Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Layering and Fussy Cutting with Heather

Good morning This month again I have done some more fussy cutting, I love my fussy cutting. I have used this very pretty paper range from Mintay. I started by adding some of the leaves from the layered roses and leaves stencil using some cream paste so that they are a soft background. The chipboard is CB1018 Card Borders 01, and I have just very simply given them a very light layer of white paint, almost white washed. They layout is made of up of layers of frames, and fussy cut flowers, vases and birds, then the chipboard is tucked in as an accent.
Please forgive the shadow, I have started a new job and I have taken the photo at a really bad time.
These are the Scrapmatts products that I have used:
Thank you again for spending time with me again this month Heather

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May Creating

Hi everyone, 

Lisette here with some more layouts to inspire you.

Life has been very busy for me over the last couple of months.  Luckily in a good way.  My husband and I have just been to Ularu for a few days.  Such a special part of Australia and well worth visiting if you haven't. I am heading to a Scrapbooking retreat next weekend.  So excited to catch up with this great bunch of girls again.  Netball season is in full swing now especially as I am involved with a rep team and we head to Junior State Titles at the end of June.  I have also reinvigorated my love of patchwork and quilting.

I created both of these layouts earlier this year for challenges.  

The first one if for the current Just Add Flair Challenge.  Masks and temperature checks with the norm at work last year - not a favourite fashion accessory, but necessary.

ST9004 Pattern

CB5127 Diamond Mesh 03

CB1277 Scrap Words 61 Covid-19

My next layout is one for a Kraft+ challenge. I love using flowers on my layouts, but haven't used this many for a long time!

ST9004 Pattern 

CB5189 Flourishes & Leaves 01

CB1045 Butterflies 09

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

I hope you have all found some inspiration in my layouts.

Until next time

Happy Creating

Lisette 😊

Friday, May 21, 2021

Creative Cards

 Hello & Welcome

Fi here today, sharing with you some cards slim line cards I've Create.  Cards are something you can create using your scraps from you left over papers, that way you always have a stash on hand when they are needed.

First up is a sweet little car made from Simple Studio Cottage Garden leftovers.  I used the splatter stencil to control the sprays I've used along with some delicate little chipboard pieces.

I decided to leave the chipboard raw to tie in with the twine and flowers.

I've also created a masculine card using left over from the Bo- Bunny Once Upon of Lifetime Collection.  I have added some decorative chipboard that has been stamped lightly with a script stamp.

Other than the light script stamp, I love that you don't have to do to much to this chipboard to get it to work within your project.

ST9033 Paint Drips

CB5176 Wildflowers 03

CB1220 Ornate Frames 22

CB5130 Circle Mesh 03

Thanks for stopping by, all products advertised are linked back to Scrapmatts website.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

'Hello Adventure' & 'Smile' by Kim Ewins



Kim here with you today to share a couple of layouts I have created for 


The first I wish to share is a layout I created at the Scrapmatts Retreat at Neville last weekend.

I had the pleasure of showing a fabulous group of ladies how I generally put together a layout. 

Here let me show you the layout, titled 

'Hello Adventure'

Scrapmatts Products Used;
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My next layout features a photo of my daughters and I at my eldest daughter, Samantha's wedding a couple of years ago.


Scrapmatts Products Used;

I do hope you have enjoyed looking over my 2 layouts as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Make sure you pop back here, to the Scrapmatts blog regularly to see what the other design team members have been creating.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Until next time

Happy Crafting

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May Creating with Lizzy.

 Hello there,

How are you all? Here we are in the middle of May already and that means it is my turn to share on the Scrapmatts blog. At the moment I have a lot going on with my Family, so I have to find ways of creating a layout without a lot of time spent wondering about how to get it done.. So I would like to share with you a few steps that help me in my creating.

Firstly, I create a simple design of my papers and where my photo will go.. 

Then I lightly pencil in under my papers and photo to give me an idea of where to stencil.. No use stencilling where it will be covered.

I have used black gesso for my stencilling and I also used the black gesso to color all  my chipboard pieces.. I love the drama the black color creates on a page.

After painting  all the chipboard I was going to use, I cut the Sticks chipboard into  pieces and made sure they would fit around my layout and not get hidden too much, after all the chipboard was adding great texture and interest. I then carefully stuck my papers and photo down and glued the chipboard down too..  

I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and lifted them up with some old cardboard and placed some cogs around my layout too to add a masculine element,

I like the contrast of the softness of the flowers against the boldness of the black elements!

I love the Boho arrow and words and this became the title for my layout.. Chevrons are also a fabulous embellishment too for any type of layout.

And the finished layout..

The finishing touch was to trim a little off two sides of the layout and then put the whole page on a piece of black cardstock and rip the edges randomly to add a bit more texture. I love how the black seems to add more details to the look of the layout, but really this was quite a simple layout to create. I hope I have inspired you with my layout and sharing how I created it..

These are the Scrapmatts products I have used.

ST9070 Diamonds Stencil 

CB5106 Chevrons 01

CB5155 Sticks 04

CB5185 Layered Heart 11 (Cogs) 

CB2008 Page Borders 07 

CB6118 Boho 01

You can find these and so many more Scrapmatts products over at the SCRAPMATTS STORE HERE!!!!

Thanks for coming by. I wonder what the other Designers have been creating?? Humm.. you better pop back and see!!

Until next time,

Happy Scrapmatting!!!