Friday, April 7, 2017

Challenge 25 Creative Artiste DT post

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...
Challenge 25 for

Our Awesome sponsor this month is

and they have kindly donated a box of goodies similar to this.

Garden of love

Well, 2017 is in full swing and these challenges are enticing
the creativeness from within.
As a result I have a layout and a canvas to share with you all.
Being Autumn here and Spring in the north what better
theme to follow than something with flowers.

The "Garden of Love"

Dropping some texture onto the canvas is always a great place to start
and the creation of a wall for the background using the Bricks stencil
was a perfect match for what I envisaged.
Usually I would use modelling paste but I recently acquired some
Deco Art products and among the goodness was some
white crackle paste and what better to try it on than some bricks.

The background colour was created by adding Deco Art's
Media Shimmer Mister to the crackle paste.
Additional colours from the same products were added by mixing
the primaries to get the shades of green.


The central piece was constructed from various layers of distressed
patterned papers, cardstock, calico and muslin.
Atop this I placed a Large Ornate Frame to showcase the flowers
that were to be the focal point.
The Ornate Frame was embossed to give an aged look as were
the butterflies, central flowers, leaves and hearts.
Using the same product on all of these chipboards created both
texture and colour to deliver unity across the canvas.

Little clusters of flowers were distributed, some plain and some sprayed
to compliment the other layers.
The old metal heart along with the numerous smaller chipboard hearts
brings both garden and love together.

CB1009 Butterflies 09
CB1115 Leaves 01
CB6090 Ornate Frames 18
CB1159 Hearts 05
ST5013 Bricks


LSG – Sea Mint Green, Incandescent Copper
Stampendous – Aged Hunter, Aged Teal, Aged Aqua
Shabby Pink, Shabby Blue
Black Ink
Patterned Paper & Cardstock
Muslin & Calico
Metal Heart
Flowers - WOC & 49 & Market St
Distress Stain – Brushed Pewter
Deco Art Media – Shimmer Mister Turquoise, Primary Yellow & Cyan
and White Crackle Paste

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Neons/Brights
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Flutter of Angels Wings in Your Heart Set the Cogs of Time in Motion!!!

Challenge 24 DT Post for Creative Artiste

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers
It is that time again ...Challenge 24 for

Creative Artiste Mixed Media

Our Lovely sponsor this month is

Stamp and Die Company contact Judy @

With the key components chosen that were to make up
this project my initial task was to come up with a
title that would inspire my thoughts.

The Flutter of Angels Wings in Your Heart Set the Cogs of Time in Motion!!!

After covering the canvas with paper I set about
building the layers by stamping cogs & clocks as well
as stencilling with my NEW favourite jumbo stencil
from the Scrapmatts A4 series.

The heart and wings were next and once glued had
to be set aside to dry completely before I could continue.

I used micro beads that both amplified and complimented
the brass and wings.

lining up the metal clock face with the stamped image and
raising it a little on some exposed cardboard may have
obscured the base layer a little and actually wasnt in
my original plan but after fossicking around for something else
the metal face fell into my hand as if it was meant to be...
So on it went.

A bit of muslin under the clock was needed for some balance,
a few die-cuts of some cogs added to give depth and simulate
movement followed by a little ink here and there and I was happy.

Products Used

Say it with crystals
Archival Cast
Flaming Hearts Ex.II Votos – Heart
Rising Spirit II – Wings
Daler Rowney FW
Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic – Blue Aurore 122
Ki Playlist – Glitter Dots
Brown Bakers Twine
Micro beads – Gold
Die-Cuts – Cogs

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Challenge 23 DT Post for Creative Artiste "Young Futures"

Hello Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time again ...Challenge 23 for 

Our Awesome Sponsor this month is

So proud of these two young hard working adults
that dedicate their time together.
They love the beach and life and are very giving in all ways
so it is a pleasure for me to mirror such dedication
by devoting this months post to them.
It is also likely that next months post following special
celebrations will feature the same duo.

In the end, I used quite a few goodies from my
Scrapmatts stash but with so much to choose from it is hard
to restrain ones inspiration...So why try and limit it...

