Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray Hello Happy Birthday to you | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, I am back with my last share for the month. Today I am sharing another Birthday Layout but this time is is from my daughter, Autumn's first Birthday.  I have been saving these photos as I really liked the colour scheme and wanted a few pages in the album to be all matchy matchy and not only match each other but also match the colour scheme.  I decided it was time to stop hanging on to them and get them into the album.

This layout started off as I whole heap of pretty scraps of paper really.  I purchased this paper from Crate Paper as the colours matched the birthday colour scheme but I really only wanted the Chipboard.  And actually I have only used... none of the chipboard.  Always the way isn't it.  I think it's because it's so perfect I don't want to waste it on the wrong layout.  AKA HOARDING.  But there are heaps of other photos I want to scrapbook so that's ok there is time.

This photo was her present from us and by chance the colours worked with the colour scheme of pink, white and gold.

 I wanted to add a bit of dimension to the layout so I popped up some of the background rectangles of paper on cardboard (which also happened to be some D-lish packaging) and added embellishments over the top. I added the photo on a Cambridge doily and then added some flowers (wax blossom flowers and some Green Tara Azaleas) around the photo in pink and soft purple.  To bling it up I added a sequin bow and a pink and gold foiled flair button from a past Just Add Paper Kit called Sweet and Sassy. To the top of the page I added the circle banner from another Just Add Paper Kit that I had been saving.   I cut it in to smaller pieces and "hung" them from the top of the page.  The twine is also from another kit called Sweet Nothings.

I used a turquoise tassel too as it matched the tassel on the background paper.  For more detail I added some resin in the form of a little white bird, some Ice-cream buttons (because the little bike is an ice-cream truck), a cupcake and some wordfetti.  Really now I look at it this layout is just a mish mash of left over bits and pieces that all work really well together.  Everytime I look at this I see more things I need to mention...There are also a scattering of light pink sequins to bring more pink into the layout.

Finally I added the wood veneer word "Hello".  I kept it fairly neutral but just adding a thin layer of Colour Blast Embossing Powder in bling.  By only adding one thin layer it give is some shine but not a heavy gold colour which is what I wanted.

That's it from me today....have you had a go at the Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite yet?  Make sure you head over to Facebook and check them out.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Believe in Yourself | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, Today I am sharing another layout inspired by Mandy's June Cybercrop Challenge over in The Scrap Suite on Facebook.  I don't know why but I really like this sketch.  Probably because it's quite simple and open to interpretation.
Here is the challenge here:

This layout is pretty special to me.  The photo is of me standing in front of Heather McMahon's tutor display at the 2015 Brisbane Scrapbooking expo. This was me dreaming of one day creating my own stand. Fast forward 12 months and I was creating my own display.  I am still pinching myself.  In that 12 months I had really dedicated myself to my craft and it had paid off.

This is my layout.

Really I kept this layout pretty simple.  I wanted the papers to do the talking.  This paper range is by Kaisercraft. From the off cuts I punched some circles and then mounted them on foam squares to add some dimension.  As the layout is about colour and craft, I used a paint swatch behind the photo as a matte.  To embellish the layout I used the Monochrome Minifetti in Red to make some tiny word banners.  All you have to do is snip a little triangle in the side and ta-da! - a banner.  So easy to do and another use for those little guys you may have in your stash. 

I then added a big yellow wild rose flower. 
For more texture, I added some yellow punchinella behind the photo too.  It mimics the circles and adds some more texture to the layout.

Isn't it awesome how you can take a sketch and make it look totally but use the same base idea.  I will definately be adding this sketch to my book of sketches for future inspiration.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to You | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies,  Another month is almost over so that means it's my turn again on the blog.  With it being birthday month it is only fitting I share a birthday layout.  This layout was inspired by Mandy's June Cybercrop challenge sketch.
And here is my take on it...
This photo was taken at my friends birthday dinner a few years ago.  It was a big milestone birthday so it was a special dinner plus it was my first dinner out alone as a mother of two children before we announced number three was on the way. The photo is fairly dark so I picked a patterned paper that was light but had a bit of dark in it so that it tied into the colour scheme. I used a paper doily to matte my photo. I added a line of gold washi and some gold punchinella down behind the photo to make it look a bit like a present.  Then I added some of my favourite wax blossom flowers, some burlap leaves and a sequin bow.  

I then added some cardfetti around the page (trending tiny word stickers again) and a flair button from the past "Fruit Tingle" Just Add Paper Kit.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hello Sunshine | Mandy Melville

Hi friends!

I'm back with my final share for the month, and this one is a bright and happy page featuring a photo of my youngest daughter enjoying playing on her slide...

I love the look of joy on Eleanor's face in this photo! She had just learnt how to go down her slide all on her own and she was so proud of herself!

I used some gorgeous colourful patterned paper from the Paige Evans Fancy Free collection for this layout.

Here are some closeups...

I used a wood veneer phrase from a previous Just Add Paper kit for my title. When I purchased the kit, I loved this wood veneer piece so much that I purchased an extra one, and I'm so glad that I did becuase it was perfect for this layout! Underneath the title I added two phrases, one from the orange minifetti sheet, and one from the 'Sweet Sentiments' Cardfetti sheet. These are still one of my favourite things to include on my layouts to add a little sentiment and a pop of colour to the page!

