Nautical Milk Cartons

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a fun milk carton gift with Scrapmatts’ new nautical stencil and chipboard.  I started with a kraft milk carton and filled them with some bite sized cookies for a fun little gift.

Scrapmatts stencil: 9021 Rope

Scrapmatts chipboard: CB6117 Assorted Words

I first misted my Tattered Angels Mists on the kraft milk carton and let it dry.  The word chipboard is also misted with the same shade.

I then stenciled the aweswome ropes stencil with some glitter paste and let it set.  I then finished it off with some bling and light splattering.

I had fun making this milk carton pretty and now it’s ready to be gifted.  Thanks for popping and check out more Scrapmatts goodies HERE.

Cheers,

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Colorful Sunday Scrapbooking

Hi there, how’s your weekend going so far? Today I’m sharing a fun colorful layout which features my daughter punching holes around large leaves then threading some string through them…she was surely kept busy.

“Discover Simple Pleasures”

Scrapmatts chipboards: Rose String Circles CB4070, Grass CB5099, Black Scrap Words CB1237

Scrapmatts stencil: 9007 Circles
The papers and flowers are 49&Market which can be purchased at the Scrapaholics shop and online HERE.
All colors are Ranger’s Distress Inkpads and Glimmer Mists are Tattered Angels.  Of course you can purchase these among other mediums and goodies at the Scrapaholics shop as mentioned above.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my quick and fun mixed media layout.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Cheers,

Rooster’s Crow – A Textured Tag

As promised, I’m back with my next destination project for ITAC 2017…The Americas:

Here is the Americas Moodboard:

It should have one of the following elements:

  • Something transparent or sharp, like ice

  • A large format feature, XXL size

  • Shades of green

  • One or more elements inspired by music and/or Samba

  • Decorations made of feathers, metal, leather

Here’s my metallic textured tag:

“Rooster’s Crow”

My main inspiration from the board are the gorgeous shades of green, feathers, and sharp pointy edges.

The elements on the tag are: something sharp, shades of green, feathers, and metals.

I’ve added 13Arts’ Silver Mica Flakes for a subtle shaved icy look and texture and the Shimmer Green Pearl Pigment for a shiny icy green finish on the tag.

The colors and the pointy surrounds of the rooster has some similarities to USA’s Statue of Liberty, as inspired by the challenge

And that’s my Rooster’s Crow metallic textured tag.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you’ve enjoyed todays post.

Check out the International Tournament of Art and Craft 2017 HERE to find out more about the challenges and loads of creative inspiration from the amazing team.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers,


 

 

Fun Times Together

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing an Asian inspired layout for ITAC (International Tournament of Art and Craft) 2017.  I love the rich colors and flowers of the orient, and I want these to convey in my layout.

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Here is the Asia Challenge Board:

It should include at least one of the following elements

· Motifs inspired by mandalas

· Geometric shapes

· Tiles – ceramic, pantiles, glazed tiles, or their designs…

· Asiatic flowers, such as cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, orchids, lotus, Frangipani, lilies, hibiscus etc..

· Calligraphy or handwriting

· Fabric, faded or dyed

· Powdered pigments

I was inspired by the rich colors of the board and the flower.  My elements are geometric shapes, faded fabric, and powdered pigments.

Here’s my layout:

“Fun Times Together”

These Japanase kimonos (and ninja outfit) is gifted by family straight from her travels in Japan.  I love the beautiful oriental flowers, patterns and colors on them.

I’ve used some layers of faded fabric and splashes of 13Arts’ Rainbow Color Duo Powder (Navy Blue, Lilac), amongst other yummy 13Arts’ products:

Ayeeda Inks (Turquoise Glitter, Pink Glitter), Warm Gold Pearl Pigment, Glass Beads, Silver Glitter, Clear Gesso

I stamped and stencilled some geometric touches to the background, inspired by the red oriental shade and floral patterns.

I really love this photo of my girls, niece, and nephew altogether.  They have so much fun together and it’s so good to see.

I had fun creating this page and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  You can learn more about this exciting Asia challenge and be very inspired by ITAC 2017 — HERE.

I’ll be back to another art destination soon.

Cheers,


 

Fly, Be Fearless

Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger have teamed up to share some creative projects for the next couple of months.  Ranger has brought out a line of Mini Distress Ink Pad Sets, and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with the Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs set with the Mini Ink Blending Applicators.

I started with a plain white cardstock and came up with a fun, grungy, and rusty mixed media page, featuring my youngest daughter.  Check her out…she always encourages me to fly, spread my wings, and be fearless!

“Fly, Be Fearless”

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Borderlines Bling, Blue Butterflies Bling, Gold Florals, Blue Florals, Pink Corrugated Cardstock, Raw & Rustic Clear Stamp Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bolt Clear Stamp Set, White Lettering On Kraft Alpha Sticker Set, Gelato Butterflies

First, I applied the Broken China and Gathered Twigs through some Scrapmatts Hexagon Stencil with the Ink Blending Applicator around the photo.  I then added some stamping with the Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs around the page.

