Tuesday 28 January 2014

Featured Youtuber - Sanna Lippert of Austria - Art Journal Video Tutorial

Hello Scrap Around The World fans!.

We've had a wonderful start to the new year with SO MANY  gorgeous entries
 for our January mood board.  If you haven't linked up yet there ONLY 4 MORE
DAYS to do it!!   We have plenty of fabulous prizes to be won AS ALWAYS!!

Our Current Challenge {below} can be found HERE & if you scroll through our
January posts we have tonnes of inspiration for you from Guest Teams,
Guest Designers AND a mid-month reveal from more of our designers too!!

Today we are sharing are sharing a specially prepared video
 tutorial from talented Youtube video whizz Sanna Lippert!

"Hi! My name is Sanna Lippert & I live close to Vienna in Austria, 
although I am originally from Finland.  I create mainly layouts but
 also cards &  mini-books. Playing with all kinds of media, stencils
 & colours is my  passion!   

When I'm not paper-crafting, I'm working at my day job or weaving
 rugs, socks or doing something else creative.  I can't imagine
 life without creativity!  A black pen, some small embellishments, 
stamps & mists are my constant companions.  

I create based on my mood & love all styles. I love this hobby 
& trying out new products & techniques. It is a great honour to 
be featured at Scrap Around The World - thank you Helen!"

Sanna shows how to create a beautiful Art Journal spread
 filled with LOTS of techniques.  Don't forget that we allow
double art journal spreads here at Scrap Around The World,
as well as single art journal pages if they are A4 or larger,
so why not try one next time you enter our challenges?

Sanna loves making videos & has plenty to share on her Youtube
 channel HERE as well as her BlogFacebook Instagram.

Thank you Sanna for sharing your talent & video-making 
skills with us all here at Scrap Around The World.  

  Please let Sanna know if you enjoyed her video by leaving a
 comment - EVERYONE loves to be appreciated for their efforts!

Thanks to  Leonie Neal-Dawson
 {Featured Educator Co-ordinator}
for her assistance in prepping this post for me!!

Friday 24 January 2014

Guest Educator Sarah Groen {from New Zealand} with a Background Technique Tutorial!

Hi everyone!  Today we welcome one of our regular players, Sarah Groen, from Auckland {New Zealand}, 
to share with us a Graphic Gelato Background Tutorial.  Oooooh sounds exciting!!!

"Hi everyone :)   I am thrilled to have been invited as a Guest Educator
 at Scrap Around The World! Thank you so much for the opportunity.
I live in Auckland, New Zealand, with my hubby of 23 years & my 6 gorgeous kids. I am a stay at home mum & since I discovered scrapbooking I have been hopelessly addicted!  I am currently on the design team for the NZ scrapbook store Scottie Crafts, the on-line challenge blogs CSI, Stuck Sketches & 1,2,3 Challenge blog  & the Australian chipboard manufacturers 2 Crafty.  I have been published many times both in NZ & overseas & in 2009 I was chosen as an Elite Team member for Up2Scrap, New Zealand's premiere scrapbooking magazine.
I love participating in challenges as I find that they make me think outside the box & push me out of my comfort zone. My pages have an artsy, whimsical feel to them but I love to try out new techniques & my style changes according to my inspiration, most of which  I find online. {So many amazing artists out there!}"
 You can see more of my work at my blog:
The technique I'm going to show you was inspired by the amazing Leanne Pearce.

1.  Using a compass to draw 2 sets of concentric circles onto a sheet of white cardstock.

2.  Draw several equally spaced radii through the circles with a pencil as shown above.
You will need a protractor for this {mark 90 & 45 degree angles}.

3.  Doodle arrows, triangles & doodles along your previously drawn lines.

4.  Colour in random sections of your circles, using gelatos 
{choosing colours that co-ordinate/complement the photo you plan to use}.

5.  Smudge the colours with your finger, to smooth/blend them together.

6.   Add more colour until you are happy with the result 
then add a few sprays of mist as shown above.

7.  Allow to dry completely before dripping a few blots of black ink randomly around your page. 
This will give depth &contrast to your background. 

8.  Finally build up your layers of patterned paper, stickers 
& embellishments, add your photo & you are DONE!

Thanks for checking out my tutorial.
 I hope that you have been inspired to give this technique a go yourself. 
It really is quite simple to do & can be adapted to suit almost any photo or theme.


I agree!  THANK YOU Sarah for sharing with us!
Now that I see all the steps it actually looks quite easy!!
I can't wait to try it out for myself soon & get those gelatos to work!!!

