Saturday, February 11, 2017

February creating with Helen

Hello again - Helen here with you today with three projects using
the super versatile Scrapmatts products

First up is a little boy’s page with less than perfect photos.
I think the addition of the Scrapmatts goodies enhanced the photos 
well enough for them to be used on a page.  
The papers are older ones by Simple Stories, "Say cheese" collection.
They are still a favourite with me.
I love the large circles and treated these by randomly applying distress paint and Stampendous embossing powder.  I also trimmed some of the circle from beneath the photo and added it at the top of the photo for extra impact .
The stars were created with texture paste through a stencil 
and then painted with Colour Blast paste.
The word was dabbed with Colour Blast paste and rubbed back a bit
to create a mottled look.
Products used:-
  CB4071 String Circles 07 
 CB6117 Assorted Words 30 
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
You came to stay overnight in the caravan with us when you were 20 months old.   All went well until bed time, when you discovered you were expected to sleep on the lowered table, which converted into a bed.   Always a stickler for things being done properly, you were not convinced that sleeping on a table was a good idea!  We tucked you in and looked for your usual bed time companions.  We found your Hunga (Snuggly) but not your Dummy. We rang  Daddy, but he didn’t have a spare one at home.  It was a Sunday night; all the shops were closed.  I rang many pharmacies in Glenelg trying to find a Nuk Dummy.  Eventually I tracked one down and Pa drove off to buy it.  When he walked back through the door with it, your face lit up and you said “Awwh thank you sooo much Pa, you found my dummy”   You cuddled up with it and your snuggly on the table/bed and went to sleep in minutes.
  Love Granny 12 Oct 2013

My next project is a girly one about my Grand Daughter's 3rd Birthday.
The delicate background paper is from Blue Fern, Attic Charm collection, "Haberdashery" 
Let's take a closer look.
I heat embossed the sweet frame at the top of the photo.
The butterfly was painted with water colour, then topped with 
dimensional magic and tiny beads. Although subtle,
 you can see the textured hearts made with the heart stencil. 
You can see the textured hearts again here, as well as one of the new pieces which come with a new frame set.  I cut up the flourishes to include in my cluster.  The "Happy" title and the flourishes were both wet embossed with Stampendous embossing powder.
Products used:-
  CB4056 Ornate Frames 13  
   CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
   CB4069 Ornate Frames 26  
  CB1028 Butterflies 18   
  ST1031 Stencil Hearts

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

At three you delight in choosing your pretty clothes, swishing around in anything floaty and wearing flowers in your hair.  Your Daddy tells the story of one quite nice outfit he wanted you to wear which you took a dislike to saying, "I'm not wearing that, it will make me look like a grey, old, dead, bat!"  I'm not sure who won that particular skirmish, but I suspect it was you.   Love Granny August 2014

Lastly I have a clean and simple card which I made for a friends Birthday.
Her favourite colour is blue, so I used these beautiful Maja papers.
The butterfly was painted and topped with dimensional magic and beads.
The tiny heart was painted with crackle and gold.
The birthday sentiment was given a swish of distress paint to team with the blue paper.
  CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
(The little heart is a bonus on this word set)

Do you use Scrapmatts products?  Why not pop your projects using them into the Scrapmatts gallery 
so we can  leave you some love.  


  1. Beautiful creating Helen! I see you have used some of my favourite cupboard pieces too! Lovely layouts and such a pretty card!