mercredi 1 avril 2015

Scrap Around the World - April Mood Board

Hello everyone! Spring & Fall are setting in around the world, depending on where you find
yourself living, but something most of us all love is the beach!  I don't enjoy swimming in
the ocean to be honest as our beaches are very public here & full of "beautiful people"
so I feel a bit self-conscious but I am blessed to have a view of the sea every day
I am here in Durban, South Africa, & to even get to smell the ocean in the wind
at times.  Surely there is no-one in this world who doesn't appreciate nature?

Our mood board host this month is Hera Sugitani from Brazil, which is a very hot country, 
blessed by Nature & full of beaches!  Her mood board comes jam-packed with texture
& evocative elements.  You could be inspired by the lovely blues, whites & sandy colours
 or by the images of anchors & sea-horses, or even just with a photo of you or someone
 you love at the beach.  Almost ALL of us have those photos somewhere no?!  

This mood board shows us mitred corners, sandstone blocks, grids, water foam, ombre 

effects, typography, wood grain, circles, shells, stars, starfish, snails, ndoro shapes, glass, 
metal, hinges, latches, spots, studs, organic shapes, rope, distressed wood & sand.
We all got VERY EXCITED behind the scenes with this one & we are expecting
one humdinger of a month from you all, our precious players!

To me this mood board speaks of love, peace, calm, unity & balance so why not
do an art journal page based on how this board makes you feel?  It is up to you
to be inspired however the wind takes you!!  







This year we are wowing you with TEN merit-based prizes each month 
as well as ONE random prize PLUS a Followers Competition Prize too! 

12 PRIZES EVERY MONTH!!

WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FOLLOWERS/FACEBOOK/COMPETITION
 PRIZESso anyone looking to promote their products please get in touch with us 
via our Scrap Around The World Facebook page INBOX.  

Not only that, but we also offer a Guest Designer Position to our
winner each month too, which comes with plenty of exposure
in your own special post as well as an exclusive GD badge.


Please remember that in order to be eligible for our random prize each 
month you do need to share your project on our Facebook Wall.
FOLLOW OUR OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.


FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST HERE

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM HERE
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LIKE COMMENTS?  TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION PLEEEEASE!!

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This is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL that goes LIVE
 on the 16th with another full set of inspiration from the other half of our team!


ALL OUR PRIZES ALWAYS INCLUDE FREE INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE!!

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1ST PRIZE

$50 worth of product from 13@rts
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of 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!!

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2ND PRIZE

$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 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
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.
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3RD PRIZE

$30 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}



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!

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4TH PRIZE

OVER $25 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, 6x6 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}.
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5TH PRIZE

$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio
{Image below is a random selection of their products}



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

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

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6TH PRIZE

17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Choose your set of 5 + 1 copics HERE!} 



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!

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7TH PRIZE

$15 worth of product from Studio75
EXACTLY AS SHOWN BELOW


Studio75 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!

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8TH PRIZE

15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}



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 & steampunk 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.

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9TH PRIZE

15 euro 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!

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10TH PRIZE

Over $40 worth of product courtesy of our design team

member & Instagram Manager Jelissa Mei!




Ooooh I see a great selection of flowers, a lovely big stamp 
set & a couple of sets of chipboard stickers - nice!!

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RANDOM PRIZE

Scrapbook kit from SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB
Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $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!!!

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 RANDOM FOLLOWERS PRIZE



SaCrafters offers variety of chipboard,sturdy wood products (suitable for mixed media), 
stencils, embellishments& alterable items.  We cut our own product to ensure great quality
 & affordable prices! . Every month we come out with exciting new products, perfect for
 scrapbooking, card making, mini album making, mixed media & altered projects.

 If you would like to customize your order, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook 
page.  Visit our blogYoutube channel, Facebook page, & Facebook group (a community 
full of amazing crafters) to share your creativity & be inspired!  Shop our store HERE!!



The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015.

REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE
 TO WIN THE ABOVE RANDOM FOLLOWERS PRIZE!

