Monday, September 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World......September Challenge #5

It's my turn to host at Scrap Around The World this month. This is the mood board I've come up with, graphic and bold, but, interpret it how you will.
All the details, the rules of play, ideas and inspiration can all be found HERE on the challenge blog. Also a Facebook giveaway and a special mystery's all happening !! So hop over to Scrap Around The World for all the details.

Colour is such a massive part of our lives, from what we wear to how fresh our vegies look. We all love and rely so much on colour to express, I thought it might be fun and a challenge to try to create a dynamic and interesting page using only black and white and shades of grey. If we take away the use of colour it means we have to look "outside of the rainbow" and come up with other visual elements to create with.

Lots of layers of different patterned papers, stamps and washi tape.

I included some beautiful black flocked paper for texture and depth of "blackness".

Some Dye-cut circles that have been dry embossed then lightly brushed over with ink to highlight the pattern and provide another different shade of grey ( I'm sure there are more than "50 Shades of Grey" )

Texture paste snow flakes.

There are some absolutely amazing prizes up for grabs for this challenge from some very, very generous sponsors. So, we would love you to get your creative mojo on and play along.

The winner of this challenge will be invited back to be our October Guest Designer, 
as well as winning this huge prize pack of 20 PIECES of chipboard from our sponsor 

studio cutout

Wycinanka is a Polish chipboard manufacturer whose products can be viewed HERE.  

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Grey Rainbow' from Polish company 

Company Shop

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from

 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases!

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

Purple Pumpkin!

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc 
in their online store HERE

Purple Pumpkin

Our RANDOM WINNER will receive this amazing pack of goodies
 from the very generous Natalie May, owner of Etsy Store

Thank you so much for visiting today. Wishing you a fun and creative week with minimal "drama".
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  1. Oh I love your mood board and your take! This is so cool.:)

  2. congrats on designing a wonderful and striking mood board..... I do love your take on it, very bold and yet delicate touches look so great. :)

  3. This is stunning, and the photo really sets off the whole layout.. love the stripes and black and white colors are so dramatic!!

  4. What a fabulous Challenge. I Love what you came up with. And your page is fabulous.


  5. Wow this is STUNNING! Fabulous challenge and what you created for it!

  6. You did a truly amazing job with this challenge Gayle! I wish I could have included your description but the post was just so long by the time all the sponsor info was in!! I did save it for you in Word but see you have it. Your layout is absolute awesomeness. I think you must definitely consider a tutorial at some stage - I would love to learn from you :) Thank you xo

  7. WOW you did such an awesome job on this, it looks digital. Beautiful work!!!

  8. Wow, wow, rocked this challenge. Love it Gayle. You are so so clever.

  9. I love all the black and white ... and as always it's the photo that just really makes it :)

  10. pure bliss Gayle, this is so striking and dramatic, which makes a wonderful statement x

  11. Hi Gayle, your layout is gorgeous, love the photo, all the strips and the textured snowflakes look beautiful.
    I really appreciated the lovely comments you wrote about my SATW layout...Thank you so much., you brightened my day. xx


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