Monday, November 20, 2017

I never want to forget... | Nicolee Cable

Good morning!!

The layout I'm going to show you today is the challenge I created for this months cyber-crop over on The Scrap Suite.
I would like you to create a project using a miniature photo and miniature embellishments. It can be a layout, off the page project or even project life page, whatever you choose.

Now you may not think you have much in the way of mini embellishments, but I think you'd be pleasantly surprised once you go digging into your stash - and if not, then pop over to the D-lish store to see what mini goodies you can find there.

It may appear quite a simple layout and while the composition of it is quite simple, there is a story behind the photo.
My dad was an avid pineapple grower, he would grow them wherever he could.  Even though they lived on your average suburban size block in the NT, he would have pineapples growing in pots everywhere. On the verandah, out the back, in the midst of the tropical palms and mostly in pots on the spa patio.  He just loved growing them and over the years, he had learnt the art of growing a really good pineapple. He would pick them at the right time and then tell you exactly how many days you would need to leave them to ripen before cutting them - and he was always right!  He had the most perfect, sweet and juicy pineapples!  So it seemed just perfect timing, around the time he passed away, that pineapples in home decor made a big appearance.  Since then I have collected and treasured a few special pineapple home decor items and they always remind me of my dad and just how amazing his pineapples always were.  Of course, I'd prefer he was still with us, but whenever I see these in my home, it reminds me of him and those wonderful memories.
So when I found this Kaisercraft pineapple patterned paper and this wooden pineapple embellishment, I knew exactly what layout they were for. 

I wanted to keep the layout simple, but striking - therefore the colour choice.
I mounted the photo on black script paper, with some cardboard behind for dimension.  I then cut a strip from the pineapple paper and punched both edges with a decorative edge.

I choose all my mini embellishments and placed them very strategically.  I've had this photo for a couple of years now but haven't quite found the right time to use it.  Now is that time and everything I choose for this layout was deliberate and placed very strategically.  I felt I had to do this layout and the beautiful memory of my dad justice and wanted to get it just perfect!  Whilst this layout didn't actually take very long to compose, each piece means something very special to me.
There's not many times a layout does that to or for me, but this is one of the special ones.

Here is a list of all the D-lish mini embellishments used:

tiny black stars (from old JAP kit)
washi tape

I hope you enjoy this layout and you get to join in the cyber-crop for this month and give this and the other challenges a go!!  There's great prizes up for grabs.

Thanks for looking and letting me share my pineapple story.
Nicolee xx

Sunday, November 19, 2017

'Snapshots' by Mal

Hi Mal here...
So I've got a challenge for you...can you scrap a page with no people or pets in it?
If you're a member of The Scrap Suite on Facebook then you might have seen my challenge page.

 My background was pretty easy, a few swipes of some coloured paste and some sprays of ink over a couple of stencils. I love the D-lish 5x5 stencils, so easy to use a few of them on one page. 

Next I started layering, first some punchinella, then some plasterer's tape, matt the photo, and then placed my embellishments...

raw chipboard hearts sprayed with some ink
wordfetti title "snapshots"

So my challenge is no people or pets

I love my page, and love scrapping photos without you?
Head on over to The Scrap Suite, I'd love to see you have a go.
Happy scrapping...Mal xo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Favourite Thing | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It's Michelle back today with my second layout share for the month. You may have seen this already if you're a member of the Scrap Suite on Facebook, as it was shared last night as part of the newest Cyber Crop challenge for all our D-lish Scraps friends. 

My challenge for you all is to create a project using all of the items listed below

An idea for this layout came about after browsing through older projects I've created, I find it helps when I'm lacking inspiration. There were a few I had created for D-lish throughout my time here on the team that I wanted to replicate in some way you can find them HERE, HERE and HERE. They're a mixture of grids, list making, clusters and some form of diagonal theme are definitely a few of my favourite ways to document this child of mine.

Heres a closer look at how it all came together including loads of D-lish goodness

I've used a full 12x12 piece of pattern paper for my background, something I very rarely do, then arranged the photos in a rough grid form around the middle of the page. I tucked in some older square Journal it cards under neath 2 of the photos using colours that complimented them.

Over on the top right photo I've created one of the 2 clusters featuring a colour journal it, flair button, 2 types of flowers, faceted enamel dots and a flower creative cut. I also added a piece of ombre wordfetti into the layers of journal its under the photo

Down on the bottom left I've replicated the same elements as the other cluster but swapped the circle journal it for a Jumbo Note ticket and added a lace doily in the 5 inch size. The "HELLO MY NAME IS" journal it tucked into the layers can be found in the Monochrome journal packs. I've also tucked in a piece of a Pastel 'Sweet talker' to balance out the colours 

Lastly I added a title using some of the fun Puffy alphabet stickers, some typed words and a date stamp. Around the page I've added my 'journalling' which is a random selection of all Leila's most favourite things.

Since documenting Leila's list of favourites earlier this year, things have changed just a little. She's gone from loving and obsessing over PJ Masks and Beanie Boos to loving everything Super Mario Bros. And I mean OBSESSED! Nearly every second thing, apart from food, she talks about is something to do with Mario or Luigi. Theres only 2 toys in her 'plush' collection and they seem to follow her everywhere. Anywhere from in the car to school to snuggling up in bed and out in the shed with Dad.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to check out the Scrap Suite to see the other challenges set by Nicolee, Malinda & Amy, and share with us any creations you make with D-lish goodies.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Friday, November 17, 2017

"Cogs" by Amy C

Hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

It’s Amy back here again, with a canvas project. I was quite inspired by Jane Tregonza recently on a crafty retreat.

