Thursday, 19 October 2017

Raelene -TN Scrapbooking Kit - 3 layouts on a train.

I got short notice for a trip to Brisbane with the boys for appointments this week and I thought the new TN Scrapbooking Kits from Scrapping Fun Kits were perfect for taking minimal supplies to scrap.  It meant I could take even less weight in my bag then what I did last November when I scrapped on the Tilt Train.

I put up a video on how I set up my TN for this trip, the only thing I added after filming the video was I added the papers from the August Kit from Scrapping Fun Kits and a Music die cut.

It was a great way to pass time on our journey and I got 3 layouts done very quickly.

The first layout I worked was about going to lunch with some close friends, something we had not done in a couple of years so it was a real treat.
I only used items from the promo kit for the TN Scrapbooking Kit range to complete this layout and the date stamp from the Basics Kit. 
My stamping is smudged but I am happy with the results given I was on a moving train.
I used the cute yellow wood with flower paper on the right and some of the die cuts from the kit on the left.
I then used some of the washi from the kit to pull the layout together by having it go across the 2 pages.

The second layout I worked on was about how much I love hearing the boys practice their instruments.
I used items from the August Embellishment Kit and the 2 3D metal flower die cuts from the promo kit.
Getting a straight edge with scissor on a train was difficult but I really wanted to trip the papers and one of the photos.

For my third layout I ironically was recording my last Tilt Train trip with Mr C.
I started by cutting the spotty paper in half so I could put it across the top of the spread.
I wanted a black and white only layout so restricted myself just to black and white bits from what I had with me.
I added some of this cute washi along the bottom of the paper to hide my crooked cutting.
Then I built my layers with what I had left that was black and white and my photos.
I used a newsprint tag from the promo kit and a journal card with the word Tuesday repeated all over it from the Basics Kit to build some layers.
Cutting my photo with just scissors on a moving train meant it wasn't perfect but I do love how the layout turned out.
I feel I need to add something to this one, not sure what but I think it will be one I tinker with later.

Scrapping on a long train journey is a great way to pass the time and these kits are perfect for portable scrapbooking.
I loved being able to get these layouts done while the boys listened to music and read books.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Shay - October Kit - Bride of Frankenstein

Hello everyone!

This month see's a quick approaching christmas and Halloween...This layout I have done is me about 15 years ago dressed for a Halloween Street Party held in Wynum Queensland. 

Made use of a old bridesmaid dress to become the Bride of when the kit arrived for this month, I knew which photo I had to scrap, the colours were perfect!

I started off using background paper from my stash, and put downt he punchinella on an angle behind the picture. I then matted the photo with two of the papers from the October kit, the colours worked well as the photo is about 15 years old. 

I added the paper flower and the flair to one corner with the two orange flowers highlighted by the green flowers in the middle. Witches hat on paperclip was tucked in behind. I continued to put embellishments on the opposite corner the circle from the kit, purple rose and a tiny little silver pumkin.

The title was made up of more papers from my halloween stash, and thickers (the name escapes me but will try and find them) I finished the page off with purple sequins to give a bit of bling to the page.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Lauren - Spring Moodboard - Traveler's Notebook Layout

Lauren ~
Traveler's Notebook Layout -- October Moodboard

When I challenge myself with a moodboard challenge I look at it and think about what stands out to me - something that I can relate to.

So as you read this have a look at Scrapping Fun Kits Spring Moodboard
and think about what resonates with you. Use this to start the creativity flowing and end up with a great layout (whatever format it is).

So what do I see, you might ask.......

I seen yellow and purple flowers that light and airy like spring blossoms, and a beautiful bird. 

So with that in mind I set out searching my stash, I wanted a bird stamp (and I thought I would have one seeing as I have plenty). I couldn't find a bird stamp but did find a few flower stamp sets.

I settled on one stamp (from one of the reject shop's collection) and cut off the leave so that it stamped just the flower and stem part. This reminded me of the lower right hand side photo - the long stems and little delicate flowers at the ends.

I then used the colours to guide my ink choices and went to town stamping the flowers - overlapping them and trying to spread out the colours to cover the bottom half of the traveler's notebook insert page. I didn't stamp the flowers in straight line instead making it more random and realistic (in case didn't know flowers don't often grow in straight lines and rows hehe).

Seeing as the other thing I was drawn to when looking at the moodboard was the bird, I set out to add it to this layout.  I didn't want to ruin the flowers or the paper, as I was going to experiment with freehand drawing and watercolour pencils. So I grabbed some scrap paper and started drawing with a pencil. Simplistic bird was all I could muster, and once I was happy I traced over it with black sharpie pen.

I used similar colours to colour in the bird, using water colour pencils and water brush.  I did make a bird I wasn't happy with the colours and then made a second one.

