Medical Themes

by admin | 0 comments

Hi Everyone, I’d like to share some layouts using the new medical embellishments.

The first one uses the new Ouch Pack, for a layout about my son when he fractured his wrist, when he fell from a flying fox at the local playground.

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To grunge it up a bit I used the tyre stencil with texture paste and brown colour wash, and also traced the stencil in a couple of other places too.  The chipboard was mainly colour with Versacube inkpads.  Gel pens were used for the fine detail on the ambulance.  Loved the heartbeat graphs on the new medical transparency, and the x-ray transparency was a fun addition too.

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The next layout pays tribute to the nurses in our family.  The Medical Kit was perfect for this.

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Scrap FX products used in this layout are:

Medical KitGenerations of Love

Clockface, gears/steampunkScribble Circles

Journal Notes CREAM

I hope you have enjoyed my take on using the medical themed embellishments…………Jill.

 

 

Let’s Hear It For the Boys! Group Post

by Scarlett | 2 Comments

Hey There ScrapFX Peeps!  Do I now have that fabulous song from Footloose running through your head? I couldn’t help myself and had to go with that title for this group post dedicated to the men in our lives.  It can sometimes be a struggle to create more masculine projects so today we hope to inspire you in a variety of ways to get those special guys scrapped and created for.

Anita

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Okay did your jaw just drop like mine did?? I mean talk about black and white masterpiece here hey?  I wish I could’ve been a little bird sitting on Anita’s shoulder as she created this background filled with layer upon layer of textural goodness!  The Gear Stamps (2014176), Tyre Track Stencil (2014177), and Hexagonal Pattern Stencil (2013167) all played together in a funky, grungy style complimenting the photo of her husband working on the car so well.  By sticking with tones of blacks, whites, and grays she furthered the dramatic masculine tone of this page and enhanced it by adding in some hardware and transparency pieces.

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Here you can see the a piece from Car Transparency (2014174) peeking out from under her photo as a part of her layers.  These pieces make great layering additions and if you refer back to the photo above you can see how Anita cut the bottom portion to suit her style more.  Love this little touch and show you how many possibilities there are with these transparency pieces.

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A tip Anita has for those of you with a grease monkey of your own at home is to use some old nuts, bolts, washers, etc. on your pages.  I couldn’t agree more!  I love to do this and must admit I use new ones too. ;)  We have a lot of them around here and the hubs tends not to need them as much he thinks he does.  There are tons of great techniques out there to make them look roughed up if that is the look you are longing for or you can use them shiny and bright too.   They surely complimented this page alongside all the ScrapFX gears fantabulously!

Products Used

Gear Stamps (2014176)

Tyre Track Stencil (2014177)

Hexagonal Pattern Stencil (2013167)

Spark Plugs (2013172)

Driver Kit (2014173)

Car Transparency (2014174)

Steampunk Heart (2013374)

Cindy

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Cindy has created a ‘fun-lovin’ boy page featuring what appears to be a school photo, which I don’t about you, but I often have a tough time knowing what to do with these.  If this is indeed a school photo I find it spectacular how she has gone with a non-traditional approach to scrapping it.  This is another jaw dropping background and I have a few insider deets on how it was created wanna know the scoop??  Okay, let’s take a closer look and I’ll share.

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Cindy started off her background by stamping the Star Spangles Stamp (2014214).  She clear embossed the stamp before she applied the Continuous Chain Stencil with paste.  Doesn’t it look totally spectacular?  I don’t have this one in my stash yet, but after seeing how Cindy has used it here I may have to rethink how I may use it on future projects.  It provides such a rich texture and looks so realistic! I also think it probably helps that Cindy is really quite terrific at applying background techniques. ;)

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Here you can see the chains up close and also see the start of her misting.  This was done after the chains had dried and allowed to run down creating the lovely drips you see in the above photos.  The great thing about having embossed the Star Spangles Stamp is the mist resisted it so the stars continued to shine on through while the mist oozed on around them.

Products Used

Itty Bitty Bets ‘Serif’ (2005102)

Fun Theme Pack (2014209)

Car Transparency (2014174)

Star Spangles Stamp (2014214)

Continuous Chain Stencil (2013193)

Elisabeth

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Elisabeth’s page just warms my heart because every girl is a daddy’s girl at heart and these pictures capture it so delightfully – pure uninhibited joy.  There is also something else striking here – the fact that men be scrapped with flowers present and done in a way that is gorgeously sentimental.  By choosing a neutral color palette with some pops of color Elisabeth was able to keep the tone of this layout summery and fresh.  It became more about the story and less about gender.  As the viewer we are able to focus on the story and pictures, the flowers and embellishments all come secondary as pieces of the tale. So the next time you question whether or not you should toss a few flowery bits on to your guy’s page, take some inspiration from Elisabeth and mix them in with a neutral palette along with some other bits and bobs to tell your tale.

