Tuesday, 23 May 2017

13 Arts Butterfly Challenge
May 2017

​I seriously have not had any spare time to blog about anything - let alone enter a challenge!!!! However, I have challenged a few 13 Arts Aussie fans to participate in this month's challenge at 13 Arts - either the Sketch or the Butterflies .... 
so figured I should play along as well. 
I have chosen the Butterflies mixed media challenge, using a photo of my beautiful daughter relaxing on the beach in Bali.  


The background  paper is from the Mental Vacation range, and layered papers creating a frame around the photo are from Colour Basic, Fly Away and Aura Rosa - love the way so many of the paper ranges coordinate together.
First up, I mixed some black gesso with some 13 Arts Magic Powder to create a thick paste and used it through the pretty 13 Arts stencil. We learned this technique from Aida when she visited - and I am so happy with the crisp sharp results you get when you use this thick paste. Thanks Aida!
The butterflies I have fussy cut from a mix of the His & Hers, and the Aura Rosa ranges... and have decorated some chipboard butterflies (from His & Hers) with black gesso and Bronze Glitter Ink.  Once I had completed my layers, I splashed some Black Glitter ink and some Sky Blue Spray around the edges of my design. 

Here are a couple of close ups...

Dear 13 Arts! Thanks for getting me excited - and making me 'make time'-  to play along with this challenge. 
I really enjoyed it and love how this layout turned out.
Cheers, Vicki. xx

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Welcome to the New Look Scrap Matrix Blog!  

I figured with a new look website - we should refresh the blog look as well. And I didn't like the 'built in' blog that came with the website... it seemed more like a diary, and had little to no 'regular' features.
I do need a better 'header' though...

So... new web site, new blog, on Instagram...  now to work out what I aim to do with them - and work out how!  All this social media is doing my head in... 

Thought I would just start with a couple of pics of my little store - at Victor Harbor, South Australia. I am so proud of it and how it looks. It is filled with gorgeous products for scrapbookers, mixed media fans - and even card makers!  

Of Course We Have Amazing Papers...

 Scrap Matrix has always been THE place to source 'hard to find' brands. 
Many of the gorgeous featured brands are international, coming from Poland, Denmark, USA, Sweden, Poland...
 We only stock quality beautiful brands!

So Much Metal!!!  

Trinkets, Filigree, Buttons & Brads, Latches and Corners, Value packs, Prima and Tim Holtz
Who doesn't love adding Vintage Trinkets to the projects?  We have heaps... all sitting pretty in little cupcake holders - coloured coded for price of course.

Mixed Media & Art Journaling.

Never ending story, this!  So many gels, mediums, pastes - and so many brands to choose from... we only stock great brands, so you can't go wrong.  Finnabair By Prima, Tim Holtz Ranger, Liquitex.. 

Add Some Colour

Again, so many brands, colours, types... we have sprays, mica powders, embossing powders, inks, paints... in ALL the colours of the rainbow - and more!  Products that you can use straight from the package and products that you can mix with all your Mixed Media gels & pastes. Possibilities are endless. And so much fun!

Stencils, Stamps, Words & Letters, Bling, Lace, Resins...

You can just never have enough.... 

That's it for today's little tour, I am keen to see how this looks - and get on to adding some product and brand links. 
Thanks for stopping by! And of course any feedback is most welcome.

Cheers, Vicki
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