Saturday, July 27, 2013

Getting Trendy & Lifting With Scrapmatts Australian Chipboard

Here we are at the end of July, and it is time for my monthly reveal at Scrapmatts Australian Chipboard. It's almost time for school to start back for us, and I can't believe that my son Draven is going to be a Senior this year!! My sister, Tammy, owns a portrait studio All About Smiles Photography, and she and my son have been going to various places and doing his Senior photos. I have only got to see a sneak of a few that she has done, and most of them have her watermark through them, until she gives me the final copy, but I did manage to sneak one out that didn't have the watermark-lol! 

The Design Team was asked to do a layout using one or some of the "trendy" items in the scrapbook world, so here is my layout, using my son's photo, and some of those trendy chevrons:

I had some Bo Bunny Cambridge papers that I had hoarded up a while back, and they were perfect for Draven's photo, so I petted them, closed my eyes and started cutting and distressing. I did lots of texture work, paper tearing, rolling, and inking on this one. 

I used the following Scrapmatts Chipboard:

Here you can see how I grunged up the Scrapmatts gears, using the colored texture past that I mixed to paint the bricks with.

And here you can see how FAB and trendy those Scrapmatts Chevrons look. I just inked them up with some Ranger Denim Ink, and they were good to go!

I love this layout!! I have decided that I am going to take this one, and some of the others I plan to scrap from the photo shoot, and put them in a keepsake box and give them to him when he graduates. That is, if I can bear to part with them ;)

For my next project, I am "lifting" my sweet, scrappy friend  Cathy McGrath (aka Cathy Mc). I love Cathy's Shabby~Feminine style, and when I saw that one of our DT criteria for the month was to scraplift someone who's work we admire, I  had to go with Cathy, because when it comes to cards, I just love what she does.

This is Cathy's card "We Celebrate You" which I lifted, after asking Cathy's permission.
Isn't it just yummy with all those soft layers??!

And this is my version of her card.  Instead of a Cupcake theme I went with a baby theme, because I will be attending, my Aunt Annie's daughter, Michelle's baby shower this next week and I wanted something sweet to give her with her presents from me. BTW It's A Girl!!! I used paper and flowers from past Scraps Of Elegance Kits, and 
I used the following Scrapmatts Chipboard:

I took a Scrapmatts Banner, painted it and then colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Markers to get a 2 toned look. I then topped it with the "Cherish" Scrapword that I had inked up.

I painted the sweet little Scrapmatts Rocking Horse with White Acrylic Paint, and then hand colored it and accented it using the distress markers.

I then took one of the little Scrapmatts Buttons from the Sewing Set, colored it with distess markers, glittered the edges and then threaded burlap string through the holes and tied them off, then popped it on top of some hand dyed seam binding.

I just love how soft and sweet the card turned out!! Thank you so much Cathy for allowing me to lift you, and a huge thank you to all of you who stop by and leave me such sweet comments~they are music to my soul~ Hugs, Renea


Wilma Voermans said...

Wowww, that page of your handsome son is super!! What a blessing to have a sister as photographer. Beautiful masculine and colorfull!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Both are gorgeous..... you do masculine so well too, and a charming photo of your son. Your card is beautiful, Cathy will be thrilled....

MichelleZ said...

These projects are gorgeous! Love the bricks. Love the chevrons. So many yummy details. And your cards are works of art!

Anonymous said...

Hi Renea! (I have been a little O.O.T. these days, but :j ....
I am always amazed when I visit your Blog!!
So much creativity and beauty in your art work!
& I appreciate reading all the details too! -about how you make
things happen! It is one thing to
see the work but sooo much inspiration comes when I read
"how" they did it!
Thanks and have a great week~