Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"#epic" by Malinda Gardner

Hi everyone, 
Malinda here with a share of a page I've done using some of the new products at D-lish; a page about our day at Rotovegas (Rotorua) in New Zealand. Have you been there? It's very cool with so much to do. We've recently moved to NZ and this was one of the first places we visited.

As with all of my pages I started with my background...very messy hey?!
I smeared some blue and orange Dylusions paint in random places and added a few smears of white paint as well here and there.
Whilst the paint was still wet I took some of the black punchinella and used it as a template, and with a brayer I rubbed over the punchinella on parts of the page, both parts that had paint and those that didn't. The effect is that paint stuck to the punchinella and was transferred to the page and also the pattern of the punchinella was transferred to the page.

Can you see how the paint has dried on the punchinella? I love that and used it on my page later on. I reckon I'll be doing that a lot on my pages in the future.

After layering some patterned paper, the punchinella and my matted photo and painting some raw wood veneer off cuts in the same colours as the background I then stamped with my trusty two stamps I always use (creature of habit I am) and then took the number smash 5x5 template  and stamped in places. 

The stamping was too dark initially as I blotted the template with a small ink pad but I realised it was better to smear the ink pad over the template. So I smeared a bit of white paint over the areas that were too dark and wiped some of the paint and ink off with a baby wipe...so then the print is lighter and appears to be part of the background.

 Those 5x5 templates are so perfect for small bits and pieces of stamping.

Last few items to add...a title and a few embellishments.

Raw wood veneers are sooo good for titles as you can make them any colour you want. And anything with a # is a winner for my pages (LOL). This one was from a past Just Add Paper kit (JAP kit).

 I love Gelatos as they are quick and easy to use (so many things you can do with them) and the colour is pretty true on raw wood veneers. I quickly coloured the word with both orange and blue in bits and smeared it and rubbed it in with my finger.

I love tabs, small ones and the paint chip tabs are so cool...one or two words in heaps of different colours...this is the memories one in black...love them.
Next three enamel dots with some doodling around them, in a triangle to bring the eye to the photo.

Last but not least, a doodled border around the photo and the whole page.

Thanks for popping over and checking out my page....I need to clean up after that very messy page...and then start another one LOL.
Happy scrapping.

Mal xxx

Monday, October 24, 2016

"My Happiness" by Gwen Wruck

Happy Monday everyone,

Hoping to brighten the start of the work week with some scrappy inspiration.   I have a layout to share with you inspired by Charm's sketch challenge as part of the October Cybercrop over at the Scrap Suite.

I am a sucker for a sketch as it gives me "somewhere to start" and takes some of the thinking out of the design process AND you can still add your own touches, and change things up a little if you like!

and here is the details of the challenge:

In my usual style I have switched some things up... for example, I replaced the large bow with the butterfly which has gone through my Minc machine and that large Wood Veneer element.  I also switched out the love heart doily for a regular round one.  I have also added smaller doilies cut into 2 pieces to create a base for my title and smaller embellishment clusters.  

You can also see in the top right hand corner the centre part of that chipboard (the heart shape) and I've also added in some Resin Flowers.  If you take a look down the bottom of the layout you will see that I have created some texture for the base of my page.  I have used Punchinella to do this!  It makes for a really great mask, simply lay onto your page and push though gel medium or the like, I used Whipped Spackle for this one as it is a lovely white colour and dries super fast.  But you could use mist or paint, they all work really well.

For the chipboard, I painted with acrylic paint and let dry and then misted over with some Heidi Swapp Colour shine.  I have left parts more saturated than others rather than getting a fine and even coat for an interesting effect.  You will also see a tag in there, one of my favourite things to layer.

Dish products used:

Be sure to check out the Kit Bit section for elements from previous kits such as the heart shape paper piece on the left of my photo.

Be sure to check out the other challenges over at the Scrap Suite for this month as well!

