Monday, September 5, 2016

Pretty Pastels - Lauren Tomecek

September already! Where has the year gone? Hopefully you've spent at least some of it getting to play with some Scrapmatts stencils and chipboard like me. :) My first project for this month is a wooden photo frame I've decorated. I gave it a quick coat of gesso to start with, then sponged on a few different shades of Distress Inks through a beautiful Scrapmatts stencil, finishing with a quick varnish spray to stop the inks smudging. The leaf sprays were the perfect accent to my flower clusters and then I just popped a Scrapword in the negative space of the photo.

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB1146 Leaf Spray 01 and CB1241 Scrap Words 27. Stencil: ST1011.

My second project is a card I made to say thanks to my manager who is leaving for a new position. I like the mix of grungy and feminine on this card, by combining the messy background with a big floral cluster.

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB6020 Words 06, CB5144 Layered Poinsettias 01, CB5142 Retro Squares 02. Stencil: ST1038.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to share your projects over at our Ning gallery too!


  1. Your frame looks wonderful.. what great colors and love the card, the squares are among my favourite chippies!!

  2. 2 gorgeous projects, Lauren!
    The frame looks awesome as does your card.....loving the scrapmatts and the pop of colour the flowers bring to your creations!!!

  3. What a wonderful idea to decorate the frame. Love the result. Stunning card too - I'm a big fan of the squares as well.

  4. Beautiful frame and card...really love all the colors and stencil work.

  5. Christine both of your creations are gorgeous, I love the texture of the stencil show through the colours you have added.