Thursday, April 27, 2017

April inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first Scrapmatts project for April.
This time I decided to begin with an altered spiral notebook and was totally embellished with Scrapmatts products over the patterned cardstock (Scrapberry's). Most of the chipboard pieces came from one single chipboards set- Nautical designs 04.
 All chipboard were first covered with a thin layer of white gesso and then inked around or partially colored and you can still see the actual off white color of the original chipboard.





" Timeless Moment" title was made with two piece from Scrap Words 22 set. The bottom chipboard were painted with a kind of  distress painted look and I added a few pearls near the shell and misted the whole piece over.



On each and every inside page I added the clear sticky envelope to add " memories" from your Summer vacation and added one more Scrapmatts word.



 Products used:
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1236 Scrap Words 22


My second Scrapmatts project for April is a monochromatic Wedding day layout made with DCVW new stack and a lot of Scrapmatts products.
So this is how this layout looks with those " blue mood" photos and blue China cardstock.

Chipboard were painted with white and black acrylics and added under the paper cut flowers.
The huge chipboard circle was added around the larger photo.



Some kind of journalling was made with Scrapmatts Scrap Words.
On this  close- up photo you can also see the dotted background made with clear glitter paste and a new delicious Scrapmatts stencil.


The title was made with two large words chipboards that were heat embossed with black embossing powder.


Another small string chipboard half circle was added on the opposite corner flower cluster.


 Lace boarder piece was added over the small photos part of the layout.


Another lace corner piece was added as the large photo corner.



And a view from the side to show you the dimension of this page.


 Scrapmatts products used:
CB1236 Scrap Words 22
CB5166 Leaf Spray 15
CB1001 Flourishes 02
CB6117 Assorted Words 30
CB4071 String Circles 07
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
Circles stencil





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stencils and Butterflies with Christine

Let’s take a moment to honor the ANZAC soldiers who fought for our freedom.  They are heroes that will forever resonate and leave a mark of fortitude and honor.  ‘Lest we forget.
 
Today I'm sharing two different projects, both with Scrapmatts' Stencils and Butterfly Chipboards.  First up is an ATC which I transformed to a wall display:
 
 
Scrapmatts Chipboards: ATC10-008 Rounded Corners 01, CB1028 Butterflies 18, CB1238 Scrap Words 24
 
Scrapmatts Stencil: ST5033 Stencil Triangles
 
 
I thought what a great idea it would be to transform an ATC into a hanging wall art inspired by the concept of dream catchers, with rich shades of deep blues and purples altogether.
 
 
I just love how the different textured butterfly chipboards look against the stenciled triangles.
 
Last but not the least is a mini rectangle tray:
 
 
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Mini Rectangle Tray (CB6114), Ornate Frames (CB4069), Assorted Words (CB6115), Butterflies (CB1028)
 
Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)
 
 
Again I went for rich colors, but this time in red shades.  Nothing says romance better than this fiery color.  I love the fact that you can easily mix and match Scrapmatts' stencils and chipboards over and over again, while still getting different looks from it.
 
 
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my Scrapmatts creations this month.  Keep checking for the rest of the team's inspirations and check out more Scrapmatts goodies HERE.  Enjoy the rest of your month.
 
Cheers,
 
 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrations and More

Hello and welcome back to another Scrapmatts post.

With so many celebrations coming and going,  I'm sharing a sweet little card
 I've created for Mother's Day.  Quite often I make these with good intentions, 
 to give to my mum, however I always seem to miss the post.....naughty me!!!

With that said, if I miss the post again and my mother is keeping track of my work
 she will see that I've created with the intentions to give.....Love You Mum xox

The thing I love about Scrapmatts products is how intricately these pieces are, 
their not big and bulky if that isn't your style but versatile enough for layering 
for those wanting more of a 3d look.





A layout created using the Stencils Hexagon in the background,
 little hard to see pics of template is below.  



And the fun arrow words are always are perfect embellishment.  This has been embossed with Tim Holtz distress powder, makes them almost look like metal.












To see more of these wonderful products check them out here.

Until next time enjoy, take care Fi




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Make your dreams happen......

Good Morning Rikki here for Scrapmatts..... how are you all? Hope your Easter is going well and you havent slipped in to a chocolate comma as my kids have been trying to do over the last couple of days.....  

For me its been a creative couple of days which let  face it is better than chocolate... well for me anyway.












CB4070 String Circles 06 Roses

CB6115 Assorted Words 28






CB1222 Feathers 02

Till next time, have a creative day 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Good Times Packaging Tags


Good Times Packaging Tags




 OMG.....It's already April, where do these months go?
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL

This month I was inspired by my friend Rosalie to use up my packaging tags. I recently attending a Scrap Retreat and she was sitting next to me and was using her packaging to create some amazing mixed media art. 

I was so impressed and thought "I have some of those packaging pieces at home" just sitting in a draw, as I thought to myself "I'll use those one day".

So this month I have created two packaging tags to share with you.

  This is the first tag. 
The base is a Prima Marketing package. It had a collage of words on it. 
To create the background I have covered it with clear gesso and used modelling paste with the Lattice and Gears Stencils. 
For the colours I used Kaisercraft Mists in Antique Gold, Coffee and Turquoise. 



I then embellished the tag with Scrapmatts charms, Finnabair Mechanicals and Metal embellishments.




I finished the tag by applying a chipboard word and using Finnabair's Rust Paste.
The embellishment at the top of the wings is an old watch face.
Add a few micro beads for bling and I was very happy with the end result.

 List of products used can be found at Scrapmatts


This is the second tag I have created using Tim Holtz packaging.

This tag features Scrapmatts charms, chipboard and stencils.


To create the background I have used modelling paste with the Diamond stencil and then layered the chipboard in the pattern I liked and then added the Finnabair Metal Embellishment with the wing charm from Scrapmatts.



 I then used Kaisercraft mists, rust paste and micro beads to add colour and texture.

Here I have added some metal charms and mechanicals.

 Word Chipboard added here with Believe charm.



















To give the effect of wings from the back of the metal embellishment I have used the skeleton leaves.

To finish the tag off I used some Kaisercraft Charcoal ink and dripped along the sides and finished with white gesso flicks and micro beads and powder.

These are the products I have used for this tag all available from Scrapmatts






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Til next month
DREAM * CREATE * INSPIRE

JD