Monday, 1 January 2018

Hello January ...

Welcome to 2018.  Here's to a wonderful year for all of us !

Introducing our first colour of 2018 and a mood board to help inspire you ...

Bayou Blue

and some totally amazing inspiration from our new team ...
(in no particular order)

I was totally inspired by the m&m's! So I used different sizes of round punches to create shapes and movement on my page.

Caroline Elliam (Canada)

I made my background with a resist technique with gel medium over a stencil and I added Bavarian blue magical shaker from Lindy's gang over it for a watercolor effect. I've also painted the blue leaves and wrote the "Sea" with the same blue. From the moodboard I put on some sequins that reminds me the m&m's.

Jessica Toulmin (New Zealand)
I was inspired by the textiles and textures in the moodboard, as well as the circles of the blue candy.

Lisa Marie Watling (South Africa)
 I was inspired by the fabric, the stripes, the writing on the M&M's and also that they form "dots"!

Melinda France (Australia)
I was inspired by the circle shape of M&M’s, the glaze on the pits and the texture of the rugs/towels. So tried to incorporate thread, sewing, circles and used blue ink and embossing powder to colour and glaze some embellishments. Xx

Lisa Johnston (Australia)

Natsuko Suzuki (Japan)
I used watercolors, oil pastels and acrylic paint to create the shades of blue on the background. I took inspiration from the m&m's and dipped a pencil cap in ink and stamped circles. I was also inspired by the rough textures, so I layered the photo with cloth and and tucked some thread under it.

Tanya Heritage (Australia)
I loved the Bayou Blue colour which matched perfectly with Wes’ shirt. I think this is a first that I haven’t used flowers in a layout.

Louise Turner (Australia)
I replicated the rug image with the stripes to create my background.

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (New Zealand)
Inspired by the denim and stripes, plus the texture of the plant pots.

This year we have three amazing sponsors ..

You have a chance to win either a delightful product pack from THE RESIN RAINBOW for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant or a store voucher for an International entrant.  The winner will be selected by random draw so anyone could be a winner.

Don't forget to pop past their ETSY STORE for more wonderful embellishments available in a rainbow of colours - you are sure to find something that catches your eye.  You can also see more gorgeous creations on INSTAGRAM.

One lucky Australian/New Zealand entrant each month will receive a delightful selection of crafting products from THE SCRAPBOOKER'S CONFETTI BOX.  Some amazing supplies are available from their lovely STORE located in Swansea (near Newcastle NSW).  The winner of this wonderful prize will be chosen by creative team vote.

You have a chance to win an amazing kit from SCRAPPING FUN KITS.  One of these delightful monthly kits will be put aside for one lucky Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

 Owner Raelene Cous has done a January page for us using a mix of supplies from some kits that will release later in 2018.

Our INTERNATIONAL voted winner will receive a delightful embellishment pack courtesy of White..with 1.

Contents will vary slightly

For your chance to win a prize from these great sponsors please link the photo of your layout to the Inlinkz gallery on the left and use your own name and country in the area that says 'Name/Description" eg. Sally Smith (AUS). 

All entries must be new for this challenge and the original work of the entrant. You may combine our challenge with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted and please remember we are a layout only challenge - cards, OTP, pocket pages etc are not eligible for prizes. Your entry must be predominantly white with the one extra colour added - small amounts of brown, navy or black may be used for contrast. International entries are welcome. Please see our full list of rules HERE.

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 11.55pm on the last day of the month to get your entry in.


Monique Nicole Fox said...

All done

Joanne said...

Hi! here is my take for this month!