Welcome to February's challenge. We have some FANTASTIC inspiration for you this month. The super cool Design Team from our main sponsor this month, Meg's Garden, has played along with our challenge and what wonderful examples they have created. Thank you girls and thank you Meg's Garden for being our sponsor!!
So let's get into it right away huh? Just one thing.. please remember that our challenges now end on the 25th of each month :) Make sure your layout is up by midnight, 25th February for your chance to win a Guest Designer spot on our team and some FABULOUS prizes :))
Theme : LOVE
The month of February is the month we celebrate St Valentine's Day here in Australia and in many parts of the world. Love takes on many forms..relationship love, parental love etc etc. So let's think about what the above quote can mean and how you can interpret it on a layout. You are free to scrap about any kind of love you wish however you like based on the following sketch.
Ideas for journalling: love for your partner, family , parents ,siblings , children, work, students, craft, music, extra curricular activities. Whatever it is that you connect LOVE with.
Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below.
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.
Please welcome the winner from our December challenge
Yuko Tanaka (Japan)
Hi! My name is Yuko Tanaka and I live in Japan. I am so honoured and delighted to be invited to guest design here at Once upon a sketch. I live with my husband and a beautiful daughter and two lovely cats. After I got married in 2006, I soon started “scrapbooking”. I started sorting our wedding photos and organizing them. Now I am eager in documenting the growth of our dearest daughter ! My style of scrapbooking is constantly changing and I always look for new techniques and ideas. I currently LOVE misting pastel on my pages.
Here is Yuko's take on our challenge.
Now here are some samples created for our challenge by the Meg's Garden Design Team, who is our main sponsor this month.
Adriana Bolzon (Australia)
Adriana has used the just released "Ode To A Summer's Day" collection designed by Denise Ann for
Meg's Garden available at their store HERE
"My journaling is about my long journey to motherhood, it took 12 years, and how much I love being a mother to my boy. It´s hidden behind the photo on a Tag that you can pull out"
Heather Jacob (Australia)
Stephanie Dinnell (Canada)
**For this layout of my daughter, Stephanie used the “French Bird Cage” papers and “White Gardenias” flowers from Meg’s Garden available at their store HERE. The small rosebud and glittered flowers is handmade
Shell Carman (Australia)
**Journalling is hidden on a tag that is just peaking from under lace on right side of circle
**Meg's Garden Products Used: Le Belle Jardin Eau De Cologne paper, Cream Lace paper; French Garden, Caged Damask paper, French Garden Collage Cartouche paper, Lace- L2864 available at their store HERE
Chantal Vandenberg (Australia)
* Meg's Garden Materials List: "Apple Blossom" & "A Summer's Day" papers from "Ode to a Summer's Day Collection", "Laces in Cream" paper from "A Touch of Lace", Ivory grosgrain ribbon , LaBlanche script stamp, Tim Holtz mini paperclips, Paper lace doiley strips ALL available at the Meg's Garden store HERE .
**La Belle Jardin Collection by Denise Ann, La Blanche stamp, doily and fibres ALL available at the Meg's Garden store HERE .
Gayle Price (Australia)Meg's Garden Materials List: "A Summer's Day" paper from "Ode to a Summer's Day Collection" available at the Meg's Garden store HERE.
*French Garden collection from Meg’s Garden available at their store HERE
Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!
Eila Sandberg (Sweden)
**Journalling at the back
Melenia Agapides (Greece)
Efi Stamatelli (Greece)
Evgenia Petzer (South Africa)
Patti Hamil (USA)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, stem,
We welcome a new sponsor for the month of February
Meg’s Garden of papercraft delights is a dynamic Australian internet based company which thrives on providing a unique product range of papers, accessories & ephemera to its customers. The philosophy of the company is to be a trendsetter with new & gorgeous products; to make the store an inspirational haven, by creating an image so that the customer can come in, stroll through the garden & fill their garden basket with ideas.
The papers are Australian designed & Australian printed by Designs Galore (a wholesale company owned by Meg’s Garden). The embellishments & ephemera are sourced from local & overseas markets in order to provide a fabulous range with which to accessorize & complement the papers for collage, scrapbooking & all other papercraft projects. The blog features a fabulous Design Team with a variety of artistic talents.
Come Stroll through the Garden.
Meg's Garden is donating the following prize pack to the winner of this challenge..
The just release collection "‘Ode to a Summer’s Day"
Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping
Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!
The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping !
Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is donating a patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping
Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping
Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping
Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping
Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro, shipped free anywhere in the world
SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world.
The deadline for this challenge is midnight February 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time .Have fun!!!