Monday, October 23, 2017

#dlishscrapsgirls | Amanda Lawrence

So, you may have seen our October Cybercrop challenges when they were released over in The Scrap Suite earlier this month. Today I am here to show you my challenge sample in greater detail and let you know how you can play along too.

My layout documents when I got to spend some time with my 'admin' team at a retreat in Melbourne earlier this year. I had been lucky enough to meet Amanda H previously but this was my first time meeting Michelle in real life. 

The background for this one took two attempts ... the first met its fate in the bin! I began with a concoction of clear gesso, white paint and some other random colour dusts and powders trying to mix the perfect colour for the butterflies. It ended up quite runny so I just dabbed it on with a baby wipe through the butterfly stencil. The yellow and pink was created using shimmer pots then lastly some colour paste through a stencil for the tiny dots.

The magnificent Magnolia flower takes centre stage in my main cluster along with some other paper flowers, resin and a sequin bow.

I used one of our delicate Lace Doilies as a photo mat, this one is the 5" size. The smaller cluster contains some more paper flowers, resin and a flair. I've also used some of the new Pastel Leaves and wood veneer hearts to finish it all off.

Once I had everything in place I decided to add the row of stitching around the photo. I feel this helped to 'ground' the layout and pull it all together.

If you'd like to join in with my challenge here are the details:

And here's a quick reminder of the colour wheel for you:

It's super easy to play along, you just need to add your entry to the relevant album in The Scrap Suite by midday on the 17th November. With an amazing and exclusive D-lish Scraps signature kit on offer for each challenge you'd be mad not to have a go. And best of all, prizes are randomly drawn which gives everyone the same equal chance at winning.
I hope to see your take on my 'Hot or Cold' challenge soon.

Amanda x

Sunday, October 22, 2017

"Selfie", by Amanda H

Hello again....
We are racing to the end of the month..... but over at The Scrap Suite... the new cybercrop challenges are in full swing! This month I set the challenge to "Scrap Yourself!"
And here is my page! This blog post is to bring you all the details and encourage you to JOIN in the challenges at The Scrap Suite.
I focused on patterned papers, with typed journaling and some machine stitching. Then the page is finished off with perfect D-lish embellies!

Here's the challenge:

And here is some close ups:

Oh my.... I am SO in love with the new ranges of paper flowers, which include this beautiful amazing Sakura Bloom. Also added is:
I also included some chevron wood veneers from a previous Just Add Paper kit.
I repeated the same elements in this lower cluster with Stamen , Resin flowers , Resin glitter dots ,  chevron wood veneers, and this time also included: Creative Cuts- Leaves and Little Birdie- Embossed Daisy.

For the title, I used a Creative Cut word, combined with a  Little Birdie- Embossed Daisy, chevron wood veneers and Resin glitter dots. You can also see the winning Paper doily tucked behind the photos in this close up!
Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see YOU in your take on this challenge!
PS> Upload your page to the albums in The Scrap Suite by Friday noon 17th November, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

'adore you' by Nicolee Cable

Good Morning all.  I hope you're all doing well this Friday morning?
It's my youngest sons 18th birthday today, so I'm feeling a mix of emotions, 
relief (school is nearly over - forever!!), joy and delight that they've all 'made it', proud of where they are all at but also a little sad!

I'd like to share with you a layout that celebrates some of the amazing women in my family.
As I usually do, I pulled together some D-lish supplies that I wanted to use for this colour palette. I love these softer spearmints and mauve colours together and decided to offset it with black.

Firstly I decorated the background of an already pink-washed page.  I added some watercolour Color Crush powder and then stencilled with Colour Blast paste.  Then I splattered with some purple and light spearmint watered down paint. The inspiration for this colour scheme came from the old up-cycled purple passionfruit bag. After distressing it, I attached it with staples. I love using 'random' and up-cycled elements on my pages.  It just makes them more unique and one-off. 

I backed the photo with different papers (black patterned, bronze and black leopard skin). I twisted and distorted the coloured wire to use behind my title.  This just gave it some height and interest. 
Then I coloured in the Creative Cuts word title with my bronze posca pen.
After the foundation of my layout was set, then all I had to do was add my chosen embellishments.  
I love the different depths of colour in the D-lish pretties, you can always find the tone you're looking for.  Check out the close-ups of the embellishment clusters in the shots below. 
I always try and add a couple of neutral elements to my layouts, whether it be white, black or wood.  I find this just breaks it up from being too matchy-matchy throughout the whole layout. Here I've chosen a beautiful wooden butterfly and black flower.

Here is a list of all the D-lish embellishments used on this layout:

resin flowers/shapes (how cute is that camera?)
Other flowers
Creative Cuts feathers and word (which I've used for the title)
vellum butterfly
cloud stencil (from Over the Rainbow JAP)

I hope you are inspired by this layout and will pop on over to the store to grab yourself some wonderful D-lish goodies to play with.

Have a wonderful weekend, I'll be enjoying have no 'children' in the house anymore!!
Here's to no more school lunches :)
(actually he's been making his own for years but it's definitely cause for celebration ey!)

Take care
Nicolee xx

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Remember this" by Mal

Hi all,

So mid week scrapping- who gets to do it? I don't much...just an hour here and there after work before kids get home...not enough that's for sure.
So last week I whipped up this page one day after work when I had a spare hour.

I keep telling myself I can't scrap portrait I made myself do it with this page.
What do you think?

