Sunday, 19 July 2015

19th July - Make Your Own Embellishment

Today challenge is to...
Make your own Embellishment - it can be anything you like, from your own journaling card to a hand made flower etc but you have to make it yourself! Please tell us how you made yours in your blog post, we would love to know how you did it!

Here are what the design team created

HeeSun Kim
Recently I am engrossed in work to create a plaster fragrances. Mixing the plaster and oil, Put the molds will harden. Anyone can easily create, fragrant, pretty. I love it!
Ribbon and angel is plaster fragrances.

I die-cut and stamped lots and lots of flowers throughout my page, but since I do that kind of thing quite a bit, I decided that I needed to challenge myself further and change things up a bit.  So, I used this How to Make an Origami Flower and a Leaf tutorial, fromOrigami Spirit, to create a couple of big, bold blooms.

The handmade portion of my layout is really easy to spot - I cut my alphas out of some extra felt I had laying around.  I thought the child-like title was perfect for a page about a child's play!
I hope that has inspired you to created your own embellishments, I think it's a lovely thing to do as you will have something truely unique on your layout!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

May's Winner and Favourites

Time for more winners and favourites, this time they are from May, as Im still catchig up!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our May Challenges, we loved looking at your entries and I must say you really did a great job with the White on White challenge, I thought it was a hard one so well done!

Here are some favourites....



The winner is .....

This gorgeous layout by Paola

I just love all the texture in the page! Congratulations Paola, please email me, Anna at thestudiochallenges to be our guest designer for a month.

Join us again next Sunday for a new challenge!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

5th July - Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes - Inspired by our America friends' Independence Day, use stars and stripes on your layouts.

Here are the design teams takes on it...


I had so much fun creating this layout: I used a striped black&white paper by Dear Lizzy and I diecut some stars with my Big Shot. I love the result!

What better way to celebrate the 4th than a page of my kiddos all decked out in their red, white, and blues?!  This one is really a conglomeration of lots of different manufacturers' fabulosities that I've collected over the years.  So glad to finally give so many oldies but goodies a home!

I decided not to do a patriotic layout to highlight the stars and stripes and went with a fun Summer palette instead. 


The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, so I knew I would go patriotic with this challenge. However, I ended up scrapbooking a photo from Memorial Day instead. I used the Atlas collection by Pink Paislee. Even though it is a travel-themed collection, there were plenty of stars and stripes to work with!


This is a message for my country...Sun is here..sun is always here..

Seungeun Lee
Namsan in korea, the lovers fills the lock as a token of love~!
Namsan is a famous mountain in Seoul.Climb aboard the cable car you can see the
view of Seoul at a glance.The famous night view~!!!

Hee Sun Kim

like a shining star in the night sky. You are my idol!

For the stars and stripes challenge, I went way back and looked at my boxed photos before the age of digital!  We don't always do fireworks celebrations and so this old photo of my daughter watching the fireworks was just something I wanted to capture on a layout .  The look on her face was priceless and she had such a wonderful time!   I also wanted to show folks that you can still scrap the "imperfect" pics without fixing them up.  I kept it simple with some wood veeners and hand cut some stars from a distressed patriotic paper sheet that I've had for years! 

Hope they have inspired you to get creative with stars and stripes! Please link up your finished layouts to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!