Sunday 1 April 2018

Welcome to April ...

So many amazing layouts for March - it near made the Irish in me sing!!

Our colour this month might just have been influenced by our chocolate loving (and snacking) Easter past-time ... and we can't wait to see how you use this deliciousness on your pages - gosh I am hungry already !!

We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch courtesy of PageMaps to help inspire you further. You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)

Courtesy of PAGE MAPS

and some totally amazing inspiration from our wonderful team ...

(in no particular order)

Lisa Johnston (Australia)
I decided to go with an outdoorsy theme with the Toffee Crunch and white colour scheme. I stuck very closely to the sketch too. It took all the thinking out of it - bonus!

Tanya Heritage (Australia)

Louise Turner (Australia)
A loose version of the sketch with a whole lot of stash busting!!!

Lisa Marie Watling (South Africa)

The earth color pushed me out my comfort zone. Each time I am surprised at the results and love the natural effects. Mixing with the white softened everything.

Caroline Elliam (Canada)
I'm not use to earth tones, it wasn't an easy one! The challenge was rough with the sketch also but I just LOVE how it turned out! Getting out of our comfort zone can be surprising! I used some Zig clean real brush pens to color my flowers stamps. A vintage sepia ink was use on my vellum paper with a clear embossing powder to have more texture.

I used watercolor crayons and a stencil for the background and wood veneers, colk and stickers for embellishments. I stitched around the layout to add some interest.

Jessica Toulmin (New Zealand)
For this layout I followed the sketch, but only used one little photo instead of three. I added in more embellishments than in the sketch as I wanted to use them up - and some were new (to me) and just had to be used! I used plenty of white on this one, to keep it nice and soft for a baby theme.

Melinda France (Australia)
I love the way the neutral tones leave ‘space’ for the photos to really be the focus of the layout.

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 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 an Australian / New Zealand entrant who will be chosen by creative team vote.

Owner Raelene Cous has done a lovely page featuring products from amongst her kit.

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.

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