Sunday, 31 August 2014

"Relax, Enjoy" Sea Breeze kit inspiration by Fiona

Hello Scrappy Chat family. Fiona here with you today to show you how I've incorporated the purple into the August Sea Breeze Kit. Combining a colour you wouldn't have necessarily assumed you could, use is always a risky step to take but ....... the amazing Beck BT knew what she was doing when she included purple in with these beautiful papers from Prima Marketing.


The Sea Foam Green blends perfectly with the purple card stock and is all brought together with the rusty browns and of course, the use of gold trim.


This Layout is what I like to fondly call a "Stack Up". I often use this technique in my layouts I find it's quick and easy and the end result is awesome.

Members will receive a full step by step sheet via email. If you are keen to follow the creation of this layout and discover how easy it it for yourself to create, then simply CONTACT US via the website.

Thanks for stopping by xx



Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more about our kits.
They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more! 

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a 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


To order visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 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 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.  So to commence in September (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th August - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 



Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fly! Be Free!!


Hello again everyone!
Sandra here with my share using the totally gorgeous Sea Breeze kit.

This kit is definitely one of the favourite kits amongst the Scrappy Chat Design Team.
The gorgeous sea tones in the kit and the beautiful Prima papers made me think of BEACH straight away and they inspired me to create a layout using one of my favourite beach photos.. again! (This will be the third time scrapping this particular photo, do you scrap the same photo more than once?)



 

I wanted more birds on my layout than were in the chipboard pack that comes with the kit, so I created some more, using the negative from the pack and some texture paste.
 I marked with a pencil where I wanted them to go and then added the texture paste.

 
 



As you can see I have cut out a section of the background paper that will be hidden by the large photo, I can then use this piece of paper for another project.. waste not! want not! ;-)






I then assembled my page. I inked the chipboard birds and lighthouse white, the shell celadon and left the sea grasses natural.


Then it came time to create the title.
I used generic alphas for the Fly! Be part of the title part, but I wanted a more free flowing font for the Free part. ( and gosh darn it.. I had run out of the letter E .. again!!)
“Oh gosh”   I thought  “ I would really love a silhouette machine right now”
*sigh
But I have the next best thing.
A computer and a printer and a piece of white cardstock.

I created the title in Word Art
I found a font I liked, made it “Bold”
flipped it horizonally so that it was backwards and then printed this on the BACK of the white cardstock.
This way, when you cut it out you won’t see any print marks on your title.


 
 


Fussy cut your title out, making sure your craft knife is sharp and adhere to your layout.

And your layout is complete!

I hope this inspires you to create a layout using a LARGE photo.. it comes together really quickly.
And if you don’t have that font you want in your alpha stash.. create your own!

Until next time.. when I will have another share for you using this beautiful kit
 
 


 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

"Memories" Fiona's August Sea Breeze Kit Inspiration

Hello Scrappy Chat peeps, Fiona here to share with you my Layout from the 
August Sea Breeze kit
What a beautiful kit this one is. The Prima Seashore papers combined with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink refill are a genius combination. I created a soft background for this page using the Tinby Designs "Patina" Metallic Melts and the Distress Ink refill as a water colour wash.



For a full technique sheet including photos and detailed step by step instructions on how I created this affect, pop on over to the Scrappy Chat Designs store and email Beck to arrange your membership.



For only $135 you receive 3 months worth of kits (including postage) mailed out each month to you. Not only do you get 3 videos and instructions for the 3 layouts that can be created with the kit products learning lots of techniques in the process - you also will receive e-mail technique sheets from the Arty Chic's!

Alternatively if you just wish to purchase this "Sea Breeze" kit you can. 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.


This kit features some cool less consumable product and filled with LOADS of techniques to learn!  All teamed up with Prima Seashore collection papers.  Aside from the pattern paper there is plenty of Cardstock, a Kaisercraft stamp, Scrapmatts Nautical collection and Tinby Designs Metallic melts in "Patina" Tim Holts Distress refill in Milled Lavender and a beautiful butterfly metal. As you can see this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Beck sure shows you how!   


Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly. You can e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit us on FaceBook!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

August Sea Breeze kit Release

How exciting that today we get to share Kim's first kit as an Arty Chic.  I'm sure you will agree it is stunning work... well just wait and see all the techniqes and fun she has jam packed into them using the products in the kit in some really fun and clever ways!

Head on over to the website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au  to purchase this and other kits amongst other fun products!


This kit features some cool less consumable product with a fun twist.  Aside from the divine Prima Marketing papers in the kit, there is plenty of Cardstock, Scrapmatts chipboard pieces in white, custom colour Tinby Designs Metallic melts in Ocean Jewel (you can only get that colour by purchasing this kit) Tim Holts Distress re-inker and on trend gold trim, metal butterfly embellishment, kaisercraft texture stamp and My Mind's Eye Enamel dots. As you can see as always this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Kim sure shows you how!   

