Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Go Out and Love someone- By Tanya Froud

Hi All, Tanya Here!

How good is this color challenge.. I'm loving everyone's work and their take on the colors, they are all so different!

This is my next page using the colors as inspiration

 I had no real plan in mind for this one, just the colors. So I piled a heap of bits and pieces all available in store at Scrap Matrix that I would like to play with and went from there....

Next I got my Prima Watercolours out and did a messy background in 2x places on my white card stock ensuring I left lots of white space

Once that was dry I sponged through some Aall and Create stencils using Archival Ink in Coral and Monarch 

Once I had Stenciled I Stuck down some Dina Wakley Collage papers to add contrast. I then played with bits and pieces from the pile of stuff I had pulled out earlier including some Tim Holtz Ephemera die cuts and German Scraps.

Here are some close ups....

That's from me This month.. Keep the great entries rolling in, don't forget there is some great prizes to be won!

Until next time xxxxx

Sunday, 14 July 2019

art journal page - by Lynn

Hi everyone, today I am back with my second project for this months challenge.  Again I have created an art journal page

I have used a page from the Art by Marlene Medium Journal. I have used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the background - Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry.

On a separate piece of paper from the Art by Marlene journal (I love the thickness of the paper) I stamped the flower and leaf images  from Art by Marlene Flower Stamp

I have used Jane Davenport water colours on both the flowers and leaves - adding a little flouro pencil for highlights.

I have added some liquid pearls to the centre of the flowers and white and black posca pens for highlights.

The quote and girl  is from the Art by Marlene Die Cuts

Here are some close ups:

I hope that I have given you some inspiration to have a go at this months challenge.  

It is easy to enter - all you need to do is upload a picture of your project to the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook group and tell us at lerast one product that you have used that is available from Scrap Matrix.

til next time - happy crafting :)

Friday, 12 July 2019

Tam can't stop playing!!

Hey there creatives.

So....have I had fun with the current moodboard!
I may have got carried away.

As my go-to colours are generally blues, greens and teals,  playing with oranges and pinks was a bit of a challenge....but one I LOVED and once I started, I couldn't stop.

That's the beauty of  challenges. 
They force you to try something different....to think outside the box.

I began with this one, firstly drawing the face and then adding in lots of Tracy Scott flower stamps in the hair. 

I used Set ETS124 and ETS21

All the colour was added using Art by Marlene's watercolours in Bold and Bright.

To be honest, I don't like this one, I felt like I'd ruined the scribble flower by adding in black outlines.

You see I tried stamping and embossing with them, but it didn't work and I tried to cover it up with thicker lines.

After lots of fiddling, I just resigned myself to the fact that it hadn't worked, and it was time to move on.

Always good to try things out though, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.

So time to turn a new page......

This one was inspired by Michelle Grant. I love her flowery hair designs.

I also combined it with a previous post I did where I created watercolour flowers in the background of a scrapbook layout.....here's a reminder of the page.....and you'll find the details HERE.

I really enjoyed creating flowers out of blobs, so using the same technique, I again created a face, then added some watercolour blobs around the face using Art by Marlene Watercolours.

I let them run and then once dry went in and drew in flowers with a black pen and a white pen.

I just love those drips!!

So much happier!!!

And to be honest, so much easier!!!
Sometimes simpler is better.

I then added a sticker from the Art by Marlene Whimsy Sticker book.

I have also created some watercolour cards.

I love the sunset image in the moodboard.

and I have a bit of a thing for trees....

So simple, and so great to have some cards on hand.

Ok, now I promise this is the last one for today....

I absolutely love that Tracy Scott Stencil....

I added Art by Marlene Watercolour and again allowed it to drip down the page.

I then added some 'Peach Nectar' PaperArtsy paint through the stencil using a dry baby wipe.

I then added a Dina Wakley stamp sentiment and I grabbed some black paint and flicked it onto the page and swiped it around the edges.

The final step was to add some pen marks - the secret is to work quickly!

Ok, I think I'm DONE!!

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

Here's the moodboard

and here's a link to the details about this months challenge.

I'll see you next month

Luv Tam

Monday, 8 July 2019

'The little Things' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team with my first share for July and the new challenge over at Scrap Matrix shares!

This month we have gone with a bright and funky colour palette- Pinks, Oranges and Yellows, there is certainly plenty of inspiration to be had from the challenge graphic below.

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I decided to take a few things from the images above and use them on my layout, including the flowers, mandalas and gold splashes!

Here are a few of the products used from the Shop.

13arts mandala stencil and Ayeeda Water Inks

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Let's take a look at the close ups!

To create a focal piece, I used washi tape and a strip of paper from an old collection and then based my photo cluster around that line in my layout. I stamped and hand painted/coloured the Aall and Create mandala stamps and then fussy cut them out.

Behind the photo I used a white modelling paste through a stencil and then waited for it to be completely dry before adding my inks over the top. 

Add some extra scribbly writing and black framing marks around your page. Add extra elements like a few stars and also splashes of watered down Gold Mica powder.

The main focus (apart from the cute photo) is the gorgeous chipboard, which I prepped with a very thin coat of gesso then painted my inks over the top. Layer by Layer, drying in between. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope i have inspired you to try the bright colour scheme of the challenge and to use your chippie in a different way!



Sunday, 7 July 2019

'A Head Full of Fears'
by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It's Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.

For this month's challenge,
 we have a gorgeous mood board for you to play with 

I have created an Art Journal Page in my

I have first started with a coat of 'Liquitex White Gesso'
to seal my page for what's to come.

I have then adhered some ripped strips of 

I have then used the 'Finnabair Grungy Grid' stencil and 'Finnabair Light Paste',
to stencil randomly over my page, for some texture.

I have then adhered some gauze and started to add some colour with 
Seriously, this is my most used colour of spray ever!
I love the earthy tones it adds. 

I have then started to add some more colours with my
'Spiced Marmalade', and then 'Picked Raspberry'.

I have added some water and dried it with a heat gun, 
while still moving the liquid around on my page. 

I have then brought out some stamps,
These are great for added depth and texture to your page. 

With them, I have used my 'Distress Ink Pads',
in 'Black Soot', 'Spiced Marmalade' 
& 'Picked Raspberry'

I have then added some of my
and adhered to my page.

To finish my page I have cut out the quote from 
and adhered it on my page. 

Some splashes of 'Dylusions Ink Spray' in 
'Black Marble' is the perfect finishing touch. 

I am loving the texture and colours on this page. 

I also LOVE this quote. 
So very true! 

I really hope that you like what I have created, 
and that you will get a chance to play along this month.

Until next time!


Scrap Matrix Products Used:

- Spiced Marmalade
- Picked Raspberry 
- Black Soot
- Spiced Marmalade
- Picked Raspberry