Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Capturing the feeling you are after...


Hello again creative friends,

I'm back again this month with another set of scrapbook pages and a card - all made using the versatile products found in my Scrapmatts stash. 

For this first layout I was completely inspired by these BEAUTIFUL gum leaf stencils...

you know how it is sometimes when you find yourself looking at a product thinking 'I'm just dying to use this!' ... well thats exactly how this layout come into being...

I started by adding some small circles in white and light green around the lower half of the page...


After this I added the gorgeous gum leaves using the A5 Stencil... mixing colours as I went with some light, medium and dark green inks...


And on top of it all I used some birds from my all time favourite stencil as well...

To get these simple yet effcetive birds on the page I simply traced their images and filled them in with black.

Then I finished off the page by adding some simple black chipboard shapes and words. 



And to add that very 'Aussie river bank' feel I used these amazing barbed wire chipboard shapes to frame my picture and decorate the page...

I LOVE the look of this one simple embellishment! 

This next layout was one I wanted to be very bright and very fun ... the photo has captured a fabulously funny moment in our family and making the whole page whimsical was my number one priority. 

The bright busy papers did most of the hard work for me, but some simple black chipboard shapes added to the whole page finished it off nicely. Sometimes simple and easy is exactly whats needed. 


I coloured these lovely leaf sprays with black ink to tie in with the various journaling on the page...

And of course added some special chipboard journaling words as I love to do ...

And to finish off today I'm sharing a simple card I made recently for a very dear friend. She's not a very tizzy or fussy person, but I wanted to keep it bright and playful so I opted to use glitter gel pens to colour the Happy Birthday chipboard title... 

It was a very simple process where I used red on each letter and then added a bit of orange to the base of each letter to give it a variegated colour effect...

Then next I used this fabulous circles stencil for the back ground of the card - I love this stencil because it reminds me of fireworks and always looks so festive! 

It actually looks even better when you use texture paste through it, but time would not allow me that trick so I used a pink glitter gel pen and just drew the stencil shapes onto the card ... simple yet effective.

And thats it from me this month ... thanks for sticking with the post to the very end.

Cheers from Kel 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Scrapping with Heather

Good morning This month I have done 2 layouts for you.
The first one is of a beautiful photo of my beautiful niece. I have done my favourite, lots of fussy cutting, but started by simply using the square Floral Design stencil and some texture paste to add some background texture to the bottom half of my page. I have also done some splattering using a large white chalk texta.
Tucked in amongst my fussy cut flowers I've added a few of the lace flowers as well. Then finished off the page with the "Never Leaving" chipboard title which I have just simply inked with white ink and added glossy accents on top
My second layout was using this fun Alice in Wonderland range which, again, I have fussy cut pieces and layered to create my page/story. But I started by using the Medium Blocks stencil and some texture paste which I did very randomly and far from perfectly.
I have also used some the Scrapmatts laces as the ribbons on the ends of the tags on the page. The title is from CB117 Assorted Words 30 and I thought suited me peaking through the trees.
I hope that while we are all again at home in lockdown I have inspired you to raid your stash and create a story on your page. For those of you who are out in the community as essential workers, thankyou for hard work and efforts. For those of you at home, thank you for staying at home to keep both yourself/your families safe and those in the community who are vunerable to this disease safe. Thank you.

Monday, August 23, 2021

August Creating with Lisette

 Hi everyone

Welcome from lockdown in Sydney!  

Hope everyone is staying safe in these uncertain times and if you are in an area that is in lockdown you are using your extra time to do some creating.

This month I have been a guest designer for Charms Creations.  Charms Creations is another Aussie small business.  Charmane makes and sells fabulous embellishments.  You may have noticed I use them alot on my layouts.  They go really well with Scrapmatts chipboard and stencils.

The two layouts I have for you today are ones that have been featured at Charms Creations this month.  

It is not often I say this - but I really love both layouts, and had lots of fun creating them.

The first layout is a fabulous sunset from our recent holiday to Ularu.  We walked out of our room on the first night and saw this!  Just stunning

ST9061 - Stars Stencil

CB6118 Boho 01

CB1268 Floral Spray 16

CB1249 Stars 04

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

August is also my birthday month.  I am so lucky to work with such amazing women.  We are definitely helping each other through these Covid times.  Loved creating this one with all the bright colours.

ST9010 Diamonds

CB5178 Wildflowers 05

CB1115 Leaves 01

CB1277 Scrap Words 61 Covid

I hope you have been inspired to create and that my layouts have bought some brightness to your day.

Until next month, keep safe

Happy Creating

Lisette xo