I thought that the August ‘Off the wall’ Just Add Paper (JAP) kit was the perfect kit for this canvas project.. as you can see from the photos.

It went from this 
to this:

For the background, I have prepared with Black Gesso. 

Once dried, using a paintbrush I applied some ColourBlast Heavy White Gesso randomly. Using the 5x5 stencil and colour paste with a spatula, I applied it around the canvas. While the colour paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Colour Blast embossing powder then I shook off the remaining. Using a heat gun I melted the embossing powder into the colour paste. It achieved both a metallic and bubbly effect. This was one awesome technique I learned from Jane! Once I finished preparing the background, I moved onto the clipboard cogs ‘Off the Wall’ kit.

As shown here, to create the rustic industrial look, I did a combination of heat embossing with embossing powders.
I applied both colour paste and embossing powder, and used the heat gun to dry it.
I also adhered the orange ‘Micro-Beads’ from the ‘Summer Squeeze’ JAP kit released this January. 
Once each cog was transformed, I adhered them into their clusters of three and topped it off with D-Lish Enamel Dots from the store. Enamel dots are little beauties! – as you can see here.

In this closeup here, I have adhered the completed cogs onto silver ‘Punchinella’. I roughly trimmed the Punchinella to my liking. The Puncinella can be adhered either gel medium or a strong glue. The title ‘This One Time’ was trimmed down to small blocks. This title is from the ‘Off The Wall’ Kit Bit – Journal Pack. I have also sprinkled some of the ‘Orange Microbeads’ from the ‘Summer Squeeze’ JAP kit.

I hope you are inspired to go and create!

Ciao for now – Amy 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Papa"by Jasmine Shea

Hello, Jasmine here to share a new page with you today.

This was a page that I had started some time of those ones you just don't know if you love it or hate of those ones that you can't throw out but know it needs more.

Well this was one of those pages.  
A page that is perfect to finish it off with lots of D-lish Scraps goodness.  
My background, photo and foundations were there so I just added pieces to tie it all together.  
I am so happy I have finished it at it was a photo of my son and his grandfather that I just cherish and it had to be completed to hold on to that memory.

The pieces I used were:

 So if you have one of those pages that needs to be finished, dig into your D-lish supplies and I guaranteed it will all come together.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Oh Deer" by Anthea

Hi all - how are you all doing this fine beautiful day?
Today I am sharing a LO that kind of took on it's own look the further I went into it.  It was going to be a rough and tough girls LO showcasing these cute photos of my daughter chopping wood from some years ago. (I will state for the record that no one was injured in the process and she was - despite what it looks like, very well supervised in this undertaking.)

I started with a piece of patterned paper which looks like a wooden fence - I think the reason I chose this is fairly obvious! I then ripped into the paper - it has been a while since I did that and scrunched and inked all my edges to make it as grungy as possible........then, much to my horror, my LO kind of went all girly, girly. 
I totally blame the new raspberry rustic blooms in store for this!!!
  I had them sitting on the table (from another LO which I will share with you next month) and decided that I HAD to use another one in this LO because they are really THAT gorgeous!
 I popped it on the side of my photo and that was it....the rest just happened.  The lemon magnolia looked right next to it and the carnation was the perfect colour to complete the flower cluster. I cut the punchinella  to the size I wanted and simply stuck it in behind the flowers.
I then did my top cluster by combining some flowers in similar colours.  Another carnation to start, a cabbage rose and a cute velvet flower that I got from the clearance section a while back.  (I knew when I saw these they would come in handy one day).
I couldn't find any alphas that worked with my LO so I ended up going with some purple ones (Yes...purple...I used purple in a LO because I wanted to, not because I had to.) 

The purple letters looked kind of weird on their own with nothing on the LO to balance them out - so  I went back to my bottom cluster and added a purple suede tassel - I have always loved how they cam complete a LO.
I then added some faceted enamel dots.  These come in a gorgeous array of colours and truly add a beautiful sparkle to any LO. 
To complete the whole LO I added a deer head cut out (in the same paper that I used to back my window in my LO) and added some messy machine stitching around the edges.
All in all, I am pretty happy with how this LO turned out.  I think I have managed to make it a good mix of grunge and pretty.  Who knew that raspberry and yellow would look so pretty together!?  I sure didn't and am glad I took a risk at using colours that I would not normally use.
Well - that is it this time round.  See you really soon.
Till next time.
Take care.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Born to Sparkle | Amanda Lawrence

Today I am sharing a layout that I made while at a retreat a few weeks ago. I had such a lovely relaxing time with friends and managed quite a few pages which is a bonus!

This page tells the story of a gift my daughter received a few years ago. She put on such a performance with her microphone I thought that 'You Were Born to Sparkle' would be the perfect title for this page.

I began by using a little media to make my background. Knowing where my papers and photo were going to be positioned, I made sure to do my background work where it wouldn't be covered and also to create the diagonal focus across the page.

To create my photo layers I used a Dip Dye Tag, and lace doiley before going to town with my embellishments. I used a sequin bow, Chinese Peony, a flair from the mixed word set and an assortment of paper and resin flowers.

My secondary cluster included a few more paper flowers and resin pieces. To finish, I scattered a few of the pink pearls that were included in a past 'Just Add Paper' kit.

Thanks for stopping by!
Amanda x