Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scrapmatts Guest Designer CSI & Kraft Plus Challenge


Sharing with you this month is some pages I've created with Scrapmatts products as a guest designer over at CSI.  I love working with Scrapmatts products and if you haven't checked them out, GO HERE.  Brand new products have been uploaded to their website and whether your into cards, mixed media or project life, you won't be disappointed.

First up here, I have pulled a photo of myself from the archives, you know the ones.  Way before digital camera's were around and you didn't take a hundred shots to get the perfect one, mostly because film was way to expensive to develop as well.  So we work with what we have, this picture is about one of a handful I have when I was pregnant with my first child.  Whilst not picture perfect I do love now when I look back at it and not only see how young I was, lol, but other things in the background that were a big part of our life back then.

Scrapmatts sponsors CSI and this month as Design Team members were played along as guests.  Here is my creation for the above palette.

The background paper used here is one I picked up from Kaiser Kraft and the rest of the layering is from scraps laying around as well as a fabric tag that I have taken from some clothing.  
As always there is plenty of mixed media product used to create the background and I have used distressed embossing powder on the Scrapmatts rose leaves.

Kraft Plus + Denim Resolution 

Another great Challenge is Kraft Plus - this month we had to use denim, well who doesn't have an old pair of jeans laying around and we know as scrapbookers we are always up for a good challenge.  If this means cutting something up, well enough said!!!!

To create my background I've used strips of denim which have been frayed to give them a distressed look.  Used also are water colours, stamps, gesso and embossing powders.

As you can see you from the close up loads of layering and I have also recycled the tabs and seams from the denim jeans.  They add such a cool look to you page.

On the close up here you can see how gorgeous the Scrapmatts cogs look when they have been embossed with a thick copper embossing powder.  This cluster was also created using a clothing label tag, Prima chipboard, metal tag and of course denim.


Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may have time to leave.

Take Care

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Challenge 24 DT Post for Creative Artiste

Hello & Welcome

Its Friday here in Sunny QLD, and its still unbelievably hot!!!

I'm starting to think that Summer has smacked Autumn into another dimension, cooler weather can not come quick enough.  Yes I'm one of those odd people that absolutely love it.

In the meantime whilst I'm waiting for the this cooler weather I would like to share with you an off the page piece I have created for the "Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge".
I'm new on this Design Team and looking forward to creating many more mixed media projects.
Last month they had a whopping 109 projects uploaded by members who obviously love mixed media.  If you haven't had checked them out you will find them here.


Our very own Judy who has generously arranged a wonderful prize of stamps and dies for the lucky winner. Thank you Judy.

Our theme this month is, as usual,

"Anything Mixed Media Goes" 

I've created my piece using the Kaiser Craft word arrows, they come in a 3 pack so you will be seeing others at a later date.

Firstly I prepped the arrow with some gesso then did some paper transferring, I've have also used some Colour Blast texture paste, Prima mists and prills.

In the close up you can see a Heidi Swapp heart, I ran this through a brick embossing plate to give it some texture as well as a spritz of Prima Gold & Lilac mist.

The Feathers were created using a Kaiser craft die and a Cheery Lynn Bohemian Die. the detail of the embossing on these die's is so much better in real life.

Other Product use:

49 and Market - Flowers
Prima - Resin frame

Thanks for looking and for any comments that you may have time to leave, they are always lovely to read.  I hope you also have time to check out the other Design Teams work.

Bye for now!!!

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