Monday, January 23, 2017

Adore You by Amanda Lawrence

Hello!

It's back to school here this morning in QLD and I have to say ... I'm enjoying the peace and quiet already. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids like crazy but a little 'alone' time is certainly appreciated after 6 weeks of holidays.

I am here today to share a layout I made recently. It's a selfie of my girl and I on one of our special mummy-daughter days.


I knew I wanted to use the 'Adore You' wood veneer from a past 'Just Add Paper' kit that I had. This one ended up in my stash as the 'e' snapped off in transit. Wood veneer is so easy to glue back together if this ever happens and to be honest ... you can't even tell! 


I added lots of paper layers for visual interest and also included one of the 6" lace doilies. I add one of these to nearly every page lately. They are so pretty and delicate and not like any other paper doiley I have seen. My date is on a Journal Its Polka Dot Date tab which also adds another layer.


I used a variety of paper flowers from the store, some still available, some are older but there is still a huge range to choose from in a stack of colours. They really are a staple in my stash and go on pretty much any creation. 
I also added some resin flowers and enamel dots for some variety in textures. 


The memories tab is from a past kit also but again, there are plenty of alternatives in the store from the Journal Its range that would achieve the same look. 
A final go to embellishment is of course a flair button ... a layout just isn't complete without one!

You can find the items I used for my page (or a good alternative) on our website in these places:


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find some inspiration in my share for today!
Amanda x

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Relax by Charmane Koch


Happy Sunday people! How are you all enjoying this Summer weather? I can tell you I am so glad that we have finally been getting some warm weather here in SA, after a long cold Winter & Spring...

We are really lucky to have a pool out the place we are renting, so have been using it as much as possible! YAY!

I decided my share today would be all about Summer & to use the Summer Squeeze JAP kit & take inspiration from the  Inspiration Board for January...


Here is the page that I created, using the kit plus a few other bits that I have accumulated from the 

My background began with a mix of water & Yellow Mist to create a water colour background. 
I have then used strips of Washi-tape from this months JAP Kit, and a couple of other kits that matched perfectly!


To create the effect on the title I have used two different Colour Paste colours to create the two-tone effect - I love how it turned out!

I have layered a few of the embellishments from the JAP kit to create a cluster in the bottom right corner, where I have journaled and added the date.



Extras that I have used from the D-lish Scraps shop is:


Do you have the Summer Squeeze JAP kit? Why not give the Monthly Inspiration Board a go!

Have fun creating!

XO Charmane




Friday, January 20, 2017

'Relaxation' by Belinda Griffin

Hi All,

Belinda back with you today to share a bright, summery layout! Our weather here in Melbourne has been all over the place so a summer inspired layout with lots of colour seemed a great way to relish the hot days we are getting. So of course I had to pull out the fabulous Summer Squeeze just add paper kit- perfect embellishments for this layout! There's still a couple of these kits available so make sure you get your hands on one quickly HERE.

Because I wanted a bright, fun background I decided to do something a little different for me and create an abstract background with a mixture of mists, D-lish micro beads and sequin strands. I used the sunburst stencil from the JAP kit, covering all but one line in the sunburst to create random lines across my page in varying colours. The microbeads from the kit just happened to perfectly match one of the mists I had so after spraying I then added a little glue to some of the melon coloured areas, sprinkling the beads on thickly to add some texture to my background. 

  With such a busy background I chose not to mat my photo, simply adhering it to the background. I then used the wood veneer 'relax' from the JAP kit alongside some other alphas to complete my title. I then added embellishment clusters to diagonal corners of my layout, using the coloured hessian from the JAP kit to ground each cluster. I cut the hessian into heart shapes, adding in a fower, the little resin camera, a flair badge & the flamingo (adorable!) from the kit alongside other items from the store- wood veneer star, resin diamond, wood veneer heart, chipboard cameras and resin glitter dot. 
 
