Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Mini Album - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have a Christmas mini album to share with you made using lots of fun products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store

I used to love doing a Christmas daily (which always starts in November for me). The first few years I did in a SMASH journal, then I went to a 12x12 pocket page style for a few years, then last year I was so busy with everything that I did nothing. It was quite sad really but sometimes you just dont have time. Well, this year I was determined to do something but also wanted to keep it simple. So I made my own mini album and took 1 photo a day with my Instax camera and went from there. Yes, it is expensive to use an Instax (about $1 Australian per print) but it is quick and the photos were ready to go.
 
I started by selecting my supplies which I limited to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Tis The Season" papers and embellishments. I cut out a variety of shapes and sizes of patterned paper (the maximum size of the closed album was 15cm wide by 20cm tall). It doesnt matter what the size and shape is - it is all about variety. This is a great was to use up your paper stash!!
I folded each piece of paper in half, then placed in the order I wanted and used a long arm stapler to attach.
Next I decorated the front with gold Thickers. I kept it simple for now as I didnt want the bulk. But I may add more flowers etc once the album is complete. 
Once the basic album is complete I added the photos. My aim was to try and do this each day but in reality it is every 3-4 days.  
For each page I added the photo, some tags made with paper offcuts, and other CVS Tis The Season wood veneer, stickers, ephemera and enamel dots.  
I love the different page shapes and sizes for each opening! 
Here I have added CVS Tis The Season ephemera and bitty bow
For this next page I have added a tag made with paper offcuts, a paperclip, CVS Tis The Season wood veneer ephemera and flair buttons 
Thanks so much for stopping by 

Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Wonder of Christmas - With Imaginarium Designs!

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard. The theme for the DT this month is "Christmas". I love rose gold at the moment so am using this for the basis of my Christmas colour palate this year :)
I started by painting "Rosy" Dina Wakley paint under my photo mat, then I watered some of the paint down and added splats. Next I embossed all of the chipboard with Stampendous Aged Rose embossing enamel. 
To finish off my page I added some paper flowers, a white paper doilie and some Prima washi (Sugar tapes, rose gold). 
Here is a close up of the embossed shipboard - I love the variation in colour the aged enamel gives!! 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

The Wonder of Christmas: Code IDP0152

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Monday, December 4, 2017

Art Journalling - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have some pages in my art journal to share with you made using lots of fun products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store

I created this page for the recent Scrapping Clearly 10th birthday cybercrop where one of the challenges was "List your 10 favourite things".
I created my background with watercolours. Prima Watercolor confections are some of my favourite but you could use any pan paint or water soluble ink (eg Dylusions). I masked patterns in my background using a thin washi tape. This does take some effort but it is worth it.
Next I work section by section. I start by painting water in the section. Then I load up my paintbrush with watery colour and paint in 1 of the corners.    
Then I add another colour in the rest of the section. Repeat this for all of the sections varying the colours used. 
When you have finished let the paint dry thoroughly before removing the washi tape.  
To decorate these pages I've used some tags and labels from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade Tags and Labels pack. I love the background so much I didn't want to cover it up :)
I love how these tags coordinated perfectly with the paints I used. 
How cool does the feathering in the watercolour look! 
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn

Monday, November 27, 2017

My Travellers Notebook - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have some pages in my Websters Pages Color Crush Travellers Notebook Inserts  to share with you made using lots of fun products available in the  Scrapping Clearly Store.

I started by cutting out some polaroids from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection patterned paper and attaching Heidi Swapp ghost alphabet (acetate) alphas to form a title. These were used on the RHS with some photos from our beach holiday.
For the LHS I added some Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection paper strips and gold acetate then sprayed some of the Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Goods ephemera with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Patina and added to the page with a Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection deer embellishment. 
For the next layout I added some Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection paper strips to my pages. I added a Teresa Collins Something Wonderful photo overlay over the photo. I sprayed (painted actually) Heidi Swapp Color Shine - teal over the Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Goods ephemera. I added some splatters of the ColorShine as well. Lastly I added some journalling.  
I love these beachy colours - and those Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection puffy stickers!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by 
Crafty Hugs xx

Karyn