Monday, May 30, 2016

Love, Love, Love - Emma Zappone

It's Monday!! 
So instead of feeling Blah about that I'm going to share my final layout for the month.
I have been inspired by the mood board this month and the amazing JAP kit that Amanda keeps wowing us with.
Here is my take....

And here is the mood board.... 

I just looooove the colours! Now in the kit came the muslin piece, I have ALWAYS been nervous using this embellishment!! So I thought today was the day I played with it! I decided to use it instead of paper! And because it adds height I thought I would cluster those amazing circle veneers under my photo which I mounted with foam tape. 

I thought about painting them but I loved the rawness on top of the muslin.
So I left them. I then made a small cluster out of those incredible resin flowers and flair.

But on my bottom circle I used a pip berry stem twisted around with a few placed flowers.
It softened and prettied it up.
And then I created my final cluster.

Using the twine and more of the flowers and another awesome flair from the kit, my layout was almost complete. 
I added sequins and glass cabochons just cos I couldn't resist them.
These JAP kits have so much in them, and are full of inspiration.
I hope you are lucky enough to grab yourself one.
I have really enjoyed sharing my creations with you this month and can't wait to see what next month brings.
Also don't forget to check out all the design team girls, and the Scrap Suite challenges. So much inspiration, you will be itching to scrap!! 
See you all soon.
Em. Xx

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Smile - Emma Zappone

Morning everyone,
It's a cold Sunday where I am, I quite enjoy winter, warm fires and hearty food, and lots of time indoors scrapping.
Today I'm going to share a layout with softer tones. And I added flowers with a pic of my boys!!! 

I love the feel of this page. It's a simple layout with simple layers.
The pic of my boys up in the tree allowed me to use some flowers.
 But I opted to use the Burlap flowers, and I twisted the pip berry stem to look a little like a branch.

One of my fave embellishments is the glass cabochons that are in the shop.
I love the feel of them, they really add another dimension.
Again I used a journal it's tag, and a fantastic wood veneer, which I painted with a spritz and then sprinkled glitter over it.

Yep I even used glitter on my boy! 
I hope you have a relaxing Sunday where ever you may be, and I will catch you all tomorrow with my final share for the month.
Em. Xx

Saturday, May 28, 2016

HAHA - Emma Zappone

Yay, it's the weekend!! 
Who has plans? Family? Friends? Scrapping? 
All of the above?? 
Well whatever your plans I hope you have an amazing and enjoyable time.
Today I'm going to share the first of my three layouts with you.
The first one is a fun start to the weekend with a fun shot of my youngest boy.

It's a bit of a playful and cheeky layout with a couple of pops of colour.
I used plenty of D-lish goodies too.

I started with using one of the new Dusty Attic circle stencils (sadly sold out already), these stencils are super easy to play with. I used just good old gesso with this one.

Added a little bit of mist spray and some stamping.
Then I created my layers.

I used a couple of different washi tapes and like most of my layouts I incorporated a journal it's tag.
I love the enamel dots from the D-lish store also, they are a great size and plenty of colour.

Finishing it all off with a fun flair, (no layout of mine is complete without a flair).
And there are heaps to choose from in the shop.
I hope you enjoyed my first layout, and I hope you have a great Saturday. 
I'll catch you all tomorrow.
Em. Xx

Friday, May 27, 2016

Altered Tags | Krisy Podolak

Today is my last share for this month.  I was recently looking for ideas for my expo display and I came across altered tags.  I have never been a tag maker.  The thought of giving something so beautiful away that someone would possibly throw away makes my insides shrivel up at the thought.  I am like that with cards too.  Any cards I make are only strategically given to people that A. I like and B. I know will appreciate the effort and cost and c. WON'T THROW THEM AWAY.  But I decided that I wanted to give them a go.  I might frame them rather than attach them to a gift just so I know they are safe.

I have been working on a few different ideas for tags and these are the first two I made.  I found one on pinterest that used the frame in a similar way that I really liked so I thought I would give it a go.
I recently tidied up my D-lish stash so these tags are just full of bits from the D-lish store along with other bits and bobs that I have been hoarding.

For the first tag - I use the dress mannequin from Dusty Attic as my main focus and built the tag around that.  

I used an old dress pattern on the background because you can't make a dress without a pattern as well as a button and the word create.  The wooden frame is from the D-lish store and adds a really nice feminine touch to the tag.  I wanted a Vintage shabby chic feel so I kept all the colours pretty muted and only added a few soft pink flowers and some Maya Road Leaf pins, oh and a gold sequin bow because as it turns out I have an addiction. Here it is close up:

For the second tag, I used a Deer wood Veneer as my base to build the tag around.  Again, I wanted to keep a shabby chic feel to the tag but I decided to add a bit of colour to this one with some random paper flowers I had floating round in the bottom of my D-lish box.

