Friday, 20 October 2017

You are Loved | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies.

I have a layout to share with you today that I have had the photo printed for nearly a year and have only just worked out how to use it in a way that makes it the start of an awesome layout.
I used the Heart stencil and some impasto paste to create a back ground that I then used water colours matching the colours of the everyday etc cards that I used to matte my photo.  I cut up another to create part of my title and then added a banner flair button to finish it all off.

Here are a few close ups:

As you can see I used a number of patterned Everyday Etc cards to matte my photo but they all work together.  That the great thing about Flutterby Designs the colours work together even if they are from different collections.  Have a look through the shop and you will see how awesome the ranges are and how they work together.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Explore | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. 
Today I have a 12x12" mixed media page I created using the 'Any Direction' collection. This range was released some time ago, and it's perfect for travel and adventure photos - just like these (insane) shots of my hubby mountain climbing recently. 

You may remember my page with the watercolour background I shared in my last post? (You can find it here) I was still feeling the watercolour vibe, and the map card in this collection inspired me to create another. I started by adding some texture paste around my page using my 'Bubble O'Fun' stencil, then used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts to create the gorgeous mixed blues and greens background.

I used a combination of Everyday Etc cards from 'Any Direction', along with some assorted filler cards from other collections to create a layered photo mat. I also added the explore wood veneer for my title. 

I also added a couple of tabs above my photos - holy shitballs from the recent Sentence Enhancers page tabs; and I do all my own stunts from the bright tabs #1. To help highlight my photos, I used a small green frame from the 'Mad About You' photo cut out, which I cut in half and tucked under either side. Alongside my photo I added a wood veneer geotag as well.

Beneath my photo, was the feature quote card replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. This couldn't have been a more perfect card for this page. Not only does it feature a picture of mountains; but my hubby was (until recently) afraid of heights! (And look at him now scaling the sides of mountains with no ropes!)

I highlighted the quote by adding a Charms Creations arrow, which I topped with the live your life flair button (from set #171). I also added some of my fave 'Confetti Circles' wood veneers.
To finish off, I stamped the word adventure around my page and splattered a bit of mist about.
If you have some travel photos to scrap that you haven't gotten around to yet, make sure you check out the 'Any Direction' collection

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I'll be back again in a couple of weeks time with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping! 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Spoil Yourself - Skai Mitchell

Hey Flutterby Peeps...

Spring is here and I'm loving watching the tree's grown new leaves, longer days with daylight savings and spending more time with the family outdoors. 

One thing I love is fresh flowers for the house, it brings the freshness of spring indoors and I often spoil myself with a bunch of flowers from my local markets. Roses are one of my favourites, and its the featured flower in all my tattoos. 

I've created a bit of a 'kill a kit' layout here, using up pieces from several kits. 

Ive used the 'Yourself' die cut title from  'FLAWSOME' Die Cut Bits & Bobs
A page tab from the 'MAD ABOUT YOU' - Page Tabs,
and some die cut heart from 'Mad About You' Die Cut Bits & Bobs

Hope you have enjoyed my share this week, and have inspired you to get arty in your creative space. Dont forget to share your works on the Flutterby Inspiration HQ Facebook page. 

Love and Light



Thursday, 12 October 2017

Be Bold, by Ros Madley

Hi everyone :)  Am definitely noticing a change in the weather down this end of the country.  So nice to be seeing a bit of sunshine.

My layout this time is all in black and white.
I have been busting to use the Blank Palette Everyday Etc cards and this background I found in my stash went perfectly with those cards.

My background is actually a leftover page I did in a Louise Nelson class.  I'd been a bit heavy handed on the white paint and sat this one aside knowing it be perfect for a layout one day.

The title, Be Bold has been cut from the Everyday Etc cards.  The camera, cheverons and 'favourite memories' were also cut from these.

My photo stack is a mixture of the cards.  I decided to print my photo in colour to help it stand out from all the black and white.

The 'Just be Cool' flair button goes with this page perfectly.  Of course there's few enamel dots on my page too.  

This layout has been finished off using some Tiny Sticky Quotes.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Monday, 9 October 2017

Create Art | Belinda Spencer

Hey Flutterby peeps!!

Belinda here today to share a big, bold and bright layout featuring the totally awesome Flawsome range.

