Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Be Strong Enough | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Peeps,

It' s a big week at Flutterby HQ, as not one, but two new ranges are being released on Friday night!! Today I'm here to share with you my first layout created with the awesome new 'We run the world' collection. I love the messages in this collection, it's all about girl power, and taking control of our own power and destiny. On top of that the colours and design are divine! This range is fabulous not only to scrapbook about ourselves, but our daughters, and other wonderful powerful women in our loves.

Here's a sneek peak of the range...

My layout today features a selfie, and a quote from the Everyday Etc. Photo Cards that really spoke to me. I often have trouble asking for help, but this reminded me that is not showing weakness to do so.

I started this layout by spreading some black Flutter Colour Paint in 3 horizontal lines, I did this to play on the black and white stripe design on one of the Everyday Etc Filler Cards. I then used some watercolour crayons in blue, purple and teal to mimic some of the colours in the range, and used a lot of water and the packaging technique to apply this to the page. I then splattered black ink all over the background.

I layered up a heap of the Everyday Etc. Filler cards behind my photo, in the same colours as I have used in the background. I also added this B&W circle patterned card, which I just love. This design is coming out in limited release 12x12 paper, and I have to have it!!

I cut the title strips out of the Everyday Etc. Photo Card, matted them on some of the teal coloured papers from the Filler Cards and then popped them up on some foam to provide some separation from the busy, dark background. I also added one of the Flair Buttons from the new range, I love this triangle design that runs through this range, and backed it with some black thread.

To finish off the page, I added a page tab to the left of my photo, and tucked some black thread behind it. This helped to tidy up my layers behind my photo, and also repeated the colours and the triangle pattern. As a final touch, I added some more black stamping and splatters, because, why not?

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout, and make sure you are all set for the new release on Friday the 24th over at Flutterby HQ - you can join the event here.

I look forward to seeing you all then!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Monday, 20 November 2017

This is who I am - Skai Mitchell

Countdown is on until the new release of 
'We run the World'

I really thought the boss lady had nailed it with the FLAWsome range, then she drops this collection and im completely blow away again. 

Head on over to the event page, RSVP and be one of the first people to get this hot new collection into your hands!

Friday, 17 November 2017

We Are Family | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
Sue Plumb here today to share another design team project with you. Today, I have a mixed media page that features a fabulous painty background and a mix of collections. This page features a photo of my sister and I that was taken at the Flutterby 'Create by the Lake' retreat. I was really drawn to this photo because of the awesome backdrop we were standing in front of, so I wanted to translate some of that colour and style through to my background.

I started with some white cardstock and Flutter Colour paints - Bahama BlueTropicana TealAquamarine Dream; and Green Limousine. I splattered drops of the four colours randomly around before using a brayer to mix and spread the paints vertically on the page. I then dried the paint with a heat gun before applying a small amount of Grape Soda paint to the central focal area of my page and spreading it across horizontally with the brayer. Next, I added a few random spots of Arctic White paint around the page and spread that on top of the other layers to tone the colour back a bit.

Once all the paint had dried; I took some Colour Blast 'Indigo' Colour Spray and used the end of the spray nozzle from the bottle to scribble around on top of the paint to give it more of that "street art" feel. Next, I took the 'You've Got This' stencil, and applied some texture paste through a few of the phrases randomly around the page. Finally, I splattered around some 'Bubblegum' Colour Spray and then set it aside to dry; then added a few scribbles using my Stabilo all pencil.

While the background was drying, I started assembling the pieces that would form the mat for my photo. I used a mix of Everyday Etc cards and filler cards (from the 'Flawsome''Happy Together' and 'No Excuses' collections); which I cut and layered together. Once all the pieces were in place, I added my photo on top.

The we are family title for my page was fussy cut from one the the 'Happy Together' Everyday Etc cards; and I added a small wood veneer heart on top (that I had coloured black with a Sharpie); along with a few other hearts around my page.

To the left of my title, I stuck the love you longtime sticker, from the white Sticky Quotes sheet. Above my photo I added the you & me speech bubble and on my photo I added the you're my person banner (both from the 'Mad About You' Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack.)

To finish my page, I added the good vibes flair button (from set #421), which I nested on some messy cotton thread and a few splatters of white ink around the page.

That's all from me today. I will be back in a couple of weeks with another project to share.
Until then, happy scrapping! 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy here a bit early to share some inspiration with you.  Today I want to share two layouts with you.  They are very different to each other but both use the Everyday etc cards.  If you are like me, then when you receive your Everyday Etc cards in the post you think, how am I going to use these!?  Some of the sayings don't really apply to what I am currently scrapping or aren't phrases I would use...So how do you use them??

