Three quick art journal pages – by Niamh

by Niamh Baly | 0 comments

Hi All,

I have been messing around in my art journal using the fantastic Scrap FX products this month to create 2 super quick layouts (and one more time consuming – but relaxing to complete). For the more complex page, I was inspired by the fabulous Tracy Scott from Paper Artsy who taught some classes in Australia recently. I adapted her paper cutting techniques to use the wonderful Scrap FX products instead.

For this page I started off by decorating the front and back pages (leaving a page in-between to cut from) with shades of blue and green acrylics. I then stencilled over them with the botanical, forestry and flower bud stencils. I then used the excess paint on my sponge to sponge the botanical stencil a few times onto the blank page in-between the two pages I had just painted. This was going to be my cutting guide for the lace cut page.

I inserted a thin cutting mat between the pages and with a very sharp craft knife, I removed the stencilled pieces of the botanical image. This gave me a lace pattern all over my page.

 

Go slow with this part – it is quite relaxing but it can be time consuming.

Finally I painted the centre page with black gesso all over to make it stand out and added some of the new 3D flower transparencies and butterflies. On the left hand page I glued down a botanical silhouette and added the #happymoments chipboard, along with some journalling. To see the process of creating this page – check out the step by step video below.

The next two pages were super quick to complete.

I did them both in my use it up journals – so the backgrounds were already created.

On the create page I added some botanical collage paper to the background, then stencilled over it in green.

I then added the Stacked forest silhouette and the Create with abandon phrase to the bottom after I painted it green.

The second page I stencilled the botanical flower using texture page and left it to dry completely. Then I doodled over the top with a black pen and stamped the text circle and the doodles stamp into the centre. I decided my flowers needed leaves so I stamped some using the petals and leaves stamp in black and doodled around them with some loose lines. I then cut out some small butteries from the transparency sheet and added them for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed these quick pages and have a go at them in your own artwork. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get more inspiration.

Below is a list of the products used in these pages.

Happy creating

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

 

Sketch book and Bookmark by Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | 0 comments

 

Today I have a couple of projects using a mix of old and new products.

Firstly is this little sketch book that I have made to keep in my bag.  Perfect size for when I need a creative outlet on my meal breaks.

It’s some card that has been gelli printed.  I then scored it into 3 sections.  The front and the back and a little flap for in the middle.

The page has been stamped with the Scallop Borders stamps and the Petals and Leaves stamp.  The circles were drawn on using the Circle stencil.

A bit of doodling in black and white onto the elements stamped and drawn on the book.

The title on the cover is from Art Words transparency and has been adhered with matte gel medium.

Petals & Leaves stamps  Scallop Borders stamp

Art Words transparency  Circle Stencil

My next sharre is a bookmark.

This one started with some alcohol inks on yupo.  I tried to match the colours down in a sunset, shadow and grass colour theme.

I traced a circle with the Circle stencil that was the same size as the Tree Shadows.  This was used as a template to cut out the yupo which was then adhered to the back of the Tree Shadows.  I cut these slightly larger to allow a bit of room for the border.

The background has been stamped with some Build a Flower stamps and coloured with Copics.  This was all messy stitched together and some tassels added.

Tree Shadows  Build a Flower stamp

Hope you’ve been inspired

Love this Life Mini Quote Book

by Deb Adams | 1 Comment

Hi There,

Today I am sharing a Mini Quote Book

made using Stamps, Stencils, Transparencies & Silhouettes from Scrap FX.

The backgrounds of these pages were created using an 8 x 10 gel press plate

& Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paints.

Scrap FX products used were:

Silhouettes

Tree Shadows

Botanical 

Tree Tops

Transparencies

Bookprint Foliage

Stencils

Forestry

Botanical small

Stamps

Flower stamps

Petals & Leaves

Field of Flowers

Round & Round

Pods

Crazy Circles

Art journal pages by Lisa

by Lisa Rabellino | 0 comments

Hi dear friends!

Lisa today and I’d love to share with you my newest art journal pages playing with Scrap FX products and watercolors!

To start I brushed a coat of white gesso and then I glued some pieces of an old book page, paper doilies and washi tapes. I colored the background with watercolors, and after that I rubbed a little bit of white acrylic paint in some points.

I made some stamps with archival inks black and fuchsia.

I made “Daydreamer Stencil” with black gesso, and I cutted some embellishments from the Flower and Foliage transparency sheets. I finished my pages with some words stickers, scribbles with watercolor black pencil and splatters with white acrylic paint.

Here some close ups photos:

I used these Scrap Fx products:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=5402&zenid=3ab766495cfd2f42b4f54cf265cf5d4a

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=61&products_id=5422

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=61&products_id=5420

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=5413

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=55&products_id=4106

 

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

Lisa

 

 

 

 

“Rose Garden” . . . a Scrapbook Page by Sharon!

by Sharon Fritchman | Comments Off on “Rose Garden” . . . a Scrapbook Page by Sharon!

Hi Everyone.

I am excited to share my latest scrapbook page with you today!

Here is my completed page:

And here’s my tutorial . . .

I started by picking the photo that I want to use and because this month’s theme is flowers,  I thought this photo taken at the Rose Garden in Allentown, PA, USA was perfect:

I found it in my mom’s photo album that I recently acquired and absolutely love!  It’s my twin sister, Karen, and me . . . and was taken by my dad when we were just 4 years old.

