Sunday, 22 October 2017

22nd October -Sketch

Sorry for the delay, we have had a storm and I have no internet so I'm currently borrowing some!

It's sketch time again here at the Studio. For today's sketch I was inspired be Hannah's Tic Tac toe layout.


Here are 

Hannah


Jinny
Vivian
I love how easy this sketch . . . at least for me. I've been making "complicated" layouts lately and this one came together so fast!!!  Hysterically, I have three different titles going on because this photo is the center of so many events. It's my son's birthday, he has the best smile and it's Fall.  I am forever grateful for my little man.



Guest Designer -Marie
Here is my layout for this month’s sketch challenge. I’ve recently lost a lot of weight, nearly 5 stone! To celebrate the ‘new’ me, I decided to do this layout. My photo matched the Prima Rose Quartz collection perfectly. You will notice that I altered the sketch slightly by placing my paper diagonally rather than horizontal. I loved all the layering and clustering on this one. I used die cut flowers, and stamped and embossed one of my favourite flower stamps onto vellum, then cut them out. I splattered rose gold paint over the background and added black lace under the photo along with some inked doilies. I cut out lots of feathers from one of the papers, snipped them along the edges and ‘fluffed’ them up to make them appear more realistic. I dipped the Prima flowers into the rose gold paint so that they blended well with the background. I’m really pleased how this page came together. I love the new me and I love this page!

Thanks to Marie for this month, it's been a pleasure having you.

Don't forget our design team call is now on, you have until 4th to enter it, we would love to see you enter.

You have until 5th November to enter this month challenges, please link them up to the side bar.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Studio Design Team 2017 - 2018

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2017 to 2018!
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 chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • A six month term starting from December or you are welcome to stay for longer!
  • 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 challenges and promote this blog 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 4th November and please put 'DT Call' in the subject box.

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

If you have entered a DT call here before please don't be put off entering again!
I can't wait to see your amazing entries! Good Luck!

June's Favourites

Thank to everyone who joined in with June's challenges, these layouts all happen to be from our 'not to be squared challenge'.

Our June's favourites are ....




Sunday, 8 October 2017

8th October - Colour Pallette

We have a lovely, warm colour pallette to inspire you today ...

Imagine from Colour Pallettes

This colour challenge inspires me to combine it with fall. I stamped and cut a few leaves to decorate. I used the photo from when we visited a farm with my family last week. We fed goats with grass, it was fun. It was really a wonderful day.


The color scheme "gave" me a wonderful excuse to break out some fall patterned papers that I purchased last year. I have been reaching with my creative outlet these days in making large die cut backgrounds. I just love how this looks. Thanks for stopping by today!!!



Guest Designer - Marie Willetts

I used inks and some bubble wrap as a stamp to create the background. Underneath the photo, I layered book paper, die-cut doilies, fabric leaves and some tangled thread. I also tore strips of corrugated card, dampened them, sprinkled chocolate embossing powder over and heat set. This made them look like tree trunks! I used the same embossing powder on the branch and added more leaves. The resin owl has been inked to blend in with the colour theme. Finally, I added broken tooth picks in a criss-cross shape to emphasise the ‘natural’ feel of the page.




I hope you enjoy using these colours in your layout, we would love to see how you get on so please link them up to the side bar when you are finished. 

Watch out for a Design Team call coming soon!

I hope you manage to fit in some scrappy time this week, enjoy!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

May's Favourites

Time for more favourites and a winner!
With this beautiful layout May's winner is ...


And our favourites are ...




DSC01543

Thanks to everyone for joining in with us.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

April favourites

Thank you to everyone who joined in with April's challenges, we loved looking at your entries.
April's favourite layouts are ...
Brande

Sunday, 24 September 2017

24th September - "S" Challenge

Morning, friends!  We've got our final, September challenge for you all today.  We are asking you to include as many items as you can that begin with the letter s on your pages this go around.  Here's how the Design Team was inspired.

Hannah
I use the following:
 
Sea
Shell
Sea Blue 
Star

I use mixed media to create this layout. I want to use shell to create a work this summer, but I still have no idea to do.Because this challenge, I start to do this work. I use a lot of shell than coloring with blue. grean and glod spray and use beads and drill to embellish.I pick a photo of my daughter in the sea.Than put the title and wood stars to finish. Hope this layout can inspire you.


Jinny
I dove into my September Twin Falls Citrus Twist kit for this challenge and included the following twelve things that begin with the letter s: sequins, stitching, stamping, Silhouette, splatters, staples, stars, fabric swatch, sun, sky blue, September, and string.



I have used the following:
Sea Shells
Salmon Pink
Sky Blue
Sequins
Sentiments
Silver
Sea Horse

It is my last DT layout for The Studio Challenges as I am stepping down after 18 months.
It has been a wonderful experience and I have enjoyed my time on this team.
I hope I have inspired you in some way!



Vivian
My list of "S" goes as follows: school themed layout, striped paper, scalloped circle, stars and school supplies patterned paper. The tag under the photo has writing on it in real life, but blurred out for privacy. More details on my blog.

