Thursday, 18 January 2018

I am a Girl | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here, and it's time for another design team project share from me. I am still loving the recently released 'We Run the World' collection and couldn't resist creating another page with it. I had these fun Snap Chat selfies and thought they would work perfectly with this range. Instead of my usual messy mixed media however, I was instead drawn to create a more graphic style page. (Yes I know, it shocked me too!)

As you can see my page design features lots of straight lines, colour blocks and clean, white space. (OK, so there is a bit of a splash of mixed media, but it's very minimal.) 
Besides the photos, my main inspiration for this page was the I am a girl piece I used for my title. It was fussy cut from one of the 'We Run the World' Everyday Etc cards and I was really drawn to the brush stroke behind it.

I then pulled out the we run the world title card from the same pack, and fussy cut the words from it as well. Next, I sorted through the coordinating filler card pack and started pulling pieces that I thought would work well together. After that, it was simply a matter of shuffling pieces around my page until I was happy with the placement before I started sticking them down.

Once my photos and paper pieces were in place, I added some scrap cardboard under my photos and the we run the world phrase before using a small amount of liquid adhesive to stick it all down. 
Then it was time to add some embellishments. I wanted to layer some of the key words from the collection around my page on top of my paper strips.

At the top of the page I used the strong die cut from the Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack, which I mounted up using some foam tape to give it a little dimension. I also used the fierce from the Wood Veneer Bits sheet (which I coloured white using a Posca pen); and an opaque acetate brave word.

On the small square in the top right of my page, I added one of the flair buttons from the 'We Run the World' set #1; and a small heart from the die cuts pack. I also added a larger die cut heart to the square on the bottom right of my page. 

I used the empowered sticker from the 'We Run the World' Sticky Quotes sheet; along with a small heart. At the bottom of my page on top of the brick wall paper, I added the we can rock the world sticker from the same sheet.

To finish off my page, I couldn't resist a tiny amount of messy media. I used some watercolour pencils to add a couple of organic scribbles, which I then went over with a waterbrush to blend the colour out slightly. I also used a Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Cube to add a small splash of green on the right side of my page, and some tiny splatters around as well.

I was really happy with how this page turned out, and the fact I had used a different style. (And quite impressed with my ability to show restraint for a change! haha)

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I will be back again soon with another project. Until then, happy scrapping! 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


We've got 3 Guest Designers over the next 3 months, showcasing Flutterby Designs products.
Today we have the first share from...

Here's Amy to explain what she has created :)

For my project I used the he said, she said stencil with a gelato smooshed into the texture paste, to create my background. 

I then decided to use some of the 'We Run The World' Everyday Etc Cards to fill in the grid places after working out what photos I was using. I did cut them down to size to fit on the page to make it look balanced. 

I mounted some of the Everyday Etc Cards onto craft foam to give it some height & create some visual interest on the page. 

Using the some of the washi tape from the 'We Run The World' kit, Snippet Strips & flair buttons, I embellished my page. I also created a tag for the middle of my page using 
one of the Everyday Etc Cards.

Amy will be back later this month with another share

Anita x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Be Brave - Allara Bamforth

Hi everyone,

Very excited to be bringing you my first blog post for the Flutterby Team  and excited to be included with such an awesome group of creative women.

My post today is brought you from the fabulous We Run the World Collection using the 'Connie Paper' and a few of the cards, circles, female and male stencil, flutterby paint, wood veneers and flair. I have used some embossing powder as well on the wood veneers.

My eldest daughter recently moved out - back to the Central Coast and it has been quite an eye opening and challenging month for her in such a short amount of time but she has always been fiercly independent and headstrong. I have found myself giving her the same advice as what I've included on the layout but I think those qualities have helped her overcome some unpleasant situations. This is what this collection is all about and I love the empowering messages you can use in We Run the World.

Till next post,

Allara x

Friday, 12 January 2018

Love, Its The Little Things, by Rachel Dutko

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to bring you my first post for Flutterby Designs!

I created the background by cutting some strips from some  
'Super Cool' Everyday Etc Cards and inking the edges. 
I also matted my photo with some more cards from this set.

I have added a 'you're awesome' page tab (from Bright Notes 1
and a 'love our life' Kraft tab.

I fussy cut the word 'LOVE' and the sneaker from more 'Super Cool' Everyday Etc Cards. 
Also in this cluster is a 'That's My Boy' Flair Button (from Set 149), 
an 'everyday captured' ticket (from the 'Bright' set), and a sticky snippet sticker.

I also added some hot pink embellishments and muslin for some contrast. 
Who says who can't add hot pink to a boy's layout??!!)

I finished off my page with some ink splatters and some Enamel Dots - Bold.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Hello, Be Happy | Tamara Buckler

Hello and Happy New Year to all our Flutterby peeps,

I'm grateful and very lucky to be back with you today as a member of the 2018 Design Team, this year is going to rock! I'm up today to share with you my first layout of the year, and I'm starting off with a bang!

