Sunday, 5 July 2015

5th July - Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes - Inspired by our America friends' Independence Day, use stars and stripes on your layouts.

Here are the design teams takes on it...


I had so much fun creating this layout: I used a striped black&white paper by Dear Lizzy and I diecut some stars with my Big Shot. I love the result!

What better way to celebrate the 4th than a page of my kiddos all decked out in their red, white, and blues?!  This one is really a conglomeration of lots of different manufacturers' fabulosities that I've collected over the years.  So glad to finally give so many oldies but goodies a home!

I decided not to do a patriotic layout to highlight the stars and stripes and went with a fun Summer palette instead. 


The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, so I knew I would go patriotic with this challenge. However, I ended up scrapbooking a photo from Memorial Day instead. I used the Atlas collection by Pink Paislee. Even though it is a travel-themed collection, there were plenty of stars and stripes to work with!


This is a message for my country...Sun is here..sun is always here..

Seungeun Lee
Namsan in korea, the lovers fills the lock as a token of love~!
Namsan is a famous mountain in Seoul.Climb aboard the cable car you can see the
view of Seoul at a glance.The famous night view~!!!

Hee Sun Kim

like a shining star in the night sky. You are my idol!

For the stars and stripes challenge, I went way back and looked at my boxed photos before the age of digital!  We don't always do fireworks celebrations and so this old photo of my daughter watching the fireworks was just something I wanted to capture on a layout .  The look on her face was priceless and she had such a wonderful time!   I also wanted to show folks that you can still scrap the "imperfect" pics without fixing them up.  I kept it simple with some wood veeners and hand cut some stars from a distressed patriotic paper sheet that I've had for years! 

Hope they have inspired you to get creative with stars and stripes! Please link up your finished layouts to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

21st June - Food

Today's challenge is Food- a nice easy one, we want to see your layouts about food.

Here are the design teams food layouts;

As it's food it had to be one of the cakes I've made, this one was a Avengers Cake for my nephew. It was great to see his face when I gave it to him, it lit up!

since I didn't have any food photo printed at home I decided to make an Art Journal page using a picture from a magazine. being italian, the protagonist of my page is PASTA of course!!

HeeSun Kim
I love black tea! They have a lovely sweet scent.
That lovely, rich fragrant smell of the lemon enveloped me.

I just couldn't ignore my June Noel Mignon Happy Go Lucky Classic Kit for this number.  It was summer-inspired and perfect for a page of two of my cuties munching on their favorite Outshine Fruit Bars.  Yum!

I love Sweet things~!Sweet things make me feel good.
In the pretty decorations are happy just by looking into the eye~!!



In Greece we looooove food! But summer is for the fruits!! Watermelon is my favorite, you can always find it in my place! So, anyone thirsty? 

Guest Designer Aliki
Hello, my name is Aliki and I live in Greece. I'm 43 years old, a mom of two who keep me on my toes! The only things that relax me are my yoga classes and being creative! My layouts are CAS mainly although I do enjoy experimenting in other styles. I'm pleased to have been given the opportunity of being guest designer this month! It's been so much fun, and I hope I've inspired you to create something as well!
Thanks so much to Aliki for designing for us this month, Aliki we have loved your creations and hope you have enjoyed it!

You have until the 5th July to enter this months challenges so there's still plenty of time to join in, we would love to see your layouts!

Sunday, 14 June 2015

April's Winner and Favourites

I still havent caught up with our winners and favourites so it's about time to get another one chosen!

Here are April's favourites and our winner 

Some of our favourites .....

And our winner is..........

Queen Kat!

Really lovely layouts ladies! Thanks to eveyone that joined in with us!
Queen Kat please email me Anna at (thestudiochallenges to become our guest designer for a month!

See you next Sunday for a new challenge!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

7th June - Sketch

The first challenge for this month a sketch. I (Anna) created it this time, it was inspired by HeeSun Kim's Spring Pin Layout. Hope you all like it!

Here are the design teams takes ...