'Create Art'

I began my layout by adding some Flutter Colour paint directly to my background kraft cardstock and swiping it with a folded over bit of cardstock. Once dry I added some patterned detail using the 'Bubble O' Fun' and 'On the Plus Side' Stencil. I stencilled on some words too using the 'Words of Wisdom' Stencil and a black journalling pen.

I added lots of layers under my photo using some Everyday Etc Filler Photo Cards, Page Tabs, embroidery thread and some chipboard from my own stash.

I painted my chipboard pieces using the gorgeous Grape Soda paint. Love that colour! Plus it is such a luscious paint that it covers the chipboard really well.

I added some sticky quotes and enamel dots too for extra interest.

FLAWSOME Collection:
- Grape Soda
- Sunshine Yellow
- Tropicana Teal
Flair Button

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout today.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Hi Flutterby Lovelies.

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the X-treme teen collection.  I am not a teen, far from it actually but the range just matched my 80's look.

Of course I used a lot of layers and mixed media to create this page.  On the background I used the star stencil with some paint and there is a splash of Flutterby Fire Engine Colour Paint in there too.

I used a number of the Everyday Etc cards to matte my photo.  For more embellishment I added some die cut circles, a cassette tape die cut and then I added a flair button as a finishing touch.

For my titles I used some more Everyday Etc cards and trimmed them into strips.  This is a great way to add some easy titles to your layouts.

Here are a few close ups:

I'd like to give you a heads up as to what I am going to share at the end of the month but I haven't planned that yet so you will just have to wait and see.

Krisy xx

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Be Happy Yourself | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps! 
Sue Plumb here with you today to share my latest design team project using the fabulous 'Flawsome' collection. For this page, I was inspired by the quote card perfection is like the unicorn. magical. mythical. and the gorgeous watercolour background on the card.

Of course, I had to create my own watercolour background to match; so I started with my 'Macaroon 5' stencil and I applied some texture paste around my page. Next, I used a combination of Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts to match the beautiful colours on the Everyday Etc card. 

Once my background had dried, I then gathered together some of the 'Flawsome' Everyday Etc filler cards and I cut and layered them together to form my photo mat. I also added a coordinating page tab; a Photo Cut Out tab; some frayed gauze and messy cotton thread. For my page title, I used the be happy wood veneer (that I had painted blue) from the 'Flawsome' wood veneer pack; which I then layered over the yourself die cut from the Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack.

I added the Everyday Etc quote card alongside my photo. On top of the card I added the you are enough tiny sticky quote sticker, then one of the 'Flawsome' flair buttons

To finish off my page, I added a few die cut hearts from the Bits & Bobs pack; and some torn pieces of Jane Davenport washi tape.

Unfortunately the 'Flawsome' Kits are all sold out in the store, BUT there are still plenty of items from the range available separately. You can head over to the Flutterby shop here to see what's still available and what's new in store. 
Until next time, happy scrapping! X

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Stay Wild, with Ros Madley

Hi everyone!
Super excited to be here again sharing another Flutterby Designs creation.
This time my page features the "Super Cool" collection.  I love this collection.  So much boy!

My background started out with some coloured moulding paste that I had left over from another project.  I just smeared this across my background and then added a layer of paste through the Stargazed Stencil.

I've cut some of the Everyday cards to make my cluster.  The photo has been fussy cut and slipped into the title card.

The star embellishment has been cut from a Everyday card and I've added a flair to the top of this for some dimension.

As per my usual, there's a little cluster down the bottom, finished off with some Enamel Dots.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Beautiful Fierce | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby lovelies!!

Belinda here today to share a another layout created with the fabulous Flawsome collection.

'Beautiful Fierce"

So many pretty colours in this range! But for this layout I used the yellow as the focus colour. I recently changed to an A4 size layout and I am really loving working in this format. I like to place the Flutterby stencil in the centre of the page and swipe some texture paste over it with a palette knife. Once dry, I wash over it some diluted Flutter Colour paint. Here I have used the Sunshine Yellow paint.

I had some strips of filler photo cards left over from other projects so I layered these across the layout.

I love that the yello words I used for my title really complemented the background.

I added some messy embroidery thread to the layout before adding my photo and other embellishments.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with your own stash of the Flawsome collection. Make sure you share your work in the Facebook Inspiration Group so we can leave you some love.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.