Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Real Life - Emma Zappone

Hi all you fantastic D-lish fans.
Today I'm sharing with you my final layout for this month.
To me it's a simpler page with real pops of colour.
I love greens and orange with the earthy tones. To me it says rustic country life.
I really supported the arrow theme here using the Dusty attic chipboard arrows cut to size and painted, and the Kraft arrow flair.

 The bitty bags were the inspo of the pops of colour and I roughly chopped up some punchinella into my layers. I just love using journal it's and I feel a page is not complete without one....or three! Lol! 

My title I simply painted one of the Dusty Attic chipboard titles, these are just so awesome.

I hope you have an amazing month, and hope that myself and the awesome D-lish team can inspire and help you get that creativity flowing.
I'll catch you all in April.
Em. Xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fun in the Sun - Emma Zappone

Hope your Tuesday has started off terrific.
It's hard to get started after a long weekend hey?
Today I'm going to show you a very bright, remember the summer layout.
It's inspired by this months D-lish JAP kit.

Such an awesome kit yet again, and so much to play with.
And that orange crochet banner....hello awesomeness! 

I chose the yellow background so that the blues and orange popped more then the yellow elements, but I do like how the yellow punchinella is a nice bit of shine layered underneath.

Also teaming up with the nice big piece of wood veneer for a title really brought the page together.
I did have fun with my paint dribbles, I have not played with this technique for a little while and thought because I've used a water photo it might be fun. And how cute are those clouds.

And finally I added a few of the clear glass cabochons as droplets.
I'll catch you all tomorrow for my last share of the month. 
Have an awesome day.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Love - Emma Zappone

Happy Monday everyone!
It's so nice having this long weekend, hopefully maybe a little scrapping happened also for you all?
Today I share my first layout for the month. 
It's inspired by the colour board challenge that Sonia put together for our cyber crop. 
I was instantly drawn to the colours! Not really colours I play with often but couldn't wait to play. 
We had just been to the Adelaide Zoo and just had to scrap one of my fave reptiles the Chameleon. It happened to be a gorgeous girl so hence the amount of pink. 
I also got to use many D-lish goodies, like the array of flowers
The mini roses are my fave, they come in so many colours and add just the right amount of pretty I need for someone who doesn't get to use them often. 

The pip berry stem and cute purple bow helped with the colour theme very nicely. And I used a couple of the glass cabachons as water droplets because this little lizard had a few on her body and wanted the theme of her to go right through. 
Some journal tops and bitty bags helped complete and compliment this page. 
I really enjoyed playing along with this challenge and breaking out the girly and pretty. 
Have you had a chance to play with any of the awesome challenges up at the Scrap Suite yet? They really do inspire. 
I'll catch you tomorrow with another share. 
Till then, Em. Xx

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Love You More Than Chocolate | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,
Well with Easter just gone for another year, I felt inspired to pull out some Easter photos from the past few years and actually do something with them.  Some I have had printed since not long after they were taken and they have been sitting in a random pile of photos I keep on my desk that are just waiting for the right time and layout to be added to. Please tell me I am not the only one that does that - prints photos all inspired like and then push them to one side when a better idea pops up.

This is a photo of my son sitting in his bouncer from his first Easter.  He was only 3 and a half months old, so he had prime spectators position of the egg hunt up on the deck in the warm Autumn sun.

I used a Kaisercraft patterned paper I recently picked up as the background.  I decided to keep the layout fairly simple and relatively mixed media free.  This for me was way out of my comfort zone.  My style is very heavy and this was very traditional for me. Just a tiny splash of Black Dylusions ink to add a bit of detail.

I used some bits and bobs from the D-lish store to finish off the layout.  A polka dot felt bow for a bow tie for the bunny peeking out from behind the photo, some yellow punchinella and a chrochet yellow heart that I think I picked up in the latest clearance sale.

Even for simple layouts a bit of texture adds visual interest. I used my two favourites on this layout - Gyprock tape (available at Bunnings) and sewing thread.  I tend to always used top stitch thread.  It is a little more expensive to buy but it is thicker, holds its shape a bit better than the thin stuff and when you look closely you can see the the individual threads wound together so thats a bonus detail without even trying.

As always, I have put together a process video for you to have a look at.  Head over to Popleopod on YouTube. Don't for get to subscribe if you want to see more process layouts.  I am on a mission this year to load at least one layout a week (52). We are only sixteen weeks into the year and I have already loaded 20 and I have 25 more ready to go!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Little #dude | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovlies.  
I'm back today with my last share for this month. Being on the D-lish Design team is so great.  Each month we get to stock up on goodies from the store and to be honest our allowance is so generous that I have accumulated a big box of extra bits.   This layout was created using the Hello Handsome Just Add Paper Kit back from January.  I grabbed it knowing I wanted to scrap some photos of my son but it just sat on my desk.  I looked at it every time I sat down but that's all I did.
It was time to open it up and get something on paper.  The background newspaper print is from a boy paper pad I added to my collection back in January too but I have been "saving" it.  No more.  I cracked the spine - tore out my first page and it turned out pretty good.

