Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hugs and Kisses - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone,

Today is my final share for this month and it's the final day of June!!! 
Can't believe how fast this year is going!! 😜
So today I have another girly feature to show you.

I fell in love with this photo of my cousins youngest and their new puppy.
As you all know I have a house full of boys and so to play girly is a real fun opportunity.
And I used some of the JAP kit with this page also. It had so many pretty elements in it. (I've saved lots, lol).


In the kit, it had this super cool polka dot crepe paper. I new that had to make it on my page.
I've been experimenting and playing with different mixed media and elements in my creative time, so I had fun playing with different stamps and paints with this one.


The flowers in the JAP kit are always a wow factor, and the colour combo in this one was just gorgeous. Amanda makes creating so easy with her kits. They are full of colour and inspiration.
So because it's the last day of the month, this means a new amazing kit at D-lish will be
released tomorrow!!! 
I can't wait!! 

D-lish goodies used on this page are: 

We have some very cool challenges over at the scrap suite too, you must check them out! 
So till next month, have some fun scrappy time, and I'll see you all soon.
Em. Xxx

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Just Darling - Emma Zappone

Happy hump day!!!
Today I'm sharing a page that was again inspired by another one of our design team members.
This one is the challenge of Krisys. 
Her challenge is to create a tag with a photo on it.
Well I loved the idea of this, but decided to stick my photo behind my tag.
And then use it on a layout.


And here is the original tag before I added it to my layout.




It is full of D-lish goodies, and it was fun to play with flowers and be pretty. 
I love embellishments and loved that the tag became one big cluster.



Then instead of adding my photo to the tag I tucked it in behind and added a copy to create the layout.


I used a Dusty attic stencil on the tag and then used a subtle one on the layout paper.



It was a really fun way of creating a layout. I really recommend you give it a try.
I think I might even give this another go and place it on a card.
It's quick and fun.
Also a great way to use up the odd piece lying around on your desk.

Now to tell you what awesome D-Lish goodies I used:

I look forward to sharing my last layout of the month with you all tomorrow.
Till then, have a great day.
Em. Xx

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Out of this world - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone,
 Emma here today on the D-lish blog for the next few days to keep you company.
I hope your Tuesday is going to be a great one.
Today's layout is inspired my Mandy's cyber crop challenge over in the Scrap suite.
Here is my layout and the sketch challenge that Mandy set.

I decided that instead of using papers on the side or middle I would use string to get the shape of the sketch. And for those of you that know me, I'm not really a big doily user so I used some black punchinella behind the photo instead. And then I reversed the side of the embellishments to suit my photos.

I think that the great thing about a sketch is it gives you a great starting point, and then you can use elements of the sketch that works to your advantage. 
A lot of the time it's hard to find that starting point.
I liked that this sketch was open to interpretation.

I used minimal embellishments, opting for this because the background paper is full of fun and pattern.
I popped colour on my background by colouring in a few different squiggles with gel pens.
I hope you liked my first share for this month, I can't wait to share my next 2 as I've gone with more of a girly feel. 😁 

D-lish goodies used today are: Punchinella 
                                                Journal its
                                                  Dusty attic chipboard
                                                 Star wood veneers
                                                  Coloured arrows
                                                Wooden Peg

See you all tomorrow. 
Em. Xx

Monday, June 27, 2016

Love This | Krisy Podolak

The month is almost over and this is my last share for June.   While I was tidying my craft room also know as moving stuff around, I found this paper sample from a Scrapbooking Memories magazine by Cocoa Vanilla and I love the colours.  They worked well with some of the new stuff I had recently purchased from the D-lish store.

It seems that this month all my layouts feature the word love in the title.  I must be feeling it. I went back to basics with some traditional scrapbooking.  Little or no mixed media and I kept the colour palette fairly neutral with pops of yellow and blue.  My daughter who is featured in this layout is named Autumn, so the colours I used remind me of Autumn - the season not the girl.

