Friday, January 16, 2015

My Very First Scrap Around the World DT Reveal

I never could have imagined that this day would come...

Sharing with you a project based on the current Scrap Around the World mood board,
not as a challenge participant, but as a DT member!

After having participated in the SATW monthly challenges for almost 2 years,
I was always amazed by the talented ladies on the DT, and I have to admit, a tad bit intimidated.
Every single month, the bar went up higher as their projects turned out more and more beautiful,
not withstanding the quality of their 100some challenge entries from artists all over the world.

Well, it's my turn now to be able to inspire you with my project
as part of this incredible design team and wonderful creative community.

Let's take another look at the beautiful shabby chic vintage mood board 
designed by Karita Vainio from Finland. 

Click HERE to the first of the month reveal and HERE for today's mid-month reveal.
You will see some amazing inspiration from all the DT ladies.

As the Scrap Around the World mid-month reveal Canvas Specialist,
I obviously created a... CANVAS!  :)

My inspiration from the mood board is quite obvious I think.
In short, I was inspired by EVERYTHING about it...

 beautiful chalky colours, metallics, time-aged rust, vintage frames
clock images, romantic flowers with a touch of pink, ornate trimmings 
and the quote that basically means to me 'Love Life' the good and the bad. 

To create my canvas, I started by covering the 10 x 8 inches base with a coat of white gesso,
and then I added some stencilling with molding paste to create a textured background.

I finished the background with a few sprays
from Teal, Turquoise and Wheatfields Glimmer Mist,
and more white gesso dabbed over everything to soften it up.

This metal clock is from Momenta and was originally of a pewter finish.
I dabbed it with copper metallic paint to give it more of a rusted look,
as I did with the other metal trinkets and some of the chipboard.

As you can see, I usually dab white paint over my embellishments too
as I love the sparkle whitewash effect it gives my projects.

It wouldn't be shabby chic if there wasn't lots of sweet pretty flowers,
in feminine lace, tule and satin with pearly centers.
I added chipboard pieces of the 2Crafty "Moroccan Panel".
The "Life Line Border" used in the title is also from 2Crafty.

You can see here a side view of the bottom left corner with more flowers...

and the upper right corner with
the resin frames from Prima (I added some mists and stains on a couple)
and a beautiful metal key from Maya Road.

I hope you enjoyed my very first canvas designed for Scrap Around the World
and that you will play along with this mood board.

Find out all about the challenge HERE and
make sure to familiarize yourself with the challenge rules beforehand.

There are awesome prizes up for grabs from these sponsors:

The deadline for this challenge is SATURDAY, January 31st.



  1. OMG!!! What a perfect and beautiful creation on this canvas using the mood board. Love each and every element you put in with so neat and clean , the colors are so perfect, embellishments, cluster of flowers, Just LOOOOve it!

  2. LOVE it, especially the clock!!!

  3. Absolutely stunning!!! What a fabulous debut for SATW!! Congratulations!! ox

  4. gorgeous project! love all the texture and fancy embellishments! hope you have a great week!