Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrap Around The World........A New Challenge

Welcome to the launch of Scrap Around The World, a new, creative challenge site. Each month a different  designer will present you with a Mood Board and a Sketch. Look at them, play with them and use them any way your creative instincts tell you to and create a page.
 All the details on HOW TO PLAY, OUR SPONSORS AND PRIZES AND THE DESIGN TEAM are all here at the new blog site:

May Mood Board created by Agnieszka Bellaidea

This is the May Sketch and Mood Board combination that can be interpreted any way you like. You have the freedom to use these images as starting points and go from there, where ever your creative instincts lead you.

Here is my take on this months sketch and mood board. I have spun the sketch around so the tags are at the bottom instead of at the side, but apart from that I've remained visually accurate to the sketch right down to the placement of the circular elements, the chevrons, the tags and the splatters. 
I love the colour scheme of teal and rust, so have gone with it. I was also influenced by the slightly shabby, feminine look of the mood board, so introduced the damask patterned background, doilies and dress forms.
 The photos are of my daughters being silly, taking photos of themselves in the back or the car with my iphone.

Embossed tags

Crumpled flowers made with the Tim Holtz flower punch; the tips dipped into copper paint.
Distressed stained tag, embossed with white, splatters made with watered down Distress paint.

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
  Inkido! PaperCraft Scandinavia

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
Inkido!  PaperCraft Scandinavia

Our RANDOM winner will receive this assorted pack of goodies

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.

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!
I am really very happy and excited to be a part of this new challenge site. I hope you will be excited too by the mood boards and sketches, that they will inspire you and that each month you will make a page, your way, in your style with the creative freedom that they allow, and be a part of this new venture.
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  1. WOW!! What an amazing page. I just love all the details you put into your work. Gorgeous. Looks like a fun challenge.


  2. Cool Photos of your daughters on a fantastic awesome LO.
    Congrats on being on the DT to this new Fab blog. Looking forward to all the fun and challenges you ladies will come up with :)

  3. congrats Gayle, so happy for you....... awesome layout for your first reveal on the DT, love the touches of blue and rust, great sketch to follow too :)

  4. Wonderful! I love your blurb at the bottom :) Awesome take on the sketch & mood board & so happy you agreed to share your amazing individual style with us month after month as part of the DT!

  5. Congrats Gayle you will definitely be a wonderful asset to the challenge site.

  6. Loving the close-ups, the embossed tags look awesome, looking forward to being on the SATW team with you. :)

  7. Forgot to leave you a message about your layout, gorgeous work.

  8. Beautiful layout Gayle! Love all the pretty embossed detail on the tags and fancy blossoms! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I am so happy to be on the same team with you Gayle! you have inspired me ever since I first saw your work over at The Color Room, always always stunning and unique. Those embossed tags are divine, just love the white against the teal and the splatter. An amazing page as always Gayle! xoxoxo

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