Friday, September 30, 2016

Cherish - Emma Zappone

Happy Friyay all,
I'm here to share my last ever D-Lish layout as a design team member. 
It is a bit sad, but it's been a blast also. I've had so much fun, and have grown as a scrap booker along the way too.
So today I share a layout of my cousins girls. Something bright and girly.
With pops of teal and pink. D-lish has so many sorts of flowers and pretty things that a girly layout comes together quite easy.

I also used more from the last kit on this layout, so much in these kits that you can make many layouts from the one kit.

With matching flairs and wood veneer it's very hard not to get creative.

Amanda will release a new kit tomorrow and I'm sure it will be amazing! It always is. 

Thank you to all of you for your kind words, and hope I was able to give a little inspiration in my time as a designer.
Thank you Amanda for this past year also, for such an amazing opportunity.

Welcome to the new designers, I'm sure you will inspire us all.
I look forward to seeing all the upcoming creations, and challenges here at D-lish.
Thanks and goodbye, Em. Xx
D-lish Products:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Embrace - Emma Zappone

Well it's a cold, windy, and very wet day here in Adelaide today! 
Bring on Summer I say. 
Hope your day is looking a little better then here 😉 
Today I'm sharing my second to last with you all.
And it's inspired by something I'm trying to do with me, a change of thinking I guess.
I recently went and viewed the documentary 'Embrace' with some girl friends. We had a great time together, but the message about body image and woman was a strong one.

I have never had a perfect body and I need to remember there is only one me! And I am loved for being me. Not to judge or be judged. And I need to love ME! 
Anyway back to my scrap booking, as you can see I was inspired by the movie as well as our group selfie.
I used my fave colours for it and found lots of inspiring quotations to place around my pics. I used a lot of the embellishments from the latest D-lish kit as it had the perfect colouring.

We make pretty things, we need to remember we are our own unique pretty too. As the quote on my page says, 'just be your beautiful self'.

I hope you all can embrace the gorgeous creatures you are. It's a work in progress for me.
I'll catch you all tomorrow with my final share for D-lish.
Em. Xx
D-lish products used:

Flair Buttons

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Spring - Emma Zappone

Happy hump day everyone!!
Firstly I want to say a big thank you to all of you that have followed and supported me here at D-lish over the last 12months.
It has been an amazing experience and I'm sad to say goodbye.
But before I truly say my farewell I'm going to share my last layouts over the next 3days.
So firstly, my first 😝 
It was inspired by this months cyber crop over at the scrap suite, it is a challenge set by Michelle. 

Now I don't use a lot of flowers normally but lately I have been enjoying the use of them on my pages. But to use 5 different ones was the challenge! 

Spring has sprung (except for all the rain and freezing weather we still are experiencing in Adelaide) and that means flowers blooming everywhere.
It's one of my fave seasons, and so being inspired by the flower challenge and a spring flower photo, my layout came together.
It was a rather quick layout with minimal layering.

But using a few different types of D-lish flowers (Amanda has lots in store) my page started to bloom.
I'm in love with the resin flowers so much at the moment I use them a bit like enamel dots. And I played with the stamens, tucking them up and under the flowers.

A flair and some flicks of paint the page came together easy.
I can't say it's a real fave of mine, but I'm glad I challenged myself and went floral.
I hope your Wednesday treats you well, and I'll be back tomorrow with my second to last share.
Till then, Em. Xx

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Sweet Life | Krisy Podolak

Today is my last ever share with D-lish Scraps Design Team.  I have decided that it's my time and I am so thankful to Amanda for the year long opportunity to share my layouts. I have really enjoyed the experience.  So today I am being a bit cheeky... I have designed my final share with the Kraft + challenge in mind.
This month Kraft+ is all about Melon colours. At first I thought there was no way this would work - Kraft Paper and "melon" colours but somehow it does.

This is my layout...

