Friday, 14 December 2018

Scrapbook layout ..... by Lynn

Morning Lynn here with another take on this months moodboard.  Today I have a scrapbook layout that I did of my son on his recent trip to Sweden.

I have gone with the Triad method on the colour wheel - using blue, red and yellow

I began with two of the pages from the 7 Dots Studio Airmail Collection.   When putting them together I did not seal the centre as I was unsure at this stage if I would be poking tags etc in, so I let the double sided tape protector on and pulled a bit through so I could easily seal it later.

I have applied a layer of clear gesso over the entire page before starting so my inks wouldnt soak into the paper.

To apply the Distress Oxide I have rubbed the ink pad on a piece of transparency and then spritzed with water before dabbing the transparency around my page.  I did this one colour at a time - and dried in between colours.

Once I was happy with the colour I then applied the same colours with a paintbrush to give splash marks only

Using tags and stickers from the 7 Dots Airmail collection I created a photo matt.  I then wanted to stamp the words using the Tim Holtz foam alphas.   I find using a stamping platform the best option when you have more than one letter in your word and to get a perfect dark image.

for the final touches and to complete my Triad colour scheme I have added splashes of yellow paint around the layout.  I have used Paper Artsy Zesty Zing for this as I wanted the yellow to stand out a bit.  

Here are some close ups:

I hope that you find time to complete a project - layout, art journal page, cards, ATC's, canvas etc and enter this months challenge.  It is very easy to enter - just upload your photo in our Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook group and let us know one product you used that is available in the Scrap Matrix store.

You have until the end of December to enter and be in the running to win an instore voucher :)

List of products used:

Til next time - Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Scrapping my Art Sisters - by Tam

Hi there everyone,
Tam back today to share another take on the current 'Colour Wheel Challenge'. 
Last time I went with a rainbow effect on a white background, so this time I decided to go with a rainbow effect on a black background.

Love the vibrancy!!
You can see I've changed it up a little from last time.
I decided to have fun with one of my recent stencil purchases!!
plus I wanted to use Dylusions paints instead of the Ink Sprays.
A totally different finish, but still with the gorgeous bold, vibrant colours that I love so much about Dylusions.

So let's get started.......

I began with black cardstock....if you are an art journaller, you could just add black gesso to your background first.
Look at all those lovely colours!!

I began by just painting the colours directly onto the cardstock....the only real rule I followed was to follow the rainbow pattern. (ROYGBIV)
I used the following colours (in order)

 I then added a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop in a 12x12 size - there are so many that you could do this with....and they'd look amazing.
I then applied black gesso using a sponge.......

The effect is just awesome, and I love that by using black gesso onto black it gives the illusion that you have painted the detail in colour.
Very tricky and super easy.

Now it's time to work with my photo and layers.
I cut up some of this die cut paper which comes from a Heidi Swapp pack. It has some gorgeous designs in it.....
I used this as a base to my photo and the other elements.

As I was scrapping some of my fellow Design Team members, from the weekend we had at Victor Harbor for the fabulous Tracy Scott classes, I saw a couple of quotes from this 13Arts Sticker sheet and just knew they'd be perfect!

I grabbed a 7Dots Studio tag and cut it in half and added it behind my photos. To one side I added this gorgeous quote, which really sums up how I feel about the Scrap Matrix Design team...actually not just the team, but everyone who shares and inspires within the Scrap Matrix Shares group.
You all bring joy and light to my life.
I am blessed to be a part of the Scrap Matrix family.

I then added 'Art Sisters' sticker to the other side of the tag, and added a Heidi Swapp epoxy word above it to complete my title.

I wanted to add a bit more colour to the cluster, so I grabbed some white flowers and spritzed them with Dylusions Ink Spray in bubblegum pink.
I then poked these underneath the photos.

I stamped some of my new Carabelle stamps onto white cardstock.  Love these leaves - I then cut them out and poked them amongst the flowers.

You may be able to see in the cluster that I also added some Dina Wakley tissue paper.
I love adding this to my layouts, it provides another texture.

There you have it!!
When you have ALL that gorgeous colour going on, you can keep some of your layers a bit simpler. I really only used black, white, pink and a splash of turquoise in the cluster.....I wanted the rainbow background to be the hero.

Are you entering our challenge this month?
I sure hope's one of my favourite boards that we've had so far.
I'm really looking forward to what you create.
Remember it's very open to your interpretation. You could create a layout, some cards, a canvas, a gift for someone for Christmas, and of course an Art Journal page.
Just be inspired by this image and then load your entries into the corresponding album over at the Scrap Matrix Share Group.  No need to have a blog. So easy!
The only rule is you must use at least ONE Scrap Matrix product...or you can be like me and use LOTS!!!
You have until the end of December, and you could win a voucher to Scrap Matrix store (wouldn't that be the best Christmas present!), and you could nab yourself a Guest Design spot.
We'd love you to come play with us!

Thankyou so much for being here, and for cheering me on all year. You can always head to my BLOG if you'd like to see more.
I've loved inspiring you throughout 2018, it's one of the highlights of the year for me. I look forward to continuing that in 2019.
Wishing you all a magical and light filled Christmas!
Luv Tam

Scrap Matrix Products used:
Black Bazzill

Monday, 10 December 2018

I'm a guest DT ! - by Michelle

Hey everyone !
Michelle here as a guest DT this month. I am so lucky to be joining this great team for a little while.

