Monday 27 April 2015

Video Tutorial by Pascale B.
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hi everyone! It's Heather McMahon back with you today to welcome
you to another video tutorial in our Design Team 'Moment To Shine' series. 

Today we have a stunning layout by Design Team 
member Pascale B.
 from France. Pascale was inspired by our current challenge here.

We saw a sneak peek of Pascale's layout in the mid-month reveal 
now she is sharing a video of how she made her stunning project.

(Photo : Yair Hazout)

Pascale was inspired by the turquoise & neutral 
colours, the timber effects & the rustic, beachy feel.

Let's learn a little more about Pascale...

"Hello sweeties, my name is Pascale. I live in France near Tours with my 2 teens.
 I started scrapbooking in 2010. I found it's a great way to combine my two hobbies - photography & handicrafts. It enables me to express my creativity & showcase my photos. Flowers have always been a part of my layouts & I have gradually started
 to use mixed media as well. My style is best described as free vintage shabby. 
My blog is here Scrap Made in Touraine & you can find me on Facebook here."

Click on the link below to watch Pascale's video.

Here are some close-ups of Pascale's beautiful work. 
Pascale used a combination of products to colour the flowers. 

Pascale used different mediums on the 
chipboard to create that gorgeous crackle effect.

Pascale varied the products she used so she achieved both a
 high & low gloss finish on her chipboard embellishments.

 The embellishments were put up against a background
 of cheese-cloth to add a natural, beachy feel.

Here is the finished layout!
 Pascale has done an amazing job of continuing the sea
 & the jetty from her photo into her layout. Wonderful!!

These are the products that Pascale used to make her project:

Supplies list

Papers - Maja Design
Primary Elements & Twinkling H2Os - ColourArte
Vibez - Shimmerz
Stencils - Prima, Um Wow Studio
Chipboards - Scrapmatts, Dusty Attic, Um Wow Studio
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamps - 7 Dots Studio
Crackle Accent & Archival Ink - Ranger
Glass Glitter - Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima
Crackle Paste- Art Extravagance - Finnabair  Prima
White Heavy Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel
Soft Matte Gel - Art Basics - Finnabair  Prima

Please leave a comment for Pascale if you enjoyed her video
& remember every comment you leave puts you in the running
to win our $25 FOLLOWERS' PRIZE from Sa Crafters!!

Remember - there are only 3 days left to enter this month's challenge!
To be in with a chance to win 1 of our 11 amazing prizes you'll need to be quick!

You can find the challenge details here.

Complied & posted by Heather McMahon

Friday 24 April 2015

Photo tutorial by Nicole Doiron
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello again!  It's Heather McMahon back with you today to share an amazing 
wooden board project by Design Team member Nicole Doiron from Canada. 

Wooden boards are now welcome in Scrap Around The World projects. 
You can check out the rules here. Nicole is sharing how she created this 
gorgeous project, inspired by our current challenge here.

Nicole was inspired by all the sea elements in the current mood board, including 
the warm colours, the mysterious sea creatures & the overall summer feel.

Let's hear a little about Nicole...

"My name is Nicole & I'm from New Brunswick, Canada. I share a home with my 
boyfriend of 9 years (& fiance of 6 years!), Yves, & our furry baby, Sugar the cat.  
I've been scrapbooking since 2005 & blogging since 2011. 
Scrapbooking is not just a hobby for me, it's a passion!   

 I love creating in a shabby chic style with touches of mixed media. 
I often use a lot of embellishments including chipboard, tags & twine, 
eyelets & brads, & many flower clusters on my creations.  

Here at Scrap Around the World I am a Canvas Specialist, as well as
 being the Guest Coordinator, which means I deal with the Guest Design 
Team post each month. You can find my blog, Scrap Utopia HERE  & my
 Facebook Artist page HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.  

I hope you enjoy my tutorial this month, based on Hera's gorgeous mood board."


1. Coat a 12" x 8" wooden plank frame with at least 3 thick coats of 
white gesso or white acrylic paint. I bought my frame at my local Dollar Store.

