Friday, April 21, 2017

April Cyber Crop ~ 1-2-3 Sketch!

Hello and welcome to our April CC.

This month we have 3 sketches for you, with a little twist.  The number of photos is different for each sketch.
I am making use of the wonderful Pagemaps for my sketches, we had some sad family news last week so I'm not as prepared as I would like to be, and I will be scrapping my example pages over the weekend.

Challenge 1: 1 Photo Sketch

Challenge 2: Two Photo Sketch...

Challenge 3: 3 Photo Sketch

We hope you have fun with these challenges, you have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery  and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.
Due date Sunday 30th April - Midnight

Find our gallery here - Mystical Gallery

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend and say Hello to everyone. If you are new please just send me a message and I will add you.

Happy Scrapping

Friday, April 7, 2017

DT Share: 2 Years

This was one of my pages for our March Monochrome plus CyberCrop. I wanted to tell you a little about how I achieved this effect on my page. 

1. I applied a moderate misting of the Lime green KaiserMist in a vertical column down the centre of my white cardstock and left it to dry.
2. Using a Crafters workshop 6x6 Template (Mask) I applied Transparent Texture paste into the stars spreading it carefully and evenly with a scrap of heavy card.
3. When the texture paste was dry I misted the strip again with the KaiserMist Apple and carefully dabbed the ink off my Texture paste stars with a paper towel- allowing the lime green to be visible.
4. When the second lot of mist was dry I completed my page as per usual.

I like the tone on tone look of these two greens but you could also use contrasting or complimentary colours to great effect.

Supplies used: Bazzill Cardstock White, KaiserMists: Lime Green and Apple, Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Matte. Crafters Workshop 6x6 Template, Jillibean Soup Banners and Hexies, Simple Stories Life in Colour Ephemera, and We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape. (stickers and chipboard from my personal supplies).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

DT Share: Thanks Lee-anne

I've used one 6x4 photo here with two 3x4's either side. I use photoshop to put to 3x4's on a 6x4 canvas for printing but with the popularity of Project Life style scrapbooking there are a lot of apps around which will allow you to easily to the same. If you're already using one perhaps you could share it in the comments and let us know if it is for Apple, Android or both?

The base of this page is Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart Artisan- I haven't done a thing to alter it... that beautiful water colour effect and the little crosses are part of the design. It's so lovely I plan on getting a few more sheets for my personal stash.

Supplies used: Cocoa Vanilla: Wild at Heart: Papers: Artisan, Fussy Cuts, and Mariposa. Embellishments: Vellum Sheet, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Sticker Sheet, And Jillibean Soup: Chit Chat Chowder: Word Labels, and Grandma's Lima Bean: Cardstock Stickers and Alpha.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Gallery Pick

Week Three of the Mystical Scrapbooks Competition was all about colour and flowers- I think Sharnook nailed it!

It's so lovely to see suck a fun and colourful LO in our gallery and I love the handmade hearts and flowers. This page is beautifully designed as well... the placement of her elements and those sweet little gatherings is perfect!

Thanks for sharing your page in our gallery Sharnook!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DT Quick Share: So You!

The colours in this Bohemian paper from Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart worked perfectly with those in my oldest son's favourite shirt... Yes he's a Kanye West fan... he didn't get his music taste from me!
This page is super simple and single cardstock block inked around the edges makes an home for all my elements: Photo, title, journalling and embellishments. I've used three small gatherings of embellishments in a visual triangle to pull my page together and enclose the main feature: the photos.

Supplies used: Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart: Bohemian Paper, Die cut Ephemera, Accessory Sticker Sheet, Enamel Dots, Bazzill Basics Cardstock White, VersaColour Ink: Charcoal, Thickers Dear Lizzy Saturday Petals.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Challenges

Hello and welcome to our April Challenges...

We have decided to mix things up a bit and post both challenges together on the 1st of each month, then during with month we will give you reminders and tips on how we created our pages.

Judging is still done the same, all entries get there name in a hat, and a name is drawn by random. 
International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Challenge 1: Frames

Hey, it's Gypsy here with our first challenge for April.
Lately I have been working with the newest Cocoa Vanilla line in the store Wild at Heart. This line includes a great pack with 18 different frames in 3 different sizes. I had a great time seeing what I was able to do with them across a few different pages. I love the way they emphasise the photos and can provide a perfect home for embellishments and details.

