Saturday, May 30, 2015

Friends...... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...

Today I have a layout to share with you.... "friends" 
this pic was taken at retreat last November ..... on the special hat day...

for my layout's background, I used Carabelle stamps and watercolour pencils...
to embellish the layout I used loads of D-lish products... including: Hand Dyed MuslinSilver foil Doily, Flair ButtonsWashi tape and Journal pack from the February just add paper kit... I also used some forget me knot flowers along with some leaves...

 I also made use of the sequins, pearls and seed beads from the February just add paper kit....


and just for a little bonus.... here is a little video on the creating of this layout.... enjoy

till next time
happy creating
xC



Friday, May 29, 2015

the Good life..... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...

Today I'd love to share with you a layout I created.... "the Good life"


 this layout is a pic I took in Hoi An, Vietnam, I love the peaceful serenity of the ducks slowly moving along the river...  to create the layout I once again began with a stamped background, before adding loads of D-lish goodness...


 I used the woodgrain washi tapeglass cabochonsFreckled Fawn short arrow clipLittle Birdie kraft expressions flowersLittle Birdie Vintaj flowers - symphony


More gorgeous flowers, Little Birdie, Vintaj Micro paper florettesBitty BloomsLittle Birdie, mIxed media burlap mini beaded petites.... and a flair button from the sweetly scripted kraft set....


 even more of the gorgeous flowers from the Little Birdie Vintaj Symphony pack and a Sequin Bow...


one last close up....

how is everyone going getting the cybercrop challenges done?, still plenty of time to play along in the Scrap Suite...

till next time,
happy creating
xC

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Venice..... by Cindy Porter

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...

Today I'd love to share with you a layout I created.... "Venice"


 This is one of my favourite pics I took in Venice.... I absolutely loved the gondola's...

 to create this layout I used a stamped background and added some washi tape, from the Beachside Bliss just add paper kit and the Peach Kisses just add paper kit... 


 I used a coloured paper doily behind the photo... and the Scrap FX mini alpha for the title...


I embellished up my layout using some hand dyed muslin and lots of the amazing D-lish flowers; including the Little Birdie Boutique Elements in Serenade BluePastel PetalsResin flowers, and metal flowers, I used some silver pearls to replace the flower centres...


 I also used a sequin bow, some wordfetti from the Peach kisses journal pack and a Trellis Rose...


Finally I finished off the layout using the feather and flair button from the Peach Kisses just add paper kit....

till next time,
happy creating,
xC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Making Pretty Stuff - with Katie

Or should that be making stuff pretty?!

Today I thought I would share a simple way to use your stash of D-lish goodness to make little gift boxes pretty. In this case I have made a simple pillow box using a cut file on my Silhouette (boy I love this machine!) and then dressed it up with some D-lish pretties.

I made my pillow box out of kraft cardstock, nice and neutral, but lends itself well to being dressed up, but you could just as easily use patterned cardstock or plain coloured. Oh, and there are plenty of templates out there for making your own pillow boxes, just google or go onto pinterest to find them.

So this is what I finished up with:


Dressing up the box makes it look so special, and you can apply the same basic principle to any gift box or even wrapped gift. Especially if you start with kraft as your base.


So, the background starts with a silver doily and to this I have added a manilla shipping tag, peg, a sentiment from cardfetti and a dyed wooden butterfly button.

Don't you just love the vibrancy that the coloured tulle creates?! I have cut a long strip and wound it around the box a few times before tying in a bow. You could also use some coloured muslin or twine here instead. And to finish off, some of my (current) favourite flowers - roses!

So, there you have it, something a little different and hopefully an idea that you can use next time you want to make a gift look extra special!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next month.

Katie x

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Selfie - with Katie

Good Morning! I am back again today to share another layout with you, and it kind of follows on from yesterday's page.

If you remember I used a Scrap FX stencil on the background with some spray mist. Well, did you know that you can take advantage of all that mist on your stencil and create a negative print to use on another layout! This is what I did to form the basis of my page that I will share today.

 So you can see the doily like print in the pretty butter yellow on my white background, it looks great doesn't it?! It is a really great technique for getting the most out of your sprays and stencils. With such a great start on my background, I didn't need too much else to help finish the page off. I decided to cut up a 5x7 paper bag and create my strip along the bottom of the page and also the triangle in the corner. Remember, you don't have to keep the bags whole to use them!

I have used another Scrap FX stencil on the background too, the diamond one to add some texture and interest in a subtle way. I am loving all the great little stencils for doing this!


