Beautiful things are never perfect – Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

by Elisa Ablett | 0 comments

Hi everyone,

Elisa here again with my next inspiration post as a guest designer for Scrap FX.

Today I am sharing with you a nature collage- art journal page featuring loads of Scrap FX products.

Here are some close ups for you:-

      

Start your project by adding Writing Collage Paper in strips to your page using a glue stick, by far the easiest way to attach rice paper in my opinion.

I stitched my quote to my page and added more stitching along the sides to add some texture.

I love adding a bit of distressed gold leafing to ‘Zoosh’ up and add bling to my pages.

Adding some bold line marking stamping to the right hand side balances your design out and the Circle Collage stamp is perfect for adding some flat texture to  your page.

Here are the products I used from the Scrap FX Store along with the links below: –

Bunch of Flowers stamp  Circle collage stamps Line Marking stamp

Art Words transparencyWriting collage paper Ripples stencil

Bunch of Flowers Stamp

Circle Collage Stamps

Line Marking Stamp

Art Words Transparency

Writing Collage Paper

Ripples Stencil

Other products – Distress Inks, Washi Tape Sticker, Colour Blast Artists Ink in Soot, Black Versafine Ink, Black Paint

Gold Leaf, Black Marker

Thanks for Stopping by the blog today,

Elisa x

2 Mixed Media Scrapbook Pages by Sharon!

by Sharon Fritchman | 0 comments

Hi everyone!  I am sharing two new mixed media scrapbook pages with you today.  Also, I am sad to tell you that I am resigning from the design team after this month. I made the difficult decision to leave the team after serving for a year.  There are so many things going on in my life right now, giving me little or no time to scrapbook. I was honored and happy to work with Jill, Michelle and all of the design team members for the past year.

I am dedicating my last pages made for Scrap FX to my beautiful sister, Cathy, who passed away in 2003 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.  I still miss her  . . .

My first page is entitled “My New Bike.”  I found this wonderful photo of my mom and Cathy taken on Christmas Day in 1955.  This was taken one year before I was born.

And here is my completed page:

I used the following Scrap FX products:

Chipboard . . .

My New Bike Wordlet:

Celebration of Hearts:

Stamps . . .

Scribble Rose Stamp:

Rose Garden Stamp:

Chickenwire Stamp:

Fairy Foam Stamp:

And transparencies:

Birthday Transparency:

Art Words Transparency:

Here are some close-ups:

And my second page is entitled “A Special Occasion.”

I used a photo of me with Cathy on Mother’s Day in 1991.  Oh my goodness, we look so happy there!  And I always loved how she decorated her home and her garden was so beautiful.  Just look at the two gorgeous hanging plants:

And here is my completed page:

I used the following Scrap FX products:

Chipboard . . .

A Special  Occasion Wordlet:

Chickenwire:

Flourish/Curls:

Stamp . . .

Scribble Rose Stamp:

Transparencies . . .

Love Transparency:

Butterfly Transparency:

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my scrapbook pages this month!  I want to thank Jill and Michelle from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to be on the wonderful Scrap FX design team.  And I also want to thank YOU, too!  Best wishes and happy scrapping!

A little more summer inspiration from Tanya Froud

by Tanya Froud | 0 comments

Hi all!

So the summer holidays are drawing to an end..

I headed away to a beautiful beach side campsite and spent time relaxing.. By relaxing i also mean “Scramping” I pack my self a bag full of stuff and enjoy some time relaxing and enjoying the view and the company of the local wildlife.

One of the things I created this holiday was a bright fun canvas. I used lots of neon colors pops of black and an assortment of Scrap FX stamps to bring it all together.

The stamps I used can be found by clicking the images here….

                                        Round & Round stamp

                                                 Chevron Panel stamp

This was the start before i added the stamps…

Next layout I have done is this sweet one of my son and his Fiance

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I have used the scrap FX products

   Together phrase

Well that’s it from me…

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer holidays..

 

#happyheart by Elisa Ablett

by Elisa Ablett | 0 comments

#happyheart – Scrapbooking Layout by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here with my first guest post for Scrap FX and I can’t thank Jill enough for having me as part of the team.

I have been a long time hoarder of chipboard, stamps and stencils from Scrap FX and now over the moon to add Silhouettes and rice paper to my collection.

So for my first post I created a mixed media layout featuring loads of Scrap FX goodies and great techniques!

Here is a list with links to the products if you want to recreate this design:- or search for your favourite Scrap FX stockist..

Dreamcatcher BLACKLeafy Circle Stamp Circle Weave Stencil

 Writing collage paper Love banner#Happy

Dreamcatcher Black

Leafy Circle Stamp

Circle Weave Stencil

Script Collage Paper

Love Banner

#happy words

Let’s take a closer look at the layout –

I thought I would take you through a few of my favourite techniques and add a few design tips..

