Sunday, 19 January 2020

Scrapbook page for Scrap Matrix

Morning everyone, today I am back with the second layout that I have created for this months moodboard challenge. 




Here is my layout- I have gone with the greens and pinks for this page together with an array of summer photos of our pup "Rosie"



I began by cutting up the 6 x 6 La-La Lands Paper - Endless Summer and adhering to a 12x12 cardstock with matte medium. I then added a layer of gesso to push the paper to the background,


I have then used Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, Paper Artsy Infusion Green Man and Paper Artsy Stencil PS097 at the top and bottom of the page.





Once this was dry I have highlighted the paper strips with gelatos and words from Mambi sticks Stickers.   

Final touches with liquid pearls around the layout,

Here are some close ups:







I hope that this has inspired you to find some time to create and enter into this months challenge.  It is super easy - create a project and upload a picture to our Scrap Matrix Shares page, easy peasy.  Dont forget to let us know what products you have used that is available from the Scrap Matrix Shop.

Until next time = Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, I am super excited to be back and to share this art journal page that I have created featuring Paper Artsy Stamps, Stencils and paints.



I begin without a clue what I was going to do - I had to trust my intuition - well hope that I did anyway !!!!!


In my Dylusions Art Journal Book I laid done some Paper Artsy Paints in Bubble Gum, Byzantum, Zesty Zing and Smurf.

I applied the same colours to a seperate piece of cardstock, blending the colours with a wet wipe.



I stamped the images from the stamp JOFY81 onto the page and fussy cut them out,





In the art journal, I have used a Tracy Scott Stencil - PS158 and Snowflake paint to push the colours to the background. 





After I placed the flowers where I was happy and adhered them with Matte Medium Gel and painted around them with Snowflake paint to further push the background design to the rear.  I have then added some details with white paint pens and coloured pencils to highlight the flowers more.


I have stamped the title "Let your dreams blossom" with Tim Holtz foam alpha "Ideaology" stamps and then went around them with white gel pen.


On the right side where there was no title, I have highlighted the stencil area using a white gel pen.


I have then added a border with white and black paint pen to being the layout together.

Here are some close ups:





I hope that you have time to enter into this months challenge - Just follow the moodboard below:


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create a project and upload a photo to our Scrap Matrix Shares page on facebook - it is that easy !!! 

I will have another project for late this month but in the meantime I look forward to seeing what you create.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Art Journal page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone,  I am back with another art journal page that I have created for this month's challenge - Powerful Blooms


Here is the inspiration for this month:


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I began this page with a complete blank and thought I would see where my inspiration took me.  
When I have these days I always find it easier to use my "go to" colours - Orange, Red and Yellow.  They instantly put me in a good mood!!!!!   I have added a red and purple as well.

In my Dylusions Art Journal I have used Paper Artsy Paints in the following colours:

Eggplant
Zesty Zing
Tangerine Twist
Bubble Gum
Cherry Red


I have then used my fingers to spread the paint


I always put scrap paper behind the pages I am working on as I am a messy worker and end up with paint on the other pages - no matter how hard I try not to!!

I have used stencils and Paper Artsy Purple Rain and Snowflake paint and to add some "texture" to the page

Stencils used:



TCW330 - Numbers



I felt it needed more - maybe some bolder shapes so I continued on


While I waited for this to dry I started on the flowers.  I have used JOFY stamps for the images.
I tore a  piece of paper from the Dylusions Journal - I love this paper and alway tear from a middle page so I dont have random pages falling out!!


And the colouring begins - I find this part very therapeutic.  I have used Prismacolour Pencils for the flowers as that is what I had in my stash - but any colour pencils will work.  I have used fine tip black ink pen for the stalks and around the petals.


I have fussy cut the flowers out and added them to the page with Finnabair Soft Matte Gel - I use this as I like to add shadowing with the Big Brush Pitt Pens and the Matte Medium prolongs the drying time of the pens. (any matte medium works fine for this)


I have stamped a quote from the stamp set - Paper Artsy JOFY72 onto cardstock


Finishing touches include the Big Brush Pitt Pens around the flowers to create shadows, Stabillio ALL pencil close around the flowers, White Posca pen to create marks in the background and on the flowers, and Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the page.




I hope that you have enjoyed this small explanation of my page and find some inspiration to enter this months challenge - there is still a week to go - all you have to do is upload a pic of your project to the Scrap Matrix Shares FB page and tell us of at least one product that you have used that is available from Scrap Matrix.

Til next time - Happy crafting




Friday, 8 November 2019

Guest Design Team Spot for Scrap Matrix.

Hi everyone, Lynn here back to share an art journal page I have created this month as a Guest Design Team creator for November.

It is super exciting to be a part of this months awesome challenge - Powerful Blooms.   

To me nothing speaks blooms better than Tracey Scott  Paper Artsy Stamps - so this is what I have created.


I began by place random patches of paper artsy paints on my art journal.  I have used Zesty Zing, Tangerine Twist and Cherry Red.



I have then used tissue paper to create some background.


I probably should have done the tissue first so it blended into the background - never fear - I just used my fingers to rub more paint around the edges and it looks blended!!!


I have then used a stencils (listed below) to create some background patterns using the same colour palette - I have done this using Big Brush Pitt Pens and Paper Artsy paints.


I have then used the Paper Artsy stamp by Tracy Scott - ETS28 onto another piece of Dyslusions paper (I have torn it out of the art journal book I am using - just make sure you tear from the centre of a signature so you dont have random pages falling out!)  

Once the ink was dry I have fussy cut the stamps and adhered them to the page using Matte Medium Gel



I have gone around the outside of the flowers with a Big Brush Pitt Pen and blended it with my finger.
I have also used a paint pen and added dome doodling around the page.

Final touches include a saying and some black and white in to highlight the centre of the flowers:


Here are some close ups:








Products used 



SO why not have a go this month:


All you need to do is create a page, scrapbook layout, a card or two, canvas - the list is endless - and upload it to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page and let us know what Scrap Matrix Products you have used  - it is that simple!


Til next time - Happy creating

Monday, 21 October 2019

Scrapbook layout and art journal page for Scrap FX DT

Hi everyone, today I would like to share a scrapbook page and an art journal page that I have created for Scrap FX


First the art journal page:



I am so lucky to have this wonderful girl in my life - here was her first time having pumpkin!

I have used 13 arts paper designed by Australian Artist Fiona Paltridge "Strength in Numbers".  Fantastic paper for mixed media.

I have cut strips of paper and added it around the areas where the photos will be.  I have outlined these in Black Stabillo pencil.


Using the flower stamps and archival inks I have randomly stamped around the layout.


I thought the flowers were quite bright so I have used a stencil and white Dina Wakley paint to push them to the background a little.


I have cut out the "splat/flower marks" on the transparency and added these to the layout.


The title has been embossed in WOW embossing powder



and my second project - an art journal page:



Products Used:



3D Flower Making transparency - Click Image to Close

Flower stamps - Click Image to Close
Botanical SMALL stencil - Click Image to Close
Fresh Flowers BLACK - Click Image to Close
Daisy Flowers BLACK - Click Image to Close
Angel with Attitude - Click Image to Close
Art Phrase stencil - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have found some inspiration to create