Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy - Emma Zappone

Wow these last 3 days have flown by.
We are already at the end of yet another month.
Today I'm sharing something slightly different for me.
I have used black, and only gold and brown tones.
I absolutely loved creating this one.
The photo is one of my faves but I love love love the Gold!!
And it was a great way to use some awesome D-lish flowers.

I think the pip berry stem made for a great frame around my photo and was complimented by those mini rose blooms.
I have had the Gold flair for a little while and it always felt a little lost on some of my brighter coloured layouts, but on this one it was just perfect along with the muted felt bow.

On my 'happy' word (just one of the awesome wood veneer words in the shop at mo) I thought I would try a different approach. I painted it with the gold, but while it was still wet I pressed in some actual gold leaf. A friend of mine had given me some to play with. It's a little tricky to use but I really love the texture it gave as well as the awesome shiny Blingy look it has.
I finished it all off with a few resin butterflies trailing up the page.
It's minimal, condensed and pretty.
One of my faves created so far.
I hope you all have a creative new month and I look forward to seeing you all in May.
Till then, Em. Xx

Friday, April 29, 2016

#life is good - Emma Zappone

Hi all,
Im here today with my second share. This one came together rather quickly.
D-lish has so many awesome washi tapes, either I've ordered them or they have come through in the JAP kits, that I thought I should showcase a few as my 'paper' element behind my photo for a change.

Some who know me, know I love to layer and washi is an instant layer! And you can keep adding and layering. Also I felt it suited the relaxed feel of the photo. I did add some tissue paper and a bitty bag up behind my photo as a matting and used one of the awesome Dusty attic chipboard pieces for my title.

And I think those beautiful coloured wood butterflies are just perfect to pretty a page up.

The camera flair is just the cutest and that reminds me I really must order
I tied it all together with some green enamel dots and a few extra embellies and quotes.

It was a great way to use up some washi, I have so much of it and just placing a bit here or there just doesn't use up enough. I really love how all the colours pop off this page especially the Orange felt bow. 
I'm sure you have plenty of washi lying around.
Why not try something similar?
It's a nice alternative to patern paper.
I'll catch you all tomorrow with my last share for the month.
Em. Xx

Thursday, April 28, 2016

You & Me - Emma Zappone

Hi everyone, 
Emma here to share my first of what I have been playing with for this month with D-lish

Have you seen this months mood board and kit? 
This is what I created with it and what the board looks like.... 

Super pretty and soft. 
It's a loved up theme, so I used this emotion of love to scrap my gorgeous hubby and I. 

The JAP kit this month is stunning. All of the pieces are amazing, my fave this time is the wood veneer word. I wanted a soft colour on this veneer so I used a spritz to cover it. These veneers are awesome as the colour stays true and doesn't just soak up the colour. 

And because everything is matching in the kit, layouts come together easily. 
I added only a couple of small papers up behind my photo and flicked a bit of ink around the page. 
The flairs also in this kit are just wow! 

My pages are never complete without a flair. 
I hope you got a chance to have a play with this months board. 
Not long before there will be a new one in the D-lish shop. 
I'll catch you all tomorrow for another share. 
Em. Xx

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FIGHT | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies, 
Today is my last design team share for this month and I am going to cheat a little.  It's not a new layout but I want to share a bit of a close up of my layout for the Cyber crop.  The reasons I want to do this is 1.  I am really happy with this layout and 2. I want to show that you don't have to buy things to match your layouts you can alter what you already have.  It's not hard and it adds a little bit of a mixed media feel to any layout.  And lets me honest there are a lot of scrappers out there that are afraid of mixed media.  You don't have to be.

These flowers are Green Taras.  Well, thats what they started out their life as.  Plus there are also some White leaves in there too.  They were too girly in colour and didn't match my Nan's personality so I altered them.  Using my Colour Blast Colour Paste  and a paint brush I applied a thick coat.  I then used my heat gun to dry it.  By using the heat gun the colour paste bubbles and blisters.  This adds more texture and it exactly what I was looking for.  I then added some Heidi Swapp colour shine in Navy.  I used a very wet paint brush to spread it out a bit and then added some Black drawing ink to the centres and edges to add a bit of dimension.

To finish the page I threw in a 6 inch Lace Doily (one of the ones that is so hard to get hold of and everyone is wanting) as well as an ivy vine from the D-lish store.  There is also a Charms Creation Book page heart and a Flutterby Designs Flair.

I am so pleased with these flowers.  If you can't find the right flowers to match your layout have a go at altering them.  It's fun and it's nice to know that they are one of a kind.
There is also a process video to go along with this layout so please make sure you check it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link.....Popleopod

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Story | Krisy Podolak

Hi Lovelies,

It's my share again today.  I am trying to scrap more 5x7 pictures for a little bit of variety in my albums.  They are a little bit harder to make work than smaller photos I think.  But that being said, I am really happy with how this layout turned out.

