Hello there friends of Scrap Around The World!
We present you with our exquisite mood board for July, created by Me, together with a lovely sketch from our resident sketch designer, Jules McKenna-De Lumen!
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How to use our mood boards
Our mood boards are for your INSPIRATION only.
You can be inspired by one of the images, all of the images,
or any number of them, or even parts thereof.
on this board you may be inspired by the colours (either all of them or just one, two or more) but you do not have to use any colours on the board if you don’t want to.
Other aspects of the mood board that could inspire you are, for example, the pleating/draping of the curtains, the soft organza type fabric, the chandelier, flower clusters, wood (from the table) the green from the grass, the misty background in the first image that could prompt the use of vellum or baking paper, hearts, ribbon, rafia, wreath elements, keys, clear elements, ‘door-knob’ type embellishments, corsets, dress-forms, floral vines, moulded resin embellishments & frames!
It’s entirely up to you! Be Inspired in any way!!
Here is my layout:
When I designed this mood board I had in mind beautiful flowery weddings and what better way to get inspired than by using a picture of my own wedding 17 years ago. Yes, that is my husband and I when we got married. I scanned the picture (as digital cameras were not available at the time) and I turned it black and white to make it elegant.
I framed the photo in a 2 Crafty Bec’s Frame
. I primed it with gesso and then covered it with Pewter crackle paint. I also rolled some of the silver paper at the bottom of the photo as it added to the elegance of the page.
I got inspired from all the flowers in the mood board. I used lots of beautiful cream, silver and grey Prima flowers as embellishments. I also added some silver leaves and a candelabra from the Shabby Chic Metal treasures from Prima. I really wanted to add a chandelier but the candelabra fit the layout better.
I also used two other chipboard pieces from 2 Crafty. First I added the 1″ Hexagons
to imitate some of the hexagons on the sketch and then I used the Forever
Papers: Martha Stewart
Flowers and leaves: Prima
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Metal Candelabra and zipper: Prima
Golden liquid acrylic: titan buff
Tim Holtz Crackle paint: Pewter
Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!
Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.
A random winner is also drawn.
There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner
If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!
This month we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!
We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!
AS WELL as winning our first prize,
the winner will be invited back as Guest Designer for the next challenge.
Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world
& all this month’s prizes include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!
This month our merit winner will receive the June Kit ‘Dreams in Pastel’
from C’est Magnifique Kit Club, full of Maja Design’s new papers, ‘
‘Vintage Spring Basics’ plus lots of Prima loveliness…
Wow!! It looks AWESOME!!!
2nd place will receive paper collection ‘Vintage Memories’ from Polish company Studio 75!
See their full range here
in their online store.
“We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure – papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!”
3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
containing a selection of their latest releases!
Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages,
cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there,
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!
Above is just an example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.
4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice
from Purple Pumpkin
Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!
They are an Australian based mother/daughter team & create wonderful additions to your pages, which can be found in their online store HERE
. They specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers, resin, twine & washi tape. They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!!
If you are not yet acquainted with their awesomeness check them out HERE
Our random winner will receive this prize pack of assorted goodies kindly donated by Me!
The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Thursday 25th July 2013.
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