Friday 28 August 2015

Video Tutorial by Marta Turska-Grochocka
{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 an art journal spread by 

Marta Turska-Grochocka from Poland.  

Marta was inspired by our current challenge here.

We saw a sneak peak of Marta's art journal in the first reveal 
now she is sharing a video of how she made her gorgeous 
project which is so full of texture & vintage loveliness.

Marta was inspired by the golden colours of the mood board, the sand 
the text in the metal pendant. She wanted to create something about 
dreaming, discovering, exploring, travelling & about life itself.

Let's learn a little more about Marta:

"Hi all! I am Marta. My nickname is JaMajka & I'm from Poland. 
I love scrapbooking & art journaling.  I am always trying new techniques 
& I like to do things my own way. I love mixed media & adore adding 
colour to my work with sprays, masking & stamping. 

My works are full of emotions, ideas & thoughts. They reveal my internal 
feelings which are sometimes romantic & peaceful & sometimes 
crazy & messy. I am very happy to be part of the amazing SATW team!

You can find my Blog here, Facebook here, Instagram here,

Pinterest here & Youtube here."

Click on the link below to watch Marta's video:

Here are some close ups showing the stunning details on the pages:

   Note how Marta has stamped across layers, adding another level of interest.

Textures are a strong feature here, making the 
viewer want to reach out & feel them.

Marta has used many different materials & has cleverly 
used colour to pull them together.

Marta's stamping techniques are stunning!

And once again, the finished project:

Here are the products that Marta used:

Supplies List

Mask, Stamps, Vintage Stickers 
& Tissue Tape - Tim Holtz
Paper - Elfebens - white cardstock
Stamps - Kaisercraft {Life Sentiments}
 Gesso - Claudine Helmuth 
 StazOn - Tsukineko - Spiced Chai
Archival Ink - Ranger
Sprays  - Lindy's Stamp Gang 
Scallop Ribbons - Pink Paislee
Sequins - Teresa Collins {Life Emporium}
 Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye {Charmed} 
Cotton Tape - Prima 
Lace - Guipure 
White Gel Ink Pen - Uniball Signo
 Old book pages

Please leave a comment for Marta 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!

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

Monday 24 August 2015

Photo Tutorial by Galina Filippenko
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello! 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 simply sensational layout created by our Design Team member 
Galina Filippenko from the Ukraine. Galina used the stunning 
mood board from our current challenge here as her inspiration. We saw a 
sneak peek of Galina's project at the beginning of the month & now she is 
back to share her full photo tutorial.

Galina was inspired by the sepia colours in the mood board as well 

as the map pattern & travel theme. She took her holiday photo with a 
vintage camera, using overexposure to create pretty pastel colors to 
match the vintage feel of this month's mood board.

Here's a little about Galina:

"Hello everyone. My name is Galina Filippenko & my 
nickname is Galachko. I live in Kiyv, the capital of 
Ukraine. I'm in love with my city & its history. 

I started scrapbooking about 2 years ago. My favourite style is nautical 
as I love the sea! My style is experimental but I like mixed-media as well 
as clean & simple styles most of all. I am crazy about stamping! 
I love the smell of new paper & am a self-confessed paper hoarder.

I love to connect with people online. You can find my Blog here
Facebook herePinterest here & Instagram here."


1.  Apply white gesso onto the background paper with a foam 
sponge. This allows the gesso to blend softly.

 2. Create texture with pieces of gauze, gluing them down with white gesso.

 3. Spray a few similar colours over the area you want to colour.

4. Spray a contrasting colour in a few places.

 5. Add accents with dark distress ink using a water brush or sponge.

 6. Stamp over the area you've been working on. Combine a few 
types of stamps such as script & geometric.

 7. Choose papers & embellishments for your photo & glue in place.

 8. Add texture paste with micro-beads under & around the 
embellishments to complete the project.

 Galina's gorgeous finished layout.

 Galina added transparent micro-beads to create waves beneath the photo.

 Sprays blend beautifully on soft fabrics such as gauze.

Galina used different stickers to create her title on the layout.

The products Galina used:

Supplies List
Patterned paper & stickers - Prima {Seashore}
Sprays - Lindy's Stamp Gang - Ocean 
Breeze Blue,Tilt a Wheel & Yellow Sun
Ink - Distress - Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
Chipboard -  Scrapiniec - Doily
Acrylic structure gel - Pebeo
White Gesso - Goya
Wood, metal embellishments, paper flowers, 
micro-beads,diecuts, gauze & gauze -stash

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed Galina's 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

Thursday 20 August 2015

August 2015 Guest Designer
Jayne Morgan from Canada

Hello sweet Scrap Around The World fans! 

It's Anna Wiśniewska here with you today!

August in Europe used to be a month of warmth, sun, vacation & voyages.
This year August is also a month of the highest temperature in this part 
of the world, reaching almost 40 degrees.  Our August mood board, 
created by Jaya Raghuvanshi from India, is just perfect for sunny, summery 
pages & recording beautiful memories from vacation getaways & holidays.

You have shared many amazing projects so far, & all of us here
at SATW are looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

In the meantime, I'm very happy to introduce to you our August 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 June 2015 challenge, 
& we asked her to inspire us this month with another layout in her beautiful style,
this time based on the August mood board...

Jayne Morgan {Canada}

Let's get to know Jayne a little better!

"My name is Jayne Morgan & although I was born in England,
I have been living in Canada with my husband & 2 girls for the last 15 years.
I started scrapbooking approximately 8 years ago &, over the years, have become 
more & more passionate about this fantastic hobby!  I'm inspired each day 
by my family & the anticipation of scrapping those everyday moments. 
 As for my style of scrapbooking, I don't like to be restricted to one specific 
genre & therefore find myself alternating between clean and simple pages
& the need to dabble in a little mixed media.  
A big thanks to the SATW team for this awesome opportunity 
& the abundance of inspiration you provide each month."

