Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Longreach - Australiana style

It's time for another Australiana layout! 

Wattle flowers, gumleaves and gumnuts are the focus of the page and yes, we'll be making them all from scratch! 

You have space for two 4x6" landscape photos or a combination of minis or maybe even a 5x7" portrait. So dig out some travel photos --- or will it be old Australian family photos, rodeo, camping or building? As long as it's happening in Australia, you're good! Why? Because there is a camel charm!!! 

You will love these pipe dies, they add a little mechanical touch.

So, grab your photos and head to Scrappin' With Style
on Monday at 9:30am or 
Tuesday at 10am and 6pm


Thursday, August 25, 2016


Everyone has their go-to colours. We recently build a wardrobe in our bedroom and I moved all my clothes. The teeny tiny part of me that is OCD, had to hang and sort them into colours. It was pretty clear that apart from the obligatory black and white I love reds and blues and aquas in all shades. It shows on my layouts too. What's your colour you can't stay away from?
A couple of weeks ago Glennis mentioned she wants to do a purple layout and since I couldn't get my hands on any pretty purple paper, I decided we will make our own! So here it is, in all its purple glory:

Now I realise that just like me you might not steer straight towards purple (and I don't know why, it  really is a gorgeous colour!), so you can pick your own colours, as we will start with (almost) everything in white! We will make the background with stencil and texture paste...

...sprays, salt (yes, salt) and stamps...

 ...then paint a chipboard word (choose one from the shop)...

...and make the lace flower...

Add some charms and knick-knacks...

 and of course, some groovy photos. 
Now the question is: Which colour will YOU choose?

You will need:
- a few photos: I have used my 3x4" die to cut 3. If you want the rounded corners and stitched edge that the die does, bring your photos as 4x6" to cut down. You can do 3 photos in any mix of direction.
OR a 4x6" (landscape) plus a mini
OR two 4x6" (portrait)
OR a 5x7" (landscape)
-  You can pick a chipboard word at the shop. While there are lots of words to choose from, the word sassy will probably not be there (it was in my stash from lightyears ago), so don't get your heart set on something specific. Maybe you already have the perfect word? Bring it!

Class times are:
Monday (29/08) 9:30am
Tuesday (30/08) 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's, 21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
Cost is $25 incl everything you need

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A multi photo travel layout

Travel photos - Anyone who's ever been on a trip has a million of them! And they're not always nice enough to dedicate a whole layout to each one. So, let's scrap a whole bunch on this double layout. 

You have space for:
One 4x6" (landscape)
Two 3x4" (landscape)
Four 2x3" (portrait)
Feeling adventurous? Pop mini 1x 1.5" photos into the filmstrips!
You can also scrap vintage photos, if you prefer. They'd go really well, too.

We're using papers from the "Just landed" Kaisercraft collection. I originally planned to make this a single layout, but I liked the old suitcase stacks so much, I didn't want to waste any. And so it had to be a double. I managed to use only 3 papers and a cardstock and I'll show you a few tricks in class how to stretch your papers further. 

You will get a choice of wooden embellishments, they may or may not be the exact same one I used. Janet used the same set in her Friday class and I got inspired by her using them around a circle, so I have gone with a similar design. If you attended her class too, this is a great way to continue the story in your album. 

There's surprisingly little fussy cutting (I know who will appreciate that!) You will only need a black or pine cone ink pad for the edges, a cutter and the above mentioned photos. Do your best to have the photos printed before the class, as it will be tricky to finish the layout without them. 

As usual, class times are:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Cost is $25 and includes everything you need. Kits will be available if there is leftovers. Let me know by Tuesday morning if you can't attend class but would like a kit. 

Cheers, Geli

Thursday, August 11, 2016

But first, let me take a selfie

First up, let me say that this class project is not strictly for selfies only. But if you have a teenage daughter, you know that a selfie is the best you can hope for when you ask her for a photo to scrap. And since the Boho Dreams paper comes with a "But first, let me take a selfie" tag, I knew this was the perfect photo! You can use a different embellishment there, if you're not game enough to scrap a selfie. I understand.... When I try to take a selfie, I look like Gollum! 

It took a trip to Melbourne to track down this wonderful resist paper, which we'll use for a background. Get ready to apply some mists and watch the magic unfold.

Yes, there is some fussy cutting (I alologise in advance!), but if a paper has such pretty flower clusters, how can I resist? They make this the perfect layout for vintage or wedding photos, by the way. 

 Then we'll make a nice little bottle cap embellishment and paint some chipboard... 

...add a few die cuts and tags and a pull-out tag for journalling.
Why not come along next week and do this class with me?

Class times are:
Monday 9:30am
Tuesday 10am & 6pm
at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Cost is $25 incl all materials.
Just bring a 4x6" photo in either direction.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Music is...

Lights, camera, action!

Do your kids play an instrument? Have you been to a concert or a musical or do you have a favourite singer? Did your grandpa love the bagpipes? All these themes and more can be scrapped in next week's class. In short, it's music themed!

You will have a choice of tickets to use and there are some shaped paperclips from Ikea and a music charm from my2angels.

You will need a black and white photo in two sizes:
Print it as a 5x7" (zoom in a little) and a 4x6". We will layer those two to get a cool effect. Please note it'll look best in black & white.

Classes are as always at Scrappin' With Style at TJ's
Monday, Aug 8 at 9:30am
Tuesday, Aug 9 at 10am & 6pm
Cost is $25 and includes all materials