Products Used

My Dad & Me (2014217)

Lots of Love (2014197)

Misty

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Misty has worked her magic on a crazily cool kraft card.  Try saying that three times fast – ha!  There are numerous things I’m diggin’ about this but first I have to say I think it’s wonderful to be thinking of giving the special guys in our lives a card.  I mean we are always crafting up cards – for those of us that make them – for the gals in our lives, kiddos, and so on, but it is a rare occasion indeed that we seem to bust out the supplies to make the guys a card.  is it because we think they don’t care to get them?  Or is it because we lack the mojo to make them??  For me I know it is typically the latter because my guy actually really adores when I give him handmade cards.  In fact whenever he goes out of town for work  I slip one in his bag and if I forgoet – oh good golly miss molly!!  So yeah, I think it’s kinda important we make sure the guys in our lives get cards. ;)

Now back to Misty’s card, here we see again a play on neutral tones.  This is such a great way to tackle masculine themes.  She has stamped with the Star Spangles Stamp (2014214) to create the start of her background and layered over that with the Crosswords Stencil (2013186) and some paste for texture.  These are both great patterns for masculine projects as are the car items she added for her sentiments and embellishments.  The addition of the eyelets down the side of the card go hand in hand with the the other metal embellishment she used and reinforce the whole car theme.  Such a great use of stash too, right?  I mean who doesn’t have a ton eyelets sitting around??!

Products Used

Car Transparency (2014174)

Star Spangles Stamp (2014214)

Crosswords Stencil (2013186)

Scarlett

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For my project I decided to start scrapping one of the many Senior photos (photo credit EvoYno Photography) I have of my boy.  I didn’t want to just plop all of them in frames so creating a canvas to hang up seemed more my style.  I started off by randomly coating the canvas in paints.  From there I built up some texture with tapes and pastes. Once that was dry I got out my ScrapFX stamps and stencils.

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I used the Numbers Collage Stencil (2014020) and some black ink randomly about the canvas in some areas to provide contrast to all the bright color going on. The I applied mist through Ripples Stencil (2014155) and really love how defined this look turned out.  I must admit I typically don’t have success misting through stencils but this one is amazing, every time I use it works out fabulously. :)  The Cogs (2007184) pieces I used were misted as well and while they were still wet I sprinkled them with some UTEE and heated them up for a roughed up look.

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I don’t even know how long I’ve been holding on to this Ruffled Feather (2012223) just waiting for the right project to speak to me.  It finally did and it just so happened I had some feathers from when the chooks were little too to add with it – bonus!  The Love This Scribble Frame was the perfect holder and with a few other little touches of quickie layers I was done… for now.  I always have to sit on a canvas for a minute before I’m truly done because I think I just need to breathe and take time to soak on it.  Then I can go back and do the needed finishing touches that may or may not be needed.

Products Used

Ripples Stencil (2014155)

Numbers Collage Stencil (2014020)

Cogs (2007184)

Ruffled Feather (2012223)

Scribble Frame Love This… (2014121)

Chicken Wire Stamp ( 2013382)

{Believe….. (2014145)

From black and white to color pop, card to canvas there is sure to be something here to strike your creative fancy and help you get that mojo flowing for scrapping your guy.  We’d love to see if you do, so be sure to stop on by our Facebook page and share up your creations.  There also might be a really spectacular giveaway going on right now you don’t want to miss!!  Until next time, take care. :)

Summer Lovin’ with Elisabeth

by Elisabeth Bakken | 1 Comment

Summer-memories:

We’ve had a great summer vacation this year.

Summer has been fantastic as we

 travelled both in Norway and in Europe.

My first layout has a picture taken in Crete, jumping huge waves!

I think the picture isFAB!!

The title says: Splash in style.

The scrapFX new heart spangled stamp speaks right to my heart!

Here it is:

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Products used:

Heart Spangles stamp

Coral B Paper

Lots of love

Random dots stencil

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Our family:

Summer-selfie with my lovely family, diving into both old and new ScrapFX-stash:

I love it, the star stamp, the stencil, the title and the love scattered all around!

