Tuesday, 2 September 2014

"Fairytale Night" Layout for Scrap Around The World

Hello all!  So here I am back again with my take on the lovely new 
Scrap Around The World mood board by our dear Design Team 
member from The Netherlands - Amy Voorthuis.

I recently received some of the Time Traveller collection from Prima 
via sweet Svetlana Austin from Colorful Memories right here in South Africa. 

 For the main Prima collections I buy them online to receive them really fast
 but for the later 'mid-season' ones like Time Traveller & Seashore this year,
 I like to support Sveta HERE as she has great prices & exceptional service ♥

I left this layout to the last minute, which is not like me, but I just didn't know
 which way to go with the mood board because I am not at all a fairy person.

  However, as I still had some photos from my son's finals dance at school last
 year, they seemed appropriate to use & so I had a starting point...

I started of course with my background.  I began with gesso.  Always a safe 
way to go!  Then I added some stencilling using gelatos, then some stamping
 with Prima & 7 Dots Studio Stamps, then I brushed over with some metallic
 glazes, some more stamping & some gelato shading.  Mixed media work
 really has no set order - it's kind of like cooking a hearty stew.  You just
 keep adding until it looks/tastes (in the case of the stew that is!) right...

What I have learnt over the years is that less is more & restraint
 is a sign of artistic maturity.  It is very difficult not to keep loading 
it on... Less is definitely more although of course layering is essential!!

Apart from my mediums I added some gold lacy tulle from Webster's
Pages {a few years back but I love it!} Some fine tulle {from the 
Haberdashery store years ago...} & some gauze that I misted up in a
Dusty Pink colour.  The butterflies are handmade (but not by me LOL).

Due to my recent (ongoing!) destashing process I have uncovered some interesting
 old stash hidden deep within those drawers of mine... including some lovely embossed 
metal  frames from #whoknowswhere.com & rubbed them over with some glitter glaze.

And there you have it!  Come & play along with us this month won't you?
I am over-the-moon happy with our progress at SATW.  Things are going
so well for us there & it is a joy & a pleasure to be in charge of such a
 remarkable selection of artists who inspire me constantly.

And what can you WIN?!?


 $50 worth of AWESOME STAMPS from Darkroom Door 

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber
 stamps & papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, 
collage, mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door
 products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Rubber Stamp set Brush Strokes & Frame Stamp Emulsion.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product 
range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rachelgreig



$40 worth of product from 7Dots Studio in the form
of 2 stunning product collections as shown

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

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 work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also 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 around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/7dotsstudio



$30 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as 
some pretty chipboard sponsored by 

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.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness



$20 worth of NEW RELEASE  2Crafty Chipboard!
 See their awesome new products just released HERE!

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.

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!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration 
purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection 
of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



$15 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting 
artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!

They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!



$25 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers 
& wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,
both fabric & paper flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to
 their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, 
wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration
 purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara 
products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php


The deadline for this challenge is  TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2014.

We can't WAIT to see what you all come up with based on this
gorgeous mood board!  REMEMBER TO LEAVE A COMMENT



Lizzy Hill said...

When I saw this over at SATW I was ooohing & aaahing....no less here! Love the composition & the colours & work is really subtle but effective.....lucky you're not going iN the challenge...cos you'd win, LOL!!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeee the butterflies!!!!!

Paula Calvanico said...

So lovely :) Great texture you've added into your layers. Oh isn't it awesome finding unused stash!


yyam said...

Really classy and elegant. Love your line about artistic maturity...lol.
Best kind of shopping is the one in your own stash eh? Your layout turned out gorgeous! :)

Evelyn Walter said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the colors you used - they communicate so perfect with the lovely paper and the colors from the photo, and the butterflies are sooo wonderful!
xx Evelyn

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous page and I love those metal frames under your photos. Such awanderfull challange, I have perfect photo and papers for it hope I will find time to play again :).

Val-Belle said...

I loved this layout when I saw it on the blog. Very elegant and your DD looked amazing. So nice to have these pics to scrap. Just gorgeous.
Stunning background too... really compliments the papers and the photos.

Denise Price said...

You struck a perfect balance between masculine and feminine with this gorgeous page. And yay for using up old stash! :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, Helen! Your post made me laugh! Stew and gesso and less is more. Well, not all in the same sentence, of course. But .. you are adorable! Anyway, this is a fab page. I love the colors and your b/g is perfection. (Your handsome boy sure had a beauty of date, too!) Thanks for all the love on my blog yesterday. I know how incredibly busy you are! It's never taken for granted!

Mitralee said...

Love how you captured the memory and the mood board in one Helen Swoop! ;-) Love those butterflies! So super cool!

Bellaidea said...

Great photo and such a beautiful page!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This page is divine Helen!! Gorgeous photos and showcased so beautifully!! Awesome background (as always) and simply stunning!!! ox

Eila Sandberg said...

They were such a cute couple and the photo certainly deserves to be scrapped. Those butterflies are seriously beautiful, just perfect for your gorgeous page! xoxox

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Love love love this layout Helen! the background is so fabulous. Such a classy and elegant page!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Stunning page. Beautiful soft background. I love every little embellishment you added.

Denise van Deventer said...

This is sooooo pretty Helen! Really, really love this one! Amazing design and so beautiful! A definite favourite for me! x