Friday, September 9, 2016

September projects by Helen

Hello there, it’s Helen today with my September post for Scrapmatts.
It’s lovely to see the trees in bud, some warmer days and sunshine.

I created the layout using a sketch from
Stuck? sketches 
with kind permission from Laura Whitaker, the designer.
I rotated the sketch 45 degrees to better suit the portrait photo.
The papers are from an older Kaisercraft collection
called “Pitter patter”      
I treated the white card stock with clear gesso 
so I could add lots of texture and paint.
The frame is CB5138 String circles 02.     It wasn't quite big enough 
to do what I wanted, so I cut it, dampened it and stretched it out.  
Worked a treat!
 I used Whipped Spackle texture paste through the 
and swished a bit of water colour paint over the top, 
allowing it flow out onto the page.
The title words are CB4061 Assorted Words 17
The words were painted, then heat embossed.
The journalling is on the back of the layout and it reads:-
This picture was taken when you were 3 months old.  At such a young age you seemed to like the attention that comes with having your photo taken.  Your bright eyes didn’t miss a trick and you kicked away happily on your rug.  I wonder what the future holds for you, in this century, when rapid advances in technology change the way we interact with our friends and family.  I hope that you will always know how much you are loved.   
In the words of Bob Dylan:-

May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.
Love Granny 19th November 2011

My next project is:-
A Father’s day easel card using 
CB5127 Diamond mesh 03 (the left over skeleton pieces)
 The Mesh was left untreated.
The papers are older Maja scraps.
I treated the kite with gesso and distress inks.  
I like the way the ink clumped into little beads.
The key was altered with gesso & rusting paste to create an aged look.
The words were ready to go -  no treatment needed.
I hope you've enjoyed your look around today.  
Feel free to leave a comment and why not upload your projects 
to the GALLERY
We'd love to see how you use the beautiful Scrapmatts products.
Until next time - Happy Scrapping.


  1. Oh Helen, I went from gooing and garing at the adorable layout to going oh wow at your fabulous card.. Just love how you have used the chipboard and the stencilling looks marvelous!

  2. Helen your layout is so sweet and precious. Love the softness you have created. Fabulous card creation as well, Helen!

  3. Soooo sweet and gorgeous...lovely shades and beautiful bubba :)

  4. Wow Helen, 2 Stunning creation from you again this month.... I love that you have written on the back of the layout.

    Hugs xx

  5. Stunning. I love the use of watercolour with the contrasting papers. Devine.