I used a glue stick to stick down the bird and then twiddle and tapped my fingers trying to decide what else to add to the layout as it was a bit bare.

I started doodling a border with the pencils (not using water this time), carrying over the colour scheme to tie in the whole layout.

I then, somehow plucked the idea out of thin air, to draw a box next to the bird. Pinterest was searched for a "bird quote" to add to this box.

finished the layout off with stamped hearts and the word October, I did mis-stamp some hearts near the October and covered the mistake with tiny word stickers (i.e. our best friend hehe).

Here is the completed Traveler's Notebook.

Let me know what you think of my TN layout, and also what you think about when look at our moodboard. 
Share your layout on the scrapping fun kits Facebook page, so we can all be inspired.

(Scrappy Cheekylauren)

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Lisa - October Kit - Be A Spider

Hello again, and welcome to my 2nd October Kit Layout. The colours in this Kit are really Awesome and because it's gets so close to Halloween I thought I would get a little "creepy" with Spiders. These photo's are of my Son with his favourite Spider T-shirt and pretending to be a Spider 😂.

I have used the thick 12x12 Raw Cardboard from the back of a Paperstack as the background. Then using the Punchinella from the Kit as a template I have dabbed some black ink to create the little dot effect. Layering the Striped Paper Bag and Gorgeous patterned Green Googly Eye Paper makes for a great background for the Matted photos to be mounted on. I filled the top of the bag with an Embellishment Cluster of items from the Kit and a couple of Arrows I made myself from Textured Zig Zag Cardstock which compliments the Fantastic colourful Zig Zag Ribbon from the Kit which I have run down the page to get it's full effect.

Coming down the page to the title accented with a little cork arrow. I have used Typeset Alphas from Kmart which I have distressed with black ink to help make stand out and Thickers for "SPIDER". Now to the actual Spider on the page 😂. I have had this in my house for ages and found it after completing the layout. I just had to have it on there so I painted the Red Back Stripe on it and glued it down by the body with PVA Glue.

I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I did and I will see you all next month.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Morgyn ~ Scrapping Fun October Kit ~ Layout Share Where's Wally

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here using this months Halloween inspired kit for this fun layout of Sam dressing up for Book week, we don't really celebrate Halloween here but we do LOVE dressing up.

The green 'eye' paper was perfect do go with his Where's Wally outfit - all the eyes looking for Wally.
I created a little embellishment cluster in the bottom left of the photo using a label, some washi tape, the flair badge (they all received treats on the dress up day) and a little green flower - they all coordinated together perfectly.

The Stripy paper bag was a great addition to match the stripes of the T'shirt and made another little cluster in the top right corner, using a label and another tiny green flower (how cute are those?)

I finished off my page with some white paint splatters (I got a little carried away up the top oops)
This was a super quick layout to put together, it really helps when all the kit pieces coordinate together so well.

I also have a short process video up of how I made this layout if you would like to check it out you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn  xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Raelene - TN Kit - Lily

I created this layout for the Scrapping Fun Kits Bi-monthly Moodboard Challenge using my one of the Concept Kits I created when I first had the idea for a TN Kit and bits from my September Embellishment Kit.

It came together quickly and was a lot of fun to create.
The lemon and peach paper from the September Kit worked really well with the other bits from my concept kit.
I trimmed the paper so I had a small strip on the right hand page to carry the layout onto that page.

The tag behind the photo is not stuck down so I can add more to it and use it as a pull out if I need to.
It helped the pink/peach colour from the background paper pop a bit more.

This gorgeous thin script washi spread over the 2 pages helped pull the 2 pages together.
I also added this floral vellum sticker to the bottom spread over the 2 pages that matches the circle floral sticker at the top on the right with the washi to help pull it all together.

I am loving how quick and simple scrapping in a TN is, it is a great fun way to create and I look forward to having a more portable option to take with me on the tilt train than what I did last year.

I have created a Pinterest board full of TN Scrapping Layouts, so if you would like more inspiration why not check it out, this type of scrapping I am finding is a great option for the time poor scrapper like myself.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Raelene - October Kit - Planner Spread

Hi Scrapping Fun Fans,
Some of you may remember Morgyn and I challenged each other earlier in the year to use something from each month's kit in our planner each month.  So today I have a planner spread for you.

I am not big on decorating my planner pages as I can often have last minute appointments especially at this time of year, so like to leave space.  When decorating my pages with the October kit I wanted to have a fun spread in the last week of October but still leave ample space for last minute appointments.

I created a cluster with the pumpkin stack from the cut apart, 2 of the flair that I took the epoxy off and a label from the cut apart which I penned in the day on since my cluster hid the day.
Simple but cute bit of decorating for October 31st.

By using minimal supplies for my planner spread I have plenty of supplies left to scrapbook our Halloween memories this year.