and the other one is a cabbage rose.  I also stuck in some little die cuts for leaves to make the cluster look a little more realistic.

I then added my title.  I love the puffy alpha stickers that you can get at D-Lish.  The colours a beautiful and now you can get them in lower case too.  They are quite soft and pliable, so I simply sewed through them a few times above the photo to make them pop.
I then sewed around the whole LO a couple of times to frame it and soften the edges a bit.
I added the gorgeous enamel glitter dots right at the end to bring it all together. 

I really like how this LO turned out and hope I have inspired you to use your creative cuts as a major feature of your page too.  I think this LO goes to show you don't have to do much to make them really pop. 

Before I go, I would like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for your support over the year.  I hope that I have inspired you as much as you have all inspired me.  Until next time - take care and happy scrapping.

Monday, September 18, 2017

'Love' by Elisa Ablett

Hi D-lish lovers, 

Elisa here from the design team with my latest layout for D-lish Scraps, a super cute mixed media layout featuring loads of D-lish goodies.

 The idea for this layout started with the most gorgeous watercolour flowers from the store - Little-Birdie---Watercolour-Heather---Blue and distress stains. I wanted a lovely soft and feminine background that ties in with the colours in my photo and I wanted to use watercolours to achieve that soft look. I grabbed my trusty distress stains in Broken China and Abandoned Coral which matched my photo perfectly and they happened to match the flowers as well, winning!!

I used the stains to hand colour my tag and white leaves, they are from a past Just Add Paper kit.

I also used the stains in my background by applying water to the page directly and then adding splats of the stains. Once dry I used a D-lish Scraps 5 x 5 Stencil along with a white gel pen to trace flowers in white over the top of my background in a wreath design.

Here are some close ups of the embellishment clusters !

In the above cluster I used Little-Birdie-Flowers in Heather, flowers, glitter heart, leaves, resin flowers, pearls, journal spots and tag from recent Just-Add-Paper-Kits. Plus a lovely pink  suede tassel and a lovely butterfly flair button.

In the top cluster you can see the messy circle creative cut framepink mini bowpink suede tasselpink/white twine and an awesome die cut tag from a  past Just-Add-Paper-Kits.

On the right side of the layout you can see the White leaves which i hand coloured with the distress stains, also you can see the tiny pink pearls  and journal pieces which came with a sweet past Just Add paper kit which matched perfectly, i placed around the circle to create a frame!

Well that's it from me today, make sure you head to the store to check out all the products and bargains!


Elisa xx

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Sky's the limit", by Amanda H

Hello again D-lish Scraps fans,
Here is my second page share for September.
I started this page with a Paper doily and the Pie chart diecut from the Creative Cuts section in store. Along with some buttons and chipboard, I stuck this to the white background before gesso'ing white over the lot. Then I added colour, painting and highlighting the different elements.
 My favourite thing on this page is the flowers - they are new ones from the Little Birdie Flower Collection. The colours are perfect, and I love these ones with their sweet gold stamen centres.
I also added some wood veneer stars, which I embossed gold, and some Resin Glitter Dots.

I repeated more of the same elements in the clusters on either side of the photos.
I love the blue and teal colours together, and even better with a touch of gold!
Thanks for looking,