From a child’s point of view

by Riikka Kovasin | 0 comments

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Hello there! It’s Riikka here today to share a page with you. I used a monochromatic background paper and a photo but added colors with watercolors and acrylic paints.

The photo in the page is taken by my daughter. She just loves to take photos! Unfortunately the little camera we had broke and now we only have the big SLR cameras which are too heavy for her to hold and use. But luckily I have photos from that little camera. Some of them were just screens of black or grey, but in the middle of those there’s pearls like this – a shot from the floor with the toys around and her sister’s foot as well.

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I titled the layout with the word “keyhole” as these pictures present like a keyhole to their, her and her sister’s, games. Of course I can and will watch them play but it’s not the same when they notice that they’re being watched. Then it becomes more of a performance than just pure play. There’s something captivating and magical in the photos she has taken as I get to peek inside her world, see through her eyes. So of course I had to add a keyhole chippie into the layout. I colored it black using a felt pen.

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I started the page by adding the chipboard alphas to the page. I just used whatever letters I had left so there’s not a certain word underneath the composition. Then I colored the letters and around them using new Prima watercolors and then layered some stenciling on top using Modeling Paste and the “Words of Wisdom” stencil – it’s one of my favorites, the letters are just the right size! I also used the “Triangles” stencil to draw some shapes to the background and “Chevron Border” stamp to stamp a few arrows on the right side.

I used tiny stars from the “Seeing Stars” set colored in black as embellishments together with some stickers. There’s also hearts in two sizes – bigger one stamped with acrylic paint using one of the “Ragged Hearts” stamps and the smaller ones are from “Lots of Love” set painted pink using the same paint.

Thank you for stopping by today!

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Products from ScrapFX:

Metal Findings 2015365

Bag of Letters Classic Lower Case 2008020

Words of Wisdom stencil 2015172

Triangles Stencil 2015171

Chevron Border stamp 2015241

Seeing Stars 2014238

Ragged Hearts stamps 2015332

Lots of Love 2014197

Adore and Love you ….. by Cindy Porter

by Cindy Porter | 0 comments

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today…
Just wanting to share some of my latest work for Scrap FX

a layout that I created “Adore”

I love this pic of Kanishka…. the cheeky bugger had just pulled out one of our new bare rooted fruit trees and ran off with it!! unfortunately the tree did not survive….

for my background I started with the new gum leave stencil as the base for my texture and colour…

I used the new Native Flora Frame around my photo…  and some chicken wire

some more  chicken wire and the love this from the Word Set A Today

I also added a strip from the Filmstrip transparency…..
and I included one of the “adore” words from the Adore words pack….
Scrap FX products used:
Word Set A Today
Next up another layout using more of the new releases…”you”

a couple of pics of Bill and I … we often get our pics taken at those old time photo booths (usually when we are on holidays)…

I used the new Gum Tree Stamp on the background…

I added the new Wheat Field chippy on the edge of my photo along with plenty of flowers and beads…

I also added some texture paste through the Scribble Script Stencil

Finally I used love (hearts) you for my title…

Scrap FX used:
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Scribble Script Stencil
Wheat Field
Gum Tree Stamp

till next time

happy creating
xC

Made in Australia

by Jasmine Shea | 0 comments

Being Australian born and bred, I have so many photos from around our beautiful country.

The range of Australiana chipboard pieces from Scrap FX are just a delight to use in my pages for any of those photos.

I really wanted to showcase that you don’t have to ‘alter’ your pieces every time.

Sometimes, they just need to be left alone and become a highlight on their own with a raw, untouched look which is what I have done using the Made In Australia and the Wheat Stalk Corner on my page.

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The only thing I must confess that I did was ink around the very edges…..just a tiny little bit.

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And I just loved the Made in Australia piece that I decided to use this as my title as well as being an embellishment for the page.

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Jasx

We’re having a design team call !!!!!

by admin | Comments Off on We’re having a design team call !!!!!

Love playing with chipboard?

Junkyard Panel

Obsessed with stamping?

Number Panel stamp

Passionate about stencils?

Hearts Divine stencil

Scrap FX is offering an exciting opportunity for talented and innovative artists and scrapbookers that love getting creative with these products, and love to inspire others to create, to join our existing team.

Do you fit this description?    What do you need to do?

Please submit three projects:  two layouts, and one other project of your choice (can be an art journal page, scrapbook layout, canvas, altered project, cards etc.)

