Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Love" Record by Belinda Griffin

Hi All,

Belinda back with you today to share something a little different. I love to hand handmade items around my house, and like to mix it up with new items regularly. I decided it was time for a new wall hanging and wanted something a little different and funky so chose to use an old record to mount a photo and decorated with some of my favourite D-lish goodies.

 I wanted to keep this nice and simple as it will be going on my gallery wall. I also wanted to ensure it stayed soft and pretty even with such a dark background, so I decided to go with the sweet paper butterflies in the two different sizes, creating a fluttering effect off the left of the record. 

I loved the hot pink accents on the record itself so wanted to bring that out further by using some matching embellishments- the resin flowers in two different sizes were the perfect colour match!

Of course no wall hanging would feel complete with a title but I wanted to keep it relatively small so the photo stood out. The adorable mini chipboard word was the perfect size. I decided to paint it black to tie in with the background, layering it over my photo so it stood out.

 Finally, no love themed layout would be complete without some hearts right?! I love gold so I've given the wood veneer hearts a quick swipe of gold paint so the wood grain is still visible. Just a little hint of gold and my 'layout' was done!

I can't wait to have this hanging in my hallway, I just adore those butterflies <3

Thanks for stopping by
~ Belinda x

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cherish by Anthea E.

Hello All, 

I hope wherever you are the sun is shining and this finds you in good health.

These last few weeks have been very busy for me.  I am a permanent/casual worker which means some weeks I have lots of times to scrap and play, while others leave me with virtually no time to breathe.  The last few weeks have been of the later type with me working full time (and more) which means my scrapping time is very limited. 

In saying that - I have still made time to scrap - I have just scrapped very simple LOs as you can see from this example.

This LO features an old photo of my kids.  I really wanted the photo to be the feature of the LO but I wanted to brighten it up a bit and I think the pink has done this beautifully. I also think the heart doiley (which I coloured to suit) helps highlight the photo without overwhelming it.
I started with a little bit of texture paste, in plain white as I just wanted dimension, not colour.  Then I found a matching gelato and drew circles here and there and saturated them with water so they dripped everywhere (did I mention I love mess!?) I found my 'blobs' were not standing out enough so I went around them with a watercolour pencil to give them more definition and then I added some glitter resin dots which really popped on the hot pink blobs.

I then grabbed everything pink in sight and started playing.  I am seriously in love with D-lish sequin bows!  They also go so well with the pink wax blossoms from D-lish which I have also fallen in love with.  I needed something to break up the pink a little and ended up using the string from the packaging of the last JAP kit that I received to make a big bow.  I really like how it turned out.

Once my main cluster was sorted, I created a little cluster to balance it out at the top with mini and medium roses and resin pieces.  I used the "cherish" veneer from the Berry Blast kit, I think there are some left, but if not, there are lots of other veneers to check out here. I was originally going to paint my veneer black - to go with my photo mat - but I am really liking the look of raw veneer lately and decided to leave it. 

All in all, including drying time, this LO took about an hour to put together  (and that was while I was chatting with my daughter, watching TV and doing some other little things around the place).  One of the things I love about D-lish products is they work so well with virtually everything out there.  I hope my example shows you how with the perfect embelishments a LO can be quick and simple, but pretty and bright all at the same time.
Till next time, take care.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Enjoy Life & the Beauty of Living

Hi everyone, Anita here with you today.
I hope you are finding heaps of inspiration here on the blog

For the page that I am sharing with you today I chose a gorgeous photo of my niece Cassie and her beautiful horse Tensile. It is such a wonderful photo with the two of them so in sync with each other.  I wanted to bring out the green from the blanket under the saddle so based the entire layout on the colour.

Being on the Design Team I decided to go through all my goodies and sort them properly since I would need them at my fingertips all the time.  
And after sorting I was quite surprised how much green I actually did have to create this layout. 

Anyway, back to how I created the layout. I love using white as my base cardstock at the moment.  
I find that it really draws the attention in to the photo and also give me opportunity to go crazy with bright colours.
So after grabbing my white cardstock I searched my stash for a print in a matching green and then tore it to be about 5" in size horizontally. I attached it to the white cardstock with double sided tape and then drew in a black pen some 'faux' stitching around the edge.

Next I found another matching pattered paper, the one I chose was chocolate brown with lime green so it matched beautifully.  I used this to make a large mat for the photo, around 1/2" bigger than the photo on each side.
I mounted my photo, on to 3D foam tape and attached a piece of punchinella to the
back of the photo before attaching it to the patterned photo mat.  I then used double sided tape to attach this to the base papers.
Finally I embellished it with lots of goodies from D-lish Scraps
I added some flairs buttons, resin flowers, paper flowers, and  sequin bow.
I also used some wood veneer shapes and word from previous 'Just Add Paper' kits. Whilst these are no longer available there is plenty of other wood veneer goodies in the store. I also used a scattering of lime loose sequins from a previous kit.
Again, check out the store for stranded sequins or grab bags of loose sequins.

D-lish Products Used

Don't forget that the current October Inspiration Board Challenge is on the blog now. Get you creative juices running and upload your layouts to the blog by the 31st of the Month to be in the running for some great prizes. The new challenges from the Cybercrop on The Scrap Suite Facebook page are only a few days old.  Drop by and take a look and join on the fun.

