Friday, 23 June 2017

My best work l Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey, Happy Friday!!

I don't know about you, but I often feel like I have so much to learn, and there are so many new things to try, in our arty farty scrappy world. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to use paint differently on my layouts, including using some different brushes and textures, to create different effects. Some of them have been total disasters, and some have worked out surprisingly well!

Today, I'm sharing with you one such layout. I started this page with a wide bristle paint brush and some paint (including our awesome Flutter Colour Paint) and wanted to create a grid like pattern. I wasn't overly happy with this effect, but kept working on it and added some texture paste through the Bubble-O-Fun stencil... getting better. I then decided to grunge it up and squirted the Black Mayhem Flutter Colour Paint up and down the page, and added some ink splatters. Much better! I love the contrast and the texture!

The photo that I wanted to use on this page was also a very busy one, so I didn't want add to much more colour and texture to the layout. I matted the photo on some vellum and raised it up on some kids foam. I fussy cut 'art' from a Creative Chaos Everyday Etc card, and placed it in the white space of my pic, I love the way this looks!

And then because I had so much going on, I went very minimal with the embellishments. Just a few Purple Sticky Alphas in my title, and a small cluster with a flair, a die cut and a snippet strip.

This pic of my fam bam makes me laugh! We discovered these giant furry walls at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, and it always make me think of the movie 'Get him to the Greek'. Have you seen that one? So funny!

I'm not sure what it is about a giant furry wall that makes it art, but I guess the same could be said about my scrapbook pages! But, at the end of the day, I think they are art, and I guess that's really all the matters!

Anyways, I hope you've all had a fun week and have some scrappy time planned for the weekend!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

.....ucking Lucky Kids & Threenager | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy here today sharing some pages I have recently created using the New "Extreme Teen" collection.  I don't have any teenagers but I have a few "Threenagers"  which I hope are the worst of the two "Nagers" you can get. I mixed in a bit of anything that worked with my page.  I very rarely create with just one collection and of course, there is some mixed media in there too.

I will mention that no one was harmed or made deceased in the lead up to these pages however, they came very fucking close.  Oh, and there are a few "sentence enhancers" used.  Be warned.

This is my first layout.  Show casing how my two youngest cherubs abolished my veggie garden in 20 minutes.  The plants were both established and seedlings.

I used a few different cards from the Everyday Etc Card packs and cut them up to suit my layout.  I then used some word Snippets and page tabs to add details around the page.

The background has inks as well as the New "Knuckle Head" stencil and stamping.

Then just as an added BONUS...Here is another layout.  The paper I picked up a while ago on a Garage sale site. As soon as I saw it I had to have it then this collection just worked with it.  I used Flutter Colour Paint on my background and the "Got Letters" Stencil.

I'll be back in a few weeks to share more layouts I have been working on.

K xx

Monday, 19 June 2017

Headphones In, Problems Out.... Skai Mitchell

Hey Flutterby Peeps,

Finally have my computer working so I can link up my layout I shared late last week.... I've been challenging myself to break away from my usual style of photo and embellishment clusters centrally located on the page, and this one was a fun one that almost looks like its sound exploding from the side of the page... Very happy with how this came together.... Ive absolutely LOVED creating with the Xtreme Teen range, and will be snapping up another kit before they all sell out... 

How cool is that paint splatter on the page!

I splattered down some Flutter Colour Paint quite thickly, and being impatient I used a heat gun to get it to dry.... Subsequently it bubbled and burst creating this cool effect!

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

We Are The Parents | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Popping in to share my latest design team layout using the new 'Xtreme Teen' collection. (The kits are sold out, but there are many items from the collection still available separately in the Flutterby store.) For this page, I was very drawn to the large parental advisory Everyday Etc card and knew I wanted to build my design around it. To go with it, I chose a photo of my friends and I taken at one of our parties. (When we all get together it's usually our kids who end up shaking their heads and rolling their eyes at our behaviour...sucked in kids! haha And yes, us girls are totally rocking our custom made "mole" shirts in this shot.)

