Thursday, December 8, 2016

"Bloom" by Jaimie Ramsey

Hi Crafters!

I am here to share a very bright & sunshiny layout of my Mum & I.

First, I started with a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock. It is an awesome mixed media cardstock that takes wet mediums well. I used a yellow & Green Colour Blast shimmer dust to create the background. Then I used yellow Colour blast paste through a stencil (this one was not D-lish but you can find the d-lish stencils here) Then I started with a Doily, and then layered up a photo mat with the Crate Paper "Bloom" collection. On the top right of the photo mat I created a cluster of embellishments using a resin flower and various paper flowers.

On the bottom right of the photo mat, I created another cluster. I used Paper flowers, resin flowers, an enamel heart and a resin bow.

I finished off the Layout by adding some puffy stickers from the Bloom collection and some thickers to spell out the word "Mum". I haven't been able to get my hands on enough of the D-lish puffy Alphabet stickers, but they would have worked perfectly here. For a final finishing touch, a yellow sequin bow went on the top right of the photo mat.

I hope you like my very yellow Layout!
See you soon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Celebrate Joy" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Everyone,

A Christmas share for me today which is a rare thing as I don't normally scrap a lot of Christmas photos... I'm not really sure why, as it is a big deal around our house!

Inspiration came from that beautiful image Amanda put up on the Facebook group The Scrap Suite
with the teal and pinks and whites in it... if you are not yet in the group, be sure to check it out, you'll see heaps of inspiration and get sneak peaks of kits and more :)

This layout started with the Vellum Stars in the Plus One kit.  There were quite a few included in this kit and I sorted through them and noticed that there were 2 that did not have the pop of black print on them.  I knew straight away they would be perfect for a Christmas layout in pastel colours.

I then had a bit of a brain wave to use these Wood Veneer Embroidery-Hoops and I thought I would try and turn them into a Christmas Bauble. I did this by mounting it onto some pattern paper and then adding a bow.  I added the Wood Veneer Hearts which I added some Inka Gold to for subtle shimmer.  I've added them in a way that helps make the bauble round.

I've also used some plain paper flowers, I liked these as they were a similar 'star' shape in a subtle way so they were a good fit.

To finish the layout I added the Enamel shapes stars too which were a nice touch and matched the star shape of the vellum and of course some Sequins.

Products used:

Wood Veneer Hearts
Enamel shapes
Paper Flowers
Wood Veneer Embroidery-Hoops
Past Kit Bit (Vellum Stars)
Resin Bird

Monday, December 5, 2016

'Sweet Girls' by Belinda Griffin

Hi All,

Belinda back with you today to share my first layout for December. I had fun playing with a simple colour scheme I don't often use- blues and yellows- and playing with some of the D-lish goodies in slightly different ways.

Today's layout features my two adorable nieces. I wanted to use smaller photos so I had lots of room on the page for their names, a title and a bunch of embellishments. I used some of the yellow coloured wire to create the larger letters for each of the names. I've used two sequin bows alongside my flair to create an embellishment cluster in the corner of my photos with one of the super pretty white doilies in the background.

I love the silver washi tape so it had to make an appearance on this layout- it was the perfect divider between my two different patterned papers. That then gave me a line to run my title along, keeping everything flowing.
To add some interest to the bottom half of my layout I added a couple of cute Journal Its along with a resin flower and the completely adorable resin deer! Isn't the deer just perfect for a baby layout?! I wanted to give him a little bit of 'grass' so I cut off some pieces from a tassle and used the suede strips to create some.

To add some extra interest I've added a mixture of paper butterflies and resin butterflies fluttering off my page. To finish things off I then added some sequins from the Plus One just add paper kit, some drops of ink and some of the jump rings. Technically jump rings are designed to attach charms to things but I think they make a fun embellishment instead of or in addition to sequins! Add at 10 cents for 20 at the moment, they will literally be the cheapest embellishment you buy!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today,
~ Belinda x

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Love this - by Anthea

 Hi all again.

Wow - who can believe we are already in December?  I don't know about you, but the year has gone by in a flash for me.  The year started off as a big blur working in a new job (full time) and doing a post grad course in my spare time.  I honestly thought I would never find time to scrap book again - and yet here I am sharing yet another LO with you all.

This month I have had a lot of fun getting downright messy - which is probably my favourite style of scrapbooking.  I love mixed media and I love lots of colour and layers on my LOs.  I admit that often my LOs don't end up looking anything like what I had envisioned and this drives me somewhat mad at times.  To prevent further madness this month, I decided to go ahead and create with no plan in mind!!!!

This LO started with some bright coloured paints, texture paste and a D-lish stencil (this Moroccan tile stencil is getting a work out for sure).  Once all this dried - I picked my photo.  This photo of my daughter and her 'cousin' at Easter worked for me.  I really didn't overthink this at all.  I was literally just wanting to have some fun.
 I then built up my layers; a doily here, some punchinella there.  A bit of gauze here and a homemade paperbag doiley there.  I literally took a brightly coloured paper bag and cut out the shapes and title on my Big Shot.  To give the title a little more substance - I simply cut out the same words with some cardstock and glued it to the back.  I was going to lay the words flat - but decided they looked better on an angle.  I also added some enamel shapes to give some more texture.
I then just picked out some of my favourite D-lish goodies that I thought worked with the photo.   I will admit - I have a slight obsession with sequin bows right now.  My daughter may also have said to me the other day. "Mum - do you ever do a LO without flowers on it?"  I do apologise for being so boring.  ;)
I then just added some sequins in colours that I thought would work and a cute Easter Flair button and a resin heart to finish it off.  I wanted journaling on this LO and in a real leap of faith, used my own hand writing. I don't love it....but hey?  Sometimes you just have to go with it. 
I really like how this LO has come together and am already looking forward to getting messy again. 
Thanks for looking and, as usual I hope I have inspired you in at least some small way to go forward and create. 
Till next time.
Take Care.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

