Friday, September 29, 2017

Elena Smoktunova's projects

Hello friends!
Today I want to show you two projects. The first project has been created for the wonderful blog CSI. It is the color bright layout with the place for the photo. It will be a gift, and people will insert the photo what want. Here chipboard is a lot of, I have painted him with silk paint. Handmade flowers and several elements of school subject.


And beautiful gentle card. There is a wonderful chipboard, I left him crude, didn't paint. It will also be an excellent gift and will please with the beauty and tenderness!

                                                 I used:                                         

                                                                  CB5131 Bubbles 01


                                                                   CB1232 Film Strips 05



                          CB1017 Keys 01


                                                                            Have a nice day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my September Scrapmatts inspiration!
Lately I am in this Mixed Media mood and scrapbooking is not my favorite part of crafting. So no scrapbooking layouts this time, but two different Mixed Media projects only.
Both project were made with a wide selection of Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils.
The first project is an art journal page made in my favorite Steampunk style. 
This is a A4 size thick cardstock and to make it durable for all mediums I covered it first with white gesso.
When dry I used  three Scrapmatts stencils to make the texture with texture paste: Paint drips A6 size, Rope A5 size and Alphabet.
Then I added a wide range of painted and heat embossed chipboard pieces (the list is at the end of this project ).
In between I added some stamping inside the Steampunk window frame and over  it.

 Here are some close- ups to this art page:

 Scrapmatts products used :

Stencil Paint drips A6 size 9033
Stencil Rope A5 size 9021
Stencil Alphabet ST5018
Net 02 CB5159
Arch window frame 05 CB6042
Lamps 11 CB6109
Assorted words 16 CB6088

My second project for today is an altered $store plastic shadow box that was latered to this mermaid/nautical look using a lot of mediums and paints together with Scrapmatts gorgeous stencils and chipboards.
I used Rope stencil with crackle paste  over the outter frame and added Net stencil around the stamped medmaid image inside the box. The inside stenciiled part was heat embossed with light blue glitter powder.
The inside was also embellished with a few nautical chipboards painted with acrylics or glitter glue covered.

  Scrapmatts products used for this project:

Net 01 CB5168
Stencil Rope A5 size 9021
Stencil Paint drips A6 size 9033
Marine life 01 CB1226
Stencil Net 9017 A6 size

 I hope that you liked my totally different Mixed Media projects and see you next month!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A touch of Magic

Good Morning Crafters,
Its Danni here stopping by to share something a little magical.
I'm hoping when you see what I have for you I can be forgiven for running a day late.
Technology at times is a mystery to me...
But Scrapbooking is something I do understand and is something I can certainly navigate...
So lets get onto the fun stuff!!

I recently visited Artvo in the City.
For those of you from Melbourne its a great afternoon out.
But be ready for plenty of snaps and a little fun play!!!
I loved the image and wanted something just as magical to fit it.
So I got started using plain white cardstock and layered that onto a chipboard base.
This project gets wet so it really needs the extra re-enforcement to prevent any warping on the layout.
The supplies you will need for this
CB2009 Page Borders 08
CB6109 Lamps 11
CB4071 String Circles 07
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
Gesso, Gel Medium and tissue paper.
I started by layering my chipboard pieces in my chosen pattern
The CB4071 String Circles I decided to keep one of the inserts to thicken the frame around my image.
I added the CB4060 Ornate frame pieces at this time.
This was then coated with a Heavy White Gesso

You can see the effects of leaving the frame combined here.
Once the Gesso was dry I then added the Gel Medium and tissue paper in sections
around my chipboard.

After this next step I then added the CB6109 Lamp and the CB2009 Page Borders
layered over the top.
Some chain was removed from the top of the page and I inserted this into my layout.
I added the paper flowers also at this time
This was all then coated with a final layer of Heavy White Gesso.
Once dry it was time to add Colour and a lot of it.
You can use any collection of colours you like and just be prepared for time
and layers.
This is all about creating the richness in the layers of colour.
Using shimmer pots and a paintbrush I added more depth to the colour to the chipboard
pieces to make them really come to life.
This was completed in stages using multiple colours.
It was also added over the tissue paper area and flowers.
The final layer was added to finish it with a touch of Gold.
The gold really pops adding another level of richness.

I'm in love with the final result...
The chipboard really pops and adds to the magic of my little fairy.

Lastly I have a card created as an invitation,
I liked creating something a little different for this one.
(Yes none of the details will make sense because I jumbled them)

It has a shabby chic feel about it and features
CB1202 Roses 02
CB6110 Ornate Frames 25

 The pieces blend beautifully and I have to say the roses are quick becoming a new

I love there detail.
The Ornate Frame pieces add beautiful old world feel.

I hope you enjoyed a peak at what I've been up to! I love to see what you have been working on and how you featured Scrapmatts Chipboard in your projects.
For all these Chipboard goodies and more head to

Monday, September 25, 2017

September Scrapbooking with Christine

Happy Spring to our Scrapmatts followers.  I hope you had a great weekend and have not forgotten daylight savings.  It's my turn this month to share some Scrapmatts creations, and for this month I have a couple of layouts to show you.  Let's start with an oriental layout:

Scrapmatts chipboards: Roses (CB1202), Butterflies CB1045), Black Scrap Words (CB6112)

Scrapmatts Stencil: String (ST1021)

I've added some red ink to the Strings Stencil and stamped it onto the background.  The chipboards are inked to complement the page.  The Black Scrap Words are then added for the title and sentiment.  I just love this gorgeous photo of my girls, niece, and nephew wearing kimonos and a ninja outfit altogether straight out from Japan.

Next up is my Distress Ink layout with a hint of grunge:

Scrapmatts chipboards: Hexagon Mesh (CB5124)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Hexagons (9002)

I've added some hexagons to the background with the awesome A4 Haxagons Stencil.  For the Hexagon Mesh Chipboards, I subtly added some rusty inking and added them areound the cluster.  This has to be one of the cutest pose of my youngest daughter that I have scrapped by far...tutus, fairy wings and all.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I've inspired you to create with Scrapmatts' chipboards and stencils.  Keep an eye out for the team's inspiring creations and check out all the Scrapmatts range HERE:


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Don't blink, Christmas will here

Hi, Fi here today sharing with you some Christmas Cards and a Bauble.  I know it seems a little early, however I seem to always leave it so late that I never get them sent,  no excuse now!

First up I've decorated one of the larger chipboard baubles., along with words and the tiny little stars.

Love the cute little embossed Christmas tags

On this one I've used the Holly along with the Merry Christmas chip boards.

And lastly I finished this card with one of the lovely little Christmas tree chip boards.

Here are just some of the products I have used.  

Thanks for stopping by,
Hope I've inspired you to create some lovely cards this year for Christmas.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Journal Art & Beautiful Moments

Hello All

Welcome to my September DT post Journal Art & Beautiful Moments

This month I wanted to share with you some Journal Art using chipboard and stencils from Scrapmatts

For this page I have coloured it using Dylusions Sprays
The small hearts have been coloured with Alcohol markers from Kaszazz