Friday, 18 May 2018

Escape - with Emma

Hey there, 
Today I’m sharing just a quick layout, again inspired by the off the rails moodboard. 

This one I wanted to keep clean and minimal. 
Instead of putting paint down first I chose to emboss some colour instead. 
And I must say I had fun! 

Then I used a couple of 2Crafty chipboard pieces to become my layers and some basic flowers. 

I then placed a few enamel dots and flicked ink around. 
Once I was happy placing all my elements, I put a couple of emotion stickers to finish the ‘feel’ of the page and then added some prills to add that last  bit of sparkle. 

I hope you feel inspired to play along with the moodboard. 
I’ll catch you all next month. 
Scrappy love, Em. Xx

Adventure awaits-video share with Emma.

Hi everyone and I’m really happy to share this layout with you all. 
It’s a little unstructured but I love the freeness of this page. 
It is inspired by our moodboard of this month. 

Here are a few close ups.....

I have used lots of 2Crafty chippy and stamps to create my layers and texture. 

And I used only 2 shades of orange on this layout to really keep to the theme. 

And my video tutorial is now available to view 😊

I hope it will inspire you to play with our moodboard. 
Scrappy love, Em. Xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Together - by Em

Hi everyone to this fantastic Thursday!
Today I’m sharing a layout that again was inspired by some Pinterest art. (O my there is so much awesome on Pinterest)
I also sort of kinda played with this months moodboard colours 😜 
So here is my take....

I’ve used lots of SC products. 
For my base I placed white Gesso then over that I started with distress oxide in peeled paint. Smooshing this over the gesso. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Your life is a Story by Emma

Hello, hello all 2Crafty Peeps!!
I’m so excited to be designing and playing along with this awesome team! 
And to share and hopefully inspire you but also be inspired by all of you. 
For my first share I have created a masculine page using lots of Chippie. 

I’ve used these pieces of chipboard on my page:

I wanted my page to be a bit of fun as my boys were pulling the best faces.
I started with applying Gesso straight onto my background, and then i chose my colours, which became, Gold, yellows and a splash of green.

Because i had chosen the awesome hexagon chipboard which i inked in black, i chose a hexagon stencil, 2 sizes, one i Gold texture paste and the other in Black.
Then with my Distress Oxides i Smooshed, Yep smooshed the colour all over the stencils and gesso.
Then i went over that with my Stamps.
The Harlequin Chippie i inked in black then embossed over it in a distressed Gold to give a different texture from the rest of the page.

For my layers i went deep into my stash and used up scrap pieces.
this included tags, off cuts and cards.
I love doing this as it makes each page feel unique.
I very rarely use a full range but choose elements from a few different ones and make them work together.
The arrows i also coated in black ink to really pop from the page as these were a major embellishment element.

Finally as my Finale i flicked artists ink around my page to bring it all together.

This page makes me smile, and i feel it really speaks my style.
Plus the photo is awesome as my boys were all dressed up and then pulled cracker faces.
I'm so happy to be here and i look forward to sharing another layout with you all very soon.
Till then,
Em xx

Sunday, 29 April 2018

🖤 You

Well hello everyone, and welcome to May!! 
Today I’m sharing a 12x12 with you that is very colourful and a little grungy. 
I started with a Paper Arts for my base sheet, this one is Psycadelic 2. 

I really wanted the paper elements and embellishments to stand out so I swiped some Jo Sonja black texture paste on the base. 
Then proceeded to add colours that were already in the base sheet but would ‘pop’ more. 
So I chose Dina Wakley acrylic paints in turquoise and sky. 

Then I created tags out of a few sheets from the Heidi Swapp 8x6 pad, And a resist tag to create my layers under my photo. I used a handful of the Tim Holtz rub ons along with some stamps prior to adding the tags. 

Under my photo I tucked a frame that I had added a couple of the rub ons onto, and then came the embellishments. 
Firstly the Heidi Swapp arrows and the complimentary flairs. 
These arrows are so easy to work with and add a nice quick easy way to embellish. Then I added a few enemal stars from Studio calico. 

Finally I flicked liquitex titanium white ink around and outlined my tags with liquid paper. 
This page was complete. 
Quick and simple. 
I hope you can play along this month and I look forward to seeing you all very soon. 
Until then, Em xx

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Inspired art journal

Howdy SC family! 
Great to be here today with an Journal page I have created. 
This piece of ‘art’ was heavily inspired by so many who are journaling at the moment. 
And my awesome friend and fellow scrapper Tammy
If it wasn’t for these creative souls I probably wouldn’t push myself into this art form. 

I used lots of acrylics, mostly Dylusions and Dina Wakley in an assortment of colours. 
And you can see my process (and hear my voice 😮) in a little video linked at the end of my blog. 

Something that I do love is the texture that can be created. 
To add to that texture I used Scribble sticks around some of my images to make them more defined. 

For my ‘face’ I used a Kinder Kreations eyes stencil
They work instantly and perfectly! 
I really loved how they turned out. 

The flowers in her hair were made firstly by stamping a darkroom door stamp. 
But the colour was used by more Dylusion paints. 

I had never thought of using liquid paper pen until I saw Lisa using one and I thought that was such a brilliant idea. It’s sometimes hard to get a white texta or pen that will work on paint. And I’m totally in love with the concept. 

I also love that I can ‘play’ on my pages, squiggles, doodles, paint, stamp, splats, anything goes! 
Ahh it’s so liberating!! 

Have you tried this form of art yet? 
I totally recommend it!
I’m going to keep an eye out for your creations! 

I’ll catch you all very soon. 

Em. Xx


Saturday, 14 April 2018


Hi everyone, and welcome to a mid month reveal. This one is for DT Off the rails Scrapbooking
This months mood board was all about Colour Bombing. 
I was inspired by a number of colours and more so the lips. 

I had so much fun with acrylic paints for my background. 
It was fun playing with multi colours as I usually only play with 1 or 2 at a time. 
I definitely will do more pops of colour. 
I hope you get the chance to play this month, it really is an inspiring one. 
Catch you all next month. 
Em. Xxx