Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Beginning Art Journal page By Farrel Tailor

Hello Lovelies!!! I'm back today to share with you all my mixed media art journal page I created using Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint and Darkroom Door Grunge Stamp Set.

So let me step you through the process and there is also a process video at the end for anyone wanting to see how I created it.

I started by lightly coating my page with white gesso. Then using a dry brush I applied Dina Wakley's Heavy Body Acrylic Paints - Magenta, Fuchsia, White, Turquoise, Lime, Lemon and Black. (All products are linked to the store.) I used my apron to wipe off the access paint as I didn't want to have a wet brush....using a dry brush gives you the amazing brush stroke texture to the paint.

I then used Dylusions Stencil 5 x 8" Modern Script stencil with Turquoise paint and applied it using my mini blending tool. I also sprayed the stencil with water and used the reverse side as a stamp.

Next I used Darkroom Door Grunge Stamp Set with my acrylic paint and stamped onto the page.
Once it was dry I then cut out my butterfly which I printed on my computer using a free printable from Pinterest. I adhered the butterfly using Prima 3D Gel Medium.

I used the acrylic paints to add colour to the wings on the butterfly and mixed my black and white paints with a small amount of water to add some splatters. The reason for adding water to the paint is because the paint is heavy there is no way I could splatter as it, do diluting it with water allows you to use this technique. I used a small paint brush for the splatter.

Last of all I used a stamp set in my stash for the sentiment and there you have it...another art journal page!!! 

Until next time Happy Scrappin' and thanks for dropping by 


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Magnolia Jane layout with Kylie

Hi lovelies! Kylie here again today with a layout I have created using the new 'Magnolia Jane' collection by Heidi Swapp, now in the sassy store.

This range has So.Much.Pink and florals! Of course I wanted to play with it! I wanted to create purely with paper.So I haven't used much in the way of ephemera or die cuts.I wanted to create blooms from the paper alone.I did so using just a flower punch and several flower dies.
Here is a little look at my completed layout......

Before I get to the flowers, let's talk about the background. I have fussy cut squares from the 'Georgian Charm' cardstock, distressed the edges a little before gluing them as a diamond sequence.

I also distressed and curled the edges of the background paper a little too.I used 'Flea Market' as a border piece and 'Blushed' as a background paper.It had a beautiful watercolour print to it.

Can you tell yet I love flowers?? I used three different flower  punches to create this cluster, as well as two different leaf dies. I was super happy at how it came together.I have used pearl drops and enamel dots from my stash to centre them.

One thing I always like to encourage is never skip out on the little details.If you look closely you can see some tiny little daisy flowers I punched from paper.They were so small and so fine that you could easily think they won't make that big a difference to your layout if you didn't add them.But once it all comes together you can see the effect of having them tucked in there.

To finish off I added some fine gold splatters as well as a few white.
(Note- The quote round and printed doilies were from my stash and not part of this collection.)

I hope you have enjoyed my project this week.Until next time,
Kylie xo
.P.S. Below are the products featured in this layout, available via the website.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Agnus | Hand Stitched Elements

Hi again, I've got a scrapbook layout to share this time with a few tips for using hand stitching as a design element on your projects and have combined pattered papers from the new Simple Stories Faith and Simple Stories Domestic Bliss collections for a fun a colourful layout featuring me with my little guy. 

I absolutely love the paint stroke design of the 'Shine' paper and wanted the majority of the design to remain visible on the finished page so I decided to keep my page design simple with a few paper layers built up beneath my photos and a scatter of stitched hearts that added interest to my page but still allowed the background paper to show through.  

Hand stitching is a great way to add detail to your projects and I have found that the key to getting good results is even spacing as well as even tension with each stitch. When stitching straight lines, I always use a ruler and pierce the paper at even intervals, however when stitching curved shapes the spacing is a little different - smaller intervals around each curve work best as they help to produce a nice flow and reduce harsh angles.  

I often use a template for shapes as it allows me to move it around the page and see exactly where the stitching will be placed.  You can use a variety of different methods to create a template, such as a printed design, die-cut shape or a simple hand drawn shape as I have done here. 

