by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment
Hello dear Scrap FX readers…
Luckie here sharing some more designs…
First a real “flashy” colours one on which I added the new mini clouds 2013121 (ScrapFX)…
item used: mini clouds 2013121 (ScrapFX)
Another layout with these mini clouds I loved!
they are so beautiful and so tiny I want to put them everywhere!!
item used: mini clouds 2013121 (ScrapFX)
On this last layout I used the new “Unconditionnal Love” chipboard that was perfect for this picture of my daughter and me <3
(sorry for the poor picture, pastel colours can be tricky to be taken in picture…)
item used: Unconditional Love (2013153)
by Amy Lynne Lassiter | 1 Comment
Hello, it’s Amy here today, to share a few projects that took me out of my creative box a little bit, with new mediums and techniques.
First up, a layout that had a few incarnations before this one. I tried using a part of the Garden in Paradise stencil (what I thought was unsuccessfully) using different mediums, before I used a sponge and watercolor.
I decided that the watercolor went so swimmingly, that I would use watercolor in rainbow shades, throughout the entire layout’s background.
The damask corner flourish (painted in subtle watercolor tones,)added an echo of the movement in the stencil, and helps draw the eye up toward the photo/cluster.
Finally, I added the gorgeous Magnificent wordlet as my title, after covering it in black ink.
Next up, I have two cards, made with the sweet little mini shapes that were made available last month. Though I am not a watercolorist at all, the scene I set, beginning with the wood grain stencil
as a foreground tree.
The other trees (mini elm trees and mini oak trees), I painted, and added to the watercolored background of rolling hills and sky. This one made me feel, for just one moment, like a real artist. I am very pleased with the unique quality of this thank you card.
And for my last project, a bit of fun with the mini road bikes, a new favorite of mine.
Little strips of nautical paper make a super cute and summery background, for the bikes to take a ride across. I thought the “roll on” title would be funny.
Thanks so much for joining me today, and if you’d like to see more of my creations, please visit my blog! ~A
Hi! Misty here again to share 2 layouts I have created using the adorable mini sized chippy’s.
First up, is an unusual layout of myself. It doesn’t seem to make much sense, but if you check out my blog I will have a little more explanation…
I covered the clouds in modeling paste and dabbed my finger over it several times to create some fluffy texture. Then I outlined them with a pen and added the lightening.
To color the wordlet I just kept it simple by misting some dylusions ink over it and called it done!
The raindrops were created using the raindrops and clouds stencil. I just applied some glitter gel medium to cardstock, let it dry and fussy cut them out to create a little bit of a rain shower…
raindrops and clouds stencil
mini rain set
“unconditional love” wordlet
My next layout is of my sweet daughter Liberty.
I used the Maze stencil in the background to have a little fun play on words with the “amazing” wordlet. This layout is full of Scrap Fx yumminess!
If you haven’t noticed with my past layouts, I’m sort of obsessed with adding wings to everything! Thats why I love the mini wings in this months release…they are just so stinkin cute and I had fun adding them to my flowers.
Thats it for today! Don’t forget to join us for our very first challenge over on our facebook page here. You could win a small RAK and a chance to be featured on the blog!
Can’t wait to see what you create!!!
Hello ScrapFX Fans and welcome to the weekend! We’re happy to be sharing another group post today and this time it involves you. The designers have been hard at work creating cards. Yes you read correctly, cards. Each design team member was issued the challenge to create one masculine and one feminine card using some of their ScrapFX goodies. We particularly wanted to show you how fabulously well the new mini designs really rock for cards but we also threw in some oldie but goodie pieces as well. So let’s get this party started and at the end of the post stay tuned to see how you can play along to win some ScrapFX goodies and a chance to be featured here on the blog!!
Claire’s girly card is a delightful mix of the mini chippies along with trinkets and colorful ribbons to give the perfect mix of neutrals with a color pop. A pocketful of wishes indeed – reminds of something you’d see in Wonderland!
She really rocked the birthday card for her hubby who happens to be in a career field where this card suited him perfectly! From the color combo to having the excavator actually picking up an item to all the metal details this card surely has a masculine flair. I can totally see this working for little boys too.
The following items were used on Claire’s cards:
Mini Apples 2013137
Mini Cherries 2013138
Mini Elm Trees 2013127
Excavator and Truck 2010098
Anita made an adorable set of baby cards. Don’t you just love those little dresses with the glittery chipboard shapes on them?! What about the boy card with the cutie little feet – one chipboard and one stamped – totally darling. Fantabulous ideas for all those baby showers one might be attending.
