Saturday, May 15, 2021

May Creating with Lizzy.

 Hello there,

How are you all? Here we are in the middle of May already and that means it is my turn to share on the Scrapmatts blog. At the moment I have a lot going on with my Family, so I have to find ways of creating a layout without a lot of time spent wondering about how to get it done.. So I would like to share with you a few steps that help me in my creating.

Firstly, I create a simple design of my papers and where my photo will go.. 


Then I lightly pencil in under my papers and photo to give me an idea of where to stencil.. No use stencilling where it will be covered.


I have used black gesso for my stencilling and I also used the black gesso to color all  my chipboard pieces.. I love the drama the black color creates on a page.


After painting  all the chipboard I was going to use, I cut the Sticks chipboard into  pieces and made sure they would fit around my layout and not get hidden too much, after all the chipboard was adding great texture and interest. I then carefully stuck my papers and photo down and glued the chipboard down too..  




I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and lifted them up with some old cardboard and placed some cogs around my layout too to add a masculine element,



I like the contrast of the softness of the flowers against the boldness of the black elements!


I love the Boho arrow and words and this became the title for my layout.. Chevrons are also a fabulous embellishment too for any type of layout.


And the finished layout..


The finishing touch was to trim a little off two sides of the layout and then put the whole page on a piece of black cardstock and rip the edges randomly to add a bit more texture. I love how the black seems to add more details to the look of the layout, but really this was quite a simple layout to create. I hope I have inspired you with my layout and sharing how I created it..

These are the Scrapmatts products I have used.

ST9070 Diamonds Stencil 



CB5106 Chevrons 01



CB5155 Sticks 04



CB5185 Layered Heart 11 (Cogs) 



CB2008 Page Borders 07 



CB6118 Boho 01


You can find these and so many more Scrapmatts products over at the SCRAPMATTS STORE HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by. I wonder what the other Designers have been creating?? Humm.. you better pop back and see!!

Until next time,

Happy Scrapmatting!!!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Love That Layout - By Crece

Hello everyone, Crece here to share with you a layout I created using some wonderful Scrapmatts products.


Love That Layout

Now for some close ups.

Using the ST9068 Gears Stencil with some Distress Grit Paste for texture, I added different elements from the stencil around where I was going to place my photo.








For more inspiration make sure you drop by the Scrapmatts blog often.




Friday, May 7, 2021

The Merry Month of May

Hello again my lovelies, here we are another month gone with Autumn well and truly here. 

I would like to share a couple of layouts with you.

Firstly I have my gorgeous cousin, Sandra, dressed to the nines on a night out.


I absolutely adore this pic of her and her amazing smile, she is truly a beautiful soul.

For this page I used my fav stencil, great scrap words and lovely lace.




PRODUCTS USED


SCRAP WORDS 21


SCRAP WORDS 35


FLORAL DESIGN STENCIL


35MM WHITE LACE


Next up is a pic of me at Surf Beach, Kiama. I was lucky enough to be able to spend Easter there and had the most relaxing time ever. Kiama is my go to place and I have been there so many times over the years but never get tired of it. I am covered in sand, hair wet and no makeup but decided not to alter the pic with a filter because this is what I looked like. 

 You just have to be true to yourself.




I used a variety of inks on the chipboard and love how well they soak up the ink and keep the colour.

PRODUCTS USED


MARINE LIFE 02


NAUTICAL DESIGNS 04


MARINE LIFE 01




4MM PALE BLUE CRAFT GEMS

Well that is it for me for this month.

I hope your enjoy what I have created and make sure that you check out the Scrapmatts online store for more amazing chipboard.

Until next time

Hugs and love

Annette

xo

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Inspired by the products ...

 Most of the time I start my scrapping with my photos - I grab the one I want and then go hunting for papers and embellishments that suit. 

Occasionally though I find I am completely inspired by beautiful products.

This month I had the fabulous title 'Our beautiful Family' sitting on my desk for weeks 

along with the 'Bohemian Bliss' papers from Bee Arty ... 

proving that if I stare at something long enough then I can't resist using it! lol 😂

Below is the page I created using these products ... 

with the left overs I also made a similar themed step card.


To highlight the various shades of blue in my photo I inked in some background action using 
this gorgeous patterned stencil (ST9034)


I used the A4 sized stencil for this layout but will often combine stencil sizes when creating this kind of background, descending in size from the A4 around the outside edges gradually moving down to the A5 to create a bit of a zoomed out perspective... its a vey cool trick. 




For the title chipboard I simply ran over it with a Sharpie... but you can buy it in black - CT091.

 


And of course you know I can't leave a page alone without sticking some 
mood inspiring chippie words on it! 😉 CB1236 Scrap Words 22

  


With so many beautiful papers and chipboards left over from making my page 
I just had to indulge in one more step card.



I used the same ink and stencil set that I did on the layout for the card, 
although I used the A6 sized stencil this time.

The lamp posts are a very simple easy addition to any project - just colour the chipboard and add some coloured paper behind the lamp. I love the way the lamps sit off the card in this design ... these lamp posts are the perfect size for card embellishments. 💛 CB5028 Lamp Posts 06


And how brilliant are these embellishment words! 


A single pack of these goes a long way for me with both scrapbooking and card making.
CB6103 - Scrap Words 21 and CB6113 Scrap Words 32



And these I keep a constant supply in in stash of, they are perfect for any kind of card project.
They are super fine and dainty - CB1049 Words 01


Mind you ... looking at this picture, I must recommend you take your time sticking them down 
as once you have stuck them on wonky (as I've managed to do here) they don't move again! 😂


Thanks for popping by for a look,
I hope you take away some inspiration.


Cheers form Kel