Thursday, 17 August 2017

Go BIG or Go Home | Sue Plumb

Hi peeps! Sue Plumb here, and today I have a project to share that was created using some of the goodies from the new 'Flawsome' collection. (I actually completed this one while I was away on the Flutterby retreat!) I scrapped a Snap Chat selfie that I took with my fave vampire filter (isn't it fabulous? I love how the blood trickles out when you open your mouth!)

I started with a mixed media background for this page - first some black gesso smeared onto my cardstock, then I mixed some 'Grape Soda' Flutter Colour paint with a little water and splattered it around my page using a small brush.

I knew EXACTLY which quote from the new collection that I was going to pair with my photo and that was the reason for my colour choices for this page. (Could I have used anything else but - I already know I am going to hell. At this point it's really GO BIG or go home?! It was perfect!) I fussy cut the quote from one of the 'Flawsome' Everyday Etc cards.

I used a number of different filler cards for my layered photo mat behind my photo. Some were from the coordinating 'Flawsome' pack, and some from the 'Happy Together' filler card set. I also added a page tab from the 'Flawsome' sheet; some frayed gauze; and black cotton thread to my layers.

The next thing I did was to create a small cluster alongside my photo. I used the die cut quote from the 'Flawsome' Bits & Bobs pack, a flair button and a black Tiny Sticky Quote.

Next, I added a few circle wood veneer pieces (which I coloured with a white paint pen) randomly around my page and a Charms Creations arrow to help highlight my quote.

To finish off, I added a few stamped hell yeah phrases using a Typo stamp, and then splattered some black and red mist around.

Thanks for stopping by the Flutterby blog today so I could share this with you. If you've got some fun Snap Chat selfies stored on your phone, then get some printed and scrap them! They are sure to amuse you when you look back on them in years to come.

I will be back again in a couple of week's time with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I am...

Okay, you are probably sick of hearing about how freaking awesome our 'Create by the Lake' retreat was, but here just one more layout celebrating all the beautiful, creative souls we got to share our time with!

I am inspired by these weird, fierce, amazing, flawsome, incredible women! 

I do believe the boss lady has sent out re-rego forms to those at retreat, and will send out invites to the general public after that. GET IN QUICK! Start saving and planning babysitters and activities to keep the husbands busy now and dont miss out on this fantastic retreat in 2018!

I've used one of the 12x12 papers from the retreat exclusive set to be my base of this layout. Add to that some black gesso and Flutter Colour Paint splattered onto it, and you have a easy peasy mixed media background.

I've used a combination of 'FLAWSOME' - FILLER CARDS' to matt our group photo, and inked the edges with black Stazon for some definition. 

For my super big journaling title, I've used the die cuts title from the 'FLAWSOME' Die Cut Bits & Bobs, the heart from the  'CREATIVE CHAOS' Everyday Etc Cards, and some Dymo labelling. 

And dont forget, every layout need a coordinating flare to set it off! I've used the "your vibe attracts your vibe' flare NO.415

Happy Crafting!

Love and Light



Friday, 11 August 2017

Butterflies, with Ros Madley

This week I had another play with the latest Flutterby Designs release, Flawsome.

I've teamed it with a photo of myself and a lady who for me has always been super inspiring, Louise Nelson.  It was a real fan girl moment the first time I met her.

The base of my page has been gelli printed and a stamped a couple of times.  The photo cluster was super easy.  I have cut some of the Filler Cards into stripes and just layered them in the centre of the layout.  

The photo has been matted onto a Everyday Etc card and another of these has been cut to add the tab at the bottom of this.
I've then finished off the cluster with a few Flutterby Enamel Dots.  Over the edge I'v put an awesome Bits & Bobs Die Cuts.

The cluster down the bottom is some more enamel dots and another cut out Everyday Etc Card.  I have added a wood veneer and some Tiny Sticky Quotes.

Hope you've been inspired.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Stand Out & Just Be | Belinda Spencer


Belinda here today to share two layouts I have created using the fabulous Flawsome collection.