Submissions do not need to use Scrap FX products, but we want to see what you can do with chipboard, stencils and stamps.  Be yourself, we want to see the real you in your designs…..we are after a variety of styles that will relate to scrapbookers, papercrafters and mixed media artists…..so don’t be shy, have a go!

You will need to have an active blog of your own, and a facebook page.

The duration and starting date for the Design Team term is negotiable.  You will receive a generous starting kit, and new products every month, of which you are required to create three projects per month.  DT members must be exclusive to Scrap FX for chipboard products only.

Email your submission to: scrapfx@netspace.net.au   including your address, phone number, and a link to your blog.  Please also list your social media links (such as pinterest, instagram etc.)

DT Call is open worldwide, and will end on the 29th February, 2016.

The new team will be announced on 15th March, 2016.

Happy Creating and Good Luck!!

 

Australiana New Products

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Start of a new year and Scrap FX have released a fabulous range of Australiana products, in chipboard, two transparencies, a gumtree stamp, and gumleaf stencil.  Check out these beauties:

Melbourne Theme Pack     Rural Mail Box   Feather Nature Scene   Australia Day MINIClimbing KoalaWheat Field    Rooster at SunriseSydney Theme Pack

 

 

I just had to make layout of my little grandson and his “sister” an Aussie Shepherd dog, using the new Aussies title, gumleaf stencil, swaggy hat and Country landscape silhouette.

 

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The stencil has several different leaves, of which one pair can be layered to create the veins in the leaf.

Swaggy Hats   Gum Leaves stencilCountry Landscape

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Other Scrap FX products used in the layout:

The next layout features the beautiful Native Flora Frame, Farm Transparency and Wheat Stalk corner:

 

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The frame was coloured with acrylic paints.  Other Scrap FX products are Cherished Memories wordlet, Wheat Stalk, and Chickenwire stamp.

Native Flora Frame   Wheat Stalk Corner   Farm TransparencyGum Tree stamp

I also wanted to use the Native Flora Frame as a silhouette, which came up a real treat.  The Gumtree stamp (shown above) was used to make a shadowy background.

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Other Scrap FX products:

And finally an art journal page using the Gumtree Stamp.

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Other Scrap FX products:

 

Please come back soon to see what the awesome Design Team has created………

 

Masculine projects and steampunk

by Irina Gerschuk | 1 Comment

Hi my friends!
It’s Irina Gerschuk with you today and I’d like to share my new projects inspired by steampunk theme:

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And now all in details:
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Products used:

Some close-ups:
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I’ve colored the chipboard panel with different embossing powders and added randomly some micro beads.

The key was colored with silver and brown alcohol inks and after that I’ve added cradle accent as the last layer.
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Second project:
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Products used:

Some close-ups:
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The goggles and panel were covered with different embossing powders. I’ve also added some textured pastes and microbeads.
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The propeller was colored with alcoholic inks and cradle accent
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My 3rd project:
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Products used:

And more details:
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I againg colored some chipboard pieces with silver alcohol inks and cradle accent.
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The feather was colored with green and white acrylic paints and then I’ve added some glitter.

The penny-farthing was covered with brass embossing powder.
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And my last project for today:

 

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Products used:

And some close-ups:
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The dangle corner was covered with different embossing powders.
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The propeller was colored with silver and copper alcohol inks. While it was still wet I heated it with a hit gun to achieve such a spotty surface:
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Well, that’s it for today!
Thank you for stopping by!

Hope I inspired you to create something masculine!

Have a lovely day))

Irina

A few new pages – Jasmine Shea

by Jasmine Shea | Comments Off on A few new pages – Jasmine Shea

Hello hello.

I hope you have been creating and having fun!  I know I have :)

Scramping

with my great scrappy friend Leonie

Last year I was lucky enough to go camping with a wonderful friend who I met through our scrappy world.  She also introduced me to Scramping.  That’s scrapping whilst camping.  So much fun.

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I have inked and used some dimensional magic on the

Hash Corners & Itty Bitty Bets “Serif”

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and in my background you will see pieces of the

Industrial Machines Transparency

I love how they create another layer with detail on the page.

And the great thing is, I have so much left over that I can use on another project.

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Love

I wanted to create a page that captured my daughter picking flowers, to make it soft and feminine without adding “big detail”.  I think the pieces I chose for this page were just perfect, especially the Continuous Love Title.

