Sunday 27 September 2015

Video Tutorial byYasmin Tolche
{Design team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello there! 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  beautifully soft & delicate layout by 
Yasmin Tölche from Norway.  

Yasmin was inspired by our current challenge here.

We saw a sneak peak of Yasmin's layout in the mid-month reveal 
now she is sharing a video of how she made her beautiful 
project which captures the very essence of vintage style.

Yasmin was inspired by the all the vintage goodness in the mood board 
& it made her want to scrap a vintage photo of her family members. Roses 
& old books & a little vintage pink made it all come together.

Let's get to know Yasmin a little bit better: 

"Hello! My name is Yasmin Tölche & I'm from Norway. I'm a mum to 3 awesome 
boys & a dog & I live in a mountain village in the middle of Norway. I've been 
scrapbooking for 10 years now & I love it. I like all kinds of papercrafting 
but my specialty by far is layouts. My layouts are always loaded 
with mixed media, layers & embellishments - just the way I like them. 

I love to teach & have been teaching scrapbooking for about 7 years now. I've just
recently started making YouTube videos. I'm so honoured & excited to be able 
to make a video tutorial here for you today. 

You can find my blog here, Facebook here, Instagram here
Pinterest here & YouTube channel here."

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

Here are some close ups showing the gorgeous details of the layout: 

The soft, vintage colours work perfectly with the beautiful photo.

There are so many details on this project - look closer and you will see more!

The finished layout is a symphony of balanced colour and design.

Here are the supplies Yasmin used on this page: 

Supplies List

Papers - Graphic45

Paint - Prima Chalkpaint - Pink 
White Embossing powder
Embossing enamel - Frantage - Shabby White
Tea Stain - Colorlab 
Dies -  Sizzix frame
Resin, Flowers, Mica Flakes & Text Stamp - Prima
Flowers - Petaloo
Jute - Maya Road
Pow! Micro Beads - Gol
Flower stamp, sewing thread, water, tea

Please leave a comment for Yasmin 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

Thursday 24 September 2015

Photo Tutorial by Priscilla Lim
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello SATW friends! 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 beautifully detailed layout by 

Priscilla Lim from Singapore, inspired by our
 current challenge here.

Priscilla showed us a sneak peek in the mid-month reveal 
now she is sharing a photo tutorial of how she
 made her gorgeous project.

Priscilla took her inspiration from the rose, the calligraphy
 & the pen in this month's beautiful mood board.

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

"Hello everyone!  My name is Priscilla Lim from the sunny island of Singapore.  I'm a full time working mum. I started scrapping in 2007 when my son Gabriel was born. I LOVE scrapping with a capital L!  Playing with pretty things & mediums is my number ONE passion.

Scrapping has come a long way for me over the years
 from being just simple fun to being therapeutic, to
 being addictive! If I can't scrap for a while, I get
 grouchy!  I'm so thankful & excited to be a
 part of this awesome team, woohoo!!

You can find me on my Blog here, 
 Facebook here, Instagram here, 
You Tube here & Pinterest here."


 1 ) Prime the background paper with a layer of transparent gesso. 
When dry, stencil a crackled effect with white gesso.

2) To highlight the cracks, mist them generously with vibrant yellow spray. 
Tilt the paper to allow the extra mist to flow downwards.

3) Apply a second layer of cracks with the stencil & gesso.
When dry, add some splatter effects with pink, green & white paint.

4) Utilise some packaging by distressing the edges & inking with Distress Ink.

5) Apply white gesso through a flower stencil onto the background & apply
platinum texture paste through the same stencil onto the recycled packaging. 
Adhere the packaging to the page leaving edges free to tuck items under. 

6) Coat the chipboard with 2 layers of white gesso for an even finish.
Using archival ink, create different looks by stamping 1 chipboard 
shape with a crackle stamp & 1 with a script image stamp. 

7) On the heart swirls chipboard, lightly brush a coat of the yellow mist used previously. 
The stamping won't bleed as archival ink is permanent.

8) Swipe blue paint around the edges of two copies of the same photo. 
Adhere one on top of the other as shown on the layout.

9) Layer tags and embellishments under & around the photos.
Include diecuts, alphabet thickers & flowers.

10) Add some gauze between both photos & some micro beads around 
the photo & in the bottom of the open heart.

11) Dab some white gesso on to the flowers & you're done!

The finished layout showing all the gorgeous details.

Look at the gorgeous layering & the unique title placement.

Notice how Priscilla has layered chipboard on other embellishments 
then layered more items on top of the chipboard for extra impact.

The clear & striking photo ensures it remains the feature of the page.

The products Priscilla used:

Supplies List

Patterned Paper - Echo Park {For the Record 2}
Mist - Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist - Pot of Gold
Paint - 13Arts Ayeeda Acrylic Paint - Raspberry, Blue & Green
Gold Micro Beads - 13Arts
Stencils - Prima Marketing - Wild Flower & Crackle
Stamps - Prima Marketing - crackle stamp /
Stampers Anonymous - script stamp
Inks - Ranger Distress - Scattered Straw / StazOn - Jet Black
White Gesso - Daler Rowney
Alphabet Thickers - American Crafts
Misc. wood clock, chipboard, stickers, tags & gauze 

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed Priscilla'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 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

Sunday 20 September 2015

September 2015 Guest Designer
Vera Shelemekh from Russia

Hello everyone!
It's Anna Wiśniewska here with you today!!

