Sunday, 28 September 2014

28th Sept - Scraplifts

Good morning!  Our challenge today is definitely a fun one.  We want you scraplift a member of our design team from this post. All the design team ladies picked another designer to scraplift for this challenge so you will be scraplifting our scraplifts!  Here are their inspiration layouts and their scraplifted versions:


As soon as I saw HeeSun Kim's layout for last month's tic-tac-toe challenge, I had a "I wish I had thought of that" moment. Like HeeSun Kim, I have plenty of washi tape that I really like but I barely use. I loved the way she had used the washi tape and her super-cute and beautiful layout:

So it wasn't hard for me to choose a layout to scraplift! Since the theme of the layout is my nephew's love for doodling with his markers, I went for a rainbow layout and the result kind of reminds me of his markers. I painted the wooden stars with acrylic paint and added glossy accent to make them pop more:

It was hard to pick one as I love what the design team create! In the end I had to go with Cari's Selfie challenge layout as I really loved it and its her last challenge with us!
I went with stars instead of triangles as they are my favourite shape and fitted the photo of my two little nephews. I keep the main things the same but also made it my own too.
 Thanks so much to Cari for giving us so much inspiration!

In this one I choose the same that Anastasia, the HeeSun Kim's layout for last month's tic-tac-toe challenge. I love how she use that washi and how she did a lot with less.
So the first thing I did was to rotate her layout. I didn't use washi because I don't have many and by now I think I don't like any of them LOL. So I used papaer from Chikaniddy and a photo of my cat Wawito when he was a baby.

This is my last challenge here at The Studio Challenge and I want to say thanks for all the fun moments we share here and I hope I can come back soon!

HeeSun Kim:

17th August - Mood Board. When I saw Anastasia'S LO. It was a mood is refreshing and a thanks to the big size  photo. Blue sky, blue sea...I wanted to fly up to the sky.

What about that! Look at it! His jumping is fantastic! 


I loved the design on Leslie's layout for the August 17th Mood Board Challenge:

I chose to keep two main elements: the large title, which I substituted with my journaling, and the photo framed by a large layer cluster, I kept pretty close with some of the embellies, too - the camera, the title on the left hand on the photo etc etc. My layout is featuring my DS11, having a fish spa in Crete this summer:

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew that Anastasia's take on our August Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge was exactly where I'd find my inspiration.
I adore her stunning, multi-photo design and trendy, big triangle and used them to create this girly page of my middle kiddo braving the cool, January temps to give Grandma's cat some lovin'.  Many of the goodies you'll find below came from my September Jenni Bowlin Papercrafting Kit, which includes lots of papers from Crate Paper's Notes & Things Collection.
I am a big fan of Tessa Buys' work and when I saw her layout for last month's tic-tac-toe challenge, I knew I had to scraplift it!  Here is her original layout:
And here is my scraplift of it.  I kept a lot of the elements the same (why mess with a good thing?).  I added in the thick strip of patterned paper across the top for two reasons: to bring in a bit of color...and because I just really love this paper and needed an excuse to use it!


The choice this time was difficult, I had several layout in mind until Kat chose thewonderful things she does, this is:

The project I chose to do the scraplift is my partner Kat is very clever to use aminimum of paper and washi tape transform the principal elementalso ever did in myblog with a layout. The work of today is the challenge of tic-tac-toc, hopefully inspire them to participate in this fun challenge.

I really loved Anastasia's layout from the tic-tac-toe challenge. The big triangle just popped out at me.
I changed it up a little bit. My triangle is more geometric, which is just my style lately. I used this sweet photo from when my baby was not too far removed from being a baby. Now he's a big giant kid I barely recognize!
I loved Leslie's tac tac toe layout because of the diagonal design and multiple patterned papers. The arrows that Leslie embellished with actually inspired the theme of my page. Thanks for a great layout to scraplift Leslie!

The ladies could have picked anyone of the design team layouts so it interesting to see what they picked and some are the same too!

We would love to see which of our scraplifts you chose to lift please link them up to the sidebar and please make sure you mention in your post the design team member you lifted.
You have until October 12th to enter!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

August Winners and Favourites

Wow we are amazed by the amount of entries to the challenges this month and they all ROCK! 

However, we had to pick a winner but first a few entries that especially caught our eye...



And the winner is.......

Congrats Maria!!! Please e-mail with your address to claim your prize from Augusts sponsor A2Z Scraplets.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

14th Sept - Sketch

Hi, everyone!
For today's challenge, we have a lovely sketch created by Valerie.  Her sketch is based off the button layout that our August Guest Designer, Kerry Bruce, created.
Here is the sketch:

Isn't it fun?!
And here are the beautiful layouts that our design team created:


Thanks to the sketch I finally did something I wanted for some time - make a circle of sequins and used my sewing machine to sew circles on them. I really enjoyed it! I went all gold as a kind of tribute to my school friends and used lots of vellum paper to keep a lighter touch on the background.

For this challenge I rotate the sketch, I used papers from October Afternoon and a photo of my hubby on our dating aniversary, My favorite part are the library cards I sew, They look so fun!

