Sunday, 19 July 2020

Mini Madness - Little Album for Scrap Matrix

Hi - back to share my second project for this months Mini Madness for Scrap Matrix!




I find making these little albums very therapeutic!  When I have an event and take alot of photos, I print them out 8cm x 6 cm and they fit perfectly in here with room to journal.

I start with book pages, butcher paper, A4, Cardstock - whatever I have- and even some cut offs that I have made for other projects.

I use a Gel Plate, stamps, stencils and mark making tools to create the pages:


Whilst making this page I also painted a little canvas - I will show at the bottom of the blog what I did on this.


I have used Paper Artsy Paints and a combination of stamps that I have in my stash.


Some I leave white space as they provide a great contrast in the book.


This one is a combination of stamps, toilet roll ends, and Tim Holtz carve tools


Stamping into ink and also using what is on the stamp to place the opposite image.




Once I have completed enough pages I cut them to fit inside the book.  The size you make is entirely your choice - the bigger you go the more paper you will have make!




To make the cover, I have used some heavy duty cardboard and made two covers and a spine, which I have joined with a sticky backed paper.

Once all pages are cut, create two signatures and attach with waxed thread.






I have added some silk ribbon to the spine to hide the waxed thread


Some pages I have made longer so they can pull out and hold more photos.  I have also used paint pens to add some marks and details




I have painted the inside and outside of the covers with Paper Artsy Paints and covered with pages that I created.



Now it is all ready to add some photos :)

I hope that this has inspired you to have a go - little albums on the coffee table are always a hit with visitors!

Oh and the little canvas - I have created this for my husband to place by his computer :






Lynn Good




Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Scrap Matrix DT - mini madness month.

Hi everyone, Lynn here with my take on this months challenge over at Scrap Matrix - and I had a big mental stumbling block on this one that I will explain later on!!

I have done some little cards and tags





I had no idea what to create (My mojo was on holiday I think!). So i thought lets just put some colour down and see what happens.

I thought back to my class with Tracy Scott and did just that with my finger and Paper Artsy Paints




This is the point where it is "ugly" and you need to work through it.  So I start to apply stamps from Tracy Scotts ETS33 and ETS35 sets


No method at all just anywhere.  I then used Paper Artsy Paint - Little Black Dress and blocked out the areas around the stamps. 


Starting to like the page a little more at this point - but White Pen is needed:


Loved this but still lacking the lift I was looking for so back to the white pen again - excuse the photos, those that know me know I am only able create at night and not the best photos.


And then I got to the point of - I cant cut this up I love it too much, but it is so busy what am I going to do with it?

So here was my mental stumbling block.  I spent a couple of day just looking at it before take the plunge and putting it in the guillotine!!!   

I cut it into small squares for gift tags and rectangles for cards.  I have backed them with cardstock and added some Tim Holtz Small talk stickers to them.






I had some pieces left over so thought I would put them in my art journal page to complete later.
I painted the page with fluorescent orange paint and added the squares and a couple of flip covers to put photos and journalling.




Products Used:



I hope that I have inspired you to have a go this month - here is the moodboard for inspiration



Once you have created your project - just upload to the Scrap Matrix Shares page on Facebook.

Til next time
Lynn Good

Friday, 19 June 2020

Art Journal Page "Together" for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, Lynn back here to share my second art journal page that I have created for this months challenge/moodboard.

In case you havent seen it yet - this is the moodboard:


    I have created this page:


If you had seen my previous art journal blog you will remember that I created a "mop up" page with the excess paint - well i have turned that page into the houses.

Here is a pic from the previous post - i have used the piece on the right




I have used a circle stencil from Darkroom Door (any circle stencil will work) and with a fine black pen have drawn in some circles.

I have then doodled in and around the circles with a white and black Posca pen.


I have then drawn some house shapes and cut them out


Using Dylusion Paint pens I have drawn in windows and doors etc.

In my Dylusion Art Journal book I have created the background page.  I have used Distress Oxide - Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover.

I placed the ink pad directly onto the page and stayed with water enable them to move when wiped with a brush



I have spritz the page with water diluting the colour where the drops land.

I have arranged the houses in an order that I liked and adhered them with Matte Medium.


I needed to ground the houses so drew in some paths and a road with a Stabilio black pencil which activates with water.


I have used a cloud stencil and Dina Wakley Gloss Spray - White to add some clouds to the top of the page.  I have then gone around the edges of the clouds with blue coloured pencil.


I thought the paths needed some grass I i have used some green gelatos to create the effect of grass around the path and houses.

Finally I decided that people were needed to added some girls that I cut from a very old Prima Stamp "Bloom" and coloured with flourescent coloured pencils.

The saying was a word sticker in the Fiona Paltridge Strength in Numbers Collection - I cut out the word "together" and replaced it with one that had a bigger font as I wanted to highlight that word.

Here are some close ups;







I hope that you have been inspired to have a go - I cant wait to see all the houses that everyone creates.

Dont forget to upload to the Scrap Matrix Shares page on facebook to be in the chance to win a voucher to spend in the store.

Until next time 

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, 8 June 2020

Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, I cant believe it is the start of another month already!  The good thing about that - it is new challenge time over at Scrap Matrix.!!!!!  This months challenge is a moodboard all about houses.


I have not been one of the ones that have been able to stay home, I have had to go to work each day and as I live in the country live has not been too different for me.

This moodboard was certainly a favourite of mine - colour and houses - what a great combination.

Here is my page


I have created this in my Dylusions Large Art Journal.  After covering the page with gesso I got to play with the new Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays   - Marine, Fuchsia and Lemon.


I love how these paints interact with each other - and the desire to dry was difficult to resist but with being plastic paints heat is not recommended.   
As I am not a patient person I decided to use another piece of paper to mop up the excess



I LOVED how it pulled the paint and created texture.  The paint has dried a little and when I pulled the piece of paper off  (I have used Paper Artsy Smoothy cardstock) it lifted the paint in areas which created a real rough feel that I love.- I have put the piece on the right to the side and will use this on my next project later in the month.

While the paint was drying I got a second piece of Paper Artsy Smoothy Cardstock and painted stripes using Dylusion Paints - Tropical Sangria, Sour Appletini, Mango Punch and Lemon Drop.  There are the new colours from Dylusions and are so delicious.



I have then stamped the houses stamp from Paper Artsy ZA40


I have then used Dylusion Paint Pens and Posca white and black pens to colour the images which I adhered to the page.  The title I have stamped with Tim Holtz Block Upper Case stamp and Black Ink.

I have then written around the houses in a black Posca Pen.

Here are some close ups:







Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have time this month to create a layout, art journal page, card etc and go into the challenge to win a voucher to spend at Scrap Matrix.   

It is super simple to enter - just upload your project to the relevant album in the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page and let us know what product (s) you have used that is available or you purchased from Scrap Matrix.

Til next time - Happy Crafting.