Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Scrapmatts - All About Me

Hi Girls,

Well sadly the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is all over.  I had the most fabulous time, was able to catch up and meet so many gorgeous girls which I had previously only known online.  I'd like to thank all the ladies who took my Shabby Chic class, especially the ladies on my 1st day who were so kind and patient with me my 1st time around.  The 2nd and 3rd days went like a breeze and I was so excited and I have to admit a little relieved.  Had a lot of fun helping out in Angella Peardon's Scrapmatts class.. so many laughs and again all the ladies were so friendly.  I can't wait to find a bit of time to play with some of my new goodies... luckily for my bank balance I only found time to shop on the last day.

This month at Scrapmatts the theme is "All About Me"... which is a hard one for me as I find it difficult to scrap about myself.  I decided to create a few LO's with some very old photos of myself which I have been meaning to scrap for a while now, but they needed quite a bit of editing in Photoshop.  I'm so glad I scrapped them as they are so very precious to me and it's nice for the kids to see pics of me when I was a young girl... OMG so many years ago, I feel ancient!!

Sweet Memories
This is an old photo taken when I was around 6 years old.  I always remember my father cutting my hair so short and hated it.. lucky I'm wearing a dress otherwise you'd think I was a boy!!  I created this LO on the WP Retreat using the yummy new Prima Fairy Belle range.  Anne Patterson was a sweetie and let me use some of her gorgeous copper embossing powder which I used on the Ornate Frame, Large Word and Butterfly chipboard.  The Name Plate was inked with Versamagic inks in pink, with highlights of cream and brown.

List of Materials:  Prima Fairy Belle, Pink Paislee London Market pp's, Scrapmatts chipboard Ornate Frame 09, Assted Words 03 Butterflies 17, and Name Plates 01,  my2angels charming chain, crochet doily, gesso, Glimmermist coffee shop, copper embossing powder, Websters alpha stickers, Kindyglitz, Versamagic chalk inks

All About Me Canvas
All the Scrapmatts Team had to create a canvas about themselves which Sophie and Andrew displayed on a wall at the Papercraft Expo in Brisbane.  OMG they were all stunning and the wall looked amazing!!!  I used the Scrapmatts Ornate Frame which I painted, inked and coated with crackle medium, Butterflies which I inked, covered with glossy accents and diamond dust, Words which I inked, the Flowers were left raw and backed with pp and the Leaves and Floral Designs were inked.

List of Materials: Canvas, Scrapmatts chipboard butterflies 17 and 18, Ornate Frames 13, Floral Designs 03, Leaves 03, Flowers 03, Words 01, MME and Crate Paper pp's,  Fancy Pants rubons, cameo, pearl flower buttons, Kaisercraft bling, Pearl brad,  Inkessentials crackle medium and glossy accents, paint, Versamagic chalk inks, Diamond Dust

This is a very precious photo of me at 3 years of age and was taken as my mother and I were coming off the boat into Australia having immigrated from France.  This LO was created for last month's OUAS challenge.  I used the Scrapmatts Clock Faces which I left raw (white mist), the chipboard word was inked and clear embossed and I inked the Leaf Spray chippies in turquoise with a touch of brown and the Leaves chippies were left raw (white mist).

List of Materials:  Prima, Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, TPC Studio pp's, Prima flowers and butterfly, Scrapmatts Clock Faces 01, Leaves 02, Leaf Spray 01 and Mother 01 chipboard, Martha Stewart border punch, Kaisercraft Pearls, metal clock charm, recycled filigree flower, Bella brad, Prima rubons, shipping tag, lace, twine, Tim Holtz distress inks, Versamagic inks, clear embossing powder.

Love You to Pieces
Another LO created at the WP Retreat which was one of the set challenges.  Love how this pic of Brittany came out in a recent photo shoot.  I used Hearts 01 and 05 which I left raw (white mist) and inked the Micro Chips 17 little filigree hearts in copper and adhered them over the top of the plain hearts to add some dimension.

List of Materials:  Daisy D's, Websters, Simple Stories and TPC Studio pp's, book paper, Scrapmatts chipboard hearts and micro hearts, Craft Queen jute twine, wooden button and butterfly, ribbon roses, mulberry leaves, paint, Glimmermist suede, Tim Holtz distress ink, Brilliance ink

Be Free
Created this quick card at the WP Retreat with a gorgeous girl grunge stamp from Stampotique, which the lovely Karlene Fahey was kind enough to let me use.  I sprayed the Scrapmatts Butterfly wings with glimmermist and coated with glossy medium.
List of Materials:  White cardstock, Basic Grey and The Scrapcake pp's, book paper, Stampotique stamp, Scrapmatts Butterflies 18 chipboard, ribbon, Martha Stewart pansy border punch, Tim Holtz distress ink, Glimmermist turquoise, Inkessentials glossy medium

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy :))


  1. wow Cathy this post is jammed full of divine yummy-ness... you always amaze me just how many pages you create .... loving all your special touches you give to each creation.. a true artist xoxo

  2. WOW, so many gorgeous creations!!! Sounds like you had a fab time and your canvas is stunning Cathy!

  3. Hi Cathy, I wish I had have seen you on saturday, but I didn't, maybe next time! I love all these creations of yours, and I have a fresh appreciation of your scrapping talent after seeing your work in real life at the show.. wow.. all the beautiful details you put on your creations.. absolutely breath taking and I was in awe.. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work..

  4. Heya Cathy

    Took some photos of your work and have posted them onto my blog.
    Hope you okay with that.

  5. Cathy your creations are absolutely stunning as always!!!!!
    I admire your talent!
    Just wondering did you every get my package?

  6. Cathy you have been very busy, love all your creations, always stunning :)
    Looks like you had a wonderful time at the expo :)

  7. Gorgeous creations, as always! I absolutely loved seeing your layouts IRL at expo, so much detail is lost over the net...they were stunning, it must have been such a thrill to see them up there! It was also brilliant to meet you in person :) your support on my blog is very much appreciated, thank you!

  8. All beautiful work! I`m so impressed! Love last photo a lot!

  9. Stunning!!! I love these all to pieces!!!! WTG at the expo doing classes! Well done! :D

  10. Oh Cathy, what a breathtaking showcase. Each and every page and detail is so beautiful. I just love that photo of DD. She looks so carefree and happy.
    Congrats on your class. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I wish I could have made it to meet you too. Maybe next year.

  11. OH! WOW! WOW! WOW! Cathy..... Everything here is UTTERLY mind blowing GORGEOUS...
    The Chippie look FANTASTIC & All your Details are just ex·quis·ite! I could sit & stare for ages!!!!

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