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.


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

Then a squeeze of Flutterby Colour Paint over the top.


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.


Here are a few close ups too:


Masculine Mixed Media Card

Today I am sharing a Masculine Card I made. The card I created I wanted to be very neutral.  What I mean by neutral is Occasion neutral.  Something that is clearly masculine but could be used for any thing.  This is what I came up with….


It’s not secret I love grunge.  So I created a grungy embossed background that I then layered embossed chipboard over the top before adding a stamped fussy cut image.


The Colour Blast Embossing Powder is super shiny and difficult to photograph.

As for the stamped man, he is from A Stampers Anonymous collection of stamps I recently purchased with this task in mind. I coloured him using the new Colour Blast Shimmer Powders.  I’m not much into fussy cutting but I think I might do it more often as it is a great way to use your stamps.


There is a process video that goes along with this card too you can check it out here

Beast Mode | Scrap the Boys February Challenge

Today I thought I would play along with the Scrap The Boys Challenge – Something New.

My son’s new hulk mask has us in fits of giggles everytime he wears it.


I started off with a piece of Bo Bunny paper and then added some mixed media.  I started with some Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso, then some Shimmer Dust and Colour Sprays.  Followed by some Colour Paste and a bit of stamping.

Finished it all off with some Rainbow Splendour goodies and a Charms Creation Hessian Green Star and done!


There will be a process video to go along with this layout but you will have to keep an eye on POPLEOPOD YouTube Channel for it.

Wild at Heart | Altered Canvas for Colour Blast Australia

Today I am sharing an altered canvas that I have created back in July but I have been saving it until now to share.  It turned out pretty good and the whole process was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.  The hardest thing is waiting for layers to dry.


For this project, I decided to give photo transfer a go.  The only thing is I don’t have a printer at home so I asked my husband to print a photo at work with a laser printer.  He wasn’t sure if he had one and I am still not sure the print was printed on a laser printer as the actual transfer process didn’t work as easy as the tutorials I watched on YouTube.

I added heaps of recycled embellishments and bits that I had been hoarding to this canvas.  I really love the depth of texture and details.

Here you can see a bottle cap and some of the chipboard and lace embellishments under all the colour.


I left all the tails of the hot glue gun as I liked what they added to the finished piece.  They look a lot like threads all over or even cobwebs.  No need to dust it later on 😛

I used a whole heap of Colour Blast Products on this piece.  I used Colour Sprays, Shimmer Sprays, Embossing powder and the Texture paste.  Every product added a little bit more to the piece.

Here’s a tip: The Colour Paste can also be added directly to metal embellishments without any need to prime them.  Here you can see I added it to this metal butterfly.

I then added black and white drawing ink splatters and a bit of Royalty Colour Shimmer Spray in splatters to tone down the white. ( I went a little cray cray) Finally I added some more metal embellishments and a quote cut into strips.  The quote is from the very first Kit the Habit Kit called Brave.  That was one of my favourite kits.  The other thing I did was add a chipboard title.  This one is from Imaginarium Designs.  I coated it in two layers of Bling Embossing Powder to make sure it was super shiny and really stood out.

I have wanted to make one of these for ages.  They look more complicated than they actually are.  So give it a go.  I also created a process video you can check out here.

Husbands are like wine | Flutterby Designs DT Layout

Today is my last share for this term of the Flutterby Designs Design Team. I am sharing another layout using the NEW Mad about You range and I designed it all around the card- “Husbands are like wine. They take a long time to mature”.  This layout features my brother and his partner and the card suited them and this photo to a T.

Here is my layout:


To read more about this layout please check out the Flutterby Designs Blog.

But here are some close ups.


That was another awesome Six months with the Flutterby Designs Design Team.  Let’s hope there is another six months 😉

There is a process video too you can check it out here.


Krisy xx

2 for 1 Colour Blast Design Team Share

Today it is my share over on the Colour Blast Blog and I am sharing 2 layouts.  To read about how I did them and to be inspired by the process head over there and check it out.  But here are the layouts….

The first is a layout that was really basic to put together but looks awesome.

The second layout I used a sketch as my inspiration. This is the sketch I was working with from the online Scrapbooking Challenge Blog – Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

And this is my interpretation of the challenge.


And that’s my two shares for today.  Don’t let your Colour Blast products just sit in your stash.  You don’t have to used them for full blown mixed media all the time.  It is easy to incorporate it into your traditional scrapbooking.  Look at challenge blogs for some sketch inspiration and see what you can come up with.

Krisy xx

Layouts That Didn’t Make the Cut | An honest share.

