Thursday, August 1, 2013

Truly You- Scrap Around the World- August Challenge

Hello again everyone!

Thanks so much for your continued support & for all the outstanding submissions we had last month!  We had fewer entries but the quality of the work was gobsmacking! Thank you too for all your lovely comments & support of each other's work!  Acknowledgement is awesome & often sadly lacking in this world, so taking the time out to let others know their efforts are appreciated is a really important goal here!!

Onto Reveal 4 from Scrap Around The World Designer Eila Sandberg together with an unusual sketch from our resident sketch designer, Jules McKenna-De Lumen!


1.   Be inspired by ANY ASPECT of our mood board 
(this could be just ONE aspect, many aspects or EVERY aspect!)  
Let us know what inspired you unless it is obvious!


2.  Use our sketch as your starting point 
(We need to SEE that you started off with our sketch - 
no need to follow it entirely but please it needs to be visible in your layout).

3.  Both the sketch & mood board images OR THE COMBO IMAGE OF BOTH MUST appear in your challenge entry.

4.  You must mention in your post that you are playing along at Scrap Around The World & link back to us.

5.  Link us please to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog.

6.   Turn off your word-verification if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

7. Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before you begin your entry!

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!!


Here is my layout for this challenge

I was inspired by the peach & cream colours of this mood board & of course the flowers! 
 The combination made for a very feminine page of my daughter.

Here are some close-ups. I used this old Basic Grey I found in my stash and combined it with beautiful prima flowers and leaves.

Now onto the prizes you can win!!

This month our merit winner will receive this huge prize pack from Green Tara!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, fabric flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns.

Their growing business has provided work to many villagers in the area where the paper is made. Mulberry paper (or saa paper as it is called in Thailand) is made from the bark of the mulberry tree, which peels from the trunk of the tree at the end of each rainy season, making it an ecologically friendly product, as no trees are cut down in the process! 

The bark is pulped & spread onto large racks to dry then used to make numerous products, including the Green Tara petals & flowers - which are all hand made.  Their riibbons are made from the finest quality fabrics available & their already extensive range is continually growing. The latest Green Tara product is Washi Tape.

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Special Moments' 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!

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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!


Here are just a couple of examples of what you can choose from!
They stock washi tapes, fabric buttons, bottletops, handmade 
flowers, resin embellishments & lots more!!

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 an electronic gift voucher 
to the value of US$25 from "A Cherry On Top" courtesy of Eila!
{Yes they ship internationally!!}


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Sunday 25th August 2013.

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

I hope this challenge inspired you!!
Have a wonderful day!!


МамаФиалка said...

This is so beautiful!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super, beautiful layout! Just stunning!

Unknown said...

Lovely page !

Lolô Artesanato said...

So delicate this page Dear Keren
love it!

Wilma Voermans said...

When I saw the moodboard I knew directly which picture I wanted to scrap.... Beautiful soft colors!

Giorgia Rossini said...

lovely page and I can't wait to work with this new inspiration board + sketch

juscrap said...

Gorgeous layout Keren!xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Super stunning, Keren! I love the gorgeous colours you've used and how you've incorporated the circles from the sketch onto your layout....very effective!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the flowers and the layered, distressed circles!!

Lizzyc said...

That is so soft and oh so pretty,love the big lollypop flowers, and love the prima flowers too!! so gorgeous!!

yyam said... soft and sweet! Love the mat for the photo!

Adriana B said...

so amazing is your take, love it :)

Val-Belle said...

This is a beautiful layout Keren. I love the circle flower things :D they are so pretty :D

Dolly B said...

A beautiful layout. Love all the layering of the circles and the beautiful soft feel to the layout

Words and Pictures said...

This is so light and ethereal, Keren, like a summer's breeze - utterly lovely!
Alison x

sandi said...

Wow! This is just absolutely beautiful! Love the gorgeous flowers and that sweet pic!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it...those 'lollipop' flowers are sensational & my fave bit is the journaling along the edge..brill touch:):):)

Marilyn said...

This is a Beauty!! the page and your daughter!! love it!! take care! xo

Ella Swan said...

Love your cicle blooms! Great take!! Hope you had a fabulous time away!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

I know you had the bestest time ever on your cruise, have to re-read your email and savour all the fabbo details! Why hello Miss Cutie Pants! Love your Lollipops and the pretty soft pink and cream! xoxox