For a bit more colour I also added an XO flair button from one of the past Just Add Paper Packs.  Throw in a bit of stamped tissue paper, some Maya Road Leaf pins and a random Studio Calico Wood Veneer banner that says Morning and I was happy.  (I chose the banner because teamed up with the deer it says "Morning Dear" - which I thought was a cute greeting - do you get it or am I a bit cray?)

Heres a close up of all the details:

There is a process video up on POPLEOPOD YouTube channel so let me know what you think.  See you again next month for my DT share.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Love Every Minute | Krisy Podolak

I told you yesterday that I've rediscovered my stash and this layout it all about that.  The paper I have had in my stash FOREVER.  I think I just thought it was too pretty to just cut up.  So I decided to add some texture and some layers and create another Girly Grunge layout.

I had another go at my Disney Princess challenge from the Scrap Suite last month for this one and Scrapped a photo of my daughter in her Elsa dress.  I wanted to make the layout feminine but not girly if that makes sense.  So, chose to make the focus the dress rather than the movie.  To do this I incorporated old dress patterns into the layout along with some chipboard dress mannequins, the dress postage stamp from the D-lish store.  I also used another frame in a similar fashion to the one I did yesterday and used it as an embellishment rather than a frame - this one is a resin one.  They are so cute.  I teamed it up with a little brass pair of sissors from my stash because every dress maker I know has an awesome pair of scissors.

To add extra textures and layers to the layout I used punchinella, book pages and old pieces of brown paper behind my photo.  To add a bit more of a girly touch I finished it all off with a sequin bow.

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wish Came True | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, It's me Krisy and I'm back for the next few days to share some things I've been working on.  This month has seen me trying to use up things from my stash that I have been saving for "special" layouts.  Some things I have been saving for 10 years!  So, pretty much every layout has something on it that I'll never be able to get again but it does mean that I am starting to move things in my Scrap Room and will be able to add more come the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo in a few weeks time.  But lets get on with it.

My first share is this layout.  I was inspired by the frame.  I've been looking for ideas for my Expo display and came across an idea to use the frames on their side as an embellishment rather than to actually frame something.  I really like it.  You will see this pop up a few more times over the next month or so on my blog so make sure you check it out.  What do you think?

The frame, wish title and Dusty Attic feathers are from the D-lish store.  I have just embossed them a few times with Glossy Black embossing powder.  Girl Grunge style is a style I am really loving at the moment and it gives me the opportunity to get a little messy - which I love.  I added heaps of texture - inks, stamping, cardboard, torn tissue paper as well as some hessian, punchinella and sequins.

I have a process video this month that has a bit of an added extra.  My daughter scrapped her first layout and copied my process but made a very different layout to mine.  So, it just shows you can take someone else's basic idea and turn it into something very different.  Here is the link.  Do let me know what you think.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Family | Mandy Melville

Hello D-lish friends!

I'm back today with my final share for the month! I love playing along with challenges and the Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite this month are super inspiring! Yesterday I shared my take on Sonia's challenge, and today I'm sharing my layout that I created for Michelle's challenge...

"Happy Family"

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the challenge that Michelle has set for us...

I love using cut files on my layouts, so this was right up my alley! I also included fussy cutting and a die cut on my layout!

I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create my title and I backed it with pretty patterned papers from the Paige Evans' Fancy Free collection.

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

You can probably tell that the wood veneers are one of my fave things in the D-lish store at the moment because I included them on all of my layouts this month! I used the wood veneer word 'happy' as part of my title on this layout, which I painted with black Heidi Swapp Color Shine. You can also see here the super pretty printed veneer butterfly that I used on my layout! In the middle of the letter 'a' in my title, I popped a flair button from the 'Washi Hearts Set B'.

I created some layers behind my photo using one of the lovely 6" lace doilies, a black stripe bitty bag, and a dip dye tag. I also added an arrow word tab to the left of my photo.

I tucked one of the fussy cut flowers underneath the right hand side of my photo and then added a white azalea and a red gardenia to create a pretty flower cluster. You can also see here one of the wooden heart buttons that I added to my layout.

Another one of my all time favourite D-lish embellies are the wordfetti and minifetti sheets! They are perfect for adding little words and phrases to your layouts, and I use them all the time! Here you can see one of the words from the black minifetti sheet.

Well that's it from me for this month! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days. I hope that I've inspired you to play along with one of our current Cybercrop challenges and/or our Inspiration Board challenge! Until next month, happy scrapping!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Selfie | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

I'm back today to share another layout with you that I created for one of the current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite. Here's my layout...


I created this for Sonia's challenge, which is all about scrapping with numbers:

I created this layout to celebrate my 13th wedding anniversary with my husband last year. We managed to get the kids minded so that we could go out for lunch to celebrate. We had a lovely time, and of course we had to commemorate the occasion with a selfie!

Who else managed to snap up some of those awesome Dusty Attic stencils when they went up in the store last month? Boy they flew out the door fast! Luckily I managed to purchase a few before they sold out! To create my background on this layout I used the Triangles stencil with Distress Ink and the Criss Cross stencil with black gesso.

I went a little crazy embellishing this layout and it is jam packed with D-lish goodies! Here are some closeups...

