Saturday, 24 March 2018

Rebecca's First Texture Share

Hi Everyone, 

Rebecca here with you today to share my Design Team project for the 'Show Us Your Texture' Challenge Share. This challenge was one I was super looking forward to, it meant a lot of options were open to push the creative mind. I had not ever used the Finnabair Art Extravagance Patina Effect Paste Set, may I tell you that this set is totally AMAZING and can work wonders. 

I took my little bland beige coloured horse and transformed it into a vintage looking animal of wonder (well I think so anyway if I do say so myself).  

In the back ground you can see chipboard cogs, watch pieces and brass bits and pieces. These have all been given a touch Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and  Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold.

Below you can now take a mini tour around and a few close up shots....

Scattered micro beads and small watch parts add extra dimension. 

How awesome are these Scrap Matrix Box Corners? - LOVE THEM!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today, I wish you all a happy and creative weekend. 

~ Rebecca ~

Scrap Matrix Products Used

Friday, 23 March 2018

Monique's First Texture Challenge Share

Good Morning Everyone!

Monique here with my first "Show Us Your Texture"  Challenge Share.
When I first saw this challenge's criteria I was so excited - this is right up my ally!  I adore texture, and I always add heaps to my layout with stamping, distressing, mixed media - I love it all!!

This is what I created:

This photo of my son was taken a few years ago, but nothing much has changed - he still pulls this cheesy grin when I ask him to smile.  It is so frustrating, and I keep saying "Don't say cheese."  Hence the

I went to absolute town using the divine AALL & Create Stamps and Stencils.  I took some inspiration from the 7 Dots Studio Writer's Block papers I used and used my AALL Stencil #18 to create a background with texture paste, Dylusion Spray in Postbox Red and Dylusion Paint London Blue. I used a baby wipe to wipe away some of the ink so the stencil could show through a bit more.   I then stamped some of the script from the AALL Stamp Set #25 on my background before layering Dina Wakely Washi Tape, with some random strips of paper over the top.  I used cut out letters from the 7 Dots Studio Inkwell Paper and lots of journaling dots from the Writer's Block 6x12 stickers sheet and journaling strip sheet.  I finished the layout off with some KK Geo Stars and some more stamping of the chevrons from that awesome AALL Stamp Set #25 .

Here are some close ups:

Here is a full list of products I used with links to the Scrap Matrix Shop:

7 Dots Studio Writer's Block "Burdon" and "Inkwell"

Well I hope this has given you some inspiration to go and have some fun with creating plenty of texture with your next project - if you do, don't forget to enter it in this month's Scrap Matrix Texture Challenge for your chance to win a great prize.  Simply upload a photo of your creation into the Texture Challenge album on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook Page.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tam's first Texture Share

Hi everyone, today I'm here to share my first creation for Textures Challenge

Right up my alley!!
I'm a mixed media addict so textures and pastes, paints and stamps appear on just about everything I create.

Recently my daughter attended a prom.  She's just so gorgeous, and I normally prefer 'everyday' pictures but she was wearing the most stunning dress, so I got plenty of shots!

Yep, lady in red!
Red is not a colour I use a lot of and if I do, it's usually in small amounts, but this dress just called for me to go with the red.

I teamed it with neutrals and just let the red shine.

So I began by selecting my background sheet of paper and began by
adding black gesso with a cool stencil from AALL & CREATE.

I knew I wanted my photos to be towards the top of the page so I focused on this area.

 I then grabbed some white cardstock.  I use 'Marshmallow' as it's perfect with water and various mediums -  no need to gesso first.
I then used the 'packaging technique'.  Apply some Dylusions Spray Ink to some plastic (left over packaging is perfect).  Add a spritz of water to get the colour flowing, and then splodge it directly onto your cardstock.

Using a black waterproof ink, stamp your images onto the cardstock.

I then cut out these stamped images.
You could choose to add more colour, but I like them just like this - some quite red, some more white - I love the arty look.


Now that my black gesso had dried, I stamped a few stamps onto my background.

I then cut out some pieces from this sheet (designed by the fabulous Fiona Paltridge).

