Sunday, 7 February 2016

Introducing the New Design Team

Please welcome six brand new design team members! They will bring you lots of new inspiration for our challenges along with our remaining DT members Elisabetta, Kerry, Jinny and Seungeun.

Our new members are......


Ewelina

My name is Ewelina Gryglak. I am Polish but I have moved here and lived in Yorkshire for over 12 years now. I’ve been scrapbooking for a little over a year now. I have been lucky enough to be chosen to work for/with some very talented ladies on Design Teams for The Studio Challenge and Scrap Africa.
I love working with mixed media; mainly 12x12 layouts but I also work on canvas, decorate frames and boxes, make cards and ATCs - I love to expand my horizons and embark on new creative journeys so I will work with/on anything. :) I love layers and textures so that is what you can see in my work. My craft-room is full of texture pastes, stencils, paints, inks, embellishments of various type - paper, fabric, veneer.
I also make custom folders and flip books for my penpals, decorate the envelopes and I decorate my planner (it’s still more functional than anything else).

I'd love for you to visit me on my blog or on Facebook - it would be great to chat.
You can find me here:



Flora
I am Flóra Mónika Farkas (Flora) from Hungary-Europe but I live in Slovenia. I was making cards with different techniques since my childhood. I have started to do it more serious since 2014. I passionately scrapbook almost every single day, this became the part of my life. I love these many pretty, lovely things what belongs to scrapbooking. They cheer up my everyday life. I am trendy therefore I discover the new trends, new collections, blogs all the time.
How I would describe my style? Mainly pink. :-) Anyway I think my style is youngish, clean, lovely, more minimal with a tiny romanticism. I am traditional scrapbooker. I like to do 12” and 8.5x11" layouts, cards, mini albums and a bit Project Life. My creations always have a story. In the background there are emotions, memories, important thoughts or feelings and I like to share them through my blog posts. 




Lydia

Hi I'm Lydia Gibson, a 14 year old creative teenager who has a huge passion in documenting her everyday. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in Queensland, Australia. I was first introduced to the scrapbooking industry at a young age from my scrapbooking mum, starting with stamping and that's how I got to what I love to do today. I currently love to document my everyday through my interest in photography with Project Life, Traditional 12x12 layouts, mini albums and lots more. I have previously been on Design Teams and I look forward to working with these talented ladies on The Studio Challenges DT.

You can find me on my social media outlets here:
Blog: http://lydiascr.blogspot.com.au/

Facebook: Lydia's Craft & Creations
Instagram: lyd_Gibson
Periscope: @LydaGi101




Rachel

Hi everyone my name is Rachel and I am from beautiful Perth, Australia.
I have been scrapping since 2006. My craft background is in quilting and folk art painting.
I have four great kids aged 9 - 16 years.
I would describe my scrapping style as classic scrapper, I am a lover of clean lines, negative space and embellishment clustering.
I love photography and travelling, with a trip to Italy this year already booked.
I am very excited to be here and share my layouts with you.
Here is the link to my blog:


www.inmyworld-scrapbookingourjourney.com




Susanne

Hello, Susanne here.  I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children, living the empty nest retired life with my husband of 30+ years in Evansville, Indiana.  Originally from St. Louis, I am definitely a Midwestern American gal.  I have been blogging and sharing my scrapbooking online since 2009.  I have been playing with papers and pretties even longer - beginning when my kiddos were very young.  I especially like making up my own kits from my more-than-ample stash.  I scrap mostly 12 x 12 layouts, a few cards and occasional pocket pages too.  I enjoy using challenges to keep my layouts fresh and varied. I hope you will come visit me at my blog or on Facebook, because I would love to chat about scrapbooking with you.

Snaps & Snippets on Facebook





Hi I'm Yasmina TIN-SANG. I'm 40 and I'm french. I live in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) with my husband Eric and our three children who are always on my layouts.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2009 and it is my favorite hobby. I love making layouts and cards. I'm very pleased to be on the Studio Challenges DT!



Where you can find me:
Instagram: @mina974
Pinterest: Mina974
Facebook: yas.tinsang

A big welcome to them all. I can't wait to see what they create for our challenges, come back next Sunday for another sketch and to see what they come up with!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

31st January - Texture

Today's challenge is ...

Texture - we want to see your layouts with lots of texture on them!

Here are the design team's texture filled pages...

Jinny
I had so much fun getting messy with gesso, paints, mists, watercolors, and inks for this challenge!  I even dusted off my modeling paste.  Woohoo!  Additionally, I've added texture with stitching, vellum, glossy brads, smooth chipboard, thread, enamel hearts, embossing, a hint of clear Wink of Stella, and more.  So fun!

Kerry
Adding texture is one of things I rarely think about but this challenge has made me search for something a little bit different. I loved the idea (by Marcy Penner) of adding shadow texture with white on white triangles. Adding to that I stitched some colourful lines with hearts and lastly glittered up the plain wooden embellishments. Looking forward to seeing your texture layouts. xx




Seungeun Lee
I am using the gesso and gold paste, embossing, paste, stencils and micro beads expressed the texture. Using die-cut and flowers.I wanted to give the feeling of elegance.

