Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Baby Cards

Hello there! Sharm here to share a couple of cards with you wonderful Scrapmatts fans!

Here's how I made it:
1) Cut a cardstock to 5x10
2) Fold in half
3) Cut out gold foil cardstock to a slightly smaller size and adhere onto cardstock
4) Cut patterned paper to slight smaller size that the gold foil card and adhere to the gold foil card
5) Dab distress paint onto the chipboard of your choice and leave to dry
6) Arrange flowers and other embellishments around the chipboard


Monday, August 22, 2016

August Layouts With Christine

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a lovely August so far.  Christine here sharing a couple of layouts with lots of Scrapmatts stencils & chipboards.

Let's start with the first layout:

Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Sprays (ST5004); Circles (ST5006); Strings (ST1021); Paint Drips (1009)
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Burnt Cream Scrapwords (CB1238); Butterflies (CB1045)

 I just love scrapping my daughter’s cheeky photos together…they make creating much more inspirational & fun! The title is from the versatile Burnt Cream Scrap Words set, & the Butterflies chipboards are painted white to suit the page.

I’ve used the beautiful Scrapmatts Leaf Sprays stencil as a resist pattern which really stands out from the vibrant colors.  Of course, I had to add more stenciling on this page.  Did you spot the Circles, Strings, & Paint Drips?
Let's have a look at next layout:
My daughter from when she started sleeping in her cot, wouldn’t sleep without her teddy bear.  I say thank goodness for the teddy bear, she sleeps well most nights.  Now that she’s nearly 6, she still has it in her bedroom.
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Ornate Frame (CB6011); Hearts Frame (CB4005); Butterflies (CB1045); Stars String Circles (CB5138); Black Scrap Words (CB1237)
Scrapmatts Stencils: Cobblestones (ST5014); Circles (ST5006)
I’ve embossed the frame white, & I love how it frames her sweet picture.  They look so peaceful & heavenly when they’re asleep, quiet & behaved like that, eh? :)  I’ve inked the butterflies & stars chipboards white to match the white shades of the frame & the layout.  I’ve also applied some good ol’ texture paste through Cobblestones Stencil, & some color through the Circles Stencil.
I had fun creating these layouts, playing with awesome Scrapmatts stencils & chipboards.  I can't wait to see what new designs Sofie & Andrew come up with.  Check out the variety of Scrapmatts goodies here.
Thanks for stopping by, & stay tuned for more inspiration from the team :).

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August catch up with Rikki

Good Morning, how are you all? Hopefully scrapping or creating something, its always a great day when you get to do what you love right?

I am here today sharing with you some Scrapmatts goodies..... I recently helped with Scrapmatts at the Arts and Craft Fair that was being held here over in the West, it was a great two days ( it went for 3), seen all and I do mean ALL of the products that the company creates and even getting to play with them with a few demos over the weekend. It really was great catching up with Sofia and Andrew and fellow DT member Rhonda.

To start off for those who came and said hi on Sunday you would have seen me creating an art journal page using a lot of Scrapmatts Stencils of my background and layers..... This is the finished product.....

See told you I used a few stencils........

Now for my second project for the month and as a bonus I have created a little process video for you as well...

Till next time, have a creative day 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mini Baby Album - Inspiration

Good Morning, Fi here today with a few pages from a " 8 mini album I am creating.
The lovely thing about making something like this not only does it use up a lot of scraps
you have floating around, its also an opportunity to use those delicate
Scrapmattts die cuts we have in our stash.. 
The two pages I will be sharing with you today I have used the Scrapmats Roses CB1202 02. 
They work in beautifully with their delicateness, and Rose is also the flower
attached to the babies name Ava!
I love these little engraved sayings and they just pop from the page by simply
using a ink pad to slightly ink the edges of them.  With the Roses I have inked and heat
set embossed, how lovely do they look!

On the Second page I have also used the Roses die cuts and the little word Beautiful
from the Scrapmatts word range. 

