Tuesday 28 July 2015

Video Tutorial by Elena Ovchinnikova
{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 with a unique story behind it 
Design Team member Elena Ovchinnikova from Spain. Elena 
was inspired by our current challenge here.

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

Elena was inspired by the colours of the mood board & the text in the circle. 
She wanted to create something spiritual, with a global meaning. 
The word "journey" made her think of the musician Estas Tonne 
so she created her layout & video around him.

Let's learn a little about Elena:

"Hi everyone! My name is Elena Ovchinnikova. 
In the scrapbooking world, my nickname is Elena Arts.

I was born in Russia but I have been living in Spain since 2000. I'm married 

I have a little daughter who is my main source of inspiration. In 2012 I discovered scrapbooking & my world changed. I love creating beautiful things, especially with mixed media. I love textures, gesso, modelling pastes, paints, sprays & combining fabric with paper. I am very happy when I am creating I feel full of energy at these times.  I am very proud to be a part of this fantastic design team!

Elena also says, "I am so excited to share my enthusiasm for Estas Tonne, the 
famous Russian guitarist, with you. I feel so alive & happy when I listen to his 
music! You can see him in the photo I used. 

I have created this video tutorial using Estas Tonne's music in the background.
 This music is from his album Bohemian Skies. I hope you enjoy it!"

Click on the link below to watch Elena's video

Here are some close ups showing the gorgeous details on this page.

Elena has created layers using a mix of products.

The metal embellishments work beautifully!

The variety of colours seem to blend together effortlessly.

Elena's love of texture shines through her work.

The finished project:

Here are the products Elena used:

Supplies List

Patterned paper - 7 Dots Studio Messy Head
Tags -  7 Dots Studio Thought Keeper
Stencil & Stamp- Prima Marketing
Sprays  - Prima Marketing Color Bloom
Primary Elements & Modeling Paste - Mixed Media Place
Finnabair Vintage Mechanicals
Washi Tapes, White acrylic paint, lace & crocheted flowers

Please leave a comment for Elena 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

Friday 24 July 2015

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

Hello fellow scrappers! 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 layout by, well me actually! I'm from Australia
 & I 
used the stunning mood board from our current challenge here as my 
inspiration. Today I'm sharing a photo tutorial showing how I made my project.

I was inspired firstly by those pink steps in the mood board. They immediately 
reminded me of the gorgeous steps everywhere on the Greek Islands &as I have 
a gazillion photos of these places, I thought it was a great opportunity to scrap 
them. I was also inspired by the amazing blues in the flower pic. 

Here's a little about me:

"Hi there! I'm Heather McMahon & I'm thrilled to be a part of 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 but I lean towards more arty, funky designs. 
There is a lot of variety in what I create but 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 love to connect with people online. You can find my Blog here, Facebook here
Pinterest here & Instagram here."


1.  Stamp a few background stamps onto a good quality cardstock, using archival ink so it
 won't run when water is applied. Draw a few rough circles with pencil.

2. Paint inside the circles with acrylic glaze. Add a little water to the glaze
first for a more transparent look & easier application.

3. Spray a very light spray of water over the area you want to colour. Take pinches of sparkling pigment powder
(use gloves if you don't want to stain your hands) & sprinkle it across the 
wet areas. Spray another very light spray on top of the powder. The areas coloured with 
the glaze will slightly repel the water & powder, letting the circles peep through.

4. Dry thoroughly. Using embossing ink, stamp a small flourish onto a few places 
on the background & apply silver embossing powder. Heat to set.

5. If your background has buckled, place it under a heavy weight to flatten it while you 
work on the embellishments. Paint the chipboard flourish with gesso & let dry.

6. Paint the chipboard alphas with gesso then paint or ink the top half
 blue. Add blue embossing powder to the top half only & heat to set.

7. Drop silver & blue metallic threads across the page & glue down the photo, title 
& chipboard flourish. These will anchor the threads in place.

8. Add a variety of blue & silver bling, write in your journalling & ink the edges
 of the page with blue ink. Your layout is done!

The more water you use, the more the sparkling pigment powders will blend together. Try varying
 the amount of water you use on different areas for interesting effects.

Small details like bling & embossing powders can make such a big impact.

On a busy or eye-catching background, you sometimes don't need too many
 embellishments. A gorgeous flourish & title are all that's needed on this layout.

