Thursday 1 August 2013

August 2013 Challenge 4 - A Hauntingly Evocative & Enchanting Mood Board from Eila Sandberg

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.  You could be inspired by THE COLOURS - some of them, all of them, or one of them!

2.  You can use ANY colours & DO NOT need to follow the colours of the mood board at all
 if you are inspired by SOMETHING ELSE on the board instead.

3.  You can be inspired by any of the images, some of the images or all of them!

For example:-  you could use - Ruffles, chain, bling, rhinestones, clear dots, 
pearls, gold, glitter, hearts, metal embellishments, bows, silver, metallics, 
antique-inspired embellishments, jewelled clusters, leaves, feathers, berries, 
vines, twigs, twine, stickpins, flowers, ribbons, crochet, misting, confetti, sprinkles, 
gesso, vellum or ANYTHING ELSE that springs to mind when you look at the mood board.


How to use our sketches

Use our sketch as your staring point as we would like to see that it definitely inspired you!
  Feel free to 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like but  

You can also change the photo orientation & number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.


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
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!

Eila is your challenge host this month!

'Every Day' - Eila Sandberg

I got inspired more by the flow of details in the photos than the actual details themselves - 
the flowers tumbling down the cake, the silvery shine of the jewellery in the 2nd photo 
& the richness of the bracelets in the 1st.   The circular shapes of the sketch translated 
themselves into the flowers & chipboard clock. I used the pale teal from one of the feathers & the white from the cookie icing dust for my main colours.

Heartfelt thanks to Green Tara who very generously sponsored the white organza Tutus &
the adorable yellow silk Primulas on my layout. Their kind sponsorship included many more beautiful Green Tara blooms I will be using on future layouts.


Now for some amazing inspiration from the design team!

'Truly' by Keren Tamir

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.

'Happy Moments' by Zanka (Zaneta Glowa)

I picked the colours of the left corner photo to set the colour scheme of my page.
 The feathers inspired me to choose some light, airy embellishments 
'ghost stamping '. The hair band in the 2nd photo reminded me of filigree 
doilies so I used them to represent the circle patterns of the sketch.

'You are the love of my life' by Juraci Falcucci

I was inspired by the colours of the cake & the flowers, to match with this romantic photo! 
The last image on the mood board inspired my use of lace to finish off my page. 

'My heart belongs to you' by Agnieszka Bellaidea

Colours, feathers, hearts & bling! I liked them all so I used them all on my page!! 
Even the photo I used reminds me of the one from the Mood Board :)  So inspirational Eila!

'Mwaah Mwaah' by Anupama Choudary

From Eila's gorgeous Mood Board I picked charms from the bracelet, bling from the hair accessory & the cascading flowers with foliage from the cake. Believe it or not the idea of using tons of gesso came from the powdered sugar over the cookies! This is my first time working with circular photographs & I turned Jules' sketch upside down!! 
 {Mwaah Mwaah to Eila for sending me the beautiful Secret Admirer Collection  from Kaisercraft}.

'No Regrets' by Gayle Price

The beautiful hair piece with the leaf shapes & the little twig with pink buds & pale blue & peach coloured feathers were what I noticed first on the mood board. I've used a feather mask with texture paste and a Prima blossom twig to partly circle my photo along with canvas mistable leaves. The sketch, with all it's circles, was wonderful to work with & opened up so many possibilities! I interpreted it with paper circles, chipboard and a gorgeous Prima clock!!

'Sun Kissed' by Kasia Tomaszewska

When I was creating my layout this month I felt inspired by the colours on the mood board & wanted to recreate them on my page.  I used soft shades of peach, orange & vanilla, adding some gold from the bracelets & mint tones from the feathers. I also incorporated some vellum feathers to my layout. I love that the sketch challenges me to try something new each month!  This time I had so much fun playing with die cuts and building my layouts composition around them!

'Heart You Always' by Jessy Christopher

I was first inspired by the flowers on the cake & also the doily from the last photo. As I built up each layer on my layout the rest of the colours (mint, peach tones, grey & white) just came together perfectly. I loved translating the sketch & mood board through the use of delicate doilies for this page of my tiny baby girl!

'Today was a Fun Day' by Christin Grønnslett

I was inspired by all the circles & stars in the sketch & put them all over my page! 
The mood board inspired the use of some of my colours as well as my use of the heart & doily.

'Happy day' by Alexandra Polyzou

 I was inspired by the circles & elements in the sketch & created different types of them all over my page. The last image of all the shortbread reminded me of home & my family, which led me to use this crazy-fun photo of us all together!

'Loving These Moments' by Leonie Neal-Dawson

I was inspired by the glorious cake in the mood board.  Not just the orange, apricot & green colours but also the trailing tendrils of foliage.  I used some of my favourite Dylusions stamps to create similar foliage on my background.

'Cherished Memories' by Helen Tilbury

I was so inspired by this super-pretty mood board this month!  I saw lots of white & pale washed out colour, delicate blossoms, jewels & sprinkling in the mood board so I scattered some rhinestones across my page along with some twisty floral vines inspired by the feather/berry bouquet on the board.  In place of the circles on the sketch (which I flipped over) I placed my photo diagonally, paying tribute to the shape through the use of my bubble-wrap stamp full of mini circle shapes plus my circular flowers.


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 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.

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"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 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!
Remember to please leave some love before you go - 
we would love to read your thoughts on our new challenge!


Val-Belle said...

Oh nice new mood board and sketch... :D another fab challenge this month and I love the inspiration from the DT :D

Nicole H-b said...

Rhoooo very nice challenge thanks and love the inspiration from the Dt...bravo to all ladies!!!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful inspiring layouts from the DT...and Eila's moodboard is gorgeous! Looking forward to playing along again this month :)

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great challenge with oodles of inspiration. DT takes are outstanding. Wow!:)

Elaine coustley said...

Love the mood board & sketch. Am I up to the challenge? The designers have put up some amazing inspiration. I love them all. x

Helen Wallace said...

Another beautiful mood board and sketch, as well as superb inspiration from the Design Team. Drool worthy all of them :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Thank you sweet ladies! so glad you like the moodboard and sketch. Am so looking forward to seeing where your inspiration will take you this month! have fun! xoxo

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic Mood Board Eila and lovely projects girls!

Unknown said...

Fabulous work by everyone truly a wonderful challenge!!!

Adriana B said...

Thanks for the inspirational mood board, love all the DT layouts, awesome work :) big hugs to all :)

Sandie said...

Wow, what an awesome lot of inspiration here with the DT .... love the mood board, and gorgeous sketch too!! said...

Such a fabulous challenge and amazing inspiration by the DT!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Mona Pendleton said...

Thank you for the beautiful DT inspiration and fun challenge! Looking forward to the next!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I loved working with the lovely sketch and beautiful mood board. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Good afternoon, girls! I loooved this challenge! Really, it is very inspiring and it was very enjoyable to do so. This is my first participation in this blog and I am very happy to play with you all. Success and big kiss!

misty said...

loads of inspiration! :)

Unknown said...

As every month great inspiration! Love playing along.

Unknown said...

Great inspiration - like always!
Love playing long.

Laetitia67 said...

oh this challenge is closed :(
I wait for the new challenge then ;)