Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Welcome to Scrap Around The World And Our first May Challenge!




Hello there everyone!

I hope discovering this new challenge blog has added a bit of fun & excitement to your day!!

We are all ready to roll with our first challenge! 

If you are interested in reading about how & why this challenge site came into being take a look at the "About Us" tab on the top of the blog.  Acquainting yourself with the tabs at the top of our site should give you all the information you need to know about anything to do with 'Scrap Around the World', including how to take part in our challenges!

We are a group of 14 women from all around the globe, of different ages, cultures & circumstances, united by our love of scrapbooking!  It is a universal language that we all understand!!

That's why I chose the name 'Scrap Around the World', because, literally, that is what we are all doing :)

Will you join us on our journey every month?  I do hope so!

Our site is a 'Challenge Blog' meaning that it is here to inspire & there is no financial reward for myself or any of my design team.  What we WOULD really appreciate is your support, because that would just be FUN & that is ultimately what scrapbooking is all about!

We are on the look out for players to take part in our challenges & make it a roaring success & followers to support us & encourage sponsorship so please join our blog & follow us officially!  

We are hoping to be able to offer you monthly challenges with great prizes & guest designer opportunities too so let's do this thing & have some fun!!

Remember to please leave some love for us in the comments - 
so often it's your encouraging words that keep people going!!

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May 2013 Challenge 1

Each month we will present you with a mood board & a sketch, together with a mood board/sketch combo image for you to save to your computer & upload to your blog when taking part in our challenges.  


This month we have Agnieszka Bellaidea to thank for this gorgeous mood board!

She is our challenge host this month & will be monitoring the comments on this post
 & answering any questions you may have (also directly in the comments).


All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) 
& use our sketch as your starting point.  


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.  


**** the above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry please****

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 beads, circles, fringing, cracks, texture, leather, chandeliers, turquoise, rust (colour or rusty elements) ie brass/metal.  Pink, purple, organic shapes, swirls, feathers, fluff, fibres, distressing, ombre effects, flowers, bows, lace, flower-soft & filigree work (fine cut embellishments such as laser chipboard with detailed designs).

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

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Here are the examples from our talented design team.

I will be introducing our designers to you over the course of this month but you can also read about them under the DESIGN TEAM tab & visit their blogs by clicking on the images of their pretty faces in our sidebar :)

'P.S - I Love You' by Agnieszka Bellaidea

I had a chance to create the very first Mood Board for 'Scrap Around The World' and I used my favourite colour combo! I also used sepia for my photo and touch of rusty gold.  I used a mask to simulate the wooden texture, small blue pearls, fabric  and flowers , all inspired by my mood board!  I hope you will have as much fun with it as I did!!



'Have Faith' by Keren Tamir

I love this picture of the beautiful sunset in Florida. I was inspired by the colours of the mood board. I love the combination of turquoise and brown and it worked perfectly with the photo. I also got inspired by the beautiful rustic doors & was so glad I could use these gorgeous wooden doors from Prima!  I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!



'Dare To Be You' by Anupama Choudary

I switched things up with the sketch by rotating it once to the right. The mood board inspired me to emulate the chair sash on my daughter's dress and to use a chandelier as one of my embellishments. The intricate work on the table cloth and the grill design on the doors influenced my choice of patterned papers.  I just LOVED this mood board!




'Discover Small Things' by Zanka (Zaneta Glowa)

I was inspired by the rich textures of the mood board & wanted to create a rugged, worn look.  I loved the filigree windows so added various rectangular frames to mimic them, as well as the design of the sketch.  I chose a monochromatic colour scheme accented with the gorgeous turquoise & browns of the mood board.   Thank you Agnieszka!



'Days When You Could Fly' by Leonie Neal-Dawson

I stayed quite true to the sketch as you can see and I found the rusted orange tone appealing on this gorgeous mood board.  I replicated the distressed look using Kaisercrafts' Basecoat range, adding distress inks and stamping.  The lace table cloth and lattice work of the doors in the mood board inspired the lace-type stencil work behind my photos & cluster.



