Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Stay Weird & Happy | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby lovelies!!

Belinda here today to share two layouts featuring the totally fabulous Flawsome collection.

'Stay Weird' Layout


How cute is that 'Big Little Love'Stencil?? Cute right? I swiped some Golden Light Molding Paste over it to create a sweet textured background. Once the paste was dry, I spritzed the surface with water and then added diluted Flutter Colour Paint in my favourite colour...Tropicana Teal! I love to dilute it to a watercolour consistency and add with a soft, wet paintbrush to my layout to create a lovely wash of colour. I then spritzed with a bit more water and then set aside to dry.



I used one of my favourite photos of my kids and I messing about taking selfies for a christmas photo shoot session. I created lots of layers under my photo using co-ordinating filler photo cards.


Finally I added some page tabs, a flair button and some kick ass wood veneer pieces.


Next up is a layout about me. Eek!!

'Happy' Layout


For this layout I created the background in the same way as the first layout. This time I used the 'Flawsome' Stencil which I LOVE!! I did actually find it a bit hard and weird to use those words to describe myself though.


I have used a lovely soft palette for this layout of aqua, grey, white and black. It's a favourite colour combination of mine. When I created my colour wash for the background I added a little Arctic White Flutter Colour Paint to the Tropicana Teal to create a slightly softer colour.


I outlined the two words that I thought best described me just like the word 'incredible' on the filler photo card. I can't stop using those gorgeous wood veneer pieces from the range so I scattered those from top to bottom of my layout.

Have you had a chance to create with this stunning range yet? If you have, please make sure you share your beautiful creation in our Flutterby Inspiration Group on Facebook. I would love to see what you have done with your stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers
Belinda



Friday, 21 July 2017

The Queen of all the Colours & ART not everyone will understand | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy back today, and I can tell you that right now I would be at "Create By the Lake" chilaxing and sucking in some creative juices from all the ladies around me.  This blog was written in advance but I know I will have some wicked layouts to share coming very soon to the blog.

Anyways, todays share is all about me.  I don't scrap about me very often as my own person, but I'm trying to include "Me" a bit more.

The Extreme Teen collection had a few cards that really described me.  Maybe I just am not ready to fully adult yet.  Actually, I know I don't want to be a full adult EVER.

I haven't really ever left my teenage goth phase behind, black is still my go to colour to wear.  So, the "Black is my Happy Colour" card from the Everyday Etc Card pack was perfect for me.  I also have the mouth of a well educated sailor so a little bit of censorship and Parental Advice is required for some people that meet me in real life.  I have always been that way.




My Knucklehead stencil is my very favourite ever.  I love Skulls and bones.

Here is another layout about me and my latest addition to my body art.  I used the Fragmented Stencil to add some details to my background and then I used an Everyday Etc Card from the Creative Chaos Collection.  I also inked a bit of wood veneer with Stayzon to add #this is awesome to the bottom right hand corner of the page.



That's it from me today.

K xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Absolutely F**king Gorgeous | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a 12x12" mixed media layout using the brand new 'Flawsome' collection. This range is perfect for scrapping selfies, and what better selfie to scrap than a funny Snap Chat shot. As soon as I saw the colours in some of the cards in this collection, I immediately thought of this "drag queen" selfie I took recently...


I decided to use a black background to help the bright colours pop. I began by adding some 'Tropicana Teal' Flutter Colour paint to my cardstock using a short, flat brush and some randomly placed strokes. I then took some 'Arctic White' Flutter Colour paint and watered it down, before using another brush to splatter it across my background.


I then created a layered mat for my photo using several of the Everyday Etc cards from the collection and some messy cotton thread for texture. I also added one of the coordinating Page Tabs which I tucked in behind my photo; along with the BOLD wood veneer, which I layered with a Tiny Sticky Quote.


On the corner of my photo, I added the beautiful mole flair button, which I also layered with some more messy thread.


I fussy cut the absolutely fucking gorgeous words I used for my title from one of the Everyday Etc. I also added a few neon enamel dots to my page for some extra pops of colour.


To finish off, I added some small torn pieces to a couple of my page edges; the hello lovely Blackboard Sticky Quote; handwritten journal strips and a few staples. I am really happy with how this one came out and can't wait to create some more pages with this range!

