Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"Egg Hunt" by Anthea

Hi all.
Here is my sample page for my challenge this month for D-lish Cyber Crop.
My challenge is to scrap an Easter page (making sure you include some circles to it). - I thought this would be a good way to encourage you all to scrap some of your gorgeous Easter photos. 
This is a group photo of the kids who took part in our annual Easter egg hunt, 2017, that we have at camp every year. 

My whole LO started with me cutting out some circles and backing them with punchinella.  (I have done this in the past, but I think having a cutting tool makes it look so much more effective.)
I then added flowers and embellishments grouping similar colours to my main punchinella circles.
I have resin flowers, a combination of paper flowers, a lace butterfly, a cut up journal card, and a suede tassel.   I then added faceted enamel dots around some of my punchinella circles in matching colours to make them pop a bit more. 
I then added my title with lime green puffy alpha stickers (I was surprised I had some of them left to be honest) and loved that while the title stood out, it didn't overwhelm the page.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my close ups and hope that you give this challenge a go.
You can find all of the challenges on The Scrap Suite.  You can either upload your challenges here on the blog or on The Scrap Suite for your chance to win a gorgeous JAP kit - created just for the winners of this months CC.
Till next month
Take care

Monday, April 23, 2018

After School Treat | Amanda Lawrence

Hi all!
Today I'm sharing my recent cybercrop sample layout with you all.

I set the 'Rule of Thirds' challenge which was to use; 3 patterned papers, 3 embellishment clusters and a 3 word title.

Here's my layout:

I actually decided on the challenge before making my layout so it became a challenge for me also. I started by choosing a photo that I could title with 3 words ... criteria one, tick! Then I went through my paper stash and selected 3 colours that were represented in my photo. I went with a turquoise to go with the egg on the cupcake, a yellow for the cake itself and also the juice and her uniform. For the last piece I chose a pink as I felt the colours worked nicely together. 

I had an idea to make a strippy background, so also chose a roll of washi tape to match each of the papers. I then grabbed 3 border punches and cut up a few strips of each paper before constructing a vertical section of strips, alternating between washi and paper and the 3 colours.

Once that was done I applied some clear gesso before using some mists which I applied using the packaging technique. A few splatters and then my background was ready to embellish.

I wanted to make set areas for my 3 embellishment clusters so I grabbed my stitched circle stamps and made 3 clusters where I knew my embellishments would go. I also stamped a butterfly at each area too. My main cluster was to the left of my photo where my title would also go. I used flair, paper and resin flowers, some thread and a polka dot journal tab.

My second cluster to the right of my photo included another flair, these were both from the 'Live Life Happy' set and some more paper and resin flowers.

My final cluster had some more paper and resin flowers with an added canvas bow.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your take on the 'Rule of Thirds' challenge in the gallery in The Scrap Suite soon! Entries are open until midday on Friday 11th May.

Amanda x

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Together by Amanda H.

Hi all,
It is Cybercrop time again at The Scrap Suite. It was my turn to think of a challenge and I came up with this page with the challenge to use a long skinny photo. I cropped this photo of the Christmas table and I like the simple effect of the long and skinny photo.
I started with a cool piece of patterned paper and use some white gesso through a stencil for the background.
Under photo I layered a paper lace doily, as well as some washi tape. Do you love the recent trend in the JAP kits to have skinny washi tape? I do!
I finished with Christmas stickers from my stash and some perfect lovely D-lish Scrap embellishments.
For the title, I used the wood veneer word "together", which came from a recent JAP kit. You can find other wood veneer titles here in store.

In the top corner, I repeated the same elements but this time teamed it with a Bitty Bow clip.

Head to The Scrap Suite and join us!
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Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Awesome by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi there,
Thanks for joining me today 💙

Today's page started with a stamp and some water colouring.

Poking under the top of my photo is a piece of doily.  I'm a big fan of tearing these into pieces and using small bits.

On to of this I've put a sequin bow.

Scattered around my page is a splattering of sequins and resin flowers.

Finishing off is a stamp from the Everyday Words set.  I stamped on some black card and heat embossed some white embossing powder.

Hope you've been inspired 💙

Thursday, April 19, 2018

beYOUtiful by Mal

Hi all, 
Mal here with a share of a page I've done that's pretty simple but I think rather beYOUtiful and uses lots of D-lish.
What do you think?

After I did my background, I decided I wanted a small photo and a large title. So I went to my D-lish stash and found the perfect title...the raw wood veneer beYOUtiful from a past Just Add Paper kit

I coloured it with a few different mediums until I was happy with the colour and the look.

I then took some plain silver coloured wire and twisted it and gave it some kinks and placed it around my photo and across my page.

I then took three flowers, yes two of one kind, which were actually cream paper flowers which I coloured with mist and a completely different one, a resin flower and placed them on either side of my photo. 
I buy lots of flowers, cream or pink or white or yellow and then colour them...pretty cool to make them match your page.

Finally three silver glittery enamel hearts - how gorgeous are they - placed in a triangle to draw the eye towards the photo.

I know it's simple, but I'm all about simple and with D-lish stuff, all I have to do is add a few beautiful embellishments and I'm done.

Happy scrapping...Mal xxx

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Cherish Family" by Sandra Brimelow

Hi everyone,

I am back with my second share for April. 
This photo was taken on my Mother in laws 89th birthday. It is a lovely photo
of her surrounded by her grandchildren, so I wanted to scrap it for her. 
I chose to pull the purple out of the photo, and I really struggle with purple.
However, it was really the right choice for this layout.

Teaming the purple with silver worked really well. So I did a bit of mixed media
stenciling with some silver texture paste and picked out papers that would compliment this.
I embellished the layout using some punchinella, small bits of it around the page. I have also used 

My title was made using this Memory Maze chipboard mini word.

I am pleased that the simplicity of this layout, really makes the photo centre stage, but the pop of purple really lifts it.
Until next time, have a good day and happy scrapping. Sandra.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Smile' by Amy C

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon. Master Samuel had disappeared into the backyard,… on a mission. His mission was to gather a bundle of spiky seedpods from the liquid amber tree.
He then lined up his collection in one row, to measure it: “4.02 meters, mum!”

I printed the photo in black and white to make good use of the textures (and the smiley face) in the photo. Black and white also gave me the freedom to choose a minimalist black and yellow theme and allow the yellow of my theme to ‘sing out’.

To prepare my page, I simply applied some large and small splatters of yellow and black ink.
Then, using a stamp with a permanent ink, I stamped some butterflies around the page. Next, it was time to adhere my photo and journaling down.

Pictured here, I was able to use a combination of recent mini-kits and other goodies from the store. These are fabulous, and full of gorgeous goodies!
I have used a flair, patterned paper (butterflies) and washi tape.
The title from the kit is a ‘creative cut’… these come in various shapes and forms from the D-Lish Scraps store.

In this cluster here, I used washi tape from a past ‘Just Add Paper’ (JAP) kit. The date tag was from the mini kit. I have adhered a shaped wooden button on top of the fabric.
The Charms Creations heart was complete with a black resin butterfly from the store.
After the completion of this simple page, I still have the remnants of the mini-kit… perhaps I could make some cards? Or even another page?
These kits really are excellent value!
Here is another close up of my page!

Thanks for stopping by!