Tuesday, February 7, 2017

........Young Futures By Rhonda........

So proud of these two young hard working adults
that dedicate their time together.
They love the beach and life and are very giving in all ways
so it is a pleasure for me to mirror such dedication
by devoting this months post to them.
It is also likely that next months post following special
celebrations will feature the same duo.

In the end, I used quite a few goodies from my
Scrapmatts stash but with so much to choose from it is hard
to restrain ones inspiration...So why try and limit it...

Unforgettable Memories

To start with I used texture paste to apply triangles to
the canvas board and once dry, by turning the ink pad
upside down and rubbing over the stencilled texture
coloured it with Victoria Velvet.

Over this I stencilled with one of the NEW A4 Circles Stencils and
applied a clear gesso over it so the underlying colours were not obscured.

With Brilliance Inks & Glimmermist I added colour to the background
as well as the numerous chipboard pieces.
The central highlight of the canvas is a photo that I cut to fit the
Ornate Frame 01 which was also coloured with ink.

Once all the elements were coloured and positioned as I
wanted them they were glued.
With the exclusion of the photo, the entire canvas was dusted with
Gold Perfect Pearls using a paintbrush.
This made the whole canvas glow.

It didn't take me long to find yet another perfect title for this
creation from the extensive selection of Scrap Words and
splitting this top & bottom framed the central piece.

ST9003-A4 (NEW – Unlisted)
ST5032 Triangles
CB5001 Ornate Frame 01
CB5165 Lavender 01
CB2003 Page Borders 02
Lamps 11
CB1197 Scrap Words 05
Assorted Words 21
Brilliance InksMoonlight White, Graphite Black, Galaxy Gold
Mediterranean Blue, Pearlescent Thyme
Canvas Board 8 x10
LSG – Sea Mint Green, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Teapot Purple
Tattered Angles: Glimmermist  – Dragonfly
Perfect Pearls – Gold

TH - Victorian Velvet

Together We Have It All & More

I was looking for a geometric meets warehouse industrial look &
feel and again Scrapmatts came to the rescue.
I started with the Graffiti Paper & after cutting segments out of
the Brick Paper stuck them on top to break up the base and
begin the building of the Background.
Using this combined background I stencilled over it with
Bling & Hearts using texture paste.

Gathering all the Chipboard pieces I went to work colouring
them with Inks to complement the various sections of the
theme they were intended for.

Some of the larger background Chipboards I cut up and by placing
them under & on the photo was able to take full advantage
of their coverage.

The tree from Trees 03 once on the page was sprayed with
green & blue to blend with the background paper.
The Leaves of the tree were first inked with Crimson then fixed &
sprayed using the same green & blue combination.

Continuing with the industrial look I combined a Lamp with Chain,
coloured it to take on a rustic look and hung it above the
photo as if to shine light on them.

The final touches were Chain around the photo, Distressing
with Crimson Ink around the layout border and adorned it with
some more and ever thoughtful Scrap Words from a selection from
sets 11 & 32.

CB5044 Trees 03
CB5132 Chains 01
CB5156 Triangles 01
CB5159 Triangles 04
CB6109 Lamps 11
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB1208 Scrap Words 11
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
ST1037 Bling
ST1039 Hearts
Fabscraps (Teen Collection) – Graffiti & Bricks
Texture Paste & Watered Down Gesso
Brilliance InkGalaxy Gold, Starlite Black & Silver, Graphite Black
Brilliance Pearlescent – Rust, Chocolate, Crimson, Beige

LSG – Maidenhair Fern Green, Baby Blue Eyes
Other Chipboard...

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 these look amazing, what great texture you have achieved on the back grounds and special photos too..

  2. Toot toot - amazing colour and texture here Rhonda. Your work is brilliant :D

  3. What a lovely dedication Rhonda, so much to look at with those wonderful backgrounds and product use.