Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Have Faith- Welcome to Scrap Around The World Challenge Blog

Hello there everyone!  

We are so happy to announce the brand new challenge blog
 Scrap Around The World 

I hope discovering this new challenge blog has added a bit of fun & excitement to your day!!  We are all ready to roll with our first challenge! 

If you are interested in reading about how & why this challenge site came into being take a look at the "About Us" tab on the top of the blog.  Acquainting yourself with the tabs at the top of our site should give you all the information you need to know about anything to do with 'Scrap Around the World', including how to take part in our challenges!

We are a group of 14 women from all around the globe, of different ages, cultures & circumstances, united by our love of scrapbooking!  It is a universal language that we all understand!!

That's why we chose the name 'Scrap Around the World', because, literally, that is what we are all doing :)

Will you join us on our journey every month?  I do hope so!

We are on the look out for players to take part in our challenges & make it a roaring success & followers to support us & encourage sponsorship so please join our blog & follow us officially!  

We are hoping to be able to offer you monthly challenges with great prizes & guest designer opportunities too so let's do this thing & have some fun!!

Remember to please leave some love for us in the comments - 
so often it's encouraging words that keep people going!!


May 2013 Challenge 1

Each month we will present you with a moodboard & a sketch, together with a mood board/sketch combo image for you to save to your computer & upload to your blog when taking part in our challenges.  

This month we have Agnieszka Bellaidea to thank for this gorgeous mood board!

She is our challenge host this month & will be monitoring the comments on this post
 & answering any questions you may have (also directly in the comments).

All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) 
& use our sketch as your starting point.  

**** the above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry please****

You also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please :)

How to use our sketches

As you would any other sketch.  We would like to see that it definitely inspired you & was your 'starting point' but you can 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like.  You can also change the photo orientation and number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.  

How to use our mood boards

Our mood boards are for your INSPIRATION only.

You can be inspired by one of the images, all of the images, or any number of them, or even parts thereof.

For example, on this board you may be inspired by the colours (either all of them or just one, two or more) but you do not have to use any colours on the board if you don't want to.

Other examples of inspiration from this board, that you could use on your layouts are :-

Beads, circles, fringing, cracks, texture, leather, chandeliers, turquoise, rust (colour or rusty elements) ie brass/metal.  Pink, purple, oranic shapers, swirls, feathers, fluff, fibres, distressing, ombre effects, flowers, bows, lace, flower-soft & filigree work (fine cut embellishments such as laser chipboard with detailed designs).

It's entirely up to you!  Be Inspired in any way!!


Here is my take on this challenge:

I love this picture of the beautiful sunset in Florida. I was inspired by the colours of the mood board. I love the combination of turquoise and brown and it worked perfectly with the photo. I also got inspired by the beautiful rustic doors & was so glad I could use these gorgeous wooden doors from Prima!  I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!

Now for the Prizes

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.

A random winner is also selected.

There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner.

If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!

This month, seeing it is our premiere/debut we have 5 PRIZES!!
We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

The winner is invited back as guest designers for the next challenge.
 If you are selected as the winner or one of the featured artists you need to contact me immediately at with your e mail address so I can send you the mood board/sketch combo you need to create with.  You are not obliged to accept the Guest Designer opportunity if you find the time frame too tight.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world & all this month's prizes include

This month our merit winner will receive the newest collection from

2nd place will receive the brand new collection from 13 arts

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, cards & papercrafting projects. Scrapmatts has a ning site that showcases our amazing talented international design team who post daily on our blog there, a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. 

4th place will receive two sets of flowers from

Our RANDOM winner will receive this assorted pack of goodies
donated by Helen Tilbury :)

The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Saturday 25th May 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool & don't forget to read our RULES OF PLAY before you begin.

Well that's all for now!! I hope you can come and join us this month in our brand new challenge!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an awesome challenge!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! You are always sooooooooo amazing with the flowers and colors you use!!! GORGEOUS!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the new Challenge Blog. You have been very busy....
I look forward to seeing the blog grow! You and the other team members have my respect and admiration.
The work that goes into these challenges is huge but the end results are such beauty and magic!!

Good Luck
Best Wishes
and Happy Crafting,

Unknown said...

I forgot to say how beautiful your layout is!! The colors and flowers are all so beautiful!!!
I just Love your work :-)

sandi said...

Congrats on your new spot! What a great challenge! Love your gorgeous lo!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow Keren, this looks awesome! Look forward to playing along. Love your layout, it is gorgeous as usual.

Unknown said...

Congratulations...wishing you all a good start and I will be playing along......

Unknown said...

Congratulations...wishing you all a good start and I will be playing along......

Unknown said...

Congratulations...wishing you all a good start and I will be playing along......

Lizzy Hill said...

So pleased you're involved with this one, Keren - lovely LO, great inspiration & looking forward to joining in:):):):)

Tone-Lill said...

Congrats on being a team member in this new Fab challenge blog.
Looking forward to see all your ladies inspirations on the blog.
A really awesom LO :)

Shona said...

oh this is just amazing and looks like a fun challenge too :)

Adriana B said...

congrats well done.... lovely layout for first reveal :)

Lynnda said...

What a great challenge!!! Congrats!!!! beautiful layout!!! hugs...x

Lizzyc said...

Congrats on being on this new team and site.. this sounds like a great challenge to be a part of.. I love your take on it, I love the colors and textures and of course all your flowers... beautiful layout!

Ava Gavloski said...

keren, so happy for you , that you are part of the new journey of the inspirational blog, nice to get in from the ground up....

Sandie said...

Congratulations Keren.. so thrilled for you, and not surprised to see you in the team. Adore your LO...

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning, stunning page! Absolutely love it! ;-)

Ella Swan said...

Thank you for everything so far Keren! Your page is just stunning as I knew it would be & I just love all your flowers & the gauze texture!!


Awesome page for an awesome challenge, Keren :)))

Leonie said...

Great to be on the team with you Keren, your page is beautiful! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Yohoo to finally be team mates with you Keren!! such a fab take-off we've had and such fantastic inspiration from all the DT. That photo really pops with the intensive green against the gorgeous teal and brown. You have achieved such glorious texture and dimension on your page too! mwah!