Saturday, March 17, 2018

Live Love Laugh - Journal Art Scrapmatts

Live Laugh Love

Hello All
Welcome to March 

I am sharing with you today an art journal page that I created using Scrapmatts stencils and chipboard.

As I have been looking after my mother in law (dementia) the last month, as my father in law has had a stroke and is still recovering in hospital, I have been very time poor.

So while I have been staying at Mum's house, I wanted to keep being creative. This is where I find that having my art journal allows me to do this. Keeps those creative juices flowing. 
Scrapmatts products make it even easier to create as they have so many stencils available.

Here is my finished page. 

To create the base I used Distress Oxides and water to create a watercolour effect.
Then I used the ST5046 Lattice stencil,and ST9012 Patterns stencil with embossing paste to create texture. 



 I inked through the ST9027 Damask stencil with Wilted Violet Distress Ink to create the damask shape.

I have used the CB4050 Assorted Words for the quote. 

 I have left them raw and just added a black line with my fine liner pen around the outside of the letters and the page.


To finish off the page I have splattered some ink using Kaisercraft Mists.

Thanks for stopping by.

Til next time


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March Layouts

Hi everyone

Just made this post in time - gee I have had a busy few weeks!

I have two layouts for you today.  Both of them start off with my signature stencil work and then finished off with some fabulous Scrapmatts Chipboard inked and embossed. I created both these layouts for Colour Blast monthly challenges.  Love the combination of Scrapmatts Stencil and Chipboard together with Colour Blast pastes, embossing powerders and shimmer pots.

 Stencil 9029 Damask

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

CB1071 Hearts 04

CB6103 Scrap Words 21

 Stencil 9023 Bricks

ST1032 Stencil Plus Signs

CB6117 Assorted Words 30

CB1241 Scrap Words 27

CB6095 Assorted Words 18

CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01

 Hope these layouts have inspired you to do some creating.
Can't wait till the Easter Weekend in a few weeks to have some
extra me time playing with all these wonderful goodies.

Until April


Friday, March 9, 2018

Using SCRAPMATTS for Challenge layouts.

Hello there,
How is your March going? Personally I wish the days would slow down a bit, the year is going way too fast!!

If you know me, you would know that I like online Scrapbooking challenges. They get you to create in ways you may not usually create.  A couple of months ago I joined in with a Challenge called White with One and as the name suggests you have to use the color white with one other color.. and for this month it was red..  So I got out some  Scrapmatts to use on my layout..
I had a photo I took of my Daughter and a horse that was staying in our paddock and began with that..
The first thing I did was some stencilling and as this had a Christmas theme, I used the star stencil from Scrapmatts.  Then it was a matter of pretty much slopping on color using water color paints..
I got out the Scrapmatts Chipboard I wanted to use and simply used white gesso and the water color paint on the chipboard pieces.
Then I layered up my embellishments around my photo and added some bling for some sparkle!!

some closer views..
I love these pretty stars and I cut up my chipboard to suit how I wanted to use it..

How simple yet how effective to place a little gem on the chipboard to really make some pop!

and my layout..

Enjoy everyday moments..

and here is a list of the Scrapmatts products I have used.

ST5002 Stencil Stars 


CB6086 Twig Frame 01 


CB1067 Flourishes 10 


CB2001 Page Borders 01 

The second layout I would like to share with you is a layout I created for a different challenge, and this challenge asked that we use the word "Forever" and hearts on our page. I thought of my Parents who have been married for 63 years and I used a photo of them on their Wedding day all those years ago..

Some closer views of my layout.

I stencilled some pretty hearts from a stencil onto the back ground...

I love this Heart Frame which I embossed in white and placed on the photo to frame my parents in love...

I also love the  words which are perfect for adding some sentiment..


and here is a list of the Scrapmatts products I have used on my page..

ST9051 Stencil Hearts A6 


CB5030 Heart Frame 03 


CB1070 Hearts 03 

CB1191 Scrap Words 03 

Thanks so much for coming by and checking out what I have been up using some of my favourite Scrapmatts products which you can check out AT THE ONLINE STORE HERE!!!

Until next time..
Happy Scrapmatting!!

Monday, March 5, 2018


Hello there!

My name is Tania Ridgwell and welcome to my first post as part of the Scrapmatts Design Team.

I am super excited to be part of the design team and can't wait to share my creations with you 
 showcasing the gorgeous goodies from Scrapmatts.

I would like to thank 
 Sofie & Andrew for giving me this opportunity to share my creations and work with their fabulous products.

My first project I would like to share with you is my Design Team Canvas.

I created the background for my canvas using the gorgeous Damask Stencil and some Dylusions sprays......  
I also used some of the new chipboard from the Wildflowers range and added a piece of the chipboard Chains here and there.........

 ST9027 Stencil Damask

CB6103 Scrap Words 21 
The other project/s I have to share is a couple of cards featuring two of the Scrapmatts Ornate Frames.

On the first card I used Ornate frame 03, I just loved this one and the gorgeous detail.  I altered it by using a little frosty glitter shimmer paste on it, gives it a bit of sparkle don't you think?

CB5002 Ornate Frame 03
Second card...

Again I used another frame this card the Ornate Frame 10, I altered this frame by adding Lilac glitter paste, it just gave it a slight tinge of colour and then added some raw chipboard flourishes to the flower clusters on my card.

Well that's all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you all a little.  I look forward to sharing more of my creations over the coming months.......

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx