Friday, 17 November 2017

We Are Family | Sue Plumb

Hi Flutterby peeps!
Sue Plumb here today to share another design team project with you. Today, I have a mixed media page that features a fabulous painty background and a mix of collections. This page features a photo of my sister and I that was taken at the Flutterby 'Create by the Lake' retreat. I was really drawn to this photo because of the awesome backdrop we were standing in front of, so I wanted to translate some of that colour and style through to my background.

I started with some white cardstock and Flutter Colour paints - Bahama BlueTropicana TealAquamarine Dream; and Green Limousine. I splattered drops of the four colours randomly around before using a brayer to mix and spread the paints vertically on the page. I then dried the paint with a heat gun before applying a small amount of Grape Soda paint to the central focal area of my page and spreading it across horizontally with the brayer. Next, I added a few random spots of Arctic White paint around the page and spread that on top of the other layers to tone the colour back a bit.

Once all the paint had dried; I took some Colour Blast 'Indigo' Colour Spray and used the end of the spray nozzle from the bottle to scribble around on top of the paint to give it more of that "street art" feel. Next, I took the 'You've Got This' stencil, and applied some texture paste through a few of the phrases randomly around the page. Finally, I splattered around some 'Bubblegum' Colour Spray and then set it aside to dry; then added a few scribbles using my Stabilo all pencil.

While the background was drying, I started assembling the pieces that would form the mat for my photo. I used a mix of Everyday Etc cards and filler cards (from the 'Flawsome''Happy Together' and 'No Excuses' collections); which I cut and layered together. Once all the pieces were in place, I added my photo on top.

The we are family title for my page was fussy cut from one the the 'Happy Together' Everyday Etc cards; and I added a small wood veneer heart on top (that I had coloured black with a Sharpie); along with a few other hearts around my page.

To the left of my title, I stuck the love you longtime sticker, from the white Sticky Quotes sheet. Above my photo I added the you & me speech bubble and on my photo I added the you're my person banner (both from the 'Mad About You' Die Cut Bits & Bobs pack.)

To finish my page, I added the good vibes flair button (from set #421), which I nested on some messy cotton thread and a few splatters of white ink around the page.

That's all from me today. I will be back in a couple of weeks with another project to share.
Until then, happy scrapping! 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

Krisy here a bit early to share some inspiration with you.  Today I want to share two layouts with you.  They are very different to each other but both use the Everyday etc cards.  If you are like me, then when you receive your Everyday Etc cards in the post you think, how am I going to use these!?  Some of the sayings don't really apply to what I am currently scrapping or aren't phrases I would use...So how do you use them??

Well, I like to cut them up and use them as word strips or individual words.  By doing it this way, I can customise them to my layouts and what I want to say.

This first layout came about by the word glitter.  And well who loves glitter more than me or a stripper??

I cut up the glitter card, then I jused some alpha tiles to make up the rest of the title.  I teamed it with some word stickers and a Flutterby Flair button.
 Here are a few close ups:

For the next layout I used the same technique but I drew inspiration from one of the cards - Be your own hero.  I decided to team it up with a galaxy background.  This technique is very popular among art journallers at the moment.  To make it a little more interesting, I used my Flutterby Stencils, some clear embossing powder and my watermark stamp pad to create a resist.  Then I applied layers of watercolour paints. 

I used a range of sticker to create my title and the fairytale images are from an old book I saved from a Lifeline book sale.  I'd like to note too that Cindy is actually a crossfit workout but honestly if Cinderella made eyes at me I wouldn't have to think twice. :P

I hope I have inspired you to look at your Everyday Etc cards in a different way.  I can't wait to see what you all create.  Make sure you share them in the inspirations group.

Krisy xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Your are Loved, with Ros Aggett-Madley

Hello everyone, back again today with another page freaturing the Flawsome range.

My background is a mix of gelli printing and stamping.

I've used different cards and elements from the Everyday Etc Cards to layer up a photo stack.

The Flutterby Wood Veneer have been coloured with a Sharpie.  So quick and easy and no dry time.

I've used one of my favourite flair buttons and a sprinkle of Futterby Enamel Dots.  The cirlces in the background have been stamped on and cut from some Everyday Etc Cards.

This wood veneer was also coloured with a Sharpie, has a bit of a wood look still.

Hope you've been inspired ♥

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Happy Days | Belinda Spencer

Hi Flutterby Peeps!!

Belinda here today to share a monochromatic layout featuring the Blank Palette range.

'Happy Days' Layout

I love this photo of my darling son just chilling in front of the tv. He is such a sweet natured, funny and clever kid.

I used the 'Bright Like A Diamond' stencil and a black journalling pen to add some interest to my white background. Something a bit different to my usual backgrounds!

I have layered some of the photo cards under my photo and fussy cut the polaroid frame from a photo card also.

Did I mention that I LOVE fussy cutting? There are two types of crafters in this world I reckon; those that love fussy cutting and those that don't. I myself find it relaxing so I love finding titles and images to fussy cut from the photo cards as I have done here.

I added a scattering of the 'Circles' Wood Veneer and coloured them black using a black Posca Paint Pen.

I finished by adding a flair button and some Sticky Quick Quotes and a little bit of washi tape from my own stash.

