Monday, 25 September 2017

Scrap Matrix challenge - Keep taking chances.

Hello scrappy friends, welcome to my blog on this Spring day.
Today I'm sharing a layout I created for the inaugural Scrap Matrix challenge.
I almost chickened out, because the challenge is the make a page about our Scrap space and mine is a total disgrace at the moment.  
I'm in the middle of reorganising and it's not a pretty sight.
So I decided to tidy just one area, where I keep my mixed media stuff, 
because that's what I enjoy the most right now.  
I love experimenting without any specific goal in mind.
I was inspired by the messy photo; it's an accurate image of my s/crap room at the moment and that gorgeous neat scrap room; something I aspire to!
I used a Blue Fern paper for the background, Seaside Cottage, "Embark".
Most of the pieces behind the photo are from 7 Dots, Lost and Found, elements and stickers. 
The quote stamps are by Dina Wakley - I stamped them and heat embossed them.  
The heart stamping is from Ranger Dylusions.
I treated the chipboard pieces with gesso and gold spritzing ink,
they are from Blue Fern.
The texture was created with a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste.
I dabbed some Nuvo Mousse over the top.
The little red wooden dog toy is on elastic and he jumps around when I push the bottom.
He's there to remind me to have fun, that playing is essential at any age 
and that nothing needs to be perfect!

Thanks for calling in today - I appreciate the comments you leave - thank you.


  1. Thank you so much for joining in with this special challenge - our very first!!! I love that you admitted your space is messy, so you chose to tidy ONE spot... hehe xxx

  2. Oh wow the back ground details are amazing, and I love your shelf with lots of fun products ! A really fabulous take on the challenge... and I always seem to work in mess on my desk.. some how it just gets messy and stays that way!!!

  3. Beautiful layout Helen! I love the gorgeous background! All that texture looks amazing!

  4. All your projects look perfect to me, Helen! What a fun page you created! Beautiful background & boy does that cupboard look wonderful! I keep wanting to organize & purge, but instead I go make a card! No self-discipline--haha!

  5. I just love this Helen, love all the layers and textures and such a fabulous take on the challenge!

  6. Lots of lovely products there to play with Helen. Great photo and a beautiful layout. Love all the background layers, textures and colours. The stamps are gorgeous. Perfect take on the challenge. xx

  7. Another month has flown by and what a pleasure it has been to visit your blog again and catch up on all your gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration Helen. Enjoy your long weekend. xx

  8. Gorgeous page Helen! Love the colour palette and the background is wonderful! I understand perfectly about having a messy craft room. Mine is total chaos at the moment and I can hardly find any space on the workbench. I really need to spend some time to put things back where they belong .. LOL!! Loving your little shelf with all those yummy products and your fabulous take on the challenge!! hugs xx

  9. This mixed media page is soooooooooo amazing! Not only do your supplies look great lined up like so, the mixed media nature of your design is flat out fabulous. I love the mousse effect and the embossed sentiments, how cool are they! A new favorite, so glad you took the plunge. And so so glad you're playing with mixed media. I feel the exact same way. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Such a cool and fabulous page! Love the layers and the very pretty! ;-)

  11. Love, Love this Helen, it feels wild and free.

  12. You are rocking the mm thing. I just can't get into it. I don't like to get dirty and I don't do the less than perfect thing. It just freaks me out. Love how you have stored your stuff. A fun layout for a fun challenge.