Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Scrap Matrix DT Challenge - Art Foamies September 2019

Hello there scrappy friends, I've been MIA due to ill health, but have found time to create a little something for the September challenge at Scrap Matrix, using Art Foamies.




Have you seen them?   They are quite thick and spongy; and they work brilliantly with paints and gel plates.  Just the thing to make a big hot mess!



I set out to create magic with my gel press and fell flat on my face in a big pool of mud!  

So, I started again, much more carefully with the colour mixing, still not magical; but I managed to salvage these three blooms by fussy cutting them and adding some leaves.

I'll be back later in the month with an at an Art Journal page - fingers crossed.

Products used from Scrap Matrix

Thanks for looking. I hope you will feel inspired to join in and perhaps win a gift card from the Scrap Matrix store.




Monday, 1 July 2019

Scrap the Boys - Road trip adventure July 2019

Hello Scrappy Friends, welcome back to my blog today 
where I'm sharing a DT layout for
Scrap the Boys.

 The challenge is to use this sketch to scrap about the boy/s 

(of any age) in your life.


I chose to interpret the adventure not as a road trip, but as an adventure into the world of team sport, which these two little tackers took to like ducks to water. As well as Soccer, they now play Basketball, Tennis and Aussie Rules Football.



First, I searched for some paper to complement their lurid green uniforms with the red crest and came up with this very old Basic Grey paper from the Porcelain collection called "Wedgewood."

The cut file from Gwen Wruck at Cut 2 You was originally white and I matched the red on their uniforms by mixed a variety of watercolour paints.


The circles were all cut from an old sheet of Pink Paisley paper 
called Hey Kid, Hula Hoop.

An equally ancient paper from Simple Stories, Say Cheese, 
provided the Special Event tag.


I find the quote stickers really useful on any page; 
these are from Tim Holtz, Small talk.

The camera brad is from Teresa Collins.

I hope you will feel inspired to play along and be eligible for a prize.

I appreciate your kind comments and so enjoy reading them.  Thank you.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Scrap the Boys DT - Me and my best friend

Hello Scrappy Friends, welcome back to my blog today
 where I'm sharing a DT layout for

Scrap the Boys

I adore this mood board; there is something a bit pugnacious about the dog, which reminds me of occasional grumpy moods our Grand Boys display.   But put a Puppy within cooee and they instantly become the kindest, gentlest kids on the block.


I chose an older paper because it went with the T-shirt and the black accents to match the dog!
The papers are from Crate Paper, Cool Kid, "Wild One" (red)
 and "Buddy" (Black and White)


The title, the circle and the paw prints are all free cut files from Paper Issues. I thought they were perfect for this simple page.

When we collect the Boys after school and take them home, the joyous barks from the back garden can be heard as we pull into the driveway.  Then, no matter what sort of a day they've had, Maggie is there to cuddle, to chase and to listen to their concerns.  

Every Boy needs a Dog and every Dog needs a Boy or three.


I hope you will feel inspired to play along and be eligible for a prize.
I appreciate your kind comments and so enjoy reading them.  
Thank you.