To create the water colour teal background, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Teal, now you can either spray water where you want your colour to go onto the page and then sprinkle your Magical’s over the water and see the magic happen and dry with heatgun OR you can sprinkle your magicals onto a messy craft mat first then spray with water to activate and if you are game, dip your cardstock into the liquid.

TIP: Using large foam stamps can be daunting, to make it simple and easy use a small brayer to brayer your paint ( even coverage) or ink onto the stamp itself and using such a large stamp on one side of your design, I always balance out with more stamping on the opposite or diagonal side.

TIP: Use a distress ink blending tool to smooth ink through your stencil, this gives greater control; you can now choose where your ink goes, the intensity of your ink and creates depth without creating bumpy layers that a medium like texture paste gives.

Tear small strips of your rice paper to add to your background, to make it blend in a bit better, add a bit of a light wash of your background colour over the top. I find the best glue to work with rice paper is a simple ‘ol clear drying glue stick.

Sometimes leaving your chipboard raw can tie in with your colour scheme and theme to your layout, my layout has a bit of an earthy boho vibe with teals, browns, tans and black AND a dream catcher of course, so easy peasy decision to leave the gorgeous chippy as is.

That’s it from me today, thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.

Make sure you leave some love for me in the comments.

Hugs

Elisa x

Princess for a Day + Mud Monsters…..By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | Comments Off on Princess for a Day + Mud Monsters…..By Belinda Lowe

Good Morning Scrap FX Fans,

Belinda here….I hope you all had a scrap filled weekend?

On this fine Monday morning  I have a 2 layouts for you today using products that ScrapFX has to purchase……go to the store and have a browse, I guarantee you that you will find something you “must have”

I have created this layout using the following Scrap FX products: Filmstrip – 5 Frames, Princess for a Day Chipboard and Mini Locks Chipboard

  

If you have seen any of my work before you would see that I love using old calendars as features in the backgrounds of some of my layouts. Today I have used an image from my 2019 Typo Disney Calendar.

Here are some close ups of the Scrap FX products I have used

  

I have also done some process images to show you how I put this layout together:

             

 

For my second layout I needed to share this moment that only happened on Saturday (18th) – it rained. If you live in Australia at the moment you would know that it was much needed and well celebrated…………especially by my son, his friend and my daughter’s boyfriend

I have created this layout using the following Scrap FX products: Arrow Collage Black, Mark Making B Vees Stencil, Mud Monsters Chipboard and Scratchings and Scribble Stamp

   

Here are some close ups of the Scrap FX products I have used:

  

If you have any questions about any of the projects I create contact me or comment below

As always I’m excited to see what YOU create with these products – don’t forget to share your layouts/projects on Scrap FX Creative Space on Facebook

Till next time……Happy Scrapping

Bee xx

Post Card and Scrapbook-layout by Heike`sAugenBlick

by Heike Bruhn | Comments Off on Post Card and Scrapbook-layout by Heike`sAugenBlick

Hello my dear blog reader,

Your  ART is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great ART. And the only way to do great ART is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. (S. Jobs) (I just replaced WORK with ART …)

Now January is almost over. How bad, I love this month. With the cold, rainy days that don’t get really bright without sunlight. Nature sleeps in winter, simply fantastic.

January is also the month to reflect on the old year, I am proud of what I have done.

I am proud of my growth in my ART!!

I owe that my dear blog reader to you. Thank you so much for coming back on this blog to read my  post for Scrap FX, thank you so much for your comments on my social media pages. All this makes me very happy and inspired to make new projects for you.

But anyway, lets start with my first DT member inspiration.

I created a birthday card with the lovely fairy stamp and the flower stamp from Scrap FX.

This idea does not come from me. There are plenty YouTube tutorials for these sunset shadow stamp creating  process. I was inspired by Tracey Lavinia working on the gelli plate with Brusho powder.

Of course, I did my own interpretation of this technique.

Happy Birthday…

My second inspiration is a scrapbook-layout with a photo from Pixabay free photo images.

it`s 5:00 somewhere…

You know I love to create my own background in grunge style.

And also sad photos…. I think that makes the page more dramatic and expressively stronger.

I know most scrapbookers want to capture happy photo moments on their layouts. I, on the other hand, find precisely these moments in life that are not exactly happy, memorable. Maybe it’s because I live a very happy life, that just these photos attract me. Who knows?

I stareted on a sheet of white cardstock and I added a layer of clear Gesso.

My favorite Gesso is from 13@rts.

Then I added a layer of Archival Ink in the color Paradise Teal.

After that I added randomly Lindy embossing powder in the color Guten Tag Teal on the wet Archival Ink and then I heat emboss it.

My next step was the new collage paper from Scrap FX.

After that I added some stamp images.

Stencil work with Distress Ink in the color candied apple and black acrylic.

Splattering with Lindys Sprays in the color Rudolphs nose red and Time travel teal.

Scribbeling with Posca pens in black and white.

Embellishments are transparency, chipboard and silhouette from Scrap FX.

