Saturday, 16 February 2019

"Laugh" by Monique - A Second Limited Supplies Layout.

Hi Everyone, Monique here popping by to share my second layout.  This time I combined two shades of blue paint and a pink spray.  This is what I came up with:

I decided to use one of my favourite photos of my nieces and my nephew.  These selfies really capture their personality beautifully, and I wanted a fun loving layout to reflect that.

First, I scraped on some Dina Wakely Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint in Lapis, then while it was wet I scraped on some of the same Acrylic paint in Sky.  While all the paint was still wet, I placed this 13 Arts Stencil over the top and randomly swiped off paint using a baby wipe.

Next, I backed my photo in black cardstock and cut out two tag shaped from a 6x6 Paper Pad of  7 Dots Verano Azul and backed my photo with them.   I placed some Dina Wakely Washi Tape down on my background, and then popped down my photo mat, using some cardboard to lift it and add dimension.

I then decided to add some pops of pink, so I stamped some images from the AALL and Create #134 Stamp Set to use as flowers, then I sprayed some Dylusions Ink Spray in Peony Blush onto the plastic of the stamp set and "splodged" it onto the stamped images randomly.   Next, I  got some elements from the Verano Azul 6x6 Element and sticker sheets also added some extras using some MAMBI chips from the Amazing Value Pack to break up the pink with a little black.

Here are some close ups:

Thank you for popping by today, I hope you have been inspired to get an entry into our amazing "Limited Supplies" challenge. Don't forget, you are limited to using 2 paints and a spray on your background, but you are not limited in your use of embellishments.  When finished, simply pop your entry into the "Limited Supplies" folder on the Scrap Matrix Shares Page

Here is a list of supplies I used available in the Scrap Matrix Shop:

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lynn's second layout

Hi there, Lynn here with my second creation for this months challenge - again I have done an art journal page that took on a like of its own!

I was given the following supplies to create with:

Dylusions Paint - Bubblegum Pink
Dylusions Spray - Crushed Grape
Dina Wakley Paint - Lemon
Aall & Create Stamp
13 Arts Stencil - Galaxy

I wanted to use the transfer image process so I stamped the image onto cardstock, scanned it into my computer, enlarged it and printed it out.   I the adhered it to my art journal pages using Finnabair Matte Medium and left it overnight to dry

Once dry I gave it a good wetting with water and began rubbing the paper away to reveal the images.

Now it was time to add to the colour.  Using both the paints and the sprays and water I went to town

When the paint was dry I used white gesso as a contrast.   I thought it needed some more contrast and decided to use black gesso and the 13 Arts stencil - OH BOY WHAT A MISTAKE

my beautiful page had disappeared - never fear I thought - add more white!

NOPE - I just wasnt liking this - so I had an idea - and I added more paint marks

and then ripped both the pages out of my journal - luckily there wasnt anything on either side of the page!   I used Paper Artsy stamps and created flowers from the torn out pages, which I was able to put around a new page that I coloured with the paints

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are inspired to create a project and enter into this months Limited Supplies challenge.  It is easy to enter - just upload a picture into our Facebook Scrap Matrix Shares page and tell us what products you have used.

Til next time - happy crafting

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Tam's second 'Limited Supplies' Creation

Hi all,  Tam back today to share another creation using limited supplies.
Last time I created a layout on a white background, so I thought I'd create with a black background this time, just to mix it up a little.
Whilst searching for my black cardstock, I uncovered my black art journal that I'd purchased on the wonderful Tracy Scott weekend at Scrap Matrix.  I hadn't even used it yet!
So I decided that's what I'd the supplies we were sent really lend themselves to art journaling.

Now I really feel like a novice art journaller - I'm much more comfortable with scrapbooking layouts, and I'd LOVE to be able to attend some of Vicki's classes - what they create at those classes always has me drooling and I'd love to learn all the little tricks along the way.
But boy did I have fun with this one......

So let's take a look at how this came together.
Firstly, the supplies.......

This month, the design team all received 5 supplies in the post, and the idea is to play with only those, adding the bare minimum.
We each received 2 paints, a spray, a stamp and a stencil.

So here's the supplies I received:

Dylusions Ink Spray - 'Funky Fuschia'

I began by applying some of the 'Cut Grass' paint directly onto the page.

