Sunday, 30 November 2014

Creating a "Front - Ground"

Hello Scrappy chat peeps. Fiona here with you again this month to share with you my layout I created from the November kit "Rustic Goodness".

This kit features some 'new product' less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine papers by Ruby Rock-it in the kit, there is Cardstock, loads of fun embellishments as well as one of the brand you DecoArt Media line products - crackle paste, there is a texture stamp, The Crafters Workshop stencil, and a sheet of alphas as well! 


I've created what I call a "Front - Ground". That would be a layer of background techniques that have actually been placed on top of the layout sort of like an after thought but done deliberately.


It seems such a shame sometimes, to put all that effort into creating a background with awesome textural products, to then promptly cover it up with patterned paper and a photo.


So this time I didn't. Instead I created a frontground. To find out more about the technique I've used, you can subscribe to receive your kit.

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!

Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.



They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!
Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

 CLICK HERE to order this kit 


For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in December (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th November - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 

Head on over to the website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au  to purchase this and other kits amongst other fun products!  CLICK HERE to order this kit


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Double the Fun in November!

Hello there.

It's Heather here today with my first layout using the November "Rustic Goodness" kit. Actually, this isn't just one layout - it's a double!


I like making double page layouts. So often we have multiple photos from one event that we want to scrap and they just won't fit on one page. I could have cut and rearranged my background cardstocks so I had the same colours on both pages but I love the effect of using the same or similar products across two different coloured backgrounds to create one double page.

In this instance, I used the same paints, Media Crackle Paste, stencil and papers across the two pages but used the kraft and the white cardstock as the backgrounds. It's interesting to see how the different cardstocks created quite different effects.

Here's what I did:

Step 1



Using a spatula or old credit card, swipe paint through the splat shapes on the fabulous Crafters Workshop stencil. I used Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow paint but you could use any acrylic paint. Think about where you want the flow of elements to go. This is what my pages looked like at this stage:


Step 2


Mix a small amount of pink paint (I used Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink) with some Media Crackle Paste from the kit. Don't overload the colour or the paste won't crackle correctly. I spread this mix through the quatrefoil pattern of the Crafters Workshop stencil. This stencil truly is three stencils in one! Leave the Crackle Paste to air dry and it makes a gorgeous crackle without the hassle of mixing products. Here's what my pages looked like at this stage:


Step 3



While the backgrounds are drying, fussy cut some floral sections from the Zen Garden paper. Squirt some pink spray into its lid and, using a fine brush, paint the grey sections of the flowers. Highlight some sections with painted-on gold spray and paint on green spray for the leaves. I used Heidi Swapp sprays but you could use any sort or use watercolours or watered-down paints. Do the same with a butterfly.

Here's the finished effect:


Step 4



To create the title, I used the word section of the stencil and just painted through it. When using any stencil over a textured surface, the paint will always leak under the stencil as the stencil can't sit flat. I fixed this by outlining the letters with black pen but if you don't want this messier look then plan to leave the space under your title free from textured stenciling.

On the second page I used an ink pad through the word stencil to create a subtle background element.


This layout could also be recreated as two stand alone pages instead of a double.



I love the versatility of this month's kit! As always, there are interesting and unique products and loads of papers. If you'd like to order this kit or any others email orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com.or check out the website here.



Happy scrappin'!

Heather

www.heathermcmahon09.blogspot.com.au

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New kit Release - Rustic Goodness

This month's kit is called 'Rustic Goodness' simply because that is what it is!  A beautiful selection of Rustic style products sure to inspire you!  This month we have Kim Ewins back again to share her take on this kit and explore the products in the kit.

Head on over to the website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au  to purchase this and other kits amongst other fun products!  CLICK HERE to order this kit


This kit features some 'new product' less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine papers by Ruby Rock-it in the kit, there is Cardstock, loads of fun embellishments as well as one of the brand you DecoArt Media line products - crackle paste, there is a texture stamp, The Crafters Workshop stencil, and a sheet of alphas as well!  As you can see as always this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Kim along with the very talented Arty Chic's will show you how!   

Spellbinders die set and embossing folder have been used in the creation of the layouts with this kit, and whilst not included in the kit, are very easily adapted patterns for those that do not own a die cutting machine.  Dies can be purchased with your kit, so advise if you are interested in these when ordering.  Die used in this kit is the Enhancing banner set and also an embossing folder -  Fabric Weave:




Kim will take you through using the product along with some staple items in your stash to make 3 stunning layouts.  So get your willingness to learn as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!


Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.



They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

 CLICK HERE to order this kit 

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.  So to commence in December (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th November - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 





Sunday, 16 November 2014

October 'Charming' kit

Hello there. It's Heather with you today to share my layout I made using the absolutely gorgeous 'Charming' kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. This kit has such a fabulous range of products in it!

Here's my layout:


I loved experimenting with the very cool products in the kit like Sticky Barc, the Shimmer Mister and the wooden shapes. I used all of these products to make a butterfly feature in one corner.


