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FEBRUARY 2017 "White with a Twist" challenge...

Welcome back everyone, we hope you have all had a great break and ready to get back into this years challenges!!!
Here is our first challenge for the year - our February 2017 "White with a Twist" Challenge..
The challenge is to use all the colours as seen in this colour inspiration photo...
WHITE with Lavender/Lilac and Kraft/Brown.
 AND
Create a layout inspired by ALL the colours in this photo and you MUST USE AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF CHIPBOARD (as Scrapping Outback is known for ALL its Chippie)
You must use White combined with the colours in the above photo. You can use printed paper as long as these colours are the main focus of the paper. There can be other colours on the paper, bit not too much so that it takes away from the colours in the inspiration photo.
You can use anything the create these colours like mists, inks and paints.
You can use a small amount of black/brown for a little stamping, inking, journaling or just small accent, however it is NOT to be the main focus of your layout UNLESS it is one of the main colours in the inspiration photo.
You can use as little or a lot of each colour, but EVERY colour or similar shade of colour MUST be used. You can use varied shades of the colours as in depends on the device you are viewing the image on as to what shades you see. 
RULES: 
Create a layout following the above criteria then simply follow the instructions below.
  After you have created your layout for the challenge simply upload it to your BLOG, Online Gallery or Facebook page (make sure your facebook page is open for all to view, otherwise we cant see it) - Make sure you mention Scrapping Outback and link your image/post back to our challenge :)
Then add your DIRECT challenge link to us using the "Mr Linky" application on the right hand side of our BLOG.
Once of have done the above and if you are on FB, simply go to the Scrapping Outback Facebook page and let us know that you have entered our challenge - you can link directly back to your own Blog or FB page as well so we can ALL go and check out your challenge entry.
Out of courtesy, please link your challenge entries back to the Scrapping Outback BLOG challenge and be sure to give credit to the Scrapping Outback challenge so you can help spread the word :)
Please use your creation for our judged challenge only - if you choose to use your layout  for other judged challenges as well, you will NOT be eligible for the Scrapping outback prize
You are still welcome to enter your creation if the other challenge is an inspiration challenge ONLY  and NOT a judged challenge where a prize is given.
Thank you and Good luck!!
DUE DATE: 28th February 2017 11.59pm

 Prize: $15 Shop voucher to spend in store for the winning layout as chosen by our design team :)

To help get you inspired for this months challenge, here are a few samples from our design team girls...

Ok, here we go with our first sample by the very talented Karen McLaughlin. Karen has used a white background with added coloured embellishments to create her layout!
Products Used: 
 Dusty Attic - Notebook Edge frames Square,
2 Crafty foliage set.
Karen's Tip - Leave chipboard bare for a different look..

 Next up, we have the very creative Marie Cairns with her multi Media layout. Marie has used loads of texture to create her layout!!
Products Used:
2 crafty c/b title Follow YourHeart 
Bo Bunny paper (Believe-devotion) Prima Marketing (Flowers Packaging) 
7 Dots Studio paper (Domestic Goddess - Proudly handcrafted)
The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Lindy's Stamp Gang (LSG)  Mists (Tea Pot Purple, Mission Bells Brown, Steampunk Sepia, Toto's Tornado Black, Prima Donna Purple and Pop Rock Purple)
LSG embossing powder (Prima Donna Purple)
other: florist mesh; heart die cut; Couture Creations double sided tape; old book and music paper; gesso; white acrylic paint; modelling paste; StazOn (royal purple) and VersaMark Dazzle (champagne) inks.

Lastly, we have Rachelle Minett's layout using a white background with lots of added colour and embellishments!!



 Products Used:
2 Crafty chipboard - Spring flower bunches, Lattice Leaves and Decorative Rods 7 Dots - Hex Stencil
Lindys stamp Gang - Gossamer Gold mist
Ken Oliver Colour burst powder - Violet  
Green Tara Flowers - Blossoms and Fantasy Blooms in Lavender
 Rachelle's Tip: Mix a small amount of the colour burst powder with water to create the perfect colour for your layout. Spray water onto background edges and lightly dab the mixed colour with a paint brush to create a soft watercolour effect.

We hope we have managed to inspire you all to have a go and create a layout this month using these gorgeous colours :)
 

Christmas, New year and January Challenge...

All of us at Scrapping Outback would like to wish all of you, our supportive followers a very Merry and most of all SAFE Christmas and New Year!!! May you all be blessed with good health, wealth and most of all happiness for the new year!!!
We would like to thank you all for all your support throughout 2016 and truly hope that you continue to enjoy and join in with our challenges in the NEW YEAR!!! :)

As January is usually time spent with the kids, family and getting out and about in the summer, we will not be having a January Challenge, we will resume the challenges in Feb and already have a gorgeous colour combo lined up for you in the new year :)

The announcement of the December challenge winner will be delayed as I will be away and may not have access to a computer so please hang in there for the winner announcement mid January 2017.

