Monday, July 1, 2013

Forever- July Challenge at Scrap Around the World

Hello there friends of Scrap Around The World!  

We present you with our exquisite mood board for July, created by Me, together with a lovely sketch from our resident sketch designer, Jules McKenna-De Lumen!

I'm the challenge host this month at Scrap Around The World. I will be monitoring the comments section of the post & answering any questions you may have - also 
directly in the comments section, but please read our 'Rules of Play' first as that should tell you everything you need to know :)

The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your 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 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 pleating/draping of the curtains, the soft organza type fabric, the chandelier, flower clusters, wood (from the table) the green from the grass, the misty background in the first image that could prompt the use of vellum or baking paper, hearts, ribbon, rafia, wreath elements, keys, clear elements, 'door-knob' type embellishments, corsets, dress-forms, floral vines, moulded resin embellishments & frames!

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


Here is my layout:

When I designed this mood board I had in mind beautiful flowery weddings and what better way to get inspired than by using a picture of my own wedding 17 years ago.  Yes, that is my husband and I when we got married. I scanned  the picture (as digital cameras were not available at the time) and I turned it black and white to make it elegant.

I framed the photo in a 2 Crafty Bec's Frame. I primed it with gesso and then covered it with Pewter crackle paint.  I also rolled some of the silver paper at the bottom of the photo as it added to the elegance of the page.

I got inspired from  all the flowers in the mood board. I used lots of beautiful cream, silver and grey Prima flowers as embellishments. I also added some silver leaves and a candelabra from the Shabby Chic Metal treasures from Prima. I really wanted to add a chandelier but the candelabra fit the layout better.

I also used two other chipboard pieces from 2 Crafty. First I added the 1" Hexagons to imitate some of the hexagons on the sketch and then I used the Forever title.

Papers: Martha Stewart
Flowers and leaves: Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Metal Candelabra and zipper: Prima
Golden Gesso
Golden liquid acrylic: titan buff
Pearlescensse: Silver
Tim Holtz Crackle paint: Pewter


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.

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

This month we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!

We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

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 the June Kit 'Dreams in Pastel' 
from C'est Magnifique Kit Club, full of Maja Design's new papers, '
'Vintage Spring Basics' plus lots of Prima loveliness...

Wow!!  It looks AWESOME!!!

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Vintage Memories' from Polish company Studio 75!
See their full range here in their online store.

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!

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!

CB5102 Window 02  CB5111 Layered Fob Watch 02

Above is just an example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

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


Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!
They are an Australian based mother/daughter team & create wonderful additions to your pages, which can be found in their online store HERE.  They 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!!
If you are not yet acquainted with their awesomeness check them out HERE.

Our random winner will receive this prize pack of assorted goodies kindly donated by Me!


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Thursday 25th July 2013.

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

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!

Remember to please leave some love before you go - 
we would love to read your thoughts on our new challenge!

Have a wonderful day!!


Romy said...

Gosh, such a stunning, elegant lay-out! I really love the feminine feel to it and all the lovely bling and floral touches.

KellyCreates said...

Wow....this wedding layout is perfection! Gorgeous design, Keren!

Unknown said...

I love your LO!!
So full of shabby romance.
Your wedding photo turned out perfect and you know I love all those gorgeous flowers!!

You did an awesome job on the mood board....I might just have to play along :-)

Happy Crafting

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous page Keren! it's so elegant and sweet pic of your wedding... Ohh, I'm in love with your mood board...these photos are exquisite and inspire me a lot..for sure I'll play with it.. take care xo

butterfly said...

Wow, Keren - what a super elegant layout, and a lovely photograph too!
Alison x

Sandra said...

Your layout is perfect for the challenge, I love the softness of the colours.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such a stunning page and I really love that mood board! Wonderful inspiration~

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Seriously stunning layout! Amazing interpretation of the mood board! Wow!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love the hexagons and the flowers!!

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

Your layout is amazing as usual and I love your moodboard! I think I may try my first challenge ever. Thanks for the inspiration!

yyam said...

Soooooo soft and pretty. Love your wedding photo too!

I'll make time to play along with your challenge - love the mood board you came up with. :)

Heather Jacob said...

pure delight and beauty .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this so much Keren xoxo
thanks for all your love too Keren , I am breathing in your words of love x

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Lizzy Hill said...

Totally, not just you Keren, your LO too:):) Those colours & the chippy & most of all those hexagons....YUMMY:):):)

Ella Swan said...

Thanks for this beautiful mood board & your very lovely layout!! The entries are looking smashing!!!


Loved creating with your moodboard, Keren :) Your page is elegance at its best!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration this week the moodboard is exquisite and so is your page♥

Mrs Frizz said...

awwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhh Keren, that layout is another beauty ... and you looked beautiful on your wedding day too ... stunning dress ...

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful page Keren, so gorgeous and regal! Love the colouring, elegance and the gorgeous photo! You looked stunning! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

Mmmm ... this is such an elegant and wonderfully romantic page! you know I was really inspired by your moodboard as I made two pages. What a beautiful bride you were! All packed yet? Swedish postal service said the package should be with you tomorrow, 18th. Sorry it will just miss you. Have fun! xoxoxo