Sunday 27 September 2015

27th Sept -Scrap Lifts

Today's challenge is.... 
Scrap lifts - The design team have each picked layout that another design team member had created for a previous challenge and scrap lifted it. Now we would you to scraplift our scraplifts!! We tried this challenge last year and it seemed to go down well so we are giving it another go!

The design team have posted the layouts they have scraplifted along with their scraplifts...


This is Kat's layout. I loved the design, the colors and all the white space.

and this is my layout! I used my Clique Kits October kit to create this layout. the picture was taken while I was on vacation with my friends in the south of Italy :)

HeeSun Kim
This is Elisabetta's LO. Simple and beautiful layout! I went to Osaka in July. When I arrived, The festival was held in Osaka. Light the streets for a festival...It was a very beautiful sight.

I am naturally drawn to layouts with multiple photos and liked that aspect of Anna's take on our Food Challenge.  However, I don't normally use plain white cardstock as a base for my pages and was inspired by her use of such here, as well as the amount of white space she utilized.
I also, once again, combined goodies from a couple of different Hip Kit Club packages and had fun creating a custom foundation for my photos with mists and inks.


For this challenge, I chose to lift this awesome layout by Jinny:

I loved all the fun layering beneath the photos and the sprinkling of embellishments down the page.  Here is my take:

Looking back through the DT layouts I found this layout by Vasso from April 2015 to scraplift.

I loved the split page and the dramatic paper on the left. 
For my take on Vasso's page I used gorgeous Heidi Swapp papers.

I loved the painty stripes on this layout by Elisabetta from this past May:

The challenge was to use pink, gold and black. Since I didn't get a chance to play along that week, I decided to lift her design and the color palette.

I love this page that Kat made for the spring challenge!

and this is mine

I think the design team have really rocked this challenge, great job ladies!

Hope that's inspires you to join in with us, you have until 11th October to join in, we look forward to seeing which layout you pick to scraplift.

Monday 21 September 2015

July's Winner and Favourites

Sorry a bit late posting this, it should of been yesterday if not before! Anyway better late than never, here are July's favourites and a winner!

First a couple of favourites....

Eirini with this beautiful layout for our handmade embellishment challenge

Cathy Lu with this fun layout for our stars and stripes challenge.

And the winner is....
jehkotar with this lovely layout from our stars and stripes challenge.

Congratulations, please email me, Anna at: thestudiochallenges to arrange to be our guest designer for a month.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with us. We will be back Sunday for another challenge.

Sunday 13 September 2015

13th Sept - Shaped Photos

Todays challenge is to use...
Shaped Photos - create a layout with different shaped photos, they can be any shape you like as long as they are not rectanglar!

We introduce a new deisgn team member today, please welcome Kerry Bruce to the team! I think Kerry will be a great asset to the team  If you want to find out a bit more about Kerry please see the Deisgn Team tab at the top of the page.

The design team really have done a great job with this challenge, here are their layouts...

circles are always great elements on scrapbooking pages. I used the BigShot to cut a lot of circles in different sizes and I scattered them all over the page! I like how they look!!

HeeSun kim
I have drastically cut the picture into a triangle.

After parting with loved ones.
The remaining ones....

I've been wanting to try hexagon-shaped photos for quite some time, so this challenge gave me the perfect reason to dive in head first.  I've also had these photos of my littlest sitting on my desk for over a month.  So, when my September Hip Kit Club goodies, which boasted colorful papers and playful elements that seemed to match them perfectly, arrived, there was no turning back. 


I love to incorporate circles in my layout, but I don't do it often.  This challenge was the perfect excuse - plus I scrapped photos that I've had sitting around forever!

I played around with my photo's and different shape dies to see which shape worked best and didn't cut any of my girls off. A fairly large hexagon was the answer and I love how using shaped photo's added to the fun feel of my layout.

Seungeun Lee
I often work with photos cut into rectangular or circular.
I wanted to try working with the usual picture of a rhombus shape.
I worked to cut the photos into a rhombus shape in this work.

Hope that inspires you to give shaped photos a go if you havent already! You have until 11th October to enter, we would love to see which shape you pick!
Happy scrapping!