Friday, July 29, 2016

Snapshot - Emma Zappone

It's Friday!! 
That means end of a work week and the start of a scrap weekend. 😊
Today at D-lish I'm sharing a layout inspired by the JAP kit for this month.

I didn't go and follow the sketch but I did try and stick with the colours, with an added burst of yellow.
This photo is of my mum, aunt and my cousin. Such a wonderful bunch of woman.
With this layout I used lots of the kit bits along with gesso, spritz and stamps to layer underneath, and a little metallic paste used with a dusty attic stencil.
I loved the coloured string that wrapped the packaging so I tied it up and tucked it under my photo.

The layout replicated the title of the kit 'rustic charm' with the use of the wood paper background.
A few stickers and flicks of paint the layout came together.

And how could I not mention that amazing string heart veneer. I played around with the idea of leaving it plain or using a medium on it.
I opted for a medium and so I embossed it.
These veneers can be altered with anything, they are awesome.
The kit is sold out but the veneers and other kit bits are still available, why not snag your own.
I'll catch you tomorrow with my final share for the month.
Till then, Em. Xx

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Smile - Emma Zappone

It's Emma here sharing for the next few days with you here at D-lish.
Today im sharing something pink! 
Pink!! I know right! (Lol)

I wanted to use the resin frame so I thought I would go with a feminine feel.
I have had micro beads in my stash for quite awhile and always felt nervous using them. So today I just thought go for it try them, use the.
And I really do quite like how it worked out.

It really doesn't matter if they are super random or really neat, I used them!
I mixed media it up a bit with a little water colour and some sculpture paste used with a dusty attic stencil. Just a little.
The flowers are always a nice feminine touch with so many to choose from in the D-lish shop, I'm always drawn to the mini roses, but I also used a few leaves and a Burlap leaf for variety.

In my layers I used a journal it and twine with a fantastic D-lish flair to top it all off.
I love the use of small photos at the moment and to put one behind this cute frame was fun.
I hope it gives you a little inspiration for the day.
I'll catch you all tomorrow.
Have a great Thursday everyone.
Em. Xx

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Darling Girls | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, I'm back for my third and final share for this month.  Today I've gone a little old school.  Well, for me it is a little old school.  The only mixed media I used was a bit of ink splatter at the end.

The papers I used for this layout are from the Crate Paper "Confetti" range.  I had such a hard time getting my hands on these that I have been hoarding them and not wanting to use them as they are so beautiful but as I was looking through my D-lish stash I was inspired by these After 5 flowers that I just had to get over it and use these beautiful papers.

I kept the embellishment fairly simple as the papers are a bit busy.  So I used a cream and peach After 5 flower from two different packs and teamed them up with some Dusty Attic feather chipboard from the store.  I embossed the feathers twice before stamping the hot embossing powder with a word stamp.  The stamp was dirty (I'm a bit lazy and never clean them) so the colour transferred on to the gold. Oh well.  I then dipped the end of the feathers in some Perfect Pearls for a bit more of a gold touch.  
Next, I added some lace cut hearts from the past Just add Paper kit - Simply Chic and then made my own banners from some gold washi.  I added a paper doily and resin butterfly and that is pretty much it.  I also added some words from the Blue Monochrome Journal Pack.  The colour didn't work so I just cut off the blue border and used the words.  Bang on the tiny word trend.  Lastly, I added some white and gold ink splatter and that's it - a super sweet page for some super sweet little girls.

That's it for me this month...But let me tell you a secret...Next month we are celebrating a birthday! SQUEE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Altered Tags | Krisy Podolak

It's me back again for my second share for July.  I wanted to share some more Altered Tags from my challenge I set for the June Cyber Crop challenge in the Scrap Suite.  Here it is here:

I am hooked on making these tags.  Here are another two I have recently made.

The first Tag is a bit of a grunge Alice in Wonderland inspired tag.  I don't really remember reading Alice in Wonderland as child but I have read it a few times as an adult and am currently reading it again so I think it is safe to say it is one of my favourite stories and I love how it can be interpreted so differently.