The background is a little full on with heaps of texture and colour but it is the additional embellishments that finish it of and make it "sweet".  The background is Colour Blast Paste and Mica Powder.  I used a stencil from my stash (I think it's Stencil Girl) and then I added even more stencilling using some Cool Mint Paste and a Dusty Attic Stencil from the D-lish Store.

I then matted the photo with a paper doily.  Plain white it stood out too much and took away from the layout so I softened it a bit by colouring the edges with some watercolour paint. I then added a few little flowers and a resin rose along with a Sequin bow.

I used some wooden heart buttons I found in the store and altered them by adding some Colour Blast Colour Paste directly using my finger.  The good thing about Colour Blast Colour Paste is that you don't need to prep your surface, it sticks directly to the wood no problems.

There is also some yellow punchinella tucked in behind the photo and title for a bit more visual interest. The final touch to finish of the Charm Creations DIY heart I used was a yellow suede tassel.

Thanks for looking and thanks for all your support over the past year.  D-lish is a fantastic little company to have represented for so long and I wish Amanda and the new team all the best.

Krisy xx

I almost forgot...There is a process video too... You can watch it here.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Alice Art Journal | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,
I am back again today with my second Alice in Wonderland project.  I have been dabbling a bit in Art Journal covers, I have been enjoying this process so much I have so many finished and maybe looking for a new home soon so keep an eye on my Facebook Page - POPLEOPOD.

Anyways here is my most recent one:
 I used heaps of D-lish goodies.  I went with a darkish/gothic feel to this cover.  I used an actual image from a book that I picked up from the Lifeline Bookfest in my pocket watch I had made by Corbett Creations.  Using that as my base, I built up the rest of the cover around that.  Behind the watch, I added some texture in the form of some of the illusive black punchinella.  If you manage to get hold of this from the store - stock up! Then I added some Flowers (wild roses and daisies), some charms (mushroom and rabbit) then all the extra bits.  I used one of the tiny glass bottles from the D-lish store for my "drink me" and I filled it with some loose mica beads and sealed the lid on with hot glue.  It is pretty cool how the beads can still move around.

You will also find other bits from the D-lish store...pipberry stem, cupcake button, filigree edges, black sequins, star button and resin bird.

I also put together a process video you can watch it here.

I'll be back tomorrow with my last ever D-lish share.  Yes, that's right, my time is up with this awesome team.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alice Tin Lid | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,
Krisy back for my three shares this month.  I am currently trying to read Alice in Wonderland again.  I read it 8 years ago when I was travelling through Canada and loved it so I want to read it again to appreciate it but I don't get much read just a page or two before my eyes are very heavy.  So this time round it is taking a lot longer.  And more often than not I find myself rereading parts as I didn't really take it in properly.

On to todays share.  This is an idea I have been working on for awhile.  I wanted to find a way to use Tin lids in my art.  And I worked out one way.  I used it as a base to add a scene to.  I think I will eventually add the whole thing to a square shadow box when I come across one the right size.  In the meantime it is sitting on my desk.

Here's what I mean by Tin Lid...

And here's what I did with it.

I used a whole heap of D-lish goodies to create a scene that includes heaps of things from Wonderland.  The Alice Flair button is from Funky Flair Studio and the key hole and key and the word dream are from the bottom of my stash but everything else is D-lish.  The resin frame,  the flowers, the tiny bottle, the cupcake button, the enamel mushroom and the bunny.

I arranged them and glued them into place using my hot glue gun.  I had the idea that I would glue this straight into a 5x5 frame but it felt a bit lost. So, I put it aside until another idea hit me.  While I was perusing Bunnings, I came across the tile section where you can buy single tiles for 79 cents.  I knew these would be the perfect thing to add my tin lid to.  Now I just need to find a shadow frame that is the right size for the finished tile.

Here's a close up.

Tomorrow I have another Alice in Wonderland project to share...This time it's an Art Journal/notebook cover.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Family | Mandy Melville

Hello friends!