So the first challenge for April is to use at least one frame on your page as a feature of your design. Share your results in the gallery by April 30 so we can all be inspired and you can have a chance to win one of our prizes this month.

Challenge 2:  1-2 4-5 Challenge

Hello Donna here and I have a requirement challenge for you;
You must use:
  • 1 - peice of cardstock
  • 2 - bits of string, ribbon or jute
  • 4 - pattern papers
  • 5 - bits of bling OR 5 flowers
You can add more.... but you must have these item listed!

For this challenge I've used Jilliebean Soup - Chit Chat Chowder paper, such a fun range to play with... My words wood veneer shapes are from Cocoa Vanilla Love Always range, and my newest favourite KaiserMist spray Coffee and flowers are from the Green Tara Fantasy Blooms range

I hope you have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing your take on it up in our gallery.

Challenge Rules
  • Create a NEW project layout, set of 3 cards or canvas for this challenge  
  • Please upload your entry to our Inlinkz link up on the right side bar, and/or our Gallery by 11.55 pm, 30th April 2017  to be eligible for the prize.  
  • Have fun and please share with your scrappy friends! 

International entries are welcome, however due to international postage cost a Creative Design Spot will be offered should the winner be from outside Australia along with a little surprise in the post.

Australia residents, this months prize is - Embellishment pack valued at over $15.00

Have Fun
Mystical Team

Friday, March 31, 2017

DT Share: Wool?

When my son Will started school my youngest wandered around the house searching for his big brother and number one playmate... "Wool? Wool?" I was such a sorry sight took him out for some fun to distract him from the loss. :-( 

This Double spot paper from Cocoa Vanilla ~Wild at Heart is so much fun I think it's be great for a celebration type page and would just as well for girls and boys.  

Supplies used:Cocoa Vanilla ~ Wild at Heart: Papers: Double Dot, Luscious, and Fussy Cuts. Embellishments: Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Sticker Sheet, and Enamel Dots. We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Coral, Alphabet: Thickers Dear Lizzy Petals.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DT Share: Happiness Right Here

This month I have been working with the  latest Cocoa Vanilla line in the store. Wild at Heart is lots of delightful florals in luscious pastel and jewel tones. I think it comes across as quite feminine and girly on first look. On closer examination though there is lots in that will work for childhood, party and maybe even some heritage LO's. 

I've gone with a fairly simple block design for this LO abour me hanging out with my two younger boys. I've put the photos on the right hand side of the LO so it doesn't look like we're staring off the side of the page... it's a simple technique which makes a surprising difference in helping the page to feel contained.

Supplies: Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart: Pattered Papers: Fussy Cuts, Double Dot and Memento. Embellishments: Enamel Dots, Accessory Sticker Sheet, and Flair Buttons.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Gallery PIck

It was the lovely design and unique colour palette of this LO from Kristy (Kikyee) that caught my eye first. Then I took a closer look at the flowers these have been stamped onto patterned paper and hand cut... she has way more patience that I!! The results are stunning I love this page and those flowers are the key!
This was her entry into week three of the competition- we have had so much great work in the gallery from the competition it's worth it to go have a look at them... and leave some love while you're there I think we all enjoy a few compliments now and then.

Thanks for joining in and sharing the results Kristy!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Gallery Pick

 Some more pages from our January Cyber Crop this time from Sharnook. 
This top page is  a scraplift from Member Toni M. I love the excitement and movement conveyed by the page... and it would be pretty exciting meeting some super heroes! There's lots of colours in the photos so it was a great choice to only have hints of colour on the page and the little touches of patterned paper are doing a perfect job. The stars are a great extra touch too- always cool to have some stars when you're meeting the stars of the show!

This page is Sharnooks take on the sketch challenge from January- I'm loving the pretty pastel colour scheme she has pulled together- works perfectly with the girly photo and ties in with their clothes as well. I love that she has made the sketch design feel more relaxed and informal and fun! Bonus points for the fussy cutting too!! Beautiful page Sharnook- thanks for sharing!!

