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!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

26th April - Inspired by a Song

Todays challenge is Inspired by a Song, choose a song and take inspiration from the title or lyrics etc

Here are the songs our design team picked...
Elisabetta I took inspiration from the song "photograph" by Ed Sheeran and I used the lyrics of that song as my journaling.


My inspiration is taken from Witness' Spring Cleaning

Journaling says:"Stuff has just piled up during the twelwe years we have lived in this house. Easter break was spent doing a huge spring cleaning: lots were sold, lots given away and we needed a large container for just trash"

I used this challenge to issue my daughter a challenge of her own to live for the Lord Every Day, which just so happens to be the title of this particular song by Hillsong United, of her life.  I was inspired by some new goodies in my Noel Mignon Hello Darling Classic Kit and couldn't help but throw in lots of stamping and layers.
I picked an easy one - Pharrell's "Happy".  The pictures in this layout definitely aren't perfect.  The quality is bad and the lighting is terrible, but they are silly (well, my husband, E, looks silly!) and fun and show how happy we are.  Plus, I thought this was a good way to use up some of my alpha stash!!

Seungeun Lee
My mom is lung cancer...Five years ago,our family has been found that lung cancer
is the mother underwent surgery, but had recurrence within a year..
Earlier this year, the illness is getting worse has got to talking and left the life of three to four months...But she was receiving treatment take the power back like some extent.I do not know if she can live how much more...But i would like for her to tell 'You are not alone'.(Michael Jackson-You Are Not Alone)
Cheer mom!!!!!!!I love you so much!!

For a holiday in RomeI used the title of a (beautiful!song by an Italian music band, Matia Bazar


I picked the title of a song that I love so much. Sweet dreams are made of this..

Guest Designer - Athanasia

Thank you for having me here, it's really a great honor!
The song I chose to scrap is "Somewhere over the rainbow" (music by H. Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg). I love this song and as a musician I like playing it on the piano.
I chose a photo with a rainbow up in the space and used light paste, gesso, watercolors and a lot of sprays to create the background as an extension of the photo. 
I got inspired not only by the title of the song, but also by the lyrics. So, I used among other embellishments a star, blue birds flying over the rainbow and blue for the skies.
Athanasia Papantoniou
Me and Myself

What song would you pick? Please link up your layouts to the side bar by 10th May, we would love to see them!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

12th April - Sketch

Todays challenge is a sketch created by Valerie from Seungeun's Old Stash Layout. Here the sketch....

....and here are the design teams takes on it.

Sometimes people dye their hair because they need a change. A few days ago. I've dyed my hair purple. Perfect color! I was so excited that day. Happy Life!!!

I turned the sketch 90 degrees to fit my photo better and to give room for the big, long title.
The photo is featuring my DS12, licking the remains of strawberry coulis on his plate. Title says "Simen + straweberry coulis = true". If you don't know about coulis, check ithere: it's just lovely with meat as veal!

Spring has come~!The whole world is a flower-strewn lately.My eyes are happy~!
I like the cherry blossom like popcorn.Awesome!!!!!

It'S great to see all those different layouts that came from one sketch!
Please link up your take on the sketch to the side bar, we would love to see it!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

29th March - Spring Pin

You have an extra bonus challenge this month as there happens to be three challenges in March!

Today's challenge is a Pinterest challenge, I have picked a spring pin that I found on Pinterest for you. How does this pin inspire you?
Photo by Jill Thomas Photography
The design team have done a great job in taking inspiration from the picture...

I really love this pin, that's why I picked it! It really says spring to me, so I took a photo of pretty spring flowers, created a big circle like the bike wheel and then added lots of flowers and I managed to find a great little stamp of a bike to add too!

I was inspired by the colors and mainly by the wheel of the bicycle! why not to paint a pink wheel on the page too? 

They are very lovely couple. Look like a spring.
I think they would be married. :) God bless you!


The image shoutet Springtime at me - and we are seeing spring here in Norway, documentetd by the photo on my layout. You will find items taken from the image as flowers and the bike, too.

My sweet friend Courtney is having a baby shower, in Georgia, next week, and I can't go.  So, because I'm really missing her and wishing I could be there to help her celebrate and because our beautiful inspiration photo made me think wedding, I had to scrap a few pictures from her wedding reception last July.  I was also inspired by the floral and woodgrain elements of the photo, as well as the color pink.

When I saw the image, the element that really spoke to me was the bunch of pretty I had to use one of my favorite floral papers!

Spring fairy noticed!! "What's up!!You tell me what you want!! "
Where is there such a fairy?!

Spring time!! I love the colors and the flowers in this picture!! Everything says spring is here! So, I chose to play with the two spring colors... pink and green!

I hope they have inspired you to have a go.
You have until 12th April in enter our three challenges this month.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 23 March 2015

February's Favourites and a Winner!

Hi fellow scrappers!

It's always hard to pick winners. The story behind each and every layout is means something to the person who created it, and there is always pretty details to watch in each creation.

The sketch we had for you in February was a big hit, and all our runners up and the winner participated in this challenge.

Now, first to our two runners up:


We love how clean this is, the colors chosen and Lythan's doodling which adds so much!


Her dog is super cute, and we love how Nicole was thinking out of the box and replaced the circle in the sketch with a pumpkin. Very creative!

And now for the winner



We love Anges mix of colors and chapes and how she took the sketch and made it hers. There is lots of details to watch on this layout, but it still looks clean and crisp. Well done, Ange!

Congrats, Ange! If you would like to email me, Anna at thestudiochallenges and I can arrange for you to be guest designer for us.