Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Scrap Matrix Challenge!!

Hi everyone

Well I'm super excited to share my first post as a Design Team Member for Scrap Matrix.

There's a great challenge on over at Scrap Matrix, in fact our first challenge ever!! We'd love you to join in.

Vicki is offering a voucher from her store.....and she seriously has the BEST stuff - all my favourite brands.  She is the only Australian stockist of 13Arts and she also has companies like Dina Wakely, Dylusions, Blue Fern, 7 Dots and many many more.

So the challenge is this awesome Mood Board:

It's all about our space....where we create....where the magic happens!!

You could have an amazing studio, a designated room, a desk, your kitchen table - wherever and whatever it is we'd love to see it!

You can head to the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook Page to enter your creation (you'll find it in the Album section).

I can't wait to check out your entries!!

So without further ado, here is my space......

I had so much fun creating this one.  It's busy and messy.....just like my space.

I'm so very grateful to have a room to scrap/create in.  It's my haven, my safe place.  I love that I can get messy - and then just shut the door!!  It's MY MESS! Yep my creative mess.

I began by applying white gesso to my cardstock.  I then added some black gesso to one side of the layout.  I also added a few flicks of black gesso.

I then brushed some Aqua/Rose Opal Magic Paint onto the black gesso, using a stencil from 'The Crafters Workshop' called 'Sketch Grid'. 
I just LOVE this product  - I rave on about it often, but basically it's a lovely soft pink metallic on white, and turns a gorgeous metallic teal against black.  It really is like magic.

I then added some Dylusions spray in Fresh Lime to some Soft Gloss Gel.
I swiped this through a 13 Arts Triangle Stencil.
I then had a lot of fun with some Dylusions Sprays - spritzing and flicking these onto my layout.
I then added a variety of stamps.  Some around the edges of the gesso, and also along the sides of my layout.

I then added some but pieces of mesh tape, and some washi tape.

I then coated some of the gorgeous Scrap Matrix Metals with white gesso.

I added my photos in a cluster to my page.

I tucked lots of 7Dots Tags and paper off cuts behind my photos.

I tucked in the metal and also added some embellishments.

I used 7Dots Word Stickers, 13 Arts Clear Stickers, metal feathers, string and even some old dry paintbrushes. How cool do they look!

 Finally I added my journaling and also some micro-beads in hot pink with Soft Gloss Gel.

So there you have it.......

Here's a few close ups to finish off with

I'd really love you to enter our Inaurgural Challenge!!
So be sure to pop your entry into the Challenge Album.

I'll see you again soon!

Scrap Matrix Products used:
Heavy White Gesso
Dylusions Sprays - Fresh Lime, Polished Jade, Funky Fuschia
The Crafters Workshop Stencil - Sketch Grid
Hazy Days Stamp Set
Dreamscapes Stamp Set
13 Arts Marta's Small Word Stickers
Marshmallow Cardstock
Mesh Tape
Black Gesso
13Arts Stencil - Triangles
7Dots Hazy Days Zip Paper
7Dots Writer's Block Tags
7 Dots Cotton Candy Word Stickers
3D Gloss Gel
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint - Aqua/Rose

Friday, 15 September 2017

My second 2Crafty Chipboard share for September.....

My second layout for 2 Crafty Chipboard this month is titled


I used the following 2 Crafty Chipboard:
"Grid Bits:
"Fine Heart Borders"
"Winter Twig Branches"
"Mini Words Set 1"

I added gesso to the "Grid Panel", and applied it in a random fashion - I didn't want it to be totally white, I wanted some of the raw chippy to show through as I felt the colour tone worked well with the colours in my layout.
I added white gesso to the "Winter Twig Branches" and cut these into small pieces which created an arrow looking piece of chippy.
I coated the "Fine Heart Borders" with white gesso and then added some soft yellow ink to these.
I took the word "Enjoy" from the "Fine Words Set 1" and coated it in white gesso. I then added some light blue ink to this.
Love those grey acrylic pieces from Kit the Habit. The feathers are from there too!
I like the soft pastel look of this layout.
I'm sure many of you know I'm a big fan of bold, bright colour, so this was really different for me.
It's always fun to step out of your comfort zone every now and then!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

