Xmas Cards Scrap FX style

by Deb Adams | 0 comments

Hi from Deb,

Today I am sharing two sweet Xmas cards I have created using Scrap FX stamps, stencils & chipboard.

I used a masking technique to gel print these trees on the card front

using Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio & Lucky Clover.

The stamps I used to give texture on the trees were the Medallion stamp & the Squared stamp 

I then masked the trees to colour the background with the Lineage stamp & the Loopy script stamp

The Merry Christmas scramble chipboard piece was perfect for the sentiment.

Star chipboards painted gold were added with Gel medium on the background trees.

Shading, then splatters & hints of Gold finish of this naive style card.

For my next card I used a circle mask created from the Circle stencil to form these Christmas baubles on my card.

The stamps I used for texture on the baubles were the Circles & squares stamp, the Medallion stamp & the Loopy script stamps.

I used the Christmas Word Tree stamp for the sentiment.

I added another gold painted chipboard star above the middle ornament.

Shading, Scribbles & flecks of gold finish off this card.

Hope this inspires you to make your own unique Xmas cards too.

Wishing you all a safe & happy Christmas

Bye for now, Deb

Mixed media card #giftoflove by Lisa

by Lisa Rabellino | 0 comments

Hi friends!

Lisa today to share with you this mixed media card with red and black colors, they really rock together!

To start I cutted a piece of watercolor paper and I made stencils with modelling paste. I made some stamps with archival ink and I colored the background with black spray color. The I added splatters with red acrylic paint.

I used some embossing powders and heat gun on Scrap Fx chipboards.

I also cutted two adorable butterflies from transparency sheet and I used them as embellishments.

I glued all down on my card and I added little beads as final touch.

I used these products from the shop:

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=3343

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=61&products_id=5270

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=27_47&products_id=5450

http://www.scrapfx.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=21&products_id=5376

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Lisa

We Belong Together . . . a Scrapbook Page by Sharon!

by Sharon Fritchman | 0 comments

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a scrapbook page that I made using fun and fabulous Scrap FX products!

Since it’s December and we are in the middle of winter (in the United States), I decided to scrap a page using photos that I found in an old photo album that belonged to my mom.  The photos are of my mom and her brother skiing.  My mom dated them December, 1948.

Here is my completed page:

For some inspiration, I used this Page Maps sketch:

I started by picking my patterned paper and cutting my trees using a die cut that I had in my stash.  Then I arranged the items on my page without gluing them down:

I used the Tribal foam stamp and heat embossed “snow” using white embossing powder onto my trees:

Tribal stamp:

I also added “snow” to my background using the Cloud and Raindrops stencil and white embossing powder:

Cloud and Raindrops stencil

I picked out the chipboard pieces that I wanted to use, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder, too:

We Belong Together chipboard wordlet:

Flock of Sheep:

Moments Flower:

Here’s a close-up of the adorable sheep:

I picked out a phrase from the Family Transparency that I love for this page and adhered it to a tag:

Family Transparency:

I also found the word “spirit” on the Antiquities Transparency:

I adhered it to the photo of my mom.  Here’s a close-up of the photo and tag:

I glued everything down after I was happy with the final look:

Here’s a different view:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday season!  We hope to see some of your creations on our Facebook page entitled Scrap FX Creative Space!

I will see you again at the end of the month.

 

Mixed Media Layout Stash Buster

by Tanya Froud | 0 comments

Hi There

Tanya here…

Today i have a bit of a stash buster.. i used up bits and pieces from Scrap FX, and made a mish mash of them on this layout.

I have just created a messy background with the rice paper and collage, added a pop of  hot pink. Then i added some contrasty black elements, building layers under my photo. I used black ink on the stamps.

I have used

Moon Dreamcatcher LARGESketchings No. 2 by Michelle Logan Chevron Panel stampChicken Wire StampGroovy Flowers ANumber collage SMALL stencil

To find where to get these from, just contact your favorite Scrap FX stockist.

Here is a close up..

Well that’s it from me for today, thanks for stopping by!

Star of the day – by Guylaine

by Guylaine Seyer | 0 comments

Good day

I’m showing you today a layout feature… well… a cow!!  Is not she beautiful?  🙂

I used 3 differents models of chipboards and I heat embossed them all with bright colors

Here is a list of chipboards used

Branchlets

Organic Flower

Almond Leaves

Thank you for your visit

Steampunk mixed media art panel and Interactive card

by Niamh Baly | Comments Off on Steampunk mixed media art panel and Interactive card

Hi All,

Niamh here again with two more projects, and completely different styles! One is perfect to hang in your art space, the other – a great card for the little people in your life.

