Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sketch Challenge no.38

Hello Everyone

It's the start of a new month and so we have a new sketch challenge for you. We would love for you to play along.


You are welcome to interpret the sketch however you want, to create a page, card or altered project.

Guest Designer Badge

As always we have a super, amazing Guest Designer to provide some inspiration.
This lady is a fabulous creator... Jackie Clark.



Hello there! My name is Jackie Clark, and I am honoured to be guest designing for Scrap Africa. A little about me: I am married to my high school sweetheart and together we have 3 young sons and a dog. We live in Vancouver, Canada, and enjoy the West Coast lifetstyle - skiing in the winter and spending time on the ocean in the summer. Most of my work centres around my boys, and I love to combine different media and bright colours into my work. There's nothing I love more than a sketch challenge, and I was so inspired by this month's sketch that I couldn't stop at just one layout - I had two different ideas swirling around in my head, and decided to run with both of them.
I'd love it if you'd pop by my blog for a visit: Scraps of Brilliance

Here's the first page.


For the first layout, I combined gesso, paper scrap triangles, mists, embossing powder, stamping and chipboard to create the backdrop for my photo, sticking to earth tones and geometric shapes for a masculine feeling.

A couple of close-ups.


For a grungy, textured feeling on the chipboard piece, I layered black gesso, embossing powders (which I heat set, them dabbed with a paper towel while wet to lift some away and create texture) and mists



I stamped the background with black ink, and while it was still slightly wet flicked some embossing ink across the background, and added two iridescent embossing powders to the background. You can see the texture it lends to the background in the photo above.

For my second layout, I selected a chipboard frame to use in the place of the frame in the sketch, and built my layout from there, adding bright colours inspired by the photo to the background, and using black lines and white splatters to ground everything.


A closeup view of some of the background work. In order to achieve the patches of blue and pink, I added super heavy paint to crumpled plastic wrap and stamped it onto the background, adding splatters of mustard yellow mist once it was dry to add a little more dimension.


I wanted the chipboard brickwork to look as though it grew out of the background paper, and I achieved this by colouring it with an off-white chalk edger (actually pastel violet), adding script stamping in metallic purple, and then going over the whole thing roughly with beige.



The chipboard frame was painted with shimmering mists and a paintbrush, with details scribbled in roughly with a pencil crayon.


I tucked the flowers in between the layers of chipboard and propped the picture up using foam tape.

Thanks so much Jackie for these stunning pages! They are really fabulous! ;-)
Please pop over to Jackie's blog to see more of her delightful work.

We have some more Guest Designers to share their takes on the sketch.
Let the seeds of inspiration flourish!!

Mary from Greece - she was a previous TOP HAT, she created a soft, delicate and beautiful page for us.


Hello! I'm Mary and I'm really honored to be guest designer at Scrap Africa. I live in Greece with my wonderfully supportive husband and our three children.
I started scrapping a few months ago and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. I'm still in the experimental stage, so I can't really tell which exactly is my style. I love shabby chic layouts as well as mixed media projects. The only thing I'm sure about is that I love flowers and embellishments and I use them a lot.
When I create I feel very happy and I totally forger everything around me. I get my inspiration from my children, from the nature and of course from all those talented scrappers around the world which are sharing their work with us.
I'm very happy to be here as a guest designer and I want to thank Scrap Africa once again for choosing my page!!!



Beatriz Sanchez was also a previous TOP HAT and she created this gorgeous page for us.


Here's some close-ups.



Thanks so much to Mary and Beatriz for their beautiful inspiration.
Please pop over to their blogs, on the links above, and see more of their beautiful work.

The inspiration does not end, as we have the Design Team to share their projects with you too.


I made a double page layout for this challenge and added the detail on the left instead of the right.






















Thanks so much to the Design Team! We really hope that the creative juices are now flowing and that you will play along with the challenge.

We have a gorgeous prize up for grabs.
A random winner will win this beautiful package below from Scrap & Craft.


Scrap & Craft are a Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Supplier.


OUR STORE

http://scrapandcraft.co.uk/
https://www.pinterest.com/scrap_and_craft/
https://www.facebook.com/scrapcraftshop

This is definitely a package to get your hands on! ;-)

Please upload your projects by 14 April 2015.