This layout is using a piece of the exclusive 12x12 paper from the Flawsome Collection that I was lucky enough to pick up at 2017 Create by the Lake (you can no longer get this in the shop, but the new 12x12 paper pack in the 'We run the World' Collection is to die for!!)

This background paper is so fabulous, with so much colour and texture, that I didn't have to do too much. In fact I simply spread some white Gesso in a diamond shape around the centre of the page to create a cleaner focal point, and added some texture using white texture paste through the 'Hugs & Kisses' stencil.

I continued this concept by using the 'hello' fussy cut to provide a white surround for the photo, and then built up my layers from there, using the Everyday Etc Cards from a few of the ranges. I also added frames from the Mad About You Photo Cut Outs and Die Cuts.

I painted the Be Happy Wood Veneer and added some Charm Creations, some page tabs and a flair button, and that was page done!

Super happy with how this turned out! Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

Big Loves, 
Tam xo

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Dec 25 Christmas Cheer | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby Designs fans!!

Belinda here today to share my very first projects for the new year featuring the awesome Fair Dinkum Chrissy collection. I am so very happy to be back for another year of scrappy fun at Flutterby Designs and I am very grateful to Anita for having me back. I am so looking forward to creating alongside the new team of awesomeness.

Anyway, onto the shares!

My little family and I quite often head to the beach on Christmas Day so this is just the perfect range to scrap our family beach Christmas tradition.

'Dec 25' Layout

For this layout I was really drawn to all of the gorgeous silver elements in the Die Cut Bits & Bobs as well as the filler photo cards. I especially couldn't wait to use the stunning silver glitter acrylic 'Dec 25'. I swiped some silver acrylic ink across my white card stock base and let that dry before adding a little stamping. I flicked some of the silver ink as well as black and white Posca Pen paint over the background too.

I kept my colour scheme simple by using neutral black, white and silver. This colour scheme really made my darling daughter's red Christmas dress pop in the photo.

I created lots of layers as always with messy embroidery thread, page tabs, wood veneer and die cut elements.

I coloured the wood veneer with the black and white Posca Pens.

Here's what I used:
- Acrylic Title

To keep things fair, I have also scrapped a photo of my sweet son from the same Christmas Day at the beach.

'Christmas Cheer' Layout

For this layout I have reverted to type and used my very favourite Tropicana Teal Flutter Colour Paint diluted to a watercolour consistency on my background. I swiped some texture paste through the Bubble O' Fun Mini Stencil to add some dimension and interest.

I cropped some of the Filler Photo Cards to create the layers under my photo but that beach scene one is my absolute favourite so I just had to use the whole thing.

I finished off with some twine, wood veneer bits, flair button, page tabs and some cute stars that I fussy cut.

Here's what I used:

Well I hope you have been inspired by my first projects for 2018. Have you had a chance to scrap some Christmas photos yet with this fabo range? Please remember to add your awesome layouts to the Flutterby Inspiration HQ group. I really love to see what you have made.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, 5 January 2018

Get Your Halo Dirty | Sue Plumb

Happy new year Flutterby peeps!
I am so happy to be staying on the Flutterby team again this year (Anita might have to pry me out with a crowbar at this rate - but who else lets me say "fuck" on my pages as much as she does?) ;)
Today I am here to share my first project for 2018 - a page I created using the recently released 'We Run the World' collection. (As soon as I saw this SnapChat filter, I immediately thought of the get your halo dirty card from this collection!)

Let's talk about my background first.
That gorgeous paper (that I have been hoarding!) is called 'Beyonce' and is one of the ten 12x12" papers from the 'We Run the World' Paper Pack. (These were produced in a very limited run, so if you want to get your hands on some, grab them before they are gone!) I didn't want to mess up the awesome pattern too much, so I simply dry-brushed a small amount of white gesso over my focal area to help define it.

The next thing I did was fussy cut my photos and then matted them with some white cardstock to help them pop a bit more. I also mounted the main photo on some cardboard (I use my Flutterby order boxes for this); so that the front photo would sit out from the one behind. (I was going with a "devil on your shoulder" type design.)
As I already knew I wanted to use the halo quote; I cut it out from the 'We Run the World' Everyday Etc card and then used the excess pieces to tuck in underneath the bottom edges of my photos.

Behind my photos at the top, I tucked in an Everyday Etc filler card that featured a gorgeous round frame, as I thought it kind of resembled an orb of light (or something like that). I also added some messy cotton thread for texture before sticking my photos down.

I love a good mixed font sentence that doubles for a title; so along with the quote, I used some Flutterby Blackboard and Teal Sticky Alphas; Snippet StripsBlack Tiny Sticky Quotes and the bad ass tab from the 'We Run the World' frame. Alongside my title, I added one of the flair buttons from the 'We Run the World' set #1.

To finish my page, I added a few of the hexagons from the 'We Run the World' Wood Veneer Bits set. I simply popped them out of the sheet and then used a pink Posca pen to quickly add a bright splash of colour before sticking them on.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I am looking forward to sharing many more projects over the coming year. Until next time, happy scrapping!