Spellbinders dies have been used in the creation of the layouts, and whilst not included in the kit, are very easily adapted patterns for those that do not own a die cutting machine.  Dies can be purchased with your kit, so advise if you are interested in these when ordering.  Dies used in this kit are the the new Build a Tags two set as well as the Rosettes
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Km will take you through using the product in the kit to make 3 stunning layouts.  So get your willingness to learn as you create three different layouts with the help of THREE videos.  You are sure to nail all the techniques for each layout that don't have a view by date - you get to watch them forever if you wish!   


Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money, as it is like doing 3 classes - all in the comfort of your own home!


Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.



They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each month there will be LOADS of added inspiration with one of the designers creating 3 layouts of their own style with the kit, and to not leave it there the other two ladies will be sharing some added techniques using the product in the kit, so you can learn more and more!

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND  instructions to complete the three layouts
  • Feature a 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


To order visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au 

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $135 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 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.  So to commence in September (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th August - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Current Kit stocks:

Check out our website for up to date information in kits available.  You can search for kits only by heading to the 'Products' page and selecting 'kits' from the search bar on the left. 





Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Bonus Page

Hi there,

It's Heather here again. I had a few bits and pieces left from my July kit so I thought I'd make another layout. I went searching for inspiration online and found a great mood board over at Jot magazine. This online magazine is free and has some fabulous work in it. They have regular challenges and I used their July mood board challenge as the inspiration for my layout. All those teals and mustards were a perfect match for the gorgeous October Afternoon papers in the kit.


And here's my layout:


I used lots of strips of paper. I punched some, tore some, rounded the corners on some and kept many with straight edges.I found all sorts of quirky things in my scraps that I could use, such as the witch above the large butterfly. I used an old piece of textured cardstock that added a bit more interest to the background.


I love that I could use some of the text from the paper, even though it was book-themed. Sometimes you've just got to think outside the square!


I hope you can use up your kit leftovers to make a fabulous page!


Happy Scrappin'!

Heather

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Introducting our new Design Team Member - Kim Ewins

Once again we have been sitting on some VERY exciting news over the last couple of months... yes we have another new Design Team member that joined us.  Why did we keep it a secret??  Well because we wanted to announce it closer to when her first kit will be released!  We do try to work ahead with kits and release, and having a new Arty Chic is definitely making that happen.

Our new design team member is Kim Ewins.  She is a super talented Arty Chic who will be showing her stuff in the form of the premier kits as well as technique sheets e-mailed to members and inspiration on this blog.  We are super excited to have her join the team.

A little about Kim....

Hello, my name is Kim Ewins.
I live in Orange which is in the Central Tablelands of NSW. (And we actually grow apples and cherries in Orange..lol)

 I am a SAHM and my husband, Roy and I have eight Children, (well 3 have left the nest so far). I have 5 boys and 3 girls…..and in January 2014 we welcomed our first grandchild.
 I first started scrapbooking in 2006 after the birth of my last child as I felt I needed to capture our family’s precious moments and my passion has just grown from there.

My current Design Teams;
 Scrap Around the World, Scrapmatts, Craft Queen, Orange Paperie & Co, CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration), Heart & Soul Artists (aka, The Color Room). I was a Tutor at The Scrapbooking & Papercraft Expo’s in 2013 and I have also been published in SBM.

My style is on the grunge/shabby side; I love to machine stitch and tend to use lots of layers…. I also tend to stick more to neutrals and pastels.

I love to try out new things and like getting a little messy.

My blog is

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To celebrate Kim joining the team, we are sharing Kim's layout created using the current kit 'Explore', and rather than keeping her technique sheet just for the members, we are sharing it here so you can get a feel for her amazing style and how she created this fabulous layout.

Don’t Grow Up

Hello Kim here, I am excited to share my first layout for Scrappy Chat Designs

 Created using the Explore Kit.


To create my layout I began by taking the (October Afternoon-Library Card) paper, and then I roughly measured in 3cm from each side and then cut out the middle section. Be sure to keep all pieces aside and don’t throw out.

 Now take the October Afternoon Reference Section paper (I have used the spot side) Measure in 2cm from adjoining sides & trim.
 Then as before cut the middle section of this paper out.
 Now place your 3 layers together so you have a visual of how the layers will look together. Glue the layers together with a light glue (I used a Bostik glue stick).
 Now take the trimmings/strips you cut from the October Afternoon papers (from the edges) and use these strips to create some layers. Glue or stick down once happy with placement.

 Now take the Crafters Workshop mini sketch grid template and position over the strips you have stuck down. Using texture paste and a spatula add some background interest…. Spread the texture paste over the template, remove the template.
 and then let dry or dry using a heat gun.


I then machine stitched around the outer edge through all layers in a white Top Stitch thread and then again using a turquoise coloured thread.
(I generally use either Top Stitch or Upholstery thread in my sewing machine as it is a lot thicker than normal threads and it adds another dimension or texture to my layouts).

