Delight in the Little Things – Cards and a Journal Page

by Scarlett | 1 Comment

Hi ScrapFX Peeps!  Scarlett with you today to show a few smaller scale projects which are absolutely perfect to showcase the variety of mini pieces recently released and to stamp on.  First up some cards.

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This card was a lot of fun to make and I used up a ton of tidbits in doing so.  Therefore I truly ‘delighted in the little things’ ;)

I started off by using the Ice Shards Stencil (2014252) with some ink to create a pattern on my patterned paper background.  From there I cut apart a bunch of mixed media scraps I had already created in to rectangles and glued them around the border.  I painted the Delight, mini (2014255) piece with black paint and while it was still wet sprinkled it with some fairy dust glitter.  I went back and dusted the glitter off in certain areas so it was covered to heavily.

Here is a closer look:

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I really loved how easily this piece fit on my card.  The dimension of this one is 5×5, which is typical for me, but I can see how these would easily fit suit other sizes as well.  I think it’s a sweet alternative to your everyday stamped or sticker sentiment don’t you?

Products Used

Delight, mini (2014255)

Ice Shards Stencil (2014252)

Feather Stamps (2013249)

Chicken Wire Stamp (2013382)

Random Dots Stencil (2013172)

Abstract Stencil (2013181)

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For this card I began by stamping various stamps from both the Clouds A Happy (2014248) set and the Clouds B Dream (2014249) set with VersaMark ink.  I then heat embossed them with some sparkly embossing powder.  Next I scribbled color on the card with my NeoColors II and wet them down with a waterbrush to blend.  What I loved about this technique was the embossed clouds resisted the color yet it did in fact seep into the patterns of the clouds allowing those to shine through.  While you can’t see it all that fabulously in the picture, it is pretty neat in real life.  To finish off my card I added some fun ScrapFX pieces along with other a few other embellishments and it was a wrap.

Here is a close up of the happy cloud so you can see how the details shine through a bit better:

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Isn’t that neat?  You can also see how it really worked out nicely on the confetti cloud.  I can’t wait to use these clouds more.  I feel like they were made just for my cloud lovin’ self, LOL!!!  Be prepared to be cloud inspired – ha!

Products Used

Clouds B Dream Stamps (2014249)

Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248)

Post & Rail Fence, Woodgrain (2012073)

Leaf Buttons, mini (2010007)

Finally I have a journal page to share but it isn’t your typical page.  I have started Bible journaling and while I know this isn’t for everyone it is a great way for me to connect my faith and love of art.

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Here I’ve used the Circle Weave Stencil (2014093) with some Dylusions mist to start the base of my journaling.  Next I stamped with some of the Clouds A Happy and Clouds B Dream stamps, then added my Wonder, mini (2014253) piece.  After that I jazzed up some of the new Seeing Stars (2014238) with some homemade glitter glue and the adhered them to the page along with my letter stickers and additional journaling block.

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Here you can see just how wonderfully all these pieces work in my Bible as they are so thin and won’t cause much bulk as I continue to journal, but truly this is a benefit for anyone choosing to use ScrapFX items in their journals.  You get the awesome benefit of dimension without too much excessive bulk.  One more thing to mention here is about the arrow on this page.  It is a handmade embellishment and was created on sticky back canvas using modeling paste and the Arrows Stencil, small (2012379).  When I make these I tend to make them in large quantities and this way I have a stash for easy grabbing.

Products Used

Arrows Stencil, small (2012379)

Circle Weave Stencil (2014093)

Wonder, mini (2014253)

Seeing Stars (2014238)

Clouds A Happy Stamps (2014248)

Clouds B Dream Stamps (2014249)

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you take some time to delight in the little things as well.  :)

Making Beautiful Music!

by Cindy Porter | 2 Comments

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here with you today, thanks for joining me…
Today I’d like to share with you a project I created for a bit of fun with Scrap FX and a load of Lindy’s Stamp Gang products….
 

