With Time, Things Change – A LO and Canvas

by Scarlett | 1 Comment

Howdy ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett here today and I’m so elated to be here sharing up a couple projects with you.  Its been a bit and as my post title shares things have been changing around here.  Lots of fun and exciting things happening so I’ll give you a peek inside some of what is new in my world.

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My boy has been driving for some time now, but recently he took over my car as his own and man oh man was he ever happy!  He has been wanting it for the longest since it has a good sound system in it – ha!  Its the important things like that that make the car, right?, and since he just graduated high school it seemed like good timing.  This month’s release was also spectacular timing for this page!!

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I used the new Tyre Track Stencil (2014177) on my background with some texture paste along with the new Gear Stamps (2014176) and embossing powders. This gave the perfect grungy, car look for the page.  I also added in a bit of additional stamping for some contrast using the Hash Stamps (2014137). I already know these will become quick favorites for background stamping.  So many great uses for adding in texture, don’t you think?

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In this shot you can see the gear stamping a bit better and you get another look at the super cool transparency pieces ScrapFX has now!  I thought this Cruisin’ piece from the Car Transparency set (2014174) was perfect since I captured this shot while my boy was driving me around – ahh it is the life when you get to be drove around for your errands, LOL! I love it.

Products Used

Tyre Track Stencil (2014177)

Gear Stamps (2014176)

Hash Stamps (2014137)

Car Transparency (2014174)

My 1st Car (2014180)

In other news around here we started up farming.  We’ve had chooks in the past but we’ve upped our flock to 34 this year, added in a lot more produce, and added some cutie lil’ goats in the mix.  We’ll be bringing on piglets in November if all goes as planned, so be prepared to see lots of farm cuties in the future like this one:

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This is Penelope and the moment I saw this chippy I knew it had to go with this crazy photo of her smiling!  I had so much fun creating this canvas scene to set her in using some older favorites of mine along with a couple newer goodies too.

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These new word chippies are just amazing and I know I’m not the only one on the team smitten with them.  There are just so many uses for them.  I’m really diggin’ the large font up top with the the perfect print on bottom.  I wanted to leave it raw to compliment the corrugated cardboard on the canvas, but my glitter lovin’ self caved and had to have a bit of sparkle. ;)  On the background here, though it is very hard to tell, I used the new Ripples Stencil (2014155) to create some hill like patterns using a couple shades of yellow mists. This allowed the bottom portion of the canvas to turn a bit green in color since the background was blue.  The Seed Stem Stamp, small (2013252) was dabbed up with two different colors of paint, stamped on sticky back canvas, cut out, and then adhered to the piece.

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The leaves were stamped on to watercolor paper using the Leaves A Simple stamp (2013344) and were colored in with NeoColors II.  The clouds were stamped with a hand carved stamped I created using the Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169) as a template.  I really wanted to have a sun on this canvas and the Mini Sun (2013129) was too small in scale to look right by itself.  I didn’t have any larger suns chippy suns on hand and so I thought tucking it in the paperclip sun was quite a cute way to still use the chippy sun I originally had in mind.  My tip to you in this is never give up and try out different options in layering when you want to use something.

Products Used:

Ripples Stencil (2014155)

Seed Stem Stamp, Small (2013252)

Leaves A Simple Stamp (2013344)

Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169)

Mini Suns (2013129)

Field of Flowers Stamp (2013258)

Smile and the World Smiles With You (2014179)

Thanks so much for joining me today and sharing in some of my new haps.  Until next time, take good care!

Titles with Ease!

by Claire Barrin | 0 comments

Hello dear readers!

Claire here with a few designs.

What I like very much about ScrapFX chippies is that they often subtitute for a title…

Here under are two examples.

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First one with the Live Laugh Love chipboard.

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item used : Live Laugh Love

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Second layout that was perfect with the Movember Chipboard.

This chipboard really is enough of a title, you don’t need much more on you design!

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item used : Movember Chipboard

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Well thanks for stopping by.

have a nice day.

In a heartbeat (misty russell)

by Misty | 1 Comment

Hi everyone!

