Thursday 24 May 2012

Challenge # 5 - Keep Calm and...

Hello dear friends of Scrap Africa!
We are very excited to bring you a new challenge today.
We must say that it was a lot of fun and surely it was challenging even for us to create our projects for this reveal.
So, here it is. First of all, please keep calm :-)) 
Off course all of you are familiar with this type of posters:
keep calm and carry on

You will need to create any scrap project (a layout, a card or an altered object) with a phrase on it "Keep Calm and..." - the end of the phrase is up to you. Be funny, be creative, be thoughtful - whatever the moodyou are in, as long as you spread the calmness around :-)))
If you will decide to create a poster featuring a phrase, make sure you think of something innovative and interesting: 
It must not be just plain letters on the plain background!
You can see some ideas of "Keep Calm" phrases on this Pinterest board

Our guest designers for today's challenge are Roulien Stahnke and Val Thorpe.
These ladies were among the winners of our Rainbow Challenge.
We are very happy and honored that they joined us today to bring you some wonderful inspiration.

"Keep Calm and Love Family" Frame 

"Keep Calm and Scrap On" Altered Box for Sketch Cards 

Val says about her project: 
" I recently purchased the Pagemaps 1 & 2 from Becky Fleck. Not only do you get the book of sketches and samples but at the back of the book you get all the sketches and samples on little cards, like playing cards and you also get the box for the cards. The box can be altered and so in keeping with the theme I decided to go with KEEP CALM AND SCRAP ON J because the boxes will sit on my desk and I will be able to take them with me wherever I go and so I will always have inspiration allowing me to KEEP CALM AND SCRAP ON... I loved this challenge. Thank you."
Please visit Val's blog to see more details on her project.

Now it is our designer's turn to keep you calm :-))

"Keep Calm and Enjoy the Ride" 

"Keep Calm and Look at the World from a Different Point of View" 

"Keep Calm and Journey on" 

"Keep Calm & Take it Slow" 
by Jeaunes Viljoen

"Keep Calm and Make Stuff" 
Here is what Jowilna says:
"I loved this challenge. I have threatened for ages to paint a Union Jack flag and this was the time. I used a piece of wood as my base board. I originally started off with black board paint but it wasn't meant to be...I used a purple blue paint dabber over the black to create the navy, then filled in the white and red. on top of everything I added my lettering cut on the cricut machine in plain white card stock. I sealed everything with a layer of gel medium. lastly, I added a layer of antiquing liquid that i use when painting furniture to give it an aged and antique look. A single oval diamond finishes off the crown also cut on the cricut. so I am make some stuff..."

"Keep Calm. God is in Control"
by Lynette Jacobs
Lynette says:
"I never thought I would scrap these photos of my darling son.  The title was however perfect for this.  These photos were taken during a period of 3 months in which my son was diagnosed with a malformation in his brain which is inoperable and after two brain bleeds he was blind.  The Lord restored his sight over a period of months, something the doctors believed was impossible."

"Keep Calm and Enjoy This" 

"Keep Calm & Balance" 

We believe that by now you are totally calm and ready to begin with your own exciting projects.
Once completed, please link it bellow.
You have until 14th of June to do so (3 weeks).

Make sure you play according to the rules - it is pretty simple.

Our current sponsor is Kaisercraft!

To stand a chance of winning one of two prize packs you need to take a part in one or two of our challenges 
(sketch # 5 and this challenge).
Each prize includes:
35 sheets of paper, 3 paper pads, 3 packs of rub-ons, 3 packs of stamps, 1 pack of ribbons, 
1 pack of collectables, 1 acetate sheet , 5 sticker sheets (30 x 30).
These prize packs include materials from the brand new collections Magnolia Grove and Rock Pool, as well  as other 4 new collections that will be released in June and July. How cool is that? You don't want to miss this great opportunity!

Remember, you still have 1 week to complete and enter your layouts based on 
We can't wait to see your wonderful projects!
Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today!
Have a great day, everyone! ♥


  1. so many wonderful and very different projects, ladies! thank you very much for you outstanding work! you rock! ♥

  2. Wow...stunning projects. Roulien I love that frame!

  3. Thanks Scrap Africa - a great challenge and some lovely examples

  4. Thanks so much for always having such fun and unique challenges!!! I just love to play along with them!! The DT have amazing projects!!! @ Lynette . . . Thank you so much!!!

  5. Wow ladies...such amazing inspiration...
    Must definitely get my hands dirty on this one!
    Super challenge...Thanks ;-)

  6. Some very interesting inspiration! I love the Keep Calm posters and sayings :)


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