My Altered Guitar; Timeless Beauty.

This guitar was found in the junk pile of a thrift shop, they didn’t even think it was worth selling, how wrong were they…. thanks to a friend of mine, I ended up with it, and I had so much fun altering it…

I started with a gesso base coat to give myself a workable surface.

I used pan pastels to colour and shade her face.

 

I used the Industrial Chic Starburst spray set to colour the guitar and flowers, this is still my favourite Starburst set, I totally love them….

 

I used lots of the Scrap FX  Flourish D flourishes around the flower clusters.  I painted up these flourishes using the LSG magicals powders and a wet paint brush, the Industrial Chic set of course. Using the magicals instead of the sprays allows you to get a more concentrated colour and shine.

 

I created lots of texture in her hair. I coloured it with more Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays, and I gave it sheen and shine with Lindy’s two tone embossing powders in bronze, copper and gold toning’s.

I used the Scrap FX title Timeless Beauty again painted up with magicals and the Flourish F flourish also painted up with magicals in her hair.

 

to finish off the neck of the guitar I used the Scrap FX Flourish V, once again painted up with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals.

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it. 

Scrap FX products used:

Flourish D

Flourish V

Flourish F

Timeless Beauty 

 

till next time

Happy Creating

xC

Fly!

by Claire Barrin | 1 Comment

Good morning dear Scrap FX fans,

Claire here to share some designs I made with the new novelties.

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First a layout:

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I worked on my background outlining the new Ice Shards stencil,

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Then I stamped the Clouds A HAPPY stamp with watercolours, before drawing the edges with black ink.

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And I added some Seeing Stars

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item used: Ice Shards stencil,

Clouds A HAPPY stamp.

Seeing Stars

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My second design is a personal file I made to organise better our home and chores…

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I used Chicken Wire, mediuim, Bag of Letters CLASSIC Lower Case, Feather Stamps to decorate the front cover,

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and Leaves A Simple, stamp to create separators.

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item used: Chicken Wire, mediuim,

Bag of Letters CLASSIC Lower Case,

Feather Stamps,

Leaves A Simple, stamp.

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Have a nice day.

‘The Sky’s the Limit’ VIDEO tutorial by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 4 Comments

Hello there,

As promised I am coming back to you with full step by steo VIDEO tutorial of my recent layout.

In the vieo you will find all the info about products used to create this project. As you can see I used beautiful chipboards Sky’s the Limit and Flourish 09 Wind. To build my backround I used Ice Shards stencil – it’s another must have amazing backround stencil. As mixed media lover I have also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and new Finnabair mediums line – artbasics and artextravagance.

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Products used:

Flourish 09 Wind Ice Shards stencil The sky's the limit

I hope you will enjoy the video. If you will have any questions please leave some comment under the video and I will be happy to answer.

Love,

Marta xx

Wonder & Baby it’s cold Outside

by Cindy Porter | 2 Comments

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here, thanks for joining me today…
Today I’d like to share with you a couple of layouts I created with some of the new releases…
first up is “Wonder”

 I adore this photo of my nephew with his reflection… he was totally mesmerized 

 

 This month Scrap FX released a new stencil “Ice Shards Stencil” isn’t it fantastic….

just look at those shapes…

 

I used modelling paste with the stencil to create all this gorgeous texture, and water colour pencil to highlight the shapes…

 

This month Scrap FX also released some new flourishes, this one is Flourish 12 scribble… isn’t it gorgeous, I love it… I think it’s my new favourite flourish…  also in this release were some more new mini titles… I used the Wonder, mini for this layout, isn’t it awesome, I am loving these smaller titles…
 
Scrap FX Products used:
Ice Shards Stencil
Flourish 12 scribble
Wonder, mini

 

Next up I’d like to share with you another layout I created with the latest releases “Baby it’s cold outside”

When I saw the new title “Baby it’s cold outside” I knew had had the perfect photo…

Henri all curled up hiding under my hoodie, doesn’t he look like he’s trying to keep warm…

 

I used the Ice Shards Stencil with ink to create the border and background…

 

 to create texture I used the new Snowflakes Stencil… isn’t the detail just gorgeous, so fine and delicate…

 

Another one of the new flourishes Flourish 11 Swirl, love it…. One of my favourite things about working with chipboard is the flexibility it gives you…  this new flourish originally encroached too far onto my photograph, so two quick snips and I could adjust it to suit perfectly….