'Memories' by Eila Sandberg

The mood board made me think of a romantic dinner for two in a secret garden.  The intricate lattice details of the doors immediately chose the ornate chipboard gate for me. The pearls in the chandelier and the jewellery followed next in the form of shimmering sequins. The circle prompted thoughts of a floral wreath. Thank you Agnieszka for such vivid inspiration!



'My story' by Kasia Tomaszewska

I was inspired by the gorgeous colours of the mood board, especially the turquoise. If you have ever been to Istanbul you will know how much this beautiful, fresh colour appears in our scenery- mostly in the amazing colour of Bosphorus water.  I added fabric & pale wood patterned paper in keeping with the soft tablecloth & wood textures of the board.



'Grateful' by Jessy Christopher 

I was inspired by all the images on the mood board!  The wooden background was inspired by the 1st photo ie. the woods/trees. The table cloth on the 2nd photo inspired the black & white paper I chose. I used  turquoise flowers, mist and stickers in keeping with photo no. 3 & a chandelier image as per photo 4.  My other details were inspired by the awesome sketch!

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'Beautiful Memories' by Helen Tilbury

I chose my photo based on the neutral tones in the board, with a touch of the turquoise & pink in my daughters' clothing.  The dried leaves on the floor of photo 1 inspired my use of brown-dyed muslin & the table-cloth & chair-covers prompted the use of turquoise lace & cheesecloth.  I couldn't resist accenting with pink & purple blooms just like in the board!



'You have my heart' by Juraci Falcucci

I was inspired by the colours on the mood board, particularly the turquoise, which I love.  The sketch inspired me to use some smaller photos down the side of my page, in place of the tags, and the beads of the chandelier inspired my use of the circles stencil.  I used a doily & a detailed chipboard piece inspired by the doors of the mood board.
  


'En Fin Høstdag'  by Christin Grønnslett

I was inspired by the colours of the mood board to use this 'Fall' picture of my son.  The sketch inspired me to use an extra long photo in place of the 3 photos on the sketch.  I used some faux rust coloured leather to cut my scalloped border, in keeping with the mood board & some doilies & die-cuts to mimic the window details on the board.   



'Look at us' by Alexandra Polyzou 

I was inspired by the amazing colours of the mood board and the romantic feeling to the first image, so used a photo of my two little girls in a special moment.  The sketch inspired my use of the chevron washi tape & my mist splats & I chose to focus on the turquoise, pink & purple to suit my girly theme.  I had so much fun!!



'My Girls' by Gayle Price

Apart from turning the sketch around so the tags are at the bottom of the page, I have remained visually true to it, right down to the use of circular elements, tags, chevrons and splatters. I loved the colour scheme of teal and rust and was also influenced by the slightly 'shabby', feminine feel of the mood board, hence damask, doilies and dress forms.



'Believe' by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

 I took most of my inspiration from the the 1st & 2nd images in the mood board - the colours, flowers & garden setting as well as the wooden textures and doors. I translated this onto my page by using gorgeous garden elements, wood print washi tape & shades of blues, greens & pinks. I hope this mood board inspires you too!


Sponsorship Information

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.
A random winner is also selected.
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, seeing it is our premier/début we have 5 PRIZES!!
We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

The winner will be invited back as guest designer for the next challenge.

 If you are selected as the winner you need to contact me immediately @
helentilburyscrapaddict@gmail.com with your e mail address
so I can send you the mood board/sketch combo you need to create with.

You are not obliged to accept the Guest Designer opportunity if you find the time frame too tight.

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 newest collection from
  Inkido! PaperCraft Scandinavia!




2nd place will receive the brand new collection from 13 Arts!
An awesome Polish company specialising in Paper Collections & mixed media art products.



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 an amazing talented international design team who post daily on the 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
donated by me :)



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!



90 comments:

Leonie said...

