Just popping in today to share with you my September projects. These projects also mark my final ones of a member of the D-lish Scraps design team. It has been an absolute pleasure being part of this team for the past 18 months, but I felt it was time for me to step aside and allow Amanda to get some "fresh blood" onto the team.
During my time at D-lish I have had the privilege of working alongside an amazing team of ladies, not least of all the lovely Amanda herself. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to have been part of the team and represent a store I truly believe in. And I have also gained an incredible group of creative friends, and I think that is the greatest reward.
Having said that, I couldn't go past scrapping this special photo of some of the D-lish girls and myself at retreat back in July as my final project...
I used Crate Paper patterned papers as the basis for this layout, and lots of my favourite D-lish Scraps embellishments.
I created a layered mat for my photo using a mix of papers; a lace paper doily; and a grey grid bitty bag. Tucked into my layers was also one of the new wood veneer square mini frames.
I used lots of wood veneer pieces on this layout, including a printed veneer butterfly; a veneer scalloped frame (from the special release Just Add Paper kit last month); and an ampersand and tiny butterfly (from another previously released JAP kit).
I layered my scalloped veneer frame on top of a dove grey paper doily; and then popped a flair button (also from a previous JAP kit) on top. I completed my cluster with a couple of resin flowers.
On the other side of my photo I created a complimentary cluster that also featured the same resin flowers; a wood veneer heart; a dip dye printed tag that I tied with twine; and a layered die cut journal piece (from a previous JAP kit).
I couldn't finish with anything other than a Corbett Creations wood veneer word for my title, I just love these so much! Then some simple stamping; printed journaling and a few flicks of gold mist.
My second to last project was this mixed media one, featuring a photo of "my moles" and I...
As this was such a "happy" subject and photo, I decided to draw on the yellow (the colour of happiness) from the straws in the photo and go with it as my dominant colour for this layout. I kept the rest of the palette to neutral white and a touch of grey, to allow the yellow to "pop".
My background was created using Colour Blast Shimmer Spray, and then Dylusions acrylic paint through a Dusty Attic 'Distressed Grid' stencil over the top.
I created a mat under my photo using a white lace paper doily; yellow tissue paper (from a previous Just Add Paper kit); and yellow hand-dyed muslin. I also used one of my favourite multi scallop wood veneer frames, (which I coloured with a yellow Posca pen) to add some extra depth and interest under my photo; along with a Journal It's date tab.
To go with my cocktail theme, I added a paper straw from my stash, which I enhanced with the gorgeous yellow felt bow (from last month's Just Add Paper kit). Alongside my photo I tucked in a journal spot from the same kit, on top of which I layered a flair button and some messy cotton thread.
My other September project was this layout I created which was based on this month's 'Berry Blast' Inspiration Board Challenge...
I started my layout with a sheet of Cocoa Vanilla Studio patterned paper as a base to frame my layout, and then used some white cardstock to create a custom mixed media background. I first used some Bubblegum Colour Blast Colour Spray; then added some Envy Colour Blast Colour Paste through my Dusty Attic 'Crosshatch' stencil. After that I added some stamping using grey Staz On ink and stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps.
Most of my embellishments on this layout came from this month's coordinating 'Berry Blast' Just Add Paper kit. I started by mounting my photo on top of some layers - including the heart shaped paper doily and some tissue paper from the current kit; as well as some more patterned paper and a piece of a heart die cut (from a previous kit).
I then selected the embellishments from the kit I wanted to use and formed clusters surrounding my photo. I liked the interesting contrast the combination of paper flowers; resin flowers and the fabric Tutu bloom provided when grouped together, not only through material, but also size and colour. I also used the resin birds from the kit, and the glitter resin dots. (Because who doesn't love a bit of sparkle, right?)
To help tie the teal colour into my layout more, I used a Corbett Creations family wood veneer which I painted with the same Colour Blast Colour Paste I had used on my background. I love the shiny, textured appearance it gives. To finish my layout, I added a flair button from the kit, which I mounted on some messy cotton thread; and then scattered around a few D-lish Dots enamels.
Until next time, happy scrapping! X