Howdy ScrapFX Peeps! Scarlett here today and I’m so elated to be here sharing up a couple projects with you. Its been a bit and as my post title shares things have been changing around here. Lots of fun and exciting things happening so I’ll give you a peek inside some of what is new in my world.
My boy has been driving for some time now, but recently he took over my car as his own and man oh man was he ever happy! He has been wanting it for the longest since it has a good sound system in it – ha! Its the important things like that that make the car, right?, and since he just graduated high school it seemed like good timing. This month’s release was also spectacular timing for this page!!
I used the new Tyre Track Stencil (2014177) on my background with some texture paste along with the new Gear Stamps (2014176) and embossing powders. This gave the perfect grungy, car look for the page. I also added in a bit of additional stamping for some contrast using the Hash Stamps (2014137). I already know these will become quick favorites for background stamping. So many great uses for adding in texture, don’t you think?
In this shot you can see the gear stamping a bit better and you get another look at the super cool transparency pieces ScrapFX has now! I thought this Cruisin’ piece from the Car Transparency set (2014174) was perfect since I captured this shot while my boy was driving me around – ahh it is the life when you get to be drove around for your errands, LOL! I love it.
In other news around here we started up farming. We’ve had chooks in the past but we’ve upped our flock to 34 this year, added in a lot more produce, and added some cutie lil’ goats in the mix. We’ll be bringing on piglets in November if all goes as planned, so be prepared to see lots of farm cuties in the future like this one:
This is Penelope and the moment I saw this chippy I knew it had to go with this crazy photo of her smiling! I had so much fun creating this canvas scene to set her in using some older favorites of mine along with a couple newer goodies too.
These new word chippies are just amazing and I know I’m not the only one on the team smitten with them. There are just so many uses for them. I’m really diggin’ the large font up top with the the perfect print on bottom. I wanted to leave it raw to compliment the corrugated cardboard on the canvas, but my glitter lovin’ self caved and had to have a bit of sparkle. ;) On the background here, though it is very hard to tell, I used the new Ripples Stencil (2014155) to create some hill like patterns using a couple shades of yellow mists. This allowed the bottom portion of the canvas to turn a bit green in color since the background was blue. The Seed Stem Stamp, small (2013252) was dabbed up with two different colors of paint, stamped on sticky back canvas, cut out, and then adhered to the piece.
The leaves were stamped on to watercolor paper using the Leaves A Simple stamp (2013344) and were colored in with NeoColors II. The clouds were stamped with a hand carved stamped I created using the Clouds and Raindrops Stencil (2012169) as a template. I really wanted to have a sun on this canvas and the Mini Sun (2013129) was too small in scale to look right by itself. I didn’t have any larger suns chippy suns on hand and so I thought tucking it in the paperclip sun was quite a cute way to still use the chippy sun I originally had in mind. My tip to you in this is never give up and try out different options in layering when you want to use something.
Misty here to share a new project with you! This is my first attempt at art journaling. Well…that’s not entirely true I’ve tried one other time but it was REALLY bad, so I never shared. I tend to alter journals with the full intent of art journaling but never actually do anything with it! I decided that needed to stop so I will be sharing more art journal pages in the near future.
This was a lot of fun to make and was also very therapeutic for me. I really enjoyed the fact that I didn’t have to include a picture and just really have fun creating not even worrying about the results. I’ve been doing that a lot lately and I’m finding that when I stop “thinking” I seem to like my projects a lot more.
While I didn’t think too much about the actual process of how I created it, this spread does actually have a lot of meaning and emotions poured onto it, but since it is a personal subject for me I decided to keep the journaling private.
I started out by using the “tyre track stencil” randomly in the background. Then I added strips of canvas and misted.
Then finally I added my chipboard. Don’t you just love the “in a heartbeat” wordlet? I couldn’t use that wordlet without the heartbeat borders as well as the heart monitor. I didn’t forget to include the fun chicken wire randomly over the pages either!
Above you can see a closeup of the stenciling and stamping!
That’s it for today! I will have a new video to share nearing the end of the week! Hope you all have had a beautiful and creative weekend and wishing you the best for the new week! <3
Today it’s gona be short but interesting. As promised in my last post I have made a video tutorial especially for you. It’s mixed media layout with my daugter Emily. I hope you will enjoy this work. Here it is
Hi everyone it’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me.
First up I’d like to share with you a layout I created with some of the new releases “My Car”
I had a couple of pics of my car which were perfect for this latest theme release
I used the new Gear Stamps (which I cut into individual stamps for more variation of use) on my background, these are a great set of four gears. I cut out the 1st from the My 1st Car to create my title, and used the Spark Plugs chippies to create a corner. I also used the Arrows Stencil, large with some modelling paste to create a textured arrow.
I loved the new Tyre Track Stencil, it created such great texture and I am sure I will get loads of use from it… The speedo and key are from the Driver Kit…
Here I used the My Car from the Car Transparency sheet, a great A4 printed transparency with all things automotive…..in the corner I used the the rest of the Spark Plugs pack.
Scrap FX’s release this month also included A4 transparency sheets, and here I have used the broken arm from the Medical Transparency and cut off the fingers to make it look more like Cleopatra’s paw…
A raised stamped image using the Chevron Spot Stamp was used to cluster with the transparency image.