Monday, 15 December 2014

Believe: Scrap Around the World Mid-month Reveal

 It's mid-month reveal time at Scrap Around the World which means I'm up! And this is my layout for the December Mood Board designed by the talented Anna Komenda!
 
Meet adorable Vienna! Isn't she just the sweetest baby? Her photo was the perfect match for this month's Mood Board at Scrap Around the World http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/
I am accustomed to reds, greens and golds for the holiday season in December so when I saw the blue it threw me for a bit! But only a bit. I decided to go out on a limb and try something different this month more mixed media!
I had the most gorgeous modeling cream I wanted to try and it happened to be blue! I used several masks on this layout and with one of them I used Viva's modeling cream in light blue. I also inked, stamped and misted the page as well. Just love the sheen of that blue!
The big flower in her hair called for a big flower on the page so I brought out my Sizzix and got down to it! Lost count of how many layers I used lol. Simply cut the cardstock petals, misted them, layered them then went over the edges of some of the petals with Liquid Applique then heat set it so it puffed up nicely. The blue flowers are simple roses I made and the rest are of course Prima. I also used a Tim Holtz rubon for more effect.
Dusty Attic chipboard title says it all. Again primed it with Gesso then misted away until I was happy with the color then added Distress Glitter.
Last close-up is of the small flower cluster. I used Authentique's Classique Elegant  papers for this layout. Again you can see a small snowflake rubon from Tim Holtz. 

Remember this month there are a few changes so please read the challenge rules carefully and also some of the Design Team (me included) are having giveaways so be sure to visit their blogs and become followers to be eligible to win!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board
unless it is GLARINGLY OBVIOUS.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages, spreads & covers.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

FOR DECEMBER ONLY - We are allowing you to create TAGS or ATC's
 {Artist Trading Cards} MINIMUM SIZES for this month only 
-  12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm).

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

1ST PRIZE

The Main KIT OF THE MONTH from The Flying Unicorn Online Store
AND the MIXED PASSION ADD-ON!! Valued at US$60!!
PLUS FREE SHIPPING!!



Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper
crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest
 ~ including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog & Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!
http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1422.htm

As well as the Mixed Passion Add-on!

http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1433.htm


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2ND PRIZE - $50 worth of goodies from DT Member Pam Ellis!
PLUS POSTAGE!



Prize consists of :- 13 patterned papers & 2 die-cuts from the Kaisercraft 
Turtle Dove & Just Believe collections.  Silks Acrylic Glaze (white), 
Fabscraps-Chipboard Bells, Kaisercraft Twigs & Berries, 
Petaloo Wild Red Roses Pack of 3, Turtle Dove Rub-ons, 
Prima Poppies & Peonies flowers, Turtle Dove Pack of Die-cut pieces,
 Prima Vintage Metal Trinkets, Dusty Attic - Merry Christmas Chipboard Piece, 
Prima Rose stamp. White crystal spray, Brown ribbon & 2 stick pins. Valued at $50!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!  

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3RD PRIZE - $30 worth of prizes from DT member Pam Ellis!
PLUS POSTAGE!


Prize consists of :- 9 Patterned Papers from Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection 
12 x 12 Chipboard stickers, Brads, & petals {Mistletoe Collection}
Patterned & Glittered Chipboard Pieces - Me & My Big Ideas
Prima 6 inch Stencil - Valued at $30!!

Please click in HERE to Pam's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!
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4TH PRIZE - $25 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell
PLUS POSTAGE!


Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!

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5TH PRIZE - $20 worth of goodies from DT Member Rachael Funnell
PLUS FREE POSTAGE!

Please click in HERE to Rachael's blog & become a follower
 if you would like to be eligible for this prize!

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RANDOM PRIZE of over $25 worth of product 
sponsored by WOW! Embossing Powders!
PLUS FREE SHIPPING!!




WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006
& has grown dramatically since then. We are rapidly becoming very well-known
& respected within the craft industry. We pride ourselves on our fast & friendly
customer service & personal touch. We are the largest manufacturers of
embossing powder in the world & are pleased & proud to offer crafters
what we believe is the best product available at a great price.


We offer over 160 different colours of embossing powders as well as
Embossing Glitter, Metallic, Puff & Ultra High to name a few of our lines.
WOW! also sell Fab Foils, embossing inks, embossing pens, silicone moulds,
bonding powder, flock, stamps & stamping accessories.

Prize comprises 6 jars of Embossing Powders plus one silicone mould!

Check the WOW! website: http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/
Blog: http://www.wowembossingpowder.blogspot.fi/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WOWembossing
Instagram: http://instagram.com/wowembossing
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wowembossing

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BONUS PRIZE for BEST PROJECT USING STUCK?!SKETCHES 

December 15th sketch {see above} combined with our mood board! 

Georgie Mix-it Up Clear Stamp Set Valued at $18.46 plus postage!