Misty here to share a new project with you! This is my first attempt at art journaling. Well…that’s not entirely true I’ve tried one other time but it was REALLY bad, so I never shared.   I tend to alter journals with the full intent of art journaling but never actually do anything with it!  I decided that needed to stop so I will be sharing more art journal pages in the near future.

  This was a lot of fun to make and was also very therapeutic for me.  I really enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have to include a picture and just really have fun creating not even worrying about the results.  I’ve been doing that a lot lately and I’m finding that when I stop “thinking” I seem to like my projects a lot more.

While I didn’t think too much about the actual process of how I created it, this spread does actually have a lot of meaning and emotions poured onto it, but since it is a personal subject for me I decided to keep the journaling private. :)

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I started out by using the “tyre track stencil” randomly in the background.  Then I added strips of canvas and misted.

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After that I decided to add some random background stamping using the numbers stamp and the chevron spot stamps.

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Then finally I added my chipboard.  Don’t you just love the “in a heartbeat” wordlet?  I couldn’t use that wordlet without the heartbeat borders as well as the heart monitor.  I didn’t forget to include the fun chicken wire randomly over the pages either!

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Above you can see a closeup of the stenciling and stamping!

That’s it for today! I will have a new video to share nearing the end of the week! Hope you all have had a beautiful and creative weekend and wishing you the best for the new week! <3

Cutest little doctor ever…

by Claire Barrin | 2 Comments

Dear Scrap FX fans,

Claire here to share some designs with some brand new chippies…

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This month’s doctor theme was perfect for this picture of my Lili wearing doc outfit.

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I really love the detail on the syringe chipboard, don’t you?

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Ouch Pack,

Medical Kit

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The second layout features my second daughter.

I really fell in love with this Smile and the world smiles with you chipboard.

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I also stamped with the Leaves A Simple and watercolour. I outlined it in black to give it more 3D.

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Items used:

Smile and the world smiles with you,

Leaves A Simple, stamp.

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Last one with some ‘car-theme’ material from this month’s novelties.

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for this layout I used the Tyre Track Stencil with watercolours on my background, and a piece of the new Car Transparency.

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Finally I tainted the My 1st Car chipboard in white before using it as a title…

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Car Transparency

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Tyre Track Stencil

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I hope you enjoyed these.

Have a nice day (:

One For The Boys.

by Elisabeth Bakken | 1 Comment

One for the boys:

With this months ScrapFX-newbies I immediately thought of a boys theme.

With so much cars, tyre tracks and bandages I needed to rough it up.

So here we go, layout first:

“Climb”

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I know I did this picture before, and with a cuter touch. This time it got rough,

with the new stencil:

Tyre track stencil.

I also added the

star confetti stencil.

The chipboards are

chicken wire,

leaf buttons and bag of letters.

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More pics for you:

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To finish the boyish theme this time I made some cards,

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For both of my cards I’ve used the Ouch pack.

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“Snakes, snails and puppy dog tails”

A birthdaycard for a litle boy;

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and the “I love you to bits”:

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I hope I was able to inspire this time!

Happy Scrappin’, sweet followers.

<3

Mixed Media Lovelies by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 0 comments

Hello friends ;)

I would love to share with you two of my mixed media projects today. First work is a card. I used Heartbeat Borders chipboard and Tyre Track Stencil.

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My second project is mixed media art journal page. I love creating pages in my journal. I like the freedom of creating, no restrictions and total free mind.

I used my new favourite Tyre Track stencil, Gear stamp and cute wording Smile chpboard.

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I hope you have enjoyed my works and I will see you soon :)

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Mixed media layout TUTORIAL by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 4 Comments

Hi friends ;)

Today it’s gona be short but interesting. As promised in my last post I have made a video tutorial especially for you. It’s mixed media layout with my daugter Emily. I hope you will enjoy this work.  Here it is ;)

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Here is the link to my YouTube channel to watch video tutorial.

 

Enjoy. Love, Marta x

 

My Car & Walking Wounded

by Cindy Porter | 0 comments

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me.

First up I’d like to share with you a layout I created with some of the new releases  “My Car”

I had a couple of pics of my car which were perfect for this latest theme release

I used the new Gear Stamps (which I cut into individual stamps for more variation of use) on my background, these are a great set of four gears.  I cut out the 1st from the My 1st Car to create my title, and used the Spark Plugs chippies to create a corner.  I also used the Arrows Stencil, large with some modelling paste to create a textured arrow.