What I didn't notice at first is that both these pages use almost the same design... a central block with a diagonal flow from top right to bottom left... and yes they look very different- this is a fantastic example of making use of great design to make awesome pages- it's something that makes life so much easier too... especially when we're tired and scrapping to relax!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

DT Share: You dressed Yourself

My last page with this Jillibean line... I'm going to be sad to see it go the colours really have brightened my scrap table!!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics White. Jillibean Soup Chit Chat Chowder Papers: Crisp Cackle, Backed Babble, Glazed Gab, Churned CC, and Bite Sized Bits.  And the Label Stickers. Simple Stories Life in Colour: Expressions Cardstock stickers.

Friday, March 17, 2017

March Monochrome Plus CC

Hello everyone and welcome to our March "Monochrome Plus" Cyber Crop!

We have 3 challenges for you, each based on a single colour, and with an additional requirement.

A monochrome layout is based on a single colour, you can use any shade of that colour with a small amount of a neutral colour if needed, (neutral being white, black or kraft.) 

Challenge 1 - Pink plus a Sketch

Here's Gypsy's take on this...

I'm loving the new Cocoa Vanilla Line Wild at Heart in the store- so really enjoyed putting this page together. I've combined it with some bits and pieces from the Love Always line as well.

Challenge 2 - Blue plus Mixed Media

This is my take on this, I have used up lots of scraps of blue and my matte transparent texture paste.... which doesn't show up that great in photo's 😡 ...  but in real life it looks great!! ❤

They look like different colours... above was taken outside, below was taken at my scrap desk, and I've edited it a little to show off the texture paste a bit more 

Challenge 3  - YOUR choice of colour plus Chipboard

I have always wanted to try an all while layout!!  I've not put a title on this page yet, as I'm still trying to decide on one... I think I might find a quote to use :) 

I've embossed and die cut to add texture to the page...

We hope you have fun with these chalenges, you have a full week plus, to scrap these challenges, upload them to our gallery  and be in the winning for a store voucher or a pack of lovely goodies for being the DT pick.

Due date Sunday 26th March - Midnight

And don't forget to stop by our Facebook chat group over the weekend and say Hello to everyone and join in with our Bingo game.  If you are new please just send me a message and I will add you.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DT Share: You Create

A quick share from me today- utilising some old and new... the lovely colourful Jillibean Chit chat Chowder and I've pulled out the ricrac!

Supplies Used: Bazzill White, Jillibean Chit chat Chowder Paper: Crisp Cackle, and Label Stickers and Alpha. Ricrac: Light Pink and White. Simple Stories Life in Colour: Expressions Cardstock Stickers. Foam Thickers.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gallery Pick

How delightful is this LO by Tracy A in week two of our competition?! 
I'm loving the bright colours and the combination of papers and mixed media- they work so well with this super cute photo! I also love that she has kept the rest of the page really clean to balance out all the action in the centre! Thanks for playing along Tracy!

Have you had a go at the competition challenges? There's still time to get in there and complete the pages we'd love you to join in!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

DT Share: My Kind of day: Today

I love making double pages LO's to get a whole bunch of photos to help tell the stories of our adventures- you've probably seen enough of my pages by now to know I love Linear design and straight lines... this page is no exception. I have used a combination of 6x4 and 3x4 photos on my page.

Once again I'm working with the delightfully colourful Jillibean Chit Chat Chowder Line and I've mixed it up with some Cocoa Vanilla.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics French Vanilla. Jillibean Soup Chit Chat Chowder papers: Bite Sized Bits, Crisp Cackle and Toasted Talk. Jillibean Label Stickers and Alpha and Pea Pod Parts. Cocoa Vanilla: Free Spirit Puffy Stickers and Endless Summer Enamel Shapes. Washi: Hambly.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DT Share: Be-You-tiful

 This baby girl, my sweet little cousin is 18 months old now and I miss her like crazy- so it was very nice to scrap these photos. The boys loved her to bits as well and absolutely doted on her!

I've really mixed up my supplies on these pages and pulled together a bit of everything- it's fun sometimes to do that... finish off a few last bits and pieces from a sheet or packet and it makes for some economical and interesting pages!

Supplies Used: Bazzill Basics French Vanilla, Jillibean Soup Chit Chat Chowder: Bite sized Bits and Grandma's Lima Bean: Dry Lima Beans and Small Onion and the Soup Labels. Washi Tape: Hambly. Stickers and Embellishments: Simple Stories Life In Colour, Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Puffys, Fancy Pants Happy Place Puffys and What a wonderful day Buttons.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Gallery Pick

I'm beginning to think the new year put a spring in everyone's scrapbooking step because we have so many great projects coming through our Gallery... it makes it hard to choose just one page! Hence I am sharing three this week from Jazikt. The one above is from the February Cyber Crop... I'm loving this large photo and the choice to keep the page simple and give the image centre stage!