Unforgettable Memories

To start with I used texture paste to apply triangles to
the canvas board and once dry, by turning the ink pad
upside down and rubbing over the stencilled texture
coloured it with Victoria Velvet.

Over this I stencilled with one of the NEW A4 Circles Stencils and
applied a clear gesso over it so the underlying colours were not obscured.

With Brilliance Inks & Glimmermist I added colour to the background
as well as the numerous chipboard pieces.
The central highlight of the canvas is a photo that I cut to fit the
Ornate Frame 01 which was also coloured with ink.

Once all the elements were coloured and positioned as I
wanted them they were glued.
With the exclusion of the photo, the entire canvas was dusted with
Gold Perfect Pearls using a paintbrush.
This made the whole canvas glow.

It didn't take me long to find yet another perfect title for this
creation from the extensive selection of Scrap Words and
splitting this top & bottom framed the central piece.

ST9003-A4 (NEW – Unlisted)ST5032 TrianglesCB5001 Ornate Frame 01CB5165 Lavender 01CB2003 Page Borders 02CB6109
 Lamps 11CB1197 Scrap Words 05CB6102 Assorted Words 21Brilliance Inks – Moonlight WhiteGraphite BlackGalaxy Gold
Mediterranean BluePearlescent Thyme

FMSCanvas Board 8 x10
LSG – Sea Mint Green, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Teapot Purple
Tattered Angles: Glimmermist  – Dragonfly
Perfect Pearls – Gold
TH - Victorian Velvet

So there you have it, my project for this month...Hope you enjoyed it...

Please be kind and leave me some love,
join in and don't forget to become a follower.

Keep on Crafting!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love Is In The Air by Rhonda

With Christmas done and dusted and my family fresh in my mind
the following 2 projects showcase the love my children
express to those close at heart.
Scrapmatts really do spoil me for choices with their diverse range
of products again making it easy to transpose my ideas into little
pleasures like the wee little Shadow Box and Happy Canvas below.

The Shadow Box's simplistic nature creates a great environment
to house special moments like this.

Cherished Moments

The shadow box comes like a flat pack and first needed assembling
so my 1st step was to glue the picture to the background.
From there you build the sides ensuring they are square with
the back and once dry assemble these two components...
To help the part stay together I wrapped it with some patterned paper.


Whilst they are drying its now time to work on the front.
For me this meant colouring each of the top frames in
sandy & ocean colours.
Dressing the box with some nautical marine chippies really made a difference...
I tried the lighthouse on the outside first but thought
it looked much better inside.
Affixing a piece of string to complement the beach feeling
to hang was the only thing left to do.

1A01 Shadow Box
CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB1191 Scrap Words 03
Dew Drop Brilliance - Moonlight White
Versa Magic – Sea Breeze


I just love doing canvases and taking inspiration from my
daughters dress set to work in my busy craft room. 
To break up the plainness of the canvas and add depth
I first stencilled some circles & bricks then coloured it with some mists.
I then coloured the individual chipboard pieces with
Brilliance Inks and set them aside to dry. 


The group of flowers in this and the opposing corner
were chosen to highlight the background whilst adding
that special bit of femininity.

I made a dress out of strips of lace, ribbon and string beads
the same colours as the dress in the photo and
draped it over a Dress Form.

The photo was from a night out at a wedding and I felt
that a chandelier would fit well with the theme but as
Scrapmatts didnt have one I made it myself out of an
ornate topper and some chain.

Again I turned to my lovely Scrap Words for a fitting title
and keeping it simple with just one word was my choice...

ST5045 Stencil Circles
ST5013 Stencil Bricks
CB1197 Scrap Words 05
CB2021 Vines 02
CB1229 Chains 02
CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01
CB1090 Clocks 06
CB6036 Dress Forms 01
CB1159 Hearts 05
Texture paste
LSG – Tiffany’s Blue, Passionate Plum, Love At First Sight, Lavendar
Flowers – WOC & Prima
Old packet backing cards
Lace, Ribbon & Beads to cover the mannequin
White Gesso wash to tone things down
Scrapmatts don’t have a chandelier (yet) so I made one

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting