Friday 7 September 2018

Scrap Matrix DT September 2018 - You've been framed.

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge where this month
the theme is You've been framed.   You can use any kind of frame, or multiple frames, big, small or in between.

They can be in clusters or lined up in rows. 
Have you been framed for something you didn't do??  
We'd love to hear all about it, using frames of course!

Take a look here to see what the rest of the team 
have created to inspire you.

I've attempted a double layout, something I've not done for years!

None of this series of photos is strong enough to use on it's own, but as a group, I think they tell the story of our family's love of Summer, the Beach and Cricket quite well.

The idea for the design began with this stamp set from 
I was inspired by the frame which I planned to use for journalling and also the naive clouds, the suns and the summery, beachy words.

The left side page.

The right side page.

I chose two sheets of paper from Pink Fresh studio, 
and cut out the centre to form a frame for each page.

Still on the framed theme, and using a die from my stash, 
I cut four frames for the four small photos on the left page.

Next, I hand drew some frames around the landscape shaped photos, 
I was inspired by the stamped journal frame.

The title is from Mambi Chips. The one I used is not in stock right now, but click on the link for something quite similar.


I stamped the little clouds onto some water colour paper and used 
blue and white water colour paints from my stash to colour them.

I coloured the little circles around the borders with 
Tim Holt Oxides distress inks, Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean.

To tie the two sides together, I added a small green stamped tag on the right of the photos using Tim Holtz Archival Ink, Jet Black.

I added stamped words directly onto the photos. 

To emphasize the stamped titles, I swished a bit of water colour paint through the words, hoping that it would't go everywhere!

The black chipboard circles are also from Mambi.

I stitched around the the frame with white thread, to add another frame and some definition to the page. 

As the pages were in the great outdoors with a natural theme, I wanted to keep them crisp, clean and simple, so I mostly avoided mixed media in the background and just added stamping.

Thanks for calling in today, I hope you find time to play along, 
just add your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder; 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 $30.00 gift voucher from the generous Vicki Christensen and perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.

Saturday 1 September 2018

Kraft+ DT September 2018 -

Hello again Scrappy Friends, welcome; today I'm sharing a DT post for 


The challenge this month is to use Office Supplies on your project.

When I went hunting, I discovered lots of Office Supplies floating around my craft room. 

The page is made entirely from scraps, 
apart from the Kraft of course!   So just when I thought I should ditch all the little pieces of left over paper, I found a good use for them and I have another excuse not to tidy my room!

 I've used a hole punch, ring eyelet, string, stick it notes, ( I made a tag with them), paper clip, emoticon pins, star stickers and a fold back clip.

The sketch I used is by the amazingly talented sketch designer 
Laura Whitaker.   Thank you Laura.

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Scrap the Boys DT September -

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

 The challenge is to to scrap about about a Baby Boy.
Don't you just love this image?

The photo reminded me of a photo I have of my Father which is almost a hundred years old and I chose to work with it in a vintage style.

Rather than use blues or greens, I went with soft Autumn colours, as they reminded me of some of the colours often used in the Art Deco period.

I found a embroidery pattern on pinterest and adapted it a bit to flow around the photo.  I stitched it all with DMC embroidery thread.

The die cut frame is from Spellbinders and the paper is so old, that it doesn't even have a manufacturers name on it.
The Penny Farthing bike chipboard is from Scrapmatts, as is the title.

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.