Sunday, April 28, 2013

Scrapmatts Monthly Reveal

It is time for my monthly reveal over at Scrapmatts Australian Chipboard, and I have a few projects that I would love to share with you. The first one is a gorgeous little chipboard curio cabinet. Scrapmatts released lots of new chippies in March and one of them was this little curio cabinet. When Sofie said that she was sending each of the DT members one, I was overly delighted, because I just love little nooks and crannies and it was right up my alley. When I was young, my grandfather would create miniatures to sell and I loved helping him find little treasures to tuck into them. One of my Fav things to do with him was to walk down in the holler to the dump that the "city" folks had made to dump their old items that they no longer wanted in. Yes, their trash was our treasure, and I loved digging through that dump and finding those coveted items, and some of my best memories where our adventures to and in that "trash" pit. So yes, I am a bonified dump diver-lol!!!

By the way, if you are looking for something unique for a Mother's Day gift this little cabinet would make a wonderful gift to remind your mother of days gone by. You can tuck in lots of treasures, even ones that were collected as memories of your time with her.

I took the Scrapmatts CB7011 Memory Cabinet 01, and mixed acrylic paints to get a wonderful creamy color, then painted the whole cabinet. I then sanded it in areas, especially on the edges to bring out the brown undertone that the cabinet originally came in giving it that Shabby Chic look that I love so much. I then took some pieces from the  CB4060 Ornate Frames 17  set and added them in place to get an ornate look. The little brass hinges and knob pieces came with the cabinet, and I added them onto ornate pieces and added little pearls to them, and then added a metal lock and key to the handle.

Here you can see some of the treasures I included. I used Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Paper for the background on the shelves. There are Vintage lace pieces, a Vintage Image with little paper clay photo corners that I made myself, little hand tinted mulberry paper roses, a hand crafted butterfly from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop along with lots of little odds and ends I have collected. Scrapmatts items included are:
A hand painted and decoupaged tea cup from the CB1141 Tea Set 01
A metal embossed key from the CB1017 Keys 01
A trim wrapped thread spool from the  CB1194 Sewing 02
A crystal accented CB6047 Clocks 01
A painted and seed bead accented CB1015 Butterflies 15

I created this layout to not only show off some of the Scrapmatts Chipboard, but also to show you some of the techniques that I like to use to bring my chipboard to life. This is a sweet layout I created that features a photo of my cousin Becky's little girl, Emmie holding hands and walking with one of her little friends, and I fussy cut the photo out and then got busy creating a magical scene around them. I used lots of pieces from past Scraps of Elegance Kits, as well as lots of Scrapmatts pieces. 

To create the look on the CB4058 Australian Federation Detail 03 , I first painted it with white acrylic paint, then I took some Smooch paint and randomly painted spots, and while the paint was still wet, I took a paper towel and rubbed it upward to get the variations in the paint color. I then took and tore chunks of fusable webbing, placed them randomly then heated them up with a heat gun to "melt" them to my chipboard.  I picked up this trick from a YouTube Video by Lindy's Stamp Gang that showed how to get a lace look using their fusable webbing, here is the link if you would like to check it out 

This picture shows a close up of the fusable webbing, I just love the texture that it adds to any project.

Here I took the CB5100 Grass 02 and CB5099 Grass 01 chippies and first misted them green, then I added liquid glue to the cattail heads and then dipped them into seed beads to get lots of yummy texture, then I took some glitter paints and randomly brushed them onto some of the top edges of the grass stems.

The "tree branch" is  CB5056 Twigs 02 that I first misted then edged in glitter paint, added some sweet little flowers, a bird nest and then tucked a CB1188 Birds 06 into. 

I created the look of a stepping stone path with a twist using lots of CB1198 Scrapwords 06, and surrounded it with lots of flowers, a journaling piece with another one of those little CB1188 Birds 06, and a couple of Lavender Ice Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

Here is a side shot so that you can see all the dimension.

And last but not least, I have first a card that I created:

Scrapmatts Used:
CB6050 Clocks 04
Pieces From The CB4060 Ornate Frames 17 Set

And a Tag:

Scrapmatts Used:
CB1192 Scrapwords04
CB3007 Tags 03
CB1015 Butterflies 15

I hope that you have enjoyed all my work with the Scrapmatts Chipboard pieces. I so enjoy getting to work with all the different and unique pieces that Sofie sends me, as well as with all the other talented girls on the Design Team. Thank you for joining me and , I hope you get to take the time to do something creative! Hugs, ~Renea


Sandi Smith said...

well you definitely rocked the Scrapmatts projects this month...each creation is STUNNING!!!!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful work..... Love ALL of your stunning creations. You have rocked it!

Anonymous said...

I am SO GLAD I was able to stop in today! WOW WOW WOW!!! :) Thank you for sharing your creations! I don't even know what to say I'm so excited and amazed! (me, speachless?:)
I want a cabinet so bad!!:)
The L/o & card & tag... crazy wonderful and inspiring!~~Thanks for sharing Renea~

Kelly Foster said...

Your creations are SO beautiful, Renae!! Wow!!

Anja said...

Oh so gorgeous again, the lovely cabinet, the beautiful LO!! I simply love all the details in your work!!