Just a quick share from me today.  As you know I was a Guest Designer over with Imaginarium Designs for the past six months.  My time there is now finished but I wanted to share a few layouts that I didn’t think made the cut.  They are ok layouts but to me, they are not my best work so I decided to hold them back and create something else in their place.  I guess the reason that I am sharing this is to show that not every layout meets our personal expectations and rather than dwell on it, I just put them to the side and move on.  I tend to think that I am better vesting my energy elsewhere rather than dwelling.

Here is the first one:


This layout is ok.  I used a darker photo because it told the story.  It is a full family selfie after my husband had returned home from a 10 day work trip.  We don’t get full selfies very often so it was important for me to capture this in a layout.  Because of the photo and the glare the page didn’t photograph very well not matter what I tried so I decided I wouldn’t use it.  Straight into the album it went.

Here are a couple of close ups of the details:

The next layout, I was experimenting with some paper layering of Napkins and a more vintage feel. Flowers are not really my favourite thing and everytime I look at this layout I don’t think it has the finished feel to it but I wasn’t sure what else to add to it.  Rather than wasting time thinking about it I decided to put it aside and I would come back to it one day when I know where I wanted it to go.


Here are some close ups:

Finally there is this layout.  It is a photo from my daughters first birthday.  Over the past year I have scrapped a few different photos from this day.  This layout is finished, I am ok with how it looks but for some reason I decided it wasn’t quite design team worthy.  I think maybe because gold is such a hard colour to photograph in real life and I couldn’t get it to look right in the photos.

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So, there it is…My shitty layouts that will go into my album but didn’t make the design team cut from my perspective.  I have an expectation of my layouts that I share especially representing the companies that I do. But most of all, I want to be proud of them knowing that they are a true representation of me and my style.

Final Masters Challenge – Scrapbooking Memories.

Today it’s just a quick share.  This is my final Scrapbooking Memories Masters Challenge submission.  Clearly not my best work.  Submitted late and in actual fact the challenge pack still to this day has not arrived.  I was and still am so disappointed to the way this experience has ended.

But enough about that… Here is my layout.


This one uses the Love Always Collection from CocoaVanillaStudio as my base and then I have layered some mixed media over the top.  There is texture paste, gelatos, gyprock tape, and then thread, washi tape and hand coloured doilies.  The challenge was to use Fiskars punches (which didn’t arrive) I I used a circle punch and a heard punch.

The layout is a little bit cute at the end of the day but I want wanting to work on some new stuff.  The Colour Blast Embossing powder looks amazing on the chipboard title from Which Craft do you do.  And the Charms Creations X goes fantastically with the Flutterby Designs flair. What isn’t to be happy about really?!?

Here are a few close ups:




Trains | Helmar Creative Team Share

This month for my Helmar Worldwide Creative Team project I was given the theme Trains as my topic.  My initial thought was to scrapbook some photos of my kids at the Railway Workshops, a local museum exhibit close to home but to be honest that was a bit boring.  I decided I would find some photos from our travels.  We travelled a lot by train all over the world but nothing appealed to me until I came across our photos of Auschwitz.  This place moved me.  I love grunge heavy mixed media scrapbooking layouts and this experience had me filled with ideas.  So, I decided to create a grungy, heavy mixed media scrapbooking layout.

Here it is here:


Just a bit of background on the photos.  These are photos taken at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.  It is a place that evoked so much emotion that I totally did not expect.  It is a very dark place.  This is one train journey I am glad I was never made to take. If you would like to know more you can read all about it here.

To read more about the layout and the Helmar products I used please check out the Helmar Worldwide blog.

This layout has a very layered mixed media background.  I love layers and textures.  When I create a layout I want the finished product to have so much to look at that it just makes you want to touch it.

Here are a few close ups:

I have prepared a process video of this layout so you can watch it all come together here.



Everyday Life | Flutterby Designs Team Share

Today, on the Flutterby Designs blog I am sharing this layout that was a work in progress right until the minute it was finished.  I looks nothing like I had planned when I started but it definitely looks a lot better.  This layout started off looking a lot different…it was pink and gold.  But it just wasn’t working for me.  I had to have another look at it.  I looked at the embellishments I wanted to use and decided to draw inspiration from that little grey flair button.  So I drew some lines, pulled out my gelatos and changed up the whole colour scheme.  You can still see a bit of the pink poking through but that it all part of the process right.  This photo is throwing back to Mother’s Day just because that is how I work.  There is no real order in what I do.  I just make stuff when I feel like it.

Once I had painted my background I layered everything else over the top starting with the placement of my photo and working around that.  You can read about the bits and pieces and the process over on the Flutterby Designs blog.

There is a sneak peek of some Colour Blast that is yet to be released.  Although I refer to it as the mucky olive, I really like it.  It was my favourite of the sneak peek colours I was given as a test.  I really can’t wait for it to be released.

The Charms Creations DIY heart is also coloured with a mix of the Olive and Bling Colour Blast Paints.  I watered them down to make a paint.  How awesome does it look?