Saturday, January 30, 2016

Awaiting the Doctor - Emma Zappone

Yay it's the weekend!!!
Hope you get some time to play. 
Today I'm sharing my layout of one of my fave past times, Doctor Who.
Here is the challenge...
We at D-lish got asked to create some layouts for the month of January for CSI, Colour, Stories, Inspiration, this was super cool as I had never tried any of their challenges before. It has always been on the to-do list, but always slightly intimidated by it. And it was so much fun. When I saw this challenge I new exactly what to do with it.
Clocks and cogs always seem to remind me of time travel and of course The Doctor!!!

I added a few metals, brads and of course I found the perfect D-lish flair to put on it. I also used some Dusty Attic chipboard circles and stencil, it is a very subtle element on the Cardstock before I started my layers.


It was a great privilege to be a part of this experience, to investigate, and solve this case, and I think in the future a challenge that I might enjoy again. 
I thank D-lish for this experience also as without being a part of this awesome team I wouldn't be pushed out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Have you had a try at something different lately? A challenge maybe? We have some great ones going at the moment over at the Scrap Suite, you should so check it out and have a go. You might surprise yourself, and we would love to see what you all create.
Till I see you next month, happy scrapping.
Em. Xx

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hey Good looking - Emma Zappone

Happy Friday everyone,
it's the end of the work week for a Lot of us so that means ScRaP time!!!
Today I'm sharing with you a layout created with this months JAP kit and mood board.
I don't know about you but I can't wait for the first of every month when Amanda releases this 
fantastic D-lish product. 
Here is my layout for it....
And here is the awesome mood board....

This photo of my hubby 'clowning' around at a kids party this month suited the kit and mood board perfectly. And it was great to have male elements in this kit. It is super playful and bright.
I used a lot of the JAP kit up on this page as I tend to love every element and just have to use it.

The felt bow was perfect to use as a bow tie and the banner and flags gave it a slight carni feel. And I love the fun of that. I added only a couple of extra project life cards to layer under all the cool elements in this kit.

I added a couple of wood buttons from my stash and some twine, the rest is the kit.
There are still a couple of days left to the month, I hope you get a chance to play with this mood board as the colours just scream to be played with.
I'll catch you tomorrow with my final share for this month.
Have a great Friday everyone.
Em. xx

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello Sunshine - Emma Zappone

Hi, hope every ones Thursday is going to be a great one. It's my turn to share some of my creations showcasing the fantastic D-lish goodies. The first one I want to share with you is of a photo that was taken at the end of winter when we started to have a few sunny warmer days and of my boys actually being the friends they can be, lol.....
Every now and then they surprise me and will allow me to take photos of them together. With this layout I made it pretty simply. I used a spread of gesso on my paper and while wet sprinkled some glass beads across my page, this way they stuck nicely. I just love the punchinella, and it comes in so many colours, I chose the star one for this layout.

I used some washi under the punchinella as a layer, I painted the Dusty Attic chipboard circle and placed it directly over my photo and decided to leave the 'hello sunshine' chipboard from a previous JAP kit plain, (it just didn't need anything else on it). This quote was most fitting for the day and the photos of my 'Son'shines....

I finished it with some journal arrows and journal its, wooden arrows, a d-lish camera flair and a coloured wire arrow at the top of my photo as the cherry on the top so to speak. lol.
This was a nice quick layout that has a calm feel.
Hope this inspires you to play with some simple mediums that we probably all have.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Em. Xx

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Celebrate" CSI Challenge #189 | Krisy Podolak

Well, it's almost the end of the month.  Where has January gone already!?!  Today is my last share for this month and its another CSI Challenge # 189.

This one was considerably easier that the first, I know that is just because I know what I am doing now and I don't all the lists and requirements so daunting.

This page is recent, its of a family gathering I organised for my Nan.  She is currently undergoing Chemo for Breast Cancer and it having a bit of a hard time with it all although she says she is completely fine with it.  I arrange for all our family and their kids to meet at Sizzler.  I told my nan it would just be me, my husband and our kids as our special Christmas treat for her.  Everyone was it on it and were warned not to spill the beans.  She tried to convince me a number of times to invite along different family members to which I bluntly told her "NO!"  (Please note: I am not usually one to mince words and will tell things as I see them but I held my tongue.  It did make me feel a little bad that she could not just appreciate that I wanted to spend time with her without trying to invite everyone else but it worked out in the end.)

