Tuesday, 22 October 2019

More inspiration! - By Tanya Froud

Its Tanya here,with my second post for the month and I have a scrap layout for you and a a Halloween wall hanging (that ended up way more pretty and a lot less spooky...LOL

Lets start with the scrap Layout....'

This was created on white 12x12 card stock.
First I drew a few rough circles for the center of the page in light lead pencil.
I then painted them in using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints. and then let them dry fully.

Next I stamped some Tracey Scott Stamps from my stash. I used a mixture and randomly filled the circular pattern and added some hand doodling as well. 
I also stamped some butterflies onto white card and a flower on a separate piece of painted leftover scrap card and fussy cut them out.
I then created a little embellishment cluster and added a photo.

Here is a close up of the cluster.

Next up I made a spooky owl wall hanging for Halloween that ended up more sweet than spooky.

I created this by firstly painting on bits of card stock in random bright patterns using Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints, and letting them dry fully.

I then got a sheet of box board from packaging I had set aside and cut a rough owl shape out.

Using stamp ETS28 plus a few other random Tracey Scott Stamps. I stamped lots and lots of flowers out onto the painted cards that I did in step 1, using archival ink and gave it a quick dry with a heat gun.
I then fussy cut out individual petals and made a pile.

Moving onto the owl I stuck him together and then gave him a quick coat of black gesso and dried him.
Then I just layered and glued the petals over and over to create his wings, tail and features.
I bent some petals to create texture.
I also cute some feathers from scraps

Here is a close up of his wing...

So as you can see, he is far from spooky..but super sweet instead.
Not much of a Halloween decoration!

That's all from me for today!
Cheers x

Monday, 21 October 2019

More Tracy Scott flowers with Helen

Hi there scrappy friends, I'm back as a Guest again this month at 

The challenge for October is to use Tracy Scott products.
I'm a massive fan of her stamps and dies and decided to create another scrapbook page.

Using heaps from my Tracy Scott collection, I stamped on water colour paper before fussy cutting the flowers & randomly painting them with pinks and yellows to match my Grand daughter's tutu. 

The water colour paints are by Marlene.   They are soft, creamy and lovely to use. I used a cut file scalloped heart at the base of the layout.

 I piled on the flowers, auditioning for harmony among the blooms.  I left half of the heart undecorated to show the scallops and allow some white space to rest the eyes. 

I adore this little Bubba, she has to attempt everything her big Sister does.  
At 16 months apart they love each other to bits.

I splashed some ink around the edges, added a butterfly and some sequins and colour corrected the image.

Scrap Matrix Products Used.
Paper Artsy Tracy Scott Stamp, ETS18
Paper Artsy Tracy Scott Stamp, ETS16
Not in store at the moment, but can be ordered.

Thanks for looking. 
I hope you will feel inspired to join in and perhaps win a gift card from the Scrap Matrix store.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Some bright fun Cards
with Lisa Amiet

Hello Scrap Matrix fans!
It's Lisa here today to share some Tracy Scott lovin' with you.

I have been playing with some awesome stamps designed by, 
our star of the month, Tracy Scott!

So here is the challenge

This is what I came up with :)

I really wanted to feature those awesome stamps on my cards,
so I first started working on the backgrounds.

For my first card, I have used my 'Ranger Blending Tool' and
'Distress Ink' in 'Picked Raspberry'
to blend a circle into the centre of my card. 

(Please excuse the quality of the first couple of photos. 
I had my camera on the wrong setting!)

I have then used 'Distress Ink' in 'Dusty Concord',
to blend the outside of the circle, overlapping them slightly.
I kept alternating colours until I was happy with how much they were blending. 

I have then used the same method for my second card, 
but using 'Distress Ink' in 'Shabby Shutters' for the centre.
For the outside I have used 'Distress Ink' in 'Peacock Feathers'

I have then used a variety of stamps to randomly stamp,
 in opposite corners of my cards. 

I have used the '7 Dots Studio Hazy Days'
and '7 Dots Studio Paint Chips' Clear Stamp Sets, 
with my 'Ranger Archival - Black'
for that bit of grunge ;)

I have also used my 'Art by Marlene Storms Don't Last' 
and 'AALL & Create #3' Stamp Sets.

Next I have stamped out my feature images for my cards using the
'ETS02 Stamp Set by Paper Artsy and Tracy Scott'

in the following 'Distress Inks':
'Mustard Seed', 'Broken China', 'Mowed Lawn', 
'Picked Raspberry' and 'Wilted Violet'.

I have then fussy cut them out to layer onto my cards. 

I have adhered them to my cards, 
layering them and using foam tape for dimension on some of them.

I have also used some 'TH Ideology Rub-ons Numbers',

in the corners of my cards, and I have also used the 'Life Quotes' one for my words, 
on white cardstock. 
 I then cut them out and adhered to my cards with foam tape. 

I love the bright whimsy feel to these cards. 

For some reason I felt that these had to be done in bright vibrant colours. 

I think the combination of blue and green is my favourite!

But I'm still loving this colour combo too!

I hope that you like what I have created!
I had a lot of fun playing along with this month's challenge. 
Tracy's bold stylish designs are fabulous to work with.

Until next time!


Scrap Matrix Products used:

Tracy Scott ETS02 Stamp Set
'Picked Raspberry'
'Dusty Concord'
'Shabby Shutters'
'Peacock Feathers'
'Mustard Seed'
'Broken China'
'Mowed Lawn'
'Wilted Voilet'
Tim Holtz Ideology Rub ons 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

'follow your heart' by Elisa Ablett

Hi Scrap Matrix lovers!

