Saturday, September 30, 2017

Keep calm and relax by Nicolee Cable

Good Morning all
Can you believe we are at the end of September already?!
At least we can celebrate with the weekend.  I hope you’re getting up to some fun adventures this weekend? Or are you like me and have to tackle the house work?!

 Well I don’t mind because I’m feeling refreshed as I’ve just had a lovely week with my family in Darwin.  Family time is always good for my soul!

Today I’m going to show you a layout that I've done recently which shows a photo of my family relaxing at the foreshore, hence the title ‘keep calm and relax’!
I didn’t really have a plan for this layout - sometimes I’m led by the photo,
sometimes by the papers I find to use. 
This time I was led by both as I’ve been wanting to use these earthy, floral papers for a while now and it seemed the perfect fit.

Once I had gathered supplies from my D-lish stash that matched the paper colours,
then I let them sit in front of me and play with them in 
different places until I decide if I’m going to use them or not.
At first I had chosen a different background paper. 
I tried to use a little ink to add some dimension but this failed miserably, so I ditched that page and chose the wood-grain paper instead.  I’m much happier with this choice and think it suits perfectly.
After fussy cutting the flower frame along the bottom, I layered the ribbon. 
I also cut out some doilies from the paper range and backed them with some sparkly rose-gold card stock (this just added the right amount of sparkle), subtle but there.
The green string is from an old kit and I just like playing with it to make knots
and then pulling and twisting it until it looks beyond untangling - perfect!

Then I decided which flowers and embellishments went where and after gluing them down, added a few little white marker splashes around to finish it off.

Here is a list of the D-lish embellishments I used: 
          Canvas leaves
Bitty bow
                Creative cuts – seed stems
             Vellum butterflies (from a previous JAP kit)
Hope you enjoy and are inspired to pop on over to the
D-lish store to grab yourself some
perfect embellishments for your next project.
Take care
Nicolee xxx

Friday, September 29, 2017

'Life is Magical' by Tamara Buckler

Hello there D-lish Lovelies,

Well,  I'm very sad to say that this will is last blog post for D-lish Scraps, as unfortunately my time on the DT has come to an end. I have had a fab time playing with all the pretty embellishments, and I hope you have enjoyed the projects that I have shared.

The layout that I am going to share today features a pic of my little miss munching on some fairy floss that was bigger than her head! As a kid, I'm pretty sure that's magic, and that's where my title has come from.

I started this page by using the packaging technique and some watercolours to create two areas - one for my photo cluster and one for my title. I picked up the blue and pink from the fairy floss, and then added in the jade green, which then became the focus colour. I have also added one of the gorgeous D-lish doily to both of these areas.

I added in a very old tutu flower that I had in my stash, and of course another beautiful sequin bow, to create my main cluster. And then tucked in a D-lish flair, a paper rose, a resin rose, an enamel glitter dot, and a faceted D-lish dot.

To the top left side of the photo cluster I have added an ombre wordfetti piece, some beautiful Corbett Creations butterflies that I have painted and then blinged up with some kindy glitz, and some more of the faceted D-lish dots and a glitter enamel dot.

My title cluster features the fab puffy alphas from D-Lish as well as another Corbett Creations piece, and finished off with another wordfetti strip. 

And that's it lovelies! Thanks for sharing this journey with me, its been fun :) 

Big Loves, 
Tam x

Thursday, September 28, 2017

'Snapchat Fun' by Rachel Dutko

Hi everybody!

Rachel here today with my final project for D-lish!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amanda
for having me on the team for the past 6 months.
I've had an amazing time!

Here is my layout

I've been hoarding this piece of pattern paper, and I've used my favourite colour palette of navy and pink. 

I've added a layer of hot pink punchinella for some texture and detail.

I've used some puffy alphabet stickers for my title along with a  

I've also used some Ombre wordfetti quotes around the page. 
The lace doily adds a feminine touch.

My main cluster next to my title includes a Sakura bloom, a tassel, tea roses, wood veneer stars, heart pearl cabochons and a printed veneer heart.

I've also scattered other gorgeous embellies around the page -  a sequin bow, tea roses and wood veneer stars, resin glitter dots, faceted enamel dots, resin flowers, heart pearl cabochons and stars from a previous JAP kit.

