Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Life Life Canvas

Hi Fi here today, sharing with you a mixed media canvas and masculine card.

It's been a hectic few months in my household and I have 
really been looking forward to some cooler weather.  I know a lot of people really dislike
 those cold days, but for me they are just perfect for crafting. 

Up first I'm sharing with you a Wall Canvas I have made using two canvas's.
The one that will go against the wall is one of those typical hollowed backed one, 
whilst the smaller is a hard canvas board.

I've used two stencils from Scrapmatts 9023 Brick on the main canvas, 
 on the smaller one I have used the 9025 Damask 

I love how good the fob watch looks here and its so much better in real life.  I have sandwiched some watercolour paper in between the fob pieces and adhered some metal hands.  The watercolour paper has a beautiful gold foil print as well.

 I have used so many products to create the layered mixed media 
background, I will list these over on my blog later this week.

My 2nd project for the month, which was way simpler than the canvas is a card I've made using a Kaiser paper range along with one of the wee little Scrapmatts Words, these a perfect for cards.

 Scrapmatts Products Used:

Ornate Frame 

Fob Watch



Well I hope you've enjoyed not only mine but all the other Designs Teams work this month.

Until next time, bye for now!!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Only a few key pieces .......

Good morning how are you all?

 Rikki here today with some vintage goodness and also a minimal layout , which works great with some of the stunning pieces of Scrapmatts Chipboard.... 

Just proving you just need some key pieces for your stash to make a huge impact!!!

CB6091 Ornate Frames 19

CB6115 Assorted Words 28

CB1232 Film Strips 05

Till next time have a creative day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome Guy : Case File 231

Awesome Guy Layout

Hello and welcome to June.
How are you all? Jodie here today with my layout called Awesome Guy for the CSI Challenge. You can join the challenge here: 

I have used this Case File to create my layout and features the Red, Blue, Yellow, White Scheme. For the evidence my layout consists of White Background, stripes and stars. My inspirational word is Awesome which is from the Testimony. 


This is how I completed the layout.

To create the stars on the background I used my star stencil from Scrapmatts and inked through the stencil. 

Creating the rolled paper stripes down the page, I used straws and covered them with paper. 

I wanted to feature the quote on the picture so I used the star circle chipboard and I coloured it fire brick red distress ink. 

This is the quote on the photo that my daughter posted on her facebook page for Father's Day. The awesome guy is her Step Dad and the quote really does reflect the man he is.

Using the smaller star circle chipboard which I coloured in mustard seed distress ink I framed the photo of my husband. He really is a goof ball. The embellishment cluster features a Scrapmatts charm, a bo bunny sticker and the heart is from my stash. The blue stars are a washi tape. 
The awesome sticker is Heidi Swapp and the chipboard 'man' word is from Scrapmatts. To colour the word I used royal blue versa ink and then used the glitter pen from Close to my Heart to add sparkle.

Scrapmatts products used in this layout:

For my second project for the month, I have decided to use the Art Frame from Scrapmatts.
Here is the finished frame.

I have used the Sage and Grace Collection from Kaisercraft to decorate the frame. I love the pastel colours of this paper. 

To decorate I have used some charms, collectables and chipboard. To colour the chipboard I used gold ink available from Scrapmatts (Australia Only) and to ink the edges I used the Umber ink from Versa. The leaves behind the fussy cut flowers are from the rose string circles.

Here is the list of supplies from Scrapmatts

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June layouts with Lisette

I know everyone says it but can't believe it is June!

I love these two layouts that I want to share with you today.  I am very lucky to be on two other Design Teams and both of these layouts are for the June challenges.

The first one is for Show Us Your Stuff.  This challenge blog is all about handmade elements.  The challenge for June is to use two colours together on the colour wheel.  Although I love using blue and green on layouts (I am sure you have seen some of those previously), this time I chose to use Red and Orange - I also included a splash of pink. 

We hadn't been to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for many many years, so we took the plunge and went.  One of our first stops was to have scones and tea at the CWA Stall.  They were Yum!  As soon as I realised I was wearing an orange tshirt and hubby a red one, I knew I had to get a photo and I would use it for this challenge.  The mind of a scrapbooker!

I love combining scrapmatts stencils and chipboard with Colour Blast texture paints and shimmer mists.

I have used:-

ST1013 Stencil Borders
CB5165 Lavender 01
CB5158 Triangles 03
CB1159 Hearts
CB1161 Flowers 11
CB1191 Scrapwords 3
Cb1200 Scrapwords 08

 Again this next layout is my DT layout for 123 Challenge Blog.  This months challenge is:- the colour White, word Love, technique Bling.

This layout is from our trip to Wineglass Bay in Tasmania.  We had such a beautiful day at a truly amazing and naturally beautiful place.  I really enjoyed creating a white on white layout with some bling.  I have used Snow White Colour paste through a stencil - love the blingy shimmer that it produces, especially on the white cardstock.

I have used:-
ST5033 Stencil Triangles
CB6105 Assorted Words 23
CB6095 Assorted Words 18
CB1209 Scrap  Words 12
CB4013 Flourishes 01

Thanks for taking the time to look at my layouts. 
I hope they have inspired you.  
Why don't you check out the June Challenges at and

Until next time
Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, June 11, 2017

June creating with Helen - Once upon a time and Cool kid

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

I had the pleasure of the company of our Grandsons over the school holidays and am lucky enough to have a few new photos to scrap.

First up is one of the six year olds dressed in his King's cape.
Still on my stash busting strategy, I used one of my favourite collections from 
Simple Stories - "Say Cheese" 
 This CHIPBOARD TITLE seemed perfect for dress up play - I left it raw.
I cut into the STICKS and scattered them around under the photos.
The DELIGHT title is from a word pack.

The next layout is combined with the CSI challenge 231 
which Scrapmatts is generously sponsoring.
I'm a big fan of the ALPHABET FLAGS, I think they look great on a Boy's page.
I also used the STRING CIRCLES which I heat embossed.
The background was given the star treatment too by adding texture paste
through  STENCIL STARS and splashing some Oxide paint on top.

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so we can leave you some love.