I then channelled my inner Lisa Oxley and lay down the 'Galaxy Stencil' and wiped some paint off using a baby wipe.


I then repeated this with the 'Ocean' Paint.

I then grabbed out the 'Dina Wakley Tissue Paper pack'.
I've been hoarding these!
Time to bust them open.

I wasn't sure if the face would show up on the colour, so I added some white gesso first.

I then added the face using 'Soft Matte Gel'.
Once the face was down, an idea popped into my head (up until now I had no idea where I was going).
Those stamps are architectural, like a house plan - Ah Ha - like a plan!

When I created my layout the other day, I didn't like where it was going, so I'd discarded my first attempt.
I don't like to waste ANYTHING, so I decided to revisit it.

Ok, so I'll get that part up to speed....

I'd added some Soft Matte Gel through the 'Galaxy Stencil' onto white cardstock.


I then added some watered down paint, but I think I added too much water and it kind of wrecked the paper in parts.

So I stamped the AALL & Create Stencil No 14 onto this card and cut out a whole heap of circles in different sizes.

I then added these randomly to my layout using Soft Matte Gel.

Once glued down, I added some of the 'Funky Fuschia Ink Spray'.

I love how it mixed with the blue and created purple!
I simply used my finger to swipe it over.

I then outlined these circled with black paint and a white gel pen, adding a few scribbles, trying to be messy and random.

I added some journaling to one of them.......
It reads "I had a plan...but I forgot where I put it"

Perfect for this page....for the process, for the stamps and for the stencil.
These circles represent all the different thoughts and plans that pop in and out of my head constantly!

I then used the AALL & Create Stamp to stamp a few of the words onto white cardstock.

I stamped:
Create Art
Create Love
Create You

Ta da!!

So what can you create with a couple of paints, a stamp and a stencil???

How creative can you get with a limited supply of products? Can you make less into more? Whether you are art journaling or scrapping, we can sometimes get overwhelmed with the idea of how much stuff to use... so this challenge is about stripping it back, using less and stretching your supplies in different ways.

Head on over to our Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook Group and load up your creations, including what products you used.  We love seeing them.
Your creativity inspires us so much. PLUS you could win a voucher from the shop or a chance to be a guest designer!!! Woohoo!
I'll be back again real soon with more to inspire you.
Love Tam

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Some cards are always handy !

Hello, Michelle here for my final guest DT project.
Who knows, you may see me again.

I thought this time I'd really limit myself and try to stick to using just the few items I was allocated. Sometimes if your travelling its easier to just take a few items and spend some alone time being creative. For me being creative is for mindfulness and always makes me feel calmer and more relaxed.

Here are my allocated items:

I've tried to create a few different backgrounds on white cardstock. I have used the ink spray through the stencil and then flipped it over onto another piece to soak up the residue ink. I have also used the paints with a sponge.

I then used this funky stamp straight onto the backgrounds and also onto plain cardstock.
 I've added some highlights with paint and also mixed some colours to create a teal tone. These cards do not have a sentiment as I think it's handy to have cards that are blank sometimes so you can personalise the message inside for someone special.

I hope you'll have a go at our challenge this month and upload your entry to Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page.

Enjoy your creativity !!

Michelle Bee!

Friday, 8 February 2019

You Are Extraordinary - by Monique

Good morning everyone, Monique here sharing my creation for Scrap Matrix's "Limited Supplies" challenge.

So I really took this challenge quite literally and used the criteria for my whole layout, not just my background..... Which, I must admit was very challenging and made it harder for myself than it needed to be.

Here is my creation

I absolutely loved this 13 Arts "Arts Scales" Stencil - it really reminded me of the ocean and prompted me to do a "Seaside" layout.

I applied a base of Dylusions Slate Grey to my cardstock, and then when dry I sponged some Dina Wakely Paint in Buff through the stencil.  Once all the paint was dry, I stamped the large wheel stamp from AALL Stamp Set #14 around my base to create another layer.  Finally I flicked on some Dylusions Ink Spray in Periwinkle Blue.

I broke out my some Seaside Stamperia papers - one of the best things I love about Stamperia is that the papers are so beautifully layered, and have such beautiful images - it was perfect for using on this layout.  I created a mat for my photo, and fussy cut out some images to add as embellishments, layering them around my photo.

