Monday, March 27, 2017

Spread your wings | Michelle Stokes

Hi Scrappy Friends! Michelle back today with a new layout share featuring this months Just Add Paper kit - Pretty In Pink. We all know I love me some pink, and butterflies, so what better kit than this to get my scrap on!

I wanted to make a feature with all the butterflies from the printed vellum sheet, so I've chosen a photo to document of Leila wearing her own wings that works perfect with a butterfly theme. I've fussy cut all the butterflies from the sheet, then layered a few together to create some dimension. This took some time, but they look so pretty once complete. Next I grabbed a pre-cut and backed cut file (from The Cut Shoppe) that was sitting in my stash waiting for the right layout, then went a little embellishment crazy with all the bits from the kit..

 I've used some complimenting papers under the photo to make it stand out a little more, and tucked in a few Journalling tabs and a piece of doily for some added layers.

Here's a closer look at the little cluster I created using some twisted twine, a flair button, layered butterfly and some pretty pearls from the kit

The other cluster towards the top right made of more of the layered butterflies, another flair from the kit, a sprinkling of pretty pearls and a bow made from twine. I also added in a couple of co-ordinating Forget me not flowers to add a touch of floral.

I've used some Maggie Holmes alpha stickers to create the title, while also adding a touch of gold to all the pink white and black.

Although this is the last cluster I'm sharing, it was actually the very first part of the layout I created. I've overlapped the Journal It spots over some washi tape, added the ribbon bow, glitter heart, some more twine from the packaging, a couple of the fussy cut & layered butterflies, Forget me not blooms and a few more pretty pearls from the kit.

Well, that's all from me today. I hope you've found this creation inspiring. Be sure to share your creations with us over in the Scrap Suite - our D-lish Scraps Facebook group.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Relax - by Anita Enright

Hello Everyone,

Anita, back here on the blog with you today.

This is my last share with you on the D-lish blog as my time on the Design Team has unfortunately come to an end.  I have had the best time creating on behalf of D-lish and hopefully inspiring you guys with some of my work.  I'd like to take this quick opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to Amanda Lawrence for the chance to be part of such an amazing team of wonderful women.  You all inspire me everyday with your talents.  I will miss each and every single one of them.

Okay.... back to business.  So for my last share with you I decided it needed to be a puppy page.  I haven't done many lately, and since they are my babies, thought I would finally do one.

So, this page is all about my old boy Max.  He is now over 13 years old, and I know his days with us are becoming numbered (he is going blind and deaf and becoming riddled with arthritis), so I want to make sure I have his scrapbook album full so I can continue to enjoy the memories for years to come.

To start I decided I wanted a printed border around my page.  After choosing the patterned papers that I wanted to use, I took my white cardstock and trimmed 1" off my cardstock. I then stamped it with a stitched circle stamp.
I mounted my photo on some cardboard just to give it a bit of height from the page.  Behind it I added some more patterned papers and then one of the D-lish paper doilies.

Once I have layered my papers and photo I then just went to town on embellishing the page with heaps of goodies from the D-lish Scraps store.

I have used a whole heaps of D-lish goodies including some from previous 'Just Add Paper' kits.  Goodies include the cute little resin flowers, wood veneer title, washi tape and flair buttonI really love using the ombre wordfetti as they have words in different shades of the same colour palette.

I have little clusters all over the page.  They include everything from the cute little sequin bow, to wood veneer hearts, a tassel and paper flowers of all different styles and sizes.  To finish I added some of the enamel dots.

So for one final time Thanks for Looking.  
I wish you all well on your crafting journeys.

Ciao for now.


Friday, March 24, 2017

"You Shine" by Gwen Wruck

Hi D-lish friends,

Gwen back on the blog today with a pretty special share.  This photo has been kicking around my scrap room for years!!!  For years, I have been trying and trying to get it scrapped, trying it with a heap of colour combos but it never made it to the final layout as it was switched out with another photo.  The problem was the gold in the tutu... it's a bit of a mustard gold colour and I could never find a good fit, it's also of my sweet little Miss when she loved Ballet.  She has since stopped ballet and I am still quite devastated about it, so this layout brings me a lot of joy and takes me back to a time when she loved it.

