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

Thursday 6 June 2019

Art Journal Page for Scrap FX Design Team

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing with you an art journal page created for the Scrap FX Design Team:

I have used the image transfer technique with matte medium for the photo - I love how this comes out when art journalling.

The background colours are paper artsy paints and I have used the "ghosting" effect.  This is where you put down the colour, and go over when dry with another colour - in this case I have used white.  Then you place your stencil on top and use a wet wipe to remove the white.
I have also stamped numbers around the page and highlighted them with a black marker.

Here are some close ups:

products used:

Happy Birthday Hearts
Numbers silhouette SMALL
Birthday transparency
Numbers Stamp
Triangle Pentagons stencil
Triangles stamp
I hope that you are inspired to create an art journal page or two - and maybe give the image transfer a go!

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Art Journal Page - Art by Marlene Challenge for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you an art journal page that I have made for this months challenge - Art by Marlene

and my art journal page:

I was mesmerised by the amount of product that Marlene has and it was difficult to choose what to use!!!!!

I began creating my background using Dina Wakley paints.  These are applied randomly on the art journal page of the new Art by Marlene art journals.

Using the stamps from the Little Ladies stamp collection I have created a border.  I have used the mini archival ink pads in similar colours to the backgrounds 

For the centre piece I have stamped  directly onto the page the heart 23 stamp  as well as stamping this onto a seperate piece of water colour from the watercolour paper pad.  I have coloured the image with Tombow markers and adhered to the page with Matte Medium

To add the finishing touches I have used a white posca pen to highlight around the edges of the stamps and added a title.  Of course nothing is complete without splatters!

Products Used:

I hope that you have found some inspiration to enter this months challenge.  All you have to do is create a scrapbook page/art journal page/card/ ATC's/Canvas and upload a photo to the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page.  Dont forget to let us know what products you have used that are available from the Scrap Matrix store.   The challenge is open til 30th June.

Til then - Happy Crafting :)