The page has a great story that I tried to include in the journalling both on the front of this tag and on the backside but it still doesn't have the whole story so I might add a little more on the cardstock itself.

This page is jam packed with D-lish goodies.  There is of course my all time favourite sequin bow and my new found love Punchinella but I discovered the Christmas wood veneer and the Elf flair!

I kept the overall design pretty simple but if you are a follower of sketch challenges around the interweb you might recognise this layout design from the Show Us Your Stuff Challenge Blog (turned on its side).  I'll let you in on a secret, I have a book that I draw sketches that catch my eye.  I then use these from time to time as inspiration.  

I've also put together a process video for you to watch this page come together.  Head over to my Channel Popleopod.  Don't forget to hit like.

That's it from me this month, Happy Scrapping. X

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,
It's Krisy back today with my second share for the month.

This layout was inspired by Sue's Cybercrop challenge for December - You remember the one with the fireworks. And the requirement to use one of the words - HAPPY, NEW or YEAR?  Yeah, well that's what I based this layout on.

So, the background I created with my watercolours.  They are nothing special just the ones from Officeworks.  When you use watercolours on your backgrounds, make sure you have primed your cardstock with Gel Medium to create a waterproof barrier otherwise you will make your paper very wet and the colour absorbs in.  This type of background is best left to dry naturally.  A heat gun mixes the colours to much.

The word I chose was Happy.  That is what my kids are when we get the spray bottles out and we attempt painting before spraying each other. (It always ends that way)

I found these little paint splat beads in the D-lish shop and they worked perfectly with the layout.  I teamed it up with some of my new obsession - punchinella and threw in an old faithful Sequin bow and I was pretty much done.  This month I also discovered minifetti.  Where has this been all my life.  Such a fun little way to add details.  The flair button is from the Fruit Tingle Just Add Paper Pack back in December.

Here are a few more close ups....

Monday, January 25, 2016

"It's About Time" CSI Challenge | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies.  
It's Krisy and I'm back for the first of my three days of shares this month.
As you know, D-lish Scraps is a sponsor of the CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration Challenge this month and the designers were given early access to this months Cases. 

I'll be honest, until now I had seen this challenge in passing but was overwhelmed and didn't really spend much time trying to work it out and just moved on to something else.  Being a guest designer forced me to sit down and decipher the clues.  Actually, once you work out what your doing it actually isn't that hard and it makes your brain work a bit to incorporate all the required elements.

The first challenge I tried was Case number #187.  I found it easier to print off the whole case and write notes to breakdown the clues and record my ideas and thoughts. When I first looked at this, all I could think was 'Steampunk'.  All of my original notes were revolving around that.  Once I got to the testimony thoughts changed.  One thing I found with the CSI Challenges is that they encourage deep journalling and thoughts.  This is not really my thing at all.  This requirement pushed me to look past my original steampunk ideas.  I decided to move on from the "clues" and decide on my photo.  The photos I chose were from my maternity photo shoot with my first pregnancy.  These are photos that stir a lot of feeling and memories deep inside.  Perfect for the deep journalling in this challenge.

Here is what I came up with after days (yes many days) of procrastination and planning.

The colours were easy to work with but incorporating all the required elements was a bit tricky.  I really enjoyed the challenge though so if your looking for something that is a little out of the box head on over to CSI Challenges and have a go.

Here are a few more close ups:

Here I've incorporated the D-lish Scraps Minifetti, Burlap leaves and White Carnations.  Perfect details.

And here is my hidden journalling element.

I made a process video for this layout so feel free to hop over to my YouTube channel Popleopod to check out this layout and others.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cuties | Mandy Melville

Hi again!

Today I'm sharing my final layout for the month. I don't often scrap larger photos, and I wanted to challenge myself to do just that, so I used a 5x7 photo on this layout. I must admit that it was harder to fit as many embellishments on the layout as I usually like to use, but I still managed to use some gorgeous D-lish goodies that were just perfect for completing my page! My layout features a super cute photo of my three kids together at a playground...


The strips of patterned paper on my layout are from the lovely Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers collection. I also added some stencilling using a fun triangle stencil and some Distress Inks that coordinated perfectly with the colours in this collection.

