Tuesday 28 October 2014

Video Tutorial by Tatiana Sidorenko
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hi everyone & welcome back to another tutorial in our Design Team 'Moment To Shine' series. 
Today we have a video tutorial by Design Team member Tatiana Sidorenko
from Belarus, using our current challenge here.

We were lucky enough to see a sneak peek of Tatiana's layout in the mid-month reveal,
now here she is sharing a video of how she made her stunning project.

Tatiana created this beautiful layout based on the mood board
 below & will share her creative process with us in her video.

Let's get to know a little about Tatiana

Hello, my name is Tatiana & I live in Belarus. 
I'm wife to a wonderful & supportive man & we have 2 beautiful children,
 12 year old girl & a boy of 8 yearsI've always loved doing things 
with my hands like sewing, crafting & gardening.

I get my inspiration from everything & everyone but primarily from my 
children & friends. I love to create different kinds of projects, like layouts
mixed media scrapbooking albums. My work is both mixed media & 
freestyle. You can find lots of layers & different embellishments on my
projects. I love to learn different techniques & experiment with them,
 playing with different textures. I'd love you to visit my blog HERE.


Tatiana's video is just 5 minutes long & well worth the watch!

Here are some close ups...

The colours in this are so delicate yet make such an impact!

Tatiana has such a 'light' way of creating despite her many layers...

What beautiful detail & texture there is on this page!!

Here are the products Tatiana used :-


Acrylic paint - turquoise, pink - 13Arts, Folkart
Sprays - pink, turquoise, white - 13Arts, Dylusions
Embossing Powder -  blue, pink
White Acrylic Primer - Tpyht
Black Ink - Stazon
Other - Stencil, stamps


There are just THREE days left to get your entry in to this month's challenge. 
Are you going to give it a go?  If so time is most definitely running out :-p
You can find the challenge here.
C'mon - play along!!

Friday 24 October 2014

Photo Tutorial by Heather McMahon
{Design Team "Moment To Shine"}

Hello everyone & welcome to our October photo tutorial by new 
Design Team member Heather McMahon from Australia. Heather is 
sharing how she made these gorgeous butterflies to coordinate 
with the layout she made, using our current challenge here.

Heather shared a sneak peak of her layout for our mid 
month revea& now we get to see her whole layout.


Heather has used the butterfly images as well as the colours 
from the mood board to inspire her layout.

Introducing Heather :-

Hi there! I'm Heather McMahon & I'm thrilled to be
 joining the Scrap Around The World team. 

I live in Australia with my husband & 2 teenage kids. I was introduced to scrapbooking 
15 years ago & was immediately addicted. My children were young when I started so 
finding scrapping time was hard, but now I have much more time to explore & create. 

I love to experiment with different styles & I think there is a lot of variety in what I create. 
No matter what style I use though, colour always plays a key role in my work. I like 
my layouts to reflect the mood or feeling of the photo & I use colour to reinforce this. 

I'm really looking forward to sharing my work & to seeing what you create too!
 I'd love it if you visited my blog HERE & my Facebook page HERE


1. After you have created your background, select some of the 
colours you want to highlight. Take a scrap piece of white 
cardstock & spray it with three of those colours.

2. Dry thoroughly. If your cardstock is still damp it won't cut properly 
(& you'll get very pretty coloured dies!) Place butterfly dies
 on your cardstock & cut with a die-cutting machine.

3. Now take three smaller pieces of white cardstock & spray each with 
one colour only. Leave plenty of white cardstock showing 
on these as white helps to lighten the page.

4.Lay your butterfly dies on top. By this stage you should have 
some idea of whether you want more larger or smaller 
butterflies so adjust your cutting accordingly.

5. You can see in this picture the different results you can get depending on where 
you place your dies. If a die doesn't cut properly, consider leaving some of the 
pieces attached to the die-cut shape, as I have with butterfly on the right. 

6. Once your butterflies are cut out, add them to 
your page and decorate with Liquid Pearls & 
cotton & scatter lovely bling in between them.

Here are some close ups :-

Coloured gauze is great for adding some texture & interest to the background.

I added beads to my stitching by simply gluing them on top.

Use 2 colours of Tinby Metallic Melts to create a two-toned effect on your title.

Here are the products I used :- 


Cardstock - American Crafts
Papers - Echo Park & Pink Paislee
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard &Pink) Dylusions (London Blue)
Dies - Poppy, Memory Box & Die-namics
Flowers - Scrapbooking n'Craft
Inks - Hero Arts, StazOn & Brilliance
Embossing powder - Tinby Metallic Melts
Others - Liquid Pearls, Fundamentals alphas,beads, cotton, gauze, pen

Please leave a comment here for Heather if you found this tutorial inspiring!

There is only ONE WEEK LEFT to enter the October challenge.
So many amazing prizes - gotta be in it to win it!!

You can find the details here.

Monday 20 October 2014

October 2014 Guest Designer Galina Sazonova of Russia!

Hello again :)
Please view our current challenge HERE & our 
mid-month reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

Today we welcome back the winner of our August 2014 Challenge,
Galina Sazonova  of Russia, as our Guest Designer!

Here she is!

"Hello there!  My name is Galina Sazonova & I come from Belarus, 
but now live with my family in Moscow.  Not long ago I discovered 
scrapbooking & it soon become an integral part of my life! 

I get my inspiration from different things & events, as well as
 from people & emotions. I really love life & therefore in my
 projects I create a lot of layers & colours & love to embellish!
  I would really love for you to visit me on my blog  HERE."

