Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Easter .....

Good morning how are you? Rikki here today with this months shares.... To kick it off I am starting with a double layout perfect for all those photos that you might have taken over Easter.... 

CB1167 Benches 01

CB5187 Hanging Jewels 01

CB1242 Scrap Words 28

Sunday, July 14, 2019

On time with Heather

Hi all
This month, my theme seems to be clocks. I had just done a class (as a student) where I had made a clock from box board. The next day i was looking through my Scrapmatts box to work out what to make next and i saw this fob watch

 I painted the back of each piece with white gesso. I then covered the front of the base piece with patterned paper. The clock piece I stippled texture paste, dried, then painted with white gesso, dried, then used some Prima wax to make it look old.
I have used the same technique on the chipboard Wildflowers. Then have layered them under and around the fabric Prima flowers

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Working with colour...

Good morning all,
I'm very excited to be back on the Scrapmatts blog sharing some of my more recent projects.

I love bright everything and when my six kids were younger all I had were photos full of bright colours to work with.  Hot pinks, reds, neon greens ... any given day in my household used to look like a Wiggles video clip!

But kids grow up and my how they have changed. Now my life is full of neutrals, black and whites and and denim. Often the only colour in my pictures is flesh tone! I'm duly horrified of course. 

The only thing worse is the recent trend of mustard clothing that has entered our lives! MUSTARD people!! On a recent family holiday I spent most of my time staring in utter disbelief as my kids paraded about in clothing that ranged from bright mustard to dull mustard.

'How am I supposed to scrap these photos??'
was my constant question. 
'There's more to life then scrapbooking mum'
was their go-to reply.
'No. No theres not'
was mine. lol

I'm yet to face down the dreaded mustard photos but I did manage to conquer the flesh tone and denim dilemma thanks to some very targeted paper selection. It's wonderful that there are so many choices of paper collections out there for us these days and so many beautiful embellishments to work with them  💙

Here is my first layout, made using the Breath Collection from Kaisercraft and some divine Scrapmatts chipboards...

There was only a little greenery in the original photo but I did my best to pull this green into the layout using lovely plant chipboards...

To pull in a variety of colours I ripped out the old paints for colouring the chipboard this time and created a variegation effect by blending shades. You can achieve the same look by using inks of course, but paint just seems to add an extra layer of dimension that is difficult to achieve with ink.

I also threw in this gorgeous set of pine needles circles as it worked perfectly with the greenery in the photo. 

The next layout I'm sharing today contains examples those fabulous black/white and flesh tone photos I was raving about earlier. For this layout I just focused in on the flesh tones to soften those black and white stripes.

The collectables pack for this particular range was pretty sparse so I lifted the layout using some of the fabulous corners and words Scrapmats have available.

Again I went for the painterly look, this time going nice and messy to bring out some playful contrast to the striking and solid designs on the background papers.

And at the end of all that I had these few chipboard pieces left over...
I seriously don't do left overs, I want to use everything I open up, so i made a quick step card up with the last of the pine needles chippies.

I had packed away my paints by this point in the day, so I just used some markers to colour the chipboard pieces, it's not quite as dynamic as the paint, but for a quick card it worked just fine.

Thanks heaps for popping over to the blog for a look.
Have a great month creating away xo

Cheers from Kel. 🙂

Monday, July 8, 2019

July Creations with Tania

Hello there!

Tania joining you today to share some creations for my DT work for July using lots of beautiful Scrapmatts goodies!!!

This month I have created a canvas and a card.

First up is my canvas...... 

Some close ups....

My second share this month is a card......

Some close ups......

Well that's all from me today!  I hope I have inspired you all a little.  Don't forget to check out the store here for all your Scrapmatts goodies, and also pop back to the blog to see the gorgeous creations from the other DT girls.

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Celebrating Our Mums

Good morning and welcome.  Well another weekend is upon us as well as the start to the School Holidays, who has some exciting things planned for the kids?  As mum's we normally welcome the school holidays as its a break from the daily school grind. 

To kick off the School Holidays I thought I would share my Mum, this picture was taken this Mother's Day and its the first Mother's Day I have spent with my mum in many years due to me living across the other side of the country.  

We had a lovely day including my daughter,  don't blink and these moments are gone forever.

I have used some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder on the clocks to tie them in with the background paper.

Clocks 09

Scrapwords 05

Full details will be posted on my blog.  Thanks for stopping by.