Sunday 16 October 2011

16th October Challenge

Today I challenge you to create an altered background for you layout, you can used anything paints, mists, inks, stencils stamps anything to create some pattern.
The design team have done a great job with it!


I altered my background by scrunching up a piece of tissue paper (I used a vintage sewing pattern) and pasting it onto my cardstock. I then painted over it with gesso and used a variety of mists and masks to create a random design.

 I was inspired by the mixed media canvases you see around at the moment so I used my background as one! I used lots of different techniques mostly using paint!

I created my background using a mask with white acrylic paint.

I altered my background with mist (love that stuff!) and a cute stamp. Don't worry about lining up the stamp edges perfectly...and it's fun to use the stamp a couple of times without re-inking.


I challenged myself to alter my background with something I don't use very often - rub-ons! I used gold metallic rub-ons in a punchinella (sequin waste) style by Glitz Designs. I moved the rub-on sheet around as I went, so the transfer is more free-form than the design on the sheet. I misted a bit over the rub-ons, too

Hope you like the challenge and enjoy creating! Please link up your creations in the comments section for a chance to win The Make and Create shop's Old Type kit.

Monday 3 October 2011


Hi folks! It's about time we announced our winners for the August and September challenges! So, I'll get straight to the point...

The August winner is...

Wendy Crowe! Congrats Wendy! Email me ( to claim your £15 Scrap Rat GC :)

And the winner of our September Ella Publishing $20 voucher is....

Sherri! Congratulations :) Drop me an email and I will hook you up with your prize :)

Thanks to all of our players, can't wait to see your creations this coming month!

Sunday 2 October 2011

2nd October Layout Challenge

Hi everyone it's Anna here with you for October! For this challenge I've created a colour pallet for you to create with, here it is: 
Grey, pink and yellow, I love these colours together!
Here's the layout I created:


Love this colour palette! I'm sure there are plenty of current collections that fit the colour scheme, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to use the Crate Paper 'Restoration' collection - it's one that I come back to time and again, I just love it!

This was a different color pallete for me. I have two daughters...but for some reason, don't scrap with a lot of pink! So much fun to put together colors you wouldn't usually. :) Thanks for making me go outside my box Anna!


I love grey and yellow together - particularly with a little pink thrown in!

The prize for this months is this kit from my shop The make and Create shop!
It's called Old Type and it's vintage inspired!
So please link up your creations in the comments, using my colour pallet for a chance of winning it!