Elisa here from the design team with my latest creation for Scrap Matrix, a colourful and different scrapbooking page - chock-a-block full of Tracy Scott and Paper Artsy products!

Now to those that don't know me well, I have been away from the team for a short break due to some personal family issues but I am back now and ready to create and share with you the latest and greatest products instore.

If you haven't already headed to Scrap Matrix Shares group on Facebook to see the new challenge for October, I urge you to pop over and have a look and join in the fun for this month. Tracy is in store this month!

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PA Stencil 053 {ETS}Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints

Tracy Scott Stamp Set #27Image 1

Products used from the Scrap Matrix Store - 

Let's take a closer look at the layout!

To begin my layout, I used a palette knife to spread black gesso over the middle of the scrapbooking paper and I set it aside to dry.

Then once dry, I used the paper-artsy-fresco-finish-acrylic-paints in turquoise, tangerine twist, bubblegum and very berry and using the palette knife again and my finger i smoothed the different colours over the black gesso. This way the colours sat on top of the gesso and didn't absorb or get lost in the back ground paper.

While i had my colours out and about, I finger painted all four colours onto thick white cardstock in true Tracy Scott style, then waited til it dry and then stamped Tracy Scott dragon fly stamp from the Stamp Set 27 which is still in stock with Vicki in store. I also matted my photo with the painted paper so it matched the layout.

Colour your chipboard pieces with white paint or a white paint marker and using your scissors distress the chipboard by cutting off some of the grids. Put aside to dry.

Stencil black gesso or black modelling paste through the Tracy Scott 053  stencil onto the left and right hand side of your pages as per the main photo. Once dry, use a paint marker or gel pen in white to go around your stencilled areas and then use different sized plates from your kitchen or circle templates, add what I like to call distress circles to your page by tracing around the outside of the plate and then moving it slightly to the left and right and tracing around it again. 

Don't forget to add some background stamping before you glue your photo and chipboard down and your quotes for your title.

That's your layout finished!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope I have inspired you to try this month's challenge.


Elisa x

Friday, 18 October 2019

Jen's Art Journal Page.

Okay, okay, some of you may have picked up by now that I'm a bit of a feline fanatic. 
I'm not a crazy cat lady though, I do have limits. 

This page happened because it's been a few months since I've done anything cat-themed and I always find their appearance inspiring.  It's not a great photo, the pic has shown up more blue than the aqua it really is and the page is a little buckled, but it makes me happy.  Sadly, I forgot to take photos as I went along, but the process was really quite simple.

I've done this in my large journal and used Paperartsy paints and Tracy's stamps and stencil.

The background was done by using Paperartsy paints Mermaid, Glass Blue and Blue Lagoon. I just smeared them all over the page with my fingers. It's very theraputic, although messy.  I then used the Tracy Scott stencil PS124 with Snowflake, lightly sponging it.  
My cat was made from watercolour paper, cut out and painted with Midnight. The quote done with a Posca pen.

The flowers and butterfly are from Tracy's set ETS28.  These I positioned onto white card and traced around with pencil. I then used London Bus, Tango, and Tangerine Twist blending them with a brush and then my fingers. (This always seems to happen.) I stamped them with Archival Ink Jet Black,(using  my pencil lines as a guide),  cut them out, and using a warm grey pen, went aroung the cut edge.

I positioned my cut images, marked where they would go and used the small flower from the ETS24 stamp set with Archival Inks Garden Patina and Manganese Blue.

I painted the edges of the page with Mermaid and used a black pen for the outline. Mixed some Midnight paint with water and splattered it over the page. then glued my cut outs onto the page with Gel Medium.

I hope this wasn't too boring since I didn't take any progress photos. I'm really sorry about that, but when you feel the inspiration spark you just gotta go with the flow. 

I hope those of you who got to go enjoyed Tracy's classes. I'm really jealous. 
Well, that's it,  my battery is nearly gone.   
Happy crafting!


Monday, 14 October 2019

Tracy Scott - floral cards

What a  fun month it is going to be with a visit to Scrap Matrix by Tracy Scott. I love making cards with her stamps.
 I made these two cards with the same set : Tracy Scott ETS24

On some white cardstock, I sprayed Distress Oxide Sprays using 'picked raspberry', 'faded jeans' and 'cracked pistachio' , randomly across two sheets. Oxide Sprays make lovely effects when you also splash some water and add droplets of the colour over the page. 
When the paper had dried, I added Lindy's Starburst - cocklebells coral which added a lovely shimmer to the page. Unfortunately that is hard to capture in a photo but it adds a lovely touch of sparkle.

Most cards I make are 6x6 however this method can be used on any size card. I cut two pieces of card, one larger than the other. On the larger piece I stamped a boarder and then glued this piece to a slightly larger piece of black card stock.

On the smaller piece, I stamped the same stamp to make a boarder as well as the circle stamp randomly on the card. I then glued this piece to a slightly larger piece of black card stock.

Glue the smaller piece to the larger piece. 
On a separate white card, stamp the block shape flowers.
 I cut two of the flowers down to make smaller flowers and attached to the left side of the card. 
With a black marker, I filled in a couple of the circles. 
 I finished by gluing the whole piece to a 6x6 white card.
 I can later add any sentiment as this is suitable for a birthday or get well card.

For my second card, I have used the left over coloured  paper and stamped the smaller floral from this set. 
I have cut a white piece of card smaller than the base and stamped the block floral and circles across the middle of the card. Cut out the coloured flowers and attach across the middle over the stamped area. 
Once again, I can add any sentiment to the front such as 'thinking of you' or 'thank you'.

Have a great day....