To frame the photo I used a raw wood veneer frame and stamped on it with some stayzon ink using a small roller stamp from my collection.

I added in some burlap and paper leaves, a tiny wooden peg from my Just Add Paper Kit and the Navy Sparklets from the June Just Add paper Kit, a leaf button (I would have added more but that is all I had left) from the D-lish store and these awesome yellow Daisy flowers.

This layout is a little more traditional than my usual mixed media but I really love the way it turned out.  Sometimes it's good to get back to basics and just make pretty stuff.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LOVE | Krisy Podolak

As promised yesterday, I am sharing my second layout that I created using the Just Add Paper Kit "Sweet and Sassy".  

 For this layout I kept with the moodboards colours and created a mixed media background that I then stamped grids randomly over and cross stitched a hot pink title.  I then used the gold washi to create a banner on the string that tied the kit together.  This whole layout was created from the kit.  The only extra things I added was a Charms Creations Circle and some gold sequins.

I love this layout.  The colours are perfect toghether.  If you missed out on the kit you may be able to pick up some of the Kit bits in the D-lish store.

There is also a process video up on POPLEOPOD on YouTube if you would like to create something like this of your own.

Here are a few more close ups: 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

You are Loved | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies, 
Krisy here for the next few days to share what I have created this month.  Today's share is using  the June Just Add Paper kit "Sweet and Sassy".  I actually created 2 layouts from this kit, I will share the second one tomorrow.

For this layout I used the Sketch as a starting point and then picked up colours from my photo that worked with some of the embellishments from the kit.  I left out the pink and focused on the blues.
Here is my layout:

To the kit, I  added some Gold Punchinella,  a resin bird and a Cambridge doily.  As you can see, all you need to do to a Just Add Paper kit, is just add one left over scrap piece of paper and you can put together a beautiful layout.  The sketch even comes with it. BONUS!

Here are a few close ups:

If you haven't already, mark the the 1st in your diary as that is release day for the Just Add Paper Kits. I just follow D-lish Scraps on Facebook - they put up teasers during the day and announce when the kits are live on the website.    They don't last very long at all as there are limited numbers so don't miss out on the next's in a few days!

I also have a process video for your viewing please - head over and check it out on POPLEOPOD on YouTube.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

You & Me | Mandy Melville


I'm back today to share my final project for the month! This layout features a photo of my lovely Mum & I on Mothers Day this year...

"You & Me"

On this layout I used patterned papers from the Paige Evans Fancy Free collection and teamed them up with some super pretty D-lish Scraps embellishments! I love that no matter what patterned papers you use, there's always embellishments to co-ordinate from the D-lish Scraps store!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

For my title, I used a Corbett Creations wood veneer phrase from a previous Just Add Paper kit. This particular one was a limited release for the kit and is now sold out, but if you love wood veneer words, head on over to the store to check out the ones that have been restocked this week! Last time these sold out really fast, so make sure you get in quick!

Here you can see the layering underneath my photo. I like to add lots of dimension to my pages, so I popped some foam tape behind my photo to lift it up. I tucked one of the 6" lace doilies in between my paper layers... I love how delicate and pretty they are! I also added a flair button from the Mothers Day set on the left hand side of my photo.

One of my go-to items when I'm creating a layout are the D-lish wordfetti sheets. I used a phrase from the Everyday Moments sheet on this layout. They are a great way of adding little sentiments to your projects. Here you can also see one of the wooden flower buttons that I added to my layout. I stuck an enamel dot in the middle of each one to give them a little pop of colour. I think they look really pretty!

To finish my layout off I added a sub-title in the bottom right hand corner, using the Kaisercraft Alpha Stickers.

Thanks so much for popping in and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days. I hope that I've inspired you to have a play with your D-lish embellies! We always love to see your projects featuring D-lish goodies, so please come and share them with us in our Facebook group, The Scrap Suite!

