Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Scrapmatts projects and tag tutorial

Hi there! I'd like to share a few works I've made with Scrapmatts chipboards, and a small tutorial for altering your chipboard tags

First I made a romantic layout. I was looking forward to using the border chippie (CB2004 Page Borders 03) and I thought it was the perfect picture for it. I gave it a coat of gesso, painted it with white acrylic paint and embossed a script stamp with clear embossing powder. Finally, I painted it again with twinkling h2o, leaving the embossed areas white.

Here I used CB2004 Page Borders 03,CB5112 Hanging Hearts 01 ,CB1107 Clocks 08,CH064 Keys #3, CB4061 Assorted Words 17, CB1220 Ornate Frames 22 

I also altered the gorgeous Mini Tray (CB6094 Mini Tray Stamp 01). It's so tiny and cute! I used some sewing themed chiboards to decorate it, it's going to be a gift form my mother and she likes sewing and knitting. 

I used CB6094 Mini Tray Stamp 01, CB1194 Sewing 02,CB1168 Assorted Words 10 

Finally, I altered two chipboard tags. I had so much fun making my backgrounds!! 

I used CB3008 Tags 04, CB3007 Tags 03, CB4006 Frames 01, CB4063 Leaf Spray 13  

Also, I'd like to share a quick tutorial of how I made the background of the second tag. 
First I painted my tag with gesso, I applied two coats.

Then I covered it with Gelatos in different colors

I blended the colors

I used a mask and covered it with acrylic glaze. You can use gel medium too. 

Covered it again with another color 

Then I wiped the excess of paint

And this is how it turned out! 

I added a few splats of color with a homemade mist, and I was done!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memory Lane and Scrapmatts!

Hi everyone...its that time again to share a layout for Scrapmatts Chipboard!!
This is a layout of my hubbie and son on our wedding day.
Memory Lane
I used the beautiful Cold Country Collection from 7 Dots Studio.
I cut the gorgeous flourish and placed underneath my photo and then layered the film strip chippies on top of the photo!
 I just love the metal very elegant!!
Scrapmatts Products Used:
CB4034 Floral Design 01
Thanks for dropping by and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Warrior Princess

Hello and Welcome to the Scrapmatts Blog.
Today I'm sharing a layout once again of my daughter Mackenna.
 I have 2 boys who don't like me to scrap them - I'm told scrapping's for girls????
I'm sure I will sneak in some boys layouts one day.
'Warrior Princess' 
I have used several different mediums to colour the chipboard -
Rust Embossing powder, Tim Holtz Crackle paint and ink pads.

Scrapmatts Products used:
CB1120 Wings 01
CB2009 Page Borders 08
CB1153 Leaf Spray 08
CB1152 Leaves 04
CB1155 Ferns 01
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB1104 Holly 01
CB5003 Card Matt 01
CB6095 Assorted Words 18
CB8007 Layered Fob Watch 01

Thanks for dropping by the blog. 
Enjoy your day. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

summer layout+soft passport cover

Hi dear scrappers!
Today I have for you two projects to show.
First layout about our vacation in Crimea last year. For it I used different details like dots, stickers and of course Scrapmatts chipies.
I think the air baloon, ancor and frame are perfect touch for my project :)

Ancor as a part of word :)

The second project is my first ever soft passport cover.

For it I used  very unusual and unique fabric with  embroidery and beautiful birdcage 

Have a nice day!
Tanya :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Brotherly Love with Tracey Fowler

Whilst we were on holidays back in April and travelling around parts of Victoria & South Australia I had managed to get some great shots of my cheeky boys!  I just love this photo that I have used on this layout as it really reflects the relationship that the boys share.  Just like most siblings they argue at times but  deep down they are best friends and love hanging out with each other. 


I have painted the CB8007 Layered Fob Watch in an antique white and then cut it in half  and positioned under the photo.  To create the background of this layout I have used a stencil with alphabet, antique embossing powder, pearl embossing powder and distress ink.  
I have also used a personal favourite of mine CB1189 Scrapwords.These little words are a perfect addition to any project.

"Comic" Tag

This is my monthly tag for May.  When I was went to CHA in 2013 a few friends and I managed to do some shopping in some of the vintage shops in Orange C.A.  We certainly found some goodies just a shame we had a weight limit for our cases as we could have bought so much more home.
I found some old comic books and have created this tag using the paper.

 I have used the following Scrapmatts goodies to create this tag.  CB3007 Tags,  CB6001 Film StripsCB1212 Scrap WordsCH030 Arrows

"Live Life" Mini Tray

This is my final project that I have to share with you today. I have created a mini printers tray using CB3005 Mini Tray Round, left over bits from the  CB8007 Layered Fob Watch that I used in my layout above, CB1189 Scrapwords and CB1158 Butterflies and the cute little clock and key charm CH062 Keys , CH037 Fob Watch.

