Monday, May 30, 2016

Expressional canvas

Hello friends!
Today I will show you a canvas which I have made as a gift! The project has turned out very expressional just as character of the birthday man!
 Paints and an embossing have very beautifully laid down on tremendous and is hot me a favourite chipboard!
Tremendous diverse chipboard! Very much I love him!

I used:

 Have a creative day!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my May Scrapmatts inspiration.

After two months of scrapbooking I decided to move to some Mixed Media art and to my favorite Steampunk style.
So the first project is this Steampunk book cover I made using DCVW cardstock and Scrapmatts gorgeous stencil and Steampunk pieces.
The background cardstock was covered with letters from Scrapmatts Alphabet stencil using clear embossing ink and gold embossing powder.
Then I added another layer- using Sizzix die and Scrapmatts stencil on the non die cut part of this layer. This time I used Circles stencil  with the same heat embossing technique.
Now it was a chipboard playtime!
First I painted the Steampunk chipboard with DecoArt paints using Andy Skinners faux rust combo of dark grey and dark red  paints. 
Then I painted the Wings mostly with dark Turquoise paint with a bit of brown over it. The background  wings layer was painted with gold paint and I glued them one over another with Glossy Accents.
The small chipboard key and key hole were painted with gold paint and a bit of patina antiquing  cream over them, just same as the title words. 
 I added two chipboard hinges and arranged the whole piece over a kind of book folded leather look cardstock.
Two piece of washi tape were added to make this " book" to look real.

Scrapmatts products used:

And now for another inspiration- my new layout made with stencilled background and a lot of Scrapmatts chipboards over this wedding day page.
Those are photos of my dear daughter and her husband on their wedding day a year ago.
I loved those artistic  shots and decided to make a layout with two of them.
 The background cardstock was made using Scrapmatts Paint Drip stencil (CT1009)  using modelling paste with acrylic paint and then I also added a few strokes of String Beads stencil (CT1022) ,but not much of it is  still seen.

As the next step I painted Sticks 04 (CB5155) black and dark red acrylic paints and cut it to be  from the both sided of two photos. (The photo frames are heat embossed  cardstock die cuts I made with two rectangle dies).

The whole layout was arranged around the photos and I added the Scrap words 31 CB6112 title, together with Assorted words pieces and another Scrap words 25 pieces.The title was arranged over the Chains 02 CB1229 painted into black chain.

 I think that this layout is pretty interesting with those not so ordinary photos and in this pretty vintage style.

Scrapmatts products used:
Sticks 04 CB5255
Paint drips stencil CT1009
String beads stencil CT1022
Scrap words 31 CB6112
Chains 02 CB1229
Assorted words 23 CB6105
Scrap words 25 CB1239
See you next month with totally different projects!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mixed Media Linen Bags & a birthday calendar in a box by Dunja

Hiya Scrapmatts Friends, Dunja is here and I'll show you three creations this month.

I created two linen bags in two different ways. The first one (blue-green-teal) is made with color burst colorpowders by Ken Oliver Crafts. I love the colors, they are amazing. I've used the stencil ST5016 Stencil Starburst for the background and added some embossingpowder to get the stars sparkling :)

This one is the second one. I've used the same stencil ST5016 Stencil Starburst and the faber castell Gelatos in three different colors.

Now onto my third inspiration for today. I'll show you a birthday calendar in the box.
This birthday calendar in the box ala SEME I wanted to try it and it was absolutely worth, right? It has a good size and room enough to write many birthdays on each monthly tickets.

The cute image is from Vildastamps V620. I colored the motif with Gansai Tambe colors and Distress Ink's. The design papers are from Maja Design from their latest summer collection 'Summer Crush' - one of my favorites, which indeed are all the papers from Maja Design are SUGAR :)

The flowers are made by me and i've used the same design paper as for the box. As always Leftovers are ideally suited. On the front you can see a texture under the motive that I have applied with the Scrapmatts Stencil ST5016 Stencil Starburst and structure paste. The chipboards can also be found by Scrapmatts in the Set CB1197 Scrapwords 05

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you'll find some inspirations with the gorgeous Scrapmatts Products :)

Enjoy your day and take care.

