Monday, March 7, 2016

By The Sea created by Rhonda

Hello Scrapmatts Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors...

I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to be chosen as one of the very talented New Design Team Members for my very favourite chipboard companies,

My first project is By the Sea
I started my first project off by using the pearlised Dew Drop Inks sold at ScrapmattsI coloured all the chipboard pieces then used a thin coat of crackle medium to give them all a 3D textured look... 
In the mean time I took a piece of cardboard and used a scalpel to cut shapes out of the top layer of the cardboard to create the background to make it look a bit like waves, I then covered the cardboard with white Dylusions ink and once dry I mixed some acrylic blue paint and water and sprayed that over the dried ink, I was happy with the results as it turned out like a crazed look... 
I then glued all the chipboard pieces where I wanted them then added some 
real shells to finish it off... 
So there you have it, my first project is complete... 
To find the chipboard pieces I have used for this project they are as follows... CB1221Nautical Designs 04   CB1226 Marine Life 01  CB6064 Nautical Designs 01 and CB4067 Marine Life 02...

For my second project I couldn't wait to use the new stencils...  
For this project I gessoed a canvas, then brushed on some acrylic paints, I then used some modelling paste and used the the Stars Stencil to get the added affect of stars in the early evening...
I then used the Tyre Tracks stencil to show my son's 4WD driving a long the beach.
I inked the chipboard pieces I wanted to use...
I used the small CB5122 Hexagon Mesh and CB5131 Bubbles 01...
So there you have it my first 2 projects created...

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you come back soon to see what the rest of the New Design team have been creating.

Until next time!



  1. These look wonderful Rhonda! Love the textures and your beach scene looks marvellous.. fabulous tyre tracks and stars on your layout too... wonderful inspiration!

  2. Beautiful work Rhonda. "By the sea" is peaceful and restful and the 4x4 project looks full of energy and adventure. Two inspirational pieces. :D

  3. Wonderful projectsRhonda. Such great themes and textures. a great first post.

  4. Just stunning, love all the texture to your creations

  5. Love what you have created this month Rhonda xxx

  6. Fantastic projects Rhonda!!!
    Love them both & both are very creative!

  7. Both are amazing pieces Rhonda, you have been busy..just awesome

  8. These looks great, especially loving the way you've used Scrapmatts to tell your story!