Saturday, April 26, 2014

Be Still and Listen by Mandy

Hello Friends!
Mandy here and today I'm sharing a layout featuring goodies from the design team sponsors "7 Dots Studio" papers and embellishments and "Um Wow Studio" chipboard embellishments.....I finished this project in a few hours....I was inspired to do a grunge boy layout using the supplies I had.  I wanted to make the handmade flowers simple since this was a "boy" theme.  I decided to use two different flower punches and out-lined the flowers with a black painters pen....VERY simple!

Here is a close-up of the little flower I added under the photo and outlined it with the painters pen...
I added some inks to the chipboard and background stencil work...
The two half circles on the layout are from a spool of ribbon.  I cut the circle in half and painted it with black ink and wrapped twine around the center....
You still have time to get your "handmade flower" project in!  Check out the details below:
Tracey is hosting a fun and fabulous challenge for the month of April over at Berry71Bleu

This month we challenge you
 to create a project
 using handmade flowers !

There must be at least ONE homemade flower on your project.
 It's not limited to a scrap page-think canvas, home decor, headbands, anything your creative mind can dream up! There are hundreds of flower tutorials out there for flowers made out of paper, felt, cloth, twine, burlap, coffee, filters, etc..
Check out the fabulous sponsors and prizes for this month:

First Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colours Workshop

Second Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colors #2 Workshop

3rd Prize:
Darkroom Door Paper Collection


Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background 
Six weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos! Do you like to play with inks? Dirty hands, paint in the hair and stains on the apron don’t scare you? Then this workshop is for you! Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop! I requested internationally famous guests who will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z. Each week two different step-by-step (videos or photos and written explanations) will be presented. Each week, icing on the cake, sample pages created by the various artists using each technique will be shared. These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles! The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages, but the techniques are obviously suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.).
There is no time limit to subscribe to the workshop and it will be available for a period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (ie 18 October 2014).

Pop and Colours Workshop #2 - Around the World
10 weeks of workshops in video! Did you like Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background and you want more? Well...we do have more! Pop and Colours # 2 - Around the World is based on the same principle. Our team of renown international artists will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages through exclusive videos! Different styles will share the spotlight: freestyle, shabby, mixed media or graphic style, you will find types for all tastes! Class started on January 3, 2014 and all the content will be available for a whole year. You can join us at anytime within this year!

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.
Products include: Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps, Collage Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Montage Sheets, Photochips, and Filmstrips along with a wide range of accessories for all type of paper crafts.
Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists. Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

Design Team Sponsors

We're a US based company who has recently changed directions and moved to chipboard embellishments! Our designs are fresh, new and on trend. We pride ourselves in the quality of our chip and our dedication to the trade. With our passion for paper crafts and our knowledge of industry
we can safely say you'll love our goods and their high quality!

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful flowers this month!


  1. pretty nice blog, following :)

  2. Fantastic work Mandy! Your use of the ribbon spool is brilliant. I'm loving all the texture on this page and the pop of orange is fantastic! This is my new favorite layout! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  3. Gorgeous page....I so love this colouring! It's stunning....and a fabulous boy page!


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