The Steampunk mixed media panel is all about exploring textures and weathered ageing effects. It was a fun and easy project to complete, and the same techniques can be replicated on canvas, in your art journals or on a scrapbook page.

The background panel is a 6in x 6in piece of corrugated card from a box I had lying around. I tore the backing paper off in random spots, then applied stone effect texture pastes over the surface unevenly (use texture paste – if you have some sand – add that it too). I then dried it and applied gesso all over the surface to unify the piece. While the gesso was still wet, I added embossing powders in verdigris, gold and copper and heated it, giving the piece a weathered metallic effect. Finally I added watered down acrylic paints in shades of blue, letting it drip down the surface, and wiped it off the embossing powder (which acts as a resist).

 

For my focal point, I embossed the Scrap FX  steampunk pieces (steampunk assemblage  and cogs) with copper and verdigris powders, then added some ink gold wax over the copper pieces. I adhered the chipboard onto the panel using ultra thick gel medium, and added some metallic cog pieces using the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also embossed the #takearisk phrase from the #achieve set with verdigris embossing powder and added that to the bottom of the panel. I also cut up the vision phrase transparency as the main quote for my panel, and adhered it using a sheet of micro glue dot paper. As the background is so textured, the pattern of the dots blends in with the background piece.

To see how this piece came together – please click on the video link below and subscribe to the Scrap FX YouTube channel to see all the new projects as they go live.

https://youtu.be/L4rrHkIkKGo

 

The second piece for today is something very different – an interactive card which would be great for kids.

I started off creating the sky using blue shades of oxide inks, swiping them onto my craft mat, spritzing them, then laying my card over the top and soaking up the ink. You need to create two pieces of this background paper for this card. I used the Mark making C Border stencil to help draw my clod shapes, then painted them with Heidi Swapp white color shine, splattering some over the top as well for extra effect. I then pasted one piece on the inside of my card, and drew a circle large enough for my pig to fit in on the first piece and cut it out. I also cut the same sized circle out of my white card (use the circle you drew on the sky card as a template – as it has to line up perfectly.

I used paint markers to colour in my flying pig, and I also traces around my pig onto sticker paper and coloured in the sticker paper as closely as I could to the original chipboard. I then cut a piece of thread and laid it across the back of the chipboard and sandwiched it with the sticker paper, leaving two ends to attach to the card. I stuck double sided tape above and below the circle and stretched the piece of string with the pig on it tight, so that the pig is suspended in the circle. Finally I adhered the sky piece to the from of the card – hiding the string from the pig. I coloured the phrase using alcohol markers and stuck it on the bottom of the card.

I love this little card and the cute pig – though if I did it again, I would purchase two of the flying pig sets as it was difficult cutting the sticker paper to the exact shape – and I missed out on the cool etchings on the wings. My daughter loves playing with it, as the little pig twists and turns on his string – making him look like he is really flying.

To see this card being make, click on the video link below and subscribe to the Scrap FX YouTube channel to see all the new projects as they go live.

https://youtu.be/8pm4G9zYBQg

Happy creating,

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

 

Christmas Chaos…..By Belinda Lowe

by Belinda Lowe | Comments Off on Christmas Chaos…..By Belinda Lowe

Good Morning Scrap FX Fans,

Belinda here….and how has your week been so far? I hope you are getting in some great scrappy time. Hope you are all festive and kicking into Christmas mode

On this fine Wednesday I have one share for you today using products that ScrapFX has to purchase……go to the store and have a browse, I guarantee you that you will find something you “must have”

I created a “festive” layout to kick off December

This layout is one that I have created using the following Scrap FX products: Ocean Transparency and Christmas Chaos Chipboard

 

And here are some  close ups:

  

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

 

 

Not really a Christmas canvas by Ros-Madley

by Ros Madley | Comments Off on Not really a Christmas canvas by Ros-Madley

Today’s project is not what it was meant to be.

I was so excited to order the Decorative Antlers when I saw them.  I have made Christmas canvases in the past and thought they’d be perfect for another.  Thing is, once I started building up layers, it turned into an everyday piece.

The antlers have been coloured with posca pens and the Mini Feathers have been heat embossed with shabby chic embossing powder.

I used a sharpie and posca pen to add the ears and eyes with the Create a Unicorn stencil.

If you look between the the antlers you can see that I have lightly stamped in grey ink the Chicken Wire stamp.  This was just to add a little more interest to the background.

I has all been build up with die cuts and flowers from my stash, with no holly or red nose anywhere.

