Tuesday, July 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #13 | TUSIA LECH

Hi Lovelies,
This month we have an International Guest Designer that plays a big part in the Scrapbooking industry.  She is the lady behind the beautiful brand that is 7dots Studio.  Please welcome Tusia Lech.


"Scrapbooking fills my whole life – it is all around me – in my private life and in my job career, as I am the owner of 7 Dots Studio and also an eager scrapbooker . I love the process of creation – I have created things since early childhood – all kinds of handmade things always attracted me. I cannot imagine my life without making some art. Even if I leave for a weekend, I always take my small “art-bag”, filled with art-journal supplies.
I love all kinds of media – if I would have to define my style, I would say that media are the only constant thing. My favourite colours are fresh, bold greens, blues and pinks, but at the same time I just love delicate, pale hues of beige, rose and white. However there is something in my projects, what can be found always – a positive, feminine style.
I am lucky enough to be a designer in a few very creative places. I love drinking coffee, reading books, walking through the forest, watching flowers on the meadow, basking in the autumn sun and being deep in my inner world. I can say that I am a happy person and wouldn’t change a single thing in my life.



"The nature of women is very complex. We are fragile but also tough. We are delicate but determined too. For my layout I have chosen a photo of mine in Halloween disguise. How often we are "in disguise" in real life... The whole composition of embellishments was meant to show the opposites, that live inside us: delicate subtle flowers, light feathers and rusty distressed metallic elements. Thank you for inviting me as Guest Designer - the moodboard is very inspiring and during my creative process many interesting thoughts came to the surface."
Hugs,
Tusia"

So what do you think?  How different is Tusia's take on this months challenge?!  Have you linked up yet?  Only 5 more days to submit your entry into this months moodboard challenge.  Remember you can link up via the blog or add it to the Facebook page.  

Krisy
xxx

Thursday, July 20, 2017

JULY HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #13 | DAWN LEWIS

Hi Lovely Scrap the Girls followers,

This month I have a Homegrown Guest Designer that you may recognise from TV...Please welcome Dawn Lewis.



Dawn is a professional crafter, which is exactly as cool as it sounds.

Working out of her home studio, accompanied by Quality Control Kitty, Dawn creates projects for craft magazines, runs an online cardmaking supply store, keeps up with 2 YouTube channels and does some pretty cool freelance design work (including Australian Girl, Semco, Francheville, Milford Threads & DMC to name a few). You may remember her from her days hosting Scrap It TV, Australia's very own papercrafting television show. Dawn teaches craft classes at her local sewing machine centre on the NSW Central Coast, and recently was a speaker at The Artful Business Conference. She believes that craft of any kind is good for the soul, the mind and the hands, and that when you master the basics you can go on to break all the rules!


Here is Dawn's Layout:




And this is what she had to say:
I know you can't tell from the black & white photo ... but the bodice of my wedding dress was red, and my veil was gold. I guess I've always been drawn to unusual things, and my wedding day was going to be no exception to that rule!!! This mood board was just so "me", and I was drawn to the feather motif and deep moody colours, though I did brighten them ... it was a happy occasion afterall 😀 Absolutely every item on this page came from my stash, some pieces are over a decade old, but I love how it all came together. The black, red and cream cardstock is all leftover bazzil from old projects ... nothing goes to waste on my papercrafting desk!!!

Go and check out everything Dawn has been up to...Here are her social media links.
Website
http://dawnlewis.com.au

Email
enquiries@dawnlewis.com.au

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DawnLewisImagery

Twitter
https://twitter.com/DawnLewis

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/DawnLewisPaints

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/dawnlewisimagery

Pinterest
https://au.pinterest.com/dawnlewis


Make sure you link up your layouts.  The entries so far this month are pretty awesome and remember there are two prizes, an international one and an Australian one.

Krisy xx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

JULY MOODBOARD CHALLENGE | DARK MOON

Hi Ladies.

A new month and it's time for a new challenge.  This month it's a moodboard to inspire you. Remember, you just need to take inspiration.  You do not have to incorporate something from every image.  Just pick things that appeal to you.  This moodboard challenged some of the Design team so even the best of the best get challenged.  Don't over think it was my advice to them and also to you.
I can't wait to see what you come up with.  I have titled this one "Dark Moon"

Here are some Design Team inspiration layouts for you...







As you can see, all the girls have very different styles and have interpreted this moodboard in very different ways.  Take it as inspiration and think outside of your comfort zone.

I cannot wait to see all the entries this month. I was so excited to put together this moodboard.  I hope that you see something in it that gets you thinking too.

Oh, and this months challenge is sponsored by The Resin Rainbow.  This is one that you want to win.  Go check out the stuff Janet has for sale...It's awesome.



Krisy xx

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER | MAY "MOTHER" CHALLENGE WINNER & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi Lovelies,

Sorry it's so late in the month but June has been a bit busy with the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo and a death in the family but I would like to announce the winner of our May "Mothers" challenge today.

I also have another special announcement.  Kareen who owns her own Etsy Flair badge store called Accent Scrapbooking By Kjkareen in Quebec Canada has offered to sponsor Scrap the Girls each month with an International prize.  The prize will be $25 worth of randomly selected flairs.They have English and French flairs and different themes.  They also ship worldwide so, go check them out.


Here's all the links:

Go visit their webstore on ETSY : www.etsy.com/shop/kjkareen.

Blog : www.chezaccentscrapbooking.blogspot.ca
Facebook : www.facebook.com/accentscrapbooking

Instagram : www.instagram.com/accent_scrapbooking

So what that means is that ALL International Entries are now eligible for a prize.  Each month from this May announcement on we will have two winners each month.