Here are a couple of closeups of my layout so that you can see the gorgeous D-lish embellishments that I used...

I created a lovely little flower cluster using a yellow wild rose (one of my fave D-lish embellishments!), a blue gardenia, and an aqua starflower. I've also tucked a coloured journal spot into this cluster that came in the December Just Add Paper kit. To the left of my photo I added an arrow word tab.

In between the paper strips I've tucked another starflower as well as some yellow punchinella. Punchinella is perfect for adding colour and texture to your projects... If you haven't tried it out yet, I recommend that you do! I also added a beautiful flair button here from the December Just Add Paper Kit.

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut with your scrapbooking, why don't you try scrapping a different size photo to what you usually do... or if you always scrap a single photo, why don't you try multiple photos on your next layout! I like to always challenge myself with my scrapbooking so that I keep learning new techniques!

Well that's it from me for this month. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days! Until next month, happy scrapping!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sunshine | Mandy Melville

Hi again D-lish friends!

I'm back with my second share for the month and this one is a layout featuring photos of my little cutie enjoying some watermelon at the beach...


Eleanor absolutely loves watermelon, and I love watching her eat it! I couldn't decide which of these photos to scrap because they are all just so cute, so I decided to include all three on my layout and arranged them in a photo strip. I gave the middle one a frame and mounted it up with some foam tape, just to give it some extra dimension and interest.

Once I had my photos in place, I was ready to start embellishing. The first thing I did was to add a strip of the black lace washi tape to the top and bottom of the layout. How pretty is this washi tape?! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it!

Here are a couple of closeups so that you can see all of the other pretty embellishments that I used...

On top of my photos, I added two of the Little Birdie Boutique Elements Beaded Butterflies. These are absolutely gorgeous!! I've been hoarding them for awhile waiting for just the right project to use them on, and this was the perfect page for them! Above the photos here I also added a resin rose and a flair button from the Sweetly Scripted Love Notes set.

Under the middle photo I added a phrase from the Boy oh Boy Wordfetti sheet. Have I mentioned that I LOVE wordfetti?! I added my title and journalling, and then finished my layout off by adding a Freckled Fawn Glitter Chipboard Heart, two green spot wooden buttons, and another resin rose.

Thank you so much for stopping by the D-lish blog today and taking a look at my layout! I hope that you'll pop back in tomorrow to see my final share for the month! Until then, happy scrapping!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

#handsome | Mandy Melville

Hi there D-lish friends!

It's Mandy here with you today, and this month I'm kicking off my layouts with my take on the January Inspiration Board!

My layout features a "handsome" photo of my son wearing his new glasses for the first time...

Here's a reminder of what the inspiration board looks like...

How much fun is this board?! Perfect for scrapping those photos of our boys! I was particularly inspired by the bunting and the fun combination of patterns on the blanket and cushion in the top left image. I was also inspired by the stars on the wall in the bottom right picture, and the phrase "hey, good lookin'". I also loved the sketch and used this as a basis for my layout. (If you're playing along with our inspiration board challenge, note that the sketch is optional, the colour scheme is compulsory, projects must be made EXCLUSIVELY for this challenge and can not be combined with any other challenges or DT commitments.)

I used lots of awesome embellishments from the January Just Add Paper kit on my layout, starting with the red spot tissue paper. I just used it as I would patterned paper, and added it as a strip down the right hand side of my layout. I really love how bright and vibrant it looks against the white cardstock. Along the edge of the tissue paper, I added a strip of the chevron arrows washi tape. I then used the Scrap FX Star Confetti stencil with grey distress ink  to add some stars to the white cardstock. I love this stencil and use it quite often, particularly on boy layouts!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I added some patterned paper layers behind my photo and also tucked the filmstrip that came in the JAP kit behind my photo. I created a little cluster to the left of my photo that includes the tag from the kit packaging, a flair button that came in the lucky dip bag of flair that I purchased, and the lovely felt bow from the JAP kit.

To the top right hand corner of my photo I added a felt star from my stash as well as a blue retro dot button.

I ADORE this wood veneer word that came in the JAP kit! It was the perfect title for my layout! I decided to just leave it raw as I like how this looks.