Happy Scrapping from SATW!


mardi 31 mars 2015

Castor & Pollux Temple

Bonjour à toutes,

Aujourd'hui c'est une photo prise lors d'un récent séjour à Rome que je vous propose. Il s'agit des vestiges du temple de Castor & Pollux que l'on peut voir dans le Forum Romain.

Hello Sweeties

Today it's a photo taken during my recent trip in Rome. It's the remains of the Castor & Pollux Temple in the Roman Forum.





J'ai suivi le sketch de Prima du mois de Mars and the color of the PPP.

I follow the Prima BAP of March as well as the Prima PPP.




J'ai commencé par coller divers éléments sur mon fonds de page : papiers, dentelles, micropore, embellissements métalliques, "peebles", ... avec du gel mat. J'ai ensuite ajouté un motif à l'aide d'un pochoir et de Gesso. Puis j'ai couvert l'ensemble d'une très légère couche de Gesso.

I began to glue several elements on my background: paper scraps, lace, Mechanicals, peeble,... with Matte Gel. Then I added a design with a stencil and some heavy Gesso. And I covered everything with a light coat of Gesso. 


J'ai encore ajouté des embellissements and j'ai commencé à mettre de la couleur à l'aide de Mica Powders et de Twinkling H2Os

I added more embellishments and I started to play with the Mica Powders and Twinkling H2Os to add some colors.


J'ai terminé ma compostion avec des Glitters et des Microbilles que j'ai collé avec du gel medium mat.

I finished my layout with some Glitters and Microbeads that I glued with Soft Matte Gel. 


Matériels / Materials:

Mixed Media Place products:


Other products:

  • Papiers / Papers - Prima (Epiphany - Striking Appearance, Manifestation of love, 6x6 pad) ;
  • Pochoir / Stencil - Prima (Rattan 6x6) ;
  • Fleurs / Flowers - Prima (Rodanthe - Seashell) ;
  • Embellissements / Embellishments - Prima (Peebles, Swirls).

mardi 24 mars 2015

Justine & Nicolas - Maja Design DT

Bonjour à toutes,

Aujourd'hui je suis le blog de Maja Design avec une nouvelle photo de famille. Il s'agit de la photo de mariage de mes grand-parents paternels, Justine et Nicolas.

Hello Sweeties,

Today, I'm up on Maja Design blog with a new family photo. This is the photo of my paternal grand-parents, Justine and Nicolas, on their wedding day.  


J'ai commencé par coller quelques morceaux de papiers sur le papier de fond avant d'ajouter un motif avec un pochoir et de la pâte de structure Graphite.

I began my layout by gluing some scraps of papers on the background before adding a design with a stencil and Graphite.



Une fois la pâte sèche, j'ai ajouté de la couleur tout d'abord quelques taches de Primary Elements, ensuite des tâches de Gesso dilué pour donner un effet délavé.

When the paste was dry I added some colors first some splatters of Primary Elements,second splatters of diluted Gesso to tone dawn the colors. I wanted to obtain a white washed effect.



J'ai utilisé la même méthode pour colorer les roses. J'ai utilisé d'abord les Primary Elements pour les colorer, puis du Gesso dilué.

I used the same trick with the roses, I used first Primary Elements to color them then diluted Gesso. 



Pour donner la légère couleur rose aux fleurs de cerisier, j'ai appliqué de l'encre Distress sur l’extrémité des pétales avec un morceau de Cut'n-dry.

To give the light pink color to the cherry blossoms, I applied a pink Distress ink with a piece of Cut'n-dry on the tip of the petal.


J'ai ajouté plusieurs couches de medium à la plaque. J'ai commencé par une couche de Gesso blanc, puis de Gesso noir que j'ai partiellement enlevé. Une fois sec, j'ai ajouté une couche de pâte à craqueler transparente que j'ai laissé sécher naturellement. C'est la meilleur façon d'obtenir de belleq craquelures. J'ai ensuite recouvert l aplaque d'une couche de gel edium brillant pour empêcher les craquelures de tomber. Et j'ai terminé par un peu de couleur.

