Saturday, December 9, 2017

7 Dots Studio, Writers Block Collection - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you all to share my second 7 Dots project for Scrap Matrix Design Team 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. 

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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







Friday, November 24, 2017

7 Dots Studio Mixed Media Canvas for Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share with you a mixed media canvas created with the beautiful 7 Dots Studio Writers Block Collection. This collection was made to be combined with the Scrap Matrix metals, they just look so good together!.  


At this point, I need to let you in on a little secret. My project when I began was not intended to be a 8" x 8" canvas, it was a 12" x 12" layout (as you can see below in my break down photos). The two photos here will show you my layering process. 


Stitching can add beautiful effects to your paper...


Using a nice strong pair of scissors you can cut your metals, making them go a little bit further, layering them, giving an illusion of a full circle even though you have used a semi circle. 



Many thanks for taking time to visit here, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~




Scrap Matrix Products Used




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Faber Castell Brights Mixed Media Canvas designed for Scrap Matrix

Hello Everyone, 

Today I am here to share with you a mixed media canvas. This canvas is just popping with Faber Castell Gelato colour, isn't it pretty?, the colours used are from the 'Brights' collection. 

This canvas has now moved into my daughters bedroom, she fell in love with it and requested to have it hung on her wall, I could not refuse. 
To begin I die cut some corrugated packing card (recycled from a recent parcel) and painted the small hearts with Art Basics Heavy Gesso in White and allowed to dry. Lightly I used the red gelato on the raised portions of the cut card and then began smudging all the red in with my finger. 


Using Art Basics Soft Matte Gel I adhered some vintage sheet music and washi tape to my canvas, technically you shouldn't need to stick washi tape but I wanted extra assurance it was not going to lift. 


Scribble scribble and smudge with three different colours of gelato.....


Through the Maremi Small Art Cell stencil I used a palette knife to apply Art Basics Soft Matte Gel. Using an orange gelato on a sponge (which was included in the Brights kit) I dabbed through the Bubbles Tim Holtz Stencil. After this point I also added some stamping and glossy accent dots which were finished with Finnabair wax. 


I adhered my hearts then extra shading was applied and smudged around my dried gel bubbles and hearts using a black Faber Castell PITT pen. 


Many thanks for your time today and as always if you have any questions please feel free to ask. 

Scrap Matrix Products Used


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Faber Castell Brights Tags - Scrap Matrix Design Team

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share my first Watercolour and Words project for Scrap Matrix with you all. This month I was fortunate enough to work with the wonderful Faber Castell Gelatos in colour collection Brights. 

Have you ever crafted with gelatos? can I let you know how much I LOVE them!!. Gelatos have always rated very very highly on my 'always have in my craft room list' ever since doing a 2 day workshop with Donna Downey. 

I have created 3 tags combining Gelatos, Paper Artsy stamps, Scrap Matrix Metal and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls. Side note on the Tim Holtz paper dolls, Vicki from Scrap Matrix has had these on back order for quite some time. A super popular and often sold out item world wide. We are all crossing our fingers that they will be in Scrap Matrix store very soon. 


This is the one and only stamp set I used to create all 3 tags, just look at these stamps, AMAZING. You could use these stamps for so many things, tags, cards, scrapbooking, journaling. Endless opportunity. 


Faber Castell Brights pack, 15 wonderful little colourful babies. If you not worked with these before, they wind up like a chapstick, the colour is super pigmented and a little goes a very long way. Very good value for money. 

 Faber Castell Gelato - Brights

How do they work? how did you get that colourful background? the answer is so simple!!. The below photo will show you the three step process
  1. I began by painting the tag with with white gesso
  2. Scribbled over each tag with 3 different coloured Gelatos
  3. Colour smudged it all with my fingers, very carefully I used 3 fingers, not wanting to smudge colours too badly between each other. 



Now for a few close up photos, tag by tag......




Thank you, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Scrap Matrix Products Used 



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Scrap Matrix and 7 Dots Mixed Media OTP by Rebecca Morris

Hi Everyone, 

I am here with you today to shared a little upcycled mixed media creation designed especially for Scrap Matrix.  

This month I was very fortunate enough to play with the Fortune Teller collection by 7 Dots Studio. This collection lends itself well to so many different crafting projects from cards, to OTP, through to layouts. It truly is a stunning collection. 



Let me take you through a few close up photos before we go through a mini step by step. 

The below photo here will show you that I have use a little Scrap Matrix zipper metal pull as my box opener. Always be thinking outside the box with different ways as to how you can be using those amazing Scrap Matrix metals!!. 



Although the rest of the box was framed in the blue paper, I decided to use a different paper for the spine, it makes for an interesting look. 