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And a few other details with the Retro Mini Flower and and arrow from the Arrow Boxes

which I inked and then used dimensional magic to add a shiny finish.

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Until next time.

Jasx

January Projects By Cindy Brown

by Cindy Brown | Comments Off on January Projects By Cindy Brown

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Hello Everyone,
Today, I present two creations for this month.

Again you will also find two videos below.

The first creation is A Layout. I love this!!!!

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List of products from Scrap FX:
Embellishments
Chain Corner Collage 2014367
Cog Corner 2014368

Wordlets
Wonderful midi 2015153

Stamps
Coqs stamp 2013284
Poppy Stamp 2015292

Others Products:
ColourArte RD-187 Radiant Rain Dauber – Hot Cinnamon
Flowers wild orchild craft
Bulbe prima
Pigment ink pad glacier white
Time traveler collection 813888
Tim holtz small talk
Texture gems ice liners
IrRESISTible tuxedo black


For the second creation I made a Bird layout to showcase the wonderful products from

Scrap FX that I love.

I hope you are inspired!

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    List of products  from Scrap FX:

Wordlets
True colours 2015299
Embellishments
Book plates medium 2011168
Stamps
Number stamp 2014017
Stencil
Words of wisdom stencil 2015172

Other Products:
ColourArte Primary Elements Arte Pigments – Hot cinnamon
Lime Citron 168. Triangles lime
Archival ink jet black
IrRESISTible tuxedo black
Texture paste white crakle finn
Paper annalee collection romance and poetry

Thank you all so very much!

For more of my creations here is my blog:

http://talkis23.blogspot.ca

Lastly remember a comment is always appreciated.

Cindy B xxx

 

Guest Designer: Valia Katzaki

by admin | 2 Comments

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Hello! My name is Valia Katzaki and I am from sunny Greece! I am a working mother of three and a passionate scrapper for the past four years.
My style is a bit vintage, a bit shabby, filled with tons of flowers with
a touch of mixed media. I mostly do layouts but I love altered items as well.

 

LUV U 4 EVS

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This is a romantic shabby layout with some powerful details.

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All chipboard have been treated with two embossing powders, bronze and dark teal, to achieve a rust/patina effect.

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The mini bouquet is a perfect match to the graffiti hearts.

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The heartscrawl chipboard was cut into smaller pieces and tucked into the flower cluster.

Scrap FX products used:

 

LOVEBIRDS

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This is a bold and dramatic layout with soft details.

All chipboard have been painted with gel medium mixed with iridescent mica powders.

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The blooming heart was painted with mica and then covered with glass glitter and pink microbeads for extra sparkle.  The mini bouquet was heat embossed with black powder and while it was hot, sprinkled with black microbeads for extra texture.

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A piece of the heartscrawl chipboard was cut to make a single heart.

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The Lovebirds title and Love to Infinity chipboard were painted with a mixture of mica powders and gel medium.

Scrap FX products used:

 

CHERISHED

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A shabby layout with a mixed media touch.

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The blooming bird was painted with mists and silks with an ombre effect.  After it dried, it was covered with crackle glaze.

 

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The chipboard were painted directly from an ink pad with no gesso, in order to achieve a darker color, and then it was sprayed with a pearl mist to give it extra shine.  I cut off the words from the graffiti hearts and used them to compliment the other heart chipboard.  They layer beautifully!

 Scrap FX products used:

Thank You Valia, for playing with Scrap FX products.  Your gorgeous layouts are sure to inspire!

 

 

 

 

Phuket……. by Cindy Porter

by Cindy Porter | 1 Comment

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here, today I’d like to share with you a piece I created… “Phuket”

todays layout is sharing another pic from my visit to Tiger Kingdom in Phuket…

I created my background using the Abstract stencil with some modelling paste, loads of paint, and then finished with some acrylic ink in black and white….

I had loads of fun getting messy with this background…

I used the Circle Mash Collage on this layout…. I cut it into two pieces to spread it out a little further…

I also used the Steampunk Transparency under the photo…

I added my favourite mini hearts from the Lots of Love pack….

they are just so cute…

finally I added my mini title…. “Phuket” this font was a special order… but if you love it, just ask Jill for Cindy’s mini Phuket…

One last pic of the layout…

Scrap FX products used:

Lots of Love

Steampunk Transparency

Circle Mash Collage

Abstract stencil

till next time

happy creating and happy 2016

xC