Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Jurassic Park | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone! 
Rachel back with you, and today I am sharing a layout 
using the brand new 'Parent Of The Year' collection.

I created my background using some Sphere Slices Art Foamies and a rainbow of acrylic paints. 
I doodled around the stamped spheres with a black pen. 

I then traced through the 
(appropriately named!) Migraine Madness stencil with the same black pen.

My next step was to squirt some Black Mayhem Flutter Colour Paint to add 
to the madness of the background!

Because my background was so busy I kept embellishments to a minimum, 
only adding a couple of stickers from the Sticky Quotes sheet.

I added an Everyday Etc card for my title, and added 
a couple of colourful Everyday Etc filler cards underneath.

I finished off my layout with some black splatters.

Head over to the shop to check out what's new.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Just Like You ll Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies
Chrissi here today, playing with the new collection "Parent of the Year".

This is a fantastic collection, with some awesome quotes and elements for all those parenting moments. The layout I've made, would have to be my absolute favourite to date.
Starting with the Parent of the Year paper pack, I then came in with the green flutterby paint and applied the paint to the create a mat for my photo. Then I dripped and flicked paint straight from the bottle to create some texture. 
To add something more to my background, I used the new "Love" art foamies with some gesso, and added that over the top of the green paint. I love the contrast and texture this created.
I've used 2 smaller sized photos, but I wanted to mat them together. I used the Every day etc filler cards, to create my layers. Using white and black paint pens, I doodled around my photos and layers.
As I do love to do so often, I used the Every Day Etc quote cards to make my title. I love the quotes Anita uses in her collections, and this one was too perfect for these pictures of my monkey getting his art on, just like his mama.
I adore how this layout turned out, it is def one of my favourite layouts. 
I hope you have as much fun with this collection, as I am.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

'This is Us' || by Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my first inspiration of the month, a bright and fun layout featuring the Happily Ever After collection and those awesome Art Foamies stamps which I seem to have a 'thing' for at the moment😉.

This layout is for my Sister and Brother in law, sharing their love for each other as they go through an extremely tough time. So not only are they the 'spring in each other's step', 'or the ketchup to their fries' they are each other's favourite pain in the ass. lol 

The combination of the Colour paint and art foamies in the background is a winner winner chicken dinner for me at the moment, i can't get enough of the easy to use - Art Foamies. Keep an eye out in store as I believe there will be new designs out soon.

Products used from the store for this layout - 

Let's take a look at the close ups! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, don't forget to head over to the store and have a peek through all the goodies!


Elisa xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Together Love | Allara Bamforth

Good Morning!

Allara here on the blog today with a quick stash busting layout using some bits and bobs of my favourite Flutterby Collections with a photo of myself and my soon to be 18 year old daughter when she is just 5 months old.

To start this layout I have chosen some Distress Oxide Inks and painted them on in a watercolour fashion, so that they blend together. I swiped the ink on my background mat first then spritzed with water and placed dircctly onto my white cardstock. The oxide inks blend beautifully together and also remain quite vibrant. I heat set them and then flick some of the colours over the top as well.

Next I've used the Art Foamie Noughts and Crosses stamp and just very faintly used some of the distress oxide to stamp over this background, I didn't want anything to prominent. Using a white Paint Marker I'ved traced around a couple of the noughts and crosses so they stand out.

The basis of my design was built from the 'Love' Strip I cut from the 12 x 12 Forever and Ever paper from the Happily Ever After Collection.

From the 12 x 12 Cut out sheet from the We Are collection I've cut out the Heart card and then matted that with various Everyday Etc cards which colout co-ordinated with my design.

A few stickers from the 'Sticky Quick Quotes' from the We Are collection were also used as well as the title 'Together' and couple of hears stuck around the page.

Once again with Flutterby Designs products I was able to produce a lovely quick and impressive layout without spending hours trying to come up with an elaborate design. These pages just seem to come together so quickly as all the pieces from different collections just seems to blend together.

Till next post,

Monday, 5 August 2019

You Rock | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!
Rachel back with you, and I have a stash-busting layout to share with you today.

I have used bits and pieces from a few different collections, 
but the beauty of Anita's design style means all the collections work so well together.

To create my background I applied some Flutter Colour paint in 
Orange Goldfish onto white cardstock with a dry brush.
I then applied some Colour Blast Colour Paste through a Mmm Pie stencil.

I layered some Everyday Etc cards under my photos.
I have used cards from the 'Good Vibes Only', 
'We Are' and 'Magical AF' collections.

I have used the 'You Rock' pieces from the Magical AF Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack as my title.

I have added some page tabs, sticky snippets, a flair, enamel dots 
and some Die Cut Bits and Bobs to embellish my page.
I also added a heart from Charm's Creations.

I finished off my page with some black ink splatters.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Just a Bit Crazy ll Chrissi Mannix

Hello Lovelies,
Welcome to the blog, My turn to share with you today. 

Last week I was lucky enough to be at the Flutterby Designs "Create by the Lake" Retreat. It was my first year, and if you ever have the chance to go, totally do it. Anita puts on a kick ass retreat, and seeing as its my first post back, I thought I'd scrap a pic from retreat, and use a little technique I learnt from one of  Neet's classes- again, if you ever have the chance, do one of  Neet's classes, so good.

In Anita's class, she showed us how to make an awesome mixed media background to use in various projects. I loved the technique so much, I wanted to turn it into a layout. Starting with blobs of  my Flutter Colour Paints on some cardstock, I rolled it our with my brayer. Adding more paint and colour untill I was happy with the background. Then to add a pop of white, I literally just threw my paint over my layout. Took a little to dry, but so worth the result.
Too add some more interest to my page, I added some modeling paste through the Flawsome Stencil. You don't end up seeing much of it, but it just adds something to the page. I then matted my photo on some of the Every Day Etc Filler Cards
As I  have done before, I also used the Every Day Etc Cards as my title. I love fussy cutting these to use as titles and embellishments. I added some tiny alphas and some stamping to finish my title.
This layout was alot of fun to do, and I loved the process. If you want to see the process, check out the video in the link.
Thanks for stopping by
Chrissi xxx

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Live Love Laugh | Tamara Buckler

Hello to all my beautiful lovely Flutterby Friends,

I'm very sad to say that I'm on the blog today with my last share as a Flutterby Design Team member. It has been a blast over the last few years, but unfortunately life has got in the way a little bit this year and I just cant keep up with my creative commitments.

So, today I am going out with a bang and sharing with you a series of art works I created for the charity auction hosted at the recent Create By The Lake retreat.

To start the canvasses, I prepped them with gesso and then painted the outer edges with black FlutterColour paint. I applied random bits from magazines and books to the canvas using mod podge, attempting the photo transfer technique, which worked with various degrees of success.  I also adhered random bits of Cut Files from Cut to You, and this worked well to add texture and interest.

Over the top of all this I started to apply various paints including some FlutterColour paints, working from the outside in. I then applied some paint through various Flutterby stencils, for added interest and focus. Over the top of all this I added various splatters, doodles and dribbles.

To create the focal words, I used the Large Alpha Set Stencil, and outlined the letters just using a sharpie, and then highlighted with posca pens and paints.

I was very nervous about contributing these art works to the auction, as I have never done anything like that before. I am super pleased to say they sold, and the lucky winner was none other than our boss lady Anita. So pleased that these will be getting lots of love at her place!

Thanks so much for your support and love over the years! I'm sure I will still be hanging around soaking up all the inspiration, and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Flutterby crew.

Biggest Loves,
Tam xo