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October Challenge reveal – Techniques Challenge

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Challenges, Inspiration


Welcome to our October challenges!  This month we are focusing on techniques, hopefully we can help you try something new, or revive a old technique you haven’t used for a while.  Our DT girls have some great inspiration for you, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s take on these up in our Facebook gallery albums.

Louise here … October we are focusing on techniques.

One of my favourite ways to use patterned paper is to tear it.

I’m challenging you to use torn paper on your layouts.

For this month I’m using the Uniquely Creative “Drive & Fly” collection.

In my stash, I’ve had these photos of Hubby with his various cars over the years, so I’m putting them on layouts and getting an album together.

I’ve also had some fun with the Nuvo Crystal drops to create a fun stenciled background.

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss – Double Denim

Can’t wait to see your take on “Torn paper” for this challenge.

Happy scrapping

Good morning folks, Julie here
The theme for the month is “Challenge Yourself”
and the challenge I have set is to use the Glad wrap (plastic wrap) technique.
If you do not know of this technique I show you how it is done at the beginning of the video below.
I have used this technique to create the background for my layout.
The featured product for the month is patterned paper and I am using
The sprays I used for my background are:-
Glimmermist – Pumpkin Spice, Sandy Beach and Iridescent Gold
Dylusions Ink Spray – Lemon Zest
Chalkboard Spray – Firefly
Perfect Pearls Mist – Mandarin
All of the patterned papers have had the edges inked using a black ink cube.
The grid papers are cut 3 1/2″ x 4″.
I cut 2 each from – Home Grown, Take Flight and Family Ties
Each of these 6 rectangles were then matted onto
black cardstock so I had a 1/16″ border on all sides.
I used a die to cut my pennants, but you could just cut small triangles,
from Wall of Frame paper and then matted these onto black cardstock.
I also cut one of the larger frames from the Wall of Frame paper to hold my journaling.
Using Lifestyle Craft’s Nesting Flower die I cut four layers from Home Grown
and four from Wall of Frame.
After I had inked the edges I scrunched them up to add some interest and dimension.
Art Glitter glue was used to attach the layers to each other.
One of the small wood buttons in the centre completed each flower.
I cut some leaves from the Family Ties paper using my Memory Box Cottage Leaf die.
I had also fussy cut several flowers from the Home Grown paper
to embellish the page.
I cut a strip of Home Grown and Family Ties 3 1/2″ long.
I matted the Home Grown paper on black cardstock
and punched one of the long edges on the Family Ties paper
 using a Matha Stewart punch.
I punched some black cardstock and matted the Family Ties paper onto it.
These two strips along with two of the larger fussy cut flowers
create a cluster at the top left area of my page.
A small fussy cut flower is attached at each end of my banner.
I also added a blue gem to the centre of each pennant.
I added Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze to the centres of each fussy cut flower.
I have heat embossed the chipboard before attaching it to the layout.
Here is my process video that shows how to do the “Glad wrap” technique
I have used an assortment of sprays for this but you can use all sorts of media,
magical, perfect pearls, acrylic paint, the choice is yours.
Can’t wait to see what you create

Challenge Rules

Please upload your entries to the correct album in our Private Facebook Chat Group by 11.55 pm, 31st October 2021 to be eligible for the prize.

  • Facebook Albums – Here
  • Chat Page – Here

The prize is by random draw.  This month’s prize is an Stencil set.
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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