I'm telling you all this because I want you to know that not every page turns out perfectly, things rarely go to plan when I scrap, especially when the photo is particularly meaningful... I've just learned to go with the flow, switch out some things and work with what I have that is working and eventually, everything will fall into place :)

 I have used a bunch of D-lish goodies here including the felt heart doilies which I crazy adore!  This one has an acetate overlay layered on top and stitched into place.  There is also a mix of different resin embellishments which are always the perfect finishing touch to a layout.

I know you all know how I love bows... #allthebows #bowadict... and this layout uses this lovely Gingham bow - the black was a surprising addition but I think it really makes the page pop!  I've also added some Wood Veneer as I love the soft colour of these hearts.

You can also see here the TuTu bloom - So soft and delicate and really fit with the tutu theme of my page and some of the pretty paper layers and stitching.  

One more close up, stitching, paper layers and Enamel dots... all in my signature style.

D-lish products used:

thanks for popping by today

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Birthday Girl Layout + Retreat Packing by Amanda Lawrence

I was fortunate enough to spend 4 days attending the Colour Blast retreat on the weekend just gone. Best friends + creative time + waaay too much yummy food = all a girl could ever want! 

Today I'm going to share one of the layouts I created plus a little 'behind the scenes' peek on how I prepare when scrapping away from home. 

Being someone who likes to be organised ... maybe a little too much lol ... I like to pre-plan my layouts and make 'kits' for myself. I find this eliminates all the wasted time spent digging through my stash and trying to decide exactly what it is I want to scrap. It also prevents taking great piles of stuff that I ordinarily won't touch. Lets face it, it's not much fun putting it all back away again when you get home. That in itself can require another holiday to get over!

To make my kits I use a 5x7 plastic container and a 12x12 pouch labelled accordingly. This may seem a little OTT but when you have several kits it's easy to work out what goes with what. I begin by selecting my photo and papers and then get an idea of how I want to use them. Sometimes I may print off a sketch, other times I have an idea to run with. I knew I wanted some cut files for this one so I got my silhouette and got cutting. I then grab a range of embellishments that go with my layout. I be sure to put in more than I need and make sure I cover all the bases. I also type up my journalling so it's all ready to go.

Here is the finished page: 

Other than the hand stitching, this layout actually came together quite quickly. Having a limited selection of embellishments that all worked with my page eliminated all the digging through boxes.

I used one of the gorgeous lace doilies as a photo mat, they really add a lovely softness to any page. My main cluster included a selection of paper flowers, some resin flowers for varying texture and a heart patch and tassel from the current JAP 'Pretty in Pink' kit.

The top cluster had a repetition of elements plus a resin bird and flair button.

Lastly, I added my title with a few more flowers and a stunning sequin bow. 

You can find all of these goodies and more in the store:

I hope I have inspired you today. Whether it be through my layout or maybe a rethink of how you approach your packing next time you head out to a retreat or crop.

Amanda x

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

'just like old times' by Nicolee Cable

Hi all
Hope your week is travelling well?

I'm up again on the blog for the last time
for this DT period and I just want to say, I have
been totally privileged to be show casing all that
D-lish has to offer.  It has been a blessing and such fun to 
fill this role and I want to thank Amanda for having such 
faith in me!

I wanted to do a mono-chromatic layout this time, using 
D-lish embellishments and mixed media inks, paints and texture.
The lovely people in this shot are very special to us and 
this was the first time catching up with them for a very long time.

After using the Honeycomb Crunch stencil with
texture paste in the back ground, I dripped and painted with different 
coloured blue inks and paints.  
I then used the following embellishments to 
enhance the layout and my blue theme:

...and the stunning elegance bloom!

and finally I've placed a Journal It's -Tab Bag
just poking out the top.

Like I said, it's been a privilege to showcase D-lish's embellishments, 
I really hope I've inspired you to think outside the box and 
discover all the wonderful goodies you can find
over at the D-lish store.
Pop on over there and support this wonderful Aussie business.

Take care and I'm sure I'll see you around online.
Happy scrapping

Monday, March 20, 2017

'K + B + N' by Belinda Griffin

Hi All

Belinda back with you today to share a pink layout inspired by the fabulous March Just Add Paper kit, more specifically, those gorgeous vellum butterflies!

