Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sleepy- Scrap Around the World June Challenge

Hi there friends & fans of Scrap Around The World!

Thank you for your overwhelming support & all your lovely comments on our first challenge!  We were bowled over & just loved hearing from you!!  Please continue to talk to us - feedback is so important & keeps us going, making our efforts worthwhile!!!  

Here we go with our 2nd challenge!  We received 82 entries last month!!  Remember it's not only about winning & EVERYONE has a fair chance in our random draw.  With so many awesome entries it's impossible to feature every exceptional layout but if you created a beautiful page that you are proud of & enjoyed the challenge then we achieved what we set out to do - inspire you to create & enjoy the process!  

Here is our Mood Board/ Sketch Combo

We present you with an eclectic, retro mood board from amazing Design Team member Anupama Choudary, together with a happy & whimsical sketch from our resident sketch artist Julianne McKenna-De Lumen.

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

(No need to tell us HOW the board inspired you if it is OBVIOUS, otherwise please let us know - a couple of lines explanation is all that is vital for us).

The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing our challenge entry -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 aspects of the mood board that could inspire you are, for example, the circular, cylindrical & rectangular shapes, the camera images & connotations thereof (photography theme/embellishments), suitcase images, vintage buckles, straps, hazy backgrounds, vellum/baking paper, rafia, roses, twigs (chipboard), metallic images, film strips, typography, stencilled titles, ombre effects, old book paper & wooden elements. 

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

This is how this Mood Board Inspired me:


I was truly inspired by the pastel tones of the mood board.  I found the perfect embellishments in the form of  cute wooden cameras, which I painted in pale, milky pink, then decorated with lots of flowers (inspired by the rose in the mood board).  I used a photo of my daughter sleeping when she was a baby as it matched the colours of the mood board so well. 

I used a Heidi Swapp resist banner that I painted in the matching acrylic shimmery paint. I also use the same paint to color the wooden icon leaves. 

Instead of using strips of paper running down from the photo, I used some colorful drips made with Gelatos and Acrylic Shimmery paint. Then I masked some Light Molding Paste using the Prima Static 12x12 mask.

Papers: Card Stock
Prima Note Cards
Prima flowers 
Wooden icons: leaves, cameras
Banner and title: Heidi Swapp
Cheese cloth, doily
Gesso, Light Molding Paste
Prima Static Maks
Washi Tape: Queens & Co
Orange Gelato
Shimmery paint: Pink and Turquoise
Cameo: The Trinket Track

Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!

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

A random winner is also drawn. 

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

AS WELL as winning our first prize, the winner will be invited back as Guest 

Designer for the next challenge.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world

 & all this month's prizes include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!


This month our merit winner will receive this HUGE pack of papers & mixed media goodies from our generous Polish sponsor, 13arts, owned by our wonderful & kind friend Aida Domisiewicz who is a highly talented mixed media artist herself.

Just look at all of this!  I wish that I could win it myself!!


2nd place will receive a complete paper collection 'Home Sweet Home' 
from another awesome Polish company - Studio 75 - shipping included!
Check out their online store too HERE.

Company Shop

"We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you 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!"


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

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & papercrafting 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!

This is just an example of the type of product you will win!
Available from their online store HERE.

CB4059 Nautical Designs 03  CB4058 Australian Federation Detail 03  CB1198 Scrapwords 06


4th place will receive 3 packs of Flairs OF YOUR CHOICE from A Piece of Cake Designs
 in Australia, including free shipping!

Cherry Flair - You {anchor} Me- Cherry Flair - My Girl Version 1- Cherry Flair - Everyday Black & White-

{Above are just a few examples of the wide choice available!}

A Piece of Cake Designs is a unique & scrumptious monthly scrapbooking kit club which provides kits that are jam packed with papers and cool embellies. Owner, Raquel Bowman, prides herself on the fact that all the hard work of combining and creating yummy colour combinations & brands is done for you, therefore making it 'a piece of cake' to start scrapping and creating in this busy world we live in! 

This year, APOCD have released an exclusive new product, Cherry Flair. These gorgeous 1" flat backed embellishments are designed and handmade with love and care by APOCD. These are the perfect 'cherry on top' of any scrapbooking page. APOCD releases a Main Cake Kit, a Cupcake Kit and new Cherry Flair designs each month on their website. 
Follow them on Facebook HERE.


Our random winner will receive this prize pack of The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Templates kindly donated by Anupama herself.


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Tuesday 25th June 2013.

Please link your entries into the SATW sidebar using our Inlinkz tool &
  remember to type your name AND country
(we REALLY want to know where you come from as this will help us
to see where the scrappy talent lies in this world!)

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!
To get great sponsors we need a LOT of players!!

♥Thanks so much & enjoy the month ahead ♥


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING that precious photo and loveeeee all the flowers and the banner!


Love the way you interpreted the moodboard with your soft colors and put your own spin on the sketch with the paint drips, Keren. Beautiful as ever!

Bellaidea said...

Very sweet photo and lovely page!

Aida Domisiewicz said...

Amazing as always Keren ! Love the softness of it and the background work! Stunning page!

Ella Swan said...

Beautiful layout Keren! Love your take on the sketch & moodboard - so soft & dreamy just like the images...thank you for all you do for SATW :)

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous layout... I love the fussy cutting of the photo, and all those beautiful dangling "ribbons" of texture - wonderful!
Alison x

Giorgia Rossini said...

I love your page, love how you use colors... Gelato... mmmh, I don't know this product, I will study!
last month I didn't have time to partecipate, this month I will try for sure :)
thanks for the inspiration

Sheila said...

I soooo love this page, and the drips you used! I want to try this! Great take on the sketch.

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

So sweet and delicate!

Sandra said...

Really, really beautiful Keren and a lovely interpretation of the challenge.

Gayle Price said...

Keren your page is so, so sweet. Love the soft pastel colours and the beautiful floral embellishment and that simple little banner. Gorgeous ! xx

Lizzyc said...

Oh what a peaceful layout.. I just want to sit and stare, just like when they are sleeping as baby's... so sweet, so beautiful.. love the flowers surrounded this little sleeping beauty!

Sandie said...

Love this it is certainly 'pretty' and I adore the soft pastel shades.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a beautiful and soft page Keren! Love the colouring...just fab!

juscrap said...

Very sweet photo and gorgeous page Keren!xx

Unknown said...

Such a sweet page you have made!

Eila Sandberg said...

Awwww! how sweet she is Miss E!! absolutely adore the colours you have chosen, the gelato runs look fab! I have a big pack of them and haven't used them yet, shame on me. Gorgeous work again my friend! xoxox

yyam said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous Keren! I love the sweet colours and the gelato drips...awesome idea!