Tuesday, 20 February 2018

{ScrappingClearly} Hello Hipster Bar ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Howdy scrappers!

Today I am sharing my take on the ScrappingClearly sketch for February and after a bit of a rough start - stress has kinda made my mojo harder to find - and picking photos off I went!

Here again is this months sketch



And my interpretation



This layout came together reasonably quickly for me and I even contemplated the idea of no mixed media but the messy 3 year old in me won out!!

There is also a process video which you can watch below!


I started with Paper #07 from the Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection (yes, still hanging onto some of this gorgeous collection ;) ) and added a torn strip of Paper #03 to the middle-ish of the page.



I built my title knowing I wanted to use one of the gorgeous "Jumbo Words" by Heidi Swapp for the Minc but not sure which one. After picking my photo's I came up with "Hello Hipster Bar" and my word was chosen! I went on the hunt for some smaller alphas and found the Something Wonderful Alpha & Label Sticker Sheet by Teresa Collins which helped me pick my foil colours!

I went with the holographic foil for the title and one of the sheets from the Minc 6x6 paper pack. And then chose mint foil for another of the 6x6 papers from the same 6x6 pack which I layered behind my 2 photo's.



This is where my inner messy 3 year old came out!! I started with some black texture stamps and then I've used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Envy with the packaging technique and also the Colour Shimmer Pot in Envy to add splatters. While that dried I minc'd my pieces and then went back to the background.



I've added some extra texture using some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and a text stencil. This is so pretty - I really love the added texture!! Tip - if you have this (any kind!) in your stash USE it!! Mine is at the point where I really ought to throw it out - it is almost completely set in the tub - but I am going to experiment with hot water before I give up!

Time to stick everything down!!



I ended up using some fussy cut flowers from the Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection Paper #08 and also fussy cut some butterflies from the gorgeous "Flutter" paper in the Maggie Holmes Bloom range.

A few gold sequins from Studio Calico, my journalling and a date stamp and I am done!

I hope I have inspired you to play along with this months sketch, remember, there is a $30 store voucher up for grabs for one lucky participant! Load up your entries here in our Facebook group!

Until next time, happy scrapping!



Melinda
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Friday, 16 February 2018

December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Sixteen ~ FINAL ~ Days 26-29

Hello, hello, hello!! I am excited to share with you today the last pages in the album!!! WOOHOO!!! Days 30 & 31!

Here is today's video


And today's photo's






And, of course, today's pages in our album!




Notice that last photo, there's nothing on the right - IT'S DONE!!! Haha! Can you tell I am excited?!

One more video for tomorrow - a final album flip through and a GIVE AWAY!!! Make sure you head over to my YT channel, especially if you'd like to win a few of Ali's DD goodies, I won't be taking entries here to keep it simple for me to stay on track with everyone!!

Until tomorrow, a big, massive thank you for your support over the last 16 days, I have had a ball and my album is beautifully full of December stories!!

Happy scrapping!

Melinda
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Fifteen ~ Days 26-29

Day 15 and I'm beyond thrilled to report that there is 1 more process video after today and then I will do an album share, woohoo!!!

I got it all done today (today being the 14th) and am beyond thrilled!

Here is today's video


And today's photos








And the pages in the album






Phew!! Almost there! 

A big, big thank you for your support and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} PL 2017 Catch Up ~ Week 12

Today I am sharing my latest make for ScrappingClearly and my first share for February! A 2017 PL spread which I have done a bit of a "ScrappingClearly Stash Dive" for supplies!

I've started with the following goodies and I will link to the store both here and where they appear throughout my blog post!! I also have a process video up on my YT channel which I would love for you to check out!!


Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - "Bold" 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - "High Five" 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - "Wowzers" 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - "You Rule" 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - Mini Alpha Stickers
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - Cardstock Sticker Phrases
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - Ephemera
Pink Fresh Studio - Boys Fort - Printed Veneer Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Washi Tape
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Ephemera Tags
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Photo Overlays
Heidi Swapp - Wood Veneer
Studio Calico - Brighton Pier - Wood Veneer
White Gesso
Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans

And here are my pages, first up is the left hand side



On this side I have used the "Wowzers", "High Five" and "You Rule" papers from Pink Fresh Studio as my cards. I've also used some of the Mini Alpha Stickers, ephemera pieces and also the Sticker Phrases from the same collection. A little washi and some veneer pieces from this pack by Heidi Swapp and this pack by Studio Calico. Some journalling and date stamps and the left hand side is done.

Here are a few close ups of this side







And here is the right hand side



On this side I have used 3 of the ephemera tags by Teresa Collins for the cards and cut a piece of the "Bold" patterned paper to 3x4 for my title card. I didn't feel like I needed heaps of extra's on this side but I have used the photo overlay on the bottom left hand photo, a couple of ephemera pieces and one of the printed veneer stickers. You can't see but the bottom right photo is a flip pocket and on the inside I have a piece of the "Wowzers" patterned paper for my card and also one of the Studio Calico wood veneer pieces.

On my title card I have used another of the Heidi Swapp veneer pieces and covered that with 3 coats of white gesso and used a stamp from my stash with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. Some washi, mini alpha stickers and a couple of the ephemera pieces and this page is all done too!



Here are a couple of close ups including one of the flip pocket opened







It feels so good going back and getting these pages done! Slow and steady and in the album is way more important than "perfect" to me and I am happy in that place right now!

I had lots of fun mixing and matching all of these different pieces together and really like the way it all came together in the end! I hope I inspire you to get some more stories documented and until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Fourteen ~ Day 25 ~ Part Two

Hello, hello, hello and happy love day!!

Can you "hear" the excitement in my voice today?? I am sharing part 2 of 2 parts of our day 25 and I can really, truly see the end of this album!! As much as I have loved creating in this album (and I do EVERY year!) I will be glad to be at the end and have it done!

So, enough chatter, here is today's video


And here is today's photos (there are lots!)











And as they sit in the album (which is VERY full already lol!!)







Yay!!! I hope you enjoyed and I shall see you again tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Melinda
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