Those of you who are Scrappy Chat Designs members will be receiving a technique sheet shortly showing you how I made all the features on this page. If you're not a member, here is the information on how to become one:

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in each kit from the talented Arty Chics. You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.To receive the next kit, you need to pay the membership fee by the 30th of the month prior.

I really hope you are able to join in our fabulous Scrappy Chat Designs community!


Happy scrappin'!

Heather


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Making Little Sugar Dots - A Video Tutorial

Hello my Scrappy Chat darlings, Fiona here with you to share a little layout of "My Boy" when he was a wee boy (all grown up now) and a little tutorial on how I made the sugar dots that are on my creation.


I have absolutely loved playing with this Charmed Kit. I made my own little sugar dots using a circle punch and some Beck BT Tinby Design Metallic Melts from the kit.


The beauty of being a member of 
 Scrappy Chat Designs Kit Club
is not only do you receive a box full of awesomeness each month, but you also get
loads of inspiration from all the Arty Chic's

for more information on becoming a member you can go
or keep reading!!


The kits are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends
Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!
Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.
Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly
 CLICK HERE to order this kit 
For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 25th of the month prior.  So to commence in November(next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 25th October- Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 
Current Kit stocks:
Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 

Until next time .........






Sunday, 9 November 2014

Live for Love....& the Charming Kit :)




Hello, Scrappy Chat Friends :))
Kim here to share a layout I've created using the very inspiring
This kit is FULL of gorgeousness!!!
Here is my layout...

 [Live for Love]



 I really enjoyed creating all those triangles, using the sheet of sticky bark & Sticker sheet in the kit!!!..
I also had fun using the Turquoise Shimmer Spray & water to add interest to the background.
 


In the technique sheet sent to Scrappy Chat Design Members I share how I put my layout together.
The beauty of being a member of 
 Scrappy Chat Designs Kit Club
is not only do you receive a box full of awesomeness each month, but you also get
loads of inspiration from all the Arty Chic's

for more information on becoming a member you can go
or keep reading!!


The kits are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends
Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!
Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.
Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly
 CLICK HERE to order this kit 
For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 25th of the month prior.  So to commence in November(next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 25th October- Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 
Current Kit stocks:
Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!

 




Thursday, 6 November 2014

Going Our Way?

 
 
Hello!
Sandra here again with my third layout using the Charming kit.
and it is a great kit don't you agree?
I decided to have a bit of fun with this layout and experimented with the back ground.

I'm not sure if you can see it in the above photo but the technique I tried does give a fantastic affect full of texture
 
To achieve the look all I did was gesso a 12x12 piece of white cardstock (I just lightly wipe gesso over it with a baby wipe)
I then randomly added some texture paste with a stencil

 
(sorry about the photo quality... I took this with my phone)
 
Then once dry I added WATERED DOWN
Turquoise  DecoArt Shimmer Spray and mint gelato
 

 
(I also concentrated the gelato onto the texture paste by applying it directly onto it, this helps make it stand out)
I added a spritz of water everywhere (yes this is a WET technique!!)
I then placed a piece of cling film on top of it and with my fingers massaged it around, making creases and blending it all together.
Then I put it aside to dry.. This is VERY important.
Do not be tempted to lift the cling film off until it is completely dry.
 


I left mine to dry overnight.

Once it is dry, carefully peel off the cling film and enjoy the results.
 
 
I added some gold flecks of ink.

I trimmed my layout to 8.5 x 11 inches and with the left over piece I altered the chipboard circle and created a button with it.. and also punched out some other circles to add some extra interest.
 
 
(I gessoed the chipboard circle and used it for my journalling. )
and altered the butterfly with a Uni gold pen.
 
I had a lot of fun creating the background.. why not give it a go yourself?
 
 
If you're interested in finding out more about these kits email orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com or check out the website here.
 
 



 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

I may be a dreamer, but ...... I'm not the only one


Hello Scrappy chat friends Fiona here with you today to share my creation from the October "Charming" kit. I just fell in love with the soft pink and blue papers in this kit and this is what I created.



I enjoyed adding to the paint dripped patterned paper with the Shimmers Spray and adding my own flair with stamping and modelling paste.


In the technique sheet for members, I show you how I created these butterfly impressions using the shimmers spray, Ink and the Beck BT Tinby Designs Gold Metallic Melts.



Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes and more - all in the comfort of your own home!



Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.


They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!
Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a many techniques with product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paints/gesso/texture paste and colour sprays you will need out of your supplies.
The kits focus on how to use various products teamed up with some pretty paper to compliment them, so there is always less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly

 CLICK HERE to order this kit 

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic! You get additional 'Technique sheets' showing you more techniques you can nail with the product in the kit from the talented Arty Chic's.  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sometimes sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 25th of the month prior.  So to commence in November(next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 25th October- Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 


Cheers for now xx


Head on over to the website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au  to purchase this and other kits amongst other fun products!  CLICK HERE to order this kit