I created a flower cluster on the bottom left hand corner of my photo using an aqua Magnolia, a red Gardenia, and a yellow Hydrangea petal. I love all of the gorgeous paper flowers that are available from the D-lish Scraps store!!

Underneath the right hand side of my photo I tucked a pretty 4" lace doily, and then I created a little cluster that includes a flair button (from the Polaroid Picture set), a white cherry blossom, and a gorgeous yellow tassel.

I finished my layout off by tucking an arrow paperclip onto the top edge of the patterned paper, and scattering some D-lish enamel dots and wood veneer stars.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog over the past few days! I'll be back next month with some more projects to share with you. Until then, happy scrapping!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Best Day | Mandy Melville

Hey everyone!

I'm back with another layout to share with you today, and this one features a photo of my hubby and I on our wedding day. We are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, so I thought that it was a good time to scrap one of our wedding photos! Here's my layout...

I chose some beautiful patterned papers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Love Always' collection for this layout, and I used a lovely cut file designed by Felicity Jane Studio for my title. It was the perfect title for a layout about our wedding day!

Once I had my title in place, I then adhered a thin strip of patterned paper down the right hand side of my layout, as well as a strip of washi tape. Then I was ready to add my photo and embellishments!

Here are a few closeups...

Behind my photo I added a super pretty 4" lace doily! I'm loving this smaller size doily! You may have noticed that the wood veneer words are a favourite of mine, and even though I already had a large title on my layout, I couldn't help but sneak this cute wood veneer word onto my page!

I created a little flower cluster using a white azalea and a pink Kaisercraft bloom. I love how soft and pretty these two flowers look together!

I can't go past tassels at the moment! They are definitely one of my fave embellishments, and these pretty pastel ones are just gorgeous! I attached the tassel to a paperclip using some cotton twine. I also added a phrase from the 'Sweet Sentiments' Cardfetti sheet along with another word sticker from my stash.

I finished my layout off with a few black D-lish enamel dots and a couple of wooden flower buttons.

Thank you so much for popping in today to take a look at my layout! I'll be back tomorrow with my final share for the month!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

#epic | Mandy Melville

Hello D-lish friends!

It's Mandy here today and I'll be sharing a few layouts with you here on the D-lish Scraps blog over the next three days. Today I'm kicking off my project shares with my take on the current Inspiration Board challenge! Here's my layout...

And here's a reminder of the August Inspiration Board, 'Geometric Crush'...

I absolutely love this colour palette, it's such a great one for scrapping the boys in our lives! Other than the colours, I was also inspired by the triangles on the inspiration board, and I used the sketch as the basis for my design (although I used one horizontal photo in place of the three vertical ones).

The photo that I scrapped is a recent one that I took when we visited the Reptile Park during the school holidays. In the entrance is this replica of a crocodile and Isaac thought that it would be fun to stick his arm in its mouth as if it was eating him! Of course I had to snap a photo to document it!

I used mostly the August Just Add Paper kit to embellish my layout. Once again Amanda has put together a spectacular kit, that just made this layout come together so easily! And as always, I have embellishments left over that I can use on future layouts! Such amazing value for $10 a kit!

To start my layout off, I trimmed my cardstock down a little and framed it with some patterned paper. I then used a piece of star punchinella as a stencil, and added some inking around the edges of the layout. If you're wanting to get your hands on some punchinella, then head on over to the store, because it has just been restocked! But be quick, because it never lasts long!

Next, I arranged the wood veneer triangles from the kit on my page in a similar design to the sketch. I backed three of them with different patterned papers for added interest. I popped my photo on top of the triangles and then I was ready to embellish!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

How awesome are the layered die cuts that Amanda created for the kit?! It's like all the hard work is done for you! I added one of them on the top right hand corner of my photo. I also added one of the flair buttons here to create a little cluster, and I wrapped some twine from the kit around the flair.

I can't tell you how much I love the wood veneer words that come in the kits! They just make the perfect titles, and they look great either left raw or jazzed up with some ink! This one is still available here until sold out, and you can find more wood veneer words in the store here. I wanted to messy mine up a bit so I simply rubbed some grey distress ink around the edges with an ink blending tool. You can also see here that I used the yellow star pick from the kit, but I took it off the pick so that I could just use it as a die-cut. I added some foam tape underneath to give it extra dimension.

Lastly, I created a little cluster down in the bottom left hand corner of the layout. This wasn't on the sketch, but I often like to do this to balance out my layouts. I used a journal spot from kit to add some basic journalling to the layout, and then I added another flair button wrapped in twine, and a die-cut arrow from my stash.

I finished my layout off with some wood veneer stars (which I am loving at the moment!) and a few Kaisercraft epoxy dots.

I hope that I've inspired you to play along with our Inspiration Board challenge this month! Link up your layout here in the sidebar by the end of the month to be in the running to win a prize!

I'll be back tomorrow with another layout to share with you! See you then!