Sunday, 4 March 2018

Strong- a 12x12 layout

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s my turn to share a creation with you all. For this layout I was inspired by some of the colours in this months moodboard. Particularly the green, black image in the bottom corner. 

I was also inspired by 2 words in the quote, strong and woman. Hence my title and a selfie. Most days I’m far from strong, but I’m a work in progress, so it’s something I try for. 

My background consists of lots of SC goodies, starting with stencils and modeling paste in opaque matte  and Jo Sonja’s texture paste in black   for my greens I used a couple of water colours from the new Vicki boutin water colour set
I also smeared some dylusions lemon zest around with a palette knife  You can see this process in more detail in my video at the end of this post. 

For my layers behind my photo I used a couple of sheets from pink paisley 6x6 paper pad  I tore this up and layered with a WRMK typecast tag. 

My title letters are from the Heidi Swapp alphabet
I did also tuck in a flair from Heidi Swapp flair and button embellishment set. 

The couple of enamel dots used are from the Heidi Swapp stickers set. 

I painted all my chipboard with the same oxide inks as my background.

Lastly like on all my layouts or creations I flicked Liquitex carbon artist ink around to pull the whole project together. 
I really hope this inspires you a little to join in with this months challenge. 
And I hope you enjoy my video too. 

I’ll catch you all soon. Enjoy your week. 
Em. Xx

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Welcome to March everyone. 
This month at Scrap the Boys we have a sketch challenge. 
I had trouble following this sketch as I find it hard to use a large image in the background and multi photo. So I decided to pull elements out of the sketch and use these instead. 

I placed tags in the tag section of the sketch and a few of my embellishments are clustered in the sketch pattern. 

Mostly I just wanted to have fun, and that’s what creating and scrapbooking is all about. But it’s also about your interpretation. 

I used lots of mixed media, which I kinda felt I stuffed up with but kinda liked at the same time. 

I can’t wait to see what you guys create with this sketch. 
Till next time, Em. Xx

Saturday, 17 February 2018

New background technique

I’m really excited to share with you this layout I created with a new technique I’ve been playing around with. I’m in awe of and a little stalky when it comes to abstract acrylic painting and so I’ve been trying and practicing this out and adapting to scrapbook layouts.
In my video at the end of this post you can see it come to life. 

So my background mostly consists of acrylic paint, Dylusions to be exact. I chose the floss and mint, not 2 colors usually put together but I loved the feel they gave. 
For my black lines I used Liquitex artist ink in black. 

I used colour blast shimmer pot in envy to add contrast splashes as well. 
Then using a Kaisercraft texture stamp layered this over the now dry paint. 

And yes I only used 1 stamp this time!!! So hard for me cos I love using 4 or 5. But I really wanted the ‘art’ to shine this time. 
Then keeping it sweet and simple, only used a strip of paper from Heidi Swapp paper pad and 2 tags from Heidi Swapps colour magic notes, which I painted over with the same paints but on a baby wipe to then wipe over to show the pattern. 

A little bit of twine some ink splashes and this little beauty was done. So quick so simple! And so much fun!! 

Please check out the vid I made, you can be sure you will see more of this background very soon. 

Catch you all needy month
Em xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Dream - With Em. So

Welcome to February!! 
Unreal how fast life travels hey? 
So it’s the first of the month which means new challenges are set.....awesome!! 
So today I’m sharing my DT interpretation for Scrap the Boys. 

Here is my layout.....

And here is our challenge.....

I really didn’t have and out doorsy photos for this challenge, so I decided to get a little creative with a close up photo of my hubbys eye. And transferred an image over his inner eye, and chose a senic one so it feels as if inspired to venture somewhere. 
It was so fun to play around with this. 

I really love how this page came together. 
I used a few of the 7dots paper range, along with some Tim Holtz ephemera. 
It went so well together. 

I felt like I was traveling while I created this page. It took me somewhere, sonewhere inspired. . 

I really can’t wait to see what you guys choose to create with this months challenge. 

It’s a fun one. Open to any interpretation. 
I’ll catch you all soon, Em. Xx

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Take a Deep Breath - with Em

Happy Weekend ScrappingClearly Peeps.
Hope you have been keeping cool if your in Aussie land, and if you are in a land with snow and cool air I hope your marshmallows are toastie.
Today I'm playing with an image that I got off pinterest.
I have 2 boys that don't like having photos taken as often any more, (I sneak some though) which makes me source images from other places, pinterest being one of them.
I find it also allows a different type of creativity on my pages.
This cute little fox looks so calm and at peace it made me think of spring and a time of wonder.
I don't get to use flowers much so a pic like this allows me to be a little floral.

I started with choosing a couple of 6x6 pages from the Heidi Swapp September Skies pad.
And I also fussy cut out a section of flowers from one of the sheets, that I tucked up under the top left corner.

My base I started with good 'ol Gesso and Texture paste, and then started playing with a couple of
Colour Blast Shimmer pots in Envy and punch.
Then a layer of Distress Oxide in fossilized amber

Then instead of using black to stamp this time I used the Distress oxides to stamp with.
I used a couple of Kaiser stamps and I used only the flowers from the Prima Cling stamp.

I finished off my layout with my staple of Liquitex artist ink in Titanium white.

I have made a video for this page also. I hope you enjoy it, cos I had fun creating it.
And my eldest Son Jude has been creating music for my layouts which I love as he gets a buzz out of this form of music creativity.

So even though I may not always have a photo of my boys they are always supporting me in some form of my art.

I'll catch you all again real soon.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

In the wild- layout and video for off the rails.

Hi again everyone. 
Hope you are all traveling ok. 
Today I’m sharing my video ‘tutorial’ with you all.
It’s inspired by the mood board we have running this month. 
Baby = baby animal 😉 

Baby animal, and blue eyes is my inspiration for this layout. 

And I hope you enjoy my video, sorry about my funny voice 😂😂😂😂 

Catch you all next time. 
Em xxx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Cool Kid - 12x12 layout

Hi everone,
Today on the ScrappingClearly blog I'm sharing my take on this months sketch and showing some fun products and colours.

To start my page I used modelling paste, and then had a play with a Colour Blast Shimmer pot in Envy, these are sooooo fun. I also painted the wood veneer in this also.
I added my favourite medium a distress oxide in fossilized Amber over the top of the shimmer and paste. Then using a very cool new stamp added a few interesting layers with this and a couple of other stamps in my stash.

I painted my Heidi Swapp veneer and chipboard with the same mediums I used on my base.

Then choosing some very awesome sheets from the Heidi Swapp September skies 6x6 range created layers to follow the sketch of this month.

I have some of the Heidi Swapp Banners and was really unsure how to use them as I don't often use banners and so decided to cut them up and use like tags under my paper layers.  I also used a couple of the Heidi Swapp Star embellishments to add under my veneer to add more interest.

Finishing it all off like I usually do with my Liquitex ink in black flicked across my layout.

I hope you join us with our sketch this month, you could grab yourself a very cool $30 prize.

Catch you all soon.