Saturday, January 7, 2017

Love Is In The Air by Rhonda

With Christmas done and dusted and my family fresh in my mind
the following 2 projects showcase the love my children
express to those close at heart.
Scrapmatts really do spoil me for choices with their diverse range
of products again making it easy to transpose my ideas into little
pleasures like the wee little Shadow Box and Happy Canvas below.

The Shadow Box's simplistic nature creates a great environment
to house special moments like this.

Cherished Moments

The shadow box comes like a flat pack and first needed assembling
so my 1st step was to glue the picture to the background.
From there you build the sides ensuring they are square with
the back and once dry assemble these two components...
To help the part stay together I wrapped it with some patterned paper.


Whilst they are drying its now time to work on the front.
For me this meant colouring each of the top frames in
sandy & ocean colours.
Dressing the box with some nautical marine chippies really made a difference...
I tried the lighthouse on the outside first but thought
it looked much better inside.
Affixing a piece of string to complement the beach feeling
to hang was the only thing left to do.

1A01 Shadow Box
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1191 Scrap Words 03
Dew Drop Brilliance - Moonlight White
Versa Magic – Sea Breeze


I just love doing canvases and taking inspiration from my
daughters dress set to work in my busy craft room. 
To break up the plainness of the canvas and add depth
I first stencilled some circles & bricks then coloured it with some mists.
I then coloured the individual chipboard pieces with
Brilliance Inks and set them aside to dry. 


The group of flowers in this and the opposing corner
were chosen to highlight the background whilst adding
that special bit of femininity.

I made a dress out of strips of lace, ribbon and string beads
the same colours as the dress in the photo and
draped it over a Dress Form.

The photo was from a night out at a wedding and I felt
that a chandelier would fit well with the theme but as
Scrapmatts didnt have one I made it myself out of an
ornate topper and some chain.

Again I turned to my lovely Scrap Words for a fitting title
and keeping it simple with just one word was my choice...

ST5045 Stencil Circles
ST5013 Stencil Bricks
CB1197 Scrap Words 05
CB2021 Vines 02
CB1229 Chains 02
CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01
CB1090 Clocks 06
CB6036 Dress Forms 01
CB1159 Hearts 05
Texture paste
LSG – Tiffany’s Blue, Passionate Plum, Love At First Sight, Lavendar
Flowers – WOC & Prima
Old packet backing cards
Lace, Ribbon & Beads to cover the mannequin
White Gesso wash to tone things down
Scrapmatts don’t have a chandelier (yet) so I made one

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. Love the shadow box Rhonda, awesome work. The canvas is so creative, love all the blues and the techniques really make the project work, hgus

    1. Awww Thank you Sof, I always love to see you comments they always mean so much... Big Hugs

  2. These frames both look amazing, great use of the chipboard pieces.. lovely photos too..

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Lizzy, It is appreciated.. Hugs

  3. Fresh, vibrant and summery projects Rhonda. Lovely work to showcase the Scrapmatts goodies.

    1. Thank you Helen for you gorgeous comment,,, Hugs

  4. Such sweet and colorful creations Rhonda :)

    1. Thank you Christine for you lovely comment... Hugs

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    1. Welcome back Andrew, can't wait to see what you have been creating :)

  6. I love the fact you made your own chandelier! They are both lovely OTP projects.