D-lish products used-

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Little Miss Self Expression" by Julianne McKenna

Welcome everyone! 
It's hard to believe that six months have passed so quickly, and it is with a sad heart that I present to you, my very last DT blog post for D-Lish Scraps. I have had a wonderful time with this team, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share my creations with you. 

Being fellow scrapbookers and artists, many of you may be able to relate to this layout that I created about my eldest daughter. She is my mini-me - my little artist. She pushes all the boundaries when it comes to being herself, and expressing herself through her artwork and appearance. It drives her school crazy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Like me, my daughter has a fondness for bright colours. So I thought it only fair that I create her layout with bright colours - using two of her favourites - red and aqua. I had to include the red sequin bow - it just reminds me of how girly my daughter can be, even when she wants to be different (and herself).

I have used lots of Little Birdie flowers in various sizes, and finished with some feather creative cuts that I have coloured with gold ink. I have used an aqua doily and circular creative cut as my base for the flower cluster. 

I love the wood veneer butterflies because they come in various sizes, and can be altered in so many ways. For this layout, I inked them red, added a faceted enamel dot to the centre, and then coated them with kindy glitz. Once dry, I am left with a lovely sparkly effect. 

And I decided to have a little fun with my background. I used a 5x5 stencil (brick wall) with texture paste, and then painted it with water colour paints once it was dry. Doesn't it look just like a wall? And then I finished with a little was tape for colour and texture. 

There is something so bold and enticing about using red and aqua together - you can't help but notice it. And I guess that is exactly like my daughter. She definitely stands out in the crowd.

Thank-you for joining me today, on my last day. It has been a pleasure to share my creativity with you. If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my blog: Jules The Bling Princess

Cheers and happy crafting, 

Julianne. xxx

Monday, September 25, 2017

'Loved Canvas' by Lauren Tomecek

Hello friends! This is a sad blog post for me because it is my last on the D-lish Scraps design team. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time, getting to see all the fantastic creations by the other team members and taking part in the challenges and chatter over at The Scrap Suite. However, all good things must eventually come to an end. I thought it fitting to finish my term as I started, with a mixed media canvas.

There are lots of details to this canvas, so there are a few different detail shots. Starting in the top left corner, I used a lovely apricot Sakura Bloom at the focal point. I then worked my way down in size using a range of paper flowers including a cabbage rose, tea roses, and resin flowers. You can also see a clear glass cabochon and some glitter enamel dots scattered around the edges. At the very bottom level of my layers, I have some orange/white twine and an off-white paper doily.

I couldn't resist these adorable wooden boy buttons when I saw them in the shop and had been saving them for just the right occasion. 

This last close up shows the beautiful orange Little Birdie bloom, as well as the Kinder Kreations chipboard title.

Thanks for looking at my work, both today and over the past six months. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"Create Happiness" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!

Gwen back with you today to share my very last layout as part of the D-lish scraps design team.  It has been an amazing year on the team, I really have loved every minute!  I have especially loved Amanda's amazing inspiration boards. She comes up with colour combos and inspiration that pushes me out of my comfort zone and enables me to push my creative boundaries and I so love that!  So what better way to finish my term than with a layout inspired by the latest inspiration board "Over the Rainbow".

This is the perfect example of a page I wouldn't normally create, I love colour but generally would not use all of the colours on one page!!  To keep it more my style, I went with a pastel version of the colours and used tone on tone for the embellishments.

To start the page, I have also kept the background pretty clean by adding some mist in co-ordinating colours. I have simply added each colour in a strip creating a 'rainbow' of sorts across the centre of the page.  Next, I went about punching out the hearts using paper scraps from my stash. I wanted a pastel version of the colour represented in the inspiration board.

Next, I went about stitching a line of colour along the centre of each of the rows of hearts, to keep the design clean, I wanted to block the colours and use tone on tone.  You can also see I've hand stitched around my photo, once I knew where the placement would be, I co-ordinated the stitched edge with the section of the background it would be sitting on.  Now that I've mentioned it, you will really notice it in the images above... each section around the edge of the photo has a co-ordinating thread.

Next, it was time for smaller elements, I pulled out a stack of Pick n place bows, one for each of the colours represented in my 'rainbow'.  Then, I did the same for the Jewelled cabochons and Resin flowers.

