Monday, August 29, 2016

Sweet As Layout

Happy Monday Everyone

Hello Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors...

Today I thought I would start by sharing with you all my very recent 

Scrapbook Layouts, 

So there you have it. 

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Marine Life Trio DT Project for Scrapmatts

The pages of the calendar flip by with much speed
and I have again been industrious in the craft room.
This time I have a 3 in 1 project to share that
is a set of marine inspired tags using again
some lovelies from Scrapmatts

Marine Life Tag Trio

I found some patterned paper that would suit a
marine theme and stuck them to both sides of the

The idea here with these stencilled backs took me back
to a time in my life fishing on boats. ST1022 String Beads was sort of
an abstraction of the extreme weather conditions, ST1030 Clouds
was very symbolic again of what to expect miles from
the mainland whilst ST1006 Stars is reminiscent of
days since past where fishermen used them for navigation.

Here is the reverse side of the tags and after applying
paper I stencilled using modelling paste.
I was so impressed with the stencils that in the future
I intend to further showcase the texture of a wide range from
Sofie's wondrous and very diverse stencil collections.

I first placed a piece of left over coloured gauze over
patterned paper to set the marine look.
Following that I utilised 3 stamps that I coloured & glossed
whilst creating a bit of depth by adding a border to each,
these were positioned on the tag to best enhance
the Scrapmatts CB5056 Twigs 02 & Seaweed from
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04 and the inclusion of
actual shells gave the 3 dimensional feel I was looking to capture.

Again, the gauze was used to give a fishing net appearance
over the patterned paper but this time the stamped images I
used were cut out and coloured with a sort of scientific
labelling of each and each were clear glossed.

I tried to tie the tags into the theme by utilising similar products
on each by way of using marine flora & fauna.
Scrapmatts was on the ball again here to help me
with a fish out of CB4067 Marine Life 02 and CB1146 Leaf Spray 01.
Often with nautical themes you find stars and star fish so
a little CB1223 Stars 03 was included.
A few micro shells finished the tag off nicely.

There was no gauze on this one but the checkered
patterned paper background seemed sufficient to me
and also allowed me to better showcase the fact that I used
seahorses in each tag with different techniques.
This time by applying a clear gloss over select parts.

With every boat there always has to be seagulls somewhere
nearby and both were sourced from CB1221 Nautical Designs 04...
I also added the licence number on the hull for a realistic look.
Also from the same pack was the seaweed.

ScrapmattsCB4067 Marine Life 02CB1221Nautical Designs 04
CB5056 Twigs 02CB1223 Stars 03
ST1022 String BeadsST1030 CloudsST1006 Stars
Dew Drop – Starlight Silver, Moonlight White,
Galaxy Gold & Graphic Black
Dew Drop – Pearlescent – Lavender, Purple,
Orchid, Thyme, Sky Blue, Crimson & Chocolate


Gauze, Paper Pack – Sea Breeze,
TH Ocean Stamp Set, Hemp, Ocean Shells

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting

Friday, August 5, 2016

Creative Artiste DT Challenge 17

 Challenge 17 DT project for 

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 17!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is 

Our Awesome Sponsor Sherry Russ sent our talented 
DT members Stencils each to use.

Our Challenge this month is still
Anything Goes for anyone that wants to join in.

So to be in it for a great prize of products,
 get Crafty and go to...
...check out the Challenge Rules and become a Follower if you are not already!!

Here is My Entry for this Months Challenge!!

  Leaf Card Set

The main thing I concentrated on with this set of cards was to
add a little of each to all the cards...

Each card has the leaf Stencil, Flowers, Metal, Birds,
Lace/Ribbon, Crowns & Verses.
Even with all these similarities they each have their own individual look.

The texture of the leaves was created using
Colour Blast Paste in place of the usual
texture/modelling paste for a different look which is important
to me as I like each of my creations to be originals.

Craft Charms – Bird
Metal Crown, Metal & Enamel Flower, Cameo on Metal Frame
Resin Bird, Tiny Crown (FMS)

Stampin Up
Stamp - The Sky Is The Limit
Card Stock – Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder (Retired)
Coastal Cabana, Whisper White

Free Stamps from Simply Cards Mag
Sending You Love & Best Wishes

White Organza, Cream Seam Binding, Blue Paint
WOC Recollections Flower Set
Stamploration Leaf Print
La Carta Paper & Craft – Slate Cardstock
Lemon Craft Patterned Paper
Colour Blast Paste

I would like to enter these into the following challenges

So there you have it, my project for this month...

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Keep on Crafting!!!