Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Youer than you | Tamara Buckler

Hi All,

Tamara here again to share with you a layout I created that is a little different to my norm.

My little miss is obsessed with Dr Suess, I'm pretty sure she knows it word for word, so it was really fun to put this together this layout with the focus on that title, its one of my favourite Dr Suess quotes.

I have used a mixture of very watered down Flutterby paints as well as some others to create this background, I was going for a bit of a tie dye look. I then added some stamps and stencils for added interest, including some Colour Blast texture paste through the well loved and well used 'I Heart you' stencil.

I also mixed in some Sunshine Yellow Flutterby paint into some texture paste for the little dots you can see here.

The layout was finished off by matting my photo with some Everyday etc cards, and that was pretty much it!

Not a very product heavy page (sorry boss lady!) but I think it has a lot of impact and vibrancy because of the beautiful paint and the giant title!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Big Loves,
Tam x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Happy Place | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Me, Krisy back again to share my second layout for this month.  As I mentioned earlier in the month, this layout is a bit of a mish mash of colour and ranges all rolled into one layout.  I like to let the photos speak to me when I put my pages together and I often don't start with a plan.
I let the colours of the Camera from the Mad about You collection do the talking.  I cut the large camera from an Everyday Etc card and used it to matte my photo then I set about making my mixed media backgroud.  For this one I used some watercolouts and stamps and then added my photo over the top.  To finish off the layout I added a large Wood veneer that started out saying Hello love by in all the digging about the Hello broke part way so I trimmed it off and just used the love part.  I then cut apart a few other Everyday etc cards and used them as my titles.

Here is a close up

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back early next month with a layout using the Xtreme-teen collection.

Krisy xx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Friends Are the Family We Choose | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
It's Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a 12x12" mixed media layout featuring a couple of photos of the boss lady (AKA Neet) and I that were taken at the 'Create by the Lake' retreat back in July. (These photos were taken late at night, when we were channeling our inner Freddie Mercury.) I don't really have to say anything else about the story behind these photos - I think the title says it all for me.

I started this page by brushing some black heavy gesso onto my white cardstock, then smeared some Colour Blast 'Envy' Colour Paste around randomly with a palette knife. Next, I used my Flutterby 'Stargazed' stencil to apply some texture paste; then topped it all off with a good drizzle of 'Green Limousine' Flutter Colour paint. I then set it aside to dry thoroughly.

The next step in my process was to create a mat for my photos, so I used an assortment of Everyday Etc filler cards, which I cut into pieces and layered together. I topped that with some frayed gauze and a page tab before mounting my photos on top.

I then started adding my embellishments to my layout. I used the friends are the family we choose wood veneer (unfortunately no longer available) for my title, which I painted with 'Tropicana Teal' Flutter Colour paint, before adding some white highlights with a paint pen. Above it, I added the let's flock together Black Tiny Sticky Quote.

Alongside my photos I added a small cluster that included the awesome ticket from the 'Xtreme Teen' ticket pack; the hashtag sticker from the 'Xtreme Teen' Sticky Quotes sheet; some messy cotton thread and a cute camera flair button.

Below my photo I added the parental advisory sticker (also from the 'Xtreme Teen Sticky Quotes); which I framed with a large wood veneer circle (coloured white with a paint pen). I also added a few other painted wood veneer circles to my page to help keep my design balanced.

The quote in the top right hand corner of my page was cut from one of the 'Partners in Crime' Everyday Etc cards (THE perfect set for funny photos with friends!) I then added a Charms Creations handmade star; a few star stickers from the 'Xtreme Teen' Sticky Quotes sheet; and some scattered enamel dots.
To finish off, I added a few stamped phrases, the date and a few splatters of mist.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. If you think you might like to join in on the fun at the 2018 'Create by the Lake' retreat, registrations have already opened! Head over to the Flutterby Facebook page for more details.
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Be Happy - Skai Mitchell


I don't know about you, but that left like the 
longest winter EVER.... I've definitely been suffering from some 'seasonal affect disorder' - aka: Winter Blues.

So this layout is dedicated to the turn of the season. It has all the moody blues of winter, with some cheeky sun rays that signal the promise warmer days and happier moods.

