Sunday, 28 September 2014

Carefree

Hello there!!
Sandra here to share with you my layout using this months FREESTYLE kit.

(and let me tell you, it's pretty awesome!)

I created this layout, Carefree.



I had a LOT of fun with the Spellbinders Silver Silk Luster that comes in the kit.
fantabulous stuff!
I used it differently in FIVE different places on my layout. Can you tell where?


My technique sheet, which is sent out to Scrappy Chat Designs members, shows the many ways  I used the Silk Luster and step by step photos.

Interested in becoming a member??

here is the lowdown.. ;-)

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 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.  So to commence in October (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th September - Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 
pretty cool huh?

Well that's it from me for now...
I can't wait to see what the other Arty Chics have in store for us using this awesome kit.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

My Little Cub

Hi there. It's Heather with you today with the first of my layouts using the Freestyle kit. What a fabulous variety of products there are in this kit! I was able to create three very different pages, with very different themes and feels, all from the one kit.

Here's my first layout:


I had decided to use this photo of my son when he was little. I then picked up the stencil and saw the fluer-de-lis image. I couldn't believe it as this is the logo for the Cubs movement. It's on the toggle on Connor's scarf but you can't see it here.

Of course, I had to make a feature of the fluer-de-lis then. I used a piece of cardstock left over from the August kit, because it matched Connor's t-shirt. I took the bottle of Silk Luster, poured a little onto a craft mat, picked it up with a baby wipe and applied it through the stencil. If I had applied the Silk Luster straight onto the stencil, it would have run under the stencil and made an imperfect image as it's a very thin liquid. The end result is amazing. The silver really gives it some wow factor.

I then took the wet edge of the stencil and randomly stamped lines on my page with it. I punched out some of the star shapes and glued them at the end of the lines so they looked like shooting stars.


I also used the stenciling method above to stencil another pattern behind the photo mat. Don't you love having multiple stencils on one? I cut quite a few of the tickets out and used them as a feature down the side of the photo mat.


I finished off the page with a mix of different sized zig-zag and straight stitching and ran my journalling across the bottom.

If you would like more information about this kit you can email orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com or check out the website here. Don't forget you get three instructional videos with each kit!



Happy scrappin'!

Heather

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

September 'Freestyle' kit Release

Today we are releasing another divine kit designed by the talented Fiona Paltridge.  Freestyle is something Fiona is really talented at and she is going to show you how!

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



This kit features some 'new product' less consumable product that you can find a bit more about and have a play with! Aside from the divine Crate Paper papers in the kit, there is plenty of Cardstock, fun embellishments as well as the new Spellbinders Celebra'tions Silk lustre AND a full 12 x 12 The Crafters Workshop Stencil!  As you can see as always this kit is jam packed with product for you to learn and get creative with and Fiona 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 Celebra'tions pierced circles set as well as the Celebration set
.

Fiona will take you through using the product along with some staple items in your stash 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 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.  So to commence in October (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th September - 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, 11 September 2014

Loolabelle


 
Hello! Sandra here again with my last layout of three using the gorgeous Seabreeze kit.
Now, I have to be honest here. I struggle with the colour purple and I must admit to thinking.. EEEK!! purple!! when I saw the purple cardstock and the lavender re-inker.
But as one of the girls has already said.. the inclusion was a stroke of genius by Beck.
It took me out of my comfort zone.. making be think hard and then I just decided to PLAY with it.
And now I just love the neutral, aqua and purple colour combo.
I was inspired to create a different background after watching a video tutorial by
 Donna Mays AKA
The One Minute Muse.

All you need is string and ink.!!

The link to the video is here.. and seriously.. the video is only one minute long! love it!

string technique video
 
And this is the background I achieved.
Different and unique.


I then created the layout, using remaining strips of paper. I created my own flowers which I lightly enhanced with the Tinby Metallic Melts that comes in the kit.
Using the lavender ink I altered some generic white flowers to purple flowers.. (easy.. just dip them in! mind you they do take a while to dry. ;-) )
 
Don't you just LOVE the butterfly that is in the kit? Divine.

Using the Tinby Metallic Melts I created a "patina" affect.



 

I love the end result. Proving that Tinby Metallic Melts can be used on anything!

Loving all the different layouts created by the DT  from the one kit..
showing how versatile
 Scrappy Chat Designs kits are.
They really do cater for all different styles of scrapping.

Until next time!




Thursday, 4 September 2014

Captain Seaweed

Hello again!!
Another share with you using the fabulous Sea Breeze kit.


This is a layout of my son on our boat...and Captain Seaweed?? Well that is the name his dad calls him out on the water. :-)

For this layout I used the chipboard pieces as stamps to create a bit of interest to the background paper.

and then, when I had finished using them as stamps, I embossed inked them gold and then embossed them with the Tinby Metallic Melts.


 I loved the affect it gave.
I added a bit of pumpkin Tinby melts as well to give it a brassy hue.

To create the embossed dots I used THIS technique I used on a previous layout


I also added a little peek a boo tear and tucked in the ships wheel.

LOVE how simply adding a bit of Tinby Metallic Melts gave texture to my layout.