Moments of joy

by Renata Moni | 1 Comment

Hi,everyone!

Renata here to share my projects with you.

The first one is something “clean”. I wanted to feature this picture that I loved and decided to work with just a few elements on the page.

The background is  messy with acrylic paint blue and yellow and over  the paint I used a texture paste with the  Chicken wire stamp;

The Bunch of flowers stamp was used in the transparency film  and under the paper flowers;

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The wordlet was painted with black ink.

Here you can see more details:

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Products used:

For the second layout I sprayed blue on the background and I used the chevron stencil with  white texture paste.

I added some black elements using the Bunch of flowers stamp and the flourish under the picture.moments of joy 400

And the wordlet was painted with black acrylic paint.

Products used:

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Renata

Mix of projects – mix of designs from Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 1 Comment

Hello friends !

It’s Marta here with my second DT post :).

Today I would love to share my four different projects  (I have recently so many ideas in my head).

It was hard to make only 2 works, this months products were amazing, so I decided to show you all of my creations :) I must admit I enjoyed the creative process a lot.

First project is my altered picture frame. I used the stunning Romantic Silhouette chipboard. I embossed chipboard with white powder. You can also see tiny bit of chicken wire chipboard on the back – this chipboard is great for backround work. I added some Prima Flowers and bulb.

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My second project to share is a spring tag.

I used  Fresh Flowers Mixed chipboards.

I coloured it with black ink. On the backround I used my recent favourite Damask stencil.

I distressed the whole tag in green to show beautiful stencil design. I added some paper flowers and ribbon.

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My third work to show is masculine card.

I used Best Day Ever Banner chipboard. I left it raw which perfect matches the colours of the card. I distressed the edges in black.

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My last project was inspired by my dear friend Cathi. She is going through a hard time recently.

I made a happy, colourful and full of hope journal page.

I used Build a Flower stamps. I recommend those stamps as you would have so much fun with them. You can match and mix them together to create original flowers. To colour the pages I used ecoline water colours.

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I hope you have enjoyed this creative journey and I will talk to you soon.

Hugs, Marta xx

Some of my Loves – Altered Work with a Tutorial

by Scarlett | 2 Comments

Hi ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett with you today sharing up a couple altered pieces featuring some of my loves.  I have a step out tutorial on how I created the background for one of them so no time to waste – on to the projects!

First up an altered frame featuring not only one of the loves of my life, my son, but it also shows off him and his girlie – the other gal who has his love. ;)

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I used one of those inexpensive wooden frames you can get at the craft store to start this project and gave it a quickie coat of gesso along with some stamping of a music script and some through the Random Dots Stencil (2013172) though you can hardly tell now that its finished.  It did contribute to the depth of the piece overall and that is what matters, right?  Then I slapped on some paste through the lovely new Marrakech Stencil (2014055).  I can see this design being used in so many ways, can’t you?  I’m looking forward to playing with it more.

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I used the Romantic Silhouette (2014041) ,since I thought it was fitting to go along with pre-dance picture, and altered it with some acrylic paint.  The girl is done with metallic, the gent is matte with some faint stamping over.  To make sure the photo is always remembered I used a banner from the Banners A (2014042) pack to write down the dance and year on.

My boy’s girl has only seen a sneaky peek of this project so far and is anxiously awaiting getting her hands on this, LOL.  So love that I can spread crafty joy so easily with ScrapFX.

Products Used

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Marrakech Stencil (2014055)

Romantic Silhouette (2014041)

Banners A (2014042)

Another love of mine is my country homestead.  As you may know from the last group post and my sneak peek of an upcoming mini album on chooks, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new flock of chickies (they are here now!!) since losing our last to predators.  Well, this year we are also adding some cutie lil’ baby goats to mix next month and starting a larger scale garden.  Yahoo!!!

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I figured it was about time I started a Homestead Journal.  Not only will it be helpful for planning, but a great place to document the many fun things along the way as well.  I thought you all might like a peek at how I created this background on my Moleskin Journal so I took pictures along the way.

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Step One: Cover the front of the journal with a generous amount of heavy gesso.  If you don’t have heavy gesso apply several coats of regular gesso, allowing each to dry in between, until you have built up a thick base coat.

