Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Inspiration Board Challenge

By popular demand, this months Inspiration Board challenge is one for the boys! 
I recently asked (on our facebook page) what your most sought after 'bits' were to be included in our monthly 'Just Add Paper' kits and cool and funky boy themed embellishments were high on the list for many. 

With that in mind, our July board was born. Introducing ...


Our 'Superstar' board is a perfect palette of colours and designs to suit a male of any age. So take inspiration and get your entry in today!

To be eligible for our fabulous prizes please be mindful of our rules. With so many mood board style challenges available it is easy to be confused by all the different requirements. Most importantly the colour palette is compulsory, ALL of the colours must be represented AS IS on your entry. 
The sketch is purely optional and is just there as a kickstarter if you need it. 
Other rules and details for entry can be found in our 'Current Inspiration Board and Rules' tab at the top of the page. 

All eligible entries will go in a random draw to win next months 'Just Add Paper' kit for free and one lucky entrant will receive a $30 D-lish Scraps store credit to spend. 

The coordinating kit is certain to be a popular one! Don't miss out, it will be available from the D-lish Scraps store at 7.30pm AEST tonight!  


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Some D-lish Fun ...... by Cindy

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here...

today I'd love to share with you a few pieces I have created.... 
first up I created a little bookmark ..... so quick and easy to do... I wanted to keep it simple and flat, so that is suitable for everyday use...
I created it by using the DIY Cameo making kit, so easy to use.... adhere the epoxy cabochon over the photo or image and then cut around to remove the excess from your image... next glue it into the cameo frame... and you're done... 
To turn this cameo into a bookmark I adhered it to a DIY bookmark....

Next up I created a leather cuff... I had some faux leather I had already preprepared with a couple of press studs(adjustable as they tend to stretch), it just needed some decoration... 

I used a pvc doily which I coloured with black stazon ink... and then removed the centre from a daisy and replaced it with a black resin flower... I originally added heaps more flowers and even a couple of wood veneer skulls, but decided I liked the simplicity better... love it...

My last share is the layout I created using loads of yummy D-lish Scraps products for the cybercrop tic tac toe challenge... 
I used the diagonal line for my layout... Hand dyed muslin, flowers and a Flair Button...
this is one of four great challenges that are currently running over in The Scrap Suite... there's still plenty of time to participate for your chance to win...
 Here is a close up of the Little Birdie flowers and the Bitty Blooms along with some sequins...
 in this close up you can see more of the flowers including the Trellis Rose and the Hydrangea Petals... along with the Wordfetti....
one last close up showing the Hand dyed muslinFlair Button and more of the Little Birdie Flowers...

So hope you'll pop over to The Scrap Suite and join in the fun...

till next time
happy creating
xC

Monday, June 29, 2015

& Smile ...... by Cindy

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...
For my second share this month I have a layout I created.... 

"& Smile"
I created this layout using the Captured Moments just add paper kit... if you haven't tried these kits, you are missing out... they are fabulous, everything coordinated, making it so easy for you, Amanda has done all the hard work for you...

this kit had some awesome washi tape in it... don't you love that film strip print....there was also some yellow with white dot tissue paper... I used the tissue paper to create my background... and then added some of the fab washi tape...

this particular kit also had a tag and small bag, some journal circles and tabs and a cute paperclip with dotty ribbon that I decided would look super cute on the tag... and it does right...

I loved the circle label and peg on this particular pack and thought it suited my photo perfectly... another awesome addition to the kit was a fabulous film strip die cut...

the kit also contained mini black rosesyellow medium roses and the white azalea .. and for once I didn't add any extra flowers...lol... all of these were in the kit...
the sequinswood veneer title and the button flair finished off my layout...

I can't express enough how much value there is in these kits... for this layout I have used the kit, white cardstock, an old book page and some gauze... making this one of the most economical layouts I have ever made... such good value... and I still have lots of left overs, more than enough to create another layout...

till next time
happy creating
xC

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ten Life Lessons...... by Cindy

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here...

