Sunday, June 2, 2013

Scrap Around The World #2 June Challenge

Scrap Around The Worlds next wonderfully inspiring challenge is up !! We were so excited last month to receive such a fantastic response with so many people creating and sending in truly beautiful, creative and artistic pages.

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 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.**

(not to your entire blog)
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.

This is my mood board and sketch interpretation.
The bottom right hand image of the mood board was the main influence for my page. I loved the vintage look and the washed out bluey green background. I turned the sketch once to the right & emphasised the vertical and horizontal strips with  my main embellishments simply being photo frames. I used the banner idea for hand-writing my text/journaling in an unusual way & used the word 'Smile' as that's the first word that comes to mind when anyone has a camera pointing in their direction.
Papers used are from 7Dots and Meg's Garden.

The photo is difficult to make out. It is my young daughter taking a photo of me with the camera on the tripod one day, when we were actually doing a photo shoot of her in her ballet tutu. I feel a little bit like "Whistler's Mother".

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 this HUGE pack of papers
 (the new 'Faces of Spring' Collection) PLUS 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!!
What a HUGE and generous prize & shipping is included!

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

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!

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-
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.
Thanks for dropping by today. I hope after visiting the SATW blog HERE you will be inspired to join in with this fantastic challenge.
Have a great week everyone. 
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  1. love the deep richness you have imported into your creation... always beauty Gayle xoxo

  2. Gayle you have created another amazing layout, love the colours and how they blend into each other, with the matching papers and almost looks like a digital layout...but I know it is not, because I see your beautiful details and textures are all from your arty hands....keep creating :)
    LOVE it :)

  3. Hi Gayle, I've been looking forward to seeing some close-ups of your page.
    I was so intrigued with your page, the rich colours are just fabulous. I just love how you've blended and gelled everything together.
    Really Beautiful page. :)

  4. This is absolutely amazing, a lot of thought and work into your design and the end result is exquisite!

  5. wow Gayle!! I just love the background effect. its a fantastic LO!!

  6. This is absolutely stunning - very eye catching. Your details are fabulous!

  7. Your creations are not just layouts, they are true pieces of art... how stunning!!!

  8. WOW!! I am loving this page. Your Art is awesome. I always enjoy seeing what you create.

    I do hope you have a Happy week my friend.


  9. So very pretty Gayle! I love your mix of color and the journaled banner!

  10. hi there, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment! ♡ your layout is soo gorgeous!! and such a special foto too!!

  11. What an amazing Page Gayle! LOVE the photo!

  12. Such a wonderful page Gayle!! Thanks so much for your involvement. I love your ernest artistic contribution & your participation overall is wonderful & refreshing!! Thanks for all you do for SATW!!!

  13. Oh larrhh larrhhh ,,,, what an amazing layout, totally jaw-dropping-ly beautiful Gayle....

  14. Yup, got my jaw in the same spot on the floor as Sandie. I remember just sitting for ages looking at your page when we had the June reveal but never got around to popping over to your blog. This is very very special in a true artistic sense. Just look at the pools of melted chocolate over the masking, the PERFECTLY chosen strips from the 7Dots. The opulent richness against the cooler background of palest aqua, my gosh how gorgeous your work is!! xoxox


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