by Maria Schmidt | 1 Comment
Hello Peeps! Here Maria with you today! And I have got something special for you! I have made my first video! Yeah!
It´s my very first video and please be lenient with me! It´s more an example, how you do not have to make a video
I´m not very patient with technology… So I just give you a Link to my Vimeo place.
I´m sorry, I forgot to start my video so the background is not seen on the first video. But I´ve done a second one, where I show you my technique.
I have used:
Damask Stencil 2014054
And here is the link to the video! Enjoy it!
And the second one:
This card is an example too. I have tried to paint my roses. I have used the roses stencil and modeling paste. After drying I have used some colors to give it more dynamic. The steampunk lady fits perfect with the flourish.
I have used:
Rose stencil 2012353
Steampunk Woman 2012336
That´s a very special Art Journaling page for me. It is an expression of my thoughts and my feelings. A mess and yet so natural for me. In everyday life there is usually no time to listen to his thoughts and feelings. But at some point you have yet to hear back. And sometimes knowledge can be like a trip to hell. Or to heaven.
I have played with the number stencil, modeling paste and a lot of colors. I have painted the Seaweed stem and stamp on it. The paths of the branches / thoughts I have continued and partly written thoughts that I can supplement from time to time.
I have used:
Numbers Collage Stencil 2014020
Mindful Woman Silhouette 2013378
Seaweed Stem 2011308
Hi! Misty here to share a layout and journal I created with the new products!
First up is my layout. I cut up some of my pieces here to fit my page a little better. That’s what I love about Scrap FX chippies…they are so intricate and beautiful and easy to customize to suit your style.
Next up, a journal I created using the Marrekech stencil again.
It’s such a fun stencil and I think the door knobs from a past release is one of my favorite embellishments for journals!
“follow your heart and live your dreams”
Door plates and handles
Thats all I have for today!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Hello! My name is Denise Jensen and I’m from North Dakota. I work at a center for children with special needs as their Recreation Coordinator. The best job in the world to me! I have two children of my own (ages 14 and 22) and two step-children (ages 16 and 18) all of whom I adore. I’m also a very proud grandmother of a 3 year old! I’ve been scrapbooking for over 15 years now. I love where my scrapbooking journey has taken me! Currently I’m the Creative Team Director for Flying Unicorn, and I enjoy it so much! I love how this craft keeps evolving and I look forward to always learning something new. Whether it be traditional, mixed media, vintage, or any other style, scrapbooking is an expression of oneself and there is always something out there to inspire me!
On the first LO I used the Scrap FX Chicken Wire heart. I snipped out a little out of the center and used a mix of embossing powders on it.
For my next layout I used Heart Vine Flourish and the three piece Light Bulb set. I used Smooch, TimHoltz Paint Dabber and stamping on them.
A close up of the detail:
And for my third LO I used the small Iris Circle and put Smooch products on that as well.
A close up of the detail on the iris circle:
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us Denise!
Good morning dear followers,
Claire here to share some more designs.
First layout is quite simple and “empty”… perfect to enhance the chipboard.
I know the title was an easy pun regarding the picture… but I couldn’t help it!
Item used: You Rock, mini chevron stencil.
second layout is really romantic and different from what I’m used to do. but I like it anyway!
I used one of the new Banners to underline my picture.
and again the mini chevron stencil that I outlined.
Item used: mini chevron stencil, Banners A.
Thanks for stopping by.
Anita here sharing some fun cards I’ve made using the new fab chipboard and stencils.
I started off with this patterned paper from studio calico “lemon lush”
it has this awesome watercolour look using green and blue.
Using mont marte impasto and watercolour I added some texture using this cool new stencil
Damask Stencil Model: 2014054
and I wanted to use this fabulous chippy
Peacock, fantasy Model: 2014040.
I painted it white then used blue and green watercolour to paint the peacock,
heat set it, and added sequins and bling and some ribbon and a flower.
Loving all the colours of this paper collection i just had to use this chipboard bit
Romantic Silhouette Model: 2014041
I painted it white and added glitter to her hair ,flowers and dress.
Here are some other creations you may have seen using
ScrapFX -Mini Swallows
Hello dear Scrap FX readers!
Claire here to share a really special project.
A few weeks ago I was asked to participate to a Monumental Scrap Exhibition for the biggest French scrapbooking fair in Paris.