Thank you again for stopping by and checking out the blog today.  
Drop by again tomorrow for another great creation to keep you inspired.
I shall see you in November.  

Stay Happy and Keep Crafting :)


Monday, October 17, 2016

Snow Day, by Amanda H.

Hello D-lish Scrap fans!
So much inspiration from our team this month and today is my turn!
Hopefully you were lucky enough to get a Plus One Just Add Paper Kit. If not, there are still a few bits and pieces that made up the kit HERE on the website.
I used mostly goodies from this Plus One kit to create this page.....
To create the background, I sprayed some green and then black Colour Blast Colour Sprays and blew some of the colour around with a straw (blame Nicolee, she started it!).
I then used the cool little Plus Stencil that was in the kit to add a layer of black Colour Blast paste to the background. I also used some strips of washi tape from the kit throughout the background.
Then I was able to layer up the photo with some patterned papers and all the JAP kit goodies (and a few extra bits of course!)
Check out these close ups to and follow these links to find the different products I used to finish this page.
From the kit, I used the Plus wood veneer pluses, as well as:
Tassel (from brights pack)
Resin Glitter dots
I also used the twine from around the JAP kit, to tie to the tassel and add in a few spots.
Here you can see the Arrow pick, vellum stars and flair from the kit.
I also added:
I also used the awesome Puffy Alphabet stickers for my title.
Another close up of the embellishments.
It was a quick and easy page to put together, made even easier thanks to my JAP kit!
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

{ Colour Crush | Passionate Purple }

Today's colour crush feature is passionate purple! 
Love it or hate it? 

(left to right, top to bottom)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

" Love Life " By Tracey Wright.

It's Tracey here to share with you all my very first blog post as a Design Team Member with D-lish Scraps. I am so excited to share with you all my work over the next 6 months. 

I love using D-lish products, and who could not resist using them; they are so beautiful, and fun to play with, and to add to your projects. 

The Just Add Paper kits are to die for. In this layout l have created, I have used bits and pieces from my past kits. I have a slight obsession and collection of them!

This page was quite a simple and quick and easy-to-do layout. 

Firstly, I layered a piece of vellum paper over my background patterned paper. And then I sewed around all the edges using my sewing machine. I just love adding sewing on my layouts as I love the vintage, shabby chic look to my layouts. 

I then added lots of layers to my layout.
First l added some strips of Washi Tape in rows over my page. 
Then l used some Green Spot Tissue paper I had from a previous Just Add Paper kit. 
I placed a paper doily  over my layers and then placed my photo over the top of it. 
Tucked in under my photo l used a Basic Journal Round Spot.
I used some Resin Butterflies as well on my layout too. 
I added a Vellum Mason Jar, from a previous Just Add Paper kit, and l added some sequins inside before l sewed it all around.

I then made a little cluster at the bottom of my page of my photo. I used a Flair button, a paper Cherry Blossom , a little wooden veneer from my stash, and also a Green Tara Azalea Single flower.

I used a little tag I had from my stash, and also used a Resin Butterfly, and then I added a Mini Wooden Peg to my tag. 
Under the Green Spot Tissue paper I also tucked in a Journal Strip and did some journalling on it. 

I try to match my papers and embellishments as much as I can. I love working with Black and White photos on my layouts. Especially when using lots of colour, as I think the Black and White photo just pops off the page. 

I hope you have enjoyed my first blog post this month, and have been inspired by my layout. 

Hope you can find some time to be creative this month. 

See you next time.

Tracey. x

Friday, October 14, 2016

Snapshot by Sarah Rosse

Hello scrappy peeps,
I am sooooo excited to share my first layout for the D-lish Scraps Design Team. A big thanks to Amanda for having me on this amazing design team!

Here is my first layout of the month.

For this layout I used the July Just Add Paper (JAP) Kit, Rustic Charm and was inspired by the colours of the mood board and embellishments in the kit - the greys and pink/apricots. The JAP kit is a fantastic way to get an array of embellishments (washi tape, flairs, wooden pieces, flowers etc) each month to add to your layouts. I look forward to my subscription every month - my little piece of happy mail! After making this page, I still have quite a few embellies left over which will make another layout or card.

I just loved the wooden heart in this kit - I backed this with some paper that matched the colour theme. The Kraft tag was another of my favourite pieces from this JAP kit.

I created my background by mixing Dylusions paints to create the colours I was after. I also applied some Colour Blast paste in Snow White on the background to give some shine and texture. I stamped on the background using Kaisercraft texture stamps - Lattice and Chevron.

I matted the photo of my two boys with some tissue paper and patterned paper from the Pinkfresh collection.

I used the embellishments from the JAP kit - flair button, resin flowers and paper flowers to finish off the layout.

If you ever miss out on a kit, then be sure to look at Past Kits and Bits, where you can often find some fantastic goodies from past kits. You may also consider signing up for a Subscription (if places become available); keep an eye on the D-lish Scraps Facebook page for news about Subscriptions.

Here are some close up photos
Thankyou for joining me and I look forward to bringing you another layout later in the month.