Thursday, 11 July 2019

Creative Future

It has been a long time since I have done regular creating not to mention posting to my blog.
Creativity has been smouldering, but not something that has been in the fore 
front of my daily life like was in the past.

I have recently felt the crafting bug begin to bite again and I have some projects that have allowed me to rejoin the crafting community that I have enjoyed in the past.

I have missed the creative process and sharing my creative side with those who share similar
interests. I Hope you will rejoin my journey and enjoy the projects that I will share.

My returning post is a simple project but one I have enjoyed making in the past and see my self always enjoying this style of creating. The type of project I am referring to is tag making.

Th paper collection I have used for this tag is Graphic 45 Worlds Fair.

I chose this collection because it contained a really great quote that said a lot and 
contributed toward my creative new beginning. 

The particular Graphic 45 Worlds Fair products that I used were as follows :
Journalling and Ephemera cards
Chipboard 1
Chipboard 2
8 x 8 Paper pad

The background for the tag before I embellished was in a mixed media style.
The kraft cardstock was cut at 5 x 101/4 inches. I then used a brayer to gesso the 
surface, using stencils I then took two stencils from my stash and ranger texture paste to create dimension in the background.
tim holtz distress paints were used to add colour and blending and then I concluded with 
heat embossing powders in coordinating colours.

The Layered flowers were created using die cuts from the graphic 45 worlds fair papers and simple mulberry paper daisies. The flower centres were achieved by using 
brads and chipboard accents. 
I also fussy cut images from the paper and used assorted metal embellishments to create further accents on the tag. I also die cut leaf sprigs and added a few gems strips to highlight the edges
of the quote.

This was an enjoyable project to create and I love this colour combination. It has an autumn feel and I love fall projects. I think the embellishments are not to complicated but still give enough detail with out over riding the central quote.
Creativity is something that has benefits to self worth and esteem and provides an outlet to communicate. I hope your creative journey is as rewarding.

Cheers Andrew

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Creative Return

Just a quick post to let everyone know I will be posting new projects and more of my creations in the new year please come and check them out.

Happy paper crafting until then

Cheers Andrew

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Taking a break

This post is to let my followers know that I will be having a break from papercraft. I have been receiving nasty messages through social media in relation to my work and as a result of this I am quite discouraged and will be having an extended break. I hope in the future I will create again and post on my blog.

Thank you to my followers and I hope your creative journeys continue.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Scrapmatts July

July is almost half way through  but there has been some awesome projects so 
far from the scrapmatts design team
My july post has rolled around so fast and I have done two very different projects.

I have made a card for the first project and it has very vintage style.
I love the colours and the scrapmatts chip board have made great accent points.

The second project is an up cycled tube that I have turned into a storage for my paint brushes.

Did you know that scrapmatts chipboard is so versatile that you can adhere it 
to a curved surface. This makes a great technique for adding texture to a more unusual shape.

Thanks for stopping by 

Cheers Andrew

Monday, 11 July 2016

Graphic 45 Ambassador 2016 : Enchanted Forest Shield

Well I have finally got the time to blog and it will catch month this July. I have a few Graphic 45 projects to share over the next few days.

Firstly let get the best part done.
If you are not aware I have been made a Graphic 45 Ambassador.Click the link to go to the graphic 45 blog and check out my post and other awesome inspiration.

I thought I would also share my projects here as well.

Enchanted forest Shield

How many crafters have a multitude of photos on the computer. I have a box with lots of printed ones as well. I found a collection of photos of my son jacob and I wanted a display where I could change the picture from time to time. So made a slide frame and mounted the photos in pairs and of course there had to be a box on there somewhere. I also decided to try the same project with a few spare wedding photos. I really love the way every Graphic 45 collection can be used for my projects even if am replicating the same design.

Tip: Layer fussy cut images from the Graphic 45 papers vertically to create dimension and depth. Ensure there is a slight overlap to create uniformity of the images.

Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12 x 12 Papers : Enchanted forest
: Sumptuous Floral
: Gilded Grandeur
: Dazzling Damsel
: Brilliant Gem
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard One
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard Two
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook box
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags Black
Kraft Cardstock
Black cardstock
Metal findings
Cinch Wire

Thanks for Stopping by
Happy Crafting


Sunday, 12 June 2016

Steampunk with Scrapmatts and Graphic 45

Steampunk, a word that many not have heard and if you have this style can take many forms. 
It can be very quirky and definitely has and industrial feel to it. 
These projects have a touch of steampunk and incorporate one 
of my all-time favourite embellishments. I love to put cogs and gears on lots of projects.


This projects used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collectors edition. This collection is one of my favourites and I am thankful Graphic 45 re released it.
I worked so well with the chipboard embellishments I used. The colours 
are awesome in these papers.

Scrapmatts Packs used :

CB1072 Gears 01
CB1078 Gears 05
CB1233 Film Strips 06
CB5127 Diamond Mesh 03


This Project used One of the newer Graphic 45 collections called Voyage Beneath the Sea.
It combines a little steampunk with beautiful ocean themed vintage images.
It has a lovely  coordinated colour pallette and plenty of fussy cutting opportunities.
I used the 8x8, 12x12 and 6x6 paper pads.

Scrapmatts Packs used :

CB1078 Gears 05
CB1226 Marine Life 01
CB1083 Key Holes 02
CB5131 Bubbles 01
CB5056 Twigs
CB5162 Printer Tray 07


I hope have gained some inspiration from these projects .
Thanks for visiting

Happy Crafting 


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

ATC's with Scrapmatts and Graphic 45

ATC's are a great way to create using a range of different supplies .
Scrapmatts have a great selection over in the online store. 
ATC's have many applications in all types of projects. The creations I have made 
demonstrate both large and small style uses of ATC's.

World of the ATC 

The Scrapmatts  packs I have used were :

Diamond mesh 02 CB5126
Stamp 01 ATC10-006
Film strips 05 CB1232
Gears 01 CB1072
Scrap words CB1238
Ornate frames 22 CB1220
Gears 05 CB1078
Picket fence 08 CB2025
Nested shapes 03 CB5017
Chevrons 01 CB5106

Mini ATC Photo Frames

Scrapmatts packs used for these frames were :

House 01 ATC10-005
Scrap words 26 CB1240
Picket Fences 08 CB2025
Scrap words 24 CB1238
Nested Shapes 03 CB5017
Flourishes 03 CB1002

I have a tutorial to make the second ATC.

Check out How to Create ATC Photo Frames With Scrapmatts by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.
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