Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Summer | Clair Matthews | Mixed Media

Hi Guys, I hope you are all well.

I'm so pleased to be back designing another layout for UKSA, this month the challenge is Mixed Media which is a great one for me as I love me a bit of mixed media!!.. 

I used these photos I took recently of my nephew Dylan, I printed them out pretty small & grouped them together, added patterned papers to the photo cluster..

..then added LOADS of mixed media to the background using a selection of distress inks & stamping..

..then finished off with simple embellishments.

as always I have a process video you can check out if you'd like to :)

Hope you enjoy this one & i'll see you next month


Saturday, 15 June 2019

Happy | Charissa Barlow (Guest Designer) | Mixed Media

We're pleased to have Charissa join us as Guest Designer this month for our theme of Mixed Media.

Over to you Charissa.....

Hey everyone, Charissa here.

The Mixed Media theme was perfect for an idea I had using the June Mind the Scrap kits. I used texture paste through a Heidi Swapp word stencil to create my background. I wasn't happy with the colour of my texture paste so allowed the paste to dry and put the stencil back into position and applied gesso through it to whiten up the words. I was much happier with this result. Once this was dry I then added some splashes of Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in gold. I love how the words pop from the back ground. 

I created a border on the left using papers from Paige Evans Horizon collection and Crate Papers All Heart collection. These papers also featured underneath my photo as layers along with some green cardstock.

I then built a cluster around my photo with the All Heart die cut ephemera. To create some dimension and lift I used foam pads under some of the pieces of ephemera and added some twine from my stash into the tag. I then coloured some Moxy stickers with some navy Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and tucked these into the clusters. It was all finished off with some sprinkling bits from Pink Paislees new Indigo and Ivy collection. And not forgetting the date stamp!!

Charissa x

Friday, 14 June 2019

Cute | Sarah Costain | Mixed Media

Sarah here today with my layout for this months theme of mixed media.

Mixed media is my favourite part of creating and it appears in all my scrapbook layouts. The most fun technique for me is creating rainbows.
I decided to do something a little different today and masked off my black background to create a silhouette. I used Impasto paints and blending them with my finger.

My layout features my kitten Neo so I used some fun Cat papers and ephemera to match from a older Mind the Scrap kit

I distressed my paper edges and added tule for extra texture. Foam between the layers gave the photo cluster some height.

Some white paint splatters over the background helped everything tie in together for a finishing touch.

You can check out how I created my layout in detail over on the UK Scrap Addicts YouTube channel here.

Thanks for joining me and have a Happy Scrappy day :)


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Fun Times Mini book | RamblingsofGeo | Mixed Media

Hello everyone,

Today i am bringing you a mini book with mixed media pages. Its a slight cheat as i had a pre-made scrapbook in a tin which i bought from everycraftsapound.com at the Farnborough Craft Show. 

There is also a process video linked below for you :)

I'm using this minibook to document my recent trip to the Gogo getaway retreat that i went on with a few of my friends. I thought it would be a great way to document the trip! I have also used some bits from my left over kit for the mini book as another reminder of the weekend. 

I used a Heidi Swapp Colour shine in Teal for the back grounds, my technique was spraying it onto a damp piece of plastic, smooshing it around and then pressing it onto the paper. 

I then mixed up some Shimmerz Dazzlerz paste in Spun Sugar, with some Shimmerz paint in the colour Going Peach Side. Once this was mixed i pushed it through a Bramble Fox stencil  which has a mixture of little Stars, which i used on the pages, also has circles and stripes etc.

You can see that i also added sequins for some extra texture, the sequins used were from Spiegelmom scraps. I had a pack called Tweaky Teal, and a pack called Bursting Sunrays. I love how they add extra sparkle to my book.

On a few pages i used the Shimmerz texture paste that you can see below, it was so easy to mix up to make a coloured texture paste, i think i am going to be addicted to using texture paste to all my layouts now!

I hope that this mini book gives you some inspiration to use mix media on some layouts in the future!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Living a colourful life - Mixed Media - June Challenge

Hello all and welcome to this months blog post!

So this months challenge is "Mixed Media" I've gone easy with the mixed media as this is a real challenge for some so I was cautious and I've (hopefully) shown that a little texture paste can add depth to your page and to use mixed media you do not need to add a colour explosion!

I started by trimming my white card stock down to an 11 inch square and then with a stencil that has chevrons, dots and stripes on it I laid it on my page and with a plastic palette knife scraped white Ranger opaque paste all over the stencil.  I done this twice leaving about 3/4 of my page covered in paste.  I set it aside and washed my stencil and palette knife immediately as it can be quite tricky to get off if you leave it on for too long.

I gutted a piece of circle card leaving a one inch boarder and sticking my now textured card on to it.  I cut a large banner out of some grey chevron paper and places that off centre towards the left of the page.

I mounted my photos into some cardboard photo mounts that I had bought an age ago from Typo and where there wasn't photos I used grey and pick card to infill the gaps.  Once this was completed I staggered them across the banner on foam risers.  I found a lovely perspective from Bramble Fox which I backed in the border paper and popped that in the bottom right hand corner.

I used some thickers to create part of the title and a chipboard accent from Pink Paislee for the other part.  I used some more chipboard accents from the fancy free collection from Pink Paislee to complete my page.

Thank you so much for reading....until next month :o) happy scrapping...

Steph xoxo

Friday, 7 June 2019

Explore Bruges | Amy Kattenbelt | Mixed Media

Hello UKSA Friends, Amy here with a mixed media style layout to fit Junes theme. I've used watercolour paints in all the colours of the rainbow to create this eye catching 12x12 page.

If you want to see this layout being created I have a short process video on out YouTube channel here.

I've added texture by using white machine stitching. I kept switching the stitch style from straight to zigzag to add extra interest.

I used various grunge style background stamps to add details and break up the rainbow stripe of colour. This is such an easy way to add intricate, interesting areas on your layout.
 I've used 3 small black and white square photos, which easily form a visual triangle on your layout. Using B&W means the colours of the photos don't fight with the rainbow colours, in fact it forms a lovely contrast.
 My title was created using a glossy puffy word sticker 'explore' and small foam thickers. I kept the rainbow theme going by making the word 'bruges' rainbow coloured too.
This layout is actually really easy to create. I really hope its inspired you to give a painty rainbow layout a try....have to admit they are one of my fav kinds right now so I look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for reading and I'll be back soon with another layout for you next month.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

#26 years | Sheena Rowlands | Mixed Media

Hi there UK Scrap Addicts x  Sheena here again.

Our challenge this month is Mixed Media.  In case mixed media is not something you are familiar with here is a definition ...
Mixed media is a termed to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials.

This got me thinking that I wanted to create something a little different for this challenge .

#26 Years.

I wanted too make my own college paper.
To start off I gathered lots of patterned papers from Love themed ranges in shades of pinks, reds and blues. I tore them into small pieces and glued them on to a piece of cardstock in a random way.This is very therapeutic and a great way to use up scraps. I added pieces of doily and after letting it dry I added machine sewing to add texture.

From this college paper I then cut a series of hearts to use on my layout. I have plenty left over & I'm already thinking of how I can use it on another layout. I then added a circle of watercolour paint on my background cardstock, added a few splatters and then machine sewed on top of this once it was dry.

I used a sketch by as the basis for this page by Ashley Horton. I finished my page with a Thickers title, stamped sentiments and a few heart embellishments.

I hope you feel inspired to try some Mixed Media on your next layout.
Please share it with us on our UK Scrap Addicts Facebook group.

Till next time x