Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Family Affair by: Rhonda

Yep, I'm back again with some more delights
for you all and this time it is the usual two creations
jam-packed with some awesome

The first is a canvas that features one of my
life's loves in that of my Son and the other is a layout
featuring another love being my Daughter (with her partner).

Live Life
& Make The Most Of Today

On the blank canvas I used ST1002 Diamonds as well as
front and side to give a bit of texture.
On these I sprayed colours to enhance the stencilling.
Next I layered hessian, paper & corrugated cardboard (all
of earthy colours) to match the design I was
looking for as a background for the photo.
Added to these background components I also
applied colours like I did with the canvas

Under the photo & backing I placed CB1232 Film Strip 05 with
CB2006 Page Border 05 at the bottom and a
piece of that same border at the top alongside
a hand crafted barbed wire.

The rounded arrowheads of CB5140 String Circles 04
wasn't big enough for what I wanted so I adapted two.
CB5132 Chains 01 was round but I stretched it
into an oval to highlight the subject.

I am never at a loss with the massive selection Scrapmatts
offer when it comes to matching Scrap Words with
my creations and on this occasion CB6112 Scrap Words 31
was where my search ended for the canvas title...

CB1229 Chains 02
CB1232 Film Strip 05
CB2006 Page Border 05
CB5132 Chains 01
CB5140 String Circles 04
CB6112 Scrap Words 31
ST1002 Diamonds
ST1024 Gears
ST5033 Triangles
Dew Drop - Graphite Black, Galaxy Gold,
Starlite Silver & Mediterranean Blue
And Pearlescent Chocolate

Time Travel Teal & Don’t Eat Golden Snow

Mont Marte Canvas 10”x 12”,
Burlap, Corrugated Card, Jewellery Wire,
2 x Patterned Paper, Texture Paste,
3D Gel Medium, Foam Mount Squares

You & Me

The base of this one starts like many layouts with a
piece of patterned paper over cardstock.

The purpose of placing the bulk of the work to the
lower section was to create space for the lamp
and for it to look like it was illuminating the image.
Scrapmatts Frame 02 CB4007 was the perfect match
for the picture I had chosen and the sheer size of it
meant it was going to be the main focus point.

Behind this I placed a bit of coloured gauze and
littered the page with an accompaniment of
flowers and embellishments.
A little depth was added to the photo by placing a
small scrap of cardboard behind it.

This close up gives an idea of how the gauze was
layered and how well it worked and
softened the edge of the stencils

A very much appropriate CB6105 Assorted Words 23,
married well with the overall look & theme

Without these two large flowers the layout was looking
bare & unfinished and I was pleased with
the fullness they afforded.


Pointsettia Red Gold
Tea Pot Purple
Baby Eyes Blue

Prima Marketing
Odette Almond, Fleur De Prima, Metal Trinkets
Grungy Butterflies – Medium
Shabby Chic Treasure Hearts

Mini white Roses

Dusty Attic Crackle Medium & Gloss Varnish

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. What wonderful creating Rhonda! The first one is masculine and looks fantastic and the second one is so pretty that flourish frame is awesome and I love the little roses placed around it too!

  2. Fabulous layouts Rhonda. You demonstrate masculine and feminine themes equally well. You've use lots of ways to showcase the versatile Scrapmatts products. Lovely work. :D

  3. 2 fabulous projects Rhonda! Great masculine canvas, love your use of Scrapmatts products and your 2nd creation is simply beautiful.

  4. Fab masculine layout and pretty textured pages Rhonda :)