Saturday, 1 May 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks *** 8 week challenge - Around the world - Week 1: Brazil


Welcome to our annual 8-week competition for 2021! 

Are you ready for a fabulous 8 week trip around the world? 

This year our challenges are inspired by amazing countries around the world but remember, your pages can be on any subject at all, just follow the challenge requirements.

So grab your gear we're off to...

When I think of Brazil I think of Rio.
Now I'm singing the song but I'm also thinking of all the colours of Carnival!

My inspiration is all about the rainbow:


The Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Sunkissed" collection is just perfect for this challenge.
Don't forget to include some washi tape

I prepped my white cardstock with gesso

Then created a rainbow background using Distress Oxides but the colour dried a lot lighter than I planned so I added some more colour using my watercolour palette.

I love this title "Captured" from the Unforgettable Foam titles sheet.

Although my kit hasn't arrived, I've improvised with some washi tape from my stash.

I needed the layout to have a little pop so I fussy cut the Summerlights paper so I could add the stars.
The title was so dark so I added some black stamped stars to tie everything together.

I've finished with some stickers, cotton and Charms Creations Stars.

Here is the video to check out how this layout came together.

This was such fun, I can't wait to see your rainbow inspiration. 

Happy Crafting ...


Friday, 16 April 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** April Cybercrop challenge - Black + 1

Hi Crafters

Today I'm sharing a layout for the Mystical Scrapbooks 

It's cybercrop time and this month is all about Black + 1 - I'd like you to feature black and yellow.

For my share I wanted to show you that you can create a monochromatic layout in a different way.

For this layout, I've started with 9x11 background and painted on some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust "Sunflower"

Once it dried I added some black gesso through a stencil

I've used papers from Simple Stories "Life in Color"

Then embellished with Colour Blast Arty Farty Paper and my go to at the moment - cotton.

I've added a little touch of texture with the lace.

Here is the process video:

Happy Scrapping

Monday, 12 April 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** Aprils Inspiration layout - double scrapbook layout "Bunya Hike" + process video


Hi Crafters

Today I'm sharing a new layout created for 
Mystical Scrapbooks

This layout "Bunya Hike" is all about technique.

To create the stripey background you lay washi tape at different intervals.
Then cover with your chosen medium ... you could use water colour, sprays, acrylic paints.

After the medium is dry, you remove the washi tape. 
I then decided to keep the washi tape and use that in my background also. 

I've mounted my photos with Colour Blast Find Paradise paper but I still needed something else.

So I used a stencil and some paste to add a little bit of interest.

Finishing off with a couple of florals and some Gold thickers letters

Other products from the Mystical Store are:

Here is the process video:

Thanks for visiting. I hope you are inspired to try out this technique.

Happy scrapping.

Thursday, 1 April 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** April Challenge reveal - Black + 1 - colour challenge


Hi Crafters

Today's share is for Mystical Scrapbooks

April we are challenging you to use Black + 1

So I'd like you to use black + teal.

Then I've used the Nuvo drops in Blue Lagoon through the Cadence mixed media stencil

I chose my photo and added some paper layers behind it.

The chipboard piece is My heart is full from Dusty Attic which I've covered with Gold embossing powder

To finish I've added some flower clusters in those teal and turquoise colours

I can't wait to see your Black + teal creations.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, 19 March 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** Cybercrop March challenge inspiration

   Hi Crafters

Welcome to March Cybercrop challenge reveal for Mystical Scrapbooks..

This month is all about Fire & Ice.

My challenge is to feature the colour blue and use a stencil.

This is my first time using the Nuvo glitter drops
I've used my spatula and applied it through the Uniquely Creative Stencil

Here are the supplies used for this layout:

I needed a title so I used the Delightfully Ordinary Moments chipboard and coated it with black

To finish I've added just a little bit of fussing cutting, some tags and cheese clothe.

Thanks for visiting ... I hope you have fun with this months challenge.

Process Video:

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 9 March 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** March challenge inspiration 12x12 scrapbook layout


Hi Crafters

Today's share is for Mystical Scrapbooks

March is all about "Fire & Ice" inspiration.

I've created this mood board and thought I'd share my inspiration.

Moodboards can strike you in a lot of different ways.
Here are some examples:

- watercolour
- butterflies
- fireworks
- Red, yellow, orange, pink
- Autumn and all things celebrated in Autumn
- flowers
- opposing colours
- trees
- black background

My layout "Family Life" 

I've started with orange cardstock background.
Then I've used the Distress Oxide through a stencil

The Nuvo Crystal Drops helped add some texture over the stencil.
This is my first time using them and they are so lovely and smooth and dry quite quickly.

To finish I've added some paper layers behind my photo and added a title

I've doodled a faux stitched border and sprinkled sequins around. 

This is so different from my normal white backgrounds but I love the simplicity.

Can't wait to see your challenge entries and please share how the moodboard inspired you.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, 19 February 2021

*** Mystical Scrapbooks DT *** February Cyber crop Inspiration - all about "Hearts & Flowers"

 Hi Crafters

Today I'm sharing a new layout for Mystical Scrapbooks

Our February Cybercrop is all about Hearts & Flowers.

I just adore this wood grain floral paper from Colour Blast - Love & Grace

I'm still catching up on my Christmas photos so my challenge is to use hearts of flowers on a Christmas layout

I've embellished with Uniquely Creative "Once upon a Christmas" and the gorgeous "Chipboard word tree"

You can see the whole process in the video:

Happy Scrapping.