Sunday, 29 July 2018

Raelene - July 2018 Kit - Butterbeer at FraserPop

When I saw that The Store Of Requirement was going to do a pop up shop at FraserPop 2.0 I decided before I scrapped another thing with the July Harry Potter inspired Kit I needed to record my boys shopping at the store.  The crowds at FraserPop 2.0 were huge this year, 10,500 attended and due to the amount of people inside the store and it being dark inside to give the right ambiance getting photos was challenging.  So I took photos of the 2 staff members serving us and the boys drinking their Butterbeer, it was so cool that they had Butterbeer on tap at the pop up store, it just added to the experience.  So this layout is about the Butterbeer.

Before I started scrapping I typed up some journalling about the day added some free printables including a Butter Beer label and printed it on 160gsm paper.

After much fiddling trying to make the layout work on a 12x12 I decided to do a 6x12 and use the parchment edge washi from the kit to create a parchment feel for my background.
I started by adding the washi to my bottom edge, completely up the left and 5cm up the right side; I mitred the corners so it looked like a proper edge of a piece of old parchment.

Note: I use the left overs from kit creating for my scrapping so sometimes I have a little more of something and sometimes a little less so I decided to only use how much was in the kits so you can recreate it if you wish.

Next I grabbed my Distress Ink in Walnut Ink and used the packaging technique followed by dragging the cardstock through the left over ink to create a more parchment feel to my white cardsock.  I spritzed some water in my hand a few times and sprinkled it onto my cardstock, dabbing off with paper towel before it dried.

I also coloured my printed journalling with the watered down walnut ink and I inked the edges with the ink pad to give it a darker edge.

To embellish I used the mug of Butterbeer from the cut apart and some of the thread from the Gryffindor tassel in the kit.  In addition to these bits from the kit and the Butterbeer label from the free printable I used a Hogwarts crest.

To adhere the Butterbeer label and Hogwarts crest I added a couple of layers of scrap cardstock in the middle to lift them but I didn't want the cardstock showing so used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots at the points and just had the cardstock in the middle.  I also used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the mug of Butterbeer from the cut apart and my journalling.  This gave them a nice little lift and helped them pop.

When trying to work out how I wanted to add the tassel I accidentally messed up my Scrap Dots but they still look great.  I realised I couldn't use the full tassel so instead just added some of the thread coming out from under the top of the Butterbeer label, I adhered it down with Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

I used my photos and embellishments to hide the white wherever possible which helped the layout come together, the only decision I made about placement was that the staff member pouring the Butter Beer should be placed as the first in the sequence to help tell the story.
I matted my photos and journalling with some black cardstock and since I always stick things slightly wonky and have to fix them I used Helmar's Acid Free Glue so I would have some wiggle, it was so much easier than how I used to stick my photos down.

I love this layout, and I actually journalled which is always a good thing.
Once I decided on using the parchment washi and some distress ink the rest came together quickly and easily.
If you would like a mini version of this kit send me a email and I will create a mini kit for you.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Amy- July 2018 Kit- Wise Little Owl

Hey Scrapping Kits Fans,

I am here with a mixed media page using the owl cut file from this Month's kit. For my background I have used a pink distress spray stain and sprayed it directly onto my Bazill Marshmallow cardstock.

I layered my photos on both white and black tissue paper to enhance them off the background, add some texture and tie in the colours of the patterned papers I am using to create embellishments for the layout (all that from 2 layers of tissue papers I know lol).

Next up was to play with the beautiful cut file, which I did alter and make larger using my Cameo machine. I decided I really wanted it to be another focal piece on the layout so I sprayed it with a light layer of Colour Blast Shimmer spray in Saffron and dabbed off excess with some paper towel. Once dry I outlined it with a black border just to give it some extra pop

I then worked on some small embellishment clusters using the patterned papers from the kit and my large heart punch to punch heart shapes as well as my smaller heart punch for small ones. I used stripes of washi from the kit in 2 of the clusters, plus the bird cage charm in one and the paper flowers in the other.

From the cut apart sheet in the kit I used the card that said magic to journal on and stuck it down and just using thickers from my stash created my title.

And that is my layout completed. Keep an eye out for a process video for this over on my channel this week

Until next month
Happy scrappin

Friday, 27 July 2018

Lauren - July 2018 Kit - Embellishing the Harry Potter Travelers Notebook

Hello everyone,

I am back with another layout in the Junk Journal inspired Travelers notebook that is documenting our Harry Potter love and the trip we took to Universal Studios in Japan.

