On the Farm

by Scarlett | 0 comments

Hi All!  Scarlett with you today to share a bit of  my life on the farm.  I will admit it takes a ton of work, but the benefits far out weigh the sore body at the end of the day.

First up a journal cover:


On my farm I have 17 chooks that give me fresh eggs daily, 5 goats with another coming home soon, and 2 piglets on the way too!  Not to mention all the roos we had.  Boy oh boy it’s a lot to keep up with let me tell you.  I thought it’d be a grand idea to make a journal to keep track of all their needs and what not.  Of course, one cannot just simply have a bare journal for these sorts of things, right? Right.  So, I grabbed up some of my latest ScrapFX goodies along with a few favs and started creating.


To start off my cover I coated it with some gesso and then went to town playing with my paints to cover it up.  While the paints were still a bit tacky I brushed some metallic blue paint onto the Woodgrain Stamp (2014287) and pressed it about the cover.  I wasn’t worried about getting a perfect image across the entire length of the journal, just tried to make sure the pattern showed up where I did press it in.


After that was dry, which was pretty quickly, I went to town adding in some more random stamping with the Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382) because what’s a farm project without a bit of chicken wire? and of course I had to have some clouds made with the Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248) ;)  For the On the Farm (2007216) wordlet I again took to stamping for a quickie technique to help add a little extra pop.  This time I used the new Triangle Maze Stamp (2014288).   The animals on here were jazzed up with a bit of paint and adhered with some pop dots and a bit of liquid adhesive where they actually hit the cover or fabric.

Products Used

Woodgrain Stamp (2014287)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248)

On The Farm (2007216)

Triangle Maze Stamp (2014288)

Farmyard Set (2009051)

I’d have to say though my favorite thing so far about being a farmer are the goat nuzzles.  Sure I love to watch my little chook’s booties run about and the fresh produce/eggs are delicious!  But there is absolutely nothing like getting a soft little nuzzle in the face from a sweetie like this:


This is Twilight and she is one of my doelings that’s about 8 months old now.  When I captured this shot of her I knew right away I’d scrap it immediately and the Precious, midi (2013212) was the perfect chippie to use on here, nothing more needed.  For the background I used the Hash Stencil (2014290) to break up some of the mustard color and I think it gives a bit of additional country charm to the page as well.


Here you can see the Precious midi a bit better, as well as the leaves that were stamped onto patterned paper using the Leaves A Simple Stamp (2013344). A bit of chicken wire was on this project too in the form of chipboard this time thanks to the Chicken Wire, medium (2014003) piece.

Products Used

Hash Stencil (2014290)

Precious, midi (2013212)

Leaves A Simple Stamp (2013344)

Chicken Wire, medium (2014003)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Lots of Love (2014197)

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse in to life on the farm with me.  There is definitely more to come s I have oodles of pictures and adventures to share.  Until then, take care!

“Art Journal Fabulousness” by Misty.

by Misty | 2 Comments

Hi friends!  Misty here to share a what I’ve created with this months fun stamps, stencils, and chipboard.

First, a journal page…


One of my all time favorite chipboard sets is an oldie but a goodie.  The large cogs.  They are huge and I love that I can piece them out to make multiple designs with them.



I’ve misted them with some tattered angels and embossed them for some fun distressed texture.



The background is made using layers of mists, stenciling, and stamping.  The new stamps are perfect for background distressing…



Products used:

large cogs

“against the clock”

clock hands

diagnol stamp

triangle maze stamp

dot stamp

hash stencil

Next, is another journal page using the other parts of the large cogs…



It says “Passion is useless without action”.



This background was created by stamping multiple layers with the fish scale stamp (as well as layers of mists).  This stamp is definitely a new favorite of mine and will be used often!



For the title pieces I used the word “passion” from the imagine theme pack and the word “action” from the “a piece of action” theme pack.  I will use the parts that I cut from it later!   That is what I love so much about these chippies, it’s so easy to customize your pieces to fit your artwork.

Products Used:

Large Cog

Fish Scale Stamp

“a piece of the action”

“imagine” theme pack

Thank you for stopping by!

 Hope you have a great week…

Halloween: A Reason to Spook!

by Elisabeth Bakken | 1 Comment


together with you,

my friend!

So, yet again: Are you ready to spook and be spooked?!

Halloween is coming, and you might need a card for the party-host,

some gift bags and some tiny treats for when the doorbell rings?

To decorate it all, you will find so many fun things to do it with,

at ScrapFX.

  Check out the news for october!



Here is my card for the hostess of the Halloween-party I’m going to:


I kept it simple with the right colors and feel. The pieces I’ve used are:

Skeleton transparency.

Skull and crossbones.



I also used the skull and crossbones on the little goodiebox.

I can’t wait to give it away!




Thank you for stopping by today.