Products used:
Wood Veneer 'Circles'

Have you tried a black and white layout before? It gives a pretty striking result don't you think?

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create your own monochromatic layout using fabulous Flutterby Designs products. Don't forget to share your awesome creations in the Flutterby Inspiration Group on Facebook so we can leave some love. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 6 November 2017

The awkward moment when | Tamara Buckler

Hey Hey Flutterby Peeps,

I'm back again today to share another layout using the always fun 'Xtreme Teen' collection. I love this collection, and even though I don't have teens (yet!), and I only have girls, I find a lot of material in this collection that works with their crazy attitudes and personalities.

I started with black card stock for this one, and smeared the background with some white Gesso. I then passed some texture paste through the 'Words of Wisdom' Stencil and let it dry. I then added some very watered down 'Grape Soda' Flutter Colour Paint with the packaging technique to put a light purple wash over the page.

I matted the photo with some Xtreme Teen Filler cards, and made this cluster using some of the die cuts from the range, as well as a flair button. You can also see here that I have added some wood veneer confetti circles that I have painted purple, these are repeated in several places on the page to add extra dimension, but as they are colour on colour, they don't make the page more busy.

I then created my title by cutting up one of the 'Xtreme Teen' Everyday Etc Photo Cards, as well as a ticket from the range. I also used some of the Purple Sticky alphas, as I wanted my title to say 'children'  instead of 'child', as mine are both pretty special :)

I added an extra cluster to the bottom right of the page, using again some of the die cuts and a flair badge, as well as a black snippet strip. To finish off the page I went a bit nuts and splattered all over the page some watered down Flutter Colour Paint in Bahama Blue, this went all over the page, including my photo, but I figure it just adds to the crazy, and the pops of blue really helps to tie in all the embellishments.

Hope you've enjoyed checking out my page, and make sure you keep an eye on the blog as there will some creations starting to pop up with the new Flutterby ranges that are being released soon! Sneak peak available here and here.

Have a fab week!
Big Loves,
Tam x

Friday, 3 November 2017


Hi Flutterby Lovelies,

After I go on retreat I usually like to write a big blog post about everything that I loved.  This year I was lucky enough to road trip to the Flutterby Retreat at Lake Keepit in NSW.  I haven't had a chance to write about it as uni priorities have taken over by I have managed to scrap some pages which I am really happy with.  They sum up the fun of the weekend.  I will say one thing, if you are able to, go on the Flutterby Retreat.  It is so much fun and if I had unlimited money, I'd be booking in for the next 5.

I have two layouts to share....

For this layout there is a few exclusives that you would receive in your welcome pack if you were to attend retreat - you know the itinerary, tags and little extras.  I created the background using Flutterby paints and stencils. I then added stamping and all the layers.  The Retreat button is also from the Flutterby store but you'll have to go searching because I have no idea what number it is.

I am loving using paints to create backgrounds at the moment, so I used the Flutterby Paints to create this rainbow background.  Then I added some stencilling using the stars and different parts of the words stencils.  Once It was dry I added some stamping and then my layers and photo.  I kept the photo in black and white so it would stand out against the bright colours.

Here are some close ups... You will spot some tiny word stickers, a flair button and enamel dots that you can find in the store.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you with some bright rainbow colours and the need to go on retreat!

Krisy xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Cool Dude | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here, and it's time to share another design team project with you. This 12x12" mixed media page was lots of fun to create - which was partly due to the memories it invoked. These photos were taken at the Flutterby 'Create by the Lake' retreat back in July; and it's fair to say that Anita and I weren't the only ones laughing that day. 

This page was created using a mash-up of items from different collections, and I am so happy with how they all came together. I started with a sheet of white cardstock and applied a blue watercolour wash using a Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust and a wide brush. I added some drizzles of Tangerine Orange Flutter Colour paint to add some dimension and contrast.

Once the paint had dried, I added some extra contrast using stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps and Typo; then some strips of torn washi tape. With the background done, it was time to create the main portion of the layout.

I cut up some Everyday Etc filler cards from the 'Flawsome' and 'Happy Together' collections to create a layered photo mat, along with some messy cotton thread for texture. I also tucked in a couple of page tabs amongst the layers. Alongside my photos, I added the fantastic wood veneer tab from the 'Flawsome' Wood Veneer Bits pack. 

The quote (I couldn't have chosen a better one for this page!) was fussy cut from an Everyday Etc card from the 'Partners in Crime' collection. I also added a few white Tiny Sticky Quote stickers around my page. 

My cool dude title was created using the cool sticker from the 'Xtreme Teen' Sticky Quotes sheet and the dude wood veneer from the 'Xtreme Teen' Wood Veneer Bits pack. The moustache sticker I added below it was also from the Sticky Quotes sheet.

I created a final embellishment cluster on the right side of my photos using a cog from the 'Xtreme Teen' Wood Veneer Bits pack; the LOL flair button (from set #377) which was nested on some thread; and a few coordinating enamel dots from the Bold set. 
To finish my page off, I stamped the date; added handwritten journaling and a few black splatters.

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you today. I will be back again with another project to share in a couple of weeks time.
Until then, happy scrapping!