Thursday 28 August 2014

Video Tutorial by Karita Vainio {Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hi & welcome back to another tutorial 
from our Design Team "Moment To Shine" series.

Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member Karita Vainio, 
from Finland, using our current challenge here.  Karita shared a sneak peak 
of her layout in our first reveal of the month & now she shares with us her whole layout.

Karita has an amazing, original style & now you have the chance to see her 
in action, in this video, made exclusively for Scrap Around The World, 
based on our current mood board below.

Let's get to know a little about Karita.

Hello, my name is Karita & I live in Finland, the land of Santa Claus!
 I'm a wife to a wonderful & supportive man & we have 3 beautiful children
(2 grown up boys & one teenage daughter).  I've always loved doing
 things with my hands like sewing, crafting & gardening.

I get my inspiration from everything & everyone & that's why I love to create
 different kinds of things, like cards, mixed media scrapbooking & art journaling.

My work is both mixed media as well as  romantic & shabby.   
You can find lots of layers & different embellishments on my projects.  
 I love to learn different  techniques & experiment with them use them,
playing with different textures & getting paint on my hands.  Half the 
fun is in the process itself!  I would love for you to visit my blog.

Click to watch Karitia's video to see how she created her lovely layout!

And now for a couple of close-ups . . .

Lovely soft colour, texture & detail.

Supplies List

Papers - 7 Dots Studio
Gesso - Lefranc & Bourgeois
Modeling Paste - Shjeming
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Stamp - Kaisercraft
Ink - Archival Ink
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Luminarte
Flowers & Embellishments - Prima
Lace Doily - Stash

Thank you so much Karita for sharing your stunning layout with us!
Please leave Karita some comment love if you are feeling inspired right now!  
AND REMEMBER ONLY 3 DAYS left to enter our August Challenge.

You can find all the details here!

Sunday 24 August 2014

Design Team "Moment To Shine" - Photo Tutorial by Dorota Dolega!

Hi everyone & welcome to the first of our August Design Team 'Moment To Shine'
 tutorials - they are a little extra treat for you so that you are not only inspired at SATW
but also practically educated too.  We want to equip you to be able to scrap like a pro!

Today we have a step by step photo tutorial by Design Team member Dorota Dolega, 
from France using our current challenge here.  Dorota shared a sneak peek with us
 during our mid month reveal & now we get to see the full layout & the process
 behind the making of it!

Dorota created her beautiful layout  based on the mood board
 below & will share her creative process with us in the photos below.

Let's get to know a little bit about Dorota!

Hello, my name is Dorota Dolega.  I come from Poland, but now I live with my husband
 & two kids in Gif-sur-Yvette, a small town about 30 kilometers outside of Paris. 
 I have been a passionate paper crafter for about 4 years now. 
 My favourite ways to express myself on paper are through layouts & art journaling.

My style is minimal although I am always learning & trying to improve.  
  I love gesso, textures, layers & monochromatic colour palettes. 
 My favourite colour combo is black, white & grey. 
 I find inspiration in photography, painting & nature.

When I'm not crafting or trying to protect my house from being demolished by children,
 I'm probably climbing rocks in the  Forest of Fontainebleau ;)
Please feel welcome to visit my blog here


1.   Start by working on the background.  
Apply some paint (turquoise & metallic blue) with a rubber brush/old credit card.  
When the paint it almost dry, apply modeling paste or heavy gesso through a 
stencil over the painted areas &randomly all over the page.

2.   When it's dry add more colour with mists. 
 Start with the lighter colours first then add darker, without leting the lighter one dry, 
so the colours are blended.  When the mists are dry, add some stamping with 2
 colours of ink - black & turquoise, using your hand instead of a stamping block, for a more 
distressed effect.  After this step I attached the paper layers to the background with foam tape.

3.  Add some splashes around the photo with white ink & blue watercolor paint.
 Placed some tangled thread under the photo then apply some  double-sided
 foam tape to keep it in place as well as adding dimension.  

4.  Your layered stacks should also include some old book paper & tulle stapled together. 

5.  Finish the layout with some embellishments. (a fabric flower torn from some
 Bloomers tape). Add your title, some torn washi tape & some clear gems 
& sequins scattered around the photo.  The layout is ready! 

