28 November 2014

Photo Tutorial for SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD!

Hello everyone & welcome to our November photo tutorial at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD!
I'm really happy of sharing with you how  I created a journal page, using our current challenge here.


  I was inspired by the quote, the doilies & the colors of the current mood board.


  1. Cut your patterned paper into small pieces then glue the pieces randomly onto your journal pages using gel medium, thus giving your pages some additional texture.

2. Cover almost all the surface with gesso then spray with 3 different colored mists.

3.  Add some stamping, a paper doily, a lace ribbon some gauze to create further texture 

4. Now decorated your  journal page spread with various embellishments.

 Here are some close-ups...

You can see the variety of textures below.

Using different stamps on the background adds detail & texture without adding bulk.
  This is especially important for a bound journal that has no capacity to expand
 on both sides, as it avoids a book with a thin spine that becomes very thick 
on the other side & difficult to close without a clasp or elastic.  

Here is the finished journal page

Products Used :-


Papers - 13arts - Fly Away
Gesso - Ranger
Mists - 13arts - Pastel Mint, Pearl Yellow, 
Pearl Clear, Chalk Woodbine
Dylusions - Black
Inks - Hero Arts
Stamps - Prima 
Stickers - Studio Calico
Flowers - Prima
Other - lace ribbon, paper doily, 
button, brad, wooden frame

  I hope you found this tutorial inspiring!

There are only 2 days left to enter the November challenge of SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD!
You are almost OUT OF TIME so if you want a chance to win
get your entries in in the next 48 hours!!

You can find the details here.

23 November 2014

Guest Design Spot for 13arts!

Hi everyone!

I am so thrilled today to be on 13arts blog as a Guest Designer ...
A dream that came true!!!I'm happy like a child!!!lol!!

I thank Ayeeda and Marta from the bottom of my heart for showcasing my project...
I feel really honored and blessed about that!

Here's the layout I made using the amazing 13arts products you can find here...
I was inspired from the winter and a beautiful photo i found on Pinterest!

I created my background with 3 mists of different color and then i added some texture with modelling paste and a stencil  i used, so that i could create other snowflakes on the pattern paper..

16 November 2014

DT Mid-Month Reveal of SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD {November 2014 Challenge 19 by Zuzia Bodakowska}


 Today at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD we have our DT mid month reveal!
Our talented design team wants to inspire you to join our challenge this month! 
Have you seen our Reveal One? If not yet, click HERE for full details.

The creator of this month's beautiful mood board is Zuzia Bodakowska from Poland.

The mood board is very inspiring! 
Vintage, a little bit nostalgic, but also colourful & full of happiness! 

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).


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

This is my layout based on the above amazing moodboard!!!
I was inspired by the vintage air, the music sheets and the quote!!!
I used the fabulous paper of  7 Dots Collection "Soulmates" which it has become one of my favorite's one!!!
The background was created with my favorite 13arts mists!!
I hope you join us and play with us this month also!!!

and some close-ups...

Now onto what you can WIN!!


$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!



$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.



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!



$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/



 $15 worth of Lindy's Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang, 

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!



$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.



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