Happy Scrapping

Saturday, May 17, 2014

More From Lisa!!

Hi, it's Lisa with you today. I have my last blog post for you as a Scrapmatts Guest Designer.
Thank you for having me, I have enjoyed myself so much and have had a blast using this amazing chipboard. Thank you.

Today this blog post is all about sharing the love, seeing as I have loved my time here so much.
I made this layout using a photo of me with my best girlie. My daughter Hollie.

Now I love this chipboard so much, that to be honest, you don't have to go to all the effort of transforming it every time, as the detail is just so good, it looks just as good 'naked'.
So that's exactly what I've done today, I've left it natural.

And what I also love is that there is no wastage.
Look, I've even used the negative piece from the chevrons behind my photo. Nothing has been thrown away. How cool is that?!!

And finally I've finished off this layout with these cute butterflies.

Here's a little list of the chipboard that I have used:

Assorted Words - CB6095
Scrapwords - CB1190
Butterflies - CB1158
Birds - CB5045 
Chevrons - CB5106

Thanks again for having me these past couple of months.

Lisa xx

Friday, May 16, 2014

Marvellous May

Hello again! Have you ever had that LO that you thought you knew where you wanted to go but it fought you every step of the way? That was the way it was going with my first layout, 'Oh Happy Day', so I tossed everything but the photo and the chipboard vine to start all over again in a new direction. I think it's a bit different to my normal work but I love the end result.
The chipboard vine is a stunning piece which I've had in my stash for so long as I really wanted to feature it on a LO. I trimmed the longest bit of the branch and stuck it above the rest to work better on my page. I have also used one of the new arrow pieces, a filmstrip ATC piece, some left over vines and a charm which I spray painted black. I like the contrast of the black against the more subtle inks.
Scrapmatts used: CB4034 Floral Design 01, CB3001 Film Strips 03, CB6095 Assorted Words 18, CB6086 Twig Frame 01, CH075 Charm.

For my second LO this month I decided to only use one chipboard design because the CB8001 Circles 01 design is so versatile I didn't need any others. This comes as a 12x12 sheet with 29 different circle pieces. The photos come from a 2005 holiday I took with Ben back in the day when I was still using film rather than a digital camera.

For the circles I selected the various sizes I wanted, ran them through an embossing folder to add texture, swipped some distress ink over the top to highlight the pattern and then lightly misted them as add some sparkle and activate the distress ink. The detail shot gives you a bit more of an idea of the end effect.

Hope you enjoyed these two projects. Don't forget to share your own work with us over at the Ning site or on Facebook. I look forward to see you again next month!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Manic May Madness!!!

Hello All!!!
May madness has struck me.....and I very sorry to be late posting
(naughty Kim....must get myself organized, can't believe I've missed a day somewhere!!)

I would like to share with you all a few of my latest creations

The first one is a Design Team layout I created for Scrap Around The World
featuring my little grandson Flynn!

 { Love With U }

The next layout is one I created for my daughter to give to one of her best friends as a gift.
My daughter Samantha arranged a little Birthday picnic for her friend (Lindsay) and I said to her make sure you get a photo or two so I can scrap a layout and this is the Photo they took!
Works well, don't you think!!?.....


 crazy girls!

Now, the last layout I want to share is one created about my littlest man
Hugo and the first Easter in which he could join in our morning Egg Hunt

 Scrapmatts used; CB6095 Assorted Words 18
 So cute....don't you think!?, these new release arrow's/words!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by 
and hope you find some scrappy/creative time
using some beautiful

Love & Hugs


Monday, May 12, 2014

Embossing Scrapmatts Chipboard

Hello everyone, Crece here with you today to share with you a quick tutorial on one of my favorite techniques - Embossing.

Live Life Tag

The Scrapmatts Chipboard I have used are...
Leaves 5 CB 5086
Leaves 4 CB 1152
Leaves 3 CB 1151,
Scrap Words 12  CB 1209
Tags 05 CB 3009

This month I also created a little Memory jar from when I was away with the family in April.

Memory Jar

The kids collected many shells and rocks while we were away (and even some sand) and I thought the jar would be a great way to store their little treasures.

and some close ups...

Scrapmatts Chipboard I used...
Scrapwords 02 CB 1190
Shells 02 CB 6062
Nautical Designs 02 CB 6065
Scrap Words 12  CB 1209

The last thing im sharing is my 'May' tag. Some of the DT were challenged to create a different tag every month. This month I decided to create something a little girly...

May Tag, Beautiful

Scrapmatts Chipboard i used....
Tags 03 CB 3007
Butterflies 17 CB 1027
Corsets 02 CB 5043
Scrapwords 03 CB 1191

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you liked the tutorial. If you would like to see some more of my work and the rest of the Design Team members head on over to our Gallery. We love to see your creations using Scrapmatts too so please upload them to the gallery too.