Monday, September 25, 2017

Scrap Matrix Mood Board Challenge - My Creative Mess!!

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share with you my first official design team post.

Have you you seen our beautiful mood board for the challenge this month? we would love you to all join in. Thanks to Vicki, our challenge winner will win a voucher to the Scrap Matrix store where you will be able to choose some wonderful crafting items for yourself.

Take a little look at the mood board and feel inspired......

We would all love to see where you create, where is your space? where is your happy crafting zone?

All entries can be shared via the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page, we have an album ready for you there to upload your images.  I am very much looking forward to seeing your entries and letting us all share our creative spaces together.

Now, I am pleased (and a little ashamed) to show you my 'Creative Mess' (literally). I am the sort of lady that has a pristine house but when it comes to my craft studio it is a MESS and very very big mess. I attempt to keep this space tidy, but well, it just doesn't work too well. My inner piglet is released here and I have learnt to deal with the fact that my messy side has to be released somewhere.

When we moved from the sea side up to the Perth hills we were fortunate enough to purchase a home that previously had an at home daycare attached. This room was quickly converted to my craft studio. It does have the potential to look like this when I get in the mood to clean it (I will be honest, it is rare it looks like this).

Ok, lets get back to my layout now. This month I had the pleasure of working with the 7 Dots Studio 'Fortune Teller' collection.  What a seriously amazing collection, there are just so many amazing elements here to work with, lots to fussy cut, lots to layer. There is just so much versatility with this beautiful collection. It was an absolute pleasure to create with.

Below you will see fussy cut papers, layered tags, cut Scrap Matrix metal embellishments, vintage sheet music, metallic string, German Scrap, chipboard and lace. Never be afraid to experiment, with different combinations.

With a good strong pair of scissors you can cut your metal embellishments and often turn them into something else.

Scrap Matrix products used for this project include.....

7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Charted 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Palmistry 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Soul 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Tarot 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Element Stickers
7 Dots Studio Wild At Heart Flair Buttons 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Paper Tags 
Scrap Matrix Chipboard Steampunk Chain Rings 
Scrap Matrix Brass Flower Large 2 
Scrap Matrix Brass Flower Large 3
German Scrap Renaissance Petite Black
Dylusions Ink Spray White Linen

Thank you for looking, I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

I wish you all a happy and create day.

~ Rebecca ~ 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Scrap Matrix 'Timeless Love' - Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone,

Today I am happy to bring to you a mixed media canvas which I call 'Timeless Love'. Now I understand there is a fair bit going on here and that is ok. Sometimes you just need to let your hands and mind take complete control and see where you are led, often it can be in wacky and unexpected directions. 

This canvas started with me wanting to recycle a few bits and pieces which were laying on my desk. As you can see below anything really can make a great textured background, here we have corrugated cardboard, scrap wool and lacey ribbon (I am sure there is a more technical name for this stuff?). All of these items adhered to my canvas using a little 3D Gloss Gel.  Never be afraid to experiment with your backgrounds and texture, so many items can be used to create great depth.

Here are a couple more photos taken from different angles for you.

List of products used - Available for purchase from Scrap Matrix

Finnabair Texture Paste - Graphite 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project,  I wish you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~