Hi Everyone, just a quick one to share another layout for this month's Sketch Challenge here at Scrapville. I really enjoyed a bit of scrapping time, and would like to thank my sister, Marilyn, for the fantastic photos. I always believed Artichokes were an "acquired taste", up there with Grapefruit, Turnips and Sprouts!!
BEE UTIFUL by Janet Watt (CT)
Thanks for looking, and I hope you get a chance to join in.
Today we are sharing some of our entries for the sketch challenges. These sketches have been put up by Anita, so I hope you are inspired by her wonderful designs and have a go.
Colorful by Zan Boyle
GRRR.. by Jennie Seal
Two very bright and colourful layouts, each with their typical girl/boy styles. It's always great to see a take on both gender aspects of a sketch so that it opens a few more creative doors. Will be sharing more soon! Janet
Hello all, today we are sharing some more entries for the Sketch Challenge. These are the last ones for November, so I hope you have been inspired by Anita's monthly designs, and found time to try them. Pumpkin Time has passed us by so this is the last of the entries posted for you.
Out with Friends by Zan Boyle Magic Mountain Holiday by Dawn Collins
Franz Joseph Glacier by Judy Laracy
Thanks for your challenge entries girls, we've got a great contrast of interpretations here. Stay posted for our winner announced in a couple of days.
Today we are sharing some of the ScrapBurst Challenge entries. I hope you are finding time to have a go at this one, there's plenty of choice and an opportunity to scrap and create the Rural things in life that you identify with. You have until Friday 6th December to get all of your ScrapBurst or Card Burst challenges in.
SB # RURAL LIFE ANIMALS/PEOPLE Feed Time @ Gundagai by Zan Boyle
SB #1 - NUMBERS
Windmills by Zan Boyle
So we're off to a start with our ScrapBursts, and we'll have more entries to share once they've been uploaded. Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.
Hi everyone, just a little update to let you all know that we are having problems with our emails, and at the moment nothing is coming through. I hope the ones I've sent have reached you! If you need to contact me please use this temporary email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop on 0260 567258. I will do another update once it is working again, and apologies for the inconvenience to us all! Janet
NOVEMBER 2013 SCRAPBURSTS Well it's that time again, are you ready? We are about to embark on our next round of ScrapBurst Challenges for 2013. And because our Card Bursts were so successful we're sticking with them too! I hope everyone is getting their inspiration into check and ready for the challenges, it's sure to be lots of fun.
Firstly, we need to cover a few Challenge Rules. You can only have one entry in each Challenge (4 x ScrapBursts, 4 x CardBursts) The entry must be your own work The entry must meet all the requirements of each Challenge to qualify You may add Techniques to your Challenges such as: · inking · painting/texture · misting/masking · stamping · stitching/sewing · die cutting · embossing · distressing · handmade
There will be a BONUS PRIZE for any Winning entry who has used a Darkroom Door stamp. ALL ScrapBurst and Card Burst Challenge Winners will receive a Prize Pack. The ScrapBursts commence 1st November and Close Pumpkin Time Friday 6th DECEMBER. We figure anyone who enters both sections may require more quality time to get all their Challenges done! Entries can be taken into the Store at Scrapville, or emailed in here. If you require further information, please email Janet at Scrapville.
I hope you are as excited about these Challenges as Scrapville is, they are certainly giving you a great set of challenges to tackle! Now, let’s all have a look and see what has to be done! Good luck everyone.
First up, we have a THEME for all these ScrapBursts..................... RURAL
NOVEMBER 2013 SCRAPBURSTS Your photos and layout must have a Rural Theme, so something indicating farming life, the land, it's people, natures effects on the Rural environment and so on. Your Layout must include the following items as indicated in each challenge:
#1 NUMBERS – RURAL THEME OF YOUR CHOICE 1x Word Title 2x Types Of Distressing 3x Photos 4x Patterned Papers 5x Things The Same
#2 RURAL LIFE ANIMALS/PEOPLE Your layout must include a RURAL *photo of someone or animals. Dogs, sheep, cows, Old Mate on the farm, the fence, the shovel!, Nanna feeding the chooks, the lambs or the shearers..... let your imagination go! *You may use a photo stamp image instead of a photo.
#3 METALS/RUSTIC The theme of this layout should portray the Rustic side of Rural Life/things/scenes with a focus on making it look weathered and / or metallic. This is your chance to grunge it up a bit, and give it some character. Use those old photos of the tractor, machinery, gates, fences, the dust storm, the old Dodge or hay cart, the historic homestead, the paddock basher or even the old outback you know what!