Stamp into gesso using the Numbers Stamp (2014017) while it is still wet.  Set aside to dry.  *If using the regular gesso method, stamp into the last layer you have applied while it is still wet.HappyDay2_SS

Step Two: Color over dried background using mediums of choice.  I used NeoColors II and scribbled color on in certain areas.  Once I had color applied I blended it in using my waterbrush. *Note purple and green don’t like to play together – they will make a muddy color if mixed.  In order to avoid this I made sure I didn’t let those colors blend with one another. ;)

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Step Three: Add some more depth and interest by splattering some mist droplets about and creating some drippage.  To make this more interesting I decided to have my drips come up from the bottom rather than the top.  Highlight some numbers with the color you’ve chosen to pop – in my case this was the orange and I highlighted the numbers 3, 6, and 5 to symbolize 365 days a year.

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Step Four: Pounce gold acrylic paint onto the Diamond Flourish Stamp (2014052) and stamp onto the notebook.

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Step Five:  Ink up the Oh Happy Day Stamp/Stencil (2014053) with black ink (I used Archival ink) and stamp in the center of the Diamond Flourish image.

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Step Six: Alter and adhere chippies relative to your theme.  I used the following to suit my homestead theme: Tractors (2009313), Vegetable Patch Set (2012071), and a portion of a banner from the Banners B (2014043).  Once chippies are adhered, outline them with some type of coloring medium.  I used a water soluble pencil so I could blend the color to create a shadowy look.

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Step Seven: Outline the Diamond Flourish Stamp with some black ink/paint as a finishing touch to make it pop.  I found that after looking at the cover with the chippies added this was need to bring it all together a bit more.

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Step Nine: Spray cover with a sealer or go over it gently with a wax candle to seal it.  This will ensure your hard work doesn’t get rubbed off while you put your journal to good use!  *This is just a fun shot to see all the great texture achieved by stamping into mediums with ScrapFX stamps.

And a look at the final product one more time:

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I’d love to see your take on this tutorial if you try it on your own journal cover or use it for other projects so be sure to share on our Facebook page.  Give me a holla’ too so I make sure to check it out!!

Products Used

Numbers Stamp (2014017)

Diamond Flourish Stamp (2014052)

Oh Happy Day Stamp/Stencil Set (2014053)

Tractors (2009313)

Vegetable Patch Set (2012071)

Banners B (2014043)

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my loves with me.  Hope you have a great rest of your week.

Take care!!

My first video and a seaweed stem of thoughts

by Maria Schmidt | 1 Comment

Hello Peeps! Here Maria with you today! And I have got something special for you! I have made my first video! Yeah!

It´s my very first video and please be lenient with me! It´s  more an example, how  you do not have to make a video ;-)

I´m not very patient with technology… So I just give you a Link to my Vimeo place.

I´m sorry, I forgot to start my video so the background is not seen on the first video. But I´ve done a second one, where I show you my technique.

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I have used:

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And here is the link to the video! Enjoy it!

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And the second one:

This card is an example too. I have tried to paint my roses. I have used the roses stencil and modeling paste. After drying I have used some colors to give it more dynamic. The steampunk lady fits perfect with the flourish.

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I have used:

Rose stencil 2012353

Flourish 2014049

Steampunk Woman 2012336

That´s a very special Art Journaling page for me. It is an expression of my thoughts and my feelings. A mess and yet so natural for me. In everyday life there is usually no time to listen to his thoughts and feelings. But at some point you have yet to hear back. And sometimes knowledge can be like a trip to hell. Or to heaven.

I have played with the number stencil, modeling paste and a lot of colors. I have painted the Seaweed stem and stamp on it. The paths of the branches / thoughts I have continued and partly written thoughts that I can supplement from time to time.

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I have used:

Numbers Collage Stencil 2014020

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Timeless Beauty and a Journal Cover

by Misty | 1 Comment

Hi!  Misty here to share a layout and journal I created with the new products!

First up is my layout.  I cut up some of my pieces here to fit my page a little better.  That’s what I love about Scrap FX chippies…they are so intricate and beautiful and easy to customize to suit your style.

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 Products Used:

Marrakech stencil

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Next up, a journal I created using the Marrekech stencil again.

 It’s such a fun stencil and I think the door knobs from a past release is one of my favorite embellishments for journals! :)

follow your heart journal

 

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“follow your heart and live your dreams”

Door plates and handles

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Thats all I have for today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Guest Designer Denise Jensen

by admin | 3 Comments

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Hello! My name is Denise Jensen and I’m from North Dakota. I work at a center for children with special needs as their Recreation Coordinator. The best job in the world to me! I have two children of my own (ages 14 and 22) and two step-children (ages 16 and 18) all of whom I adore. I’m also a very proud grandmother of a 3 year old! I’ve been scrapbooking for over 15 years now. I love where my scrapbooking journey has taken me! Currently I’m the Creative Team Director for Flying Unicorn, and I enjoy it so much! I love how this craft keeps evolving and I look forward to always learning something new. Whether it be traditional, mixed media, vintage, or any other style, scrapbooking is an expression of oneself and there is always something out there to inspire me!