 Today I'd love to share with you a layout I created...
"Ten Life Lessons"
This is a layout of one of my gorgeous nieces, Chelsea... such a little cutie...

I used the Scrap FX Ripples stencil to create my background texture... love this stencil...
You can also see here the Hand dyed muslin that I used under the photo...

I used heaps of the gorgeous D-lish Scraps flowers including: AstersCosmos DaisiesForget me NotsOriental LilliesSweet PetitesSweetheart BloomsMetal Flowers...
I also used a Flair button from the Script words white set, which I think sums it all up perfectly.... and I cut up a Leaf Spray to use as the leaves for my flower cluster...

For my title I used Scrap FX products.... I used the playground alphabet set and the 'ten' word from the Mini number wordlets set .... don't forget Amanda will get these in for you if they are not in stock...

till next time
Happy Creating
xC

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cat Selfie - with Katie

Happy Weekend Everyone! Time to sit back and relax and scrap too of course! And if you are in the mood for scrapping then why don't you check out the fun challenges over at the Scrap Suite June cyber crop. The great thing about these cyber crops are they run mid-month to mid-month so you still have plenty of time to join in and if you aren't a member make sure to click the join button here in the side bar!

So, yesterday I showed you how you could turn a sketch (from the cyber crop) into a card. Today I will show you my take on Cindy's fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.



The idea with a challenge like this is that you select a row of goodies to include on your page. This gives you control! You can choose the row that best suits what you have on hand or what you like to use. But, even better still, you can go back and do the challenge again and again and get something different each time!

I chose to do the bottom row - Multiple Photos, Chipboard and Flair Button, and this is what I came up with:


I have used two photos (even though they are the same photo!), chipboard title and stars and the flair button is pretty self evident! What I did notice is that I seem to have a thing for yellow and gold at the moment! But who can blame me, such a happy colour and you have to love a bit of gold in your life too.

I have used the hearts Scrap FX stencil with gold pearl texture paste to add some hearts randomly around the page, and I also (accidentally, but I ran with it!) ended up with a stamped effect where the stencil got dropped on the page after I lifted it off. Even though it was an accident I think the result is kind of cool. 

I used the gorgeous tissue paper from the Captured Moments kit separates as my background, combined with some plain cardstock. Layered under the photo mat and tissue paper is a beautiful gold doily (one doily cut in half and strategically placed if you want to stretch your purchase further!).

Finishing off the page I used some washi tape that came out of a past kit and it was a perfect fit with the gold, and it really helps tie it all together.


In this close up you can see one of the beautiful new magnolia flowers, this one is in apricot, so pretty! Also in the cluster is some of the new Dusty Attic chipboard, a flair button and one of my staples a Journal It journal spot.


I also used some Dusty Attic chipboard for my title. I coloured all the chipboard pieces in with my Wink of Stella gold pen, a great way to add some colour and a bit of sparkle too.  Don't you just love the glow in that gold texture paste!

Finishing off this cluster is a crochet heart and some paper roses that have similar tones to the magnolia flower. I think the roses were of the small size and came either from the yellow or orange pack.


So there you have it, my take on the tic-tac-toe challenge in the current cyber crop. Make sure you join the Scrap Suite and share in all the inspiration and maybe join in a challenge or two yourselves. It is the weekend after all!

Thanks for stopping by on my last share of the month. See you next month.



Katie x

Friday, June 26, 2015

A pair of Cards - with Katie

Good Morning and Happy Friday! I have been so out of sync with this week, a day ahead all week so now that is actually and finally Friday I am more than ready for it! Especially as today is last day of term for my three kiddies and last day of work for a break for my Hubby. We will all be on holidays together! Yay!

OK, now that I have worked out what day it is let us get down to some crafty goodness. Today I am sharing with you a pair of cards. They are two quite different approaches to cards too. One is very clean and graphic and makes a statement because of this style and the other is based on a sketch.

