Mud monsters and dinosaurs by Niamh

by Niamh Baly

Hi all,

When I received the April kit I was super excited about the space products – but these chipboards captured my heart. Mostly because as soon as I saw them, I know which photos I had to scrap. So I present my husband and I as Mud Monsters in Rotorua (New Zealand), and my daughter riding a dinosaur and ‘rawwing’ the whole time she was on it (I know – it was a dragon – but she called it her dinosaur).


The mud monsters page was created by using a collection of project life cards and sticking them onto a background page. Pro tip – stamp your images before you stick the cards down!!! However, if you forget like I did, just use a card you have a lot of as a mask while you are stamping so you don’t stamp on your main images. I then coloured the chipboard in using paint markers in colours to compliment the background. This is a really simple page – but I love how it came together. Here is a link to the process video:


The dinosaur page is a favourite – just because of the memories captured in it. When I showed my daughter the page – she insisted that it go up on her wall in her bedroom so she could look at it all the time. Happy mum:) On this layout I used embossing powders to layer up colours to create a lizard skin effect. On the dinosaur I used paint markers and a stencil to add in additional markings, as well as teeth and an eye. The background paper used a combination of the circular shawl mask, the mark making D stencil and the chevron panel stamp to grunge up and add prehistoric details to the background. Here is a link to the process video:


Below are the Scrap FX products used on these pages. I hope you like these layouts and are inspired to create your own.

Happy creating,



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