Saturday 8 August 2015

August 3T's and some July winners ...

I will be announcing our July winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our next edition of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for 2015 presented by our very creative team member, Deb Kupfer.

DELI WRAP by Deb Kupfer

When I created my art journal page for this month’s challenge, I had beside me a piece of deli paper.
As I worked on my page, I repeated some of the steps I had done in the journal, onto the sheet of deli paper and ended up with some gift wrap.

I did some stamping with black stazon ink on the journal page then onto the deli paper…….

Then some doodling with a permanent waterproof marker……..

Added some colour using inktense blocks (blue and mustard) and a grey gelato.  I applied one colour at a time  eg the blue sections first then the mustard followed by the grey and wiped over each section with a baby wipe.

A little more stamping with a script stamp and splatters of mist……

Putting the journal aside for a bit and working on the deli paper, I scrumpled it into a ball, straightened it out and lightly swiped the stazon ink pad over the top just to catch the top of the crumples and there was my deli wrapping paper.

Then using a chipboard owl, I traced the pieces and made 2 from patterned paper…… for my journal page in similar colours to this month’s  inspiration art work and the other to use as a gift tag with the wrap……..

These are just so adorable Deb, I hope everyone enjoys using them on their pages.  

and now onto our July winners .....

  Thank you everyone for playing along with us last month - we were overwhelmed with all the wonderful entries.  

 Debi Clark is our winner of the prize pack from Flourish with a Bling. 

Jasmine Shea is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by DT member Jo Tritton is Marie-Christine Denis.

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me with their postal details.  You have until the announcement of the winners for next  month to do so. Don't forget to grab our winners badge from the sidebar.  Could I just remind everyone that while we welcome you combining with other challenges our limit is two - so ours plus two others only and this includes items you may have done as part of a DT.

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Lizzy Hill with this stunning page.  She will receive a little surprise something from me.

Don't forget to enter this month's ARTastic challenge.  All the details are in the left sidebar. Remember you have until the end of the month to submit your entry.

Please pop back on the 15th when we will have more delightful team inspiration to show you.


  1. Wow just love that technique and the look on that journal page

  2. That is a fabulous technique! And I really, really looooove the owls.... & you scrappy winner girls have done amazing work... Congrats to you all!!! And thanks Jane for the DT back pat:):):)

  3. Congrats to the winners, you are very deserving. Love the wrapping paper and putting an owl on top is such a cute idea.

  4. Oh how exciting. Thanks so much ARTastic for my win. There were so many amazing pages, I feel honoured :)

  5. Congrats to the winners,beautiful layouts and congrats to Lizzy :)
    That is such a good idea Deb , looks great and those owls are adorable

  6. Oh how exciting!! You really have made my day. Thank you!