Sunday, November 19, 2017

Chipboard Layering -

Good morning Rikki here today to share with you two feminine layouts using a couple of key pieces of chipboard. 

Layering chipboard among your fussy cutting allows you to add interest in your layers. 

Clustering your flowers and your flourishes add some nice soft details......

CB4066 Ornate Frames 23

CB1234 Flowers 12

So till next time have a creative day.

Friday, November 17, 2017

I Could So Rock This Hair!!!

I Could So Rock This Hair


Wow I can't believe its November already. Where has the year gone? 
Xmas will be here before we know it. 

Today I would like to share with you my latest layout using Scrapmatts Chippy.

Rock this hair

For this layout I have used a few different pieces.
I love the triangles and I decided to use them as a background element by cutting them apart and placing them behind my photo. I have coloured them with Kaisercraft Mist.


For more detail behind the photo I also used the circle mesh and the chain link.



I have splattered black ink on the background and used the Coffee Stain stamp from Kaszazz for added detail.

rock this hair

This layout has been created on Watercolour 12x12 paper.
I have just discovered this paper and the process to create a watercolour background. I'm in love with it. I feel like a painter when I am doing this and believe me I am no watercolour artist!!!
I have added some prima flowers to frame the picture.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Daddy Hugs and Smile - Lauren Tomecek

Sometimes when you have a great photo, it's important to let it be the star of the layout and not over clutter the layout with embellishments or layers. I find Scrapmatts chipboard is the perfect finishing touch for these kinds of layouts, subtle yet effective. It's also nice sometimes to create a simple layout that doesn't take ages.

I have used the stencil ST9008-A5 to apply some white gesso over parts of the background, then covered the same areas with sections of CB5126 Diamond Mesh 02. Lastly, I've used CB1155 Ferns 01 to frame my title. 

Scrapmatts is sponsoring the current challenge over at CSI: Color, Stories and Inspiration. The case file is below. I've used leaves, a heart, wood/woodgrain and vellum from the evidence and my journaling is inspired by the words 'outside' and 'calm'.

I created my second project whilst on a retreat last month. It was so good to get away and focus on nothing but relaxing and crafting for a whole weekend!

These flowing script words from CB6117 Assorted Words 30 make perfect titles. I've coloured mine using two layers of Versacolor inks to match the background cardstock. I've coloured a medium sized butterfly from CB4008 Butterflies 01 with liquid pearls to add texture and shine.

You can see the largest circle from the CB5139 String Circles 03 set in these close ups, which I've cut in half to use in two spots. This has been inked too, then some pearls glued as accents on all the dots. You can also see a small tab covered in washi tape from CB5117 Tabs 01 and a smaller butterfly from the same set. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 13, 2017

November Layout and Thank You Card

Hi everyone, Lisette with you today.

I created this Layout as my Design Team submission for last months123 Challenge Blog.  I love this colour combo and love this photo of my gorgeous daughter.

As usual I started with a stencil - ST1031

I painted & inked the lovely chipboard pieces
CB4069 Ornate Frames 26
CB6104 Assorted Words 21
CB1192 Scrap Words 04
CB1158 Butterflies 20
CB1159 Hearts 05
CB5166 Leafspray 15
CB1151 Leaves 03


I then created a cluster with flowers, a flair & a button, as well as the chipboard leaf and leafspray.  Until you look closely you don't realise the green leave is chipboard.  I have added the words to the cluster and finished off with the heart.

This is such a bright and happy layout - just like my girl!

I also created this quick Thank You card.

Again I started with a stencil - ST 5049 Lattice.

I then added the Thank You CB6102 Assorted Words 21, and then, added a flourish from the CB4069 Ornate Frames 26, pack.  One of the many flourishes that come in the same pack as the frame around the photo in the layout above.
I heat embossed both the Thank You and the flourish.

I hope my layout and card have inspired you in different
ways to use Scrapmatts Stencils and Chipboard.

Until next month,
Happy creating
Lisette xo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November creating with Helen - A Baby Boy's layout and a Christmas card/box

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout featuring a photo of one of my Grandsons 
who is now almost seven.  The years have flown by.
To begin, I used a Scrapmatts brick stencil on the back ground - ST9024 A5 
I've used a Crate Paper collection, "Cool kid" 
The chipboard circle was painted with Tim Holtz Ozide, "Fossilized amber"
CB 5140 String Circles 04
The title is from CB6113 Scrap Words 32
The Gears were already painted black, CB1072

The sketch which inspired my page is by Laura Whitaker - thank you Laura.

Next up is a Christmas easel card with a drawer, which holds a few chocolates.
I think it would make a lovely Teacher's gift at the end of the year.
The chipboard garland was painted with Twinkling H2O's
CB5164 Holly 05
The chipboard pieces were embossed in gold, they are:-
CB6111 Assorted Words 27
CB6081 Christmas Stars 02
CB1229 Chains 02  
I used Nuvo Mousse through a stencil to create additional stars

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Together layout and a couple of quick Chrissy Cards!

Hello there,
How is your month going? Things are getting a bit festive around the place..  soon it will be Christmas... but first.. I hope to get more creating done!!

I have a layout to share with you that I created for a Challenge I am on..  I have used some wonderful SCRAPMATTS products on my page!

Firstly some closer views..
A gorgeous flower embossed in blue!
Fabulous Film strip and circle stars painted in purple! Also some word chippies too!

I think chipboard looks fantastic painted in bright colors, it really adds some pop to your page!!

Here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS products I have used.

ST1003 Stencil Sticks


ST5002 Stencil Stars

CB6001 Film Strips 02


CB1023 Flowers03 

CB6105 Assorted Words 23 


and one of my favs....
CB5138 String Circles 02

and I thought I would whip some a couple of Christmas cards, seeing it is November an' all!!! (not panicking yet!!!)

These are simple and quick and just a few layers and pop on the chipboard sentiment..

Using CB1184 Assorted Words 12 

Thanks for coming by today, and I hope life is not getting too crazy busy as we approach the season of Christmas.  For all your Christmas supplies pop over to the CHRISTMAS SECTION AT THE SCRAPMATTS ONLINE STORE!!

Happy Scrapmatting!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Christmas Scene Baubles - By Crece T

Hello everyone, Crece here with you today to share my latest Scrapmatts creations.
With Christmas just around the corner I decided to create some cute baubles to decorate the tree this year.

Peace Bauble

I painted the bauble with a pearl white and the inside with a soft blue.
I then used CB1225 Pine Sprig 01 to make into pine trees for the scene. I inked them with green ink then added some fluffy white paint to make it look like snow.
CB1094 Reindeers 02 were used amounst the trees. They were painted with light and brown paint and gold for the antlers
To finish the bauble I added a Snowflake from CB1182 Snowflakes 05, I painted it silver along with the word PEACE from CB6111 Assorted Words 27

And here is a close up.

Believe Bauble

I painted the bauble with a dark midnight blue inside and out. I put silver glitter around the outer side of the bauble.
I then used CB1223 Stars 03
 and painted them silver then stuck them scattered into the bauble.
I then used CB1105 Santa with Reindeers 01, I painted them and used hot glue to attach it to either side of the bauble to make it look like santa and his reindeer are flying.

To finish the bauble I painted The word BELIEVE from CB6111 Assorted Words 27 in Silver

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look, make sure you check out the rest of the design teams work for the month of November to get some inspiring ideas for your projects.

Crece T