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Products used:

Lots of love

Star spangles stamp.

Our family

Scribble sentiments

Palm frond stencil

More pics:

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I hope you are feeling some summer-pic-inspo.

Happy scrapping!

 

puzzled heart

by Misty | 2 Comments

Hi!  Misty here to share some of the projects I’ve been working on this month.  First is an art journal cover I created for one of my nieces friends.  She is attending her first year at a University nearby and she wanted a journal to write and draw in. So this is what I came up with…

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I didn’t do anything special to the chipboard on this one.  I just painted with some gesso and/paint.  I did add some gold perfect pearls to add the light inside the lamp though.

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Here, I fussy cut the picture and arranged it so that it looked like she had her hands around the lamp post.

Product used:

mini chicken wire

lamp post B

feathered wings

 alpha (dream)

stars spangles stamp

Next, I have a simple card…

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Products used:

Lots of Love (Hearts)

“love & laughter”

Last but not least I have a journal page…

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I glued the chipboard directly over the paper layers and then started covering with gesso and mists.

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I created some extra distressing by using the heart stamp…

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Products used:

small two hearts puzzle

heart spangles stamp

That is it for me today!  Hope you are all having a creative week!

Mixed media art journal cover TUTORIAL by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 3 Comments

Hello there :)

It’s Marta here with my new video tutorial for you.

I created mixed media art journal cover with new ‘Beautiful daughter’ chipboard and one of my favourite ‘Marrakech’ stencil.

I also used mists from Lindy’s Stamp Gang and some tissure paper from my stash. I hope you will enjoy my creation.

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Here is the video, have fun :)

 

Hugs, Marta x

 

Beautifully Broken – Mixed Media Canvas

by Scarlett | 1 Comment

Hi Again!  Scarlett back today to share up my other project.  When it was all said and done I looked at the finished canvas and thought to myself geesh, seems pretty simple looking, but believe me there were layers of love poured on to this!

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This is how I started out working on my canvas.  Patterned and tissue papers were adhered, paint was splattered on randomly, stamping was done with the Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383), and lastly I stenciled with my all time fav stencil Random Dots (2013172) and some paste for texture.  Then you know what happened?  It sat.  I stared at this canvas for quite some time because quite frankly I liked where I had gotten it and didn’t want to mess it up.  Have you ever had that fear?  Apparently it was all for good reason though; I needed to wait for this month’s release, specifically the Jigsaw Heart Large (2014193).

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Once I saw it a lot of ideas came in to my head for how to use it on this canvas.  The new dilemma was to narrow them down. ;)  I finally settled on the one you see above and set to work.  More layers needed to be added to the background.  I grabbed my Hash Stamps (2014137) to add some more pattern/texture/depth of color with some denim colored paint.  Then I added some raindrops through the Clouds and Raindrops Stencils (2012169) with some Yellow Cadmium paint.  Yep, I did indeed use yellow, the trick is once those layers were added I went over my entire canvas with a glaze.  The only portions not covered were the scribble circles.  Pretty neat, right?

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The puzzle pieces were coated with gesso, painted gold, stamped with the Chicken Wire stamp (2013382) and then dusted with glass glitter.  I thought that was kind of appropriate to go along with the whole beautifully broken theme.  On the velum butterflies throughout the canvas I used some of the hearts from the Lots of Love chipboard (2014197) and coated them with a bit of glitter glue.  I can already see myself picking these up over and over again.

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Here you can see the full Jigsaw Heart a bit better.  It was painted and altered the same way as the puzzle pieces above.  I used the Graffiti Alphabet (2013198) for my phrase and colored it with a paint marker.  To highlight it I used a white gel pen.

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This is just a different angle to see the dimension of the piece on the canvas.  It was adhered using gesso so it worked in a dual purpose way.  Not only as an adhesive, but also primed the chippie for me to paint.

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One last shot to take in some texture, stamping, and to see how the inner portion of the scribble circles look up close.  They had a different glaze applied inside them.

Products Used

Graffiti Alphabet (2013198)

Lots Of Love (2014197)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169)

Hash Stamps (2014137)

Jigsaw Heart Large (2014193)

I hope you enjoyed checking this out and are inspired to take leaps and cover up those projects you may be stuck on. Take care!!

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Scribble Circle Stamp (2013383)

Quick and Easy Mixed Media Cards

by Scarlett | 2 Comments

Hi ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett here today with a couple of quick and easy mixed cards to share up using the adorable Star and Heart Spangles stamps.  Check them out!

