Thursday, June 27, 2013

~Going Wild & Creating On A Budget With Scrapmatts Chipboard~

Time for my monthly Scrapmatts reveal, and this month for one of our Design Team projects we were asked just to go wild!! So as you know I love being given free reign and my wildness came out in the form of a shabby and whimsical mini album.  I used lots of new Scrapmatts chippies that just debuted this month, as well as some other staples that I love. I teamed them up with this month's Scraps Of Elegance Kit-Whimsy and let my imagination head "Up And Away"!



I did lots of fussy cutting, paper tearing, distressing, painting, inking, die cutting, stenciling, glittering, and layering. All the seam binding was hand dyed and crinkled.  Below is a list of all the Scrapmatts Chippies I used throughout the mini:









And Here are some closeups of the details and pages:















I just love the whimsy and beauty of this album and those Scrapmatts pieces add such perfect touches to it~


This next project was a lot of fun, because the Design Team challenge was to create a project on a budget. You could only use 2 patterned paper, cardstock,   Scrapmatts chipboard~no store bought embellishments ;)



I decided to create a card, and started with white cardstock as my base. I then used 1 piece of patterned paper and alternated it with white cardstock for lots of layers, distressing the edges for softness. I then die cut some strips from the cardstock and tucked them into the layers for accents.  I created two ornate die cut layers from the white cardstock , and stacked those for dimension, then created a sweet heart by cutting out a heart shape from paper clay, stamping it with a "Wings" sentiment stamp and then using Tim Holtz Distress Markers to add color.









I created a flower by die cutting, rolling, and layering some more of the white cardstock, spritzing the center with mist and dipping the edges in glitter glass. The chipboard piece is the Scrapmatts CB1202 Roses 02 
that I two toned colored with distress markers then embossed the rose parts, and added Stickles Glitter Glue to. 



The Tiny Dancer Butterflies are the two of the smaller ones that I handcraft for my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.


I finished the back side out in another square of the patterned paper I used for the front of the card.

There you have it!!! Something beautiful created on a budget.

Hope you find the time this weekend to create something beautiful of your own! Hugs, ~Renea

5 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning shabby chic creations. Love the mini album.
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Papercrafting Princess said...

Just darling!

Karen Otterbacher said...

Was so glad to see this @ SB.com -
but I love the details only found
on your blog! :) These are great projects and
what a challenge too!
Beautiful vintagey goodness!
Thanks for sharing Renea~

MichelleMc said...

What a scrumptious mini! Love the whimiscal/shabby feel and all those yummy details. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love your work.

Lizzy Hill said...

Really gorgeous projects!! That rolled flower on the card is lovely & I adore the album decoration.... Your shabby chic style is soooo beautiful :):)