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

Oh my goodness!
 What a stunning piece of ART Galina has created for us!!

Such amazing detail & texture!

Thank you Galina for creating this masterpiece
for us at Scrap Around The World!

Please be sure to leave Galina some comment LOVE if she has inspired you!
(I know she has inspired me!!)

We again have some AWESOME PRIZES up for grabs
this month so please join us & upload your entries!

Challenge closes on Friday 31st October 2014

Thursday 16 October 2014

Design Team Mid-Month Reveal
{October 2014 Challenge 18 by Rachael Funnell}
PLUS A New Design Team Member & ANOTHER Giveaway!!

Hello again!!  Yes you read that right!  
Not only are you here for the fabulous mid-month reveal from
 the 2nd half of our amazingly inspirational Design Team BUT 
you are also here for SOME MORE GOOD NEWS from SATW!  

Firstly we welcome Heather McMahon to our team of movers & shakers!!  
Heather joins us as another Australian Ambassador 
{they are quite the creative bunch down under aren't they?!} 
but she also takes on the role of "Tutorials Manager", 
which means she is in charge of our 2 monthly Design Team
 member contributed tutorials here at SATW.

Let's learn a little about Heather!

"  Hi there! I'm Heather McMahon & I'm thrilled to be joining the team at 
Scrap Around The World. I live in Australia with my husband & 2 teenage kids. 
I was introduced to scapbooking 15 years ago & became immediately addicted!
My children were young when I started so finding scrapping time was difficult, 
but now I have much more time to explore & create.

 I love to experiment with different styles & there is a lot of variety in what I create. 
No matter what style I use, colour always plays a key role in my work. I like
 my layouts to reflect the mood of the photo & I use colour to reinforce this. 
I'm really looking forward to sharing my work here with you & to seeing
 what you all create too!  I'd love for you to visit myblog @ 

Woohoo!!  Congratulations Heather!
We are all really excited to have you on our team too!



Hi there! Back again with REVEAL TWO - our mid month reveal!
With even more wonderful inspiration for YOU from our fantastic design team!
We hope you feel EVEN MORE INSPIRED to create with Rachael's Vibrant
mood board & be sure to refer to our Reveal One HERE for full details. 

Hello & welcome to Challenge EIGHTEEN, hosted by
 Design Team member Rachael Funnell of Australia

Rachael has created this fabulous, glamorous mood board,
 with a touch of softness,to inspire you all this month.

Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.

You only need to be inspired by ONE image but can be inspired by
 more than one or even ALL the images - it really is UP TO YOU!!

We are NOT A COLOUR CHALLENGE SITE so there is no need
to follow our colours, although of course if they are your source of
inspiration you are welcome to use them all, or just some of them,
otherwise none at all!  You have complete artistic freedom BUT
we do need to be able to SEE HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!
So please remember to tell us in your post!!

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our
 10 Golden Rules HEREwhich include:- 

1)  Sharing the mood board image in your blog post.

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

3)  Explaining how you were inspired by our mood board

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

5) We do not accept cards, tags, Off-the-Page items or mini-books.
Only layouts, canvases or art journal pages or spreads.
(see our rules for minimum sizes please).

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

  Please sign up to follow us on Google Friend Connect 
{in our right-hand side bar where it says JOIN THIS SITE to be eligible for our prizes}
And follow us on Blog Lovin' as we have anew post up EVERY 4TH DAY 
so there is always something interesting happening here at SATW - 
we have Guest Designers, Guest Teams & TWO tutorials EVERY MONTH
 to keep your creative juices flowing...


Anna Rogalska {Poland}

Tusia Lech {Poland} Art Journal Spread

Riikka Kovasin {Finland}

Kim Ewins {Australia}

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}

 Kasia Bogatko {Poland} Art Journal Spread

Jaya Raghuvanshi {India} Canvas

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Heather McMahon {Australia} Sneak Peek - Tutorial coming up 24th Oct!

Tatyana Sidorenko {Belarus} Sneak Peek - Tutorial coming up 28th Oct!



 $50 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara IS an Australian based company, importer & wholesaler of 
handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, fabric & paper flowers, 
washi tape & more!  They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products with beautiful embellishments in rich colours & textures!

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 $50.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php 



$40 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door 
{the lovely Christmas one you see below plus MORE!}

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercrafting 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 selection along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig



$30 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.

Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/



$20 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Our online store has an incredible selection of products for all papercraft
artists. Our Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative juices flowing!  Be sure to 
check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place that 
includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

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



 $15 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.



$25 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as

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!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness




The deadline for this challenge is  FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 2014.



Just giving you all a HEADS UP {in case you have forgotten to pay us a visit at 

{as we OFTEN do} so it pays to follow us there & click "Get Notifications"
to keep up with what's going on.  We feature entries there & post roughly
3 times a day so there is always something to keep you feeling inspired!

Our new FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY Sponsor for October is Cifrovoefoto of Russia
 & they are giving away a $25 gift certificate for stamps OF YOUR CHOICE
 from their website. To check out their HUGE SELECTION of stamps click here...
We will draw a winner on the 9th November.
Please NOTE The website is in Russian but if you use Google Chrome as your browser you can 

enable the translate tool in the URL/address bar on the right next to the bookmark star.

you MUST leave a comment on the original post so we can choose our winner!!

Please remember to welcome our new designer, Heather & to leave some 
COMMENT LOVE for our uber-talented & conscientious designers
 if you are feeling inspired right now!!