Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy - Emma Zappone

Wow these last 3 days have flown by.
We are already at the end of yet another month.
Today I'm sharing something slightly different for me.
I have used black, and only gold and brown tones.
I absolutely loved creating this one.
The photo is one of my faves but I love love love the Gold!!
And it was a great way to use some awesome D-lish flowers.

I think the pip berry stem made for a great frame around my photo and was complimented by those mini rose blooms.
I have had the Gold flair for a little while and it always felt a little lost on some of my brighter coloured layouts, but on this one it was just perfect along with the muted felt bow.

On my 'happy' word (just one of the awesome wood veneer words in the shop at mo) I thought I would try a different approach. I painted it with the gold, but while it was still wet I pressed in some actual gold leaf. A friend of mine had given me some to play with. It's a little tricky to use but I really love the texture it gave as well as the awesome shiny Blingy look it has.
I finished it all off with a few resin butterflies trailing up the page.
It's minimal, condensed and pretty.
One of my faves created so far.
I hope you all have a creative new month and I look forward to seeing you all in May.
Till then, Em. Xx

Friday, April 29, 2016

#life is good - Emma Zappone

Hi all,
Im here today with my second share. This one came together rather quickly.
D-lish has so many awesome washi tapes, either I've ordered them or they have come through in the JAP kits, that I thought I should showcase a few as my 'paper' element behind my photo for a change.

Some who know me, know I love to layer and washi is an instant layer! And you can keep adding and layering. Also I felt it suited the relaxed feel of the photo. I did add some tissue paper and a bitty bag up behind my photo as a matting and used one of the awesome Dusty attic chipboard pieces for my title.

And I think those beautiful coloured wood butterflies are just perfect to pretty a page up.

The camera flair is just the cutest and that reminds me I really must order
I tied it all together with some green enamel dots and a few extra embellies and quotes.

It was a great way to use up some washi, I have so much of it and just placing a bit here or there just doesn't use up enough. I really love how all the colours pop off this page especially the Orange felt bow. 
I'm sure you have plenty of washi lying around.
Why not try something similar?
It's a nice alternative to patern paper.
I'll catch you all tomorrow with my last share for the month.
Em. Xx

Thursday, April 28, 2016

You & Me - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone, 
Emma here to share my first of what I have been playing with for this month with D-lish

Have you seen this months mood board and kit? 
This is what I created with it and what the board looks like.... 

Super pretty and soft. 
It's a loved up theme, so I used this emotion of love to scrap my gorgeous hubby and I. 

The JAP kit this month is stunning. All of the pieces are amazing, my fave this time is the wood veneer word. I wanted a soft colour on this veneer so I used a spritz to cover it. These veneers are awesome as the colour stays true and doesn't just soak up the colour. 

And because everything is matching in the kit, layouts come together easily. 
I added only a couple of small papers up behind my photo and flicked a bit of ink around the page. 
The flairs also in this kit are just wow! 

My pages are never complete without a flair. 
I hope you got a chance to have a play with this months board. 
Not long before there will be a new one in the D-lish shop. 
I'll catch you all tomorrow for another share. 
Em. Xx

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FIGHT | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, 
Today is my last design team share for this month and I am going to cheat a little.  It's not a new layout but I want to share a bit of a close up of my layout for the Cyber crop.  The reasons I want to do this is 1.  I am really happy with this layout and 2. I want to show that you don't have to buy things to match your layouts you can alter what you already have.  It's not hard and it adds a little bit of a mixed media feel to any layout.  And lets me honest there are a lot of scrappers out there that are afraid of mixed media.  You don't have to be.

These flowers are Green Taras.  Well, thats what they started out their life as.  Plus there are also some White leaves in there too.  They were too girly in colour and didn't match my Nan's personality so I altered them.  Using my Colour Blast Colour Paste  and a paint brush I applied a thick coat.  I then used my heat gun to dry it.  By using the heat gun the colour paste bubbles and blisters.  This adds more texture and it exactly what I was looking for.  I then added some Heidi Swapp colour shine in Navy.  I used a very wet paint brush to spread it out a bit and then added some Black drawing ink to the centres and edges to add a bit of dimension.

