Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Wednesday Extra 16th June 2010

For the duration of the World Cup, our Wednesday extra feature will be replaced with additional challenges, all with a football (soccer) slant that we hope will inspire all - those who love the game, those who are not really that taken with the whole footie thing and those who fall somewhere inbetween! 

Each Wednesday we'll be sharing lots of inspiring takes on our World Cup challenges and the Design Team will be joined by a series of fabulous Guest Designers so without further ado, lets get going with this weeks challenge details!

This week we are challenging you to:

Scrap using only the colours on your country's flag (and black)

This week the DT are joined by three talented special guests, our first Guest Designer is Audrey Tan and here is her LO:

Audrey is from Singapore and lives in England. Both flags are white and red, so her LO represents both countries.  You can view more of her work over on her blog.

Our second Guest Designer is Lorraine Bilsby and here is her LO:
It was hard just using red & white! I didn't have many papers so had to improvise with paints, sharpie pens to alter the buttons and a bit of sewing on the felt.  To see more of Lorraine's work, visit her blog.

Our third Guest Designer who will be joining us for the all our World Cup Challenges is Sandie Dunne and here is her take on this challenge:
The colour of the Irish flag is Green/White/Orange.. and not 3 colours I thought I could do much with, but I decided to try tinting the photographs to represent the flag and then adding co-ordinating embellishments... I think it worked! My added black is the title and I love how this pops out against the background.

And here is what our Design Team created for this challenge:
Colours of the flag of course is red and white for England!
This layout is of my little nephew pulling many different faces for the camera! I used these photos as I thought my nephew's t-shirt went perfectly with the colour scheme. I stuck some old peel offs (I'm sure eveyone's got some!) on the background before I misted it to create the stars outlines, I'm really pleased with how it worked.


This a canvas I've made and Pedro gave as gift for my mother in law. It says : Grandma Neusa, I love you".
I used a texture that has blue glitter and sprayed over all the canvas a yellow glimmer and some bits of light green.  The blue was a metallic paint and i used the top lid as a stamp (circles). Then for the white from BR flag Ive used some details such as the roses and the fabric.  The only thing out of BR flags was the heart...but I needed to include this one, lol.  So all colours are there: blue, yellow, green and white.
Im in love with working with canvas now...its a great material to scrap with.


White and Red for me...England.
I've scrapped us all watching the footy match Saturday night.  I don't like football and neither do the kids, but we all ended up with England shirts on, glued to the game. It was a fab evening : )


As a complete non-footie fan, I've opted to create a page using the colours of the Union Jack flag - red, white and blue.  I wanted to make a page that was about something I view as quintessentially British and so chose to make a LO about what is to me, a UK landmark - the old style red telephone boxes.  Now whilst this might seem like a bit of an odd subject to scrap about, the sight of one of these (unfortunately, much rarer these days) does make me smile as in my youth, our local phone box was often used as a meeting place where we would gather to meet friends / a beau at the beginning and say goodbye at the end of an evening.  So lot's of nostalgic memories attached to this landmark for me :-)

Red and white's not too bad a colour combo, although it did need the black to give it something! I decided to keep to the footie theme and scrapped my feelings about World cup fever this year. The journalling reads:

I love the run up to the World cup and the camaraderie that it brings. I love to see the flags on cars and hanging out of house windows. It fills me with pride to be English. So it's with sadness that I see so few cars with flags flying and I don't remember seeing any flags hanging in houses. Perhaps that's because the media told us that flying the St. George cross is seen as racist by some people or perhaps it's because Capello has clamped down on it but...What world cup fever?'
Here's hoping England do well and the World Cup fever grows :)


Red, white and blue! Go USA!!!

We'd love to see you playing along and don't forget that we have a fantabulous random draw prize for one lucky participant of our Wednesday extra World Cup challenges - a pizza box full of scrapping goodies courtsey of our Design Team.  All you need to do to upload your entry is to enter your details using the link tool and we'll be able to see a thumbnail image of your project :-)


  1. Oh my word Rebekah - you should come see our little part of Kent. The cars have at least 2 flags each and there is a road a couple of streets away strung with red and white bunting - nearly all the houses have at least one flag - there are a couple completely covered! *g*

    Love all these takes on the challenge!

  2. what a fun challenge...found you via her style!

  3. Carmen, I'm so jealous!! My house is only one of three in my road with flags and one of the others is Italian!!! Pictures please ;)

  4. Beatiful job Girls, congrats!!!


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