Friday, 5 October 2018

Believe - layout for scrappingClearly

Happy Saturday everyone, hope its an awesome day where you are.
Today I have a project that showcases the awesome Jane Davenport 'at a glance' stamp.

It's very "eye catching" hehehehehe!


I have had this image from Pinterest for ages and have been hanging onto it for just the right moment.
When I received this awesome set of stamps I just knew this image would work perfectly with it.
So I used it as my main focal stamp down and under where I was going to place my image.

Up until recently purple was a no go colour for me. But after a work friend challenged me to use it, I'm not so phobic about it.

I really wanted to match the colours to the image so after applying Clear Gesso I applied my first colour, I chose Distress Oxide in Antique linen first. But only a little because I really wanted to mimic the image.

Then to add my colour I used a Vicki Boutin watercolour set. I had lots of fun mixing and adding paint colours to achieve the bleeding watercolour effect.


How incredibly amazing are those eyes in the stamp!

Behind my image I layered some torn pieces from a Heidi Swapp paper pad I had. And I also scrunched and placed some torn pieces of the Tim holtz tissue wrap.


For my main embellishments I used 3 of the Finnabair mechanical metal flowers.
I just cant get enough of these metals.


With a couple of torn pieces of fabric tucked up in my layers, I left it. Didn't add anymore embellies and didn't even flick ink!!!

But I'm super happy with the way this page has come up. I love the vibe, sadness and hope this image and the eyes depict.

I hope you too can be inspired by some of the very cool products Kylie has in the shop just like I have been.

I'll be back soon to share a page devoted to this months amazing moodboard.
Till then, Em xx






Tuesday, 2 October 2018

What The - created for Scrapping Clearly with VIDEO

Hi SC Family,
Emma here today sharing a layout that was once again 
inspired by the moodboard for this month.


And here is a reminder of the moodboard....


So this image I found on Pinterest awhile ago and just loved the quirk of the picture.
Plus it reminded me of something my boys would do.

Because of it being blank and white it lends itself to be used with any colour/s.
So yellows it was. (I did sneak in some darker slightly orange shades in there too....shhhh)

I have made a video for this layout that you can watch it all come together.
I started by using a sheet of Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection, good times, which I clear gesso over.


I then began to stamp in the area that I had chosen to create my design.

I used a mix of stamps, but main focus on the Dina Wakley Scribbles set.
Once my stamping was complete I then added colour. Firstly with Dylusions spray in custard and then dylusions acrylic in lemon zest.
You can see how I applied these in my video.

I then cut a couple of 3x4s from the Boys rule fun games sheet, and placed behind my image with a few precut 'tags' I made from some older papers.


My title and a few of the embellishments come from the Boys rule ephermera pack.
Along with some chippy that I inked with a Distress oxide reinker in squeezed lemonade.
Which I then painted over with a Prima opal Magic.


Within the embellishments I also added a couple of metals from the Steampunk gears.
And like most of my pages I finish off with some Liquitex ink in Carbon black. I never tire of this final piece.

I hope you enjoy my video and I will catch you all next month.
Till then, Em. xx










Wonder - layout created for 2Crafty

Hi everyone, Emma here today,
hoping I can inspire a little creativity for your Sunday.

So for today I share this layout that is inspired by this image I found on Pinterest and the muted watercolour tones it has.


I find the colours and the image very calming and I wanted the chipboard and my twist on it to extend that sense of calm.

Here are the chipboard pieces I chose to compliment the image...….


I wanted the stag to still look like he was standing on ground and that his antlers where being extended above. So for the top part of the image I chose to use a couple of the mini branches, inked with a distress oxide and then I dotted a little blue ink spray on the leaves to soften and blend with the colours in the image.


Because the image had bubbles I wanted these to go up the page also so I chose just a couple of the dotty bits and cut them to make smaller individual rounds.
These were first sprayed with a Dylusions ink and then painted over the top with a Prima opal acrylic to give it a blue sheen.


For the chipboard around the sides of my image I chose a couple of the pieces from the wild flowers collection. I cut one in half to give the impression of extending out and across from the picture. and then added another one of the flowers up against it to make it look like it was all one piece.
These I painted with Prima Acrylic, the chipboard just paints so easily and dries super fast.


Finally for my title and deer head embellishment, I inked the 'wonder' word like I did for the branches and the deer head I painted in the exact same manner as the circles. This was so it all complimented each other as well as the image.

I love the end result and had a lot of fun creating it and really making it feel a bit like a 'story'.