I hope that's inspired you to fill your layouts with texture, if so we would love to see them, please link them up to the side bar.
Thank you to everyone who entered our design team call, we will reveal the new team next Sunday.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, 29 January 2016

November's Winner and Favourites

Thank you to everyone who joined in with November challenges. Here is our winner and our favourite layouts.

The Winner is .....

Julie , with this lovely autumn layout.

Congratulations Julie! Please email me (Anna) at thestudiochallenges@gmail.com to become our guest designer for a month.

And now our favourites....




 Mary

See you Sunday for another challenge! 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

17th Jan- Patterned Backgrounds

Good Morning, today challenge is...

Patterned backgrounds - This maybe an easy one for some but I find it hard to use a patterned paper background as I like using lots of patterns on my page so I want to see how you use patterned backgrounds!

Here are the DT layouts...

Elisabetta

this Pinkfresh Studio paper was quite easy to work with. it already has part of the work done for you, so I loved creating this layout!



Kerry.
My daughter is a very girly girl and when I saw her pairing up the pretty skirt with these green and black tights from the dress up box I just had to get a photo! I wouldn't normally use a patterned background but this butterfly paper is so girly I just had to use it for this photo.

JinnyUsing subtle background prints is kind of my thing, so I'm not sure it's fair to call this a challenge for me.  Regardless, I had so much fun using a happy mix of goodies, from a variety of manufacturers, to make this page of my now twelve-year-old when he was in a preschool swim class years ago.
  
Guest Designer - Sue 

 I must admit that I used to do all my layouts on PP, but lately have been using white cardstock or subtle background PPs.This paper was quite overpowering, so I used white ink to tone it down.


Dont forget about our Design Team call, if you haven't already entered please do, we are looking for lots of new talent!

You have until 14th Feb to enter January's challenges, there happen to be three this month!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

October's Winner and Favourites

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our October, Tic tac toe and sketch challenges, we loved seeing you entries!
Here are our winner and favourites....

Our winner is ....  Flora, with this fab layout, from our tic tac toe challenge, I love it!

Congratulations Flora, please email me Anna at thestudiochallenges@gmail.com to be our guest designer for a month.

And our favourites using our sketch are ....
Laura
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Jackie

Amanda


I love seeing all the different layouts that come from the same sketch! Thanks ladies!

Hope you have seen our desgn team call on the post below! See you next week!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Studio Challenges DT Call 2016

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2016!
We are looking for some lovely, friendly and super talented scrapbookers to be part of an amazing team, to create layouts to inspire others. We are a scrapbook challenge blog where we create fun and different challenges and sketches to inspire. We are looking for at least 3 new members maybe more.

If you are one of the lucky chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • At least a six month term starting from February
  • You would need to make a layout every two weeks, which is usually 2 a month. 
  • Commenting on participants blogs and help with picking our favourite entries.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To blog about the challenge and promote our blog and any sponsors on your personal blog and on social media.
  • To be a friendly and active part of the team which works well together to create ideas and to help to keep The Studio Challenges running well.
  • It would also be helpful if you were on Facebook but not essential.

This is an international call, anyone can enter, doesn't matter where you live as long as you can speak/ write English.

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog and a bit about yourself, the current design team's your on and why you think you would be a good edition to the team to me Anna at: thestudiochallenges@gmail.com by midnight GMT Saturday 23rd January 2015 and please put 'DT Call' in the subject box.

Sound good to you? We would love to hear from you, all styles are welcome as we are looking for a rounded team, with something for everyone!

I can't wait to see your amazing entries! Good Luck!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

3rd Jan - Hopes and Dreams

Happy new Year everyone and welcome to the first challenge of 2016!

Today challenge is...
Hopes and Dreams - What are you hopes and dreams for the year ahead?

Here are the design teams hopes and dreams for 2016

Kerry
The last few days of 2015 have been a trial to say the least and so the hidden journaling behind the photo is a personal plea for 2016 to be kind! I took a photo of our 2016 calendar and scrapped that instead of a picture of me to denote my hopes and dreams for the future.



Jinny
I have to admit that this challenge was super hard for me.  I have so many hopes and dreams for 2016, that I didn't even know where to begin.  In the end, I settled on a rare photo of my kiddos and their first cousins once removed; because I long to see so many more of these beautiful, everyday moments together with family and friends in the coming year.


Seungeun Lee
When a trip is stress relaxed.And this is healing.I have been to this year, Jeju Island trip. Traveling to new places, fresh.In 2016 I want to go overseas trip.
I would like to explore the world.

Guest Designer Sue
2016 is going to be exciting for us, with 2 more grandchildren due to arrive, so we are hoping for them all to be happy and healthy and for us all to get to spend lots of time together.”

I hope that inspires you to scrap about your hopes and dreams, if you do we would love to see it, please link it up to the side bar, you have until 14th February to enter. Also watch out for a Design team call coming this week!