I ended up not using the heart. Lol.

I then began to add it all together.
I adhered the photos using a few layers of foam tape, as I wanted to be able to tuck various tags, diecuts, gauze etc behind the photos.

This also allowed me to tuck the photos underneath.
I bent the petals upwards to give them more dimension.

I then tucked in a few of my favourite metal flowers.

Finally I added my title and a few word stickers plus the all important journaling!

And that is that.
A layout documenting my 'Lady in Red'.

Don't forget to head on over to the Scrap Matrix Shares group on Facebook and add in your creations using different textures/paints/stamping from Scrap Matrix.
There's so much to choose from, Vicki has the latest and greatest on the market!!

Just add it to the Album titled "Textures" and let us know what Scrap Matrix products you used in the comments section.
It's that easy - no need for a blog, plus you could win an awesome Scrap Matrix prize!  Vicki is very generous and we LOVE seeing what you come up with.

I'll see you again soon!!

In the meantime you can see more on my BLOG.

Scrap Matrix Products used:

Monday, 19 March 2018

Lynn's first layout - Layers and Texture Challenge

Good morning everyone, today I am up on the blog sharing my first creation for the March Challenge - Layers and Textures.    I am often a texture, flowers, layers scrapbooker and that creates a thick page that doesnt fit into my albums.  So this time I have created a page that has as much detail but doesnt have the thickness (if that makes sense!)

I began with black gesso and a crafters workshop stencil on 7 Dots Paper from the Paint Chips Collection

Once the gesso was dry I have put the stencil back on and using Finnabairs Mica powder & a little water I went over the marks again

Whilst that was drying I stamped my images onto paper that I had previous created using the gelli plate, dylusion paints, stamps, stencils  and lots of handmade marks and shapes.  I colour photocopied the original so I get to use it over and over again 

I then fussy cut the images out  and have used Dylusion paint pens to draw around the edges, colour in some of the images so as to define the stamp more 

to add some more texture to my layout I have used the AALL and Create Stamp #39 by Bipasha with Embossing Powders around the layout.  I have coloured some pieces of a bandage with Dylusion Sprays to place behind my photo and added some word stickers from the 7 Dots Collections - Paint Chips and Fortune Teller.  

Here are some close ups:

Outlining the images in paint pen - be careful not to be too neat! This adds dimension.

Stamped images in the background with embossing powder adds another layer and texture

Dyed bandage tucked under here and there also gives a different texture.

Products used from Scrap Matrix:

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget you have until the 14th April midnight, to upload your creation to the album in Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page to be in the running for the randomly selected prize of a store voucher.

Til next time - Happy Creating :)

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Gel printing and Scrapbooking with Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone

Elisa here from the design team with my first share based on the new monthly challenge over at Scrap Matrix Shares group.  'Textures and Layers'

So lets talk Gel Plates!! do you have one and use it for Art Journalling? Not sure how you can use it on a scrapbook page ? My layout below uses a gel plate plus different types of paper to create a layered background for my mixed media layout. 

To start I gathered together plain white cardstock and deli paper and a glossy white paper much like yupo paper. I also used a lovely triangle stencil from 13 arts to use on my gel plate prints.

I created about 6 different monoprints using my dylusions paints, using the stencil as a mask, i waited for my prints to dry, i then fussy cut my triangles out. With the background I tore my brightest prints and layered them in the bottom left and middle right of my page, gluing them layer by layer. The deli paper i used a clear drying glue stick to avoid wrinkles.

Add some stamping and stenciling over the top to create further layers and texture.

I also added some splatters with Blue Bayou Mica Powder with a bit of water. With the extra liquid i created I painted my chipboard title as well :-) 

I am thinking about doing a process video to show you how I create my prints, let me know if you all would be interested 👍👍

Some close ups of the finer details for you - 

Image 1

AALL Stamp set #10

6x6" 13 Arts - Triangles - Color Basic

Hazy Days Elements 6x12"

Blue Bayou - Primary Elements - Mica Powder

That's it from me today 


Elisa xx