My son loves these mail boy style hats so it fit with the background papers really well.  The colours of his blue striped jersey went really well with the Just add Paper kit.  Every thing you need is in the kit.  The only thing I changed out was the flair button.  I added one that was in my collection of randoms.  I added a smear of black acrylic paint to the background to make the photo "POP" off the busyness of the patterned paper.

There is a process video that is up on the Popleopod YouTube channel so make sure you check it out and subscribe to see more process videos like this one.

Friday, March 25, 2016

My Precious | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies, 
The month is almost over yet again and that means its my turn to share.  Today, for my first DT Layout this month, I went for something a bit different - Neutrals.  The D-lish store is filled with bright colours but I wanted to create something a little different.  It's a little Steampunk Pretty without all the cogs.
I have used a whole heap of bits from the store to create this layout.  There is Burlap leavessequin bows, wood veneer roses, Mini Rose Buds and those one of those beautiful new 6 inch doilies that sold out so fast. (When they are restocked make sure you get in quick they are so worth it!) I also used some of the Enamel dot hearts.  They are so cute.  I went a bit old school and cut the photo into a circle.  I'm still not sure how I feel about that.  Personally I love squares but something took over me and before I knew it my photo was a circle and stuck to the doily. I didn't want to waste the doily so I had to use it.  What do you think? Too old school?

I created the background using Colour Blast Colour pastes in LEATHER and SNOW WHITE.  To add more texture, I applied them with a large paint brush rather than scrapping them on with a palette knife.  I really like how rustic the background looks amongst all the pretties on top.
The Precious title chippie can also be found in the D-lish store. The trick to get it looking so awesome is...Triple embossing.  Just like with Belguim Fries - The third go is what make it extra special.  The shine from the Colour Blast Embossing Powder is amazing so if you haven't tried that yet - Go get some!
As always, there is a process video to go along with this layout so head over to Popleopod on YouTube and check it out.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Family | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

I'm back with my final share for the month. This layout features a sweet photo of my three children with two of their cousins...


The three children in the middle are mine, and the two little cuties on the left and right are my nieces on my husband's side of the family. I wanted to share this layout today because my niece Phoebe (the sweet little bubba on the right) is turning one!!

Let's take a look at some closeups...

For my title I used one of the new Corbett Creations wood veneer words. I stocked up on these when they were added to the store... I love that they make it super easy to add a lovely title to your page without any effort (I've left mine raw, but you could certainly add colour to them if you fancied). On the bottom right hand corner of my photo I created a pretty flower cluster that includes a white wild rose, a pink gardenia, and a blue medium rose. You can also see a flair button and a sequin bow tucked in there as well. Underneath the flower cluster I've added a phrase from the Sugar & Spice Wordfetti sheet.

Above the photo I added a sub-title using the new Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers. Have you seen all the new Kaisercraft goodies that are now available from D-lish Scraps?

Under the top right hand corner of my photo I tucked a dip dye tag. These are sooo pretty! I also added a wooden fancy butterfly button to the right of the photo.

I created another smaller flower cluster on the bottom left hand corner of my layout using another pink gardenia and blue rose.

I just love how many pretty embellishments you can find in the D-lish Scraps store. Whatever your style, you'll always find the perfect embellishments for your layout! Have you been shopping over there lately? There have been some new arrivals in the store over the past month, so head on over there to check them out!

Well that's it from me for this month. Thank you so much for popping in and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Matilda | Mandy Melville

Hi again D-lish friends!

I'm back today to share another layout with you. This time I've played along with one of the current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite! Here's my layout...


I created this layout for Michelle's challenge, which is to be inspired by a project created by one of the D-lish Designers...

I've taken my inspiration from this gorgeous layout created by Michelle...

Michelle created a layout about a concert that she took her daughter to, and this inspired me to scrap some photos from when my daughter and I went to see the Matilda musical recently. I was also inspired by the way that Michelle used one large photo as well as some smaller photos. Other elements that I've used from Michelle's layout include the glittery silver title, a sequin bow, and typed journalling cut into strips. So much to be inspired by... Thanks Michelle!!

To start my layout off, I created a starry background using Distress Ink with the ScrapFX Star Confetti stencil. To add to the effect I also used some of the newly stocked Kaisercraft epoxy stars. I then created some layers using patterned papers as well as punchinellawashi tape, and a black and white stripe bitty bag. Speaking of washi tape, have you seen the new ones that have been added to the store?!? I absolutely love the gold and silver glitter washi tapes!!! I used the silver glitter one on this layout.

Once I added my photos on top of the layers I was ready to embellish!