“Georgie” is the first in a series of Mix It Up clear stamp sets from 
ArtyFartyAnnie, designed to be interchangeable with other sets in the series. 

Assemble the individual components of the characters in different ways
 to give you a unique result every time & endless creative possibilities!  

 As well as the whimsical girl, each set includes lots of fun elements 
which lend themselves to art journaling, card making, scrapbooking 
& other papercrafts, making these sets completely versatile.

For more information, ideas & inspiration, please visit Annie's blog
 www.artyfartyannie.com & LIKE & sign up for notifications from Annie's 
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/artyfartyannie 

To buy a “Georgie” Mix It Up clear stamp set, please go to 
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ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

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The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 31th DECEMBER 2014.

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE 
for our talented & hard-working designers & let us know
what prizes you LOVE so we can find more of them for you!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Smile Sketchabilities #128

 I wanted to join in the sketch challenge at Sketchabilities this month as I loved the sketch this month!
 
This is my take on the sketch. Unfortunately it buckled a bit so the cropping is off sorry about that. Shooting outside knee deep in snow is quite challenging! 
This is the sketch
This is one of my favourite photos of my daughter Stephanie when she was younger. I love her smile. Loved how she was just sitting on her bed by the window and the photo captured her in a bit of shadow.
I used the Epiphany line from Prima (love this line!!). I mixed some Lindy's mist (Cosmopolitan Pink) with some moulding paste and glass bead medium and masked these circles on. The chippie is from Blue Fern Studios.
All flowers are from Prima as is the tiny birdcage. The birdcage is also from the Epiphany line. Stamping with Bo Bunny of course! I misted the blue flower with Glistening Waves Color Bloom from Prima. It used to be white.
More masking with moulding paste using the Mini North Star mask from TCW and added pink liquid pearls in the center. Sadly this is where the page buckled and no matter what I tried I couldn't fix it. 
One last close-up. 
As we have now moved into the winter season I can forsee some hilarious moments with me out in the snow trying to get the perfect shot with my bar-b-que as the backdrop! The days are already so much shorter and living where I do we can go weeks without sunshine. I live by a lake so we get a lot of lake effect snow which drops a foot of snow here and there. Ugh. I envy all you ladies that are heading into your summer while I look at a long winter ahead of me!

Well that's it for now! Have a great weekend! All the best! :)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Scrap Around the World December Mood Board


It's the beginning of the month and we have another great Mood Board over at Scrap Around the World! 
There are some awesome gifts this month including two I have donated. I love Christmas and it's my way of saying thank-you to our wonderful followers! Please let me know in the comment section that you have joined this blog on the right sidebar for your entry into to the contest!
I hope you join us this month and please remember to read our ten Golden Rules so that your entry is not disqualified! 

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board
unless it is GLARINGLY OBVIOUS.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages, spreads & covers.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

FOR DECEMBER ONLY - We are allowing you to create TAGS or ATC's
 {Artist Trading Cards} MINIMUM SIZES for this month only 
-  12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm).


If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

I hope to see you all there! All the best! :)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Jax in the box

 I've been wanting to scrap this photo for awhile. I knew what paper I wanted to use and how I wanted to do it but for some reason it just kept getting put off. Well today I allowed my inner child out to play and get dirty and this is what I came up with. Jax in the box! My little grandson Jaxon (who has a penchant for sitting in boxes and tubs) fooling around and sitting in mommy's Harley box.
 I saw a video tutorial done by Georgia Heald and fell in love with her technique so I gave it a try. The gorgeous papers are from Prima's Stationer's Desk Collection.
 I borrowed the woodchip saying dream from another Prima collection Epiphany. The title is made with Prima's Alpha stickers (Lyric Collection). The flowers and leaves are also from the Stationer's Desk Collection. I got all these lovely products in a kit from Swirlydoos Kit Club!
 A few closeups! 
 I really enjoyed playing around with the paints to find the right color. I am now addicted to the splatter pattern lol!
I really enjoyed doing this project and plan on doing more this way! A big thanks to Georgia Heald for her great video tutorial showing her great techniques! Off to do some Design Team work now as well as prepare for a certain little man's 1st Birthday party!I have a banner to make! Have a great week! All the best! :)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Capture the Moment

I decided to give the sketch over at Bo Bunny a try this month. I've had these papers for awhile now and have been eager to dig in. From the Madeline Collection I give you Capture the Moment
 This is the sketch I had to work with:

