- The results of the voting will be visible February 10, 21.00u CET - We have decided the 80% of round one will continue to the next round. We have 19 entries here, the first 15 with the most votes will continue to round 2. If there is an equal amount of votes for number 15 and 16, both will continue .
1. Greece - ElinaKoutsouradi
2. Greece - christinaver
3. Greece - Zeffykon
4. Greece - EleniGratsia
5. Greece - AlikiCavras
6. Greece - Anastasiateolo
7.Greece - NektariaKazak
8. Greece - Erinaanagnost
9. Greece - iriniliolia
10.Greece - Puccarina
11. Greece - Roula
12. Greece - AlexandraPolyzou
13. Greece - channa
14. Greece - Melenia
15. Greece - amypetrou
16. UK - Trudiana
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17. UK - Jane
18. UK - beckied
19.UK - Charlotte
No entry: - UK - janice - UK - lou - UK - louise - UK - melh - UK - Debs - UK - janie - UK - scrapdolly - UK - tanya - Uk - susan - UK - heather - UK - Natjane - UK - Tracee Provis - Greece - Efi
For the background, I used random scraps of paper. I glued them down, making layers of squares and strips and then with an old credit card I applied gesso to uniform the colours. With the side of the same credit card and green acrylics, I made some green lines here and there for contrast. I used acrylic paints and thick texture paste and I stamped randomly with a background stamp and archival ink. With a circles stencil and modelling paste I accented with a little bit more colour my background.
The black lines are made with black enamel and I used a pitt pen for the journaling... Added a few embellishments and I was done! I hope you like it!
I live in a very crowded city suburb, which means a lot of concrete! So here is a little 'view' of it, and my favourite spot!!!
I have used craft cardstock as a base, and have printed my photos on canvas paper to give it a more grungy feel … I added 3 dimensional paste, washi tape, and distress paints to give it a grungy city feel! Finally some stamping, rubons, and doodling to give finishing touches!!! Then some added features of stickers, brads, diecut embellies ... I printed my title, subtitles, and journaling on transparency so I could add it exactly where I wanted to!
Hi everyone!This is my 2 pages layout for the 1st challenge! I have created a 2 pages layout using photos, taken 1000steps from the door of my house! Yesterday morning, me and my young daughter , we have made a big walk there, so i could get some nice pictures!!!This is also the subject of the 1st challenge of the tournament! "1000steps from HOME" IT WAS A FANTASTIC IDEA!!! As you can see, i live near a little port of Athens in Greece! It's such a beautiful place for going for a walk, anytime of year, for playing with your children and have fun in general! The sea view is really amazing! This is also what i wrote in my journaling!
Post by Greece - Anastasia Teologlou on Feb 4, 2014 10:49:43 GMT 1
And here's my very first double page layout:
I had to make it quickly as I'm off on a business trip and plans have changed, so probably won't be back until Friday... I would have missed the deadlined!
The photos are from my neighbourhood. I'm saying that I've always considered myself a city girl, have lived in the city centre all my life, but lately I want to move to the suburbs...
With the photos I have tried to show a neighbourhood that is full of buildings, cats, cars but not enough parking space, so cards have to double park many times. I used plenty of my favourite wood veneers, flairs and puffy stickers. I used Vintage Photo distress marker to write my journaling and highlight some the elements to make them pop out more. And since my understanding was that I couldn't use splashes, which are my favourite, I couldn't resist to use a Paper Smooches splash stamp
Post by Greece - Zeffykon on Feb 4, 2014 11:35:07 GMT 1
Hi there I live in a beautiful area of Athens...this green belt is round the corner of my home.....photos are a little dull as it was cold,cloudy and windy on Sunday when I took the pics.
My journaling reads" I am blessed to live in one of the nicest areas of Athens. Coming from South Africa open spaces were a must for our new family home.Our apartment is just around the corner from a huge green belt which runs down from the end bit of the Hymmetus Mountain Range.
I love trees so this place is so special yet each year in the summer my heart hurts because this mountain is always set alight. and burns.You can see the burnt bushes in my photos, the grass is green now but come June and it will dry to a golden colour."
"The antithesis of our neighbourhood. A sports car abandoned by some rich guy. and sheep from the shepards down the road, grazing on empty plots ( only a few left now) This is 2 houses down from us"
I used the amazing 7 Dots 9th Wave Collection, which contains my favourite colours...
There are some splatters on the white parts of the background paper that BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL PAPER, I didn't use any spray inks nor did I make splatters. The droplets are part of the design of the paper. Other than that, I did a lot of layering, gesso-ing and stamping in my layout. The journalling is approximately 60 words.
As for the theme of it, I must say that I live in the city of Heraklion, in Greece. My city happens to be quite old, so there are a lot of historical monuments in it, withing walking distance from where people live. It's also built by the seashore, so I'm very lucky to have the chance to see the Aegean Sea and the history of my city within 1000 steps of my house. My page celebrates this beautiful, historical, sunny city!
Post by Greece - ElinaKoutsouradi on Feb 4, 2014 18:46:55 GMT 1
This is my take for the first challenge, a double layout showing where I live!
So I printed in 2 12x12 papers the small churches next to my house in Mykonos to create the background of my spread, then added my photos of things around my house like the sheep that walk around in the morning, my favorite poppie flowers and of course the blue sky of my island and the little churches that are literaly everywhere in my island! My journaling is on the top on one big row and under the photos, and yes it is over 50 words! You can find my post in my blog here too www.elinameows.com/first-challenge-for-the-scrap-tournament/ Thank you for looking :-)
Hello all!Here is my double page for the challenge "100 steps from home"!I've made my background with gesso and gelatos..I also made some 3d effects with modeling paste and a mask from Tim Holtz!The pictures and the journaling is about my neighborhood and all the happy years im here and now my sweet boy growing in the same place!!!You can visit my blog and see more details!Thanks a lot for looking and voting!!! rozkardies.blogspot.gr/2014/02/double-layout.html
Post by Greece - Puccarina on Feb 5, 2014 13:54:08 GMT 1
Hello everybody!!! My name is puccarina and i live in a small village in Greece. The photos i used for my layout is from the rail station which is really near to my house. I love this station as it is an old station that still works! No mists only some drips and splatters with acrylic paint Three small photos and one A4 photo printed on vellum. More than 50 words journaling and lots of embellishments in hot red. Hope you like it. For more details about my lo visit my blog puccarina.blogspot.gr/2014/02/the-station.html
Hi everyone! My layout tells the story of my husband and our two boys heading off for a sledging trip on one of the few snowy days we get. We live on the edge of a city but we have glorious open fields right behind our house which are so precious to us.
The journaling reads: One snowy day an adventure began…three brave men set off for their goal with nothing but wellies and woolly hats to protect them from the elements. Their only supply a plastic sledge. They set off from Base Camp in good spirits and soon arrived at the end of our close and began their brave descent down Keens Lane. Turning onto the uncharted territory - The Passage of the Bridle Way – they knew there was no going back…The ascent from path to field had never before attempted by sledge, but with some sterling teamwork the men finally made it to the field behind our house. Yes! It had all been worth it! Their final destination was a glorious slope of shining white snow all to themselves. Get in your positions men…are you ready…steady…GO!!!
To make the layout I used only a few supplies – some white and kraft Bazzill cardstock and some snowflakes I diecut using Sizzlits dies. I used a small circle punch to punch out the glittery circles from My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found papers. I lightly stuck the snowflakes and circles onto the base cardstock then used my sewing machine to make random curves over the top of them to give the impression of a swirling snowstorm. I added a little more detail by doodling with a Uniball Signo white pen. Thanks for looking!