This month's challenge is based around the colour wheel ! I have already created two very rainbow inspired art journal pages but this time I've used the colour wheel a little differently. You can find my previous pages and the challenge on the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook group.

I started by using the colour wheel to choose a triad of colours. I have choosen blue-green, yellow-orange and red-violet.
Here are the paints I also thought matched this scheme the best.

I have used scrapbooking paper to start my background. I've added colour to it using a gel plate and stencil. Then I've used black through a stencil on top of that. I've also stamped randomly using black too. 

The stencils I've used are Carabelle Studios- Mask with boxes,  TCW tiny circles (12x12) and also the 7dots Hazy days stamp set.

I have painted some chipboard in white gesso and then in the 3 colours above.

I have used an off cut piece of the original scrapbooking paper to use as a layer under my focal point. My focal point is an image from another piece of paper I had handy. The 2 pieces I've used are 13arts Creativity and 7 dots Garden party - Knotty.

Here is a closer up image of my focal point. I hope I've inspired you to use a colour wheel next time your choosing colours !! 

Michelle Bee 🐝

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Creating with Tints, Shades and Tones - by Monique

Good Morning Everyone, Monique here sharing my latest layout which I created for the Scrap Matrix "Colour Wheel" challenge.

This image is so cool and so open to interpretation.

 My mind was in a spin about how to interpret this challenge, just sooooo many options.  Eventually I decided to do a literal interpretation of the colour wheel, and use the back of the colour wheel - as shown - to create a monochromatic layout using my favourite colour BLUE!!!!!

The cool thing about using the colour wheel to create monochromatic art is that all the colours will blend harmoniously, because the base colour is the same.  It's very easy to do this:

1.  To create various TINTS - Add white.

2.  To create various TONES - Add grey. (A mixture of black and white)

2.  To create various SHADES - Add black.

Colour wheels are so good for helping you with using colour - they help with choosing colours that blend well together, and help with mixing various other colours harmoniously.  You can find colour wheels in the Scrap Matrix Shop here and here.
Now I had stamped a variety of images from this Tracy Scott Stamp Set, and I wanted to create various colours to use.  I got out some Dylusions Paint in After Midnight and also some white and black paint, and put it all on the craft sheet on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat.  I then began mixing up my colours using After Midnight, White, Black and Grey.

This is what it looked like -

 I then used these colours to paint some stamped images from the Tracy Scott Stamp Set 13.

Next, I cut them out and to add some definition to the images I went over them in black pen.

This is what I look like when I added them to my layout, along with some images I left black and white:

Here is a full list of all the Scrap Matrix products I used, including links to where they are in the shop:

Dylusions Paint - After Midnight and Black Marble
AALL and Create Stamp #134
Carabelle Studio Stamp "Edge In My Journal"
AALL and Create Stencil #45
Prima Mechanicals Mini Stars
Mambi Chips - Sweet Memories Value Pack
Mambi Chips - Hello Friend 103/Pkg

Well, that's it from me today.  I hope I have inspired you to get out your colour wheels and use them to create amazing colours!

To enter this months Colour Wheel Challenge and be in the running to win a fantastic Scrap Matrix shopping voucher simply complete your entry by the end of the month and upload it into the Colour Wheel Challenge on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page.

Thank you for popping by and happy creating!


Saturday, 8 December 2018

'Arty Angels' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Oh my goodness, December already! this year has flown by....

Instead of getting all Christmasy at Scrap Matrix for our Challenge, Vicki went with a veritable rainbow of colours which is just AMAZING!

This is a fabulous challenge as it gives us all a chance to learn a bit more about the colour wheel if we are rusty or to use the entire Rainbow and I LOVE COLOUR.

Here is the link to the challenge album in the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook group.

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After a bit of research I wanted to show you what you can do with a colour scheme that sits next to each other on the colour wheel, it's called an Analogous Colour Scheme. 

Analogous Colours from the Colour Wheel - Analogous colour schemes use colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs. Analogous colour schemes are often found in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye. 

I picked a 'cool' colour Analogous scheme of Blues, Turquoise and Greens and I was inspired by the water colour colour wheel in the bottom left hand corner of the challenge graphic.

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Products and links to the Scrap Matrix Shop: - 

Head on over today to check out the great range of Scrapbooking and Mixed Media products on offer. - 7Dots Paint Chips Collection, Tags and Stickers.

Let's take a look at the close ups for the finer details :- 

To colour my Angels, I sprayed a small amount of each of the colours onto my craft messy mat and used a small paint brush to colour my Angels. I also added more water where needed to create a more pastel version of the colours.

Add some coordinated accents like wings, tags, tabs, quotes and distressed sewing! 

To create some texture in the background, I added some modelling paste through a stencil, and then used the sprays over the top and then tipped my page so the sprays would run down over the stencilled back ground. 

Add some extra hand drawn circles over the top of your wheels that you have created and some inking through stencils and splatters to tie the layout together.

That's it from me today, thank you for stopping by the blog, i hope i have inspired you to take on the Colour Wheel challenge and also an Analogous Colour Scheme!

Hugs xx