Flutterby Designs Retreat and Design team share

It’s been a while but Semester 3 of uni and I am only doing one subject to I have a bit of time up my sleeve to create and blog about it…

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….

Here are some close ups…

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you with some bright rainbow colours and the need to go on retreat!  You can read more about the pages in depth over at the Flutterbys Blog and also check out their store.

Krisy xx

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Scrap the Girls – HELLO MR GREY

This months challenge at Scrap the Girls is a bit of a different one.  It’s all about Grey

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And this is my take…

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This is a photo of my friend, Sarah, and I at the 50 Shade Darker movie.  I thought it was fitting.

Here are a few close ups too.

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Scrap the Girls July

This is my favourite moodboard of the last six months.

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When I put this moodboard together I had an idea for a layout but I had no idea what photo I could use or how I could use it.  Then this layout came about.  I absolutely love it so much.

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Princess Tanty

Today I am sharing my take on the Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge this month.

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I am not one to use a lot of flowers so I changed it up a bit and moved the sketch down a little to create my layout.

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I used watercolours and Colour Blast Shimmer dusts as my base to this layout and then I added Colour Blast Colour Paste and Flutterby Designs Flutter Paint over the top.  I have had a hard time with photographing my layouts lately so that is why this layout doesn’t look as bright as I would like.  I tried two separate times to take some decent photos but the summer sun and stained glass windows have not helped my cause.  I have lights too believe it or not.  Time to add some new ones I think.

Anyways here are some progress shots.

First – watercolour.

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Then some Colour Blast Colour Paste applied with a palette knife.

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.

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Here are a few close ups of the finished product.  The hardest part of this layout was waiting for the Flutterby Paint to dry.  I didn’t want it to bubble so you have to let it dry naturally or with very little heat.

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Here are a few close ups too:

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Mother | Scrap the Girls

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for this months Scrap the Girls Moodboard.   This year, I have taken creative control of the moodboards now that I am understand running the challenge blog a lot better and am not so overwhelmed with the process.  I put this moodboard together knowing that May is mothers day month.  I was initially inspired by the wire.  Here is the moodboard:

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So I decided to play with some wire to make a mother and child.  Then I used it on a mixed media background with a photo of my first born daughter and I when she was just six days old.

Here is my take on the challenge:

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There is a process video too you can watch it below.  Wire is fun to work with, a technique I will definitely be trying again.

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ART Layout

This layout I designed for Rainbow Splendour for my share this month.  I was inspired by the triangles on the pin.

So, I used impasto paste through a Flutterby Designs stencil and then sprayed co-coordinating colours of Colour Blast Colour Spray over the top.  The trick is to make sure you dry each colour before adding the next.  This limits the amount of colour mixing that happens.  It still mixes just not as much.

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For some reason this photo looks a little dull but in real life it is pretty cool.

Here are a few close ups too:

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