 

 Check out these wonderful acrylic snowflakes, they come in a pack of three…
aren’t they stunning…

 

And as I said the title was just perfect for my photo of Henri; Baby it’s cold outside, I painted it with gesso and then used some stickles to give it a little sparkle…

Scrap FX products used:

Snowflakes F clear stencil/embellishment
Baby it’s cold outside
Flourish 11 Swirl
Snowflakes Stencil
Ice Shards Stencil

 

I hoped you enjoyed the look at some of the newly released products,
till next time,
happy creating,
xC

Be awesome and smile by Marta

by Marta Lapkowska | 2 Comments

Hello friends :)

It’s Marta here with my September inspiration. Today I would love to share with you my 3 creations.

First to share are my two cards. Did you know that mixed media can be used even on the cards? You don’t have to limit yourself to layouts or journal pages to use your mediums and masks. I love making cards with mediums touch, it’s smaller surface to work with and sometimes more challenging.

First card is mix of turquoise and brown shades. To build my backround I used modeling paste and Ice Shards stencil. I sprayed design with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I added beautiful Flourish 12 scribble chipboard. Wording is stamped.

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Ice Shards stencil Flourish 12 Scribble

Second card is in brown colours. I used beautiful papers from 7 Dots ‘Nature Walk’. Here I also used the same Ice Shard stencil with white ink. You can also see few splashes of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I added Flourish 10 Twister chipboard. As final touches I added few dots of liquid pearls.

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Flourish 10 Twister Ice Shards stencil

My third creation is my art journal page. In this project once again I used fantastic Ice Shards stencil. If you will look closer you will see that design created with stencil is not even. I didn’t use only white modeling paste but also 3D transparent gel medium from Artbasics from Finnabair. Gel medium and paste reacted differently for sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. While mediums were still wet i sprinkled it with glitter from artExtravagance by Finnabair – the blue shading was created with glitter.

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I also stamped some stars with Star Spangles stamp.

Star Spangles stampIce Shards stencil

I hope you have enjoyed my mixed media creations :) My next inspiration for you will be here next week and I will have step by step video tutorial for you.

I hope I will see you here soon.

Love, Marta x

Rock Star

by Claire Barrin | 0 comments

Hello there Scrap FX fans!

What have you been up to lately?

As I often do, here I am showing you a design featuring only one chipboard, used as the title.

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On this design, the Chipboard Rock Star has been hot embossed with Zing powder.

Can you see how the stitches on the S, T and R letter are still visible? Amazing isn’t it?

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Item used: Chipboard Rock Star

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On this second layout, it is the {Laugh….. chipboard that I used.

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Have a nice day (:

A Little Bit of Christmas Fun!!

by Anita Bownds | 0 comments

Hi ,Anita here.

Well Christmas is not that far away when you think about it.

I’m guessing most people are stressing a bit, I know I am. It’s crazy to think how fast the year has gone.

So it’s time to start making those cards and gifts for your family, or scrapping last years Chrissy photos!

So I’m sharing a few creations using this months new chipboard and stencil that has the Christmas theme.

I was super excited to play with the new snowflake stencil!

Here are the ScrapFX products used:

Snowflakes G Model: 2014240

Snowflakes stencil Model: 2014251

Christmas Morning Model: 2014257

I started with my white cardstock adding my patterned paper.

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Next i used a plastic card and applied texture paste to the stencil in 3 different spots on my layout

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then I added a Snowflake that I painted with texture paste with a pop dot behind it to give it dimension and a big pearl in the center to add a little bling.

