Friday 1 December 2023

Welcome to our December/January challenge ...

Welcome to our December/January challenge. I hope this bright and happy moodboard with your choice of using RED, GREEN or GOLD with WHITE might inspire a special Christmas layout. Good news is you will have all of December and January to create something for us so capturing memories from 2023 is totally doable. Entries will remain open until the end of January while we give ourselves a little break over Christmas and the New Year - we will commence 2024 in February.

Introducing ....

Christmas theme* using RED, GREEN or GOLD with WHITE
 * If you don't observe Christmas – please substitute a holiday of your faith.

We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - love baubles and trees?  Wrapped presents or gingerbread men?  Like all the sparkle and glam and want to add it to your page? Whatever catches your eye please mention what inspired you on your entry.

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2023 team ...
(in no particular order)

Tracey Beer (Australia)

Karen Brierley (Australia)
I chose Christmas trees, shades of green, and a cheeky photo from Christmas 2021.

Heather Bensley (Australia)

Karen Guy (Australia)

Victoria King (Australia)

Amanda Moran (Australia)

Lisa Kynaston (Austalia)
I chose red and white and gave it a little Vintage Vibe as this Photo was taken over 40 years ago. Santa never changes does he? 😃 Taking Inspiration from all the Christmas Tree's.

Jane Howden (Australia)
I selected red and took inspiration from the holly and the Christmas trees to document our own from a few years back.

This year we will have one main prize each month selected by random draw.

 This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner however should an international winner be selected I reserve the right to offer a store gift card in lieu of a physical prize.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month. 

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Please also remember you may ONLY combine your challenge with a sketch challenge. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of January to get your entry in.

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Our November guest ...

 Please welcome our November guest designer, Sharon Ettwell with her wonderful take on our GREEN moodboard (with spray ink) challenge this month.



I took my inspiration from the beautiful greenery pictured and also the Paint tins with all the different sizes. 

I have used Distress Oxide Spray in twisted citron, mowed lawn, forest moss, using the smooshing technique, then stamped my branches of leaves then fussy cut them out. I also used the twisted citron straight from the bottle for my splatters.

Hello,

My name is Sharon Ettwell and I have been Scrapbooking for almost 20 years, I also love mix media and art journalling.

My Husband Wayne and I have been married for 47 years and we have one Son, a lovely Daughter-in-law and two gorgeous Grand-Daughters, all of whom are the stars of my layouts.

 



Thank you so much for guesting with White with 1 this month. It has been lovely having you join us this month.

There is still plenty of time to join in with our challenge this month - we'd love to see your take using this amazing colour.

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Our October winners ...

  Thank you for all your amazing October entries for our ORANGE and white with flair challenge. We had over twenty entries so I have decided to award your wonderful participation with an additional prize draw so we will have two winners this month along with a guest designer spot.


We will have one main prize each month selected by random draw who will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

and our first winner is:

ROSI SNAIDERO

and our second winner is:

JAIME RAMSEY

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us for our next challenge.

and our winner is:

HOLLIE FIERCELY

We'd love to have you guest with us for our December/January challenge.

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize if I don't already have your details. Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners in the next month to do so.

You still have lots of time left to enter our challenge on our FACEBOOK page. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour combination this month and see more wonderful entries.

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, 24 November to Sunday, 26 November for our final CYBER CROP of 2023 here on White with 1 (with over a week to get your entries in).

This time we are going all in with every team member setting a challenge with a prize so 8 challenges for you to sink your teeth into with a game or two along the way. So save the date and come along prepared to be Merry & Bright!.

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Welcome to November ...

 Welcome to NOVEMBER and our GREEN with white and USE THIS element of spray ink.

USE THIS criteria -  Spray Ink

This year we are continuing with using a base colour and allowing you to use any variation of that colour you might like to use - light, dark, colour ranges just so long as we can tell it IS the monthly colour.  Of course you MUST use a majority of white on your page - the easiest way to achieve this is to use a white cardstock background but that is up to you.

We are also introducing a simple monthly "Use this" criteria for you to include on your entry.

 You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern.  We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - perhaps you like the distressed look you see on the painted door and would like to replicate it or just use paint itself, like leaves and foliage and want to use them on your page. You might be drawn to the nature themes or the rectangular frames you see in the drawer or perhaps wish to incorporate crayon work onto your layout or just feature cooking or kitchen items. Whatever the inspiration please tell us what caught your eye.  

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2023 team ...
(in no particular order)

Karen Guy (Australia)
The Old building was my inspiration, and with green, easy to find these photos from Ireland, I have used an Ink Spray to make my background and several green Ink sprays on another piece of white cardstock and stamped and cut out my leaves!

Karen Brierley (Australia)
Lots of leafy inspiration in the images, so I went with a forest theme. I used Smooch Spritz spray in Emerald Green.

Tracey Beer (Australia)
I used Dylusions ink spray in Dirty martini, sprayed it onto a stamp, stamped it on the page, then sprizted the stamp with water and stamped again. I then added some of the ink spray to some impasto and scraped it through a stencil. 3 looks from the one ink spray.

Heather Bensley (Australia)
I was inspired by all the circles and the leaves.

Amanda Moran (Australia)

Victoria King (Australia)
I was inspired by the trees on the mood board and hopefully my spray reflects the movement of the water at Pupu Springs (Te Waikoropupu Springs, NZ)

Lisa Kynaston (Austalia)
Taking Inspiration from the old painted door, I have used spray ink on a textured Gesso background.

Jane Howden (Australia)
Applied my spray ink via the smooth plastic packaging method and was inspired by the foliage and the trees. 

This year we will have one main prize each month selected by random draw.

