Friday, 26 August 2016

Love your smile

Hello there! 
It's the first of September which means a new challenge is up over at Picture This!
I love all the challenges but I perticularly loved this one as it is 'about the boys' and well....I have boys!!! 😝

So pretty much you just need to scrap a layout dedicated to boys!! How cool is that!! 
I had lots of fun, and couldn't wait to scrap this photo of my eldest boy! 
I texture pasted around, and then stamped a plenty. Adding some ink mists and paint around. 

Then came the layers!! I love layers!! And I think tags are fun to layer with so I added 3, lol!! 

I remembered I wanted to use some shapes around my layout so I cut the triangles, heart and circle out of some PL cards, and then incorporated them into the layers. 

My embellishments consist of many different pieces, from very cool imaginarium designs chipboard to the cocoa vanilla veneer!! 
I always mix my brands, I feel if they compliment, it's on my page. And let's face it there are sooooo many awesome brands out there!! 
I really hope you all have a go at this very fun challenge. Don't forget prizes are up for grabs!! 
I can't wait to see your layouts. 
I'll see you all soon, Em. Xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

This is Bliss

Before I say goodbye on this 'Ruby Tuesday' I have one last share to show you all.😎 
This layout I'm sharing today, made me relive summer, warmth and a time of slowing down.
I can't wait for winter to be over now!!
Anyhow here is my layout......

Ahhhhh a bit of summer bliss to reminisce!
These colours add to that summer feel.
I used some of the muslin that is available in the D-lish store, I must admit I have not played with this very much as it scares me a little. But I felt this picture needed me to use it.
And it was one of the first pieces I placed on my page.

That is after I added gesso and paint. I also added some turquoise beads over the muslin. 
I used a dusty attic chipboard word, that I painted. Some soft little birdie flowers scattered around added to the over all effect.
Of course I used plenty of layers, cos if you had not guessed yet, I really do love to layer.
I incorporated some white punchinella with PL cards and a tag it.

And a flair to tie it all in.
And how cool are the glass cabachons?? I totes adore these!! 

I have absolutely loved sharing my designs with you all this month.
I hope you have an amazing month until I see you all again.
Till then, Em. Xx

Laugh at yourself

Morning everyone on this 'manic Monday', 😉
Today I'm sharing a page inspired by fellow DT member Krisy.
She set a very cool challenge over in the Scrap Suite for the monthly cyber crop, create a grungy layout! 

I was inspired a lot by the top right corner picture and I must admit I did tone the grunge down a little, but I had so much fun creating this one.
I actually dug out some mediums that I have not played with for such a long time to create my background.
I started with some stencilling and a few squirts of mist spray, but didn't want to over do the drips. So I used some Perfect Peals flicked around my paper and then flicked water over them and it created this amazing dusting of colour. And it looks a little like graffiti paint right? 

I then flicked black paint around really haphazardly to add to that grunge, unstructured feel.
(But of course it's completely sctructured)

I wanted something slightly feminine on the page with the add of a few flowers, I used one of the hessian flowers and because it was not the right colour I spritzed it black. And it looked so good, and coloured so well.
A bit of twine, some more mini roses, enamel dots and some torn, roughed up paper brought this layout together.
And don't forget one of the D-lish flairs!!!

Thank you Krisy for setting a very cool concept.
 I hope you loyal followers have a go at some of the very inspiring challenges set this month ( oh yer, I think I set one this month too 😝)
I'll catch you all tomorrow with a more calming layout for a Tuesday.
Em. Xx


Hi, Emma here with you the next few days, and I'm hoping it's an 'easy like Sunday Mornin' for you all. 😁
Today to start off my design team shares with you is a layout using this months JAP kit for D-lish.
The colours are just perfect, and it's leaning more in favour with the boys. Awesome!!
So here is my layout and the mood board and kit used.......

How amazing are those veneer triangles!!!
In fact I found this kit to be totally 'epic' with its contents.
I started my page with some good old gesso and stamps.
I painted my triangles but left the title raw with just some faux stitching.
I also used the triangles as stencils around my page.

I layered up yet again with a few PL cards and the tissue paper that is in the kit.
With a little washi also. 😉

 I love how Amanda always helps tell the story with her flairs, and this kit had 3 super 'rad' ones to play with. I chose to use two on this layout, saving the third for future play.

I finished my layout with a couple of tag its and flicks of white paint, I love how this adds a touch of blending all the items together.

I hope this Sunday brings you some creative time, and I will catch you all tomorrow, with a little Monday Inspo.
Till then, Em. Xx

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Hey everyone......
Today is the 15th which means a new challenge is up to play along with at Picture this!! 
How cool it is to have 2 challenges a month!! Well this mid month challenge is a tricky one but a great one! 
Use a not so perfect photo, 
we all have them (usually the first I erase off my camera) and now is the chance to showcase the imperfect. The blink, chopped head, blurry, you name it we want to see it 😝 
Here is my interpretation for the DT......

It's a good old travel pic, where you think 'hey let's take a photo while the car is moving' whoops, Bump, and it's now out of focus, lol! 
Scrapbooking is unique because we love to scrap the everyday, so this challenge really presents the everyday. 
And then we make it pretty 😜

I really loved this challenge and really hope you get inspired to play along too. 
We would love to see what you create and what imperfect photo you choose to make a memory. 
Till next time. 
Em. Xx