Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Tammy's Challenge Share

Hi everyone

Tammy here today and I'm excited to share my first post as part of the awesome Design Team, Scrap Matrix.

We are having our first ever challenge (and its fantastic!!) and we'd love you to join in.

Vicki is offering a voucher from her store.....and she seriously has the BEST stuff - all my favourite brands.  She is the only Australian stockist of 13Arts and she also has companies like Dina Wakely, Dylusions, Blue Fern, 7 Dots and many many more.

So the challenge is this awesome Mood Board:

It's all about our space....where we create....where the magic happens!!

You could have an amazing studio, a designated room, a desk, your kitchen table - wherever and whatever it is we'd love to see it!

You can head to the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook Page to enter your creation (you'll find it in the Album section).

I can't wait to check out your entries!!

So without further ado, here is my space......

I had so much fun creating this one.  It's busy and messy.....just like my space.

I'm so very grateful to have a room to scrap/create in.  It's my haven, my safe place.  I love that I can get messy - and then just shut the door!!  It's MY MESS! Yep my creative mess.

I do tend to tidy up after each creation - it helps my creativity.
I just LOVE messing things up and having a clean slate allows me to feel that free feeling when the mess starts to occur!  But I can only handle a certain amount of mess before I need some sense of order again.

I began by applying white gesso all over my cardstock.  I then added some black gesso to one side of the layout.  I also added a few flicks of black gesso.

I then brushed some Aqua/Rose Opal Magic Paint onto the black gesso, using a stencil from 'The Crafters Workshop' called 'Sketch Grid'. 

I just LOVE this product  - I rave on about it often, but basically it's a lovely soft pink metallic on white, and turns a gorgeous metallic teal against black.  It really is like magic.

I then added some Dylusions spray in Fresh Lime to some Soft Gloss Gel.
I swiped this through a 13 Arts Triangle Stencil.

I then had a lot of fun with some Dylusions Sprays - spritzing and flicking these onto my layout. I really love the vibrancy of the colours.

I then added a variety of stamps.  Some around the edges of the gesso, and also along the sides of my layout.

I then added some but pieces of mesh tape, and some washi tape. I love how the mesh tape adds texture and interest.

I then coated some of the gorgeous Scrap Matrix Metals with white gesso. I love how this totally changes up the metal and gives it a fresh look.

I added my photos in a cluster to my page.

I tucked lots of 7Dots Tags and paper off cuts behind my photos.

I tucked in the metal and also added some embellishments.

I used 7Dots Word Stickers, 13 Arts Clear Stickers, metal feathers, string and even some old dry paintbrushes. How cool do they look!

 Finally I added my journaling and also some micro-beads in hot pink with Soft Gloss Gel.

So there you have it.......

Here's a few close ups to finish off with

I'd really love you to enter our Inaurgural Challenge!!
So be sure to pop your entry into the Challenge Album.

If you'd like to see more of my work you can head to my BLOG

I'll see you again soon!

Scrap Matrix Products used:
Heavy White Gesso
Dylusions Sprays - Fresh Lime, Polished Jade, Funky Fuschia
The Crafters Workshop Stencil - Sketch Grid
Hazy Days Stamp Set
Dreamscapes Stamp Set
13 Arts Marta's Small Word Stickers
Marshmallow Cardstock
Mesh Tape
Black Gesso
13Arts Stencil - Triangles
7Dots Hazy Days Zip Paper
7Dots Writer's Block Tags
7 Dots Cotton Candy Word Stickers
3D Gloss Gel
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint - Aqua/Rose



  1. Tammy this is one seriously amazing, arty layout - I love it!

  2. Love seeing your process Tammy - so inspiring! xx

  3. I agree with Monique such an arty layout. Love the background too!!!
    Lydia xxx