Friday, July 29, 2011

Scrapmatts - My 1st DT Creations

I just LOVE Scrapmatts chippies and am so excited that Sofie and Andrew invited me to be part of their DT.  You really must check out the site HERE as there are some gorgeous new Federation chippies available and while your there pop on over to the gallery and prepare to be blown away by all the gorgeous creations from our DT and all our fabulous members... so very inspirational!!!

This month at Scrapmatts is an Australiana theme and I have 4 projects to share which I created with the yummy goodies I received in my parcel from Sofie and Andrew.

Live For Today
Just love the new Federation chippies as they have such beautiful detail.  I used the Federation Front Porch (CB4047 Aust Fed Front Porch 01) on this LO.  It came already coloured in a white mist and you can't really see it very well in this pic but I misted it with a soft gold for a lovely shimmery effect.  I used some gorgeous Pink Paislee pp's which I fussy cut and layered .  In one of my clusters I tucked in one of the new clock chippies (CB6063 Clocks 09) which come with lovely little detailed hands.  I backed it with a clock face which was cut from Bo Bunny timepiece pp and used a hand dyed doily for a little texture.

Learn To Pause
Decided to use these photos that I took of  Luke when he was much younger, which I absolutely love and printed them in sepia to go with my rustic theme.  
I used the Scrapmatts large and small Floral Design chippies (CB4034 Floral Design 01, CB 1118 Floral Design 05) as the leaves reminded me of gum leaves.  I inked the leaves and buds in green distress ink and then coated with crackle medium for a distressed look.

Waltzing Matilda
Thought this cute old pic of Luke all dressed up for his Grade 1 concert and singing Waltzing Matilda would be perfect for this month's theme.

I used the little corner chippies from the Federation Screen doors (CB5068 Screen Doors 03) and music notes (CB6017 Music Notes 02) which I inked in green and coated with glossy accents.  I silhouetted the pic of Luke and backed it with music pp then framed it with the music frame chippie (CB6006 Music Frame 01) which I embossed, inked and coated with glossy accents.  Couldn't resist adding one of the cute little birdies (CB1088 Birds 03) in my tree and inked it to match the colours in my LO.
So Happy to Have You Home
My last project was a sweet little card using the new Federation Screen Doors (CB5068 Aust Fed Screen Door 03).  This door came already coloured in white mist and I just backed it with some MME pp's and added the cute little kitty (CB1091 Cats 03) which I inked and covered with glossy accents.  I also used the corners which came with the Screen Door on the corners of my card and left them raw.

 Well that's it from me for now.. will be back in a few days with the new word and LO for Bird is the Word.

DONT FORGET there is still a few days left to put in an entry at Beyond the Door.. there are some fab prizes to be won!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love :)))


  1. such gorgeous Layouts. Love the chipboard , congrats on the DT with Scrapmatts.

  2. WOW Cathy congrats with you DT postion at scrapmatts. I just love all of your creations here WOW WOW WOW you are so inspirational to me!!!! i just love seeing your work!!! you have so much detail and colour and layers!!! thanks so much for your inspiration.
    Take Care

    Congrats on your DT position for Scrapmatts...
    Lovin all the Chippie & the Hessian!!
    Have a wonderful Weekend...

  4. oh Cathy ... I am speechless, these are out of this world ... all the colours, layers etc .. love these .. hugz x

  5. oh Cathy!!!gorgeous LO!!!and the card is amazing!!!i love your work!!!have a wonderful day!!!

  6. Well Miss Cathy, I think these are some of your best. Of course the scrapmatts look gorgeous but your texture and details are just fabulous.

  7. WOW Cathy!! You have been busy!! These are just GORGEOUS!!! Love all your amazing details as always! Have a lovely weekend :))xx

  8. Cathy your layouts are amazing, what you do with chipboard, paper, flowers, and photos is magical. Have a great weekend.

  9. oh wow! These are just gorgeous - the 'learn to pause' lo is my fave - just beautiful!!! Congrats on your new DT position! xox

  10. WOW Cathy, I love them all! My fave is the second one - those photos and the rustic feel is perfect!

  11. Such amazing layouts and what precious memories to look back on one day, lovely work.

  12. Oh my goodness Cathy, wow wow wow, you are a freak (and this is a compliment you know that) wow, wow, you just have to show me how you do the twine around the photos, and the inking of just a few leaves is so effective, I feel like a broken record but I have seen your works in real life and I cannot wait to drool over these, the card is super stunning too. melxxx

  13. Gorgeous Cathy! Love those chippies specially the federation porch! Love the Aussie theme. Have a great weekend!

  14. OMGoodness Cathy. You're work is so amazing. Love all your fussy cutting and distressing. You sure made the chippie look good too!! :-)

  15. Wow! All of your lo's are just fab!!! Love the way you used all the chippies...perfect!

  16. Hi! Cathy
    I really love your work and what you have created are just so amazingly beautiful, I know I will keep on coming back to your blog. I am now your new follower. Thanks for the comments you left me over at my blog for the BiTWC - Hope. See you again next time. Hugs

  17. just adore all your creations the up close pics...shows so much detail

  18. Such amazing layouts, love everything about them!!! And what precious memories!
    Your DD is just adorable!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)!

  19. Congrats on the DT gig! How exciting! :)

    These are truly a visual feast! Love the layers and textures and beautifully composed creations! :)

  20. holy freak me Cathy.. these are AMAZING.. that string wow.. WOWZERS>. i'm in awe...

    stunning stunning.. wow..

  21. Absolutely stunning Cathy - first class work here for sure - my goodness you have been a busy bee of late - can't believe how much I've missed - wowzers - you go girl - you are overflowing with talent! I have just received a giant bag of chippies courtesy of Imaginarium Chipboard as sponsorship for us girls at Once Upon a Sketch so I am also having a major chippie revival myself :)