Summer Lovin’ with Elisabeth

by Elisabeth Bakken | 0 comments

Summer-memories:

We’ve had a great summer vacation this year.

Summer has been fantastic as we

 travelled both in Norway and in Europe.

My first layout has a picture taken in Crete, jumping huge waves!

I think the picture isFAB!!

The title says: Splash in style.

The scrapFX new heart spangled stamp speaks right to my heart!

Here it is:

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Products used:

Heart Spangles stamp

Coral B Paper

Lots of love

Random dots stencil

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Our family:

Summer-selfie with my lovely family, diving into both old and new ScrapFX-stash:

I love it, the star stamp, the stencil, the title and the love scattered all around!

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Products used:

Lots of love

Star spangles stamp.

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Scribble sentiments

Palm frond stencil

More pics:

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I hope you are feeling some summer-pic-inspo.

Happy scrapping!

 

puzzled heart

by Misty | 2 Comments

Hi!  Misty here to share some of the projects I’ve been working on this month.  First is an art journal cover I created for one of my nieces friends.  She is attending her first year at a University nearby and she wanted a journal to write and draw in. So this is what I came up with…

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I didn’t do anything special to the chipboard on this one.  I just painted with some gesso and/paint.  I did add some gold perfect pearls to add the light inside the lamp though.

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Here, I fussy cut the picture and arranged it so that it looked like she had her hands around the lamp post.

Product used:

mini chicken wire

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feathered wings

 alpha (dream)

stars spangles stamp

Next, I have a simple card…

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Products used:

Lots of Love (Hearts)

“love & laughter”

Last but not least I have a journal page…

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I glued the chipboard directly over the paper layers and then started covering with gesso and mists.

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I created some extra distressing by using the heart stamp…

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Products used:

small two hearts puzzle

heart spangles stamp

That is it for me today!  Hope you are all having a creative week!

Mixed media art journal cover TUTORIAL by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 3 Comments

Hello there :)

It’s Marta here with my new video tutorial for you.

I created mixed media art journal cover with new ‘Beautiful daughter’ chipboard and one of my favourite ‘Marrakech’ stencil.

I also used mists from Lindy’s Stamp Gang and some tissure paper from my stash. I hope you will enjoy my creation.

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Here is the video, have fun :)

 

Hugs, Marta x

 

Beautifully Broken – Mixed Media Canvas

by Scarlett | 1 Comment

Hi Again!  Scarlett back today to share up my other project.  When it was all said and done I looked at the finished canvas and thought to myself geesh, seems pretty simple looking, but believe me there were layers of love poured on to this!

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This is how I started out working on my canvas.  Patterned and tissue papers were adhered, paint was splattered on randomly, stamping was done with the Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383), and lastly I stenciled with my all time fav stencil Random Dots (2013172) and some paste for texture.  Then you know what happened?  It sat.  I stared at this canvas for quite some time because quite frankly I liked where I had gotten it and didn’t want to mess it up.  Have you ever had that fear?  Apparently it was all for good reason though; I needed to wait for this month’s release, specifically the Jigsaw Heart Large (2014193).

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Once I saw it a lot of ideas came in to my head for how to use it on this canvas.  The new dilemma was to narrow them down. ;)  I finally settled on the one you see above and set to work.  More layers needed to be added to the background.  I grabbed my Hash Stamps (2014137) to add some more pattern/texture/depth of color with some denim colored paint.  Then I added some raindrops through the Clouds and Raindrops Stencils (2012169) with some Yellow Cadmium paint.  Yep, I did indeed use yellow, the trick is once those layers were added I went over my entire canvas with a glaze.  The only portions not covered were the scribble circles.  Pretty neat, right?

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The puzzle pieces were coated with gesso, painted gold, stamped with the Chicken Wire stamp (2013382) and then dusted with glass glitter.  I thought that was kind of appropriate to go along with the whole beautifully broken theme.  On the velum butterflies throughout the canvas I used some of the hearts from the Lots of Love chipboard (2014197) and coated them with a bit of glitter glue.  I can already see myself picking these up over and over again.

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Here you can see the full Jigsaw Heart a bit better.  It was painted and altered the same way as the puzzle pieces above.  I used the Graffiti Alphabet (2013198) for my phrase and colored it with a paint marker.  To highlight it I used a white gel pen.

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This is just a different angle to see the dimension of the piece on the canvas.  It was adhered using gesso so it worked in a dual purpose way.  Not only as an adhesive, but also primed the chippie for me to paint.

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One last shot to take in some texture, stamping, and to see how the inner portion of the scribble circles look up close.  They had a different glaze applied inside them.

Products Used

Graffiti Alphabet (2013198)

Lots Of Love (2014197)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169)

Hash Stamps (2014137)

Jigsaw Heart Large (2014193)

I hope you enjoyed checking this out and are inspired to take leaps and cover up those projects you may be stuck on. Take care!!

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383)

Quick and Easy Mixed Media Cards

by Scarlett | 2 Comments

Hi ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett here today with a couple of quick and easy mixed cards to share up using the adorable Star and Heart Spangles stamps.  Check them out!

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I was super excited to have a play with the Star Spangles stamp (2014214).  I think it’s such a fun design and has so many possibilities for backgrounds, cutting out embellishments, and more!  My brain is pondering. ;)  Here I’ve used it for my main card design and stamped it using three shades of mists to create a rainbow coloring.  Quick and easy.