To finish the page I threw in a 6 inch Lace Doily (one of the ones that is so hard to get hold of and everyone is wanting) as well as an ivy vine from the D-lish store.  There is also a Charms Creation Book page heart and a Flutterby Designs Flair.

I am so pleased with these flowers.  If you can't find the right flowers to match your layout have a go at altering them.  It's fun and it's nice to know that they are one of a kind.
There is also a process video to go along with this layout so please make sure you check it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link.....Popleopod

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Story | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies,

It's my share again today.  I am trying to scrap more 5x7 pictures for a little bit of variety in my albums.  They are a little bit harder to make work than smaller photos I think.  But that being said, I am really happy with how this layout turned out.

This is how I went about creating this layout.  I have had this WOW chipboard in my collection for a while and I decided to use it as a frame for my 5x7 photo.  I wanted to add a lot of texture so I started with Tim Holtz crackle paint in a green.  Then I used my finger to apply some random bursts of texture and colour using Colour Blast colour paste in Rose Petal, Bling and Apple of my Eye.  Between the crackle paint and the colour paste layers I used my heat gun to dry the chipboard.  This adds even more texture as the paint and paste bubble with the heat.

I used some Couture Creations paper instead of plain cardstock to tie in the flowers.  I wanted the layout to look like a garden.  So I used my stash of flowers.  In there there are Green Taras, After 5's flowers, and lots of paper flowers from the D-lish Store. I also threw in a few paper leaves as well as some burlap ones. I kept the colour scheme to more of a peach rather than a pink as I think it compliments the photo a lot better.  To finish the layout I used a gold foil flair button from Flutterby designs, a D-lish sequin bow and a tag.

There is a process video that goes along with this layout so hope over to POPLEOPOD on YouTube and have a look.

Monday, April 25, 2016

#Handsome | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,

It's my share for the next few days and I have a few different layouts. Today, is the first share. I'll be honest, I cheated a bit.  I used the basic idea of a sketch for another design team (see if you can work out which) that I had recently finished.  I really liked it so I simplified and used it again.

I have a few packets of these D-lish Itty Bitty paper bags that I have been accumulating and have never used.  I wanted to push my boundaries so I added some to my stash but I keep pushing them to the side. I decided it was time to add them to something, somehow.  This for me, was a bit of a challenge but it turned out pretty good I think.  I wanted to use them a bit differently. So, I flattened them out and used them as a matte.  I didn't trim them down too much as I wanted to keep them quite rustic. 

Also from the D-lish Store, I used a wood veneer from the past "hey good looking" Just Add Paper Kit for my title and the tag from the kit as an embellishment.  I finished off the layout with some punchinella, a crochet heart and felt spot bow.

There is a process video to go along with this layout so pop over to POPLEOPOD on YouTube and check it out.  Do let me know what you think.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

She loves Frozen | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

It's been lovely sharing some layouts with you here on the D-lish blog over the past few days! Today I have my final share for the month and I've created a layout for one of our current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite! Here's my layout...

"She loves Frozen"

You can probably guess which challenge this is for... Yes, it's Krisy's! She has challenged us to create a project inspired by a Disney Princess!

I just had to play along with this challenge because I really wanted to create a layout about my daughter's love of the movie Frozen! When Eleanor was around 12 months old, we put Frozen on the TV one day and she was glued to it! It's the only thing that actually keeps her attention on the TV, and she could probably watch it over and over if we let her! At nearly 18 months old, she can now say "Elsa", "Anna" and "Olaf"!

