Saturday, 12 May 2018

Scrap Matrix DT - Tic Tac Toe - Helen's second Project. Together

Hello there, welcome back to my blog where today I'm sharing another project for the

The challenge is to create a project using a tic tac toe monochromatic theme.
For those of you who have not come across this before, the idea is to use any three objects from the grid, but they must be in a straight line horizontally, vertically or even diagonally. You may use any monochromatic colours you like.
Here is the grid for you to choose from.
This time I'm creating with different shades of pink with black and white as neutrals.
I followed the top grid line using 
Brads, flairs or buttons, a Stamp, & Pretty patterned paper. 
The gorgeous pink paper is from 13@rts, the Art Journey collection, "Travel."
I began with the background, creating texture with Prima stencils,

Then using Ranger black archival ink, I stamped three sets of the AALL #20 Flower stamp
which I coloured with various Distress Oxide inks, before fussy cutting them out.
The title is by 13@rts - I painted it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and added some faux stitched lines with a black pen.
I added some beads and bling to the middle of the flowers.
Because this little Girl's first word was "Birdie", I added a little Bird button to the cluster.

Thanks for your visit today. 
I hope you've found something to inspire you. You still have a few days left
to play along at the Scrap Matrix Tic Tac Toe challenge and be in the running for 
a gorgeous prize from the uber generous Vicki Christensen.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Scrap the Boys DT project - # Stylish

Hello Scrappy Friends, welcome back to my blog today where I'm sharing a DT layout for
the May challenge at Scrap the Boys

As the name suggests, we are all about scrapping the Boy's in our lives.
What do you think of the mood board this month? It totally took my breath away and I couldn't wait to get started.


I was absolutely inspired by the dramatic colours, the debonair models and the Monstera leaves.
Attempting to achieve the vibrancy of the colours, I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks for the big leaf and created the shape with a cut file.   I  stitched around the edge and darkened the edges with various Prima pencils.
The dragonfly is an oldie from Imaginarium designs.  I coloured it with Dylusions Shimmer sprays and  scattered a few prills along the body.

The little heart chippies are from my stash, I think they are ScrapFX.
The flower and leaves, I just cut with die cuts from the scraps of the alcohol ink paper.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
Raising Sons can be a pretty messy business.  There always seemed to be mountains of washing to tend to, industrial strength piles of food to provide, incessant notes about who needed to be where for co-curricular activities and multiple secret phone calls with the phone cord snaking it's way up the passage, well away from parental ears.  Heaven forbid we should know anything about anybody!   But all things are passing and as the hormonal outbursts receded, we were gradually afforded tiny sentences muttered in passing, like an occasional pat on the head.  We treated those gems with the reverence they deserved, never attempting to tease them into something like a conversation!
And it came to pass, after University, that we too, had learned a few things and we connected as adults.   So where am I going with all this, well may you ask?   Was it tough?  Yes, at times.   Was it worth it?  Absolutely!   Would I do it all again?  In a heart beat.  So when I look at my youngest Son, looking so debonair on his Wedding Day and think about his gifts of tenacity, compassion, loyalty and tolerance, I can't help but feel proud and blessed that we are his parents.
Photo Jan 2015

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Helen's First Monochromatic Tic Tac Toe project.

Welcome back to my blog, where today I'm sharing a project for 
SCRAP MATRIX
The challenge is to create a project using a tic tac toe monochromatic theme.
For those of you who have not come across this before, the idea is to use any three objects from the grid, but they must be in a straight line horizontally, vertically or even diagonally. You may use any monochromatic colours you like.

Here is the chart
I've elected to use red as my colour and my three items are
Paint, Chipboard and buttons, flairs or brads.

I've watched a few mixed media you tube videos recently and came across a site recommended by my friend Margaret Mifsud, when she made some ATC's.  I was inspired to create a background with book pages, texture paste, embossing, stamping and inks.
I wanted to feature this Blue Fern chipboard, which
 comes in a square. I decided to feature the numbers
so I popped some of the squares out of the chipboard.
Then I cut the chipboard into sections and painted it with Dylusions Black paint.
Next, I heat embossed random patches of the chipboard with
To create the background of the page, I tore up some old book pages into random strips and adhered them onto a white background with Art Basic Gel
I added some plasterers tape, some Washi tape and some 
Another layer was added with  Tim Holtz texture paste, through various stencils and
then heat embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder.
 The next layers were made with various stamps, Distress Oxides and Red Gelatos.
I added some stars and brads.
A closer look.
Some of the texture details.

Thanks for your visit today. 
I hope you've found something to inspire you and will be tempted 
to play along at the Scrap Matrix Tic Tac Toe challenge.