Sunday, 27 May 2018

Scrap Matix DT - "The point is" May 2018

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge where this month
the challenge is "The point is."

Use triangles, stars, arrows, chevrons, diamonds... 
maybe make it about your "point" of view...

Use your creativity and imagination, along with the moodboard to make your point! 

So let's get to the other's the inspiration from the Design Team, and as usual they are 


I was inspired by the triangles and the chevrons, as well at the greys and black.

This graphic paper also lead the way to using crisp lines with lots of angles.

To emphasize the points, I trimmed a couple of big triangles from this paper 
and mounted it on black to suit the black and white photo.

This looked too stark, so I added a few smaller triangles 
and fiddled around with placement.  

I made a few pencil lines around the edges, 
as I planned to add some mixed media under the photo
and some stamping along the bottom.

The Prima Rustic washers were added to draw the eye to the photo.

The title was cut from a different paper collection.  
I love the way it combines with the image on the hoodie.

I tucked a couple of extra triangles in to balance the design.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
At almost ten years of age, one of your favourite things to do is to draw maps, especially all the inlets along the coast lines.  You make a point of being accurate and trying to learn the capital cities of all the countries on the world map.  You like to test our knowledge  of really obscure countries and are quite chuffed if we make a mistake!  Another of your passions at the moment is jokes and riddles and we make sure to memorize a new batch before we see you.  I love that you now have a finely honed sense of humor and appreciate the subtleties of word play, often going off on a new riff of your own. 
 Such fun to play with words - love you to the moon and back big boy - 
that's the whole point of life.   Photo April 2017, Journalling May 2018.

Thanks for calling in today, I hope you find something to inspire your creativity. 
We'd love to have you play along.  You don't need a blog to join in and we'd love to see where the "points" take you.   Just pop your project in the folder named 
"The point is" on facebook.   Don't forget to let us know what Scrap Matrix products you use, and what inspired you... to be in the running for a $30 gift voucher - and maybe a Guest DT spot in a couple of months!

Here are the links to the products I used which are available at Scrap Matrix.


  1. This is such a striking layout, Helen! I love all the 'to the point' elements you've added, all draw the attention to this awesome photo of your GS.
    Wonderful work, as always!

  2. A fabulous layout Helen, wow, you incorporated the theme so well! Super photo too!

  3. This looks fabulous Helen! I love all the triangles and love the colors too.. and I did have a smile at your journalling with its hints of 'points' too!

  4. Look at you! This is FABULOUS! And yes, I know I don't blog hop much these days - but just felt in the mood tonight. Feast for the eyes here. LOVE how you've gotten to the point, especially with the title and the colours work sooo well..... & how FASCINATING to read about what fascinates a 10 yo boy!!!!

  5. OOhh!! I really love your take on this Challenge Helen!! So arty and such fun!! I love your choice of papers! Absolutely perfect for this Challenge, of course, and also adds a lovely touch of subtle colour to the basic black and white. Absolutely stunning page!! hugs x

  6. Helen, this is amazing also your blog post!! I love your design on this page!! Thanks for sharing!! Xoxo

  7. You are a design genius, Helen! Love that paper & how you used it to showcase the sweet picture of your grandson--perfect layout! Always enjoy your journalling!

  8. Super geometric design and the cutest photo too! Such a sweet smile! ;-)