I made the book/mini album during facebook live stream ...check it out here...

It was super fun to fill it up. I added Wizards Play collection to this Scrapping Fun Kit and went to town hehe

this page was simple, I added the pocket page size card as a tip in. Using washi tape to attach it to top of the left hand side, I placed a house emblem under the card and then journalled under neath across the whole left hand side. The right hand side was simply a patterned paper background and a photo. Sometimes you need to have a simple layout to tell a story.

The beauty of making the travelers notebook in a junk journal style means that I can add whatever I want to and whichever size I want. I used this book paper as a full page background, and even the plastic bag that the kit come in as a sequin pocket.

Also the parchment style patterned paper was placed in sideways as a smaller layout, and this was paired with the paper bag that became a pocket for some quote cards and a photo which was a nice inclusion to the travelers notebook.

Same thing happened with the brick patterned paper.

I have uploaded a flip through of the un-embellished travelers notebook if you would like to check that out.

Here is the link to my embellishing video where I start to document and embellish using the photos and kits.

Currently working on a flip through of a completed notebook.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Connie - July 2018 Kit - Mixed Media Tag ...

Hello Arty Friends!!!

I am loving the Harry Potter theme for this months kit!
But too be honest I was really stuck on what I was going to do! ... I had so many ideas running around in my head I just couldn't decide on which way I wanted to go.

For the last year, I have planned to make my own Harry Potter junk journal, I have been collecting all sorts of stuff to go into this junk journal & I have been on the hunt for a used Harry Potter hard cover book to use as my cover, which I have yet to find!
So I decided to make a Mixed Media tag, that will eventually end up in my Harry Potter junk journal!

To start off I did a transfer using the brick paper onto a watercolour tag. To do the transfer I coated the tag & the brick paper with matte medium & stuck them together (brick side down). After it had completely dried I sprayed the back off the brick paper with water & used my finger to rub off the white paper to revel the transfer. Now this doesn't always work & most times you wont get a solid transfer, but that is the look I was going for.

I then started to build up my layers using a bit of hessian, texture paste, off cuts of paper from the July kit. I also used Tim Holtz's distress ink to add a bit of depth to my tag.
I also sprayed some off cuts of white netting with Dylusions Spray in Ground Coffee to use in the layering & for the top of the tag.
I then used the distress ink to darken up a tree chipboard piece that I found in my stash & arranged a little cluster using the flowers, the metal bird cage & the wool off the paper clip from the kit.
I adhered it all down usng a hot glue gun.
Finishing off my tag with a bit off netting & the 9 3/4 metal tag charm from the kit!

I am so happy with the result.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed my little Harry Potter projects this month!

Until next time ...


Monday, 23 July 2018

Sarah - Winter moodboard challenge

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a project idea inspired by the Winter Moodboard Challenge. Let's take another look at the moodboard;
For this project, I created some gel printed stickers with purples as a primary focus. Using my gel plate (if you havent seen these in action, please take a look at the Gel Press youtube channel or Facebook page).
Once printed, I further embellished the sticker sheet with Posca paint pens for mark making and stamping with black ink. I then cut the sticker sheet in to rectangles to fit the Big Happy Planner spaces and some circles for page decoration.
I am using my Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI) planner for memory keeping - this is a great way to capture our everyday life along with some journalling of what's happening at the time - this may be our favorite meals to cook, activities happening at school or just every day life. It's alot of fun and compliments my scrapbook layouts of my favorite photos.
I hope you enjoyed this and why not give creating your own stickers a go!

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Jaymilee - July 2018 Kit - TN layout

Hello lovely people, I’m up on the blog today sharing a quick and simple layout in my Traveler’s Notebook using the July 2018 Harry Potter Kit. 
First I matted my photo using paper from the kit, I love using paper to matt photos in a TN spread because it draws your attention to the photo. Next I positioned the photos on the page and stuck them down with double sided tape. I find using wet glue in my TN makes the pages warp a little so I tend to stick with double sided tape. Next I just cut out a heart from the left over paper from the kit, then I punched out a circle using a punch. I just stuck down a little heart sticker and my little cluster was done.