This tag has a few layers.  I used my star punchinella as a stencil to add some Bling Colour Blast Colour Paste to the base and then I used the same Punchinella on the background for texture.  Behind the tag I added some layers.  One is a glassine black and white bag the other is some Black and white spotted tissue paper from a past Just Add paper kit.  To the tag, I added some inking before embellishing it.  I used a Mushroom charm from the store that I managed to collect quite a few (they are on clearance and so I stocked up), there is a rabbit charm), a star button (both on clearance) and a red resin rose.  Oh and a tiny wood peg off one of my Just Add Paper Kits.

The other tag is a Monochromatic Blue and white one with a tiny hint of red.

I used the Monochromatic Journal Pack, a doily, a sequin bow.  The background is a paint swatch from the hardware that I have added some Singing the Blues Colour Blast Paste to using a Dusy Attic Stencil.  I also used a wood postage stamp from the D-lish store along with a blue resin rose.  To finish it off I used a Blue Tassel from the Sweet and Sassy Just Add Paper Kit.

Now, I just have to work out what to do with all these tags.  I like them too much to just give them away.  If you are wanting some more inspiration to make your own tags, go check out my pinterest board - Altered tags.  There are so many awesome ideas out there.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Tooth Fairy | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,  The month is almost over so that means it's my turn to share some things I have been working on.  This first Layout is inspired by Sue's Scrap Suite Cyber Crop challenge to use Circles and speech bubbles in a layout.  This is the challenge here.

Today's layout is a bit of a special one.  It is a series of photos capturing my daughter's first visit to the dentist.  We are pretty lucky to have an awesome dentist nearby that (on certain days) has the tooth fairy and her friend (Arthur the denist) the elf, come to work.

This layout I used a basic sketch from a past Scrap the Boys Sketch challenge for my base.  It is a great sketch for more than one photo and it uses clusters of embellishments.  I don't usually use embellishments in this way but it is nice for a change. Plus it has some circles - First part of the challenge done.

It was a pretty awesome experience even for me and I didn't see the dentist.  The fairy shared her wand, had a selection of sunnies for Poppy to choose from, the dentist had a dragon complete with a very big chompy set of teeth with a toothbrush for kids to brush.  It made the whole experience a bit of fun but it will be disappointing when she is too old for it and has to see the "normal" dentist.  Until then we are counting down to our next check up.

I used some tooth fairy paper that I have collected somewhere along the way as my background. I also had this tooth fairy rub on in my stash that I wasn't too sure it would work anymore (I bought it when I was pregnant with Poppy)and thankfully it worked.  I then drew colour inspiration from my photos.  I had some Simple Stories die cuts in my stash that complimented the colours of the photos and the background paper nicely.  Then I raided my D-lish stash.  I used the Monochrome Journal Packs as tiny word stickers (you know that trend that everyone is loving right now) and then I added some raw wood veneers - Arrow and hearts, a flair button from a past Just Add Paper Kit called "Fruit Tingle" and of course a Pink Sequin Bow.  As a final touch I pulled apart a strand of sequins and used the loose sequins across the page for a little bit of magic.  There is also some Gold Punchinella in there because you need a bit of Gold when you are talking about magic.

The second part of Sue's challenge was to incorporate some speech bubbles.  I used these little wood veneers I had left over from a recent class that were sitting on my desk.  The raw wood worked well with the raw wood veneers from the D-lish store so I didn't bother colouring any of them.

So, that's my take on Sue's Challenge.  (I'll be honest, it just worked out that it fit with all the requirements - I didn't actually plan it that way.) It's a bit of a busy layout but it really captures the magic of the experience.  

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This is Love | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share my final layout for the month, and this one was inspired by one of the current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite! Here's my layout...

I absolutely adore these photos of my youngest two together! It's so hard to capture Isaac smiling naturally in photos, he always seems to give me an awkward smile as soon as I point the camera in his direction! So I was very pleased to capture these moments of the two of them looking so happy together!

I created this layout for Sandra's recipe challenge, which was lots of fun to play along with...

I used patterned papers from the new Love Always collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio for this layout. The soft pastel colours with the pops of contrasting black were just perfect for these photos!