I then added a little penant flag to the top left corner (a piece of one of the tags from the printed tag pack), grounding the alphas showing the year the photo was taken. A final sprinkle of sequins and this fun, bright layout was complete!


The Just Add Paper kit made this layout so easy, if you have never purchased one seriously do it now! 

Thanks for stopping by today
~ Belinda x


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Always - by Anthea

Hi all. 

How is the new year treating you so far?  Hopefully well.  I hope you are finding time to do the things that you love most. 

I have been busy doing not a lot of anything - but I still have found some time to sit and scrap.  This LO was going to be my entry for Anita's cybercrop challenge last month, but I was a little late with it so I thought I might share it here.  The challenge was a colour challenge using the colours, copper, blush, black and white. 

Whilst I found the colour combo absolutely stunning - I will admit I found it very hard to work with.  I will also say I am still not sure what colour blush was meant to be. I went with a pale pinky/orangey colour - I think it is close. 

This LO is especially important to me as it is a picture of my Nonna (Grandmother), who we sadly lost a few years ago.  My Nonna was an amazing woman with an amazing life. 

There are many stories to tell about my Nonna, but in this LO I wanted to focus on the fact that she will always be loved and never forgotten.  She will live on forever, through us.

This LO didn't come together quickly.  I moved things around a lot. I opted not to go grungy with this LO - so a stencil and texture paste were as messy as I got with this one.  I think/hope you can see that there is a bit of an ombre effect going on with the stencil design!?  I will tell you that that was a happy accident - who knew paint not washed off a stencil properly could turn out so pretty?
After I got my background right, I added a doiley as a backing to the photo to soften it. The copper wire was just to add a bit of texture (and the oh so important copper colour that was required for the challenge).  I then just added a bunch of flowers from D-lish that I thought would work. The main flowers are from a Green Tara Azalea pack and I used my favourite wax blossoms and roses to fill the spaces.

I used a heap of goodies from the peaches and cream JAP kit.  The sequin bow, the journal tag, the washi tape, the wooden hearts and flair button all came from there.  The resin flowers in this LO were just some I had lying around, but you can get heaps of similar ones from here.

 The wooden heart frame was a perfect backing to my title - I had originally planned on colouring it copper, but decided I really liked it raw.  Lastly, but not least (in my mind anyway), I added the copper sequins.

I hope you like my LO and I encourage you to check out the scrap suite for lots more challenges.  This month, if you play along, you could win one of five of this kit.  I adore the colours in this and would love to have one of these of my own. I hope you do play along and I look forward to seeing what you create. 

Till next time.
Take Care.
Anthea


 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Good Times by Anita


Hiya Everyone,

Anita here with you today on the blog.  
One of my closest friends, Tracey,  is the Queen of the Selfie, she has totally mastered it.  The photo in my layout was taken at one of the famous Workshop Wonders days from several years ago.  I have always loved this photo with Tracey Cooley, scrapbooking teacher extraordinaire,  who is also a dear friend. We call them T1 and T2.


I have based my layout on Gwen's January Cybercrop Challenge
and the use of the very in trend of diagonals.


So, to create my layout I thought the photo colours warranted the use of yellow and pinks.  Using a white cardstock base for my layout I took a strip of washi tape and ran it across the top of the page on an angle. After positioning my photo it was just a matter of cutting pieces of patterned paper and plain cardstock to different shapes and sizes to lay around my photo. I did use two cards from one of my hundreds of Project Life kits and a couple of different prints of washi tape.


I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
I love my enamal dots so I scattered a couple of each pink and yellow  around the page.  I heat embossed a wood veneer arrow from a previous kit in yellow.  I couldn't help but add a small cluster of flowers to the bottom left of the photo which included roses, forget-me-nots, and a small satin flower from a past Just Add Paper kit. You can find bits from previous kits there too.


When you check out the shop don't forget to look in the clearance section as you might some really good bargains. I found some coorindating words in matching colours on a Paint Chip Tab and Ombre Wordfetti.  I mounted these on some 3D foam dots.

