Friday, 17 January 2014

Lost Your Mojo?

Has the heat melted away your creativity? Well I have two great challenges to inspire you this month.

As of this month I am on the DT at the 123 Challenge Blog. I am super excited to be a part of the team.
January's challenge is:
And my sample:

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I have been obsessed with using orange on my layouts recently. I wouldn't say it's my favourite colour but I think it looks great with lots of other colours, especially pink and mint. 
For this layout I covered some white cardstock with modelling paste mixed with some pink and orange mist. I then doodled some feathers on the back and cut them out with a craft knife. I ended up using it as a mask as well. 

And if that doesn't interest you (I don't know why it wouldn't), here's another challenge.

January is Vicki's first month running SUYS and here is the challenge.
You must take inspiration from any of these images and include a handmade embellishment. I went for a NewYear Eve's theme and took inspiration from the two, top right hand images. I used the pump from an orange mist bottle and wrote '2013' all over some white card stock.
Here's what it looks like...
I really love the bright colour against the black.

I hope one of these challenges inspires you to get creating this weekend. I might have to have ago at some different ones myself.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Happy Scrapping,
Sophie xx

Sunday, 5 January 2014

I'm a...

I am beyond thrilled to FINALLY announce I'm a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2014 (which most of you are probably already aware). 
Eeek! This has been a dream of mine for some years now and I'm so thankful to be given this opportunity. 

This is first time I've entered the competition even though I have wanted to for the past few years.
I am always so inspired by the Master's creations and hope I can inspire all of you over the year.

This process was actually I lot more stressful than I thought it would be! We went on a holiday to Broome (which is documented in one of my projects) while I was working on my entries. I didn't realise I only had a week afterwards to finish them and even start one layout.
This was especially difficult as I avoid double layouts and rarely work with larger photos, so I spent hours on these pages.

What is the Masters challenge? For those friends and family member's who don't know, the Master's challenge is a competition set by Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. There are four challenge criteria, this year was to create a handmade background, use a 5x7 photo, create a double layout documenting a journey and make a 2014 calendar. 
10 winners are chosen and receive a bundle of goodies from each sponsor, and are also required to create a layout for each issue throughout the year using the sponsors products.
I signed a confidentiality agreement and was able to reveal this until just before Christmas. Longest 3 months ever. 

The Masters Issue went on on sale on the 2nd of January for those of you who are interested. Here's what it looks like.

Have a look at the other Master's work-
Vicki Funk

I look forward to sharing my entries and a little bit more about them as soon a I can.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Sophie xx