I love having little pockets of journaling throughout a TN layout. So I just found areas on the page that I knew I wanted some journaling and wrote them just using a black pen from my stash. I loved the train washi that was included in the kit, I was a little stuck on how to use it and just thought to stick it down. A great thing about TN spreads I find is that I don’t mind if everything is perfect and matches I just stick down what I want and have my memories recorded. I just finished off the page with some little embellishment where they could fit. A page like this is a great way to use all the little scrap pieces of paper and left over embellishments because you are working with such a small space.
That’s all from me today. I hope you liked seeing a simple and quick TN spread. Check out some of the others ladies projects using the July Harry Potter inspired kit.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Sarah - July 2018 Kit - 'One of a Kind Adventure'

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a second layout for you using the amazing July Harry Potter inspired kit. Let's take a look...
As soon as I saw the brick inspired paper in this kit, I instantly loved it! This inspired me to scrap this photo of my younger son playing with his blocks. The layout is a 6X8 layout (my favorite size at the moment!) and is simply the brick paper as a background with a matted photo on it.
To the brick background paper I added some black stamping and some die cut pieces in white cardstock. For my title I used some stickers from my stash and I also wanted to use the bus from the kit as an embellishment. When building up his blocks, my son would run his cars and vehicles around them, hence the bus.

I used a piece of the paper in the kit I had left over from my last layout to put behind the bus to cover the pop out windows. I then adhered the bus to the layout using foam tape. This helps it stand up a little from the background page. I also added a circular camera sticker I had in my stash. Lastly I added some purple paint around the outside of the page to compliment the colour of the bus and wording in the title.
I hope you enjoyed this layout and we'd love to see just how you are using this July many ideas for it's use, not just Harry Potter themed pages! Until next time....

Monday, 16 July 2018

Jaymille -Winter Moodboard - tea solves everything

Hey Everyone,
I’m up on the blog today sharing my art journal spread, inspired by the Winter Moodboard. From the moodboard I took the purple tones and the mug. Two of my favourite things are the colour purple and a hot cup of tea so this moodboard was a great inspiration.

First I started by drawing the girl on the left hand side of the page. I knew i wanted a quote, a girl holding some tea and of course. I sketched out the girl using an image I found just on google. This is a great way to draw images if you aren’t confident in drawing them from scratch or don’t have any stamps or stencils. Then I used some dylusions ink. The one used is called laid back lilac. I sprayed some water on the page then the ink. I only sprayed the ink once because I wanted a lot of white space. I used some water colour to paint the girl and then traced around her with black pen.

I used a star stencil from my stash and mixed together some purple and blue paint to get this beautiful colour. Next thing was to find my quote and write it out. After I found my quote I wrote it in pencil first and then went over it with a black pen.

Finally I used a gold paint pen and a purple pen to add some crosses around the page for a some little details. This layout was super simple to make and only took about 30 minutes including drawing the girl.

Check out some of the other design team members layouts using the Winter Moodboard. Hope you enjoyed mine.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Sarah - July 2018 Kit - Book Week

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you, back this month with my first layout using the amazing July 2018 Kit. Whilst I am not up with the Harry Potter craze, I absolutely love this kit...perfect for layouts and projects of all kinds!
This 6x8 inch layout is of my older son a number of years ago, dressed up for Book Week at school. Whilst he is dressed as a vampire, the cut apart embellishments in this kit accompany the theme well.
The background paper of books on shelves also was a great compliment to the theme and a lovely base paper for the layout. This paper is adhered to white cardstock, edged with black paint. I matted my photo on the parchment paper from the kit and fussy cut out the pumpkin stack and little rat. I outlined them with black marker so they stood out a little more.
I created the title using letter stickers in my stash and added some of the washi tape in the kit to ground the title. Lastly a few red enamel dots to finish off the layout. I hope you enjoyed this layout and if you haven't already, get in quick to get your kit today! Until next time...

Friday, 13 July 2018

Lauren ~ July 2018 Kit ~ Butterbeer!!

Hey everyone, Lauren here.

I was super excited to get stuck into adding photo, memorabilia  and embellishments to the Junk Journal style Travelers Notebook I made on the Facebook live stream.

Here is a couple a pages to start of the sharing of the project.

I loved the Butterbeer in the cut apart that came in the July 2018 Harry Potter inspired kit and knew it would  go very nicely with photos of my boys tasting the Butterbeer.

I loved the combo of brown paper bag on left and small peice of antique writing paper on the right. These were lovely bases for the photos and the embellishment cluster.

