Friday, July 7, 2017

Challenge 28 DT post for Creative Artiste

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 28 for



Thank You to our Awesome sponsor this month is





Blinged Bottle


Who doesn't like a bit of bling?
I am always looking for things to repurpose so when my son
and his groomsmen emptied some Japanese single malt I couldn't help
but see the potential in the empties.

A little trip to my favourite hardware store it wasnt long before
some metalic gold paint had found its way onto the bottle.
From here it was out with all my lovely embellishments and a
big handful of Scrapmatts chippies and it was time to let the
crafter from within free.


                                                       
                                                          Feathers - Keys - Tools

                                                                            Clocks



There really wasnt much more to it than actual assembly so I
will leave everyone to imagine how it came together.

Bottled Bling
CB1009 Butterflies 09
CB1017 Keys 01
CB1076 Gears 04
CB1079 Tools 01
CB1201 Men’s Accessories 01
CB1222 Feathers 02
CB6063 Clocks 09

FMS
All other items were sourced from my ever growing collection of both new & repurposed embellishments.
Oh…And a little gold paint over the lovely Japanese single malt scotch bottle.


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
X




Friday, June 2, 2017

Challenge 27 - Creative Artiste DT post


Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 27 for


This month we have been blessed once again with sponsored products
from the one and only Judy McKay from our Design Team


This month, as all months entries by the public is Anything Goes.

For us DT Ladies we create using something that the sponsor has 
donated.  
All DT Ladies we will be using Stamps and/or Dies.

WALL OF LOVE


Starting off I grabbed some modelling paste and set it aside to
dry a little in the sun...Doing this creates a thicker paste with
more body that allows more depth.

Applying this paste to a canvas board over a stencil with my
handy metal spatula achieved the heights and texture I wanted.


From here I applied a series of stamps about the board and then
over-sprayed with a collection of LSG Spray Mists.

Since many of my pieces have flowers I thought TH could help me
again so out came some die-cuts and I coloured them
to complement the background.


My Scrapmatts stash was then raided to compliment the
flowers as well as create the centre piece.


Scrapmatts
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB1120 Wings 01
CB2021 Vines 02
CB6093 Ornate Frames 21
ST5013 Bricks
LSG: Cape Cod Coral, Cotton Candy Pink
Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Love At First Sight Lavender
Blue Hawaiian Blue
Kaszazz Stamps
TH Die-cut Flowers and Flourish Made Into Flowers
Canvas Board, Modelling Paste


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

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!




Monday, May 22, 2017

Seaside & Dreams

Hello my happy crafters and fabulous followers...
This month I bring to you a layout featuring my daughter

and one of her besties and a trio of tags inspired by the
seaside location where I live.

FOLLOW
Your Heart & Dreams


Beginning with a nice floral paper I chose to place the
focal point near to the centre inside an Ornate Frame and decorated
the radiating surrounds with a combination of

 

The Page Border was dissected and utilised about the layout with
one part being decorated with a pearl as a topper.

 

The flowers were bunched with a collection of paper straws and skewers
and bound with florist wire and string.


A number of hearts were embossed to match some of the
earthy tones of the flowers as well as a way to introduce texture.


Scrap Words are always a great way to include a title on many types
of projects and although these great friends are now separated
by distance they both know they must Follow their Heart & Dreams.


Scrapmatts
CB4063 Leaf Spray 13
CB5001 Ornate Frame 01
CB2007 Page Borders 06
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB1159 Hearts 05
FMS Black Ink
Pearl Embellishment
Stampendous – Shabby Pink
Patterned Paper
Flower Posies - WOC Flowers, Paper Straw, String
Florist Wire, Skewer


Seaside Tag Trio


Digging through my stash I found a few jumbo tags and
instantly thought about marrying some of Scrapmatts lovely seaside
chippies with them...The height would fit nicely with lighthouses.


Each of the tags were stenciled with different patterns to tone
down the glossy backgrounds that were already a part of the tags.
On this I used some of the very new Distress Oxides to bring out
some colour and not having used these before I wanted to sample
a fair selection of them and was pleased with the results.


Each tag was dressed with some fishing net and adorned with
Additional to this I used some serviette images to extend the theme.
The final touches were to add the lighthouses, sand and shells.