Decorative Antlers Create a Unicorn stencil   Chicken Wire Stamp

Mini Feathers

 

Family ‘Will Travel’ Canvas

by Deb Adams | Comments Off on Family ‘Will Travel’ Canvas

Hi It is Deb here once again,

Today my project continues with the Family theme.

I created a layout which I mounted on a canvas to display a treasured photo of two of my children.

    It is such a classic ‘Pixi style’ photo taken way back when.  I am sure lots of people have similar posed shots.

Still love it as they are so happy together.

I heat embossed the chipboard elements with a combination of two blue coloured powders.

I chose the Curly Corner, Curly Corner pair Love you Key to emboss & the Suitcase stack

was painted with Distress oxides & Metallic Distress stains.

The Mandala stamp was fussy cut to add a floral element to the page.

The Family & Bookprint Transparencies were also used as embellishments.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

Cheers for now,   DEB

Art Journal Pages and Scrapbook Layout by Heike

by Heike Bruhn | Comments Off on Art Journal Pages and Scrapbook Layout by Heike

Good morning everyone,

and welcome to my second blog post for the company Scrap Fx Australia.

I created for you as inspiration two art journal pages and one A4 scrapbook layout.

But first I will show you one of my favorite quote from E. Hemingway about Autumn.

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees

and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew it

would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.”

This quote was my inspiration for my first art journal page.

I love being inspired by a quote or music. It’s not just painting in a book for me, it has a deeper meaning. An old dictionary serves as art journal book for me. I am currently working in four different books at the same time. If I have applied a color layer, I put it aside and start with the next book. So I do not need to wait until the layers dried.

Since we had the first frost here, the leaves on the trees have changed from green to a rust red color. So my rust color layer in my art journal stands for the leaves. My colour is burnt sienna from Winsor & Newton, quinacridone red orange from Old Holland. I have sprinkled in the moist acrylic color,  baked texture taos sunset from Seth Apter. After that I heat embossed the baked texture. In the left corner from my art journal page I stamped with Scrap Fx chicken wire stamp over the dark acrylic color. Therefore I used versafine ink and baked texture buzzard from Seth Apter. Around the edges from my art journal page I stamped with the scrible stamp from Scrap Fx. Of course, my favorite stencil of Scrap Fx could not be missing. I applied the acrylic color carbon black from Old Holland. After the paint had dried I gave copper metal foil over it.

Fall…

I also used: Seth Apter stamp, different acrylic colours from Golden, Old Holland and Winsor&Newton and my favorite white super heavy body Gesso from Liquitex.

For my second art journal page, I was inspired by the psychedelic artist Victor Moscoso, an American artist best known for producing psychedelic rock posters.

Unfortunately, the photo  does not show so well the extreme contrast between the neon colors and the normal acrylic colors.

I used from Scrap Fx lots of stamp and stencil images on my background,

and two qoutes from the Family transparency sheet.

And last but not least my A4 scrapbooking page.

Here I used the chipboard as stencil.

I added liquid masking  from Winsor&Newton to the moon stencil and let it air dry.

After my stencil work with the brick chipboard, I added colors to the brick chipboard.

First Burnt Sienna from Winsor&Newton.

My second color is azo-orange from Amsterdam.

And then yellow ochre also from Amsterdam.

Remove the frame from the chipboard.

This technique is often used with watercolours. I love the lines created by the drying process. First I started with adding water to my page, then I add Infusion Stains in the color “in the navy” from Paper Artsy.  I cover the whole thing with household foil and let it air dry over night.

After everything has dried, I also remove the liquid masking medium. Then I started with the focal point, by adding stamps and stencil work and little bit Distress ink for the moon.

Then I glued the chipboard on my page and for the finishing touch art stone

For my embellishments I used the silhouette and family transparency sheet from Scrap Fx.

My photo is an embroider magazin image.

And my word sticker is fromTim Holtz.

I used for my dt member inspiration from Scrap Fx:

Scratchings & Scribble stampScratching and scribble stampChicken Wire StampChicken wire stamp

Flower Buds stencilFlower buds stencil  (my favorite stencil at the moment.)Silhouette Ladies stencilSilhouette ladies stencil

Square StencilSquare collage stencilJohn & Harry stencil SMALLJohn and Harry stencilHarlequin StampHarlequin stamp

Square collage stampsSquare stampArt Deco Panel stampGrosgrain & Dots stampGrosgrain and dots stamp

Family transparencyFamily transparencyButterflies stencilButterflies stencil

Celestial Moon stencilCelestial moon stencilBrickworkBrickwork chipboard

Bunch of Flowers BLACKBunch of flowers silhouette

So my dear blog reader that was it from the other side of the ocean.
I hope I was able to inspire you a little bit.

 See you soon.

xoxo