Oh the blog looks super!!! So happy to be part of this.
WooHoo!! :)

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I am thrilled beyond words to be a part of Scrap Around The World! Can't wait to see the entries this month :)

Linda Eggleton said...

Fantastic concept & such an awesome DT, Helen...oh & I love the name of the challenge blog - it's perfect! Love the sketch & the colours of the mood board too....here's hoping my mojo returns so that I can play along with you all :)

Jules the Bling Princess said...

I am thrilled beyond words to be part of this amazing team. Thanks Helen for such a wonderful opportunity.

Ayeeda said...

All I can say is WOW! Great idea, great place and amazing, talented team!!! I am so exited!

Lizzy Hill said...

Exciting stuff, ladies....hoping to play along - gorgeous inspirational LOs & what a team!!!! Sooooo amazing & from all over the show.....looks like fun:):):)

Crece said...

Helen this is awesome, I cant wait to have a go at the first challenge... xxx

Lynette said...

Congratulations on what is going to be an awesome challenge blog.

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome creations by the talented team. Here's to a huge success.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

angel said...

Wspaniałe miejsze, już mi się podoba:) I inspiracja też jest świetna!:)

Lizzyc said...

How wonderful to be united by our love of scrapbooking!! I love the site name and am really inspired by the design team layouts and will put this on my to do list for sure!!!

nicole said...

WOW....awesome awesome awesome....love all of it. Hoping I'll get a chance to play along at some time :)

Ava Gavloski said...

Congratulations Helen on an outstanding venture and journey, I so want be part of this fun!!!! I will be here with your team as I get to know them better. I stand and applaud you with your creativity and foresight. You have a wonderful team, as I have got to know some of them over the past year. So happy and excited. Love to be here on opening day.... see ya!!!!

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic place Helen and thank you so much for inviting me, I had so much fun already!

sandi said...

Wonderful challenge! Amazing lo's ladies! Soooooooooo inspiring!

Keren Tamir said...

It's absolutely amazing!! So happy to be part of this journey with you and all my amazing new and old friends.

Amalia said...

Awesome creations by the incredibly talented DT!!! Bravo to all of you! I love love love the mood board and the sketch and I would love to play! A special congrats to my friend Alexandra from Greece! It's great to see you among this super DT members Alexandra!
<3

christina said...

I love the concept!Great job girls!they're all amazing!

Sanna Lippert said...

huge congrats!! I look forward to playing along with you!!

Ulrika aka LillBlomman said...

This look like a fun place to get inspired! Congrats to Helene and the talented team! Hugs!

annette said...

WOW !!! what an awe-inspiring design team ...Congratulations on a wonderful venture Helen, ...can't wait to play .. hugz

Val Thorpe said...

Well well well... you have been busy. How awesome is this. Would love to play along. Congratulations to you and your fabulous team Helen. I am sure that this is going to be a huge hit. :D

Tina said...

Looks awesome!

Sandi Smith said...

Congrats and everything looks perfect!!! Amazing DT and so much inspiration!!

Brunetka said...

Tutaj jest wspamiale! :) bardzo inspirujące wyzwanie :)

Wilma Voermans said...

Ok, I am in! The site looks good and the designteam is super! Love all those layouts!

juscrap said...

It's absolutely amazing!Thanks Helen for such a wonderful opportunity. xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

This looks fabulous! I love the sketch and mood board and your design team is incredibly talented. Looking forward to playing along this month!

Alexandra Polyzou said...

my dear Helen, huge congrats for the awesome blog you created!!!so proud to be here and being a part of this talented team!!!thank you so much for this opportunity!!!!hugs & kisses!!!

Helen Wallace said...

How exciting, the blog looks amazing and I wish you every good wish for you and your team :)

Tone-Lill said...

Congrats with this new and very exciting blog. A fantastic team has been put together. Looking forward to join in on your fun challenges . So much inspiration to find and great to see on all of your LO
Good Look with your new adventure :)
X

Janet G said...

