D-lish Scraps, Inspiration

"Create Happiness" for Dlish Scraps

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!

I’m here today to share my very last layout as part of the D-lish scraps design team.  It has been an amazing year on the team, I really have loved every minute!  I have especially loved Amanda’s amazing inspiration boards. She comes up with colour combos and inspiration that pushes me out of my comfort zone and enables me to push my creative boundaries and I so love that!  So what better way to finish my term than with a layout inspired by the latest inspiration board “Over the Rainbow”.

 

 

This is the perfect example of a page I wouldn’t normally create, I love colour but generally would not use all of the colours on one page!!  To keep it more my style, I went with a pastel version of the colours and used tone on tone for the embellishments.
To start the page, I have also kept the background pretty clean by adding some mist in co-ordinating colours. I have simply added each colour in a strip creating a ‘rainbow’ of sorts across the centre of the page.  Next, I went about punching out the hearts using paper scraps from my stash. I wanted a pastel version of the colour represented in the inspiration board.

 

Next, I went about stitching a line of colour along the centre of each of the rows of hearts, to keep the design clean, I wanted to block the colours and use tone on tone.  You can also see I’ve hand stitched around my photo, once I knew where the placement would be, I co-ordinated the stitched edge with the section of the background it would be sitting on.  Now that I’ve mentioned it, you will really notice it in the images above… each section around the edge of the photo has co-ordinating thread.

 

Next, it was time for smaller elements, I pulled out a stack of Pick n place bows, one for each of the colours represented in my ‘rainbow’.  Then, I did the same for the Jewelled cabochons and Resin flowers.

 

I also used one of my favourites the wood beads from Pink Fresh studio here as well.  I’m loving the different textures here, the resin, the canvas and fabric bows and the wood.  I just added items here and there in co-ordinating colours to the hearts and background until I was happy.

 

Lastly, I added my title using Thickers and a chipboard word painted with white Gesso and… that was the layout complete.  I hope it inspires you to give the Inspiration board a go, they really are so fun to work with!
Thanks for all your support, encouraging words and love for my D-lish scraps layouts.  I have so loved being part of the team.  Looking forward to the next adventure, so lots more scrappy inspiration still to come.
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thanks for popping by today
Gwen

 

 

xo
D-lish Scraps, Inspiration

"Special Moments" for D-lish Scraps

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!

I’m here today to share another layout for D-lish scraps, I’ve gone with a simple grid design for this one featuring Miss 10.  I wanted to document her recent reading addiction, she is reading mad right now and I LOVE IT, I sure do hope this phase sticks!  This photo was taken one day straight after school, I had taken 30 seconds to pop her school bag into the boot and she had raced around to the front seat, popped on her belt and already started reading all before I could even say “Hello, how was your day”!

 

To start the page, I created 9 squares of pattern paper from a paper pad.  I love a grid design as it is a great starting point and will continue to be a classic design.  I’ve sewn around the edges of each of the squares for added detail.  Next, it was time to matt my photo, I’ve gone with a pretty simple matt, again with scraps from the 6×6 paper pad. To finish the photo mat off I’ve added a paper doily.  You can never have enough of these in your stash!

 

I’ve placed the photo in the bottom left-hand corner of my page with the idea that the grid will form the background and on top of that there will be three focal points, one being the photo and another being my title, with the third being a cluster to balance.  To go with my photo, I’ve simply added a paper flower from Little Birdie.  I so love that D-lish stocks these, so many sizes and colours to choose from!

 

Next, I started work on my title and the cluster that would go with it.  I’ve used the Corbett Creations Wood Veneer word “Memories”.  I added another Little Birdie flower here, as well as my favourite wood heart and a flair button.

 

Here is that cluster from another angle, you can also see here I’ve also added a Resin flower and the feather design Creative cuts which are such a great option for those of you who do not have a Silhouette AND those of you who want the look without pulling out your machine!  I’ve backed these with a bright pink pattern also from the same 6×6 paper pad.

 

 

and… here is the third cluster, another of the creative cuts feathers and a Pick N Place Canvas bow – YES, these are back in stock so go get them now friends!!  I use these A LOT – they are on of my all time favourite D-lish products.  That’s the layout done, a pretty clean and simple one, but I love how it turned out.
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thanks for popping by today
Gwen

 

 

xo
D-lish Scraps, Inspiration

"Donut Day" for D-lish Scraps

Hi Creative Friends,

I’m here today to share another layout for D-lish scraps. This one may have you all wondering why on earth I would scrap about doughnuts, but I say why not!! Miss C was making a huge deal about International Donut day, she had marked it in her calendar and was counting down the days so it was a big deal in our house!  She was not going to let it go until she got a doughnut on International Donut day!  AND of course, such an occasion MUST be scrapbooked!!  For those wondering, it is on the first Friday of June so go ahead and mark it in your calendar now 🙂

The idea for the design of this page started with a Crate Paper page from the Hello Love Collection from 2015.  I knew I wanted to fussy cut out a stack of the X and O elements from the sheet to make a background.  I started by staggering these in rows across my page.  Once I had these placed, I then went about punching with an edge punch some paper scraps from the same collection and layering them up on my background.  This design is in a way similar to another page I created with the same punched paper strips.  Not every page needs to be a new design or idea, sometimes it’s great to scrap lift your own page and tweak it for something different.