The following products were used on Anita’s cards:
Baby Girl Theme Pack 2013114
Baby Boy Theme Pack 2013113
Rachelle has created a gorgeously layered card to welcome a baby boy. The rocking horse is a great addition to add to the boy theme and this is sure to be a card the family will keep for the baby’s book as a keepsake.
Another fabulously beautiful baby card, this for a little girl. Rachelle has created a unique little clothesline on this card, as one of her many layers, featuring lots of the pieces from the baby girl theme pack. The flowers on the clothespins make an adorable addition. This card will surely be cherished.
The following products were used on Rachelle’s cards:
Baby Boy Theme Pack 2013113
Rocking Horse 2010277
Baby Girl Theme Pack 2013114
Welcome Baby Theme Pack 2013115
Scarlett decided to make a side step card for her welcome baby card. She used lots of girly patterns in her papers and let the cutie chipboard pieces do all the work in welcoming the new addition to the family.
Here she used another different style card design and created a double pocket card. With Father’s Day quickly approaching this challenge came just in time to create a little scene using some of the new mini pieces. The ScrapFX tags slide in the pockets to hide the sentiment until dad decides to follow the one way directions and pull them out.
The following products were used on Scarlett’s cards:
Welcome Baby Theme Pack 2013115
Baby Girl Theme Pack 2013114
Mini Suns 2013129
Mini Clouds 2013121
Mini BMX Bike 2013134
Mini Road Bike 2013135
Travel Embellishment Pack 2010190
Urban Stencil 2012348
Maria has made a lovely artsy feminine notecard. The butterfly circle is a beautifully used on this as a focal piece and all the bits and pieces play so wonderfully together. Don’t you just love how she used the mini wing on the flower? Such a fantastically creative idea to give a bit of whimsy flair.
Her masculine card is equally as artsy and uses the Vitruvian man with class. Her layers and use of neutral colors really give this card a masculine feel yet not overwhelmingly so. Something to think about when struggling with how to scrap for the guys.
The following products were used on Maria’s cards:
Butterfly Circle Small 2011162
Mini Feathered Wings 2013130
Vitruvian Man 2013083
There you have it a full line up of masculine and feminine cards, plenty of inspiration to get your card mojo flowing, right? We sure hope so because here is your challenge:
We want to see your card creations featuring ScrapFX products! So starting now until July 15th upload them to our Facebook page and show us what you got. Don’t have Facebook? Its okay, leave us a link here in the comments section and we’ll come visit you. Please be sure to leave a direct link. The Design Team will get together to decide on who really rocked the hizz-ouse based on creativity and of course how you made ScrapFX shine!! This cardmaker will be the winner of the prize pack shown on the Facebook page and you will be featured right here on the blog!! So what are you waiting for? The cardmaking frenzy starts now! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!
Renata Moni here to share two layouts today.
I love to paint my chipboards to fit the colors of my project.
Today I want to show how easy can be, when you give some color to your chipboards.
I am in love with chalk ink by Prima.
You can get a soft and unique finish.
This project I used a soft pink chalk ink in my title. The effect is very subtle.
Those swirls are from the frame below and I customized them using a dark green ink.
For the second layout all those chipboards were painted using a pastel green chalk ink.
Look how cool is that!
Here some details:
Aren’t those chippies amazing?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
by Elisabeth Bakken | 6 Comments
Boys Dig Bicycles
Finally it’s my turn again, and this time I’ve made one for the boys and one for the girls.
My two boys are just like their dad, and they LOVE to go on bicycle-rides! What could be more fitting then than to use the new mini’s from ScrapFX?
See how they match my page perfectly:
My chippies for this layout (click on them)
Now to my second layout for you:
My little girl is only a few hours old here, and I’m carrying her in my moby wrap.
You remember that feeling, when you think you just want to hold them forever!
This picture is precious to me, and I wanted the layout to be really pink and cool.
Here it is:
The chippies I used (click on them )
Thank you for stopping by, sweeties!
Usually when I start working on a page I’m on deadline and I have a specific item I need to use or a specific story I have to cover.
The two pages here made me think because I started with no real idea of where I was going.
I knew I wanted to use the photo of my daughter running and I wanted to scrap a page celebrating a big change in my life.
For both pages I stuck to using stickers and the sticker “punchinella” that’s usually thrown out.
I considered the colors I was using- bright tones on the white background and more muted colors for the grey. I wanted to colors to stand out against each other since I wanted them to be the main focus not necessarily my crazy awesome layout skills.