Hugs, Elisabeth

Announcing the new design team……!

by admin | 8 Comments

Scrap FX would like to thank the many, many creative artists who applied for the design team, and shared their amazing projects, style and passion for creating.

We would like to welcome to the Scrap FX Design Team:

Alison Callcott  –  Australia

Bec Genet  –  Australia

Arantzazu Sangrador  –  Spain

Cindy Brown  –  Canada

Elodie Goossens  –  Belgium

Irina Gerschuk  –  Russia

Katie Zoey Ho  –  Singapore

Song Li  –  US

These ladies will be joining the current talented DTmembers:

Anita Bownds

Cindy Porter

Claire Barrin

Elisabeth Bakken

Marta Lapkowska

Misty Russell

Scarlett Salamone

Please visit the Scrap FX blog soon to see the new members introduced and their stunning creations.

We will also have lots of new guest designers too!

Thank you to all who applied once again.


Stencil Delight and Excellence by Claire

by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment

Hello Scrap FX fans!

What about some new layouts?

For the first one, I worked on my background with the Rose Stencil and waterbased fely pens, and a bit of water.


I did the whole stencil like this. In the end, the colours were a bit too bright, that’s why I used tracing paper to cover it a bit.

I then outlined the roses in black directly on the tracing paper.



Items used:

Delight, mini

Rose Stencil


On the second layout, I used leaves…

stamped leaves (Leaves A Simple, stamp)…


and outlined leaves (from Leaf set stencil)



Items used:

Leaf set stencil,


Leaves A Simple, stamp

Have a nice day!

‘Escape to nature’ VIDEO tutorial by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 2 Comments

Hello my friends,

It’s Marta here today. I am happy to share with you my fast and easy mixed media card.


On this tutorial you can see how to create very simple but interesting mixed media backround. By using stencils and stamps you can achieve some wonderful results. I also used some Finnabair mixed media line and Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I hope you will enjoy my short video.




Used products:

Dot stamp    Triangle Maze stamp   Hash Stencil   Frankenstein Frame   escape to nature

Sending you my warm hugs,

Marta xx

Forever Friends and Fangtastic…

by Cindy Porter | 0 comments

Hi everyone, It’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me…
I’d like to share with you a layout I created with some of the new releases “Forever Friends”

I love this photo taken on retreat… a wonderful moment captured…  This months releases included lots of background stamps along with releases for Halloween and sports…

One of the great Halloween releases was an A4 printed Halloween Transparency, which has an A4 page frame along with spooky words and images….
I cut out the frame, and cut the corners to create two “L” shaped pieces, and used these to frame up my photo….

For my background, I used the new Woodgrain Stamp, and stamp with different green inks..


For my title I used the Forever Friends wordlet and sprayed it green, then I used the new Diagonal Stamp over the top with a dye ink(archival ink) doesn’t it look fantastic… Such a great look and so easy to achieve…

I used the new Hash Stencil to create background detail and texture… I used some modelling paste to create texture, and embossing powder and watercolour pencil to create detail…



Scrap FX products used:

Hash Stencil

Diagonal Stamp

Woodgrain Stamp

Halloween Transparency

Forever Friends



Next up I’d like to share another layout I created “Fangtastic”

 Those of you that know me well, know that I love Halloween…. I believe it is a great opportunity for us adults to let our hair down and play dress ups as you can see…


Once again for this layout I used the new Halloween Transparency and cut out a couple of the word titles from it… 

Another of the new releases was this fantastic black cardstock Witchypoo…  I used white gelatos to give her some highlight details…

Again I used the new Hash Stencil to create texture on my background… I think this stencil makes a great staple for your kit, as it lends itself to any style of layout with it’s geometric pattern…

 I used the Spooky Tree,  this is one of my longtime favourites for Halloween… I painted it up with black gesso and some Inka Gold and used white gelatos to create highlights…

 To create the effect of dead tree branches hanging over my page I used the Coral Stencil… I loved the finished effect of the gnarly branches hanging over my blood red moon…


Scrap FX products used:

Halloween Transparency


Hash Stencil

Spooky Tree

 Coral Stencil

Naturally I can’t wait for this Halloween, and another opportunity to dress up and get some great photos to create more fun layouts with the rest of the great Halloween releases… stay tuned….
till next time
Happy creating



Too Cute To Spook Canvas – Anita Bownds

by Anita Bownds | 1 Comment

Hi everyone ,

It’s October, and we have lots of fun chippys this month full of spooktastic goodness!