2. When the gesso is completely dry, use different shades of distress inks & spread 
them across the background using a scrunched up paper towel. 

3.  You will see that the texture of the paper towel transfers onto the background.  
The splatters look like they came from a mist bottle but, unlike mist, the 
ink patterns are much easier to control when applied in this way.

4.  Add some more texture using thick modeling paste & a stencil. 

5. Mist a few brown & beige hues of mists to add some more earthy tones.
 Dry with a heat gun, making sure to move the liquid ink with the hot air
 to create swirly effects, using the nozzle to direct your wet media.

6. Add a few more drops of 'Stormy Sky' Distress Ink & brush it in 
thick vertical strokes with a foam brush already coated with a thin
 layer of white acrylic paint. This will help the sea blue to pop more.

7. To achieve the sea foam effect on the 2 Crafty Surfy Wave chipboard
 pieces, add a thick coat of clear gesso & heat with a heat gun until it bubbles.
Add a generous coat of Sparkle Texture paste then dab with the same blue 
distress inks that were used on the background. Add some white paint to 
the tips & Silks acrylic glaze on the bottom edge.

8. Affix the picture & all embellishments to the boards.
 Use a sponge dabber soaked in white acrylic paint to dab over everything, 
even the edges of the picture. This adds a beautiful white-washed effect. 

You can see here how the whitewashing effect softens the
 project & provides cohesion across the different elements.

Nicole's work on those Surfy Waves creates such an intriguing look!

The detail on the background is subtle enough to not overpower the work yet 
strong enough to help add a great amount of interest to the overall project.

Here is Nicole's finished wooden board.

Here are the exact products Nicole used to create her project.


Wooden board frame
 Acrylic Gesso - Art Alternatives
Professional Modeling Paste & Clear Gesso - Liquitex 
White paint - DecoArt Crafter's
Stencil - Prima Marketing Inc. 
 Sparkle Texture Effect - Martha Stewart
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ranger
in Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass & Scattered Straw
Sprays - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
in Suede, Tattered Leather & Wheatfields
 Acrylic Glaze - Silks Azurite 
 Chipboard - 2Crafty Surfy Waves, Chain Lengths, 
Line Words, Summer Borders & Seashells
 Shabby Chic Treasures - Prima Marketing Inc.
 Floral Embellishments - Recollections
Charms - Cousin Designs By Me 
Netting & cheesecloth

Please leave a comment here for Nicole if you found this tutorial inspiring
& remember that every comment you leave puts you in with a chance to
win our random Followers' Prize!
Remember there is only 1 week left to get your entries in for this month's 
challenge & there are 12 awesome prizes up for grabs so be quick!

You can find the challenge details here.

Complied & posted by Heather McMahon

Monday 20 April 2015

April 2015 Guest Designer
Nina Roganova from Russia

Hello everyone!  Nicole Doiron here with you today!!

It has been such a pleasure this month so far to look at 
all your wonderful creations inspired by the gorgeous 
April mood board, designed by Hera Sugitani {Brazil}.
The amount of creative talent that you share with us 
each month never ceases to amaze me!!
I have the pleasure today to introduce you to our April Guest Designer!

First, please view our current challenge *HERE* 
& our mid-month reveal based on the same challenge *HERE*.

Snag if you have been our GDT!

Her unique style & excellent eye for details earned her 
the 1st place rank in our February 2015 challenge,
& today she's back to inspire us with another amazing creation,
this time based on the April mood board...

Nina Roganova {Russia}

Let's get to know Nina a little better!

"Hello! My name is Nina. I am a wife of 20 years & a mother of 2 awesome children:
a 18 year old son & a 5 year old daughter! We live in Moscow, Russia.
I have been passionate about scrapbooking for almost 5 years now.  
  I like to constantly try new materials & techniques. My favorite product to work
 with is alcohol inks which I especially love to use on transparent surfaces. 
You can visit my blog HERE to see my work & my style. 
I am very happy to have been invited as a Guest Designer 
for such a great blog as Scrap Around the World!!"