The design concept for this page gave me trouble till I laid out the red and yellow strips next to the numbers. I cut into the circles design which gave me two tiny pieces I could then use as “sound waves” for the YES! flair button. I’ve made a lot of pages bemoaning my move to Salt Lake City. This page is about realizing my family is facing a huge opportunity- change is scary but certainly positive.
I was stuck after I laid down the numbers stencil. I felt my page was too abstract and I didn’t want to add a lot of journaling to explain what I was thinking. I brought it back to the theme by adding the small U.S. map die-cut and some word embellishments.
I used the following Scrap FX chipboard for both the page above and the one coming up net:
Graphic Circles model # 2013076
Lanky Upper Case Alphabet model # 2007011
Lanky lower case alphabet model #2007012
Arrow boxes model #2012373
Playground alphabet, small model #2012306
The second project came together really fast and I kept messing with it because I loved the final look so much.
This page came together almost by magic! I chose the alphabets first. I worried I was going to make a page that looked a lot like a past page I made using Scrap FX paper butterflies but when I started laying out the circle stickers I realized they added major dynamism to the page all on their own. I chose some of my favorite colors and had fun shifting them around the page till I found a configuration I liked.
I LOVE Scrap FX lanky alphas!! The surface area is so large you can do a lot to make them stand out. Here I used chalk paint for the bottom but instead of chalking it up like I intended I added red washi and white gel pen to the top- the chalk paint really worked well on the raw chipboard by the way- get some and have some FUN.
Have a GREAT week!
Hi All! Back for some Scrap FX Shares!
Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I thoroughly enjoy the creative process. I enjoy picking out product to creating a design, and journaling. Pretty much everything EXCEPT coming up with a title. Its like I build up to this point at the end, where I just stop stiff in my tracks, because I can never find the inspiration for a title or the motivation to make it creative. Sometimes, I totally leave it off my page completely. But for the most part I would LOVE to have one, and just can’t. LOL!
That is the beauty of these Scrap FX Wordlets. They are that perfect sweet ending I am looking for and take the guess work out of having to come up with a title when my mojo is sunk. I can pull out a wordlet that fits my thoughts towards the photo and story and be able to quickly alter it to suit my needs.
So, today I will be showing your Wordlets: 3 Ways in 5 minutes or less. These are three very simple ways to alter your titles. So here we go!
To alter this one I am going to simply mist heavily onto raw chipboard. For more dramatic color, prime with Gesso first. Once dry, I am going to take a bold stamp and some black ink and stamp a design over top.
Prime your peice with gesso. While the Gesso is still wet sprinkle over top with microbeads. Once it is all dry take some water color to the whole chippy. You can flick it on so it splashes, or you can just paint as your normally would. Each with give a slightly different look.
This technique is soooo easy. I am always looking for new ways to do things and having two little ones, I did not have to look too far to find it- it was ALL OVER THE FLOOR by my feet
Crayons. Yep. I grabbed some and started scribbling. So easy. Solid color coverage and effects look awesome.
I hope that you have been inspired to find new and easy ways to finish off a project with Scrap FX Wordlets!
Until Next Time,
Anita here .. as this month is all about these little cute chippies
I’ve used some of these wonderful Mini Tea Sets Model: 2013132
on some cards with a tea party theme in mind
and for my layout of my beautiful furbaby Ive used
Totally Loveable Model: 2013150
so pop on over and check out all the awesome chipboard
Good morning to all!
Claire here to show you some designs I made over the last few days…
This first one is (to my eyes!) one of my favorites over the last few weeks… It all started with the new releases of June!
First… the Woodgrain stencil… I fell in love with it!
I used it with gesso on my background before playing with my watercolour pencils… (although with all the stuff I put over it, we can’t really admire it anymore…)…
I then combined two word-chippies: I put the “baby girl” that I painted black over the “totally lovable“… I love this 3D effect
item used: Totally lovable (2013150)
Baby Girl theme pack (2013114)
Woodgrain stencil (2013145)
On this second layout I used 3 pieces of the “weekdays” set…
I kept them natural. I really love that font and colour.
item used: Weekdays (2012012)
As you may have noticed, the new releases include a heap of ”baby” themed stuff…
which is perfect as I had congratulations birth cards to make!
Here’s the first one.
I used the “baby mobile frame” that I cut to keep only one frame, which I filled in with a pattern paper, before gluing on it the “welcome baby“…
item used: Baby mobile frame (2013111)
Welcome baby theme pack (2013115)
Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!