You may have heard whispers around the traps about my new design team possie, but I haven't shared it officially here in Blogland so today seemed like the perfect moment to do the big reveal! I am now working for the lovely Leanne Lovett at 'Mad About Scrappin' yippee! I love Leanne's fun and vibrant personality she is always a barrel of laughs crazy lady that she is tee hee! And when she advertised her search for a new DT I didn't hesitate. Now I know some of you know that she and I are good buddies, but that didn't mean I got a free walk in, I still had to apply, share a bit about what I hoped to achieve and bring to MAS and what my personal endeavours are in the world of scrapping. 

I was right chuffed to get the acceptance email and almost straight away a parcel of goodies was presented to me to get cracking on. So here a few layouts I created using the 'Elsie Rebel' patterned papers by 7 Dots Studio and an Inspiration pack full of different textured materials that Leanne gave to me and Melanie McKenzie to play with.

This page called 'Meow' showcases the 'Extraordinary' pp. I used some gesso, and then with the Spiced Marmalade distress ink by Tim Holtz inked over the top of a paper doiley which I used as a mask.
Because circles feature strongly in this page I decided to balance that out by adding strips of paper, transparency and washi tape vertically behind the photo's which really helps break up the circular repetition and define the photo's. Then I covered a chipboard arrow in washi tape to help connect the title to the photo cluster. Finally from the inspiration pack I used the bottle cap as a stamp to add some more circles (like it needed more of those lol)

In 'Let Sleeping Babies Lie' I used most of the papers from the Elsie Rebel range but featured the 'Sensitive' pp as the base. I clustered 3 photo's of Tige sleeping and layered them with torn pieces from the other papers. I used some aqua tuile and some more of the gutter guard for extra texture from the inspiration pack. I designed a word-art for the title and printed that off along with some cloud shapes and half tone paint splatters on Grafix Rub-onz which just adds a little extra something to the overall page.
Lastly I customised some glass cabachons by gluing them to some paper off cuts waste not want not!

Oh and I used the new Words or Whatever Circle AltaMATZ that Leanne sells, they are fantastic. 

This page 'Don't be afraid to fall' is using the 'Delightful' PP from the Elsie Rebel range. I incorporated some stickers from this set and used a Heidi Swapp 'Damask' mask by inking it to create more depth in the background. 

From the inspiration pack that Lea gave us I cut a strip from the rubber mat, painted it and adhered it to the page and finally, mounted the photo on a piece of the gutter guard for added  texture.

For the final page 'Funny Faces' I used the 'Over Emotional' and 'Imperfect' papers. You can just make out the misted area using the Gutter guard as a mask in the top left corner I think I used the Chalkboard 'Monolith' misting spray, hence why it is subtle but it has a gorgeous shimmer. The handcut chipboard sun has an imprinted texture from the non slip matting over the surface. Both very subtle but I think the added texture creates a softness to the page.
So there you have my exciting news. If you are interested and learning more check out the Mad About scrappin Facebook page here.
Thanks for stopping by  xox


  1. Well a big congrats to deserving!!!! Your pages are absolutely fabulous! Love all of them!

  2. Congrats lovely Em, & so well deserved. What a top array of pages are so inspirational!

  3. Well done! Sounds like something you really, really wanted ~ & your LO's are very all that misting/bg work, looks great:):)

  4. As always I just them all. Di xo

  5. Cool congrats that's perfect for you the DT spot..lovely pages you have created again.

  6. Your style is so unique!! I love what u do! Need to learn some grungy techniques from u!!!

    1. tee hee, I'll be happy to share some pointers with you Keren ☺

  7. Wow what a great DT to be on hehehe!!!!!!! Thanks so much for being a part of Mad!!!

  8. These are amazing Em! Love the grungy edge you have brought to this range! Congrats on your new DT position =)

  9. WOOT WOO.. Em.. congrats on your new possie :)))


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