Sunday, 17 December 2017

FA LA LA... forget it! | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today with my final design team share for 2017. (I can hardly believe it!) And given we are creeping sooo close to Christmas; I figured I may as well get in the spirit by sharing a festive layout featuring the new 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' collection. This collection is perfect for scrapping any great Aussie Christmas. It's bright, happy, full of fun and the best part is...not a snowflake in sight!
(There are still some kits available in the store - you can check them out HERE)

I actually had a different layout planned for this post, but after capturing this hilarious shot of my kids with my niece and nephew the other day, I HAD to scrap it immediately! 

To create this page I started by creating my watercolour background using my Flutter Colour Paints. I simply watered them down and then applied to the page with a brush. I used 'Bahama Blue' first, and then once that had dried, I applied some 'Tropicana Teal' over the top. I also added a few splatters of ink before setting it aside to dry.

Once dry, I took the new 'Song for Another Time' stencil, and used a sponge dauber to apply ink through it to various areas of my page. Then it was time to tackle the focal area of my page. 
I started with some of the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Everyday Etc filler cards, which I cut and layered to form my photo mat. I also cut out a coordinating page tab, and added some messy cotton before mounting my photo on top. On either side of my photo I added the two blackboard speech bubble photo cut outs. (I love these, they are so fun to add to a page!)

Next, I took a couple of the cards from the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' Everyday Etc cards and fussy cut the Fa La La for my title from one of them, and the naughty list quote from another; then adhered them both to my page. I also used some of the Blackboard Sticky Alphas to complete my title. Just underneath the title I added the keeping shit real Black Tiny Sticky Quote.

Alongside my photo I added the super cute little santa flair button (from the 'Fair Dinkum Chrissy' set # 1); and then a couple of embellishments directly onto my photo - the organised chaos Blackboard Sticky Quote; and some small baubles that I fussy cut from the same card as the title.
To finish my page I stamped a few quotes using my Typo roller stamps, and also the date and I was done. I am happy with how this page came out, it makes me laugh!

Thank you everyone for your support and lovely comments on my work throughout the year, I really do appreciate them all. I wish you all a very happy & safe Christmas with your families - I hope Santa is good to you!
Happy scrapping...and happy wrapping! X

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The World is Yours, with Ros Madley

Another share this month with the amazing, We Run the World kit.  
This time I have used it as an affirmation on my layout for one of my nieces.  
There are just so many awesome quotes in this set that you want to use them all at once ♥

My background started with some gelli printing.  I have used some Tropicana Teal with this.  My fave colour ever.

The title for this layout has been cut from one of the Everyday Etc Cards. OMG, again, soooo many to choose from.

I also cut the brushstroke I am a girl and the hearts from a card.  These have been layered with a photo cut out frame with a couple of Page Tabs added to the top.
Whenever I cut out strips of words I like to add little tabs to the end of some of the pieces.  Just adds a little more visual interest.


Hope you've been inspired ♥

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bad Ass | Belinda Spencer

Happy Saturday Flutterby Peeps!

Belinda here today to share a layout featuring the brand new fabulous We Run The World collection.

This layout focuses on the soft pinks and kraft contrasted with the striking black and white designs in the range.

'Bad Ass'

Of course I had to use this super embarassing photo of me messing about with neon pink zinc cream on my lips. I think my kids may have dared me to put it on and well a dare is a dare!

I started this layout by adding a soft wash of diluted Flutter Colour paint. I mixed together some Raspberry Punch with Arctic White to co-ordinate with the soft pinks in the photo cards. Once dry, I added some texture with the Sugar Sprinkles Stencil and some Golden Light Molding Paste.

I layered on some filler photo cards and embroidery thread as well as some chopped up quotes from the photo cards.

I finished by adding some embellishments, page tabs and sticky quick quotes.

Here's what I used:

I hope I have inspired you to create something with your own stash of this awesome range. Make sure you share your project in the Facebook Inspiration Group HERE so we can leave some love.

