Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Challenge at 13arts

Hello friends!

It's my turn to host the monthly challenge on the 13arts blog and I have something lined up that will get your creative juices going!

Rules of the challenge # 23:

1. Use a white background for your project. It can be cardstock, watercolor paper or patterned paper. You can have motifs and designs that are coloured but the base must be white and the white should still be visible after all your alterations.
2. Use a black and white photo. For cards or art journals, your sentiments/journaling should also be in either black or white.

3. The colours on your project should come from paints or mists, or any other colorants (distress inks, water colors etc). This applies to embellishments as well ie. if you use flowers or letters, they should be white or cream and you color them with your paints or mists. There's no restriction on what colours you want to use - you can have rainbows or you can have all black and white.
4. A song (title or words are ok, in your language of choice) as your theme/title.
5. Publish your project on your blog and add link directly to the post using Inlinkz tool at the end of this post (on the 13arts blog).
6. Please add link and info about our challenge, where your work is published.
7. You may submit as many entries as you like.

8. You can enter with your project to maximum 2 other challenges and your work must be new, not published before our challenge has started.

9. The challenge ends on October 26th at 23:55. Winners will be announced on October 30th, 2014.

When the challenge ends, our Design Team will vote and pick the best project. It will be awarded with shopping voucher for 13 arts store worth - 60 PLN with free international shipping. The winner will be invited to join us in one of our challenges as Guest Designers. Additionally we will feature few works with biggest number of points.

Here's my take on the challenge:

Here's a photo of husband and firstborn which I think I must have scrapped at least 5 different layouts for. I love the combination of blue and purple, something which I have not tried before and it turned out quite gorgeous with bits of silver here and there. My title is from one of my favourite songs by the Carpenters', and if you know the words to that song, you'll see I have my embellishments that correspond to the words.

Some closeups:

A flower I altered with Lavender Pastel Mist.

Star-stenciled gel medium sprinkled with embossing powder 

More stars using Blue Fern Studios chipboard, and lots of texture in the background. As well as more altered roses.

Here's a start-to-finish video of this layout and I hope you enjoy it! As I was uploading the video I realised there is only 6 more to go to reach 500 subbies on Youtube! So here's a little surprise - a small giveaway happening once we hit 500. How about that! To enter, just subscribe to me on Youtube, share this giveaway and leave a comment below to say you have done so.

And remember to check out the rest of the DT's take on this challenge and why not try it out yourself to see what you can do with a white sheet of paper? That's all I have for today, thanks for dropping by!



  1. Oooh....gorg colour combo..& the stars look it!!!

  2. What a stunning page, I love your work. I've been a subscriber of you you tube channel for quite a while now and always look forward to watching new tutorials from you. I've also shared your giveaway. I'm going to defiantly give the 13arts challenge a go this month.

  3. Beautiful page, love the colors and textures on your background! Thanks for the video too!

  4. just watched your tutorial Jelissa and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing you at work. Such a beautiful layout too. thanks for sharing.

    1. thanks Di! So happy for you that you've finally made your first video tut!

  5. Stunning layout and I love the video... so nice to see you building up your layers and colours. A beautiful project


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