I cut the brick paper from the kit into a banner and teamed it up with washi before adding the butterbeer mug from the kit as well  as second on from Colorplay collection.

On the right I kept it simple using label punch to cut out white cardstock, I layered green paper behind it and adding a little journalling. I then stamped best friends around the background.

I didn't want to miss out on opportunity  to use the amazing wood veneer and new this starry night patterned paper was perfect background

Teamed up with a strip.of washi and wella perfection.

Come back later in the month for other layouts within the album.


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Connie - July 2018 Kit - " Magic " ...

Hello Hello Hello!!!!

I love Harry Potter!!!

My son Keenan & I are huge Harry Potter fans, watching & re-watching the movies over & over again!!! we just love it!
We have even started our Harry Potter collection, which sit proudly in our living room!

When we heard that a Harry Potter po-up shop was going up in Myer Melbourne, we jumped at the chance to check it out! Keenan, Jorja & I jumped on a train & headed into the city to check it out! What a crazy day, there where people everywhere! We had a awesome day.

So for this months kit I scrapped a 12x12 layout using one of the photo's from the pop-up shop!
To start of with I picked out an OLD scrapbooking paper from years ago for my back ground, it matched the papers from the kit perfectly.
I then used a Dina Wakely stencil & some texture paste to add some "bricks" to the background. I added a little bit os stamping on the background also using Staz-on Blue Hawall & a Kaisercraft background stamp.

I then layed my photo with papers from th kit & some random stuff sitting on my table!
With my title i used some super OLD Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, painted them white & added a little bit off gold flakes while the paint was still wet! ... I just love the look!

Thanks guys for dropping by this month!

Look forward to seeing what you all do with the kit!

Bye 4 now!

Connie ... xxx

Monday, 9 July 2018

Amy- Winter Moodboard- Snuggles with Indie

Hey Scrappin Fun Peeps,

I am back today with a chilly challenge for you, the Scrapping Fun Winter moodboard challenge - have you checked it out yet? If not here it is for you
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For me I went with the colours and overall 'feel' of the mood board of snuggles and warmth when I created my layout. So I started with some different coloured purple gelatos and smooshed them onto some packaging, added some water and then just brush painted them across the right side of my page.
I layered my photos using some of the pastel green coloured patterned papers from the June kits and placed them to the left of my page, as in the photos my son is looking across to the right. I then tried choosing embellishments that were purple or then some of the pastel type colours in the left bottom box in the mood board. To balance out the colour palette I also picked some black and white pieces from the 'Case of the blahs' collection by Pink Fresh Studio (added bonus is that these have a home kind of tone to them).

I didn't add lots of big embellishments as the photos and the mixed media were 'big' enough for the layout, so the embellishments were to tie in the colours and theme of the mood board in small and subtle ways.

I did at first think this would be a bit of a challenge, but in the end found this mood board to be quite easy enough to complete, so jump in and give it a go!
I will have a video up on my channel this week for it so be sure to keep an eye out in the inspiration group for it.

Until next time
Happy scrappin

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Raelene - July 2018 Kit - Polar Express Card

When I first saw the train washi in the July 2018 Harry Potter inspired kit I felt it was perfect for not just a Harry Potter project but also a Polar Express project so I started by creating a Printable which I printed on 200gsm paper.  If you ordered one of the July 2018 Kits check your email as I will be sending you a copy of this printable.

I selectively cut my paper so I could slot the washi in under it so the ticket was over the train.  As I decided to turn it into a card I cut down my paper to suite my card front, factoring in how the washi would affect the length of the card front.

For my card base I cut some black cardstock to 7.5 inches by 8 inches, giving me a finished 4 x 7.5 inch card.

I chose to use Helmar Acid Free Glue to adhere my paper so I would have movement while sticking it down so I could tweak things if needed.
I started by just sticking down the area of the paper that the washi would be slotting under.
I then carefully stuck the washi down, lining it up with the left paper edge and trimmed the right hand side to be the same width as the paper.
I glued down the ticket onto the washi.

I was calling this done and then hubby said it needs snow so I grabbed my white paint and put a small amount on a pallet and added a little water.  I flicked some of the watered down paint onto my card to represent snow which worked beautifully on the paper and wiped any that landed on the ticket off it with a wet wipe.

I love the finished card, it was so quick to create.
Now I just need to work out who I should send this Christmas card to this year and put a message inside.