Tuesday, 12 December 2017

7 Dot's Cards - Lydia

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying this months challenge and seeing all the DT's projects. I am back again to share my second project using 7 Dot's. I have to say I am enjoying creating projects using the 7 Dot's collection 'Writers Block' even though it definately isn't in my confront zone of creating with those colours but what would it be if it wasn't a challenge right?

For my second project using the 'Writers Block' collection I have created two cards.

I had a lot of fun layering different pieces while starting with a base on the card with some patterned paper from the collection.

Within my layers on my cards I used the same 4 elements, a tag from the collection, a Prima flower, Finnabair by Prima wood veneer cog and gears and a metal flower. I wanted to add a bit of colour to the colours. As I am sure you all know the colours in this collection don't in to me so I got out my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in the colour Lilac. I than coloured the wooden gears and cogs with the distress ink as well as going around the outside of the card.

And to finish the cards off I added a little sentiment using Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Stickers.

I really love how these cards turned out and that I was able to get outside of my creative confront zone and create with something I defiantly wouldn't use, but that's the point of the challenge hey?
I hope you are all enjoying this months challenge and I am loving seeing everyone's entries over on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook group. If you haven't joined the Facebook group, be sure to pop over and join to keep up to date with the DT's projects, creative shares from Scrap Matrix customers an of course our monthly challenges. You can find Scrap Matrix Shares HERE.

I'll see you all soon with another project.
Lydia xxx

Scrap Matrix Products used:
7 Dot's collection 'Writers Block'

Photoframe by Elena Smoktunova

Hello dear friends!
With you is Elena and I want to show you a stylish, multilayered photoframe in my favourite process -  mixed media!
This frame can be presented to dear friends or relatives on any celebration and also it is possible to keep and enclose in it a photo, for example, from a magic walk or a cheerful holiday!
It can then be hung up on a wall as a house decor or to put on a desktop for an ornament!

I have taken a canvas which is made by me from scratch as a basis.

I have fitted a firm cardboard fabric and have covered it gesso.
Also I have applied sprays and stamps and I have made a composition.
It isn't difficult for skilled masters at all, the process never bores, especially, when there is an inspiration!

Thanks for looking!
See you!

Scrap Matrix products:

Saturday, 9 December 2017

7 Dots Studio - Rebecca's Second Share

Hi Everyone,

Rebecca back here with you all to share my second 7 Dots project with you all. This project has again been created using the Writers Block collection, I love this collection, the dark colours are seriously my style (vintage and yummy!!). 

As you can see I created a tag, but when the tag was finished I thought, hmmm there is still some paper left here and a few bits and pieces so I just kept going. Then a canvas was born and the tag moved on in to a new home. 

Now lets take a look how this was made. 

1 ) Manilla tag
2) I covered that tag with the paper, using double sided tape to adhere it. 
3) Layering various tags from the Writers Block Collection  edges inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. 
4) Layering more tags from the Writers Block Collection edges inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. 

Have you used the AMAZING German Scrap before? Look what can happen with just a gentle touch of Art Alchemy Metalliqe Wax. You can transform the black wings instantly to glossy gold picking up all those fine details. These wings were then used as the back drop behind the inked butterfly wings. 


To create my flower with bronze bead embellishment I first tore the inner part of the flower out completely. Gluing in a bronze flower, then micro beads, followed by a metal hand

The layer below the tag you will see may look like a square but it is actually a split sheet to conserve my paper. Also I have used offcuts from my previous project which have been sewn on with my sewing machine. These papers have all been edged with Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Aged Brass. 

Glossy accents was used to adhere micro copper micro beads around my paper edges. 

To finish my project I mounted the tag on foam mounts and adhered brass corners to the canvas. 

Many thanks for looking at the blog today, I wish you all a very happy and creative day. 

Scrap Matrix Products Used

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

"Beautiful Soul" by Monique

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well - I am fabulous now, have just gone on holidays with the fam-bam and I don't have to go back to work for about 6 weeks....gotta love that!!

Today I am sharing the second layout I did with the stunning 7 Dots Studio Hazy Days collection.

It is of my gorgeous niece Paige, who is indeed a beautiful soul.

I went to town on my background page first:

First of all, I applied some Clear Gesso to a piece of Hazy Days - Zip paper, then I applied some texture paste with the 7 Dots Hazy Days stencil, and the 6x6 Prima Checker stencil.

I then added some colour with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray in Cattail Copper Brown and Bayou Boogie Gold, spraying with water to shift the colour around, and drying with a heat tool to stop the colours mixing.

Next, I rubbed my Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch onto my craft sheet and sprayed it with water to make a nice workable ink.  I used my 7 Dots Hazy Days Stamp to stamp some inky images onto my background.

Finally, I rubbed some Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Bronze Age onto the Chevron Textured Paste pattern to add some extra colour, then sprinkled some Dylusions Ink Spray in Black Marble over the whole thing.

