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February Challenge Reveal

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Challenges

Welcome our our February challenges!  This month we are all about sketches… Have fun!

Hi Crafters, Louise here today
I have a great sketch for you this month to play along with.

As an added challenge I would love for you to include Distress Inks in your layout.

Here is my inspiration page:

I’ve let the photos inspire this layout. These cute photos gave my page the fruit and bright summer feel.

I’ve used Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple through a texture stencil.

You can also mix the distress inks with water and splatter them around the page.

To finish I’ve used lots of stickers and papers to embellish.

Such a fun sketch and I can’t wait to see your creations.

Hi Julie here with my sketch for this months challenge
I would also like you to use some altered chipboard on your page.
This can be painted, inked, heat embossed or any other technique you would like to use.
Here is my layout
You can see it closely follows the sketch.
The paper I have used for this layout is Mechanism from Kaisercraft’s Time Machine range.
The background is white cardstock
I tore two strips approximately 2″ wide and 2 approximately 1/2″ wide
and layered the 1/2″ strip behind the 2″ strips.
These were then attached to the sides of my layout.
My photos are 4″ x 3″, I filed around the edge of each one
with an emery board to give a thin white border.
I then matted them onto the dark side of the Mechanism patterned paper
I have added scraps of chipboard to the back of my photos
to give them a little lift when I attach them to my layout
I have used two packets of chipboard on my layout.
I coated the chipboard with white Gesso and then
I wanted the Dusty Attic Cog Border #3 to look a bit rusty and old
so I added some textured brown paint,
that I have had in my stash for about 20 years,
just randomly around the edges.
I painted these with the same silver metallic paint so they had the same look as my chipboard.
I tucked the border chipboard edge under the side strips,
using liquid glue to hold it in place.
I attached the photos to the layout, then added the single cogs, both chipboard and metal,
so some of them overlapped the photos.
I wanted some of the chipboard elements on the side panels.
I painted them with black acrylic paint so they would stand out better on the green paper
 and attached them using Art Glitter glue.
I find that this glue works extremely well for attaching chipboard and metal objects.
To create the title I used my Kaisercraft Alphabet Upper Case dies
 to cut “Toys” from the same patterned paper.
I attached these to a piece of acetate, added thin strips of chipboard
behind the first two letters, before attaching it at the bottom of my page
so it overlapped the vacant area of the bottom photo.
I gave the title a coat of Glossy Accents for a nice shine.
Here is my process video. I hope you enjoy watching it.
Sketches are one of my favourite things to use in my scrapbooking so I hope you enjoy using these two sketch for this months challenge
Till next time
Stay safe


Have fun with these challenges and I look forward to seeing your pages in our gallery albums.



Challenge Rules

Please upload your entries to the correct album in our Private Facebook Chat Group by 11.55 pm, 28th February 2022 to be eligible for the prize.

  • Facebook Albums – Here
  • Chat Page – Here

The prize is by random draw.  This month’s prize is an assorted Alpha pack,
International entries are welcome, however, due to international postage cost, the prize is a little surprise in the post.

Have fun
Mystical Team


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