Wednesday, 18 March 2015

TOP HATS and Winners - Sketch no.46

Hello Everyone

Wow....we were so thrilled by your projects for the sketch challenge....it was really amazing! ;-)
Thanks sooooo much to everyone who played along...it was a really tough choice to decide on the TOP HATS! ;-) The voting was extremely close and there was only 1 point between the first and second TOP HAT....

Please don't be discouraged if you don't make it to the TOP 3...sadly we can only choose a TOP 3.  However, we really do love seeing your work and maybe next time you are the very TOP HAT itself!!!!


So without further adieu...here is our TOP HAT...
2. Anna Rogalska (Poland) with this stunning and amazing page.


We so loved this page for the vintage feel, the divine styling and amazing details!
It is just stunningly beautiful! ;-) Congratulations Anna! ;-)

The second TOP HAT is another amazing and stunning page by


We so loved the colouring and the fabulous styling and stunning details!
Absolutely gorgeous! Well done Marina! ;-)

Our 3rd TOP HAT is this beauty by


We loved the beautiful blooms, amazing photo and again....gorgeous styling! ;-)
This is such a wonderful and pretty page! ;-) Congratulations Mary! ;-)

Congratulations to our 3 TOP HATS you ladies really created such stunning pieces!
We would love to see more of Marina's work...so please would you email scrapafrica@tynox.co.za for a Guest Design opportunity.

We had some giveaways for this challenge too.

Firstly, is the super voucher from PPBN Designs.




“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have. My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love! All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too! Please visit us and take a look around our shop. If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you!”

14. Irma Tirza wins this $30.00 voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs and congratulations Irma! ;-)


This was Irma's fun and gorgeous page! ;-)



Secondly, there is the entire BoBunny Pincushion paper collection up for grabs.

Image result for bo bunny pincushion

This is won by 21. Rysa! Congratulations! ;-)

This was Rysa's stunning page!


Congratulations Rysa and Irma!
Please can you ladies email scrapafrica@tynox.co.za to claim your prizes! ;-)

Thanks again to everyone who played along! We really do appreciate your support!
xx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mood Board Challenge no.47

Hello Everyone

It's that time of the month again and so it's the start of a new challenge! ;-)

We have a super, duper mood board and we really hope that it will tickle your creative juices and get you to play along.


You can interpret the mood board, in any way you want and create a page, card, or altered project. We would love to hear how the mood board inspired you too, so please remember to tell us.

Guest Designer Badge

We have some super, duper Guest Designers for this challenge and they are sure to inspire you.

First up we have Asmah Zainal Abidin, who was a previous TOP HAT.
Asmah is an amazing creator.  Please pop over to her blog, there is loads of inspiration and eye candy.

a blog by Asmah Zainal Abidin

Passionate in arts&crafts, mixed media, scrapbook, altered, needlecraft, interior deco, books, gardening, cooking&baking, devoted wife and mother.

Asmah created this gorgeous page.


The background, the blooms and the photo are just fabulous and the design so super! ;-)

Secondly we have Natasha Kuzina, Natasha is also a previous TOP HAT and a fabulous creator.


I`m Natasha Kuzina from Russia, Urai . I'm very glad to be invited as a designer to your blog ! I have a notebook in technology mix media . My palette is of spring ! Thank you for the opportunity to create work on your inspiration board!

Natasha created this amazing project.


This cover is so sunny, beautiful, textured and delicately wonderful!

Thanks so much Natasha for creating it for us! ;-)
Please pop over to Natasha's blog, you will find lots of seeds of inspiration! ;-)


To add to the sunny and bright reveal, we have some gorgeous projects from the Design Team.











Fena















Thanks so much to the Design Team! ;-) You created beautiful projects! ;-)

So now it's your turn and we would love to see what you create.

We have some super prizes up for grabs.

Firstly, this yummy EUR20.00 voucher from Scrapiniec.



Scrapiniec is Polish biggest and oldest chipboard manufacturer. They produce chipboard pieces in large variety of sizes and designs in Polish, English and even Russian language. Scrapiniec ships worldwide and fulfills also individual orders.



Secondly, is the super voucher from PPBN Designs.





“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have. My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love! All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too! Please visit us and take a look around our shop. If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you!”

One lucky person will win this $30.00 voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.


You have until 31 March to upload your projects.




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