Well, I like to cut them up and use them as word strips or individual words.  By doing it this way, I can customise them to my layouts and what I want to say.

This first layout came about by the word glitter.  And well who loves glitter more than me or a stripper??

I cut up the glitter card, then I jused some alpha tiles to make up the rest of the title.  I teamed it with some word stickers and a Flutterby Flair button.
 Here are a few close ups:

For the next layout I used the same technique but I drew inspiration from one of the cards - Be your own hero.  I decided to team it up with a galaxy background.  This technique is very popular among art journallers at the moment.  To make it a little more interesting, I used my Flutterby Stencils, some clear embossing powder and my watermark stamp pad to create a resist.  Then I applied layers of watercolour paints. 

I used a range of sticker to create my title and the fairytale images are from an old book I saved from a Lifeline book sale.  I'd like to note too that Cindy is actually a crossfit workout but honestly if Cinderella made eyes at me I wouldn't have to think twice. :P

I hope I have inspired you to look at your Everyday Etc cards in a different way.  I can't wait to see what you all create.  Make sure you share them in the inspirations group.

Krisy xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Your are Loved, with Ros Aggett-Madley

Hello everyone, back again today with another page freaturing the Flawsome range.

My background is a mix of gelli printing and stamping.

I've used different cards and elements from the Everyday Etc Cards to layer up a photo stack.

The Flutterby Wood Veneer have been coloured with a Sharpie.  So quick and easy and no dry time.

I've used one of my favourite flair buttons and a sprinkle of Futterby Enamel Dots.  The cirlces in the background have been stamped on and cut from some Everyday Etc Cards.

This wood veneer was also coloured with a Sharpie, has a bit of a wood look still.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Happy Days | Belinda Spencer

Hi Flutterby Peeps!!

Belinda here today to share a monochromatic layout featuring the Blank Palette range.

'Happy Days' Layout

I love this photo of my darling son just chilling in front of the tv. He is such a sweet natured, funny and clever kid.

I used the 'Bright Like A Diamond' stencil and a black journalling pen to add some interest to my white background. Something a bit different to my usual backgrounds!

I have layered some of the photo cards under my photo and fussy cut the polaroid frame from a photo card also.

Did I mention that I LOVE fussy cutting? There are two types of crafters in this world I reckon; those that love fussy cutting and those that don't. I myself find it relaxing so I love finding titles and images to fussy cut from the photo cards as I have done here.

I added a scattering of the 'Circles' Wood Veneer and coloured them black using a black Posca Paint Pen.

I finished by adding a flair button and some Sticky Quick Quotes and a little bit of washi tape from my own stash.

Products used:
Wood Veneer 'Circles'

Have you tried a black and white layout before? It gives a pretty striking result don't you think?

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create your own monochromatic layout using fabulous Flutterby Designs products. Don't forget to share your awesome creations in the Flutterby Inspiration Group on Facebook so we can leave some love. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 6 November 2017

The awkward moment when | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Peeps,

I'm back again today to share another layout using the always fun 'Xtreme Teen' collection. I love this collection, and even though I don't have teens (yet!), and I only have girls, I find a lot of material in this collection that works with their crazy attitudes and personalities.

I started with black card stock for this one, and smeared the background with some white Gesso. I then passed some texture paste through the 'Words of Wisdom' Stencil and let it dry. I then added some very watered down 'Grape Soda' Flutter Colour Paint with the packaging technique to put a light purple wash over the page.

I matted the photo with some Xtreme Teen Filler cards, and made this cluster using some of the die cuts from the range, as well as a flair button. You can also see here that I have added some wood veneer confetti circles that I have painted purple, these are repeated in several places on the page to add extra dimension, but as they are colour on colour, they don't make the page more busy.

I then created my title by cutting up one of the 'Xtreme Teen' Everyday Etc Photo Cards, as well as a ticket from the range. I also used some of the Purple Sticky alphas, as I wanted my title to say 'children'  instead of 'child', as mine are both pretty special :)

I added an extra cluster to the bottom right of the page, using again some of the die cuts and a flair badge, as well as a black snippet strip. To finish off the page I went a bit nuts and splattered all over the page some watered down Flutter Colour Paint in Bahama Blue, this went all over the page, including my photo, but I figure it just adds to the crazy, and the pops of blue really helps to tie in all the embellishments.

Hope you've enjoyed checking out my page, and make sure you keep an eye on the blog as there will some creations starting to pop up with the new Flutterby ranges that are being released soon! Sneak peak available here and here.

Have a fab week!
Big Loves,
Tam x