***** SCRAP FX DESIGN TEAM CALL *****

by admin | 7 Comments

This is THE call that you have been waiting for………Scrap FX is offering an exciting opportunity for talented and innovative artists and scrapbookers that love getting creative and sharing their knowledge.

We are looking for new artists with varying styles to join the talented ladies on the current creative team.

The call is open worldwide.

Please submit three projects:  (at least one scrapbook layout, and any other two projects: can be an art journal page, canvas, altered project, cards etc) that best represents your style.

Submissions do not need to use Scrap FX products, but we want to see what you can do with chipboard, stencils and stamps.  We are after a variety of styles that will relate to scrapbookers, papercrafters and mixed media artists.

You will need to have an active blog of your own, and a facebook page. Applicants need to be active on social media and have good photography skills.

The starting date for the new Design Team members is 1st July 2017.

You will receive a generous starting kit, and new products every month, of which you are required to create three projects per month, and to write blog posts sharing the process.   You get to play with a fabulous range of chipboard, stencils, stamps and transparencies.

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 your blog address.  Please also list any galleries (such as pinterest, instagram etc.) and current design teams.

DT Call is open worldwide, and will end on the 31st May 2017.

The new team will be announced on 15th June 2017.

Happy Creating and Good Luck!!

Smaller Things Canvas

by Marie Johansson | 0 comments

Hi – Marie from the north of Sweden here today. My plan for this months projects was to create Mother´s Day Cards. But as usual when I create nothing goes as I predicted… Instead I ended up making this canvas using the She corner & the Smallest Things black card piece.

 

I used a lot of textures like different sizes of beads, Glimmer Mists and crackle paste on the canvas base. This makes the chipboard and cardboard piece really pop. The “She” chippie was painted with Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels which gives it a look similar to metal. I actually used very few items on this piece – beads (3 sizes/chipboard/cardboard/mist/two flowers/tulle & pebble stones). Hopefully it will be a appreciated gift on Mothers day.

 

Details:

I have used these products from Scrap FX:

  • 2017123 Smallest things phrace
  • 2017102 She corner

I hope I could inspire you today!

Best wishes from Marie

Imagine and Mum….. by Cindy Porter

by Cindy Porter | Comments Off on Imagine and Mum….. by Cindy Porter

Hi all, today I’d like to share with you my latest creations for Scrap FX…”Imagine and Mum”
First up I’d like to share an art journal spread “Imagine”
I had fun with loads of paint, pens, scribble sticks and paste creating this spread…
I used the Denise Stencil, isn’t it fabulous… I really love this stencil…
in the background I have used: the Petal Pattern Stencil, the Random Dot Stencil and the Scribble Script Stencil
I chose to use some of the words from the Imagine Phrase Stencil…. it really is quite a versatile stencil, when you think outside the square…
More stencil use on the background, here using the Moroccan Tile Stencil..
Again the Imagine Phrase Stencil

 

 

A last look at the individual pages….

 

Next up I have a layout to share “Mum”
A pic of mum on a flight to a retail event…. she always wore one side of her headphones off like that so she could hear me as well as whatever movie was playing…
I used the Liz & Sue Stencil large (there are two sizes of this stencil) to create images on my background…
this awesome stencil has both the the positive and negative forms …. so you can use it as both a stencil or a mask as I have done on this layout…
I framed my photo with the Butterfly Circle small – this frame is also available in a larger size…
isn’t it such a pretty frame…
To finish off my layout… I used an oldie for my title “mum-script
Scrap FX products used:
mum-script
Butterfly Circle small
Liz & Sue Stencil large
Moroccan Tile Stencil
Imagine Phrase Stencil
Scribble Script Stencil
Random Dot Stencil
Petal Pattern Stencil
Denise Stencil
thanks for joining me today…
till next time
Happy Creating
xC

She…

by Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg | Comments Off on She…

Good morning dear friends

I am back on the blog today sharing 2 layouts using a variety of new and old products. With the focus of Mother’s day in May we had a bit of a “She” theme here at Scrap FX.

If I had to choose a favourite product of the month, it would defnitely be the She Phrases Transparency. I used it on 4 of my Design projects this month and still have a couple spare. So yes you will see me using them everywhere.

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Scrap FX Products used

She Phrases Transparency

Barbwire boarder

Cogs mini

As you may know I love to use monochrome colours and this month I chose to add Kraft to the mix.

I started by laying out my chipboard onto my page deciding where each piece needed to go.

Next I coloured all my chipboard pieces with black Archival ink. As you can see I cut one of the pieces so I could “extend” it so to speak covering the gap with my photo.

Once the design was done it was easy. I simply matted my photo and layered my chosen chipboard pieces and adhered them to my background. All the transparency quotes were adhered using clear gel medium which ensures a smooth beautiful finish.

She

Scrap FX Products used

Mother and daughter symbol

Daisy Flowers stencil

Steampunk Dragonfly

She corner

Dare to be different

She Phrases Transparency

This is a little different , even for me. You will note that though it is still simplistic it has a whole variety of different products. Sticking to the monochrome theme and altering my chipboard allowed me to still have a lot of white space and create a sense of balance across the page, despite the almost scattered look.

I started by creating a background using stamping, paint and stenciling daisies with molding paste using the Daisy Flowers stencil.

Next I coloured my chipboard with Archival ink and silver Alcohol ink. I did not want to use the frame as it was so decided to cut it up and use different sections of it across the focus area. This way the “She” does not only functions as a title but also as the start of the sentences in my journaling.

Again all the quotes were adhered using clear gel medium.

I hope you enjoyed this time with me today and will catch up with you again soon.

Please visit us again and leave us some love so we can see what you enjoy reading.