Once again, than you all so much for your support in 2016, we love seeing all the fantastic challenge entries.
Take care and be Merry 
from 
Rachelle and the Scrapping outback Team xxx

DECEMBER 2016 "White with a Twist" Challenge...

Welcome to our December 2016 "White with a Twist" Challenge..
The challenge is to use all the colours as seen in this colour inspiration photo...
WHITE, Gold tones and Black
 AND
Create a layout inspired by ALL the colours in this photo and you MUST USE AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF CHIPBOARD (as Scrapping Outback is known for ALL its Chippie)
You must use White combined with the colours in the above photo. You can use printed paper as long as these colours are the main focus of the paper. There can be other colours on the paper, bit not too much so that it takes away from the colours in the inspiration photo.
You can use anything the create these colours like mists, inks and paints.
You can use a small amount of black/brown for a little stamping, inking, journaling or just small accent, however it is NOT to be the main focus of your layout UNLESS it is one of the main colours in the inspiration photo.
You can use as little or a lot of each colour, but EVERY colour or similar shade of colour MUST be used. You can use varied shades of the colours as in depends on the device you are viewing the image on as to what shades you see. 
RULES: 
Create a layout following the above criteria then simply follow the instructions below.
  After you have created your layout for the challenge simply upload it to your BLOG, Online Gallery or Facebook page (make sure your facebook page is open for all to view, otherwise we cant see it) - Make sure you mention Scrapping Outback and link your image/post back to our challenge :)
Then add your DIRECT challenge link to us using the "Mr Linky" application on the right hand side of our BLOG.
Once of have done the above and if you are on FB, simply go to the Scrapping Outback Facebook page and let us know that you have entered our challenge - you can link directly back to your own Blog or FB page as well so we can ALL go and check out your challenge entry.
Out of courtesy, please link your challenge entries back to the Scrapping Outback BLOG challenge and be sure to give credit to the Scrapping Outback challenge so you can help spread the word :)
Please use your creation for our judged challenge only - if you choose to use your layout  for other judged challenges as well, you will NOT be eligible for the Scrapping outback prize
You are still welcome to enter your creation if the other challenge is an inspiration challenge ONLY  and NOT a judged challenge where a prize is given.
Thank you and Good luck!!
DUE DATE: 31st December 2016 11.59pm

 Prize: $15 Shop voucher to spend in store for the winning layout as chosen by our design team :)

To help get you inspired for this months challenge, here are a few samples from our design team girls...

 First up this month we have Karen McLaughlin's creative layout using  white cardstock with lots of sparkle and bling.
 Karen's Tip: My tip is: Use lots of kindy glitz and glitter on Christmas pages for a unique embellisment.
Products Used:
Dusty attic snowflakes
A2Z - title Christmas tree 
 Up next we have Marie Cairns' gorgeous multi media layout using lots of texture.
Marie's Tip: Create an effective texture for your title by using white texture paste mixed with black paint then gold embossing powder
Products Used: 
ScrappingOutback Cardstock (white) 
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard  title (Capturing the MOMENT)
Couture Creations double sided tape

Brilliance ink (Pearlescent Galaxy Gold) 
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glam (golden goddess)

photo is a friend's grandaughter-selfie (used with permission)


Lastly we have this Multi Media layout created by Rachelle Minett using loads of chipboard as her embellishments... 
Rachelle's Tip: Ink chipboard black then lightly sprinkle embossing powder over the top, tap off excess so it is patchy - heat for an aged metallic effect.
Products Used:
Dusty Attic Stencil - Distressed grid
Dusty Attic Mini banners chipboard 
Dusty Attic Brick wall panel (inserts - not shown in picture) chipboard
Dusty Attic Industrial Scrolls chipboard 
Scrap FX title - Celebrate good times 
Prima wood icon - Vintage emporium
Prima stamp - paint splats
Wow wood veneer (smile)
Wow wood veneer arrows
Gold embossing powder
Lindys stamp gang mists - Buccaneer Bronze and black
Black string 
Colour blast - Colour paste - Bling
 We hope we have inspired you to have a go this month with this beautiful and elegant colour combination...
 Here are the AMAZING entries this month.....
and the winner is No 7 - Rachel Dutko - Congratulations!!!!
  and a special mention to No 4 - Julie S - you will also receive a gift from Scrapping Outback :)
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