Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hot off the Factory Press...A rusty old book!!!!

Hi There
Jodie with you today sharing my DT project for the month.
This item is Hot off the Factory Press and soon to be released by Scrapmatts.

I had the great pleasure of being on the Scrapmatts stall at the Craft show in Perth with Andrew, Paul, Rikki and Rhonda. We had a fabulous time and I was given this little treasure to play with.
This gorgeous chipboard book.

Inspired by the new paper range from Kaisercraft Factory 42, I decided that I would like to grunge mine up and make it industrial looking using lots of cog chipboard and some metal embellishments.

Once I had covered the book with the Factory 42 papers, I wanted to add some texture, so I used the gears stencil with some ranger texture paste transparent gloss.

For the spine of the book, I used the cog boarder. Now this was tricky, as I wanted it to bend with the spine, so I used a little water to help mould it to the spine and then stuck it with some super glue. 

To cover the book I used a combination of chipboard, collectables and metal embellishments. There really is no process to this for me, I just place it down and stick. I find that when I do it like this, with no plan, it gives the best results.

Back Cover

This is the finished project. Front, Back and Inside of the Book. I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet, so I just covered the inside with the papers.

To colour the chipboard and embellishments, I have used the patina rust paste collection from Finnabair, along with the rust paste in brown, gold and red. I just love the rusty grunge look they achieve. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project and I hope that it inspires you to find your grunge.

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Until next time

Dream * Create * Inspire


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Hi everyone, Lisette here welcome to my August post.

Attending the Anzac Day Dawn Service has been on my bucket list for a while now. This year we bit the bullet and attended the main service in Martin Place Sydney.  Despite the very early start - we caught the 3.30am train, it was an amazing experience!  There was even a beautiful sunrise as we crossed the Harbour Bridge.

I have created two layouts and 2 pocket pages for this one event and used lots of Scrapmatts chipboard and a stencil.

At a recent craft show I picked up 2 pieces of the red paper in the sale bin.  I used both sides to keep both layouts and the pocket pages flowing.

 Products used:

  ST1012 Stencil Borders

CB5165 Lavender 01

CB5082 Leaf Spray 2 (looks a bit like Rosemary!)

CB4060 Ornate Frames 17

CB1159 Hearts 05

CB6102  Assorted Words 21

CB6088  Assorted Words 16

CB1192 Scrap Words 04

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

and CB6109 Lamps 11

Here are the 4 pages -
Hope you have enjoyed seeing these layouts.  
Are you ticking things off your bucket list?

Until next time
Happy Scrapping


Friday, August 11, 2017

Scrapmatts creating in August - One layout and two cards

Hello again and welcome back to Scrapmatts.  It's Helen with you today.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sofia & Andrew at the Craft fair in Adelaide.
Thanks for the chance to be part of the hustle and bustle of a busy stall, 
I really enjoyed it.  It's an honour to be part of this friendly team.

First up is a layout about one of my Grand daughters.
The paper collection is from Cocoa Vanilla, "Wild at Heart".  A bit like my girl!
I enjoyed using one of the newer stencils, ST9012 - A5  patterns,  to create interest down the right side of the page, before splashing on some Tim Holtz Oxides distress ink.
This cluster at the bottom consists of:- 
Leaves CB4070 from the string Circles 06 Roses, treated with gesso, 
before adding water colour paint and some tiny beads to the centre of the flowers.
CB1038 Dragonflies 06 was heat embossed with gold.
The sweet title is from CB6117 Assorted words 30, just a touch of white paint to make it pop against the navy floral paper.
The pink and white twine and the locket are also available from Scrapmatts.

Can you see the little birds at top left?  I pushed several thick layers of texture paste through 
ST9020 - A6 Bird Stencil.

Next is a vintage style card for a friend's Birthday.
The vintage image called for some vintage embellishments and I created the peach background with a stencil similar to This one ST9025 - A6
The leaves looked lovely with the At Deco theme, I used Distress Oxides and Wink of Stella to dress them. CB1235 Leaf Spray 14
I scattered a few Prills at her feet and the 
 trim across the bottom was treated with crackle medium and gold paint.
The tiny butterfly is from CB1028 Butterflies 18

Finally a Father's Day card for a special event coming up soon.
The background was created with texture paste through another new stencil, 
ST9024-A5 - Bricks
Then I added Tim Holtz Oxides Distress inks, to create a patina on the bricks.
The gears were already painted black, as were the words.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Creating with Scrapmatts and C.S.I.

Hello there,
Can you believe we are in August, my word this year is flying by... I hope you are getting some creative time to enjoy each month!!?

Last month Scrapmatts was a generous sponsor of the challenges over at CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration and as a part of the Scrapmatts Design Team I joined in too, using wonderful products from the SCRAPMATTS STORE.

The first challenge for July was this one..
to use the colors, at least three clues and one testimony..  and this is what I created.

Some closer views.
Fabulous stencilling using the Stencil Triangles.

I love the Floral Design embossed in pink glitter.

And also the Lavender was embossed in pink too and layered over the Triangle chipboard.

Happiness is here!

And here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS products I have used for this layout..






The second layout I created for the C.S.I. Challenge was for this challenge..

This challenge had a lovely summery feel to the colors and so I used a photo from a beach holiday.. And this was my take on the challenge using SCRAPMATTS products..

Some closer views..

I added some texture to the back ground using the Plus Sign Stencil which matched the plus sign stamp!!

There are lots of beachy themed chipboards to use on your creations..

and my layout..

and here is a list of the Scrapmatts I have used for this layout..








You can check all these products at the SCRAPMATTS STORE and make sure you come back and see what the other Design Team Members are creating and sharing on the blog.. 

Until next time... Happy creating..