Once I was satisfied with my base paper, I prepared my photo mat, and my embellishments.

I sprayed a piece of old book paper with the Cattail Copper Brown mist, and backed my photo with it, then I use a piece of paper cut from the Hazy Days Slick paper.

The feathers are Kinder Creations Feather set which I painted with some silver paint.

I also used these flowers from the shop, which I painted with the Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch, and some Prima Sunrise/Sunset Flowers. Finally, I painted some large metal flowers with white gesso, then added some Blueprint Sketch ink, and also some Finnabair Metallique Wax.

Only thing left to do was to put it all together, and add a title, which I got from a 13 Arts Strength in Numbers Chipboard sheet.

Voila! Done!

Here is a complete list of the materials I used, with links to the Scrap Matrix Shop:

Well folks that's it from me - hope this has given you some inspiration.  Don't forget, there is still time to join in this month's 7 Dots Studio Challenge over on the Scrap Matrix Blog.  Find out more information here.

Talk to you all again very soon.


Monday, 4 December 2017

7 Dots challenge - Lynn's second share

Hi everyone, Lynn here today to share another layout that I have created using the 7 Dots Dreamscapes Collection.

For the background I have used the 7 Dots triangle stencil and Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap.  I have then wound the paper with cotton string. 
For the photo matting, I have used tags from the Dreamscapes collection - edging with Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap.   I have created depth by placing cardboard between the layers of tags.
The Scrap FX chipboard title has been embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder.

I have linked the products used below

Here are some close ups:

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by - until next time - Happy Crafting

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Tammy's second 7 Dots Inspiration with step by steps

Hi there everyone
Tammy here today to share another layout I created with 7Dots Studio Hazy Days.
I'm a big fan of 7Dots and all their ranges, and  Hazy Days is definitely one of my faves.
Here's what I created......

Look....a family photo!
It's not that often that the five of us are in one space at the same time, so it's definitely worth scrapping!!
I began by adding clear gesso to my background paper.
This provides a barrier for all the mixed media and allows it to sit on top of the paper instead of sinking in.

I then added some water to the layout, concentrating on the right hand side with a small amount on the left hand side.
I added some Colour Arte's Primary Elements Powder in Bolivian Blue.
A gorgeous colour.

I also added some of the powder to a few spritzes of water, and then dipped some string into it.

I did the same with ColourArte's Primary Elements Spiced Pumpkin powder.

I then grabbed the gorgeous 7Dots Hazy Days Chevron Stencil.
I mixed some white acrylic paint into some 3D Gloss Gel and swiped this onto my background.

Once this dried, I selected the 7Dots Hazy Days Stamps.

Love these so much.  I stamped these onto my background.

I used black staz-on ink and again focused on layering upon what I had already created.
I also added some strips of Mesh Tape. 
I love this stuff!! I love the texture it creates. 
It looks great as is or coloured with mixed media.
I love how it can be cut into whatever size you like, and its self adhesive - so super easy to use.

I had recently ordered the Finnabair Patina Effect pastes.
I already have the rust effect and just love them, so couldn't wait to try these.
They come in a 3 pack.
I added some of the blue directly to my background using the chevron stencil, and I also swiped some around the edges of my photos.
I did the same with the brass paint from the pack. 
I also cut out some photo matts and some tags from a sheet of paper and added some to these too.
The brass and the blue look fabulous together.
I just love the look of the tags, but unfortunately Vicki was out of stock of the Hazy Days tags, so I created my own from paper.
I then added the rest of my embellishments.
Flowers and stickers galore!  I love that they all match.
I added some blue paint to the flowers - just a quick swipe with my fingers.
Easy and messy, just the way I like it.
I then added some of the black German scrap.  Love this stuff.
To the centre of my flowers I added circles from the Hazy Days Element pack or some Crystals or some metal brads.
Lots of different textures.
Finally I added some 7Dots Hazy Days Word Stickers
Once I stuck everything down I decided to add some of the ColourArte Primary Elements Powder in Spiced Pumpkin  to areas of the background.
I just mixed with a little water.
That's about it.........
Here's a few more close ups of the layout.

Lots of layers and lots of textures.

I love how the combination of the string, the mesh tape, the German Scrap and the stamping all work together to create layer upon layer of scrappy goodness!!

Well that's it from me for today......
Hope this has inspired you to go play with some 7Dots goodness!!
Don't forget that Vicki has a challenge on......to create using 7Dots products.....and there's still plenty of time to play along......you might just win a store voucher, so head on over to the Album section at Scrap Matrix Shares and load your entry.
You have until the 14th of December. (Don't forget to add in the 7Dots products you have used).
I can't wait to check them all out.
Much love
Scrap Matrix Products used:
Liquitex Clear Gesso
Crystal Brads
Prima Sunrise Sunset Flowers