Monday, February 20, 2017

'Friends' by Belinda Griffin

Hi All,

Belinda back with you today to share a layout I've been intending to create ever since I came accross these adorable wood veneer embroidery hoops. I just knew I had to create a layout with them as the main feature and so this circluar layout was born.

I chose a variety of patterned papers for my backgrounds and then to back behind each of the embroidery hoops. I left one hoop free of paper, instead backing it with my photograph and centering it amongst the rest. 

I then created my title by sticking some alphas to the background and then going over the them with some gold medium. I went on to use the same gold medium to colour in some of the crosses on my background on the top left of the layout and around the title. 

For some extra colour I added pieces of a doily from a previous Just Add Paper Kit to the top and bottom with a couple of phrases from a wordfetti card at the top.
Finally, I added a few extra embellishments around my hoops- a magnolia flower, flair, sequin bow and resin bow with some scattered sequins for good measure.

Thanks for stopping by today
~ Belinda x

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"Sweet Crazy Girl" by Anthea

Hi all.
It is me again.  Hope you are all well and well and truly settled in to the year.  I can't believe how quickly the year is flying by.  It is crazy that it is almost the end of February - next thing we know it will be Easter. 
Speaking of crazy - I thought I would share a layout that I have done of my gorgeous (at least I think so) girl.  These photos were from her birthday a couple of years ago where I set up a bit of a photo wall for her and her friends to have some fun with. 
I love so many of the shots that I got this day and I have been wanting to scrap them for ages, but always steered away from them because I was not sure how I was going to scrap all of those colours. Sure, I could have easily turned the photos into black and white, but the colour in them is part of what I love about them.   Having a good look at my box of D-Lish goodies, I realised I had such a huge collection of different coloured embellishments and I should try incorporating them all, or at least a whole lot of them. This is what I came up with. 

There are so many D-lish goodies on this LO that I am really not sure where to start. 
The background is made of different coloured inks applied with stamps and through a bunch of stencils.  The green hearts and the blue dots are both stencils from D-lish.   I have once again used a doily and punchinella to back my photos and added in part of a journal it paint chip tab for a bit of extra colour. 
I then went slightly wild adding bits of this and bits of that which I thought worked.  I added 3 different washi tapes (all from D-lish JAP kits), glitter dots, sequins (both regular and mini star ones), forget-me-nots, mini rosebuds, a resin heart and part of a pip berry stem to this part of the LO.
To the bottom half of the LO, I added some more flowers (including my favourite wax blossoms) ,  sequins and glitter dots, and another strip of the pip berry stem with some coloured wire and TWO tassels
To balance it all out, I created another cluster with yet more flowers and sequins (the mini stars are easier to see here), another resin heart, a flair button and a bitty bow clip which have recently come back into stock in the shop and are selling quickly. 
My title as you can see is made up of chipboard words (just coloured with ink) and some puffy alphabet stickers. 
All in all, I am pretty happy with how this LO turned out.  It is, in my mind, as sweet and crazy as my girl!  I hope you like it too and that I have given you some inspiration to go and create something equally as crazy.
Have fun.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunshiny Day - Anita Enright

Happy Weekend Everyone

So who were the lucky ones to get hold of the new FRESH CUTS Just Add Paper kit for February.  Oh my lordy it is stunning.  As soon as I got mine in the mail I just had use it for my next creation.
The gorgeous fresh citrus colours of yellow and lime would have to be my favourite colours of all time.  Be quick, there are still some available in the store.

To start I applied gesso to my white cardstock background and then used a bright yellow gelato and water, and of course my fingers to smoush it all together across the page. I dabbed off the excess moisture and then lightly dried it with my heat gun so the cardstock didn't curl and warp.

The Just Add Paper kit came with the cutest little flower stencil which I used with a white shimmery colour paste.

With all the gorgeous flowers in the kit and the wood veneer bicycle having a basket on the front I knew I just wanted my layout to look as though flowers were 'flying' out of the basket .  I used all the flowers in the kit and added an extra bright yellow rose and some forget-me-nots in yellow, green, white and one red on,

In the kit there are some really cute little bright yellow, green and white resin flowers in the kit.    I found some more in my D-lish stash of goodies so added some more to bulk up the flower cluster across the page.

