Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you my second project for this months challenge at Scrap Matrix.  

This time I have created an art journal page









Here is the moodboard - I have used the black and white from the girl as my inspiration.


This is a super easy and quick page once you get into the flow of things.   You need to stamp your images onto a separate piece of paper and cut out.  They then become the masks - you place them on the already stamped image on your paper so when you stamp the next image, the edges which would have stamped over the original stamps are on the mask and dont mess up your previous stamped image - does that make sense!!!!!

I have used the Paper Artsy ETS23 stamp by Tracy Scott and a page from the Art by Marlene Journal 




I have now got a very busy background!!!!! - which I love and really didnt want to do anything to it - but I decided to add two little creatures from the Zini stamps which are super cute and a quote from Art by Marlene whimsy stickers







I hope that you have a go this month and enter the challenge - it is easy - Just add your creation into the 'August - Mandalas and Zentangles' Album over on our Facebook Scrap Matrix Shares page, and let us know in the comments what products you used from the Scrap Matrix store!

A voucher to the store, or even a Guest Design Spot are up for grabs!

Til next time - happy crafting



Sunday, 4 August 2019

Scrapbook layout for Scrap Matrix DT

Morning everyone, today it is my turn to share the layout I have created for Scrap Matrix for this months challenge - Mandalas and Zentangles.

I haven't created a scrapbook page in a long time so I thought I would start with a 12x12 page:


The photo is not super clear but it was a snap chap fun photo taken on the spur of the moment one night.  I find these fun photos have more meaning and love  and I am happy to have them in my album.

I begin by stamping art foamies Splat Heart Doily and Doodle Centre onto tissue paper using Dina Wakely paints


Once these were dry I cut/tore around the edges of the images and adhered them to my paper

I have used a heavy weight white cardstock as at this stage I was unsure how much paint I was going to put onto the page - as it turned out I didnt put any !!!!!!


Once the tissue was dry I have taken a Carabelle Stamp - Scribbled leaves and Textured Circles - designed by Birgit Koopsen and stamped randomly in the gaps using Ranger Distress Archival Ink.


I wanted to create some depth behind the photo, so I have coloured the images in the Dylusions Creative Dyary Stickers book with Jane Davenport Water Colours.

I have also added some 7 Dots Cotton Candy tags and words.

To blend everything together I have added some stamps in black ink - I have used a Paper Artsy Stamp ETS10 by Tracy Scott and one mark making stamp that I had given to me by Dee Dee Catron when she came to Australia.

The main title  is from Mambi Stickers.


Here are some close ups:




I hope that you have a go this month and enter the challenge - it is easy - Just add your creation into the 'August - Mandalas and Zentangles' Album over on our Facebook Scrap Matrix Shares page, and let us know in the comments what products you used from the Scrap Matrix store!

A voucher to the store, or even a Guest Design Spot are up for grabs!

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, today I am back with my second project for this months challenge for Scrap Matrix.  Again I have created an art journal page


I have used a page from the Art by Marlene Medium Journal. I have used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the background - Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry.


On a separate piece of paper from the Art by Marlene journal (I love the thickness of the paper) I stamped the flower and leaf images  from Art by Marlene Flower Stamp


I have used Jane Davenport water colours on both the flowers and leaves - adding a little flouro pencil for highlights.



I have added some liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers and white and black posca pens for highlights.

The quote and girl  is from the Art by Marlene Die Cuts

Here are some close ups:




I hope that I have given you some inspiration to have a go at this months challenge.  


It is easy to enter - all you need to do is upload a picture of your project to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook group and tell us at lerast one product that you have used that is available from Scrap Matrix.

til next time - happy crafting :)







Thursday, 4 July 2019

Art journal page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, Lynn here today to share the first project I have done for this months moodboard/colour palette challenge for Scrap Matrix - OMG  LOVE LOVE LOVE. 

These colours are perfect for me 



I have created an art journal page:


I began by using the colours in the board randomly onto my page.  I am using a page from the Art by Marlene art journal.  I have used Dina Wakley paints - magenta and cheddar.


I have then stamped the Tracey Scott flower stamp onto the page a number of times using a template to cover the first image while I stamp the second image.  I keep forgetting that my scrap table has a bow in it and the images dont stamp well!   Never mind this is where the words are going I decide! 


Using black ink I then blacked out the background areas to give the flowers more "pop".

I stamp the same image on a seperate piece of paper and fussy cut it out - this becomes by focal point as it has more detail than the others and although a little difficult to see, it is mounting on the page with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Here is the finished product:





Products Used:









Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you love the colours as much as I do and enter this months challenge - you could win a voucher for the Scrap Matrix Store. 

Entering is easy - you only have to create an art journal page, scrapbook layout, card, tag, canvas etc and upload to our Scrap Matrix Shares facebook group and let us know at least one product that you have used that is available at Scrap Matrix.

Til next time - happy crafting





Thursday, 20 June 2019

art journal page and cards for Scrap FX

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you an art journal page and some cards with tags that I have created with this months theme of birthday/celebrations for Scrap FX

First I have the art journal page.  I began this page with an image transfer of a face from a magazine.  I have then added some acrylic paints, stenciling, stamps, chipboard, and Scrap FX balloons




and here are some close ups:






For the cards - I have made 3 birthday cards.  The backgrounds of these cards and the matching tags have been created with Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper.



and 3 tags to match


Here are the cards individually:




Products Used:

Balloon Words CHEERS - Click Image to Close
Celebrate Balloons - Click Image to Close
Triangle collage stamp - Click Image to Close
Diamond Flourish Stamp - Click Image to Close
Birthday transparency - Click Image to Close
Balloon Bunch - Click Image to Close
Happy Birthday Hearts - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by - and til next time - Happy Creating :)

Friday, 14 June 2019

art journal page for Scrap Matrix

Good morning everyone, today I would like to share with you an art journal page that I created for this months challenge - Art by Marlene.

I had just been to the classes held my Marlene and had an awesome time.  I love the way she creates characters out of combining stamps and I thought I would give this a go:


I have used a Art by Marlene Tags (I have cut this one down a little and punched holes in the side so that I can add it to my Art by Marlene Journal

I began by adding white paint and a fluro green paint to the tag and scraping around with an old credit card.  I have then placed TCW Stencil designed by Marlene over the top whilst the paint was still wet and wiped with a baby wipe.  This gave me some texture without the layers.


I have stamped the two images on a separate cardstock.  This is actually a page out of the journal.  As I was away when I created this, it was the easiest way for me.  In future I would use the watercolour paper that Marlene has released - it is so thick and smooth one side and rough the other.  Here is the link - watercolour paper pad 


I have coloured the images with Art by Marlene watercolours and fussy cut out.


I have stamped some triangles around the tag from the Stardust Brightens stamp set and added some cut outs on the edge.  These came from the Die Cut Sheets.

I have stamped the saying from the same stamp set - Stardust Brightens and used water colour paint.

I have adhered everything down using matte medium

Here are some close ups:


I have coloured the stars with white Posca Pens



I have used the white Posca pen to add some more details on the cut outs.





to highlight the fish I have used stickles on the hair follicles (not sure what they are!!!)




This is  a wonderful month - there are some many products that Marlene has produces - you can see what is available here 

So why not enter this months challenge - you could win a guest spot or a shopping voucher with Scrap Matrix.  All you have to do is upload your project to the Scrap Matrix Facebook Shares album and let us know what product/s you have used that is available from Scrap Matrix.

Til next time - Happy Crafting