Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Timeless-Scrap Around the World November Mood Board by Rachael Funnel

The month of October at Scrap Around the World brings us this beautiful Mood Board by the incredibly talented Rachael Funnell.
 I was inspired by many things on this Mood Board and tried to incorporate them into my page. I love butterflies, the colors purple, blue and pink called out to me as did the cogs on that funky butterfly ring! The birdcage said vintage to me and I love that quote from Nietzsche about dancing and this is what I came up with. 
A vintage ballet fairy! 
Once again I turned to my Maja Design papers. I used papers from Ska Vi ta en Fika? and Vintage Autumn Basics. 
I also used a lot of gold on this layout to help give it a more vintage look.
The main flourish behind the photo is from Dusty Attic and a gift from my good friend Gabrielle Pollaco (hugs).
I turned to my trusty stash of Dusty Attic and used two birdcages on this layout. The clock and birdcages were primed with Gesso then I used the gorgeous Shimmerz  Inklingz paint in Brass Knuckles to get that gorgeous gold shine. I also cut a clock out from my Maja papers to back the clock. You can also see some masking  here that I did using the Jenni Bowlin mask Mini North Star from Scrapbook Diaries. (Actually the mask and the Shimmerz are from kits I bought from Scrapbook Diaries!) I added a dab of Liquid Pearls in lavender to the centre of each star.
The second birdcage with a bird tucked behind it. In hindsight I should have done the bird in a darker color. A few cogs tucked into the curve of the flourish. You can also see a butterfly I had in my stash from Reneabouquets.
A very simple cluster of flowers from Prima and Kaisercraft.
Here you can see some more masking I did ( I love moulding paste and masks!!) with the Mini Damask mask from Jenni Bowlin. I also loved these cute little copper clocks from Maya Road and tucked them in opposing corners.
And finally the title, also from Dusty Attic. Again this piece was primed with Gesso and then I went over it with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Afternoon Denim Delight. I went over it several times then heated it with my heat gun until it started to bubble a bit. I also used some gold ribbon (American Crafts Glitter Tape) along the top and bottom of the page to keep the continuity.

Once again we have some amazing prizes this month as well as two facebook giveaways! Take a look!


 $50 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara is an Australian based company, importer & wholesaler of 
handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, fabric & paper flowers, 
washi tape & more!  They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products with beautiful embellishments in rich colours & textures!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $50.




$40 worth of fantastic stamps from Darkroom Door 
{the lovely Christmas one you see below plus MORE!}

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercrafting products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations,collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

Rubber stamps: Brushed Christmas Vol 1.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full
 selection along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



                                                                3RD PRIZE

                                       $30 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our
 papers, which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.




$20 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Our online store has an incredible selection of products for all papercraft
artists. Our Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative juices flowing!  Be sure to 
check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place that 
includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

We also have a blog &  Facebook page
where you can find loads of inspiration!



 $15 worth of 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products
 & is for illustration purposes only. 
Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 
2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.



$25 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you
 to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
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The deadline for this challenge is  FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 2014.

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE for us if you 
are feeling inspired right now & if you love those prizes as much
as we do!!  We worked hard to source them for you ♥


  1. What a wonderful layout . Love the colours, the embellishments such as the clocks adn birdcages , especially the way you have accented them.

  2. So soft and elegant.I love your page.

  3. This layout is really ace Pam!! Well done!!!

  4. Oh wow....this is really so pretty and elegant too! Love the chippie work and that amazing gorgeous! This is really fabulous! ;-)