Monday 17 June 2013

TOP 3 - Sketch Challenge no.18

Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a good Monday and that the weekend was a relaxing and cheerful one.

Firstly, thanks so everyone that played along with this sketch challenge, it was really super to view the different interpretations and see all your creativity! Many, many thanks for always playing along.

Okay, we start off today with our giveaways. Firstly the winner of the Fabscraps chipboards is:


Ada Nicholls! Congratulations Ada! 

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My giveaway away goodies, goes to Wiosanka! Congratulations Anna!

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Please send your details to and we will pop them in the post for you.
Now, for the TOP 3 projects...
 14. Lee Dreyer 

Congratulations Lee, once again, for creating a beautiful masterpiece! We love the styling, the details and that beautiful colouring! It is simply, just a stunning page!
 15. Carol Pimentel 

We loved this page Carol and the soft colouring, layering and gorgeous details really caught our eye! This is a fabulous page and really well done to you!
3. Lisa-Marie Watling 

You did such a great job with the sketch and your sunburst effect! It all points to that super sweet photo!Well done Lisa-Marie! Soooo beautifully done! Awesome page!
Congratulations ladies, you have all been featured before in our TOP 3 and is obviously testament to your super creativity and imagination!
Since all of you have guest designed for us (or are about to) the layout in 4th place was Leila Cassimira and we would love for you to Guest Design for us.  Please send a mail to for the details.
Many Thanks again to everyone who played along! You guys really did wow us with your interpretations of the sketch.
Be back soon!x

Saturday 15 June 2013

Challenge no.18 - Stencils, Paint and Paste

Morning Everyone

It's always great to start a challenge on a Saturday, as one then has some great scrappy time to get going on a project! So we really hope that today you will put paint, paste and stencils to paper and play along with our new challenge! ;-)

Use texture paint or modelling paste, either with a mask or stencil or free hand and any other wet medium like paint or mists etc.

Guest Designer Badge

As always, we have some super inspiration and we have a really great local designer creating for us today.

 Special Guest Designer Liane van Harn

I am the proud wife of an amazing man who has blessed me with two daughters, Shannon {16} & Tyler {12}, I have been married to Steven for 19 years and can honestly say I not only married the man of my dreams, but my best friend.
I started Scrapbooking 13 years ago, when Scrapbooking in South Africa was just starting out, there were a few stores with limited product and that's when I decided to import products from America and start Beautiful Scrapbooks. Although Beautiful Scrapbooks started about 13 years ago and was run from my house as a part time venture, the official store opened 10 years ago and together with my mom we ran the shop until 14 January 2013, when I sold Beautiful Scrapbooks, to 2 very good friends, Debbie & Steph.
I now free lance teach at Beautiful Scrapbooks, and have also been given amazing opportunities to teach @ Rubber Stamp & Engraving thanks to another good friend Lynn that I made while I had my shop.
I am hoping to teach @ other stores, and will go where the Lord takes me.
Together with my "BFF" Amber, we have started creating Scrapbook Kits with a difference, you give us the theme & we create the pages. I cant imagine doing anything more exciting, than being creative with my best friend.


Liane created this super double pager below.  Isn't it just wonderful, with all those super details!!
So beautifully done Liane. Just fabulous!

Next up is a previous Top 3 winner - Irina Gershuk

Irina has such a beautiful and soft style. This card is just gorgeous in every way!

Carol Peixoto is also a previous Top 3 and didn't she create a fun and happy page!
Love this bright and vibrant page. 

Thanks so much to Liane, Irina and Carol for such fabulous inspiration.

So to see what our Design Team created for this challenge, have a look at these super projects.

I first covered the whole page with texture paste and then the background was further  created using alcohol inks, sprays and stamps

I used a Donna Downey Artist Stencil {Item no. 922429}  and texture paste to 
create the hexagons in the background.
The blue colour is Tim Holtz Distress Stain {Colour: Broken China}.
I then misted the whole background with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Old Lace}.

For my project I created a canvas for my friend :)  It measures 16 inches x 20 inches :)

I used an old Heidi Swapp dot mask with texture paste. I then misted the background using Mister Huey inks and glimmer mist for a shiny finish. The pink splats are water colours applied using a water brush.

I applied texture paste using a Prima stencil and while the stencil was still in place I sprayed the texture paste with Slate and Mustard coloured glimmer mist.  I dabbed the mist lightly with paper towel to absorb the excess mist before carefully lifting the stencil and allowing the texture paste to dry completely before completing my layout.

I stencilled with a mixture of lime and aqua paint mixed with texture paste through a Studio Calico stencil.


Out for Publication

I have used 3 different coloured mists to create my background.  Once dried I added texture paste using a brick template.


I applied my texture paste with a palette knife on my back ground  and used various colours of Lindy's Stampgang Mists. I also used a resist technique and various Distress Inks on the Dress form....
Thanks to the Design Team, you girls really rocked this challenge! ;-)

So what's up for grabs?? We have some yummy giveaway goodies from the Scrap and Card Boutique

1 chippie border
1 mirrored embellishment
1 mini album including mini papers inside the album
1 large gem butterfly embellishment
1 packet of brads and rhinestones
1 alphabet sticker sheet
1 chipboard sticker sheet
1 paper sticker sheet
1 acrylic stamp set
1 mini day book including papers, embellishments inside the album
1 fabric sticker pack
1 chipboard banner kit
12 sheets of paper

Wow, this is such a super prize! Thanks so much Scrap and Card Boutique for these wonderful goodies!

