Thursday, July 7, 2016

July's creations by: Rhonda

Hello happy crafters, Rhonda here again and another month has passed us by which means I have again spent some productive time crafting away.

This month I have another 2 projects to share...
The first project is a Printers Tray added to our DT stash by the lovely Sofie no doubt to challenge us all just a little.

 Memories last forever and ever.

I started off by giving the top layer 2 coats of white, then the back layer I painted a soft ocean blue.

Behind the lighthouse I used the ST1021 String and behind the words I used ST1030 Clouds with micro beads, down the centre strip I used ST1016 Tyre Tracks with Shells & Beach Sand.

In the bottom left corner I used CB1220 Ornate Frames 22 with a few shells around it and under the frame. 

As I did under the right centre CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
and the bottom right corner CB1221 Nautical Designs 04,then the righthand corner CH036 Ships Wheel

Memories Last Forever and Ever
Tim Holtz
Distress Paints – Picket Fence

Art Ingredients – Micro Beads – Silver,
Gel Medium, Modelling Paste, Gesso,
Watered Down Aqua Acrylic Paint,
Shells & Beach Sand

Scrapbook Layout

My son & his lovely girlfriend were in the spotlight
this month for my 2nd project and as such
featured in this layout.

"Makes Me Happy"

My inspiration was the waterfall in the background and
creation of water elements such as blue and
bubbles/circles was where my lovely stash
of Scrapmatts goodies took me.

I cut some brick shapes out of a Free Range (Bricks)
paper and glued them onto a Graffiti paper
from the same Fabscraps range to give an
industrial feel that would compliment the male aspect
against the lighter feminine tones.

I cut CB5152 Circles 02 background into 3 pieces
and splashed it with white & blue paint in a
random fashion.
I did this same technique on the gauze that is
positioned behind the photo.
I talked in my introduction of this layout of them
being in the spotlight so thought what better
opportunity to use CB6109 Lamps 11 to which I
double embossed it to give it an antique copper look.

And I couldn't find a better title if I tried than the one
that was part of CB1208 Scrap Words 11 in
"You & Me - Makes Me Happy"

Gauze, Acrylic Paint (White & Light Blue),
Modelling Paste, Embossing Liquid,
Brown Embossing Powder & Stampendous Fragment Powder Blue,
Twine, Hemp Twine,
Kraft package from an old package I had saved,
Double Sided Self Adhesive.

(Teens Collection)
Hash Tag C80 008 (Graffiti)
Free Range C80 007 (Bricks)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting


  1. Oh wow Rhonda you have been busy creating! I love the printers tray, anything beachy i love! great stenciling and use of the chippies, and fabulous layout too, love the circles and the brick work looks great too!

  2. Cute off the page item and I love the masculine page they are always such a rarity and you've rocked this one.

  3. You know I love to challenge Rhonda, love what you have done with the printers tray. The new circles chippy has been very popular, awesome work, great male page

  4. Two gorgeous projects Rhona. I'm a big fan of blue and your creative use of Scrapmatts is inspiring.

  5. Great work Rhonda, you rocked the printer's tray & your layout is fab :)

  6. Stunning work, your printer's tray and your layout looks amazing!!!
    (I'm so in love with that new circle design!!!!)

  7. Really love the beach sampler. Such a great use of the stencils in the background. The circles piece of chippie looks great on the second layout too.