Thanks for popping by

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Reunion by Jaimie Ramsey

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a Layout I created to memorialise my 20 year school reunion. We had such a fabulous time catching up with friends and schoolmates we haven't seen for many years. It was just like old times with everyone having a blast reconnecting and reminiscing. I first used some dark grey housepaint to create a base for the background. I then used various shades of blue mist over the top of that. Next I used some Stencils with some Bo Bunny Glitter paste to finish the mixed media component of the background. I used some Punchinella and a blue felt heart doily along with a white doily behind the photo to highlight it. I used some blue puffy alphabet stickers to create the title "reunion", and a blue ombre wordfetti piece to add the phrase "moments to remember". There certainly were some of those! To finish, I used a Kinder creations chipboard word "epic" inked with Salty ocean distress ink to colour it blue.
A blue sequin bow was the final finishing touch, along with some Green Tara cherry blossoms and a Navy and white apple blossom It was a fantastic night, and I enjoyed remembering it while I created the Layout. I hope you like it too!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

"Birthday Cupcakes" by Charmane Koch

Hello Everyone! Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing with you a layout I created of my youngest daughter Ryarne with her two friends celebrating Ruby's birthday {who is her BFF}... They had a wonderful day and to end it off they had a cupcake each...

As you can see I have used a mix of different D-lish Scraps embellishments on my layout!
Including my staple embellishments - Paper Roses & Paper Doilies!

And of course a birthday layout is a great excuse to use the fabulous Raw Wood Veneer Birthday word!  I have teamed it up with the fabulous Puffy Alphabets Stickers...

You will notice in a lot of my layouts that I like to add small clusters to my layout - layering a mix of embellishments to add interest and balance the page...

Anyway, I hope you all have the chance to have a scrap and create using YOUR D-lish goodies!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for popping by to get a closeup!

XO Charm

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Love" Record by Belinda Griffin

Hi All,

Belinda back with you today to share something a little different. I love to hand handmade items around my house, and like to mix it up with new items regularly. I decided it was time for a new wall hanging and wanted something a little different and funky so chose to use an old record to mount a photo and decorated with some of my favourite D-lish goodies.

 I wanted to keep this nice and simple as it will be going on my gallery wall. I also wanted to ensure it stayed soft and pretty even with such a dark background, so I decided to go with the sweet paper butterflies in the two different sizes, creating a fluttering effect off the left of the record. 

I loved the hot pink accents on the record itself so wanted to bring that out further by using some matching embellishments- the resin flowers in two different sizes were the perfect colour match!

Of course no wall hanging would feel complete with a title but I wanted to keep it relatively small so the photo stood out. The adorable mini chipboard word was the perfect size. I decided to paint it black to tie in with the background, layering it over my photo so it stood out.

 Finally, no love themed layout would be complete without some hearts right?! I love gold so I've given the wood veneer hearts a quick swipe of gold paint so the wood grain is still visible. Just a little hint of gold and my 'layout' was done!

I can't wait to have this hanging in my hallway, I just adore those butterflies <3

Thanks for stopping by
~ Belinda x

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cherish by Anthea E.

Hello All, 

I hope wherever you are the sun is shining and this finds you in good health.

These last few weeks have been very busy for me.  I am a permanent/casual worker which means some weeks I have lots of times to scrap and play, while others leave me with virtually no time to breathe.  The last few weeks have been of the later type with me working full time (and more) which means my scrapping time is very limited. 

In saying that - I have still made time to scrap - I have just scrapped very simple LOs as you can see from this example.

This LO features an old photo of my kids.  I really wanted the photo to be the feature of the LO but I wanted to brighten it up a bit and I think the pink has done this beautifully. I also think the heart doiley (which I coloured to suit) helps highlight the photo without overwhelming it.
I started with a little bit of texture paste, in plain white as I just wanted dimension, not colour.  Then I found a matching gelato and drew circles here and there and saturated them with water so they dripped everywhere (did I mention I love mess!?) I found my 'blobs' were not standing out enough so I went around them with a watercolour pencil to give them more definition and then I added some glitter resin dots which really popped on the hot pink blobs.

I then grabbed everything pink in sight and started playing.  I am seriously in love with D-lish sequin bows!  They also go so well with the pink wax blossoms from D-lish which I have also fallen in love with.  I needed something to break up the pink a little and ended up using the string from the packaging of the last JAP kit that I received to make a big bow.  I really like how it turned out.

Once my main cluster was sorted, I created a little cluster to balance it out at the top with mini and medium roses and resin pieces.  I used the "cherish" veneer from the Berry Blast kit, I think there are some left, but if not, there are lots of other veneers to check out here. I was originally going to paint my veneer black - to go with my photo mat - but I am really liking the look of raw veneer lately and decided to leave it. 

All in all, including drying time, this LO took about an hour to put together  (and that was while I was chatting with my daughter, watching TV and doing some other little things around the place).  One of the things I love about D-lish products is they work so well with virtually everything out there.  I hope my example shows you how with the perfect embelishments a LO can be quick and simple, but pretty and bright all at the same time.
Till next time, take care.