Monday, March 29, 2021

Picture Perfect

It was difficult, but I finally tore my attention away from beach layouts to pull 
together some alternate designs lol 😂

This month I chose to go all in with beautiful patterned papers, making the most of stencils 
and even using the chipboards housing as a stencils!

The papers in this layout are from the 'Bohemian Bliss' collection by Bee Arty, designed by Sue Smyth. 
I had been sitting on these photos for ages as the they had some difficult colours in them to work with ... pink on a boy and a whole family with pink and blue mixed in. The whimsical papers were perfect for both and the chipboard embellishments easily worked in with the patterns...

You've gotta love it when a plan comes together!

The title for this page was coloured in with black sharpie and some white shine lines added ... 
the easiest technique to pull off and my all time fav.

For embellishments I began by adding these beautiful leaf sprays.

And with the left over chipboard housing I created a stencil so I could add more of the leaf sprays around the layout. 

To do this I just coloured in the chipbord spaces with a while gel pen. 


Of course ... no layout is complete without a few expressive words...

This second layout is my Easter offering ... 
and a bit more structured to reflect the formal photo I've used this time

I have sooooooooo many family photos that I find it difficult to come up with new ideas for pages so I'm always happy to reach for my chipboard stash to help me out with add ons!

This time I went for simple titles that tell the story of our relationships 💚

And this lovely title that I didn't have to do a single thing with 
- it comes in black - witch I find very helpful! lol

And just to add that touch of something special I popped on these corner flourish embellishments  - something a bit fancy for a space that needed filling! Mind you I did a bit of space filling with the stencil in the background as well - mostly because I had to pull a bit of that blue onto my base page but also because its a great trick for framing pages....

And to finish off with today I'm sharing a wedding themed step card.

The base for this one was a 'Mintay' paper sheet . 

While I inked the background circle soft blue, I actually used good old fashioned spray paint to make the title green ... just a quick burst of dark and light green was all it took! 

.... and of course the ever present white shine lines...

And to really liven the whole thing up I put a row of 5mm acrylic craft gems across the top and bottom of the card ... the bling really helps it pop - which is just what you want of a wedding card!

And thats all my projects for the month... I hope you found some inspiration in there somewhere!

Happy Easter Everyone 

Cheers from Kel


Friday, March 26, 2021

Girly and Retro

Hi all This month I have done 2 very different projects. The first one was a lot of fun using something a bit different for the base of my page
I used this masculine page to scrap my photo from when I met Tim Holtz in Phoenix in 2019. on the chipboard I used Lindys Magicals mixed in a bit of water then painted on like a glaze. I then added glossy accents to the light caps to give them some shine
For my 2nd project I went opposite, back to my girly, fussy cut style. The chipboard flowers were done blending different distress oxide colours to try and give them a softer more natural look.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Challenge Layouts

 Hi everyone,

 Lisette here with you with some layouts for March Challenges.  

My first layout is for Just Add Flair March Challenge.  I have recently joined the Design Team at Just Add Flair, which is very exciting.  That means that you will be seeing lots of April's flairs on my layouts.  I love being involved with small Aussie companies.  Scrapmatts and Just Add Flair go so well together!

The March challenge was Autumn inspired and I just love orange!  I love the new growth in the areas effected by the devastating bush fires.

As usual I have used a stencil, sprays and have inked my chipboard.

Products Used:-

ST9002 Hexagons

CB5166 Leaf Spray

CB4066 Ornate Frames

CB1158 Butterflies 20

CB1192 Scrapwords 04

My next layout is for Kraft+ March Challenge.  It is to use torn paper!  I have combined this with gorgeous Coco Vanilla products. I have also used a Charms Creations heart and of course a flair. All fabulous Aussie products and lovely scrapping ladies!

I started off with a stencil and lots of sprays. Again I inked the chipboard.

ST9024 - Bricks Stencil

CB5082 Leaf Spray 02

CB4013 Flourishes 01

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

I hope my layouts have inspired you to look at a few challenges.  I find it the best form in inspiration!
I attended a scrapbooking retreat a couple of weeks ago, you will see all my layouts in the next few months!  Most of these are inspired by challenges.  Have a look!!

With Easter fast approaching, this is a fabulous time to create.  Lots of challenge sites are having extra challenges over this time!

Have a great Easter, whatever that means for you and your family.  But also make some time for yourself and hopefully do some creating.

Until then

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, March 21, 2021

By The Sea

 Good Morning Everyone

Fi here with you today sharing a layout using the gorgeous range from Studio 73, Once Upon a Ocean.  I've done a ton of fussy cutting and jazzed up the Scrapmatts chipboard by embossing with two different brands of powders.  By using two different colours you can customize the look you're trying to achieve, especially when you don't just have the right one.  As crafters we all know that dilemma, :) 

The Picture I have used is my Dad at the Beach, he absolutely loves fishing or should say he loves anything beach.  Fortunately they live only a 10 min walk from the beach so get to do this most days when the weather is great and fortunately Western Australia like QLD has great weather most of the year.


Close up of the frame after I had finished building up the embossing powders.

I have provided links to the products that I've used, to check them out just click on the pictures below.


Thanks for stopping by, hope you've enjoyed todays share. 

Happy Crafting everyone!!!