Here are a couple of closeups of my layout...

To the left of my photos I added a flair button and a black Mini Heirloom flower (these are so pretty!). Underneath my title I added two wordfetti strips (I'm addicted to these... you will find them on most of my layouts!).

Under the top right hand corner of my layers, I tucked a journal spot which I used to add the date to. To the right of the photos, I added a sequin bow and one of the mini photobooth props that I had left over from my Hey Good Lookin Just Add Paper kit.

Have you checked out all of the great Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite this month? You've got until Friday 15th April to play along, so still lots of time! I hope you join us!

I will be back tomorrow with my final share for the month!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Fun in the Sun | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

It's Mandy with you today and it's so lovely to be back this month to share some of my layouts with you! This month I'm kicking off my shares with my take on the March Inspiration Board challenge! Here's my layout...

"Fun in the Sun"

And here's a reminder of what the Inspiration Board looks like...

Isn't it just so bright and fun and summery?!? I was inspired by the fresh colour palette and I also used the optional sketch as the basis for my layout, although I used one large photo instead of four smaller ones.

Most of the embellishments on my layout are from this month's Just Add Paper kit! I must admit that I am more than a little bit addicted to the Just Add Paper kits! Amanda does such a great job of putting together a gorgeous kit of yummy embellishments, and when you combine it with the Inspiration Board, it makes putting a layout together super easy!

To start my layout off, I chose some patterned papers that worked well with the colour palette (I chose ones from the Cocoa Vanilla Hello Sunshine collection). After I had my patterned papers in place, I added a strip of the washi tape from the kit down the left hand side of my layout. I then created some layers behind my photo using the punchinella and the yellow stripe bitty bag (which I cut in half and tucked under the top and bottom of the layers to make it look like a long strip). Then I was ready to embellish!

Let's take a look at some closeups so that you can see all of those lovely embellishments...

I love this little cluster of embellishments on the top right hand corner of my photo! I used a couple of pieces from the journal pack, an orange rose and a flair button, all from the kit. I also attached an arrow paperclip to the side of my photo.

I absolutely adore the Corbett Creations wood veneer pieces that come in the Just Add Paper kits! They never have a chance of making it into my stash because I always use them straight away! Have you seen the new range of wood veneer words that have been added to the store? I love them! They are a super easy way of adding a title to your layout, and they look fab too! Below my title I added a felt polka dot bow. You can also see here how I used the cloud picks on my layout!

In the bottom left hand corner I created another little cluster using the journal spot that came in the kit, another orange rose, and a couple of embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla.

I finished my layout off by adding a scattering of D-lish dots.

I do hope that you'll play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! You've got just over a week to get your entries linked up!

I'll be back tomorrow to share a layout that I created for one of the current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite. Until then, happy scrapping!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Best Friends | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! It's Sue Plumb here with my final D-lish share for the month. 
Over the past two days I have shared two different styles of layouts - the first full of paper and pretty things; the second bright and cheery with a watercolour background. Today I am changing it up again with a boy themed layout featuring a largely monochromatic colour scheme...

The idea for this layout all started with the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used for my title. I knew I wanted to use them on a layout about my boys, so I created a black and white photo collage with some pics I took on my phone recently. I wanted the layout to have a distinctly masculine theme, so the background paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio was the perfect choice. Once these key elements were decided, it was simply a matter of finding the right D-lish Scraps embellishments to go with it.

I started by creating a mat for my photo collage using a chevron print 5x7 paper bag and some tissue paper left over from a recent Just Add Paper kit. I used the bright pop of red from the tissue to help highlight the photos. Along the top edge of the layout, I added the handmade stitched garland I had been hoarding from a previous JAP kit and along the bottom edge some spotted washi tape.

For my main embellishment cluster I used a number of left over items from previous Just Add Paper kits - die cut viewfinder; die cut journal pieces; flair button and the mini photobooth prop (flag). I also added the arrow paperclip and pearl heart cabochon from my D-lish stash.
(Did you know that many of the "bits" from the JAP kits released each month are also available separately? Check out the Past Kits & Bits section of the store HERE to see what is available from previous kits.)

My favourite part of this layout is definitely the Dusty Attic chipboard title pieces and the wood veneer stars. All of these pieces were altered using silver embossing powder, and I love the metallic look it has given them. (Just when I thought I couldn't love my favourite wood veneer stars any more than I already do! haha) To finish my layout, I splattered a little bit of navy mist around which helped take the "clean" edge off it. 

I hope this layout has inspired you today. Perhaps you might get out some of those neglected chipboard pieces from your stash and alter them to give them new life? Or gather up some left over bits & pieces from previous Just Add Paper kits and use them up? (You could even use them to enter one of the current cyber crop challenges over in our D-lish Facebook group The Scrap Suite.)
Whatever you choose, happy scrapping!