 

Once I was happy with the background placement, I went about stitching it all down with my sewing machine.  Next, it was time to place my photo and photo mat, for this I’ve used a sheet of pattern paper and a piece of scrap and a paper doily. I then mounted it all on foam to help separate it from the background.

 

Next, it was time to add my title, for this I have used the Puffy Alphabet Stickers.  I just love how you can stitch these down; I’ve used grey here which picks up my photo and there is also a touch of grey in the pattern papers I have used.

 

I then went about creating 2 small clusters of embellishments.  One at the top of the page and the other in the bottom right-hand side of my photo.  These are not very detailed or layered, they were really just a few buttons and a paper flower from Little Birdie.  You can find the heart buttons here and the Jewelled Cabochons here.  With the paper layers going on in my background, I did want to keep my embellishments simple, it was really just some finishing touches I was adding.

 

 

Here you can see that I hand stitched the buttons on (after adding a very small amount of glue to hold them in place and the page was done!  I really love how it turned out and I hope next year, you celebrate International Donut Day, I’m pretty sure we will be!
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Gwen

 

 

xo
D-lish Scraps, Inspiration

"Love Melbourne" for D-lish Scraps

Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all doing well!

I’m here today to share another layout for D-lish scraps, this one featuring a shot of my beloved Melbourne!  I adore this place and once a year I take a trip down with my bestie and we have an absolute blast, shopping up a storm and eating one too many macaroons.  Each year I act the tourist by taking a stack of photos of the old buildings around the city; this one is one of my favs, I just love the vintage details!

This page started out with the cut file I have used in the background.  I fell in love with the heart shapes and simply backed with contrasting pink and white and then added some machine stitching.  With a busy background like this one, I knew I wanted to keep the rest of the layout pretty clean and I knew I would find sweet little D-lish goodies to add that would be the perfect finishing touch.

 

I have created a little photo mat for my photo, just to separate it from the background.  I’ve done this with a couple of layers of scraps. To the left side of the photo I’ve added a few tags out the side for interest.  There are a stack of Printed Tag Packs to choose from in store and I love the solid white tops on them so you can choose how much of the design you want to show.  On the right side of the photo, I have added an embellishment cluster featuring my favourite Fantasy Bloom flowers.
Here you can see the ‘love’ Corbett Creations wood words piece which makes up part of my title, and the daintiest little heart which I have kept plain and simply placed inside of one of the die cut hearts on the background.
I have also added a Wood Veneer Heart to round out my cluster and you can also see here the cute little Bitty Bow clip – You all know I’m quite partial to a bow and these are so sweet!  I love sliding them in between my paper layers so that you don’t see the paper clip part, and just the sweet little bow.  They are a great little touch to add.

 

and that rounds out the layout.  As I mentioned, with such a busy cut file background, I didn’t need to add too much more to the page and it was done.
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Gwen

 

 

xo
D-lish Scraps, Inspiration

"Turning Ten" for D-lish Scraps

Hi Creative friends,

I hope you are all well!  Here today to share a fun birthday inspired page for D-lish scraps.

This one features Miss Caitlin on her 10th birthday which was in January of this year and I have yet to scrap a single photo!!  We had a whole day of celebrations starting with some school friends at a local “Bounce Inc” trampoline play centre.   This is a quick snap I took before we all got jumping, such fun!

I began this page by selecting out some key elements I know I wanted to use, such as the chipboard balloons and the cute yellow deer from the Resin Embellishments.  I then decided to take the bright colours from these to make up the colour combo of my page.  I wanted everything to be bright and happy for this one.

 

I started with a plain pale pink background so that the bright elements I added would really pop!  First I began creating my photo mat, which consists of lots of layers of paper and a teal striped paper baggie.  This one was a 5 x 7 bag, which I have simply trimmed to fit my photo mat.

 

Next, it was time to lock in the design of the layout, I started with my title as I knew it was going to be pretty large.  That combined with the photo mat I had just made needed to be decided on before I went about adding the smaller details.  I just laid everything out and shuffled until I was happy.

 

Next, it was time to get working on some embellishment clusters.  I have positioned two wooden hearts to the left of my photo to start.  I have used so many of these Wooden Hearts, they go with everything right?!# These have been painted with some Colour Blast Water Colour Shimmer cubes in “Sunshine”.  I then created a larger cluster to the right of my photo and another one towards the top of the page.  To decide these, I just tried to balance out the balloons, the title and my photo.

 

I’ve also used some Jewelled Cabochons – these are super cute and that pink/purple colour is divine!  Once I was happy with the clusters, I added a few splattered drops of watered down white paint just to soften the harshness between that super clean pink background and the embellishments.  Now was also a good time to add the final touch, some .
I’ll leave you with one more close up of all the paper layers and that cute little deer!
I’m sure you all have photos of birthday celebrations yet to scrap, so I hope this layout inspires you to pull them out.

 

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thanks for popping by today
Gwen

 

xo