Congratulations on your amazing new blog! The inspiration is fabulous, I can't wait to follow along and try the challenges!
Good luck !

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...congrats Helen on this new venture...absolutely love the look of it! I am certainly going to play along! Beautiful projects from the DT...really awesome inspiration! ;-)

Shivani Singh said...

Wow!!! wat a blog n wat an inspiration from DT! it's difficult to choose which LO is d best!!! so happy to play!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Helen on ur new challenge blog.... Lovely DT inspiration...would love to play along ....

Hugs
Catherine
Http://vidhucreations.blogspot.in

Erin Blegen said...

Congrats to you Helena and the team members on this new venture! I can see that a lot of hard work and preparation went into this- well done! Our scrappy world could always use a good new challenge site to inspire us :)

All the best to you all!

xErin

Erin Blegen said...

Ooops! I mean Helen, lol- you know I know your name ;)!!

Alison said...

Congrats Helen..the blog is fantastic...and the inspiration from the DT is too! Hope to find time to play along
Alison xx

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

This is exciting! Congrats! I can't wait to play along!

Laurence said...

Woo hoo, can't wait to play with you Helen ! Congrats on this new adventure !

Rachael Funnell said...

WoooHooo! This is FANTASTIC Helen...All these layouts are STUNNING & what a DT line up...

Gayle Price said...

So great to see so many wonderful comments from so many lovely 'creatives'....thank you and can't wait for you too to be part of the fun. xx

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a fabulous challenge and an amazing team you've assembled! Best wishes for a successful venture!

Sarah said...

Super exciting - really looking forward to playing along. Stunning first challenge too :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks so much for the awesome support ladies!! So excited to get started & get to know all of your fabulous work!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

AWESOME!!! I love the moodboards and i love everyone on your DT! Can't wait to play!

teacher jessy said...

Congrats Helen!! Thank you soooo much for having me in your new scrapping adventure!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Congrats Helen! Great site, fun challenge and rockin' DT! Great to see so many talented friends and familiar faces. Awesome takes ladies!:)

Dianne H said...

Congratulations on your new challenge blog. It certainly sounds like fun. I am looking forward to playing.

Adriana B said...

CONGRATS HELEN, how exciting, congrats to all the DT members, so wonderful work....can't wait to see more :)
woo hoo to everyone :)

joyce said...

I'm just elated with this new international site! What a diverse and dynamic group of artist to inspire us all too. Congratulations Helen and Design Team. Looking forward to being inspired by all of you.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Class act, Helen! This will be fantastic!

Mrs Frizz said...

Congratulations Helen ... absolutely fabulous ... all the best and may your vision and dreams come true.

Dolly B said...

Amazing inspiration to be had here.
All beautiful work
Mary

Jennifer Waugh said...

Love this idea! Beautiful layouts from the DT's. Will definitely be submitting something for the debut month!!

Sarah-R said...

Wonderful challenge! Excited to play along!

jeanie g said...

WOW this looks amazing Helen and the DT have really given us lots to work with. Will definitely try and fit this one in. You don't say whether we can combine it with other challengs or did I just miss that info. I will go back and read again.

jeanie g said...

Re my previous comment it's OK I found it second time around!!

Carmen said...

Congrats! Beautiful blog and a very talented ladies at the DT!

Fi said...

Congrats Helen on your new venture I am sure it will be a great success.

Elaine coustley said...

Great blog will be following for sure. xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is a fab blog! WTG Helen!!!

Lainie said...

Wow! I'm so glad to have found you...looks like I need to fix up my blog in a hurry.

Cheers and all the very best

elpimpi said...

WOW! AMAZING place!!! ♥♥♥ I just love the inspirations! Great job girls! I am so exited! Great challenge! Wish you all the best! ♥

Natali Yarkova said...

Поздравляю с открытием блога , великолепной командой дизайнеров , и с первым заданием !!
Все работы к первому заданию у дизайнеров вдохновляют и очень красивые :)

Pumpy said...

