Wednesday 28 October 2015

Video tutorial by Marina Syskova
{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 unique & beautiful layout by 

Marina Syskova from Russia.  

Marina was inspired by our current challenge here. We saw a sneak 
peek of Marina's layout in the mid-month reveal now she is sharing 
a video of how she made her stunning mixed media page.

Marina was inspired by the bright colours & the strong emotions she felt from looking at the mood board. She chose to scrap a photo of herself as a child because 
children often perceive the world as bright & colourful.

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

"Hello everyone! My name is Marina Syskova & I'm from Russia. I fell in love with scrapbooking about 3 years ago. My favourite style is mixed media because I feel a freedom of expression with it. In each of my projects I try to tell my story, to convey my feelings & emotions. I love layering, bright colors & accents & love to share my creativity with others. I hope my video tutorial will inspire you & help you discover something new in mixed media!

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

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

Here are some close ups showing the amazing details of Marina's layout.

Note the many layers which add a fabulous feel of depth to the page.

The splashes of colour are a subtle but important feature of the page.

The finished layout 

Here are the supplies Marina used on her page: 

Supplies List

Papers, stamps & stencils - 7 Dots Studio

Dies & chipboard -  Prima
Ink - Stazon - black
Embossing ink & white embossing powder
Gesso, texture paste & white acrylic paint
Floral & text stamps
Sprays - assorted colours
Flowers, sisal, envelope, rhinestones, 
wooden embellishments & feather

Please leave a comment for Marina 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

Saturday 24 October 2015

Photo Tutorial by Shilpa Nagaonkar
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello fellow crafters! 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 bright and inspirational art journal page by 

Shilpa Nagaonkar from India. Shilpa was inspired by our
 current challenge HERE.

Shilpa showed us a sneak peek in the mood board reveal 
now she is sharing a photo tutorial of how she
 made her eye-catching project.

Shilpa was certainly inspired by the quote but also by the bright 
colours and the bubble-shaped elements on the mood board.

Here is little more about Shilpa:

"Hi, I am Shilpa & I live in Bangalore in India. I have been interested in art since childhood. I was a card maker but became hooked on mixed media a couple of years ago. Creating art journal pages & playing with mixed media is now my passion. Usually my creations are vibrant, lively & colourful. My art keeps me sane. 
When I'm not creating art, I am a voracious reader & enjoy cooking!

I love to connect with people. You can find my blog here, Facebook page here,
 Pinterest here & Instagram here"


1.  Apply white gesso onto the background paper. This creates a good 

base for many layers of inks & paints.


2. Spray teal & pink inks. Spread them by spritzing water then heat set them with a heat tool. This allows you to create another layer & the colours don't mix.

3. Spritz orange & green inks layers & dry as above.

4. Create circles with the bubble stencil & acrylic paints in various colors.

5. Stamp the image with archival ink & colour it with watercolour markers.

6. For more depth, stamp text and texture stamps with black/grey archival 
ink. Apply glitter paint on circles & add the sentiment.

7. Adhere the papers to the art journal & your pages are complete!

Shilpa's bright and bubbly art journal spread:

The glitter paint on the circles gives the pages a sparkly lift!

Shilpa used a pen to outline & add details to her quote.

The stunning stamped image is beautifully coloured.

The products Shilpa used:

Supplies List:
Stencil - Prima - Bubble
Stamp - Crafty Individuals - Just Be My Friend
Ink - Ranger - Jet Black Archival 
 Gesso - Design Memory Craft
 Spray Inks - Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tibetan Poppy Teal, 
Cotton Candy Pink & Freaky Franken Lime
 Spray Inks - Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Peach
Acrylic Paint - orange, teal & pink
Glitter Paint - pink & teal
Watercolour paper

Please leave a comment if you enjoyed Shilpa'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

Tuesday 20 October 2015

October 2015 Guest Designer
Marta Piekarczyk from Poland

Hello Scrap Around The World fans from all over the world!

It's Anna Wiśniewska here with you today!

Our October mood board created by wonderful
Heather McMahon from Australia
takes us into the world of colors.
Thanks to so many ways to be inspired
you have shared many wonderful projects so far!
Thank you so much & please, give us more!

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

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

She was the winner of our August 2015 challenge
& we are very honoured & happy that she has agreed to inspire us
also this month as our Guest Designer...
A fantastic girl & very talented artist!

Marta Piekarczyk {Poland}

Let's get to know Marta a little better:

"Hi, I'm Marta Piekarczyk & I live in Poland with my husband & son.
I love crafts - this is my way of relaxing.
I love working with different media, inks, embellishments & create decorations for my house.  I always discover new techniques, materials & cannot get enough!  You can find my blog here, Facebook here, Pinterest here & Instagram here."

Now, let's all look at Marta's fantastic take on our October mood board!

Marta combined many colors of our mood board with a dark background.  

The contrast effect looks fabulous!

You can also see a great use of different media & micro-beads.

A fabulous splash of color that can't help but inspire you!

Thank you so much Marta 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 Marta 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 October mood board!

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

Challenge closes Saturday, 31st October!

Compiled & posted by Anna Wiśniewska
SATW Guest Co-ordinator

Friday 16 October 2015

Design Team Mid Month Reveal
{October 2015 challenge 29 by Heather McMahon}

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 Heather McMahon

There are SO MANY WAYS you can be inspired!  You could choose 
the beautiful theme of GRATITUDE, the watercolour look, the fancy
 fonts/calligraphy, the wonderful Fall leaf shapes, the strong colour 
combinations, the feathers, bubbles, string-work, hearts, 
stars or simply... the overall feeling of PURE JOY!!
As usual it is TOTALLY UP TO YOU!!!

This is reveal two.
Reveal one is available here.

Here is the inspiration from the other half of our team:

Valia Katzaki {Greece}

Elena Ovchinnikova {Spain} Art Journal Spread


Pam Ellis {Canada}


Lilibleu Scrap {France}


Tiphanie Barbreau {France} Art Journal Spread


Rachael Funnell {Australia}

Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

Tusia Lech {Poland} Art Journal Spread


Priscilla Lim {Singapore}


Nupur Patel {India}


Nicole Doiron {Canada}  Canvas


Natalya Loi {Ukraine}

Marina Syskova {Russia} Sneak Peek {Video Tutorial}


Now onto the part you've all been waiting for...


Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize
 1 follower's prize {to one of our blog commenters - yup you don't 
even have to enter the challenge for this prize - just support us in the
 comments section & leave us some encouragement!  Of course do
 make sure first that you are an official follower by clicking on our 
Google Friend Connect gadget on the top left-hand side sidebar 
to check!} so altogether we have 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 #scraparoundtheworld.

You can also find us on Pinterest HERE.


Remember to check that you are an OFFICIAL FOLLOWER 
so you have a chance to win one of our prizes & don't forget - 

So here they are...


$50 worth of products from 13@rts

{image is for illustration purposes & does 
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 HEREPinterest HERE 
& Facebook HERE!


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

{image is for illustration purposes & your prize will be a mix of products}

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 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 HERE
Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!


$30 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.


Prize package valued at $25 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 grunge.
 You 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.


$20 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image is for illustration purposes & you will receive assorted chipboard product

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. 


$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 & you will receive a selection of product

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!


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!

10th PRIZE

Over $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies from 
Design Team member Rachael Funnell {Australia}!

{Prize is exactly as shown}

This generous prize includes a 6x6 paper pad from Kaisercraft,
2 packs of Prima flowers, 1 pack of Websters Pages Flowers, 
2Crafty Chipboard, Crate Paper Brads & Glitz mini-alphas.


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{Our 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 Saturday 31st October 2015.