Saturday 27 June 2015

Video Tutorial by Jelissa Mei
{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 beautiful layout by Design Team 
member Jelissa Mei
 from Singapore. Jelissa was inspired by our current challenge here.

We saw a sneak peak of Jelissa's layout in the June reveal post 
now she is sharing a video of how she made her stunning project.

Jelissa was inspired by the colours, the paint strokes in the chevron motifs, the 
cracked egg edges & the quote about how we make our own happiness 
(Jelissa makes her own happiness by spending time with her children).

Here's an update on Jelissa:

"Hello! I'm Jelissa & I live in sunny Singapore with my 2 boys & loving husband. 
I picked up scrapbooking when my eldest was born in 2010 as a way of 
recording his childhood. It gradually became an outlet for expression for me while I 
balanced my personal life & my previous job as a forensic scientist. I love 
experimenting with different styles & mediums. I'm now awaiting the arrival of our 
3rd child & am conducting scrapbooking workshops both at my LSS & at home.

My blog is here, Facebook is here, Pinterest is here & Instagram is here."

Jelissa has prepared a step by step video with instructions to guide you through 
how she created her background as well as the layering. Sit back & enjoy!

Click on the link below to watch Jelissa's video

Here are some close ups of Jelissa's gorgeous work showing the beautiful intricate details. Jelissa has created texture with pastes, burlap, gauze & paper tearing.

Jelissa has used a beautifully decorated chipboard piece as a photo mat.

Lots of detail is created using stamping, sand grit, texture paste & layering.

Try using a chipboard piece as a title instead of the usual alpha stickers.

Here are the products Jelissa used.

Supplies List

Paper - 13@rts Mental Vacation
Mediums - magic powder, metallic turquoise paint, turquoise matt paint,
raspberry matt paint, gold pearl paint, modeling paste, gesso, gel medium,
pink sand grit, microspheres & gold mica flakes - 13 @rts
Distress paint - Ranger Victorian Velvet
Brown Gelato - Faber-Castell
Chipboard - Blue Fern Studios Crossing the Lines
Flowers, Thin Dies - Prima Marketing Inc.

Please leave a comment for Jelissa if you enjoyed her tutorial
& remember every comment you leave puts you in the running
to win our $50 FOLLOWERS' PRIZE from The Dusty Attic!

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

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Photo Tutorial by Valia Katzaki
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

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

Today we have a stunning layout by Design Team 
member Valia Katzaki
 from Greece. Valia was inspired by our current challenge here.

We saw a sneak peek of Valia's layout in the mid-month reveal 
now she is sharing a photo tutorial of how she made her beautiful project.

Valia was inspired by the colours of the mood board, but chose to 
tone them down to match her gorgeous vintage photo. 

Lets learn a little about Valia....

"Hello! I am Valia Katzaki & I live in Athens, Greece. I am happily married with 
3 children - a teenager & 2 toddlers; a lethal combination!

 I started scrapbooking 3 years ago & I have been hooked ever since! I love 
flowers & chipboard embellishments & I always incorporate these onto 
my layouts, even when I am scrapping my boys. I love muted colors but I 
occasionally enjoy experimenting with brighter ones. I love shabby & romantic 
styles but I really enjoy getting my hands dirty with mixed media too. I just 
try to make my projects 'me'.

My blog is here handmadebyvalia, Facebook is here, Pinterest is here & Instagram is here.


1. Choose your base paper. Prepare the paper by applying a coat of clear gesso. 
Clear gesso makes the paper more durable against wet mediums. The paint 
is also more manageable because it doesn’t soak into the paper.  After the clear 
gesso dries, apply some crackle paste with a spatula through a stencil 
& allow it to dry naturally. 

2. After the paste is completely dry & the crackles appear, spray the paste with 
the Vanilla Breeze & Soft Teal mists.

3. Spray with the Deep Teal mist then stamp with brown ink to give some 
depth to the background & to make it more dramatic. 

4. Prepare the papers for layering under your photo. Distress the edges with your 
scissors & ink them. Add a small die-cut Moroccan panel, a page from an old 
book & some chipboard. Spray two flowers with the Vanilla Breeze & Iridescent 
Gold mists. Paint your chipboard with Apple cider Blingz, remembering to stir it 
well first as the glimmery particles tend to stay at the bottom of the jar. Apply a 
coat of gel medium to the Mechanicals then sprinkle on 13 arts gold 
Microspheres & press gently to ensure they stick well.

5. Assemble your page. Add flowers, leaves, a die cut doily, some die cut 
skeleton leaves & torn pieces of a doily. The one I used is an original 
vintage doily knitted by my grandmother in the photo. 

6. Apply more crackle paste in random patterns across your page & use 
paintbrush to paint some areas with all 3 mists. Make random splatters 
with these mists as well as the Gold Foil mist & add some more stamping too. 

7. Slightly dry-brush some gesso on the flowers to add to the vintage 
look. Apply gel medium on random areas of your page & sprinkle 13 arts 
gold Microspheres over it. Your layout is now ready! 

Valia has created many layers by using a variety of mediums.

Although this is a vintage layout, Valia has added gorgeous touches 
of shine & glimmer to lift the page.

The final project.

Here are the products Valia used to create her project.

