Monday, 28 May 2018

Lisa - May Awareness Moodboard - Birthday Card

Hello everyone. Welcome to my take on the Scrapping Fun May Awareness Moodboard Challenge.

I took from this Moodboard the "Zebra" theme and the Blue & Purple colours and decided to do a Birthday Card for my grandson who is turned 4 last week. I also used the bonus Birthday mini kit that came with the April Kits 😀



I used 8x6 white card as the base of the card and then matted the patterned paper that came in the Birthday Mini Kit onto black to create a frame.

I used a mix of colourful alpha stickers that I have had in my stash for donkey's years and black Thicks for my Salutation " You're one of kind" like a Zebra is one of kind.

The cute little Balloon charm from the Bonus Birthday Mini Kit I have used as the apostrophe in "you're" with some raffia to tie it in.




This gorgeous little wood veneer Zebra has been in waiting to come out for a special moment. I actually have a few more of him sitting in the draw which I am sure I will use in the near future in one or two of the scrapbook albums I create in the future.

The ribbon I have used across the bottom of the card is also from the Bonus Birthday Mini Kit. 

I hope you like the idea of this card as much as my Grandson loved his birthday card.








Sunday, 27 May 2018

Raelene - May Fundraising Kit - Strong

When I was packing for a trip on the Tilt Train with my son for his Rheumatology appointment I knew I would take my TN set up but that I wanted to add all the flat pieces from the May Fundraising Kit to it as so many of the photos I currently am working with are of our EDS journey.

The first photo I chose to scrap was this photo of C having his first trip to the park using his wheelchair.  I journal about how the wheelchair gave him more independence and how important that was.


Having cut my tissue paper into strips made it even easier to scrap on the Tilt Train as those tray tables are very small so the less I needed to to do pull a layout together the better.  The only cutting I did was my photo and I just tore the length of the tissue paper to shorten it.
I had scraps of the gorgeous blue paper from another layout with me so I used one of these as a matte for my photo.  Adding some of the blue butterfly washi to the layers behind the photo.

I repeated things a little on the left with the left over piece of tissue paper and some of the washi and I added the left over piece of the cut file that says strong to that cluster as my title.  Ideally I wanted my titled to be Independence but I had to work with what I had and strong did seam perfect for the photo I was using.

I took some clearer photos once I was home.

I love how the layers turned out on the left, you get to see more of what is hidden behind the photo and it just pulls the layout together.








I love the torn effects of the tissue paper, and the little butterflies on the washi tap.











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Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Sarah - Warrior Card

Hello crafty friends, I am pleased to bring you another project using the Scrapping Fun Kits' May Fundraising kit. Let's take a look;
The background for this card was created using Ken Oliver's Color Burst pigment powders. Spritz the cardstock with water and apply a small amount of powder. The explosion of colour is just amazing to watch. This needs to be dried quickly and well.
Using gel medium, I adhered some of the tissue paper from the kit to the background, layered with some of the kit's gorgeous butterfly washi tape.
I fussy cut one of the butterflies from the kit and adhered it to the card. I also applied some Dylusions paint through some punchinella to give the background some darker contrast.
The wooden veneer word 'Warrior' was adhered and the card front mounted on black cardstock to finish off the card.





















Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form

Friday, 25 May 2018

Amy- May Fundraising Kit- Beautiful, Strong Warrior

Hey SFK peeps,
I am back up with a 12x12 layout using more of the May Fundriasing Kit to bring this layout together.

My background patterned paper is from a Pink Paislee collection and I have gone colour that would not clash with the gorgeous blue patterned paper that came in the kit. I also thought a black and white photo would allow me to work with a mix of colours in my layout to incorporate some of the various colours used in this months kit.



I knew I wanted to use the blue butterfly patterned paper as a larger photo matte (and may have been hoarding most of it throughout this month to use on 1 main project hehe) and I even kept the hearts that I had previously punched out, there as I though it added subtle visual interest to that corner in the end. I added the zebra pattern tissue paper as a layer behind my photo matte just to add some texture and some more colour to the layout.