My gorgeous girls Lilly & Emily. Growing so fast! I started scrapping when Lilly was born and now she's such a little lady! Emmy is five and fast following in her sister's footsteps.   Love the pinks and oranges in this line and wanted to pick them up a bit in my resin frame. I misted and misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Salt Water Taffy, Cosmopolitan Pink and Prima's Cotton Candy. There is also a slight trace (which you can't really see here) of teal mica powder that I added lightly to bring in the green of the papers.
 Masking didn't go so well but it was too late to do anything. Mixed pink in with my moulding paste. I think this will be a new addiction for me! Colored moulding paste.
I stamped two 3-D images on the page. First I stamped on the page. Then I misted some cardstock stamped it with same colors as the frame and cut it out. I used pop dots to raise it up.
The dragonfly is the second 3-D image. I only added a few flowers to the page as it was already feeling crowded. A little stamping with a music stamp from my stash and a brad from the Madeline Collection.
My title came from a kit I have. I simply primed it with Gesso and misted it with Lind's Stamp Gang in Peony.
Last photo shows my journaling, some more masking and the stitching I did around the page. All stitching was done by hand. I used a gold floss together with a pink one to add more glitter to the page. It's to bad you can't see it here. My journaling says:
A sister is a gift to the heart
A friend to the spirit
A golden thread to the meaning of life.
Lilly & Emily.

On a final note I had to share this new with you. For years now I have tried diligently to win a Petaloo blog hop prize. They have the most amazing prize packages that come with their gorgeous flowers and a matching paper. Well I WON!!!!!!
I won this gorgeous prize pack of Petaloo flowers & Authentique papers! I have to say diligence and patience do pay off! Just wanted to share:)
Have a great day! All the best! :)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Scrap Around the World-Symphony of Music

It's that time of month again for the second reveal at Scrap Around the World. And this is my take on the gorgeous Mood Board designed by the talented Zuzia Bodakowska.
 November Mood Board 
 This was my first go at doing a canvas so I was somewhat reserved. I wanted to do more with stamping & misting but didn't want to ruin it before the reveal lol! Next time will be different. I really wanted to pic up on the colors in this Board. They matched a photo I have of a place here in Muskoka that is just stunning in the fall! 
 Just a couple of close-ups for this post both of them are of my flower clusters. You can see the various masking I did with different stencils. I also did a lot of misting, going back adding Gesso, misting again but I finally came close to what I wanted.
 Lots of Prima on this canvas!
I covered some of the flowers up but left a few the way they were. It didn't make sense to me to cover them with gesso only to try and spray back the color they were. The music paper is from Maya Designs. Chippie from Dusty Attic!
And that''s it! :)
Just a few rules to remember when posting to our blog http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.ca/
To be eligible for judging you need to follow our rules!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

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If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


To see all our awesome prizes I've already posted click here!
Have a great week! All the best! :)




Saturday, 1 November 2014

Scrap Around the World-November Mood Board

Hey everyone! Just popped in to show you the awesome new Mood Board up for November at Scrap Around the World designed by the incredibly talented Zuzia Zuziucha. I love this board and can't wait to see what you do with it! All the best! :)
Today we are presenting challenge number 19. Can you believe this? 
Zuzia prepared a mysterious moodboard with a vintage, country touch. 
There are so many ways you can get inspired - the music note paper, 
rough twine, flowers, rich colours, bicycles, sunflare, lace & doilies,
woodgrain & script fonts.  The choice is up to you
. We hope to see many glamorous works this month!
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"Hello!  My name is Zuzia Bodakowska, although online I go by Zuziucha.
 I am a happy mom to 2 girls - 8 year old Julia & 2 year old Lili & they are the
 reason for my scrapbooking adventure!   I create mainly layouts & mini-albums. 

My albums are usually very neat but my layouts are quite messy with a bit 
of mixed media & lots of flowers & embellishments, making them very feminine.
I love travelling & visiting new places but I also love my home & spending time
 there.I dream of a big garden where I can grown all my own fruit & vegetables
 as I am crazy about healthy eating!  If you wish to see more of my work please 
visit me at www.zuziucha.blogspot.com I would love that ♥

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As usual we have 5 wonderful merit-based prizes for you this month
 & one random prize which can be won by ANYONE ANYWHERE. 
All our prizes always include international shipping!

Not only that, but we also offer a Guest Designer Position to our
winner each month too, which comes with plenty of exposure
in your own special post as well as an exclusive badge.


Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to our current challenge.

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

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If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

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Now onto our AWESOME PRIZES!!

1ST PRIZE

$50 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!


Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

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2ND PRIZE

$40 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!



Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!


Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $40.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php 

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3RD PRIZE

Over $30 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door!



Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig & graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamps.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig

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4TH PRIZE


$20 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!



7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.



Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/

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5TH PRIZE

 $15 worth of Lindy's Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang, 
sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!


Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.


Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!

You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness


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RANDOM PRIZE

$25 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!


2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard
 to the value of their prize.

 Blog: http://www.2craftychipboard.blogspot.com.au/
Website: http://www.2crafty.com.au/

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ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

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The deadline for this challenge is  SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2014.

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE 
for our talented & hard-working designers!