I slipped one of the tags from the kit behind my mounted photo and added the lime doily behind it, added a sequin bow to the bottom corner and then used the three flair buttons to the bottom right cluster and the inside of the bike wheels.
Finally I added a title using the oh so cute puffy alphabet letters.

So, thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my creation.

Don't forget to drop by The Scrap Suite Facebook page to see the new Cybercrop Challenges for February and some of the creations made by the Design Team.
Have a great and crafty week.

Bye for now.

Friday, February 17, 2017

"So young and happy" by Amanda H

Hi team D-lish!
Here is my second page share for February - dedicated to my dear husband... using an old photo that seems like an eternity ago, LOL.
Who restocked their stash of doilies last week? The beautiful delicate lace ones are amazing on any page and for this page, I actually sprayed them with some colour sprays, to make them the focal point of the layout.
I layered some patterned paper behind the photo, but then got busy making some lovely D-lish Scraps clusters. I used lots of the goodies out of the latest Just Add Paper Kit, Fresh Cut, plus a few extras that you can see in these close ups.
Firstly, I really love the new Elegance Blooms in store, so many colours; I have chosen yellow for this page. Tucked in around this cluster, are resin flowers, stamens, D-lish flair, paper leaves , forget-me-not flowers and the divine little yellow Bitty Bow.
 I repeated many of the same embellies in this cluster and you can see that I also used Puffy Alphabets for my title and a Journal It for my journaling.
Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Summer Squeeze | Winners

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our January Inspiration Board challenge - Summer Squeeze. There were so many fabulous entries, it's really great to see. 

Our overall winner who will receive a $30 credit to spend in the D-lish Scraps store is ...

Congratulations Carolyn, please email me for details on how to claim your store credit. 

Our randomly selected winner is ...

Congrats Janice! Please email me your postal details so I can get your 'Fresh Cut' JAP Kit in the post to you. 

Amanda x

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"US" by Tracey Wright


I'm back to share with you all my layout I have created for this month.

I have used some Prima papers from my stash. I had this photo of my 12 year old daughter and myself that was taken in Melbourne on a day trip we had last year. Have been wanting to use this photo on a layout, and finally got the chance to pull it out.

So firstly l dabbed some white gesso with a sponge over the centre of my layout. Then l dried it off using the heat gun. Then l used a stencil and added some white modelling paste over my layout to areas l wanted to show the stencilling. I then let it dry for a few hours and then came back to it when it was dry. 

You can see how the stencilling shows up on my layout. Looks even better when you add some colour over it. I then layered my photo with a few different sizes of the Prima papers and then stuck them down to my layout. 
I then used some Twinkling H20'S Watercolours in 3 different colours to co-ordinate with the colours I wanted to use in my layout. I just painted with a brush in different areas over my page. Just loved how pretty and sparkly the vibrant colours came out on my layout. I was really happy with the end result. 

I then added a Green Tara Azalea Flower, a Paper flower, Roses, some Bitty Blooms, and some glitter dots l had in my stash. 

Then I just added some Rhinestones from my stash, that I made into little arrows, then placed them around my page. I used some chipboard and painted with some white gesso, then placed one leaf over my photo, and on the side, then one up in the top of my page with these gorgeous D-lish Paper Flowers.
Lastly l splashed some white paint over my layout to finish it all off. 

That's all for me today, I do hope I have inspired you to get your creative juices flowing. 

Until next time
Take care, 

Tracey xx

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

'Time to Relax' by Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends,

Sarah here with you for my first February layout using the 'Summer Squeeze' Just Add Paper Kit. This kit is so bright and happy! It can be purchased in store by clicking here.

I created my background for this layout by using the 'packaging technique' with Distress inks in the colours Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean (funnily enough, two of my fav things at Summer time!).


If you're not familiar with the packaging technique (well, thats what I call it anyway), you rub the distress ink on a piece of plastic (usually from product packaging), spritz it with some water then turn it over and smoosh it on your page. It gives a lovely water colour effect. The two colours compliment this Just Add Paper kit nicely.

Elements of the kits are also available instore and can be seen here. The little stencil in this kit is so pretty, as well as the flair buttons, washi tape, the little resin camera, flowers.....oh well really it's all to die for! Lets look a little closer at this layout features.

Thankyou for joining me and I hope you enjoyed this layout....until next time!