Now, it's your turn; and we can't wait to see what you all cook up!  You have until Sunday, October 8, 2017, to link up your takes, on this "S" Challenge and/or our previous, September Book Cover Challenge, in the right-hand column.  We also want to send out a HUGE thank you to Rachel for diligently inspiring us with her phenomenal creativity month after month.  She has been an enormous asset to our team and is already greatly missed.  We are and will continue cheering her on to what will inevitably be countless, great, success stories.  Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her lots of love.  Thanks so much for visiting, Studio friends!  Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

10th September - Book Cover

Good Morning! Today's challenge is....

Inspired by a book cover; create a layout taking inspiration from a book cover. Maybe it's a book you have loved, maybe it's only the cover you love, you can use any book you like. (Please show us the book too).

Hannah

This book page inspires me about flowers. 
So I cut few circles to make flowers. Then I added decoration to the corners. I use the photo that we had a travel in a B&B with the boos daughter to make cookie. It’s so fun and it’s a happy day.






Jinny 
I was inspired to use Maggie Holmes' new Carousel Collectionon my page by an old, Walt Disney Little Golden Book.  It happens to be Mary Poppins: A Jolly Holiday, but I wasn't inspired by the book content as much as I was by it's overall cover theme and color. 



Rachel
My layout is inspired by my youngest and I's favourite book (and movie), The Life of PI, such a wonderful story! I have actually scrapped a photo of the book cover! My title, the tiger, waves, world map, tropical elements were all inspired by this book/book cover.





Vivian
I must admit, I cheated slightly. I first made the page I wanted then went back to find a book cover!! Whatever works, right?! I'm a HUGE fan of the "For Better or For Worse" comic strips and have nearly all of her books. It's all about family . . . mothers, fathers, children . . . siblings!!!!

Please link up your layouts by 8th October for this month's challenges. 
We hope that this has inspired you to get scrapping.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

27th August - Sketch

Good morning!
It's sketch time again! This time I didn't take inspiration from the design team like I normally do but made up my own sketch from scratch, hope you like it! 

Here are the design team's great take on the sketch...




Hello there! For my layout I flipped the sketch and added a background layer. The photo was taken 1 mile high up in the mountains. Those clouds are very real. I exaggerated the editing for the silhouette look. It was such a beautiful day to spend on the mountain.


I hope this sketch has got your creative juices going! If so please link up your layouts to the side bar by 10th September.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

March's Winner and Favourites







Sunday, 13 August 2017

13th August -Tic Tac Toe

Today we have a Tic Tac Toe grid for you. You can pick any line to like horizontal, vertical or diagonal to use in your layout.

Anna
I went for the diagonal line of Lace, two types of alpha and buttons for this pretty layout of my little niece.


Hannah
I am very excited can finish this layout because I use all of the item and it's fun to do this.Can you fine them? Hope you can joining us and play fun with us.I can't wait to see your creation.That's do it!


Rachel
Hello everyone, well I chose Wood Veneer, Blue and Buttons for this challenge! I have used the new summer collection by Prima St Tropez and a cut file from JustNick Studio. Head to my blog for more details on this layout.


Vivian
I chose the middle line going down of Flair, two types of alpha and blue.

You have until 10th September to join in this month's challenges. We would love to see which line of the grid you pick!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

30th July - In Stitches

Morning, friends!  Just popping back in with our third and final, July challenge.  Be it hand, machine, and/or faux... We're looking for stitching on this week's page.  Here's how the Design Team was inspired.

Hannah
This layout I use the paper & chipboard stickers of  COCOAVANILLA the color is beautiful!  I cut butterfly paper half and use two sides to make up one paper. I sewn it to the Khaki paper. You can see white line in four corners.Than I use lace paper under the photo and folder on two little clip.Final I put iron and the title to finish. It is easy to sewn in corner you can try it! Hop you like this.And Hope this can inspire you.

Jinny
I did some hand and machine-stitching on my layout, which was further inspired by a mix of a variety of different Citrus Twist packages over the months.  I just love how the old and new co-mingled effortlessly for my take.
 

Rachel
I love to sew on my layouts (it adds a wonderful texture) so this challenge was totally in my comfort zone (lucky me)!!!! I have created a fun summer layout with a gorgeous fringed flamingo. I have machine sewn around my cactus, flamingo  and as a way of underlining the date, destination, adventure printed on my base paper. Head to my blog for more details on this layout. I do look forward to seeing your creations!

Vivian
I add stitching, whether it's hand-stitched or machine based, on nearly everything I make. It's my "bread and butter" of paper crafting. So I actually challenged myself with a large title instead. I go into lots of details on this layout on my blog. Thanks for stopping by today!
Now, it's your turn; and we can't wait to see what you all cook up!  You have until Sunday, August 13, 2017, to link up your takes, on this In Stitches Challenge and/or our previous, July No People Challenge and/or Scraplift Challenge, in the right-hand column.  Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Happy scrapping!