Strawberry Gardens by Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | 0 comments

Hi everyone, nice to be back for my second share this month.

My page started with water colouring a strawberry for the background and i just built up some layers.

The title was taken from 2 title pieces of chipboard Strawberry Delight and Hamilton Gardens.  I just cut off the words I wanted to use and painted them in black.

I cut the Toadstool Log in half to make it stretch across my page and popped my photo on top of this so you ca’t see the gap.

I’ve added a little glossy accents to some of the chipboard pieces to give it a nice glossy shine and cut a few butterflies from the Butterfly Transparency and added them to my page.  I’ve bent the wings up on these to add a little dimension.

My page has been finished off with a little stamping with the Toadstool stamp.

Hamilton Gardens   Strawberry Delight   Toadstool Log

Toadstool stamps      Butterflies transparency   Travel Bug

My next layout started with the Random Dots Stencil and some blue water colour.

I also coloured the white Paradise Frame in the same colour.  I have cut this up, along with the black one and used it to form part on my photo cluster.

A couple of butterflies have been cut from the transparency and the backs of these have been painted.

I also cut some little pieces from the Travel Transparency and  popped them on my page with matte medium.

Random Dots stencil  Travel transparency   Butterflies transparency

Paradise frame BLACK   Paradise frame WHITE   Flutterby Silhouette

Hope you’ve been inspired.

 

 

 

 

Wanderlust Layout

by Deb Adams | 0 comments

Today I want to share a double layout with a Vintage Travel theme

featuring chipboard titles from Scrap FX.

The focal point on these layouts are copies of original postcards from a private collection.

I scanned & printed them with my ink jet printer onto heavy card stock.

I sealed both sides of each card with Judikins Microglaze to protect the ink.

They hint at a pretty cool story about a brave & adventurous woman,

Auntie Ria (Victoria) who left Australia from Fremantle, WA on the ship shown below.

The other postcard shows she had reached Colombo, Ceylon.

I would have loved to have read her full letters sent home, but unfortunately do not have those.

I continued the Indian theme through to the other page with Elephant stamps from Graphic 45,

real Sari cloth strips, gold & jewels.

The Moroccan tile stencil brings out the blue in the exotic girls clothing & ties the pages together.

This image is another original postcard from that era.  The Vintage map includes both Australia & Ceylon.

The Journey & Wanderlust chipboard titles are painted with Turquoise Art Alchemy paint.

I am certain her story included a grand adventure.

Her handwritten postcards are so inspiring even 115 years on!

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Cheers for now

 Deb

Art Journal Pages “Be Curious” by Lisa

by Lisa Rabellino | 0 comments

Hi friends!

Today I want to share with you these art journal pages, where I used distress oxide sprays, Scrap FX stamps, silhouettes and tabs!

I chose Scribble Butterfly and Travel collage silhouettes, they really inspired me!

To start I cut some pieces of paper from pages of books and I glued them on my journal with soft gel medium

Then I added some washi tapes too and I brushed white gesso

I used Scrap Fx stamps (Letter & Number rings and Round & round stamps)  with Archival inks

Then I used my colour sprays with a brush and I sprayed a little bit of water to blend them

I let it dry and after I made some stencil with white paint

Finally I glued Scrap FX black silhouettes and a sticker with a sentiment

Here are some close up photos

Here the list of Scrap Fx products in my project:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=3541

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=58&products_id=4751

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=5180

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=4770

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=4425

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages for today!

hugs, Lisa

By The Sea – by Guylaine

by Guylaine Seyer | 0 comments

I show to you today a step by step of a nautical page.

I started by spreading white gesso on my background and I applied modeling paste over a stencil.

I then used my magical shakers (pigment powders) to create a aqua watercolor background and another color, darker to make drops.

With the surplus of navy ink that I had left, I impregnated my chipboard for it to tint.

