Saturday 28 June 2014

Video Tutorial by Terhi Koskinen {Design Team "Moment To Shine"}

Hi Everyone!  
Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member, 
Terhi Koskinen from Finland inspired by our current challenge  here.

Above is the AMAZING finished canvas - based on the mood board below
but stay with us to see how Terhi created her masterpiece!

First - a bit about Terhi!

" Hello!
 I'm Terhi, 27-year-old scrapbooker, mother, crafter, horseback-rider, employee
 & wonderful person from Finland. I've been scrapping for 3 years now & couldn't 
imagine life without it anymore. Every joke is a possible title for the next layout
& every picture I take is something to play with :)

Scrapbooking is more than a hobby for me, it's a lifestyle & a big passion! 
My scrap style is quite "Scandinavian" {lots of straight lines & matching colour themes}.
 Lots of layered patterned papers & always something shiny too!!
I like to try different techniques & learn more with each layout. 
I like to archive memories of my daughters' growing, as well as everyday life,
nature, nice little details & moments I want to remember.
I would love for you to visit my blog here

Click into Terhi's video to see how it's done!!


And now for the close-ups...

Isn't this so COOL? Love all the texture and details!

I'm just CRAZY about all that texture!

Thank you so much Terhi! 
Please leave Terhi some comment love 
if you are feeling inspired right now!

Only THREE DAYS few to enter our June Challenge! 
You can find all of the details here.

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Photo Tutorial by Anna Rogalska {Design Team "Moment To Shine"}

Hi Everyone!  
Starting this month on the 24th & 28th of each month we will be highlighting 2 
members of our Design Team in a series call " Design Team Moment To Shine".
We hope to inspire YOU in a BIG way through this series!

 Today we have a step-by-step photo tutorial by Design team member 
Anna Rogalska, from Poland, inspired by our current challenge HERE.

Hello! My name is Anna Rogalska. I live in Poland & work as a garden designer.
I've been scrapbooking for nearly 6 years. My scrapping style is romantic,

 a little shabby & I love mixed-media.  I am definitely a flower addict! 
My favourite forms are layouts, cards & tags. I love to collect inks, paints, 
mists & masks to use in my work. You can find my blog here.

For the June reveal I only showed you a sneak peak of the layout
 I created from Di's June Mood Board so  here is THE FULL REVEAL!

Now I will show you how to achieve this for yourself :)

Cover your page with a thin layer of gesso &  let dry
 naturally or dry off using your heat/embossing gun.
Choose papers & layer them in the order you want them to
 appear on your page. Glue the papers. Use stamps randomly.

 Using your mask apply a thick layer of texture paste randomly, in various
 areas on your page & let it dry, either naturally or using your heat gun. 
To apply texture paste you can use an old credit card or similar.

Start applying yellow mists randomly. 
Add water if desired & allow the colour to spread & form patterns. 
Add green chalk ink to chipboard. Allow to dry completely.

Once dry, add small splashes with black & white gesso. 
Add a few paper flowers.
Wait for everything to be thoroughly dry or dry off with your heat gun.

Start adding your chosen elements:-  photograph, more flowers,
 leaves, chipboard 'Love' title, wire heart & embellishments.

Apply text stamp randomly.  Don't use a stamping block as
 holding the stamp in your hands makes for a freer look.
{stamps come from 7Dots Studio - Cold Country Collection HERE}

(7Dots Studio is one of our 2014 Major Sponsors.  You can find a list
of retailers on the 7Dots Studio site & purchase from your nearest store
OR directly from them IF there is no supplier in the country you live.)

Add more yellow color using a mist & yellow paint with white gesso.
 You can blot off excess with a paper towel. Add stickers with subtitles.

Complete your layout using more flowers, chipboards
 (butterflies), pearls & adding more mists if desired.

Your layout is done!

A few close ups . . .

You can see that I love lots of detail!