This is what the finished product looked like:

Thank you for popping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to get creating.  Remember, you don't have to take things as literally as I did.  You only have to use the criteria on the background only.  When finished, upload your creation to the "Limited Supplies" Challenge folder on the Scrap Matrix Shares page.
Here are the links to the products I used that are available from the shop:

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Mini Book with limited supplies -First project from Helen

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge this month. 
We are challenging you to create with minimal supplies.

I had a stamp, a stencil, Dylusions Paint, Dylusions spray
and Dina Wakley Acrylic paint.

 To this bundle of supplies, I added two pieces of patterned paper and some heavy chipboard.

 I decided the best way to combine them all was to make a mini book. Not something I'd done before, but I made a little template out of paper to see if my idea would work. 

It's my Grandson's final year in Primary School this year and I wanted to make him a little book of positive affirmations.

This paper from Pink Fresh Studio,
 Escape the ordinary collection, "Search" had just the kind of thing I was looking for.

I cut some heavy chipboard 23 cm x 15 cm and scored a 
1 cm spine in the centre.

Using Pink Fresh Studio, Indigo Hills, "Pinnacle", patterned paper, I cut a piece 27 cm x 19 cm and folded the edges in.

I trimmed a notch out of each corner and burnished the folds
firmly with a bone folder.

Using a strong wet glue, I adhered the paper to the chipboard.

A plain grey lining completed the cover.

The cover was decorated with dies from Pink Fresh Studio, 
"Escape the ordinary".  These die sets are such good value for money; I've used them on 4 or more layouts, several cards, now this mini book and there are still lots left in the packet.

On the first page, I had yellow and brown paints to use, neither of which, were the colour I was looking for, so I blended a bit of each to make this mustard yellow.  Using the first of many Tim Holtz stencils, I sponged a pattern around the edge, before adhering the butterflies and stamping "love you" with AALL & Create #14 stamp with Tim Holtz black archival ink.

My Grandson is smart and witty, but sometimes school get's a bit overwhelming.  I wanted him to have a little book of affirmations in case things got too demanding this year. 

This Fingerprint Stencil by 13@rts, made me think of his unique qualities and I wrote a little message in between the fingerprint lines.  I used texture paste through the stencil and then sprayed some watered down "Dirty Mojito" Dylusions ink while it was still wet.  On the opposite page, I used a Tim Holtz stencil, "Dot Fade"

How are you going?  It's a long post, so you might like to get a cuppa!  On this page, I used an AALL & Create stamp, #14 and another Tim Holtz stencil 004, This time I used Distress Oxide inks, Fired Brick and a little Map Marker from the die cuts,  I just doodled to create a border on the opposite page.

This is the middle page; using more die cuts and a Star Stencil from Tim Holtz.  The Dirty Mojito Dylusions spray, that I had to work with was too dark and to blend with the green dies, so I just added a few drops of blue in a mini mister to get the right shade.

I love this stamp set from AALL & Create #14.  It works brilliantly for this Grand Boy, as he is fascinated by Geography, loves to draw maps and has a great eye for detail.  The little stars and the map marker are from the same die cut set and the blue stencilled pattern is from, yes, you guessed it, Tim Holtz S082.

Nearly at the end, well done, if you are still with me!
Using texture paste through yet another Tim Holtz stencil, "Eye Chart", I smooshed some Tim Holts Distress Oxides over the top.  I highlighted his initial, the year level and his age with a Fude pencil.

Finally the last page. Yay!
One more Tim Holtz stencil S075 to decorate the corner and it's finished.  You can see the way I attached the signature to the spine here.  I used my Cropodile to punch some holes and then threaded some silver elastic through, fastening with a bow at the front.

I hope you find time to play along, just add your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder and 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 generous gift voucher and perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.

Scrap Matrix Products used:-
13 @rts Stencil, Finger Print
Finnabair Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Stencils
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides
Tim Holtz Archival Jet Black ink
AALL & Create #14 Stamp
Dylusions mist, Dirty Mojito
Dylusions acrylic paint, Melted Chocolate
Dina Wakley acrylic paint, Lemon
Pink Fresh Studio, Indigo Hills, "Pinnacle"
Pink Fresh Studio, Escape the ordinary collection, "Search"