'Stand Out'

For this layout, I wanted to create a rainbow on my background. I began by swiping some Golden Light Molding paste over the brilliant 'Flawsome' stencil. I LOVE this stencil so much and it worked perfectly with the photo of my darling girl. Once the texture paste was dry, I spritzed my page with water, diluted a rainbow of Flutter Colour Paints and added the colour with a soft wet paintbrush. Yep. It's my go to technique. I don't mind using this technique over and over especially when the result is so pretty.

I love this photo of my daughter taken a few years ago now. Such a sassy little thing. The quote "Stand out like a strawberry in a bowl of peas' was just so right for the pic!

I layered a whole bunch of Everyday Etc Filler Photo Cards behind my photo.

I finished by adding a heap of positive words in wood veneer as well as die cuts and cut from the photo cards. Some love hearts from the Bits & Bobs die cuts added another sweet touch.

Next up is a layout featuring a selfie of me. Eek!!

'Just Be' 

I have used my very favourite stencil on this one...'Knuckleheads'. I LOVE those skulls!!

This time I used some Charcoal Kaisermist over the texture paste skulls. Then I diluted some of the Grape Soda and Arctic White Flutter Colour paints and flicked the colour over the top.

I cut and pasted lots of quotes from the Flawsome range and from the Sticky Quick Quotes.

I stuck pretty much to a purple, black, white and grey colour scheme using filler photo cards, a page tab and a llittle Kaisercraft glitter cardstock.

I hope you have been inspired by my layouts today. Make sure you head over HERE to check out the latest NEW goodies to be added to the store.


Sunday, 6 August 2017

You are loved...Dumbass | Tamara Buckler

Hey, Hey Scrappy peoples,

Welcome back to the Flutterby Blog today! This weekend seems to be a busy one for lots of our scrappy friends and DT chicks, as they are off enjoying a retreat. I myself am still recovering from the epic long weekend that was #createbythelake2017. Seriously good fun, lots of scrappy time and side splitting laughs with like minded people. The BEST!

I'm back on the blog today to share one of the layouts that I created at retreat. I stumbled across some 8.5 x 11.5 cardstock while I was there, and I can tell you, I am in love with this size!! Its so cute and compact, but the dimensions work in so many ways.

I went pretty hard with the gesso on the background here, and then mixed up some texture paste with the Raspberry Punch Flutter Colour paint through my fave 'I heart you' stencil. I then did the same with the gorgeous new 'Little Big Love' stencil and the Grape Soda Flutter Colour Paint. I then went a bit free range with Aquamarine Dream Flutter Colour Paint, and then watered down some Bahama Blue to splatter all over the page.

I altered one of the wood veneers from the new 'Flawsome' collection with the Aquamarine Flutter Colour Paint, and then inked around the edges to grunge it up. I layered up the 'Flawsome' Everyday Etc Filler Cards behind my pic, but didn't pop my photo up as there is already so much dimension on the page.

To balance off the page, I added some page tabs from the Sentence Enhancers and Mad About You pack. As well as the rad 'love who you are' flair from the Flawsome range.   Finishing touches were the Neon Enamel Dots, as well as some Die Cuts and Snippet Strips.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout, I hope you're having awesome scrappy adventures!!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Awesome & #Cool | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy back today, I have 2 layouts to share.  Both are documenting 2 big things that happened this year.  One is my daughter, Poppy, started kindy and the other is my son, Leo's, first stay in hospital to have some blood vessels in his nose cauterised.

First, Kindy.  The background for this layout is made up of random left over thickers.   We all have them and this is a way to use them.  I added a few layers of Gesso and then some watercolour and inks and then embellished over the top.  It is a fun layout.

I embellished my background with some dissected Everyday Etc cards, a flair button and some Word Snippets from the Flutterby Shop.

Now on to Leo.  The procedure wasn't a very big one but because of his age, Leo had to be put under.  He wasn't phased at all by the hospital, the doctors.  It was only as he was going into the operating theatre that he was a little quiet.  Snapchat was something that I had recently down loaded and he was more interested in that.  He love the hair net, gown and bandages.  This photo is all about how cool as a cucumber he was.  The colours of the cards from the Everyday Etc Cards "Extreme Teen" collection matched the colours of the photo perfectly.

I also used Page tabs, flair buttons and the Knucklehead stencil from the Extreme teen range.