You can visit Jayne on her blog  *HERE* & on Pinterest *HERE*.

Now, let's all look at Jayne's gorgeous take on our mood board!

 Jayne very beautifully captured so many elements of the mood board!
Her layout has a traveler's theme, but reaches deeper into the child's need 
to explore nature & discover the world

There is so many sweet, little details representing the mood board! 
Look at this tiny bicycle!

I love this quote - so true!

Thank you so much Jayne for participating in our challenges
& agreeing to be our Guest Designer this month.
We were all in love with your June layout 
& this one is also absolutely fantastic!

Please leave Jayne some love in the comments

& visit her blog *HERE* to see more details on how she created 
this layout and admire more of her amazing projects.

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 Monday, 31st August! 

Compiled & posted by Anna Wiśniewska
SATW Guest Coordinator

Sunday 16 August 2015

Design Team Mid Month Reveal
{August 2015 challenge 28 by Jaya Raghuvanshi}
as well as a new Design Team Member!

The August moodboard was created by 
Jaya Raghuvanshi {India} 
based on the theme of "explore, dream, discover" 
- words that are so inspiring! This moodboard will bring 
so much creative fun for people who love to travel, 
explore special Summer destinations, meet new people 
& discover new places. You can be inspired in so 
many ways - by the theme, the colors, the textures, 
general mood & even all the tiny details. 

Just let yourself create freely and share with us your creation!

This is REVEAL TWO.  Reveal ONE is available HERE!

So here is the inspiration from the second half of our team!!

Valia Katzaki {Greece}

Nicole Doiron {Canada}

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Yasmin Tolche {Norway}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

Lilibleu Scrap {France}

Marina Syskova {Russia}

Rachael Funnell {Australia}

Priscilla Lim {Singapore}

(Art Journal Spread)

Before we remind you of our prizes we are very happy to announce
 a new Design Team member who has joined us this month 
{as one of our ladies unfortunately had to leave us early}.  
Please welcome Natalya Loi from Ukraine.

"Hi, my name is Natalya Loi & I am from the wonderful city 
of Zaporozhy in Ukraine.  I am a mom of twin boys who
 are very cheerful, nimble & energetic!  I'm madly in love 
with them & my husband - my family are my endless 
inspiration. Creativity is my energy, the air that I 
breathe & something I cannot live without!!

 I have other hobbies but scrapbooking has become
 an essential part of my life. I began scrapbooking over
 3 years ago & discovered a world of colour & beauty.  
Now I can't imagine how I ever lived without it!  I love 
emotional, vibrant pictures, which is why layouts are 
my favourite kind of scrapbooking projects.  As well
as being beautiful I love that they are meaningful
& each tell their own sincere & emotional story.  

 I am incredibly happy to join the amazing team at
Scrap Around The World & would love for you to
 visit my blog HERE, my Instagram account 
HERE, my Facebook page HERE 
& my Pinterest account HERE."


Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 
1 random prize 1 follower's prize so 12 PRIZES PER MONTH!  

We also offer our WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE with a a 
Guest Designer Position & an exclusive side-bar badge!

To be eligible for our random prize, you need to share your project to our Facebook
 Wall & LIKE our Facebook page HERE. You are also welcome 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

You can also find & follow us on Pinterest HERE.

All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers 
of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please remember that to be
eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry to the SATW Facebook page HERE!  

The other random prize is for one lucky COMMENTER so no need to even enter
 a project for this prize!  Just leave some comment encouragement on ANY
 of the SATW 7 monthly blog posts right HERE!  The more posts you 
comment on, the more chance you have of winning!



$50 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image 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 & our blog HERE!  We are happy to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc.  If you are a retailer would like to stock our products, please contact us for more information.  


$35 value Googie Bag of die-cut chipboard from Scrapiniec

{image is for illustration purposes may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for the purpose of scrapbooking.  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests.  We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly customer contact.  You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HEREGoogle Plus HEREPinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

3rd PRIZE 

Prize package valued at $30 from 7 Dots Studio

{prize is exactly as shown}

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, stamps & stencils.  Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grungeYou can always be sure of high quality, thick papers, perfect for mixed media.  We feel so blessed &  happy at how much our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!  Please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook page HERE & follow us on Twitter HERE, Pinterest HERE & Instagram HERE.

4th PRIZE 

$25 worth of products from 13@rts

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not reflect exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments
 & mixed media, 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! Please follow us on Instagram HERE Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


$20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team, designing & manufacturing unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps & flair products since 2013. We offer fun, 
inspiring products to add to any project! We are expanding into other product lines
 such as acrylic & stencil embellishments SOON. 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.


$15 gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure trove 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 gift certificate 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!


15 Euros worth of products from Scrap-Unlimited

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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.

10th PRIZE

Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Karine Gagnon {Canada}

 {exactly as shown}

This prize includes 3 packs of chipboard, 1 bottle of Shimmers Coloringz, 1 stamp sent from Limecitron, 1 pack of Prima Shabby Chic Treasures & 1 pack of Prima flowers!


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE
 June 2015 kit 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 & HEREPlease LIKE us on Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HEREsubscribe to our YouTube channel HERE & find our tutorials HERE!!


$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 with our great range of
 products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh!   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. Visit our store HERE and our blog HERE. 
If you are a retail business & would like to stock our range of unique products,
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.

The deadline for this challenge is Monday, 31st August, 2015!


Compiled and posted by Tusia Lech
SATW Reveal Poster