Sunday, December 9, 2018

ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!!

Hello There,
Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate this occasion! The shops are in full swing now, and perhaps there are some songs we have heard enough of, but hey, it is a lovely time of the year!! I think so anyway!!

So I thought I would get into the Christmas theme and create some cards and a layout! My cards are always simple, and not too bulky as they usually get posted.. so a few layers, and the chipboard and I am done!! hehe!!

Joy and Peace..

 I added the Holly Twig to the flower and it looks like a stamen, and the sentiment is Scrapmatts chipboard words.

 JOY


I covered the flags with paper and added the alphas to make the word 'JOY' and the Scrapmatts Christmas Tree was colored with glitter pens, and some little birdies and rhinestones were added for decoration!

And I used...

CB1184 Assorted Words 12



CB5164 Holly 05



CB5101 Flags 02



CB5143 Christmas Trees 06








And my next share is a layout, using a photo of my Daughter from several years ago.. Oh where have the years gone??

some closer views..

 Gota have some stenciled stars on a Christmas layout!!

And chipboard stars too!

Some lovely hanging ornaments on the chain chipboard.

Joy
The frame around my photo  looks great on any themed page.. It was embossed with white and a touch of red embossing. Ah it wont be long and I will have some more Christmas photos to scrap, and there is plenty of Scrapmatts to use for my creations too!!

I have used..

ST5002 Stencil Stars



CB6010 Ornate Frames 08



CB1249 Stars 04



CB5175 Christmas Shapes 04



CB1117 Floral Designs 04  

 

CB1229 Chains 02


Well thank you for coming by, it is a busy time of the year, but there should always be time for creating !! I wish you all the best for this festive season and may the year to come to a good one for your and yours..

Until next time,
Happy Scrapmatting.


 Lizzy Crust

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December Creations with Tania

Hello there!

Tania joining you today to share some projects I created for this month using lots of gorgeous Scrapmatts goodies! 

First up this month I have a layout.....

"A Perfect Day"


I added texture to my background page using the Damask template with texture paste.  Once dry I added some colour.
I used lots of paper layers and fussy cut flowers on this page and added one of the string star circles to frame my photo.  Finished the page of with a flourish or two tucked into the layers and some Scrap Word titles.

A few close ups......











My second share for this month is a couple of Christmas cards.


As you know by now I love to add layers to my cards.  Once I had my paper layers I added some of the white finish Holly chipboard to each.  I used chipboard stars on both cards which I altered with purple glitter and finished of each card with a Christmas sentiment.

"Merry Christmas Card"


Some close ups......




"Tis the Season"


Some close ups......




CB5163 Holly 04




















CB1227 Christmas Ornaments 13




















CB1213 Scrap Words 15



Well that's all from me today!  I hope I have inspired you all a little.  Don't forget to check out the store here for all your Scrapmatts goodies, and also pop back to the blog to see the gorgeous creations from the other DT girls.

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx

Monday, December 3, 2018

Crece T - Sharing some projects for December

Hello, Crece T here with you today. I can not believe its December already, the year has flown by. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had with Scrapmatts this year. I got to Teach and Demo in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Its been lovely meeting others at the craft shows and other events who share the love and passion for paper crafts.
 
Today I am sharing with you a couple of projects, and one includes some NEW items that will be released very soon.
 

 
Follow Your Dreams Paint Mixed Media Palette
 
 
Mixed media is something I love to do, there are no mistakes and everyone has their own take on it. The different products like Gesso, texture paste, waxes and sprays go with the Scrapmatts products perfectly.
The MDF paint palette is one of the NEW items I mentioned above. the come in 3 different sizes and give you a perfect blank area to create your masterpiece. Here I have used the Mini Paint Palette.
Below are some close ups...
 
 
To create this look, I started with a little bit of stencilling using Stencil 9016 Tile Pattern with some texture paste. Cheesecloth was added for some extra texture along with paint brushes, metal embellishments, pearls and Scrapmatts chipboard.
 
I then painted it black using a black Gesso. Once it dried I was then able to add some colour by using Prima waxes and blending them to get the final effect I was after.
 
 
Christmas Bauble and Tree Ornaments
 I absolutely loved how this steampunk inspired bauble turned out. Using a similar method as I did with the Paint Palette I used The Scrapmatts Chipboard:
 
The tree was fun to create, I used Scrapmatts Chipboard:
 
Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
 
Crece
xxx


Saturday, December 1, 2018

All I Want For Christmas Is......




Hello dear friends of Scrapmatts!
Kim here, to share a few new creations using the always gorgeous, products from 

With Christmas just a few weeks away I decided to create a few cards and I also have a layout to share with you today.
First let me show you the cards I have made.



 If you look closely you can see some subtle background work on these two cards. 
For this effect I painted some heavy gesso onto some cardstock, I then laid the stencil on top (while gesso was still wet. I then took a baby wipe and wiped the exposed gesso off the cardstock. I then removed the stencil and let the remaining gesso dry. Once dry I cut to required size.







 Scrapmatts chipboard used on both of the above cards

 
With the two cards above I have just used the stencils in the traditional way, by applying a hevy gesso over the top of the stencil using a palette knife.
 (used on both cards)






Chipboard used 


Lastly I want to share this Christmas layout with you





Scrapmatts Products used:

Now I do hope you have enjoyed looking and reading about my creations?
The Scrapmatts Design team posts to this blog every second day to keep you inspired, so please make sure you stop by in a couple of days time to check out what the other DT members have been up too!

Scrapmatts has an awesome range of products to make your craft projects really pop!



Before I go I would like to wish you all the very best for this festive season....keep safe, enjoy your special people and I will be back 
Next Year
 to help inspire you


May 2019 be simply amazing to you all