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 voilĂ  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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Lisa - May Fundraising Kit - Strong


Hello everyone and welcome to my second layout using the May embellishment kit from Scrapping Fun. All proceeds from the sale of this kit go to the Starlight Children's Foundation**. 

This is a very special kit and when I saw it I thought of my gorgeous Aunty who passed away last year after a long battle with Cancer. She was a beautiful strong lady and held a special place in my heart as we both shared the same Birthday which I remember celebrating many times together.

It is often difficult to scrap memorial type scrapbook pages but the colours and butterflies in this layout inspired me to do this one. 

I have placed the funeral memorium in a plastic sleeve which can be removed to view. 

The background cardstock is embossed cardstock from Bazzill which I have kind of whitewashed using some Gesso and then water. I separated the die cut from the kit and have coloured it by spraying some purple mist onto plastic and the pressing the die cut into it. This has been adhered to the plastic sleeve. The main photo is also on top of the plastic sleeve and underneath the photo on the memorium is another photo of my dear Aunty.



I have used 2 photos of my Aunty & I celebrating our birthday together and mounted all this onto the Gorgeous distress butterfly paper in the Kit. I added a doily for a little romance and softness.

I fussy cut the butterflies and placed them around the layout with these gorgeous silk flowers.

You can see where I have attached the plastic sleeve to the layout using the Butterfly washi from the Kit. 





And then I have mirrored a similar embellishment cluster on the left of the photos using the rest of the die cut, fussy cut butterfly, the little white Rosettes and the "warrior wood veneer from the Kit. Along with a couple more silk flowers from my stash.

I found doing this layout very empowering. I have MS and often get down about the prospect of my future but my Aunty fought a much more aggressive disease that took her away much too young. But I feel very humbled to have had the opportunity to have the memories of her love and influence in my life, which I will cherish forever.






** 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

Monday, 14 May 2018

Raelene - May Moodboard - Zebra Strong

The May Moodboard is inspired by my and my children's journey with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS so I wanted to document part of that journey for the Moodboard Challenge.








I chose this photo of my hand taped to stabilise my finger that keeps dislocating.

I used part of the paper from the May Fundraising Kit (note my colour is slightly different to the rest of the team and the customer kits as my copy was a misprint), a strip of the zebra tissue paper which I tore at each end layered on top the blue butterfly paper to mat my photo with.
I cut my photo in 2 and trimmed a little off so it could be spread over the 2 pages in my TN.

I then journalled on my page about how the taping helped reduce the frequency of my finger dislocating.


You can see how this layout came together in my Process Video.

A quick layout but I love the results.

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

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May Fundraising Kit, Mini Kit and Extras

As this month includes some additional options on top of the Embellishment kit I thought I would share details of them in a blog post.

If a full Embellishment kit is not in your budget I have a small amount of $5 mini kits you may like to purchase.  These include a sample of the Zebra Tissue Paper, the washi samples, a spoon charm and a ribbon charm.

The cut file for the die cut Raelene designed for this kit is available as a digital purchase for $0.75.  Note this file is a Silhouette cut file.  A email will be sent to you with the file.

You can also purchase a Awareness Ribbon Charm separately for $2.30.









And I have some of the gorgeous Spoon Charms available separately for $2.











And of course the gorgeous May Fundraising Kit.
All profits from sales of May items will be donated to Starlight Children's Foundation.





































There are 2 ways you can order.
You can email scrappingfunkits@gmail.com with your name, address and what your would like to order.
Or you can head to the Subscription Tab and fill in the form, use the promo code box to enter any items that are not the full May Fundraising kit.
I will invoice all orders via Paypal, payment options available are PayPal or Bank Deposit.
Note postage is for Australia only, if you are International I will have to get your a postage quote.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Lauren ~ May Fundraising Kit ~ Strong


Hey everyone,

Welcome back to another month, and this one is a great one.

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

Now to my page that I made using this delightful kit.

The cutfile was my start of the inspiration, I placed it on the page (it has a little stick ability left from the cutting mat - which cant see and doesn't leave a residue behind).

I then used black spray mist to spray over the page, over the cutfile and make a random edge, i.e. I didn't fill the page with ink right to all four edges. Once I lifted the cutfile a lovely white space in the shape of the cutfile was left. Exactly what I had hoped would be left!

I then did the bleaching/water droplet technique. I placced some water in my hand and flicked it onto the spray mist on the page. I waited a few minutes and then used paper towel to dry it up, because the spray mist is water reactive it takes away the colour from those spots where water was. Gives a great look to mist, gives it depth and the look of texture rather than flat colour :)

I also watered down, a little, purple acylic paint and used it with a paint brush to make ink splatters. these do dry dark and look like black splatters but that adds to background nicely.

I found a tiny photo of myself that I had printed, it has been printed on the selphy at 2.1 x 3.4 inches (a special size that can be purchased for selphy - and is such a fun size too). I did cut it down a little more to make it more square.

I matted it with the zebra print tissue paper and small half border on bottom left edges using the collage print (a piece that I had left after using it for my moodboard layout).

I nestled the photo in between the top butterflies, and get started on the embellishment clusters.

I had already taken apart the layers of the large paper flower in the kit, and I used two layers (laid alternatively) underneath the ribbon flower to start a small cluster at bottom left of the photo.

I then thought I would experiment with cutting open the zebra print paper straw, thankfully it worked the way I wanted. I was able to cut up the middle of the straw and flatten it out, this was the start to the strip cluster beneath the title and butteflies. I did have to hold the straw for a few moments whilst glue dried as it wanted to curl up a little.

I added strip of the purple butterfly ribbon and strip of tissue paper to the paper straw strip.

I wanted some more butterflies to add 3D look to the layout, but as I had already used the cut apart butterflies I was unsure for a moment. Then I bravely cut off a couple butterflies from cutfile (there is still a decent cutfile piece left to use) and I place one next to ribbon flower cluster, one above the word strong and  a 3 butterfly cluster above the ribbon and paper straw strip. To get them to stand out more, as they where black from spraying over top of them, I used my gold pitt pen to colour 3 out of the five added butterflies in.

Finish with a doodling double line thick border and wella beauty.




Thanks for reading, check out further creations on this blog and subscribe or purchase the kit to be able to support Starlight Children's Foundation in May.