I also used one of my favourites the wood beads from Pink Fresh studio here as well.  I'm loving the different textures here, the resin, the canvas and fabric bows and the wood.  I just added items here and there in co-ordinating colours to the hearts and background until I was happy.

Lastly, I added my title using Thickers and a chipboard word painted with white Gesso and... that was the layout complete.  I hope it inspires you to give the Inspiration board a go, they really are so fun to work with!

Thanks for all your support, encouraging words and love for my D-lish scraps layouts.  I have so loved being part of the team.  Looking forward to my next creative adventure.

Products used:

thanks for popping by today


Saturday, September 23, 2017

You COLOUR my world | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle back here again with a new layout share inspired by the current Over the Rainbow Inspiration board. For this creation I've used this months Just add paper kit and a bunch of paper punches I have neglected for so long. I've been inspired by so many pages in the last few months that have used this technique so I thought I'd give it a try. 

I had the perfect photo ready for this layout, one of Leila from a couple years back that I'd recently re edited using a fun app on my phone called Color Pop. The app allows you to create a black and white photo with parts in full colour. So fun! 

The colours of Leila's dress are the best mix of Rainbow, which are perfect for using with this months Just add paper kit. The selection of goodies this month is full of pretty pops of colours that perfectly compliment each other in every way possible. 

Heres a look at the full kit if you haven't seen it at all this month...

Quite a few of my favourite items within this kit - journal its, a sequin bow, paper flowers, flair buttons, an awesome yellow tag, some fun washi tape and more!

I left the large wood veneer raw as I felt it would blend into the background if it was any other colour.  You can also see a close up of a few punched designs Ive used to create the strips along the background. I fussy cut the yellow label from the journal its pack and tucked it into the strips. I've also adhered the glitter heart to the layout using foam tape as the back is slightly curved and wouldn't hold using regular tacky glue.

To the right of the photo I created a cluster using the Sequin bow, 2 of the paper flowers, a flair button, flower button and some of the pretty faceted enamel dots from the store

I've added a couple of lines of journalling under the strips, something I'm really enjoying seeing on my layouts more since my typewriter stopped working.

Lastly I felt the top of the layout needed a little colour so I created a cluster to balance it all out. I;ve used a journal it from the kit, some remnants of the strips from the centre of the layout, a tiny strip of washi tape, a button and more of those pretty faceted enamel dots. 

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has given you inspiration on how to get use from this months Just Add Paper kit. Please be sure to share your creations made with D-lish Scraps goodies via our Facebook group The Scrap Suite, we love seeing what you all make 😍

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Friday, September 22, 2017

'Sweet' by Julie Pearce

Well hello everyone.
Today I'm sharing my last blog post for D-lish Scraps.
I have really enjoyed the last 6 months on the team.

Anyway my last layout is another page for my friend's album.

I decided to use the blues and natural colours in the photo on my page. In my bottom cluster I have used one of the Swan Roses in Aqua, a white embossed daisy, a white rose, a wood veneer butterfly and a blue resin rose.

And to the right of my photo I have another white embossed daisy, a blue rose and a Little Birdie - Beaded Micro Petals. I also used some of my favourites Glitter enamel dots. 

Thanks for checking out my pages for the last 6 months and I hope my work inspired you.
Thanks again.
Catch you around.
Jules xxx

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'#lovewhatyoudo' by Jasmine Shea

Last year Hubby and I were lucky enough to explore Queenstown in NZ.  
I couldn't believe we had not been there before.  We live so close.
We now have a trip planned next year to travel with the kids from the 
North Island to the South Island.

We climbed up and then down this mountain for 6 hours. This photo captures the beauty and size of the mountain....and we were only halfway up at this stage.
If you have never been to NZ, you have to put it on your bucket list.

Having my D-lish goodies sorted by colour makes it so easy to put a page together like this one using blue, white and silver.

I have used a few of the Little Birdie Flowers. I just love the shades of colour on them. 
I also added some Sequins and some Resin flowers
And finished off with one of the Wordfetti pieces the stunning silver Resin Glitter Heart from one of the Just Add Paper Kits.

Don't forget our September Cybercrop is now on. 
I hope you see your fabulous creations in The ScrapSuite this month.