Sunday, 8 July 2018

Admit Weirdness with Em

Happy Wednesday Scrapping Clearly friends.
Firstly I want to say a huge WOW to the amazing scrapbooking that
 I am seeing come in from the Cyber Crop.
I love a crop and this layout im sharing today was inspired by Kylies moodboard.

Here is the awesome moodboard....

so cool hey?
For this layout I decided to really play the blues and try a few different ideas.
I made a video for this so you can see more how it came together in more detail.
I prepped my base paper with Clear gesso so the inks would run nicely.

I then started using 3 Distress Oxide inks, I chose Broken chinaSalty Ocean and Blueprint sketch to layer and drip down my page.

Then I stamped, this time I thought I would use one of the Interesting Faces from Dina Wakleys cling stamps.
I stamped the same image across the page. Then used another stamp to add crackle and script texture.

I played with another medium I had never played with before and that was 
an antique wax by Finnabair.
This medium works amazing on metals, I also rubbed some over the flowers to make them look slightly distressed and old.

Once all my embellishments were glued down I proceeded to add Glass pebble rocks 
in Jen Aqua. These are so super cool to play with.

Finally I added some flicks of Liquitex titanium white ink over my page and then 2 quotes from Tim Holtz Small Talk range, but these particular 2 from the snarky Stickers, and I rubbed over them with my finger a bit of the Distress Oxide in Hickory smoke to finish them off and bland into the page a little.

I hope you continue to be inspired by the Cyber crop, you have until this Sunday to complete them.
Some super cool prizes to be won as well as our monthly moodboard challenge running as well.

I hope you enjoy my little video as well.


I will catch you all very soon,
Em xx

Monday, 2 July 2018

Wander aimlessly- with Emma

Hi 2Crafty beauties, 
Emma here with you on the blog today. 
Today I’m sharing a layout that excites the traveler or the wanna be traveler (that be me). 
I long for the need to escape, find new adventures and breathe in the air of excitement. I found the image I used on Pinterest and it made me want to explore, dare I say to great heights 😂😂 

So I couldn’t adventure physically so I did on my page instead. 
My adventure made me play with Red, not a colour I usually am drawn to but I did love the feel of it on the page. 

The chipboard pieces I chose this time I kept simple to stand out. Do I opted to only paint them. 

I used a Dina Wakley acrylic paint for some, a distress oxide for the title so that it had a different shade and for the arrows I used a Dylusions ink spray. 

I loved the vibrancy of the red bouncing off the blue and white just like lady in the image. 
And wow those chipboard pieces are just perfect! 
Here are the pieces I used...

Please tap on the links to find where you can get your hands on these goodies and more. 

It’s been a joy to wander through my blog post with you today and I look forward to when our paths meet again. 
Em xx

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Art with all my heart- by Emma

Well hello there SC peeps, 
Emma here today to share with you a very easy quick layout. 
It is roughly based on the colour scheme of this months moodboard. And I guess to some degree I was loosely inspired by the ‘stripes’ on the page also 😜 
I’ll show you what I mean.......

As you can see the colours are there and then the stripes are the washi tape I used. 
I started the whole thing by choosing a sheet from Heidi Swapps Pineapple Crush range in Breezy
So to get started with colour I used some Dylusions Rose quartz paint first as my base ingredient. 
Then once dry I tore strips off 3 of the tapes you can find in the Dylusions washi tape pack. These totally rock!! 

Then came a little bit of stamping around the area already created. 
This page I chose to use only a couple of ripped pieces of paper from pink paislee memorandum pad up behind my photo. 
And then to use as my ‘embellishments’ I used a sheet out of that same pack but cut out all the imaging and letters. These also became layers in my washi tape and as my title. 

I also added some random pattern by using liquid paper pen to doodle (inspired by the ever awesome Lisa Oxley)
And a few of the Tim Holtz rub ons in amongst the washi and as part of my title. 

I didn’t care if when I flicked the Distress Oxide around it went on my photo as it was to really showcase art. 
I chose to use hickory smoke for this so that it didn’t over power the image. 
And then I flicked the carbon black liquitex ink once I covered by photo. 

I’m pretty happy with the outcome. What do you think? 
It’s not perfect but hey that’s ART! 😜 
I really look forward to seeing your interpretation of this months moodboard and I’ll be back later on this month to share another layout inspired by the moodboard. 
Catch you then, Em xxx

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Beauty- share and video with Emma.