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I was super excited to have a play with the Star Spangles stamp (2014214).  I think it’s such a fun design and has so many possibilities for backgrounds, cutting out embellishments, and more!  My brain is pondering. ;)  Here I’ve used it for my main card design and stamped it using three shades of mists to create a rainbow coloring.  Quick and easy.

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Before I cut out the piece I outlined my stamping with a black NeoColor II and used a waterbrush to smudge the lines a bit.  With the coloring left on my brush I outlined the stars.  Each star has some glitter glue inside it to give the card some shimmer because I think stars should be sparkly, don’t you?? To finish off the card I simply added a few little embellishments and this fantabulous G’Day Mate chippie from the Aussie Map Pack (2014005).

Products Used

Star Spangles Stamp (2014214)

Aussie Map Pack (2014005)

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For my next card I switched to the Heart Spangles stamp (2014213) and instead of stamping it with something such as mist or ink, I stamped it INTO something – specifically some heavy gesso I spread on my card base.  This is one of the best features about ScrapFX stamps!  They can be used for so many mixed media techniques other stamps simply cannot stand up to.  I love stamping into mediums and the foam stamps are perfect for this technique.

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In this shot you can see how just a thin layer of the gesso provided enough coverage for me to stamp in and create some lovely texture.  I sprayed mist over, wiped it away from the hearts with a baby wipe, and painted them gold.  The card was finished off with a few embellishments and the Love and Laughter mini wordlet (2014212).  I think the longest part for both of these cards was simply the drying time.  I love that and I was able to use bits and pieces of items around my table too.

Products Used

Love and Laughter mini (2014212)

Heart Spangles stamp (2014213)

I do have one more project to share up with using this month’s new items but I couldn’t get a good shot of it with my phone since it’s a big project.  Do I have you in suspense??!  I hope so. :)  I’ll be back really soon with it as my tech savvy son will be home to help me with camera syncing woes.  Until then y’all take care and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Family Time

by Renata Moni | 3 Comments

Hello,ScrapFX fans!

Renata here, to share 2 projects with you.

The first one is a layout created to document a family photo.

The background was created with layers of papers and using the SCRIBBLE SCRIPT STENCIL with green texture paste.

Some little hearts over the picture , a beautiful flourish and the wordlet complete the page.

 

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And here are the ScrapFX products used:

 

 

For the second layout  the background is a little darker which is great  for the natural colour of the chipboard pieces.

A big title was created using 2 wordlets and it is perfect for my photo.

I used the DAMASK STENCIL to create the background and I  also spread some little hearts over the page.

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And here are the ScrapFX Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Step by Step with Claire

by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment

      Dear readers,

Claire here to guide you step by step through a layout in the making.

I hope you’ll like it.

First, on a white cardstock, spray generously over you favourite stencil.

I here used the Numbers Collage stencil.

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 Quickly after spraying and before the ink dries, remove your stencil and flip it over on another sheet of white cardstock.

Press gently for the ink to print on the paper.

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Again, remove carefully your stencil and let your paper dry.

Here’s the result.

We will use the second cardstock as a background paper, but you can obviously keep the first one for another layout.

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You can see that the edges of my stencil aren’t well printed but that’s okay.

Next step: pick your favorite brush and watercolour paint and outline the shapes like this:

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If your printed pattern is a little pale on the edges like mine, just don’t outline it, that’s fine.

I used two colours. Here’s the final result:

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Your background is finished. You can now place your papers and pictures…

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…….and your embellishments.

I used pièces of the Word Set A Today.

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And there you go! Your design is finished!

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I hope it inspired you. Don’t hesitate to comment with a link to your design, I’ll be happy to admire it :)

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Item used:

Word Set A Today,

Numbers Collage stencil.

 

 

 

 

Shabby Cards by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 2 Comments

Hello my friends :) It’s Marta here again with you.

I would love to share with you my 3 shabby cards.

I created those works using wonderful new Scrap FX chipboards and beautiful Webster Pages papers.

My first card shows cute ‘Jigsaw heart’ chipboard. I think it’s perfect chipboard for any occasion card.

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Second creation presents ‘Friendship’ chipboard.

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Third card is featuring ‘My Mum & Me’ chipboard. It’s beautiful design, that stands out nicely.

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I hope you have enjoyed my creations. I am sure that cards like those could be a perfect gift to someone special.

Sending you a very creative hugs, Marta xx