I loved the new Tyre Track Stencil, it created such great texture and I am sure I will get loads of use from it… The speedo and key are from the Driver Kit

Here I used the My Car from the Car Transparency sheet, a great A4 printed transparency with all things automotive…..in the corner I used the the rest of the Spark Plugs pack.

The traffic light is another of the images on the Car Transparency

Scrap FX products used:

Spark Plugs

Car Transparency

Driver Kit

Tyre Track Stencil

My 1st Car

Gear Stamps

Arrows Stencil, large

Next I’d like to share with you a layout I created with some of the new medical themed releases  “Walking Wounded

This is my poor furbaby Cleopatra, she recently broke three toes and had to be confined to staying indoors for eight very long weeks while they healed.

 I loved the new title Walking Wounded, so appropriate for Cleopatra during her confinement. On the background in the corners I used the Scribble Circle Stamp and I used the one of the Heartbeat Borders along the bottom of the page.

 Scrap FX’s release this month also included A4 transparency sheets, and here I have used the broken arm from the Medical Transparency and cut off the fingers to make it look more like Cleopatra’s paw…
A raised stamped image using the Chevron Spot Stamp was used to cluster with the transparency image.

 To create some background texture I used the Circle Weave Stencil, and at the top of the page the other Heartbeat Borders (there are two in the pack)

Here I used another of the images from the Medical Transparency, there is so much on these A4 sheets.

Well, Cleopatra is finally free from the bandages and confinement and her toes have healed and she is very happy to be allowed to play out in the garden once again.

Scrap FX products used to create this layout:

Walking Wounded

Medical Transparency

Heartbeat Borders

Circle Weave Stencil

Chevron Spot Stamp

Scribble Circle Stamp

till next time

happy creating

xC

Hobble with Style – Anita Bownds

by Anita Bownds | 1 Comment

Hi everyone!

Have you checked out our themed chipboard this month?

Medical and car themed!

I chose to go with the medical as I had a photo of my daughter Kara when she broke her leg.

 I drew a robot girl on her cast and added some bling so she could hobble with style.

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For my title I used the Walking Wounded  chipboard wordlet.

I painted it white and added some light blue/green to the bottom to give it a 2 tone/ombre look.

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I also add the band-aid from the Ouch Pack to the top that I painted white.

 I als used the Cross Confetti stencil on my background.

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Wait there is more….here is a “get well soon” card I’ve created using the

Ouch Pack and the Cross Confetti stencil

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Happy Crafting!

Anita

New Goodies!

by MichelleL | 3 Comments

Hi All,

I am back to give you all a little peek at the new releases our DT are playing with this month.

There is a definite theme happening with this release, let us know what you think!

These embellishments are so cute, made for all those boy pages and first car experiences perhaps.

Petrol Pump Frame and embellishments

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The spark plugs are one of my favourites!

I have used them in this page as well as a few more goodies to come:

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I have used new foam Gear Stamps in the

background , I stamped them into moulding paste to give the page texture, worked a treat.

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I have also used cogs and mini cogs, Typewriter alphas and part of a new overlay.

There are new products in the DT hands…overlays…. these can be cut to suit  your project, I have used the smaller tyre track from the car themed one in the page above.

Medical Transparency  Car Transparency

The petrol pump frame with matching embellishments are so easy to use and customize for any theme. I have just used some ink and metallic paint to add a little colour and highlights.

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In addition to the new releases I have used a tag and the Lanky and Playground Alphas.

 

The other theme we have happening this month is all about recording those little accidents and health “issues”  that are a part of our lives.

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Emergency EmbellishmentsOuch PackCrutches, small

Check out these braces:

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I have used them in the layout below of my “oh so” photogenic son.

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There is also a new stencil Tyre Track but I have used it here on my background.

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The title is one of the new super cool wordlets:

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Here he is in all his glory: (the braces are gone now, by the way, but that is another LO to come).

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I have also used the graffiti alpha to complete the page.

There are plenty of other newbies to admire, check them out here: Scrap FX Store.

I am sure everyone will find something to inspire!

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks from our talented Design Team!

Michelle.