I used hot embossing to tamper with my other chipboard

I finally assemble everything with overlapping papers and various embellishments

here is again the final result

Here are the Scrap Fx products used on my page

2019201 Travel Transparency

2013397 Anchor & Chain

2009356 shells

2011350 ShipWheels

2018295 #Beach

Thank you for your visit

 

Explore . . . a Mixed Media Scrapbook Page by Sharon

by Sharon Fritchman | 2 Comments

Hi everyone!  I cannot believe that it’s August already.  Where did the time go?  This year is certainly flying by.

Today I have a step by step tutorial showing you how I made my mixed media, travel scrapbook page entitled “Explore.”

Here is the photo that inspired me . . . it’s a photo of the Bermuda sunrise . . .

My husband won a trip to Bermuda through his work, and we got to spend 5 days there!  It was absolutely gorgeous!

No onto how I made my page . . .

First, I decided to use the Happy Birthday frame, but since it is no one’s birthday, I cut the words “Happy Birthday” off the frame to use later.

Next I cut the phrase “Adventure is out there! from the Travel Transparency.  I cut and mounted the phrase onto cardstock.

I used my VersaMark stamp pad and the cloud raindrops stencil, stamping the cloud images onto velum.  I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder, then cut them out to use later.

I found patterned paper that looks just like a sunset and tore it into three pieces.  I played around with the arrangement on a piece of 12 x 12 watercolor paper:

Once I had the arrangement that I liked, I sewed it all in place with my black thread and my sewing machine.  I matted the photo with coordinating cardstock and sewed it onto my page.

I also placed the vellum, heat-embossed clouds on my page and sewed them with black thread right through the center of each cloud.

Here’s what it looked like at this point:

I added some stars to my page using the star confetti stencil and opaque texture paste:

I heat embossed my chipboard pieces with white embossing powder, then painted each piece – some with pink paint, some with silver and tarnished brass distressed paint.

Finally I added some stamping to the bottom of my page using the chickenwire stamp with “worn lipstick” and “tuxedo black” stamp pads.

Here are the Scrap FX products that I used . . .

Happy Birthday frame:

(I cut the words “Happy Birthday” off to use on a later date.)

I used a few of the stars from Star Outlines:

I cut the Scroll Corners into the shape that I wanted:

Jumbo Jet chipboard:

I used “Explore” from the WTP-Explore:

Star Confetti stencil:

Cloud Raindrops Stencil:

Chickenwire Stamp:

Travel Transparency:

Here is my completed page:

With some close-ups:

And a different view:

Thanks so much for stopping by the Scrap FX blog today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my creative process.  Now I want to see some of YOUR creations on our Facebook page entitled Scrap FX Creative Space!  And if you want to find out more about these products, check out the Scrap FX store.

I will see you again at the end of the month.  In the mean time, happy creating everyone!

Layout by Heike`s AugenBlick

by Heike Bruhn | Comments Off on Layout by Heike`s AugenBlick

Hello everyone,

in January of this year we started with our new life philosophy according to Marie Kondo.

We have minimised our household but were still living large.

We have adjusted that too.

My husband and I are now living in a one room apartment with a large garden.

Oh this is so beautiful and refreshing.

But anyway, today was my first day after weeks that I created without

construction noise in the background.

I created a layout with vintage photos from Tim Holtz.

Celebrating in style…

The gorgeous Mandala transparency.

Here you can see very well how clearly a stamp image can be with watercolour.

I love the cake stamp on the background.

I used from Scrap FX:

Celebrating in Style

Scrawl Hearts

Adorned Branch

Blossom Stem Stamp

Cake stamps

Circle collage stamps

Mandala transparency

Butterflies transparency

Tractor & Truck Charts

Diamonds stencil

My dear blog reader, that was it for today.

I hope that I could inspire you to work with the fabulous products

of ScrapFx,

See you soon, with nice greetings from The Netherlands

xoxo

 

 

 

 

Adventure, By Tanya Froud

by Tanya Froud | Comments Off on Adventure, By Tanya Froud

HI There Peeps!

Who doesn’t love an Adventure!!! And what a great range of products to suit what ever adventure you are into this Month available at Scrap FX!!!

Today I’m sharing with you my kids adventure on a camel ride, at Ulara this year.

