Sunday, June 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #12 | WILNA FURSTENBERG

This month's Guest Designer has a very distinct style that is so beautiful and the layout she has produced for this months challenge is no exception.  I just look at it and think WOW! Please welcome Wilna Furstenberg.


Wilna is a neo-expressionistic painter turned scrapbook, digital designer, and Art Journaler who has spent years applying her background in fine arts to her passion for preserving memories. A popular online and in-class teacher, she has honed the fine art of balancing her logical and organized side with her free-spirited expressive side. And she definitely knows how to have fun along the way! Wilna has been working in the Scrapbooking Industry for 11 years and it all started when she was one of 25 winners of the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2006. She designed for Making Memories, Jenny Bowlin, October Afternoon and Two Peas in a Bucket until 2013 when she started her own company called iHeartstudio. Wilna is a popular event teacher at retreats and has been fortunate to teach classes in the US, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Australia. She has taught online for Studio Calico, Big Picture Classes, Craftsy and have lots of classes on her own website iheartstudio.ca. Wilna is also a frequent guest on the Paper Clipping Roundtable.

Social Media:Wilna’s Blog: http://www.wilnafurstenberg.comShop: http://www.iheartstudio.caInstagram: https://instagram.com/wilnafurstenberg/Facebook: http://on.fb.me/19Zn4WpYouTube: http://tinyurl.com/qbppk8r

Here is Wilna's Layout....



How about some close ups too...




And this is how she did it...
"I created this layout as a memory for my birthday this year. I turned 46 and it's a big thank you prayer to God about His love and care in my life. I used a printable from my Primavera collection (http://iheartstudio.ca/miniclass8) and Used a stencil and molding paste to make the texture on the white background. I waited until it was dry and painted over it with watercolors. Lastly I added the flowers and photo and a tiny floral image at the bottom of the page. I love this sketch and I feel you can make many pages using it! thank you so much for inviting me to play along!"

Thank you Wilna. I know this layout has certainly inspired me. I just love it.

Have you linked up yet? Not long to go for the rest of this month and we will announce the Name the Sketch winner.

Remember to link up via the Blog or send your layouts through the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HOMEGROWN GUEST DESIGNER #12 | KIM ARCHER

So, time has gotten away from me this month.  I thought tomorrow was the 20th but nope, turns out it is today.  Today I have some more inspiration for you in the form of our Homegrown Guest Designer.  This month I invited a lady that is responsible for so much inspiration and we rarely see her actual work.  Curious how?  Well, this months Designer is responsible for JOT Magazine.  Please welcome Kim Archer to Scrap the Girls.



"Hey there Scrap the Girls ladies!
I'm Kim Archer, long time paper lover/memory keeper and publisher of Jot Mag. I'm a graphic designer and I've been involved in the paper craft industry since 2004.
I have been fortunate enough to have had lots of opportunities along the way including teaching for stores/online/retreats plus designing product, design teams, regularly creating content for scrapbooking magazines, being part of the For Keeps Elite Team and Scrapbooking Memories Masters Team and building several businesses along the way.
Today my focus is very much on continuing to build Jot as a brand by creating our digital magazine issues, speciality ebooks and working on our Jot blog.
Thanks Krisy for inviting me to be part of your challenge .. It was indeed a challenge as I rarely make scrapbook layouts these days BUT I'm still very much creating as I'm a huge fan of Project Life and I'm tackling the smaller sized 6x8 Project Life album this year which so far is working well for me. Am I all caught up? Nope! But I'm totally okay with that and happy to be adding in our photos and stories when I can!
For this challenge I freaked out at all the flowers on this sketch! I own barely any flowers! So I made my own from paper circles. The layout is 6x8 and will go directly into my Project Life album. I love mixing up full pages like this -- the chance to create some mini layouts -- amongst my pocket pages. Thanks again Krisy for inviting me to be a part of your challenge blog."

And here is Kim's take...


Here are some close ups too...



Thank you so much Kim for playing along with us this month. If you want to check out more of Kim here are all her links.


This layout and the flowers are perfect. The flowers had me stumped at the beginning too. Kim has a really clean style and its so pretty to look at. I hope it inspires you to interpret the sketch how you see it. The flowers don't need to be scary substitute them for something else...Remember its all about interpretation.

Make sure you link up your layouts via the blog or send them through via the Facebook page.

Krisy xx

Thursday, June 1, 2017

JUNE CHALLENGE - NAME THAT SKETCH


Hi Lovely Scrap the Girls Followers,

Today we are almost half way through the year.  This year has flown it's going to be Christmas soon so I hope you have all started your present shopping.  Don't leave it to the last minute. Can you tell I like to be prepared. LOL

Anyways, this month we have returned to a Scrap the Girls staple challenge the trusty sketch.  This one was prepared by our past DT member Rikki Grazini.  I haven't named it yet but I am open to suggestions, please leave your thoughts in the comments.  The winning comment will win a guest design spot later in the year.  Open to everyone so get your thinking hats on.  Here is the sketch.


And here are the DT's take on it.  There is a lot of rotating, and layers.

Sue





This month's lucky challenge winner will win a prize from Charms Creations who is wonderful enough to sponsor us this month.  Head over and check out her page on Facebook.


I can't wait to see what you all come up with.  I will be back later in the month to announce the winner.

Krisy xx

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