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Sunday, July 1, 2018

A New Month and a New Challenge!

Welcome to July!
Another new month and another new challenge, which I can't wait to share with you all.
Isn't the year flying???

Are you ready for a new challenge?

For this month our challenge is to....

1. Use the Page Maps sketch below.
2. Include each of the Grab 5 requirements in your project.

Grab 5 requirements:
1. A mixed media product
2. Stickers
3. Embellishments - flowers, stars, hearts.....
4. Fibre - cotton/thread/ribbon/twine....
5. A household item to create texture - bubble wrap, dishwashing sponge, napkins....

I had an absolute ball creating my first project for this challenge.
Not only did I have the challenge requirements but my kit that I received was very florally!
But OMG...I LOVE it!!!!

Here it is...

My project is actually a 12x12 canvas!
I started with a very thin layer of gesso to try and hide a stain on the canvas.

Just recently I was watching a Vicki Boutin Friday Night Live and Vicki was using her Art Crayons to create a background using the drop technique (I think that is what it was called).
It was very cool so I tried to recreate the technique but with using my Faber Castell Gelatos. How cool are the colours?

I added some black acrylic paint dots with two different sized bubble wrap.

I have used the gorgeous Simple Stories 'Welcome Spring' paper collection and cardstock stickers for my embellishments and paper strips.

I have also used some of the Dina Wakley Media Washi tape as some of the strips in my background.

I have backed my photos in a thin tissue type paper that I have collected from a bunch of flowers I was given.

I have added a few wood veneer hearts alongside my little clusters of embellishments.

I have hand written my journalling and have also hand written part of my title You Make My Heart Sing! The sticker letters are from an old Kaisercraft collection Sticker Sheet - Happy Snaps!

Can you see the gorgeous little die cut behind my photos in two places?
This is an awesome die!! Not only do you have the sweet little heart wreath but you also have a variety of different sized little hearts that come just from one cut! Such a great die cut!

I have added some of the little hearts around my project.

All of the products that I have used (listed below) are available at Scrapbookit. If you can't find what you need be sure to send Jo a message and she will sort it for you.

Products Used:
Faber Castell Gelatos - Red Cherry, Metallic Melon, Metallic Mint, Mango, Guava, Butter Cream, Lemon
Bubble Wrap
Black Acrylic Paint
Simple Stories - Welcome to Spring Paper Collection
Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
White Rik Rak
Uniquely Creative Metal Die - Heart Wreath
Posca Pen - Black
Wood Veneer Hearts
Kaisercraft - Happy Snaps - Sticker Sheet - Alpha
Simple Stories - Welcome Spring - Cardstock Stickers

Don't forget to get cracking with your challenge entry. It seriously is a really fun challenge and worth a shot! There is a super prize up for grabs at the Scrapbookit shop, I can't wait to see what you create!! Entries close at the end of July!

Well I hope you have been inspired by this challenge and by my project!
~ Melx~


  1. Omgosh just love the background you created ❤❤❤ . Thanks for a great challenge.

  2. Love, Love, Love!! What a layout! Just awesome👌🏻😁


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