Saturday, 5 April 2014

"The Glorious Pursuit of Life"Layout - Scrap Around The World April Challenge {Prima Cartographer}

Hello Everyone & Happy Saturday!
It's a VERY happy time for me as I have my 2 older children home from university for a few days.  Just a very short holiday but still wonderful to be able to see them every few months.
I have been hard at work giving one of our bedrooms a "re-do"for my younger daughter, who is now a teenager & needed more of a girly room as she used to share with her brother.  Pretty exhausting stuff DIYing as we did everything ourselves, including all the painting, with paint effects!  Suffice to say I've told her she better enjoy her room for the next 4 years at least!!

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at Scrap Around The World!  
You can see challenge post & Design Team First Reveal HERE, where there is also a lot of information about the challenge & our challenge rules.  Definitely time for a reminder on those as it gets tricky for us judging, etc, when people don't follow them correctly so please check out that post yourselves & play along with us!  We have announced the winners HERE, along with our plans for next month - our EPIC First Anniversary Event! 


Here is my layout - without much of that lovely "turquoise mint teal" colour!  
I was inspired by the image of the cracks - they reminded me of a map - 
and inspired me to use some Prima Cartographer paper for my base.
I also used a Prima Crackle Stencil with some black gesso over white gesso,
 to tie in with the crackle image & the black & white of 2 of the bottom images.

I also added some butterflies from the mood board & took the saying
 "don't overthink it - let it go" to heart when creating my page! 

 I chose my younger son as my subject as his thinking is very much
 like that & he is a free spirit indeed!  I love the random result!!

I used real wire for the spiral effect around my photo.  It's narrow wire that
 is pre-twisted & is the perfect weight - bought from my local hardware store.

AS USUAL WE HAVE SOME AMAZING PRIZES ON OFFER & if you read our Winners' Post {link above} you will see why you can really boost your chances for our Epic Anniversary Competition by playing along this month too!


$50+ Cocoa Daisy Package plus free postage!

Expect Something Different, it's what you'll get from Cocoa Daisy. 
We offer 2 stylishly curated kits on a monthly basis – 
one for scrapbooking, one for the day to day Project Life style
 (plus we offer coordinating add ons, stamps subscriptions, 
art journaling &  project kits) – full of great manufacturers, 
exclusive stamps & products & always lots of inspiration. 
Always. 6 month subscriptions are available to save money
 & ensure that you never miss a month of creativity.

March Main Kit - Emerald Isle PLUS March Add-on - Grey Street

2ND PRIZE - Gift voucher for Mixed Media Place

Does your heart desire to create and to play? 
Are your fingers yearning to get inked and misted? 
Then Mixed Media Place is the place for you! 
The store is the treasure chest of different media for the creative minds
 & also carries 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!

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team
 on the shop's blog! You can also find us on Facebook
Pinterest - let's connect!

3RD PRIZE - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

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

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.
They also have a new Blogger blog now HERE.



What is 3rd Eye? It's world of imagination created by one mixed media freak 
creating her own scrap goodies world (yes, that's me!)
You can find there rubber stamps with a lot of very versatile designs, 
chipboards to decorate Your beautiful projects, adhesive flair buttons &  pins
 to embellish & masks to create patterns & textures! Do you think that's all? 
Of course not! Check my brand & find your 3rd Eye of creativity! 
Wishing You tons of inspirations! - Drycha

5TH PRIZE - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are
 Australian based & specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  
They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with 
Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!  
They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many products stocked in their online store.

pop and colours « Art of background »

6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples & videos !

Do you like to play with inks ?

Dirty hands, painting in the hair and stains on the apron doesn’t scare you?

Then this workshop is for you!
Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds
very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop !
I requested SOME internationally famous guests to
 share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z.
 Each week two different step-by-steps 
(videos or photos & written explanations) will be presented.  
 6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos!
Each week (Tuesday & Friday), the  icing on the cake, 
sample pages created by the various instructors on each technique. 
These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles !
The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages but the techniques are obviously
 suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.).
There is no time limit for subscribe the workshop & it will be available for a
 period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (18 October 2014)

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The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 30th April 2014.

Thanks for visiting - have an awesome weekend - well what is left of it!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I loveeeeeeee the colors and the way you added the circle frame!!!

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow !!!! this is amazing. so many elements and techniques ... fabulous art x

Anne Pennington said...

I love your interpretation of the mood board. Very creative, lots of interest. Beautiful layers!!

dstandard said...

WOW your page is just amazing - so many different techniques! Beautiful work!

dstandard said...

WOW your page is just amazing - so many different techniques! Beautiful work!

yyam said...

How awesome is this page. So many textured elements to look at. And tht quote is just perfect!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning, stunning page! Absolutely love how you designed this page! Love the details...the butterflies are fabulous! Super, super moodboard at Scrap Around the World too...will definitely be playing along! ;-)

Val-Belle said...

Stunning layout and I just love that quote. It is perfect for a young life starting out. Fab work Helen as always.

Bellaidea said...

such a great page Helen!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely gorgeous page and what a great quote, might have to pinch that one!! Fabulous work as always Helen!! ox

Eila Sandberg said...

Totally groovey take on the moodboard! that guote is perfect, was just going to say the same as Val above so I'll just go hear hear! xoxox

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful grungy and it.