I knew that I would fussy cut the beautiful piece out and add the wood veneer words to make my title and decided these worked well in the bottom left corner as it didn't take away from my face and the die cut piece added some softness.










I balanced this cluster and the softness with the cluster in the top right of the photo using two butterflies , fussy cut from the kit and propped up on some foam tape and the beautiful purple charm also in the kit (and on a personal level symbolic of 1 of the illnesses I battle- Fibromyalgia).






I have tied in more of the purple using the gorgeous purple ribbon along the bottom of the page as well as some purple sequins from my stash, that just add some bling to the page (along with the black sequins).






The quote is from Pinterest and I added the border to ground the page and bring it all in together , especially the right side where the sprinkle of sequins are.



I hope you have enjoyed this layout and I will see you in June as I have joined the team as a permanent design team member here at Scrapping Fun, something I am very excited about!

Happy scrapping
Ames

Monday, 21 May 2018

Lauren ~~ May Moodboard ~~ Art Journal Page


Hey Everyone,

This month's moodboard, combined with May being fundraising month I was inspired to make this art journal page.

Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form





I started by using gel medium to add ripped pieces of the collage paper and tissue paper from the May Fundraising kit.

I added some purple and blue acrylic paint in the white spaces and overlapping part of the papers, to blend it.

I then used the cut apart wreath and butterflies to make clusters.

I pulled apart the layers of the blue flower to add texture without too much bulk.

Strips of collage paper where added to top and bottom cluster, these I outlined with sharpie. 
I added ribbon to top cluster, and washi to bottom cluster.

The great thing about using a kit means everything goes together really well, especially with the scrapping fun kits. That way I dont have to have the same pieces in each cluster, rather a variety.

I then used black and gold pens to add crosses around the page, and black ink to add ink splatters.
This adds the look of texture without the bulk, also makes the page look like spent lots of time using stencils and different mediums.

I used pinterest to find a quote about Strong, the word in the moodboard, finding the quote "Your Illness doesnt define you - your strength and courage does!"
I used thick sharpie to add the quote straight onto the page. It is little tricky to read in some parts but I like that look on art journal pages at times because it can be about the process rather than having it all neat and legible. 

thanking you all :) 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Morgyn ~ May Fundraising Kit ~ Monthly Planner Spread in my Travelers Notebook

Hi Everyone,



I am using my travellers notebook planner to decorate my monthly spread for May. 



I really liked the zebra straw that came in this months kit but couldn't work out how I would be able to use it on a page.  Then I thought maybe if I cut it up the middle it would be flat enough?  So i sliced up the middle and flattened it out a little but it was still a tad bulky so I pulled the back couple of layers off and voilà perfect to attach to the top of my pages.



Next I fussy cut out the butterfly and attached that in the top left corner, there was a space with no numbers so it fitted nicely in there.  Next I added the beautiful butterfly washi tape to the bottom right corner and I finished it off with 2 half strips of the black and white chevron washi to mark a couple of important dates for May.

Thats it for this one, nice and quick and easy.

Thanks for stopping by


Morgyn  xx


Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sarah - Mixed Media canvas for the May Moodboard Challenge

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here again for a share of my project designed with the May Moodboard in mind. Lets take a look at the Moodboard for this month; What caught my attention from this Moodboard was the word Strong, the little crosses and the colours purple and blue. I decided to make a mixed media canvas inspired by this colour palette.
I used a variety of paints in my stash and layered colours on to the canvas board using a palette knife, drying in between colours. This did take some time due to the drying and I am not a patient crafter!
I then used my 3x5 inch gel plate to stamp some further paint and patterns on to the canvas. I then added some stamping with the same coloured paints to create a tone on tone effect.
To get some additional texture, I added some water to some acrylic paint and dripped it from the top of the canvas and dried it with a heat gun. To finish off the canvas I used some Posca paint pens for extra marks and adhered the 'strong' white die cut that is the in Scrapping Fun Kits May embellishment kit. Let's look at some close up shots;
Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form