I started off with a blank canvas painted black,

I added contrasting colours greens, whites and black patterned paper.

too Cute to spook - Anita Bownds 2014 october Scrapfx DT (1)

 The Too cute to Spook wordlet I inked white added the green ink, then clear heat embossed it.

too Cute to spook - Anita Bownds 2014 october Scrapfx DT (2)

I put Witchypoo in the corner with some flowers around her.

too Cute to spook - Anita Bownds 2014 october Scrapfx DT (3)

I cut Frankenstein out of the frame, then painted the Frankenstein Frame  black and added pearls to the bat eyes

and cut 2 circles to go behind the frame and distressed them to add dimension.

too Cute to spook - Anita Bownds 2014 october Scrapfx DT (4)

Scrap FX product used

Frankenstein Frame Model: 2014266

Witchypoo Model: 2014269

Too cute to Spook Model: 2014305

Go check out the online scrapbook shops for some of these fun chippys and have fun this Halloween!

Happy crafting

New Background Stamps

by admin | 9 Comments

It’s the start of a new month and we have lots of new goodies to play with.

Today I would like to share a tutorial on using the brand new background stamps.

My mother’s cat, Cleo, just loves to be outside in the garden (on a lead), so it was a perfect time to use the new woodgrain background stamp, along with older favourites: feathers, seed stem small and elm leaf stamps to create a feel of nature.




Below are the “ingredients” for my layout, lots of patterned stamps, dye inks and a pigment ink:



Both pigment and dye inks work well with the foam stamps, but will have different effects.  Dye inks tend to be quite wet, so a small amount of ink wiped onto the foam stamp is enough.  Pigment inks work well with the background stamp patterns as it does not run as freely as dye, and you will get a crisper image.  You will also get several images stamped from the one inking, gradually fading for a lovely effect.

Dye Ink

Dye Ink


Pigment Ink

Pigment Ink showing soft edges









To start my background, I used the woodgrain background stamp with light brown pigment ink.  After inking the stamp, gently wipe the edges of the stamp with a tissue to remove some of the ink to give a soft edge when stamped:



To create the pattern on the feather stamps, I used the “kiss” technique.  Dye ink is best used here, as it is quite wet, and the  foam stamp will absorb it very well, to leave the pattern behind.  Dab the dye ink onto the feather stamp, then press a dry patterned stamp, in this case the woodgrain pattern, on top of the feather stamp.  Press the feather stamp onto a piece of white cardstock to see the now patterned feather stamp image.  I then traced around the edges with a black pen and cut out the image.





To create the title “Cleo”, I used the raw Classic Bag of Letters alphabet with various patterns:  the sprinkles cloud from the Cloud B Dream stamp set, and the new diagonal background and fish scales background stamps.




 Other Scrap FX products on this layout are:  Itty Bitty Groovy alphabet (Miss), and Bootiful from the new Halloween transparency.

To see all the new products the design team will be playing with this month, check them out here.

 I hope you are inspired to try these techniques, and our fabulous stamps.

What is your favourite stamp from the whole range?   We’d love to know!  Leave us a comment and one lucky reader will receive their favourite one!

Fish Scales stamp    Diagonal stamp   Triangle Maze stamp

Have fun……….Jill.




Going Off…the Page – Group Post

by Scarlett | 2 Comments

Hey There ScrapFX Fans!  Lots of us enjoy creating to preserve memories, document the day-to-day, to escape our families (admit it you do this – ha!), or send off a lovely note every now and then.  Sometimes however it’s fun to create something out of the ordinary and just explore a different avenue.  Whether it be a canvas creation, a mini album, or perhaps a card if you’re not typically a card maker.  So today we’re going to show you just how versatile ScrapfX products are in helping you go off the page in creating some really unique and fun projects.

Let’s get those creative juices flowing with Anita, shall we?


A Beautiful Moment - Anita Bownds september 2014 ScrapfxDT (1)

What does one do when their clock breaks?  Well, if you’re a super talented person like Anita is, you turn it in to a stunning piece a wall art!!  Oh me, oh my this piece is gorgeous and I can tell you that I know I wouldn’t have really thought of keeping my old, broken down clock until I saw this piece.  Anita has taken apart the old clock, added some beautiful patterned papers to back it, some paint around the edges, and then layered it up with her photo and some ScrapFX goodies.  When it’s all wrote out it seems easy enough right? LOL.  Obviously this took her oodles of time to construct but with a wee bit of patience one could easily have a beautiful trash-to-treasure piece just like this thanks to her fantabulous inspiration.   Let’s take a closer look.

A Beautiful Moment - Anita Bownds september 2014 ScrapfxDT (2)

Here you can better see all the chippies Anita used on the piece, along with her outstanding homemade flowers.  It worked out perfectly that ScrapfX has Clock Hands (2012330) chippies.  The other thing that is perfection on this piece is how Anita executes tucking and placing her other chippies.  You can see a bit of the Chicken  Wire, medium (2014003) peeking out from the top of her paper layers and all throughout the piece she has flourish pieces here and there amongst her flowers.  All of this hard work on her part contributes to the flow of the piece making it, again, such a stunning piece.