This was a really new challenge for me but I did it!
I had to make design more than 48×48″ width (1m20x1m20).
As it was revealed yesterday, I can share it with you today:
and a picture with me standing next to my design to understand its size…
and now some closer views…
I used stencils that I outlined on my background…
and loads of chippies…
Sorry for the long long post… I hope you liked it!
You can go and have a look here how I processed to realize my design…
And here are the items I used:
Word Set C Documented,
Random Dots stencil,
Numbers Collage stencil.
Hi everyone Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me …
I have created a couple of layouts to share with you using the latest Scrap FX releases, first up ”a Memorable day”
I loved the new “a Memorable day” title and really loved how I could curve it a little instead of leaving it in it’s original straight line form… and check out that gorgeous texture from the Marrakech stencil…
A close up of the new Diamond Flourish Stamp…. Scrap FX foam stamps are so great to use, they stamp so well with all types of ink, here I’ve used archival ink…
A close up of all the gorgeous texture created with the Marrakech stencil, modelling paste and Lindys Stamp Gang sprays…
Scrap FX Products used:
Next up I have another layout to share with you “Central Park
As soon as I saw the newly released Central Park wordlet, I knew I had the perfect photo to use with it…. When Bill and I were in New York a few years back we took a horse drawn carriage ride in the famous Central Park, such a wonderful memory.
When I saw this months new products I immediately fell in love with the Marrakech Stencil, and have used it to border my layout, and for the fab Central Park title I created leafy texture on the tree using some modelling paste and chalk inks. I used the great Itty Bitty Bets Serif letters for the rest of my title.
Behind my photo layering I used the new Damask Stencil, this is a fabulous new flourish shape with great detail…
I used the Moroccan Tile Stamp to decorate the extra large Prima tag behind my photo, along with some of the Prima Cartographer ATC cards.
Scrap FX products used:
till next time
A big hello to a new month of new products that I am sure will delight everyone!
We have lots to play with so lets get started, here is a sneak peek at what the FX Design team have their hands on this month:
First up some Stencils and Stamps, surely everyone loves playing with these!
We have 2 stamps this month and this one below is kind of special! we have made it a set than can be used as a basic shape stencil (the backing) as well as a stamp.
|Oh Happy Day Stamp Set
|Diamond Flourish Stamp
Who does not love a peacock or 2? One even comes with a cute set of tail feathers, has to be my fave!!
|Peacock and Tail Feathers
I have used the Marrakech stencil and one of the beautiful Peacocks on this page. I have to say the peacock was just divine to play with!
I have tried out the damask stencil on this page with some texture paste, love the shape that is so versatile you can use just a little or the whole lot!!
The stencil combines beautifully with the damask corner flourish that we already have in our range:
I had a play with the Diamond flourish stamp, deciding on a more subtle image made with the watercolour paint I used on the background. It was super easy, I just dropped the stamp (of course it was on purpose!!!!) on to the puddles I had made on the background before it was dry. Then just stamped away on different parts of the page….. it worked a treat…..a happy accident!
I just loved how it turned out!!
I tried my hand at lettering with a brush, the trick is ….. hold your breath and just do it quickly!
I said we were getting a little Romantic, so of course we had to get some diamonds in, I am still bonding with these babies!
|There are so many more products that you can feast your eyes on for truly magic wedding page:
These banners are perfect size for pages and project life:
|Best Day Ever Banner
We also have a new mini chipboard alphabet set!
And of course we have more wordlets and flourishes:
I hope this wets your appetite to get your craft groove on!
Stay tuned to see some amazing work from our Design team!
Hi Again ScrapFX Peeps! Hope you have enjoyed the first round of DT member shares over the weekend. We’re back again with some more eye candy and insights to favorite products. As in the last post these projects feature a mix of older products sprinkled with some more recent releases. Perhaps you’ll find some hidden gems you missed in the store while delighting in the inspiration!
Grab your Monday cuppa’ and enjoy.
