Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dylusions Stamp Pad - WOW

 Hi! It's Donna here and it is my turn for What's on Wednesday. Peta has given my the new Dylusions Stamp Pad to play with.  It is a great way to utilise all of those colours that we all have... and if you are like me, you have HEAPS!

First, you choose what colours that you want to use.

 Spray two or three squirts of Dylusions onto the pad. And then give it a light mist with water to blend the colours.

And then stamp away! I have used some texture stamps to create a background for my layout.

 And when you are done, you just rinse it under the tap to wash the dylusions out. Or you can leave it and just shut the lid for next time!

Easy hey?

Don't forget to pop back on the 1st to see our new challenges for November from the Design Team.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What's On Wednesday

Hey Peeps!! Anita here with my WOW for this month & I'm passing on a
technique that the awesome Ebony van der Starre showed me a few months ago -
 Tea Bagging!!!!
 I love the tea colours, but was thinking out aloud to the girls at my table & I said 
"Wouldn't it be awesome if they made coloured tea bags?!"
They laughed & thought I was joking - but I was quite serious LOL.

With using the tea bag - it's best to leave it to go cold & scungy
(so that the colour gets really deep).
But as I said - I wanted to have coloured tea splats!!!
So I have developed this technique a little bit...

You will need:
- Some rubber gloves (unless you don't mind coloured fingers)
- Dylusions Ink Spray (whatever colour/s you like)
- White cardstock 
- Heat gun
- Green Tea bags (I know you'd all have some in the cupboard - cause if your like me you     should be having that instead of the 3rd cup of coffee to keep you going LOL - you'll have plenty!!)

I worked out that by using Green Tea bags & not letting them sit & go scungy,
 I can add a few drops of Dylusions Spray Ink to make 

So get yourself all set up & ready. Add some warm water, your tea bag & a few
drops of whatever Dylusions Ink you'd like. Give it a bit
of a mix around with the tea bag & SPLAT AWAY!!!

Give it a dry with your heat gun. You could always pat it dry with some paper towel,
but I like the effect you get with the heat gun & giving the it time to dry. It kinda of
creates layers of colours. Give first colour a good dry before adding another colour
to you page.

 & repeat...

Here's the finished product!!
 I love how the puddles pool & when they dry have lots of depth to them.

Below are a few samples of this technique...
(L) is just straight Tea & (R) is the above technique.

So if you don't have any Dylusions Ink Spray in your scrappin' stash - 
head on over to the shop & grab some!!!!

Cheers, Neet :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

October Step-by-step with Anita

Anita here, this is my step-by-step video for Oct, 
using the NEW Simple Stories Sn@p cards 'For Him' range
Enjoy :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Embossing with Mists, Masks, Paint & Modelling Paste...

Hi guys! My turn to WOW you - Charm here!

Well, if you have seen some recent layouts of mine, you will see that I have been rediscovered my love for Embossing with Paint & Modelling Paste...

My layout for this month's Colour Challenge has used this technique...

Basically all you need is:

a Mask/template - you can find PLENTY in the SFS shop HERE
Paint or Mists - which can be found HERE
Modelling Paste
Embossing Powder and a Heat Gun

 as you can see below it gives a nice 3D glossy look...

First of all you need to work out which colour you would like to use on your layout, with the layout above and below it was BLACK - and all I did was mix it with modelling paste.

Using a spatula I have smeared the paint/modelling paste mixture over the top of the Splatter Mask I have used, I have then sprinkled a layer of embossing powder over the top - shook off the excess, then grabbed my heat gun and not only dried the paint/modelling mixture but created the glossy effect at the same time... BUT I have worked in stages working my way around the layout or else it would have been MESSY!!!

 Here are a couple of other layouts I have created using the same technique but just with Mists and Embossing Powder...


Here's a sneak of an upcoming layout below...
 using a spray of paint, then embossing powder...

 this one using the HS Heart Mask...

and these closeups below are layouts using different types of Masks with Paint/Modelling Paste and Embossing Powder...

I hope I've inspired you to try something different and get out your Embossing Powder, Paint, Masks and Modelling Paste!

Please share your creations with us here by posting a link in the comments section below - we would love to see what you create - and why not give the October SFS Scrappy challenges at the same time??

Happy Scrapping Ladies!
xo Charm

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Carta Bella "Rough and Tumble."

Hey everyone,
{Sorry this is late - Peta}

This month Peta gave me the new Carta Bella "Rough and Tumble" collection to play with and I have created 3 pages! This collection is full of reds, blues and yellows and has a cutesy, boy feel to it..right up my alley ;)

First up is this page titled.. Play Time..

And a close-up..

My next page features my 2 boys fishing.. Boys will be Boys

 And my last page.... With an imagination like yours..

The chipboard that goes with this range is super cute..

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to get creating....
Till next time
Kel :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's on Wednesday- Kel's process for Project Life.

Hello scrappy friends!

It's Kellie here today to give a peek at how I go about creating a Project Life spread.

Firstly, I lay out the sleeves I am going to use. Here I have used 'Design A' and 'Design D' page protectors from Becky Higgins. I like to use these as it allows for both portrait and landscape photos.

Next, I lay out my photos where I think they are going to look the best.

Next, I back my photos and choose journalling and filler cards that will match my spread. Here I have used Becky Higgins and Mambi cards that are available in the SFS shop. 

(Sorry for the shadows. my photos were taken at night, when it's my only real time to create!)

Now onto the fun part- embellishing! 

This is my favourite part of the process- dressing up my page. I have gathered supplies from Scrapbooking From Scratch to finish my page off.

Peta stocks a variety of alphas and wood veneers which are my staples when embellishing. 

If there is something in particular that Peta doesn't stock, be sure to ask her and she will do her best to get it in store for you! 

And here is my finished page.

And a close up of each page...

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to help you. You can find all things Project Life HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kellie :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Scrappy October....

Wow! We have some great challenges for you this month! 

Enter as many as you can for your chance to win a $20 voucher. If we receive more than 30 entries a $10 voucher will also be awarded. 
(We were soooooo close last month!)
Just a reminder that if you enter our challenges it must be just for Scrapbooking From Scratch  challenges only. Please note our winners are picked randomly so that everyone has a chance to win some SFS $$$
Use the 'linky' on the side bar to share your layouts with us.

And here they are!

Charm's Colour Challenge

Anita's Quote Challenge

Donna's Sketch Challenge


Looking forward to seeing your layouts!