Also don’t forget to get your Design Team application in if you want to the fabulous opportunity to join us.

Till next time have fun.

xxx

Love & Happy Birthday – by Amelie

by Amelie Jutras | Comments Off on Love & Happy Birthday – by Amelie

Hello to you Scrap Fx Fans! Amelie with you today. I present 2 pages, to make me forgive for not being able to publish as agreed at the end of April.

To start, I present Love. I used a stencil and some chipboards.

 

For my second creation, I present Happy Birthday. I used some chipboards on which I put black gesso, then add Metallic Wax “Aged Brass” from Prima Marketing.

Thank you!

ATC’s in Vintage style

by Kerstin-Inga Peters | Comments Off on ATC’s in Vintage style

Welcome!

Kerstin here with a new inspiration for you.

 I recently discovered my passion for ATC’s.

It was new for me to work on such a small place.

 

 

I wasn’t sure if our chipboards are right for such a little size,

but how you can see at our very talented Scrap FX Teamies

 it’s possible 🙂 !!

and you are so many variants if you cut some of this pieces.

The only chipboard that I have used here

 

Seaweed Stem - Click Image to Close

Seaweed Stem

I was inspired from a dreamy world, little fairies and butterflies on a flowering meadow.

 I love the color combination brown and blue, the perfect team for a vintage style project.

Together with some cutouts from old photos and a wordphrase (Rub on transfer), some stamps for a background

and some pieces from a spiderweb (die) I created four little cards.

I embossed the whole chipboard with ‘Turqouise Shimmer’

 embossing powder (Emerald Creek Dares)

and then you can cut this beauty in so many little beauties parts.

Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired to create your own

  ATC’s – a wonderful idea, because they are can collected or traded,

and only need a small amount of space.

I really enjoyed working on mine!!!

Happy crafting!

Kerstin

For the Love of the Grandies

by Marie Johansson | Comments Off on For the Love of the Grandies

I´m back today with a layout that celebrates the love of my parents, my children´s  Grandparents.

They are such a great couple – and they always have time for their grandkids, no matter what their plans were originally – they just toggle the kids along! I love that kind of behaviour. They don´t let go of their plans, they let the children be a part of it. For this layout I used the Landscape frame, together with the Kangaroo Paw Stem and the Grandies Wordlet.

 

The cluster was built around the Landscape frame with the photo in the centre. I cut the Kangaroo Paw Stem into pieces so I could use it for display on more than one part of the layout.

 

I painted the chipboards with High Impact paints from Tattered Angels and distressed them with a bit of Heavy Gesso. That way they get a bit of structure. I love how that turned out.

 

More details:

 

I hope you enjoyed my layout and feel inspired to buy these products I used from the Scrap FX store:

  • 2017138 The Grandies
  • 2017068 Landscape Frame
  • 201784 Kangaroo Paw Stem

Love from Marie

La vie est faite de petits bonheurs

by Claire Barrin | Comments Off on La vie est faite de petits bonheurs

Hello dear Scrap FX followers,

amongst this month’s novelties, there’s a new French sentence I love: “La vie est faite de petits bonheurs“, meaning “Life is made of small joys”.

I chose to use it with a picture of a blooming azalea in October…

I used various chipboards as Mini Bouquets,

and hashtags words from the #schooldays pack.

To add some détails on my background, I also outlined some triangles from the Triangles stencil.

Item used:

La Vie phrase

#schooldays

Triangles stencil

Mini Bouquets

*****

I wish you a very pleasant day.

Claire

 

 

Mother…… by Cindy Porter

by Cindy Porter | 1 Comment

Hi all, today I’d like to share with you a layout I created using some of the latest Scrap FX releases…
“Mother”
I began with a mono-tonal background I created on my Gel Press…
 the new She stamp made a great addition to my background …

 I added the new Denise stencil, love this stencil…  I added her with coloured modelling paste to match my background and flipped the stencil to add her a second time…. to complete a very soft mono-tonal background.

 I added the large Scribble heart this is still one of my favourite pieces.

To finish off my layout, I used this fabulous new  Mother title… no truer words…. “all love begins and ends there”

Scrap FX products used:
Scribble heart
Denise stencil
She stamp
Mother

till next time
Happy Creating
xC

ATC Fun

by Anguree Jansen Van Rensburg | 2 Comments

Hello dear friends

How are you all?  Wow I can’t believe in May already, before you know it half of 2017 will be over… However every new month brings a stack of new products for you to play with so quickly grab a cuppa and join me for a quick tutorial.

ATC Fun

Scrap FX Products used:

Steampunk Dangle Corner

Wire Heart SMALL

Aussie Slang Frame

So we all like to play with new stuff, but what about those odds bits and pieces that you have leftover? Or what if the pieces you have are too big for what you want to create? Use it, cut it and save those pieces, I say. Here is how:

I created a mixed media background using Dylusion paints and and stamps from Stampers Anonymous. When this was dry, I simply matted my  2.25″ x 3.25″  patterned panels onto 2.5″ x 3.5″ black card stock. As always, I added additional chipboard in-between the layers to add more texture.  Next I cut up my chipboard pieces. I started with the Steampunk Chipboard and cut it into 4 different pieces so it would fit on my ATC’s. This also helped me to have enough matching pieces for 3 ATC’s.

The next step was to colour them all with my favorite Silver Adirondack Alcohol Mixative Ink. I can’t stop to tell you how easy and awesome this stuff is for chipboard, especially tiny, fragile ones.

Last but not least I simply added a couple of journaling strips, cotton and a few grey toned pearls and it was done.

I hope you enjoyed reading
this and that you would visit us again in the near future. We welcome your support and input so please share your thoughts, ask questions or just let us know what you think.

Till next time, have fun crafting.

xxxx