Now, let's see the beautiful layout that the April mood board inspired Nina to create!

There are so many beautiful details to look at on Nina's layout,
from the gorgeous mix of colours on her transparent background 
that blend perfectly with the scenery on her pictures
to the layering of numerous elements & mixed media  techniques 
that come together to create a perfect sea-inspired layout.

Nina was able to master her unique style in a way that not just the colours,
but also the swirly designs of the waves in the pictures continue 
on to the background, giving the allusion of actual real water on her page!

You can see below a close-up of one of her embellishment clusters
which are indicate of the many sea elements & theme found on our mood board.

Thank you so much Nina for being our Guest Designer this month
& sharing this gorgeous piece of art with us!

Please leave Nina some love in the comments
& visit her blog HERE to see more details on how she created 
this layout as well as more of her outstanding creations.

We hope that you will be inspired to play along
with our April mood board!

Like every month, we have AMAZING PRIZES up for grabs
so please join us & link your entry as soon as you can!

Challenge closes Thursday, 30th April!

Compiled & posted by Nicole Doiron
SATW Guest Co-ordinator

Admin Team - <br>Guest Manager<br> & Canvas Specialist

Thursday 16 April 2015

Design Team Mid-Month Reveal
{April 2015 challenge 24 by Hera Sugitani}


Just this month alone we have gained 
How are we doing it?  Here's how!!!

Our mood board host this month is Hera Sugitani from Brazil.
The mood board is filled with sea scent, salty sand, blue water, fresh air, freedom, love and summertime.
You can find inspiration in textures, colours, mood, light, scent, wonderful quote, shapes and many more. Be inspired and join our challenge this month!

Here is what second part of our team created for you:

Valia Katzaki {Greece}  CANVAS

Nicole Doiron {Canada}
Sneak Peek {Photo Tutorial}

Pam Ellis {Canada}

 Veera Saarivuo {Finland}

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Rachael Funell {Australia}

Lydie Denis {France}

Sandra Przybylska {United Kingdom}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

Jelissa Mei {Singapore}

This year we are wowing you with TEN merit-based prizes each month 
as well as ONE random prize PLUS a Followers Competition Prize too! 


 PRIZESso anyone looking to promote their products please get in touch with us 
via our Scrap Around The World Facebook page INBOX.  

Not only that, but we also offer a Guest Designer Position to our
winner each month too, which comes with plenty of exposure
in your own special post as well as an exclusive GD badge.

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.








$50 worth of product from 13@rts
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!



$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by
Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design
& manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps
& flair products. We have been in operation since September 2013.

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to
any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a
store register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog
HERE & follow us on Instagram HERE & Youtube HERE.


$30 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}

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. Visit our website HERE.

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 HERE!



OVER $25 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

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 perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find 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 all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram {7DOTSSTUDIO}.

$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio
{Image below is a random selection of their products}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) they span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Choose your set of 5 + 1 copics HERE!} is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!



$15 worth of product from Studio75

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!



15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.



15 euro gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,
carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!


Over $40 worth of product courtesy of our design team

member & Instagram Manager Jelissa Mei!

Ooooh I see a great selection of flowers, a lovely big stamp 
set & a couple of sets of chipboard stickers - nice!!



Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

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. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
Please LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE ,
subscribe to our Youtube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!

We would LOVE to connect with you!!!



SaCrafters offers variety of chipboard,sturdy wood products (suitable for mixed media), 
stencils, embellishments& alterable items.  We cut our own product to ensure great quality
 & affordable prices! . Every month we come out with exciting new products, perfect for
 scrapbooking, card making, mini album making, mixed media & altered projects.

 If you would like to customize your order, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook 
page.  Visit our blogYoutube channel, Facebook page, & Facebook group (a community 
full of amazing crafters) to share your creativity & be inspired!  Shop our store HERE!!

The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015.


Happy Scrapping from SATW!