Oh and the deadline is looming to get your applications in to be a part of the most fun and awesome design team around. You still have the weekend so get cracking!! :-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Shine Brighter | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Peeps,

I'm back again today to share another layout featuring the fabulous new 'We Run The World' collection. Did you manage to get your hands on some when it was launched last week?? Has your postie come up with the goods yet??

Either way, I'm sharing with you some girly glam grunge goodness today, which I feel really fits with the theme of this collection.

I started this layout with a blush background and laid down some gesso in a cross shape. I then applied some texture past through the halftone stencil randomly in the same area. I also adhered the 'beautiful' acrylic word into the mix media. I made a really runny mix of some pink and white Flutter Colour paint and water, and spread this over the same section, encouraging it to drip down the page. I love the washy water colour effect this gives.

I tore strips from the Everyday Etc Filler Cards from this collection, and laid them down in the same cross shape as the mixed media. I also matted my pic on one of these cards, roughed up the edges, and then added some foam to give the pic some separation from the background.

I fussy cut the hexagon shapes out of both the Everyday Etc Filler Cards, and the Everyday Etc Photo cards, and then adhered to the left side and bottom of my pic. I also cut a couple of extra hexagons to tuck around the photo. This worked really well, as it broke up the 'cross' shape, and gave the layout a more modern and glamourous feel. I added some pic thread behind my pic for extra texture and another pop of pink.

To finish off the page I added splatters of Gold and Bronze Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, some sequins, and some of the smaller embellishments from the Die Cuts pack.

This page came together really quickly, and I am super happy with the way it turned out.

Please make sure you are sharing your layouts with us over at Flutterby Inspiration HQ, we really love to see what you are creating!

Until next time, Big Loves,
Tam x

Monday, 4 December 2017

This is Who I am | Krisy Podolak

Hi Flutterby Lovelies.

Today is my second last share for the year and as a design team member.  The layout I have created is using the Brand new "We run the World" collection.  This collection has such a positive vibe.  It is full of bright teals, purples and pinks but I opted to tone it down for this layout.
 I took inspiration from one of the Everyday Etc cards that I used for the quote.  I cut the quote out and used the rest of the card to matte my photo.

My background it texture paste through the cobblestone stencil and then I have smeared black Flutter paint over the top.

 Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope that I have inspired you to create something awesome with the New "We run the World" collection.

Krisy XX


Friday, 1 December 2017

Rebel | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Can you believe we are now into December?! Boy, has this year flown by!
Today I am kicking off my December design team shares with a cheeky layout I created using the brand new 'We Run the World' collection. This range is a little sweet, a little sassy, and very pretty - just like all the girls it was inspired by, and created for. It really is gorgeous, and so fun to create with!

Those who know me already know I like to push the boundaries; so it should be no surprise that I created a layout about "Vagina Shorts". (It probably also highly likely that I am the first person to ever feature a #vaginashorts hashtag on a page! haha) But seriously, this page captures one of the essences of this collection - to do what makes you happy, and to hell with the rules!

I started my page by creating my background using the new 'Song for Another Time' stencil and some modelling paste. (You will see where the musical reference fits in later.) I then added some colour using Flutter Colour Paints - Cotton Candy Pink and Grape Soda. To apply, I sprayed some water on my page, then I watered the paint down and dabbed it on with a brush. (I sprayed a little more water in some places to allow the paint to run.)

Once the paint had dried, I added a few splatters of Colour Blast 'Cranberry' Colour Artist Ink and some stamped phrases. In between the stamping I popped a couple of the phrase stickers from the Sticky Quotes sheet that supported my page theme.

I cut a piece of the gorgeous 'Frida' paper from the 12x12" paper pack as the base for my focal area. (The watercolour floral print on this paper is SO beautiful!) I also fussy cut a couple of the flowers to tuck along the edge of my photo mat. I then took some of the 'We Run the World' Everyday Etc filler cards and cut some pieces to add some extra layers behind; as well as one of the coordinating page tabs; then added some messy cotton thread before mounting my photos on top.