How awesome are these wood veneer words! They make adding a title to your layout super easy! I left mine raw, but you could also add paint or ink to them if you wanted to! Down the left hand side of my layout I added some strips of torn washi tape (these two are from previous Just Add Paper kits, but there are lots of other fun designs in store). I then created a little cluster above the title using a white pastel petal, a black mini rose, and a resin bird.

I actually used no patterned papers on this layout (I know, don't fall over, lol). All of the layers behind my photo are items that you'll find in the D-lish Scraps store. You can see here that I used a bitty bag from last month's Just Add Paper kit, which I cut in half and tucked under the top and bottom of the layers to give the illusion that it is a long piece. I also used a 5x7 diagonal stripe bag and one of the super pretty 6" lace doilies. To the top right hand corner of my photo I also attached a black mini wooden peg.

To the left of my photo I added a journal spot and a wooden heart button. (As well as an arrow from my stash).

Lots more D-lish goodies here! To the right of my photo I created another little cluster using a flair button from the 'Let's take a Selfie' set, with another white pastel petal and black mini rose. On the bottom of my photo I added a phrase from the black minifetti sheet as well as a grey sequin bow. You can also see here that I added another wooden heart button and a little paper flower from a previous Just Add Paper kit (I think it might be a bitty bloom). I also created a sub-title on my layout, which you can see here, using the Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers.

If you haven't checked out our Cybercrop challenges for this month, make sure you head on over to The Scrap Suite to take a look! You've got until 17th June to play along, so still plenty of time!

I'll be back tomorrow with my last share for the month!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Fun Day | Mandy Melville

Hello D-lish friends!

It's Mandy with you today and I'll be sharing some projects here on the blog over the next few days! I'm going to be kicking it off with my take on the current Inspiration Board challenge! I absolutely love the colour palette this month! Here's my layout...

"A Fun Day"

And here's a reminder of the "Tranquil Pools" Inspiration Board...

How divine is this?! This recent photo of my son taking a swim in the pool when we were on holidays was just perfect for creating a layout inspired by this board! I also used the sketch as the basis for my layout.

I used lots of items from this month's Just Add Paper kit to create my layout! These kits are amazing value and make it so easy to create a layout with perfectly co-ordinated embellishments! But you have to be quick, because they sell out super fast!

Here are some closeups of my layout so that you can see all of the lovely embellishments...

The wood veneer circles in this month's kit were so much fun! I used two different coloured spray inks to add colour to them. Rather than spraying the ink on though, I got a paintbrush and painted it on as I felt like it gave a more even coverage and there was less wastage. I love how well the wood veneer took the colour, and how bright and vibrant the colours are! Here you can also see that I added one of the flair buttons from the kit, as well as two of the resin flowers and a sprinkling of sequins.

On the bottom right hand corner of my photo I created a little cluster that includes a phrase from the Boy oh Boy Wordfetti sheet, a wooden button (this particular button is no longer available), a paper flower from the kit, and a puffy sticker from my stash. I also tucked the tab from the journal pack in the kit underneath the right hand side of my photo.

In the bottom right hand corner of my layout I added my title, as well as the date tag from the journal pack, another paper flower from the kit, a resin flower, and some more sequins.

I hope that you play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! If you get some creative time this weekend, why don't you give it a go! Link up your project here on the D-lish Scraps blog by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize!

I'll be back tomorrow with another share! Until then, happy scrapping!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Self Portrait | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb back with you today with my final D-lish Scraps project for the month. Today I have a boy layout to share with you. As a mum of twin boys, I am quite passionate about scrapping boy layouts. (I didn't start out that way though, believe me!) Some scrappers find doing boy layouts difficult, but if you start with the right elements you can't go wrong.

Here is my layout...

I began this layout with some patterned papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I love to combine different patterns and shapes on my boy layouts, and am a sucker for anything woodgrain! It probably goes without saying then, that one of my very favourite embellishments to use on masculine layouts are wood veneers. Wood veneer pieces are extremely versatile, as you can easily alter them with paint or ink; or leave them raw as I have here, to add a touch of natural texture to the page.

I used some speech bubble wood veneer pieces, as well as my all time favourite wood veneer stars on this layout. I used a couple of phrase strips (above and on the left of my photo) that were cut from Journal It's minifetti sheets, and there is also a black geo tag shaped paperclip attached to my photo.

I used the very cool arrow print washi tape to tie in with the arrow printed paper, and to help bring a little more black to the layout. I then added some extra pops of colour with the D-lish Dots enamels I scattered around.

No boy layout is complete without a cool flair button and I couldn't resist the 'Just My Type' typewriter themed set from the store. (8 super cute typewriters - squee!) I nested the flair on some black cotton thread to add some more subtle texture.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have motivated you to get scrapping those boy photos. There are lots of embellishments in the D-lish Scraps store that can help make the job easier, so go check them out!
That's all from me this month, I will be back with you again in June. Until then, happy scrapping! :)