Products Used

Steampunk Corner B – Clock Hands (2012330)

Chicken Wire, medium (2014003)

A Beautiful Moment (2014224)

Flourish V (20121181)



Elisabeth has gone with a mini album to document her gardening.  I think any gardener would be delighted to have this has their journal, don’t you?  She has layered up piles of magnificently gorgeous details atop the Mini Feathers (2013233) base.  What I find so spectacular about this is this is normally the portion people would discard.  Instead she has put it to use as a layering bit.  It looks tremendous this was too!  She has also used feathers from the piece amongst her embellishments which I think enhances the use of the base, especially with the yellow against the green.  Pure sunshine delight!

Products Used

Mini Feathers (2013233)



I must admit when I saw Cindy’s project my whimsical heart went a flutter!!  If only this little carousel could be mine, LOL.  It is just so sweet and unbelievably realistic.  What is even more incredible is this creation is completey constructed out of chipboard!  I’ll give you a moment to ponder that…


Working with the 1.8 mm 12×12 Chipboard Sheet (2013409) Cindy went to town and constructed this.  By using various mediums, the Moroccan Tile Stencil (2013352), the Random Dots Stencil (2013172), and her magnificent creativity she transformed the plain chipboard in to a whimsical wonderland.  She highlighted her texture splendidly by popping it out using various color mediums from her palette and it almost gives it a swirling feeling as if there is movement happening.  The Carousel Horses (2011135) were each painted with such care and I love that have purple manes to really pop against all the turquoises, blues, and greens of the base.


Here you can how the Random Dots Stencil was incorporated a bit better.  Isn’t it bubba-licious??  I really wish I could touch this piece in person – yes I’m sensory driven like that – but don’t you want to touch it too?  You also get a really great look at all the other details Cindy added in to make this piece come to life.  The flowers, baubles, lace, and trims really just pull everything together to finish off this piece in a grand fashion.

Products Used

1.8 mm 12×12 Chipboard Sheet (2013409)

Moroccan Tile Stencil (2013352)

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Carousel Horse (2011135)

Doodad G (2008173)



Claire has made a charming little box to stash treasures galore in and how brilliant is this design?  I for one have been saving stamp after stamp that has come to me from Australia, France, and other great lands where I’ve been blessed to receive happy mail from, yet I’ve been at a loss as to what to do with them.  Do you do this too?  Not wanting to use my stamps carelessly, this truly inspires me on how to put them to good use and keep other memories at the same time – bonus!  Another bonus about this project is it looks as though it was pretty quick and to the point.  A bit of color medium to the top of the lid, add the stamps, add a photo, add some lettering, and a ScrapfX wordlet = done.  Truly a marvelous little project.

Products Used

Escape to Nature (2014109)



Misty has rocked out her steampunk style with a super stellar hair clip.  I would totally wear this if there wasn’t a fear of this getting lost in my über curly hair – ahahaha!  Seriously though I’m always in awe of how Misty can bring on the texture to everything she creates and yet all the chippies maintain their detail.  For example check out those Mini Flying Wings (2013232).  They have major chunky texture goodness going on yet you can see every detail still.  Love that! Don’t even get me started about those Cogs (2007184) because I know she took the heat gun to those bad boys and let me tell you, I’d be in the ER with some third degree burns if I attempted texture like that – ha!  Just kidding it might not be that bad… but still she has serious skills so it’s a good thing she shares her videos here for us every now and then. ;)  So the next time you’re looking to jazz up your hair accesories, why not check out your ScrapFX stash?  I know I may be heading to mine for my DDs upcoming homecoming.  This is just the inspiration boost I needed to give her something no one else will have!

Products Used

Mini Flying Wings (2013232)

Cogs (2007184)



For my project I decided to alter a frame for my kitchen to show off some of my farm fresh eggs my chooks are giving me.  I used a peeled paint technique around the edges of the frame and then added some of my all time favorite alphas on top – the mighty Itty Bitty Bets!!  This time in the Typewriter font.  Once those were adhered I went about decorating the inside of my frame.  With a bit of decorative tissue, some burlap, and Chicken Wire, small (2014004) I was ready to add my finishing touches.


Here you can see the texture of the frame a bit better and also see how the Chicken Wire, small was altered by heat embossing with some Platinum UTEE.  By using UTEE instead of regular embossing powder I was able to achieve a more bumpy texture with my heat embossing.

Products Used

Chicken Wire, small (2014004)

Itty Bitty Bets “Typewriter” (2005103)

Six designers and six completely different ideas for off-the-page projects.  Do you enjoy going off…the page that is. ;)  We’d love to be inspired by your creativity too so be sure to share your projects with us on our Facebook page!  Until next time, take good care.