Tuesday, 20 February 2018

# Girl Boss | Belinda Spencer


Belinda here today with a layout to share featuring the awesome We Run The World collection. I have gone for quite a soft look for this layout using the pretty pink and kraft coloured photo cards in the range. I was also inspired by the hexagons on a couple of the photo cards.

'# Girl Boss' 

I started with my standard formula of lovely diluted Flutter Colour Paint for a watercolour effect background. Here I mixed some Raspberry Punch with Arctic White and diluted with water. I spritzed the background with water first to get some pools of liquid to assist the paint in spreading across the cardstock.

I used my hexagon nesting dies to die cut a whole lot of hexagons from the Everyday Etc Filler Photo Cards.

I chopped up the # Girl Boss die cut from the Bits & Bobs pack to make it better fit my layout.

I really love that quote which seems to suit the dodgy photo of me. I have cut it into strips and then finished the layout with a flair button, enamel dots and Sticky Quotes.

Here's what I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog to check out my layout today. I hope you are feeling inspired to get creating with your own We Run The World stash.

Don't forget this little bit of awesomeness....

I am so excited for this release. I think it is my favourite collection yet.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

I Am a Queen | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here to share another design team project with you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook layout I created using the 'We Run the World' collection; and a selfie I took after spending the day doing demos on the Colour Blast stand at Craft Alive back in November. (I had smurf hands, even after a scrub! haha)

I knew which quote was going to be used as my feature, so started by creating a watercolour style background to match using Colour Artist Inks from Colour Blast and stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps. This defined my focal area, whilst leaving plenty of white space for the eye to rest.

I then added my quote, cut from one of the Everyday Etc cards from the 'We Run the World' collection. I also used a couple of narrow strips from one of the coordinating filler cards to define the focal line from which the rest of the layout was going to be structured. Underneath the quote, I added a torn strip from another of the filler cards; and phrase sticker from the white tiny sticky quote sheet.

I then added my photo, which I cut away from the background and then mounted on some scrap cardboard before sticking it down. I added the wood veneer crown and the this is me quote (both from the 'We Run the World' wood veneer set). I also added the note speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles 2 Photo Cut Out. (These are awesome for adding that little bit of extra personality to a page and you get several per sheet.)

Next, it was time to add something to the to of my page, as it was looking very "bottom heavy" at this stage and I wanted to balance it out. I took another strip torn from the black & white striped filler card; as well as the she is cut from one of the white sticky quotes. I paired it with the words confident and bad ass from another one of the 'We Run the World' Everyday Etc cards; and the strong wood veneer from the coordinating set. The crown sticker came from the WRTW Sticky Quotes sheet.

To finish off, I added another couple of torn strips of the black and white striped filler card along the bottom edge of my page; as well as a white sticky quote and a flair button. (This high five one I used was from set #306.)
If you have been creating with the 'We Run the World' collection, don't forget to share your creations with us in the Flutterby Inspiration HQ group - we love to see them!

And in case you didn't already know, we have a brand new collection being released on the 26th February - exciting! Check this out...

I will be back in a couple of weeks with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Hi there peeps!! I'm back to introduce our next guest designer

"Hi, it's Fiona and I'm your guest design team member for February. I live in country south west Victoria with my two puppies. I feel very privileged to be able to bring you projects with my slant on them. I am not a scrapbooker instead working in mixed media and textiles.

I'm creating this spread in my altered book journal. It could be done on canvas or a paper page as well. Using the 'We Run The World' Filler Everyday Etc Cards, I tore pieces and glued them into my page with a glue stick. I tried to have colours/textures in at least two places on the page. I did the same with the stencilled tissue paper. I then used yellow
watercolour paint to paint any part of the page that hadn't been covered. I also used it on the stencilled tissue paper.
I then found a photo that I wanted to use and printed it onto photo paper. This is a photo of my mum when she was at boarding school. I cut it down to remove the background and used glue to attach it to the page. 

Next I played with the Fussy Cut 'Mixed Media Circles'. I glued blue tissue to the back of some of them.I then layered them to create a hat. After gluing them down I used a black pen to draw around each ring, doodle around the outside and inside the circles where the background was showing through. As a finishing touch I added a flair button from the 'We Run The World' at the top.
Now it's time to work on the blazer! Whilst I was deciding what to do, I cut the 'Tropical' Snippet Strips and it came to me! This piece was about how Mum cares for and what she wants for her children, and now, grown up grandchildren. I used double sided tape to stick the phrases in a pleasing arrangement. Again, I used the black pen to draw around each one.
At this point I decided I wasn't happy with the background. It was too bold and taking too much attention from the figure. I lightly spread white gesso with a spatula to tone it down.
 A dab of a pink cream on the lips and cheeks and mum is finished. By the way, I think I'm a little excited about seeing the musical ‘Pricilla, Queen of the Desert’, in the coming weeks….Does it show?"