Anita’s pages are always a stunning mix of luscious layers balanced with beautiful white space and this one is no exception. She has created an elegant yet playful page by using various elements. One of the favorites she chose, and a highlight of the page, is the Victorian Frame (2011110). All decked out in black (perhaps shimmery??) this immediately draws your attention to her picture. To keep this element from floating about the page she built up some spectacular layers beneath it, including some gorgeous stamping! Do you spy it?? I do. It is so soft and subtle. Anita used the Blossom Stem Stamp (2013256) to create this effect and if you look closely at the other clusters about her page you’ll notice she has repeated this in those areas as well. I have feeling she may have used watercolors to stamp with since she is quite smitten with them these days. Take a scroll through the blog and you’ll notice she shares a lot of fun techniques using them. And what is a LO without a title, right? Anita reached for her packet of Adore Words (2013065) to help her out with that. I think all of us on the DT can agree these are so handy in many ways. Anita has used hers beautifully as an addition to her main cluster and the size off sets the larger portion of her cut title nicely. Its such a sweet and playful way to mix up the fonts/textures for it too!
Anita’s All Star Products Used
Victorian Frame (2011110)
Blossom Stem Stamp (2013256)
Adore Words (2013065)
Maria has created a darling page featuring her adorable daughter. Her ability to use a variety of chipboard pieces on one page always amazes me. I’m always inspired to use more free spirit combinations after looking at her creations. Here Maria has started with a favorite item of hers – stamps – in this particular case the Numbers Stamp (2014017). This is another showcasing of subtle color with big impact. I really adore how those light numbers look on the cream colored cardstock don’t you? I think we need to inquire what she used. I’m on it.
Mini Feathered Wings (2013130) can be found on many of Maria’s creations. She uses them in a variety of clever ways and here this one provides a sweet little touch to her photo eluding to the fact her girlie is her angel. Another cleverly used chippie here is the Bracket (2006145) – I tend to struggle with these and use them in rather boring ways. Maria however shows they can add to a playful theme and be more than just word holders, know what I mean?
Here is another one of those words again. Do you see a theme here yet with so many DT loving on these? This is a love word from the Love Words, Fancy (2013051) Pack. The pop of red for the heart is magnificent amongst the white. You really don’t have to be all jazzy all the time with your chippies – just grab some gel pens or a little white paint and go. Sometimes going with one color is truly striking and can pack a powerful punch like it does here on Maria’s page.
To create some balance to the red heart the Moments Word (2013054) was decked out in red. If you’ll notice, this in combination with the little reddish/pink brad creates a visual triangle – thought I’d share that quickie little design note because it truly helps contribute to the fantabulous flow this page has. The Mini Feather (2013233) Maria added gives that final whimsy touch to this girly page and just leaves everything feeling light, airy, and dreamy. Just as it should with little ones.
Maria’s All Star Products Used
Numbers Stamp (2014017)
Mini Feathered Wings (2013130)
Love Words, Fancy (2013051)
Moments Words (2013054)
Mini Feathers (2013233)
For my first share I have a card. Being a cardmaker it can sometimes be difficult to find things that are flat enough to use on your creations and still be able to send them without feeling like all your hard work will be ruined in the mail. Creating with ScrapFX chippies has made this much less challenging. The chippies stand up to a lot and my worries are eased. Some of fav go to items for birthdays include these adorable Balloons, small (2009087). A bit of handmade glitter glue always makes them sparkle and shine so pretty. The Celebrate word came from the Celebrate, Party, Hip Hip Hooray, Cake (2010322) wordlet pack and I cannot tell you how much use I’ve gotten out of this set. Its really versatile and the mini wordlet sets are definitely a favorite of mine for this precise reason. The last chippie I used on this card was an Instant Photo Frame (2012114). As I mentioned in the last post I’m so thankful for having to dig through my stash because this was a hidden gem I’d forgotten how much I loved. For all you peeps out there Instagramming you surely want to snag some of these. They frame up those shots perfectly!!
My background was fully inspired by our very own Luckie a.k.a Claire. I though I’d give a whirl with outlining the Numbers Collage Stencil (2014020) in the manner she goes about her work with stencils. There is no doubt about it, I love ScrapFX stencils, but my typical usage involve some type of goops. This time I took my Micron pen and outlined the Numbers Collage Stencil. After that I colored in certain portions with some NeoColors II. To blend down the color I used my waterbrush and it was as simple as that. I really had fun doing this and thank Luckie for the inspiration.