Hi Helen I enjoyed doing my layout and I entered it but sorry, for got to say South Africa and do not know how to add it in. xx

Karen Shady said...

congrats Helen.. what an amazing blog :) and congrats to all the new DT.... lots of friends, and amazing talent on board xx I will be back for sure :)

kada72 said...

Love Challenges, I'm in!!!
XOXO from Kada in Sweden

Heather McMahon said...

Ooh, I'm so excited - I've found the time to get a layout together. Great to see the entries rapidly coming in! Well done Helen!

Jona Panesa said...

awesome challenge blog. congrats Helen!!!

Hilda Han said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving some luv. I enjoyed the challenge and look forward to the next ones!

Hildahan.blogspot.com

Genevive Rulona said...

congratulations everyone especially to Helen... this is a very promising site.. i will definitely play along!

Violent Kittie said...

What a great new site! I am going to have to get to work with all this lovely inspiration filling my brain!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you SO MUCH lovely ladies!! We are already having SO MUCH FUN viewing all the gorgeous entries that are pouring in! Keep it coming!!!

Ingba said...

I love the sketch and the moodboard. It was so fun to make a layout. The DT´s work is fantastic! I wish you all the best with this new challenge and I´m locking forward to many new sketches and moodboords.

Nolene Burnett said...

38 Entries and it's only the 15th. And they are all so beautiful! You are going to have your hands full picking a winner.

lynda said...

Congrats on your new challenge blog! It looks very inspiring. Unfortunately, I don't have a blog, so won't be entering the challenges. But I'll probably still be back to see the works of art!

Kathleen White said...

Wow, I am very impressed ladies!! You all have exceptional talent and your sketch and mood board are inspiring. I look forward to playing.

Shivani Singh said...

Hi Bellaidea,
First of all thanks for visiting my page & your feedback. As far As, my entry is concerned I have followed the basics from both the challenges which includes few elements of colors from both the mood boards, sketch from SATW, flowers and texture. Trust, it satisfies your query.
Hugs
Shivani

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Wow ladies, this blog is already a success in the first challenge you got mor than 50 entrances, I am loving that, congratulations.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks so much ladies! Isn't it great?! We are all so happy with such good progress already!! I wish it was easy to view entries in galleries & on e mail but with 14 of us judging it's just impossible & would require e mailing images back & forth & registering at galleries etc so we are restricting entrants to blog owners only as setting up a blog is free & easy & will make our work here more manageable. Thanks so much for all your encouragement everyone :)

mandysea said...

I've just found this... how wonderful! What an amazing team! (waving to Zaneta and Gayle!!!!)
Love the criteria and the examples...
I hope I have time to play!!

Well done and popping you on my bloglist!

Dale Tiernan said...

Just found your new blog (through Nat E.). Looks great. Already working on it. I'm doing a Harry Potter page would you believe. Great examples. All very different.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations to you and your fabulous team Helen.
I would be honored to be apart of Scrap Around The World.
I am sure that this is going to be a huge hit for you and your very talented tam...

Sarah Rogers said...

Looks like a great new blog to play along with. Such a lovely DT inspirations to look at. Look forward to seeing all the entries.

Nicole said...

Waoooo gorgeous layouts!!!!!Thanks for this challenge!!!!
My layout is here:
http://destinationscrap2.blogspot.com

Wishful Thinking said...

Wonder sample LO's from the Designers and so many entries! WOW! Congrats Helen :-)
It took me a while (!) but I have uploaded my take on the challenge now. Great sketch. Thanks & Look forward to next month's challenge :-)

Helen Tilbury said...

thanks lovely ladies! Nicole please note as per our rules entries to be linked up with our linky!! Much easier for all!!!

Nicole said...

Ok I do it...it's number 72.Thanks

Birgit Schweitzer said...

What a great challenge - what an inspiration and so many amazing LOs!
LOVE to play along.