So before I even chose the photo I did my background. I used a template and some spray.
From there I saw the background was sort of vertical so I decided to be brave and use a portrait photo. Yep brave :)

Next I decided to keep all the embellishments soft and girly. I needed to be quick and have all my embellishments coordinated. So of course, I headed straight for my Just Add Paper kits (I have a small stash of them) and found the Indigo Glitz kit sitting on my desk unopened....Are you like me and have heaps of JAP kits and just don't want to use them just look at them!?! LOL.
Well I opened this kit and everything on the page is from it, except three small resin flowers.
Flowers, Bling heart, a gorgeous apricot tiny bow, Journal card, glittery washi tape....

How gorgeous is this kit? girly and pretty.  

Next, I stamped and added my resin flowers which I am addicted to. Three different sizes which I know is a bit weird but I just love them and add them to everything at the moment. I like to doodle around them too, with a magic pencil.

Last but not least I journalled on the journalling card from the JAP kit. I love how using this card is such an easy way of adding layering AND journalling to my page.

In store you will find similar individual products to ones I have used:
Elegance Blooms (I used the blue one from the kit)
Plenty of Journal-Its to choose from
More bows
Resin glitter hearts

So what do you think?
I know it's a pretty simple page and it was quick but that's the beauty of the JAP's all there; you really just have to add a photo!
Happy scrapping

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You are STRONG | Michelle Stokes

Hello Scrappy friends! It's Michelle back again with my next layout share for this month. For this creation I've followed along with one of our newest challenges in the Scrap Suite. If you're new around here The Scrap Suite is our Facebook community group where we share inspiration, including monthly cyber crops, and provide a place for lovers of D-lish to share their creations with us.

I've flipped the sketch that Anthea designed and added an extra grouping of embellishments to balance out the clusters and white space. I chose a photo of Leila from a couple weeks ago and backed it with some pattern papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose embellishments from the store that best complimented the papers used, and added some twisted coloured wire, a lace doily, printed tag, wordfetti and some of my favourite puffy alphas to finish it all off. 

Heres a look at the sketch before and after I flipped it 

And now some close ups and links to the products in store..

The first cluster I worked on was this one made up of a coloured wire heart, D-lish Flair button, Little Birdie flowers, faceted enamel dots and some yellow ombre wordfetti. Such a fun grouping in colours  that are so sweet together.

Next was the cluster to the left of the photo, made up of a printed tag, more coloured wire and Little Birdie flowers, a pick n place bow and some more of the really cool faceted enamel dots

The top cluster consists of part of a circle colour journal it layered with a strip from a wordfetti set and a piece of thin glitter tape from months and months ago that I hadn't used yet. I also replicated elements from the other 2 clusters by adding in the flowers, wire and dots.

Lastly I created the combined title and journalling using some typed strips of journalling along with some fun puffy alpha stickers, an ombre wordfetti piece and some other washi tapes that were from months ago. 

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Michelle x

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Corrugated Cards" by Amy C

Hello D-Lish Scraps fans!

I thought I would make cards using corrugated cardstock and some remnants of the current and past 'Just Add Paper' kits. The 'Just Add Paper' kits are so flexible! 


I have made three cards using kits and goodies from my D-Lish Scraps stash. 

Before I decorated the cards, I prepped the background with white Gesso then used various colour sprays and splattered the background with ColourBlast shimmer cubes. 

For this first card, I’ve used the September 'Over the Rainbow' kit.

First, I adhered the ever so gorgeous D-Lish Scraps doilies – I used a white 4” lace doily here.

On top of the doily I created a cluster using the September 'Over the Rainbow' kit. From this kit, I used Journal It pieces, a twine, a rose and a flair button. Also, I added a silver mini metal flower from Bling and Metal Embellishments.

For this 2nd card, I hand stamped, using permanent black ink onto vellum. Once I adhered this onto the card. I manipulated the purple pip berry stem into a heart shape. The stem is from the Vines, Stamens and Sprays in the shop. Using a strong glue that dries clear, I applied my mini metal flowers. Next, I simply glued some clear sequins around the card as I wanted to keep this card unfussy.

The last card was made from using a combination of bits from the 'Over the Rainbow' kit.

After I adhered a 4” lace doily, I put together a cluster. I placed my gold thread in a swirly way and placed various washi tapes from my D-Lish Scraps stash that came from past 'Just Add Paper' kits.

The tag is from Tags and Bags in the shop: I used the printed tag packs. The flair and the yellow flower are both from the kit.

Here is a look at the kits for reference.

I enjoyed making these simple, quick and easy cards –  and I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy C

Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Today" by Jasmine Shea

Hello D-lish Scrappy peeps. Hope you are well.

For those of you that have missed it and a reminder to those who didn't, our October Cybercrop is now live over at The Scrap Suite with 4 new awesome challenges. 
I really hope you are able to join us again this month.

I created a page using lots of washi tape in strips and stripes.  
A great way to use up that stash of washi that we all had to have at one stage :)

So your challenge is to create a page using Strips as a design feature with any element/paper/embellishment/etc etc in any way you choose.

Aside from the mixture of washi tapes, I have used a myriad of gorgeous D-lish goodies on my page including the Wood Veneer title which I covered in gesso and then coloured with ink.  The other elements are:

Don't forget to check out the other three challenges this month for your chance to win a great prize.

See you again next time.