I started my layout off by cutting the snowflakes on my Cameo using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Once I had a rough idea of where I wanted the snowflakes and my photo to go, I used a piece of punchinella as a stencil and applied some distress ink through it around where I wanted my photo to go. Next I created some layers behind my photo, using patterned papers as well as a 5x7 chevron bag. Then of course I added some pretty D-lish embellies!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I love lots of dimension on my layouts, so I added foam tape between the layers on the snowflakes as well as behind my photo. I popped an arrow paperclip onto the top right hand corner of my photo, and you can also see here the flair button that I added on top of one of the snowflakes.

I created a little cluster up in the top left hand corner of my layout using silver glitter washi tapepunchinella and a gorgeous light purple sequin bow.

To the left of my photo I added my title and journalling. I used the white Kaisercraft Alpha stickers combined with silver glitter Thickers for my title. I like the subtlety of the white letters against the white background! You can also see some of the pretty stencilling here - how versatile is punchinella!!

If you haven't done so already, why don't you pop on over to The Scrap Suite and check out our Cybercrop challenges for this month (one of them is set by me)! We'd love you to play along with us too! You've got until 13th May to upload your projects (it doesn't have to be a layout... You can create a card, PL page or OTP project if you prefer!).

Thanks so much for popping in and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days. I hope that I have inspired you to have a play with your D-lish embellies! There have been some new and restocked items added to the store recently including doilies, stencils, resin bags, wood veneers and enamel dots, so head on over and check these out here!

Until next month, happy scrapping!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sweet Delicious Strawberries | Mandy Melville

Hello again!

I'm back today to share another layout with you!

We recently went on a family holiday to Port MacQuarie and while we were there we went strawberry picking. This is something that we love to do and has become a bit of a tradition that we do each time we go to Port MacQuarie. I always take lots of photos when we go strawberry picking, but I never seem to get around to scrapping them. This time, I decided that I was going to scrap the photos straight away! So here is my layout...

"Sweet Delicious Strawberries"

I wanted to include four photos on this layout, so I decided to print them smaller in a grid. This is an easy way of including multiple photos on your layout without it becoming too crowded.

My layout features patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection and the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy collection, and of course lots of D-lish embellies!

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

I started my layout off by creating some layers behind my photos. I've used some patterned papers as well as a paper doily and a black and white stripe bitty bag. I added foam tape between the layers for some added dimension.

To the left of the photos I added a hessian heart from my stash and topped it with a flair button from the March Just Add Paper kit. Under the layers I tucked a kraft shipping tag which I finished off with some black and white twine.

I decided that I wanted a nice big title on my page, and I always love to combine different alphas to create my titles. I used a Corbett Creations wood veneer word as well as Thickers and a cut file. I love that by using different textures, colours and fonts in my title that it adds plenty of interest to the layout.

In the bottom right hand corner of my layout I created a cluster that includes a burlap button flower, a Kaisercraft bloom and a sweet little wooden strawberry button that was just perfect for this page! I think that the natural textures that I've included on the page such as the hessian, wood and cotton twine really complement the theme of the layout.

Well that's all from me for today. I will be back tomorrow with my final share for the month... This time I've played along with one of the Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Flower Girl | Mandy Melville

Hello D-lish friends!

It's Mandy here today with my first share of the month, and I'm kicking it off with my take on the April Inspiration Board challenge!

"Flower Girl"

Here's a reminder of our inspiration board for this month...

I was totally inspired by the soft colours and textures on the inspiration board! I decided to scrap this sweet photo of my daughter when she was a flower girl at my sister's wedding. I think the textures on the board reminded my of her beautiful lacey dress and the chiffon flowers in her hair.

My layout features patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection.

I started my layout off by cutting the floral wreath using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and my Silhouette Cameo. I backed the cut file with patterned papers and added some foam tape to the back to give it some dimension. I then used a pip berry stem and wound it around and through the wreath. 

Here are some closeups so that you can see all of the D-lish pretties that I've used on my page...

I used some of the embellishments from the April Just Add Paper kit on my layout. Here you can see one of the the flair buttons and a resin flower. I also added a silver sequin bow to the corner of my photo.

Here you can see another one of the flair buttons from the kit and part of the pip berry stem.

