Friday, 28 April 2017

BMX Adventure | Bella Blvd | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Sassy Scrappers!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you again and today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout featuring 2 of the Bella Blvd boy collections....Max and Alex mixed together!

I recently took my boys to the local skate ramp for some fun and some photo opportunities too of course! My little guy rode his bike around and loved it as they were the only kids there that afternoon! The Bella Blvd Max and Alex collections include some great products for photos of your boys!   

 The ephemera included in the Alex collection has die-cuts to suit any kid and their hobbies! I also added the Heidi Swapp wood veneer to form part of my title and I also used the Bella Blvd yellow puffy star stickers to embellish!

The background arrow paper was the perfect paper to use with these photos, I like how the paper shows movement with the arrows directed up and down. The BMX word are the Alex sticker alphabet that I coloured black as the grey would have been lost into the background paper otherwise.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Sassy Scrappers blog today!
Make sure you check out all the amazing products in the Sassy store for all your crafting needs!

I will see you again in June as I am going overseas for all of May!

Happy crafting!

Max Borders Papers 12x12           Alex Daily Details Paper 12"X12"

Alex Fundamentals Stickers 12"X12"            Alex Paper Pieces Cardstock Die Cuts

     Alex Tabbies Office Tabs 47/Pkg           Bella Blvd Puffy Star Stickers  - Bell Pepper Mix   

September Skies Wood Veneer Shapes       

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mixed Media Art with Kylie

Hello lovely ones!

Kylie back today with my last project for April and with using the Rose Quartz collection from Prima Marketing. It's been a fun month!
For todays project I have created a mixed media piece, centred around one of the beautiful quote cut outs.The whole idea for this piece came though from this feather paper.

I really wanted to fussy cut those feathers out! I did so and also made tiny incisions along each edge to really give them a likeness to a real feather.

I love how some of them looked like they were dipped in rose gold too!  So pretty.
Here is a little look at my completed work....

I wanted lots of texture and soft colour to match.I think the feathers added a nice touch too!
I began my layout with a coat of clear Gesso followed by White Gesso, but using the white mainly in the area of where the bulk would be.I also made sure to apply uneven and with loads of brush strokes showing for added texture.I then used some of the Prima Color Bloom sprays from the Sassy Store
I found Peony and Pressed Petal were the perfect tones for this collection.

Once the colours were dry 98% I then added a clear text stamp and some Bronze embossing powder, both from my stash.Because the colour sprays weren't thoroughly dry some of the embossing powder stuck to them and gave a brilliant effect.
(*Truth be told that happened by accident....Oopsies....Thought the splatters were dry! But I ended up loving it so much I was happy for the mistake!)You can see an example clearly by this next photo.
I loved having the script in the background as well.

One thing I love about Prima Marketing is how they bring out matching blooms for each collection.The flowers for Rose Quartz do not disappoint as usual. I also added one or two from my stash and some leaves for balance.

These are the flowers from the collection.

I adore the Grateful Heart paper from this range.It has a selection of quote cards in different sizes.I cut one of these as my centre focus.All of the leaves are rose gold.

I made sure to distress the edges a little before backing it with foam tape for a little height.It gave some dimension to the overall layout.

To finish I diluted some white paint with water and added some splatters around my layout.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to create your own masterpiece!

Can't wait to share with you all projects for May.Watch this space......

Kylie xoxo

Friday, 21 April 2017

Everyday Gamer | Bella Blvd Alex | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Sassy Scrappers!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have another boy themed layout to share with you using the awesome 'Alex' collection by Bella Blvd.

To begin this layout I decided to cut a title from a Just Nick Studio cut file set that went with the theme of my photo! My eldest son is a mad gamer so this title was perfect for this layout! The 'everyday' wood veneer piece from the Heidi Swapp set was also the perfect addition to my title too!

Once I had my title set out how I wanted it to look, I began to add my photo and some of the cute embellishments from the Bella Blvd Alex collection...there are lots of pieces that reference gaming and boys in this collection so they had to be included on this layout!

The wood veneer pieces I added include a star burst and some arrows and I added some of the yellow puffy stars also by Bella Blvd. Stars and arrows never go astray on boy layouts! The flair and enamel dots are the only things I added as extras from my stash.

I finished this layout off with some Mister Huey's Warm Calico Mist (I use this a lot on my layouts).

Have you checked out the Sassy store lately? You can find the Bella Blvd Alex collection plus loads more gorgeous products in store now!

Happy creating!

See you next week!

Products I used and found in the Sassy store....

     Alex Beast Mode Paper 12"X12"

  Alex Paper Pieces Cardstock Die Cuts  Alex Tabbies Office Tabs 47/Pkg  

Bella Blvd Puffy Star Stickers  - Bell Pepper Mix   September Skies Wood Veneer ShapesPhotobucket

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Beach Bum Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hello Sassy Fans!!! 
Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media layout I created whilst on a scrapbooking cruise earlier this week. I had so much fun creating this and hopefully this inspires you to create some beachy layouts before winter sets in!! 

So without further adieu, here is my layout

So the first thing I did was apply a thin coat of gel medium all over my Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane 12x12 paper - Vintage Market. I used gel medium so that I would have time to move my paints around on the page before they started to dry.

I'm using Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints in WhiteCheddar and Ocean
Using my fingers, I started to apply the paint to my paper. Why use my fingers you ask? I like the texture my fingers make rather than using a paint brush but if you wanted to use a brush, make sure it is a dry brush as this will also give you texture.
 I started with Cheddar and waited till it was dry before I applied Ocean and the same with White as seen below.

Next I tore a piece of paper from an old book and used the white paint to paint around the edges of the paper. I wasn't 100% happy with the way it looked so I decided to lightly coat the whole piece with paint.

Next I stamped randomly on the layout using Versafine Onyx Black and Darkroom Door Stamp Cling 3x2 Numbers

I did add some corrugated kraft cardstock for behind my photo and used my fingers to apply the 3 Heavy Body Acrylic Paints used in my background. I also used the white paint to paint around the edges of my photo to give that white wash look.

I have used a hessian and twine stamp I had in my stash along with this chipboard title. The gold honeycomb strip was also something I had packed with me for the trip and was glad I did.

I felt the layout was still missing something.... and then it hit me - I decided to try the Essentials Chipboard Stars Green which I think just finished off the layout perfectly and was so happy that the colour matched my layout...yay!!!!

And there you have it, another mixed media layout created using amazing products. So be sure to order your products today!!! 

Thanks for dropping by and until next time - Happy Scrappin' xx