This one is from the January CC- the challenge was to scraplift from another of our Mystical Community members- and Jazikt chose a LO by Debi Clark. I have to say I fell in love with this page because of the strong reds, the touch of green and the fantastic combination of papers picked, it's just lovely.

This page is also from the January CC - the sketch challenge and once again it's the colours that pulled me in- it's an almost monochromatic Yellow LO and it works so well... Jazikt really is a master paper picker I think!! It's a great take on the sketch and a great page!

Thank-you so much for your contribution to our galley Jazikt you are an inspiration!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

DT Share: Love Your Style

How is this kid's awesome style? :-) 

An easy page from me this week using the new Jillibean Chit Chat Chowder range. I love this yellow heart paper I think it's very versatile the hearts are small and subtle so it would work on a lot of LO's about the things you love... like crazy toddlers! 

Supplies used: Bazzill Cardstock White, Jillibean Chit Chat Chowder: Bite Sized Bits, Backed Babble, Churned CC Papers. Plus Chit Chat Chowder: Label Stickers and Alpha and Pea pod parts. Also added Amy Tangerine Memento Thickers Alpha and Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad Enamel Shapes.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DT Share: My Favourite Tights

Another page made with the delightfully colourful Chit Chat Chowder Range from Jillibean Soup. I've teamed up some French Vanilla Bazzill with Chit Chat Papers: Crisp Cackle and Bite sized bits. The Great thing about Jillibean lines is that they work off a base of Primary Colours so the lines work well together- I've also used some Grandma's Lima Bean here; The Dry Lima Bean paper and the cardstock Stickers and Alpha. The page has been finished off with the Chit Chat Word Labels, Label Stickers and Alpha and Pea Pod Parts

Monday, February 27, 2017

Gallery Pick

This lovely page is Tracy A's week one entry for our Mystical Around Australia Competition. I love the way Tracey has balanced her page with a big area of white space. The combination of papers works perfectly with her Christmas theme but nothing so much that it overwhelms the page. But my favourite part of this page is the splashes which I think Tracy has made with a mask... but what else? Tracy can you come tell us in the comments? It's a beautiful page Tracy! Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks for playing along on the competition. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DT Stash Busting: Peeka Boo!

One of the best ways to use up some older stash is to pair it up with some of the news! So on my page today I have some KI Memories Sheer Delights, and MME Lime Twist, And I've teamed it up with the star paper from Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad and some Hambly Washi Tape.  Then added some pops of yellow with: Jillibean Banners, and Jillibean Hexies, some of the Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day Stickers and some Cocoa Vanilla Totally Rad Enamel Shapes. My title is a combination of Chipboard Thickers and the SS Life In Colour Expression Cardstock Stickers- I've also pulled some word stickers from this sheet and the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Accessory Stickers.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DT Quick Share: Make Art Today!

Hi all! A nice mix of old and new on my page today. I'm loving the modern graphic style of the latest Jillibean line Chit Chat Chowder- and all my papers are from that line. I've teamed it up with the Amy Tangerine Kal Barteski Thickers which I love... heaps of letters and nice and informal. I've finished it off with some stickers from Simple Stories Life in Colour line which works really well with the Chit Chat Chowder. Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DT Quick Share: Like Brothers

Just a quick little share today. I've been using up some left over bits and pieces so this is a big miix of a whole bunch of Mystical supplies. My Papers are from Jillibean- Grandma's Lima Bean Soup. There's some Fancy Pants and also some and Cocoa Vanilla in there as well.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Gallery Pick

Have you had a look around our Gallery lately? It seems that 2017 is going to be a great year for scrapbooking as we already have a heap of amazing Layouts being shared. Including these two super lovely pages from Shimano!
I love both of these pages so much! I love that she's used 6x4 photos- makes it so easy to use these pages for my own inspiration. I love the papers she has combined, just a sweet combination. Great  attention to detail with the inked edges and a nice sprinkling of embellishing on each page keeping the focus firmly on the photo.

Thanks Shimano for sharing your pages with us!