Wednesday, January 24, 2018

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Layout - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone, 

Rebecca here with you today to share a bright layout created especially for the Scrap Matrix 'Holiday Challenge'. The theme of this challenge is so versatile, it can run from holiday memories to mementos, through to possibly the way a holiday made you feel. 

Here is what I came up with for my first share with you all. Late last year our family was lucky enough to have a small getaway in Bali, it was the first trip there for all of us. Such a fascinating, warm (in heat and nature of the beautiful people) and colourful. The 7 Dots Studio Paint Chips collection was just PERFECT for Bali photos.  

From the Scrap Matrix store you can buy this amazing collection in a kit (as seen below) or buy all the pieces individually, all depending on your preference.

The kit came with absolutely everything I needed to create, I was determined not to add anything extra. The only thing I really did additional to the kit was use my die cutting machine and my Tim Holtz thin circles die to cut some little spinning circles, just to add a little something extra. 

Lots of layering and although usually I would paint or ink my chipboard, this time I kept it raw. Also I would usually black outline all my shapes with watercolour or a big brush pen, this time I kept those raw. Trying my best to attempt minimal for once as usually I am a little OTT and never ever know when to stop adding (stamping, marking, spraying, eeeeeek!!). 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit today, I look forward to seeing your challenge entries into our 'Holiday Challenge'

Wishing you all a happy and very creative day.

~ Rebecca ~ 

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Paper Artsy Tags - Rebecca's Second Share

Hi Everyone,

Rebecca here with you today!. I would like to bring you a small step by step tutorial showing you how to create a small series of gift tags using a set of Hot Pick stamps from Paper Artsy.

I began with blank manilla tags.....

To create the vibrant background colour I used Distress Inks  from Ranger. To apply the colours I used a Inkblending Tool, dabbed into the ink and lightly moved in circles around the tag blending the colours together. 

In a spritzer bottle a small amount of Primary Elements Mica Powder in Emperor's Gold mixed with water was sprayed through various Tim Holtz Stencils to give a nice background effect.

Stamp, stamp, stamp with this beautiful set of stamps.

German Scrap was adhered small dots of Glossy Accents and raised dots of Glossy Accents were also applied for further dimension. When the dots were dry a small amount of Metallique Wax in Gold was rubbed on.

The final step was to add small accents of colour using the beautiful Prima Metallic Watercolours and a brass Scrap Matrix Metal accent to hang a ribbon from.

Many thanks for popping in today, please do not forget you have until the 15th of January to enter the Paper Artsy challenge within the Scrap Matrix Facebook Shares group.

Wishing you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

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