Love, Dunja xx

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Love So Deer - Lauren Tomecek

One of my favourite things about chipboard is how easy it is to modify to suit your projects. For example, I have a variety of different reindeer designs from Scrapmatts, so when I wanted to do a layout with these deer feeding photos fro my sister's wedding it was super easy to just cut off their antlers and paint up to suit the layout.
I have used two of the stencil designs on the background of this layout. The paint splatters are just your basic spray with a mist but the leaf pattern is a bit more complicated. I masked off the areas of the stencil I didn't want, then applied Versamark ink through it and clear heat-embossed this. It's given it a very subtle effect that I love.
Chipboard: CB1094 Reindeer 02, CB2020 Vines 01, CB6109 Lamps 11, CB1229 Chains 02, CB6105 Assorted Words 23, CB5132 Chains 01. Stencils: ST5004, ST5010.
My second project are two quick gift tags I've whipped up using some leftover pieces on my desk. I like how easy it is to create cards using the stencils and a chipboard sentiment.

Chipboard: CB1002 Flourishes 03, CB6100 Words 29. Stencils: ST1011, ST5007.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Love the way you smile

Hello all, Rhonda here to share with you my 2 DT Projects for this month...

This is my "Love The Way You Smile" layout
and is my first project for this month.
I created this layout using some of the gorgeous new 
Chipboard and Stencils available from 

I started off using a cut down piece of 12 x 12 Patterned Paper then
 decided on using ST 1008 Cracks and instead of using texture paste 
I used a new acrylic paint which gave the background a real 
shimmery affect! 

I then cut 2 smaller pieces of paper from the same paper range and distressed 
the edges of them both. On the top one I added some hot pink acrylic paint to some texture paste and used the ST 1031 Hearts

I then added the quote from 


 I used CB 5132 Chains 01 to encase Rochelle's face, and added a few 
of the words from CB 1238 Scrap Words 24  and then added the 
angelic wings CB 1120 Wings 01  

 I finished of using off using all the chipboard pieces by adding 
CB 2003 Page Borders 02 after cutting it in half and adding opposite pieces to
 opposite corners to give it the look that it goes all the way underneath the layout... 

Then I found a piece of recycled corrugated card board and have 
used that as the backing... 

My 2nd Project is a set of three tags...

For these I used chipboards, charms & stencils
I incorporated Cape Cod Coral into
all three tags to make them look like a set.
I added to this theme by placing a piece of lace on each but
only charms on the outer tags.
I also dyed a piece of seam binding with the same Cape Cod Coral, 
this is tied to all 3 tags.
I used several pieces of chipboard over the 3 tags
using different techniques on each.


Scrapmatts Products...
CB 1238 Scrap Words 24
CB 1120 Wings 01
CB 6109 Lamps 11
CB 4010 Butterflies 03
ST 1008 Cracks
ST 1011 Borders
ST 5020 Retro Squares
ST 1006 Stars
CB 5028 Lamp Post 06
Dewdrop - Brilliance - Starlite Silver
Dewdrop - Brilliance - Pearlescent Orchid

Other Products Used On These 2 projects...
Cardboard background
Hemp twine
12 x 12 Prima Princess Patterned Paper
Prima flowers
Prima Jewels
WOC flowers
Dewdrop - Brilliance - Star-lite Silver
Finnabair Art Alchemy Opal Magic Blue-Gold Acrylic paint
Lace, Ink, Old Book Page, Seam Binding,
Prima Birdcage & Bird, Embroidered Lace
And The Following From LSG
Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Teapot Purple
Edelweiss Moss Green
Cape Cod Coral
Tiffany's Blue
Baby Blue Eyes

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

Friday, May 20, 2016


Good morning how are you all? I am here with this months design team work. This month I once again have done my all time favourite thing of fussing cutting and layering all different types of chipboard. 

I love the new Scrapmatts CB5147 Gum Leaves 01, the length really helps draw your eye around the layout and how cute are the little gun nuts!!! They are perfect to add throughout your fussy cutting and layers. 

Dont forget when you Scrapmatts CB4026 Flourishes 09 to cut them up to add more scrolls throughout your layout.

CB6106 Assorted Words 24

CB6106 Assorted Words 24

Till next time, have a creative day.