Scrapbook Kits with a Difference August Challenges

The August SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference) challenges are now live on the blog! Stop by and check out the dt’s fabulous examples and play along for your chance to win a fun scrappy prize! 😀

First up, we have the August Sketch Challenge. For my example, I went with Prima’s Meadow Lark collection. Everything used on my page is by Prima except the bit of trim from my stash (not sure who it is by). Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fantastic sketch by Annette Gearside:

The second challenge is the Inspiration Challenge. The Inspiration Challenge isn’t just about the colours – you may find yourself inspired by the image design, pictures or themes. You are also able to create an altered project, card, mini-album or art journal page for this challenge! 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge (I was inspired by the colors and added white since it’s widely featured in the images. I also added scrolled chipboard pieces inspired by the chair and fence at the top of the inspiration image):

The papers and tag are Spring Jubilee by Pink Paislee, the cushies alphas are also by PP. The flowers are by Prima and the painted chippies are by Dusty Attic. I used a Martha Stewart round the page punch for the border.

Here’s the gorgeous inspiration pic for August:

To enter the SKWAD challenges, please email a photo of your completed layouts to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail.com by midnight, August 31, 2012 Australian EST. If you’re not sure how to calculate the time difference, CLICK HERE for the current time in the correct time zone. I hope you play along!

Peace – Art Journal entry for Tracy’s July challenge

Nearly every Monday, Tracy Weinzapfel has a live show on Ustream (she also records the shows, if you want to go back and check them out), where she creates wonderful art journal pages, works on canvas or creates something unique. Unfortunately the last few months, I’ve only been able to catch about 25% of them live. Why’s that bad? Part of the fun is chatting with the fabulously funny Monday night crowd! 😀 Be sure to tune into the next show and join in on the fun! You can find her Facebook artist page HERE where she posts upcoming live shows.

Early in July, she threw down a challenge…a dare really…to create a project using your favorite color pallet AND include your personal “Word of the Year” on your project. And the option to add the quote she used on her example, which was, “once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for…”

You can find all the details about the challenge HERE on her blog post. The current challenge ends tomorrow evening, but the fun new August challenge will be posted on her blog later today! 😀

Here’s my take on the July challenge:

My current art journal is a 9″ x 12″ Strathmore spiral pad (coil at the top) with 140 lb cold pressed Watercolor Paper.

The quote reads, “peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” The author is unknown.

Materials:

Decoupage Paste
gauze
gesso
acrylic paint
Dusty Attic chipboard
Prima script stamp
The Crafters Workshop template/stencil
modeling paste
Stazon ink

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference (SKWAD) Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We’d like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15, 2012 and runs through until July 22, 2012 (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. To be in the draw to win one of the fabulous prizes:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can also be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog and on the SKWAD blog.

5. If you create and share a layout using our blog hop recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post on the SKWAD blog.

If you did not start at the Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog, please click HERE to go to the beginning of the hop.

Here is the official recipe for our Blog Hop:

3 photos
1 cardstock
2 patterned papers
a wet medium (eg. paint, mist spray, gesso)
a mask
raw chipboard
5 buttons (or brads)
3 rows of text
twine (or string)
2 butterflies

Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional. 😀

Here’s the example I came up with using Webster’s Pages Everyday Poetry papers, journaling card and fabric ticket; Dusty Attic chipboard frames, alphas and flowers, Basic Grey brads, The Crafter’s Workshop mask, Smooch Spritz and PanPastels:

The Hop Order:

Scrapbook Kits blog

Juanna Hope Sia

Lisa Kamphuis

Nicole Knopke

Petra Offrell

Kim Kendall

Erin Reed

Kirsten Casey

Doris Lee Widder…YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Wallace…YOUR NEXT STOP

Rebekkah Lynch

Annette Gearside

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don’t forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Scrapbook Kits With a Difference Blog Hop

Come join us for a fun, prize-filled blog hop starting on July 15th! The excitement begins on the Scrapbook Kits with a Difference Blog. Hope to see you there!