Friday, 19 May 2017

Imagine and Mum for Scrap FX

Hi all, today I'd like to share with you my latest creations for Scrap FX..."Imagine and Mum"

First up I'd like to share an art journal spread "Imagine"
I had fun with loads of paint, pens, scribble sticks and paste creating this spread...

I used the Denise Stencil, isn't it fabulous... I really love this stencil...
in the background I have used: the Petal Pattern Stencil, the Random Dot Stencil and the Scribble Script Stencil

I chose to use some of the words from the Imagine Phrase Stencil.... it really is quite a versatile stencil, when you think outside the square...

More stencil use on the background, here using the Moroccan Tile Stencil..

A last look at the individual pages....

Next up I have a layout to share "Mum"
A pic of mum on a flight to a retail event.... she always wore one side of her headphones off like that so she could hear me as well as whatever movie was playing...

I used the Liz & Sue Stencil large (there are two sizes of this stencil) to create images on my background...

this awesome stencil has both the the positive and negative forms .... so you can use it as both a stencil or a mask as I have done on this layout...

I framed my photo with the Butterfly Circle small - this frame is also available in a larger size... 

isn't it such a pretty frame...

To finish off my layout... I used an oldie for my title "mum-script"

Scrap FX products used:

thanks for joining me today...

till next time
Happy Creating

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tip for Creative Paperclay®

Hi everyone, and welcome.

It's my turn to share with you a tip or technique.... today I have chosen to share a quick tip....  this is something I came up with while trying to make sure I keep my paperclay in new condition after I have opened a new pack...

Being that I enjoy scrapbooking along with many other creative endeavours, I was searching around for the best way to store my opened Creative Paperclay® when I spied my Fuse tool.  For those unfamiliar with this tool, it was designed with the pocket page scrapper in mind, to seal off the small pockets on the multi pocket pages, a great little tool that I have found many fabulous uses for, and now I can add one more to that list - re-sealing my Creative Paperclay® packets.

So we begin with an open packet of paperclay.

next you need to push all the air out of the packet

Then you start to roll the Fuse tool (as close as possible to the clay) across the package.

Now I did learn that the Creative Paperclay® packaging requires more pressure and several runs across on both sides, but the Fuse tool did seal the package just like new, so my paperclay will stay as fresh as the day I first opened the pack.

I do hope this little tip is helpful and you can enjoy many good times with that new pack feeling right down to the last speck of your Creative Paperclay®.

You can get your Creative Paperclay® here.
and you can find the Fuse tool here.

Until next time, 
Happy Creating  

Friday, 5 May 2017


Hi all, today I'd like to share with you a layout I created using some of the latest Scrap FX releases...
I began with a mono-tonal background I created on my Gel Press... 

 the new She stamp made a great addition to my background ...

 I added the new Denise stencil, love this stencil...  I added her with coloured modelling paste to match my background and flipped the stencil to add her a second time.... to complete a very soft mono-tonal background.

 I added the large Scribble heart this is still one of my favourite pieces.

To finish off my layout, I used this fabulous new  Mother title... no truer words.... "all love begins and ends there"

Scrap FX products used:
Scribble heart
Denise stencil
She stamp

till next time
Happy Creating

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Natures Pen

Hi Creative Paper Clay ® fans, it's Cindy here, welcome to my very first post as a member of this fabulous Design Team! I am so excited to share with you my "Nature's Pen" and show you how to create your own. I chose to create this pen from the Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound, to ensure that the pen remained very light and because once dry the Delight remains very soft and is spongy even after it has dried thus making it very comfortable to use.... there will be no callous' here when I'm writing my memoirs (lol)...


So for this project you'll need the following:
Clay shaping tools
Rolling pin
Water for smoothing clay
Acrylic paints (I used Vivid Ultra Metallics on mine)
Gel medium
Paint brushes
Water for your brushes
Spay varnish

So I began with some Delight and made some rough 'snakes' ready to form my wooded base of the pen..
Next up with my regular old Bic pen I removed the ink nib from the barrel and started wrapping the barrel with the "snake" strips...

continue wrapping the pen barrel until it is fully covered...

 it is time to add detail and make it look more like a log... I achieved this by using small ball tools and silicone tools

I added smaller details using a scalpel blade.. 

Time for making the leaves, roll out some more Delight.... cut out some tear drop shapes, and shape and then mark and curl them up....

I rolled out some more Delight and used a small cap to press out circles.... you need 6 circles to form one flower... I made three flowers in total...

I also rolled out some very thin snakes... to make into the tendrils.... 

Now it's time to paint.... hmmm
no rude comments about what it looks like at this stage.... lol...

Paint up all the pieces...

Time to assemble Nature's Pen...
I used Gel medium to adhere the painted flowers, tendrils and the rhinestones in the flower centres...

To finish off my pen, I gave it a spray over with varnish, and re-inserted the ink nib

some close ups of the finished pen

thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,

Till next time
Happy Creating