Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Dream - With Em. So

Welcome to February!! 
Unreal how fast life travels hey? 
So it’s the first of the month which means new challenges are set.....awesome!! 
So today I’m sharing my DT interpretation for Scrap the Boys. 

Here is my layout.....

And here is our challenge.....

I really didn’t have and out doorsy photos for this challenge, so I decided to get a little creative with a close up photo of my hubbys eye. And transferred an image over his inner eye, and chose a senic one so it feels as if inspired to venture somewhere. 
It was so fun to play around with this. 

I really love how this page came together. 
I used a few of the 7dots paper range, along with some Tim Holtz ephemera. 
It went so well together. 

I felt like I was traveling while I created this page. It took me somewhere, sonewhere inspired. . 

I really can’t wait to see what you guys choose to create with this months challenge. 

It’s a fun one. Open to any interpretation. 
I’ll catch you all soon, Em. Xx

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Take a Deep Breath - with Em

Happy Weekend ScrappingClearly Peeps.
Hope you have been keeping cool if your in Aussie land, and if you are in a land with snow and cool air I hope your marshmallows are toastie.
Today I'm playing with an image that I got off pinterest.
I have 2 boys that don't like having photos taken as often any more, (I sneak some though) which makes me source images from other places, pinterest being one of them.
I find it also allows a different type of creativity on my pages.
This cute little fox looks so calm and at peace it made me think of spring and a time of wonder.
I don't get to use flowers much so a pic like this allows me to be a little floral.

I started with choosing a couple of 6x6 pages from the Heidi Swapp September Skies pad.
And I also fussy cut out a section of flowers from one of the sheets, that I tucked up under the top left corner.

My base I started with good 'ol Gesso and Texture paste, and then started playing with a couple of
Colour Blast Shimmer pots in Envy and punch.
Then a layer of Distress Oxide in fossilized amber

Then instead of using black to stamp this time I used the Distress oxides to stamp with.
I used a couple of Kaiser stamps and I used only the flowers from the Prima Cling stamp.

I finished off my layout with my staple of Liquitex artist ink in Titanium white.

I have made a video for this page also. I hope you enjoy it, cos I had fun creating it.
And my eldest Son Jude has been creating music for my layouts which I love as he gets a buzz out of this form of music creativity.

So even though I may not always have a photo of my boys they are always supporting me in some form of my art.

I'll catch you all again real soon.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

In the wild- layout and video for off the rails.

Hi again everyone. 
Hope you are all traveling ok. 
Today I’m sharing my video ‘tutorial’ with you all.
It’s inspired by the mood board we have running this month. 
Baby = baby animal 😉 

Baby animal, and blue eyes is my inspiration for this layout. 

And I hope you enjoy my video, sorry about my funny voice 😂😂😂😂 

Catch you all next time. 
Em xxx

Monday, 1 January 2018

Cool Kid - 12x12 layout

Hi everone,
Today on the ScrappingClearly blog I'm sharing my take on this months sketch and showing some fun products and colours.

To start my page I used modelling paste, and then had a play with a Colour Blast Shimmer pot in Envy, these are sooooo fun. I also painted the wood veneer in this also.
I added my favourite medium a distress oxide in fossilized Amber over the top of the shimmer and paste. Then using a very cool new stamp added a few interesting layers with this and a couple of other stamps in my stash.

I painted my Heidi Swapp veneer and chipboard with the same mediums I used on my base.

Then choosing some very awesome sheets from the Heidi Swapp September skies 6x6 range created layers to follow the sketch of this month.

I have some of the Heidi Swapp Banners and was really unsure how to use them as I don't often use banners and so decided to cut them up and use like tags under my paper layers.  I also used a couple of the Heidi Swapp Star embellishments to add under my veneer to add more interest.

Finishing it all off like I usually do with my Liquitex ink in black flicked across my layout.

I hope you join us with our sketch this month, you could grab yourself a very cool $30 prize.

Catch you all soon.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Forever - Scrap layout with Emma.

Morning ScrappingClearly friends.
Today I have created a page inspired by this months sketch challenge.
And this time i think I kept it very similar to the sketch 😜 

I used a lot from the MME Ontrend 2 collection to create this page.
But I started my page with gesso and texture paste, and then added a few subtle colours because the base paper I chose was rather bold.
These colours were made using Distress oxide antique linen  and Distress oxide iced spruce .
I also used a little bit of colour shine in gold, because I had chosen a few gold elements.

I cut a few tags out of the Ontrend 2 3x4 journal cards, that would compliment the layout.

I used a Heidi Swapp decorative tag and to embellish it used a few things in my stash and 
I also used some Ontrend 2 stickers in and around my layout.

I finished off with liquitex artist ink in black and white flicked around.
I love finishing all my creations with this technique because I feel it unites every aspect.

It’s always crazy at this time of year, but hopefully you will get a chance to play with our challenges.

And don’t forget to enter in the amazing comp that Kylie has running right now, with a very cool prize up for grabs.

Until next time, happy scrapping.
Em xx

Art journal with Emma.

Hi everyone. 
Today I’m sharing another page in my art journal. I get so nervous creating in my journal and I really need to just let me be me in it. I tend to compare my work to everyone else’s, this includes all my creations not just the journal. 
But we are all unique, we like different things, we see different perspectives, and we create differently and that’s what makes our art so awesome! 
So I pulled out my stamps and inks (because these are my fave items at the moment) and just went for it. 

It’s not at all perfect, but I had fun creating it. 
I wanted it to reflect positivity as I’m lacking that about myself at the moment. 
So I started with my main stamp, my girl, she is so gorgeous and I really haven’t water painted much b4 and thought I’d also try a ‘Style’ of this medium with my oxide inks. 
So after stamping around my page, with a few flowers, and quotes, I chose my ink colours. 

Choosing a few ‘feminine’ colours started painting the flowers with a water brush pen. Darkening and lightening where I needed. 
Once this process was complete, I dried it and then quickly spritzed it with gold and again heat dried it quick before the oxide inks reactivated. 

I then grabbed a couple of stencils and again using the oxide inks and a dauber rubber the ink through in a random fashion. I loved doing this it reminded me of art class 😜 

I love the way the gold sat on top of everything. In the photos you can’t quite tell how much shimmer it has, but it really shines on the black lines of the stamps. 

I then finished with a few flicks of ink and my page was done. I stepped back and felt happy with the play I had, and really want to enjoy that creative time instead of overthinking it. 
I hope this can encourage you to try something that you might overthink?? 

All products you can find in the ScrappingClearly store are listed below.....

Have a great holiday break and I’ll catch you all in the new year. 
Till then, Em xxx

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Story of today

Hi ScrappingClearly fans,
Hope this crazy month will allow some crafty fun for you all. 
Today I decided to use up some letters that I’ve had. 
And I’ve used them on my background instead of a stencil and texture paste. 

I did start with a gold texture paste though just painted on my On Trend2 paper like I would usually use gesso,  and then applying Distress oxide antique linen and faded jeans on it. 
Stamping and then using my photo as a guide, created a background for my photo to nestle into. 

I then used behind my photo a few scrap pieces left over from the Pink Paislee-cedar Lane  range and ontrend2 range. 

Tucked in a couple of Heidi Swapp paper clips to help build layers. And cut out a pineapple from one of the Ontrend2 journal cards. In my layers I also used my last Heidi swap muslin tag. I’ve loved using these. 

I also used a few Heidi swapp gold puffy stickers around. 

Finally my last little final touch is the liquitex ink in black and white

This was a quick layout and a great way to use up odds and ends from your collections. I hope you have a great few days and will catch you on Thursday. 
Till then, Em xx