 Place your paper and template onto either a piercing matt or old mouse pad and use a piercing tool or a simple headed pin to pierce the design all the way through the paper. You may want to use washi tape to hold you template in place to prevent it from moving.
I went with a satin embroidery floss for this page in a complementary colour and used a simple back stitch to create the hearts. Satin floss can be a little temperamental at times but by ensuring that each stitch was created with even tension I was able to produce even results. 

I have used a single strand of floss that I doubled over once it was threaded through my needle. You may want to create a knot on the end of your thread prior to pulling it through the page, but I prefer to leave the end loose and then tie it to my working thread after I have created a couple of stitches as it helps to keep the tension tight. Flipping the paper over to the back to see where the next pierced mark will be is helpful for when you are starting out and even though this may slow things down a little this method helps to keep the tread tension tight and keeps the stitches nice and even - just be sure you don't pull too tight or the paper will tear ;) 

Products from the Sassy store...
Simple Stories Faith 12x12 Cardstock - Love 
Simple Stories Faith 12x12 Cardstock - Shine
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss 12x12 Cardstock - Domestic Diva
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss - I Can't Adult 
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss - Mom Rules 
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Sticker Pack
Simple Stories Domestic Bliss Enamel Dots 
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Acetate Words 
Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Date Stamp 
Elle's Studio White Alpha & Number Stickers 

Thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, 17 March 2017

LOVE | Simple Stories Love and Adore | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Sassy Scrappers!

It's Tarrah back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout using the gorgeous Simple Stories Love and Adore collection!

I was inspired this week to use lots of different size circles on my layout...I even die cut my photo into a circle shape too! I added machine stitching to each individual circle for extra texture. 

This layout design is a great one to do if you only have scraps left! You can simply punch circles from patterned paper and you have an instant design! I also decided to fussy cut that LOVE title from one of the journal cards and I also machine stitched through it to create texture!

I just LOVE that geometric chipboard heart! I wanted it to take centre stage on this layout so incorporating it into the title was the perfect solution! Lots of other ephemera hearts were also added from the ephemera pack to help balance my page.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Sassy Scrappers blog today! I hope you will check out this gorgeous collection plus all the other beautiful goodies now in the Sassy store!

Happy creating and have a great week!

Mister Hueys Warm Calico CharcoalLove & Adore Chipboards 6x12

    Love & Adore Bits and Pieces 47pk     Love & Adore Combo Cardstock Stickers Sheet 12x12       

Love & Adore 4x4 & 4x6 Vertical Journalling Paper 12x12      Love & Adore 4x6 Horizontal Journalling Paper 12x12

Thursday, 16 March 2017

To Be Creative Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hello Sassy Scrapper Fans!!! Farrel here to share with you another art journal page I created using Dylusions Paint and Distress Crayons.

Let me show you a few shots of my process but I also have a video at the end of the post so feel free to see my creative process. I have also linked all the products used to the shop.

I started by using covering my art journal page with a music sheet, I bought a book from a swap meet last year and I find it is perfect for backgrounds. I also tore up an old dress pattern I got from my mum and used Prima 3D Gel Gloss to adhere it all down.

I then used a baby wipe to spread my Dylusions Paints - London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise.

Once it was dry, I used some builders tape I bought from my local hardware store and used it like a stencil with both Texture Paste and Black Marble Dylusions Paint. I also used Vintage Photo Distress Crayon and a baby wipe to add a vintage feel to the page.

I used my takeaway coffee coffee cup and White Linen paint to stamp onto my page and once it was dry I then used my Distress Crayon Vintage Photo with a small amount of water and using my fingers I rubbed it over my paper for a more aged look.

I used my typewriter for my title and mounted onto black cardstock and adhered to these pieces. I then painted some more old paper with London Blue paint and cut out some hearts. I used Black Soot Distress Crayons and a white paint pen for highlights.

Until next time - Happy Scrappin!!
Farrel xx