Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Scrap Matrix DT - Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Hello Scrap Matrix blog readers, Lydia back to share my second project of the month with a fun and bright mini mixed media canvas. As I am a traditional 12x12 scrapbooker with only dabbling in mixed media I had a lot of fun and releasing my arty messy self with this canvas. And I love the colours!!!

For this project I used a 4x4 white canvas with a depth of 1.5inches that I had in my stash.
I then glued some twine from the Scrap Matrix store then to use black gesso to paint over both the twine and canvas.

I than added some white acrylic paint splatters to the background. Next was time to get messy with some Dylusions Ink Sprays in the colours Bubblegum Pink and Calipso Teal. I used these inks to colour a paper doily from my stash and to also colour some fun metal trinkets from the Scrap Matrix store. 
I hope you all enjoyed this little canvas as much as I enjoyed making it and getting messy.
I will be back very soon to share another project.

Lydia xxx
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Scrap Matrix Design Team!!! & September Moodboard Challenge Layout

Hello friends, so excited to be back and to share some exciting news. I am so excited to share that I have joined the first Scrap Matrix Design Team.
For those who don't know Scrap Matrix is a scrapbooking shop in South Australia and Online selling lots of fun scrapbooking and mixed media products. I am so thankful to be apart of this very talented team and I cant wait to see what I create using many products they use.
So I am also here to share my first project for Scrap Matrix with their first monthly challenge which is a moodboard for September. So here is my blog post for it.
Hello everyone, Lydia here to share my first project as part of the Scrap Matrix Team. I'm so excited to be here to share and inspire you all.

My first project to share with you all is apart of the September Moodboard challenge to show us your creative space, which you can join in over on the Scrap Matrix Share Facebook group. Be sure to head over to the group and enter for you chance to win a Scrap Matrix voucher thanks to Vicki.

And as I am sure you have seen the moodboard here it is again.
As for my project here is a scrapbook layout sharing five things about my creative space.
Now this a little bit different for me as this mixed media layout does not have any photos. But I thought what better why to show you all my creative space then to share five things about it and add some photos to this blog post of my space.
So for my background I used Tim Holz Mini Distress Inks. I used the colours Peacock Feathers, Tattered Rose and Mustard Seed to give a water coloured effect background.
For each of the numbers I fussy cut out of Pink Paislee's C'est La Vie paper #07. I love how the numbers worked so perfectly as I share five things about my creative space.

For number three I used chipboard piece from the store and used Dylusions Bubblegum Pink to give it a vibrant colour pop.
As a 16 year old I still live at home with my parents and younger sister so I have my creative space in my bedroom. I am lucky enough with how big my space is since it is in my bedroom. Overall my creative space is full of colour and has many vintage cameras and typewriters around it. I love where I create.
Thank you for all popping in to have a look at my creative space and I hope you all head over to the Scrap Matrix Share Facebook group and enter the first of many Scrap Matrix challenges.
I will be back very soon to share another project.
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Monday, 21 August 2017

The Scrappery CT - "Chasing Dreams" Gift Set

Good morning, I hope you ae enjoying your weekend and are able to get some creative time in before the week ahead. Well today I have a quick and simple little project I made using the gorgeous 'Blair' kits. I have already told yo all how much I love these kits.

So here is my project. Just a simple card and a tag. This would be perfect to finish off a gift with a because card and tag. These colours just call for my attention with the touch of gold also.

This is a simple by pretty card I made using some scrap pieces of paper. I added one of those beautiful gold puffy stickers, some of the chipboard Thickers, enamel dots from my stash and some ink splatters also to finish the card off.
Here are some close ups of the card.

Now the tag I love! Again I used some scrap pieces of paper that are included in the kits, some chipboard Thickers again and some more of the beautiful Maggie Holmes puffy stickers. And nothing is finished without some enamel dots that are from my stash.

Here are some close ups.
I hope this little project I have created this week has inspired you to make just a little something even if it is just a card or a simple tag.

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Helmar Design Team - Gold Featured on a Card

Hello my fellow Helmar fans. Lydia back to share a fun card that features GOLD!! Who doesn't love gold?  I had fun making this card because I got to try out some gold leaf.
So for this card I use:
  • Helmar Craft Glue
  • Plain card and envelope
  • Gold Leaf
  • Scrapbooking paper scraps
  • Embellishments
 First things first; the gold leaf. All I did was put a little bit of Helmar Craft Glue in places where I wanted to put the leaf. And very carefully place some gold leaf in those spots with glue and press it down.

And then I just used some left over scrapbooking paper to layer up in front of a paper doily. I then used some chipboard embellishments and finished the card with a few gold splatters which don't quite show up in the photos.


And here are some close ups of my card featuring gold. I love hw it turned out and the colours that I used worked so well with the gold.



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and are able to get some creative time in.
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Monday, 7 August 2017

The Scrappery CT - 'Happy Together'

Well hello Scrappery friends, Lydia back. I hope you are all well. So after starting a new school term and recovering from nearly three weeks with appendices, I am finally able to share a layout I created with the new 'Blair' kits.  Can I just say, I am in love with the colours and products in these kits.

So here is my first project using the kits.
Oh my, those colours are all me.  I love them so much. I did do some fussy cutting to give the page another element ad some dimension with those beautiful butterflies.
I love he botanical feel of this kit and the beautiful greens and pinks together. And you can't go past a little black and white also. I am also falling for those gold puffy stickers too.
A layout wouldn't be complete without one of those delicate doilies under the photo.  I also added some tiny words to my layout also.
And the title I used a mix of fronts form the Thickers that are in the TSK. And again I added some enamel dots to finish the page.
I hope you are all creating with your 'Blair' kits and I can't wait to see them if you post tem in the Scrappery Club Inspiration group on Facebook.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Helmar Design Team - Product Spotlight of Helmar 450 Quick-Dry Adhesive

Hello everyone, Lydia back to share a Product Spotlight on one of my all time favourite, the Helmar 450 Quick-Dry Adhesive. The project I have created to share today is a little card in inspiration of Summer as here in Australia at the moment it is a little chilly as we are in Winter.


The things that I used for this project are:
  • Helmar 450 Quick-Dry Adhesive
  • Blank white card
  • Patterned Paper
  • Paper doily
  • Alpha bet stickers
  • Embellishments

First things first, I picked out a Heidi Swapp patterned piece of paper and adhered it to my blank card.


Next I adhered a white paper doily to give the card a delicate feel.



I than picked out some embellishments that I knew I wanted to make a cluster with. The embellishments I used was a flair, paper clip, ribbon and some paper flowers. These were all adhered with my trusty Helmar 450 Quick-Dry Adhesive.



And lastly I added the word 'Summer'


Here are some close ups.


So that is my project for my Product Spotlight of my favourite go-to Helmar 450 Quick-Dry Adhesive. I will be back in a few weeks to share yet another project.
Lydia xxx