Next, I picked the paper that I wanted to use.  My mom told me that the flowers in the background were a pretty shade of pink.  That’s why I picked these pink papers:

I machine stitched the striped paper onto the pink background paper:

Then I picked my chipboard pieces:

Magnolia Branch:

Flourish 15 Streamers:

Love Flower – small

Rose Garden wordlet:

Aren’t they beautiful?  This month, to change things up a bit, I painted the chipboard pieces with acrylic paint instead of just heat embossing them:

For the Magnolia Branch, I painted it with brown and deep pink acrylic paint, let it dry, then heat embossed the middle of the flowers with one of the “Flower Stamps” and light pink embossing powder:

Flower stamps (set of 4):

Here’s a close up:

I also had so much fun with the new 3D Flower Making Transparency:

I used the pink-shaded flowers, cut them out, and built them with the foam 3D pop squares that are included.

Here’s a close up:

I also created journaling strips because the story behind this photo means so much to me.  Next, I added some glitter to my chipboard pieces, then put everything together.

Here’s a look at my completed page:

With some close ups and different views:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog post today.  I hope you get a chance to check out the Scrap FX store to get more information about the beautiful products that I used.  Also, for even more fun and inspiration, please check out the Scrap FX Creative Space Facebook page. We would love to see your work posted there!!

Thanks again . . . I will see you at the end of the month!

Friends…

by Tanya Froud | Comments Off on Friends…

Hi there..

Tanya here with my first share for the month…

I recently purchased the Dark Beauty Range from 3 Quarter Designs. Not a flower person normally, yet i was drawn to the colors. I was destined to hoard it forever, until I realized, It was the perfect paper to create this layout, using some beautiful floral chipboard embellishments, and colored with navy water color and acrylic paint.

I chose to use

Friends Flower   

Branchlets 

Film Strip  

 

Here are some close ups…

Thats it from me, until next time, thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

Big Ben – By Guylaine

by Guylaine Seyer | Comments Off on Big Ben – By Guylaine

Here I am today to show you a page in pastel colours

Here are some close ups

I used stencils with modelling paste on the background

I also used a chipboard for the title and as embellishments.

I embossed them with different colours of powders, and added some wax on them.

List of Scrap FX products used:

Flourish Panel

Timepieces, Antique

Fractured Time MEDIUM

thank you for your visit

Make your own earrings and earring holder by Niamh

by Niamh Baly | Comments Off on Make your own earrings and earring holder by Niamh

Hi Everyone,

Today we are going out on a limb (see what I did there!!!) and creating these gorgeous Autumn earring and earring holder using the new October chipboards from Sc
rap FX. I know it is Spring in Australia, but I love the tones of Autumn, so just had to go there 🙂

To start I used the branch circles as a template and traced around them onto black card. I then found a suitable piece of paper (an old gel print I had) which I added colour to by stamping the petals and leaves stamp. I painted the chipboard gold and I sealed the paper by rubbing it with micro glaze. This is an important step as while you are not going to wear your earrings in the shower – it will protect them from rain and damp while wearing them.

I glued the chipboard, the gel printed paper and the black card (also sealed with the micro glaze) together, then made a small hole to insert the jewellery findings. I also cut some small transparent butterflies to add to the top of my earrings which I loved.

The earring holder was made using a small and sturdy cardboard box which I cut a hole small enough for the base of the skeleton tree to be inserted. I filled the box with some magic foam (forest oasis would work too). I covered the box with double sided tape, then rubbed on variegated gold leaf in Autumn colours. Finally I painted the skeleton tree black on both sides and inserted it into the hole I had already made.

To decorate the box further I stamped the petals and leaves stamp in green onto sticker paper and fussy cut around it, sticking it onto the sides of the box, then adding the chipboard quote on top. Check out the video below for the full process step by step. This is a simple project to make and would make a lovely gift for a special person in your life.

Here are the Scrap FX products I used in the project:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out the Scrap FX site to find your local retailers, and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel to find lots more videos on how to use your Scrap FX products

Happy Creating

Niamh

@niamhbaly

Scrapbook layout …. Catitude by Lynn Good

by Lynn Good | Comments Off on Scrapbook layout …. Catitude by Lynn Good

Hi everyone, today I would like to share a scrapbook layout that I have created featuring the new products for this month:

 

I have created a background using the stamps and golden high flow paints

I kept stamping until I was happy with the coverage.

I fussy cut out the transparency of flowers and added these to the layout together with the black card  images. The title was embossed with a terra cotta embossing powder.

Here are some close ups

Products Used:

3D Flower Making transparency - Click Image to Close

3D flower making transparency

Bunch of Flowers BLACK - Click Image to Close

Bunch of Flowers

Fresh Flowers BLACK - Click Image to Close

Fresh Flowers

Daisy Flowers BLACK - Click Image to Close

Daisy Flowers

Botanical BLACK - Click Image to Close

Botancial 

Petals & Leaves stamps - Click Image to Close

Petal and Leaves Stamp

Flower stamps - Click Image to Close

Flower Stamps

Thanks for stopping by and til next time – Happy crafting 🙂

Who Left The Bag Of Idiots Open + Universal Studios………By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | Comments Off on Who Left The Bag Of Idiots Open + Universal Studios………By Belinda Lowe

Good Morning and a big Happy Friday to you all ( Yep, you are nearly at the weekend) – Hallelujah

This month at Scrap FX all the designs scream Spring.

I created a mixed media layout that I would like to share and I also have a scrap page as well that is a catch up share from last month after I recovered from Influenza A.

This layout is one that I have created using the following Scrap FX products: Skeleton Tree

I had trouble maintaining the flatness of the cardstock this time around….but meh, it just adds to the character of the layout

And I would also like to share with you how this layout came together:

 

 

 

  

For my second project I did another layout from last month’s amazing products (my catch up share).

This page is one that I have created using the following Scrap FX products: Filigree Lace A and B, Travel Transparency and Universal Studios Title

  

And here are a few close ups:

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