Friday, December 2, 2016

Challenge 21 DT post for Creative Artiste!

Challenge 20 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 21!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is

           

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

So to be in it for a great prize,
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!!!

Seeing it is the last challenge for the year and how close
it is to Christmas I thought I would make a wonderful
new Christmas decoration, purchased from our sponsor
Scrapmatts


To start with I covered all the pieces with gesso then
dried them with a heat gun.


Once they were dry I decided on the colours I wanted to use
and as I don't like traditional Christmas colours
I used shades of them in their place.


Connecting the stars and ornaments together with a series of
small jump rings created the hanging look
traditionally representational of Christmas ornaments
  


Xmas Star
ScrapmattsCB5119 Hanging Star 02
CB1185 Christmas Ornaments 11
Galaxy Gold - Dew Drop Brilliance

FMS

Gesso
Small Jump rings
Sweet Plum - Memento Ink
Turquoise Gem – Versa Magic Ink

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

Please be kind and leave me some love,
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Keep on Crafting!!!

























Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party


I own a challenge blog, Creative Artiste, and Shery Russ, owner of STAMPlorations, was so very kind to sponsor one of our challenges, and then a couple of months ago asked if I would be a guest designer for the Giving Thanks Blog Hop. There are several prizes up for grabs for those who hop and also link up a project with a thankful or grateful theme. Commenting and linking up end on November 30. I encourage you to visit the other stops in the hop to for lots of chances at the prizes. You will find the complete line-up of designers at the very end of this post. (I am #13 in the line-up.)



This is the set (Many Blessings bundle) that I created my card with:


Firstly I used Rub-On Waxes with the stencil, then cut the leaves out and adhered then to the card front after I colored the background, I then stamped the basket of fruit and the word Blessings and die cut them. Then I colored in with my Chameleons. I then sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays the were Steampunk sepia on the bottom half and Tiffany's Blue for the back ground colors. I the put some foam dots on the back of my colored image and Blessings and added them to my card front. I then used and old packet I had save as I liked the look and feel of it, I distressed the edges and added that to the card and then I added my card front... That was it completed. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:




Thank you for stopping by!



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Beautiful Moments Last Forever. By Rhonda

Beautiful Moments Last Forever.

The craft room has once again held me captive and would not release me
until I was able to complete another couple of DT Projects
to share with you all so I hope you enjoy...

Craft might be one of the loves of my life but it is not the only one
and coming a close second...Oh OK...I suppose
I can place him ahead of it this time...lol...Is my husband Rob.
Without him little of what I do would come as easy as it does
so it is fitting that I dedicate this 
"Beautiful Moments Last Forever" canvas to him.

 

The CB5116 Feathers 01 were the inspiration here as
they reminded me of the gentleness of my man but for the rest,
it was to be feminine to show the dedication he has towards his wife...


What better way to start than with the "House of Roses" paper
to happily compliment the strong geometrical lines
so representational of my husband in CB5156 Triangles 01



All my lovelies on the shelf behind were so delightfully
screaming out for me to bling things up a bit with the
"Say It With Crystals" and from there it really was as simple as
adding a few flowers here and there to compliment
and balance everything else with the final touch being
the small butterflies and hearts.

So there you have it, quite a simple project but something
that made me smile the whole way through...
Thanks again Sofie & Andrew at Scrapmatts for always having
the diverse range of chipboards to inspire my creativity.

CB6102 Assorted Words 21
CB5116 Feathers 01
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB5006 Ornate Frame 04
CB5156 Triangles 01
CB1159 Hearts 05
Dew Drop – Moonlight White
Dew Drop – Pearlescent – Orchid

FMS
Canvas Board
Patterned Paper & Badges
WOC – Flowers
Prima Marketing - Say It With Crystals (Mineral)
Lemoncraft - House of Roses


Santa & His Reindeers Xmas Card

Christmas cheer is ever present in everyones minds at
this end of the year and being able to send and share warm wishes
with all that are dear to us can sometimes
stretch our minds to create something new...

For me, traditional Xmas colours are normally far from my pallet so I was surprised to find myself enjoying the somewhat earthiness in this one.
Otherwise, not a lot to be said about this one as it virtually assembled itself before my very eyes...


Delivering the message front and centre with the lovely Red Bauble that was part of CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14 was a no brainer.


The magnificently matched colours straight out of the packet from
was perfect, needed no touch-ups and
complimented everything else I had planned.


So that ends another 2 projects and although I am now allowed
to escape the clutches of the craft room the desire to
continue to create is strong and I look forward
to sharing my next creations.

