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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