Inspiration Board Challenge: March 2013

Ed’s note: I am terribly, terribly sorry for the delay of this inspiration board. I have been very sick the last week and while this was meant to be posted on the weekend, I could not get out of bed to create it. So we’re doing something a little different this month.

March's Inspiration Board Challenge

Full Credits: Jill Wheeler of Scrap FX created the sketch for SC104, Ellen Harvey took the photograph in Hastings UK.

Let’s talk winners. The winner for the February board, and the lucky recipient of Seriously Scrapbooking’s prize pack is…

Joann – Castlepark Designs

Congratulations Joann! Check out her OTP at her blog here. (Joann, please email me your address so we can get your prize out to you. My email is: scrap.editor [at]

This month’s sponsor is A Piece of Cake Designs. They have offered up the cupcake kit (see below) for ONE lucky participant.

All you have to do is:

  • create a project
  • post it to your blog (with a link back to this challenge here)
  • come back here and comment with your blog post link. (Not your blog link, the actual blog post where the project is.)

This challenge is open until the end of the month (11:59pm, 31 March 2014, Australian Eastern Standard Time–not Daylight Savings time).

Inspiration this month comes from our AMAZING sketch team (and you’ll be able to see their layouts up-close-and-personal in the April issue of our mag).

Layouts (l-r): Rachael Funnell, Natalie May, Anne Patterson, Leonie Neal-Dawson.


“You” a layout by Leonie Neal-Dawson

Ed note: You’ve probably seen this lovely layout in our latest issue of Scrapbook Creations (that went on sale last Thursday). We wanted to show just how Leonie Neal-Dawson created these layouts.

The layout and technique I’m sharing along with the ‘Today’ layout featured on the blog earlier both came about through an online scrapbook challenge. Which is one of the reasons why I love participating in challenges, because they can really push you to create something you may never have thought of before. The challenge was to use a tea bag on your scrapbook page. I’m sure we’ve all heard of soaking a teabag in hot water and dripping the liquid over your page but as well as doing this I wanted to add something a little different.

You Instructions

  1. I began by cutting open a tea back and tipping the tea leaves onto my base cardstock. Using a palette knife I then added a dollop of Gesso and mixed the two together. Once the tealeaves were thoroughly mixed in I continued using the palette knife to spread the mixture over my page in a fairly random fashion and allowed it to dry completely. At this stage I had a very cool looking white texture on my cardstock, so I now needed to add colour.  Continue reading

Sneak Peek Week: Leonie Neal-Dawson’s ‘Today’

Each issue we pick a Who’s Who of Scrapbooking and, not to ruin the surprise, but this month issue it’s Leonie Neal-Dawson. You may recognise her name from the mag previously–she’s been on some of our design teams, and is always creating up a storm!

Leonie recorded how she made her layout ‘Today’ and we wanted to share that video with you! (Make sure you click through to see the video.)Today (by Leonie Neal-Dawson)