Explore Beyond a Cheesy layout

Today I'm showing you a cool technique with a stencil to add a little more of a grungy feel to your masculine layouts.  I never like all the elements to be grungy as I feel the mix of crisp and clean can often make the perfect contrast.  So I thought what better than some Spellbinders die cuts to break it up.  I find the crispness of the die cutting with the embossing line really finishes off the elements you might add to a page.  There are SO many beautiful dies that can create those accents to your layout like the 'stars', ‘tab’ & ‘scalloped circle’ I teamed up together with this grungy background. 

I couldn't resist using these dies when creating one of the additional layouts to my Scrappy Chat Designs Premier kits and so I thought I would share it as part of this post to give you a sneak into the type of layouts you would learn to create. 

I really love the corrugated cardstock by Fancy Pants Designs, as they are so cool to work with and add a fantastic element to pages. 

Spellbinders ‘Stars five’ would have to be one of my favourite dies and I love to add some pretty cool dimension with them using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. 

Check out this little technique video to see the background comes together and watch how I add the stars to my layout giving to give them some real height without unsightly foam tape. 

Products used:
Spellbinders Grand Callibur Machine
LF-124 Grand Scallop Circles
S4-092 Stars Five
S5-052 Creative Page tabs
Fancy Pants Designs - Park Bench Collection
Bazzill Basics cardstock - Black
Texture Paste
Dylusions Sprays - Turquoise & Black
Misc Washi Tape
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Professional Acid Free
Misc old book paper

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and if you have come on over from the Spellbinders Explore Beyond site, have a view through my blog and you will see lots more Spellbinders inspiration.

July Kit Release - Scrappy Chat Designs

I have been quite sick over the past 2 weeks but I have gotten this kit out a couple of days ago... This kit is SO MUCH FUN!  full of so much yummy'ness to play with!

This kit features the use of Stencils, on trend washi tape, sequins, dew drops and so many stickers and die cuts that you will have plenty left for other projects.  This is all teamed up with beautifully designed paper from Fancy pants.

You will have fun learning various ways to use your stencils as well as working with co-ordinated patterned papers die cuts and stickers to help your layout come together so quickly.  

Kits are still $39 + Postage with LOADS of value for you money.  International shipping available so please enquire.

Here is some more information for those wanting a to know little more information about our kits.

They are self-paced class kits to complete in the comfort of your own home or with a group of friends

Each premier kit comes with:
  • Video AND written  instructions of the featured project
  • Tips (and sometimes additional technique videos) to complete additional projects with the kit contents
  • Feature a particular technique or product to be used well after the life of the kit.  (With all of our kits you will have plenty of product and knowledge to add to future projects)
  • Photos of each project including close up detail pictures
  • All the product needed to complete the project with a list of additional basic items used such as ink/ paint/ gesso/texture paste you will need out of your supplies.
We always include some less or non-consumable products in our kits, to not only help you complete some beautiful projects, learn many techniques and ways of using the different product as well as taking them well beyond the kit projects.

Kits are $39 + postage

To order e-mail us at orders.scrappychatdesigns@gmail.com

Scrappy Chat Designs Kit club Membership:

This lasts for 3 months is $135 and includes 3 kits at 5% off and postage for all 3 kits (they are released monthly).  I also pop in a little something extra as a thank-you for being a member.  As a member you also get ‘insider’ info on what is coming up in the next kit – sometimes even a pic!  You are also guaranteed the kits which do sell out VERY quickly.  If you are interested in membership, you need to pay the membership fee by the 15th of the month prior.  So to commence in July you need to have your membership fee paid by 15th June.  

Current Kit stocks:
We currently have a few of the following kits available after re-stocking:

Friends for Life Premier kit
Treasured Memories - class kit
Playground Fun Premier kit