My finishing touch was a bright yellow resin heart 
and a flair from my stash. Flairs can also be found in the D-lish Scraps shop.



If you would like to join in on the Cybercrops that started on the 13th of January drop by the SCRAP SUITE and take a look.  There are all great. If you join in on the fun you will go in the draw for a Just Add Paper kit only available to cybercrop participants.  
If you take part in all four challenges you will also go in the draw for a one and only kit.

Until next time, thank you so much for dropping by.

Anita
xx



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Joining the Cybercrop challenges, by Amanda H

Hello D-lish fans!

Have you joined our fabulous inspiration group "The Scrap Suite"? Every month we have 4 great challenges for you to join in with!

This month (while on holidays), I decided to have a go at all the challenges! Here are my pages!

 
 
Let's look more closely at the challenges and my take on them.
 
__________________________CHALLENGE 1 ___________________________
 
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I loved the idea behind Gwen's challenge - Diagonal! Although Gwen was braver than me, I couldn't stick my photos diagonally too!
 

Right here, this little cluster includes:
 

 
 
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This was my super splendid challenge.... I used stamping and Colour Shimmer Dusts to create the background and of course added the other requirements of stars and sequins. (There's also splatters, strips and stickers if you look closely!)
 
 



 
Amongst all these clusters, you will find some of these amazing bits in store:
* Cardfetti (the strips of  words/phrases)
* Jewelled Cabochons (I used hearts)
* More paper flowers (often left over from Just Add Paper kits)
 
 
 
 
__________________________CHALLENGE 3 ___________________________

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Such pretty colours... and totally perfect for a page of my brand new niece... born early January with her bright shining eyes open!
 
 


 
To create these pretty clusters, I used the following supplies from in store:
* other flowers saved from a past Just Add Paper kits


__________________________CHALLENGE 4 ___________________________
 
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I love Charmane's page and was super keen to get three stencils on the page! I used two stencils with texture paste, and for the last stencil, I traced the small cross images with a pen through the stencil. Heaps of Stencils can be found in store> HERE.
 



 
To finish this page, I used the following lovely D-lish Scraps goodies:
* flower and leaf die-cuts were from a past Just Add Paper kit (which I painted to match the background)
* Journal It spot
 
 
__________________________ THANK YOU _________________________
 
We want to see YOUR pages over in the Scrap Suite! See you there!
Amanda
 
 
 

 
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

TODAY, by Tracey

Hope you have all been well, and finding some time to be Creative in this New Year. 

I'm trying to find myself some me time this year, and hoping to get on top of new projects and some unfinished ones. The weather has been crazy, one minute it is hot and then its pouring of rain.

Oh well, I guess I shouldn't complain, it is good for the gardens and farmers after all!

This month I have to share with you a fun layout that I have created, using lots of D-lish goodies that I have in my stash. This page is nice and summery and bright.

My daughter had her first SUP ( Stand Up Paddle Boarding ) lesson with school. She absolutely loved it. I can't get her out of the water now. Which lucky for us we live by the ocean. So we are very blessed to have these  beautiful surrounds at our back door.




I used a nice background paper to start with, l layered a doily underneath my photo. Then I added some bits and pieces from a past  JAP KIT, did some journalling as well, and tucked that under my photo. 

I layered up some flowers that l hand stamped with a flower stamp l had in my stash. Then l coloured the flowers in with my Prima Water Soluble crayons with a water brush. 

I used some Emphera from my stash and added some flowers and leaves. Then l tucked them in under my stamped flowers. 


I added some buttons that came from a past  JAP KIT , and also a Flair Button 
In the bottom right hand corner of my page, I adhered a Journal It's Round, with a Forget Me Not flower, and a little star and arrow that was from a past JAP KIT 

Over my photo I have glued down a Corbett Creations Word Today title and also a Yellow Felt Bow, that came from my stash of D-lish goodies. 







That's all for me today. I look forward to share with you again very soon. 

Tracey. x