Please note that the Flutterby Designs store is currently closed due to the Flutterby 'Create by the Lake' Retreat that kicks off this Thursday. The store will re-open on Monday 1st August.
For everyone who is coming along to this weekend's retreat - I will see you there!
Until next time, happy scrapping! 

Monday, 17 July 2017

She's the S*%T.... and a bonus layout

Hey Flutterby Peeps... 

She's my pre-teen and she is full of 110% attitude and sass... and what better pic than this one to go with the new 'Flaw'some Collection... 

Ive used the 'FLAWSOME' Everyday Etc Cards and 'FLAWSOME' - FILLER CARDS' Everyday Etc Cards to create this layout and the BONUS one down below... Extra inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.. 






Over the weekend I did a class with the gorgeous Amy Prior and created this free hand flower back ground. It totally inspired me to scrap the Zygo Cactus I have blooming at the front of my house, and this 'FLAWSOME' Everyday Etc Cards was perfect for it!





Dont forget the shop is closed until 01/08/17 as we will be creating up a storm at the annual Fluterby Retreat... I cant wait to get arty with my tribe and have almost all the Flutterby Design team together... It promises to be a wild weekend and we will have lots of pics to share... well, Internet appropriate ones anyway... 


Love and light..

xoxox

Skai








Thursday, 13 July 2017

You had me at meow, with Ros Madley

I thought it was time to put my other fur baby, Eevee, into the spotlight with the Fur-Ever Friends range.
This background was started with a stamp and some gelatos.


I've done a little fussy cutting with some of the cards and layered them up with a row of photos, tags, photo tab and a flair button.


I have scattered some Enamel dots around my layout.


And finished it off with a Sticky Quote.



Hope you've been inspired ♥

Monday, 10 July 2017

Love This | Belinda Spencer

Hi Flutterby peeps!!

Belinda here today with the first of my July posts featuring the totally awesome 'Flawsome' collection.


There is so much to love about this collection; from the stunning colours to the brilliant quotes and sentence enhancers. The perfect range to scrap those selfie photos.

'Love This' Layout


I recently decided to trial creating layouts in an A4 format as opposed to my regular 12" x 12". It is mainly for ease of storage. So much easier (and cheaper) to store them in ring binders instead of the giant plastic tubs I have stacked up in my already cramped old home. Let me know what you think of this size and if you have tried scrapping in this format. I think I like it.


I began this layout by swiping some Golden Light Molding Paste over the stunning Little Big Love stencil. How cute are those little love hearts? I then diluted some of the Flutter Colour Paints to a watercolour consistency, spritzed my background with water and then applied the runny paints with a large soft, wet paintbrush. Spritzed again. Mopped up a little of the excess liquid with scrunched up paper towel and then dried with a heat gun. This is pretty much my 'go to' technique tfor starting each of my layouts. When you are onto a good thing and all that. ;-)



I decided to scrap a strip of fun photo booth photos of myself and the uber talent that is Louise Nelson taken at the Seriously Scrapbooking All Day Scrap last year. I chopped up the filler photo cards with the strips of pattern and scattered them over my background to frame my photo strip.


I then layered on some of the fabulous co-ordinating embellies, wood veneer, bits & bobs and a flair from the collection.



Here's what I used:

- Flair Button
- Grape Soda
- Raspberry Punch
- Sunshine Yellow
- Tropicana Teal

Thanks so much for checking out my layout today. Make sure you share your own Flawsome creations in the Flutterby Inspiration HQ group. I would love to see them.

Cheers
Belinda


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Butterfly House | Tamara Buckler

Hey, Hey, Happy Saturday!

I'm up today to share a layout with you sharing the new 'Flawsome' collection. This collection is so full of super empowering quotes, and is all about self love and appreciating the beauty in our everyday.

When I saw the beautiful butterfly quote in Everyday Etc Cards, I knew I had to scrap these photos of my girls at the butterfly house in Coffs Harbour.



I started by smearing some Green Limousine FlutterColour Paint on the background using an old store card, and then splattered some Orange paint all over the place. I then mixed some Aquamarine Dream FlutterColour Paint with some texture paste and spread it through the new Little Big Love Stencil. Such a random colour combo, but I think it works!


I added my title using some Thickers, and then added a Snippet Strip and altered a Flawsome Wood Veneer heart with paint and kindy glitz to balance the top of the page.



Thanks for stopping by to check out my page! Hope you have an awesome scrappy weekend!