CB1105 Santa with Reindeers 01
CB1224 Holly 03
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14

FMS
Metal Charm
Kaiser Craft – St Nicholas Patterned Paper
Cream Jute


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
X

Friday, November 4, 2016

My Creative Artiste DT Challenge 20


Challenge 20 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 20!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is
 
(Uk Winner Only)
If the winner is from anywhere else in the world they will get to be our 
Guest Designer in January 2017.



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

So to be in it for a great prize,
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!!!

Foil City Scape

 
  








Foil Play
Aluminium Wire - Silver, Copper, Purple
Dusty Attic - City Scape Stencil
Green Tara Flowers
Colour Blast Colours - Deep Water Spray, Envy Shimmer Spray
Royalty Shimmer Spray, Violet Shimmer Spray
Velvet Colour Shimmer Dust, Lovely Lilac Shimmer Spray
FMS
Canvas Board, Charms, Lace, Modelling Paste
Brown Jute Twine, White Jute Twine, Foam Dots


LSG – Pegleg Pete’s Purple & Time Travelling Teal
Heidi Swapp – Teal Colour Shine

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, October 7, 2016

My Creative Artiste DT Challenge 19


Challenge 19 DT project for

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 19!!!

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is



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

So to be in it for a great prize,
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!!








Products used were
DA Cogs1
Industrial barbed stars 
Rusting Powder
Chains
Maja Design Patterned Papers (listed below)
Vintage Autumn Bascis No XX111
Vintage Autumn Bascis No XX1
Vintage Autumn Bascis No.XIX BS
Vintage Autumn Bascis no.XXII

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!!!

My Girls: By Rhonda


Hello again all my lovelies, I have dragged myself from the craft room to this confounded device to again bring you three of my creations and YEP...Plenty of our awesome Scrapmatts goodies are again the feature.

No prizes up for grabs to guess that my family feature in both pieces.
Another canvas is offered up for my first with my daughter front and centre followed by a Scrapmatts Federation Tray highlighting the beauty of my son's partner accompanied by her birthday card.

Family Means Love


To start with I covered the 8 x 10 canvas panel with a sheet of Blue Fern's Autumn Anthology. Following this I used texture paste laid over the ST5045 Circle Stencil and once dried coloured it with a variety of LSG's.

 

I added more layers of the same paper to the sides under the CB5010 Ornate Frame 10 and did the same with the paper doily at the top.
On the image above right you can see the script stamp I used...This stamp is only available from Scrapmatts shows.


The frame colour was enhanced with Dew Drop Turquoise Gem, the photo was added and then dressed with some flowers and flourishes.


The flower at the top right was framed by the inner section of CB5138 String Circles 02 whilst CB2003 Page Borders 02 was cut in half and utilised in two positions and coloured to match the theme.


CB6113 Scrap Words 32 - "Family Means Love" stood out as the logical title.
Just the butterfly and the heart from CB6102 Assorted Words 21 were used as small embellishments as final touches apart for a few flowers.


Scrapmatts
CB5010 Ornate Frame 10
CB2003 Page Borders 02
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB5138 String Circles 02
CB6102 Assorted Words 21
ST5045 Circles
Dew Drop - Pearlescent
Crimson & Turquoise Gem
Hero Arts Script Stamp

LSG
Pegleg Pete’s Purple
Cape Cod Coral
Sea Mint Green
Eilderwiess Moss Green
Time Travel Teal
Baby Blue Eyes
Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Teapot Purple
Love At First Sight Lavender

Flowers – Prima Marketing
Butterfly -  Fleurs De Prima (Pupa)

FMS
Mont Marte 8 x 10 Canvas Panel
Scraps of chipboard for packing

Naomi's Birthday Frame

The ever lovely Sofie gave me this awesome Federation Tray as a challenge whilst Scrapmatts were in Perth...Challenge Accepted...

The CB7013 Australian Federation Tray 05 was first given 4 coats of white MDF spray paint then as a background to the photo I chose a patterned paper that complimented it. I was very happy that even though many coats of paint were used that all the fine details were still highlighted.




Flanking the sides and top was a collection of 49 and Market flowers in multi-blue. I could have gone mad with these flowers but covering up Andrew'sstunning fretwork would have been sinful.
I really do hope I have done the Federation piece justice.

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And no birthday is complete without a card so I knocked up a matching card from the left over paper & flowers whilst adding that all important touch that is always within my reach from my Scrapmatts Chipboard Stash that helps so much with my creativity.


The bodice I used from my stash and give it a bit of life with some blue colour.
To tie the 2 girls projects together I used a small heart & butterfly from CB6102 Assorted Words 21 on each.






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
X