The WINNER will be announced over the weekend {on Facebook} so sign up by liking our page HERE
 if you haven't done so already.  We always have something exciting going on there - almost daily!
KEEP A LOOK OUT - you never know when we just might be having ANOTHER giveaway :)

You still have ONE FULL WEEK to enter our current challenge HERE .  We have loads of inspiration for you, so scroll back through January & check out our mid-month reveal & our Guest Design Team & Guest Designer inspiration too - the inspiration NEVER ENDS here!

If you love this blog as much as me {okay I guess I am just a little biased LOL} then PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT for Sarah, who put together this tutorial especially for your enjoyment & inspiration.  

Thanks for stopping by today!
{ and special thanks to Leonie Neal-Dawson for her assistance}

Monday 20 January 2014

January Guest Designer Elena Tretiakova of Russia!

Our Current Winners and Features!


Please view our current challenge HERE and our
 2nd reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

Today we welcome back the winner of our December 2013 Challenge,
Elena Tretiakova of Russia as our January Guest Designer!

 "Hi! My name is Elena Tretiakova. I live in Moscow, Russia, with my two sons & beloved husband. I’m a teacher of German. Scrapbooking is one of the greatest discoveries of my life. It’s a unique opportunity for me to keep my memories dear. I love colours, masks & lots of details but don't think I have one particular style. I really like to try new things. Scrapbooking helps me to relax & takes me away from my busy everyday life. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be guest design for Scrap Around the World! Thank you so much!"


Elena has used our current mood board for inspiration.

 What a beautiful interpretation of our mood board from Elena!
Please leave her some thanks & encouragement for designing
this special layout just for us!  Remember that you have just 11
days left to get your entry in this month so time is running out!

And DON'T FORGET about our Facebook giveaway HERE!
Check out our Facebook page for all the details!
This giveaway is closing very soon - midnight EST on the 21st
of January - that's just a couple of days away!!

to be eligible then check out the giveaway post on our Facebook page
for how to enter!  And remember to SHARE YOUR LAYOUT WITH US
on FACEBOOK to be in with a chance at winning our RANDOM DRAW.

Bye bye for now!

Thursday 16 January 2014

Design Team Mid-Month Reveal - January 2013 Challenge 9 by Kim Ewins

Welcome back to REVEAL TWO of SATW Challenge NINE
 hosted by Design Team member Kim Ewins from Australia!

Please see our first reveal post HERE for another EIGHT
awesome layouts by the rest of our Design Team,  as 
well as some of our plans for 2013, a couple of changes
& a list of everyone we are thankful for so far!


We have some amazing prizes YET AGAIN this month & we hope 
that many of you will be able to participate in our January challenge!

As you will see we now offer a mood board ONLY, without a sketch, in order
 to assist you in combining our challenge with a sketch challenge if you want :)

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just
 one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging:-

1.   You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :-

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.
If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Riikka Kovasin {Finland} 

Alexandra Polyzou {Greece}

Zaneta Glowa aka Zanka  { Sweden}

  Marilyn Rivera {USA}


1st prize - Over US$50 prize- pack from Creativica
{Swedish Store - brick & mortar/online}

Bo Bunny Woodland Winter Collection {papers/stickers/alphas/chipboard}
plus co-co-ordinating Winter Themed stamps from Maja Design {Sweden}.
ALL SPONSORED BY CREATIVICA, including postage to our winner!

Creativica is a brick &mortar/online store founded by Karin Dahllöf in May 2009,
 situated on the West Coast of Sweden, one hours drive north of Gothenburg.

We are 3 women working in the store & also holding classes & crops regularly,
often with help of our talented Design Team. Come & see what we can offer YOU!

Website: www.creativica.se
with daily updates.

2nd prize - 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian 
& International Craft market, with over 700 designs, manufactured in Australia
 for scrapbooking,cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media. Vanessa,
 the owner,  provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss
 personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

 2 Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page updated weekly with projects 
created by it's international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website
 for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products
 for you if they don't have them in stock!

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

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 regularly on the blog
 there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

CB1118 Floral Desgin 05

4th prize - A selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.
Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin {Australia} manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature,
 specializing 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!  

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, 
etc in their online store HEREBelow is just ONE EXAMPLE
 of the many  products stocked in their online store.

5th prize - 5 packs of Prima embellishments & miscellaneous blooms donated by 
Design Team member Eila Sandberg.{to be eligible for this prize you must be a
 follower of Eila's blog so please follow the link & sign up for some amazing inspiration}.

Random Prize - Sunshine Love Collection from Studio 75 {Poland}

Company Shop 

 "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!"

The deadline for this challenge is Thursday 31st January 2014!

Please leave some comment love for our amazing Design Team
 or let us know  what you think of our mood board & prizes!