I'll be back in July to share more projects with you. Until then, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Blossom Bunny | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

I'm back today to share another layout with you! This one is all about my little girl's bunny that she has had since she was born...

"Blossom Bunny"

I started my layout off by cutting a large title on my Silhouette Cameo and backing it with patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. Along the top and bottom of the layout I added a strip of patterned paper, and then also added a strip of pink spotted washi tape along the top.

Once I had an idea of where I would place my photo on the layout, I added some stencilling to the background using modeling paste and the Criss Cross Dusty Attic stencil. I like the subtle texture that this adds without detracting from the overall design.

Then I was ready to add my photo and embellishments!

Here are some closeups...

Up in the top left hand corner of the layout I created a cluster that includes a pastel journal spot, a flair button (from the Washi Hearts Set A), and a mini rose. You can also see here one of the wooden flower buttons... I added three of these to my layout to create a visual triangle.

Here you can see all of the lovely layers behind my photo, including patterned papers, a 4.5" inch white doily, and a dip dye tag. I also tucked a phrase from the Sugar & Spice Wordfetti sheet under the lefthand side of the photo. Up on the top corner of the photo, I attached a mini wooden peg and a mini yellow rose.

On the bottom right hand corner of the photo I added a gorgeous pink wild rose and another flair button. The wild roses are still my favourite flowers! To finish my layout off, I added a few enamel dots.

I'll be back tomorrow to share my last layout for June. Until then, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You are Loved | Mandy Melville

Hello friends!

It's lovely to be back here on the D-lish Scraps blog sharing my June projects with you! The first project that I'm sharing today is my layout for the current Inspiration Board Challenge! Here's my page, featuring a photo of my two beautiful girls...

"You are Loved"

Here's a reminder of the Inspiration Board, "Sweet & Sassy"...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this board! The colour palette is just divine!

Most of the embellishments on my layout are from the June Just Add Paper kit. These kits are such great value and make putting a layout together super easy! I loved this month's kit so much that I purchased the kit plus extra kit bits so that I don't run out of my fave items!

I started my layout off by creating a fun mixed media background using the colours from the inspiration board. I first used the Triangles Dusty Attic stencil with hot pink Distress Ink. I then created a navy paste by mixing navy Heidi Swapp Colorshine with modeling paste, and applied it through the Mini Heart Dusty Attic stencil. Lastly, I used the 'packaging technique' to create a watercolour look with teal Distress Ink.

Once I had my background completed, I created a mat for my photos using a gorgeous 6" lace doily, a pink diagonal stripe 5x7 bag (cut down to size), and the polka dot crepe paper from the kit. I love creating layers behind my photos! You don't always have to use patterned paper for your layers... There are lots of items in the D-lish Scraps store that you can use for layering!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

Up in the top left hand corner of my layout I created a small cluster to balance out the larger cluster. I used the journal card from the journal pack to write my journaling (I realised afterwards that I wrote on it upside down because the tiny little hearts are upside down! Oh well!). I then added the wood veneer ampersand and the hot pink rose, (both from the kit),  as well as a glitter chipboard heart to complete the cluster.

On the bottom right hand corner of my photo I created another cluster using more pretty embellies from the kit. This cluster includes one of the gorgeous foiled flair buttons, a navy cherry blossom, a super cute tassel, and a hessian heart from my stash. I'm in love with tassels at the moment, so I was so excited to see one in this month's kit (I may have bought a few extras of these as well!).

Another one of my favourite items in the kit was this foiled die cut card! I knew I had to include this on my layout! I framed it with some spotted navy patterned paper and popped some foam tape underneath to give it extra dimension. I then added another one of the foiled flair buttons and a mini blue rose to the top right hand corner of the card. I finished my layout off by scattering the navy Sparklets around the page.

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! Link up your layouts here in the sidebar by the end of the month to be in the running to win a prize!

