Sunday, 2 August 2015

Cape Town Layout for Scrap Around The World
August Mood Board

Hi everyone!  Here is my take on the new August mood board up at 
Scrap Around The World yesterday!  I just LOVED this mood board.
  Very much ''my scene"!  The colours are beautiful as are the textures
& the travel theme is something universal that we all do at some time
or other so I do hope you will join us & it will be a popular challenge.  

These challenges provide the PERFECT opportunity to just kick back & use up your stash.
That is one of the things I LOVE about scrapbooking challenges that are not affiliated with
any manufacturer, as it's the time you can be free to use whatever you have lying around!

I used a sheet of white cardstock that I've been mopping up residual mists on for 
a while now so that was already "created"! Along with a bunch of old rub-ons -
 LOVE the effect of those!  Some copper wire & some paper from Echo Park. 
 VERY old as I haven't bought from them in years!

The photo is a mobile phone snap of 3 of the kids with hubby.  
Minus my younger daughter who can't open her eyes up for the camera
 in bright sunlight LOL!  So she was with me on the other side of the camera!!

I also added a strip of 4 photos of our trip.  Various road shots of the very scenic
 Cape.  If any of you ever visit South Africa, Cape Town should be the top of 
your list.  Well it always is for tourists.  Just come in the Summer as winter 
weather is rainy & cold so not much sight-seeing can be done then.  

Of course no page is complete without a Prima flower or 3.
The metal 'thread' is copper electrical wire & works GREAT
for this purpose as it holds it's shape.  Can be found in any
 hardware store {also used for hanging pictures the old fashioned way}.

For my texture I used stamps, rub-ons that were mangy so rather flaky 
{perfect!} resin dots & a light dry-brushing of gesso for a distressed look.  

The travel theme brad & typewriter key clip come from Prima & were
really ideal for this page.  The rubber circle is a Pink Paislee Artisan Element.

Thank you for your visit today & I do hope you will find time to play
 along with us this month for 10 wonderful prizes as usual.


Each month we offer 10 MERIT BASED PRIZES, 1 random prize 
1 follower's prize {see first paragraph} so 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

You can also find & follow us on PINTEREST HERE.

All winners must be official Google Friend Connect Followers 
of the SATW blog {see the SATW's sidebar - top left - to sign up!}

One random winner is chosen from all the entries, but please remember that to be
 eligible for this, you MUST upload your entry to the SATW Facebook page HERE!  

The other random prize is for one lucky COMMENTER so no need to even enter
 a project for this prize!  Just leave some comment encouragement on ANY
 of the SATW 7 monthly blog posts right HERE!  The more posts you 
comment on the more chance you have of winning!



$50 worth of chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{image is for illustration purposes may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

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.  


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

{image is for illustration purposes may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for the purpose of 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 HEREGoogle Plus HEREPinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

3rd PRIZE 

Prize package valued at $30 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 grungeYou 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.


$25 worth of products from 13@rts

{image is for illustration purposes & may 
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 Instagram HERE Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


$20 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.


$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!


$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 
& may 
not reflect exactly what you will receive}

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.

10th PRIZE

Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies 

from Design Team member Karine Gagnon {Canada}

 {exactly as shown}

This prize includes 3 packs of chipboard, 1 bottle of Shimmers Coloringz, 
1 stamp sent from Limecitron, 
1 pack of Prima Shabby Chic Treasures & 1 pack of Prima flowers!


Scrapbook kit from Scraps of Elegance Kit Club

{The 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 Monday 31st August 2015.



Lynette Jacobs said...

Love your page. Gorgeous texture and layering. Yup nothing would be complete without flowers xx

Mitralee said...

Weird, my youngest has the same problem...he wears glasses though so we got him the ones that turn in the sun. ;-) Love the layout, that photo strip MADE ME HAPPY! Love the ratty rub-ons, super cool!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the layers and the flowers!!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

So beautiful (as is your family). I love the background papers and the matting behind the photos - and the flowers are wonderful as well. Lovely design.

Helen Wallace said...

Another lovely page from Chez Helen. Love the idea of using a background which is already made. I'm so going to try that. Gorgeous MM as usual. TFS

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous, Helen - you use those strip photos to perfection....that little cork circle saying....NICE! Lovely, lovely page:)

Denise van Deventer said...

Awesome challenge again this month and loving your page! Super that you are using up some stashy goodies...that always gets me feeling real good when I do that! ;-) I know you put a lot of work and effort in SATW...I just know that the fruits will come back to you two fold! You do a stunning job! ;-)

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous creation Helen,love it