Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tammy's first Ranger Challenge post

Hi all

Tammy here today to share my first creation using Ranger products.

I absolutely adore Ranger products, and my absolute favourites are anything by Dina Wakley, and the awesome Dylusions products.

I recently got my hands on Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks, and I have to say at first they terrified me! I honestly didn't know where to start, and I put all this pressure on myself to be really arty with them.

Once I'd calmed down, I decided to just do what I know, stop feeling like I had to create an artistic instead I decided to create a scrapbooking background and go from there.

Here's what I came up with......

Yep, see I used my favourite go to colours!
So I began by applying some white gesso to some black cardstock.

I swiped it where I wanted my colour to go.

Once dry I grabbed a few of the Scribble Sticks and began to simply colour these on quite randomly.
I then added some water and used a brush to disperse the colour, and also sprayed some water directly onto the background, letting it run down the page.
Pretty cool hey?
As I had so much colour and the black background, I decided my layout needed something fresh and white to make it 'pop'.
I stamped some of my favourite Dina Wakley stamps 'Abstract Blooms' onto white cardstock with Ranger Archival Ink, and then cut these out.
I then used the Scribble Sticks to colour  some guaze.

I coloured some white/cream flowers with Dylusions Ink Spray in Polished Jade and Fresh Lime.
I also used the Scribble Sticks to colour some smaller flowers
I then began to layer it all up.
I added a few 7Dots Studio tags behind my photo along with the guaze.
I then tucked in the stamped flowers and added the coloured flowers.
Inbetween these layers I tucked  some German Scrap.
For my title I used these chalkboard look stickers from 'Me and My Big Ideas'.
I also added a few of these randomly to my page for some extra journaling.
I poked some of these Crystal Stems into the clusters.
The final step was to flick some white gesso over the layout and swipe some around the edges.
I hope this has inspired you today.
I can't wait to see what you come up with for the Ranger Challenge.
The challenge runs until the 14th March and the only rules are that it must container Ranger products, and a few of those products must be available from Scrap Matrix.
How easy is that???
So get creating and then load your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares Ranger Album.
Here is where you'll find it.
I'll pop back soon with another Ranger creation soon.
Scrap Matrix products used:
Black Bazzill
White Heavy Gesso




  1. I am very impressed with the art work you do. Every piece I have seen is both interesting and beautiful. Well done Tammy.

    1. Thankyou so much, what a lovely compliment