I'm back today to share my very last design team project for D-lish Scraps. I'd like to say a very big thank you to Amanda for having me on her design team over the past year! It has been an honour to design for such an awesome shop and alongside such talented ladies! I also want to say thank you to each of you who have encouraged me by reading my blog posts, checking out my layouts, and leaving lovely comments!

So with the thank you's and goodbye's done, it is time to share my final layout with you...

I created this layout for Sonia's September Cybercrop challenge in The Scrap Suite...

From the recipe list I included:
C - Circle (flair button)
R - Resin / A - Animal (resin bird)
P - Paper Flowers

The photo that I scrapped is a selfie that we took on a recent family picnic. We don't have many photos of all 5 of us together, so I knew wanted to scrap this one straight away! Even though it's not the most well composed photo, I think it's pretty special and I love it! When I finished this layout off, I decided to put it into a frame to display in our home rather than tuck it away in an album!

The design of this layout is one that I've used before, but when something works for you, why not do it again, right?! The patterned papers that I used are from the August Felicity Jane kit.

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

On the bottom left hand corner of my photo, I created a pretty cluster that includes a gorgeous magnolia, a white cherry blossom, a hydrangea petal, and a Charms Creations heart finished off with an arrow word tab. You can also see here the lovely lace doily that I layered behind my photo.

Under the right hand side of my photo, I tucked a manilla shipping tag finished off with some cotton twine. I also added a flair button (from the Washi Hearts Set A) and another hydrangea petal to create a little cluster. You'll notice that I popped an enamel dot in the centre of each of the hydrangea petals... I like how this finishes them off!

I added my title to the bottom right hand corner of my layout. I used one of the Corbett Creations wood veneer words, which I absolutely LOVE!! To finish off the title area I added another hydrangea petal and a pretty resin bird.

Well, that's it from me! I hope that you've been inspired in some way by my projects that I've shared this month as well as over the past year. And I hope to still see you around on social media!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Love this Adventure | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

It's Mandy back today to share another layout with you! This one features a photo of my husband with my three kids on Fathers' Day earlier this month...

This year we decided to go away for the weekend to celebrate Fathers' Day, and wouldn't you know it... everyone came down with the flu just in time for the weekend, and to top it off, the weather was terrible! We still managed to have a nice time together though. On the day we were leaving the sun came out, and so despite everyone not feeling very well, we stopped off for some morning tea at a cafe and a play down at the beach. The beach was so beautiful and it made for some lovely photos for Fathers' Day that I of course needed to scrap right away!

I wanted a light and airy feel for this layout. I also went for a minimalist approach, which I think is sometimes harder because I keep wanting to add just one more thing!

The patterned paper that I used is from Felicity Jane Studio.

Here are some closeups...

Behind the top left hand corner of the photo I added a wood veneer scalloped frame that came in the  August special release Just Add Paper kit. To the left of the photo I added a white magnolia (my new favourite!) and a Kaisercraft Paper Bloom from the 'Sea Breeze' pack.

To create my title 'Love this Adventure', I used a a phrase from the black minifetti sheet along with a Felicity Jane cut file. Underneath my title I added a flair button from the 'Wood Veneer Words' set.

Up in the top right hand corner of the layout I created a little cluster that includes a journal spot, a white pastel petal, and a wood veneer heart (also from the August special release kit). I finished this cluster off with an enamel dot, which added a little pop of the blue to this corner.

Even though this was a fairly simple layout with minimal embellishments, I was still able to include quite a few of my favourite D-lish goodies!

Thanks for joining me here on the blog today! I'll be back tomorrow with my very last share for D-lish Scraps!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cherish | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

Mandy here with you today! This will be my final month as part of the D-lish Scraps Design Team... I am so grateful to Amanda for the amazing opportunity it has been to be on this team for the past year and I have loved sharing my projects with you all! But it's not time to say goodbye just yet, because I still have my September projects to share with you over the next few days! Today I'm sharing my layout that I created for the September Inspiration Board challenge...

