Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Scrapbook layout for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, today I would like to share my second layout for this months challenge - Metals & Petals over at Scrap Matrix.

I have loved this months challenge.  Sadly we had to put our furbaby down a month ago, and I have created this layout in memory of her.


I have used Happy Accident paper, 13 arts stencil and crackle paste to create some texture in the background.  I have used paper artsy paints - Tango, Greeen Patina, Banana and Pumpkin soup.  I have stamped around the area where the layout will go with Tim Holtz Stampers Annoymous Stamp - Perspective.


The flowers have been created using wipe off sheets - this is where I have been making background and wipe off the brayer onto paper.  I have then stamped the Paper Artsy Stamp - ETS22  onto this paper and cut out.


I have randomly used some deco foil around the layout to add some "bling"


Metal flowers have been cut in half and inserted behind the photo 



I have die cut a heart and stamped the word fly from the Paper Artsy stamp set.  The "something to remember" is a sticker from the 13 arts collection - Secret Letters




A white paint pen adds finishing touches on the flowers and a "favorites" sticker from the Mambi sticker set

Products used:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are inspired to have a go at this months challenge.  You do not need to have a blog just post your layout, tag, card, project into the Scrap Matrix Shares Album in facebook and tell us at least one product that you have used that is available at the Scrap Matrix Store - easy peasy!

Til Next time - Happy Crafting.



Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Art Journal page for Scrap FX

Good morning everyone, today I would like to share with you an art journal page I created using Scrap FX stamps and stencils.


I began by painting my entire art journal page with random colours  - I have even used some metallic colours!



I have then taken the big butterfly stamp and using a fine pencil drawn around the stencil


I have then used a thin black pen to outline the butterfly that I had traced and them began colouring it in using a thicker black paint pen


Once this was complete I have stamped the bottom half of the page with flowers and then began blocking out the background with a solid paint colour.


I wasnt particularly fond of the colour I chose, so once it was dry I covered it over again with white paint.  This is the "ugly
 stage!  I still needs some background stamping, another layer of white paint and some highlights.


I also typed out a saying " Butterflies are like self propelled flowers" to complete my page



Scrap Fx products used:

Majestic Moth stencil - Click Image to Close
Butterflies stencil - Click Image to Close

Scribble Daisy stamp - Click Image to Close


Seed Stem Stamp, small - Click Image to Close
Thanks for stopping by - til next time Happy Crafting

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Art Journal Cover for Scrap Matrix DT

Today I would like to share with you my project for this months Challenge at Scrap Matrix - Metals and Petals.


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When I saw what the challenge was for this month, I was super excited.  I just love to create these projects - whether it be on canvas, board or like today as an art journal cover.





I have created this on  my small Dylusions Album




I have glued everything down except the bulb - that goes down last. I find that the Finnabair Matte Gel is great for most items - anything that requires a depth of gel it is better to use Finnabair Heavy Body Gel.  I leave this to dry naturally.  You can use a heat gun but as I often have two projects on the go at once I tend to work on my other project whilst it dries




Once dry everything gets covered with black gesso and then the colouring can begin - this is the exciting part!

I have used Prima Art Alchemy Paints.  I start with the colour that is going to be in the background and then build the colours up layer by layer. 






Once I am happy with the colours, I then add the finer details - highlights with Prima Art Alchemy wax,  glass beads, micro beads, sequins and the light blub which I have painted the back of with the Art Alchemy paints.

Here are some close ups:















Products Used:



This is such a fun month - so many options - and you have until the end of the month to enter. It is super simple - just upload a photo of your layout into the Metals and Flowers Album in our Scrap Matrix Shares page and tell us at least one product that you have used that is available in the Scrap Matrix store.

I hope that you find time to enter - I would love to see what you create.

Til next time - Happy Crafting :)


Friday, 19 October 2018

Layout and ATC's for Scrap FX DT

Morning everyone, today I would like to share a layout and and set of 3 ATC's that have a beach theme.  We live in a coastal town - but dont often go to the beach - maybe because Tasmania has a very small summer!!!  I have scrapped a layout of my two boys and our dog on the beach (This was taken about 13 years ago!)
First the layout:


I have used 49 & Market paper from the Tattered Vintage Artistry Collection.   I have used the Cool Circles Stencil and  Finnabair white crackle paste and Texture Paste - Black Sand.  I have used Tattered Angel Mists to colour the background and the chipboard pieces. I have used Marabu Art Spray Gold for highlights.  I have used black ink to stamp some triangles in the background using a triangles stamp.  The title I have embossed with black range fine embossing powder.

Here are some close ups:






Chipboard Pieces Used:


Nautilus Graphic - Click Image to Close




Lighthouse Lightbulb - Click Image to Close





For my second project I have created 3 artist trading cards:


The background paper has been created with alcohol inks and Yupo paper.  I have coloured the mini shells with the same Tattered Angel Mists as in the layout above. I have left the titles plain so they stand out against the busy background.
Here are some close ups:





Chipboard used:




#escape - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by - until next time Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Scrap Matrix DT - Art Journal Page

Morning, today I am here with my second project for this months challenge - You've Got Mail over at Scrap Matrix.

This time I have created an art journal page:



here is the moodboard for the challenge:


I began by adding some Ranger Idea-Ology Collage Paper and Tim Holtz Tissue paper to the art journal page using Matt Medium




I have then applied some paint using some stencils to push the tissue paper to the background.



I have stamped out the word travel and suitcase from the Paper Artsy stamp - I have used these as they fit into my the of letters being mailed when travelling around - that was before the days of blogs and facebook and emails!



Postcards being another form of mail - I have stamped a postcard stamp onto paper and aged it with distress ink and stamped using a Tim Holtz text stamp - the same stamp that is in the background of the art journal.


Here are some close ups:







I hope that this has inspired you to create a project for this months challenge.  It is simple to enter - just upload your entry into the You've got Mail album in the facebook Scrapmatrix Shares page found here

Products used 



Til next time - happy crafting


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