Saturday, 30 December 2017

Forever - Scrap layout with Emma.

Morning ScrappingClearly friends.
Today I have created a page inspired by this months sketch challenge.
And this time i think I kept it very similar to the sketch 😜 

I used a lot from the MME Ontrend 2 collection to create this page.
But I started my page with gesso and texture paste, and then added a few subtle colours because the base paper I chose was rather bold.
These colours were made using Distress oxide antique linen  and Distress oxide iced spruce .
I also used a little bit of colour shine in gold, because I had chosen a few gold elements.

I cut a few tags out of the Ontrend 2 3x4 journal cards, that would compliment the layout.

I used a Heidi Swapp decorative tag and to embellish it used a few things in my stash and 
I also used some Ontrend 2 stickers in and around my layout.

I finished off with liquitex artist ink in black and white flicked around.
I love finishing all my creations with this technique because I feel it unites every aspect.

It’s always crazy at this time of year, but hopefully you will get a chance to play with our challenges.

And don’t forget to enter in the amazing comp that Kylie has running right now, with a very cool prize up for grabs.

Until next time, happy scrapping.
Em xx

Art journal with Emma.

Hi everyone. 
Today I’m sharing another page in my art journal. I get so nervous creating in my journal and I really need to just let me be me in it. I tend to compare my work to everyone else’s, this includes all my creations not just the journal. 
But we are all unique, we like different things, we see different perspectives, and we create differently and that’s what makes our art so awesome! 
So I pulled out my stamps and inks (because these are my fave items at the moment) and just went for it. 

It’s not at all perfect, but I had fun creating it. 
I wanted it to reflect positivity as I’m lacking that about myself at the moment. 
So I started with my main stamp, my girl, she is so gorgeous and I really haven’t water painted much b4 and thought I’d also try a ‘Style’ of this medium with my oxide inks. 
So after stamping around my page, with a few flowers, and quotes, I chose my ink colours. 

Choosing a few ‘feminine’ colours started painting the flowers with a water brush pen. Darkening and lightening where I needed. 
Once this process was complete, I dried it and then quickly spritzed it with gold and again heat dried it quick before the oxide inks reactivated. 

I then grabbed a couple of stencils and again using the oxide inks and a dauber rubber the ink through in a random fashion. I loved doing this it reminded me of art class 😜 

I love the way the gold sat on top of everything. In the photos you can’t quite tell how much shimmer it has, but it really shines on the black lines of the stamps. 

I then finished with a few flicks of ink and my page was done. I stepped back and felt happy with the play I had, and really want to enjoy that creative time instead of overthinking it. 
I hope this can encourage you to try something that you might overthink?? 

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Have a great holiday break and I’ll catch you all in the new year. 
Till then, Em xxx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Story of today

Hi ScrappingClearly fans,
Hope this crazy month will allow some crafty fun for you all. 
Today I decided to use up some letters that I’ve had. 
And I’ve used them on my background instead of a stencil and texture paste. 

I did start with a gold texture paste though just painted on my On Trend2 paper like I would usually use gesso,  and then applying Distress oxide antique linen and faded jeans on it. 
Stamping and then using my photo as a guide, created a background for my photo to nestle into. 

I then used behind my photo a few scrap pieces left over from the Pink Paislee-cedar Lane  range and ontrend2 range. 

Tucked in a couple of Heidi Swapp paper clips to help build layers. And cut out a pineapple from one of the Ontrend2 journal cards. In my layers I also used my last Heidi swap muslin tag. I’ve loved using these. 

I also used a few Heidi swapp gold puffy stickers around. 

Finally my last little final touch is the liquitex ink in black and white

This was a quick layout and a great way to use up odds and ends from your collections. I hope you have a great few days and will catch you on Thursday. 
Till then, Em xx

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Journal page - with Emma

Hi again everyone. 
Today on the ScrappingClearly blog I tried something new. I played in my art journal. So many other scrappers inspire me so much, 
and I don’t normally do this form of media, I have tried it a couple of times but always think it looks silly.
But I decided I need to embrace and create! And I love trying things. 
I kept it simple, only using a couple of colours. 

I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with colour. 
I started with Tim Holtz mini collage crazed medium on the base as a prep on my page before I added colour. And layered a stencil. 

I then started stamping. Feeling free to let the page kinda create itself. I then used a black pen and highlighted parts of the stencil. 

I then thought I needed a title? 
So using a OnTrend2 journal card I cut out the quote to make my title. 