My first September share for 2 Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone, I'm here to share my first layout for the month for 2Crafty Chipboard.
It's titled:


I used the following 2 Crafty Chipboard:
"Line Words- Summer"
"Flower Doilies"
"Assorted Arrows"

I gave all the Chipboard a coat of gesso.
I left the "Flower Doily" like this and tucked it into my layers.
For my 'Summer' title from the "Line Words - Summer" pack I added some coffee!
Yep you heard correct - coffee!
You see I was scrapping away - not in my scrap room - and I'd forgotten my brown coloured spritzes, so I added some water to coffee to make a liquid mix and simply brushed this over the top of the title.
I love the colour and effect.
I did the same to the "Assorted Arrows"
Even the splashes and circles were created with the coffee.
For the circles I created my own stamp by using the ends of a finished roll of Cling Wrap.
I really love how the coffee colour works with the turquoise, the white and the woodgrain.
The following items I got from Scrap Matrix - woodgrain paper, background stamps, metal flower charm, tag.
There's also some paper and 'Randoms' from the awesome Kit the Habit.
I'll be back real soon with my second share.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Playing with Kit the Habit's Cozy Feels Kit

Hi everyone,

I recently had a chance to play with our gorgeous new Kit the Habit 'Cozy Feels' Kit.

It's a book/coffee/tea themed Kit and I LOVE it!

Here's what I created:

This layout is about the joy of escaping into a book. 

Liam has recently discovered the joy of reading and I love that he gets totally 'lost' in the book, oblivious to whatever else is going on.  Every now and then he pops his head up and asks how to pronounce a word, or asks for clarification on its meaning.  Then he's back into the book, absorbed again.

I used lots of bits and pieces from the 'Cozy Feels' Kit - you will find some 'Little Bit of Randoms', a handmade paper scroll, twine, a variety of papers, a flair (I absolutely love that book flair), and some Chipboard which is from my favourite brand - 2Crafty Chipboard - but is included in the kit.

I used stacks of goodies from Scrap Matrix too.  Vicki has some awesome products in her store and you can order online!

I used Dylusions Spray - , Mesh Tape, 7Dots Dreamscapes Stamp, 7Dots Hazy Days Stamp, Black Gesso and a  Metal Charm.

I also applied some of the Finnabair Rust Paste to the 2Crafty Chipboard, and also to the metal charms.  I love the colour and the rusty finish it gives things.  Perfect for this boy layout.

Had so much fun creating the cluster of metals around the photo.

We do have some of the awesome 'Cozy Feels' Kits left.

This is what it looks like:

Aren't the colours just gorgeous!

So if you'd like one head on over to our Facebook Page and just comment 'sold' on the Kit and we will be in touch!

I've already got ideas for some more layouts, so hopefully I will have time to play again real soon!!


Friday, 1 September 2017

Scrap the Girls September Challenge!

Hi everyone

September 1st....what!! How that is even possible is beyond me.

Another month rolls around so quick.

But one of the good things about time zooming along is it means another challenge over at Scrap the Girls!!

This month it's a sketch......

Here's my take on it......

So much fun with this one.....

Lots of 2 Crafty Chipboard...... 6" revolution frame, spring flower bunches, beauty from fine wordset 2 as my title and angel wings.

Love that chippy cluster with the angel wings and spring flower bunches peeking through!

I also used loads of stuff from Scrap Matrix.....gesso, stencil, 7dots stamp, Dylusions Sprays, Microbeads, 7 dots Word stickers, 7 dots Tags, Art Alchemy Opal Magic, ColourArte Primary Elements Mica Powder.

Plus a flair and some paper from Kit the Habit.

I love how a sketch is a starting point...... I can't wait to see your entries.  So head on over to Scrap the Girls and check out the rest of the Design Team's creations......and get scrapping.

This month's sponsors are:

Kitaholic Kits and D-Lish Scraps
Yep two awesome prizes this month, so LINK up!!