Thursday, 14 November 2019

Powerful Blooms - paper flower vase

This is a fun project that you can make with any flower stamps that you have in your collection. 
This makes a great 'everlasting' gift.

I started with some large flower stamps and coloured them in, using coloured pencils. I have chosen Art by Marlene STAMPBM08 and Tracy Scott ETS28 and made six flowers.

I made four smaller flowers, stamping onto some prints I made with my gel plate. For these flowers, I chose Tracy Scott ETS24 and Tracy Scott ETS21

I used a sturdy cardstock for all the flowers, cut them out and attached them with some 3D gel to skewers.

I made a box from plain card stock. 
You will also need some foam to put inside the box to hold the skewers. 
I have used florist foam. You could also use a small flower pot.

To dress up the box, I stamped a Carabelle texture plate  onto some tissue paper and glued this around the  box. 

I then arranged all the flowers, with the larger flowers behind the smaller ones. 
I made 10 flowers for this project but you may choose to make this bigger or smaller depending on the flowers you choose.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this instruction and look forward to seeing what you create.

Have a great day....

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Powerful Blooms with Tam

Today I've popped in to share some art journal pages with you....

Lots of fun using the new Tracy Scott PaperArtsy Paint colours.

So let's take a look at how this came to be....

Swipe some of the Electric Violet Paint onto your art journal page.
Be random!

Add some Aqua Duck Egg, and then add a touch of 'Little Black Dress' and 'Snowflake', then whilst still wet add the '12x12 Blooming Garden' Stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, and using a baby wipe, rub off paint through this.

Repeat until you are happy with your background.

I then came in with my pencil, and roughly sketched a face...

Now grab some smooth cardstock....I used the NEW PaperArtsy Smooth.

With a sponge, apply paint through the stencil by The Crafters Workshop called '12x12 Blooming Garden'.
I used PaperArtsy Paint in 'Cerulean', 'Cerise', 'Electric violet' and 'Purple Wine'.

Repeat, blending the colours.

I also added in some stamping using the Prima Stamp - Bloom Floral.

I also repeated this process on black cardstock.
The same process, the same colours.
Love this effect!!

Now time to cut them all out.

Time to paint in that face...

Now start adding your flowers.

I added some doodling - on her face, on the leaves and I also added a touch of colour to the black and white stamped flowers


Ok, onto the next creation....

I used my fave quick technique, as I was keen to try out a couple of the NEW Tracy Stencils I got at the Scrap Matrix weekend!

I created this one with the new Tracy Scott PaperArtsy colours.....
'Electric Violet', 'Purple Wine', 'Aqua Duck Egg' and 'Cerulean'.

Love that new Tracy stencil - PS157

I dedicate this page to the fun weekend that I was lucky enough to spend with both Tracy and Vicki - we shared many a laugh and many a wine, so this quote from the Word stickers seems very appropriate.

I also created another page.....

For this one I used the NEW stencil PS089
and the following Tracy Scott PaperArtsy paints
Prawn, Jade, Butternut and Zesty Zing.....

After coating the page in white gesso, I then added some of the Prawn and Butternut paint along the top edge of the page. 
I then added water and let it drip down.

Love the mess!!

Then with a dry baby wipe, I rubbed paint through the stencil, ensuring I changed colours to get a variegated look...

Now its time to come in with a black pen and a white pen, and add some rough scribbles....

The final step is to add a few flicks of paint and then swipe black paint around the edges and finish off with a quote...

Love those quotes.

Well that's it from me,
I so enjoyed this month's challenge.
I adore colour and blooms!!!

Don't forget to add your entries to the Powerful Blooms album over at the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page.

Have a blooming wonderful month!!

Luv Tam

Scrap Matrix Products used:
Paper Artsy Stencil PS157
PaperArtsy Smooth Cardstock
Tim Holtz Ideaology Stickers 

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Blooming Beauty

Hello once again I'm back sharing another project using the 
wonderful products available at Scrap matrix.

This time I've done a layout using some of my favourite photos.  These were taken some time ago and feature my beautiful niece. Her birthday is in a few days and I am going to use this to wish her a wonderful birthday. 

This months prompt is Powerful Blooms and instantly brings to mind big showy flowers. But, to me, it's that powerful reaction that some flowers evoke.

Pansies remind me of the back path leading to my great-grandmother's little cottage. Snapdragons, sweet peas and marigolds bring back wonderful memories of running around my grandmother's garden as a child.  My other grandmother had a collection of orchids and African violets that would make any gardener's heart swoon. All little flowers but powerful memories.

So with those wonderful memories on my mind I decided to do this layout. 
Here is a list of products you'll need. 

First I chose two pieces of complimenting papers from 7 Dots.(I love how most of the collections match with each other.) I tore one roughly in half and attached it to the top of the other and covered it with gesso.  Then using my stencil and modelling paste I went over the join. I was going to sprinkle a little glitter over the paste but of course that was when my husband came home early and gave me a fright. Glitter everywhere! Oh well, I like a little sparkle in my life. I left it to dry.

Having chosen my colours I dabbed the pinks using a brush  over the page and spritzed them with water to make them run. Well it was a bit too pink for me, so I also sprayed on some Clam Bake Beige. This toned it down and added a lovely shimmer. I stamped some of the flowers randomly over the page making sure I only got the flowers and not the stems.  I also stamped these onto white cardstock and coloured some with Rose Quartz using a brush. I wanted some white space on them so it was done haphazardly.

I cut some strips from another piece of 7 Dots paper, (I'm sorry I didn't take note of which ones I used), and attached them to the page. I placed a few tags and die cuts from 7 Dots and the fussy cut flowers around my photos until I was happy with the layout.  I looped the cord through one tag and around the page then glued everything down. I added  the sequins and splatters of White Linen and Slate grey.  

Lastly I added the quote stickers also from 7 Dots Studio. 

There you have it, another project done and dusted. 

Happy Birthday Chelsea!


Friday, 8 November 2019

Art Journal Page - our Guest Designer Lynn Good

Hi everyone, Lynn here back to share an art journal page I have created this month as a Guest Design Team creator for November.

It is super exciting to be a part of this months awesome challenge - Powerful Blooms.   

To me nothing speaks blooms better than Tracey Scott  Paper Artsy Stamps - so this is what I have created.

I began by place random patches of paper artsy paints on my art journal.  I have used Zesty Zing, Tangerine Twist and Cherry Red.

I have then used tissue paper to create some background.

I probably should have done the tissue first so it blended into the background - never fear - I just used my fingers to rub more paint around the edges and it looks blended!!!

I have then used a stencils (listed below) to create some background patterns using the same colour palette - I have done this using Big Brush Pitt Pens and Paper Artsy paints.

I have then used the Paper Artsy stamp by Tracy Scott - ETS28 onto another piece of Dyslusions paper (I have torn it out of the art journal book I am using - just make sure you tear from the centre of a signature so you dont have random pages falling out!)  

Once the ink was dry I have fussy cut the stamps and adhered them to the page using Matte Medium Gel

I have gone around the outside of the flowers with a Big Brush Pitt Pen and blended it with my finger.
I have also used a paint pen and added dome doodling around the page.

Final touches include a saying and some black and white in to highlight the centre of the flowers:

Here are some close ups:

Products used 

SO why not have a go this month:

All you need to do is create a page, scrapbook layout, a card or two, canvas - the list is endless - and upload it to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page and let us know what Scrap Matrix Products you have used  - it is that simple!

Til next time - Happy creating