In Europe September is a month of calming down.
We enter slowly in an autumn mood
& the Scrap Around the World September mood board,
designed by Lydie Denis - Lilibleu from France,
invites us to take a step back in time,
be nostalgic & write love letters...
You have shared amazing projects so far,
& all of us at SATW are looking forward to seeing more.

In the meantime, I'm very happy to introduce you
to our September Guest Designer!

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

 Having been the winner of our July 2015 challenge,
she was asked to join us this month
with another layout in her beautiful, artsy style,
this time based on the September mood board.

Vera Shelemekh {Russia}

Let's get to know Vera a little better:

"Hi, I'm Vera from Moscow, Russia.
Scrapbboking is my hobby, my work & my lifestyle :-)
You can learn more about me from my blog *HERE*
& my Instagram profile *HERE*."

Take a look at Vera's amazing layout, based on our poetic mood board!

Vera has captured so many elements of the mood board!
Look at the pastel, feminine colors & wooden background with a touch of white.
Her use of the love letter theme is perfect.

I love the number of different layers that Vera has created!

The graphics alongside the delicate embossing emphasize the old-fashioned, nostalgic look, don't you think?

Stencilling with white paste & the white splashing add much character to this layout.

Thank you so much Vera for participating in our challenges &
for agreeing to be our Guest Designer this month.
We were wowed by your July winning layout

& we also absolutely love this one!

Please leave Vera 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 Wednesday, 30th September!

Compiled & posted by
Anna Wiśniewska, SATW Guest Coordinator

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Design Team Mid Month Reveal
{September 2015 challenge 28 by Lydie Denis aka Lilibleu}

Welcome back to all our dear Scrap Around the World followers! 

Before we get on with our mid-month reveal post,
here is a quick note about COMMENTING!  
While of course we LOVE seeing all your entries rolling in & realize how very
important it is to provide support & encouragement to all our players, we have
decided recently not to comment in the last 48 hours or on any entries over
120 {whichever comes first} BECAUSE by that stage we are busy studying
your amazing works & working out our favourites, all ready for voting!!

So please understand & forgive us ♥
If comments are really important to you, please 
remember to get your entry in early enough :)

This month's mood board was created by Lydie Denis,
our French Design Team member. 
The mood board is imbued with a vintage atmosphere of the antique: 
yellowed books, distressed wood, stained paper, ink, nib,
old journals. As a contrast to these images,
there is also a beautiful, pink rose - fresh & delicate.
This mood board is sure to entice everyone who loves vintage!
Even if your style is more contemporary, you can still find 
lots of great inspirations in it: colors, hand-writing, tags, strings, 
flowers, wood patterns & of course the amazing quote!
So hopefully you'll be inspired & join our September challenge!

This is REVEAL TWO.  Reveal ONE is available HERE!

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

Tusia Lech {Poland}

Valia Katzaki {Greece}



Nicole Doiron {Canada}

Pam Ellis {Canada}

Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

Rachael Funnell {Australia}

Priscilla Lim {Singapore}

Tatiana Yemelyanenko {Ukraine}


Marina Syskova {Russia}  Art Journal Spread

Yasmin Tolche {Norway} Sneakpeek {Video Tutorial}


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

We also offer our WINNER plenty of EXPOSURE with 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 #scraparoundtheworld.

You can also find us on Pinterest HERE.

 We have over 5 000 Facebook Followers but less than 2000 
blog followers & we are desperately trying to CLOSE THE GAP!!

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 
monthly blog posts right HERE!  The more posts you comment
 on the more chance you have of winning!



$50 value Goodie 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 scrapbooking.
  We make individual orders & fulfil even the most unusual requests! 
We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly service!!
You can visit our blog HERE & see our amazing designs in store online HERE!  
We are also very present on social media so please join us on Facebook HERE
Instagram HERE, Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!


Prize package valued at $35 from 7 Dots Studio

 {What you see is what you get!}

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.


$30 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 HEREour blog HERE, 
our facebook HERE, or our You Channel 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.  


$25 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.


$20 worth of products from 13@rts

{image is for illustration purposes may 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 Instragram HERE, Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook 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

{image 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 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!

10th PRIZE

Over $15 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Pascale B {France}

{What you see is what you get!}

This generous prize includes 2 sets of stamps from Kaisercraft & ArtStamp, 
1 pack of 3rd Eye Craft round frames, 1 pack of Prima Junkyard Findings 
& a beautiful selection of white & cream coloured paper flowers.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The random winner will receive the SOE July 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 online 
store from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies HERE & you can
find our blog HERE! If you are a retail business wanting to stock our products, 
please contact us for details on how to open up a wholesale account.

The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday September 30th  2015.


Prepared & posted by Tusia Lech
SATW Reveal Poster