#4 NATURE - @ IT'S BEST OR WORST Your photo must represent Nature in an element of what is good or what is not. Featuring Mother Nature’s effects on things such as fire, wind, rain, flood, regeneration, new crops, flowers, growth… there really is a lot to consider. I’m sure this will open up a variety of interpretations.
NOVEMBER 2013 CARD BURSTS Please make sure all your cards have a Sentiment on them. Cards can be any size you choose, and must be your own design. You can also add other bits and pieces to your cards, but they MUST have the requirements listed below.
#1 NUMBERS – RURAL THEME OF YOUR CHOICE 1X Fence/Gate 2X Layers 3X Patterned papers 4X Stamped images Don’t forget your sentiment.
#2 ANIMALS/BIRDS You must use a Rural photo or stamp of either an Animal or Bird on your Card. The card must include greenery of some kind: leaves, flowers, branches, grass, vines, tree or similar. This must relate to the Rural theme, so pull out those chickens, dogs, horses, cows, sheep. Or maybe the crocodiles, alpacas, ducks, camels, the Old …..rooster (little steggler..). What about your pet donkey or go for a few of the farmers favorite birds, cockies, parrots…… or maybe an eagle, the little bush birds, the odd emu – all sorts of stuff to choose from!
#3 METALS/RUSTIC Use 2 different Textures on this card (embossing, textured papers, paint, gesso, fabric, webbing etc). Attach a Tag with the Sentiment on it. The card must have either Red or Orange on it, or both. Have 2 metal embellishments.
#4 NATURE For this challenge your card must focus on Rural Flora. (I will also accept crop plants/seeds/grasses as well as the flowers). It must have stamping, a doily and one decorative edge.
Good luck everyone, and don't forget, Pumpkin Time 6th December. Let's get cracking!
Hi everyone, today we are sharing some extra Show & Tells for the Sketch Challenge, and some! Hope you have yours in, Pumpkin Time is drawing near........ Show & Tell Dawn has put up another Sketch Layout, this time of her son holidaying in Bali. The same colour tones have been used with a few different elements to change it up. Personally I would have liked to see Grubby & the Gorilla, but that might have been pushing it....
Bali 2012 - Grubby in his Comfort Square! by Dawn Collins
Look at Me by Jo from Italy
Jo has joined in with our Sketch Challenge all the way from Italy. This layout has added a different spin on the sketch with a much more staggered layout of the elements. Great background paper and I love the photo.
The flower becomes the focus on top of the well placed layering of the patterned paper rectangles.
The tags make easy work of adding bits of information whilst blending in with the style of your projects. Thanks for sharing girls, and don't forget, Pumpkin Time approaches! Janet
Scrapville has been running Card and Scrapbooking Classes as part of the October Seniors Program. Today we're sharing a few samples of what the girls have been doing. With only one week to go we'll have more to share following that class as well.
Cards with Heidi
Scrapbooking with Zan Family
With this layout the girls all used a variety of patterned Christmas Papers. With layering, inking, tearing and a little bling the girls all got to try something new. For a different spin on the above design we had a couple of extra layouts that the girls were able to see as a comparison to what you can do with a basic layout.
We're looking forward to seeing the girls putting their next layout together in the last class next Tuesday. Don't forget, if you haven't booked yet you'll need to, places are limited.
Thanks to Heidi and Zan for showing the girls what to do in their classes.
Today we are sharing a couple of our Sketch Challenges from Zan.
Sentiment Card by Zan Boyle
Here is another sample, using more of the texture and background stamps from Scrapville.
Birthday Card by Zan Boyle
Tough Stuff by Zan Boyle
A closer look at all the texture Zan has added.
The Fob Watches are actually strips of Washi Tape, with a bit of inking on the edges. The letters are all "extras" from Zan's stash, covered with a coat of paint and a touch of ink.Layering, masking and texture stamps are a few of the added elements that shape this layout.
SAMPLE CARDS - TEXTURE & EFFECT STAMPS The below samples were put together by Zan to showcase some of the latest texture and effect trends using stamps and masks. Each one is individual, and techniques used range from your standard stamping, stamping and embossing, resist stamping and sponging, spritzing, background masking, colouring the stamps and layering with a touch of dry embossing for more dimension. These are great to work with, and we'll have more to share shortly using our other style of beautiful rubber stamps. Or you could call in and check them out here...
To My Dearest Dad
Moments & Years
Thinking of You
What a great variety of cards using the same or similar stamped textures. Simply changing the colour from neutral to bright can be so effective and extends the life and use of your stamps. Makes for a quick re-stocking of the "Cards in a Hurry" box that we all seem to keep in the midst of our creating spaces. Thanks for your take on these great cards Zan. Janet