Hi 2Crafty friends, 

Today I’m sharing a layout that was inspired by my friend Kelsey's watercolour portrait of an image she found 😜 
She inspires me and is creating some cool art.

I really loved it and felt inspired to create with it. 
I used some cool chipboard for it and really felt I wanted to play with a circle theme. 

These are the pieces I chose.....

I also chose to use a colour tone that isn’t my go to but wanted to try something different for me.  Again I drew inspo from the image and this time her lips. So I chose a lindys starburst spray in magnolia magenta gold. 

And  so then for the a couple of the bubble clusters I purely just painted them, and painted them in a colour tone to fit my page, I used a Dylusions in pomegranate seed. 

And for the other bubble clusters and The dotty clusters I coated in an oxide ink but this time a muted tone using iced spruce. 

The gorgeous hibiscus flowers I embossed with a chunky white emboss powder, I really wanted them to not be ‘perfect’, so this is why I chose the chunky emboss, as it heats up it seperates and you can see through it. 

And finally for my title piece I again simply embossed with a novo powder. I love this black shimmer it really makes the title stand out. 

I really hope this has inspired you in some way. I have a little video for this one too I would love you to check out and hopefully inspire just a little more. 

I’ll catch you all next month. 
Em. Xx

Perfect the way I am

Hello Beautiful SC fans.
Today its my turn to share with you my layout using some awesome products that you can find in store.

This layout I have used the very fun and cool range from Heidi Swapp.

Again my page has an awesome pic that I sourced from Pinterest.
So much inspo out there why not use it right?

Firstly I started with a blank piece of  white paper and painted it with Dylusions rose quartz. 
Then stamped my feather stamps over it, and cut them out. 
Then I chose a sheet from the Heidi Swapp pineapple crush range in Flamingle. 

For my background I painted black stripes with some black gesso inspired by my gorgeous friend Tammy who nails this concept every time! 
Once dry i flicked the Rose quartz acrylic over that. 
Then I built my layers using a couple of the perforated squares from Heidi Swapps Let’s Flamingle Book. 

There is also a wRMK typecast tag in there too. 
My chipboard I painted in Dylusions again but this time in fresh lime. Boy do I love that lime! 
And the frame in the Rose. 
I arranged my feathers as a ‘tail’ behind my photo with the chippy. 

And I added a few rub ons from Tim Holtz life quotes and some complimentary stickers from Heidi Swapp pineapple crush range. A handful of enamel dots and this simple layout was complete. 
I hope you join in this week before the month is up, you could totally win yourself a gift voucher. 
I’ll catch you all next month with another cool challenge. 
Till then, Em xx

Monday, 11 June 2018

Beauty of a good heart by Emma Zappone

Hi everyone, 
Today I’m sharing a more ‘pretty’ layout with you all. 

How gorgeous is that base sheet!! 
So this paper is part of the so so range. 
Under my layers I then played with some oxide ink in so and Dylusions acrylic paint in so. 
I flicked only a little oxide ink in so around to bring out the blue in my image. 

Then I built my layers, firstly using some Tim Holtz tissue paper which I scrunched, and I layered a couple of travel tags which I coloured with the same paints and inks I used on my base. 
You can see how in my video 😊 

I tucked in some dyed pieces of fabric to add a textured feel and it also complimented the colours in the image. The Heidi Swapp frame I embossed by using a stamp and then emboss powder. I loved that this gave another texture but only subtle. 

In a few places I also added a few Tim Holtz rubons amongst my stamping. 
Then I placed a few embellishments, one being this Tim Holtz metal tag, this also became my title. 
Finally I added just a small handful of Studio Calico enamel shapes in soft pink. 

So there is my ‘pretty’ layout. 
I hope you enjoy my video and the awesome music my gorgeous boy made for it. 

I’ll catch you all again soon. 
Em xx

Friday, 1 June 2018

Timeless - designed by Emma

Hello all you amazing 2Crafty fans, 
Emma here today sharing a layout inspired by a gorgeous image I found on Pinterest and of course the amazing inspiration the Chipboard gives me.

I chose pieces that I really wanted to compliment the photo. 

These are those pieces...

My title chippy I coated in ink and then painted it with Prima Art Alchemy in unicorn dreams. Ah-ma-zing!! 

How gorgeous is this butterfly!!! 
I decided to emboss this butterfly in black to shimmer but blend in with the page. 

Then my decorative frame I used half around the photo that I painted and the branch I embossed this in a antique moss green. 
Thanks so much for joining me today. 
I look forward to seeing you all towards the end of the month with another creation. 
Till then, Em xx