Let's start with the clean card:


For this card I started with one of the resin frames, I glued this onto a backing of cardstock and I spread some pearl texture paste inside the frame. Into the still wet texture paste I added some sequins and pushed them in to secure. With that done the card is half complete! I picked my sentiment from a cardfetti sheet and then secured the frame and sentiment to the card. I finished with some gold texture paste that I swiped using my finger around the card and around the resin frame. And hey presto all done!

What I liked about using the gold texture paste was being able to vary the thickness as I swiped to create some texture on the edges.

The next card was based on the sketch that was created for the current cyber crop by the lovely Sue. Here is the sketch:



I decided to use the main layered part for my card and I also rotated it 90 degrees clockwise. I ended up with this:


Now keeping in mind that you can't always add all the details in a page sketch on a card, hopefully you can see the basics there! I used an old gift card to spread more of that gold texture paste across the background to get the gold to tie in with the gold spotty bitty bag and the motex tape. The new Dusty Attic chipboard was coated in some pearl texture paste, mainly for a bit of shine. This chipboard is really great, nice and thick, and this particular piece is a great start to the sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was created using the motex writer (I love this machine!), and my trick for getting a good stick is to swipe a glue stick over the back after you have removed the backing tape and then press firmly for a bit to ensure a good adhesion. Haven't had any troubles with tape lifting with this process!

Coloured doilies are such a great way to add some delicacy to a project, here I have cut one in half and staggered their position behind the bag. They represent the circular doily element on the original sketch. A simple Journal It note tag and a printed butterfly wood veneer and the card was finished. Simple and elegant and it all started with a sketch!

If you want to have a go at the sketch as a page there is still plenty of time to join in the June cyber crop. Just join the Scrap Suite (button in the side bar) and check out the challenges and inspiration! And you might just win a prize too.

Thanks for stopping by,



Katie x

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Smile - with Katie

Good Morning! I can feel holidays in the air, how about you?! We are very close to the end of our school term here and I for one am looking forward to the later mornings and relaxed days. Especially so as my other half is also on holidays! Yay!

With holidays around that means more time for scrapping! More Yay! And if you are looking for something to do, why don't you have a go at the current Inspiration Board. You still have a few days left to get it done and the colours this month are just divine.


With the D-lish Scraps Inspiration Board you need to use the colour scheme provided (and really, why wouldn't you?!) and then use any other part of the board as inspiration.

What caught my eye was the bottom right picture:

I love the chevron lanterns and the pom-poms and decided to replicate this idea with patterned paper bags and coloured paper doilies, and as luck would have it, you can get the right colours at D-lish too! So this is what I came up with:

I simply cut my chevron bags (grey and yellow) in half and layered them with doilies in white, dove grey and slate. There was also two different sizes of white doily for interest. I love how this looks!

 The rest of the layout came together pretty quickly after this, layering my photos on top and embellishing around. The resin frames currently in the shop were just made for dressing up and I just happened to have some yellow paint, so I did a quick layer of gesso onto the frame and then coated it in the yellow and used this to bring focus to one of the photos. I just love using the Journal It's on my pages and I think they feature on almost every one these days. In fact I think I might have exhausted Amanda's supplies of some of them! (Oops!) I love them so much because their size is perfect and they are so easy to tuck into places to add to the layered look.

 I used a wood veneer speech bubble for my title as it also ties in with the inspiration board (this one is an older one from a Freckled Fawn set, but you can find others in the general wood veneer section). Choosing to use something like this as a title makes life so easy, no racking your brains for ideas once you have finished your page! There is another Journal It tucked in behind the photo with my date and one of the Pink Fresh Studio chevron wood drops. (These have sold out, but there are still some wood beads in the Up in the Clouds collection which are just as great to use!)

And there you have it. My interpretation of this months Inspiration Board. I think you need to have a go now, and make sure to link up your page in the side bar to be in with a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by,



Katie x