Then it was time to start adding all my embellishments. To the bottom left of my photos, I used the believe in your inner beyonce sticker from the Sticky Quotes sheet (I told you the musical reference would come); along with a small heart (that I added a touch of white paint to) from the coordinating Wood Veneer Bits. From the same set, I added the large rebel word as my title, along with another small heart nearby. Along the right side of my photos I added the this is who I am flair button; as well as the the rebel in me will never die quote that was cut from one of the Everyday Etc cards.

Finally, I added my handwritten journaling (which explains everything on my page) and the word #vaginashorts above my title using some small clear alphas from my stash. A stamped date and a splatter of grey mist and I was done. 

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. (I hope I have given you a bit of a giggle!) If you haven't shopped the new 'We Run the World' collection in the Flutterby store yet, you can find it in the What's New section HERE (But be quick, as some items have already sold out!)
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

I am a Queen, with Ros Madley

OMG, how freakin inspiring is the We Run the World collection!!

I can see that I will be using every tiny little leftover piece from this one.
There's so much to choose from, the quotes are amazing and the cards are gorgeous.

I was also pretty stoked to find some cards with flowers.  So something I wasn't expecting from this collection.  But then, I think celebrating being a woman is not just about strength and independence, it's also about freedom and being able to show a little girly girl when you want.

This background was done with some Grape Soda Flutter Colour Paint.  I've been in the process of moving house and packed up most of my supplies.  In hindsight, I perhaps should have left out some paint brushes.  Maybe then I wouldn't have had to slap some paint down with a piece of paper towel ♥
The awesome stencil, He Said She Said, has been used with a black texta also.  I chose just to use the female shape on this page.

The circle around my photo has been cut from an Everyday Etc Card (so have the flowers ♥) and the title.  These have all been outline with a black sharpie to help them stand out a little.
I have embellished this with a flair button and a little crown Die Cuts.

Finishing off I have a Page Tab, some Die Cuts, Sticky Quotes and some Enamel Dots.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Pinkfest | Belinda Spencer

Hello Flutterby Peeps!!

Belinda here today to share a couple of layouts with you. And they both are very PINK!

The first layout I created a couple of weeks ago using bits and pieces from different collections. But then my DT kit with all of the fabulous NEW stuff arrived and I had to create with it straight away!! So I thought I would keep the pink flowing by focusing on those elements in the We Run The World collection.


So I started this layout by mixing up some Raspberry Punch and Arctic White Flutter Colour Paints. I then swiped it across the layout with a palette knife.

I then stapled on some strips cut from Mad About You Filler Photo Cards before swiping over the edges with some of the leftover paint.

Next I layered on some messy embroidery thread as well as fussy cuts and a polaroid frame before adding my photo and all of the cute bits and pieces.

Here's what I used:
Die Cut Bits & Bobs: Mad About You

Next up is my layout featuring the BRAND NEW We Run The World Collection.

'Beautiful Girl'

For this layout, I was super excited to use the stunning new patterned papers. I LOVE the patterned papers so much and the titles of them are just perfect. I used the "Diana" paper for this one. I started by adding the same mix of Flutter Colour Paint to my background. I diluted the paints with water and also spritzed some water onto my layout to make sure I got the paint really flowing and moving about my page. Once it was dry I flicked some of the paint over the layout too.

Next I grabbed the super sweet Sugar Sprinkles Stencil and applied texture paste over it to create some lovely 3D sprinkles. I let that dry and then used a white Posca Pen to highlight some of the sprinkles.

Then I did my usual and added lots of layers of embroidery thread, filler photo cards and cute embellishments.

Here's what I used:
We Run The World:
- "Diana" patterned paper
- Everyday Etc Filler Photo Cards
- Everyday Etc Photo Cards
- Die Cut Bits & Bobs
- Polaroid Cut Outs
- Sticky Quick Quotes
- Sugar Sprinkles Stencil

I hope you are feeling inspired now to go forth and play with your Flutterby supplies. I hope the postie is kind to you too and your order arrives super quick! Make sure you share all of your gorgeous creations in the Facebook Inspiration HQ group so we can leave some love!

Thanks for stopping by.