Sunday, 12 August 2018

12th August - Sketch

It's sketchy time here again today!
I made a sketch inspired by Denise's mood board layout. 

Here are the DT's take on it...

Denise






Lisa-Marie


I hope you like the sketch and that the design team have given you some ideas on how you could use it. We would love to see what you come up with, just link up your layouts to the side bar for a chance at becoming our guest designer for a month, you have until 9th September to enter.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 29 July 2018

29th July Black and White with One

For the thrid and last time this month, here is the final challenge of July. Today we challenge you to use...

29th July - Black and white with one; I want to see your layouts using black and white with one other colour.

Denise



Hannah


Helen
I found this a bit difficult limiting myself to one colour, I so wanted to add more.


Lisa-Marie

I loved working on this one!  I added red.


There's still 2 weeks to enter July's challenges, just link up your layout.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

March Winner and a Favourite

Need to play catch up again with our winners and favourites so here they are from March. 
Our winner from is ...
Mindy with this beautiful layout.
Congratulations Mindy! Please email me at thestudiochallenges@gmail.com if you would like to become our guest designer for a month.
And our favourite is ...
Cathy Lu with this great mixed media layout.
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Thank you to everyone who joined in, it is lovely to see your layouts!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

15th July -This or That

Today's challenge is ...
This and That; Denise created this list of this or that to use on your layout. You just have to choose whether to use this or that from use line.

polka dots             or            stripes
sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls




  I used:
sequins     or  enamel dots
heart         or  star
cardstock  or  patterned paper
flowers     or   butterflies
stencil        or   stamps
twine        or   ribbon
blue           or   pink
boys          or   girls



I used:
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polka dots             or            stripes

sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls


On a sheet of cardstock I created stripes with paint then stencilled hearts and the alphabet all over it and then finished off with sprinkles of ink. When it was dry I punched out some circles to create my polka dot background with some dots created by Picked Raspberry Distress Stain.


I used
polka dots             or            stripes
sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls



Lisa-Marie

What a FUN challenge this was!!  I used polka dots, hearts, cardstock, patterned paper, flowers, butterflies, stencil, pink and girls!



I think the DT did a great job, I love seeing challenges like this as the layouts look so different!

There happen to be three challenges this month so you have extra time to get your entries in, they close on the 12th August. We would love to see what you create for the three challenges this month, just link them up.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

1st July - Big Shapes

Today's challenge is to use a ...

 Big Shape; use a big shape on your layout, any shape you like, its up to you, as long as it's big!

Denise
I love to use big shapes. Today I tried this beautiful butterfly cutfile from Paige Taylor Evans and I want it to be the eye catcher of my page.



Hannah
I used a big circle with many little circles for this layout .Under this photo I use watercolor paper and number Stickers to decorate.


Helen
I have this huge stamp from Unity Stamps that I love but have always wondered how to use on a page, well this was just the challenge to make me have a go. So with some help from some embossing powder I used the stamp to make my background.



Lisa-Marie

I was determined that I would not use a 'regular' shape for this challenge, so I decided to use diamonds for my page.  I ended up using two of them to create this piece.


You have until 12tth August to join in with this month's challenges. Which shape will you pick? We would love to see! Just link up your layout to the side bar when you're finished.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

17th June - You

Today's challenge is about ...

You; create a layout about something to do with you. It could be something you love, hate or your hopes and dreams, anything as long as it's about you! I think it's a topic we as scrappers don't do enough of!


Denise

I love playing games with my friends! We meet every 14 days to play games. And sure we had to try live exit! For this, you (and your friends) are locked in a room and you have one hour to solve riddles and find the key! We had so much fun! 



Hannah
This sketch I use my 4 photos when I scrap with my friends in recent years and it just like to record my scraping life, it's so good! Welcome to share your stories.



Helen
My layout is about my life long dream to live in another country. I've always wanted to live in another part of the world so that I can experience other cultures and grow as a person. So far I have managed to live in different parts of Western Australia and no where else but finally this is going to change! Now that I've turned 50 I'm having a life change and following my dream. At the end of this year I am moving to England for an adventure. I just can't wait.


Lisa-Marie
The story behind my piece stems from the fact that all my life, I wanted to have children.  In fact, I wanted to have 4 kids (what was I thinking!?).  But, life would deal me a very hard blow - I am infertile.  I cannot have kids.  For a full decade, my late husband and I tried and tried.  Four IVF's and about 5 or 6 miscarriages later (I decided to stop counting), we decided that we would adopt.  We were among the very lucky few to have only waited a short while before we were chosen by a birth mom - four months, to be precise.  We got "The Call" and exactly a week later, a little girl was placed with us... a little girl that makes my life worth living, a little girl who is so much more than I ever imagined I wanted, a little girl who is my breath, my heart, my WORLD.


Lovely to see a bit more about the design team and what they picked to scrap about themselves.

What would you scrap about yourself? We would love to see so please link up your layouts to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, 8 June 2018

February's Winner and favourites

Here are our favourites from February, sorry for the delay.
Thanks to everyone who joined in. We have two beautiful layouts to share with you ....

I love the colours of this one!
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Laurie
I just love all of Laurie's journalling on the background!