Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today by Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again, I'm back with another layout using one of my favourite "go-to" page designs. When putting together this page I noticed that I subconsciously started creating a design very similar to the page I shared in my last post. Instead of trying to change the design I decided to go with it and show that a making a few subtle changes can create a whole new look from your favourite designs.

Much like a sketch your "go-to" page designs are a great starting point for creating a layout in your own style. One of my favourite design features a plain cardstock background, with a large block of patterned paper in the centre of the page. I like to include a few layers underneath a single photo with a cluster of embellishments along one the photo edges. I often add another embellishment cluster on the opposite side to help balance out my page.  By varying the size of my patterned paper block or the orientation of the photo I am able to create a range of pages that won't all end up looking the same. 

another one of my favourite things that I often repeat on my pages is a little bit of stitching and I like that it helps to add extra detail to tags or photos.

The paper leaves weren't originally the right tone for my page, so using a dry brush I was able to alter the colour with a tiny amount of gesso.

This was my first time using the clear Motex tape refills and I love the subtle detail it adds.

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I'd love to know what you favourite pages designs are, so feel free to leave me a comment or a link so I can come and check them out :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Discover by Agnus Kasprzak

Hi, Agnus here with another layout using some fun goodies from the D-lish store :) I have documented one of our trips to a local park where I took a pic of my boys with a gorgeous background of trees.

I love this photo, but once I had printed it I realised my boys were a bit lost in the background. I could have cropped and reprinted the photo but I didn't want to loose any of the trees so I decided to use one of the Freckled Fawn Wood Chip Frames from the store to help draw attention to my subjects without loosing any of the background. 

I really like how the frame works with the photo and by adding a cluster of embellishments around the frame, it helps tell the story while drawing the eye to the area inside the frame.

I repeated similar elements in the same colours above the photo to balance out the page.

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Thanks for stopping by xx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pie Night by Kylie

Today I am sharing my last D-lish Scraps creation for the month.
A fun layout about one of the fun things we like on a Friday nights at our place.

Pie Night.
What better way to show off our awesome pie night then using the 
On a Friday nights after a long busy week its easy to pop some pies into the oven for dinner and you know the best thing to have with pies, it is tomato sauce. 
Yes tomato sauce faces are a must on Pie Night!

Star Button 
Washi Masking Tape - Spots

Hurry up next Friday night, I am now in the mood for Pie Night. :)

Happy Scrapping 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daydream by Kylie

OK I think that D-lish Scrap and the girls are very so slowly converting me!
I use to be a flowery girl a long, long time ago when I first started scrapping way back in 2005, but as my style changed so did my passion for flowers.
But after completing Alison challenge for the birthday bonanza and knowing I needed to revive my stash, I did a fairly large order of some gorgeous flowers here at D-lish Scraps


I decided to create a 8 x 8 mixed media canvas with some of these gorgeous flowers and now I get the chance to share it with you. 

Muslin - Tea Stain

I hope you have found inspiration to use those awesome D-lish Scrap flowers in your stash or to purchase the ones you need ;)
Happy Scrapping 

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Inspiration Board Challenge by Kylie

I know that we are getting closer to the end of the month, but you know what you still have time to complete this months Inspiration Board 
"Hello ... I Love You"

I sure did! 
And here is my take on an awesome inspiration board and a step by step video to maybe inspire you just that little more.  


You can watch my Step by Step video here

Hope you have liked seeing my first post for the month and my Step by Step video and I shall see you all tomorrow with another. 

Happy Scrapping 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A debutante .. with Alz

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Amanda
Happy birthday to you!!

Okay, so now that that's been taken care of, let's get on with the show! Seriously though Amanda, I hope you have a truly brilliant day. Hugs.  :) xx

Now, as much as I love mixed media styled layouts like the one I shared yesterday, occasionally a photo comes along which needs to be treated a little differently. Where mixed media isn't warranted. This was on those photos. My mum at aged 16 as a debutante. I needed to scrap this 'prettily' (I'm not a fan of 'pretty' LOL). I also needed to respect that the layout was going into my mum's album. Unlike my father's side of the family, my mum's family was very poor growing up and the photos she has of her childhood and adolescence are rare. One day she sat down and told me the stories behind the photos and over the years, quite literally, I've been scrapping them for her. She has seen her album evolve and grow and loves it. So I had to keep that in mind. LOL mum wouldn't appreciate her debutante photo being amongst a mountain of texture paste and mists and sprays and inks and whatever else I could find!!!

A debutante

My usual mixed media had to be replaced with pretty papers and lots and lots of flowers! Which is where D-lish Scraps steps in. I love the range of flowers available in store. On this layout I've used a combination of Forget Me NotsRambling RosesRosebuds, large Resin Roses and mini Silk & Organza Heirloom Flowers. In amongst all those flowers I've also used a Resin heart from a previous Just Add Paper Kit, a Resin birdPVC Doilies, mini 3.5" round Paper Doilies and a Horizontal Stripe Bag. I coloured the PVC Doilies with a red StazOn ink pad and used a scallop border punch on the top of the Horizontal Stripe Bag to soften the edge a little.

What's next for me? I'm not entirely sure. I bought some new papers recently so perhaps I'll have a flick through those and see if anything jumps out at me? Maybe I'll start some pocket page scrapping?  I could re-visit Ros' bingo challenge from the 5th Birthday Bonanza earlier this month and choose a few more lines to play with? Or even make up some kits according to Leanne's recipe challenge. Who knows? I guess we'll see when I'm back next month.

Til next time .. happy scrapping! Alz    :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We named you Spud .. with Alz

Morning D-lish Scrappers!

Now that the 5th Birthday Bonanza is well and truly over its time for me to get serious again with some mixed media magic.

We named you Spud

I wanted to keep the focus of this layout on the background and photos so I needed to go very minimalist with my embellishments. They had to blend in with the background and photos, yet provide contrast. I achieved that by spraying some chipboard white and then using flowers that worked in with the colour scheme and others in pops of white.

The D-lish Scraps embellishments 'made' this layout if you know what I mean .. kraft Shipping Tags, a white Bitty Bag, Gold and Natural Cotton TwineHand Dyed Muslin in Blue, Teal Stain and Teal, a Flair Button from the Click Click pack, white Aster from the Spring Mix pack, white Sweet Petites, a white Sweetheart Bloom, and Freckled Fawn Dew Drops (Arrows).

That's it for me this month. I really don't want to think about it but I won't be chatting with you again until August!!! Seriously, where has the year gone? At least it means we're another month closer to Summer LOL!

Til we meet again, happy scrapping .. Alz   :)