Monday, April 11, 2016

April creating with Lizzy.

Hello there! I have a few things to share with you today using the wonderful SCRAPMATTS products.

I have created a canvas and would like to share how I created it.

I got my Scrapmatts chipboard pieces and lay them on the canvas just how I wanted them, added a bit of lace and glued it all down and then gave the whole canvas a good coating of gesso. I left the canvas to dry overnight.
This is what it looked like..

The next day I got 3 mists and lightly sprayed over my canvas and again I let it dry thoroughly. I  mat my photo and placed a few fussy cut flowers and tags around, a title and my canvas was complete.

 The chipboard that I used was CB 6005 Ornate Frames 05, CB5142 Retro Squares 02, CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01, CB 2012 Page Border 10 (Cogs) the butterflies from CB4015 and my Title from CB6112 Scrap Words 31.

I would also like to share a layout I created for a design team I am on.  I wanted to add some texture  to the background of the layout with some stencilling so I spread some gesso on my page and then used two Scrapmatts stencils ST1003 and ST1004 with texture paste and when dry I sprayed some silver mist. I just love how it looked!

I also wanted to frame my photo with a lovely oval frame CB6012 floral frame so I placed it over my photo and drew around it and then cut my photo to fit inside the frame.. I embossed the frame with white embossing powder. So it looked like this before I put it on my layout.

I then put my photo on my page, cut out some die cuts with dies and embellished my layout and the completed layout looks like this..

I love how the photo looks in the frame so don't hesitate to use those oval frames around your photos.

I also have a little tag I created which would look lovely with a gift. I have used a die cut with some fussy cut flowers and I popped a gorgeous Scrapmatts Lamppost CB5028 coated with black gesso, and a butterfly from the set CB4012 frames on my tag..

I hope I have provided a little inspiration to get out your Scrapmatt stencils and chipboards and use them..  They look better on your projects than in the packets!! Pop over to the SCRAPMATTS STORE and have a look around.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!


  1. Just love your canvas Lizzy,it is you!!Love the stencil & chipbaord tutotorial. Layout is awesome and is so full of goodies

  2. Three beautiful projects Lizzy. I love your photo on the soft and pretty canvas. The frame you used on "A peaceful moment" is one of my absolute favourites and the tag is gorgeous too. Inspiring work and layering :D

  3. Oh My Lizzy these are beautiful!

  4. Wow Lizzy what an absolutely stunning canvas of yourself, I love it, and the lovely Layout and awesome tag you have also created...

    Hugs xxx

  5. These are both just gorgeous Lizzy. Beautiful photo & canvas, & a delightful card.

  6. Your canvas is stunning love the layout as well great work

  7. They all look so soft and pretty, lovely layering and always great to see a before and after photo.