1) To create my project I began with a hard cardboard pencil case which I had stashed away in my craft cupboard. It had served its purpose for a little while but was just asking for a little upgrade. 

2) I cut up sheets from the 7 Dots Fortune Teller collection to cover the box edge and lid,  Fortune Teller  Fortune Teller 'Soul' lines the spine of the box. These were adhered to the box using Finnabair Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel. 

3) All edges have been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in combination of Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. 


1) Layered stickers and cut paper form the start of the background.

2) Rather than use two seperate charms I cut one in half and adhered it down with glossy accents.



Fussy cut butterfly from the 7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller collection  layered with chipboard butterfly from 13 Arts Studio.  All paper edges have also been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. 


In pictures 1, 3 and 4 you will see more cut Scrap Matrix metal elements. All used to further embellish the box. 

3) Dots of Ranger Glossy Accents were randomly places all over the top of the box. When completely set I gently rubbed over them with Art Alchemy Metallic Wax in Vintage Gold. Edges and other soft touches of the box also received a small touch of wax too. 

Prior to adhering the box corners I lined the top and bottom edges of the box with German Scrap points (I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!, I have only fairly recently started using it, it is amazing). 



Again here you will see a Scrap Matrix metal which has been used in a different way. This one I cut in half and folded it, this then created two little box corner frames. I think they look super pretty. 

That is all from me this month, please if you have any questions at all pop on over to the Scrap Matrix Facebook shares group and I would be more than happy to help you. 


Scrap Matrix Products Used 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Scrap Matrix Mood Board Challenge - My Creative Mess!!

Hi Everyone,

I am here with you today to share with you my first official design team post.

Have you you seen our beautiful mood board for the challenge this month? we would love you to all join in. Thanks to Vicki, our challenge winner will win a voucher to the Scrap Matrix store where you will be able to choose some wonderful crafting items for yourself.

Take a little look at the mood board and feel inspired......


We would all love to see where you create, where is your space? where is your happy crafting zone?

All entries can be shared via the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page, we have an album ready for you there to upload your images.  I am very much looking forward to seeing your entries and letting us all share our creative spaces together.

Now, I am pleased (and a little ashamed) to show you my 'Creative Mess' (literally). I am the sort of lady that has a pristine house but when it comes to my craft studio it is a MESS and very very big mess. I attempt to keep this space tidy, but well, it just doesn't work too well. My inner piglet is released here and I have learnt to deal with the fact that my messy side has to be released somewhere.


When we moved from the sea side up to the Perth hills we were fortunate enough to purchase a home that previously had an at home daycare attached. This room was quickly converted to my craft studio. It does have the potential to look like this when I get in the mood to clean it (I will be honest, it is rare it looks like this).





Ok, lets get back to my layout now. This month I had the pleasure of working with the 7 Dots Studio 'Fortune Teller' collection.  What a seriously amazing collection, there are just so many amazing elements here to work with, lots to fussy cut, lots to layer. There is just so much versatility with this beautiful collection. It was an absolute pleasure to create with.


Below you will see fussy cut papers, layered tags, cut Scrap Matrix metal embellishments, vintage sheet music, metallic string, German Scrap, chipboard and lace. Never be afraid to experiment, with different combinations.





With a good strong pair of scissors you can cut your metal embellishments and often turn them into something else.


Scrap Matrix products used for this project include.....

7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Charted 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Palmistry 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Soul 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Tarot 12" Paper 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Element Stickers
7 Dots Studio Wild At Heart Flair Buttons 
7 Dots Studio Fortune Teller Paper Tags 
Scrap Matrix Chipboard Steampunk Chain Rings 
Scrap Matrix Brass Flower Large 2 
Scrap Matrix Brass Flower Large 3
German Scrap Renaissance Petite Black
Dylusions Ink Spray White Linen

Thank you for looking, I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

I wish you all a happy and create day.

~ Rebecca ~ 



Monday, September 4, 2017

Scrap Matrix 'Timeless Love' - Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone,

Today I am happy to bring to you a mixed media canvas which I call 'Timeless Love'. Now I understand there is a fair bit going on here and that is ok. Sometimes you just need to let your hands and mind take complete control and see where you are led, often it can be in wacky and unexpected directions. 

This canvas started with me wanting to recycle a few bits and pieces which were laying on my desk. As you can see below anything really can make a great textured background, here we have corrugated cardboard, scrap wool and lacey ribbon (I am sure there is a more technical name for this stuff?). All of these items adhered to my canvas using a little 3D Gloss Gel.  Never be afraid to experiment with your backgrounds and texture, so many items can be used to create great depth.


Here are a couple more photos taken from different angles for you.




List of products used - Available for purchase from Scrap Matrix

Finnabair Texture Paste - Graphite 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project,  I wish you all a happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~