I added several layers of medium to the bookplate. I began to prime it with white Gesso, then Black Gesso that I partially removed. When completely dry, I added a layer of clear crackle paste. I let it air dry as it is the best way to obtain nice cracks. Then I covererd the bookplate with a layer of glossy gel to prevent the cracks to fall. And last step I added some color.


Le challenge chez Berry71bleu a pour thème les fleurs.....

The monthly challenge of Berry71bleu is all about Flowers Galore...


Matériels / Materials:
Maja Design Papers:
  • Nyhavn - Sitting on the Dock ;
  • Nyhavn - Historical Atmosphere ;
  • Nyhavn - Old Town House.
Other products:
  • Primary Elements - ColourArte (Go Navy, Rich Colbalt) ;
  • Twinkling H2o - ColourArte (Sweet Alfala, Wild Vine) ;
  • Distress Ink - Ranger (Spun Sugar, Black Soot) ;
  • Archival Ink - Rnager (Jet Black, Watering Can) ;
  • Izink - Aladine (Jasmine) ;
  • Fleurs / Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts (Wild Roses, Wild Rosebuds, Apple Blossoms) ;
  • Embellisements / Embellishment - Idea-Ology (Bookplate) ;
  • Matrice de coupe / Die - Prima Sizzix (Arbor) ;
  • Pochoir / Stencil - Prima (Circle Lattice 6x6) ;
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Graphite, Clear Crackle Paste) ;
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (Heavy Gesso: White, Black, Soft Glossy Gel, 3D Matte Gel).

vendredi 20 mars 2015

Nature - 7 Dots Studio Challenge

Bonjour à toutes

Voici le nouveau challenge 7 Dots Studio qui a pour thème ...

Hello Sweeties,

New challenge at 7 Dots Studio with a new theme ...

(Photo : Alain Le Mouée)






... Nature. Je ne pouvais vraiment pas passer à côté et j'ai choisi une nouvelle composition d'Alain Le Mouée

... Nature. I just couldn't let it go and I chose a new composition of Alain Le Mouée. 


J'ai commencé par ajouter un motif sur la page de fond à l'aide de pâte à craqueler or et d'un pochoir. Après avoir laisser sécher cette première couche, j'ai continué avec une couche, plus ou moins fine, de pâte à craqueler transparente, ce qui permettra aux couches suivantes de réagir différemment.

I began my project by adding a design with a stencil and some Gold Crackle Paste. When this first layer was dried, I added a more or less thin layer of Clear Crackle Paste. The next layers will react differently. 


J'ai laissé séché naturellement le fond, ce qui est préférable avec les pâte à craqueler, et  j'ai ajouté du Gesso très dilué pour obtenir un effet délavé.

I let the background air dry, which is better with crackle pastes. Then I added some big splatters of watered Gesso to obtain a faded effect.


Après avoir ajouter ma décoration, j'ai ajouté de la couleur en faisant des tâches à l'aide de mon pinceau ; on voit que les encres ne réagissent pas de la même manière là où il y de la pâte à craqueler transparente : les gouttes diffusent.
Quelques tamponnages d'ici delà avec du Gesso et de l'encre noire ont suffit pour terminer ma mise en page.

After having add my decoration, I splattered some colors with a pencil ; you can see that the inks don't react the same way where there is some clear crackle paste: the splatters fuse. 
Some random stamping with Gesso and black ink were enough to finish the layout. 

Matériels / Materials:


7 Dots Studio product:
Other products:
  • Encres en spray - Spray Inks:
    • Lindy Stamp Gang (California Poppy Gold)  ;
    • Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels (Pomegranate) ;
  • Archival - Ranger (Jet Black) ;
  • Matrice de coupe / Die - Sizzix (Holiday Greens) ;
  • Fleurs / Flowers - Wild Orchid Craft (Treillis Roses 35mm & 40mm)
  • Art Extravagance (Crackle Paste: Gold  & Clear) ;
  • Art Basic (Heavy Gesso White, 3D Matte Gel).
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