The products I used:

Supplies List
Cardstock - Core'dinations Heavyweight
Chipboard - The Dusty Attic - Wrought Iron Design Set & Dusty Curls ABC Set
Embossing powder - Tinby Designs Metallic Melts - Blue & Silver
Silks (acrylic glaze) - African Jade
Magicals (sparkling pigment powder) - Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tibetan Poppy Teal
Gesso - Derivan Matisse
Inks - VersaMark Watermark, ColorBox & StazOn
Stamps - Pink Paislee, Kiasercraft & Bo Bunny
Bling - Bella!, Paper Xtra & Kaisercraft
Thread - Gutterman Metallic
Pen, Pencil

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed my 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 7 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

Monday 20 July 2015

July 2015 Guest Designer
Nastya Istorkina from Ukraine

Hello everyone!  Anna Wiśniewska here with you today!!

July is a very beautiful month. There is a burst of colors & scents everywhere,
people seem to be more happy than always & Summer is in a full bloom
in most parts of the world.  At Scrap Around The World we celebrate 
this beautiful month with an optimistic, energetic & very colorful mood board
created by Pam Ellis from Canada.
With great pleasure, I'd like to introduce you to our July 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!

With her amazing creation, she was the winner of our May 2015 Epic Event.
She has accepted our invitation & today she's back to inspire us 
with another breath taking project, this time based on the July mood board!

Nastya Istorkina {Ukraine}


Let's get to know Nastya a little better!

"Hello! My name is Nastya Istorkina & I'm addicted to scrapbooking.
I really love to create multilayered layouts that tell a story.
For me, scrapbooking is not just a hobby, it's a way of life.
Every day I create something & I think that ideas simply can not run out
because the world is full of bright colors & emotions!
Thank you very much for inviting me!
I was very happy to create this layout specially for SATW's wonderful 
& positive moodboard! When I look at it, I want to live in full force! :)
Welcome to my blog - http://istorkina.blogspot.com 

Now, take a look at this awesome layout that the July mood board inspired Nastya to create!

There are so many gorgeous details that Nastya put into her layout!
The background is just amazing!

Nastya has used every color of the July mood board & many different layers - 
papers, chipboards, fabric, beautiful flowers & other breath taking embellishments.

 You can also see - typical of Nastya's wonderful style - a brilliant use 
of different media, delicate stitching & micro-beads.

Thank you so much Nastya for participating in our challenges, 
agreeing to be our Guest Designer this month
& sharing this gorgeous piece of art with us!

We absolutely love your amazing layout!

Please leave Nastya 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 July mood board!

Like every month, in July we have AMAZING PRIZES up for grabs
so please join us as soon as you can!

Challenge closes Friday, 31st July!

Compiled & posted by Anna Wiśniewska
SATW Guest Co-ordinator

Thursday 16 July 2015

Design Team Mid Month Reveal
{July 2015 challenge 27 by Pam Ellis}


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

Let's take a look at the July Mood Board designed by Pam Ellis {Canada}
It inspires with amazing colours and a wonderful quote from Lao-Tzu! Please remember that this is not a color scheme challenge so feel free to create your project based in any way that you interpret the moodboard!  You can use shapes, patterns, quote, flowers, dandelions, flames, flowers, general mood or anything you see in this month's board.

Please do not forget to follow our rules:

This is REVEAL TWO.  Reveal ONE is available HERE!

Here is what our talented team created to inspire you:

Nicole Doiron {Canada}

Tiphanie Barbreau {France} (art journal spread)

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Pascale B. {France}

Lilibleu Scrap {France}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

Tanya Dudkina {Russia}

Marina Syskova {Russia} (canvas)

Rachael Funnell {Australia}


Priscilla Lim {Singapore}

Yasmin Tolche {Norway}


Elena Ovchinnikova {Spain}
Video Tutorial (sneak-peek)




Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize
& 1 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.



OVER $50 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}.


$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 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.


$30 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 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!!


$25 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!


$20 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 personalized 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!


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.


$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.

www.copicmarqueurs.com 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!

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Yasmin Tölche {Norway}

This generous prize includes a Prima Finnabair Elementals stencil, Prima resins
& flowers, Marion Smith Designs flowers, stamens & rhinestones!!


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner usually receives the previous month's kit
 from Scraps of Elegance, valued at $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!!!


$50 Gift Certificate from The Dusty Attic

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.


Deadline to play along with our July Mood Board is 31st July!

Compiled and posted by Tusia Lech
SATW Reveal Poster