Here I have attached the link to the pics so you can what I have used and where
you can purchase if you don't already have these lovelies already.  I think its safe
to say if you have ever been to one of the Scrapmatts display shop at a Craft Show you
have not walked away empty handed.
Thank you for joining me today, I hope I have inspired you enough to get creating.  If you have time please feel free to drop by my blog for close ups and more pages from this album.
Until next time Happy Scrapping!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

August With Amy

Helloooo Crafty Friends,

I would love to share a Project Life Layout I created using Scrapmatts' Chipboard CB2013

I created a YouTube Tutorial Video so Please watch and subscribe if you like it.
Just click the word YouTube.
Here is Best Buddies

My Second Layout for this month is called No Play Today. I created it using Scrapmatts and Amy Tangerine.

I've used  ST1032, CB1079,
Here is No Play Today.
Materials used - Scrapmatts, Amy Tangerine Better Together Collection, Faber Castel Gelatos, Cutfile from Just Nick
I used texture paste between the chipboard and gesso'd over the top of the whole page. I then used gelatos and water to paint the colours in.
 I love this sad layout. Its one of my favourites.

Stay Scrappy
Amy xo

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August creating with Lizzy..

Hello there, I hope your day is going well!

I would like to share with you some creating I have done using some wonderful SCRAPMATTS PRODUCTS..

Firstly I have a layout I have created and I was looking for a bold effect. The best way to get your chipboard to stand out is to color it black I think.. and that is what I have done. I have used black gesso on my chipboard on this layout..
These are the chipboard pieces I have used on my layout after painting them black, and they are..
CB5129 Circle Mesh 02,
 CB5139 String Circles 03,
  CB6105 Assorted Words 23,
 the flowers from CB4015 Picket Fence 02,
 and the Butterflies from CB4012 Frames 03, .
  I also did some stencilling on the back ground with texture paste before I put down the embellishments using the stencils.. ST1026 Stencil Circles
and ST5005 Stencil Patterns

and the stencilling..

and my layout completed..

I have cut the circles into the sections I wanted.. I like the boldness of the chipboards in black against the bright colored back ground..

And I would like to share two cards I have created. They are Christmas cards because it is just incredible how quickly this year is going by. I have used some gorgeous chipboard pieces on my cards..
Sentiment Words CB1184 12

Holly and flourishes CB1224 03
and some stencilling using ST5039

and my cards..

The holly and flourishes have been colored with glitter gel pens.. they are so pretty in real life..

I hope you have found some inspiration and if you are starting to think of Christmas there is a lot of wonderful embellishments to be found in the CHRISTMAS SECTION HERE...

Until next time.... Happy creating!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August projects by Helen

Hello Scrappy Friends.  
Welcome to my August Scrapmatts projects.

The first two projects were created for the CSI/Scrapmatts combined challenge.  I didn’t get a chance to show them before leaving on holidays.

The texture was created with ST1003 Stencil Sticks 

This is the second page created for CSI/Scrapmatts challenge.
The texture was created with the gorgeous new stencil
 ST5030 Stencil Flowers 
The bird cage  MC1028 Micro Chips 20
and antique stand  MC1028 Micro Chips 20
were dabbed with gesso
and the little bird was tinted a pale blue.
 The frame CB6011 Ornate Frame 09
was treated with gesso and dabbed with distress ink.
 The word title CB1198 Scrapwords 06
 was given a light water colour wash.
I love the way the border CB2001 Page Borders 01
responded to LSG Magicals and Glossy accents.

For the cherish, memories, laughter layout,
I enjoyed used one of the new stencils
ST1032 Stencil Plus Signs
with texture paste.
LSG magicals created the blue and green colours
over the top of the stencilling.
The title words are from the CB1237 Scrap Words 23
On the butterflies,  CB1028 Butterflies 18
I used Tim Holtz distress inks 
and topped them with Glossy accents to make them shine.
The square chipboard CB5141 Retro Squares 01
was treated with gesso and randomly applied paint.

Thanks for looking; I hope you found something to inspire you.
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