 Then using the distress stain (tumbled glass) I have added some splodges in random places.  I also placed some stain onto my plastic mat to paint onto my layout using a paintbrush
 Next I matted my photo (6x4) onto the red cardstock and also cut another piece of red cardstock measuring 12cm x 14.5cm, I then stuck this onto my papers in the desired position.
 Take the twine in the kit and stick it down above your matted photo and down the right hand side as well, tying the ends in knots. (Refer to layout photo).
Using more of the twine make some swirling circles. Use a scrap of cardstock, place double sided tape onto this. Take the twine and create a flat spiral with it, then place onto tape as pictured.
 Once you have placed the twine on the double sided tape simply cut close to the edge of the twine and then stick randomly in place. I have made 5 of these in different sizes.
I also wanted to use some of the cute elements from the October Afternoon Library Card paper so I cut some of the elements out and, also using the top of the Distress Stain as a circle guide I cut 3 circles from the red cardstock and also 3 circles from the Library Card paper then stuck one red and one printed together (slightly off centre) I also added a few enamel dots.
 Title
Now for my title I used some old alpha’s I had in my stash, (You could use leftovers from your Cheeky Smiles Kit). 
First I inked my alpha with embossing ink then added the Metallic Melts and heated until I liked the texture; I put some Distress Stain onto a plastic surface and then painted this onto the alphas then reheated the Metallic Melts. This added a mottled effect to the alphas.

I then cut the ‘WE GROW UP’ from the Library Card paper and stitched around this and matted on red cardstock and sewed through the ‘WE’. I also slipped a few little strips under this and stuck down. Using small alpha stickers, I suck the other words I needed onto red cardstock, then trimmed close to the edge but making sure to leave a narrow border. I painted more of the Distress Stain around this and also painted randomly around my project.
To finish off I added a few more enamel dots.
Happy Creating


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I hope you've enjoyed reading Kim's first post for Scrappy Chat Designs. Kim's first kit release is JUST around the corner!  If you want to get your hands on it, simply email orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to pre-order or sign up for membership. Membership is for a three month period and for only $135, you receive a full kit every month including postage along with 3 video tutorials showing you how to create 3 layouts as written instructions and detail pics helping you get up and close to the project at hand. But wait .......... there's more! You also receive email technique sheets from the Arty Chics! showing you how they have used the kit and products it contains in various ways and sharing their techniques, tips and tricks with you.




Thursday, 14 August 2014

Reading on an October - I mean July - Afternoon.

Hi there. I hope your week has been going well.

I'm back with my last layout using the "Explore" kit from Scrappy Chat Designs. And for the first time, I've used the October Afternoon papers in the theme that they were made for!

The papers are called "Public Library". Here's my layout:


My daughter is like my husband and I - we all love to read. She was on holidays from uni when I took this photo. She spent a lot of time on the couch reading!

To make this layout I simply cut up sections of book spines from the 'Library Card' paper and sat them so they look they are stacked up behind the photo. I made a teeny tiny book from the papers too!


I did a bit of stenciling in the background using the gorgeous Crafter's Workshop stencil from the kit. I cut a quote from the 'Biography' paper and used that under my smaller photo.

Well I hope you've enjoyed my Scrappy Chat Designs layouts this month. If you're interested in getting the kits plus instructions and videos each month jsut drop a line to orders.scrappychatdesigns.gmail.com



Happy Scrappin'!

Heather

Sunday, 10 August 2014

"Live Several Lives" Fiona's LO from the July "Explore" kit

Hello Scrappy Chat peeps, Fiona here to share with you my Layout from the July Explore Kit.
What a fabulously versatile kit this one is. The October Afternoon papers combined with the Distress Stain created a beautiful vintage look for this page.


I created a rustic edge by using some really easy techniques. For a full technique sheet including photos and detailed step by step instructions on how I created this affect, pop on over to the Scrappy Chat Designs store and email Beck to arrange your membership.

For only $135 you receive 3 months worth of kits (including postage) mailed out each month to you. Not only do you get 3 videos and instructions for the 3 layouts that can be created with the kit products learning lots of techniques in the process - you also will receive e-mail technique sheets from the Arty Chic's!

Alternatively if you just wish to purchase this "Explore" kit you can. 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.

This kit features some cool less consumable product and filled with LOADS of techniques to learn!  All teamed up with new release October Afternoon papers.  Aside from the pattern paper there is plenty of Cardstock, a new The Crafter's Workshop stencil, Tinby Designs Metallic melts in Pixie Gold (you can only get that colour by purchasing this kit) Tim Holts Distress stain and twine and My Mind's Eye Enamel dots. As you can see this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Beck sure shows you how!   

Kits are $39 + postage and come out monthly. You can e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit us on FaceBook!



Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Colours of Bali

Hi and welcome to my second post for this month's Scrappy Chat Designs kit. This kit features some gorgeous October Afternoon papers. To show how versatile these papers are I thought I'd make a page that is about as far from the usual October Afternoon feel as you can get. My page is about Bali!


It's always hard to show a double page online so here are plenty of close ups:


Aren't those Tinby Metallic Melts divine? If you're a member you'll get full instructions on how I made this.





I had so much fun playing with the stencil, Distress Stain and Metallic Melts from the kit on this one.

If you're a Scrappy Chat Designs member then you will be emailed instructions on how I made this. As a member you get heaps of info every month showing techniques, tips and hints as well as a minimum of three videos showing how to make the key three layouts from each kit. Contact orders.scrappychatdesigns.gmail.com.for more info.



Happy Scrappin'!

Heather