I've used the 'Against the grain' and 'Embrace' 12x12 papers that were in a retreat exclusive pack. I'm crossing my finger that the boss lady makes these a regular item!  Hint hint... 

For my background I used my brayer to lay down some black gesso, then splattered some FLUTTER COLOUR PAINT over the top. 

I've used my signature messy machine stitching on my edges, and combined these papers with the blue cards from the 'FLAWSOME' - FILLER CARDS'

For my embellishments, I've used a little bit of everything. Wood veneer heart, TEAL Sticky snippets, Teal Sticky Snippets, White Sticky QuotesFLARE No:181 and FLARE No:180, and the camera cut out from 'BLANK PALETTE' Everyday Etc Cards

-Love and Light-



Sunday, 10 September 2017

Be Happy, with Ros Madley

My first share for September.  Welcome Spring!!
Although the normally beautiful Geelong has decided to extend Winter.

For this page I have used more of the gorgeous Flawsome Collection, again the page created with a different theme to the design of the cards.

I started out with just a random spread of Sunshine Yellow Flutter Colour Paint.  Super bright!
Added a little splash of Black Mahem Flutter Colour to the top of this once dry.

I followed the shape of some of the cards for the chevron cut outs and have just layered different cards to use underneath my photo. I find the easiest way to do this is to staple them together.  Less messy than glue and easier to tuck pieces in.

My title is a wood veneer from the Flawsome wood veneer bits.  This has been coloured with Black Mayhem Flutter Colour.  
And a few enamel dots to finish off the page.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Friday, 8 September 2017

Flawsome Planner Phanatic | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby Peeps!

Belinda here today to share 'a week in the life of' in my planner. I managed to get my hands on the fabulous Flutterby Planner Phanatic Limited Edition Kit to decorate my planner and combined it with a little Flawsome too.

First of all I had to wait for a week when I was actually doing something fun!!

Here's a peek at the kit.

I chopped up some of the Flawsome Filler Photo Cards to decorate the headers, footers and in between the days.

I went crazy with all sorts of stickers and page tabs.

I added some stamping using planner stamps that I already had in my stash.

I had a bit of diluted Flutter Colour Paint left over from another project so I flicked that over the pages to tie it all together. The paper in my planner is not the best quality so it's best not to add too much water to it. Just a few flicks here and there didn't hurt it too much.

The wood veneer bits and pieces were just placed there for photo purposes only. I like to keep things pretty flat in my planner so it doesn't cause problems writing on the other side of the page.

I chopped up one of the cards from the Blank Palette Everyday Etc Photo Cards to add strips of arrows. Sometimes it's nice to break up all of the colour with a little black and white.

And there is my planner spread! The good news is I have heaps of that kit left to do several more planner spreads. I just need to wait for something else a little more interesting than my regular old boring life. LOL

Thanks for stopping by the blog! If you have the Planner Phanatic kit I would love to see what you did with it in your own planner. Make sure you share in the Flutterby Inspiration HQ Facebook group. 


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rock Chick I Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Scrappy Friends,

Happy hump day to you all!! I'm back again today to share another layout, this time showing off some grungy rock chick style!

I started this layout with some Kraft Cardstock and then got messy with some gesso on the background. I then ran some Whipped Spackle through the amazing new 'Flawsome' Stencil, and then used the packaging technique to add some Red ink spray for some colour. I than added some black ink to the Whipped Spackle and passed that through the 'I Heart You' Stencil, and finished the background off with lots of red and black ink splatters.

I then set about adding my paper layers behind my photo with 'Xtreme Teen' and 'Happy Together' Everyday Etc Filler Cards. I used a couple of fun pieces from Charms Creations, and then layered some more Flutterby goodies over the top, including this awesome wood veneer piece from 'Xtreme Teen'.

My title features the 'Rock' Die Cut from the Xtreme Teen collection, I also tucked some of these down the left side of my photo cluster for added interest. I also added some of the new white sticky quotes to the top left corner for a little added attitude.

I love all the textured grungy goodness on this page, and hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by.

Big Loves,
Tam xo