Monday, 3 June 2013

Scrap Around The World June Challenge 2!

There new June challenge is up at Scrap Around The World!

{I'll be back on Wednesday to share my close-ups & details - not tomorrow because I have an exciting announcement to make tomorrow!!}

I haven't had a free slot here on my own blog for the whole month of May to promote my new challenge site!!

Well it is going absolutely AWESOMELY & I am SO HAPPY with the wonderful response we have had from the online scrapbooking community at large as well as companies interested in sponsoring prizes!

If you haven't checked it out yet SHAME ON YOU!!  {just kidding...} go HERE & see what all the fuss is about!!!

 All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board 
(in ANY way) & use our sketch as your starting point.  

(No need to tell us HOW the board inspired you if it is OBVIOUS, 
otherwise please let us know 
- a couple of lines explanation is all that is vital for us).

**The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge 

entry -you also need to mention that you are playing along with the current 

challenge at Scrap Around The World &  LINK UP TO IT please.**

(not to your entire blog)
How to use our sketches

As you would any other sketch.  We would like to see that it definitely inspired you & was your 'starting point' 
but you can 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like.  
You can also change the photo orientation and number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.

How to use our mood boards

Our mood boards are for your INSPIRATION only.  You can be inspired by one of the images, 
all of the images, or any number of them, or even parts thereof.

For example:- on this board you may be inspired by the colours (either all of them or just one, two or more)
 but you do not have to use any colours on the board if you don't want to.

Other aspects of the mood board that could inspire you are, for example, the circular, cylindrical & rectangular shapes, the camera images & connotations thereof (photography theme/embellishments), suitcase images, vintage buckles, straps, hazy backgrounds, vellum/baking paper, rafia, roses, twigs (chipboard), metallic images, film strips, typography, stencilled titles, ombre effects, old book paper & wooden elements. 

It's entirely up to you!  Be Inspired in any way!!

I was super inspired by this pretty mood board!  Particularly the soft colours, that pale beige, awesome aqua & vintage brown.  Once I decided on what paper collection to use everything fell into place based on that.  I loved making the banner using an ombre paint/inking technique in keeping with Image 5, which also inspired my use of old book paper, which I scrunched up & used to interpret the elements under the photograph in the sketch.

Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!

Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.

A random winner is also drawn. 

There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner.

If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!
This month we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!

We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

AS WELL as winning our first prize,
 the winner will be invited back as Guest Designer for the next challenge.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world
 & all this month's prizes include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!


This month our merit winner will receive this HUGE pack of papers

 (the new 'Faces of Spring' Collection) PLUS mixed media goodies from
 our generous Polish sponsor, 13arts, owned by our wonderful & kind friend
 Aida Domisiewicz who is a highly talented mixed media artist herself.

Just look at all of this!  I wish that I could win it myself!!
What a HUGE and generous prize & shipping is included!


2nd place will receive a complete paper collection 'Home Sweet Home' 
from another awesome Polish company - Studio 75 - shipping included!
Check out their online store too HERE.

Company Shop

"We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure - papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"


3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from Scrapmatts Chipboard
 in Australia,containing a selection of their latest releases - shipping included!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & papercrafting projects. Scrapmatts has a ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

This is just an example of the type of product you will win!
Available from their online store HERE.

CB4059 Nautical Designs 03  CB4058 Australian Federation Detail 03  CB1198 Scrapwords 06


4th place will receive 3 packs of Flairs OF YOUR CHOICE from
 A Piece of Cake Designs in Australia, including free shipping!

Cherry Flair - You {anchor} Me- Cherry Flair - My Girl Version 1- Cherry Flair - Everyday Black & White-

{Above are just a few examples of the wide choice available!}

A Piece of Cake Designs is a unique & scrumptious monthly scrapbooking kit club which provides kits that are jam packed with papers and cool embellies. Owner, Raquel Bowman, prides herself on the fact that all the hard work of combining and creating yummy colour combinations & brands is done for you, therefore making it 'a piece of cake' to start scrapping and creating in this busy world we live in! 

This year, APOCD have released an exclusive new product, Cherry Flair. These gorgeous 1" flat backed embellishments are designed and handmade with love and care by APOCD. These are the perfect 'cherry on top' of any scrapbooking page. APOCD releases a Main Cake Kit, a Cupcake Kit and new Cherry Flair designs each month on their website. 
Follow them on Facebook HERE.


Our random winner will receive this prize pack of The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Templates kindly donated by Anupama herself.


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Tuesday 25th June 2013.


Bellaidea said...

Fantastic page Helen and such a great photo!

Lizzyc said...

Your layout is fabulously gorgeous, and the new challenge is wonderful.. very thought provoking indeed!!

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE your layout Helen! you know what a sucker I am for these colours! such a darling photo of hubbs and pumpkin too! xoxo

Minna said...

Beautiful Helen♥ And thank you for your lovely comment in Pion Design blog. My blog is Mintunaskartelujutut, you will fing it:)

Have a wonderful day:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the banner and loveeeeeee the book pages!!!


Beautiful take on the moodboard, Helen!

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sandi said...

Fabulous lo Helen!!!!! What a great challenge and prizes!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your soft and richly textured layout Helen!
Wonderful challenge indeed ;-)

juscrap said...

Fabulous lo Helen and great photo! xx

Lynette said...

Awesome sketch and inspiration board. I love your layout.

Lizzy Hill said...

Loved your page....funny about your DH's comment...I reckon it looks pretty good on here, though, so maybe he's right!!!! Sooo glad the challenge has taken off so well:):):)

Val Thorpe said...

Such a pretty soft layout. Love the bits of lace and the distressing. Just fab Helen... way to go... :D cant wait to play :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen and works so well with the black and white photo! Awesome page! I will be sure to play along again this month! ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my gosh, I missed the whole first challenge! How did May come and go seemingly so quickly? Love the new sketch and your beautiful spin on it. Sure hope I can play along this time!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats Helen! So well deserved! Love your gorgeous layout! Such pretty colors and detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynnda said...

another outstanding and beautiful layout!... hugs....x