HeeSun Kim:

The myriads of stars were twinkling in the night sky. I hope that she shines like a star in the night sky.

I chose to use cards from a Projekt Life collection for my layout, just they had the perfect colors (and theme) for my photo.

I cut the buttons from some worn out blazers ages ago - I knew they would be useful one day :-)

That big circle nearly scared me right out of my boots!  I mean... I've done pages with large circles but never really liked the end result... until today.  I still can't believe that my cutie patootie is already seven-months-old.  These pics were taken during his first month of life and highlighted by another conglomerate of manufacturers from Stampin' Up and Pebbles, Inc. to Jenni Bowlin and Market Street Stamps.  It's the way to go, folks ;)!
This was a fun sketch to work with, although the circle scared me a little bit initially!  However, I finally made peace with it (ha!) and rotated the sketch on its side for this layout. 

For this opportunity, I decided to transform the sketchand turned around, but alsochange the figure to a squareif you turn the sketch is similar. I hope you like mylayout and will inspire you to play with shapes.

I love doing layouts with large circles, so I was thrilled with this sketch.  I decided to use this old photo of my little guy. Gotta document the time I sent him to school with chicken pox! :)  

We would love to see all your great takes of this sketch so please link them up to the side bar when you're finished for a chance of becoming our guest designer for a month. You have until 8:00am GMT on 12th October to enter!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

31st Aug - Tic tac toe

Hey, everyone!

Today we have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you.  This month's tic-tac-toe board was designed by team member Kat Benjamin.  Here is the board:

And here is what our designers created with it:

I just loved this tic-tac-toe challenge, although it wasn't easy to choose which line I would use for my layout - but this time it was because I liked all of them. Finally I went for the third vertical line: stars (used lots of them and different types, in background vellum, stickers and wood veneer), paint splatters and at least 3 types of alphas. And here is the result:

For this challenge I choose the third horizontal line (Something that sparkles-doily- 3 types of alpha). I been wanting to use a world background for A while and I finally did it! I love the result. I took this photo when I arrived to Brazil, for the second time in my life. I love Brasil and can't wait next summer to go there again =)

HeeSun Kim:

I used the top row - hot pink, at least 2 kinds of washi, stars
I'm collecting the washi. (so pretty!) I collected hundreds of washi. But I almost never have used it. Because I didn't want to be breaking the packaging too. Today is the day of the washi! Let's use freely! She's my niece! adorable~~


I chose one of the diagonals: Hot pink, chipboard and three kinds of alphas

Every photo has a story to tell - but it might not be the obvious one. I bet you are sure the journaling is about our kitten riding with my son, but it's not *lol*. Title/journaling says: " Every picture has a story to tell - like that 2014 was the year M decided he no longer would wear regular t-shirts, shirts with collars only, and that Polo Ralph Lauren was the only desent brand". He has become such a snob - sigh.

What a great tic-tac-toe board Kat has whipped up, for us, this month!  Matter of fact, it was uber difficult for me to pick just one row/column.  I took lots of inspiration from the entire grid but ended up making my tic-tac-toe across the bottom (sparkly letters, doily, and three types of alphas), using a smorgasbord of products from a medley of different manufacturers, including Stampin' Up!, My Mind's Eye, and American Crafts.

I used the top row across: hot pink, at least 2 types of washi (I used 3) and stars.  I love the results!!  I've been playing around with washi tape a bunch recently, so I've had this idea floating around in my head for awhile.  I'm glad it worked out and I was able to highlight this photo of my husband and I with our adorable niece.

I really liked the proposal of Tic-Tac-Toe proposed by Kat, it was hard to choose because everything I liked, until I finally chose the first horizontal line (hot pink, 2 different washi tape and stars). Take this challenge to continue using cuts cameo, taking advantage is mine so recently I have to take advantage. Photography is my husband, at the scene of a deserted theater in Salitera Humberstone Iquique, a city in northern Chile, a tourist place you can not miss the magic that has to be there....

Time has come for me to say farewell to  The Studio Challenges.
I have been on the team since August 2012 and I have made some of my favorite pages for this team and I will truly miss all my sweet team mates. This is my final page (I chose the middle horisontal row) and I used chipboard from this months sponsor A2Z Scraplets on my page:

I had a hard time choosing a row, but I am happy with what I decided to use. I went with four kinds of patterned paper, chipboard, and paint splatters. Love the way this layout turned out!

It was really hard to choose a row or column to work with, but once I started combing through my stash, I settled on the stars, paint splatters, 3 alphas column. I made the alphas the star of the show and used the mist and stars as accents.

Guest Designer - Kerry Bruce
Such an awesome choice of Tic Tac Toe items but in the end I opted for the last column - stars, paint splatters and three different alpha's.
I had kept the 'Photo Bomb' Project Life card with this photo as I knew I wanted to use them together and I decided to make a fun page with a masculine feel  so the stars were a perfect fit! I chucked around some co-ordinating paint and kept the title short but appropriate!

Hope you have been inspired by our team and will play along!

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