Monday, April 4, 2016

Scrapbook Challange #5

It's time to go through your stash again and dig out a much neglected (or overused!) item...buttons. Use them on your layout, card, canvas and show us how it's done.

Here is some inspiration from our team:





Monday, March 21, 2016

Scrapbook Challenge #4

It's time for another challenge. This week's challenge is to use your stencils... dig them out and have fun.

There are many ways to use stencils in scrapbooking, and with mixed media's influence and techniques you can really have fun. Combine your stencil with ink, paint, texture paste, gel medium, pen or pencil. You can also mist through them... the ideas are endless.

Here are a few projects from our design team to show you what is possible.





So come along, play with your stencil and then show us your creation.

Till next time

Monday, March 7, 2016

Scrapbook Challenge #3

So have you had fun over the last month trying your hand at ScrapMixing? I was thinking about this during the week and for me Scrap Mixing is evolving into using more than one technique or item on a page... really using up what we have on hand to create a layout and a memory.

Today's challenge is: Use your stash of RIBBONS

The idea is that you want to use more than one ribbon on your work of art.Bonus if you use them in a unique way.  Here are some ideas to inspire you:




Remember to comment with a link to your blog or gallery showing us your work.

Till next time

Monday, February 15, 2016

Scrapbooking Challenge #2

It's time for our second challenge here at Scrap Mixers... this week we are tackling Stamps.

Challenge: Use 3+ stamps on a project

Description: If you're anything like me you will have a stash of stamps just as big as your pattern papper that we used in our last challenge.... well now is the perfect time to haul them out and use them. Choose at least three and stamp on your project... you can use them for a background, and embellishment, texture, title or just wording.... no restrictions at all, just use them.

To spark off your imagination, here are some examples from the team:






Remember to post a link to your blog with your layout... can't wait to see your lovely stamps in action.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Scrapbooking Challenge #1

Welcome to our very first scrapbooking challenge on Scrap Mixers... I am excited to be part of the team and to challenge you to use up your stash, to create a layout and to think outside the box.

Challenge: Use 6+ pattern papers on a layout

Description: We all have a stash of pattern papers, well let's use them. I challenge you to use AT LEAST 6 different pattern papers on a layout. Add as few or many photos as you would like.... really it's just about making a layout with lots of paper. Think squares, strips, circles.... wherever your imagination takes you.

Theme: What does Scrap Mixing mean to you?

This could mean that you scrap a photo of you, or your scraproom, or those everyday memories or even simply using your stash. We are really about being open to creativity and using what we have on hand.

To spark off your imagination, here are some layouts from the team:

For me scrapmixing is all about using what's on hand... I used 13 different pattern papers on this page, as well as flowers, stickers, buttons, bling and washi tape.

why I scrapbook: It's so important to create and preserve memories.
(You would have seen more about this layout in the simple tutorial posted last week.)

I made a LO with my favorite color: Pink! I made a budget-Lay-Out, with some greyboard, watercolours, some pieces of free wallpaper, pages of a book and music paper as designpaper.That is also scrapping for me, go outside in 'normal' shops and find some things you can also use for scrapping!


tip: don't be afraid to use your  own  writing 
the focus in this challenge is  what Scrapmixing mean to you,  so I found this  sentiment in a  magazine which said 
"Art is not what you see,but what you make others see"

  by  Edgar Degas



So now that you've been inspired by the team, go gather your supplies and create a layout. Leave us a comment here with a link to your layout before the end of the month.

Till next time

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sharing a little tutorial

Hi there, here's a little tutorial about the page I created;

I started with adding some Turqoise Inka Gold on the paper and spread it out from the left to the right, it gives that gorgeous shimmer, love it ! 

Under and above the photo I layered some circles which I have punched with a circle punch, so easy but it gives such a nice look.

I took a stencil from Crafters' workshop and added some distress ink (peacock feather) to it, place it here and there on the paper for a nice effect

Added some stamps here and there all over the paper , on the wooden shell I also added a layer of Inka Gold

Cut out this star from a piece of scraps, it makes me feel so happy to use up some old pp's or just cut out some parts of it. Take a look in your old leftover stash and see what beautiful things you still can make with it !

Thanks for taking a peek !

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas Art

Hello everyone

I'm Kerri one of the Scrapmixers design team. I have for you today a 'CAS' (Clean and Simple) mixed media canvas art tutorial. I thought with valentines coming up it would make a great gift for the one you love.

To create this canvas I used:

Square canvas
Red Spritz Ink
Hematite Spritz Ink
Gold embossing powder
Clear emboss ink pad
'Love' stencil
Arrow stencil
Gold mirror arrows
Black metallic paint
Gold spotted craft tape
Gold gems
Black wooden arrow
Gold & black paper

Essential tools:

Heart punch
Tacky glue
Heat gun

Step 1: I used the red spritz ink to cover the canvas, once dry I added drips of the hematite spritz ink by removing the spray nozzle and dripping the ink, I then left to completely dry.

Step 2: I applied the 'Love' stencil to the centre and then applied clear emboss ink, I removed the stencil and added gold embossing powder. I tapped off the excess powder onto a scrap piece of paper and put back into the pot so not to waste any. I used my heat gun to heat the embossing powder leaving behind a beautiful foiled effect 'Love'.

Step 3: I applied my arrow stencil to the top edge and used black metallic paint, I then repeated the process to the bottom opposite edge.

Step 4: I applied self adhesive gold mirror arrows above each of the black stencilled areas.

Step 5: I cut craft tape into thin strips with triangular edges and applied to the top left hand corner. I then added gold gems and a mini wooden arrow.

Step 6: I used a heart punch in gold and black paper to create the mini heart for the top left hand corner.

If you would like to create this canvas you can find all the materials on and use code 'Scrapmixers' to received 10% off. If you have been inspired by this canvas to create your own mixed media art please do share it with us in the comments. We love to see your work.

Love and glitter

Kerri-Ann Briggs