Scarlett’s All Star Products Used
Numbers Collage Stencil (2014020)
Balloons, small (2009087)
Celebrate, Party, Hip Hip Hooray, Cake (2010322)
Instant Photo Frames B (2012114)
For this project I had to feature a regular sized wordlet. There is a VAST array to choose from and there is always the just right saying/phrase I need/want. On this mini album cover I’ve used The Land Down Under (2014030) piece – ha! Who would have thought a girl living in the U.S. that has never visited Australia would do such a thing?? I just had to though because I’ve got Aussie in my heart I believe and I adore the fact you all call your chickens chooks!!! I’m about to get my new baby chicks soon and I thought starting my mini album for them this way would be so cute – what’cha think? My other all time favorite hands down is featured here as well – the mighty Itty Bitty Bets Alphas. I use these constantly.
To get the spectacular texture going on my background, I heaped on the heavy gesso and then stamped into it using my Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382) of course. I love all the foam stamps but this new one had to be used on this project. What is great about these stamps is they wash up so easily and can be used with so many different mediums and in many different ways like above.
I’d love to show you more of what I have going on with this album, but you’ll just have to wait until my chooks arrive next month!!
Scarlett’s All Star Products Used
Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)
Itty Bitty Bets, Groovy (2005104)
The Land Down Under (2014030)
Thanks for swinging by today. Remember we’d love to hear about and see what some of your favorite past and present ScrapFX products are so be sure to stop by our Facebook Page and share your projects with us. You never know, you could be the next Facebook Fan Feature here!!
Take care and have a great start to your week!
Hey ScrapFX Fans! What better way to kick start the weekend then with a heap load of eye candy from some of the DT?? For this group post the team decided it would be fun to feature some blasts from the past. This means the projects will showcase new projects featuring some oldies but goodie products and personal favs.
Ready to be inspired?
Hope so. Sit back and enjoy.
Claire has created a preciously sweet baby page using some her favs from the past a few more recent additions also. Her work with the Chevron Stencil (2012152) and Random Dots Stencil (2013172) in combination with the Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383) started off the dreamy essence this page has to offer on her background. It also showcases Claire’s typical and unique style usage with these products. I just love how she outlines the stencils and just recently gave this a go myself – fun stuff and proves you don’t need paste to have a go with stencils.
Another favorite and feature on many of Claire’s pages are the different types of words ScrapFX offers. Here she has used the Memories Words (2013238) pack to choose from. So many great varieties of fonts and scripts offered in these packs to give each project a different feel. I certainly can’t move on from this picture without mentioning how adorably Luckie has arranged her photos here. In a million years I don’t think I could have lined up three photos that perfectly – ha!
In this last shot you can see one final favorite share of Claire’s – the Mini Lock (2013323). Her signature style is to leave the chippies bare and boy does she ever rock it!! Her placement is perfect amongst all the other bits of goodness on her page and the color contrast of the chipboard is just right. I’ve been inspired by her to try this more but I must admit it I have a hard time controlling myself with adding goops and such too. What can I say, I like to get messy. There is truly an art to leaving it bare though – I must say my attempts aren’t quite as aesthetically pleasing in my opinion just yet.
Claire’s All Star Products Used
Chevron Stencil (2012152)
Random Dots Stencil (2013172)
Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383)
Memories Words (2013238)
Mini Locks (2013323)
Cindy created an utterly gorgeous romantic page. It was real toss up for her to choose what her favorites would be going onto this page. I totally feel her pain as there is just so much goodness in the ScrapFX store to be had! One thing I think always stands out on Cindy’s pages – at least to me – is her stunning background work. Here she used portions of the Petal Pattern Stencil (2012154) (an oldie, but goodie) to highlight two main areas of her page. I think she brilliantly used this to draw attention, create beautiful visual interest/texture, and its not distracting or overwhelming. A delicate balance indeed.
Here you can see the stenciling she did a bit closer and check out the newly released Romantic Silhouette (2014041). I’m totally diggin’ how much this piece mimics her picture so well! I bet there may be quite a few couples out there who have similar pictures this would be perfect for!! Be inspired by Cindy, pick up this piece, and scrap your romantic moment – or perhaps someone else you love??
This photo is picture perfect, so beautiful, and as I already shared practically a mirror image of the above chippie. This shot also features a chippie that is favorite of Cindy’s – the Arch C Fancy (2010061). She worked this piece in to her design seamlessly by layering it up with lots of other elements. By doing this it looks grounded rather than floating around. It truly looks like an arch you would see at an actual wedding with all those flowers and elegant style papers she used doesn’t it?