The product I used were

Boab Tree 

Windmill 

I just did a quick smeared mixed media background and then painted my chippy black to create a  abstract sky scene and then added photos.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations documenting your adventures

Hugs

Bungy Jump…..By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | Comments Off on Bungy Jump…..By Belinda Lowe

Good Morning and a big Happy Monday to you all ( I hope you had a lovely weekend).

This month its all about travel at Scrap FX.

For my first layout I would like to share a layout of me that has a really big meaning to it (shared further down)

This layout is one that I have created using the following Scrap FX products: Bungy Jump, Crazy Circles Stamp, Stitching Stamps and Tribal Silhouette

 

And here are some close ups:

The meaning behind this image is not one I wanted to share on the front of the page because I didn’t want to take the fun out of it so I typed it up and put it on the back (excuse some of my choice words)

And I would also like to share with you how this layout came together

   

   

If you have any questions about any of the projects I create contact me or comment below

As always I’m excited to see what YOU create with these products – don’t forget to share your layouts/projects on Scrap FX Creative Space on Facebook

Till next time……Happy Scrapping

Bee xx

Inspired to Travel – by Niamh

by Niamh Baly | Comments Off on Inspired to Travel – by Niamh

Hi All,

I love travelling and when I received the new releases for this month – I was thrilled to see some of my favourite places represented. I have a trip planned to the UK next year, so I thought I’d get in early and create a small travel journal, and I couldn’t help but go down memory lane and document my amazing trip to Gallipoli in 2003.

The journal (or more precisely – journal cover) started with some thick chipboard cut slightly larger than the journal I intended to use. I taped the two pieces together with some washi – leaving a large enough gap to close over the spine of the journal. I then chose 3 pieces of scrapbooking paper to cut out the pieces of the UK flag and glued them down onto my cover. I then attached the travel words, the map and the #destination coloured black to the cover. On the map, I cut a piece of black card to put behind the cut out text so it stood out more when on the coloured background. Here are some close up pictures of the finished journal, and below is a process video of how I put together the journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the link to the process video:

My second travel themed piece is a double 12 x 12 layout scrapping my trip to ANZAC Cove and Gallipoli in 2003 for ANZAC Day, one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I came across my original photos, which had a number of panoramic photos printed out and decided that this needed to be a double page layout. I couldn’t find any suitable background paper for this piece, so I made it myself by collaging a number of vintage texts, photos and newspaper pieces onto some cardboard using gel medium. I then aged the papers using tea stain and walnut stain distress inks. I arranged my photos and then glued down the field of flower silhouettes to represent poppies. I covered my chipboard titles in a dusty green colour to represent the greens found in the hills on ANZAC cove. Finally I added copper tape to the edges of my photos as a border, the copper had slightly tarnished, so it added to the beautiful green colours. I decided in the end I needed to fill the bottom space of my layout, so I used the small chisel alphabet pieces to spell out Lest We Forget.


Here is a process video of how this layout came to be:

Here is a list of the Scrap FX products used in the projects today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to subscribe and like the Scrap FX YouTube channel and check out all the other projects we have for you. Also, make sure you join the Scrap FX creative space on Facebook for extra inspiration and to share your amazing creating too.

Happy Creating,

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

Melbourne Zoo Australia, by Ros Aggett-Madley

by Ros Madley | Comments Off on Melbourne Zoo Australia, by Ros Aggett-Madley

Hi everyone and thank you for joining me at the start of a new month with lots of new goodies.

My page for this share started with some water colour paper.  I have traced the Bamboo stencil onto the background and painted this with some water colours.  I left a few pieces in the middle plain because it was going to be covered over anyways.

The gorillas have been painted with acrylic paint and instead of stroking the paint onto the pieces I’ve dabbed the pain on quiet heavily to give a textured look.

I cut the Savannah silhouette into a few pieces for this page and just to get it to match in with the rest, I have painted the Map of Australia with black acrylic paint.

Australia Maps  Bamboo stencil  Gorilla Pack

Savannah Silhouette

Hope you’ve been inspired ♥