The versatile Bella Borderlines Bling are then added for touches of texture and Bling around the page.  Some more texture has been added on top of these and some splattering of the Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

A cluster of Gold and Blue Bella Florals are then added beside the photo, along with some Fundamentals Gelato Butterflies and Kraft Alpha Stickers.  I also used these Alpha Stickers as a stencil, inked with the Victorian Velvet using the Ink Blending Tool/Applicator.  The Scrapmatts Hexagon Chipboards are inked with the Rusty Hinge.

The edges of the page are then inked with Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs using the Ink Blending Tool.  It’s finished off with the addition of drops, gold glitter, and a Blue Bella Butterfly Bling.

This layout is inspired by More Than Words’ September Fearless & Grunge Challenge:

Oh how fun it was to create this fearless rusty grungy page! Thanks for popping in and I’ll be back for more Ranger Distress Ink-spiration soon.

Cheers,

 

Delight Book Box

Hi everyone.  Today I’m sharing a fun off the page project which features one of my favourite Bella collections.  Can you guess which one it is?

Bella Materials: Raw & Rustic Papers (Bunting; Timberland; Sparkle), Watermelon Glittered Cardstock, Swirls and Flourish Bling, Gold Fabric Trim, Chocolate Fabric Trim, Gold Florals

I love the feather prints of the gorgeous Raw & Rustic collection, which is why I made it the cover of this book box.

I’ve added a subtle hint of sparkle at the right side with the help of Bella’s Watermelon Glittered Cardstock.  I’ve whitewashed the top of this glittered cardstock to give it a nice sanded look.

I’ve primed and painted the rest of the corners and sides of this book to match the colors of the Raw & Rustic collection.  All paints and mists are Tattered Angels paints.

This book box is filled with more Raw & Rustic feathery and pretty prints inside.

The muted watercolored stripes paper is very versatile and complemented the fresh feel of the feathers.

The Bella Trim added some softness inside the book box.

There’s heaps of fun feathers for fussy cutting to choose from the Raw & Rustic paper collection.

The Bella Florish and Swirls Bling added some pearly texture and prettiness to the cover.

The Gold Bella Florals and extra fussy cut feathers comprises the floral cluster, surrounded by some golden yellow color.  It’s topped off with a chipboard word which is from Scrapmatts, along with the chipboard rose inside and the fishing net stenciling on the cover.

I had so much fun creating this book box, which is now proudly owned by my eldest daughter.  She couldn’t wait to get her hands on this and it’s so good to see that she’s put it to good use.

Thanks for popping in and do check out the full range of fab Bella products HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

Telephone Box

Hello hello! How’s your weekend going so far?  I’ve been creating up a storm with Scrapmatts’ gorgeous Telephone Box (CB7012) chipboard set and I’m so excited to share it with you.  Grab a cuppa and I’ll walk you through my telephone booth.

Does it seem familiar to you? If it is, then you must be a Dr. Who fan!  It’s very much inspired by the infamous Tardis.  It may not be labeled as “Police Box”, but the colors and elements on this telephone booth are all Tardis inspired.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Telephone Box 01 (CB7012), Telephone Dial (CB5115), Circles 02 (CB5152), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Gears 03 (CB1075)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)

I like how the door is actually designed to open, and the hinges are actually provided for you.

I’ve painted all chipboard parts with Tattered Angels’ Navy High Impact Paint, then added layers of Tattered Angels Chalk and Splash Chalkboard Mists, Pearl Glimmer Mist and other mediums to add some contrasting blue color and texture.  Check out the great range of Tattered Angels Paints HERE.

I’ve added some Gears chipboard on some sides of the telephone booth, keeping to the Tardis theme.

At the back I’ve stenciled some black gesso to the Bubbles Stencil to surround the awesome Circles and Gears chipboards.

I went for a mechanical galaxy look and feel throughout the telephone booth, as I’ve mentioned having Dr. Who’s Tardis as the main inspiration.

You may wonder, where is the top cover of this telephone booth? This gorgeous set of chipboard actually does not come with a top cover, because it comes with 4 chipboard tags that you can easily slip in and out from the opening.

In this project I’ve used 3 instead of 4 chipboard tags, which means I’ve got a spare tag left for creating.  These tags are also available to purchase separately from the Scrapmatts shop.

I’ve trimmed 2 of the tags smaller to get different lengths, and used the same paint to color the base of the chipboards tags.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: String Circles 07 (CB4071), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words 24 (CB1238)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Splatter (ST5010), Circle Stains (ST5009), Paint Drips (ST1009)

I then added some stains and drips stenciling on each tag to go with the masculine colors and theme.

The String Circles chipboards enhanced the tags’ galaxy theme, along with the versatile Sticks chipboard.  The Burnt Cream Scrap Words were the perfect finishing touch to the each tag, and some extra splattering on top. I just couldn’t resist :).

How good do the tags look inside the telephone booth?

I really enjoyed creating this Tardis inspired Telephone booth…it’s masculine, mechanical and galaxy theme altogether with splashes of bright color.  It also gave me a wee break from using flowers and I always feel a crafty accomplishment whenever I create a masculine project.

Now I’m ready to give this to my friend who absolutely looooooves Dr. Who.  I hope she likes it as much as I do.  The show has such a clever idea of having a police box that transports you in different places and time.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed looking through my Tardis inspired Telephone Booth.  Check out the selection of Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils HERE.

Cheers,