Scrapmatts
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04CB6064 Nautical Designs 01ST1002 DiamondsST1025 FeathersST1037 Bling
FMS
Distress Oxides – Vintage Paper, Spiced Marmalade
Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio
Broken China
Tags, Rope, Sand, Shells, Netting & Serviettes

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
X

Friday, May 5, 2017

Challenge 26 - Creative Artiste DT post

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 26 for


Our Awesome sponsor this month is


The Girls at Lindy's Gang have kindly donated a 
Gift Voucher for this month.



"Set Yourself Free" 


This month seeing that Lindy's are our sponsor I thought 
I would make a Canvas and pull out my favourite spray mists. 



I used a couple of stencils and once they were dry started 
to add colour via the LSG mists, then dried them off and they
were too dark for the look I was after so I made a mix of gesso and 
water to tone it down, until I was happy with the shades.



I used a couple of background stamps and give it another 
layer and smudged the bottom part of the stamp in the the
bottom lefthand corner and added some Champagne Mist to give
smudged shimmer look. 
  

I found some fabric wings and a chipboard mannequin in my stash, 
I covered both with thick white gesso and once they finally dried I covered the wings with the Lumiere - Pearlescent Magenta. They needed toning down as they were to vivid so out come the gesso again to tone that quite a bit down.
I added tiny amounts of pink to the mannequin, I also added quite a bit of Champagne mist onto some bubble wrap and dabbed it where I wanted it. I then dried it with the heat gun so it bubbled. 



 I punched some small Butterflies out of vellum and sprayed some LSG and dried with my heat gun and it made them curled.


Adding flowers in the bottom right corner to finish was all that was required
to achieve balance... 

Products Used
LSG – Passionate Plum, Jazzy Jivin’ Purple & Cotton Wool Candy
Brick Stencil, Swirl Stencil
Velum (Cut Into Butterflies)
Holographic Butterflies
Texture Paste, Chipboard Mannequin
Gesso, Background Stamp & Flowers
All Purpose Ink – Champagne Mist
Lumiere - Pearlescent Magenta, Halo Violet Gold


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

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!




Friday, April 7, 2017

Challenge 25 Creative Artiste DT post



Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 25 for


Our Awesome sponsor this month is



and they have kindly donated a box of goodies similar to this.


Garden of love

Well, 2017 is in full swing and these challenges are enticing
the creativeness from within.
As a result I have a layout and a canvas to share with you all.
Being Autumn here and Spring in the north what better
theme to follow than something with flowers.

The "Garden of Love"


Dropping some texture onto the canvas is always a great place to start
and the creation of a wall for the background using the Bricks stencil
was a perfect match for what I envisaged.
Usually I would use modelling paste but I recently acquired some
Deco Art products and among the goodness was some
white crackle paste and what better to try it on than some bricks.


The background colour was created by adding Deco Art's
Media Shimmer Mister to the crackle paste.
Additional colours from the same products were added by mixing
the primaries to get the shades of green.

 

The central piece was constructed from various layers of distressed
patterned papers, cardstock, calico and muslin.
Atop this I placed a Large Ornate Frame to showcase the flowers
that were to be the focal point.
The Ornate Frame was embossed to give an aged look as were
the butterflies, central flowers, leaves and hearts.
Using the same product on all of these chipboards created both
texture and colour to deliver unity across the canvas.



Little clusters of flowers were distributed, some plain and some sprayed
to compliment the other layers.
The old metal heart along with the numerous smaller chipboard hearts
brings both garden and love together.

Scrapmatts
CB1009 Butterflies 09
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB6090 Ornate Frames 18
CB1159 Hearts 05
ST5013 Bricks


FMS

LSG – Sea Mint Green, Incandescent Copper
Stampendous – Aged Hunter, Aged Teal, Aged Aqua
Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue
Black Ink
Patterned Paper & Cardstock
Muslin & Calico
Metal Heart
Flowers - WOC & 49 & Market St
Distress Stain – Brushed Pewter
Deco Art Media – Shimmer Mister Turquoise, Primary Yellow & Cyan
and White Crackle Paste

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Neons/Brights
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art


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

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!