"beYOUtiful girl" ..... by Anita Enright

Hello again, I'm back on the blog today sharing with you my page using the JUST ADD PAPER kit for November.  I have always loved this colour combination so just had to find some great photos to use on it.
This is my gorgeous little girl Molly, Princess Molly as we like to call her.  She is no longer this little though, she is now a big 7 year old but is just a bigger version of this cutie pie.
It is very fitting that these photos just so happen to have a pillow in them that matches the colour theme of the Peacock Parade kit perfectly.

I started with a patterned piece of paper and covered it in Gesso then allowed it to dry.  Once dry I went to town with both colour sprays and shimmer sprays from Colour Blast and allowed the purple to run a little over the page. After the sprays dried I then used some white texture paster over a stencil to add some extra interest on the paper and give it a 3D effect.
In the JUST ADD PAPER  kit you also got a cute little feather stencil.  I used some of the coloured texture paste from Colour Blast to add some green feathers over the page.

The gorgeous raw wood veneer title I heat embossed using both a purple and jade green powder.  I did it a couple of times to get a rich coating to the wood.  

I think I used over half of the November kit, and added some more flowers including a magnolia, apple blossom, forget me nots, poppy and a few different size roses and some of the Puffy Alphabet StickersI spritzed a rose and magnolia in a matching colour spray and 'dribbled' some purple colour spray over the apple blossom before giving it a light spray.

I really liked the frosted round cabochons and the loose sequins in the kit and just had to use them.  The flair buttons in the kit were to die for, so I kept a couple for another layout.  Once all my embellies and photos were attached to the page I added some of the washi tape from the kit from the side edges of the page to the edge of a couple of the photos.

If you aren't quick enough to pick up the monthly kit, you can always find similar products in the D-lish Scraps store.  Monthly kits sell out very quickly on the day of their release so make sure you are on the D-lish Scraps Facebook page on the evening of release, the 1st of the month, so that you don't miss out.  All the details you need will be there. You will also get to see some sneak peeks in the lead up to the release as well.

Well I hope you liked my layout that I did using the Just Add Paper kit.
I am sure you will find more wonderful creations appearing throughout the month of December.

Until next time, stay happy 😄

Anita xx

Friday, December 2, 2016

"Merry Christmas", by Amanda H

Happy December, D-lish fans!

Time for some Christmas layouts? YES!

Last month, I got the special Christmas edition Just Add Paper Kit, "Festive Wishes". I opened it and quickly and easily made this page. I am sure we all agree on just how easy it is to create a page with these fabulous little kits. If you head over to the store, you will see the new December kit, "Peaches and Cream" is now on sale - don't miss out!

So here is my page:

I started with some patterned paper in a light turquoise, and I really liked the little triangles, which reminded me of Christmas trees in a line! I used the star stencil from the kit and some Colour Blast paste to create the stars on the background that run diagonally behind the photos. These stencils are such a great bonus in the Just Add Paper Kits, as they can be used again and again. If you are keen to see the range of stencils in the D-lish Scraps store, here is the link: Stencils.

In these close ups, you can see all the details of how I used the different elements of the Just Add Paper Kit.

Here are the stars created with the stencil, along with a sprinkle of wood veneer stars and sequins that came with the JAP kit.

I coloured the "Merry Christmas" in the same colour as the stars on the background, and added a layer of dimensional magic to it, for some shine.

I love the silver foil on the flair in this kit, although it is hard to see the shine in these photos!

I layered the Journal Its from the kit, and the peg and twine that came on the outside of the kit to hold it all together. Layering the beautiful resin flowers, cute present resin as well as more of the wood veneer stars and sequins, finishes this cluster perfectly.
Even if you missed out on this Festive Wishes Kit, and you need to add to your stash, you can find...
Resin flowers HERE
Journal Its HERE
Wood veneer HERE
D-lish flair buttons HERE

Thanks for looking today!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Inspiration Board and Design Team Layouts

Hi D-lish Scraps fans!

It's the first of December... which means two things.... It is nearly Christmas, but more importantly, tonight is the release of the December Just Add Paper Kit. Are you a subscriber? Or do you have the alarm set on your phone so you don't miss out?

This morning I get the fun job of sharing this month's Inspiration Board, plus some lovely layouts that have been inspired by the board. I love that the board gives away the colours for the Just Add Paper kit; gets us all excited for the sneaks on Facebook before the release tonight.

And don't forget, as you order your kit this month, make sure you also look in store for some of the Design Team latest favourite things, which you will see on their layouts... is the board!

 Oh yummy and sweet, right??

And here is what our talented team came up with:

First from Nicolee Cable:


 Next from Gwen Wruck:

 Next is this page from Anita Enright:

 Then, this from Anthea English:

And finally mine....

Amazing pages and an amazing board board. Cannot wait to see what you create!

You can find all the details you need to enter under the 'Current Inspiration Board & Rules' tab at the top of the page. Entries need to be linked by no later than midnight on the 31st of December to go in the running for the fabulous prize on offer.

Amanda Hartmann