Sunday 28 September 2014

Video Tutorial by Kasia Bogatko-Scoczypiec
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

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

Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member Kasia Bogatko-Scoczypiec
 from Poland using our current challenge here.  Kasia shared a sneak peak of her
 layout in our mid month reveal & now she shares with us her whole layout!

Kasia has created this ultra-pretty layout  based on the mood board 
below & shares her creative process with us in her video.

Let's get to know a little about Kasia.

"  Hi!  My name is Kasia Bogatko.  
I'm 32 and live in Poland near the Baltic Sea. 

I started scrapbooking in 2011 when I decided to make 
Christmas cards for my family & friends.  My style has 
evolved over the years, with layouts being my first choice, 
followed by art journal pages & canvases.

My projects are rich, full of layers & various mediums.  
I love using paints, mists & acrylic modeling paste.
   I love splashing, misting & distressing papers.  
I am still learning as I love to discover new techniques
& to share my love of scrapbooking through my tutorials. 
 If you enjoy my video I would love you to visit my blog here

Click to watch Kasia's video to see how she created her magical layout!

And now for a few close-ups . . .

Amazing details, lots of texture & beautiful colors!

I love the soft feel to the whole piece!

Supplies List

Papers - 13 Arts & Glitz Design
Flowers, Resins & Stencil - Prima
Mists, Paint, Modeling paste, chipboard - 13 Arts
Old book pages, gauze, cardstock

Thank you to Kasia for sharing your lovely layout with us!
Please leave Kasia some comment love if you are feeling
 inspired  right now!  JUST 3 DAYS left to enter our 
September Challenge.  Find all details here.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Design Team "Moment To Shine" Photo Tutorial by Pam Ellis!

Hello again everyone & welcome to our September photo tutorial by Design Team
 member Pam Ellis from Canada.  She walks us through one of her signature 
shabby chic style layouts today, using our current challenge here.  

Pam shared a sneak peak of her layout for our mid month revea
& now we get to see her whole layout & the creative process behind it!

HOW pretty is this?!?
Utter fairy-tale gorgeousness...

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

"Hello!  My name is Pam Ellis & I live in Gravenhurst, Canada.
  I am a retired nurse with a supportive hubby, 5 daughters & 4 grandchildren. 
 I started scrapbooking in 2007 when my 1st grandchild was born 
but only jumped right in in 2011 when I had more time. 

My signature style is shabby chic but  recently I have been incorporating 
mixed media too & loving it!  I am a paper junkie & stash hoarder & my studio 
has been moved & made over several times due my ever expanding supplies!!  

I would love you to follow along with my creative journey by visiting
 my blog here.  I have an awesome GIVEAWAY going on at the moment 
so please come & take a peek!!


1.    Choose 1 plain cardstock & 3 subtle-print papers.
Trim down your printed papers slightly to form a layered-up look.
Adhere all sheets together.

2.  Ink up your background to match your papers, using chalk ink pads or gelatos.  
Place tags & die-cuts on your layout & tuck some torn music papers under your top layer. 

3.  Using a variety of stamps, stamp images on your layout. 

4.   Apply modeling paste through a stencil around the inked areas.

5.   Apply a coat or 2 of co-ordinating paint onto your chipboard piece.  

 Apply Liquid Pearls to your chipboard then sprinkle
 with embossing powder.  Heat dry to set.   

ST 57.  77.7.
7.  Add your photograph, flower clusters, buttons, 
crystals & chipboard to complete your layout.  

Here are a few closeups.

Tucking in off-cuts of ribbon & papers is a great way to add interest to your layouts!

Stamping & masking is always a great way to add subtle detail.

Here is what I used to create my layout :-

Supplies List

Papers - Bo Bunny
Paint - Deco Art
Flowers - Bo Bunny & Petaloo
Stamps - Bo Bunny & Prima
Mask - Memory Box
Buttons -  Bo Bunny
Bling - Prima
 Embossing Powder - LSG
 Mica Powder -  Luminarte
Ink - Colorbox

Please leave some feedback for Pam if you benefitted from this tutorial!

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

Saturday 20 September 2014

Guest Design Team Inspiration from Darkroom Door!

Hello Scrap Around The World Fans!

***Don't forget to play along with our current challenge***HERE***
Time is running out - we are over half way through the month
so why not take some time-out this weekend to get your entry in?

Help yourself if you have featured here as part of one of our invited Guest Teams! 

Today we have the talented Design Team from
Darkroom Door sharing their interpretations
 of our current mood board with us.

Thank you ladies for your wonderful inspiration!

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.

Please also check out the inspiration from the design team on the shop's blog!

2014 Major AND Epic Event Sponsor

Here is our current September Mood Board, designed by 
Amy Voorthuis,that the Darkroom Door ladies used for their inspiration.


 Let's take a look at what they have created to inspire you today!

Belinda Spencer {Australia}

I was influenced by the soft pink & red of the books & the cog-filled love heart. 
I used a soft pink mist on my background & tore some pages from a Fairytale
 book. I used a quote from the Darkroom Door Melody Stamp Set & the 
Criss Cross Texture Stamp. Darkroom Door Hearts stamp  was used 
to create my love heart, then I layered metal cogs over the top. 
Little words were added from the Viva La Flora Wordstrip.

Rachel Greig {Australia}

I was inspired by the fairy wings & books from the mood board.
 I used the Darkroom Door Little Dreams Stamp Set that has
 an image of a lady with wings. Cogs were added using the new
 Darkroom Door Cogs Background Stamp & Steampunk Stamp Sets. 
I stamped a Jane Austen quote about books using the Darkroom Door
Scratched Alphabet Stamp Set.

Robyn Wood {Australia}

My art journal page was inspired by the soft pinks & greys of the mood board,
 the idea of fairy tales & fairy godmothers, as well as the idea that an
 inanimate object (the dress form) could come to life.
 I used the Dressmaker, Wings & French Script Background,
both from Darkroom Door of course!

Robyn Wood {Australia}

My scrapbook layout was inspired by the books & brown/grey neutral tones 
from the mood board.  I used Coffee Stain, Stone Background & 
Paint Splats stamps from Darkroom Door for my creation.

Susie Campbell {Australia}

Inspiration struck immediately when I saw the stunning colour
 palette of the mood board, then the gorgeous opera glasses 
carried my thoughts & heart to music, a great passion of mine! 

  You can see more of this creative teams work over'
 at the Darkroom Door blog***HERE*** 

Please remember to leave an encouraging comment for the
lovely ladies from Darkroom Door, who have created these
pieces to inspire you!  We are looking forward to seeing some
more wonderful creations from you, our players, soon!