Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Proposal : DT project for Scrapmatts

I would like to share with you a layouts and a canvas I have created for this months blog post, both using lots of wonderful SCRAPMATTS products.
Young lives are full of opportunities that are the creation
of inspirational times & photographs. When my son asked
his girlfriend to share the rest of her life with him by becoming
his wife I knew then that the two of them would be featuring
in many of my up & coming projects.
Here are two more for a proud mother to share...

With such an important moment in a couples life I thought it
imperative to both capture and preserve the beginning of their
journey and was pleased of the hugs & smiles it generated.

Will You Marry Me

My first hurdle with this was the fact that I couldn't find an
existing supplier of the chipboard title but a quick call to the
lovely Sofie at Scrapmatts and I was reassured that they
could rush me a custom solution and get it delivered to me on
the other side of the country in time for it to feature this piece
destined to become an engagement gift on 4th Feb

Positioning it atop the layout was the best way to take advantage
of the words for maximum effect.

Starting with the patterned paper I used one of the all
NEW A4 stencils and some texture paste to create a series
of different size circles as a base layer to simulate the
randomness of footprints in the sand.
To this I sprayed some ink to again compliment the natural
colours of the beach before placing the
photo & embellishments on top.

To frame the photo I used two different cardstocks & distressed
their edges to blend with the sand, under this I used
strips of cardstock & exposed cardboard to build & raise
the photo to give some dimension.

And with the moment preserved behind the glass front
of the frame this moment will always be a reminder of love shared.

CB2008 Page Borders 07
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1229 Chains 02
CB6102 Assorted Words 21
CB1226 Marine Life 01
CB1221 Nautical Design 04
ST1001 Circles
ST9003-A4 (Not Listed – Call to order)
Brilliance – Pearlescent Thyme & Purple
Words – “Will You Marry Me” (Specially Made Custom Order)

12" x 12" Scrapbook Frame
Patterned Paper
Blue Shimmer Cardstock
Cardboard Box
LSG – Baby Blue Eyes
Flowers – 49 and Market (Blue)
TH – Walnut Stain

This one is a bit smaller than the first but again captures
the energetic life & love they share


Starting with a canvas board I painted it half yellow
and half blue.
After inking and affixing muslin over the painted surface
I then cut some scrapbook paper so that the edges of the
canvas colours and textures were exposed.

The bubble chippies were then used to raise and flank the picture
and finishing it off with some hearts and the word Love
inked in Brilliance Rocket Red and framing it with the ever amazing
string circles was all that it needed.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did creating them... 

CB5131 Bubbles 01
CB5140 String Circles 04
CB1159 Hearts 05
CB6117 Assorted Words 30 (Love)

FMSLSG – Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold – Baby Blue Eyes
Lemon Craft – Gossamer Blue 04

Thanks 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, March 3, 2017

The Flutter of Angels Wings in Your Heart Set the Cogs of Time in Motion!!!

Challenge 24 DT Post for Creative Artiste

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...Challenge 24 for

Creative Artiste Mixed Media

Our Lovely sponsor this month is

Stamp and Die Company contact Judy @


With the key components chosen that were to make up
this project my initial task was to come up with a
title that would inspire my thoughts.

The Flutter of Angels Wings in Your Heart Set the Cogs of Time in Motion!!!

After covering the canvas with paper I set about
building the layers by stamping cogs & clocks as well
as stencilling with my NEW favourite jumbo stencil
from the Scrapmatts A4 series.

The heart and wings were next and once glued had
to be set aside to dry completely before I could continue.

I used micro beads that both amplified and complimented
the brass and wings.

lining up the metal clock face with the stamped image and
raising it a little on some exposed cardboard may have
obscured the base layer a little and actually wasnt in
my original plan but after fossicking around for something else
the metal face fell into my hand as if it was meant to be...
So on it went.

A bit of muslin under the clock was needed for some balance,
a few die-cuts of some cogs added to give depth and simulate
movement followed by a little ink here and there and I was happy.

Products Used

Say it with crystals
Archival Cast
Flaming Hearts Ex.II Votos – Heart
Rising Spirit II – Wings
Daler Rowney FW
Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic – Blue Aurore 122
Ki Playlist – Glitter Dots
Brown Bakers Twine
Micro beads – Gold
Die-Cuts – Cogs

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

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