One last fav of Cindy’s are the flourishes and while she had a hard time settling on which she would choose for this page, since there are so many varieties in the store to pick from, she finally settled on the Flourish F (2008073). These pieces create such a lovely enhancement for the corners of her page while contributing to the flow. They aren’t distracting to the main focal points but do enhance the design by framing up the page. Cindy has altered these pieces just a bit by splattering them with a touch of mist that has been used throughout the page in other areas as well. I really love how the color looks on the raw chipboard – she is another one on the team who can throw down with keeping the chippies bare.
Cindy’s All Star Products Used
Forever, midi (2013207)
Petal Pattern Stencil (2012154)
Romantic Silhouette (2014041)
Arch C Fancy (2010061)
Flourish F (2008073)
Misty always dazzles with her colorful grungy style. Her above card features her favorites – stencils and angel wings of course!! She rocks these endlessly and shares she loves the bit of whimsy the angel wings can bring to her creations. On this card she started with the Numbers Cluster Stencil (2014020) to create her background. In case you haven’t been checking out the blog lately you really must scroll through and see how Misty has not only fallen head over heels for this stencil but has made it shine on her creations in numerous (pun intended – haha) cool ways. There’s also video peeps!!!
To build up the rest of her card Misty put her beautiful creative mind to work and layered up some of her favorite chippies, along with a stunning handmade flower, and hardware accents to compile a mini piece of artwork anyone would adore receiving. I know I would – hint, hint. But seriously Misty shows with just a few steps, using some favorite products and techniques, a card can become a one-of-a-kind piece of art worthy of framing. Now that I think about it if she were to attach a little piece of ribbon, twine, or wire on the back it could get hung right up.
Misty’s All Star Products Used
Numbers Cluster Stencil (2014020)
Word Set C Documented (2013330)
Mini Flying Wings (2013232)
Card Silhouettes – Clock Face Flourish (2010011)
For my project I went with a canvas to highlight some of my personal favs from the past and a couple more recent additions too. There is no denying I’m all about the minis so I definitely had to incorporate some of those on my project. Like the other girls it was so hard to choose which chippies would win out in the end, but alas I had the idea of creating a dreamcatcher so the Mini Feathers (2013233) were the perfect for this!
To begin my canvas I layered tissue paper along with many other mediums and goops. After all that was dry I applied one of my all time favorite stencils – Random Dots (2013172) - to the corners with some paste and allowed it to dry before adding a bit more color to that. Since this was a throwback post and all I busted out my other all time favorite stencil – Clouds and Raindrops (2012169) - and made some misty raindrops on watercolor paper to cut out and add to the piece. Oh how I’ve missed using this stencil!! I’m so glad we did this post because I had practically forgotten I had this beauty of a stencil in my stash – ahh! – how could I? Well you know how that goes – out with the old and in with the new….. but I really need to get this back in the rotation. I encourage you to do the same with your stash – what hidden gems have gotten tucked away??
For the actual dreamcatcher I wasn’t all about trying to weave a bunch of string. I like to keep things simple and I like to think outside of the box. I grabbed a little mini doily from my stash and the Baby Mobiles Frame (2013111). I must admit this frame piece isn’t a favorite of mine. In fact it has been driving me batty because I didn’t know what to do with it. This is where a favorite action of mine does come in – creating outside of the box and using my chippies differently. I cut one of the circles from the frame off and this is what holds my doily. I can’t wait to make a couple more dreamcatchers with these pieces and now I have a few more ideas floating around too. ;) Once the first snip was made it was all downhill from there – ha! So don’t be afraid to get creative and cut apart those chippies to make something new – its all in your perspective.
Scarlett’s All Star Products Used
Baby Mobiles Frame (2013111)
Mini Locks (2013323)
Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169)
Random Dots Stencil (2013172)
Mini Feathers (2013233)
Thanks so very much for joining us today for this blast from the past. We hope you enjoyed seeing what some of our favorite products are and how we like to use them. We’d also love to see and hear about your favorite ScrapFX products so hop on over to our Facebook Page and share away – you never know you could be the next Facebook Fan Feature!!
Take care and have a spectacular weekend!