Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Dreams || Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans,

After flipping through my stash of Flutterby Design goodies and having this photo in mind of my gorgeous nieces, I decided to challenge myself to make a layout using only the leftovers and offcuts of previous layouts. A wee bit of stash busting!

I am a bit of a hoarder of offcuts and usually they just get tucked away and never see the light of day again - so challenge accepted 😀

I started with a background of teal, purple and pink Flutter Colour Paint plus a few drops here and there of purple and teal ink for splatters etc.

I had some offcuts from the Magical AF 12 x 12 paper pack and I still had loads of the Magical AF everyday etc cards left as well. I loved this quote and is quite apt for the photo, as my nieces are amazing young women whom I am very proud of. 

Here are the links to the products in store - treat yourself!

Let's take a look at the close ups!

Fussy cut those titles out of your Everyday Etc cards so you can change the design of your layout. The pieces can be tucked over or under or even around your photo cluster to draw attention to it.

Go through your stash to find co-ordinating Filler Cards - We run the world collection had perfect leftover filler cards that matched.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope to see your layouts in the Inspiration HQ complete with leftovers, offcuts, old and past kits bits and pieces! Stash busting 101.


Elisa x

Friday, 21 June 2019

We're All Mad Here | Allara Bamforth


I honestly feel like I'm on the Groundhog Day Rollercoaster at the moment and wishing I could just hop off for a while, but least it's Friday :)

Today's layout comes from that place of crazy and really expresses my frustration with this but I also added an important reminder for myself 'Your only limit is You'.

On my black carboard background I've used my brayer to roll out some Flutter Colour Paint - Fire Engine Red, Orange Gold fish and Tangerine Orange. Using the  Confetti Cubes Stencil and some Artic White paint I've stencilled this over the paint left to right. With my paints I've used earlier I swirl some designs over the top. And also splatter these colours over the background with a paintbrush.

The photo is matted with a cut out frame from one of the 12 x 12 papers from the Magical AF collection. And the title and other cut out shapes are from the Everyday Etc Cards. A Page Tab has been added to the left of the photo, plus some sticky quotes. on the photo and to the bottom right.

To finish off I used up a couple of my Neon Dots and used my trusty paint pen to draw around some fo the detail.

Thanks for taking a peek into my hectic life.

Till next post,

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

This Is Home | Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone!
Rachel back with you today with another layout to share.

To create the mixed media background for my page I started by adding 
some strips of the "Waves Of Wonder" 12x12 paper 
to some white cardstock with some gel medium.
I used a black pen to add detail to the circular lines of the paper.

I then added some flicks of Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink, 
and sponged on some Flutter Colour Paint in Orange Goldfish.

The next step was to add some stamping of dark blue acrylic paint 
with a "Round Random" Art Foamie stamp.

With the background done, I painted some 'days of the week' wood veneers with black gesso.

I then added some "We Are" Everyday Etc filler cards under my photo.

I fussy cut the house and the word 'home' from some "We Are" Everyday Etc cards
I cut the 'this is' from a "Happily Ever After" Everyday Etc card.

I've also added an arrow from Charm's Creations, a page tab and a Snippet Strip.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Happy + Strong | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Friends!!

I’m up today sharing a new 9x12 layout featuring the awesome new Art Foamie Stamps! I seriously love these!! I’ve used the ‘Fill It In’ set of stamps to add both texture and definition to my mixed media background.

I started this page by cutting down a piece of 12x12 of patterned paper from the ‘We Run The World’ collection. I applied some white gesso to create a rough rectangle around the centre of the page, and then applied the art foamies around the edges using black acrylic paint. I also ran some messy stitching around the edge of this rectangle.

I coloured some texture paste and ran this through an old Flutterby Stencil. I really like how this pop of colour connects the foreground with the background. I mounted my photo using some Everyday Etc Cards from the ‘We Run The World’ collection, and the quote next to the photo has also come from one of these cards.

I created my title using Die Cuts Bits and Bobs, and tucked in some page tabs and a flair button around my photo. 

To finish off the page, I added some black and pink Flutter Colour splatters, and that was it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Big Loves,
Tam xo

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe || by Elisa Ablett

Hi Flutterby Fans, 

Elisa here from the design team, back from the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane, barely unpacked and hitting the ground running so to speak!

