Saturday, January 7, 2017

Love Is In The Air: DT project for Scrapmatts

With Christmas done and dusted and my family fresh in my mind
the following 2 projects showcase the love my children
express to those close at heart.
Scrapmatts really do spoil me for choices with their diverse range
of products again making it easy to transpose my ideas into little
pleasures like the wee little Shadow Box and Happy Canvas below.

The Shadow Box's simplistic nature creates a great environment
to house special moments like this.

Cherished Moments

The shadow box comes like a flat pack and first needed assembling
so my 1st step was to glue the picture to the background.
From there you build the sides ensuring they are square with
the back and once dry assemble these two components...
To help the part stay together I wrapped it with some patterned paper.


Whilst they are drying its now time to work on the front.
For me this meant colouring each of the top frames in
sandy & ocean colours.
Dressing the box with some nautical marine chippies really made a difference...
I tried the lighthouse on the outside first but thought
it looked much better inside.
Affixing a piece of string to complement the beach feeling
to hang was the only thing left to do.

1A01 Shadow Box
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1191 Scrap Words 03
Dew Drop Brilliance - Moonlight White
Versa Magic – Sea Breeze


I just love doing canvases and taking inspiration from my
daughters dress set to work in my busy craft room. 
To break up the plainness of the canvas and add depth
I first stencilled some circles & bricks then coloured it with some mists.
I then coloured the individual chipboard pieces with
Brilliance Inks and set them aside to dry. 


The group of flowers in this and the opposing corner
were chosen to highlight the background whilst adding
that special bit of femininity.

I made a dress out of strips of lace, ribbon and string beads
the same colours as the dress in the photo and
draped it over a Dress Form.

The photo was from a night out at a wedding and I felt
that a chandelier would fit well with the theme but as
Scrapmatts didnt have one I made it myself out of an
ornate topper and some chain.

Again I turned to my lovely Scrap Words for a fitting title
and keeping it simple with just one word was my choice...

ST5045 Stencil Circles
ST5013 Stencil Bricks
CB1197 Scrap Words 05
CB2021 Vines 02
CB1229 Chains 02
CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01
CB1090 Clocks 06
CB6036 Dress Forms 01
CB1159 Hearts 05
Texture paste
LSG – Tiffany’s Blue, Passionate Plum, Love At First Sight, Lavendar
Flowers – WOC & Prima
Old packet backing cards
Lace, Ribbon & Beads to cover the mannequin
White Gesso wash to tone things down
Scrapmatts don’t have a chandelier (yet) so I made one

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

Challenge 22 DT Post for Creative Artiste

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 22 for 

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This is my DT project for this month

Rochelle's Christmas Trinket Box

I started off with a Black Cigar box and hubby sanded 
it back with the electrical sander for me...

 Then I primed the box with white gesso and used blue acrylic paint 
and painted about half an inch from the edges inside and 
out to make sure the edges of the gesso didn't show.

I lined both the interior and exterior of the box with patterned paper
over which I used the texture paste and "Art is" and stencilled on the lid
and the used the "Doily" Stencil around the sides.

Following this I was then able to apply the spray mist
to the stencilled surfaces in a colour to compliment the
silver embellishments and blue flowers I had chosen.

I then dressed the under side of the box with card prior
to fixing the lovely ornate feet.

The final touches were to place the Heart Frame
from my much loved Scrapmatts inside followed by
my hand made Stick Pin on the front to compliment and tie in
all the other embellishments and a
a length of diamanté trim and it was job done.

1 x Wooden Cigar Box
Lemoncraft patterned paper - Forget me not
Prima – Doily Stencil & Resin Balloons
TCW – Mini Art is
LSG – Tibetan Poppy Teal
WOC – Flowers
Lace Scarf Off-Cut
2 x Metal Butterflies & 1 x Metal Circle Filigree
Handmade Stick Pin
2 x Different Laces
1 x Blue Braided Ribbon
Tim Holtz – Metal Feet
Scrapmatts Heart Frame 03
Diamanté Trim

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

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