Thursday, 22 August 2013

Scrap Around The World

I found myself with some spare time yesterday so I was at last able to make a layout for this month's Scrap Around The World challenge. I love their challenges. They're always interesting and some great layouts appear every month from scrappers from all over the globe. It's a great way to see some new and creative material.

Here's this month's mood board and sketch:

I recently had a short, but wonderful, tropical holiday so when I saw the orange and red flowers and the greenery on the cake in the mood board I knew this is what I would use for my inspiration.

Here's my layout:

The colours in this layout are quite strong - even hot - but that's exactly the feel I'm trying to portray as the colours in the plants in Port Douglas were amazing - so rich and lush.

For something different I created my leaves from green wire. I made one long vine, growing up from the lowest flower cluster to the highest. The flowers are all from Manor House Creations and the colours worked wonderfully. To make some of the flowers smaller so I had a variety of sizes on the page, I pulled them apart and rolled some of the layers into smaller flowers.

The background is made using a The Crafters Workshop stencil and gesso. Because there were circular elements on the sketch, I continued with that theme by choosing spotted paper and adding the extra spots with the stencil.

Now, as the wind howls around my windows, I can only dream of being back in the warm weather again!

Thanks for looking.



  1. *sigh* this is gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and the flowers!!

  2. what a great LO! Love the flowers..x

  3. Awesome layout!!! Love love the colours :)

  4. Lordy! Wind howling, eh???? Knew there was a reason I moved from Viccy!!!! LOOOOVE your use of wire & those circles from the mask....gorgeous:):):)

  5. OH this is fantastic! I love the red 'tropical' it really pops! and what great photos, love the dotty back ground too.. and it is colder here but thankfully no wind!! Take care!!

    1. Love this tropical beauty! Rather late to comment but better late than never I say!! Thanks for your continued support!!! We have simplified our rules somewhat - making the sketch optional now. Hope you get a chance to continue to play :)

  6. Beautiful layout Heather, loving the colour combo you have used in this. Makes me want to head north and out of this cold weather we have been having.

  7. Fantasic layout it did make me feel a little warmer. Love the photos & colours you have chosen bright & beautiful to ward off the cold down in my neck of the woods. great stencil work. x

  8. Practically tropical! wonderfully vibrant colours and those wire leaves are so cool! Thank you so much for joining in with us at SATW this month! so glad the cake inspired your mojo! :)

  9. Cool colors and nice design, thank you for joining SATW challenge!

  10. Beautiful colours, so vibrant and energizing ! Thank you for playing along at SATW!

  11. Love the bright layout. Awesome! Thanks for playing along at SATW

  12. Beautiful how you layered the dots! Also, I love how you matted the photos in just makes everything pop!