Time to let you in on what our DT ladies will be playing with this month!
First we have a favourite item revisited….chicken wire…..but wait it is a brand new size….well 2 actually, small and medium to compliment the large panel we already have. We now have all bases covered. Both the new sizes are perfect for those smaller projects.
The small version is so cute at 7 x 11 cm
The medium is a handy size too at 7 x 14. 5cm
Here is a project I did using the smaller version, a pen holder for my messy Teen!
I combined a few old favourites on this one.
Here is the other side:
The background of this piece was made with texture paste and another new product, number border Stencils in both large and small.
The large measures 24 x 6cm
The small is 24 x 3cm
I used the smaller version on this project.
I used the larger number border stencil here as the background for this layout:
I also made good use of the medium chicken wire, just loved it and went such a long way when cut.
Revisited my cog stash for the rest of the embellishments, always great for a masculine page!
I used a great wordlet I have been bonding with that goes so well with the arrows.
While I am on the numbers theme we also have a foam stamp that we call a numbers collage and to go with it there is a big beautiful stencil that I am yet to get dirty!
It measures an awesome 28 x 28cm big enough to fill your whole page or mask it off to use just a bit!
Here is the foam stamp:
This one is 15 x 15cm, just divine!
I have used it here with a little old favourite chippy the heart collage and some cute words:
I randomly pressed the stamp around the page.
There are a heap of other goodies including Australian States theme packs for all those travellers out there. And cute mini Aussie animals and birds:
These are just a few of the playthings our amazing design team will be playing with this month, so be sure to check back here regularly so you don’t miss out on some great ideas!
Lastly keep sharing your own awesome work on our Facebook page you never know we may feature it during the month!!! Always on the hunt for wonderful ways with Chippies!!!
I’m Cynthia, and I am a scrapbooking addicted artist. I have been scrapbooking for six years. In fact, I love this Art because I can still learn some new mixed media techniques everyday and it allows me to express myself in style, mixing paper, embellishments, colors, memories and a message. So, scrapbooking to me is not only a way to preserve my memories but, it’s the way I do Art. I love papers. One of my life’s little pleasures is to cut, tear and distress them, creating anything that translates the story. My style is eclectic, crafty. I also love shabby and vintage styles. I love to create my own embellishments. I love texture, sewing, painting and distressing my works. My philosophy is “Create with love and with passion and mostly make scrap with what reflects your heart and inspiration”.
Hi ScrapFX Peeps! Today Maria and I will be sharing some canvas creations. Now some of you may be a tad intimidated when it comes to creating on canvas- I know I was when I first began – but truly its only a matter of diving in and sharing what is in your in heart. This is why the combination of ScrapFX products and canvas pieces go so well together. From chipboard shapes, wordlets, and letters to stamps and stencils, you are sure to find all you need to get going on a heartfelt masterpiece. You’ll also soon see the style and variation possibility is endless.
Here is what Maria had to say about her gorgeous and thought provoking piece:
Love is a wonderful thing. Of course. But love is work too. Hard work. Love can hurt, because we are in love. We could never get so hurt, if we are not in love.
A friendship is work. Every single day. And sometimes, we get hurt. Unintentionally. Because of a misunderstanding. Or because our trust has been abused.
Love can be a prison that we have created ourselves. And an experience that enriches our lives when we break out of this prison.
This canvas by Maria is raw and filled with emotion. She has used bold colors in her design and the Chickenwire Heart (2013375) makes a striking statement prominently placed up top.
You can see her passion coming through on the texture she has created within the canvas. The Chickenwire Heart now takes on new meaning – I see the barbed wire fence of a prison and yet the hope comes from within symbolized perhaps by the music paper? Of course this is my interpretation of her art…..
While my piece isn’t quite as riveting, it does share a message I, myself need to be reminded of at times, and one I long for my daughter to absorb and hold dear.
I first shared this canvas with you all back in November of last year for our Rainbow Mood Board Challenge. I had proclaimed honestly it wasn’t finished and vowed to return with it once I had. Here is the piece now:
Yes, it truly took me this long to gain clarity on finishing this piece. I knew this Afro-Steampunk girl had something to say I just wasn’t sure what. As I was looking through my ScrapFX for a different project the Precious Midi (2013212) sifted through my hands and instantly I thought of this canvas tucked away in my stack – yes I have a stack of canvases I work on – ha!!
Once I knew my message it was easier for to go in and finish off this piece. I went to town stamping the fields with my Bullrushes (2013261), Field of Flowers (2013258), and Seed Stem (2013252) stamps to bring them to life using acrylic paints, metallice paints, Neocolors II, and paint markers. Gosh what a difference that made. The foam stamps were so easy to use over the base I had already created as well.
Highlights with NeoColors II were added to the Random Dots (2013172) stenciling which really made the girl’s head and features pop. I also added a few little hearts, popped out from the Lowercase Heartfelt Alphabet (2007019) I used in my message, dripping down from the clouds – reiterating this message comes from above with love.
I must admit I am rather picky when adding statements to canvases. I want them to say what they need to say but also blend in well and become part of the piece too, you know? In order to achieve this the last word sight became rather a challenge. To overcome it I embossed the letters, painted each one quickly with a coat of mist, and then went back and colored each flower with a paint marker. Tedious, perhaps…worth it….yes.
I want my daughter to know when she looks at this:
It doesn’t matter what we look like, where we come from, or the past things we’ve done. We are all precious in His sight. He loves each and every one of us unconditionally with open arms.
And before this post ends I leave you with another canvas in the making – hope this inspires you to just take the leap and create something fun – even if you have no idea where its going to go(that would be me in this case )!
Going for something more graphic/abstract with this one I think but who knows??! Could look entirely different the next time I share with you – and I will.