I started my layout off by layering some pieces of patterned paper across the middle of my layout and adding my photos on top. I popped a cute 4" lace doily behind the bottom photo. I also added a strip of patterned paper across the top of my layout and a strip of washi tape across the bottom. Then I was ready to start embellishing!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

To the left of my photos I added a felt chevron from my stash and I popped a cute little pastel petal on top.

To the right of my photos I created a flower cluster that includes a white Kaisercraft bloom, a medium blue rose, and a die cut flower. I also tucked a journal spot under the top photo and used it to add my journalling to the layout.

I created another cluster over on the right hand side of the layout using a flair button, another pastel petal, and a phrase from the 'Everyday Moments' Wordfetti sheet. To finish the layout off I added a sprinkling of D-lish enamel dots. I also added some subtle stencilling to the background using the Dusty Attic Triangles stencil with some light pink Distress Ink.

If you haven't done so yet, why don't you pop on over to The Scrap Suite and check out all of the July Cybercrop challenges! You've got until Friday 19th August to join in, and the random winner of each challenge wins a D-lish Scraps $10 store credit!

Thanks so much for popping in to take a look at my layouts over the past few days. I hope that you've been inspired! I'll be back next month with some more projects to share with you. Until then, happy scrapping!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sweet Nephew | Mandy Melville


Mandy here again today, and I'm back to share another layout with you! I'm super excited to share this one because I've created a page about my new little nephew, Jude! He's absolutely adorable and I knew that I just couldn't wait to scrap this photo of me having my first cuddle with him!

I used patterned papers from the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Colour Me Happy collection for this layout.

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

I started my layout off by creating some pretty layers behind my photo. I used patterned papers as well as a 5x7 chevron bag, a 6" lace doily, and a dip dye tag to create all the layers. I love how the pops of colour help to make the black and white photo really stand out. You can also see here the minifetti strip that I added to the bottom of my photo. These are still one of my favourite go-to embellishments!

I attached an arrow paperclip to the top right hand corner of the photo and I tied a pretty silky tassel to the paperclip. I told you that I was addicted to tassels right?! This particular tassel was an exclusive item in the June Just Add Paper kit and is now sold out, but if you love tassels, check out the new pastel suede tassels that are now in store!

To the left of the photo I added a couple of flowers, including a black wild rose (one of my faves!) and a blue medium rose. I also tucked a journal spot in here, which I used to add my date stamp to.

To create my title, I used a wood veneer word combined with some Thickers. I painted the wood veneer word with black Heidi Swapp Colorshine. It's a super easy way of colouring your wood veneers! I finished my layout off with a sprinkling of wood veneer starsD-lish dots, and sequins.

Thanks so much for popping in to take a look at my layout today! I hope that you've been inspired!

I'll be back tomorrow with my final layout for July. I've played along with one of the current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite!

Until then, happy scrapping!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lovely | Mandy Melville

Hi friends!

It's lovely to be back here on the D-lish blog sharing the first of my July projects with you. I've played along with the beautiful Inspiration Board challenge for July! Here's the layout that I created...

And here's a reminder of the July 'Rustic Charm' Inspiration Board...

As soon as I saw this board, I knew what photo I was going to scrap! The gorgeous colours and images reminded me of my sister-in-law's wedding a few years ago, so I chose a photo of my daughter who was a junior bridesmaid at the wedding. I didn't use the optional sketch, but I was super inspired by the colours, the wedding images, and the tassel ear-rings.

I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to cut the rows of hearts, and then raided my paper stash for any patterned papers in these rustic colours to back the cut file. The papers that I chose are a combination of Pink Paislee, Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and Crate Paper.

I purchased the Just Add Paper kit again this month! I just can't go past them... They are such great value and I always love the exclusive bits and pieces that come in the kits! I decided to challenge myself to use only items from the kit to embellish this page, just to see how much I could get out of it. I managed to do this easily, with enough embellishments left over to create one or two more layouts! The only thing that I added to my page that wasn't in the kit are some D-lish enamel dots.

Here are some closeups so that you can see all of the details...

I created a little cluster on the top right hand corner of my photo using a white cherry blossom, a small peach rose, and a flair button. I also attached the mini peg that came on the kit packaging to the top of photo.