Here's a reminder of what the September 'Berry Blast' Inspiration Board looks like...

How stunning is this colour palette?!! Pink and teal are two of my favourite colours to use on a layout, so this was right up my alley!! Other than being inspired by the colours, I also used the optional sketch as the basis for my layout.

The photo that I scrapped is one of my youngest daughter, Eleanor and my nephew, Charlie. I just love how sweet they are together, and I'm so glad that I captured this photo of Charlie giving Eleanor a little kiss on the cheek!

I teamed up patterned papers from a few different collections on this layout... I used Crate Paper Hello Love, Heidi Swapp Hello Beautiful, and Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy.

I used lots of items from the September Just Add Paper kit to embellish my page!

Let's take a look at some closeups so that you can see all the details...

I created some pretty layers behind my photo using patterned papers as well as the lovely heart doily and the tissue paper from the kit. I love the texture and interest that these items add to the layers. On the bottom left hand corner of the photo I added a gorgeous white magnolia and a hot pink rose. The magnolias are fast becoming one of my favourite paper flowers! How cute is the little wood veneer word in this month's kit? I added it to the bottom of my photo and used it as the title for my layout.

I attached one of the little phrases in the journal pack to the top of the photo using the mini peg from the kit packaging, and then added one of the cute little white roses next to the peg. I tucked the journal spot under the right hand side of my photo and used it to add the date to my layout. I finished this cluster off with a hot pink resin button and one of the resin birds from the kit.

In the bottom right hand corner of the layout I added a wood veneer 'XO' that came in the special release August kit. Can you tell I love my wood veneers?? I also included some of the teal spot washi tape in this corner as well. I added my journaling and some stamping to the layout, and then finished it off with some D-lish enamel dots. Did you check out the new enamel dots/shapes that were added to the store recently?

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! I'll be back tomorrow with another layout to share with you.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Smile | Sue Plumb

Hi D-lish fans!
Sue Plumb here with you today for my final post of the month, and as of a member of the D-lish Scraps design team. Can I just take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been being part of this team for the past 18 months. During my time at D-lish I have had the privilege of working alongside an amazing team of ladies, headed up of course, by the lovely Amanda herself.

Amanda - thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of your design team, it has been an honour to work with you and represent your store.

And to my fellow D-lish Scraps design team members (both past and present) - thank you all for your wonderful inspiration and friendship.

Now before I start blubbering, here is my final D-lish Scraps project for you. (I have been saving this special photo for just this occasion.)

I used Crate Paper patterned papers as the basis for this layout, and lots of my favourite D-lish Scraps embellishments.

I first created a layered mat for my photo, using a mix of papers; a lace paper doily; and a grey grid bitty bag. Tucked into my layers under my photo was also one of the new wood veneer square mini frames. (They are so cute!)

I used plenty of wood veneer pieces on this layout, including a printed veneer butterfly;  a veneer scalloped frame (from the special release Just Add Paper kit last month); and an ampersand and tiny butterfly (from another previously released JAP kit).

I layered my scalloped veneer frame on top of a dove grey paper doily; and then popped a flair button (also from a previous JAP kit) on top. I completed my cluster with a couple of resin flowers.

On the other side of my photo I created a complimentary cluster that also featured the same resin flowers; a wood veneer heart; a dip dye printed tag that I tied with twine; and a layered die cut journal piece (from a previous JAP kit).

I couldn't finish with anything other than a Corbett Creations wood veneer word for my title, I just love these so much! Then some simple stamping; printed journaling and a few flicks of gold mist.

That's all from me. Thank you to everyone for all your encouraging comments and feedback on my work over the past 18 months. I do hope I have managed to inspire you somewhere along the way!
I am sure I will see you all around or over in the Scrap Suite, as I will now have a little extra time on my hands to come and play along as a normal D-lish customer.
Thanks again! X