Tuesday, October 25, 2016

"My Happiness" for D-lish Scraps

Happy Monday everyone,

Hoping to brighten the start of the work week with some scrappy inspiration.   I have a layout to share with you inspired by Charm's sketch challenge as part of the October Cybercrop over at the Scrap Suite.

I am a sucker for a sketch as it gives me "somewhere to start" and takes some of the thinking out of the design process AND you can still add your own touches, and change things up a little if you like!




and here is the details of the challenge:


In my usual style I have switched some things up... for example, I replaced the large bow with the butterfly which has gone through my Minc machine and that large Wood Veneer element.  I also switched out the love heart doily for a regular round one.  I have also added smaller doilies cut into 2 pieces to create a base for my title and smaller embellishment clusters.  



You can also see in the top right hand corner the centre part of that chipboard (the heart shape) and I've also added in some Resin Flowers.  If you take a look down the bottom of the layout you will see that I have created some texture for the base of my page.  I have used Punchinella to do this!  It makes for a really great mask, simply lay onto your page and push though gel medium or the like, I used Whipped Spackle for this one as it is a lovely white colour and dries super fast.  But you could use mist or paint, they all work really well.


For the chipboard, I painted with acrylic paint and let dry and then misted over with some Heidi Swapp Colour shine.  I have left parts more saturated than others rather than getting a fine and even coat for an interesting effect.  You will also see a tag in there, one of my favourite things to layer.

D-lish products used:

Be sure to check out the Kit Bit section for elements from previous kits such as the heart shape paper piece on the left of my photo.

Be sure to check out the other challenges over at the Scrap Suite for this month as well!




Thanks for popping by
Gwen



Friday, October 14, 2016

The Scrap Suite October Cybercrop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Here today to share to my challenge for this months Cybercrop over at The Scrap Suite!


and here is close up of my sample layout to help inspire you.  I have used lots of paper strips which I have cut with fringing scissors (and some vellum too) to create the base of the page.  I have layered in some washi tape and sewn them all down.





I sure do hope you get a chance this month to play along, I really love seeing your creations and how my challenge has inspired you!

Gwen
xo

Monday, October 10, 2016

She is my Happy Place for D-lish Scraps

Well hello there,

I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of the D-lish Scraps team and today I'm here to share the first of my layouts for them.

I thought it would be fun today to share one of the layouts I submitted in my DT application.  It was inspired by the wonderful challenge Krisy set back during the June Cybercrop.  I missed the deadline to upload it, so when the DT call out came up, I thought it would be the perfect choice.

If you are not a member of the Scrap Suite, on Facebook you're missing a heap of fun, so be sure to check it out.

So here is my layout:




 and this was the challenge:


I loved making the tag and then adding it to a layout.  This is something I would not have done hadn't it been for the challenge!  and of course, you get some close ups...

I am totally addicted to the Pick N Place Bows, I just cannot get enough of them.  You will also see I've used the Paper Doilies which come in a great range 3.5 inch to 6.5 inch AND different designs as well - these are so nice to put in-between your paper layers.

You will also see some Enamel Dots and Sequins.

I also wanted to share a newly created layout today - something bright and fun.  


This one features the wonderful new puffy alphabet stickers, I L.O.V.E these!!!  In my close up below, you can see that I have sewn them in place - they are soft enough to go through the sewing machine beautifully. 


and the main embellishment cluster complete with tassel.


Here I've used the wood veneer square mini pack as an extension of my photo mat and main cluster.  It helps draw the eye along the diagonal of this page.  You will also see the new Paint Chip Tabs layered there in-between my papers... the perfect little touch in the nicest shade of pink.


How cute is this element from the Journal It's Wordfetti just snip them up and sew them on!  I've added a Paper Flower and Sequin to finish out the cluster.

Dish products used:


Thanks for popping by today,
Gwen







Saturday, October 1, 2016

Another new adventure...

Hi everyone,

Here today to share some super exciting news I have been sitting on for a bit...  Crazy excited to announce that I have been chosen to be part of the D-lish Scraps design team!


I have loved D-lish for many years now so when my term on the Scrapbooking Memories Creative Team finished up, I jumped at the chance to try out and am so very very happy that I now get to design with and share my projects using these gorgeous products with you all!

AND, what a start... have you SEEN this months mood board??


STUNNING RIGHT?  and below is my layout.  


I really loved the boxes in the top right hand side image and used that idea as the background for my page.  I was also inspired by the sketch (who wouldn't be right) and although I didn't follow it exactly, it was a great starting point for my design.


 Totally loving on the Resin Embellishments right now.  And yes, my addiction to Paper baggies continues!

More goodies including a scrappers must have doilies and enamel dots!

Thanks so much for popping by today, and if you're new, welcome!!  Looking forward to sharing more D-lish Scraps layouts and some other paper adventures with you all again soon.

Gwen
xo