Thursday, 7 March 2019

Scrap Matrix March - Teal and Purple with Helen

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge this month 
where we have a gorgeous mood board to inspire you.

These colours are absolutely stunning - I've always loved teal and have grown to like purple more recently.  Together, I think they are a knockout combination.



I started by choosing a photo of my Grand daughter wearing her first Birthday present; a little dress I smocked for her.


The paper is called Lavender Morning and was 
a perfect match for the dress.


I stamped this image, Art by Marlene, Stamp BM06  on plain white card stock, using Tim Holtz Black archival ink.


I thought the shape of the smocking pattern looked great with the zig zags and the hearts on the stamp.


Trialling a colour of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide, before
adding it to the stamp with a fine brush.



Happy with that and now to achieve the purple. 


I mixed blue and purple from the Distress Oxide inks.


I chose this 6x6 paper pad Art Journey, by 13@rts to build up a few layers behind the photo.


Now I'm auditioning the stamped image to build up the design, 
but I didn't like it in this corner.



Here, I'm just trying out various colours from the paper pad to create a multi-layered mat and I've darkened the bottom corner leaves to a teal using gelatos.


I added a couple of flower images, from a scrap of paper in my stash.  It's so old, I don't know it's origins.



Still building up the design, this time with two stamps.

Hmmm - I think I'll try adding some stamping under 
the right, bottom corner.  Fingers crossed that I don't wreck the whole thing, as I only have one sheet of this paper.



I'm semi-OK with this look, but will leave it overnight 
and see if  the morning brings new ideas.



That looks better, (well I think so!) I've added fabric flowers and pearls from my stash, a few flicks of paint and some word titles from Mambi Sticks, CBVP-94, similar to these.

I hope you find time to play along, just add your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder and don't forget to let us know what Scrap Matrix products you used and what inspired you.  You could be in the running for a generous gift voucher or perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.




Friday, 1 March 2019

Scrap the Boys DT March 2019 - Reach for the stars

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 mood board to scrap about 
the boy/s, (young or old), in your life.


Cocoa Vanilla is one of our sponsors this month so I'm using one of their collections; a favourite of mine and it's called "You Rock".

The background paper is "Galactic" and the stars are fussy cut from a sheet of "Starshine".   The little tag is from the accessory stickers.



As I only had a tiny photo of the children, I decided to go big with the title and used a cut file from Silhouette Studio.

I love the play on the first word, which can be Reach or Each.

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.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Scrap Matrix Limited Supplies - second project from Helen

Welcome back to Scrap Matrix for the second half of February,
where we are challenging you to create with minimal supplies.

Remember the good old days, when pages were a lot simpler and there were not many scrapbooking supplies around?

Now is your chance, to whip up a stress free page; perhaps win a prize or be invited to Guest Design. 



I had a stamp, a stencil, Dylusions Paint, Dylusions spray
and Dina Wakley Acrylic paint.




I decided to make a feature of the stencil and began by using texture paste through it.


Then I roughed out half a heart shape on a folded piece of paper.


I cut it out freehand, and used it as a guide to shape the texture paste.



Then I randomly splashed it with some of the watered down 
Dina Wakley paint.



To complement the yellow heart, I used a corner of yellow paper left over from my first February project.


I marked out the heart area on white cardstock, added some stamping in black and splashed some green mist on 
with a wet paint brush.


I hand drew some yellow flowers, interspersing them with some leaves from an extra stamp by Carabelle. 

My journalling is not very straight, but we are always encouraged to include our own handwriting, so I do that occasionally, even though it's messy.