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Before I cut out the piece I outlined my stamping with a black NeoColor II and used a waterbrush to smudge the lines a bit.  With the coloring left on my brush I outlined the stars.  Each star has some glitter glue inside it to give the card some shimmer because I think stars should be sparkly, don’t you?? To finish off the card I simply added a few little embellishments and this fantabulous G’Day Mate chippie from the Aussie Map Pack (2014005).

Products Used

Star Spangles Stamp (2014214)

Aussie Map Pack (2014005)

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For my next card I switched to the Heart Spangles stamp (2014213) and instead of stamping it with something such as mist or ink, I stamped it INTO something – specifically some heavy gesso I spread on my card base.  This is one of the best features about ScrapFX stamps!  They can be used for so many mixed media techniques other stamps simply cannot stand up to.  I love stamping into mediums and the foam stamps are perfect for this technique.

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In this shot you can see how just a thin layer of the gesso provided enough coverage for me to stamp in and create some lovely texture.  I sprayed mist over, wiped it away from the hearts with a baby wipe, and painted them gold.  The card was finished off with a few embellishments and the Love and Laughter mini wordlet (2014212).  I think the longest part for both of these cards was simply the drying time.  I love that and I was able to use bits and pieces of items around my table too.

Products Used

Love and Laughter mini (2014212)

Heart Spangles stamp (2014213)

I do have one more project to share up with using this month’s new items but I couldn’t get a good shot of it with my phone since it’s a big project.  Do I have you in suspense??!  I hope so. :)  I’ll be back really soon with it as my tech savvy son will be home to help me with camera syncing woes.  Until then y’all take care and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Family Time

by Renata Moni | 3 Comments

Hello,ScrapFX fans!

Renata here, to share 2 projects with you.

The first one is a layout created to document a family photo.

The background was created with layers of papers and using the SCRIBBLE SCRIPT STENCIL with green texture paste.

Some little hearts over the picture , a beautiful flourish and the wordlet complete the page.

 

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And here are the ScrapFX products used:

 

 

For the second layout  the background is a little darker which is great  for the natural colour of the chipboard pieces.

A big title was created using 2 wordlets and it is perfect for my photo.

I used the DAMASK STENCIL to create the background and I  also spread some little hearts over the page.

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You can see some details here:bbb

 

And here are the ScrapFX Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Step by Step with Claire

by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment

      Dear readers,

Claire here to guide you step by step through a layout in the making.

I hope you’ll like it.

First, on a white cardstock, spray generously over you favourite stencil.

I here used the Numbers Collage stencil.

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 Quickly after spraying and before the ink dries, remove your stencil and flip it over on another sheet of white cardstock.

Press gently for the ink to print on the paper.

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Again, remove carefully your stencil and let your paper dry.

Here’s the result.

We will use the second cardstock as a background paper, but you can obviously keep the first one for another layout.

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You can see that the edges of my stencil aren’t well printed but that’s okay.

Next step: pick your favorite brush and watercolour paint and outline the shapes like this:

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If your printed pattern is a little pale on the edges like mine, just don’t outline it, that’s fine.

I used two colours. Here’s the final result:

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Your background is finished. You can now place your papers and pictures…

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…….and your embellishments.

I used pièces of the Word Set A Today.

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And there you go! Your design is finished!

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I hope it inspired you. Don’t hesitate to comment with a link to your design, I’ll be happy to admire it :)

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Item used:

Word Set A Today,

Numbers Collage stencil.

 

 

 

 

Shabby Cards by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 2 Comments

Hello my friends :) It’s Marta here again with you.

I would love to share with you my 3 shabby cards.

I created those works using wonderful new Scrap FX chipboards and beautiful Webster Pages papers.

My first card shows cute ‘Jigsaw heart’ chipboard. I think it’s perfect chipboard for any occasion card.

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Second creation presents ‘Friendship’ chipboard.

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Third card is featuring ‘My Mum & Me’ chipboard. It’s beautiful design, that stands out nicely.

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I hope you have enjoyed my creations. I am sure that cards like those could be a perfect gift to someone special.

Sending you a very creative hugs, Marta xx

 

Drawing and Sketches

by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment

Hi dear readers,

Claire back again!

What do you think about some new layouts?

First one is of my youngest daughter and her passion for drawing… on herself!

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The drawing and sketches chipboard was so perfect for it!

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This second layout is also my youngest daughter.

This time I took a picture of her and her toy camera.

I really love the way she holds it, just like me!

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I used the Bag of letters mini to write my title

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and a little diamond among other embellishments…

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et voilà!

I really hope you liked them.

Have a nice day.

Pardon my French…#2

by Claire Barrin | 3 Comments

Dear readers,

a few months ago I offered you here a French Words special post… well here it goes again!

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The first words are

Un peu de Tendresse‘ – that means ‘a little of tenderness’ – and they were so perfect for this picture…

 

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 a close up of the finely cut chipboard…

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item used: Un peu de Tendresse

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The second layout features

bonheur‘ – happiness – chipboard.

My title means ‘Happiness lives in the kitchen’

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 I also used one of the weekdays cards,

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and a piece of the Small chicken wire chipboard.

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Items used:

Chipboard Chicken wire small,

chipboard bonheur,

weekdays cards.

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And how about you? Are you planning on using French on your designs?

Have a nice day.