Under the left hand side of my photo I tucked the journal spot from the journal pack in this month's kit. I also added one of the roses from the kit. Underneath the journal spot I tucked a rose that I fussy cut from a card that came in the Fruit Tingle journal pack (this is currently still available, but be quick because once it's gone it's gone!).

I hope that you will play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! Link up your layout here on the D-lish Scraps blog by the last day of the month for your chance to win a prize! (Don't forget to read the rules for entering here). Please feel free to share your projects that you create for the Inspiration Board over in our Facebook group The Scrap Suite as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by the D-lish blog and taking a look at my layout today! I'll be back tomorrow with another share, so until then, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

You & Me | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! It's Sue Plumb here to share my final design team project for the month with you all.

Today, I have a layout that was based on this month's Inspiration Board Challenge...

Think delicate laces, soft textures and all things sweet. With its soft and subtle tones of grey, pink, cream and white, this months board is Simply Chic!

And here is my take on it...

I loved this board and found it really inspiring! I used this month's coordinating Just Add Paper kit for most for the embellishments on this layout. (And still have plenty left to create with again!) 
I used the charcoal and grey doilies, the grey grid bitty bag, and part of the Corbett Creations heart lace cardstock overlay to form the layers behind my photo. I also tucked in the die cut date spot from the journal pack in the kit as well as some Cocoa Vanilla Studio die cut ephemera pieces from my stash.

I loved the grey resin flowers from the kit, so used them both; as well as one of the pink & white roses. The mini roses were not included in the kit, but were a perfect match for the colour palette and their smaller size kept my layout from being "too flowery". The gorgeous flair button was from the kit (and I still have two others left to use on future projects!)

My two favourite items from the kit can both be seen here - the first is that divine 'you & me' wood veneer title piece by Corbett Creations. I altered it using Colour Blast paste and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! My other favourite piece from the kit is the gorgeous love arrow washi tape. I tore several pieces of it and used it around my page. (And will be sticking it on many future layouts too!)

To finish my page I scattered some pink self adhesive rhinestones around the page and added a few splatters of mist. The paper I used as my base was from Studio Calico.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope my layout has inspired you to play along with the challenge if you haven't already. Entries are open until the end of the month and you can find all the details and rules for the challenge HERE.
I will be back again next month to share more with you, in the meantime stay tuned to the blog as the rest of the team have some fabulous projects coming up for you.
Til next time, happy scrapping!

Monday, April 18, 2016

You Are Amazing | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb back again today sharing another of my D-lish creations for the month.

Today I have a layout that features a photo of my daughter that I really had to push myself to scrap. I had picked it up several times but the strong colours were putting me off. I know I could have converted it into black and white, but I decided I was going to accept the challenge and see what I could create. 

I started by pulling some Prima papers from my stash that featured the "rich" tones of green and purple that were in the photo. I first created a layered mat for my photo to sit on using a paper doily; some pieces of patterned paper and some tissue paper (from a previous Just Add Paper kit). I also used a phrase cut from a Journal It's Minifetti sheet as my title, which I attached directly to the photo.

In my layers on either side of the photo, you can also see a wood veneer frame that I cut in half and inked with a green ink. I then added two Pip Berry Stems, which I used to form a rough frame around the photo and mark out the placement of my flowers. Where the two stems met at the bottom of the photo, I added a sequin bow. (Ensure you use a good, strong glue when adhering the stems to your page - I used a hot glue gun for mine.)

I used an assortment of paper flowers in various sizes, which I clustered together along the lengths of the stems to give a vine-like effect. (Some of the flowers you can see include Forget-Me-Nots and roses.) I also used lots of leaves along my vine, which added authenticity to the look I was after.
To finish off, I added a couple of printed wood veneer butterflies.

I am really happy with how this layout turned out (despite the fact I am not usually a purple fan at all!) It just goes to show you what can happen when you push yourself out of your creative comfort zone!
I will be back tomorrow to share another project with you. Until then, happy scrapping!