Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Exciting news as we reveal our newest Arty Chic!

Hi Everyone, it's Beck BT here and I am SOOOO excited to announce our newest Designer Sandi Spink!!!

A little about Sandi:

I am a mum of 2 adult daughters and Nana of 2 beautiful grandchildren who I love to scrap of course and a Child Care Team Leader during the working week. Craft has always been a huge part of my life, everything from knitting and crocheting , bear design and making, folk painting and cross stitching to name only a few.  I started scrapbooking about 8 yrs ago but was talked into entering challenges around 2 yrs ago. I love scrapbooking layouts, canvases and off the page creations and now with the children out on their own I have a craft room that has been overtaken over by scrapbooking supplies. I love entering challenges and feel honored to be able to share my creative flair as a Design Team member in a number of Challenge blogs, I see it as a way to not only challenge yourself but develop your own techniques and provide inspiration to think outside of the box. Whenever possible I take on the opportunity to attend workshops of a range of scrapbooking artists to develop my skills and learn about new products. I am also a very keen photographer which gives me lots of photos to scrap, any excuse to scrap I reckon so when I go camping, my scrapbooking supplies and cameras are packed first. My scrapbooking and camping buddy and I call it ‘Scramping’. I’m looking forward to sharing my ideas and techniques with you all and hope I can inspire you to take on the challenge and maybe even to take that step outside your comfort zone.

Grab a cuppa and enjoy Sandi's first post here 

as an 'Arty Chic'

Hi, Scrappy Chat Friends, I'm Sandi and I'm looking forward to sharing with you my ideas and techniques with the amazing products in the  'Flying Stars" kit.

Today I will be sharing with you how I produced my background with my new favourite 'Colour Crush' powders by Tinby Designs.  Techniques such as this one are shared with the members only, but as a treat I have an extra one to share here with all the followers as well.  If you want to not only be inspired but also learn, see below for all the details on how to become a member. Here's my layout-  'Cute Little Man'

Step 2: Using the plastic pipette add a small amount of water to the powder, depending on the colour intensity you want depends on the ratio between the powder and the water.

Step 3:  Using some scrunched up paper towel, blot some of the ink onto two sections onto your page and then using a clean wet-one, blot over the sections to soften the areas and edges.

I hope you enjoyed learning about  this technique  and it inspired you to grab this amazing kit and try out some of tips, techniques and products. 

Step 1: Place a small amount of Colour Crush into a palette, I used the end of my spatula to ensure I could control the amount and didn't spill any.

Step 4:  Continue to add ink until you are happy with the shape; remember to leave lots of white space. If you are unsure it’s a great idea to practice on a spare piece of white card until you feel more confident.

Step 5: Let your ink dry and add some more with the paper towel if you feel you need some more depth to your areas. I added a little more after the photo was taken to make the shapes a little less square.

See you soon with another creation from this kit.

Are you a Scrappy Chat Designs member yet?  Our members receive videos, tips and tech sheets similar to this little technique every month.

If you want more of this then ...........

Here is how you can join!

Joining Scrappy Chat Designs is like doing 3 classes each month - all in the comfort of your own home!

Each premier kit comes with:
Video AND instructions to complete the three layouts and feature 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 $45 + postage and come out monthly. Please e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com if you would like to order this kit

For more kits and other products visit our website www.scrappychatdesigns.com.au
Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership (e-mail us to purchase):

This lasts for 3 months is $149 and includes 3 kits at OVER 10% off!!! and postage for all 3 kits  INCLUDED (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 February (next kit to be released) you need to have your membership fee paid by 30th January. Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com 

Just email for this deal orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com



  1. A huge welcome to the team Sandi!
    Love your layout and your technique share!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations 💖

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  3. Congratulations Sandi! Love your layout and can't wait to see more of your Scrappy Chat creations.

  4. What a fabulous layout! And welcome to the team!

  5. Hello Sandi!! Welcome. Love this page ... can't wait to see more from you :)