I'll be back tomorrow with another layout to share with you!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Celebrate | Sue Plumb

Hi D-lish fans! Sue Plumb here with you for my final share this month. Today I am finishing with my take on this month's Inspiration Board Challenge which looks like this...

"Sweet butterflies and soft textures team with pops of gold foil and sassy hot pink to create this stunning combination." 

And here is my take on it...

Besides the colours from the board, I also used the sketch as the basis for my layout. I was also inspired by the butterflies, tassels, and the metallic gold touches.

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers for this layout, and complimented them with a range of D-lish Scraps embellishments; many of them from this month's Just Add Paper kit. To start my layout, I first added an extra splash of colour to the background using Colour Blast Colour Paste. To do this, I simply spread it thinly where I wanted it to go using a palette knife.

I then used the wood veneer embroidery hoop from the JAP kit as a frame for my photo, and used a paint pen to colour it white. I then layered this on top of one of the 6" lace paper doilies to further frame it and provide some subtle texture.

Next, I took some of the Corbett Creations wood veneer butterflies from the kit, along with a Memory Maze chipboard 'celebrate' word from the Together Word Sheet, and altered them using gold embossing powder.
I used two of the journaling pieces from the kit to add my handwritten journaling and the date. My favourite item from the kit was the delicious pink flair button with the gold foil heart, which I nested on some metallic gold thread to help accentuate the foiling.

I then added two sky blue tassels (there was one of these included in the kit, but they are also available separately as a Kit Bit, so I purchased extra). I threaded the tassels onto some gold coloured wire which I twisted to give it shape. I added a sequin bow where my wire tucked under the edge of the photo to hide the join. Finally, I popped a D-lish Dot enamel shape onto my date tag and I was done. 
I was happy with the final result as it was a deceptively simple layout that used several techniques to achieve a sweet, pretty layout.

That's all from me this month. If you haven't had a chance to play along with this month's Inspiration Board Challenge yet, then make sure you put it on your list! Entries are open until the end of the month and there is a store voucher up for grabs for the winner and a Just Add Paper kit for another randomly drawn entrant. You can find all the current challenge details and rules HERE.
Til next month, happy scrapping! :)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Super | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! It's Sue Plumb back with you again today to share another of my D-lish creations for the month. Today I have gone in a bit of a different direction to yesterday, opting instead for a layout design that is crisp, clean and linear as opposed the more free-flowing one I posted previously. This one features a funny photo of my boys I snapped at the doctor recently, right after they had their immunisations.

In order to achieve the clean look I was after I wanted to use lots of white (including all white embellishments); minimal embellishing; and a grid-like design. I had lots of small paper scraps from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Made of Awesome' collection that were waiting to be used, so I drew up a 9x9" square on my cardstock and began shuffling to fit. Once I had them all stuck where I wanted, it was time to embellish.

Most of the pieces I used were raw wood veneers, which I coloured white with my trusty Posca paint pen. The small circle with the pointing hand was actually a chipboard piece from Dusty Attic, from the Page Pebbles #7 pack.

The small wood veneer stars I used were from the Mixed Star Value Pack. I like that these come in a variety of sizes and there are plenty enough to last several projects for great price. The wood veneer glasses were from a previous Just Add Paper kit and I had been hoarding them for way too long (simply for their cuteness factor!) The "documented" word strip was from a Journal Its Wordfetti sheet.

The wood veneer moustache is a Corbett Creations piece from a previous Just Add Paper kit that I had also hoarded for its cuteness; and the "today" word is also by Corbett Creations and available in the store. Finally, I added a flair button from the "Defining Words - White" set (for the second layout in a row - it just goes to show you how versatile they are!)

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are looking for a scrappy challenge this weekend, the June cyber crop started over in our Facebook group The Scrap Suite last night. There are 4 awesome challenges on offer from the design team (including this one from me!) so make sure you pop over to check them all out. Challenges remain open for four weeks and there is a prize for each one up for grabs.

I will be back with you again tomorrow for my final share. Until then, happy scrapping!