 It is simple & made with no advanced techniques, so I hope this tutorial
 will be useful  for those scrappers who have just started their adventure.  
Simple is always best!

Here is what I used to create my layout :-

13 Arts Fly Away Fleeting Moments paper
Recycled paper & cardboard
13 Arts Matte Turquoise Paint
13 Arts Metallic Blue Paint
13 Arts Gesso

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Denim Blue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Sea Glass
13 Arts Splash!  Multipurpose White Ink

Luminarte Twinling H20 paint - Mediterrean Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Peacock Feathers
Tsukineko StazOn Permanent Ink - Jet Black

13 Arts Dots Stencil
13 Arts acrylic alphabet
Scrapberry's stamp - Wind Of Travel
Scrapberry's Kid's Fun Adhesive Crystals
Marianne Design Washi Tape - Birds
Foam tape, decorative trim, tulle

Please leave some feedback for Dorota if you are feeling inspired right now!

And remember...ONLY 7 DAYS left to enter our August Challenge!!
You can find all the details here.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

August 2014 Guest Designer Brandi Matos of the USA!

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 June 2014 Challenge,
Brandi Matos of the USA, as our Guest Designer!  

My name is Brandi Matos &  I am just another obsessed scrapper
 in the world of paper crafting!  I live in Florida, USA, also known as
 “The Sunshine State”, with my two beautiful girls & amazing
 husband. I run a small business from home selling invitations
 for a variety of events & thoroughly enjoy what I do!
  I literally stumbled across scrapbooking a little over two years ago
 & completely fell in love with it! From layouts, cards, to Off-
 the-Page projects, I enjoy it all!  I love to get messy playing with 
different mediums to make something truly fabulous!
 Although most of my work revolves around my two girls & is pretty
 "girly", I don't really have a set "style".  I am still very new to this
 hobby & enjoy trying a little bit of everything!   If I see it & like it - 
  I try it! It's that simple!  Please feel free to visit my blog *HERE* 


Brandi has used our current mood board {above} HERE for her inspiration.

Brandi has created such, eye-catching background texture & the 
soft colors work so beautifully with her sweet photo!

The chipboard sentiment adds a touch 
of elegance & is beautifully done!

I adore Brandi's layers & enchanting elements!
Thank you so much Brandi for creating such a very
 PRETTY page for us at Scrap Around The World!

Please leave some comment LOVE for Brandi
 if she has INSPIRED you today ♥


We have some amazing prizes up for grabs so get
creating & upload your layout soon!

Challenge closes on Sunday 31st August 2014.

***Have you entered our Facebook Giveaway yet?!***

on the gadget just above where you upload your layouts (our linky tool)
in the right-hand sidebar then pop on over to our Facebook page,
share our giveaway post & leave us a comment to let us know!


Saturday 16 August 2014

Design Team Mid-Month Reveal {August 2014 Challenge 16 by Marilyn Rivera}

Hello one & all!  Back again with even MORE INSPIRATION for you today!
Welcome to Reveal 2!!  Enjoy more delightful ideas from the second
half of our fabulous Design Team.  Check out reveal 1 HERE, also
using the mood board above, designed by our Design Team
member from the USA - Marilyn Rivera!

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:-

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.


Kim Ewins {Australia}

Riikka Kovasin {Finland} Art Journal Spread

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}

Anna Rogalska {Poland}

Rachael Funnell {Australia}

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Dorota Dołęga {France} Sneak Peak - Photo Tutorial

 Kasia Bogatko {Poland} CANVAS

Tatyana Sidorenko {Belarus}

Now let's take a look at what we have for our WINNERS this month!
Thanks to our amazing & generous sponsors!!


$50 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.




$40 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!



$30 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products
 & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an
 awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



 $20 worth of Inklinkz from Shimmerz Shimmering Watercolours - 

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Community / Gallery:



 $15 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. 
Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $15.




$25 prize-pack from Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp and Splatter Texture Stamp


The deadline for this challenge is  SUNDAY 31th AUGUST 2014.

Please remember to leave some comment LOVE for our talented
 team today!  Thanks for your support & looking forward to seeing 
your entries here soon if you haven't entered already!!