Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ITS TIME FOR THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

...but first can I just say a huge big THANK YOU to you all!
We had such a massive response from you guys, I was completely blown away by all the applications that came in! This of course made selecting the Creative Team from such a pool of talented people incredibly difficult to decide. I have to be honest the final picks were done only after many many cups of coffee, and yep maybe a glass or two of vino might have helped me along the way lol.

I know you've all heard it before but seriously I wish I could have picked everyone, because each of you would have brought something unique to the table. Thats why I had to increased the intake to 10! 
I really hope that those of you that missed out this time will re-apply for a spot in the next call as I would abolutely love to have you onboard! Thank you for your support everyone and please keep those sensational creations coming in we love to see how you create using PD sketches!

Sooooo, without further ado...
please give a big warm welcome 
to the amazing and incredibly talented 2014


& let me introduce to you...

So what do you think...they're a pretty spesh bunch of ladies aren't they?!

I reckon the Page Drafts releases will really shine and burst with colour now that these amazing ladies will be creating for PD. I have no doubt in my mind that they will inspire you all too, with their interpretations of the sketches and beautiful artworks.

Keep an eye out for the first team release, which will be in two days time on the 1st August. It would be fantastic if you could stop by and let the ladies know how much you love their pages and welcome them into the Page Drafts community!

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!
And again thank you everyone for your support!
Woohoooo.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

GET READY FOR SOME SLEUTHING CASEFILE #131 IS NOW OPEN!

This weeks Casefile #131 over at C.S.I is a fun and summer inspired theme and palette. Its perfect for those of us seeking  a warm reprieve from this chilly winter we are experiencing on this side of the world! Brrr it's cold right now!

There are some fun whimsical prompts and lots of great elements listed in the evidence that will help create a summery scene or supoort those awesome beach holiday photo's you guys in the Northern Hemisphere  have been busy clicking over the past few weeks!



The 3 main sponsors this month are...
 


So to be in the running for some fabulous prizes head over to C.S.I 
and get all the challenge details there.

Just a quick reminder Casefile #131 ends 27th July 2014. Good luck everyone, hope you enjoy the challenge and look forward to seeing all your amazing projects!


This week we also have another fun challenge to share. It's Page Drafts turn on the LCOM Blog.  
Challenge # 81 includes a co-ordinated 12X12 sketch and card sketch design.

So if you're keen for another challenge and want to be in the running for some fabulous prizes from the Let's Capture Our Memories store head over to the blog by clicking on the sketches above for all the challenge details.

Hope you enjoy the sketches and remember to,
Let your imagination do the rest!
Happy Scrapping.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BE DAZZLED BY JANICE NICHOLLS

Our amazingly talented guest artist exposé this month is this wonderful and sweet scrapper...


Janice lives in a small country town in South Australia. She has been scrapping since 2006 and her muses are often her grown kids, family being her main feature. Janice has a gorgeous style that crosses between a soft vintage look to a more bold graphic approach. She almost always uses flowers and washi tape which in many ways is the common thread between all her projects but its her eye catching photos that are the hero in all her work, and so they should be.
SO LETS LEARN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT HER....
Since starting scrapbooking my love of photography has grown. I don't go anywhere without my camera and I look at things through the lens differently now. I have been very fortunate to be part of a few amazing Design Teams and the opportunity to guest design as well has been fun. I am also lucky enough to have had some of my layouts published!
HOW DO YOU USE SKETCHES?
When I started my own blog in 2012 I began participating in some challenges. It was whilst doing a challenge at Paper Stories (no longer running) that I first came across Page Drafts Sketches. I loved the sketch and instantly became a follower of the Page Drafts blog. I then found the Color, Stories and Inspiration (CSI) site where Em is the resident sketch designer.
Following them can get me back on track to creating the perfect pages for my family memories. 
I often flip or rotate a sketch to suit a photograph I am working with and recommend you try it too.
Artist Tip: Don't be afraid to change things up to work for you!
'Pretty Face'
by Janice Nicholls
Credits:
Page Drafts Sketch for CSI #93 by The Nifty Pixel

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SCRAPBOOK STYLE?
My style is always changing. At teh moment I love double photos, grouped and layered clusters, chipboard and white space. I also like to add depth to my backgrounds by using stencils, gesso, mists, inks, washi tape and rub-ons. I scrap mostly 12X12 layouts and enjoy trying out new techniques...not always successfully but it is fun trying!
'Bloom'
by Janice Nicholls
Page Drafts Sketch for CSI #80 by The Nifty Pixel
'Lost Lagoon'
by Janice Nicholls
'1234 In Our Happy Little Family'
by Janice Nicholls

CAN YOU SHARE A LITTLE TIP OR TRICK WITH US?
Do you feel like your pages are a bit flat? Or do you wonder how some of your fave scrappers are easily able to create what seems like lots of dimension to their work? 
My tip is to think in layers when you are constructing your page.

 Start by lay out your project, stacking everything as you go without actually adhering them. Once you are happy with the configuration try using foam tape or pop dots centred on the underside of your embellishment to adhere the the top layers this then allows you the space to tuck other elements and embellishments underneath easily and in turn adding lots more dimension to your artworks. 
'Happy Birthday'
by Janice Nicholls
Credits:
Page Drafts Template #18.2 by The Nifty Pixel

Artist Tip: Grab those punches you have stashed in your craft drawers and punch out some shapes. Try inking or distressing the edges to give them more definition before adhering them to your project. This is a great way to include a graphic visual interest and use up that ever mounting pile of scrap paper pieces.


Janice it has been an absolute pleasure having you on board and learning more about you and your scrapbooking process thank you so much for being our July guest!

If you would like to get to know Janice more and swoon over her projects head to her blog you will also find all the links to her current Design teams, so click on those too for even more inspiration! 

Thank you again Janice! x
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