This is how I went about creating this layout.  I have had this WOW chipboard in my collection for a while and I decided to use it as a frame for my 5x7 photo.  I wanted to add a lot of texture so I started with Tim Holtz crackle paint in a green.  Then I used my finger to apply some random bursts of texture and colour using Colour Blast colour paste in Rose Petal, Bling and Apple of my Eye.  Between the crackle paint and the colour paste layers I used my heat gun to dry the chipboard.  This adds even more texture as the paint and paste bubble with the heat.

I used some Couture Creations paper instead of plain cardstock to tie in the flowers.  I wanted the layout to look like a garden.  So I used my stash of flowers.  In there there are Green Taras, After 5's flowers, and lots of paper flowers from the D-lish Store. I also threw in a few paper leaves as well as some burlap ones. I kept the colour scheme to more of a peach rather than a pink as I think it compliments the photo a lot better.  To finish the layout I used a gold foil flair button from Flutterby designs, a D-lish sequin bow and a tag.

There is a process video that goes along with this layout so hope over to POPLEOPOD on YouTube and have a look.

Monday, April 25, 2016

#Handsome | Krisy Podolak

Hi D-lish Lovelies,

It's my share for the next few days and I have a few different layouts. Today, is the first share. I'll be honest, I cheated a bit.  I used the basic idea of a sketch for another design team (see if you can work out which) that I had recently finished.  I really liked it so I simplified and used it again.

I have a few packets of these D-lish Itty Bitty paper bags that I have been accumulating and have never used.  I wanted to push my boundaries so I added some to my stash but I keep pushing them to the side. I decided it was time to add them to something, somehow.  This for me, was a bit of a challenge but it turned out pretty good I think.  I wanted to use them a bit differently. So, I flattened them out and used them as a matte.  I didn't trim them down too much as I wanted to keep them quite rustic. 

Also from the D-lish Store, I used a wood veneer from the past "hey good looking" Just Add Paper Kit for my title and the tag from the kit as an embellishment.  I finished off the layout with some punchinella, a crochet heart and felt spot bow.

There is a process video to go along with this layout so pop over to POPLEOPOD on YouTube and check it out.  Do let me know what you think.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

She loves Frozen | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

It's been lovely sharing some layouts with you here on the D-lish blog over the past few days! Today I have my final share for the month and I've created a layout for one of our current Cybercrop challenges in The Scrap Suite! Here's my layout...

"She loves Frozen"

You can probably guess which challenge this is for... Yes, it's Krisy's! She has challenged us to create a project inspired by a Disney Princess!

I just had to play along with this challenge because I really wanted to create a layout about my daughter's love of the movie Frozen! When Eleanor was around 12 months old, we put Frozen on the TV one day and she was glued to it! It's the only thing that actually keeps her attention on the TV, and she could probably watch it over and over if we let her! At nearly 18 months old, she can now say "Elsa", "Anna" and "Olaf"!

I started my layout off by cutting the snowflakes on my Cameo using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Once I had a rough idea of where I wanted the snowflakes and my photo to go, I used a piece of punchinella as a stencil and applied some distress ink through it around where I wanted my photo to go. Next I created some layers behind my photo, using patterned papers as well as a 5x7 chevron bag. Then of course I added some pretty D-lish embellies!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I love lots of dimension on my layouts, so I added foam tape between the layers on the snowflakes as well as behind my photo. I popped an arrow paperclip onto the top right hand corner of my photo, and you can also see here the flair button that I added on top of one of the snowflakes.

I created a little cluster up in the top left hand corner of my layout using silver glitter washi tapepunchinella and a gorgeous light purple sequin bow.

To the left of my photo I added my title and journalling. I used the white Kaisercraft Alpha stickers combined with silver glitter Thickers for my title. I like the subtlety of the white letters against the white background! You can also see some of the pretty stencilling here - how versatile is punchinella!!

If you haven't done so already, why don't you pop on over to The Scrap Suite and check out our Cybercrop challenges for this month (one of them is set by me)! We'd love you to play along with us too! You've got until 13th May to upload your projects (it doesn't have to be a layout... You can create a card, PL page or OTP project if you prefer!).

Thanks so much for popping in and taking a look at my layouts over the past few days. I hope that I have inspired you to have a play with your D-lish embellies! There have been some new and restocked items added to the store recently including doilies, stencils, resin bags, wood veneers and enamel dots, so head on over and check these out here!

Until next month, happy scrapping!