I started my page by first creating my background. I used plain white cardstock, which I brushed with black gesso using a wide brush. I then used the new 'Matrix' stencil to apply some purple Colour Blast Colour Paste to random areas of my page, and then I drizzled some 'Yellow Zest' Flutter Colour paint over the top. I grunged it up further by splattering it with black, purple and white mists and then  set it aside to dry.

Next, I turned my attention to the main focal area of my page, where I layered together the parental advisory Everyday Etc card; the ghetto blaster (fussy cut from another one of the cards); and some pieces of the filler cards. I used staples to attach the pieces to each other before adhering to my page, as they added to the grungy feel, and I also tucked some messy cotton around the edges to add some texture.

After I had my photo in place, I added one of the coordinating page tabs to it, which I also attached with staples; then I glued the hand from the Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack directly onto my photo. I also added the extreme sticker from the Sticky Quotes sheet to my parental advisory card. (The purple star tab sticker on my page was also from the same sheet.)

I then added a few more small embellishments - the rad flair button (from the 'Xtreme Teen set #1'); and the "danger" and "volume" symbols (both fussy cut from the coordinating Everyday Etc cards).

To finish off my layout, I added my title and subtitle using a combination of small alpha stickers and some foam Thickers from my stash. (I have to admit, I made myself laugh with this one - it's so true!)

That's all from me today, I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Flutterby stash and get creative this weekend. Stay tuned to the blog for more inspiration from our team, or head to the Flutterby Inspiration HQ group on Facebook to see more (or share your own!)
Til next time, happy scrapping peeps!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Loves you long time, Ros Madley

Hi Flutterby friends.  I'm back with another page featuring the gorgeous Fur-Ever Friends collection and Miss Coco Chanel.

My background is another one done will my gelli plate.  This one a little more grungy than my usual by am loving the look with this collection.

I've used a couple of different size circle punches and randomly stuck them across the middle of my page.

A few rows of messy stitching across this to add a bit of visual interest. And some wood veneers coloured black with my big brush pen.

I thought this little flair was perfect for the page.  Miss Coco Chanel and Miss Willow May are my little gang ♥

Hope you've been inspired.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Just Be Cool | Belinda Spencer

Hi Flutterby peeps!!

Belinda here today to share a boy layout created with the awesome Xtreme Teen collection.

'Just Be Cool' Layout

I began by adding some interest to my background using the 'Dangerously Dapper' Stencil with texture paste. Once dry I added a gorgeous wash of diluted Tropicana Teal Flutter Colour paint.

I stuck to a teal, grey, black and white theme and layered some filler cards in those colours together.

I finished by adding my photos of my son clowning around for the camera as well as my title and embellishments including a scattering of wood veneer stars.

Here's what I used:


- Wood Veneer Stars

Thanks for checking out my layout today. I hope you feel inspired to play with your Flutterby Designs stash too. Make sure you share your fabulous creations in the Flutterby Inspiration HQ Facebook group.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Cool. Whatever, Mum. by Tamara Buckler

Hey Flutterby peeps,

Do you ever start a layout and it ends up completely nothing like you had planned? That's what happened with my layout today, but I have to say that I think it may have been a happy accident!

I started by using texture paste through the 'words of wisdom' stencil on 12 x12 cardstock, dried it with my heat gun and then applied watercolour.  I'm not sure what I was thinking, because the watercolour smudged away the not quite dry texture paste, and I made an awful mess! I then decided to trim down the (not-quite-dry) paper and ripped the crap out of my page! Gah!

But as I said, happy accident, as I ended up with a piece that fit perfectly onto a 8.5 x 11.5 page, and I really love the grungy but feminine edge this piece gives my layout. Plus I think it sets the mood perfectly for this pic of my less than impressed pre-teen miss!

I added in the awesome die cuts from the 'Xtreme Teen' range to create my title. So freaking accurate! Anyone else sick of hearing this from their kids??

I layered up my photo with some 'Xtreme Teen' filler cards, and I used a Flutterby Flair button, and another die cut to the left of my photo for added interest. 

A couple of the wood veneers, and some ink splatters and my page is complete and saved from total disaster!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout! Why don't you share you scrappy disaster stories in the comments?

Big Loves,
Tam x