I’ve also added some holly leaves painted green just under the snowflake.

Holly Leaves Model: 2007327

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I also used texture paste to colour my title.

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For my card I layered patterned papers adding the cute little chipboard deer and holly flourish.

Here are the Scrap FX products used on my card:

Baby’s 1st Christmas ornament Model: 2014235

Christmas Borders transparency Model: 2014247

Holly Flourish Model: 2012257

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The holly flourish was painted white, leaves green and the berries red.

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I painted the deer white and let it dry then mixed a light brown, painted the deers coat and left a few spots white (chest,eye,tail,chin and ears)

 I added a little bit of black to the nose, horn, feet and a touch on the tail.

I painted the rocker red and added some glitter

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and i used the transparency for my sentiment

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Happy crafting

September Play Bits

by MichelleL | 0 comments

Hi all!

I am here to share a sneak peek of the new release products that our fabulous Design Team will be playing with this month.

Are you ready?

Lets get on with it shall we? I shall start with my personal favourites, new mini words:

Wonder, miniBelieve, miniDelight, mini

All my pages this month feature these little beauties!

Here is my first one:

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I have used embossing powder in 2 colours on the flourish and the mini wordlet to create an ombre effect.

I also used the stamps from last month to create those chevron circles (I hope you have entered the giveaway to win a set of these, you still have time, the deadline is 15th September)


Then we have several delectable Flourishes like the one I have used above:

Flourish 12 ScribbleFlourish 11 Swirl

Flourish 09 Wind

Flourish 10 Twister

For my second layout I could not resist using another flourish:

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We could not let a month go by without  Stencils and Stamps right?

Well here they are:

First some stamps, and yes Christmas is fast approaching….Arrgghh!!

Clouds A HAPPY stampClouds B DREAM stampChristmas Bauble stamp

And behold our new stencils:

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Ice Shards

Snowflakes stencil

Snowflakes

I have used the ice shards stencil in this background and the last Mini Wordlet!

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Included in this LO are more stamping with those awesome chevron dots and some old faves the graphic circles.

Talking of Christmas….yep I know too early for that you cry!!!!

But it is September people!!

It will be upon us before you know it!

Baby's 1st Christmas ornamentChristmas KoalasChristmas Postcard & Stamp FrameChristmas Borders transparency

And here are some more wordlets and wintery goodies:

Snowflakes GSnowflakes F Clear stencil/embellishmentScarf, hat & mittensSkiers25 DEC, mini

Christmas MorningBaby it's cold outsideWinter Wonderland

So have I wet the creative tastebuds? Want more? Check all the newbies right here:

Scrap FX New Products

Hope I have inspired, be sure to check back during the month for our DT Fabulousness!

Michelle

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

by admin | 7 Comments

Love playing with chipboard?

Obsessed with stamping?

Passionate about stencils?

Scrap FX is offering an exciting opportunity for talented and innovative artists and scrapbookers that love getting creative with these products, and love to inspire others to create.

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Do you fit this description?    What do you need to do?

Please submit three projects:  two layouts, and one other project of your choice (can be an art journal page, scrapbook layout, canvas, altered project, cards etc.)

Submissions do not need to use Scrap FX products, but we want to see what you can do with chipboard, stencils and stamps.  Be yourself, we want to see the real you in your designs…..we are after a variety of styles that will relate to scrapbookers, papercrafters and mixed media artists…..so don’t be shy, have a go!

You will need to have an active blog of your own, and a facebook page.

The duration and starting date for the Design Team term is negotiable.  You will receive a generous starting kit, and new products every month, of which you are required to create three projects per month.  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 a link to your blog.  Please also list your social media links (such as pinterest, instagram etc.)

DT Call is open worldwide, and will end on the 1st October 2014.

The new team will be announced on 14th October 2014.

Happy Creating and Good Luck!!