How gorgeous is this wood veneer string heart that came in the kit! I knew that I had to use this on my layout! I clustered it with the lace pearl, another cherry blossom, and the suede tassel, all from the kit. I think I have a bit of an obsession with tassels at the moment because they just seem to keep finding their way onto my layouts! Have you seen the new pastel suede tassels that were added to the store recently? Go check them out, they are gorgeous!!

Another one of my favourite items in the kit this month were the layered die-cuts! I popped one of them here on the bottom of my photo! I also used the journal card from the kit to add my journalling.

To balance out the page, I added the other layered die-cut to the bottom left hand corner of the layout and finished it off with another small peach rose. Lastly, I added my title to the layout.

If you love all of the items in this kit as much as I do, why don't you pop on over to the D-lish Scraps store to purchase your own kit before they sell out!

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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Minecraft Trance | Sue Plumb

Hi D-lish fans! Sue Plumb here with my final project for the month and today I am sharing a mixed media layout. I have again featured a photo of my daughter, which was taken while she was in a "Minecraft Trance" as we call it at our house. (She was completely unaware that I was even taking the photo!)

I started with a sheet of white cardstock, which I prepped with a matte medium. I first added a couple of different green mists using the packaging technique to give a watercolour effect. Next, I added some stamping with the Scrap FX 'Hash Stamps' and then used a Dusty Attic stencil ('Squared') with some Colour Blast Colour Paste through it. At this point I also added some black mist splatters, and some small pieces of torn black lace washi tape (from this month's Just Add Paper kit).

I then created a layered mat for my photo using a 5x7 paper bag (from the Rainbow Mix - chevron pack); white punchinella; crumpled tissue paper and some hand-dyed muslin for texture (both items from previous Just Add Paper kits). I also added an arrow shaped paper clip onto my photo to help draw the viewer's eye in. 

To embellish my layout, I used a wood veneer frame, which I inked with black Staz-On ink. These frames are one of my favourite pieces. I don't even necessarily use them to frame things, I just love using them to add depth to my layers. (They come in a pack of 4 for only $1.50.) I also used some Dusty Attic chipboard 'Page Pebbles', which I also inked with black ink. (These ones were all from pack #7.)

Finally, I added a phrase strip from a Journal It's - Wordfetti sheet and a scattering of green sequins from a previous Just Add Paper kit. I also added my handwritten journaling using a Sharpie pen. I was really happy with the result of this one!

That's all from me this month. I will be back again in August to share some more D-lish projects with you. In the meantime, stay tuned to the blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team, or pop over to our Facebook group The Scrap Suite and check out the current cyber crop challenges on offer. 
Til next month, happy scrapping! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mini Me | Sue Plumb

Hello again everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here again today with another of my D-lish project shares for July. Today I am sharing a layout that once again features a photo of my daughter, who is definitely my mini me. Not only in looks, but we also have many of the same tastes and enjoy the same activities. This photo is one I snapped back in December when I first showed her how to do pocket scrapping. I love that we share a love of craft.

I used this gorgeous floral paper from Cocoa Vanilla Studio as the basis for my layout (it's one of my favourites as I just love the colour palette.) And what better thing to compliment a beautiful floral paper than some equally beautiful blooms from the D-lish store! I chose to use magnolias as my feature blooms. These were recently restocked in the store and they come in packs of 5 in a great range of colours. 

In this cluster you can see I have paired the magnolia with a Forget Me Not; a small resin flower and a flair button. This cluster is layered on top of a dip dye printed tag, which is tied with twine, and nestled alongside my photo, which is layered on top of one of my favourite lace paper doilies

On the other side of my photo I created a complimentary cluster using most of the same products. Instead of the flair button though, I added a date journal spot from a previous Just Add Paper kit

Below my photo I added more paper flowers, this time adding a white wax blossom into the mix; and a sequin bow. On the corner of my photo I added one of the layered die cuts that came from this month's Just Add Paper kit. These handmade embellishments were also available as a kit bit and sold separately. (Check the store under the July kit for availability.) To finish off my layout I added a sprinkling of D-lish Dots enamels.

That's all from me today. I will be back tomorrow with my final share for the month. Until then, happy scrapping!