A pink inspired layout seemed perfect for a girly, friendship based page! A whole lot of fussy cutting of the vellum butterflies and some mixed pink patterned paper trimmed to fit behind them for some colour was the basis for this page.

With a bunch of butterflies already embellishing the layout I kept my embellishment clusters around my photo nice and simple- those puffy glitter hearts speak for themselves really! And who doesn't love a pretty bow.

A simple title seemed fitting for this layout so our initials written with pink puffy alphas and the fabulous wood veneers crosses used as & symbols. Some of the cute pink pearls from the just add paper kit mixed in with the butterflies was the final finishing touch.

Thank you as always for stopping by today
~ Belinda x

Sunday, March 19, 2017

"Love You" by Anthea

Hello all.  This is my last share with you as part of the current design team here at D-lish scraps.  I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks so much for having me.  I have had a blast working along side such a beautiful and talented group of ladies who I have come to call friends - led of course by the lovely Amanda.  
This layout, I would have to say, is inspired by my fellow DT member Nicolee. To say I love her work is an understatement.  The colour and texture in her work is amazing and every time I see a LO of hers, I just want to touch it.  I hope you get a similar feeling looking at mine.
This LO is all about the background (other than the photos of course) and I went to town with this.  I used the abstract wave stencil and a gelato to create the green waves. I then used some gold texture paste with another D-lish stencil, that I got from a past JAP kit, and dried that with my heat gun to make it bubble and pop.  I then sprinkled sequins over my LO and stuck on a few resin glitter dots and some mini rosebuds to create even more texture. 
I then added my photos, matted with a piece of patterned paper I found in my 'left over bits box' and a few little pieces of washi tape and popped in a gorgeous gold doily for good measure.
I then simply added a title and a couple of cute little bird charms and a little cabochon to tie it all together.  I was going to put a little something on the cabochon, but decided to leave it as it is for now.  I can always add something later if I want.  ;)
I really love how this LO came together.  Green and gold are not my usual colours, but for some reason I think they work with these photos of my parents on Christmas day.  Actually now that I think about it - the background is really imitating the Christmas tree in the background of the photo of my Mum.  My subconscious must have done that because it was certainly not intentional. 
Thank you to each and everyone of you for your support to me here at D-lish and for all your kind comments on my creations over the last 6 months.  Until next time - have fun and take care. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Remember this" by Malinda Gardner

My last share for March. OMG where have the last three months gone!!!
My last share so I thought I would try something a little different.
I know it probably doesn't look that different to my usual style but it is quite different for me.

For this page I simply grabbed one of my Just Add Paper kits, in this case it was the ?????? kit, opened it up and got scrapping. Everything except what I used on my background is from the kit.
How perfect is that????!!! That's why I love D-lish...everything goes together perfectly.

So what's so different about this page for me? Well I don't normally use patterned paper on my pages and I struggle with neat lines. But that's what I did with this page, I used the blue spot paper to matt my photo and then added the Journal card to the right.

Next came the embellishments. Vellum stars, raw wood veneer crosses, arrows (individually made by the boss of D-lish Amanda Lawrence 😲) arrows, sequins and a super gorgeous silver sequined bow. All but the bow were from the kit. 

 A bit of journalling and I'm done. How quick was that???

xxx Mal

Friday, March 17, 2017

"Meeting Miss Isla", by Amanda H.

Hi D-lish Scraps fans....
So... I started the month with a double, then decided to keep that going!!!! Why not? I had so many cute photos of the girls meeting their new baby cousin, well, I just had to!
These colours are soft and pretty; a match made in heaven for D-lish products!
There are a couple of main clusters, where you will see the D-lish goodies in the close ups, but also note how I used the beautiful D-lish Lace doilies behind each group of photos?
Have you stocked up yet? #everyoneneedspaperlacedoilies
In this cluster, there is:
the magnificent Elegance Bloom
a enamel heart, from one of the Enamel Hearts sets,
and the camera from a past Just Add Paper Kit.
In this cluster I have used:
another paper leaf,
another resin flower,
all in pink and aqua tones.
 Note: The bling dots are some old ones from my stash and so are the beaded aqua strips, but seriously, the D-lish range of enamel dots are awesome! I need to get more in pink and aqua. #favouritecolourcombo
Thanks for looking! Maybe I need to set a DOUBLE PAGE challenge in the Scrap Suite one month???