Celebrate & Wish – Birthday Card

Hi there, how’s it going? It’s time for another Scrapmatts post and today I’m sharing a bright birthday card for a fun and energetic little birthday girl.

“Celebrate & Wish”

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Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), String Circles (CB5138), Black Silhouettes (CB1195), Assorted Words (CB6116), Sticks (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words (CB1238)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Circles (ST5006)

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I’ve used a Fundamentals Buttercup Cardstock for my card base and applied some black texture paste through the Circles stencil.  I then embossed the star chipboard and layered this on top of the Bo Bunny Calendar Girl Paper with the cute emoji prints on top, this is then layered on top of the card.

Celebrate Birthday Card

For the top chipboard layers, I’ve painted the sticks white, the stars strings with Tattered Angels Yellow Glimmer Glam, and the wish word with Dylusions paint with traced edges topped with glossy accents.  I also added some glitter on top of the black balloon, because glitter dipped balloons are delightful :).  It’s all finished off with some flowers and it’s ready for the bubbly and cheery birthday girl.

Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to check out more Scrapmatts goodies here.

Cheers,

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Always Smiling – A Watercoloring Fun Layout

Hi there! I’m back on my element which means it’s time for a new layout post.  It’s all about playing with watercolors & Scrapmatts stencils, springing out of a super fun photo.

“Always Smiling”

Always Smiling

Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Sprays (ST5004); Circles (ST5006); Strings (ST1021); Paint Drips (1009)

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Burnt Cream Scrapwords (CB1238); Butterflies (CB1045)

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As you’ve noticed by now, I just love scrapping my daughter’s cheeky photos together…they make creating much more inspirational & fun! The title is from the versatile Burnt Cream Scrap Words set, & the Butterflies chipboards are painted white to suit the page.

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I’ve used the beautiful Scrapmatts Leaf Sprays stencil as a resist pattern which really stands out from the vibrant colors.  Of course, I had to add more stenciling on this page.  Did you spot the Circles, Strings, & Paint Drips?

Thanks for looking, & I’ll be back soon for another Scrapmatts creation (it’s gonna be a goodie!).  For more Scrapmatts chipboards & stencils, visit their online shop here.

Cheers,

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Love To Imagine

Good day! I hope you’re having an awesome month so far.  Today I’m posting a layout for Scrapmatts in collaboration with CSI – Colors, Inspirations & Stories.  We’ve been invited to guest design for their June cases and in this post I get to share with you my take on CSI’s Case File #204:

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It is also inspired by More Than Words’ Imagine – Get Messy Challenge:

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I got really excited as soon as I saw this challenge.  Are you ready to see my “mess”?

“Imagine”

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Scrapmatts Chipboards: Hearts Frame (CB4005), Ornate Frame (CB5002), Birds (CB5045), Page Borders (CB2005), Scrap Words (CB1238), Scrap Words (CB6112)

Scrapmatts Stencils: Strings (ST1021), Circles (ST5006)

For my background colors I’ve used Ken Oliver’s Carribean Color Bursts & Liquid Metals, & Black Dylusions Ink.  To add shimmer to my paste, I added some delicious Ken Oliver Platinum Liquid Metals.  The effect is amazing!  Going for an extra shimmery look, I also dabbed different Ken Oliver Liquid Metal shade on the background, the chipboards & the alphas.

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My daughter loves to imagine from a very young age…imaginative play, singing, dancing, acting, etc., so this page is a homage to her.  From 3 months & now that she’s 3 years old, she gets more & more entertaining! I’ve thrown purples in the layout which is her favourite color and also matches the palette of the case.  I sure had fun getting my messy on this page (that almost sounds like a song doesn’t it…lol!).

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How awesome are the new Scrapmatts stencils? The strings stencil would have to be my new favourite.  The ornate frames chipboards are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist layering them to feature her photo.  The hearts frame has been painted and the ornate frame has been embossed.

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Did I mention how pretty the birds chipboards are? These come in a pack of 2 sets and has separate adorable wings that you can add on top of the chipboard.

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I had lots of fun playing along these awesome challenges & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Do check out the variety of Scrapmatts chipboards & stencils here.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

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Most Wonderful Time

Good day.  We’re almost onto December & this has got me inspired to create festive projects lately.  I love Scrap Around the World’s festive November mood board:

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My main inspiration is the wooden star on top of the lit tree, & also the top left image’s white wood & “Most Wonderful Time” sentiment.

“Most Wonderful Time”

Most Wonderful Time

This is my first mixed media Christmas layout, & I had fun creating it :).  We don’t get snow in our side of the world but I really wanted to add some “white” touches to the page, hence the splatters of white paint.

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I’ve added some media on the hessian paper & layered a star silhouette cut out from a white wood paper.  This is then layered under the sepia photo, giving it a nice frame &  just the right amount of texture & shimmery color.  Various alpha stickers are added at the right side as inspired by the board.  I’ve added a little touch of heart on the photo as well.

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She’s very happy & delighted to have Santa visit & give her a present from her preschool.  She couldn’t stop talking about it to everyone for weeks! 🙂

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Thanks for dropping by & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  A big thanks also for the fab inspirations of the SATW team.  Enjoy the rest of your month!

Cheers,

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