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On the first LO I used the Scrap FX  Chicken Wire heart. I snipped out a little out of the center and used a mix of embossing powders on it.

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For my next layout I used Heart Vine Flourish and the three piece Light Bulb set.  I used Smooch, TimHoltz Paint Dabber and stamping on them.

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A close up of the detail:

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And for my third LO I used the small Iris Circle and put Smooch products on that as well.

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A close up of the detail on the iris circle:Iris Flower Circle, small

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us Denise!

 

yoU Rock!

by Claire Barrin | 4 Comments

Good morning dear followers,

Claire here to share some more designs.

First layout is quite simple and “empty”… perfect to enhance the chipboard.

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I know the title was an easy pun regarding the picture… but I couldn’t help it!

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  Item used: You Rock, mini chevron stencil.

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second layout is really romantic and different from what I’m used to do. but I like it anyway!

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I used one of the new Banners to underline my picture.

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and again the mini chevron stencil that I outlined.

Item used: mini chevron stencil, Banners A.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bling it up!! – Anita Bownds

by Anita Bownds | 3 Comments

Hi everyone,

Anita here sharing some fun cards I’ve made using the new fab chipboard and stencils.

I started off with this patterned paper from studio calico “lemon lush”

it has this awesome watercolour look using green and blue.

Using mont marte impasto and watercolour I added some texture using this cool new stencil

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and I wanted to use this fabulous chippy

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I painted it white then used blue and green watercolour to paint the peacock,

heat set it, and added sequins and bling and some ribbon and a flower.

Loving all the colours of this paper collection i just had to use this chipboard bit

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I painted it white and added glitter to her hair ,flowers and dress.

Here are some other creations you may have seen using

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Monumental Scrap

by Claire Barrin | 3 Comments

Hello dear Scrap FX readers!

Claire here to share a really special project.

A few weeks ago I was asked to participate to a Monumental Scrap Exhibition for the biggest French scrapbooking fair in Paris.

This was a really new challenge for me but I did it!

I had to make design more than 48×48″ width (1m20x1m20).

As it was revealed yesterday, I can share it with you today:

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and a picture with me standing next to my design to understand its size…

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and now some closer views…

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I used stencils that I outlined on my background…

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 and loads of chippies…

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Sorry for the long long post… I hope you liked it!

You can go and have a look here how I processed to realize my design…

And here are the items I used:

Chipboards:

Light bulbs,

Word Set C Documented,

Mini Rainbows,

Memories Words,

Adore Words,

Fish Bones,

 Mini Moustaches

Stencils:

Chevron Stencil,

Random Dots stencil,

Numbers Collage stencil.

A Memorable Day and Central Park

by Cindy Porter | 2 Comments

Hi everyone Cindy here with you today,  thanks for joining me …

I have created  a couple of layouts to share with you using the latest Scrap FX releases, first up “a Memorable day

I absolutely loved creating with the new Marrakech stencil.

I loved the new “a Memorable day” title and really loved how I could curve it a little instead of leaving it in it’s original straight line form… and check out that gorgeous texture from the Marrakech stencil

 

A close up of the new Diamond Flourish Stamp…. Scrap FX foam stamps are so great to use, they stamp so well with all types of ink, here I’ve used archival ink…

 

A close up of all the gorgeous texture created with the  Marrakech stencil, modelling paste and Lindys Stamp Gang sprays…

Scrap FX Products used:
Marrakech stencil
Diamond Flourish Stamp
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Next up I have another layout to share with you “Central Park

As soon as I saw the newly released Central Park wordlet, I knew I had the perfect photo to use with it…. When Bill and I were in New York  a few years back we took a horse drawn carriage ride in the famous Central Park, such a wonderful memory.

When I saw this months new products I immediately fell in love with the Marrakech Stencil, and have used it to border my layout, and for the fab Central Park title I created leafy texture  on the tree using some modelling paste and chalk inks. I used the great Itty Bitty Bets Serif letters for the rest of my title.

Behind my photo layering I used the new Damask Stencil, this is a fabulous new flourish shape with great detail…

I used the Moroccan Tile Stamp to decorate the extra large Prima tag behind my photo, along with some of the Prima Cartographer ATC cards.

Scrap FX products used:
Damask Stencil
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Marrakech Stencil
Itty Bitty Bets Serif
Moroccan Tile Stencil
till next time
Happy Creating
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