Sunday, July 21, 2013

July ~ Scrap Around the World

Hello there fellow scrappers...long time no see!

This is the first challenge that I've scrapped all month - to be honest, it's the first chance that I've had as things have been a little hectic around here.

But anways...on with my layout for the SATW challenge for July,

Of course, my layout is based on this months gorgeous sketch & mood board.
I took inspiration from the pale green, white & silver tones, as well as the dangling keys in the image  at the bottom left of the board, and I pretty much stuck to the sketch as is, except I've used 2 smaller landscape photos rather than a larger portrait shot.  My photos are from an amazing garden that's about 1.5 hours drive from where I live...and this water feature is just one of many that are there.  If you ever get the chance, it is well worth a visit to Mayfield Gardens - they are only open a few times a year though - Spring & Autumn.

Here is this months mood board & sketch....

I used Prima papers from the Tea - Thyme collection, along with a few of the blooms & chipboard pieces that was included in the loot that I won at Scrap Friends many months ago (this is the first time I've cracked into this gorgeous bit of slack am I!)  I've also had a bit of a play with my new Gelato' the things you can do with these little gems are endless!

Ok, on with some closeups

The lime green flower was a little too bright, so I lightly & randomly coated it in gesso
 (another product that it's uses are endless)

The dangling keys that were part of my inspiration - they are 2Crafty chipboard keys (of course) that I've added some texture by putting a bit of sand in with my gesso & then painted in glimmermist, before tieing them up in a little bunch.

Another small cluster with a piece of leftover 2crafty chipboard from many months ago....and on the background you can see some heat embossed stamping.

The die cut leaves were cut out in plain white cardstock & then I just shaded here and there using a silver Gelato for some highlights - love how this lifted the leaves!

And my journaling

And a close up overall view.

I'm not sure if you can see or not from the close ups...but I also used the silver Gelato with a crackled stamp on the background (look to the left of the Prima ticket).  I love how this gives a more softer subtle effect than what ink does :)

Anyways...that's all from me
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend (what's left of it)
If you're looking for a challenge to scrap, why not join in at Scrap Around the's a gorgeous sketch & mood board & I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun along the way.

Until next time, take


bel said...

I have almost completed my satw for this month
Such gorgeous mood boards over there aren't they.
Must say I have loved looking at your work on a few sites I do challenges for too and I only ever followed blogs to sites but have now learnt to follow people too.
I am your latest follower!!
Great page. I love how everyone's page is so different even though we all get given the same inspiration.

Unknown said...

Wow! This is an amazingly beautiful layout!

Lizzy Hill said...

Hey Linda...glad you got stuck into the SF 'stash'...& YES, LOL, I DO actually write on my stuff who gives me what so I remember!!!! I LIKE to leave 'love' when I can ...oh, you noticed:):):)
AND you're doing the heat embossing ~~ go you!!! AND you've got gelatos...aren't they the funnest fun????!!!!!! Can't be long til more 'fun things' involving the Irish happen up your way????:):):)

Unknown said...

I am currently working on this for SATW, hopefully can finish it tonight. Otherwise, I have to scrap the idea to submit :( This is one gorgeous take on the sketch, Linda! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Unknown said...

Linda this is totally exquisite - the perfect balance of everything! A beautiful light touch - love the photos, journaling, embellishing, mediums & white space - splendid!! Thanks for playing at SATW!!


Love the subtle colors and the title, Linda! Great take on the challenge. Thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful work!!! I am loving what you did to those keys! Lovely!

Margaret Mifsud said...

What an exquisite page Linda!! Love the subtle tones, it really makes the photos stand out. Also love the 'Gelato' effect. Haven't tried these yet but after seeing how you used them I just might have to get me some.
Stunning layout!! ox

Denise van Deventer said...

Super page Linda and love that photo of the fountain! Sounds like a super outing! Great clusters and super background work! Gorgeous!

Fiona said...

Fabulous layout Linda, I love your sand technique with the chipboard, it always looks amazing!

Keren Tamir said...

this is just gorgeous LInda. I just love it!!
thanks for playing with us at SATW

Lynette Jacobs said...

The wait for your post was so worthwhile. Gorgeous layout and awesome texturd.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really charming and beautiful!

Eila Sandberg said...

Each time I see one of your creations I go totally wow! I have said it before and will be saying it many times again, your subtle details add such breathless beauty to your pages. Just LOVE them all! This is no exception, absolutely exquisite!! Thank you so much for joining in with us at SATW this month! Hope you will be inspired by the August challenge too, someone you know is hosting it ... moi!

juscrap said...

This is just gorgeous Linda. I just love it!!
thanks for playing with us at SATW

zenevak said...

This is so lovely. Love what you have done with the gelatos - gives a great effect.

Mandy Melville said...

Wow, what a stunning layout!! You have used the mood board and sketch beautifully :-) So many gorgeous details to look at!

Lizzy Hill said...

Hy Linda, re: that plastic anchor... Idunno how come it didn't melt or lose it's shape, either....sorta 'thick' plastic, old fashioned maybe that helped & it really, really responded WELL to the embossing. I thought it might flake off, but it's like it's given it a real new coating!! Bizarre...meant to be, I reckon!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! Such a BEAUTIFUL layout... the details look SOooooo WONDERFUL!!

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page with many lovely details and fantastic techniques. So glad you could play along with us this month at Scrap Around The World.

Val-Belle said...

OMG Gelatos - I can see that I am going to have to invest in these too now. :/ Love what you have done with them and I agree with you that the effect is nicer than random spritzing, more controlled. Love this layout.


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