Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bright and Colourful - Lauren Tomecek

Hello again fellow chipboard-lovers!

Are you like me and you keep all those left over bits of chipboard? You know the ones, when you only have one piece left from the sheet, or you take it out but change your mind so don't use it on the layout, or even the extra bits you get in the Scrapmatts kits if you take an expo class? I have had a great time using up some of my leftovers stash to form the base of a small canvas display piece. The great thing about it is that it doesn't really matter what you have in this stash, because it will mainly get covered up anyway.

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB6103 Scrap Words 21, CB6113 Scrap Words 32, CB6091 Ornate Frames 19, CB6110 Ornate Frame 25, plus bits and pieces left over. Stencil: ST5013 (this is my go-to stencil for background texture).

You can see in these detail shots the background detail created by putting some texture paste through the brick stencil as well as the layers of chipboard in the background prior to building up the frames. The gold frame is embossed, and the top frame has a watered down mist painted over white acrylic.

Project two is a simple yet colourful layout featuring a favourite photo of my son. I wanted the photo to be the focus, so have kept the embellishments fairly simple.

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB6107 Assorted Words 25, CB6105 Assorted Words 23.


  1. A great idea to stash bust those extra bits and create this stunning Canvas. The contrast between the two shows how versatile the Scrapmatts products are. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  2. Fantastic hints on using the bits left over! Great texture and love the gold frame too! Your layout is very eye catching, love the colors and the use of the words too..

  3. Yep I am just like you Lauren and use them up when you need that extra bit of chippie on your project. I love what you have created...


  4. Fantastic creations Lauren. It's often the scrap bits that make great projects, and I love the how you incorporated the rainbow on your page :)