So, let's get on with our winners:
Congratulations to Vija Anton



You have won a prize pack from Cocoa Vanilla Studio


And Congratulations to Inna Boiko with this gorgeous journal page.



you have won a Prize pack of flairs from Accents Scrapbooking by kjkareen


Both winners if you could message me via the Facebook page with your postal details, I will arrange to get you prizes out to you.

Also, If you have played along in the past and are an international player, can you all check your other messages/ junk folders on Facebook, Instagram or email.  I have sent a number of invitations for Guest Designers but I haven't had a response.  So, message me back!

I'll be back in a few days with July's challenge and Junes winners.

Thanks
Krisy xx

Sunday, June 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #12 | WILNA FURSTENBERG

This month's Guest Designer has a very distinct style that is so beautiful and the layout she has produced for this months challenge is no exception.  I just look at it and think WOW! Please welcome Wilna Furstenberg.


Wilna is a neo-expressionistic painter turned scrapbook, digital designer, and Art Journaler who has spent years applying her background in fine arts to her passion for preserving memories. A popular online and in-class teacher, she has honed the fine art of balancing her logical and organized side with her free-spirited expressive side. And she definitely knows how to have fun along the way! Wilna has been working in the Scrapbooking Industry for 11 years and it all started when she was one of 25 winners of the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2006. She designed for Making Memories, Jenny Bowlin, October Afternoon and Two Peas in a Bucket until 2013 when she started her own company called iHeartstudio. Wilna is a popular event teacher at retreats and has been fortunate to teach classes in the US, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Australia. She has taught online for Studio Calico, Big Picture Classes, Craftsy and have lots of classes on her own website iheartstudio.ca. Wilna is also a frequent guest on the Paper Clipping Roundtable.

Social Media:Wilna’s Blog: http://www.wilnafurstenberg.comShop: http://www.iheartstudio.caInstagram: https://instagram.com/wilnafurstenberg/Facebook: http://on.fb.me/19Zn4WpYouTube: http://tinyurl.com/qbppk8r

Here is Wilna's Layout....



How about some close ups too...




And this is how she did it...
"I created this layout as a memory for my birthday this year. I turned 46 and it's a big thank you prayer to God about His love and care in my life. I used a printable from my Primavera collection (http://iheartstudio.ca/miniclass8) and Used a stencil and molding paste to make the texture on the white background. I waited until it was dry and painted over it with watercolors. Lastly I added the flowers and photo and a tiny floral image at the bottom of the page. I love this sketch and I feel you can make many pages using it! thank you so much for inviting me to play along!"

Thank you Wilna. I know this layout has certainly inspired me. I just love it.

Have you linked up yet? Not long to go for the rest of this month and we will announce the Name the Sketch winner.

Remember to link up via the Blog or send your layouts through the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #12 | KIM ARCHER

So, time has gotten away from me this month.  I thought tomorrow was the 20th but nope, turns out it is today.  Today I have some more inspiration for you in the form of our Homegrown Guest Designer.  This month I invited a lady that is responsible for so much inspiration and we rarely see her actual work.  Curious how?  Well, this months Designer is responsible for JOT Magazine.  Please welcome Kim Archer to Scrap the Girls.



"Hey there Scrap the Girls ladies!
I'm Kim Archer, long time paper lover/memory keeper and publisher of Jot Mag. I'm a graphic designer and I've been involved in the paper craft industry since 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to have had lots of opportunities along the way including teaching for stores/online/retreats plus designing product, design teams, regularly creating content for scrapbooking magazines, being part of the For Keeps Elite Team and Scrapbooking Memories Masters Team and building several businesses along the way.
Today my focus is very much on continuing to build Jot as a brand by creating our digital magazine issues, speciality ebooks and working on our Jot blog.
Thanks Krisy for inviting me to be part of your challenge .. It was indeed a challenge as I rarely make scrapbook layouts these days BUT I'm still very much creating as I'm a huge fan of Project Life and I'm tackling the smaller sized 6x8 Project Life album this year which so far is working well for me. Am I all caught up? Nope! But I'm totally okay with that and happy to be adding in our photos and stories when I can!
For this challenge I freaked out at all the flowers on this sketch! I own barely any flowers! So I made my own from paper circles. The layout is 6x8 and will go directly into my Project Life album. I love mixing up full pages like this -- the chance to create some mini layouts -- amongst my pocket pages. Thanks again Krisy for inviting me to be a part of your challenge blog."

And here is Kim's take...


Here are some close ups too...



Thank you so much Kim for playing along with us this month. If you want to check out more of Kim here are all her links.


This layout and the flowers are perfect. The flowers had me stumped at the beginning too. Kim has a really clean style and its so pretty to look at. I hope it inspires you to interpret the sketch how you see it. The flowers don't need to be scary substitute them for something else...Remember its all about interpretation.

Make sure you link up your layouts via the blog or send them through via the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

Thursday, June 1, 2017

JUNE CHALLENGE - NAME THAT SKETCH


Hi Lovely Scrap the Girls Followers,

Today we are almost half way through the year.  This year has flown it's going to be Christmas soon so I hope you have all started your present shopping.  Don't leave it to the last minute. Can you tell I like to be prepared. LOL

Anyways, this month we have returned to a Scrap the Girls staple challenge the trusty sketch.  This one was prepared by our past DT member Rikki Grazini.  I haven't named it yet but I am open to suggestions, please leave your thoughts in the comments.  The winning comment will win a guest design spot later in the year.  Open to everyone so get your thinking hats on.  Here is the sketch.


And here are the DT's take on it.  There is a lot of rotating, and layers.

Sue





This month's lucky challenge winner will win a prize from Charms Creations who is wonderful enough to sponsor us this month.  Head over and check out her page on Facebook.


I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  I will be back later in the month to announce the winner.

Krisy xx

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