Finishing touch word sticker and black glitter.

I used:

Fairy stampFairy stamp

Blossom Stem StampBlossom stem stamp

Fancy Feather stampsFancy feather stamp

Script phrase stencilScrip phrase stencil

Words of Wisdom stencilWords of wisdom stencil

Typeface collage paperTypeface collage paper

Bookprint transparencyBookprint transparency

Fresh Flowers BLACKFresh Flowers silhouette

DominoesDominoes chipboard

So my creative friends this was my first post in 2020.

I hope you feel a little bit inspired to create with the beautiful products from Scrap FX.

Thank you so much for your visit and also for your comment.

I really appreciate that.

Hugs and love

Creating simple scraped paint backgrounds

by Niamh Baly | Comments Off on Creating simple scraped paint backgrounds

Hi All,

I am still playing with all the beautiful new collage rice papers and stamps from Scrap FX in my art journals and I wanted to share a simple – but complex looking background with you. While this is completed in an art journal, you could do this on a large sheet of card and cut it up for card backgrounds or scrapbook pages.

I started this page by scrapping different coloured acrylic paints across the background using an old gift card. The secret to this technique is to dry each layer of paint before you add the next. This will allow you to build layers of colour rather than mixing them into muddy browns. Once you are happy (it will look like a mess – keep going, that’s normal) tear the wonderful new sketching rice paper into small sections and adhere to the page with gel medium. Using different coloured archival inks and a variety of foam stamps from Scrap FX (here I used the letter and number ring and line marking stamp) to stamp randomly over the background. Finally I stencilled the freedom girl using pages grey in the corner and glued the quote from the rice paper collage sheet opposite her.

I loved how this turned out in the end. The colours are so vibrant and rich, and look a lot more complex than the process actually was. To see the full process, click below for the video:

Here is a link to the products I used in the final piece:

 

 

Happy creating,

Niamh

@niamhbaly

Cards, with Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | Comments Off on Cards, with Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi, my year started with a couple of weeks leave and grand plans for my time off.  Unfortunately, I spent the whole time sick.  It has left me super time poor and no projects that I planned have been achieved.

It’s times like this that I am very grateful for my stack of gel prints.  My share today is a super quick project that has given me a few cards to add to my stash for when needed.

I started by cutting a piece of gel printed paper into 3 and die cutting some card bases.

This one features the Seed Stem stamps in small and large and the Chicken Wire stamp.  Once stamped I have them done some messy white outlines around the edges.

My second card is stamped with the Blossom Stem stamp and the Line Marking stamp.

And for my third one, I used the Bunch of Flowers and Scallop Borders stamps.

I stamped around the outside of a piece of card stock and then randomly coloured white spaces in with matching pencils.

The stamped gel printed pieces were then adhered to the top of these and then added to a blank card.

Hope you’ve been inspired ♥

Seed Stem Stamp, large  Seed Stem Stamp, small  Chicken Wire Stamp  Blossom Stem Stamp

Line Marking stamp  Bunch of Flowers stamp    Scallop Borders stamp

Silhouette Keyholes & Alcohol Ink Cards

by Deb Adams | Comments Off on Silhouette Keyholes & Alcohol Ink Cards

Hi All,

My first post for 2020 is of two sweet cards that I have created featuring Keyhole Silhouettes & Alcohol Ink backgrounds.

I really adore these colours & the textures of the alcohol inks & gold mixative.

My first card has a garden theme in lovely pinks, blues & purple.

Framing  of the page was made with flowers from my stash & the Clockhands frame.

The Alice Keyhole Silhouette really pops on the alcohol ink background.

The sentiments are from the Art Phrase transparency.

The butterfly was fussy cut from the Butterfly transparency sheet.

My second card features the beautiful Mermaid Silhouette in an underwater scene.

The Alcohol ink background is raised from the metallic gold base card

by 2 layers of mesh chipboard coloured in silver & gold.

The fronds of the fern flourish chipboard complement the curve of the keyhole.

The sentiment is also painted chipboard. Forever in my heart mini.

Pearls & Mini Art stones add some finishing texture.

Hope this gives you some ideas for projects to use those lovely alcohol ink backgrounds that we all hoard!

Cheers for now    Deb Adams

Create Your Own Journey by Lisa

by Lisa Rabellino | Comments Off on Create Your Own Journey by Lisa

Hi dear friends!

Lisa today to share my latest art journal pages with Scrap Fx silhouettes, rice papers and stamps!

To start I brushed white gesso on my pages. I took my watercolor paints and I used them with a brush. I let it dry very well and then I used some Scrap Fx stamps with archival inks red and blue.

That I used Lacy Ballerina and Dandelion black silhouettes and I glued also some words cutted from Scrap Fx rice paper.

Finally I glued a paper butterfly and I made splatters with white acrylic paint and orange watercolor.

I used these products from the store:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=3598

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=5286

Art Phrases transparency

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=61&products_id=5174

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=5168

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Lisa