Who doesn't love a good Snapchat filter?! :)

K xx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cool As Bro | Sue Plumb

Hi peeps!
Sue Plumb here with you today and it's time for another design team project share from me. Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the annual Flutterby 'Create by the Lake' retreat held at Lake Keepit, along with several members from the Flutterby Design Team (and about 75 other ladies). I was so happy to be able to get together with these girls in person - they really are my people!

Here's a shot of us together taken just after the colour activity that Anita had organised...

L to R - Skai, Tam, Anita, me (Sue) and Krisy

Whilst on retreat, I also had the opportunity to create several Flutterby projects, the first of which I am sharing today. This page was created using a combination of Flutterby items.

I started with a white cardstock base, and I added some red watercolour paint using a Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust (Candy) and a wide brush. I then took my Flutterby 'Stargazed' stencil (currently on special in the Flutterby store, so grab one if you don't have it already!) and added some texture using Colour Blast Colour Paste (Dusty Charcoal); and some splatters of red & black mist.

I then created a layered mat for my photo using a range of Everyday Etc cards (some of these were from the recently released 'Xtreme Teen' collection); a page tab and some messy black cotton for added texture.

I fussy cut the large pair of sunglasses from another of the 'Xtreme Teen' Everyday Etc cards, which I topped with a flair button

The title was fussy cut from the same card as the glasses, and I added a the Blackboard Sticky Quote directly onto my photo. Around my page I stuck a couple of Snippet Strips, which also helped to bring more of the aqua colour onto my page.

As a final touch, alongside my photo I added a little ghetto blaster die cut from the 'Xtreme Teen' Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack; and a few stamped words and I was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Flutterby blog today so I could share this with you. I will be back again in a couple of weeks with another project. In the meantime, stay tuned to see what the rest of the team has been up to and don't forget to share your own projects in our Flutterby Inspiration HQ group on Facebook.
Until next time, happy scrapping! 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Absolutely F%$KING Gorgeous...

Hey Flutterby peeps...

My creative cup is overflowing and my soul is nourished after our 2017 'Create by the Lake' Retreat. I had to miss 2016 at late notice due to some health issues, and I was determined not to miss this year.

It was amazing to meet so many people Ive been facebook friends with forever in the flesh, and to see everyone creating with the new 'Flawsome' collection was truly inspiring. 

Here are 2 more of my layouts using up all the bits in my kit, and capturing my black and edgy style that seems to be my trade mark. Both these layouts feature pics of my sister Kaya and I out on a messy night together. Like any siblings, we fight, but we always come back to each other and have each others backs... 

For this background I watered down some of the Flutter Colour Paint and splattered it all over my black card stock. 
mixed up some Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals into Matt medium, and applied it through the Fragmented stencil. 

Next, I collected all the FLAWSOME' - FILLER CARDS' that had black, blue, pink and purple tones. I cut them in half and roughly created multiple layers behind each of my photo's. I scrap lifted this technique from the super talented Amy Prior, who I was fortunate enough to table buddies and roomies with at retreat. 

I fussy cut around the 'Absolutely fucking gorgeous' card from the 'FLAWSOME' Everyday Etc Cards, them went on to embellish with some hearts from the 'FLAWSOME' Die Cut Bits & BobsBLACKBOARD Sticky QuotesBlack' Tiny Sticky Quotes, and some NEON Enamel Dots

This layout probably should have come first, as its a pic from the beginning of the night before we really got messy. 

My background started out on Marshmallow cardstock, and I used a foam applicator with some black stazon to ink through the 'Flawsome' Stencil.  I've used some of the new Distress Oxides from Tim Holts to create the splatters of blue, pink, purple and black.  

Next Ive matted my photo with the black piece from the 'FLAWSOME' - FILLER CARDS' Everyday Etc Cards and the Blue mixed media card. The cards have been made from pages from the boss lady art journal, and are super fucking rad! Add in another 'FLAWSOME' Die Cut Bits & Bobs for embellishment, and some 'Black' Tiny Sticky Quotes. There are a shit tonnes in this pack, and there is something for every occasion.

Last but not least, dont forget a 'Sentence Enhancers' FLAIR BUTTONS to let your sibling know how much you really love them!

Hope you have enjoyed these 2 layouts with the new collection. The shop is back online and there is no better time to grab some of this awesome collection and get creating!!

Love and light