Monday 8 August 2016

July winners and our August tutorial ...

I will be announcing our July winners shortly but first I would like to introduce you to our August  Tips, Tricks and Techniques brought to you by team member Sue Smith.

Adding sparkle to your stencils by Sue Smith

For a fun, subtle sparkle to your stencilled background, try this technique below. I have used it make bubbles for a bath layout and one of children chasing bubbles.

Spray your background with colours and sprays of choice or leave blank.

Mix together a gel gloss medium (which dries clear) and some iridescent medium.

Lay your stencil on your page, spread over the mixture with a pallet knife or old debit card.

Leave to dry.

You will be left with a lovely, transparent, sheen, ready to decorate.

My two layouts, using this technique:

Cheers,  Sue 

and now onto our July winners .....

 We were working with this delightful painting by Elioth Gruner called Spring Frost Study.

Kylie gW is our winner of the prize pack from Kaisercraft although since Kylie is a digital scrapper I am happy to change this out to a voucher to a digital store of her choice.

Mei-Chen is our winner of the prize pack from Mystical Scrapbooks.

Our random draw winner of a lovely prize donated by Tracey Henly is #8 Agnieszka Janas 

Congratulations ladies.

Could the winners please contact me on 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.  

Our Creative Team highlight from last month is Tone 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.


  1. Just YAY all round with this post. LOOOOVE Sue's technique. That shimmer is divine! And big congrats to all the winners....just fabulous pages!!!

  2. Congratulations to you all!! :)
    And a suprise...thank you so much! :)

  3. Thank you so much for picking me as the winner. I am so honored.
    Mei-Chen :)

  4. Congrats to the winners , superb layouts and Congrats Tone on the DT pick. Fab tutorial Sue, loving the shimmer