I loved how it had the Gold in it. And then I found a quote that reflected the creative vibe I was feeling. 

A few liquitex artist inks flicked over the page and this page was finished. 
I’m pretty happy with it and look forward to playing like this more in the future. 

Have you tried this form of media yet? 

It’s very freeing, I highly recommend it. 

Catch you all next time. 
Em xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Live more - for SUYS

Hi there, 
I’m sharing my page for Show us your Stuff! And I did make a quick video for it too. 
This months challenge was to use metals on your page.

I used a few metal pieces and also used handmade products from Kit the Habit. 

I love how this page turned out. 

And I hope you check out my video. My beautiful Son Jude has been creating music for my layouts and this piece of music is his latest creation 💕

Till next time, 
Em xxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Start somewhere - with Emma

Hi everyone! 
Ok so I’ve been not feeling it when it comes to scrapping this week, my mojo has gone walk about. Finding inspiration can be hard. So I thought I would try and play with one of the challenges ScrappingClearly has going this week in its celebrations. 
I took it from the artwork image board.....

 ......and then I felt inspired by my dear friend, Tammy, who’s Scrapbooking is just phenomenal!! 

With these ideas in mind, my layout slowly came together. 

I used fantastic SC products of course. 
I started my base with Gesso and then layered Distress Oxide in cracked Pistachio to base my colour around. 

Then I used texture paste with a stencil and once dried I then applied 2 more oxide inks, iced Spruce and then abandoned coral  In the image I loved the mixed media feel. 

I tore strips of paper from the Ontrend2 collection and added them to my background layers. I also used a few of the Washi strips from the Pink Paislee Cedar lane range. 

Then stamping my theme (which became feathers, also inspired by the feathers in the image)  I finished my background. 

I then began layering my real and veneer feathers. 
I also used some cool Heidi Swapp gold puffy stickers amongst the feathers. 

Added a few Studio Calico sequins, and a few quotes and boom! layout done! 

I hope you could be inspired by some of the challenges that have been shared all week long, or maybe a friend or a layout has helped the creativity flow. 
Whatever your inspiration, Have fun scrapping and I’ll catch you all again real soon. 
Em! Xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Right now - by Emma for Scrappingclearly

Can these weeks go any faster????
How has yours been so far? I’m here to hopefully share a little mid week inspiration and creation.
This month at Scrappingclearly we have some awesome challenges to get your scrap supplies excited.
So to start of the month I chose to try out the sketch......

Yep I couldn’t play with the sketching in its ‘normal’ way so I flipped it and swapped sides 😜 

I did go with the concept of the circles and the paint splatters. I used a few different mediums on the base including 2 different Ranger Distress oxides (wild honey & iced spruce)
I also used one of the Ranger distress collage mediums in vintage to see what it was like. Love it!!!

Then I stamped using a new Darkroom door stamp I recently purchased.
This stamp is awesome, it really transfers great on any paper and medium.

To add under my photo I used a few different tags this time instead of papers. I used an assortment from the Heidi Swapp decorative tags and I used one Heidi Swapp fabric tag that I coloured with the oxides.

Finishing it off with a few bits and pieces from my stash, and this layout was complete.
I hope it gives a little inspiration for your mid week hump.
I look forward to seeing your creations using this sketch.
Have a scrapping good time.
Love Em. Xx

Friday, 3 November 2017

Always face the sun - by Emma

Hi, Emma with you today. 
And today I’m sharing a layout that again was inspired by this months moodboard.
And with this page the image at the top right of the mood board is where it all started. 
I was excited to be a little girly and ‘chic’ 😂 

I really had fun with the background on this one using distress oxides and stamps. 

Layering my colors and strips of papers and stickers from various ranges, that all complimented each other. 

I made my cabachons from an older paper and a few resin rounds that I still had lying around, it’s a nice feeling when you actually use something that you have been holding onto for so long. 

 I love the finished result, it feels almost calm in my hectic life. 😜 
I hope you get a chance to play along and I look forward to seeing what inspired you from the moodboard.
Till our next scrappy venture, Em. Xxx

Friday, 27 October 2017

Tell tall Tales - with Emma

Hi everyone. 
I’m on the blog today with a layout and a process video. 
It’s inspired by this months moodboard. 
This layout was mostly inspired by the silver tones and ‘shiny’ look from the top left image. 

I hope you enjoy my video. 

I had lots of fun creating this page. 

I’ll catch you all soon. 
Em. Xx