I am up on the Scrap Matrix today with my second layout for Scrap Matrix May challenge The Point is....
I must thank Vicki for asking me back as a Guest Designer for May - mwah xx
This time I went with the pointy option, using arrows and triangles - items available fromScrap Matrix.
I took a piece of paper from the Stamperia Atelier paperpad as my background piece and using the AALL & Create #20 stencil, along with distressed triangles stamp from the Paper Artsy JOFY 34 stamp set, combining with 13 @rts Splash Gold Glitter Ayeeda Ink, and Dina Wakely Acrylic paint in Turquoise and Rosy, I created a background around where my photo was going to go. The 13 @rts gold glitter ink worked quite a bit better with the stamp than I thought it would, and I really love how that turned out.
Whilst waiting for that to dry, I edged the base paper in the glitter ink as well.
Once all the mixed media was dry, I mixed the paints with some water and added some splatters to the background as well as some glitter drops, and then used the paint the same way, and added some pearls of Turquoise and Rosy.
I also inked the edge of the photo mat with the gold glitter ink, and painted the 13 @rtsOut of the Blue chipboard title and a couple of arrows as well. I used a small round brushto do this and when almost dry added more glitter ink to the places that were patchy. I will certainly be using this technique again.
I let this all dry overnight so as not to smudge any media and instead of twiddling my thumbs I took another sheet from the paper pad and cut out the tags to create the layers under my photo. I also took a sheet of tags, etc from the 13 @rts Art Journey 6x6 paper padand cut out some circles, some arrows and some of the words on another sheet, as well as fussy cutting some flowers and a flutterby.
I placed the tags in the centre of the dry background,
then added the matted photo, before finishing off with various embellishments, including a puffy sticker from Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary as well as a chipboard arrow head from the same collection. Finally I placed the title layering some of it over the bottom of my photo.
And thats it.
Hope you like my layout and have picked up a tip or two :)
A huge thank you to Vicki for allowing me the privilege to Guest Design for Scrap Matrix and showcase some of the wonderful products available in the shop.
Stamperia Atelier paperpad (Out of stock) but other collections are available
AALL & Create #20 stencil
Paper Artsy JOFY 34 stamp setDina Wakely Acrylic paint
small round brush
13 @rts Out of the Blue chipboard
13 @rts Art Journey 6x6 paper pad
Pink Fresh Escape the Ordinary
Go forth and create my friends :)
You have until the 14th to create a project using the challenge prompt, and upload to the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook page.
Thanks so much for stopping by today