I'll be back later this month with some more super creations from Fiona :)

Big love, Neet x

Monday, 12 February 2018

You Rock - Allara Bamforth


I'm up on the blog again today with a mish mash of fabulous Flutterby Goodies for a page I created with a photo from a recent concert I attended at Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley to see the band LIVE . It was their renuion tour and I have seen them plenty of times over the last 20 years and they were still fantastic as ever. The rain didn't dampen our spirits - especially after a couple of Canadian Clubs :) I love this photo of my brother, husband and son in their rain ponchos (they look like Teletubbies).

Products I have used in this layout from Flutterby Designs and the link to them are as follows:

Song for Another Time Stencil
Flutter Colur Paint - Bahama Blue and Aquamarine Dream
We Run the World 12x12 Paper - Beyonce
Everyday Etc Filler Cards - Flawsome
X-treme Teen Tickets
Flawsome Die-cuts Bibs and Bobs
Flawsome page tabs
Wood Veneer Bits
Blackboard Sticky Quick Quotes

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Make sure you stop by the shop and stock up on some fabulous goodies.

Till next post,

Allara xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

White Christmas - Rachel Dutko

Hi Flutterby peeps!

Today I have a page celebrating a Christmas tradition 
between my sister and I - our favourite summer wine 
from right here in the Barossa Valley.

I started by flicking through the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Everyday Etc filler cards pack 
and pulling out all the pink, silver and aqua cards to build my layers. 

I was inspired to build my layout around the quote from the cut apart 
from 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Frame 49.

I added several quotes and shapes from the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Wood Veneer Bits.
I kept them raw to match the wood grain of the 'Dear Santa please bring wine' 
flair button (from 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Flair Buttons Set 2). 

I added some silver stars from the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy'  
Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack. 
I also added some 'ghost' stars by tracing through the 
'Stargazed' stencil with a silver gel pen around the page.

I finished my page by adding some splatters in different shades of pink.

Thanks for looking
Rachel x x

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Happy Unicorn | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Friends,

Can you believe February is here already and all the kiddos are back at school?!? It's certainly been a busy couple of weeks at our place, so when I sat down to create this page, I really just wanted to get a bit crazy with colour, texture and lots of embellishments.  Luckily my little miss is a bit cray cray, so she gives me good material for when I want to get messy!

I started this page with a sheet of 12 x 12 white cardstock (which ends up as 8.5 x 11.5), and started by running some texture paste through the Little Big Love Stencil. I wanted to work with the colours on the ice cream box,  so I watered down some Flutter Colour Paint in Grape Soda, Raspberry Punch, and Green Limousine and added it to the page using the packaging technique. I also used a watercolour crayon to add in the deeper blue.

I then fussy cut my pics and mounted one of them with foam to provide a little bit of separation from the background. I selected from the 'We run the World' Filler Cards a number of cards that had a watercolour or whimsical feel about them, and that fitted with my colour scheme, and cut them into strips to run behind the photos. I also slotted in the "Best Day Ever" Fussy Cut that I backed with the same papers, and I tucked in a frame from the 'We Run the World' Photo Cut Outs.

I used a Die Cut from the 'Flawsome' collection and I fussy cut the word "unicorn" from an Everyday Etc to create the title. I have to say I was stoked to see the word "unicorn" pop up because someone in my house is a little obsessed, hence the crazy face about the Unicorn Gaytimes :)

To finish off the layout I added in a heap of die cuts, flair buttons, and wood veneer pieces from a variety of ranges, as well as some white tiny sticky quotes.

The final layout is a little bit chaotic, but I think its a bit fun, and suits the crazy we've got going on. Sometimes you've just got to let that shine, right?!? Plus I hope its made you smile!

Big Loves,
Tam xo

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Dec 25 | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby Designs peeps!

Belinda here today to share a layout featuring the fabulous Fair Dinkum Chrissy collection. 

I love all of the beach elements in this range as my little family and I quite often head to the beach on Christmas Day.

'Dec 25' Layout

I began by swiping some texture paste over a couple of rows of the awesome 'He Said, She Said' Stencil. I LOVE this stencil and I'm pretty sure I am going to be using it a LOT!

Once he texture paste was dry, I diluted some Tropicana Teal and Arctic White Flutter Colour Paints with water. I also spritzed my background with water and sloshed the teal paint around on it. I gave it a little time to dry and then I lifted the background and applied more paint letting it run down the page to create some lovely drips.

I used the cute 'Bubble O'Fun' Mini Stencil to add some subtle white bubbles to the layout too.

Next I layered on all of my bits and pieces as well as the photo. I cut the 'Dec 25' Wood Veneer bit into pieces, painted it with several coats of white gesso and added to the page.

Here's what I used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!