Supplies List
Timeless Memories Paper Pad & Chipboard Stickers – Prima
Clear Gesso, White Gesso & Gel Medium – Liquitex
Stencil  - Prima
Stamps - Harlequin & Cartographer - Prima
 Border Die - Tessatina - Memory Box
Flowers - Capistrano Milk Shake - Prima
Leaves - Chantilly Velvet - Petaloo
Chipboard - Frond Set 1 - Creative Embellishments
Mechanicals Bottle Caps - Prima
Dies - Pineapple Doily & Leaves  – Prima
Mists - Color Bloom Soft Teal, Deep Teal & Gold Foil – Prima
Mists - Vanilla Breeze & Iridescent Gold - Tattered Angels
Crackle Paste - Decoart
Ink - Timber Brown – Stazon
Ink - Old Paper Distress Ink - Ranger
Floral Lace Trim - Prima
Apple cider Blingz - Shimmerz
Gold Microspheres - 13 arts>
Vintage Doily - stash

Please leave a comment for Valia if you enjoyed her tutorial
& remember every comment you leave puts you in the running
to win our $50 FOLLOWERS' PRIZE from The Dusty Attic!

Remember - there are only 6 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

Saturday 20 June 2015

June 2015 Guest Designer
Arnlaug Koppang from Norway

Hello everyone!  It's Nicole Doiron here with you today!!

June is my favorite month of the year
(perhaps it has a little to do with the fact that it's my birthday month ;P)
& the Scrap Around the World June mood board,
designed by Veera Saarivuo from Finland,
is also a favorite of mine with its lovely pastel hues & sweet flowers.
You have shared amazing projects so far,
& all of us at SATW are looking forward to seeing more.

In the meantine, I'm very happy to introduce you to our June Guest Designer!

Snag if you have been our GDT!

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

Having been the winner of our April 2015 challenge, 
she was asked to come back this month
to inspire us with another layout in her beautiful style,
this time based on the June mood board...

Arnlaug Koppang {Norway}

Let's get to know Arnlaug a little better:

"Hello!  I am Arnlaug Koppang, a 33 year old 'girl' from a small island 
on the west coast of Norway. I'm married & we have 2 sweet girls & a cute little puppy.
 I work full time as a social worker so the days are busy. I mainly make 
layouts but sometimes I try out other projects. I love scrapping because it's 
a hobby for both memory keeping & creating art. When I scrap, 
my mind relaxes & it takes me away from the busy everyday life. 
I am a scrapper with a lot of variety with many different styles. 
But I have to say I'm having a blast when I'm playing with mixed media :-) 
You can visit my blog at"

Take a look at Arnlaug's gorgeous take on our mood board!

Arnlaug was able to capture many elements of the mood board,
the soft colors & graphic simplicity with a touches of white.
The resin flowers are so sweet!

I love Arnlaug's attention to details... even a simple thing as 
a metal staple makes a big difference! 

Stenciling with white paste adds just the right amount of texture on the background.

Thank you so much Arnlaug for participating in our challenges &
for agreeing to be our Guest Designer this month.
We were wowed by your April winning layout & we also absolutely love this one!

Please leave Arnlaug 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.

For any of you who haven't linked your project yet,
we hope that you will be inspired to play along & link up soon!

Challenge closes Tuesday, 30th June!

Compiled & posted by Nicole Doiron
SATW Guest Co-ordinator

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

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Design Team Mid Month Reveal
{June 2015 challenge 26 by Veera Saarivuo}


Dusty Attic gives away a 50 AUS dollars voucher to ONE LUCKY COMMENTER - do not miss such
amazing opportunity!

Moodboard by Veera Saarivuo is full of lovely pastels, flowers & gold, but also some graphic simplicity.   
This is a perfect opportunity to start the summer (if you are on northern hemisphere) with a happy, 
cheerful project!   And if you are heading into Winter, what better way to remember the light & 
airy days gone by..

Use our board for your inspiration but don't forget to check out 
OUR RULES HERE before you begin, so you create a valid entry.

This is REVEAL TWO.  Reveal ONE is available under this link!

Here is what our talented team created to inspire you:

Valia Katzaki {Greece} 
SNEAK PEEK {photo tutorial coming up soon!

Nicole Doiron {Canada} 8" x 10" Canvas

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Tiphanie Sunshineandscrap {France}
Art Journal Spread

Tanya Dudkina {Russia}

Hera Sugitani {Brazil}

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Rachael Funnell {Australia}

Lydie Denis {France}

Sandra Przybylska {United Kingdom}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}



PRIZES - Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, one random prize
& one Follower's prize {see first paragraph} so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!
We also offer our FIRST PRIZE WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE through a 
Guest Designer Position the following month, together with an exclusive 
badge for their side bar :)

To be eligible for our random prize you need to share your project to our Facebook
 Wall & LIKE our Facebook page HERE. You are welcome too, to follow us on
Instagram HERE & we'll follow you back if you upload your entries to Instagram
& link up to us with @ as well as # hashtag us as #scraparoundtheworld
You can also find & follow us on PINTEREST HERE.



$50 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 soon 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.


$35 worth of product from 13@rts

{Image below is for illustration purposes &
 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specialising 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!!


$30 worth of product from UmWowStudio

{Image below is for illustration purposes &
 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

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

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


$25 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard

{Image below is for illustration purposes &
 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

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 $20 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio

{Exactly as shown below}

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, 6 x 6 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}.


$15 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!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
. 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

Studio 75 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!

9th  PRIZE

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited

{Image below is for illustration purposes &
 may not reflect exactly what you will receive}.

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 & steam-punk 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.


Over $40 worth of Prima & Petaloo goodies 
from Design Team member Nicole Doiron

4 assorted packs of Prima Epiphany flowers, 1 pack of Prima De Soie flowers, 
1 pack of Prima Arcadian Weathered roses & 3 packs of Petaloo beaded hat pins

Random Winner usually receives the previous month's kit from 
Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95 but this month
our June Challenge winner will receive the current June Kit!

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!!!



The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs 

& manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.

We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia. 

We are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft 
industry new designs We love seeing the creations our customers have
made & also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas. 

We have an on-line store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic
supplies. If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range 
of unique products please contact us to apply for a wholesale
 account or for more information.


The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday 30th June 2015.