I hope you get to have some crafty time and I will see you all again a bit later in the month.
Till then, Em xx



Monday, 24 September 2018

A moment Captured - layout for 2Crafty

Hi 2Crafty friends,
Emma here today with you all.
The layout I created for today has some pieces of chippy I really enjoyed playing with.


Here are the chipboard pieces I chose.....
Film Strips-Tiny (units of 3)Mini Sampler Set 1 (unit of 3)
A Moment Captured (unit of 3)
Mini Tags (unit of 3)


So for my finishes on the tiny Film strips I have black embossed. The definition on these little pieces are just amazing.


I used the circles from the sampler pack in this layout, and for these I just inked with a coordinating distress oxide.


You can also see poking out in places with the paper tags the chipboard tags, I used a couple of the smaller ones in the layers. These I inked in black and then used a gold texture medium applied with a palette knife to look a little distressed.


For my title piece I black inked the top 2 words and the 'captured' word I gold embossed.
I'm totally loving the gold right now.
It was fun getting a little more 'arty' with this page.

Have you used these chipboard pieces yet? I would highly recommend you get them into your stash.

Thanks for joining me today and I'll catch you all next month.

Em xx





Sunday, 16 September 2018

Index cards with Emma

Hi there, Emma here today sharing a couple of quick index cards with you. 
These are something I have really been enjoying playing with of late, getting my grunge on and feeling just that little more free with my creating. 



I started them with Distress oxides in 6 different colours. 



For this one I used - - - 
Once applied I flicked water over the inks to leave splashes in the oxides. 
Once dry I applied strips of Dina Wakley washi tape. I wanted these 2 cards to compliment each other so both have similar washi. 



I then stamped upon the cards in a random fashion. 
Then with a Dina Wakley stencil I inked through to print my image. 
A bit of Dina Wakley acrylic paint in - swiped across the page with a spatula. 
I flicked some black carbon ink at the end along with some pink fresh quotes. 



This card I used oxides in - - - 
Again flicked water over the page before applying the washi tape in the same manner as the first one. 
I chose a dark room door stamp for this one and another Dina Wakley stencil this time the face one. 



Once stenciled through I thought it needed to pop more so I went over it in a Scribbly fashion with a liquid paper pen. 



This card I also spread a paint and texture paste around with a spatula to add shading in places. 
And another quote from the pink fresh stickers. 

Finally on both cards I dotted and crossed in sections with more liquid paper to complete the look. 

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll catch you all again real soon. 
Em xx







Friday, 7 September 2018

Here and now

Hi there, Emma with you all today. 
And for my first SC share this month I’ve chosen to use this months moodboard for inspo. 





Now yellow is a colour that speaks to me so much! 
I dropped my inks directly onto my page after I had applied a coat of Clear Gesso and then dried quickly to keep the splat look happening. As you can see in the image below. 


Then instead of using stamps I decided to use up some of the Tim Holtz rub ons. I rubbed them where I felt would peek through once I added my paper layers and photo. 


I chose 2 papers from the Pink Paislee Paper pad and only 2!! 
I tore these and placed behind the photo. 
Before I placed my photo I flicked with a bit of Distress oxide in Squeezed lemonade so that it brought the background paper and the layered paper together. 


In my embellishments I chose 2 Finnabair metal flowers, I love adding the metals in amongst the chippy and Paper. The leaves I inked with distress oxide in Hickory Smoke


I added a couple of Heidi Swapp black rhinestones to finish it all off. 


I hope you get a chance to play with this moodboard as it’s just pure Spring goodness! 
I look forward to seeing your creations. 
I’ll catch you again soon.
Em xx








Friday, 17 August 2018

Capture Beauty

Hi Everyone,
 Emma here with you today,
 sharing a page with a boho/vintage vibe.
Again I was inspired by an image I found on Pinterest, oh how I love Pinterest.


These are the chipboard pieces I chose for this layout.




I really wanted to make the Leafy Shrubs pop from this page so I painted it in the beautiful
Art Alchemy Metallic paint in the gorgeous Patina colour.
I love the Shimmer it leaves on the chippy.



Stunning shine hey?

For the Leafy Silhouettes I decided to emboss them in a chunky white emboss to add extra dimension and rusticness. (is that a word? it totally should be.....)


For my Title words I decided to keep them subtle only inking them with a Distress Oxide to compliment the yellow in and around my image.



I have a little process video showing exactly how this page came together.

I hope you enjoy it and inspires you somehow.




I'll catch you all next month with more.
Till then, Em xx