This cluster in the bottom left hand corner of my layout includes a journal spot that came in the Christmas mini kit, a phrase from the Everyday Moments Wordfetti sheet, a strip of blue washi tape from a previous JAP kit, and the super cute wood veneer glasses that came in this month's kit. These glasses were actually the starting point for this layout and are what prompted me to scrap this photo! I love how one embellishments can do that!

I finished my layout off with some typed journalling. I've noticed lately that I haven't been including as much journalling on my pages... sometimes that's because the photo doesn't need a whole lot of journalling and that's fine, but other times it's because journalling is the last thing that I add to my layouts and there just isn't enough room to say all that I want to. This time though I was determined to include all of this journalling on my layout, so I decided to type it, and used a size 10 font so that I could fit more on my page. After I cut it up into strips, it fitted perfectly where I wanted it to!

Well, that's all from me for today. I do hope that you will join in on our inspiration board challenge this month! I always enjoy visiting your blogs and seeing what you've been creating when you link up your layouts here on our blog. Prizes are awarded each month both for the layout decided as 'best' and a random draw from all eligible participants! So what are you waiting for... Give it a go!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Shine | Sue Plumb

Hi again everyone! It's Sue here with you for my final share this month. 
This time I am sharing a layout featuring a photo of my gorgeous girl taken on the night of her school Christmas concert. In keeping with the subject theme, I opted to use nice, bright colours and a simple approach to the design.

I formed this cluster using a gold foil doily; Journal Its journal spot and flair button from a recent Just Add Paper kit; and a Freckled Fawn arrow paper clip. You can also see a wood veneer heart that I brushed lightly with some glimmermist and a D-lish Dots enamel dot.

There is no doubt I love a bit of bling, so this wood veneer title (also from a previous JAP kit) got a bit of the sparkle treatment in the form of glitter. The wood veneer pinwheel was coloured using a Dylusions ink spray and then topped with a D-lish Dot. (I love how versatile wood veneer is - 3 different pieces on this layout altered in 3 different ways!) I mounted the title on a gorgeous dip dye tag, which I tied with a bit of cotton twine.

For my final small cluster, I added some more pink washi tape, a Journal Its journal strip and one of my all-time favourite sequin bows. Then I splattered a little of the yellow Dylusions spray around my layout to finish.

Thanks for popping in today so I could share this with you. It was nice to end my shares this month on such a bright, happy piece! Don't forget if you have some scrappy time of your own to spare, that the Inspiration Board Challenge runs until the end of the month, and there are 4 new Cyber Crop challenges open in the Scrap Suite! You could even win yourself a D-lishous prize! 
Til next month, happy scrapping! X

Monday, January 18, 2016

You & Me | CSI Casefile No.188 | Sue Plumb

Hi again everyone! It's Sue back with you today for my second share this month.

As D-lish Scraps is currently sponsoring at CSI (Color Stories Inspiration) challenges, the members of the D-lish design team were asked to play along as guest designers this month.
I chose to work with CSI Casefile No. 188, which looks like this: 

And here is what I came up with to crack the case...

I must admit that initially I felt overwhelmed when I looked at this challenge, but once I narrowed down the criteria I was going to use it all came together fairly easily. 
From the evidence list I used stripes; felt; buttons (I used a flair button) and string / fibre / wire. For the testimony, I chose 'document a gathering' and used the inspiration word 'party' in my journaling. I also used the colour scheme and my interpretation of the sketch provided.

Clustered beside and around my photo here I have used a dip dye printed tag tied with twine; Freckled Fawn glitter star chipboard stickersflair button; yellow paper doily; orange hand-dyed muslin; orange sequins and some Journal Its journal pieces.

Beneath my photo is more paper doily and muslin and a felt polka dot bow. Tucked to the right of my photo is a Journal Its date tab, and on top of my photo I have used a Freckled Fawn birthday hat wood chip (which I coloured lightly with a white paint pen).

In my journaling cluster at the bottom of the page, I used more yellow paper doily; an orange mini paper doily; journaling pieces; another Freckled Fawn wood chip (this time a cupcake, coloured black) and some blue coloured wire, which I attached simply with staples.

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you today. I hope you will join in with one of this month's CSI challenges. (They really aren't as daunting as they look!) You will find plenty of embellishments in the D-lish store (or your stash) which will make it easy to fulfill the criteria. For more challenge details, you can find CSI HERE.

I will be back tomorrow with my final share this month. Until then, happy scrapping! X