Evgenia has kindly also offered some wonderful play things.

Well we hope you are truly inspired by our projects, as well as the random prizes for giveaway! We would love for you to play along.  You have until the 30th June.

Monday 3 June 2013

Top 6 - Chipboard Challenge

Hello Everyone

We hope you had a good weekend and that Monday has been gentle on you!

Wow, we had a record number of entries for the chipboard challenge! We had 83 awesome! Thanks to ALL of you who played along and continually support us! We truly do appreciate it! It was really hard to choose between all these beautiful projects, so thank you for bearing with us!

So I simply decided that a TOP 3 was just not going to cut it, and decided we need a TOP 6. So yes, we have 6 awesome entries to announce today and thanks again, to all who played along.

So let's have a look at these projects.

First is this gorgeous page by Catarina!

We love everything about this page, from the colouring, to the photo, to the gorgeous chippies!
Gorgeous page and so beautifully soft! Congratulations Catarina!

This is a stunning page! We love those chippie butterflies and your sewing, plus that adorable face in the photo! Well done Lee on a fabulous page!

3. Irina and 4.

This is one stunning card! The colour combo, with the material trim, chippies and blooms is a real knockout!
Absolutely wonderful card! Congratulations Irina!

Irina you have 2 entries which have so "wow"ed us! This is another beautiful card and could not be overlooked! It is really a stunner! Well done!

We so loved the delicate detailing on this card, with your chipboard and accents! Beautiful, beautiful work!
Congratulations Victoria!

This page is soft, beautiful and the chippies are super! The styling is so great and really caught our eye!
Beautiful work Karen and so very well done!

Congratulations ladies, we loved your work!

We would love to see more of Lee and Irina's work, so please contact us at for a chance to guest design for upcoming challenges. Thanks ;-)

Now for our random winners. The Design Worx chippies below, goes to

 55. Nataliya 

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Congratulations Nataliya! Please send us your postal details to and we will get it out to you soon.

The yummy goodies from Evgenia goes to: 26. Lisa-Brasil 


Well done Lisa! Please also send us your details and we will get these goodies to you also!

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Congratulations to the TOP 6 and congrats to our 2 random winners!

Thanks again to everyone who played along, we so loved visiting your blogs and being awed by your projects! You guys rock! ;-)

Til next time...

Saturday 1 June 2013

Sketch Challenge no.18

Hello Everyone

It is a bright and fresh start to the weekend and hopefully we can get you scrapping and join along in our new sketch challenge.

We have this super sketch.

Guest Designer Badge

We have a super special Guest Designer this month, and is probably well known to you all, the fabulously talented Tina Walker

A little about me...
I am a working mom, working outside the home.  I have been crafty since I was a little girl (I have my grandma to thank for that) and created my first scrapbook over 15 years ago.  My latest obsession with scrapbooking started 3 years ago and I haven't stopped since.
My children are grown, so much of my crafty inspiration comes from my two French bulldogs, Moose & Flikka.  They are getting quite the reputation in the scrapbook world.  :)  I live in snowy Salt Lake City, Utah, but am an Mid West girl by heart.   I consider myself a craft chameleon.  I frequently move from one type of crafting project to another.  One day I am obsessed with creating scrapbook layouts, and the next day I'm obsessed with mixed media art.  I really enjoy mixing up my projects to keep it fresh and interesting.
Crafting, art, and photography are my passions.  I MUST do them to keep my sanity.  There is nothing better than coming home after a demanding day 'on the job' and getting 'lost' in paper, glue, and paint.
I currently design for - My Mind's Eye and Jenni Bowlin Studios and have been blessed to be published in Somerset Memories, Scrapbook Trends, and Creating Keepsakes.
I would like to thank Evgenia for allowing me to share in my passion for this art.  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!  Now let's get our sketch on!

This is such a great page and I just love the modern styling that Tina has used! It is fresh, upbeat and simply gorgeous! Thanks so much Tina for this wonderful inspiration!

Please visit Tina's blog for some more eye candy!

We also have Sharon Fritchman, who was a previous Top 3 winner, who also has created a super page for this challenge.

I am very excited and honored to be a guest designer for Scrap Africa.  I absolutely love your blog and I am inspired every day by the talented design team and also by the wonderful entries that I see for the challenges.  This sketch was so much fun to work with.  I scrapped a photo that I took in April at Arrowhead Lake, here in Pennsylvania.  I love to use music on my pages, and included the lyrics to a favorite old song by the Lovin' Spoonful"entitled "Daydream." 

Sharon's page is just delightful and certainly takes me away on a day dream! The lace trim border and colouring is just fabulous! Thanks Sharon for creating a wonderful page!

As always, we also have some wonderful inspiration from our design team.
Check the super interpretations...

We have some wonderful goodies up for grabs, and thanks again to Fabscraps for providing us with some giveaway goodies.


I am also giving away a few goodies.

We hope that you will play along with us, and have a chance to win some of these goodies.
You have until the 14th June.

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