I had so much fun making this sketch my own by first and foremost swapping out the floral bits for chevrons.  I put my Cameo to good use with inspiration from Crate Paper'sJourney Collection, but you'll also find lots of goodies from Heidi Swapp and My Mind's Eye amidst the layers; and that little, floral tag was the perfect place for a bit of hidden journaling.

Instead of keeping my photo to the upper right, I moved it to the center of my page, then I scattered some embellishments in the same direction as the flowers in the sketch.

Vasso Sofou

This months Guest Designer Aliki
This is her great take on the sketch....

Hope you like the sketch and its inspired you to have a go, please link up your entries to the sidebar by the 5th July, I would love to see what you do with the sketch!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

White on White

Good morning, everyone!!  Today's challenge is a fun one: White on white, use white products on white paper! Or if that is just too difficult, white with one other colour.

Have a look at what our team created:
I've wanted to try a white on white layout for a while and this was the perfect chance. I had a lot of fun, I love the soft look of the page and the fact that the picture is the main focus.

HeeSun Kim
Don't you ever wanna become a butterfly? Just imagine the world without butterflies. It would be a sadder place without the joy that the sight of a butterfly brings! I said hello to the beautiful flowers and butterflies.

"Nice to meet you!"

I love white on white - it's the perfect excuse to work with layers and structures, gesso and paste. I was out of white burlap, and the corrugated words had a cover with gesso, too.

Close up photo of materials with structures:

I have to admit that this challenge brought me a lot of anxiety.  I've been scrapping for over a decade now, and I know my style well enough to be secure in saying that monochromatic pages are NOT ME.  So, I was super grateful that Anna allowed one other color.  A few shades of black got me through, and I'm super pleased with the outcome.  It's really just a haphazard mix of yummy goodies and textures to show off a picture of my exhausted, little, newborn bear on our adventure home from the hospital.

For this layout, I decided to use a bunch of different textures - I used thick paper, cardstock, a doily, a tag and a fabric banner - plus I sprinkled in some sequins and wood veneers to finish off the all white look.

Seungeun Lee
I used stencil,modeling paste,White flowers,resins etc.
My penpal friend's family photo~!When a friend learned in high school.
Already can not believe that the mother of two children!!
Times faster..

For me, the trick to this challenge was finding the right photo. I think surrounding this particular picture with layers of white cardstock, vellum, washi and thread is a great way to keep the focus on the photo. I couldn't help but use the colorful flowers and alpha as embellishments, though.

We hope the design team has inspired you to have a go! You have until 7th June to link up your layouts to the side bar.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

March's Winner and Favourites

We had SO many fabulous entries in March it has been a tough decision to pick a winner and favourites! Thank so much to each and very one of you who linked up your entries, they were great and we loved looking at them!

Here are our favourites... 


And our winner is .....

Aliki please email me to arrange to be our guest designer for a month.

All such lovely layouts ladies, well done and thank you!

See you Sunday for another new challenge!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

10th May - Pink, Black and Gold

Hey, everyone!!  Today's challenge is a fun one - we've picked a totally fun color scheme that we would love for you to use on your project: pink, black and gold!

Here is what our designers came up with:

As most of my pages are boy pages/masculine pages, I really enjoy when I have an excuse to use pink :-) The photo in mylayout is taken a week ago, when some of the neighbours surprised me on my birthday by popping by in the evening with a bottle of champaign,  just to celebrate me :-)

I've had this stack of ballet photos of my daughter, sitting on my desk, waiting for just such an occasion as this palette, for nearly two months.  So, as soon as our new challenge came across the DT Blog, I knew they'd be the perfect place to start.  A mix of leftover goodies from several recent Noel Mignon kits provided the foundation.

Such a fun color combination to work with!  I used some of my fun Pink Paislee Bella Rouge papers to create this layout.  I was also inspired by the current Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues.


Here is my LO created with shades of pink, gold for the title and a touch of black for the written


This was really a challenge for I don't really have  gold  in my stash! But two or three papers were enough ! The result was a surprise for me! I totally love this color combination!!

Did the design team do a great job with this challenge?!

You have until 7th June to link up your layouts.

Happy Scrapping!