Saturday, 11 February 2017

Scrapmatts - Two layouts and a card

Hello again - Helen here with you today with three projects using
the super versatile Scrapmatts products

First up is a little boy’s page with less than perfect photos.
I think the addition of the Scrapmatts goodies enhanced the photos 
well enough for them to be used on a page.  
The papers are older ones by Simple Stories, "Say cheese" collection.
They are still a favourite with me.
I love the large circles and treated these by randomly applying distress paint and Stampendous embossing powder.  I also trimmed some of the circle from beneath the photo and added it at the top of the photo for extra impact .
The stars were created with texture paste through a stencil 
and then painted with Colour Blast paste.
The word was dabbed with Colour Blast paste and rubbed back a bit
to create a mottled look.
Products used:-
  CB4071 String Circles 07 
 CB6117 Assorted Words 30 
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
You came to stay overnight in the caravan with us when you were 20 months old.   All went well until bed time, when you discovered you were expected to sleep on the lowered table, which converted into a bed.   Always a stickler for things being done properly, you were not convinced that sleeping on a table was a good idea!  We tucked you in and looked for your usual bed time companions.  We found your Hunga (Snuggly) but not your Dummy. We rang  Daddy, but he didn’t have a spare one at home.  It was a Sunday night; all the shops were closed.  I rang many pharmacies in Glenelg trying to find a Nuk Dummy.  Eventually I tracked one down and Pa drove off to buy it.  When he walked back through the door with it, your face lit up and you said “Awwh thank you sooo much Pa, you found my dummy”   You cuddled up with it and your snuggly on the table/bed and went to sleep in minutes.
  Love Granny 12 Oct 2013

My next project is a girly one about my Grand Daughter's 3rd Birthday.
The delicate background paper is from Blue Fern, Attic Charm collection, "Haberdashery" 
Let's take a closer look.
I heat embossed the sweet frame at the top of the photo.
The butterfly was painted with water colour, then topped with 
dimensional magic and tiny beads. Although subtle,
 you can see the textured hearts made with the heart stencil. 
You can see the textured hearts again here, as well as one of the new pieces which come with a new frame set.  I cut up the flourishes to include in my cluster.  The "Happy" title and the flourishes were both wet embossed with Stampendous embossing powder.
Products used:-
  CB4056 Ornate Frames 13  
   CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
   CB4069 Ornate Frames 26  
  CB1028 Butterflies 18   
  ST1031 Stencil Hearts

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

At three you delight in choosing your pretty clothes, swishing around in anything floaty and wearing flowers in your hair.  Your Daddy tells the story of one quite nice outfit he wanted you to wear which you took a dislike to saying, "I'm not wearing that, it will make me look like a grey, old, dead, bat!"  I'm not sure who won that particular skirmish, but I suspect it was you.   Love Granny August 2014

Lastly I have a clean and simple card which I made for a friends Birthday.
Her favourite colour is blue, so I used these beautiful Maja papers.
The butterfly was painted and topped with dimensional magic and beads.
The tiny heart was painted with crackle and gold.
The birthday sentiment was given a swish of distress paint to team with the blue paper.
  CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
(The little heart is a bonus on this word set)

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so we can  leave you some love.  

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  1. Oh I think the photos in the first layout are adorable and so natural! And a lovely layout too! I love the script words and those circles are going to be a favourite too! And a pretty feminine layout with lovely blooms and flourishes! And blue is my favourite color so I really love your card! I hope you are doing OK in this heat wave, take care!

  2. I do love your work, Helen! Love the circles in the first layout & what a wonderful story of the camping trip! Gorgeous papers, doilies, use of tiny beads & everything in that incredible 2nd layout! Wonderful BD card--your friend will be thrilled!

  3. Two very different and both fabulous pages Helen, the supplies you've chosen for each layout set the photos off perfectly. I love your delicate touch with mixed media in the backgrounds and all the different ways you treat the chippies. Brilliant! :o)

  4. OH! I LOVE and adore the story on your boy page up top....can so relate to that! Well done Pa & what a good boy thanking him! The idea of cutting and adding that circle chippy. Stored that one away. Fab tip!!! Love your girly page...that swirl near and around the flower cluster by the photo....YUMMO! And the subtle heart stenciling in the bg...I wish I could be more subtle!! The card is lovely. Blue is my fave colour, too..... bet your friend treasures it :):)

  5. Super boy the design and super cute photo's! Love the styling on this one too! Fab girl page too...soft and delicate! Lovely Birthday card ...such pretty papers! ;-)

  6. Oh my Helen! All of your projects are fantastic! Those photos are so cute and perfect! ALL of them! Great mix of beautiful papers and embellishments!

  7. Love everything about the boys page, the photos, colours, design, the story and the altered chippie is just perfect. Beautiful!
    A beautiful girl page too. Beautiful papers ,layers, chippie, cluster and another fab story for her to read when she gets older. :)
    Love the Blue Maja papers and the painted butterfly on your card.....its beautiful!

  8. Oh wow Helen you have been a busy lady. Those are some of my fave photos too. Boy I broke out in a cold sweat reading your journalling. Been there done that :D What a lovely layout and I love the treatment of your chippies. You are on fire with all the mixed media stuff and it looks great. Just a hint of and not overpowering. Clever thing. Esthers page is just perfect for her, she is a little doll... love the purple. Beautiful card too - always my fave papers and the blue is just so lovely.

  9. All perfectly stunning projects. Don't think I missed those subtle stenciled hearts, what a lovely detail on this soft and feminine design. Amazing work! Hugs, Autumn

  10. I think the photo's of your grandson are lovely and the lengths grandparents will go to to keep their little ones happy :) had to laugh at your granddaughters description of what she thought she would like in the outfit her father wanted her to wear, too funny. Your first layout is bold, bright and fabulous and your second page is sparkly, and magical and has a lovely delicate feel to it. Love the blue hues of the card. Wonderful creations Helen