 This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner however should an international winner be selected I reserve the right to offer a store gift card in lieu of a physical prize.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month. 

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Please also remember you may ONLY combine your challenge with a sketch challenge. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of the month to get your entry in.

Sunday 22 October 2023

Our October guest ...

Please welcome our October guest designer, Amanda Hartmann with her simply delightful take on our ORANGE moodboard (with flair) challenge this month.


I added some book paper to the design , inspired by the books in the image prompts.


My name is Amanda Hartmann and I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years! Over the years my style has changed. I have always loved patterned papers but also, I love combining mixed media to create my own backgrounds. Embellishments are my favourite thing to finish a page. Creating the perfect and interesting embellishment cluster is part of my signature style!



Thank you so much for guesting with White with 1 this month. It has been a total pleasure to have you share your talent with us.

There is still plenty of time to join in with our challenge this month - we'd love to see your take using this amazing colour.

Sunday 15 October 2023

Our September winners ...

 Thank you for all your wonderful September entries for our BLACK and white with washi challenge. 


We will have one main prize each month selected by random draw who will receive a lovely prize pack courtesy of White with 1. This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner.

and our winner is:

KAREN N KERRY CLAYTON

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us for our next challenge.

and our winner is:

SHARON ETTWELL
I took inspiration from the triangle pattern. I've used three different washi tapes.

We'd love to have you guest with us in November.

Congratulations to all the winners. Can you all please contact me via email (www1scrapblog@gmail.com) to claim your prize if I don't already have your details. Please remember it is the winners responsibility to claim their prize and provide postal details. You have until the announcement of the winners in the next month to do so.

You still have lots of time left to enter our challenge on our FACEBOOK page. We'd love to see what you can do with our colour combination this month and see more wonderful entries.

Sunday 1 October 2023

Welcome to October ...

 Welcome to OCTOBER and our ORANGE with white moodboard with USE THIS element of Flair.

USE THIS criteria -  Flair

This year we are continuing with using a base colour and allowing you to use any variation of that colour you might like to use - light, dark, colour ranges just so long as we can tell it IS the monthly colour.  Of course you MUST use a majority of white on your page - the easiest way to achieve this is to use a white cardstock background but that is up to you.

We are also introducing a simple monthly "Use this" criteria for you to include on your entry.

 You can use black, dark brown, grey or navy as your accent colour for journaling, titles etc and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern.  We'd love to see you take inspiration from this board and incorporate items you see and inspire you - perhaps you like the patterns you see on this board, stripes, herringbone and checks and want to use them on your page. You might be drawn to the books or the rectangular frames you see in the door or painting and would like to incorporate them into your layout or feature the citrus or the little bird. Whatever the inspiration please tell us what caught your eye.  

and now some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful 2023 team ...
(in no particular order)

Heather Bensley (Australia)

Amanda Moran (Australia)
I was inspired by the citrus, drinks and layout of the mood board. Two flairs on either side of the page.

Karen Guy (Australia)

Karen Brierley (Australia)
I started with the soda bottle from the mood board, and went with a food theme.
Design tip: Use word stickers to customise flair to suit your page.

Tracey Beer (Australia)
Inspired by the oranges so embossed some orange circles. It's a long bow I know so just use your imagination!

Victoria King (Australia)
If you are wondering how I created this background it is a stencil which has 4 layers, so I did an ink layer, a paint layer, a paste layer and then the windows are a bead paste.

Lisa Kynaston (Austalia)
I was inspired by the Books, with a reading theme photo and the stacked book effect in the background.

Jane Howden (Australia)
Inspired by the citrus and the patterns in the blankets to help create my page.

This year we will have one main prize each month selected by random draw.

 This is open to all entrants so anyone could be a winner however should an international winner be selected I reserve the right to offer a store gift card in lieu of a physical prize.

Plus there will be a special "Admin Choice" winner who will receive an invitation to guest with us next month. 

To enter please visit our Facebook public group White with 1 challenges and put your entry directly into our monthly album under media.

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. Please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP or pocket page entries (etc) are not eligible for prizes. Please also remember you may ONLY combine your challenge with a sketch challenge. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast and we will allow green if part of a floral pattern. International entries are welcome.

We'd love to see how you use our White with 1 colour combination this month. Please come and join in with us! You have until the end of the month to get your entry in.

Friday 22 September 2023

Our September guest ...

Please welcome our September guest designer, Kathy Price, with her delightful take on our BLACK and White moodboard (with washi) challenge this month.


I was inspired by the pencils first so I changed my photos using a pencil drawing app. The texture of the bed linen jumped out at me so I hand stitched and wove the black and white thread behind the photos. Washi incorporated the clocks and the splash of colour in bottom photo reflected the splash of light from bottom middle prompt. The Aztec designs and feel were followed through with the paper strips and washi behind the photos and across the waving. Finally the thin lettering inspired the thin font choice for the title.


Hi there, I have been an avid scrapbookers for 20 years, thanks to a very special friend who finally encouraged me into the illuminating world of paper design with photos to capture history as it happens in the everyday life of everyday people. I call my style eclectic, changing to suit my creative mood, design brief memos and call from the photos or events. I am a paper junkie and love the beauty that evolves with the cutting up and rearranging of this essential scrapbook element.

 You can follow me on instagram @kathyloves2scrap as well as my blog - kathyscr.blogspot.com and my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2b5YkXgkPelS885jjHv4fA

 Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me and my work.

Here are two of my recent layouts that I love.


Thank you so much for taking the time to guest with us this month Kathy.  It's been a real pleasure.

There is still plenty of time to join in with our challenge this month - we'd love to see your take using black and white.