Big Loves,
Tam x


Friday, 7 July 2017

Create By The Lake 2017

ONLY 13 MORE SLEEPS to our 2nd Annual Flutterby 'Create By The Lake' Retreat!!!
I CANNOT WAIT!!! Make sure you follow our Facebook page & Instagram account to see all the shenanigans & fun

Thursday, 6 July 2017

New Release 'FLAWSOME'



Hey hey peeps!! Boss lady here, it's been a while since I've posted in here, so I thought I'd pop in & share with you our latest collection 'FLAWSOME'! This one is a ripper!!
It's all about self-love, self acceptance & realising that you are fucking amazing EXACTLY who you are!!!

It was our 4th birthday this weekend & we celebrated with challenges, pop quiz's, live scrapbooking with me & fun,
over in our 'Flutterby Inspiration HQ' Facebook group - are you a member yet?!

We had a 'Selfie' Challenge & 'Favourite Song' Challenge.
Here's what I scrapped during the live scrapbooking feed.


To find all the new release items,
make sure you check out our STORE... 

Big love,

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Only Limits | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Today I have another layout to share with you using the "Extreme Teen" Collection but it is a page about me.

I am a keen crossfitter.  These photos were taken when I achieved my very first chest to bar pull up EVER!  It was only a year in the making. Crossfit is a slow process, but the more you keep at it the stronger you become.  It is frustrating the pain and time it takes to build up the muscles and mind set to achieve some of the harder movements.  A propery pull up is a very big achievement and it was in my First Open Workout so that too is special.  I use a few "Sentence Enhancers" in real life so it was only fitting for my layout too.



 I used the Everyday Etc cards, the Knucklehead stencil and a few other bits from the Extreme Teen collection.  They suit my photo and layout perfectly.


I will be back later in the month with my second July share, right in the middle of the Flutterby "Create by the Lake" retreat.  I can't wait.  Check out my instagram to see the journey.  Sue Plumb and I are roadtripping down with Sue's sister Mandy, I will document the drive and retreat in pictures if you would like see.  My instagram is @popleopod.

Krisy xx

Monday, 3 July 2017

Love This | Sue Plumb

Hi there Flutterby peeps! I am so excited to be here to share my latest design team project with you using the brand new 'Flawsome' collection. Today is the day! This collection is being released into the Flutterby store TONIGHT, and boy, are you going to want to get your hands on this one!! This collection is all about embracing your personal flaws and knowing you are awesome regardless.

For my layout I decided to go with a double dose of awesome, and scrapped a photo of me with one of my scrap buddies (Amanda Hartmann) taken at a retreat last year.


The colours and designs of this collection are so cool - some of the cards even contain images of our very own boss lady's mixed media art journal pages! I wanted to run with that theme, so I started my layout by creating my own mixed media background.


To start, I brushed my cardstock with some black gesso using a wide brush. I then repeated the process using Grape Soda and Aquamarine Dream Flutter Colour paints. Next, I added some Colour Blast 'Envy' Colour Paste using one of the new Flutterby stencils; then I drizzled some Arctic White Flutter Colour paint over the top.


Once my background was completely dry, I started creating a layered mat for my photo using some of the Everyday Etc filler cards. I used some of the art journal page cards (because they look freakin' amazing!) and I was totally crushing on the colours and the textured look they had. I also added the you're fucking awesome tab which I fussy cut from one of the 'Flawsome' Everyday Etc cards.


I used the love this art journal card from the Everyday Etc card pack as my title card, as it was perfect for the crazy, scrappy theme of my page. I also added some torn pieces of filler card to the diagonally opposite corners of my page to help balance the overall design.


I added the absofuckinlutely flair button on top of my title card, to further reinforce my theme (and let's face it, it's because I do absofuckinlutely DO love this!) I think I need at least twenty more of these flairs!!


Next, I added some messy black cotton under the edges of my photo; then the die cut diamond from the new Bits and Bobs pack on top of it; and a couple of white Sticky Quotes directly onto my photo.
To finish off, I added some Rainbow Heart stickers randomly around my page, along with a few stamped phrases and some mist splatters. Then I added my journaling and I was done.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. Don't forget that release night for the 'Flawsome' collection is TONIGHT and you WILL want this collection! (I recommend you get in early to avoid disappointment.) Head to the store HERE at 8pm to snap it up!
Til next time, happy scrapping!