Monday, September 2, 2013

Be You- Scrap Around the World September Challenge

Welcome back to Scrap Around The World Challenge FIVE!

Please note we have modified our rules!!

{please read our "To be Eligible for Judging" further down
as there's a slight change there too}.

 1)  The sketch is now OPTIONAL - you do not HAVE to use it 
{but of course you are welcome to use it as a starting point
 & for your inspiration if you like!}, this makes it easy for you to 
combine our challenges with sketch challenges if you want :)

2)  We now accept art journaling pages BUT only double-spreads with a 
minimum single page size of 14 x 19cm (5.5 x 7.5 inches) per page.

3)  Our challenges will now run until midnight EST on the last of the month
     {this means you have an entire month to complete the challenge - woohoo!}.


Our HUGE NEWS is that we have a 
Facebook Subscriber Giveaway
launching TOMORROW {Monday 2nd September 2013} so make sure to
LIKE us on Facebook & come back TOMORROW 
to see what you can win!


Our HUGER NEWS is that we have a MYSTERY GUEST


creating with this month's mood board on TUESDAY NIGHT!
{that's your HINT - anyone guess WHO IT COULD BE?!}
Come back on Tuesday to find out & get the link!!


For September we have a BOLD and GRAPHIC mood board
from Design Team member Gayle Price {Australia}.

To be eligible for judging:-

You are required to show the image of the MOOD BOARD ONLY 
{you may show the sketch image but ONLY IF YOU USE IT}
 PLUS mention in your post that you are playing along at Scrap Around The World 
with a link back to the current challenge.

 Link  to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & turn off your word-verification if 
you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before you begin your entry - thanks!

Here is my take on this challenge!!

I used heavy Liquitex gesso and masked a few different stencils on the background paper which had script writing on it. Its a UHK paper from the collection Dear. Mr. Watson.

All my embellishments are black and white to mimic the mood board and I used strong patterns for the stencil to mimic the strong patterns on the mood board.

Above you can see the black La Tiza flower from Prima which is from the new collections from Summer CHA.

I decided to add a red title to make it really stand out as a message for my son to always be himself no matter what!!

Papers: UHK
Liquitex: Heavy gesso
alpha: American Crafts
Flowers, Leaves, resins, Metals: Prima
Canvas swirls: Prima
Stencil: Prima, RP
Pearls: Colorbok

The winner of this challenge will be invited back to be our October Guest Designer, 
as well as winning this huge prize pack of 20 PIECES of chipboard from our sponsor 

studio cutout

Wycinanka is a Polish chipboard manufacturer whose products can be viewed HERE.  

You can find a list of retailers stocking Wycinanka in other countries HERE.

You can follow the Wycinanka blog HERE & follow them on Facebook HERE.

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Grey Rainbow' from Polish company 

Company Shop

"Dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent 
scrapbooking with Studio 75!  We know that keeping your experiences positive 
is important so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every 
single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can
 offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure -
 papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"

See their full range here in their online store.


3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from

 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

CB5102 Window 02

4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice from 

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc 
in their online store HERE

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!

They are Australian based & specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,
 resin, twine & washi tape.  They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness! 

Below is just one example of the many products stocked in their online store.

Our RANDOM WINNER will receive this amazing pack of goodies
 from the very generous Natalie May, owner of Etsy Store

"Natalie May - Wife to Trev, mum to Jessica.
 Scrapper, Papercrafter & all round Happy Person! 
I live in Adelaide {South Australia} teach Scrapbooking & Cardmaking
 & love my life in the Scrapbooking & Papercraft Industry.  Happiness is...
teaching others, making pretty stuff & sharing all the cool stuff I create with - 
ribbons, charms, flowers, moulds, resins, mixed media metals & washi.

The deadline for this challenge is Monday September 30th 2013

We would love to hear your comments & please remember to click on the

DESIGNER'S NAMES to go through to their blogs for more details
 & close-up shots of their layouts. We cannot WAIT to see what you create!

Have a Fabulous Day!!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your lo is gorgeous! I am LOVING the color scheme with the title being an offsetting color!!

Ella Swan said...

Great job with the challenge Keren! Love the pops of red & the strong patterns!! Great photo too!!!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

love it!!!!

Lizzyc said...

This looks fabulous! What a great photo too!!

Lynnda said...

Stunning layout Keren.... Awesome.... hugs...x

Val-Belle said...

I have to say that even though there is a lot of you in this layout this is such a different look and feel to most of your layouts :) I think I love the dark dramatic colours and the bold statement it makes.... but what I love most is that you still use flowers on a boys layout. THAT seriously rocks. Amazing layout Keren.

Bellaidea said...

very cool page!

Jasmine S said...

Love what you did with the criteria and the pop of red is just magical.

butterfly said...

What a fabulously funky layout - love the b&w with that fab pop of red, and a great picture of your son too.
Alison x

Eila Sandberg said...

Such a strong and bold statement with the b&w strong elements. The red title is brill, just pops. Not the easiest colours to work with but this is FAB! xoxo