Layered over the negative print is a plain paper doily to give a subtle layer. Still loving the sequin bows, a great way to add some bling to a page, and there are so many great Journal It's there you can find what you need to add that special touch.

I have also used one of the great new resin frames, it is a great size to use to frame an embellishment or add a small photo. Inside this one is one of the new postage stamp printed wood veneers. Did you know that this size is also a perfect fit for a sequin bow?!


Finishing off with some flair and a blackboard style Journal It, and a little wooden heart and the page is done.

So, there you have it, another way to get use our of your stencils. I hope this has made you think twice about how you use your stencils and maybe you can get two for the price of one too!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by,


Katie x

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunset - with Katie

Happy Monday Everyone! I don't know about you, but I kind of look forward to Monday's. Especially if it has been a crazy busy weekend. Because it means that the family are all out of the house at work or school and that means peace and quiet for me to catch up on things by myself!

So, now that you know how I feel about Monday's let's talk pretty stuff! Today I am sharing with you a layout that I have created based on the current cyber crop sketch by the lovely Linda.



The cyber crop is still going and you have until mid June to get your entries in, so make sure you pop over to the Scrap Suite FB group and check it out. Or if you aren't a member, click on the link to join in the sidebar here! So, anyhoo, here is the page that I created based on the sketch:


So instead of creating a large circle like on the sketch, I used a cool new Scrap FX stencil (not in the shop right now, but I am sure that Amanda can get it in for you!) with some Heidi Swapp colour shine spray in butter. Isn't the colour gorgeous?! Can you see where I used some motex strips in silver in the corner instead of turning down the corner like the sketch suggests?! Remember that you don't have to run the motex tape through the machine and punch words on it, you can use it in many other ways!


I have used some other new bits and pieces in the shop too. I just love these little printed postage stamp wood veneers! Aren't they the cutest?! There are a few to choose from and suit all sorts of themes. And there is always room for enamel dots on your page! The one I have used here is from the "bold" sets, they are just a little larger than the others.


Another newbie are the gorgeous printed wood veneer butterflies! Just beautiful! And I just love the journal it's date tag, I always stock up on these each order, that and the journal spots! Can you see the pretty silver doily poking out too? I am loving adding a bit of silver instead of gold every now and then. And to keep in with the silver theme I have cut my title from silver foil on my Silhouette.

Let's talk paper flowers, there are so many great ones in the store, but I just can't go past the roses at the moment. All sorts of sizes and colours to choose from! Have you got yourself some of the metallic flair yet? I had to get some as soon as it went into the shop, silver of course for this page, but it comes in gold too! The 5x7 paper bags are so useful too, I have chopped this one in half to back my photo, but full size they are a great photo mat.

So there you have it, my take on Linda's sketch. Make sure you head over to the FB group and check out the other interpretations of this great sketch and maybe even have a go yourself!

Catch you soon,

Katie x

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sonia Cotugno | Guest Designer Project Share

Hi Everyone!

I'm very excited to share my projects with you for the first time here at the D-Lish Scraps blog.

My first page begins with a cream cardstock base and a gold polka dot vellum overlay. From there I used a variety of neutral, red and gold colours to create the page. I don't tend to use themed papers or embellies for birthdays, Christmas, etc. As you can see, the only thing that refers to birthdays is the title and the cupcake icon (and a tiny hint on my embossed tag).


The top left cluster includes hydrangea petals, an heirloom flower, sequins and a doily. Around the photograph, I added a kraft red-striped bitty bag for a journal card, a retro star clip, sequins and a heart cupcake ply icon. I embossed a handmade tag with a 'happy birthday' theme.


Next up is a card and a gift tag. I did try a little mixed media with these. Something I still only dabble in every now and again.


I first inked my white tag with two shades of blue and added the mint doily. I actually cut apart one the D-Lish Scraps handmade 3x4 project life style cards that was included in the Aztec Dreams Just Add Paper kits. I cut out the feather and distressed the edges.
I then added some gorgeous roses, sweet petites and the sweetest flair button. I finished it with a splatter of ink and grey/white double twine.


I wanted to continue a similar effect with my card so some of the same elements appear here as with the tag. I included medium and mini roses in shades of orange and yellow and added a couple of white fern leaves. I gesso'd the chipboard feather by Memory Maze, which also came with the Aztec Dreams Just Add Paper kit. (Can you tell which of the JAP kits was my recent favourite?!)

I finished the card with splatters of ink, some sequins and the most delightful flair button.


Thank you for stopping by and checking out my pieces. It's been pretty awesome to share my projects with you here at the D-Lish Scraps blog.