I am up on the blog today sharing with you my latest layout featuring all sorts of Flutterby goodies, including the new Fill It In Art Foamies Stamps, Flutter Colour Paint and some past kits and bits and pieces.

Here is a few of the Flutterby Designs Products used : - 

Here are some close ups for the finer details.

For the main title, I fussy cut 'your vibe attracts your' from the Creative Chaos range and added a lovely puffy yellow alpha set from my stash.

Underneath the title, I punched different sized circles from white cardstock and then stamped with the Art Foamies stamps using black Flutter Colour Paint.

I also inked around the edges of all the circles and added yellow paint by using a brayer on my background.

I balanced my layout by cutting into an old Hambly Prints Acetate sheet that featured yellow circles. I added strips of Everyday Filler Cards along with a hand carved banana stamp.

Lastly, I fussy cut a pair of scissors from the Creative Chaos range and added a few bits and pieces to add extra interest etc.

That's it from me today, thanks for stopping by the blog and don't forget to visit the shop and blog to say hi !!!


Elisa x

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Keep moving forward- Bernii Miller

Hello, Bernii here with you today sharing an art journal layout using the amazing new Artfoamies that have just been released.

The ones I am particularly playing with are the " Edgies" which you can grab from the store HERE.

These cool Artfoamies take me back to being a kid playing and creating with something similar.. so when I was creating in my art journal I felt the inner child in me wanting to come out and play. So awesome. 

I used the Artfoamie to create unity across the bottom of my photos. For this particular layout I used white acrylic paint and then outlined it with a black fine tip pen. 

I then fussy cut out a tab from the " Blackboard Notes 3" tab to tuck behind a photo as well as one from the " Happy Together" page tabs. 

I KNOW you will love the Artfoamies as much as I do so make sure you check them out in store. 

Thank so much for stopping by till next time. 

Much love 
Bernii xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

You Don't Scare Me- Chrissi M

Hello Lovelies, 
Im back with a mixed media layout, using one of my all time fave Flutterby collections-Xtreme Teen.
I love using this collection, even though I don't have teenagers quite yet, it still works perfectly for my boys.
I had this gorgeous picture of Will and his best friend, our dog Sam. I wanted to have a big mixed media background to really make this photo pop. 
Mixed media backgrounds are my fave to make, and this one took on a life of its own. I started with some paint, and a brayer to apply it. Then I wanted to build on that. I used a roller stamp I had to make some marks and texture, then I added splatters, and then finished it off with some texture paste through an older Flutterby Designs Stencil.
Using the Every Day Etc Cards to layer my photo is becoming one of my favorite ways to embellish my layouts. It makes me get creative with my layers- something I have struggled with in the past, but really enjoy.
I also love using the Every Day Etc Cards as a title on my pages. For this one, I cut up the card that said "You Dont Scare Me, I Have Teenagers" and changed it to suit my pape. 
Thanks for stopping by,
Chrissi xxx

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Lessons from a Unicorn | Allara Bamforth

Happy Unicorn Day,

I'm up on the blog today with fabulous lessons from unicorn!

For my background today I've cut circles from 12 x 12 paper Precious Gems from Magical AF and Dream on Love from Happily Ever After. My other circles were painted with Flutter colour paint in Cotton Candy Pink and Raspberry Punch with a little Artic Snow blended in.

The photos are matted with various desings from the Everyday Etc Filler Cards from the Magical AF collection. From the Everyday Etc cards I have cut my title 'Lessons from a Unicorn' as well as the 'lessons and mounted them down the side of my photo.

To finish off I have cut a Page Tab from Magical AF for the top of the photos and down in the bottom left have added a flair button with some fluffy threads in co-ordainting colours. I've added a few Puffy Hearts and a unicorn from the Die Cut Bibs and Bobs.

Thanks for checkin out this weeks blog.

Till next post,

Monday, 3 June 2019

This Is Us | Rachel Dutko

Hi Flutterby fans!
Rachel back with you today with another layout to share.

I scraped some Flutter Colour Paint in Tropicana Teal onto a sheet of music note 
Kraft paper for my first background layer.

I then added a gel print I had created using the Round Random Art Foamie stamps.

I layered some Everyday Etc filler cards from the We Are and 
Magical AF collections under my photo.

I also added a page tab and fussy cut the 'this is us' frame and 
the 'home is where you are' from the Frame 52 We Are set.

I added a cluster of embellishments from Charm's Creations, 
some thread and some flowers.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x