Thursday, 28 January 2016

More Scrappy Chat Designs Video Tutorials!

Hello again and welcome back to my blog. I have two more layouts to share using this month's "Summer Fun" kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. This kit is amazing - loads of great papers, oodles of interesting embellies plus Colour Crush, a brand new product from Tinby Designs. I love these amazing little pots of colour!

Here are some sneak peeks:




Pop over to Scrappy Chat Designs here for the post about the layout with the hand-made bracelet and the text (the first sneak above) and here for the layout based around a paper bag (the second sneak). Members will receive videos showing how to make these projects using the yummy goodies in the kit.

Are you a Scrappy Chat member yet? If not, here are the details:
Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND instructions to complete the three layouts and feature 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. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like 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 $155 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.

Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 






Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Our First Mini Challenge!

Welcome back! I'm so excited to present our very first Mini Challenge at More Than Words! This challenge is a little different.

First, here's what I made. It's an Artist Trading Card:


This is such a tiny project. An ATC only measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I really enjoyed working on this size though. It was such an enjoyable challenge!

I used Silks on the background then layered my favourite Dusty Attic stencil over the top then added Metallic Melts onto a Dusty Attic chipboard butterfly.

The challenge this month is to use the word 'Be' somewhere on a card, tag or ATC. Here's the challenge board:


Before you enter, please check out our reveal post and an explanation of the challenge here. You only have one week to enter and you must load your entry onto the relevant post on our Facebook page. This challenge is designed to be quick and fun!

I sure hope you can join us.


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Video Tutorials at Scrappy Chat Designs!

Hello there! It's my turn over at Scrappy Chat Designs to design the main layouts for this month's kit. And what a fab kit it is! I had so many ideas for what to make I had to limit myself to only three layouts. I could have easily made more!

The kit is called "Summer Fun" and is full of sunny papers and oodles of interesting bits and bobs. However, the standout product to me is the new Colour Crush powders. These are SO COOL! They're a brand new product by Tinby Designs and I'm in love with them. At this stage, you can only get them with this kit.

Here's the first layout:


These bright colours were perfect with my summer holidays pics. For all the details and closies, head over to Scrappy Chat Designs here.

Members will receive a video showing how I made this layout plus two more videos for the other layouts I made with the kit. How awesome is that?

Are you a Scrappy Chat member yet? If not, here are the details:
Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND instructions to complete the three layouts and feature 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. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like 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 $155 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.

Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 






Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

I'm Teaching at a Brand New Expo!

I have some exciting news - I will be teaching at the inaugural Melbourne PaperArts Expo! This event will be run by the organisers of Australia's biggest scrap expo in Brisbane and will be held at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. It runs from Friday the 8th of April to Sunday the 10th.

The other awesome tutors are Beck Beattie, Fiona Paltridge, Natalie May and Kerrie Gurney. What a lineup!


You can sign up to receive the newsletter HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Happy scrappin'!


Heather

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A New Year with The Dusty Attic

Hello again! I hope the New Year has started well for you. There is some great news at The Dusty Attic -  not only is there is new and extremely talented DT lined up for you but there is a 2016 special of 20% off all orders using the code HAPPY2016 at the checkout!

I have a layout to share using some of the sensational new Dusty Attic chippies and stencils. I'm in love with these!


That Webbings stencil is so much fun! I've used it a few times on this layout, with Dusty Attic texture paste as well as gesso. I also love the new Bubbles chippies - the bubbly look was perfect for this underwater pic. I coloured these with watercolours then added a coat of Clear Gloss Varnish to give them a professional finish.


I used some of the Heart Attack hearts as a frame for my photo then added Metallic Melts to some individual hearts as well as the title and flourish. I love this look and use it a lot on my work. Dusty Attic chippies and Metallic Melts are one of my favourite scrappy combinations ever!


Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:

Webbings #2 Stencil DA1497

Creative Script Stencil DA1495

Scroll Set #1 DA1466

Bubbles DA1509

Heart Attack Panel Small #1 DA1203

Mini Captions DA1386

Clear Gloss Varnish DA0901

Texture Paste DA1218

Dusty In Colour Denim and Soot






Happy scrappin'!

Heather 









Friday, 1 January 2016

The First Ever 'More Than Words' Reveal!

Hello! Welcome to the New Year and our new challenge blog! I'm so excited - it seems like we've been waiting for this day forever.

In case you haven't heard about More Than Words yet, you can pop over HERE for a look. We are six members from the recently finished Scrap Around The World team who wanted to carry on the tradition of providing a fabulous, inspirational, world-wide challenge site.

We hope you like what we've created!

Here's my layout for the first challenge:



Our very first challenge is to use to be influenced by the word "Personality" and to use a Selfie in your project. Here's the stunning Challenge Board:


I found the hardest part of this challenge was to take a selfie. I'm hopeless at them! Anyway, I took heaps and finally got one that I was half happy with. I believe it's important to get ourselves in front of the camera sometimes. I have hundreds of photos of special events where there is no record of me even being there as I was always behind the camera!

As this page is about me, I used my favourite scrappy things - teal colours, white cardstock, Tinby Designs Metallic Melts and Dusty Attic chippies. I also added extra words cos I'm a word type of girl!

I painted my Dusty Attic feather with a white paint pen - this is great for colouring it while still keeping the fine details intact. I coloured the beads with paint then added Clear Gloss Varnish on top for a more dimensional look. I created a loopy line across the page with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals then looped a piece of wire above it.



I love the look of Metallic Melts on chippies.



My title came about by seeing so many people fail to be happy with life because they don't plan to achieve whatever it is they want. I believe a satisfying life doesn't just happen, we have to make it happen. 



I really hope you can join in our very first challenge! You can find it HERE.

Happy scrappin'!


Heather