Thursday, May 17, 2018

Scrap Matrix Guest Designer - The Point Is.....

Hello Scrappy Friends

Thanks for dropping by today.  I have some exciting news.  I was asked by the gorgeous Vicki at Scrap Matrix to return as a Guest Designer for the May challenge.  So, of course I said yes!!

I mean, who wouldn't want the opportunity to create with the gorgeous supplies on offer at Scrap Matrix, right?

The May challenge has the theme:  "The Point Is"  and can be taken however you want it to be.

With this layout I went with the obvious :)
I started with a sheet of paper from the Stamperia Atelier paper pack, and spread a thin layer of Dina Wakely Clear Gesso over it.  I then took the #20 stencil from AALL @ Create and used Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso and Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint in Ruby, in various places on the background.
Once dry, I took the diamonds stamp from the JOYF 34 Paper Artsy stamp set and stamped on the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I use the Mini Ink pads for 2 reasons - I dont use a lot of ink, so therefore I can buy more colours if I get the mini's, lol.

I backed the photo of no 1 son tipping in the winning points in the 2017 U22 basketball preliminary final with navy cardstock and then took a piece of paper from the Art Journey 6x6 paper pad by 13 @rts.  I used a notebook edge punch on the paper and placed it under the matted photo on the left hand side.  I also punched a smaller piece for the bottom right hand side.

When I sat the photo onto the page, I wasnt happy with how flat it looked, so too the diamonds stamp and stamped some more onto the remainder of the 13 @arts paper.  I fussy cut the stamp out and used Xpress it foam mounting tape for dimension.

I took an arrow from the Wood Veneer Loving Arrows set and ran the Tim Holtz stamp pad over it.  I also added some arrow words from the Mambi Chips Hey You set.

The title chipboard alphas were from the Alphabet No 1 and again inked with Tim Holtz ink.  I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher as well.

I put the layout together, and thought it was missing something, so after everything was stuck down (!) picked up the diamonds stamp and some black ink and added more stamping.  I finished off with my journalling, which I hadnt actually planned so didnt really fit where I wanted it to.  The final addition was some white dots using a white Sharpie.

Some closeups:

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my layout.  I hope you gained some inspiration for the challenge!!

Supplies used from the Scrap Matrix store:
Stamperia Atelier (Out of Stock)
Paper Artsy JOFY 34 stamp set (Out of Stock)

You really should head over to Scrap Matrix blog and check out the fabulous creations on offer, and whilst you are there, join the Facebook group and enter the challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Deb xx

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Thank you so much for dropping by today and leaving me a comment. I do so appreciate it very much. Deb xx