{Oh my goodness I just adore Anna's work don't you?  WOWZERS!!}

What do we need?
 A photo :)   papers, stickers, flowers, embellishments, chipboard,
 inks, gesso, modelling paste, mists, paints, mask, & stamps.

Supplies List

Papers - My Mind's Eye -Follow Your Heart
Word Stickers - 7 Dots Studio - Illumination  
Stickers - Papirdesign 
Pearls - Papirdesign
Chipboards- Scrapmatts 
Chipboard 'Love' - Wycinanka
Clear Stamps - Kaisecraft
Clear Stamps - 7 Dots Studio - Cold Country
Resin Embellishments - Prima
Mask/Stencil - Prima
Chalk Inks - Ingvild Bolme - Prima
Black Gesso - Claudine Hellmuth Ranger
Gesso- 13arts 
Acrylic Modeling Paste - 13arts
Pastel Mists - 13arts

I have also prepared a slideshow for you
 to watch, with more pictures HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my page & if you follow my tutorial please leave
me a comment on my blog so I can come & visit you to see how
yours looks!!  Anna x

Thank you so much Anna!
You certainly inspired ME & many others

of that I'm sure!  Please leave Anna some
comment ♥ if you are feeling inspired right now!

Sunday 22 June 2014

Surprise!! Unsung Heroes of the Epic Event {10 Honourable Mentions}

Welcome to a special post here at Scrap Around The World!
You can view our current challenge *HERE*

After finally having time to go through EVERY entry for our
Epic Event I felt SAD that there were just SO MANY
wonderful takes on my mood board {which made me
really happy of course!} but that there could "only"
be 10 winners!  So I decided that each year
we will award an "Unsung Heroes" badge 
to our 10 Runners Up!  It doesn't come
with ANY material prize but it DOES
come with LOTS OF KUDOS & 
lots of love!!  So here they are!

We have also made a special badge just for these remarkable artists!

In no particular order we thought that these awesome entries deserved a special mention !
And just a quick reminder of our Epic Anniversary Mood Board designed by me!!





Zeneva Kovic {Australia}


Tanita Shmigun {Russia}

Heather McMahon {Australia}


Arnlaug Koppang {Norway}

Lilibleu {France}


Congratulations ladies!
Your efforts did not go unnoticed!!

And once again THANK YOU to all who took part!!!

 Please leave some comment love for these wonderful creative ladies!
The Unsung Heroes of the Epic Event, 2014!!

Friday 20 June 2014

June 2014 Guest Designer Fiona Paltridge of Australia!

Hello to you all!
Please view our current challenge HERE & our 
2nd reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

Today we welcome back the winner of our April 2014 Challenge,
Fiona Paltridge of Australia, as our June Guest Designer!

Hello! My name is Fiona. I live in a small country town in South Australia.
 I am an Early Childhood Educator by profession & recently my two adult
 children have both moved away, so I'm finding I have much more time 
on my hands to spend in my studio. 

When I'm not there I can often been found in a bush camp somewhere with our
 camper trailer - scrapbooking!  Layouts are my preferred projects but I also
 enjoy creating "Beyond The Page" projects from time to time.

 I am a lover of watercolours & texture & recently I've enjoyed experimenting 
with layering.  My style is a tad messy as is my work space!
 You can find my blog  *HERE*

Fiona has used our current mood board HERE for her inspiration

I love the grey background Fiona has used!
 It really makes her other elements pop!!

Just look at those gorgeous layers!!!

Fabulous use of textures too...

Brilliant page!
Thank you so much Fiona for creating such a wonderful
page especially for Scrap Around The World!

Please leave some comment love for Fiona.

I hope Fiona has inspired YOU to get working on our June
mood board, today - time is running out & we have amazing 
prizes up for grabs so get creating & upload your layout soon!

Challenge closes on Monday 30th June 2014

**Have you entered our FACEBOOK giveaway yet?**
We have a HUGE prize up for grabs over there!!